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2012-05-12 08:07:57 PM

Hand Banana: Who watches the networks anymore?


Luddites.
 
2012-05-12 08:08:25 PM

FeedTheCollapse: BalugaJoe: Allen Gregory was just horrible.



I've seen some bad shows, but I don't think I've ever been as thoroughly pissed off at a TV show as I was during the Allen Gregory pilot.


That's how I felt during the commercials for that shiat.
 
2012-05-12 08:19:45 PM

turbidum: /and this is from someone who enjoys Rizzoli & Isles


I've seen the ads but not the show. Are they lesbians or not? Because if they are, I'll tune in.
 
2012-05-12 08:37:52 PM

bel4sucks: namatad: /bring back farking firefly you dumbasses

Dude it was 10 years ago, it's time to move on.


www.demotivation.us
 
2012-05-12 09:00:34 PM

lasercannon: Going to miss awake, Alcatraz, the secret circle, the finder, the river, breaking in (mostly the first season), will mildly be disapointed in losing a gifted man and missing. Of course I have low standards and watch way too much tv .


You get my "Honest Person" award! I get so sick of people saying "I don't watch TV" anytime a discussion about it comes up. Then can't wait to tell you about their favorite shows the next day.

Everybody watches TV, and they know it.
 
2012-05-12 09:05:56 PM

Kiler: Weird that The Secret Circle pulls in better ratings than Nikita and Nikita gets renews and TSC gets canceled. The wife and I like that shows, but I mostly like it because the chicks are hot.


I work for a Fox/CW affiliate so I'm not really getting a kick.

Secret Circle didn't perform with a Vampire Diaries lead in on CWs biggest night. Fridays don't really matter for most any network. Shows are left there to die (Finder on Fox for example.)

Now I have to change a bunch of promos and IDs Monday. Sigh..
 
2012-05-12 09:26:15 PM

ToxicMunkee: The Finder wasn't the worst show, it had potential. Oh well.


exatron: That's a shame. I actually enjoyed The Finder.


Choestoe: Dammit. I loved The Finder, but could convince no one at all to watch it. Oh well...


ihatedumbpeople: The Finder?? Damn you Fox...damn you to hell.

The Finder

was fun, but I was disappointed with the changes from the books. Still enjoyable for me, but Walter was a lot darker in the books.

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2012-05-12 10:13:12 PM
Damn, and I liked TSC.
 
2012-05-12 10:27:03 PM

Carth: The list by network:
"The Secret Circle" (The CW)
"Ringer" (The CW)
"Alcatraz" (Fox)
"The Finder" (Fox)
"I Hate My Teenage Daughter" (Fox)
"Breaking In" (Fox)
"Best Friends Forever" (NBC)
"Are You There, Chelsea?" (NBC)
"The Firm" (NBC)
"Awake" (NBC)
"Bent" (NBC)
"Harry's Law" (NBC)
"The River" (ABC)
"Pan Am" (ABC)
"GCB" (ABC)
"Missing" (ABC)
"A Gifted Man" (CBS)


I'd heard of all but two- A Gifted Man and Bent(the sexy Amanda Peet was on network TV and nobody bothered to call me?!) and faithfully watched "Awake", "The River" and,to a lesser extent,"The Firm"(which wasn't as gripping as time went on).
 
2012-05-12 10:31:11 PM

Mugato: turbidum: /and this is from someone who enjoys Rizzoli & Isles

I've seen the ads but not the show. Are they lesbians or not? Because if they are, I'll tune in.



Decent procedural that,sadly,hasn't incorporated any Sapphic storylines. Yet.
 
2012-05-12 10:44:48 PM
Gonna miss The River. At least the ending works as a series finale (albeit a less-than-satisfying one).
 
2012-05-12 10:50:54 PM
good dramas that are currently on cable

Breaking Bad
Justified
Dexter
Burn Notice
Damages
Southland

Can anyone name me a drama that's currently on fox, nbc, abc, cbs that beats any of those?
 
2012-05-12 10:57:21 PM

HempHead: Alcatraz


Is there enough Parminder Nagra in Alcatraz to make it worth watching?

/stopped watching new shows until they hit season 3
 
2012-05-12 11:06:48 PM
Gee thanks Fox. I watched every episode of Alcatraz.

I enjoyed Breaking In quite a bit. Geeky comedy. But, no, you had to cancel it.

I didn't watch GCB, but aren't they giving it the axe way too soon? Was supposed to fill the void Desperate Housewives will be leaving. And Kirstin Chenoweth is super hot.

The Finder seems like a poor man's Psych.
 
2012-05-12 11:12:23 PM
Sucks to see that The Finder is on the list. I really thought it was a great show, but never watched an episode in its time slot, always On Demand. Perhaps I am part of the problem? I realize that I do not see as many commercials that a person watching it "live" would see, but shouldn't the networks have figured that out by now? If I was an advertiser I would be willing to pay more for my commercials to be aired during an On Demand viewing of a show which would demographically attract viewers who are predisposed to buying products like mine. Surely Nielsen keeps these kind of statistics.
 
2012-05-12 11:18:55 PM

Mugato: Thorak: Mugato: Why is every TV show about doctors or lawyers or cops? Three groups of people no one wants to deal with in real life?

Snarky answer; because then Wardrobe just dips into the giant warehouses labelled "Scrubs", "Suits", or "Cop Uniforms".

Real answer; because all three jobs inherently deal with drama. People are always almost dying on doctor shows, cop shows are all about catching the bad guy, and trials are inherently antagonistic environments. It's, a replacement for writing a cohesive plot; you just need the "case of the week" to hang your story on.


So lazy writing. yeah, that figures.



To be fair, it's easier for the viewer and it makes reruns possible. You can pick up the show anywhere and miss an episode or two and not worry about not knowing what's going on. Also, unlike the rest of us, as part of their jobs, cops, lawyers and doctors meet with new people all the time. That opens up the show to all kinds of possibilities. How dull to watch the same small cast week after week.
 
2012-05-12 11:19:33 PM

atomic-age: ToxicMunkee: The Finder wasn't the worst show, it had potential. Oh well.

I like it and look forward to it each week. Dammit.

I should cheer up; it'll probably be replaced with yet another "talent" show. Those are so great. @@




I believe the replacement is a new fake 'reality' show: Amateur Proctologists of Woodland Hills and the Fox Executives that love them.

/*I* liked The Finder - it's the only show I watched every week.
 
2012-05-12 11:31:01 PM

British: And Kirstin Chenoweth is super hot.


that woman creeps me out. she's like an extra large midget
 
2012-05-12 11:39:22 PM
I watch television, but I have not heard of a single one of those shows. The only reason I have to mourn any of them is that they were scripted, non-reality shows.
 
2012-05-12 11:41:55 PM
I scrolled through this thread hoping to see lunatic "Revenge" guy at it again. I'm disappointed. :(
 
2012-05-13 12:02:27 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Mugato: Goddammit, I watch like three network shows and Awake was one of them. They probably didn't have an ending in mind anyway.


When I heard about the show, my first thought was "how are they going to string this out for more than one season?" It would make a good premise for a movie or a limited series, but I could never imagine how it could hang around without descending to a Heroes level of plot mangling suckitude.



Pretty much THIS.

I watched the first episode, and that was my immediate reaction. It is an interesting premise, but it is really tough to keep a plot like that going for a television series. After about three episodes, I gave up.

I suspect this plot will appear as a movie in a few years. I'll watch that.
 
2012-05-13 12:04:47 AM
Bent was killed before it was even aired, and I really liked it. Great cast. likeable show. Amanda Peet. yum.
 
2012-05-13 12:28:54 AM
Something about that list doesn't make sense. Breaking In was a great show that was canceled after last year. But for some reason, most of the actors and sets were re-used for this year's all-new, completely-unrelated, and completely-unwatchable Megan Mullaly Show...

Seriously, Fox. You had a great caper comedy. The characters and interactions were well balanced, but the capers themselves were what made it a different sitcom. Then you bring in a terrible new lead, trash the character balance, and completely remove all the capers? Can't imagine why that didn't work.
 
2012-05-13 12:30:59 AM

ontariolightning: beats


Fringe
Criminal Minds
 
2012-05-13 12:54:21 AM

Ratbert42: HempHead: Alcatraz

Is there enough Parminder Nagra in Alcatraz to make it worth watching?

/stopped watching new shows until they hit season 3


No, I think that is one of the reasons the showed failed. Inexplicably, they had her shot in episode #2 and laying unconscious in a hospital bed for the next 10 episodes.

Watch Bend it Like Beckham to get your fill. :-)
 
2012-05-13 01:52:09 AM

Pepperjack: Kiler: Weird that The Secret Circle pulls in better ratings than Nikita and Nikita gets renews and TSC gets canceled. The wife and I like that shows, but I mostly like it because the chicks are hot.

I work for a Fox/CW affiliate so I'm not really getting a kick.

Secret Circle didn't perform with a Vampire Diaries lead in on CWs biggest night. Fridays don't really matter for most any network. Shows are left there to die (Finder on Fox for example.)

Now I have to change a bunch of promos and IDs Monday. Sigh..


Me too, Pepperjack, me too. We're a hub so we have 4 ABC stations, one NBC, one CBS, one CW, one Fox and two independents. Fall programming is going to be chaotic!
 
2012-05-13 02:01:28 AM
So I'm the only one disappointed that Pan Am is gone? Oh well.

I wish they would give shows a final season instead of canceling them after they've already broadcasted the season finale cliffhangers. Give people some closure for crying out loud.
 
2012-05-13 03:06:53 AM
But, Finder Guy was cool. He found things, and he wore a v-neck t-shirt and hung out at a bar and had a cool black lawyer and all his friends were dead and he found things and he was cool. Oh, man, not Finder Guy.
 
2012-05-13 04:18:05 AM

exatron: That's a shame. I actually enjoyed The Finder.


I did too. Seeing Michael Clark Duncan on screen again was sort of cool, too. I also was actually somewhat interested in The Secret Circle, in spite of the fact that generally hate shows in the genre, as well as Awake. They may not have been great, but it was better than watching more reality tv, etc. They always seem to cancel shows I enjoy before they really have time to develop.
 
2012-05-13 04:20:31 AM

exatron: Asa Phelps: The Finder is sort of fun.

So is "breaking in" but i can't see that show going anywhere.

I didn't think The Finder was going to be very good when it was a backdoor pilot episode of Bones, but the characters turned out to be really interesting.


They seemed to at least incorporate some personality into the show, at least to some degree.
 
2012-05-13 04:23:08 AM
Awake is good. I lost interest in Alcatraz after it became clear that JJ Abrams wasn't going to explain anything. Then it became a mediocre episodic cop show.
 
2012-05-13 04:27:01 AM

enzoweb: I have about 6 episodes of Awake and Alcatraz to watch. Don't know if it's worth bothering.


Alcatraz didn't interest me much, but Awake at least had a somewhat interesting premise, and had its moments.
 
2012-05-13 04:33:34 AM

Leader O'Cola: ontariolightning: beats

Fringe
Criminal Minds


Hated Fringe, but somewhat liked Criminal Minds to some extent, whether with Joe Mantegna or Mandy Patinkin.
 
2012-05-13 05:11:01 AM

Shvetz: Awake is good. I lost interest in Alcatraz after it became clear that JJ Abrams wasn't going to explain anything. Then it became a mediocre episodic cop show.


The first season was just an introduction of all the key players. If people weren't so impatient it would have made it there. I have little doubt of that. Fringe spent much of its first season as monster of the week type of stuff, then, fortunately, started focusing more on the big picture.
 
2012-05-13 05:11:16 AM

exatron: That's a shame. I actually enjoyed The Finder.


This. I love the Finder and GCB is a campy good time. I thought it would get the Desperate Housewives crowd but alas no. Also FOX you put The Finder on Friday's even Walter could barely find it. In my world I saw Walter as a cross between Sherlock Holmes and HM Murdoc
 
2012-05-13 05:53:12 AM

tartie_pants: Also FOX you put The Finder on Friday's even Walter could barely find it.


HA!
 
2012-05-13 06:48:57 AM
I'll say the same thing about Alcatraz I said in another thread about Awake. These are stories that just should have never been made into a TV series. Maybe movie, maybe mini-series, but not an entire TV series. Worse was to air them on broadcast networks that usually demand 20+ episodes; i.e. story ends up getting so dragged out that they just become mind numbingly boring. Did not watch The River except for maybe 5 minutes and thought it was crap. Knew that was not going to make it, besides the fact this was another that should not have been made into a series it was downright awful and amateurish.

I think NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX should just give up entirely on written shows. Of the shows I watch regularly, 90% are all Starz, HBO, AMC, FX. At least these networks do it right, they don't dumb the shows down as much, they don't censor them like we are babies, and they don't fill episode after episode with mindless fluff and filler to fulfill the season contract of x number of episodes.
 
2012-05-13 07:17:06 AM

ToxicMunkee: The Finder wasn't the worst show, it had potential. Oh well.


There were some good jokes in the shows. Some you had to watch the show from the beginning and "get into" the characters, but it was a good show.
 
2012-05-13 09:25:07 AM
Awake is a good show.
 
2012-05-13 09:45:56 AM
Goddammit, Harry's Law was the pretty much the only thing I was watching. Every time I get into a show, it gets cancelled (Lie To Me, Human Target).
 
2012-05-13 10:45:00 AM
I have vague memories of hearing about 2 of those shows at some time.... Other than that, I have never heard of any of these shows.
 
2012-05-13 01:22:16 PM

Maul555: I have vague memories of hearing about 2 of those shows at some time.... Other than that, I have never heard of any of these shows.


Wow, you are the coolest guy in the room.
 
2012-05-13 01:55:15 PM
wtf i liked Alcatraz
 
2012-05-13 02:23:01 PM
Add 4 other shows to the list

CSI Miami
A Gifted Man
Unforgettable
NYC 22

DONE!
 
2012-05-13 02:28:47 PM
I liked the few episodes of the Finder I saw, I thought it was a clever tie in to the "finding" theme when Fox made me look up what night it was on every week. Sometimes Thursdays, sometimes Fridays, usually not at all. So color me shocked that a bunch of mid-season replacements with poor advertising, inconsistent time slots and zero network backing end up failing to get viewers.

My wife will be disappointed about Ringer being cancelled, that show kept getting more and more ridiculous and entertaining.
 
2012-05-13 02:41:16 PM

eddievercetti: Add 4 other shows to the list

CSI Miami
A Gifted Man
Unforgettable
NYC 22

DONE!


You mean it was axed twice? Now THAT is an amazing feat.
 
2012-05-13 07:12:38 PM
Well, Darn it. I really like 'The Finder'.

Tried 'Ringer', but they lost me in the middle of the second episode.

"Awake" was good enough to keep me watching regularly, but I can't say I'll miss it all that much.

"GCB" and "A Gifted Man" just offended me just in the ads for them so those couldn't die too soon. I mean really I get enough nagging from my wife in real life. Don't want to imagine it continuing if she dies before me.
 
2012-05-13 08:19:25 PM
Walt snaps and murders three people and gets dragged down to the floor then arrested by the US Marshals and that's just how we're gonna end it.

Ok.
 
2012-05-13 09:56:14 PM
Mugato: Goddammit, I watch like three network shows and Awake was one of them. They probably didn't have an ending in mind anyway.

Awake was the only one on that list that I watched. I agree that they had probably painted themselves into a corner with the premise but it's been fun to watch so far. It'll be interesting to see what they do with the two part season (now series) finale.
 
2012-05-13 10:41:47 PM
I can't commit to new midseason shows anymore.

I liked The Finder, watched a couple, but could never remember when it was on.
Heard good things about Harry's Law.
Have no idea what Bent was.
Awake and The River were inventive, and at least Alcatraz was something different. Good luck with networks taking a chance on shows like this again - few and far between.
 
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