EvenBob
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July 23rd, 2014 at 10:29:45 PM permalink
Anybody else watching Hell on Wheels? One of the best
shows ever on TV. It depicts the Old West very well
and they spare no expense on sets or extra's. You can
see the first 3 seasons on Netflix, and the 4th starts
Aug 2nd. Anson Mount is wonderful in the lead role,
I have a man crush on him. We all wanted to be this
guy when we were 35..
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
MrV
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July 24th, 2014 at 2:12:18 AM permalink
NTSF:SD:SUV:: is interesting, and very, very strange.

On Adult Swim.
"What, me worry?"
bahdbwoy
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July 24th, 2014 at 2:32:05 AM permalink
Martin
WWF/WCW
Saved by the bell :)
beavis and butthead
different strokes
different world
family matters
full house
prison break
one tree hill
dawsons creek
old svu special victims

dont watch much now but do like:

graceland
chicago fire
chicago pd
fosters and other shows my wife sucks me into
Face
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July 24th, 2014 at 7:01:09 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Anybody else watching Hell on Wheels? One of the best
shows ever on TV. It depicts the Old West very well
and they spare no expense on sets or extra's. You can
see the first 3 seasons on Netflix, and the 4th starts
Aug 2nd. Anson Mount is wonderful in the lead role,
I have a man crush on him. We all wanted to be this
guy when we were 35..



Very rare to have a show actually move you. Not having TV for so long has made me realize just how much I was wasting time. I wasn't watching because it was good, I just watched because it was on. Bleh.

Sons of Anarchy was OK, for a bit. I know everyone in my peer group was nuts about it. Not much substance under the surface.

The Walking Dead had me riveted for a bit, but whatever held me was lost as it went on. I think it was the naked survivalist stuff in the beginning that hooked me. But it quickly turned into an everyday drama, and I tuned out.

Game of Thrones is the only thing I've seen lately that feels REAL. I remember reading a quote by Stephen King, something about not caring if you liked it or hated it, made you happy or made you sad, he was going to grab you by the emotions and thrash you. GoT does that. It's not the same ol same ol script, the same flow, the same trail. Just about the time you think you have the thread, BOOM, you get punched in the face. It is the best show on TV that I've ever seen.

The only other show(s) that's ever done that to me, and that I sort of miss, is The Real Housewives series. Not the story, but the same thrashing of emotions. It used to be part of my game day ritual to watch TRHoOrange County before every hockey game. By the time I headed out to the game, I was so enraged and fired up wasn't no one could stop me.
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EvenBob
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July 24th, 2014 at 7:26:02 PM permalink
Quote: Face

Very rare to have a show actually move you.



I care about the characters on H on W, and am
fascinated at the production costs for a mere
TV show. The giant sets they have to build, the
hiring of so many costumed extras for every
show. The use of the old looking trains, all
that stuff had to be built. There are no working
1860's trains anymore.

The character development has been so good,
I actually hate the guy playing The Swede, and
that's the intent of the writers.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Lemieux66
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July 24th, 2014 at 8:03:31 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Quote: Face

Very rare to have a show actually move you.



I care about the characters on H on W, and am
fascinated at the production costs for a mere
TV show. The giant sets they have to build, the
hiring of so many costumed extras for every
show. The use of the old looking trains, all
that stuff had to be built. There are no working
1860's trains anymore.

The character development has been so good,
I actually hate the guy playing The Swede, and
that's the intent of the writers.



I love this show and have been watching from the beginning. I briefly ran into Phil Burke aka Mickey McGinnes walking in Manhattan. I yelled "I love your show" and he gave me a "CHEERS!". I enjoyed that.
10 eyes for an eye. 10 teeth for a tooth. 10 bucks for a buck?! Hit the bad guys where it hurts the most: the face and the wallet.
EvenBob
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July 24th, 2014 at 11:37:56 PM permalink
Quote: Lemieux66

I love this show and have been watching from the beginning. I briefly ran into Phil Burke aka Mickey McGinnes walking in Manhattan. I yelled "I love your show" and he gave me a "CHEERS!". I enjoyed that.



His character changed from what it was in
the first season. He was a whiny screwup
who was always making bad decisions.
Now he's an up and coming businessman.
Who killed his brother.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
kewlj
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July 25th, 2014 at 2:58:34 AM permalink
The original Dallas. I was too young to have watched it when it aired, but started watching re-runs in my teens (90's) and found the show fascinating.

Likewise, I started watching re-runs of the Andy Griffin show 2 years ago after Andy Griffin passed away and find that to be enjoyable and a very wholesome show. Kind of a glimpse into yesteryear.
AxelWolf
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July 25th, 2014 at 3:05:45 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Anybody else watching Hell on Wheels? One of the best
shows ever on TV. It depicts the Old West very well
and they spare no expense on sets or extra's. You can
see the first 3 seasons on Netflix, and the 4th starts
Aug 2nd. Anson Mount is wonderful in the lead role,
I have a man crush on him. We all wanted to be this
guy when we were 35..

One of my favorites. I has been on hiatus an I fear it could be canceled.

Give Luck a try there are only a few episodes (maybe a full season) dude to safety concerns and bad press because of dead horses, its very good. I think it would have been a great show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lumAKUadBA Dustin Hoffman is in it.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
DrawingDead
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July 25th, 2014 at 3:14:30 AM permalink
1,000 Ways to Die.

But it could be improved if they'd let me be casting director.
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