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Saturday, January 17, 2009 3:45 PM

CAMPHILLPAWHEDONITE1956


i like stargate and the new sanctuary. are there any pa. browncoats in the harrisburg area, i would like to here from you. my email is marthasandusky@gmail.com i am looking for friends i can meet at a shindig. i like going to cons and going to concerts. im in my 50s but think young.


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Sunday, January 18, 2009 1:51 AM

BIGRICHARD


can't say I live near you, being in Australia...but I too enjoy Sanctuary, although I never got into the original Stargate. I loved the film with Kurt Russell, and I enjoy Atlantis, although I'm yet to see all of it.

Other shows I watch at the moment include Chuck, Eli Stone, How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs and Psych, among others. But then of past shows, I'd heartily recommend Carnivale (also cancelled before it could finish, although there are 2 seasons of it), Spaced, Black Books, The Office (UK)and possibly some others which I've now forgotten. But that'll do.

Anyone have any recommendations?

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Sunday, January 18, 2009 2:32 AM

LWAVES


I'm nowhere near you either seeing as I'm in England (the original one, not the 'New' one).

As for other shows, currently it would be:
BSG, Lost, Supernatural, My Name Is Earl, TSCC, Burn Notice, Doctor Who.

Shows from yesteryear? Too many to type.



"I don't believe in suicide, but if you'd like to try it it might cheer me up to watch."

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Sunday, January 18, 2009 2:34 AM

BIGRICHARD


Lost! Of course! How could I forget that.
Lost is brilliant, can't wait for that to return.
I do also watch Supernatural, although I'm about 2 seasons behind. I just have way too much to watch. I also have the 2 seasons of TSCC to watch, along with the 2nd season of Burn Notice. *sigh*

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Sunday, January 18, 2009 2:44 AM

WHOZIT


BONES!

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Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:40 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Good luck on getting together with other PA Browncoats. I'm in Texas myself.

Current shows I am watching include Chuck, Life, Friday Night Lights, Battlestar Galactica, and Lost begins again this Wednesday. I also like Bones and Supernatural, but am not current with them and trying to catch up through Netflix. The Sarah Connor Chronicles returns Feb. 13 and that's when Dollhouse begins too, and I'm anxiously awaiting Eureka's return to Sci-Fi, but they haven't announced when that will be.

I had been watching Pushing Daisies and Eli Stone, although both have been canceled and we're not sure if ABC will air the final eps or put them online, or whether we'll have to wait for dvds.



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Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:57 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


ATL here, and I find myself watching Scrubs, How I met your Mother, Bones, Chuck, and now BSG. Burn Notice returns too! There are a few others, but I have the worst time keeping up with what show is on which day. Even for the shows I really like, I can't seem to recall what show comes on which day. Could be the age thing, or it could be that networks are routinely changing the nights they air their shows, plus the fact that sometimes they're re-aired during the week.

And Atlanta has a thing called DragonCon. Might be you've heard of it ? If not, give it a look see, Labor day.



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Sunday, January 18, 2009 5:13 AM

RIVERGIRL22


New England here

Galactica is shaping up to be quite a ride in ints final 10 episodes

looking forward to LOST-but preparing for not many real answers

meanwhile I am enjoying watching some older shows
X files -Due South-Remington Steele

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Sunday, January 18, 2009 8:38 AM

SUASOR


The Star Wars Clone Wars turned out to be better than expected. The 90 minute movie contained a fair amount of suckage, but the half hour shows appearing since then have been pretty good. Maybe because Lucas was involved with the movie, and not with the episodes.

The last season of The Shield was very good. Check it out on DVD.

Dexter, Burn Notice, BSG, Terminator, Chuck, Fringe. All good stuff. Certainly better than what was showing up in the 90s (with the exception of Twin Peaks, and a few other shows.)Some say its because TV shows are being shot like movies. Aiming higher. And those that are on cable can ditch a lot of the "program practices" restrictions. "The Wire", Deadwood and The Sopranos (which still seemed like a TV show) made great use of that. The Shield also had a better finale than The Sopranos, and I expct BSG will do equally well.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009 8:54 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Originally posted by Suasor:
Quote:

The Star Wars Clone Wars turned out to be better than expected.


Yes. I'm enjoying those at the moment. They're fun!

Otherwise -

Bones - If I can ever figure out in which order to watch them!

LOST - Superb. Watching it, is like playing a giant game! If only they could come up with more humour.

Supernatural - Great characters with brilliant special effects (anybody see that episode with the boatman who turns to a splash of water!!! Those were some very impressive special/visual effects -done in super slo-mo too!!! and it's as funny as any humour heavy episode of Buffy or Angel. Also it looks fantastic!

Burn Notice - Bruce Campbell and all that Cheese!! Plus interesting story. Again funny!

Smallville - The Superman arc (against my better judgement) is proving very enaging. Clark Kent is still a good character and the dynamic
between he and Lois is strangely compelling. Also to my mind has the best stunts on TV at the moment.



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Sunday, January 18, 2009 10:02 AM

DREAMTROVE


Sarah Connor. I don't usually watch stuff. There are a few of yore that rose above the banal level. I watch Dr. Who sometimes, catch up. Most stuff just becomes banal given the chance.

Oh, before I get flamed, just what I think of ass banal list:

1. Nothing changes, put everything back where you found it.

2. Characters are ultimately good, or evil, and not complicated in any way.

3. Normal everyday life events occur that you could observe by going outside rather than watching TV

4. Tired moral perspectives like PC dominate the storyscape.

5. A writer hits you over the head with a message.

6. Characters who fight for the sake of melodrama, while not driving the story forward.

7. Comedy that isnt funny. atm, that would be everything.

8. Oh, I'll think of more and edit later

If anyone knows of any shows that avoid these pitfalls, let me know. :)

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Sunday, January 18, 2009 12:03 PM

IMNOTHERE


Quote:

Originally posted by dreamtrove:
2. Characters are ultimately good, or evil, and not complicated in any way.



If you want challenging morality, Battlestar Galactica delivers in spades. It does suffer from mid-season padding, though (almost literally, in the case of Lee Adama in S3 )

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3. Normal everyday life events occur that you could observe by going outside rather than watching TV


Wash: That sounds like science fiction!
Zoe: You live on a space ship, dear.

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4. Tired moral perspectives like PC dominate the storyscape.


Try "Life on Mars" (the original UK version - can't speak for the USA remake) for good PC vs. non-PC banter in which the PC doesn't necessarily win the day. OK, so if you are from the US (or under 35) you're going to wonder where the hell "Camberwick Green" is and what the deal is about the little girl with the noughts and crosses (sorry, tic-tac-toe) board, but you sound like you could cope...

Edit: of course, if you are in the UK, Life on Mars has finished, the spin-off "Ashes to Ashes" isn't a patch, we're in a Dr Who dry spell, "Demons" is crap and for BSG you'll either have to get Murdochvision or buy it on DVD. Sigh. At least we got a new Wallace and Gromit at Christmas...









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Sunday, January 18, 2009 12:51 PM

DEWRASTLER


I have quite the list going on right now. I watch The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Chuck, Heroes, Terminator: TSCC, Bones, House, Fringe, Supernatural, Burn Notice, Stargate: Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica and I will soon be adding Dollhouse to that list.

Luckily I just got a new DVR, because I had been using a VCR (or as my roommate called it a "Ghetto TiVo") to watch all these shows.

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People who don't care about anything will never understand the people who do

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Sunday, January 18, 2009 1:37 PM

AMDOBELL


Love "Stargate Atlantis", "Fringe", "Eli Stone", "Heroes", "Eureka", and "Lost". I also like "Supernatural" but missed so much of Season Two that I am awaiting the re-runs to catch up. If we're talking old favourites then right at the top of my list is the epic "Babylon 5". Go really far back and it's the original "Lost In Space" and "Land of the Giants". Um, showing my gorram age now...LOL!

Ali D :~)
You can't take the sky from me...

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Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:58 PM

DREAMTROVE


Quote:

If you want challenging morality, Battlestar Galactica delivers in spades.


Maybe I'll give it another try.

Quote:

Wash: That sounds like science fiction!
Zoe: You live on a space ship, dear.



One of the best lines ever.

Quote:

if you are from the US (or under 35) you're going to wonder where the hell "Camberwick Green" is and what the deal is about the little girl with the noughts and crosses (sorry, tic-tac-toe) board, but you sound like you could cope...


Is anyone on the board under 35? I've spent some time in the UK and still don't know what "Camberwick Green" is

I could google.

As for the access, I don't have a TV, but there's hulu.com, free murdochvision. Slightly annoying that they don't keep past seasons.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009 5:59 PM

TUJIAOZUO


Quote:

Originally posted by dreamtrove:
Is anyone on the board under 35?



I'm a 21 year old puppy.

Shows currently...

House
Terminator
Prison Break (Seasons 1&2 were brilliant, boycotted s3, now watching s4 as it's the last season and I want to see it to the end)
Battlestar
Psych
Office
Chuck
30 Rock
Scrubs
Private Practice (Ensamble cast is great, a lot of people I dig)
Pushing Daisies (though now cancelled)
Family Guy

Don't have a TV but Hulu and a slew of other sites work well enough. Right now I'm also into reruns of That 70's Show, 3rd Rock From the Sun and Buffy

Your Indian Pirate Lord,
Ash

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Sunday, January 18, 2009 6:43 PM

MRSUNIVERSE832


Fringe
T:SCC
Numb3rs
Pushing Daisies
House
LOST
Scrubs

I like shows that make you think, and shows that make me laugh. I hate rudeness and proselytizing(of all sorts!)

Mrs. Universe

MR. UNIVERSE----> <----MRS. UNIVERSE

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Monday, January 19, 2009 2:00 AM

BIGRICHARD


*puts hand up*
I'm 19....yeah I know, shh.

Anyway, I borrowed season 1 of BSG from my friend today so am going to give it a try, he insists it's better than Firefly although I'm sceptical as I've seen the miniseries already, and wasn't that impressed.

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Monday, January 19, 2009 10:42 AM

CHRISISALL


I'm the same age as that kid who's President now.

Burn Notice RULES.
Leverage is fun.
I SHOULD be watching Chuck .
Heroes when I catch it...
My Wife digs Gray's Anatomy.


The selective Chrisisall

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Monday, January 19, 2009 5:04 PM

MONKSDAD


Chuck, Reaper, South Park, Family Guy, It's always sunny in Phil. and I am looking forward to Castle

"And I think calling him that is an insult to the psychotic lowlife community."

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 7:14 AM

JAKE7


I like Chuck, House, The Mentalist, Leverage, Bones, Burn Notice, Monk, Pysch, Numb3rs, Ghost Whisperer (just got into this one), and Kyle XY.

When it comes back in the summer, I'll be watching In Plain Sight again.

When I get the opportunity, I watch Dr. Who (don't have SciFi or BBCA channels).

I was watching Eli Stone until they canceled it!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 7:32 AM

WAKEUPSOON


Quote:

Originally posted by dreamtrove:
Is anyone on the board under 35?



I am!!
I'm 16, and a Brit, so I'm betting a lot of what I watch is different to everyone else.

When they're on, I like:

Scrubs,
Dr Who,
TORCHWOOD,
Hotel Babylon (just light-hearted drama, it makes me giggle),
Book Quiz (Sky Arts, I like it),
QI,
Have I Got News For You (A little bit of satire is always good for the soul),
Mock the Week,
&& I tend to get into Strictly Come Dancing about half way through the series,
&& I do like How I Met Your Mother, but I tend to watch it online: its easier than trying to find it over here.

Thats all I can think of at the moment.

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This is not my signature, I have to write this every time I post.

Smile && Nod, it makes it seem like you know what's going on.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:20 AM

LEEDAVIDT


Terminator:TSCC-(not watching faithfully) usually catch up via HULU.com

C.S.I.- (religiously watched)b4 this season...
need to catch up i suppose...

anthony bordain ? - no reservations on
the travel channel

otherwise i'm on my gorramn myspace site all nite !

Mal: Cry, Baby, Cry.
Wash: Make your mother sigh. Engaging the crybaby.

Jayne: Any one you walk away from, right? Long as we got the goods, I call this a win.
Mal: Right. We win.

Jayne: Pain in the ass...
Kaylee: No, it's shiny! I like to meet new people. They've all got stories...
Jayne: Captain, can you stop her from bein' cheerful, please?
Mal: I don't believe there is a power in the 'verse that can stop Kaylee from being cheerful. Sometimes you just wanna duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month.
Kaylee: I love my captain.

p.s. new hampshire browncoat here...sorry camphill.......pa...whedonite :)

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 11:12 AM

AISLING


*waves*

I'm in the middle, seeing that I'll turn 30 in a month. Yay!

I have stubbornly refused to watch TV series since I broke my heart on Firefly. I will occasionally catch an episode here and there of shows that look neat, but I don't bother obsessing over them until I can get the box set in my little paws.

I've enjoyed :
*BSG (the husband's fav show, he says that Firefly is a close second.)This is the only show I watch with any regularity, but that is due to the husband watching it weekly.
*Heroes
*the first part of the first season of Veronica Mars
Can I put anime on here? Like Rurouni Kenshin, Witch Hunter Robin and so on? Nom!

the random episodes I've caught of :
*Bones
*NCIS
*CSI etc
*Stargate
*Angel (yes, I admit that I haven't managed to see it in it's entirety just yet... *hide*)
*Alton Brown and Paula Dean off Food network.
*I'm a geek on History Channel and it's spin offs, as well as geeking on the other Discovery-esque channels.

There are probably more that I can't think of.

I'm also in the N Virginia area. Anyone else?

~A

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009 11:58 PM

IMNOTHERE


Quote:

Originally posted by dreamtrove:
Is anyone on the board under 35? I've spent some time in the UK and still don't know what "Camberwick Green" is


Its like "Soylent Green" but with extra 35-year-olds (and a crispy breadcrumb coating).

No, seriously - it was a 70s TV puppet show for young kids which was brilliantly recreated/spoofed in a dream sequence for "Life on Mars" (UK).








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Thursday, January 22, 2009 4:05 PM

DREAMTROVE


Quote:


I'm 16, and a Brit, so I'm betting a lot of what I watch is different to everyone else.



Don't count on it, we're mostly Americans. We don't grow up real fast. I don't know if you notice that from watching us

Actually for some reason, a subject that gets debated over here, in the UK it seems sci fi and fantasy are considered "kids stuff" and in the US they're taken more seriously. Older Brits it seems are supposed to switch over to watching the English patient, and movies about dead queens, which are sometimes fun, but are lacking in the girls throwing cops through walls dept.

Dr. Who we get here, sometimes. I don't have a TV, a friend of my sister's burns DVDs though.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009 7:48 PM

KAYNA

I love my captain


I'm 24. And I don't actually watch that much TV any more. That probably because most of the shows I fall in love with get canceled in two seasons or less.

At the moment the only shows I'm really following are Burn Notice and Doctor Who. Occaisonaly I catch an episode of Chuck or Supernatural.
Sometimes I watch 11th Hour because I like seeing Rufus Sewel play the good guy for once. And I've also seen and enjoyed an episode of The Metalist, which, along with the upcoming Lie to Me (which I will give a shot as it stars Tim Roth), is essentially the same show as 11th Hour. While I enjoy an episode of these shows here or there, I would quickly get bored of if I watched them regularly.

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Op: You're fighting a war you've already lost.
Mal: Yeah, well I'm known for that.

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Friday, January 23, 2009 1:33 AM

IMNOTHERE


Quote:

Originally posted by dreamtrove:
Quote:

in the UK it seems sci fi and fantasy are considered "kids stuff" and in the US they're taken more seriously.



Except, I think we take kids stuff quite seriously.
We did go through some very lean years in the 80s and 90s when the Establishment equated "SF/Fantasy" with "Kids". Even US imports like the various Trek spin-offs, Buffy and Angel were shown in kids' slots (and often cut - the version of Angel shown on terrestrial TV was barely comprehensible). It wasn't just SF: any sort of escapist action/adventure was looked down on.

Fortunately, the worst of that now seems to be over - possibly correlated with people who grew up with Doctor Who and Thunderbirds now being in their 40s and 50s and starting to reach positions of influence, aided by the success of things like the 'Who relaunch and "Life On Mars".

Of course, one factor is that many of the best UK SF/Fantasy shows past and present were aimed at kids. "Doctor Who" was originally conceived as a way to get kids interested in history and science; Thunderbirds/Captain Scarlet etc. were puppet shows.

On the other hand, I think we Brits have higher expectations of what counts as "grown up". In the 70s-80s (edit) we had shows like Blake's 7, Star Cops, Quatermass, Survivors (old style), Doomwatch, The Prisoner, UFO, Space 1999 (season 1) which (if you forgive them the effects and props) I'd say are far more intelligent and sophisticated than anything the US produced until the X-Files/Babylon 5/Buffy era.

In contrast, I've been watching re-runs of "Voyager" recently - not particularly ancient, but compared with current shows its pretty childish and patronizing, with its endless lectures about friendship and teamwork and subtle-as-a-brick moral allegories...




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