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2013-04-08 02:01:26 PM  
Grimm and Revolution are two shows I end up hating myself for watching.
 
2013-04-08 02:01:45 PM  
NBC has the right idea. Troll the crap out of the audience. FOX should have renewed Terra Nova just for pure shiats and giggles.
 
2013-04-08 02:14:22 PM  
Love Grimm.

I actually like The New Normal, but almost in a damning with faint praise sort of way.  It isn't as preachy and annoying as I thought it would be.
 
2013-04-08 02:15:15 PM  
Is Grimm entirely focused on the hipster werewolf guy yet? Let me know when that happens so I can start watching it again.
 
2013-04-08 02:20:03 PM  
DVD's are worth much more if you have more than one season.
 
2013-04-08 02:23:35 PM  
Sweet i love Gtimm
 
2013-04-08 02:24:33 PM  

olddeegee: DVD's are worth much more if you have more than one season.


Oh yeah? Then where is my season 3 of The Adventures of Pete and Pete on DVD?
 
2013-04-08 02:26:37 PM  

Cagey B: Is Grimm entirely focused on the hipster werewolf guy yet? Let me know when that happens so I can start watching it again.


It's not, but it seems to be edging that way.  If the show runs 8 seasons, Monroe will be an official member of the Portand PD and find out that he's related to Nick in some way.

And how long is it until Sergeant Wu finally clues into what's going on around him?
 
2013-04-08 02:30:07 PM  
revolution is farking terrible. yet i watch every week because i love the premise.
 
2013-04-08 02:33:06 PM  

FlashHarry: revolution is farking terrible. yet i watch every week because i love the premise.


It's like, you're sitting there knowing that the show can be good and just waiting and hoping that it will be happen so you can say, "Remember when Revolution got good?"  So far they've basically rebooted the entire show for the second half so I'm hoping something good happens soon.
 
2013-04-08 02:34:30 PM  

rugman11: It's like, you're sitting there knowing that the show can be good and just waiting and hoping that it will be happen so you can say, "Remember when Revolution got good?" So far they've basically rebooted the entire show for the second half so I'm hoping something good happens soon.


Yes, yes, I believe medical professionals call that Heroes' Syndrome.
 
2013-04-08 02:41:01 PM  

FlashHarry: revolution is farking terrible. yet i watch every week because i love the premise.


I enjoy it, except for all the flashbacks. If you need that many flashbacks you really need better writers.
 
2013-04-08 02:42:02 PM  
The best sci-fi series on TV (Now between season one and two) is Canadian: Continuum. If you haven't seen it, find it. It's interesting science, a good amount of humor and Rachel Nichols is the best current sci-fi babe.
 
2013-04-08 02:49:19 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: Grimm and Revolution are two shows I end up hating myself for watching.


I watch them both.  Grimm has a few likeable characters and a good balance of monster of the month and continuing arc.

Revolution is awful.
 
2013-04-08 02:51:21 PM  
I really wanted to like Revulsion.  I really did, because I love a good post-apocalypse show.
But they did that forced mystery thing combined with a generally crappy plot so I only made it 2 or 3 episodes.
 
2013-04-08 02:52:10 PM  

olddeegee: The best sci-fi series on TV (Now between season one and two) is Canadian: Continuum. If you haven't seen it, find it. It's interesting science, a good amount of humor and Rachel Nichols is the best current sci-fi babe.


I'll check it out.  Is anybody in here watching Orphan Black (BBC America)?  I like it so far.
 
2013-04-08 02:56:30 PM  

serial_crusher: olddeegee: The best sci-fi series on TV (Now between season one and two) is Canadian: Continuum. If you haven't seen it, find it. It's interesting science, a good amount of humor and Rachel Nichols is the best current sci-fi babe.

I'll check it out.  Is anybody in here watching Orphan Black (BBC America)?  I like it so far.


I'll toss a vote out for Lost Girl. Also Canadian, decently unique take on the fey. Plus attractive women.
 
2013-04-08 02:57:40 PM  

olddeegee: The best sci-fi series on TV (Now between season one and two) is Canadian: Continuum. If you haven't seen it, find it. It's interesting science, a good amount of humor and Rachel Nichols is the best current sci-fi babe.


Continuum is a great show; could be as good as Fringe was (big maybe). Revolution is like the girlfriend that you're ashamed to be seen with - she puts out, but she's not exactly pretty. I couldn't get into Grimm. Maybe I should give it another chance.
 
2013-04-08 02:57:40 PM  
If Breaking Bad follows the trend that AMC has followed with Walking Dead and Mad Men, I'm going to be mighty annoyed this summer.

/even Dr. Who is getting meh
//off my lawn!
 
2013-04-08 02:58:10 PM  
In what reality is Revolution considered 'top scripted'?
 
2013-04-08 03:00:51 PM  

olddeegee: DVD's are worth much more if you have more than one season.


Physical media is dead.
 
2013-04-08 03:03:10 PM  

serial_crusher: olddeegee: The best sci-fi series on TV (Now between season one and two) is Canadian: Continuum. If you haven't seen it, find it. It's interesting science, a good amount of humor and Rachel Nichols is the best current sci-fi babe.

I'll check it out.  Is anybody in here watching Orphan Black (BBC America)?  I like it so far.


It's another Canadian show.

Why can't Amerika produce good sci-fi any more?
 
2013-04-08 03:12:29 PM  
I will admit I watch Revolution.  But that is because it is one of a small handfull of scifi shows.  Right now I think it might be the only one airing.  Didnt Continuum's season wrap.  I have nothing until W13 starts this or next week and then Falling Skies this summer.....  Wut else is there?
 
2013-04-08 03:22:28 PM  

Neamhan: In what reality is Revolution considered 'top scripted'?


Top. Scripted.

The dialogue is down right atrocious.  I wanted to be drawn in and it never could hold my attention.
 
2013-04-08 03:23:05 PM  
Warehouse 13 starts back up and if this month.
 
2013-04-08 03:23:13 PM  
I tolerate Grimm, although it is stretching the bounds of my patience lately.

Revolution just sucks though. I have watched every episode in the hopes that it is going to get better but man there are so many huge, gaping plot holes that I am getting more than a little irritated while watching it. This past weeks episode was the likely "killer" for me. I don't care about it at all now.
 
2013-04-08 03:23:59 PM  
End of. That's why I should preview.
 
2013-04-08 03:24:25 PM  
Agreed on Revolution.   It should be good, I love the premise (That and "people from future get sent back to past with tech" are probably my 2 favorite premises), I actually like the flashbacks.

Continuum is also fantastic.  Season 2 returns April 21st.
 
2013-04-08 03:25:50 PM  

FlashHarry: revolution is farking terrible. yet i watch every week because i love the premise.


I so wanted to like this show but I couldn't even make it through the pilot. Sad really, because I love apocalyptic fiction.
 
2013-04-08 03:30:47 PM  

squegeebooo: serial_crusher: olddeegee: The best sci-fi series on TV (Now between season one and two) is Canadian: Continuum. If you haven't seen it, find it. It's interesting science, a good amount of humor and Rachel Nichols is the best current sci-fi babe.

I'll check it out.  Is anybody in here watching Orphan Black (BBC America)?  I like it so far.

I'll toss a vote out for Lost Girl. Also Canadian, decently unique take on the fey. Plus attractive women.


This. It may not be Masterpiece Theatre, but it's a fun show to watch. Plus, Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo, and Zoie Palmer? Yes, please. Continuum is good, but Rachel Nichols seems like she's out of her element in a sci-fi show. Maybe the second season will prove me wrong; who knows.

I'm really liking Orphan Black, too. Has a lot of potential.
 
2013-04-08 03:31:56 PM  

olddeegee: The best sci-fi series on TV (Now between season one and two) is Canadian: Continuum. If you haven't seen it, find it. It's interesting science, a good amount of humor and Rachel Nichols is the best current sci-fi babe.


Agreed, but like most Canadian shows it suffers from a low budget. Still the writing is good.
 
2013-04-08 03:42:23 PM  
 
2013-04-08 03:50:56 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: Grimm and Revolution are two shows I end up hating myself for watching.


It's pretty much Buffy for furries, but I love it!
 
2013-04-08 03:59:19 PM  
There's only one true Grimm.
i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-08 04:05:24 PM  

TappingTheVein: Still the best dark fantasy show.


lol my wife will say that when something spooks her
 
2013-04-08 04:13:17 PM  
Revolution isn't the best show - not by a long shot.

The idea and premise are pretty good though - and the only reason I keep watching.  Plus - isn't Revolution NBC's only hit show apart from the Voice at this point?  Why not renew the one thing that is working?
 
2013-04-08 04:14:19 PM  

meyerkev: Agreed on Revolution.   It should be good, I love the premise


Really? "All electrical devices on the planet can no longer work but there's this doohickey necklace thing that can allow them to work again" is a good premise in your eyes?
 
2013-04-08 04:16:48 PM  

TV's Vinnie: There's only one true Grimm.
[i50.tinypic.com image 367x300]


...no, that's Grim.  There's a difference.
 
2013-04-08 04:19:09 PM  
My wife likes Grimm alot.

I decided I wouldn;t watch it because there isn't enough blood for all the violence on the show. It takes me out when a limb gets detached and BOOM wound is closed.
 
2013-04-08 04:19:41 PM  

Lando Lincoln: meyerkev: Agreed on Revolution.   It should be good, I love the premise

Really? "All electrical devices on the planet can no longer work but there's this doohickey necklace thing that can allow them to work again" is a good premise in your eyes?


Did they ever get into any sufficient technobabble about what was actually wrong?  I remember thinking it was kind of unlikely that guns still worked but old-timey cars didn't appear to (maybe they ran out of gasoline?), and that fire still worked but apparently nobody took it upon themselves to build a steam engine.

I'm just saying, in the real world I'm pretty sure scientists would have figured that shiat out after a couple years, instead of walking around clueless about everything.

Also that former Google employee wouldn't be so damned fat without an operational cheetos factory, or one hell of a stockpile.
 
2013-04-08 04:21:24 PM  

Lando Lincoln: meyerkev: Agreed on Revolution.   It should be good, I love the premise

Really? "All electrical devices on the planet can no longer work but there's this doohickey necklace thing that can allow them to work again" is a good premise in your eyes?


And, somehow the electrical system known as the human nervous system still works when every other electrical circuit stops??

I watched the Pilot and gave it one more chance in episode 2, but that was it...

As for new shows, "Hannibal" is starting off pretty well...

/I know, Not Sci-Fi.
//Don't care.
 
2013-04-08 04:22:01 PM  

olddeegee: The best sci-fi series on TV (Now between season one and two) is Canadian: Continuum. If you haven't seen it, find it. It's interesting science, a good amount of humor and Rachel Nichols is the best current sci-fi babe.


SO MUCH THIS!!

Looking forward to the start of Season 2 this month.
Pay $1.99 an episode to watch on Amazon since we ditched cable TV.
A good call.
 
2013-04-08 04:23:21 PM  

serial_crusher: Lando Lincoln: meyerkev: Agreed on Revolution.   It should be good, I love the premise

Really? "All electrical devices on the planet can no longer work but there's this doohickey necklace thing that can allow them to work again" is a good premise in your eyes?

Did they ever get into any sufficient technobabble about what was actually wrong?  I remember thinking it was kind of unlikely that guns still worked but old-timey cars didn't appear to (maybe they ran out of gasoline?), and that fire still worked but apparently nobody took it upon themselves to build a steam engine.

I'm just saying, in the real world I'm pretty sure scientists would have figured that shiat out after a couple years, instead of walking around clueless about everything.

Also that former Google employee wouldn't be so damned fat without an operational cheetos factory, or one hell of a stockpile.


the random 35 to 40 minutes of that show I have seen has production quality on the level of sci-fi's "B" efforts. Meaning Eureka seemed to be more professionaly acted and filmed and I didn't like THAT show at all.

Revolution makes Merlin seem like Golden Globe bait.
 
2013-04-08 04:28:25 PM  
I like Revolution, but I fear it is only a one-season show.  It'll suffer like Heroes:  be great, and then they'll have no clue what to do in season two.  Although with Heroes, season two got shortened by the strike so they had to cut out the second half, and word is it was going to be kick-ass.
 
2013-04-08 04:33:20 PM  

bluorangefyre: I like Revolution, but I fear it is only a one-season show.  It'll suffer like Heroes:  be great, and then they'll have no clue what to do in season two.  Although with Heroes, season two got shortened by the strike so they had to cut out the second half, and word is it was going to be kick-ass.


..except that revolution is already in season 2 and we're still waiting for the "be great" part
 
2013-04-08 04:35:57 PM  

The Bestest: bluorangefyre: I like Revolution, but I fear it is only a one-season show.  It'll suffer like Heroes:  be great, and then they'll have no clue what to do in season two.  Although with Heroes, season two got shortened by the strike so they had to cut out the second half, and word is it was going to be kick-ass.

..except that revolution is already in season 2 and we're still waiting for the "be great" part


I think it's just the second half of season one, after a winter break. And it is getting better.
 
2013-04-08 04:36:56 PM  
there is not a single believable, relatable character on revolution. they're all just stock pretty people and bad people. and how the hell do they have such perfect teeth if they haven't been to a dentist in 15 years???
 
2013-04-08 04:40:57 PM  

Saiga410: I will admit I watch Revolution.  But that is because it is one of a small handfull of scifi shows.  Right now I think it might be the only one airing.  Didnt Continuum's season wrap.  I have nothing until W13 starts this or next week and then Falling Skies this summer.....  Wut else is there?


Defiance looks promising...but I can't think of much else.  I think that is why sci-fi does not do well in general, it requires thinking or a total lack thereof.  hard to find middle ground.  It has to have a plausible premise and some good technobabble to allow those who are able to think to suspend belief enough to go with it, but then it sounds "sciency" and you lose the viewers who aren't smart enough to "get it."

Go with a plausible (or implausible) premise and no explanation which leads to gaping plot holes and the smart people don't watch.

Or the more recent way to ruin sci-fi...introduce a premise or world, then ignore premise and world and focus on characters' drama that have nothing to do with premise or world.

I thought FlashForward had a good starting premise and somehow lost it by focusing on the family issues not dealing with the premise.  Hell, even the reboot of V already had established premise and plots and they ruined it by focusing on whats-her-face's family (odd that it was the same actress in both shows)  Terra Nova did the same.  Its a show involving dinosaurs and most of the conflict is human v. human?  Walking Dead has skirted that line.
 
2013-04-08 04:44:52 PM  

Hyjamon: Defiance looks promising


Yes, TV shows based on popular video games are always hits, so let's see when happens when we base the TV show on a video game that we release 2 weeks before the show starts!
 
2013-04-08 04:54:12 PM  

Saiga410: I will admit I watch Revolution.  But that is because it is one of a small handfull of scifi shows.  Right now I think it might be the only one airing.  Didnt Continuum's season wrap.  I have nothing until W13 starts this or next week and then Falling Skies this summer.....  Wut else is there?


WAIT WHAT?!!!
there is more falling skies?
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
it was ok, still better than most
damn
now I have to program tivo again
 
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