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2014-03-09 08:19:40 AM  
Wait, is AMC doing that split season spread out over two years bullshiat for Mad Men, too?
 
2014-03-09 09:07:08 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Wait, is AMC doing that split season spread out over two years bullshiat for Mad Men, too?


They are indeed.  7 episodes this spring, 7 episodes next spring.

Both Vince Gilligan and Matt Wiener have complained about their nickel-and-dime bullshiat, and AMC basically ran Frank Darabont off of The Walking Dead after the first season.  I have a feeling that once all those shows are gone, AMC's going to just start churning out one cheap-ass reality show after another.  They're already heading that way.
 
2014-03-09 09:14:07 AM  

jake_lex: FirstNationalBastard: Wait, is AMC doing that split season spread out over two years bullshiat for Mad Men, too?

They are indeed.  7 episodes this spring, 7 episodes next spring.

Both Vince Gilligan and Matt Wiener have complained about their nickel-and-dime bullshiat, and AMC basically ran Frank Darabont off of The Walking Dead after the first season.  I have a feeling that once all those shows are gone, AMC's going to just start churning out one cheap-ass reality show after another.  They're already heading that way.


Mmm.

Well then, I hope ratings tank for part one of the season, because people know that there's a year's wait for the second half of the season.

I have no problem with the BBC method of 6 or 7 episodes per season. But if the season is written and filmed, to split it over two years is bullshiat.
 
2014-03-09 09:22:51 AM  

jake_lex: FirstNationalBastard: Wait, is AMC doing that split season spread out over two years bullshiat for Mad Men, too?

They are indeed.  7 episodes this spring, 7 episodes next spring.

Both Vince Gilligan and Matt Wiener have complained about their nickel-and-dime bullshiat, and AMC basically ran Frank Darabont off of The Walking Dead after the first season.  I have a feeling that once all those shows are gone, AMC's going to just start churning out one cheap-ass reality show after another.  They're already heading that way.


You mean like professional arm wrestling?
 
2014-03-09 09:25:12 AM  

jake_lex: I have a feeling that once all those shows are gone, AMC's going to just start churning out one cheap-ass reality show after another.  They're already heading that way.


I still don't know why USA is canceling Psych. They have nothing else going on either. I'm not really a tv guy but cable has (had) a lot better shows than the networks and they seem to be pissing them all away.
 
2014-03-09 09:28:25 AM  

Mugato: jake_lex: I have a feeling that once all those shows are gone, AMC's going to just start churning out one cheap-ass reality show after another.  They're already heading that way.

I still don't know why USA is canceling Psych. They have nothing else going on either. I'm not really a tv guy but cable has (had) a lot better shows than the networks and they seem to be pissing them all away.


But they have Chrisley, a reality show about the most closeted man in Atlanta, to replace it!
 
2014-03-09 09:37:30 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Mugato: jake_lex: I have a feeling that once all those shows are gone, AMC's going to just start churning out one cheap-ass reality show after another.  They're already heading that way.

I still don't know why USA is canceling Psych. They have nothing else going on either. I'm not really a tv guy but cable has (had) a lot better shows than the networks and they seem to be pissing them all away.

But they have Chrisley, a reality show about the most closeted man in Atlanta, to replace it!


The only reality show I'd ever watch is The Running Man. They could make that happen. Shoot it in a non-extradition country, use famous convicted criminals like that guy who bombed that place or the guy who shot up that other place. Or OJ. It would get higher ratings than the last episode of Seinfeld.
 
2014-03-09 09:55:08 AM  
So, Sterling Cooper starts to advertise ricin cigarettes, and Pete reads "Leaves of Green"?
 
2014-03-09 10:01:16 AM  

Mugato: FirstNationalBastard: Mugato: jake_lex: I have a feeling that once all those shows are gone, AMC's going to just start churning out one cheap-ass reality show after another.  They're already heading that way.

I still don't know why USA is canceling Psych. They have nothing else going on either. I'm not really a tv guy but cable has (had) a lot better shows than the networks and they seem to be pissing them all away.

But they have Chrisley, a reality show about the most closeted man in Atlanta, to replace it!

The only reality show I'd ever watch is The Running Man. They could make that happen. Shoot it in a non-extradition country, use famous convicted criminals like that guy who bombed that place or the guy who shot up that other place. Or OJ. It would get higher ratings than the last episode of Seinfeld.


I could see a show like this going on atm in some 3rd world country  but it never even get a chance to be aired on tv or the internet.
 
2014-03-09 10:31:31 AM  

Mugato: jake_lex: I have a feeling that once all those shows are gone, AMC's going to just start churning out one cheap-ass reality show after another.  They're already heading that way.

I still don't know why USA is canceling Psych. They have nothing else going on either. I'm not really a tv guy but cable has (had) a lot better shows than the networks and they seem to be pissing them all away.


Psych needs to end. It's running on fumes at this point. Over the past couple of seasons, Shawn has gone from "man-child" to "complete dick". I'm still watching since it's almost over now, but if it wasn't the last season, I probably would have already bailed after the musical episode.
 
2014-03-09 10:35:32 AM  

NeoCortex42: Mugato: jake_lex: I have a feeling that once all those shows are gone, AMC's going to just start churning out one cheap-ass reality show after another.  They're already heading that way.

I still don't know why USA is canceling Psych. They have nothing else going on either. I'm not really a tv guy but cable has (had) a lot better shows than the networks and they seem to be pissing them all away.

Psych needs to end. It's running on fumes at this point. Over the past couple of seasons, Shawn has gone from "man-child" to "complete dick". I'm still watching since it's almost over now, but if it wasn't the last season, I probably would have already bailed after the musical episode.


I agree Psych has suffered from Burn Notice Syndrome
 
2014-03-09 10:40:12 AM  

Tom_Slick: NeoCortex42: Mugato: jake_lex: I have a feeling that once all those shows are gone, AMC's going to just start churning out one cheap-ass reality show after another.  They're already heading that way.

I still don't know why USA is canceling Psych. They have nothing else going on either. I'm not really a tv guy but cable has (had) a lot better shows than the networks and they seem to be pissing them all away.

Psych needs to end. It's running on fumes at this point. Over the past couple of seasons, Shawn has gone from "man-child" to "complete dick". I'm still watching since it's almost over now, but if it wasn't the last season, I probably would have already bailed after the musical episode.

I agree Psych has suffered from Burn Notice Syndrome


Burn Notice at least had a couple things going for it until the end: Bruce Campbell and plenty of explosions.
 
2014-03-09 10:41:41 AM  

NeoCortex42: Psych needs to end. It's running on fumes at this point. Over the past couple of seasons, Shawn has gone from "man-child" to "complete dick". I'm still watching since it's almost over now, but if it wasn't the last season, I probably would have already bailed after the musical episode.


I admit this season is pretty weak, It's like they're trying to get weirder and weirder and it's too much. But I watch so few shows, I'll be bummed to see it go. And whats her name, Alicia Silverstone's doppelganger is so hot. Maybe this will make her resort to softcore.
 
2014-03-09 10:52:43 AM  

jake_lex: FirstNationalBastard: Wait, is AMC doing that split season spread out over two years bullshiat for Mad Men, too?

They are indeed.  7 episodes this spring, 7 episodes next spring.

Both Vince Gilligan and Matt Wiener have complained about their nickel-and-dime bullshiat, and AMC basically ran Frank Darabont off of The Walking Dead after the first season.  I have a feeling that once all those shows are gone, AMC's going to just start churning out one cheap-ass reality show after another.  They're already heading that way.


Boo farking hoo on Weiner. He took the budget for TWD's second season so he could blow it on an obscure Beatles song. The show's finally recovered (and it took post-Prison to do that).
 
2014-03-09 10:54:34 AM  

jake_lex: FirstNationalBastard: Wait, is AMC doing that split season spread out over two years bullshiat for Mad Men, too?

They are indeed.  7 episodes this spring, 7 episodes next spring.

Both Vince Gilligan and Matt Wiener have complained about their nickel-and-dime bullshiat, and AMC basically ran Frank Darabont off of The Walking Dead after the first season.  I have a feeling that once all those shows are gone, AMC's going to just start churning out one cheap-ass reality show after another.  They're already heading that way.


We still have FX, but this is a troubling development.
 
2014-03-09 10:55:18 AM  

Mugato: NeoCortex42: Psych needs to end. It's running on fumes at this point. Over the past couple of seasons, Shawn has gone from "man-child" to "complete dick". I'm still watching since it's almost over now, but if it wasn't the last season, I probably would have already bailed after the musical episode.

I admit this season is pretty weak, It's like they're trying to get weirder and weirder and it's too much. But I watch so few shows, I'll be bummed to see it go. And whats her name, Alicia Silverstone's doppelganger is so hot. Maybe this will make her resort to softcore.


This season has been really odd.  First there was the musical episode (which was filmed much earlier) that was pretty horrible.  Then they start the season off with an episode in London with almost none of the main characters (and ignoring the plot of the previous season) and a remake of a first season episode.  I really like Psych, but it's clear the writers have run out of places to go with the show.  Even the theme episodes have been disappointing.

Far as I'm concerned, the show started going downhill when they recast young Shawn.
 
2014-03-09 11:00:42 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: jake_lex: FirstNationalBastard: Wait, is AMC doing that split season spread out over two years bullshiat for Mad Men, too?

They are indeed.  7 episodes this spring, 7 episodes next spring.

Both Vince Gilligan and Matt Wiener have complained about their nickel-and-dime bullshiat, and AMC basically ran Frank Darabont off of The Walking Dead after the first season.  I have a feeling that once all those shows are gone, AMC's going to just start churning out one cheap-ass reality show after another.  They're already heading that way.

Boo farking hoo on Weiner. He took the budget for TWD's second season so he could blow it on an obscure Beatles song. The show's finally recovered (and it took post-Prison to do that).


If Walking Dead's entire second season  budget was only $250,000, they were already in major trouble.
 
2014-03-09 11:30:47 AM  
Considering how much positive press Breaking Bad got for wrapping up most of the story lines compared to the backlash the Sopranos got for the ambiguous ending, I dont think you will see many shows ending without most loose ends being tied.  And yes the 7+7 thing is now bullshiat.  This also started with the sopranos (citation needed).
 
2014-03-09 11:35:06 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: So, Sterling Cooper starts to advertise ricin cigarettes, and Pete reads "Leaves of Green"?


Wait'll you see the M60 pop out of the trunk . . .
 
2014-03-09 11:52:12 AM  
Penis.
 
2014-03-09 11:55:48 AM  
I hope Don doesn't turn to polyester.
 
2014-03-09 11:59:57 AM  
I'd be fine with splitting up the episodes if the other half started airing in the fall, but waiting a whole year really bugs me.
 
2014-03-09 12:10:53 PM  

Brakefornobody: OtherLittleGuy: So, Sterling Cooper starts to advertise ricin cigarettes, and Pete reads "Leaves of Green"?

Wait'll you see the M60 pop out of the trunk . . .


This is Mad Men.  The secret weapon will obviously be a remote controlled John Deere.
 
2014-03-09 12:11:30 PM  

DemoKnite: Considering how much positive press Breaking Bad got for wrapping up most of the story lines compared to the backlash the Sopranos got for the ambiguous ending, I dont think you will see many shows ending without most loose ends being tied.  And yes the 7+7 thing is now bullshiat.  This also started with the sopranos (citation needed).


Add the backlash to "Lost", and they had two years.

This is a cheap way of milking another year of award eligibility, not to mention paying twice as much for a single season on BluRay/DVD.
 
2014-03-09 12:19:03 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: DemoKnite: Considering how much positive press Breaking Bad got for wrapping up most of the story lines compared to the backlash the Sopranos got for the ambiguous ending, I dont think you will see many shows ending without most loose ends being tied.  And yes the 7+7 thing is now bullshiat.  This also started with the sopranos (citation needed).

Add the backlash to "Lost", and they had two years.

This is a cheap way of milking another year of award eligibility, not to mention paying twice as much for a single season on BluRay/DVD.


Also, they get another year of using an established show (like Walking Dead or Breaking Bad) to lead into a brand new crappy show, like Low Winter Sun or Small Town Security.  They really need one of their new properties to hit big.  They can't survive only on Walking Dead, although the new spinoff they're developing seems like they're going to try to
 
2014-03-09 12:19:41 PM  

NeoCortex42: Tom_Slick: NeoCortex42: Mugato: jake_lex: I have a feeling that once all those shows are gone, AMC's going to just start churning out one cheap-ass reality show after another.  They're already heading that way.

I still don't know why USA is canceling Psych. They have nothing else going on either. I'm not really a tv guy but cable has (had) a lot better shows than the networks and they seem to be pissing them all away.

Psych needs to end. It's running on fumes at this point. Over the past couple of seasons, Shawn has gone from "man-child" to "complete dick". I'm still watching since it's almost over now, but if it wasn't the last season, I probably would have already bailed after the musical episode.

I agree Psych has suffered from Burn Notice Syndrome

Burn Notice at least had a couple things going for it until the end: Bruce Campbell and plenty of explosions.


Not to mention Gabrielle Anwar and, for the last bit, Alona Tal. Good GOD.
 
2014-03-09 12:25:14 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Add the backlash to "Lost"


People felt burned by Lost because the writers obviously had no idea where they were going or how it was going to end. With a show like that, you have an ending in mind first.

 I know, I'm lecturing people who made millions as writers and I haven't written more than a couple shorts. But it's just common sense. Same with the X-Files only to a lesser extent because it was still a good show even after it was clear they didn't WTF they were going.

/wish there was one more X-Files movie to wrap things up
//the alien invasion was supposed to be in 2012
 
2014-03-09 12:47:12 PM  
AMC management needs to understand that everyone wants them to choke on a bag of dicks and then die in a fire.

They could be amazing, but instead they spread the honey one molecule thick and so everyone starves.
Mad Men? Wtf is that?

I won't be back to watch that.
 
2014-03-09 12:51:54 PM  
I've got 5 that says Don falls, is pushed, or jumps from his office window, just like in the opening credits.
 
2014-03-09 01:11:58 PM  

NeoCortex42: Psych needs to end.


This, for as much as I love it. So does 'Royal Pains'.  'Sirens' was amusing. I'm still extremely irritated at the way 'White Collar' wrapped up it's season - that's too BIG of a cliff hanger to leave it without resolution.

'Suits' is back on but only for 6 episodes, which just blows. I don't get the half season thing that USA does.

Dividing Mad Men into 7/7 would be fine if it wasn't going to be a YEAR between them.
 
2014-03-09 01:14:21 PM  
Just end it. Mad men lost me somewhere around season 4 I think. Once the novelty of the setting wore off and the in's and outs of the ad world was explained, there really just wasn't much happening on the show.
 
2014-03-09 01:14:30 PM  

Ready-set: I've got 5 that says Don falls, is pushed, or jumps from his office window, just like in the opening credits.


Pretty much this. The show could just be called "Mad Men: The Rise and Fall of Dick Whitman".
 
2014-03-09 01:33:40 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: Ready-set: I've got 5 that says Don falls, is pushed, or jumps from his office window, just like in the opening credits.

Pretty much this. The show could just be called "Mad Men: The Rise and Fall of Dick Whitman".


They sell Grot?
 
2014-03-09 01:50:26 PM  
I don't know why people are upset about Mad Men being extended. That just gives them more time to be pretentious assholes.
 
2014-03-09 01:53:32 PM  

Shakes999: Just end it. Mad men lost me somewhere around season 4 I think. Once the novelty of the setting wore off and the in's and outs of the ad world was explained, there really just wasn't much happening on the show.


Plus, ending Mad Men will give Jon Hamm more time to film some classic television:
latimesblogs.latimes.com
 
2014-03-09 02:10:43 PM  
Same problem GRRM has with GoT...

The lag time between installments means you lose the abilty to maintain the level of hype.

Anticipation wears you out. It gets exhausting and it can be the opposite of rewarding when you finally get your cookie. Long suffering hours and days and weeks of waiting for something you told all your friends about... and then it starts turning to crap before your eyes....
 
2014-03-09 02:36:36 PM  
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2014-03-09 02:40:06 PM  

NeoCortex42: OtherLittleGuy: DemoKnite: Considering how much positive press Breaking Bad got for wrapping up most of the story lines compared to the backlash the Sopranos got for the ambiguous ending, I dont think you will see many shows ending without most loose ends being tied.  And yes the 7+7 thing is now bullshiat.  This also started with the sopranos (citation needed).

Add the backlash to "Lost", and they had two years.

This is a cheap way of milking another year of award eligibility, not to mention paying twice as much for a single season on BluRay/DVD.

Also, they get another year of using an established show (like Walking Dead or Breaking Bad) to lead into a brand new crappy show, like Low Winter Sun or Small Town Security.  They really need one of their new properties to hit big.  They can't survive only on Walking Dead, although the new spinoff they're developing seems like they're going to try to


Turn looks good. But than again I am sucker for just about anything related to American revolution.
 
2014-03-09 02:48:59 PM  
A Mad Men "final season first look" that doesn't include a picture of Christina Hendricks in a mod mini-dress is useless to me.
 
2014-03-09 03:38:07 PM  
Someone at work one time asked the question "what if" a 70 something Don Draper was working in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and he plunged to his death during that? The dude is weird and I tend to avoid him: but he could have a point there.
 
2014-03-09 05:02:24 PM  

mjohnson71: Someone at work one time asked the question "what if" a 70 something Don Draper was working in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and he plunged to his death during that? The dude is weird and I tend to avoid him: but he could have a point there.


That would be a great ending
 
2014-03-09 05:10:20 PM  
Dick Whitman will move in with the real Don Draper's mother and get a job as an elementary school principal.
 
2014-03-09 07:09:54 PM  

mjohnson71: Someone at work one time asked the question "what if" a 70 something Don Draper was working in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and he plunged to his death during that? The dude is weird and I tend to avoid him: but he could have a point there.


Funny, when I opened this thread, I was thinking "They should end Don Draper by having him go off the side of the Met Life building in that helicopter."

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/may-16-1977-helicopter- ac cident-on-top-of-pan-am-building-kills-five/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r= 0

It happened in 1977, so they could use it, as it hasn't happened in the history on the show yet.
 
2014-03-10 12:15:51 AM  

gerrymander: A Mad Men "final season first look" that doesn't include a picture of Christina Hendricks in a mod mini-dress is useless to me.


Do you really want to see those thighs?
 
2014-03-10 08:14:25 AM  
Don Draper is moving the from being a master of the universe to anachronism.

I think that much is apparent.
 How he ends it, perhaps becoming an old Jew screaming at waitress in a Waffle House in Miami remains to be seen.
 
2014-03-10 12:13:24 PM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: gerrymander: A Mad Men "final season first look" that doesn't include a picture of Christina Hendricks in a mod mini-dress is useless to me.

Do you really want to see those thighs?


only if they were over my shoulders.
 
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