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tmiles

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Fall season tv shows Wed, 11/12/08 4:03 PM (permalink)
As I close in on retirement age, I realize that I am not in the prime demographic that TV networks seek, but it seems to me (like they care) that the new season (both returning and new shows) is not so hot.
Shows that I liked last year, like Sarah Connor (Terminator), NCIS, House, Ugly Betty, Pushing Daisies, and The Office, all seem to be on the back side. The only new show that I like , The Mentalist, seems to be doing ok. Other shows that I might like, start at 10. I watch the news at 10 or just go to bed.
 
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    tmiles

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    RE: Fall season tv shows Wed, 11/12/08 4:06 PM (permalink)
    BUT.......I have a question. If I am not the "prime demographic", why all the Viagra ads?? Do they think that the 18 to 35 year olds buy it??
     
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      jbron8

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      RE: Fall season tv shows Wed, 11/12/08 8:04 PM (permalink)
      Yeah i have stopped watching a lot of my favorite shows because i just dont have the time.
       
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        1bbqboy

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        RE: Fall season tv shows Wed, 11/12/08 8:56 PM (permalink)
        I watch online. a lot easier.
         
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          ces1948

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          RE: Fall season tv shows Wed, 11/12/08 11:04 PM (permalink)
          I do get a kick out of "Worst Week" though I don't know how long they'll be able to sustain the premise.
           
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            starfire62

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            RE: Fall season tv shows Thu, 11/13/08 4:20 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by ces1948

            I do get a kick out of "Worst Week" though I don't know how long they'll be able to sustain the premise.
            i agree with you on that show .i still like 2 and a half men ,but it seems to be getting old also.worst week wont be around long,seems every time i watch a new show they cancel it.sorry ces 1948 it will get cancelled cause of me.
             
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              tmiles

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              RE: Fall season tv shows Sat, 01/4/14 5:20 PM (permalink)
              The ads for the new Fox show, "Enlisted", seem really offensive. Sgt Bilko, F Troop, MASH, and other TV military comedies were funny. This show just belittles people who would die for us.
               
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                Louis

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                RE: Fall season tv shows Sun, 01/5/14 4:02 PM (permalink)
                I stopped watching television shows in the 1974-75 season.  Only very rarely after that did I look at something regularly.
                 
                By the 1976-77 season I dropped out keeping what was on television completely.  And I haven't looked back.  I actually haven't turned on a television at all since July 2004, for news or anything.  And I don't miss it at all.  For the most part, entertainment has been a cultural sewer for about 35 years, in both movies and television, all because of the intensely-important 18-35 demographic that advertisers and marketers strenuously crave.
                 
                That's a good observation: advertisers want that 18-34 demographic, but offer them Viagra ads.  Long-term planning?
                 
                <message edited by Louis on Sun, 01/5/14 4:04 PM>
                 
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                  ces1948

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                  RE: Fall season tv shows Sun, 01/5/14 6:16 PM (permalink)
                  We enjoy several programs, Revolution, Parenthood, Revenge, Shameless, Modern Family and a couple others.
                   
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                    MetroplexJim

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                    RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 01/6/14 7:35 AM (permalink)
                    As far as "shows" go, my DVR list is:
                     
                    1)  Justified
                    2) The Americans
                    3) The Blacklist
                    4) Archer
                     
                     
                     
                     
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                      ces1948

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                      RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 01/6/14 7:49 AM (permalink)
                      How could I have forgotten Justified, it's number 1 on the dvr priority list . We enjoy the Americans as well.
                       
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                        ScreamingChicken

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                        RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 01/6/14 8:31 AM (permalink)
                        tmiles


                        The ads for the new Fox show, "Enlisted", seem really offensive. Sgt Bilko, F Troop, MASH, and other TV military comedies were funny. This show just belittles people who would die for us.
                        Couple that with the widely panned show "Dads" and it seems Fox is pandering to the lowest common denominator this year, yet it's also the network for the very funny "Brooklyn Nine-Nine".
                        <message edited by ScreamingChicken on Mon, 01/6/14 8:33 AM>
                         
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                          JayL

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                          RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 01/6/14 9:57 AM (permalink)
                          Revolution, Grey's Anatomy, Nashville, Chicago Fire......and the best of them all...SCANDAL !!!
                           
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                            hatteras04

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                            RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 01/6/14 11:11 AM (permalink)
                            I watch a lot of shows as I think the real wasteland now is movies.  I think tv is way more creative and interesting than 99% of what shows up in theaters.  My favorites are (were) Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Homeland, Shameless, Dexter (until the last season), The Killing, Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Justified, Big Bang Theory and Veep.  Oh and don't be ashamed MetroplexJim, Archer is funny.
                             
                            Right now I am in eager anticipation of Sherlock returning.  That show is some of the best tv I've ever seen. 
                             
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                              wanderingjew

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                              RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 01/6/14 11:28 AM (permalink)
                              Louis


                              I stopped watching television shows in the 1974-75 season.  Only very rarely after that did I look at something regularly.

                              By the 1976-77 season I dropped out keeping what was on television completely.  And I haven't looked back.  I actually haven't turned on a television at all since July 2004, for news or anything.  And I don't miss it at all.  For the most part, entertainment has been a cultural sewer for about 35 years, in both movies and television, all because of the intensely-important 18-35 demographic that advertisers and marketers strenuously crave.

                              That's a good observation: advertisers want that 18-34 demographic, but offer them Viagra ads.  Long-term planning?


                              Louis
                              You stopped watching TV  shows while I was still in my childhood!
                              I'm not sure why you think everyone focuses on the 18-34 demographic?- I think that couldn't be further from the truth. they are all watching reality TV if they're watching any TV at all. I know many people my age (40's) and older who are watching tv more than ever....Interestingly enough, my friend who is a free lance entertainment writer believes the exact opposite that you do....That alot of tv shows from the 50's, 60's and even 70's were "garbage" and that the quality of TV shows have only gotten better over  time..
                               
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                                Michael Hoffman

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                                RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 01/6/14 11:37 AM (permalink)
                                Of all the television programs mentioned the only ones I've ever seen are NCIS and two and a half men. And I haven't seen those in several years.
                                 
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                                  Louis

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                                  RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 01/6/14 12:00 PM (permalink)
                                  WJ
                                   
                                  To each his own.  I think I just moved on 40 years ago to explore cultural media that were created in the 1850-1950 period, and never looked back.
                                   
                                   
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                                    ChrisOC

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                                    RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 01/6/14 12:42 PM (permalink)
                                    Anyone watching Downton Abbey?
                                     
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                                      mar52

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                                      RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 01/6/14 12:46 PM (permalink)
                                      Loved Grey's Anatomy the first couple seasons but they've killed the story lines.  Still watch but it doesn't hold my attention and I don't care if I miss an episode or all of them.
                                       
                                      Have always liked NCIS and hate NCIS LA.
                                       
                                      Chicago Fire is great and I look forward to Chicago P.D.  hope they don't ruin it.
                                       
                                      Big Bang Theory is so well written and the actors are wonderful in their roles.
                                       
                                      Starting to like Sherlock.  Didn't care for it in the beginning.
                                       
                                      The Mentalist is just boring.
                                       
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                                        iluvcfood

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                                        RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 01/6/14 2:07 PM (permalink)
                                        Looking forward to the new Season of:
                                        Falling Skies
                                        Justified
                                        Walking Dead
                                        Vikings
                                        Pawn Stars
                                        Counting Cars
                                         
                                         
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                                          JayL

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                                          RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 01/6/14 5:02 PM (permalink)
                                          ChrisOC


                                          Anyone watching Downton Abbey?

                                          YES!!!
                                           
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                                            MetroplexJim

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                                            RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 01/6/14 7:06 PM (permalink)
                                            ces1948


                                            How could I have forgotten Justified, it's number 1 on the dvr priority list . We enjoy the Americans as well.


                                            Set that DVR for Tuesday, January 7.  The new season of Justified starts!
                                             
                                            For those who have never seen this show, buy the DVD's.  It is the best-written show on TV, by far.  Much of the dialogue is pure poetry.
                                             
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                                              lleechef

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                                              RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 01/6/14 7:08 PM (permalink)
                                              Geeze, I never heard of any of those shows. 
                                              I usually watch food shows.......the Food Network, Travel Channel (NOT Anthony Bourdain) or the Cooking Channel.  Then re-runs of Everybody Loves Raymond and if I haven't fallen asleep on the couch, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Boring.
                                               
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                                                MetroplexJim

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                                                RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 01/6/14 7:09 PM (permalink)
                                                ChrisOC


                                                Anyone watching Downton Abbey?


                                                My wife is a HUGE fan!
                                                 
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                                                  tmiles

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                                                  RE: Fall season tv shows Thu, 02/27/14 10:43 AM (permalink)
                                                  Waiting for Blacklist to come back......My wife likes American Idol, and I watch it with her to be sociable, but I would not watch it otherwise. I got Roku for Christmas, so we dropped Showtime and HBO. I did watch Homeland and Game of Thrones, but now will not see the new seasons until they move over to Netflix/ Roku......no big deal.
                                                  <message edited by tmiles on Thu, 02/27/14 10:47 AM>
                                                   
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                                                    waltpiii

                                                    RE: Fall season tv shows Thu, 02/27/14 1:38 PM (permalink)
                                                    I watch
                                                    Bluebloods
                                                    Chicago PD
                                                    Waiting for the new new season of the Vikings.
                                                     
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                                                      tmiles

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                                                      RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 03/3/14 4:58 PM (permalink)
                                                      waltpiii


                                                      I watch
                                                      Bluebloods
                                                      Chicago PD
                                                      Waiting for the new new season of the Vikings.


                                                      I never saw Vikings, but a review in the Sunday paper says that the 2nd season is great. It must be cool to be a reviewer and see stuff first.
                                                       
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                                                        jman

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                                                        RE: Fall season tv shows Mon, 03/3/14 5:45 PM (permalink)
                                                        Ancient Aliens
                                                        The Profit
                                                        Chasing Classic Cars
                                                         
                                                         
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                                                          MetroplexJim

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                                                          RE: Fall season tv shows Tue, 03/4/14 7:25 AM (permalink)
                                                          In my DVR list above I forgot to mention Dallas (TNT Mondays).
                                                           
                                                          Also, HBO's new show True Detective nearly has me hooked. 
                                                           
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                                                            EdSails

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                                                            RE: Fall season tv shows Tue, 03/4/14 12:21 PM (permalink)
                                                            jman


                                                            Ancient Aliens
                                                            The Profit
                                                            Chasing Classic Cars


                                                             
                                                            I do love watching Ancient Aliens. it is one of my favorite comedies!

                                                             
                                                            He's better than most of the guys on SNL!
                                                             
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