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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #375 on: October 23, 2013, 04:52:56 PM »
Without even looking at the list, "Home" is #1, isn't it?

Yes! Ha!

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #376 on: October 25, 2013, 05:41:27 PM »
Apparently, there's something coming out called The Pete Holmes Show that we all need to be watching.

http://splitsider.com/2013/10/watch-pete-holmes-fire-the-x-men-one-by-one/


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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #377 on: October 26, 2013, 10:50:38 AM »
Leaping onto the True Blood wagon...


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Jonathan Rhys Meyers is to play the titular vamp in NBC and Sky Living’s 10-episode Dracula adaptation

In the year that sees The Twilight Saga finally draw to a close, you might say that NBCUniversal and Sky Living’s hop onto the vamp bandwagon is a bit, er, dilatory. That said, interest in Bram Stoker’s 1897 Dracula has never really waned, so now probably seems as good a time as any to produce a new TV adaptation.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) will be playing the lead role, and the series will reportedly kick off with Drac's arrival in 1890s London rather than Jonathan Harker’s journey to the Count's distant castle. In this incarnation, Dracula is posing as an American entrepreneur seeking to bring modern technology to Victorian England, all the while planning to wreak revenge on the descendants of his former enemies. Sounds like a good few departures have been taken from the novel, then.

Dracula comes based on a script by comic book writer Cole Haddon (The Strange Case of Mr Hyde), that’s been described as “…dark, twisted and intelligent” by Sky’s Head of Drama. The series is co-produced by NBCUniversal and Sky Living, and due to go into production later this year.

This is weird. It's like they're trying to copy Revenge, but also doing Dracula, and all in 1896 America (where old Vlad is posing as a young American industrialist inspired by Tesla).

That said, episode one is watchable and interesting. It's got me hooked... Though I'm gunshy after SHIELD.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #378 on: November 02, 2013, 09:02:07 AM »
Episode two of Dracula. It's still fun... We're back in London now, and I like the whole conspiracy twist. In fact...the Stoker story is so poorly done that you can go ahead and reboot it for 2013 seasonal-arc NBC "please be the next Lost/Revenge" network TV and end up with something greatly improved.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #379 on: November 02, 2013, 04:23:32 PM »
The title of io9's review says it all! (Italics theirs.)

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This is the best TV series about Dracula buying a coolant company ever

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #380 on: November 18, 2013, 10:11:18 AM »
Wow...so the Almost Human pilot has to be the worst hour of sci-fi TV I have ever seen. And, yes, I'm including Starlost and Salvage One and many failed pilots in that estimation.

I don't mind that they ripped off Blade Runner and Robots of Death and parts of Runaway without even bothering to, you know, change or update the scenes, but it was such a ham-handed, poorly written, idiotic piece of shit. It was like when the It's Always Sunny gang did Lethal Weapon 5 and had long comical scenes of over-exposition. Then throw in a plotline that was so rushed it felt like we had missed earlier episodes at various points throughout the episode. Then throw in just general idiotic...AGH! AAAHHHH!!!

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #381 on: November 18, 2013, 05:41:24 PM »
Yeah...not good.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #382 on: November 22, 2013, 04:25:10 PM »
The title of io9's review says it all! (Italics theirs.)

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This is the best TV series about Dracula buying a coolant company ever

Ten reasons to watch Dracula (and I agree with them all!)

http://io9.com/10-reasons-you-should-be-watching-dracula-right-now-1469498816

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #383 on: November 24, 2013, 11:01:40 AM »
I've ignored the new Atlantis series on the Beeb because Merlin and all that shit is insane and stupid.

So they premiered it on BBC America after Dr. Who and...it's a very well done sci-fi/fantasy about someone from the present day sucked back in time to the last days of Atlantis. And it's...okay. Sort of. You can tell it has that Merlin influence, but it has this sort of nostalgic 80s feel to it.

Only 20 minutes in, though...

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #384 on: December 13, 2013, 01:02:38 PM »
Community lost their showrunner and their writers and season 4 was unwatchable... I quit, and so did many others. It almost killed the show and, then, amid apologies, they brought some of the behind the scenes folks back. And this makes me want to start watching again:


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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #385 on: January 08, 2014, 10:50:15 AM »
Intelligence!

Watching it now. It's basically Six Million Dollar Man meets Continuum set in Sherlock Holmes' memory palace.

And...not bad, 7 minutes in.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #386 on: February 24, 2014, 11:08:02 AM »
Top ten best moments from the first week of the Tonight Show...

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2014/02/tonight-show-fallon-best-moments/

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #387 on: February 28, 2014, 01:39:11 PM »
I'm going to just stop researching real life shit for two years. It's a waste of my time.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10667362/Bret-Easton-Ellis-and-Rob-Zombie-team-up-for-TV-project-on-the-Manson-murders.html

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #388 on: February 28, 2014, 02:04:14 PM »
I'm going to just stop researching real life shit for two years. It's a waste of my time.


No! Just research what I tell you to research. Like Clara! A story that has everything -- presidential-level conspiracy theories, love triangles, fucking sword battles -- and nobody ever talks about it.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #389 on: March 12, 2014, 08:17:42 AM »
I feel like we should just make a 500 page "Abramsverse" thread so we can merge half the threads in the TV forum into it.

So.... Believe! Abrams doing a weird combo of Firestarter, Alias, and Utopia. The first episode is almost line-by-line predictable... But it's Abrams, so I'll give it a few more episodes. Because it's also kind of good in that way the early episodes of PoI were kind of good.