2012 Fall TV Thread

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i think i started this thread last year w/ a big list of new & returning shows but this year's slate is even less inspiring than usual so i don't have the energy, will discuss shows as they come i guess

my on-demand menu has The Mindy Project's pilot, it's not bad so far.

some dude, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 01:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I watched it last night. It could be okay, but if it's just going to be her dating a string of different guys in an effort to find the right one (which is how it's set up), it will get old quickly.

Already assuming Fox's other new one will be canceled, so I didn't even watch the pilot.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 04:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

The monster promo blitz that ABC is doing for Last Resort almost assures that it will be a bust (poor Andre Braugher). Its main rival on the blitz front is NBC and Revolution (which I liked initially but like less every time I see a commercial for it).

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 04:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Heard Ben and Kate is good

Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 04:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's the other one I was talking about. You heard it was good? I may have to watch it now.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 04:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've heard it's the only one that's good, actually. Even then I think it was more about promise than a good pilot. Apparently the creators were really good at the TCAs.

Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 05:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty much only looking forward to The Last Resort as far as new stuff goes.

Simon H., Tuesday, 4 September 2012 07:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm still ticked off that The Firm and Awake are toast - seriously guys I'm afraid to invest myself in promising new shows at this point

Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 10:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow someone got attached to The Firm? will wonders never cease.

Ben And Kate dude was funny on Party Down, also wrote that Clooney movie with Jim Rash, so I will give it a chance.

some dude, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 11:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I liked The Mindy Project but that's partially because of the music choices

Matthew Perry's pilot was more promising than I expected, animal hospital show was even dumber than expected. Ben and Kate is cute but I probably won't watch it.

DARING PRINCESS (DJP), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 12:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

haven't seen the Perry pilot but i am still pumped for GOON TUESDAYS

some dude, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 12:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

How many times are nbc going to try to make Matthew Perry happen? How many sitcoms is this?

NR’s resident heavy-metal expert (Nicole), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 13:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

well this is his third post-Friends show and one was a drama and another was on ABC. but yeah it's getting a little sad.

some dude, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 13:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

out of that whole cast, I feel like Matthew Perry is the one who really, really HATES Jennifer Aniston's success

DARING PRINCESS (DJP), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

My wife and I have decided to dump our satellite service and get everything over the internet, so now I don't even know what new shoes are coming or when they start. I may not even watch any new shows and just tear through my Netflix queue.

Darren Robocopsky (Phil D.), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 14:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Probably the best strategy tbh.

Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 14:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

well this is his third post-Friends show and one was a drama and another was on ABC.

Huh, for some reason I thought Mr. Sunshine was on nbc.

NR’s resident heavy-metal expert (Nicole), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 14:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

If it was on NBC, it would still be airing. ABC has higher standards for viewership. (Mr. Sunshine was actually a good show.)

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 14:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

nothing could be as painful as Studio 60

DARING PRINCESS (DJP), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

GOON TUESDAYS HAVE FINALLY ARRIVED!

show is actually not bad. sappier than Mr. Sunshine but possibly also funnier.

some dude, Wednesday, 12 September 2012 01:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

so Mob Doctor (reposting because I raised it on the wrong seasonal thread)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 September 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone watchin' Revolution tonite?

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 17 September 2012 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Undecided

It seems very Jericho/Falling Skies, neither of which I ever got into

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 September 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's super high concept, which the networks seem unable to wrangle in the long term.

Old Lunch, Monday, 17 September 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure it will be garbage just like every other drama on NBC in the last 10 years.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 17 September 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Which was better: The Event, Persons Unknown, or The Cape.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 17 September 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

pass

next question

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 September 2012 23:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Which was better: Chase, Harry's Law, or Love Bites.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 17 September 2012 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

god, NBC is really a black hole for drama

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 September 2012 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Which was better: Outsourced, Whitney, or The Paul Reiser Show

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 17 September 2012 23:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

*cries*

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 September 2012 23:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyway the answers are The Cape, Chase, and Outsourced. lol

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 17 September 2012 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mr Veg liked Outsourced. I couldn't even be in the same room when it started

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 September 2012 23:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought it was impressively terrible, whereas the other two were just sad and boring.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 17 September 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Cape just looked straight up lolsy from the getgo

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 September 2012 23:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was terrific/awful.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 17 September 2012 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think I have some kind of acquired genetic aversion to that kind of tv - I can't get any enjoyment out of much bad tv these days

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I only watched the first episode but then I read all the recaps.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Journeyman was great, the first half of the first season of Heroes, Southland, and Prime Suspect were too. NBC hasn't been able to sniff around a winning drama in well over a decade, as three of those four were canceled and Heroes was milked beyond it abilities.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

NBC's a disaster across the board.

Old Lunch, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 01:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

southland and prime suspect were both great -- southland still is, just not on nbc

max, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 01:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

elementary pilot wasnt bad, im gonna keep watching

max, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 01:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Journeyman 4 life!!!

Nhex, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 04:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mob Doc isnt bad so far

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

RAPPAPORT

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

mindy project was decent, always nice to see anna camp.

balls, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 04:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

revolution was dumb but watchable, lol at the usb drives that also happen to look like sacred amulets

i've hidden a white teen on Crimedoer Mountain (reddening), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 11:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's really too bad they blew through a quarter season's worth of plot in the pilot. so much world building to be done in the trek to chicago, the search for the brother, the unveiling of the archer-guy's treachery. maybe the most rushed drama pilot I can recall?

Clay, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 11:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i think one of the (many) persistent problems with all these high concept post-Lost shows is how they never seem to know how to dole out the story or how much to show in the pilot to hook you.

some dude, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was kinda theorizing that the post-lost shows focused so much on the forced world-building and lazy character cliches without giving plot out directly (b/c they didn't have any, only a concept) that this pilot was trying to create a contract with the audience. Look! We have tons of plot! And more reveals than you can imagine! Without realizing how hacky and convenient it all would feel.

Clay, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've been watching american horror story (nothing amazing but shit is consistently and unpredictably poppin') and the constant justified promos just make me want to yell DON'T YOU WANT ANY NEW VIEWERS TO BE UP TO DATE IE ME. Though I haven't checked if it's on demand or not.

da croupier, Monday, 10 December 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am PISSED off that season 3 of justified isn't being released on DVD until fucking dec 31. I really want to watch it and catch up in time to watch s4 as it airs

Seriously, why do they do this shit? Where's the synergy these corporations are supposed to have such a hard on for? And why the christ would you release it a week after Christmas?!

Radio Free Urine (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 December 2012 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

It is my dad's favorite show and would have been a great xmas gift, it doesn't make much sense to me.

this will surprise many (Nicole), Monday, 10 December 2012 21:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's actually the opposite of how you think it should be. Instead of the DVD promoting the store, it's more cost-effective for the networks to tie in the ads for the show to the DVD. So they release them a week before it debuts because that's when the show has the most profile.

Gukbe, Monday, 10 December 2012 21:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

the store= the show

Gukbe, Monday, 10 December 2012 21:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i guess they want people to rush out and buy it, not rent it like i'd rather

da croupier, Monday, 10 December 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah I see this all the time, it's sooooooooo stupid

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 10 December 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

They basically do very little to convince one that theft is the best option.

Radio Free Urine (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 December 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

is NOT

Radio Free Urine (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 December 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Justified >>>>>>>>>>> SOA

― Simon H., Monday, December 10, 2012 2:08 PM (10 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Gnaw. About equal really but SOA a little better, especially after the very strong current season (just ended).

small-scale fux with (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Monday, 10 December 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Justified still better imo. A little less OTT or something, idk

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 10 December 2012 21:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Turns out Justified S3 isn't out til FEBRUARY over here. I was actually banking on that as a Christmas present for my dad. Got him the previous two seasons and he and my mum both love it

Number None, Monday, 10 December 2012 21:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost also raylan, raylan's hat

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 10 December 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I watched like 3 seasons of SoA but by the end of that season I just felt like characters were acting insane without a discernible motivation other than to escalate the stakes of the plot, so I stopped. What's Justified about

wongo hulkington's jade palace late night buffet (silby), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 03:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Elmore Leonard-penned country crime stories

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 03:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

hats, guns, n asskickery

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 03:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxp I dropped off the same point as you. I was told the show climbed back up again in quality afterwards, but I'm kinda willing to just wait until the show's over at this point.

Justified is pretty good, but a pretty slow burn kinda show, I dropped out sometime into season 2. Will get back to it someday, maybe.

Nhex, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 05:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

nhex!!! season 2 was the best season!!! dude.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 05:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

last resort went balls-out with the hostage episode

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 05:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

you can probably guess around the time when i was like zzzzzzz ok i'll get back to this show later

Nhex, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 05:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

SOA has some great moments + cast members but so, so many headsmacking moments, plot developments, bits of dialogue, and esp. resolutions. Plus Jax sucks.

Simon H., Tuesday, 11 December 2012 07:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Admittedly I have not seen the new season since the S4 finale made me swear off it forever.

Whereas I feel like Justified has been going mostly from strength to strength, though apparently they're going with some sort of mini-arc structure this season, which could either be great or terrible.

Simon H., Tuesday, 11 December 2012 07:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

haven't each of the previous seasons have mini-arc structures?

some dude, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 11:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

that kevin bacon serial killer show looks like it could be pretty bitchen

turds (Hungry4Ass), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 11:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

But see that seems like another concept that can't support more than one season because, really, how many times can you serial kill Kevin Bacon?

Disturbance At The Hard-on House (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Six degrees of serial killing.

this will surprise many (Nicole), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

part of what i love about american horror story is that a season-long mystery is waaaaay more manageable than the series-long shit that's regularly botched

da croupier, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

was it always going to be a different story/cast each season or was that just decided at some point? i was really confused when i started seeing the ads for the 2nd season and the 1st season was nominated for "mini-series" emmys.

some dude, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

haven't each of the previous seasons have mini-arc structures?

Kinda, but there's also always been a "big bad," which doesn't seem to be the case this time around.

Simon H., Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

ah yeah i haven't seen anything about the new season so by mini-arc i thought you meant 'this season's villain'

some dude, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

season 3 of Veronica Mars was a network-dictated mini-arcs season, and that sucked

President Keyes, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah but CW was shook about viewers following long term narratives, FX is not

some dude, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm not the biggest Justified fan but they've earned my trust that they know what they're doing, will see how it goes

some dude, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

well then this is becoming a weekly habit... but seriously it's a good thing last resort got cancelled because it is insanely stupid (and i am too for continuing to watch i guess). also, the show feels really disjointed. it's like the writers are trying to squeeze in every imaginable plot without really linking them to one another. for example this episode shows christine captured and sam going after her but iirc last episode ended with them on a boat controlled by pakistani soldiers, so wtf happened in between ?

Jibe, Friday, 14 December 2012 11:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'd be willing to bet the network just doesn't give a fuck and is airing episodes out of order now

Poli oppa lice style (some dude), Friday, 14 December 2012 11:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

it might also be that i'm misremembering last week's episode. thinking about it (why am doing this to myself), christine was taken away by one of the seal guys, so the whole captured in philippines makes a little bit more sense i guess. how sam knew where she was taken to though remains a mystery to me.

Jibe, Friday, 14 December 2012 11:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

they wouldn't air eps out of order would they ? like how common is it for that to happen ? and what's the logic behind such a decision, if you have all your episodes shot and ready to be aired why do it out of order ?

Jibe, Friday, 14 December 2012 11:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's not as common as it used to be but TV history is rife with examples of networks airing episodes out of order out of some weird network logic. given that the show is already canceled i just wouldn't be surprised if they pulled something like that.

Poli oppa lice style (some dude), Friday, 14 December 2012 12:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thnk the eps are in order but they're trying to cram in a lot of plot so they kind of skip over things.

Jibe, Friday, 14 December 2012 12:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i haven't watched the latest episode yet (and tbh haven't paid close attention to the last few episodes before that) so i'm just saying

Poli oppa lice style (some dude), Friday, 14 December 2012 13:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's been airing in order.

Simon H., Friday, 14 December 2012 13:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Today Nielsen announced an agreement with Twitter to create the “Nielsen Twitter TV Rating,” an industry-standard metric that is based entirely on Twitter data.

http://blog.twitter.com/2012/12/coming-soon-nielsen-twitter-tv-rating.html

a robotic squirrel named RoboSquirrel (reddening), Monday, 17 December 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha this should be interesting

some dude, Monday, 17 December 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

follow-up story: Community renewed for twelve more seasons

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 17 December 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Watched the pilot for 1600 Penn.

Just kill NBC now. Put it out of my misery.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 22 December 2012 15:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol seriously

i felt bad that the girl who played "Becca" in Superbad is also named "Becca" in this show, because how sad it must be to be a Becca once, let alone twice

nobody's bitch speaks again (some dude), Saturday, 22 December 2012 15:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

the trailers for that show looked like terrible snl sketches.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 22 December 2012 19:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

I started a Nashville thread, btw

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 00:29 (1 year ago) Permalink


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