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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

This mainly is United States centric but what are your favorite new TV shows of this Fall season and, what are your picks for the suckiest new shows?

My 2 new fav's are Revolution and 666 Park Avenue.

Some of the worst: The already cancelled it was so lame Made In Jersey! They got a British actress to adopt a North Joisy accent. The promos looked over the top and stupid. At least, she was hot and had a nice pair of stems (leggy).

But by far my vote for the shitt*est new show has to be the limp, lame and very un-funny CBS sitcom Partners.
The characters are unlikeable, the dialogue is trite, lame and anything but funny. A show about New York yuppies with issues is so 1992. Put us and the advertisors out of our misery and yank this stinker! This one will join the bottom feeder failures of shows such as:

  • Me And The Chimp
  • It's About Time
  • Coupling
  • The Class
  • Accidentially On Purpose
  • Listen Up
  • The Crew (set airline comedy back to the Wright Brothers era)
  • The Edge (Jennifer Aniston was part of this plane crash)
  • Ferris Bueler's Day Off (TV Sitcom) Again Jennifer Aniston got screwed.
  • How To Be A Gentleman
  • Captain Nice
  • Mr. Teriffic
  • Free Spirit


  


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User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

I totally agree with you on "Partners" and I'm glad "Made in Jersey" was cancelled.

"Revolution" was a relatively nice surprise although somehow I'm not "into" it.

Haven't heard of 666 park avenue.



Cheers
User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

I started watching Revolution, but am having trouble getting interested for any more episodes (seen first 3).

So far, no great new shows in my opinion, but some returning shows starting well off.

Dexter has had a great return after a couple less than par seasons.

The Walking Dead has continued well, if not better than last season.

-CXfirt



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User currently offlineAKiss20 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Thread starter):
They got a British actress to adopt a North Joisy accent.

Almost no one in North Jersey speaks like that, the only ones who do are typically Brooklyn ex-pats. Select parts of South Jersey do have that accent, but it is not that common. Being born and raised in Jersey, this is a sticking point with me :P

Best shows:
-Game of Thrones
-Community
-Battleground (Hulu original)



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7143 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Thread starter):
Me And The Chimp
It's About Time
Coupling
The Class
Accidentially On Purpose
Listen U
The Crew (set airline comedy back to the Wright Brothers era)
The Edge (Jennifer Aniston was part of this plane crash)
Ferris Bueler's Day Off (TV Sitcom) Again Jennifer Aniston got screwed.
How To Be A Gentleman
Captain Nice
Mr. Teriffic
Free Spirit

You forgot LAX 



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User currently onlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9336 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

Complete. Total. Guilty. Pleasure.


but i am loving "Nashville"



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7143 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Quoting stlgph (Reply 5):
Complete. Total. Guilty. Pleasure.


but i am loving "Nashville"

My girlfriend has loved that show so far.

When I have time for T.V. its usually the news or its too late for much to be on so I just watch re-runs on random channels of shows I like, such as Family Guy and King of Queens.

I enjoy the food network a lot too. Chopped, Restaurant Impossible and Restaurant Stakeout are fun to watch.

Boardwalk Empire is the only show I keep up with. Even then I am doing DVR recordings.



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User currently offlineGSPflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

It's not a new series this fall, but there is a new season of Duck Dynasty on. Anyone watch this? I think it's the funniest show on TV.

User currently offlinedaedaeg From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

The new series I'm enjoying now is "Revolution". It's a good concept and a good show overall.
I can't seem to get into the show "New Normal".



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6601 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Thread starter):
This mainly is United States centric

Not really, the rest of the world gets most of these (and is often very frustrated when a show we love is cancelled because of poor US ratings when it's working fine elsewhere).

I'm not into new shows however, I wait a couple of years to see what's happening to a show before watching it. And I watch entire seasons at a time.



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User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1634 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

As cheesy as it was, I really miss Terra Nova.


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User currently offlineDano1977 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Jun 2008, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

Quoting flanker (Reply 10):

I was disappointed it got canned...

But I'm loving the walking dead, it just gets better.


When tv execs cancel tv shows, is it purely based upon domestic viewing figures, or do they take take into account international sales?



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User currently offlineblrsea From India, joined May 2005, 1422 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

I liked the CBS sitcom "rules of engagement" which was stopped earlier this year. I thought that show was much better than the "2 broke girls".

User currently offline3DoorsDown From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2475 times:

I started watching Chicago Fire last night. Part of it is good, but too much "chick flick" crap.

User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12242 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2473 times:
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Quoting 3DoorsDown (Reply 13):
I started watching Chicago Fire last night. Part of it is good, but too much "chick flick" crap.

I actually enjoy this show. I enjoy cop shows, and it is interesting to see a show dedicated to our hosedragger brothers   Now, I know how inaccurate cop shows are, so I assume this is about as accurate about hosedraggers. Although I have seen some very realistic parts, such as sleeping and cooking dinner  



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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Quoting AKiss20 (Reply 3):

I lived in Atlantic City for a couple years and have been there a lot. I also have some relatives that hale from that part of Jersey. I beg to differ on the South Jersey accent. It's more like a Philadelphia accent which is a lot like my native Baltimore accent. Our Baltimore accent does have more Southern accent sounds and pronunciations. As you ride up the Turnpike the accents become more toward a New York accent. Of course a show like Made In Jersey exploits the accent and fudges it adding more intensity. To me when I think of a North Jersey accent, dialect I think more of Scott Kahn's character Danno in the current version of Hawaii 5-0. Like my Baltimore, you'se is standard issue in PA, NJ and DE.    What did you think of the way Tony Soprano and his buddies talked?



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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9194 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Best:

Mindy Project
Breaking Amish (I started watching that by accident. It kinda strikes a personal chord with me because I used to live in Lancaster)
2 Broke Girls and "Don't Trust the B (I know they're not new anymore but they're new-ish anyway...)

Worst:
Neighbors -- has next to no plot
I know this is slightly off-topic, but does anyone else on here forsee the end of 2.5 Men?



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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 16):

2 Broke Girls is actually funny and doesn't rely on stupid effects and schtick like How I Met Your Mother has been doing for several seasons. Not to be off topic for my thread but, How I Met officially Jumped the Shark when the two guys were flying in the air with sparkles in the background. I'd say this show's days are numbered. Two Broke Girls actually have funny characters each with their own issues. "Caroline" the hot leggy blondy is a looker. (she used to be a soccer player  &nbsp 

Two and A Half Men is nearing it's end. My advice would be to spin off either Jake (the son) or psycho but hot Rose or better yet Berta. They did that with All In The Family spawning Maude and the Jeffersons.

Best New Shows:
Revolution and 666 Park Avenue

Worst New Shows:
The already axed "Made In Jersey" and the Godawful unfunny obnoxious "Partners." "Partners" can't die fast enough for me.
Regarding Neighbors; It's a shame hottie MILF Jamie Gertz got stuck with another stinker TV show.



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13553 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2175 times:
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User currently offlineupsmd11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 814 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2163 times:
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The New Normal is great, nobody has mentioned it yet.

User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13078 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

For years I have found myself watching a lot less of 'network' TV due to the crap most programs are. Unrealistic plot lines, too much dirty humor, stereotypes played out, contrived 'realtity' shows.

I saw an episode of 'Made in Jersey', mainly as have worked as a paralegal for NYC law firms for many years and that I am from New Jersey. They showed her a 'super lawyer', with a family that showed the worst stereotypes of Italian-Americans (think like 'Jersey Shore' - foul mouthed, uneducated, not into any culture), an office only a few law firms could only dream of, not showing enough the stupid long hours young associates have to put in, much more attractive that real life paralegals and support staff.

None of the sitcoms appeal to me at all as they all seem to fall into formulas and have to me offensive characters and plotlines.


User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9194 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 17):
2 Broke Girls is actually funny and doesn't rely on stupid effects and schtick like How I Met Your Mother has been doing for several seasons. Not to be off topic for my thread but, How I Met officially Jumped the Shark when the two guys were flying in the air with sparkles in the background. I'd say this show's days are numbered. Two Broke Girls actually have funny characters each with their own issues. "Caroline" the hot leggy blondy is a looker. (she used to be a soccer player &nbsp

Two and A Half Men is nearing it's end. My advice would be to spin off either Jake (the son) or psycho but hot Rose or better yet Berta. They did that with All In The Family spawning Maude and the Jeffersons.

You are spot on with 2 Broke Girls. Not only do you have the two main characters who are funny in their own ways, but you also have supporting hilarious characters, especially in Sophie and Oleg. Han is also funny as hell. My favorite character tho is Max. She's tougher than nails and doesn't care who she steps on. I feel bad for her tho. As the show progresses, she really didn't have much of a family to back her and bring her up properly. She was essentially thrown into the fire that is life where she had to pretty much fend for herself. Naturally she's not at all naive unlike Caroline.

Now, regarding the remark about All in the Family and its spinoffs, I believe Maude and the Jeffersons were spun off while All in the Family was still in production. Bea Arthur made an appearance in the Spring 1972 All in the Family episode when all the characters were sick; she was Edith's liberal cousin. The network decided that they could take her character and make a series around that, which they did, and it ran from 1972 until 1977. The Jeffersons started after the Network had George and "Weesie" move out (move on up) after his dry cleaning business took off. That show ran for a good while, from 1975 all the way until 1985.

I could see them writing a series around Berta. I'm sure the creators and writers of such a show will come up with something for a "second life" for her outside of being Charlie and Walden's housekeeper. What did they do with Florida when she left Maude and went on Good Times?



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7519 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 21):
Now, regarding the remark about All in the Family and its spinoffs, I believe Maude and the Jeffersons were spun off while All in the Family was still in production. Bea Arthur made an appearance in the Spring 1972 All in the Family episode when all the characters were sick; she was Edith's liberal cousin. The network decided that they could take her character and make a series around that, which they did, and it ran from 1972 until 1977. The Jeffersons started after the Network had George and "Weesie" move out (move on up) after his dry cleaning business took off. That show ran for a good while, from 1975 all the way until 1985.

Actually, an earlier All In the Family episode that same season featured Archie & Edith heading over to Tuckahoe for Carol's wedding. This episode was likely the springboard/pilot for the Maude spin-off series. Marcia Rodd played Carol in that episode; Adrienne Barbeau would pick up the role later prior the start of the Maude series. Maude, Walter & Arthur (Bea Arthur, Bill Macy & Conrad Bain) would also appear in that All In the Family episode. Maude actually lasted into the early part of 1978 BTW.

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 21):
I could see them writing a series around Berta. I'm sure the creators and writers of such a show will come up with something for a "second life" for her outside of being Charlie and Walden's housekeeper. What did they do with Florida when she left Maude and went on Good Times?

With Good Times, the writers essentially stripped the characters (Florida & her husband) of all references and connections to its Maude parent series. The setting being Chicago rather than New York City and Florida's husband being named James whereas in the Maude series, he was a firefighter named Henry. They could do similar regard Berta of Two-And-A-Half Men. BTW, the actress that played Berta (Conchata Ferrell) appeared on an episode of Maude as an applicant for Maude's maid (after Florida left) in 1974.

All In the Family, Maude & Good Times reruns are now shown on the Antenna TV channel.



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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9194 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 22):
Actually, an earlier All In the Family episode that same season featured Archie & Edith heading over to Tuckahoe for Carol's wedding. This episode was likely the springboard/pilot for the Maude spin-off series. Marcia Rodd played Carol in that episode; Adrienne Barbeau would pick up the role later prior the start of the Maude series. Maude, Walter & Arthur (Bea Arthur, Bill Macy & Conrad Bain) would also appear in that All In the Family episode. Maude actually lasted into the early part of 1978 BTW.

Oh yeah, I forgot about that episode, and I didn't realize that it lasted into 1978. Did they choose to end it or was it cancelled?

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 22):
BTW, the actress that played Berta (Conchata Ferrell) appeared on an episode of Maude as an applicant for Maude's maid (after Florida left) in 1974.

Now that is funny... I'd like to see what episode she's on so I can get a good laugh.

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 22):
All In the Family, Maude & Good Times reruns are now shown on the Antenna TV channel.

Yep. I watch 'em with my wife when regular television just sucks, which is quite often...



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User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4984 posts, RR: 19
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

I watched the first three episodes of Revolution and for some reason I thought I was watching an episode of "Lost".

I found the show to be excessively violent (and I normally am not bothered by such things).

My take:

They will hook viewers in by having a "clue" every show or two.

Hoards of people will be killed off using violent methods.

The electricity will never come back on.

I like Chicago Fire, especially the cameo of Rom Emmanuel the real mayor. It's kind of like ER in a fire house.



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25 johnboy : No votes for "American Horror Story: Asylum"? I'm a big Jessica Lange fan, and it's pretty damn creepy and suspenseful thus far.
26 Post contains links and images PHLBOS : According to the below-link (scroll down), she played Rita Valdez in the episode titled Florida's Goodbye. In 1977, she also appeared on a Good Times
27 steeler83 : It's a shame, but shows do tend to overstay their welcome if they're drawn out too long... It is interesting tho. Maude and Vivian were best friends
28 BRJ : I am okay with Partners, although I think The New Normal is much more entertaining and better laughs. It seems on par with Modern Family. I think CBS
29 sw733 : I'm DVRing it and trying to get in to it...so far, I'm struggling. It's no "Chicago Code", that's for sure. This one I AM enjoying so far.
30 KaiGywer : Too bad it got cancelled. I liked that show too.
31 AF1624 : Also, does anyone have a problem with Jessie Spencer's accent? It might just be me but his aussie accent comes back sometimes and that makes for an o
32 us330 : Yes. Watched the first episode of Revolution, and wasn't that impressed--think Last Resort is a much better show. Most recent episode was awesome.
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