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Posted: February 06, 2019, 1:41 PM Post
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When I was in high school in the late 70's early 80's my dad and I would watch reruns of M*A*S*H every night at 10:30 after the news (I think they were showing reruns while the show was still creating new episodes in prime time) . I did enjoy the show a lot, but I thought it really lost a lot of comedy after Larry Linville (Frank) left, and the last 2 or 3 years of the show were pretty much unwatchable to me. After a while I believe they switched from M*A*S*H reruns to Cheers reruns at 10:30 (I think it was Channel 6 in Milwaukee that showed those reruns).

We had a three strikes rule with regard to MASH.

Strike 1 - Hunnicutt (Mike Farrell) instead of Trapper John (Wayne Rogers). Hunnicutt was just a lot more boring than Trapper.

Strike 2 - Col. Potter (Harry Morgan) instead of Col. Blake (McLean Stevenson). Stevenson was a very funny comedian, and he played off the other actors really, really well. Morgan was fine as Potter, and sort of acted as a moral compass at times. But Stevenson contributed to the anarchy of the early shows.

Strike 3 - Winchester (David Ogden Stiers) instead of Frank Burns (Larry Linville). Frank was just a brilliant character - it was hard to top that.

Each of these three replacements were fine. The actors were good and so forth. But each made things a little more staid and a little more conventional. Also, when Wayne Rogers left, it made Alan Alda the sole star. And Alda definitely pushed the show into his own direction over time.

In all of these cases, I think part of things simply reflected on the tone and writing of the show. As the show aged, the show lost its edge. There were often moments of brilliance, but they were fewer and further in between.


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Posted: March 05, 2019, 10:42 PM Post
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On Saturday we finished out the series Longmire.

If you're into westerns and/or crime drama, be forewarned, it's fairly addicting.


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Posted: March 06, 2019, 2:07 PM Post
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Just finished the 4th and final season of The Affair.

Loved this series from the start. Enjoyed the ending.


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Just finished season 4 of Poldark. Really good. British drama set in Cornwall starting around 1790.


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This season of Brooklyn 99 has been rather meh. There's been way too many episodes which almost entirely focus on one character and whatever their "personal struggle" is at the moment. It's a comedy, make me laugh. If I wanted the feels I'd watch This Is Us or some crap like that.


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Posted: March 10, 2019, 8:35 PM Post
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AP Bio is back on and is off to a great start.


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This season of Brooklyn 99 has been rather meh. There's been way too many episodes which almost entirely focus on one character and whatever their "personal struggle" is at the moment. It's a comedy, make me laugh. If I wanted the feels I'd watch This Is Us or some crap like that.


I agree with this statement. When the show was on FOX, I would routinely have at least one or two loud belly-laughs per episode. This year, I've yet to really laugh much at all. A few giggles and that's been it.

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Sure seems like the case with so many shows. As soon as some main character gets married, the show loses its edge.


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This post isn't very current, because the finale was awhile ago, but man The Americans final season was so great! I posted earlier that I love this show, but the final season, and finale were home runs. The finale effected me all day yesterday. So much open for you to finish with your own mind. I know a lot of people dislike this type of ending, but I prefer it. Leaves a lot up to your thoughts and feelings. Makes me want to go back and watch the whole thing again! Someday.


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Sure seems like the case with so many shows. As soon as some main character gets married, the show loses its edge.


Two topics I hate on tv shows:

Marriage
Baby(s)

Those two things almost always make me lose interest, yet they all do it...


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Posted: March 11, 2019, 7:24 PM Post
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jerichoholicninja said:
This season of Brooklyn 99 has been rather meh. There's been way too many episodes which almost entirely focus on one character and whatever their "personal struggle" is at the moment. It's a comedy, make me laugh. If I wanted the feels I'd watch This Is Us or some crap like that.


I agree with this statement. When the show was on FOX, I would routinely have at least one or two loud belly-laughs per episode. This year, I've yet to really laugh much at all. A few giggles and that's been it.


It almost seems like season 4 of Arrested Development where the actors were all busy and they couldn't ever get them together at the same time to shoot so each episode is like it's own side story about a character or two. I'm a couple behind but the last episode I watched had a lot of golden lines from Captain Holt trying to act undercover.


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AP Bio is back on and is off to a great start.

I dig AP Bio too, but I think it will always be a perpetual bubble show even if it survives this season. I loved the first episode last Thursday. Tonight’s episode was so-so.


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For the record, I thoroughly laughed and enjoyed last week's episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine". Probably because it was filled with sophomoric jokes and one-liners. A lot more than in recent episodes. I guess that tells you a lot about myself!

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For the record, I thoroughly laughed and enjoyed last week's episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine". Probably because it was filled with sophomoric jokes and one-liners. A lot more than in recent episodes. I guess that tells you a lot about myself!


Ya, the last few episodes have been pretty good. I still hate the "after school special" moment they seem to have in every episode now. It's totally pointless and adds nothing.


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Never watched Arrested Development before. Started it on Netflix and I enjoy it. Fun show.


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Never watched Arrested Development before. Started it on Netflix and I enjoy it. Fun show.


Yea the original seasons are pretty much gold. The new Netflix added stuff isn't as good but still it's better they made it than not.

It will be a show that struggles to hold up years and years down the line due to so many current affairs related things like Iraq/Bush, etc. But for people above like 25 it should be good for everyone.


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The original 53-episode run of Arrested Development was 10 years ahead of its time.


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So Game of Thrones....

Any thoughts? Use the
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So Game of Thrones....

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I can't wait until this show is over so people shut up about it.

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So Game of Thrones....

Any thoughts?


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Hodor.


...sorry, couldn't help but say it.

GoT is the reason that I can't consider Killing Eve to be appointment television. While it's getting the DVR treatment for the next few weeks, it's quite the interesting show. Jodie Comer deserves all of the awards.


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