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Old 12-27-2008, 11:38 PM   #16
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I think Boston Legal got worse with time. The first seasons was much better then the latter ones. I also miss West Wing.

The best show in recent years that was cancelled after 10 or so episodes was _Wonderfalls_.
I agree. Another show I mourn is Gilmore Girls.

I'd like to recommend a show: Jekyll. It was written by Stephen Moffat, and it is excellent. Mr. Moffat is now on my short list of writers for whom I will see anything they create.
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:39 AM   #17
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I agree. Another show I mourn is Gilmore Girls.

I'd like to recommend a show: Jekyll. It was written by Stephen Moffat, and it is excellent. Mr. Moffat is now on my short list of writers for whom I will see anything they create.
oh, i have to agree about Jekyll, it is BRILLIANT !! absolutely. along with Stephen Moffatt i am now also looking out for James Nesbitt as he was really great.
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Yes, indeed, I was VERY pleased to hear that Stephen Moffat is going to be the next Executive Producer of DW.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:29 PM   #19
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I'm still mourning West Wing. After that, I'll get around to mourning BL. Scrubs is coming back, and the second half of the season for Monk, Psych, and Burn Notice are all coming up soon, so I will be able to survive.
Yep, the return of quality scripted programming from USA is going to be wonderful. I think Monk and Psych come back on the 22nd. There's a great countdown calendar on the website: http://www.usanetwork.com/series/monk/
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:55 PM   #20
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I was that way about West Wing: Knew it was out there, ignored it, happened to watch an episode one day... Dayam! Similarly, I was introduced to Scrubs, and found I really liked its off-the-wall humor (and I generally don't like sitcoms... I despise laugh tracks).

I'd love to have more Dayam! moments. Unfortunately, they usually turn out to be more like "Damn, this show sucks"...

I watch very few TV shows nowadays, so there haven't been too many Dayam! moments lately. OTOH, the more I avoid TV, the more I'm likely to have another Dayam! moment any time now...
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oh, i have to agree about Jekyll, it is BRILLIANT !!
Hmmm, 'Jekyll' got the raspberry from me I'm afraid.

Stephen Moffat (and Mark Gatiss while we're at it) are BBC 'talent' best avoided imho.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:01 PM   #22
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I was that way about West Wing: Knew it was out there, ignored it, happened to watch an episode one day... Dayam! Similarly, I was introduced to Scrubs, and found I really liked its off-the-wall humor (and I generally don't like sitcoms... I despise laugh tracks).
I'd love to have more Dayam! moments. Unfortunately, they usually turn out to be more like "Damn, this show sucks"...

I watch very few TV shows nowadays, so there haven't been too many Dayam! moments lately. OTOH, the more I avoid TV, the more I'm likely to have another Dayam! moment any time now...
Scrubs is coming back!!!!!
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Hmmm, 'Jekyll' got the raspberry from me I'm afraid.
oh well, nobody's perfect i suppose ! it's okay sparrow, we still love you.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:03 PM   #24
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Sigh. Doctor Who, Buffy, Boston Legal..... What ever happened to the really good shows like Death of a Paper Hanger, Sighs Matters, and Why Am I This Way?. Oh, and The Inside of My Eyelids! Heh, I remember this one episode where the main character woke up one afternoon and decided to not open his eyes for the entire day. He spent the whole day mentally recording all of the retinal flashes he observed and categorizing them by the concomitant emotions he sensed. What a hoot! Now those were the good old days of television.
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oh well, nobody's perfect i suppose ! it's okay sparrow, we still love you.

Don't say you weren't warned - Moffat and Gatiss to remake Sherlock Holmes for the BBC
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Scrubs is coming back!!!!!
I already have the date entered in my PDA! (It's the only way I can remember these things.)
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:17 PM   #27
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well, i don't know gatiss, so i can't necessarily judge... but i'll watch it if i get the chance... why not ? if this adaptation is anything like jekyll (that is, more "somewhat inspired by" than "adapted") it could be good. and frankly, there are previous adaptations of sherlock holmes that are so excellent (the ones with jeremy brett come to mind) that i almost don't see much point in making another "period drama" version.
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well, i don't know gatiss, so i can't necessarily judge... but i'll watch it if i get the chance... why not ?
Gatiss was good in the comedy series 'League of Gentlemen' - but he's all over the BBC like a rash now.
He's spreading himself too thin, it's quality not quantity we want. He could do with a sabbatical.

He's also about to be the new voice of the Man in Black - introducing chilling tales on the radio. He's not in the least spooky!!

His radio comedy 'Nebulous' was another disappointment.

Maybe Sherlock will be a return to form - but the mere fact he's rehashing existing characters doesn't bode well. I suspect we'll see more pot boiling.
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Gatiss was good in the comedy series 'League of Gentlemen' - but he's all over the BBC like a rash now.
He's spreading himself too thin, it's quality not quantity we want. He could do with a sabbatical.

He's also about to be the new voice of the Man in Black - introducing chilling tales on the radio. He's not in the least spooky!!

His radio comedy 'Nebulous' was another disappointment.

Maybe Sherlock will be a return to form - but the mere fact he's rehashing existing characters doesn't bode well. I suspect we'll see more pot boiling.
ah, i understand your aversion better now. that does put a different light on it. one of the main reasons i thought jekyll was so brilliant was the performance by Nesbitt, which was amazing. an adaptation like that, particularly if you lose the inevitable appeal of the period setting, relies on the charisma of the leads, and your description does sounds discouraging... (i'll still watch it though, just in case. maybe we'll get lucky.)
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I do like Gatiss as an author - I've managed to not see much of him as an actor. And Moffatt has written some good storylines for Dr Who...
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