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#41 of 787 OFFLINE   xfile94

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Posted September 24 2006 - 12:41 PM

I tried to watch the show last night, and there was NO SOUND!!! This has never happened before, but now the show is ruined for me. I had high hopes for this too. I might watch next week, just out of curiousity.

#42 of 787 OFFLINE   Walter C

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Posted September 25 2006 - 12:38 AM

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What a ridiculous mentality they have, like crime shows are the ONLY kind of show that can be a success.

I remember another person would mockingly say that CBS should stand for Crime-Based Shows, after they pulled Love Monkey off the air.


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Average TV viewers are more apt to be attracted to shows with self-contained episodes vs. shows with long-running arcs because the viewers don't want to have to watch every single episode from the very beginning to enjoy the episode at hand.

I've recently talked to one people like that, who said that he couldn't get into shows like 24 or The Sopranos (not even on DVD), because of the "commitment requirement".

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#43 of 787 OFFLINE   Shayne Lebrun

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Posted September 25 2006 - 04:50 AM

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Some of the dialogue seemed a little cheesy and out of place as well, like the mayor's speech to the town, the only thing missing from that was Bill Pullman's speech fanfare from Independance Day.
Bearing in mind that the townspeople called the Mayor on that very issue too....

#44 of 787 OFFLINE   BrianW

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Posted September 25 2006 - 11:53 AM

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The Mayor's son is good in a pinch with emergency tracheotomies, but not good with kiddie issues.
Except that he made the outer incision in the wrong direction.
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not all ham radio operators are wierd like that guy!
Yes they are.

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#45 of 787 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted September 25 2006 - 12:52 PM

Looks like the series got started on a strong foot, ratings wise, anyway:
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The series premiere of JERICHO was second in households (7.5/12), viewers (11.40m), adults 25-54 (4.4/12, -0.2 behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (3.2/10). This is the best regularly scheduled delivery in the time period since January 5, 2005 in households ("60 Minutes Wednesday"), February 4, 2004 in viewers ("60 Minutes Wednesday"), February 26, 2003 in adults 25-54 ("Star Search") and May 17, 2006 in adults 18-49 ("The Amazing Race 9" finale).

Compared to the same night last year (the season premieres of "Still Standing" and "Yes Dear"), JERICHO was up +63% in both households (from 4.6/07) and adults 25-54 (from 2.7/07), +39% in adults 18-49 (from 2.3/07), +22% in adults 18-34 (2.2/08 from 1.8/06) and added +4.60m viewers (from 6.80m, +68%).


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Posted September 26 2006 - 10:49 PM

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Their mentality is bolstered by the ratings their crime procedurals get. Average TV viewers are more apt to be attracted to shows with self-contained episodes vs. shows with long-running arcs because the viewers don't want to have to watch every single episode from the very beginning to enjoy the episode at hand. Those viewers seem to be the norm for Nielsen families, while the rest of us who enjoy shows that feature a weekly investment to enjoy the long-running arcs are left to hope such a show gets enough viewers or commitment from the network to keep it on the air.

I should be getting my Neilson box in a few weeks and I watch BSG, Lost, and 24 religiously.
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Posted September 27 2006 - 09:05 AM

I cannot explain how I know this, but if you're a Nielsen family, you're obligated not to reveal this publicly.

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Posted September 27 2006 - 01:07 PM

Does anyone know Morse Code? Posted Image Any cities mentioned that weren't pinned down?

I'll definitely be tuning in for the short run, at the very least.

#49 of 787 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted September 27 2006 - 01:14 PM

Ashley Scott looks great with the long blonde hair, but this show is bit on the drab side due to the characters being duller than dirt.
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#50 of 787 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted September 27 2006 - 01:17 PM

Heh, I thought he was going to pin L.A., but then he panned down to San Diego. Anyway, from what he said to his wife(?), I'm assuming he knew the attack was coming through some form of intelligence or something, thus his arrival in Jericho.

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Posted September 27 2006 - 01:22 PM

Eh, this show's history, I just don't care about what happened and i'm not into the whole Lost-style enigmatic plot and characters, it frustrates me rather than intrigues me.

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#52 of 787 OFFLINE   David Norman

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Posted September 27 2006 - 01:26 PM

Definately he's more than an ex-St Louis Police guy. His house does seem rather secure doesn't it in that he didn't seem to be too upset that the daughter was upstairs after the rain started.

That last scene was the best of the show just showing the him picking pin after pin out of the box and not showing where the pins went. I hope they abandon the scary-man of the week and rescue at the the last second stuff. It would be like Battlestar Galactica landing on New Caprica and the Cylons not showing up at the end.

How are you going to remove 18 inches of topsoil without a source of a lot of gasoline and a radiation suit for the operator?

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Posted September 27 2006 - 02:41 PM

I swear, if CBS doesn't quit with hitting us with endless commercials every nine minutes or so, I will be tuning out very soon. It's completely unnecessary. How many times was the Criminal Minds promo with the kid auction shown? How many times the CSI promo with the miniature kitchen? Enough.

As for the show, it gets one more week to pick itself up or I'm out. October 11 (two weeks from tonight) is 30 Rock with Tina Fey at 8 pm. That will be appointment TV; a bad Lost knockoff is not.

Entirely too many problems with tonight's episode, including:

1) Isn't it terribly convenient Bonnie had two vintage guns sitting in the living room with six bullets in the same case?

2) Whatever the two girls names were who were trying to take the coke...I wanted to strangle them. Similarly, whoever the girl was that told the boy he was a freak and whatnot...UGH! Am I supposed to want these people to die horrible deaths?

3) Gee, thanks for the science lesson, Mr. Deputy Mayor. Could that "this is radiation does to you" exposition get any drier and more boring?

The overriding problem is that I don't care about these people. I spend more time heckling the TV and picking everything apart than I do enjoying the product. Bright spot is that Lost comes back next week. Posted Image

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Posted September 27 2006 - 03:34 PM

I must confess, I'm a bit of a sucker for post-apoccalyptic drama, so I'll stick with it for now. Even so, I've got a feeling I already know where the show is going. In the end, I think it will ultimately be revealed that
the bombs were all detonated by some very bad people.

Yes, I know. Very shocking, indeed.
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#55 of 787 OFFLINE   Scott Hanson

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Posted September 27 2006 - 04:33 PM

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As for the show, it gets one more week to pick itself up or I'm out. October 11 (two weeks from tonight) is 30 Rock with Tina Fey at 8 pm. That will be appointment TV; a bad Lost knockoff is not.
But who's to say 30 Rock won't be a bad 'Studio 60' knockoff?

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The overriding problem is that I don't care about these people. I spend more time heckling the TV and picking everything apart than I do enjoying the product. Bright spot is that Lost comes back next week. Posted Image
I agree to a degree, but I must say I also felt that way about the people on Lost the entire first season (and still feel that way about many of them).

#56 of 787 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted September 27 2006 - 04:34 PM

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2) Whatever the two girls names were who were trying to take the coke...I wanted to strangle them. Similarly, whoever the girl was that told the boy he was a freak and whatnot...UGH! Am I supposed to want these people to die horrible deaths?
Same girl as in the store.

I agree the character behavior is pretty annoying. I had as much of a problem with the girls as I did with the woman who owned the store. Last week she thought her worker was stealing the food rather than trying to keep it from going bad. She most not like teenagers.

My biggest WTF moment was Ashley Scott's character asking, "Why are you still here?" Uh...yeah, it's all about you. There was a fricking mushroom cloud in Denver!

The convicts posing as officers was also poorly done. Yeah, no one would be supspicious of you guys Posted Image.

I feel this will be 2006's "Threshold" for me.
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#57 of 787 OFFLINE   RickGr

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Posted September 27 2006 - 04:58 PM

The first bit of morse said "DELTA CODE DELTA 2 MINUTE WARNING"

The second bit said "SCORE REMAINS SCORELESS"

Now whether these are actual clues or giberish the producers put in not thinking someone watching might know morse. As is they did send real words and not garbage so not sure what to make of it.
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Posted September 27 2006 - 11:24 PM

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I swear, if CBS doesn't quit with hitting us with endless commercials every nine minutes or so, I will be tuning out very soon.
Commercials? I didn't notice any commercials. Posted Image

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It's completely unnecessary.
How do you figure? Commercials actually pay for the program to be produced and broadcast.

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The overriding problem is that I don't care about these people
I agree. The only character I care about is Bonnie, and that's only because of the actress who plays her -- she's from HBO's Weeds.

#59 of 787 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted September 28 2006 - 12:46 AM

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But who's to say 30 Rock won't be a bad 'Studio 60' knockoff?

It may very well be. But my rationale is this: how can anything with Tina Fey be bad?

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How do you figure? Commercials actually pay for the program to be produced and broadcast.

Yeah, I understand that. However, it seemed like the majority of the commercials last night were for other CBS shows. I think the only one that wasn't advertised was The Amazing Race.

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Posted September 28 2006 - 02:38 AM

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It may very well be. But my rationale is this: how can anything with Tina Fey be bad?

Have you watched SNL lately?? Posted Image

I agree with a previous poster. The cop from St.Louis must no something. I am enjoying the show so far...Was glad they got rid of the escaped convicts from the story.

I do want to thank CBS for one thing. I had to miss the last 20 minutes of the show and forgot to tivo it. Luckily, I was able to watch what I missed on the CBS.com
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.


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