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New seasons of Mythbusters and Top Chef Masters are here! Wheeeeee! Big Grin
 
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Woo hoo!

We also watched the premier of Breaking In. Christy and I have a soft spot for the lead, and it's a reasonably clever show, but the best part is definitely Christian Slater. He's just a lot of fun to watch.

Mythbusters was awesome, though, and Top Chef Masters looks to be really, really challenging this year. Even if they kicked out my favourite guy in the first episode.


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I don't think I like the new format of Top Chef Masters. It feels too much like regular Top Chef to me.
And I don't know any of the people on this season. They used to have much more interesting and renowned chefs... I miss those guys. They were really nice people. I want characters like Art Smith, and Rick Moonen, and Jonathan Waxman, and Rick Bayless! The same goes for the judges: where is Gael Greene? Jay Rayner? Gail Simmons?
 
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Top Of The Pops from 1976.

This experience can be best summarised by WHATTHEEVERLIVINGFUCK?


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You are a Leprechaun. I'm not even sure what you are. Whiskey-soaked reports from your baffling Isle of Ire raise more questions than they answer. Are you a dwarf? Where's your pickax? If you're an elf, why don't you cobble? You'd think with all your gold, you could invest in some land, perhaps a title, and improve your station. Instead, you hide it in meteorologically-determined locations. You're getting killed on inflation, little friend!
 
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Originally posted by Ceridwen:
Wait, are we talking students or lecturers here? Because, sure, the students were shagging left, right and centre, but that's to be expected. I was talking about the lecturers.


Lecturers. Certain of whom were getting laid a hell of a lot more than me.


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You are a Leprechaun. I'm not even sure what you are. Whiskey-soaked reports from your baffling Isle of Ire raise more questions than they answer. Are you a dwarf? Where's your pickax? If you're an elf, why don't you cobble? You'd think with all your gold, you could invest in some land, perhaps a title, and improve your station. Instead, you hide it in meteorologically-determined locations. You're getting killed on inflation, little friend!
 
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'The Belfast Blitz'

Harrowing. But amazing.


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You are a Leprechaun. I'm not even sure what you are. Whiskey-soaked reports from your baffling Isle of Ire raise more questions than they answer. Are you a dwarf? Where's your pickax? If you're an elf, why don't you cobble? You'd think with all your gold, you could invest in some land, perhaps a title, and improve your station. Instead, you hide it in meteorologically-determined locations. You're getting killed on inflation, little friend!
 
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Ceridwen, I think much of the reason I'm not into is as much is that it's coming on the heels of a really, really good season with chefs of very nearly the same calibre, if not in the same positions. I do know a lot of the chefs, but I'm a pretty hardcore foodie. I don't like the rather fond relationship between the critics and the chefs - if a contestant on Top Chef made a giant, oversalted scallop, Bourdain would've made 'em cry.


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The Event - One of the best shows I've ever seen. It's become less complex narrative-wise, but still a very, very good show, with characters that I really like. I also like that all characters have deep motivations for their actions, that no one seems to be in control, though some things here and there haven't been as carefully handled as others.

Big Bang Theory - I loved it from the start, always will. As we call it here, though, "Sheldon and his friends" (which isn't a bad thing).

Bones - I'm a bit behind on it, missed some episodes, don't even know what season is being broadcast, a very solid, enjoyable show, nonetheless. Boreanaz is no longer Angel in my head but Booth.

(ETA) Modern Family - My favourite comedy. I love everyone, here, and its very, very real. Touching and amazingly funny.

2 1/2 Men, Family Guy, The Simpsons, American Dad, etc. - these series' episodes are randomly broadcast.

Oh, and Glee - I'm still liking it a lot, but they're losing my interest, since the songs haven't touched me and several episodes are mere filler.

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i watched game of thrones last night...i know a lot of you like the books on here...but i wont be watching that show again



-not back with a vengeance, more like a dull thud followed by a scared wave-
 
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Things I've finished watching:

Spartacus, both Blood and Sand and Gods of the Arena - my favourite show (and superb prequel), where everyone can act, specially John Hannah. And John Hannah, again. Not even remotely historical (fine. a bit. a tiny bit), but a very dramatic, over-the-top, sensual, sexual and bloody show. Which, I found to my surprise, I really loved. I mean, sex, (yummy) gladiators, beautiful women (drools), sex again, blood, drama, highest-level dialog, great performances, more drama, more sex, more of everything! Producers probably had one word in mind: Yes. Oh, yes, to everything. And then more. Not for the tastes of everyone.

Caprica - Why, why was it killed on its first season, why?! The best thing I've ever watched on TV, specially considering it was a prequel to Battlestar Galactica.

Battlestar Galactica - First season only, need to get the rest of it. As good as Caprica. I started watching it after its prequel, and I recommend to do the same if possible.



God is everywhere, except within us, so we can look for Him, and find Him.

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i watched game of thrones last night...i know a lot of you like the books on here...but i wont be watching that show again

I am very curious to see what people think of this. I am still reading the book on a Boardie's recommendation. I like the book so far. I did watch the 15 min into that was free On Demand. If I decide to watch the TV show at some point it will be after it is out on DVD.

Seems to me that the series could have great character development potential. I do think from what little I have seen it looks like Lord of the Rings meets Falcon's Crest. Smile


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Oh.. and I HAVE been watching Superjail
Love Superjail!


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I've just finished having a weekend 4oD marathon of the Misfits .

Love it, Love it, Love it. Series 3 starts filming in 3 weeks ... are we there yet? are we there yet>? are we there yet?


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the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.


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I'm watching Misfits too, Smaugie. I'm on ep. 3 of the first season.


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Better Off Ted. I vaguely remember watching a few eps on tv and enjoying it, but never remembering when it was on. And I guess it got canceled? Which is a pity 'cos it's clever.


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i watched game of thrones last night...i know a lot of you like the books on here...but i wont be watching that show again

I am very curious to see what people think of this. I am still reading the book on a Boardie's recommendation. I like the book so far. I did watch the 15 min into that was free On Demand. If I decide to watch the TV show at some point it will be after it is out on DVD.

Seems to me that the series could have great character development potential. I do think from what little I have seen it looks like Lord of the Rings meets Falcon's Crest. Smile



it just wasn't my type of thing really...but i did give it a shot and went in with an open mind (mainly because I didn't know much about it at all)...but I was actually thinking that it would be something that I would love

I haven't read any of the books or whatever...but I've seen a lot of people on here talk about how good they are...but I avoided reading what they were about until the HBO show came out

for me, if it's going to be some in a tolkien style setting then i say make it so people are aware of all of these other creatures and things out there...otherwise you might as well have it on earth
and in that case, i would prefer it in a modern day setting...because honestly, with fantasy stuff, its not going to get my interest now that im not in the early years of high school unless it has a modern setting or is just way the hell out there and funny (ie. discworld series)

but other than all that that bothered me, there was just way too many things that confused the hell out of me...i think if i had read the books, i probably would have been able to follow it more...as it was, after about half an hour in, i turned to the other people i was watching it with and asked them if they had the slightest clue what was happening...i wasnt the only one who couldnt figure out what was going on

also, the HBO need for ridiculous amounts of nudity is getting really annoying

but yeah, if you read and liked the books, odds are you'd really like this...i think my friends and i are in the minority of people that watched it and couldnt stand it...but as i said, im going to find something else to do with my time between 9-10 on a sunday night



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I'm watching Misfits too, Smaugie. I'm on ep. 3 of the first season.


so tell everyone how fabulous it is Big Grin


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I prefer to live in a country that's small, and old, and where no one would ever have the NERVE to wear a cape in public, whether they could leap tall buildings in a single bound or not.

the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.


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Oh the nudity is from the books in this case...
 
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Oh the nudity is from the books in this case...


ahhh...well thats a first for HBO...but yeah, i still dont find it all that necessary (what they showed at least in the first episode)...even the really weird creepy blonde brother and sister thing could have been done without having her to suddenly be lacking in clothes



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I dunno, I love the HBO series and have seen most of them, and to me they never really seem to go overboard with the nudity. Matter of opinion I suppose. And yes, in Game of Thrones case that stuff was all from the book, so that one's not really HBO's fault.

Showtime on the other hand... While I do like their shows, and I'm currently watching the Borgias, they do seem to love throwing in gratuitous nudity.


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