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2012-12-17 10:01:50 PM  
People make mistakes, it doesn't really matter.
 
2012-12-17 10:36:26 PM  
Well, having watched only the first- its a damn good show. Sure, its about a sociopaths and psychopaths and meth, but the acting, the sets ... plus idc about advertsing from the 60s or yet another 24 type show. Amd I have been a huge Damian Lewis fan since band of brothers ...
 
2012-12-17 11:24:49 PM  
As they should have. It's barely a contest.
 
2012-12-17 11:34:34 PM  
Yeah, biatch!
 
2012-12-17 11:51:11 PM  
and people wonder why we have such a culture of violence in this country.

geesh.
 
2012-12-17 11:57:59 PM  
Dexter is 57? WTF? Sons of Anarchy is way too low too.
 
2012-12-17 11:58:00 PM  
Our local paper here issued a Top Ten TV show list yesterday. They had Grimm on the list but not Walking Dead. I mean, I like Grimm, but SERIOUSLY?
 
2012-12-17 11:59:03 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: and people wonder why we have such a culture of violence in this country.

geesh.


Oh give it a rest already.
 
2012-12-17 11:59:36 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: and people wonder why we have such a culture of violence in this country.

geesh.


Yeah. I blame Downton Abbey and Parks & Rec for that, too.
 
2012-12-18 12:15:28 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: and people wonder why we have such a culture of violence in this country.

geesh.


fortunately there is still a healthy level of douche present to keep things flowing.
 
2012-12-18 12:51:57 AM  
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2012-12-18 02:24:58 AM  
Breaking Bad or The Wire are the two best TV shows I have ever seen, period. Both excel in different ways though.

Homeland, Sons of Anarchy, and the rest are good TV, but the writers always fail and pull bullshiat on the audience when they write themselves into corners. Breaking Bad hasn't done that yet, I really think they will stick the landing.
 
2012-12-18 02:48:38 AM  

Confabulat: The Wire


one show I want to see badly, but never had the chance to watch it.
 
2012-12-18 03:02:37 AM  

log_jammin: Confabulat: The Wire

one show I want to see badly, but never had the chance to watch it.


I would be very jealous of anyone who gets to sit down and watch The Wire from uh, the beginning to the end for the first time ever. There aren't many TV shows, much less forms of entertainment, out there that excellent. Just like Breaking Bad, every scene means something. It can get a little fantasy too, but hell if I ever cared.
 
2012-12-18 04:44:17 AM  

Confabulat: log_jammin: Confabulat: The Wire

one show I want to see badly, but never had the chance to watch it.

I would be very jealous of anyone who gets to sit down and watch The Wire from uh, the beginning to the end for the first time ever. There aren't many TV shows, much less forms of entertainment, out there that excellent. Just like Breaking Bad, every scene means something. It can get a little fantasy too, but hell if I ever cared.


I've been saving The Wire for some special time I've lots of free time, and just build the days around watching it.
 
2012-12-18 04:45:35 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: and people wonder why we have such a culture of violence in this country.

geesh.


I had that same reaction with Girls being in the top 10.
 
2012-12-18 04:51:06 AM  
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2012-12-18 04:56:17 AM  
Girls doesn't belong in the top 50. I'm not the demo, but still that show is a flaming pile of shiat.

And yeah Dexter isn't what it used to be, but 57? No. Still a top 20 show.
 
xcv
2012-12-18 05:00:35 AM  
Sons of Anarchy's score, is that based on fast forwarding through any scene with the wife and/or mother?

Enjoyed hearing Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad doing voice work in last Sunday's Tron: Uprising.
 
2012-12-18 05:11:54 AM  
Breaking Bad is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo overrated.
 
2012-12-18 05:15:22 AM  
It scored 335 out of a maximum possible 440 points, 22/44 critics had it #1 or #2, and 42/44 voted for it.

The one guy who had it #10 on his list had "The X Factor" as his top show. . . .

I have to admit that the two who didn't vote for it (Jacqueline Cutler and Barry Garron) seem to have some taste (I don't know the whole field of shows well enough to really judge).

/No idea why I find it worth sifting the data so much.
//The website at least presents it nicely.
///No, wait, I do. It's because I should be doing something else.
 
2012-12-18 05:19:42 AM  

hulk hogan meat shoes: Breaking Bad is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo overrated.


how so?
 
2012-12-18 05:26:03 AM  

log_jammin: hulk hogan meat shoes: Breaking Bad is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo overrated.

how so?


Because it's a cool show, it is more cool to be the one that says that it isn't cool.

/seriously I think that show is so great that it is barely subjective and rather just a fact.
 
2012-12-18 05:32:00 AM  

sexorcisst: Because it's a cool show, it is more cool to be the one that says that it isn't cool.


Oh I know. I just like hearing them say that in their "I'm so smrt" way.
 
2012-12-18 05:50:05 AM  

sexorcisst: /seriously I think that show is so great that it is barely subjective and rather just a fact.


This is true. To be honest, I've never seen it (no TV - not due to hipsterism, I just don't get a signal where I am - and not enough monthly bandwith to download it), but even I know that it's an award-winning phenomenon for good reason.

/Planning on buying the DVDs when I can.
//Australian outback, for the curious.
 
2012-12-18 05:59:16 AM  

aiiee: People make mistakes, it doesn't really matter.


goddamn right, tv rots the f*cking mind, not only do those people rolling in dough not care about you, they don't even know you exist
 
2012-12-18 06:06:52 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: and people wonder why we have such a culture of violence in this country.

geesh.


Lolol a few years back over 100 shake and bake meth labs were found in the town I live in. They were all on one property. All I could think is how bad that would suck if they were to go off in a domino like fashion. You's trolling and you know it but whatever.
/I hope the other half of the season starts with Hank shiatting a brick.
 
2012-12-18 06:33:56 AM  

MayoSlather: And yeah Dexter isn't what it used to be, but 57? No. Still a top 20 show.


This season definitely made up for the lackluster 5th and 6th seasons.
 
2012-12-18 06:53:06 AM  
Breaking bad and Mad Men are good. Homeland....

I just started watching it and went through the first season in a week, into the second now. It is fun. And ridiculous. There are about 100 points at which you could say to yourself "hold on, that would never, ever happen in real life." Which is ok I guess, after all, it isn't real life, it is entertainment...but still, it gets distracting. The same thing could be said of Breaking Bad too. Really more fantasy than the kind of realism that the Wire brought. I will continue to watch though because it is better than most crap out there, and I've had a crush on claire danes since whenever the hell my so called life came out and I was like 12.

\my $0.02, now you have it
\\waiting for your call, Claire
 
2012-12-18 07:23:36 AM  

MayoSlather: Girls doesn't belong in the top 50. I'm not the demo, but still that show is a flaming pile of shiat.

And yeah Dexter isn't what it used to be, but 57? No. Still a top 20 show.


I don't get it either. Every character is unlikable and not funny. There are great shows built around characters that are pathetic wrecks, but girls is terrible.
 
2012-12-18 07:33:47 AM  

foo monkey: I don't get it either. Every character is unlikable and not funny. There are great shows built around characters that are pathetic wrecks, but girls is terrible.


I lost interest in Dexter in season 4. It's a shiatty,shiatty show that was once was terrific and nothing you can say will convince me otherwise.
 
2012-12-18 07:38:53 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: and people wonder why we have such a culture of violence in this country.

geesh.


Don't worry, once we reinsert God back into the classrooms no one will watch these violent shows.
 
2012-12-18 07:39:38 AM  
I imagine it's easier to make outstanding television when you only make 8 episodes a year.
 
2012-12-18 07:41:37 AM  

xcv: Sons of Anarchy's score, is that based on fast forwarding through any scene with the wife and/or mother?


THIS

I really like that show but any interaction with Jax's GF or ex bores me to death within 5 secs (Katey Sagal gets a free pass).
I know the character's internal struggle is the main theme but there is world of difference in terms of personal interest, for me, between listening to the main character explain for the humpteenth time why he must do something nasty for the club's sake and just watch Chibs and Tig wreak havoc.

I FF through most of season 3 and I'm dubious regarding watching the rest. I'd love to, but spending so much time with the mouse hovering over the >> icon isn't engaging.

I haven't watched The Wire yet, probably because I waited too long and got it spoiled since (because, you know, "it's been two months duuuuuude, everybody knows the ending").

/ironic to see that the pus-infected POS that is The Big Bang Theory is ranked behind X-factor yet keeps on raking Emmys
 
2012-12-18 07:48:54 AM  
Okay, I watch not a lot of television (cannot wade through the dreck), but I loved The Wire, The Shield, Terriers, and Deadwood; now I watch Justified and Sons of Anarchy. What I cannot watch is Breaking Bad, and I just do not understand why. I have tried to watch it many times, especially in the first and second season, but I just do not get the love for this show. I wanted to like the show, I found its premise very interesting. It is a mystery to me. People keep telling me how good it is, and I seem to be completely missing the reason why. I tried Homeland and found it ridiculous, and Mad Men is so very boring it makes me want to scream. But Breaking Bad, I cannot get into it at all.
 
2012-12-18 07:57:44 AM  

Dancis_Frake: I really like that show but any interaction with Jax's GF or ex bores me to death within 5 secs (Katey Sagal gets a free pass).


I burned through the first few seasons on Netflix but it's starting to lose me, I don't know why. I think I'm getting bored with the characters. I dunno.

/bummed that this season of Dexter is over (and there's only one more)
 
2012-12-18 08:00:01 AM  

Inevita: Okay, I watch not a lot of television (cannot wade through the dreck), but I loved The Wire, The Shield, Terriers, and Deadwood; now I watch Justified and Sons of Anarchy. What I cannot watch is Breaking Bad, and I just do not understand why. I have tried to watch it many times, especially in the first and second season, but I just do not get the love for this show. I wanted to like the show, I found its premise very interesting. It is a mystery to me. People keep telling me how good it is, and I seem to be completely missing the reason why. I tried Homeland and found it ridiculous, and Mad Men is so very boring it makes me want to scream. But Breaking Bad, I cannot get into it at all.


Different strokes, I suppose. I'm in the same boat with Dexter. I thought it was amazing the first season, the 4th season was a small return to that (thanks to John Lithgow), but after the 5th season I just stopped watching. I's utterly unwatchable to me and I can't get back into it. Other people love it still, and that's cool. But it's a show that I had to abandon. And that's rare for me.
 
2012-12-18 08:01:45 AM  

Baryogenesis: MayoSlather: And yeah Dexter isn't what it used to be, but 57? No. Still a top 20 show.

This season definitely made up for the lackluster 5th and 6th seasons.


I agree with both of those statements.
 
2012-12-18 08:15:45 AM  
LAST MAN STANDING IS BRINGING ITS A GAME EVERY WEEK, AND NOBODY CARES. YOU CAN ALL GO TO HELL.
 
2012-12-18 08:21:47 AM  

MightyPez: Different strokes, I suppose. I'm in the same boat with Dexter. I thought it was amazing the first season, the 4th season was a small return to that (thanks to John Lithgow), but after the 5th season I just stopped watching. I's utterly unwatchable to me and I can't get back into it. Other people love it still, and that's cool. But it's a show that I had to abandon. And that's rare for me.


I watched seasons 1-6 all in a row so the seasons kind of run together and I don't remember which one 5 was but season 6 was the worst one (except for the very final scene). Season 7 though was awesome so if you ever try to get back into it I'd go straight there.
 
kab
2012-12-18 08:22:35 AM  
Girls and Luck ahead of Boss? Critics are, as usual, idiots.
 
2012-12-18 08:36:14 AM  

Mugato: Season 7 though was awesome so if you ever try to get back into it I'd go straight there.




I didn't think Season 5 was that bad, it just didn't entirely resolve anything involving Rita's death. Season 6 is largely skippable, though. I do think the Hannah plot from season 7 felt like where Dexter was going to be at in season 6: Dexter looking for a genuine love interest who would love him as a whole, not just the Dexter he plays up to the public.
 
2012-12-18 08:46:08 AM  
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Television? You peons actually own such contraptions?
 
2012-12-18 08:46:33 AM  
Why is the god awful Modern Family the highest ranked comdey? Truly horrible show
/I'm actually surpised no bronies aren't trumpeting MLP here yet.
 
2012-12-18 08:47:42 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: Mugato: Season 7 though was awesome so if you ever try to get back into it I'd go straight there.



I didn't think Season 5 was that bad, it just didn't entirely resolve anything involving Rita's death. Season 6 is largely skippable, though. I do think the Hannah plot from season 7 felt like where Dexter was going to be at in season 6: Dexter looking for a genuine love interest who would love him as a whole, not just the Dexter he plays up to the public.


season 6 was pointless, had wasted episodes, and Tom Hank's kid just sucks, sucks, sucks. The only good part of the entire season was the very last scene of the very last episode. This season (7) was pretty good, they built up a great bad guy.... and then killed him 3 episodes before the end of the season and meandered around with nonsense until once again, the best scene of the season was the last scene of the last episode.

Honestly... I love Dexter, but I am glad they are going to end it next year.
 
2012-12-18 08:51:13 AM  
Mad Men had slow moments and a few bad ones, no doubt. The ending was farking perfect though. They could have ended the series and not a soul would have complained, except that they wanted more.
 
2012-12-18 08:52:29 AM  

modesto: I will continue to watch though because it is better than most crap out there, and I've had a crush on claire danes Morena Baccarin since whenever the hell my so called life Firefly came out and I was like 12.


FTFY

It does strain belief though. The CIA has been shown to be utterly incompetent this season, with analytical skills at least on par with Miami Metro in Dexterland.
 
2012-12-18 09:01:06 AM  

frepnog: This season (7) was pretty good, they built up a great bad guy.... and then killed him 3 episodes before the end of the season and meandered around with nonsense until once again, the best scene of the season was the last scene of the last episode.


I did think this season was very oddly structured. The main focus seemed to be Deb and Dexter's relationship, but that was more of a background plot (as opposed to being the main focus like it would've been in seasons past) while a revolving door of subplots came to the forefront. I do agree that the Sirko was killed off a little too early, though. The last episode kind of felt like 2 episodes crammed into one. It will be interesting to see how the show ends, but I'm skeptical that it will be wrapped up in a way that is at all satisfying.
 
2012-12-18 09:02:17 AM  

MightyPez: Inevita: Okay, I watch not a lot of television (cannot wade through the dreck), but I loved The Wire, The Shield, Terriers

I thought I was the only person who enjoyed that show Terriers. I am sucker for low life ,scrape by stories.
I always enjoy Donal Logue in anything he does.

He now has supporting part in SOA and will no doubt play a major story line out in next season.

 
2012-12-18 09:02:57 AM  
Nothing beats Breaking Bad, but Homeland is a fantastic show.
 
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