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the only episode from this season that really struck me as prime himym in every way was at the japanese steakhouse w/ ted telling the story about victoria and the bet between marshall/lily and barney and i can't remember robin's storyline off the top of my head, something w/ work maybe. there were a few other ones that were good but that's the only one i could imagine someone holding in comparison w/ pre-bubble himym. w/ the exception of the one 'date' ted had w/ stella that was 3 minutes long (and that might be just cuz they played a big star song) i think i've dreaded every minute of every big ted relationship since robin and that's alot of airtime. they somehow screwed up the (first?) robin-barney relationship and that should've been a gimme, how the fuck did they make that duller than robin-ted??? marshall-lily they have only occasionally seemed to really have an idea what to do w/ lately and while marshall has had some good storylines i can't really recall the last time lily had a compelling storyline that was her own, and the problem w/ ted is the central dilemma w/ the show and they haven't solved it yet. clover otm about what still works about this show though.

balls, Sunday, 13 May 2012 02:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm re: Japanese restaurant/Victoria ep. That was quality as all get it out.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Sunday, 13 May 2012 03:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Don't forget re: HIMYM the first ep of this season was Barney's wedding so it makes sense they plAy up a few diff romances to keep us guessing who it'll be. Not sure if wedding is season finale anymore though?

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Sunday, 13 May 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

FFM!

Mordy, Sunday, 13 May 2012 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mordy! I owe you a reply. Busted. :O

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Sunday, 13 May 2012 15:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol, no worries. i just messaged you not ten minutes ago and then saw you posting so i thought i'd throw up the FFM-signal

Mordy, Sunday, 13 May 2012 15:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can't believe they've been teasing out this wedding since the beginning of LAST season

Nhex, Sunday, 13 May 2012 15:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

imo the worst possible way to watch HIMYM is like it's Lost or something and actually live in suspense about 'the mother' or any other long term memories. i'm sure there are people that can even take the fun out of the Slapsgiving countdown.

some dude, Sunday, 13 May 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

memories=mysteries

some dude, Sunday, 13 May 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

so apparently Community will be airing on Fridays. After Whitney.

"...."

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Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Sunday, 13 May 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

So Whitney and Community on Friday. Parks and Rec after the Office on Thursday. Thursday 10pm is Rock Center with Brian Williams.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Sunday, 13 May 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol community's getting the chuck deal. i'm not sure i get the whitney move - it seems like either you believe that could be a hit w/ proper retooling in which case you keep it on a night ppl actually watch tv on (or just keep it where it is) or you believe this show has very limited growth opportunities but it has a loyal audience and helps yr brand w/ critics and certain demos in which case you put it on fridays, and the move seems to indicate nbc doesn't hold the former view and nothing i have heard seems to indicate they should hold the latter view. parks and rec should've been on after the office it's entire run.

balls, Sunday, 13 May 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

MONDAY
8-10 p.m. – "The Voice"
10-11 p.m. – "REVOLUTION"

TUESDAY
8-9 p.m. –"The Voice"
9-9:30 p.m. – "GO ON"
9:30-10 p.m. – "THE NEW NORMAL"
10-11 p.m. – "Parenthood"

WEDNESDAY
8-8:30 p.m. – "ANIMAL PRACTICE"
8:30-9 p.m. – "GUYS WITH KIDS"
9-10 p.m. – "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
10-11 p.m. – "CHICAGO FIRE"

THURSDAY
8-8:30 p.m. – "30 Rock"
8:30-9 p.m. – "Up All Night"
9-9:30 p.m. – "The Office"
9:30-10 p.m. – "Parks and Recreation"
10-11 p.m. – "Rock Center with Brian Williams"

FRIDAY
8-8:30 p.m. – "Whitney"
8:30-9 p.m. – "Community"
9-10 p.m. – "Grimm"
10-11 p.m. – "Dateline NBC"

SUNDAY (Fall 2012)
7- 8:15 p.m. — "Football Night in America"
8:15-11:30 p.m. — "NBC Sunday Night Football"
SUNDAY (Post-football/Winter 2013)
7-8 p.m. – "Dateline NBC"
8-9 p.m. – "Fashion Star"
9-10 p.m. – "The Celebrity Apprentice"
10-11 p.m. – "DO NO HARM"

The best bit is Thursday at 10pm, which appears to be them deciding no-one will ever watch NBC at that time ever again.

William Bloody Swygart, Sunday, 13 May 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm picturing a show where Brian Williams is teaching kids how to play Sweet Child o Mine on the guitar

President Keyes, Sunday, 13 May 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would watch a show with Brian Williams doing the schtick he does on 30 Rock.

raw feel vegan (silby), Sunday, 13 May 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

For all I know, every single new show they're adding to the lineup could be fucking wonderful...but it doesn't matter, because no one even watches NBC anymore unless it's football, singers, Donald Trump and/or people losing weight.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 13 May 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

weird they're not putting a single new show on thursdays. Up All Night is the only show of the 4 I can't imagine every potential TV viewer hasn't already decided whether they'll watch or not

da croupier, Sunday, 13 May 2012 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

also do they know they've got two single-cams about tv showrunners followed by two mockumentaries about bureaucracy

da croupier, Sunday, 13 May 2012 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol. kinda telling, isn't it?

Nhex, Sunday, 13 May 2012 23:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

many xps, NPH just tweeted that tonight's hour-long HIMYM season finale will reveal Barney's bride. There it is!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 14 May 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

by the fall NBC will be begging Brian Williams to retool his newsmagazine so that it's primarily about his daughter masturbating

kitty shayme (some dude), Monday, 14 May 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

allison william's father is such a tool

Mordy, Monday, 14 May 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^

raw feel vegan (silby), Monday, 14 May 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

the trailer for revolution isn't half bad? out of all the crap abrams has produced since lost, it seems like the closest thing to lost, in that the pilot might be really good and the rest of the crap show will be intriguing enough to foster an annoying cult fandom. but NBC probably would've killed for lost's numbers so

of family bonds and individual triumph. Narrated by Tim Allen, (zachlyon), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 01:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

See...based on the trailer, Revolution looks like high-concept done right (using the concept as backdrop, not foreground). I mean, that's something you can get a lot of mileage out of without having to constantly tease ill-developed "reveals" that ultimately disappoint. The less you have to rely on clicking puzzle pieces into place in order to propel the narrative, the better off you're gonna be. But it's entirely possible that I'm wrong and they'll actually go that highly-devalued route and crank out one convoluted season before turfing out. Time will tell.

Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

many xps, NPH just tweeted that tonight's hour-long HIMYM season finale will reveal Barney's bride. There it is!

STFU SPOILERS

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can't even think of a pretend-science reason for electricity to stop working on the whole planet.

raw feel vegan (silby), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

like unless all electricity in this show was being provided by some sort of glowing cube that some guy found and the electricity wirelessly transmitted to everybody and everybody who knew other ways of generating electricity died then the cube got sad and turned off

raw feel vegan (silby), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

because otherwise uh no point in ever revealing why the electricity turns off, the right move is to just treat it like magic, there's even a special amulet

raw feel vegan (silby), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

next 1,200 posts itt will be abt revolution

of family bonds and individual triumph. Narrated by Tim Allen, (zachlyon), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean come on do electrons stop moving but only in copper wire

raw feel vegan (silby), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

does static electricity still exist in revolution?

raw feel vegan (silby), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

what about covalent or ionic bonds

raw feel vegan (silby), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

a world without ions is a world without acids or bases, that'd be even more problematic, everything wld have a pH of 7, your saliva wouldn't work right anymore, stomach couldn't digest shit, now that's a show I'd watch, people crapping out entire unmolested porkchops

raw feel vegan (silby), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can't even think of a pretend-science reason for electricity to stop working on the whole planet.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

strange how this show would be more plausible in a fantasy setting where the magic went out instead of the electricity and everything went all freaky crossbow-punk on them.

raw feel vegan (silby), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

also strange how in this world i can watch a youtube video of home camcorder footage of a computer screen playing a pirated stream of a television show, my head hurts

raw feel vegan (silby), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

not to mention that most of the tv show footage in question is of a diegetic film projection, so there's like five nested screens here, I might die over here

raw feel vegan (silby), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

You're angling for a consulting credit on Revolution, aren't you, silby? I'm onto you...

Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

next 1,200 posts itt will be abt revolution

― of family bonds and individual triumph. Narrated by Tim Allen, (zachlyon), Tuesday, May 15, 2012 3:10 AM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

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It was you. Miming to Tenacious D. (stevie), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 07:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

So this Revolution is pretty much a rip-off of SM Stirling's Emberverse series then?

President Keyes, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes, that seems to be a likely scenario

thomp, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 11:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

30 Rock had a good run, it's for the best. This season was by far the worse.

UnderControl, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 12:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nah.

Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

under control, off the money.

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

You know how you could tell shows were NBC shows just by looking at them for the past few years? Heroes, The Event, The Cape, Harry's Law, etc etc? I was watching the Revolution trailer and, even though I knew it was an NBC property the whole time, it didn't look or feel like one. Maybe they've at least turned a corner here.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

They downloaded a new Final Cut filter, iirc.

Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey, hey - Harry's Law at least recruited the old Boston Legal editing and music team

Nhex, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

this has been the best 30 rock season in several seasons

of family bonds and individual triumph. Narrated by Tim Allen, (zachlyon), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink


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