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  1. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Battlestar Galactica: Season 2 - SciFi US broadcast thread

    I know you guys keep saying "dream reset" with tongue firmly planted in cheek, but I still have to be the nerd and point out that Ron and David promised us no reset buttons. and knowing that there won't be one, HOLY FRAKKIN LORDS OF COBOL, OCTOBER!? I think that was the best 1.5 hours of TV I...
  2. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Love Monkey ongoing thread

    Mikel, That's pretty much what the last few posts have been about. UPN/WB (which will be The CW in the fall) picking up Love Monkey. I doubt UPN is making independent decisions about their fall schedule right now.
  3. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Curious George - quick review

    Lou, I felt the same way. It was very faithful to the Rey's vision and was a well told story to boot. I enjoyed it immensely and my 2 and 4 y.o. daughters sat quietly. It was a milestone for us, the first movie theater experience for either of them and it was a wonderful coincidence that such...
  4. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Love Monkey ongoing thread

    Isn't CW CBS/Warner, so they wouldn't have to buy anything, would they? Love Monkey Smallville Everwood (crosses fingers) I think I'll be a CW watcher.
  5. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Hu$tle (merged thread)

    My wife and I are members of the Church of Hustle. We caught the first Americaside episode and have been hooked ever since. Derivative as it may be at times, the writing, wit and camaraderie of the cast make this a must see. It's a real pressure releaser for a stressful week. Just ride it...
  6. Ivan Lindenfeld

    American Idol - Season 5

    Living near an upper middle middle class neighborhood, I am an expert in this and can explain why Paula looked so hideouos. Botox on her forehead, Botox on her upper lip, and perhaps elsewhere. Her upper lip was paralyzed and so was her forehead, hence the "bright" fake eyebrows...
  7. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Grey's Anatomy season 2 ongoing thread

    I said "Grey's Anatomy is back" after this episode. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have seen about half of the episodes of the show, and this was the best one I have seen. The rhythm of the dialogue was pitch perfect. There was emotional depth behind it. And they didn't even fall into the trap...
  8. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Desperate Housewives season 2 ongoing thread

    I have to admit the Gabby/Carlos plots are the most interesting. The "crazy mother" cliche was just on the right side of "pulled it off" but barely, and on the strength of the actors. I think Bree going alky (it's TV I can be flip about it can't I?) was telescoped just fine. I agree with a...
  9. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Grey's Anatomy season 2 ongoing thread

    I am on the side of not liking the fact that the bomb went off, either, but SHonda needed her bookends and how else would Grey get the blood on her face and how else would the show get the dramatic heft to pull of the final shower? I also thought Burke and nMcDreamy were acting a little too...
  10. Ivan Lindenfeld

    CSI: Season 6 ongoing thread

    I haven't posted in a CSI thread in a while, but I really liked this episode as much as I was repulsed by it, and that's a lot! Once I guessed that we were dealing with twins, I was kind of rolling my eyes, but the reveal about the obsessive Mengele-like testing and then the two men sewn...
  11. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Smallville Season 5 thread

    I am confused, todd s, I didn't see Chloe's mom turn around to show her face. I saw the camera zoom in on Chloe and her response, then credits. I disliked this episode more than any Smallville I have ever seen (well, bottom 3). It was just boring. I really enjoy Allison Mack as an actress and...
  12. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Love Monkey ongoing thread

    I liked the vibe of last night's show, but the show is still finding it's footing thematically. It was fun to watch. I'd rather have a consistent theme through a story that works most of the time and is silly a little bit (hat turning) than the writers stay comfortble and not even attempt it...
  13. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Smallville Season 5 thread

    Tom, maybe only us viewers in N. Florida heard it but I heard Batman themes 3 times and S:TM themes a few times, to. Just 4-5 notes.
  14. Ivan Lindenfeld

    24 - Season 5 ongoing thread

    I realized last night that I have nothing recording in the 9pm Monday slot. So we watched 24 for the first time since day 3. It was great. I didn't know my boy Manny Coto was an Exec Producer. The man that saved Enterprise (almost) and created Odyssey 5 is driving Jack Bauer. Sweet...
  15. Ivan Lindenfeld

    name 5 movies that changed your life ...

    1. 2010: The Year we Make Contact - A flawed film, admittedly. The theme of "Not only are we not alone but the aliens are benevolent" resonated with me for the first time. I was turning 14 in a few days and had not seen Close Encounters yet, although I did rent 2001 before seeing it. I had read...
  16. Ivan Lindenfeld

    LOST season 2 discussion thread......

    On television, characters hit each other one time when violence is called for in the story. It makes the point and does not derail the momentum. In real life, have you ever seen someone hit another human being one time (barring a slap on the ass for a child?) People hit in anger or fear...
  17. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Smallville Season 5 thread

    Mikel, Jor-El is voiced by Terence Stamp. If you missed Jor-El talking to Clark in the FOS, then you did in fact doze off! I don't think the story is rebooted at all. The change that Clark went through is that now he knows he cannot puruse his love for Lana because it endangers her. It...
  18. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Smallville Season 5 thread

    THe only angle that I was interested in that you folks haven't covered is whether or not Lana and Clark are done done. (Double word on purpose.) At some point in the continuity Lana and Clark seperate and Clark moves away. I think this is fairly common between all live action versions and the...
  19. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Love Monkey ongoing thread

    All this time it never registered that her name was Ivana, even though I watched every episode of "Mind of a Married Man". Oh, and the similarity to my own first name. I get a palm patty to my head. Ivana Milicevic. I'll remember it now. DUH. Ivan
  20. Ivan Lindenfeld

    LOST season 2 discussion thread......

    Charlie gets tested by the island in his dreams. I think he was challenged, ultimately to decide what path he wanted to take with the heroin and therefore with his new family. We never were allowed to see what he would have done with the Heroin Mary statues, particularly the one he broke. In the...
  21. Ivan Lindenfeld

    How I Met Your Mother - ongoing thread

    First time watcher, and I guess I saw a very good one. And I agree. It's set to record now on my PVR. The lead is a good actor, as was Buttercup/Victoria. The dumbass should have called himself Wesley, but I thought that because I didn't see the twist coming. Alyson is...Alyson. Damn...
  22. Ivan Lindenfeld

    WB and UPN to merge into one network

    The CW? Groan. SpaceFrog would have been better (remember UPN's backbone was always Trek until last year,) and it's really bad, too. I will be the first to join a save Everwood campaign, but I think right now we need to vote with our remotes. It better not be killed, but it sure looks that...
  23. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Love Monkey ongoing thread

    Caught this one by default, since as much as I lub Mariska, I don't watch her in repeat. I really enjoyed Love Monkey. It has a vibe beginning and once they tweak the man friends stuff and do something about Bran (why is she there, exactly?) it'll be huge, at least on my must see list. I...
  24. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Smallville Season 5 thread

    There were some gems in this episode, perhaps even more than we think. The sherrif had to die perhaps because she was not too stupid to figure out Clark was something else, at least a meteor freak. Is this foreshadowing to who has to die next week? Lance, who said Dr. Fine died? It's not a...
  25. Ivan Lindenfeld

    House, M.D. season 2 ongoing thread

    Is there anywhere to buy House episodes online? I know iTunes doesn't carry FOX shows. Thanks, Ivan
  26. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Speculation on 'Contact' - Design Impact of Chair

    You guys are making me rush home this evening to pop in the movie. It is also one of my favorites, and it hasn't come anywhere near my DVD player since my kids were born 4+years ago. Near classic and a film that deserves the royal treatment on next-Gen DVD.
  27. Ivan Lindenfeld

    LOST season 2 discussion thread......

    I agree that Locke and Eko have something in common as they relate to Smokey. (stolen from a Lost message board.) I agree that it is has something to do with fear and repentence and faith. It also, IMHO, has nothing to do with nanobots. I have thought about this for a while and after last...
  28. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Star Trek future movies?

    Let's wait to see how Singer handles Superman. I for one am a little nervouce about that. SO let's not give him Trek shall we? I'm a big fan of bringing a director out of his element. What's Ang Lee doing for the next 24 months?
  29. Ivan Lindenfeld

    'Mission: Impossible 3' On A Mission Again

    Saw the trailer. Casting is great. Don't recognize the actress but she's got an incredible smile. Should be good with JJ at the helm. Trailer gets a thumbs up and a doo doo doo from me. It's fun to call Tom crazy, but the fact is he is a star in his own right. He is fun to watch on screen.
  30. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Grey's Anatomy season 2 ongoing thread

    It took 4 weeks to see the consistent good writing and acting, but this is now on my DVR timer. As someone whom is often accused of bringing my technical mind processes to any problem, including cooking, I really identified with Bourke and the surgical lesson re: turkey baking. The pause...