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What shows have you given up on this season?

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Sirshagg, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

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    Post #61, picked up on it from a later quote. My own brief search just now, which I should have done then, for the status of Big Shots is that it will return Nov 29 after being pre-empted 2 weeks for Women's Murder Club (yawn) and October Road (yeah!). There is no full season order yet and we are waiting to hear its verdict.

    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/showatch.aspx?id=big_shots
     
  2. Rich

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    Please let us know if you hear anything else about the show. Thanx.
     
  3. ThomasM

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    I tried almost ALL the new shows just to give my new DVR's a workout! :D

    Sadly, many of them were just a waste of disk space.

    My most unhappy deletion is Ghost Whisperer which I really enjoyed. Then they killed off that girl that worked in the antique shop BUT I still watched. Now this year the whole concept and story lines have changed from Melinda helping dead folks to just being scared out of her wits by the ghosts that live in the basement of her antique shop. I put up with the first two episodes and then dash dash.

    Anyway, here are my stats...

    New shows I tried and gave up on after just one airing:

    Dirty Sexy Money
    Cane
    Viva Laughlin (the network gave it TWO episodes and canceled it)

    New shows I watched a few episodes but then gave up on:

    Pushing Daisies

    Old shows I used to watch but gave up on (due to new story lines):

    Ghost Whisperer
    The Unit
     
  4. petergaryr

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    Well, if it is true confession time: I remember seeing all of the first run episodes on the brand new RCA B&W set.
     
  5. Tom Robertson

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    The only one I'm not sure about is The Jack Benny Show, the rest I saw first run.

    Hmmm.... Good thing I'm young at heart :)

    Happy Holidays!
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  6. TBoneit

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    I have seen some as original broadcast, IE Carol Burnett, Jackie Gleason show, Red Skelton, Burns and Allen, Laugh-In and some of the Jack benny shows. Others I have seen from DVD or on PBS or VHS rentals.

    When I say the Jackie Gleason Show I mean the variety show with the dancers and the various Gleason characters.
     
  7. Rich

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    I saw them all live and believe me, TV is much better now. Nobody mentioned Milton Berle. I was forced to watch that too.
     
  8. Ken S

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    We started with:

    Chuck - Don't live to see it...watched all the episodes so far, but it's about to go.

    Dirty, Sexy Money - This show has no idea what it wants to be...comedy? drama? mystery? There are some good actors in it with some very bad scripts.

    Back To You - The only thing I can say for this show is if you're going to do a sit-com it's good to have some professional sit-com actors like they have. It gets a chuckle or two each week, but if I missed it wouldn't care.

    Frank TV - he's talented and can be funny...but not for that long. goner. Of course, the overly repetitive ads during the baseball playoffs may have killed it for me.

    Man vs. Wild - He finally hit a show (Sahara) that I had to turn off. Eating some desert beetle, then a snake, then a raw goat testicle followed by the skinning & gutting of the camel did me in.
     
  9. Ken S

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    In the land of the strange...a few months back I was watch TV with my two-year old and we flipped by Lawrence Welk...he immediately wanted to watch it. He loves the show. I'm willing to bet he doesn't fit their demographic on this show :)
     
  10. BobaBird

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    Time slot for Big Shots will be filled with reruns of Private Practice. The show's initial order of 13 episodes has been filled, with 5 remaining unaired. Don't know if it will return.
    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=7517
     
  11. Snoofie

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    I really liked Man vs Wild last season, but this season just seems off. I don't like the two-part episodes. I don't like how they have to explain that the situations are done to show you what to do instead of just doing them. One episode they had a cobra and the voice over said they brought in a cobra to show you how to deal with it. Before they would have just acted like they stumbled across the cobra and I was fine with that. Just because he stayed in a hotel a couple of times they now feel they have to disclose everything to you. It's entertainment and no reality show is actually "reality" anyways. If it keeps going like this I will delete it.
     
  12. Stuart Sweet

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    ...just pulled the plug on Bionic Woman. Eyecandy notwithstanding, the show was too dumb to live.
     
  13. TBoneit

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    How about the shows you didn't give a chance?

    I saw the adverts for Cane and didn't like the music so I never looked at it.
     
  14. jodyguercio

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    I wasnt sure about it at first but man its actually really good. If you can catch it in the upcoming re-runs (thanks writers) you should.
     
  15. ebaltz

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    Yeah I don't really like the new format. I liked it when he would have to find his way out, not be snagged by a helicopter after a few hours of eating snakes and climbing hills. I don't care if its not "real" in the sense of the word, its just like you said, entertainment, that is all I want. It is amazing what he will do though.
     
  16. Rich

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    We watched 5 or 6 episodes and we are still on the fence about the show. Will watch the rest of them and decide on what to do if it gets renewed. I think any show that you can watch multiple episodes of deserves a chance. Ensemble shows take a while to work the kinks out.

    Rich
     
  17. Rich

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    Odd, I would have thought you would enjoy this show. Just finished watching the available episodes and we decided it is a heck of a lot better than the two original Bionic series. I do find the star of the show rather unattractive and that annoys me. Lucy Liu (think I spelled that right?) would have been perfect for the part.

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  18. Rich

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    Aside from one really bad movie, I've never seen anything with Jimmy Smits in it that wasn't good, if not exceptional. Good actors are like good writers, pretty much anything they do is good. The only thing I don't like about Cane is Hector Alizondo (hope I spelled that right). Pretty good show, pretty close to being the best of a mediocre slate of new programs.

    Rich
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

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    Rich,

    I thought I'd enjoy it as well. I watched every episode they made, and I really tried to like it. I gave it a lot of latitude as I thought, well if they can just get to the point where she's not a bionic noob, then it will be great. But I didn't go for the whole boyfriend thing, that turned me off.

    You are right, Lucy Liu would have been so great for the part!
     
  20. Rich

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    I fast forward thru the love scenes most of the time in all shows. Women making love in bed with their bras on is just a little too much for me believe.

    If it's so easy to see Lucy Liu in that role for us, why did we get stuck with who ever she is? They must cast these shows with some plan in mind, no? That would be an immensely popular show with Lucy Liu in it. Shame...

    Rich
     

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