More New Shows I'm Dropping

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  1. Dave Scarpa

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    Well the Latest to get the Boot from My Tivo Joining Firefly and Twilight Zone (the New One) Robbery Homicide Division and Hack. The Latter has a great cast but it's being ruined by some pedestrian Storytelling. RHD is a decent show, and I like Tom Sizemore, but His Al Pacino Impersonation is starting to Bug me. If I want Heat I'll go watch the DVD, and thestorytelling is a bit boring to me. I don't know Maybe I'm tiring of Police Dramas and I Love them. I've given the Boot to the two L&O sequels, keeping the original, for now. I'll be Keeping NYPD Blue and this seasons best Cop Drama Boomtown. The Latter is a bit uneven, but at least it's telling it's story ina new way. And I'll jump back on the Shield in Jan.

    Anyone else dropping new shows yet?

    I Shut off this weeks RHD and Put on MASH and you know waht I had a better time (gotta love classic TV)
     
  2. Jack Briggs

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    You ... don't ... like ... the new Twilight Zone? [​IMG]
     
  3. Joel Mack

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    I gotta agree about RHD. I couldn't even stay awake through the first episode. Unfortunate, as it was one of my more anticipated new shows. Definitely agree on "Boomtown". Aces. [​IMG]
     
  4. Barry Woodward

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    Stick with Firefly! You won't regret it!
     
  5. Jason Seaver

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    "Robbery Homicide" is teetering on the brink for me; just too many other good police procedurals on right now. I ditched "Push, Nevada" and "That Was Then" nearly as fast as ABC, and gave up on "Family Affair" and "Do Over" pretty quickly, too.

    "Birds Of Prey" is on probation, too - it's got tomorrow to impress me or cede its valuable VCR space. "MDs" hasn't quite reached that point, although with Rene Echevarria leaving soon, it could easily.

    For returning series, "Andromeda" is dead to me, as they procede to ignore all the Robert Wolfe stuff that made it fun.

    "The Twilight Zone" - I would, but it's an anthology series, and there are too few shows dedicated to the short story right now. Besides, Ira Behr is employing a bunch of his DS9 colleagues and there's generally one cast member per hour that I want to see, so even though only 1 out of 4 stories is really decent, it's hard for me to write off.
     
  6. MikeAlletto

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    Firefly is already off my list, as is American Dreams and girls club. I'm still liking boomtown, but it is on the bubble, luckily there is nothing on during its timeslot or else it would probably be gone by now. I'm still enjoying Robbery Homicide though.
     
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    Birds of Prey didn't even make the entire show to get bounced!

    They should have called it Bird's of Depressed Goth Chicks.

    Can someone please learn how to design a suitable costume?

    Doug
     
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  9. Chuck L

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    While I have to admit that I have watched very little of any of the new programming this season (that isn't saying much either since I can't recall a single new show in the past four years that has been worthy of me devoting my time to)....have some of you given up too early?

    Granted, I can point that finer back at myself...BUT...BOP #2 has at least made me want to go on to the third to see what they are willing to do.

    Does anyone else think that maybe American television should adopt a British way of thinking, where a show is twelve or less chapters and then it is over?

    Now...this kind of thinking is coming from someone that has missed what many of considered the best shows ever on television...Cheers, Frazier, Friends, CSI, ER, Home Improvment and Seinfeld are just some of the shows that are regarded as great that I have never given the time of day too. Do I feel that I have missed out on any of them...Hell no.

    I really do believe that the concept of shows lasting a decade or longer anymore is growing limited. Not only because of the paychecks these people get and bitch about (Friends) but also because of most people and the lack to be able to commit themselves to anything that might require some sort of dedication.

    The shows that I have listed above...simply, I could not find anything relatable with them...others did and bully for them. I am glad that their primetime's have been filled with laughter and drama. Personally, I find enough of both those things on a daily level than devote almost ten years of my life to a group of 'friends' that if it were reality would NEVER have anything to do with one another.
     
  10. Patrick Sun

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    CSI Miami - after each episode, I wonder what I stay up and watch it. I guess I don't need two weekly CSI shows (but I'll probably stick with CSI Miami for a few more episodes).

    Without a Trace - it's already becoming too routine for me. If it weren't for Poppy, I probably wouldn't be watching it.

    Both Boston Public and Girls Club are on my "hmm...Monday Night Football sounds like a better idea of fun..." list.
     
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    I am SOOO sick of sitcoms. I can't stand them anymore. I tape friends just because its the last season, but it really hasn't been funny at all. CSI Miami is not as good as the original, but its ok. I'm really liking Without A Trace, I didn't think I would, but I am.
     
  12. Dave Scarpa

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    Well It looks like these shows are getting the nods from me and my Tivo:

    Sunday Sopranos-Boomtown
    Mon CSI Miami
    Tues Smallville- NYPDBLUe-24
    Wed Enterprise-Birds of Prey-L&O
    Thursday Nothing
    Friday Nothing
    Saturday Siskel&Ebert

    When they Return: Six Feet Under-OZ-Sheild-Dead Zone
     
  13. Chris Beveridge

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    Really? This season of Friends has been one of the strongest yet, with Joey getting some of the best lines and general character moments. Ah well, to each his own.

    I've managed to keep my tivo list minimal this year with hardly anything new taken on:

    Sun: Alias
    Tue: Buffy/Smallville
    Wed: Enterprise/Birds of Prey
    Fri: Firefly

    Those all get recoreded on tivo and DVD-R simultaneously for archival. fits nicely, six hours. Friends gets tivo'd but watched later that night, and not DVD-R'd since the seasonal boxes are coming.

    Only thing we dropped this year was Angel since they put it opposite of Alias. Alias cannot be missed.
     
  14. Jodee

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    So far I have dropped Push:Nevada, Hack, and That Was Then (actually I guess the network dropped me on that one.)
    Still "on probation":
    Boomtown (I have 4 episodes still unwatched I need to get to)
    Birds of Prey
    Girls Club
    American Dreams
    CSI:Miami
    My two Replay Tvs are pretty busy:
    Sunday:
    Gilmore Girls (Beginnings)
    American Dreams
    Angel
    Alias
    The Practice
    Boomtown
    Sopranos
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Monday:
    Boston Public
    Girls Club
    Everwood
    CSI: Miami
    CSI: First season repeats on TNN
    Tuesday:
    Buffy
    Gilmore Girls
    24 (starts nect week)
    Smallville
    The Real World: Las Vegas
    Wednesday:
    Enterprise
    Twilight Zone
    Dawson's Creek
    Birds of Prey
    Thursday:
    Survivor
    CSI
    Without a Trace
    Do Over
    Friday:
    Firefly
    John Doe
    I'll probably drop of the probationary shows or hopefully some will get cancelled. [​IMG]
     
  15. Patrick Sun

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    It's scary how close Jodee's and my TV recording lists are:

    Sunday:
    Gilmore Girls (Beginnings)
    Alias
    Angel
    Sopranos
    Curb Your Enthusiam

    Monday:
    Drew Carey
    CSI: Miami
    Boston Public
    Girls Club

    Tuesday:
    Buffy
    Gilmore Girls
    Smallville
    24
    Real World

    Wednesday:
    Enterprise
    Ed
    Amazing Race
    Presidio Med
    Dawson's Creek
    Birds of Prey

    Thursday:
    Survivor
    CSI
    Without a Trace
    Friends
    Scrubs
    Will and Grace
    Good Morning Miami
    ER

    Friday:
    Firefly
    John Doe

    Saturday:
    Nothing!
     
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  17. Chris Beveridge

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    Mike, it isn't a perfect science, let me tell you. I'm on my fifth disc of the season, and had my first error.

    The way my setup is, cable comes into the house. Cable goes into tivo. Tivo feeds to TV.

    Tivo also feeds out to Panasonic DVD Recorder. Since I only record six one hour shows at set times, I just manually programmed it to record at those times each week. So, when Tivo changes on Sunday to record alias at 9 PM, the DVD Recorder turns itself on and starts recording.

    Where my error was, my wife and daughter decided to watch Dora the Explorer on Tuesday evening when Buffy came on. Buffy recorded fine to Tivo, but since the recorder takes whatever is outputting on the recorder, I got 10 minutes of Dora and then the rest of buffy.

    But it works nice. Saturday morning, I just finish off the disc and pop it in a keepcase labeling which episodes are on it.
     
  18. Elizabeth S

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    I dropped "MDs" after one episode, and "Without a Trace" after 2. I lasted about 3 eps with "Everwood".

    I'm still hanging in there with "Hack", "RHD", "CSI:Miami", "Boomtown" and "Haunted" (love it)! Only Caruso is making me hang in with "CSI: Miami" right now -- the supporting characters are a bore. Rory Cochrane is SO underused and I've enjoyed him in movies.
     
  19. Jodee

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    Patrick, I'm glad I'm not the only one who watches so much television. [​IMG]
    It's really starting to cut into my DVD time.
     
  20. Patrick Sun

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    DVDs? What are those?
     

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