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    Not watched any of this year's Sherlock yet, will be catching up tonight.

    Last Friday and Saturday I watched all of A Game of Thrones and really enjoyed it. Mark Addy surprised me as when I first saw who he'd been cast as I feared the worst but he was quite good, the child actors were mostly pretty decent (annoying when they were meant to be being annoying) and the cast as a whole was great. Full of "Oh, what've I seen him/her in...?" types. And Charles Dance is always ace.
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    Started watching Breaking Bad yesterday. I am intrigued, the pilot was rather nice one.

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    community - incredibly funny and can't get enough of it. love every character, how nerdy it gets (more than Big Bang theory which in a way is quite sad)
    top gear - while i am not interested in cars that much i do love the random shit they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaira- View Post
    Started watching Breaking Bad yesterday. I am intrigued, the pilot was rather nice one.
    Breaking bad is tops. You have to really see it as a very very black comedy though, as it spirals outwards over the seasons. Still great viewing though.
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    Beavis and Butthead.
    I forgot how much I missed those kids.

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    So the last episode of sherlock, really enjoyed it. Spoilers ahead.


    So who kind of wanted Moriaty's fake life to be true? That was really interesting to me and it would have been an interesting take on the character. Interesting storyline though and im not to sure how Sherlock survived.

    All in all quite a good series this one.

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    Sherlock spoilers ahoy.

    Yeah, this episode was better than the last one. I'm sure Molly (the lab-girl) helped him out in some way, but I have no idea how they pulled it off. There was a little window there when Watson was hit by the bike, but then what about the other eyewitnesses?

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    Spoilers, obviously.
    Something to do with Molly and the moment that Watson couldn't see because he'd been knocked over and presumably Holmes wanted him in place (where he kept telling him not to move, to walk back a bit) so something to do with where "Sherlock" landed was obscured from his line of sight. The other witnesses? Dunno.

    Moffat's got an obsession with his leads faking their deaths in a season finale at the moment, hasn't he?
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    New series of Justified just started. For those who've not seen it it's as though Timothy Olyphant's character from Deadwood were plucked from the show and shoved into a modern Police show, with a small town sensibility. It's very wittily written and tightly plotted with some fantastic performances, making it one of my favourite current shows (Also based originally on a crime short story by Elmore Leonard)

    Also apparently the first episode from the new series of Spartacus is showing tomorrow via Facebook (you'll probably have to 'Like' or some shit, otherwise it returns on the 27th Jan), it'll be interesting to see if it can survive the departure of John Hannah and the tragic death of its lead as well as taking its first steps out of the relatively claustrophobic setting of the Ludus (apparently the budget is significantly bigger this year too).
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    Season 2 of Justified was ace, hope they can keep the quality up.

    Last year I stopped watching a lot of shows:
    Castle - Got too serious
    Big Bang Theory - Growing stale
    Dexter - I lost interest
    True Blood - Too much of everything
    Boardwalk Empire - For some reason it wasn't engaging enough, it's a good show, but something didn't click with me.
    Burn Notice - Growing stale
    House - Really growing stale

    Probably gonna stop watching soon: How I met your mother, last few episodes have been terrible.

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    Started watching Borgen on the BBC Iplayer. Albeit I enjoyed The Killing I & II (daft plot twists aside) I was a bit skeptical about this one as it's all politics. Though so far it's actually been quite interesting. True coalition politics in full effect.
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    So I booted up the first episode of series 8 of Desperate Housewives on 4OD. The charm, intrigue and just general clever writing at the beginning of its run made it really enjoyable television. I took a minute to watch the opening to this video and just gave up. I had no interest in it. All the things they were trying to defy, there I was, watching all of them happen as obviously as anything else. Really disappointed there.

    I suppose that gives me time to watch other stuff instead...
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    I just started watching two new series. Camelot and The Killing.Camelot is a Star show. From the network that made Spartacus you'd hope this show is solid, but I haven't been too impressed.I've only watched two episodes of The Killing but I've really enjoyed it. Being based in my hometown is also awesome.
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    I'm way out of touch, as there's not many ways to get western TV out in Japan... but I've recently been catching up on Dr Who, and surprised myself by getting quite into it. It's ridiculous, but great fun.

    Game of thrones was great too... I wish i could watch Sherlock, and there are probably lots of other great shows that i haven't even heard of....

    PS/ Is there anything good in the vein of Buffy or Firefly now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukasz View Post
    community - incredibly funny and can't get enough of it. love every character, how nerdy it gets (more than Big Bang theory which in a way is quite sad)
    In my opinion, the difference is that Community celebrates nerd culture (particularly with Abed) whereas Big Bang Theory just laughs at it.

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    House - Really growing stale
    I was thinking that at the end of the last season but this season it's been much better, Cuddy leaving has really made it less depressing; plus the new girls are much more enjoyable to watch than Masters last season. I still don't think I could take more than 1 or 2 seasons more though.

    As for me Justified coming back is great, 1st episode was good and I hope they can keep it up. Looking forward to Game of Thrones in April.

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    I wouldn't say Community celebrates nerd culture, more realising it's not as stupid as Big Bang Theory plays it to be. Sure, it's comedy and there will always be a victim in comedy, but BBT does absolutely nothing for me. I've tried watching clips/episodes and it's just stupid. It's like Friends, but where all the characters are Ross except one who's Rachel. Who would want to watch that?! Well, apparently, millions. If I want a comedy with nerds, I'll go for Community or Spaced and even then, I'll go towards the latter.

    As for House, I find it's much more enjoyable just finding a random episode to watch and seeing House in action, as opposed to following the plots which I tended to find really stupid. It just never struck me as a plot-orientated show, except when it had to be. I enjoy it whenever I watch it, have to ask anyone I'm with who that character is, but the entertainment is still there.

    Anyhow, despite having 3 new series on DVD to watch (Archer, which I've watched two episodes of and thought it was pretty good; Mad Men and Breaking Bad which I still haven't started on) as well as last week's Sherlock, which thanks to The Guardian I've had spoilt (spoilers in article titles will always, always annoy me, regardless of whether or not I watch the show) I instead chose to watch some Farscape from the blu-rays I picked up. Mid-wayish through season 2, including a 3-parter. Good god this show. It's just...there are parts in it that words can't describe just how damn good it is. Everything clicks in that way that is so satisfying. I've watched it all before, but I still said "Oooooooh shit!" when the bad guy did something in one sequence...and that was to say hello. The characterisation is amazing. Even the b-plots are good. Also, it doesn't harm that Claudia Black is in it. No harm there at all.

    I'm trying to convince my friends who hold the remade Battlestar Galactica as the pinnacle of serial sci-fi (apart from Firefly, which is understandably harder to discuss with such a short run) that Farscape is worth watching and, dare I say it, far superior. ​In every way.
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    Hmm i have to say no to that, i mean I love Farscape dontt get me wrong but i think the themes of Battlestar Galactica are a lot more powerful.

    Fringe is back and is rearing to go. Definitly started with an accelaration and seems to be keeping the speed. Im interested where these characters are going though. There is some really heart breaking stuff with Walter though a great performance of a man who has been crushed in life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The JG Man View Post
    I instead chose to watch some Farscape from the blu-rays I picked up. Mid-wayish through season 2, including a 3-parter. Good god this show. It's just...there are parts in it that words can't describe just how damn good it is. Everything clicks in that way that is so satisfying. I've watched it all before, but I still said "Oooooooh shit!" when the bad guy did something in one sequence...and that was to say hello. The characterisation is amazing. Even the b-plots are good. Also, it doesn't harm that Claudia Black is in it. No harm there at all.
    Scorpius is who Darth Vader should have been.

    I got the DVD set for Christmas and absorbed the whole series within a week. Fantastic show, Battlestar Galactica doesn't compare.
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