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#1 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:15 am

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#2 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:32 pm

Not to stir anything up, but is there a rule against "lol" here I seemingly have missed out on?

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#3 Post by Matt » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:33 pm

Yes. And I'm now deleting them wherever I find them.

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#4 Post by domino harvey » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:35 pm

Forum Rules wrote:Avoid SMS language (or chat/text-speak)Please, no "LOL" or "ROTFL" or "LMFAO" or "OMG." If you need to interject such a response, spell it out. If that's too much work for you, maybe you don't need to include it at all.

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#5 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

Okay then. My bad for not being up to date on them.

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#6 Post by Matt » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:38 pm

The "lol" emoticon is still okay, though. :lol:

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#7 Post by domino harvey » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:44 pm

Matt, bring back the sunglasses emoticon

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#8 Post by swo17 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:54 pm

That one's only for the cool kids. Image

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#9 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:23 pm

To get this on track, I'm kind of excited with several shows starting up within the next few months, both new and returning. Justified, House Of Cards, Hannibal and of course True Detective.

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#10 Post by warren oates » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:46 pm

Ditto on the True Detective. And while we're anticipating miniseries' let's not forget The Spoils of Babylon. The only new series I'm curious about so far is AMC's Turn. Here's hoping it's a more authentic historical spy drama than The Americans and a better one too.

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#11 Post by ianungstad » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:25 am

I don't know if they'll make the fall schedule but AMC ordered pilots for the David Cronenberg/Tim Roth series Knifeman and Seth Rogan/Evan Goldberg's adaptation of Preacher. Both could be potentially great.

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#12 Post by warren oates » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:15 pm

Speaking of miniseries' and authentic spy stories, ABC is airing The Assets, a U.K. produced miniseries starting tomorrow about the Aldrich Ames case. It's based on a book I've read by the two real life Mayas of that mole hunt, female analysts who painstakingly ruled out other suspects and built a case against Ames over a period of years. I can't vouch for the quality of the TV show yet, but the book is fascinating. And I say this having read every other book about Ames. This is Tinker, Tailor for real.

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#13 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:10 pm

I'll have to look into that, despite my allergies to the Big 3.



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#17 Post by jindianajonz » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:39 pm

Way to lose all the brand name recognition you built up, IFC!

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#18 Post by Matt » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:46 pm

People are still just going to call it Independent Fried Chicken.

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#19 Post by Ashirg » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:41 pm

So, now it's pronounced "ee-f-k" since it's no longer an acronym?

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#20 Post by Roger Ryan » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:23 am

I love how practically all of cable TV is now made up of channels identified by three initials that mean nothing in relation to the actual programming: IFC, TLC, THC, MTV, VH1, HLN, AMC, A&E. I guess HBO still stands for "Home Box Office" and good old TCM is still showing "classic movies" (and then some) after twenty years.

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#21 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:30 pm

warren oates wrote:Speaking of miniseries' and authentic spy stories, ABC is airing The Assets, a U.K. produced miniseries starting tomorrow about the Aldrich Ames case. It's based on a book I've read by the two real life Mayas of that mole hunt, female analysts who painstakingly ruled out other suspects and built a case against Ames over a period of years. I can't vouch for the quality of the TV show yet, but the book is fascinating. And I say this having read every other book about Ames. This is Tinker, Tailor for real.
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#23 Post by warren oates » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:50 pm

That sucks about The Assets. I wonder if the rest of those episodes will ever turn up anywhere? Btw, I've given up on The Spoils of Babylon after two episodes. Not quite funny or coherent enough as parody or anything else to keep holding my attention. I'll give it some credit for committing fully to its weird amalgam of ideas and influences.

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#24 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:02 pm

I think it's finished in the US, but is Hostages worth bothering with? Channel 4 has picked it up in the UK and the first episode, despite its daft conceit, didn't really bode that well.

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#25 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:06 pm

I haven't seen it but the reviews and comments section for it at the AV Club were hilarious-- apparently it was so bad that it drove the reviewer to the point of madness! I've literally never heard one good thing about it from anyone, but I haven't seen it with my own eyes so it could very well be genius. I wouldn't place bets though!

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