Hot!Fall season tv shows

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tmiles
Double Chili Cheeseburger
2008/11/12 16:03:45
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.
tmiles
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RE: Fall season tv shows 2008/11/12 16:06:13
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??
jbron8
Junior Burger
RE: Fall season tv shows 2008/11/12 20:04:50
Yeah i have stopped watching a lot of my favorite shows because i just dont have the time.
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
RE: Fall season tv shows 2008/11/12 20:56:46
I watch online. a lot easier.
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Fall season tv shows 2008/11/12 23:04:44
I do get a kick out of "Worst Week" though I don't know how long they'll be able to sustain the premise.
starfire62
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RE: Fall season tv shows 2008/11/13 16:20:58
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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.
tmiles
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RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/04 17:20:44
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.
Louis
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RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/05 16:02:34
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?
 
post edited by Louis - 2014/01/05 16:04:07
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/05 18:16:01
We enjoy several programs, Revolution, Parenthood, Revenge, Shameless, Modern Family and a couple others.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/06 07:35:45
As far as "shows" go, my DVR list is:
 
1)  Justified
2) The Americans
3) The Blacklist
4) Archer
 
 
 
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/06 07:49:46
How could I have forgotten Justified, it's number 1 on the dvr priority list . We enjoy the Americans as well.
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/06 08:31:27
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".
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2014/01/06 08:33:32
JayL
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RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/06 09:57:16
Revolution, Grey's Anatomy, Nashville, Chicago Fire......and the best of them all...SCANDAL !!!
hatteras04
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/06 11:11:42
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. 
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/06 11:28:15
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..
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/06 11:37:07
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.
Louis
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/06 12:00:49
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.
 
ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/06 12:42:46
Anyone watching Downton Abbey?
mar52
Sirloin
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/06 12:46:15
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.
iluvcfood
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RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/06 14:07:12
Looking forward to the new Season of:
Falling Skies
Justified
Walking Dead
Vikings
Pawn Stars
Counting Cars
 
JayL
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RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/06 17:02:14
ChrisOC

Anyone watching Downton Abbey?

YES!!!
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/06 19:06:25
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.
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/06 19:08:20
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.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/01/06 19:09:43
ChrisOC

Anyone watching Downton Abbey?


My wife is a HUGE fan!
tmiles
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/02/27 10:43:49
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.
post edited by tmiles - 2014/02/27 10:47:54
waltpiii
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RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/02/27 13:38:03
I watch
Bluebloods
Chicago PD
Waiting for the new new season of the Vikings.
tmiles
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RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/03 16:58:25
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.
jman
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RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/03 17:45:09
Ancient Aliens
The Profit
Chasing Classic Cars
 
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/04 07:25:23
In my DVR list above I forgot to mention Dallas (TNT Mondays).
 
Also, HBO's new show True Detective nearly has me hooked. 
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/04 12:21:17
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!
jman
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RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/04 12:37:53
EdSails

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!

 
Why the attitude? The show is well produced and by featuring the ruins of ancient civilizations, they do bring up interesting questions.  Where did these ancient civilizations get their technologies? How did civilizations thousands of miles apart and on different continents build similar structures? How did civilizations thousands of miles apart build structures which align with structures of other civilizations?  Their theories, when backed up by physical evidence, is no less valid than the theories of "real scientists" such as theoretic physicists.
post edited by jman - 2014/03/04 12:42:52
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/04 13:02:06
jman

EdSails

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!


Why the attitude? The show is well produced and by featuring the ruins of ancient civilizations, they do bring up interesting questions.  Where did these ancient civilizations get their technologies? How did civilizations thousands of miles apart and on different continents build similar structures? How did civilizations thousands of miles apart build structures which align with structures of other civilizations?  Their theories, when backed up by physical evidence, is no less valid than the theories of "real scientists" such as theoretic physicists.

 
Attitude? I've said that I enjoy the show, therefore I watch it. I actually have done a lot of reading on the subject over the last 40 years since I first read Velikovsky in my teens and don't disagree with a lot of the conclusions. However, the way the show is done is as entertainment and at that somewhat campy. To me, the show doesn't take itself too seriously, but it is entertaining. Many of the subjects such as the Indian "vimanas" have been debated for years but they do get people who wholeheartedly believe it to be true. That's "show business" and keeps the advertisers and viewers coming. At that, the show is very successful. 
 
PS I do agree they bring up interesting questions----and that's one of the reasons I keep watching. I also agree that a lot of things are not necessarily as they seem. You certainly have read a lot into the one sentence regarding Giorgio Tsoukalos!    
jman
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/04 13:36:15
EdSails

jman

EdSails

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!


Why the attitude? The show is well produced and by featuring the ruins of ancient civilizations, they do bring up interesting questions.  Where did these ancient civilizations get their technologies? How did civilizations thousands of miles apart and on different continents build similar structures? How did civilizations thousands of miles apart build structures which align with structures of other civilizations?  Their theories, when backed up by physical evidence, is no less valid than the theories of "real scientists" such as theoretic physicists.


Attitude? I've said that I enjoy the show, therefore I watch it. I actually have done a lot of reading on the subject over the last 40 years since I first read Velikovsky in my teens and don't disagree with a lot of the conclusions. However, the way the show is done is as entertainment and at that somewhat campy. To me, the show doesn't take itself too seriously, but it is entertaining. Many of the subjects such as the Indian "vimanas" have been debated for years but they do get people who wholeheartedly believe it to be true. That's "show business" and keeps the advertisers and viewers coming. At that, the show is very successful. 

PS I do agree they bring up interesting questions----and that's one of the reasons I keep watching. I also agree that a lot of things are not necessarily as they seem. You certainly have read a lot into the one sentence regarding Giorgio Tsoukalos!    

 
Sorry, Ed. I didn't quite catch your drift. It sounded like you thought it was not a serious show. I don't always agree with some of their conclusions, but I am fascinated by their visits to Central and South America to explore the ruins while comparing them with other structures in places like Africa and England. I'm also inquisitive as to how the ancients built such architecturally and mechanically difficult structures. Heck, we can't even build a bridge that doesn't require major maintenance within the first 10-15 years of construction.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/05 07:40:01
I havent watched Ancient Aliens in a while ... that guy appears to have put on weight and lowered his hair.
 
That said, I have toured Tiawanaku high in the Bolivian Andes; there is no way that the ancient ancestors of the Aymara could have produced such cuts in granite with the tools and technology available millenia ago.
 

Root-Beer Man
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RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/05 18:21:40
We've really been enjoying Hannibal, Almost Human, Agents of SHIELD and the usual fare of Castle and Person of Interest. Was sad to see Sleepy Hollow finish up its season early and Almost Human, too. But, I'm really glad Hannibal is back for a 2nd season. May possibly be the best thing out there right now.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/05 18:46:21
MetroplexJim

I havent watched Ancient Aliens in a while ... that guy appears to have put on weight and lowered his hair.

That said, I have toured Tiawanaku high in the Bolivian Andes; there is no way that the ancient ancestors of the Aymara could have produced such cuts in granite with the tools and technology available millenia ago.



 
That is what I do enjoy about that general subject----it really makes you wonder, doesn't it?
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/05 19:15:38
MetroplexJim

I havent watched Ancient Aliens in a while ... that guy appears to have put on weight and lowered his hair.

That said, I have toured Tiawanaku high in the Bolivian Andes; there is no way that the ancient ancestors of the Aymara could have produced such cuts in granite with the tools and technology available millenia ago.




Darn. I wondered where I left that thing.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/27 11:43:04
Drama Fever channel for my Korean Soap Operas.

Real Housewives of Atlanta currently supplies my American drama....in much higher volume.
ken8038
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/27 23:00:29
Nothing like jumping into a 6 year old thread, but I've recently discovered a fairly new show on Comedy Central called Broad City that I find laugh-out loud hilarious, and I rarely laugh out loud at TV shows.
 
I thought my days of watching two pot smoking twenty-somethings ended with Cheech and Chong 35 years ago, but this one is like Cheech and Chong 2014 only now it's two girls and they live in NY City and sleep around a bit when the pot plot lines slow down, so there's that too.
 
http://www.cc.com/shows/broad-city
 
CCinNJ
Sirloin
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/28 02:04:35
Come to think of it... 6 years later...& it's not even Fall.

I love watching the World Series of Poker when it rolls around every year.

If it's not a funny and/or a ridiculously dysfunctional show...let it be full of strategy profit sunglasses indoors & gaudy bracelets for the winners.

💰💰💰
post edited by CCinNJ - 2014/03/28 02:15:59
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/28 14:49:24
I enjoy that one also but my wife hates it.
Charlie
 
 
ken8038

Nothing like jumping into a 6 year old thread, but I've recently discovered a fairly new show on Comedy Central called Broad City that I find laugh-out loud hilarious, and I rarely laugh out loud at TV shows.

I thought my days of watching two pot smoking twenty-somethings ended with Cheech and Chong 35 years ago, but this one is like Cheech and Chong 2014 only now it's two girls and they live in NY City and sleep around a bit when the pot plot lines slow down, so there's that too.

http://www.cc.com/shows/broad-city



RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/28 14:59:15
I wonder how long a show of people doing nothing but jumping sharks would last...
 
Apparently the real-life, self-narrated retrospective sitcom is the hot 30-minute ticket on network TV this season.  ABC started it with The Goldbergs, NBC rolled out Growing Up Fisher a few weeks back, and last night Fox premiered Surviving Jack.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/29 01:27:56
There's a show on ABC called The Neighbors.

They moved from my beloved Bayonne NJ to Hidden Hills...where the neighbors are aliens. Aliens! C'mon now.
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/29 15:21:40
I've often wondered if your real name is Debbie Weaver!
tmiles
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/30 14:51:42
I'll be watching the final of "How I met your mother" tomorrow. The paper, today, called it one of the great ensemble shows. I'm surprised that it lasted 9 years. I do appreciate it, though, when stake holders find the way to bring a show to a conclusion. Blacklist keeps getting better, and Intelligence is not half bad, especially compared to Almost Human which I've watched for only an episode and a half.
Davydd
Sirloin
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/30 18:01:28
I've watched "How I met your Mother" from the beginning because Ted was an architect.
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/30 21:13:40
Another fan of "HIMYM" here.  Davydd, I hope you weren't too Ted-like in your earlier years.
Davydd
Sirloin
RE: Fall season tv shows 2014/03/31 17:53:32
I was probably more like "Dave Willis" (Peter Duel) in an old sitcom Love on a Rooftop. Dave was a married (to Judy Carne) architect who made $85.37 per week.