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What is the last Television series you watched?

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Sorry, that's what I meant. I'm still stuck halfway through season 2.

The constant tv promos for the next season are teasing me to hurry up and get a move on.

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Smart kid!

I'm not saying he isn't, but he's too young to get anything out of something like Mad Men.

Sorry, that's what I meant. I'm still stuck halfway through season 2.

The constant tv promos for the next season are teasing me to hurry up and get a move on.

Season 3 is much better than season 2, IMO. (They stopped with the regular flashbacks)

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Oddly for me, I enjoy the flashbacks (I hated them in Lost to the point of stopping watching it).

Unlike the tiresome ones of Lost, Don's flashbacks added real heft and insight into his character, I thought.

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Unlike the tiresome ones of Lost, Don's flashbacks added real heft and insight into his character, I thought.

Depends of the episode.

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With Don Draper, I'm not sure if I want the insights (keeping things mysterious is often more intriguing than exposition) or if I want it through the use of flashbacks. Anyway, they were easily my least favorite aspect of Mad Men. I was glad to see they were no more in season 3. That doesn't mean they stopped using them but you can no longer set your watch to it. Little spoiler: In season 4, there's a nice flashback of Don and Roger meeting each other.

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Two Broke Girls,

best line of 2012,

No one does me, better than me.

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With Don Draper, I'm not sure if I want the insights (keeping things mysterious is often more intriguing than exposition) or if I want it through the use of flashbacks. Anyway, they were easily my least favorite aspect of Mad Men. I was glad to see they were no more in season 3. That doesn't mean they stopped using them but you can no longer set your watch to it. Little spoiler: In season 4, there's a nice flashback of Don and Roger meeting each other.

I was so confused by that flashback. The show did nothing to signify there was a change in time. Only until the end of that scene did I realize we were in the past. I think that was always the case with flashbacks, but the editing in this particular situation didn't help.

I don't like how Don's past was executed in the show. Not only did it seem impossible, but it felt like a curveball in the pace and tone the show set up in the pilot. It does add layer and depth to his character, but I think the show would be better if it left the double identity thing out, or cleaned it up a bit so it wasn't so ridiculous. Either way, the writers really fucked up in Season 4.

He has a great thing going with the freelance chick. I recall Sally liking her. Don liked her. She liked Don. He told her his secret, which meant something. I felt the show was moving in the right direction, of him changing and settling down. Then off he goes and marries his secretary without a second thought.

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Not sure if I understand what you mean with 'fucked up season 4' but if you mean they shouldn't delve into Don's past too much then I agree.

I didn't experience any problem with jumping back in time without warning (like a blurry transition or something). You could see that it was a flashback by their conversation and also, Don doesn't work as a salesman in a shop.

Spoiler Season 4: Don marrying his free lance secretary without thinking about it is a reaction to the bad things that happened in his love life. It often is meant to get back at the person that went away (ex-wife).

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Season 4 is definitely a bit weaker than the previous three. Not sure why. Maybe the concept is simply wearing out?

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Not sure if I understand what you mean with 'fucked up season 4' but if you mean they shouldn't delve into Don's past too much then I agree.

Spoiler Season 4: Don marrying his free lance secretary without thinking about it is a reaction to the bad things that happened in his love life. It often is meant to get back at the person that went away (ex-wife).

I was referring to the season finale, which you addressed somewhat in your spoiler.

Don has no reason to get back at Betty, she's naturally the disgruntled one. He's at fault for the divorce and he knows it, but refuses to accept it himself. Either way, he found a new love that he spent the whole season with, and entrusted her with his past, only to throw all of that character development away in the finale.

It makes no sense on the writers' part, which leads me to Karol's post:

Season 4 is definitely a bit weaker than the previous three. Not sure why. Maybe the concept is simply wearing out?

I think the reason why Season 4 ended the way it did was so there could be a whole other season about something. I don't know what Matthew Weiner's game plan is, but at this point it seems like he has no end in sight and wants to keep it going on aimlessly. All he really had to do was give more attention to the side characters.

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I agree that the side characters were a bit forgotten this time. It was less of an ensemble piece and more like Don Draper's season.

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Big Love kept going downhill every season. Seasons 4 and 5 were just brutal to try to get through.

Though Season 3 does have one spectacular episode (Come, Ye Saints)

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You're in for extreme disappointment. The first 2 seasons were the best by a long mile. It all slowly goes downhill as the show gets more and more complicated and there are more and more characters and more and more situations Bill gets himself in the middle of. Bleh.

Too bad, the show had such potential and 2 strong opening seasons...

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After I watched the Earth 2 pilot, I watched the pilot to Sliders, which I had never seen before. I got into that show well into later seasons -- still during the first three since the Professor and Wade were still in it -- but I couldn't tell you if the order made a difference. I think I'm going to watch that one instead of Earth 2.

Strike that. Firefly will come before Sliders.

Personally I don't mind that Netflix is dropping a lot of movies in favor of TV shows. There are a lot of good ones to catch up on.

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twas fun in the early years until it took itself seriously.

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After I watched the Earth 2 pilot, I watched the pilot to Sliders, which I had never seen before. I got into that show well into later seasons -- still during the first three since the Professor and Wade were still in it -- but I couldn't tell you if the order made a difference. I think I'm going to watch that one instead of Earth 2.

Strike that. Firefly will come before Sliders.

Personally I don't mind that Netflix is dropping a lot of movies in favor of TV shows. There are a lot of good ones to catch up on.

I used to watch Sliders as a kid too! It was on every Friday night, double-billed with The X-Files (before X-Files moved to Sundays). Good times.

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You probably mean Kari Wuhrer, who was on for seasons 3-5. The original girl was more girl next door good looking.

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Over the past week I watched the entire series of Home Movies. Possibly my favorite comedy series, and by far my favorite animated series. It's unfortunate it got cancelled, but the finale was perfect.

I need to start tuning in to Bob's Burgers. Seems Loren Bouchard broke his curse by lasting more than 4 episodes with this one. The thing with Home Movies though, it has the perfect blend of Bouchard, Small, Katz, and Benjamin to create the ultimate comedy. Everything these guys have done afterwards have paled in comparison.

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Over the past week I watched the entire series of Home Movies. Possibly my favorite comedy series, and by far my favorite animated series. It's unfortunate it got cancelled, but the finale was perfect.

I haven't seen that one, but I loved Dr Katz when I was a kid. Have you checked out his next show, Bob's Burgers, yet?

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I'll definitely check it out eventually!

Now when are you gonna start watching Fringe? ;)

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I saw an episode recently. The one with the guy from The Dark Knight that could see the future or something. Still not really my thing. I'm more interested in Alcatraz. Do you know anything about Person Of Interest? I recall watching the first few minutes of the Pilot, and the opening was so overlong and was exactly some movie I saw, but I don't remember which.

EDIT

Oh yeah, Minority Report.

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That wasn't a particularly good episode of Fringe. I really think you'll like the show if you watch all the episodes in order. The second half of season 2 and all of season 3 are especially fantastic (the episode you saw was from Seaosn 4, which is also good. Season 1 was the worst, like with most shows)

I've seen every episode of Alcatraz. It's alright. The scoring is excellent (It's VERY similar to LOST, at least in the action material - doesn't really have as much oportunity for emotional material)

I've never seen Person of Interest, and also have never heard anyone say anything positive about it. >shrug<

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Regarding TV, what I tend to do these days is just wait for the show to end and buy the complete series set for cheap. Only reason I got Mad Men was because they were $10 a season on Black Friday two years back.

Other than that, I haven't watched a new series since LOST.

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Finally finished Arrested Development after starting it some months back. Really great show, but I don't think it's the funniest ever like Jay. ;)

I think it's odd that, for me, the show's central character is the least funny. Bateman has some funny parts, but all the other actors are just too hilarious in their roles for him to even come close. The celebrity characters are all pretty well done too. I think Andy Richter might be favorite one.

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Bateman has some funny parts, but all the other actors are just too hilarious in their roles for him to even come close.

Like Seinfeld?

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We're about halfway through season 1 of Arrested Development, it's frequently very, very funny. But it ain't no Curb.

Larry David is a god.

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like seinfeld the two shows mentioned above are overrated and not nearly as funny as people make them out to be.

Sunday night we watched the shocking Walking Dead episode. What an ending.

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That's a heck of a gift you've got their - knowing what is funny and what isn't to people who aren't you. Either that or you're pulling shit out of your arse and passing it of as fact.

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That's a heck of a gift you've got their - knowing what is funny and what isn't to people who aren't you. Either that or you're pulling shit out of your arse and passing it of as fact.

I know what I find funning and sienfeld, larry david and arrested development are not that funny, perhaps you should examine why they make you laugh and find the deficiency within your concepts of humor. The shove them up your arse, its actually ass over here, and then shove a big black butt plug up there until it soaks in. ;)

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You definitely wouldn't like Alan Partridge.

But we agree on the buttplug thing. They make a point like no other.

Larry David is a god.

Gay!

It's a man crush, in that the craggy old git would be awesome to be around. According to Ricky Gervais, he is.

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