March 28, 2010, 4:01 a.m. CST
Like a lot of the contestants this year. The cowboys came out of the pack as the smart ones.
March 28, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
March 28, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST
Only Herc could call a .9 "winning" and a 3.5 "losing".
March 28, 2010, 9 a.m. CST
It's a block of programming dominated by animated content. No one complains that Adult Swim no longer involves anything regarding a pool, do they? It's just a catchy name. I would suspect the ratings are fluctuating down because the 4 shows haven't all had new episodes on at the same time for awhile. They'll probably spike again once the FG ESB episode airs by seasons' end.
March 28, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST
Apprentice Porn Star edition. Some of those girls are dumb as a rock. Others are hard core mercenaries. I think it would be very entertaining.
March 28, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
The same cowboys who didn't know that different countries have different currencies got smart? I haven't kept up with this season.<br><br>"I accept who I am--I'm the bad guy." Oh yeah.<br><br>And screw Twitter, what happened to the invisotext spoilers?
March 28, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST
I have to wash my brain out with soap any time I even glimpse a clip of MacFarlane's shit shows. Comedy for "r-word people".
March 28, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST
March 28, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST
Character and stories that seemed interesting and fun, and maybe even fresh, have become stale, predictable, and dull. Long-time cast members have left and with them viewers, angry at the exit of their protagonist of preference. Look at how poorly repeats fare in the ratings. Shows like this have limited appeal to the majority of its viewers in terms of "rewatchability"; it's not so much about being entertained or enjoying an episode as a self-contained show, but more about finding out "what happens next". After 5 years, more and more viewers, I guess, just don't seem to care "what happens next".<p>Still, most shows would love to have their best ratings come close to Housewives' "all-time low" of 3.5 <p><br>"Adorable but dumb as posts"<br>No kidding. Is it just me, or does Jeff look like The Office's Jim on steroids?
March 28, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST
Breaking Bad and American Dad are great. Everything else mentioned sucks anus.
March 28, 2010, 1 p.m. CST
After the tons of publicity and glowing reviews, I figured it would have a ton more people watching. After reading some of the reviews making it sound like the greatest thing ever committed to film, seems like most people are 'meh' about it.
March 28, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST
Have you watched the series? It's pretty mediocre. My girlfriend is chinese, and she was not amused at how sympathetic they have tried to portray the Japanese as so far. After the first ep, her only comment was "I wonder if that scene with the one jap soldier would have had the same impact if Tom Hanks had shown what he and his buddies were doing to my country right before they tried to murder your guys?" For my part, I can't keep track of who the hell all these people are. So far the only ones that stick out are the writer, the kid from Jurassic Park, and the dude who has to shit every five minutes. I had to rewatch the ep twice just to figure out why everyone was so sad about the one dude dying at the end, because I had no idea who he was. Conversely, in BoB, all the characters defined themselves in the first half hour. Now tonight, we get to look forward to the main character drinking his way across Australia, making an asshole out of himself, if the previews are correct. I already saw this story, it was called "Flags of Our Fathers," and this guy is no Adam Beach. All in all, I'm really disappointed in the whole thing so far. Even the title sequence isn't anywhere near as good as BoB, from the bored music, to the extreme closeup of the charcoal pen breaking. There are still several episodes left, so I have my fingers crossed. I hear things pick up once Timmy escapes the T-Rex. We'll see.
March 28, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST
And HBO has around a million subscribers, as you have to PAY for HBO to watch it. So a 1.0(translates to roughly around a 1 million people) is pretty good for it.
March 28, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST
Did we watch the same AMAZING RACE last Sunday? Because the one I saw had Jordan and Jeff beating the Asian couple, who stalled on the Morse Code section of the WW1 trench.
March 28, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST
McFarlane has gone too far down the rabbit hole and now all he can pull out with his grubby little hands are rabbit pellets. The Simpsons are way past their prime and haven't been funny for years and the other animated shows on Fox are just not worth mentioning. NOTE TO SETH: Hope you saved your money because even DVD sales won't help you this time.
March 28, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST
March 28, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST
by andrew coleman
The best thing on television hands down. It seems very true to what happened there and it is beautiful to watch. One poster above sounded like he was a fucking dumb ass so do not listen to his take on this show. If you haven't checked it out yet you should. What pisses me off is that people watch Undercover boss, what a bull shit show. "Oh I'm a rich ass hole who finally gets to see how big of an ass hole I am. So I give one random employee a shit load of money while the other one's can fuck off. Also once the camera's turn off I'll go back to being a rich prick thanks". It's like CBS is trying to make us forget that CEO's are evil pricks trying to rape every penny out of people. Fuck you I haven't forgotten. Pointless garbage people who watch CBS should be put in mental hospitals because they are a danger to the community. The only show worth watching on Fox on sunday is American Dad, that shit is funny.
March 28, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST
the same episode of The Amazing Race last week, as the one you described was from the week before last.<p>Another thing about ratings for The Pacific - it gets rerun several times during the week. If one fails to catch it Sunday at 9:00, it's on again a few hours later, and a few more times later that week (and, at least for HBO Canada, also "On Demand").
March 28, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST
by Flim Springfield
Stupid, unlikeable contestants, terrible editing, badly designed gameplay, and it seems to get worse every season.
March 28, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST
With this many new episodes? Like whats the record for most new episodes of tv shows ever? This night had to be close.
March 28, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST
Get a bunch of bigots and see if they can be nice to minorities to win money.
March 28, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST
If hippies didn't exist it would probably be cancelled a third time.
March 28, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST
Occasionally I DVR Simpsons and American Dad when I remember, Family Guy if I'm especially bored. Otherwise, Sunday TV has lost me. Amazing how the minute you get over 30, they stop producing programs for you.
March 28, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST
by The Winged Doucheman
Everybody gets laid.
March 28, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST
proves that it can't be stopped.
March 28, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST
Family guy is one of my favourite shows, but tonights episode was just retarded, i mean stewie is practically killed and they just prolong dragging his decaying body around, it would have worked if he was all better after the comercial but to go the entire show with the gag just made it boring.<P>and james woods part was wasted, he should have had interaction with peter<P>Cleveland show was the highlight of the night, simpsons was good, but it felt fake...like some fans made an episode and tried to sell it as a "lost voyage"<P>oh, and sons of tuscon is like malcom in the middle afterbirth, i've watched all 3 episodes and i haven't laughed once, i just kind of watch it because it's on, infact during tonights i just had it on in the background as i browsed chatroulette and jerked off
March 28, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST
not to be the Devil's Advocate, but one could argue that means it CAN be stopped. I mean, are zombies proof that humans can't be killed?
March 28, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST
by Orbots Commander
Sure, it's no Band of Brothers, but few mini-series ever will be. That one was one for the ages. <p> It was cool seeing some of the troop down time in tonight's episode, romancing the Aussie ladies. <p> Was also fun to see the story line with the Greek family; it was like dinner at my folks' place including the wine, feta cheese and 'you're all skin and bones'.
March 29, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST
March 29, 2010, 4:26 a.m. CST
Seeing all of those pieces add up was fantastic. And loved Jesse buying his own house back. Can we just kill Skyler maybe?
March 29, 2010, 5:10 a.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
for the big ass pizza to land just right? 50/50, like flipping a coin?<br><br>Tio and the eyeball still hanging around to keep tabs on Walt; Saul was great as usual; I hope that if whatever pilot Odenkirk was working on gets picked up, his contract allows him to still do BB. Haven't seen a lot of the new and improved Jesse so far, but it should get interesting.
March 29, 2010, 5:20 a.m. CST
no real likable teams, aside from possibly the father/daughter. Everyone else is either not too bright or just mad/mean at the world and show it. Nobody I would want to hang out with.
March 29, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST
A show like Boss has big initial ratings, but little else. Though Fox's Animation Domination has become a little tiring the shows still extend well beyond their ratings. Merchandising, DVD sales and syndication are all huge on these shows. And while I do agree that the shows are only shells of their former selves, none of them are going to suffer from Hercs hyperbolic claims of losing. Just because you want McFarlane to fail doesn't mean you have to be so petty and obvious.
March 29, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST
but, holy crap, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!!! Drives me nuts seeing teams, that late in the race, fall behind because they don't do what they are told. 3 teams failed to do a quick check to see in any coconuts had fallen out, 2 of which witnessed another team having to come back to pick one up. After that screw up they then leave the bottle on the boat. D'oh!<p>Can't believe the father and daughter leaving their backpacks behind. Although, it always has been an area I've been unclear about - when do you leave your stuff and when do you take it with you? Are there designated drop zones? It seemed like everyone either left their stuff on the shore or on the boats. However, on the first leg of the challenge, which tells you to hike 1.5 miles down the road, I think it's safe to say, "take your shit with you!".
March 29, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST
Hahaha yeah when we saw Walt do that. I was like, I wonder how many times they had to do that. My wife said that it possible was an accident and they just went with it. It was great either way.
March 29, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST
Serioulsy how fucking good is Bob Odenkirk? I mean Breaking Bad is literally the best thing (if not the ONLY GOOD THING, sure Mr. Show was OK but I mean you've seen one episode then you've seen the whole series) he has EVER done. He's perfect in that role. If he becomes a bigger part in the show this season I would love to see him get some of that Cranston acclaim.
March 29, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST
That whole story in Family Guy about the TV show is a spoof of the movie the TV Set. It wasn't funny in that movie either. Also their Star Wars Redo stuff at the begining? Is that just a peek at was the special effects will look like for the new Star Wars show or something? Because at first I was like, ok what is this, its not Star Wars right? Then is was Star Wars.
March 29, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST
March 29, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST
Because everything about it, from the pretentious title to the cheesy dialogue ("I may have gotten an F on the test, but I got an A in fatherhood") screamed overdone melodramatic crap. Funniest thing to me was thinking how mercilessly Stewie would have mocked Brian during the entire process, but missed it all because he was in a coma. Pretty much the only humour I found in that storyline.
March 29, 2010, noon CST
by Bouncy X
damn, now what will i catch the last 3mins of whenever i get ready for Simpsons? though last night i noticed that quirky girl from Scrubs called Garret dad but i didnt remember her being his daughter before so i IMDB'd and discovered she recently joined and was actually the 3rd actress to play that role. considering the show's like 2 or 3yrs old, that was probably a sign.
March 29, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
yeah, i was expecting some jokes to come from his script too. it seemed so obviously cheesy and typical that something had to happen to him but it didnt. i was expecting Lois to laugh at him after reading it. but i did enjoy the Stewie sidestory as retarded as it was. :p
March 29, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFyB3UZlVDw I love that the show does stuff like this. Also, I totally interpeted the pizza throw as ACCIDENTAL. There is NO way he was trying to throw it, and it landed on. He's moving it in an entirely different direction. It felt to me like something that just happened during filming, and then someone said, "Quick, get on the fucking roof and get some pickup shots of the pizza up there."
March 29, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST
<p>I liked the show initially, but now I've lost all interest. It's the same manipulative, forced story every week. Every worker has a sob story that magically gets solved by the end.</p> <p>Though I did like how that fat dyke last week was "no longer with the company" in the recap.</p> <p>The show needs to do more episodes like the one with Hooters. Hot chicks in tiny T-shirts are ratings gold.</p>
March 29, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
is that planned or not, it worked. As well as the message Skylar left giving him shit about it. (BTW, it was planned, and only a single take!)<br><br>Now, what happened to the dipping sticks?<br><br>Those of you with HD probably knew this, but I never realized how fancy Tio's bell was until this episode.
March 29, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST
Really liking the two cartel guys, great atmosphere in all their scenes. Actually there's nothing I'm not liking so far, hence the subject.