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Best And Worst New TV Shows.

Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:56 am

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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RE: Best And Worst New TV Shows.

Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:13 am

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.
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Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:21 pm

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.

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Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:46 pm

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

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RE: Best And Worst New TV Shows.

Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:51 pm

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

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Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:37 pm

Complete. Total. Guilty. Pleasure.


but i am loving "Nashville"
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Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:09 pm

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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Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:16 pm

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.
 
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Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:15 pm

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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RE: Best And Worst New TV Shows.

Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:20 pm

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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Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:38 pm

As cheesy as it was, I really miss Terra Nova.
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RE: Best And Worst New TV Shows.

Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:10 pm

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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Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:30 pm

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".
 
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Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:11 am

I started watching Chicago Fire last night. Part of it is good, but too much "chick flick" crap.
 
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RE: Best And Worst New TV Shows.

Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:16 am

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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RE: Best And Worst New TV Shows.

Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:17 am

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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Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:31 am

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
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Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:45 am

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.
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Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:41 am

Is anyone watching "Last Resort" by any chance? I saw the pilot and was hooked - great show!
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Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:52 am

The New Normal is great, nobody has mentioned it yet.
 
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Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:52 am

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.
 
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Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:28 pm

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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Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:35 pm

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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Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:28 am

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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Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:41 am

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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Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:59 am

No votes for "American Horror Story: Asylum"?
I'm a big Jessica Lange fan, and it's pretty damn creepy and suspenseful thus far.
 
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Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:01 pm

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 23):
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.

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 and a One Day At A Time episode as well.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004916/

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 23):
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?

Although it was cancelled (the final 2 seasons (5:1976-1977 & 6:1977-1978) didn't make it in the Nielsen Top 30 ratings); Bea Arthur, during the 6th & final season, decided that she didn't want to continue with the role anymore.

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 23):
Yep. I watch 'em with my wife when regular television just sucks, which is quite often...

  

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Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:15 pm

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 26):
Although it was cancelled (the final 2 seasons (5:1976-1977 & 6:1977-1978) didn't make it in the Nielsen Top 30 ratings); Bea Arthur, during the 6th & final season, decided that she didn't want to continue with the role anymore.

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 in that series. 7 years later Bea Arthur and Rue McClanahan would play best friends in another series along with Betty White and the late Estelle Getty.
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Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:03 pm

Quoting zippyjet (Thread starter):
But by far my vote for the shitt*est new show has to be the limp, lame and very un-funny CBS sitcom Partners.

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 needed to jump on the gay character and Partners was their answer. Mediocre funny at most.

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 21):
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.

2 Broke Girls reminds of the old Golden Girls, in the sense it's so dirty in that coy way. Great characters all around.

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 2):
The Walking Dead has continued well, if not better than last season.

I am a big Walking Dead fan, but I almost feel like it's taking a LOST approach, in the sense that they don't know where to take the show. I worry about it's viability at this point.

I've decided not to take on any new realities shows this season. However, I think the most pathetic, embarrassment of all...Honey BooBoo. Just sad that TLC has stooped to such a level.

Overall, my favorite new show this fall...The New Normal.
 
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Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:26 pm

Quoting 3DoorsDown (Reply 13):
I started watching Chicago Fire last night. Part of it is good, but too much "chick flick" crap.

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.

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 18):
Is anyone watching "Last Resort" by any chance? I saw the pilot and was hooked - great show!

This one I AM enjoying so far.
 
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Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:41 pm

Quoting sw733 (Reply 29):
It's no "Chicago Code", that's for sure.

Too bad it got cancelled. I liked that show too.
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Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:01 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 30):
Too bad it got cancelled. I liked that show too

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 odd American accent from time to time. Or maybe I'm just used to hearing him speak with the aussie accent.
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Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:48 pm

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 18):
Is anyone watching "Last Resort" by any chance? I saw the pilot and was hooked - great show!

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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