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December 9th, 2004

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11:40 pm - another post complaining about television
Freaks & Geeks: 15 episodes aired.
Wonderfalls: 4 episodes aired.
Everybody Loves Raymond: 200th episode airs Monday night.

There is a God, but he's written off television entirely.

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Date:December 10th, 2004 06:17 am (UTC)
Firefly--13 episodes made, 11 aired.
The Handler--16 episodes made, 14 aired.

It actually sort of weirds me out that CSI is so popular, but the fact that its spinoffs are, also, and I don't like them reassures me that I must not be liking what other people like about the original.
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Date:December 10th, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC)
Doctor, Doctor!
Man I loved that show.
That ran up against Herman's Head didn't it?
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Date:December 10th, 2004 07:16 am (UTC)
Andy Richter Controls the Universe. Still not out on DVD.
Date:December 10th, 2004 12:37 pm (UTC)
Fawlty Towers: only 12 episodes needed.
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Date:December 11th, 2004 12:46 am (UTC)
Well played, Mr. Dyte, well played. I guess the same goes for The Young Ones as well.

(But on the other hand, how many seasons did they milk Are You Being Served for? Mrs. Slocombe's pussy must've been tired by the end of it all.)
Date:December 10th, 2004 02:16 pm (UTC)
Huh ...

Well, I, for one, think "Raymond" is a great show ... old-fashioned sitcom in the "Honeymooners"/"Dick Van Dyke" mode, which has never had to go into absurdity for laughs.

On the other hand, "According to Jim" is pushing the century mark, and it seems ot be easier to find syndicated reruns of "Becker" than it is to find "NewsRadio," so, yes, things suck.



Date:December 10th, 2004 02:17 pm (UTC)
(it's a name so nice, I signed it twice)
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Date:December 11th, 2004 12:40 am (UTC)
I dunno, every time I've watched Raymond I get nothing but acrimony and arguing, and I've had to change the channel. I admit Peter Boyle is hilarious in whatever he does, but the overall tone of the episodes I've seen just rubs me the wrong way ("Raymond avoids his family who find him and torment him anyway; hilarity ensues.") Maybe I just didn't see enough, but I thought I did a good job statistically sampling it.

Oh, and they'll show Becker anywhere. It's the chicken parmesan of sitcoms. You can be anywhere and Becker can be on and you know exactly what you're going to get -- and if you actually watch it, you feel guilty cause you know something better is on as well, but noooooo, you hadda order the chicken parm. I saw a high-larious episode involving a big misunderstanding on a United flight, and United was supposed to be showing NBC stuff.
Date:December 10th, 2004 02:25 pm (UTC)
Firefly is another good example, listed above.

I really want to buy the Wonderfalls dvd set when it comes out. It was supposed to be out before christmas, but got pushed back to Feb 2005.
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Date:December 10th, 2004 02:30 pm (UTC)
but family guy is coming back!
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Date:December 10th, 2004 09:02 pm (UTC)


This has nothing ot do with anything, but do you want to go to the Extreme Beer Fest at the Cyclorama, Rob?
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Date:December 10th, 2004 10:10 pm (UTC)
And yet, Arrested Development was picked up for a second season. God works in mysterious ways, ours not to understand, only to praise.
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Date:December 11th, 2004 12:55 am (UTC)
Arrested Development also won a wheelbarrowful of Emmys, and after that, not even FOX is dim enough to throw it out in favor of "Fatties Get Married" or whatever new reality-based show they can spittle out during a methamphetamine spitball session.

At least, not this season.
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Date:December 11th, 2004 09:52 am (UTC)
i liked wonderfalls
i don't get too many tv shows, i mean i don't understand them
yah so
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Date:December 11th, 2004 05:27 pm (UTC)
Lesser-known but still disappointing...

I loved "Mission Hill" on Adult Swim (was it originally on a network or something?)

Ballykissangel was a great show that I would have liked to see continue.

And there was a quirky British teen drama called 24Seven that I shamefully admit to enjoying.
Date:December 29th, 2004 08:01 pm (UTC)
Indeed, it was on the WB (hence the joke from the episode where that older brother [can't think of his name] went on Real World when it was filming in Mission Hill - "I'm not MTV material. Heck, I'm not even WB material".)

And now you know.
Date:December 11th, 2004 05:35 pm (UTC)
Man From Atlantis - 17 episodes, NO DVD.

Damn it.

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