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  # 598373 21-Mar-2012 20:38
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Well tonight I intend to watch episode 9 of Homeland and I agree with some of the others a little slow to start but is really taking off. I have no idea why people are comparing this show to 24 as they're not a lot alike and I found 24 to be utter over the top garbage.

As for the other series mentioned on here Person of Interest is pretty good but I also agree that it seems to be starting to get to be much the same each episode and for a show that at first I thought was really good it has dragged off a bit and will be surprised if it gets a 2nd season.

The Walking Dead a friend and I had a discussion about it recently and how this second season although really drags at times finsihes fantastically (well mostly I was not a huge fan of all that transpired in the season finale) but it still really ramped up from how half the season was (as my friend described it Zombie Famrville).

Then there's Once Upon a Time I really ejoyed the start of this but the person I watch nearly all my shows with (my teenage brother in law) he found himself not enjoying it so never really have gotten round to watching some more. 

A similar type show that is based on Fairy Tale stuff that came out about the same time is Grimm based around The Brothers Grimm's stories this is a little bit of a softer Supernatural and worth a watch too if you liked either Once Upon a Time or Supernatural type stuff.

Yet another similar show is Lost Girl which is based around a Succubus who is trying to find out more about her past and to find a place to fit in amongst the world of the Fae.  Think sexy Supernatural hehe.

For those that want realism in their shows lets be realistic it isn't going to happen as realistically most of the situations that these shows put on for us would be mired down into a space where most would simply get so bored after a eipsode or two it won't be around to see the end. It's about what hopefully will spin a overall buck and that's why movies like Scott Pilgram won't get a sequel and Piranha 3d already has one green lit.

Now for upcoming shows roll on April and the return of Game of Thrones and later on (hopefully this year) Boardwalk Empire.

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  # 598414 21-Mar-2012 22:08
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Two things...

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I don't want to believe that Damian Lewis is playing a bad guy after watching him play Captain Winters in the outstanding Band of Brothers series, and also seeing him in the TV series 'Life'. He's obviously been typecast as a generally "good guy" in most of the other stuff he's been in. But most of all, I just don't want it to taint the image of Captain Winters. I haven't watched the most recent TV3 episode yet, so he might turn out to be a "good guy" after all.

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After recently watching the second series of BBC's Sherlock, it's going to be extremely hard to find any TV that even comes mildly close to matching the brilliance of that series. Eagerly awaiting the third series.

I will carry on watching it for at least another 4 or 5 episodes to see if it can carry my interest.

 
 
 
 


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  # 598425 21-Mar-2012 22:31
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I've been watching Homeland via TV3's On Demand system which is quite good for minimal ads etc. It's starting to lose it's lustre for me but I'll stick through a few more episodes to see how it goes. Plus there's Claire Danes :-)

Networks need to bring back single episode (self contained) actions shows along the lines of The Professionals, but without the ridiculous characters they think they have to include these days to keep everyone happy...

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  # 599166 23-Mar-2012 15:19
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jtbthatsme: Well tonight I intend to watch episode 9 of Homeland and I agree with some of the others a little slow to start but is really taking off. I have no idea why people are comparing this show to 24 as they're not a lot alike and I found 24 to be utter over the top garbage.


Wah?! 24 was the best action series in the history of television!

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  # 599187 23-Mar-2012 16:05
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jtbthatsme: Well tonight I intend to watch episode 9 of Homeland and I agree with some of the others a little slow to start but is really taking off. I have no idea why people are comparing this show to 24 as they're not a lot alike and I found 24 to be utter over the top garbage.


Wah?! 24 was the best action series in the history of television!


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  # 599228 23-Mar-2012 17:54
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Nothing comes close to Sons of Anarchy. Except maybe Game of Thrones.

Homeland is very good. Much more "plausable" than 24. 24 is just die hard in series format with out the catch phrases (yippy kay yay...)
Certainly does pick up near the end of the series.

Oh, anyone watch Terra Nova and not regret it?



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  # 599236 23-Mar-2012 18:02
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Yes, and Die Hard is the greatest action movie of all time. So that's a great complimant to 24.

Anyway, regarding Terra Nova, it started off promising, but didn't deliver in the end. Would've gave season 2 a try if it didn't get canned.

 
 
 
 


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  # 599237 23-Mar-2012 18:11
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Early 24 is some of the best TV ever. But late 24? Well, lets just say they ran out of ideas long before they ran out of episodes. 

Terra Nova? My overriding thought was "Well, at least the girls are pretty". What great premise ruined. It's dinosaurs for crying out loud!    




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