Nov. 17, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
Does anybody else find NOF to be, well, boring?
Nov. 17, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST
by I am_NOTREAL
I like it because the cast is good, but I can see why it isn't setting the ratings on fire. Unfortunately it isn't sensational enough.
Nov. 17, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST
Only took 27 episodes to get good. Maybe this isn't Stargate: Voyager...
Nov. 17, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST
I almost like that "not enough happens." I think modern TV (and movies for that matter) are way over-plotted. It's nice to have a show where things aren't wrapped up all tidily at the end of every episode—you know like life. It may not be "sensational" but it rewards you for watching over time (which is probably why the show is doomed–see "Freaks and Geeks"). I do think they need to drop the Lauren Graham/Baldwin brother stuff. It's perfunctory and boring. The family dynamic (especially Adam's) is what's most interesting to me.
Nov. 17, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST
But the Event is a lot worse, and it's pulling the same ratings.
Nov. 17, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
Most of it is good, except the for autistic kid's mom, who is insufferable. Probably not fair to blame the character on her, though. I still wonder when they're going to insert the real Bonnie Bedelia into the cast, in place of her stunt double. Oh, wait, that's really her? Modern preservatives are (mostly) amazing.
Nov. 17, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST
It's been basically the same thing since the premiere. I'm too bored to bother watching it any longer.
Nov. 17, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST
one single Event, probably at the end of the season. NOTHING eventful along the way. It's like that guy on the Apprentice said: this is The Apprentice, not the Apprenti... Guess NBC likes that theme: "This is The Event, not The Events"<p>And, seriously, the only thing they can really do with this president is have him interrogate prisoners personally, have him go unprotected in hospital wards with biohazard infectious passengers in regular, unsealed rooms?
Nov. 17, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST
Normally Herc notifies everyone when an ex-Whedonite appears on some show.
Nov. 17, 2010, 6 p.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST
But gayness like Gwyneth and Glee will bring the masses to the troft everytime. I despise the Karaoke/American Idol standard of music the culture has been fed. It's pathetic. I love America but culturally... It's a wasteland.
Nov. 17, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST
Is Minka Kelly still on that? My god, she is gorgeous.
Nov. 17, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST
NOF isn't horrible. It's just run of the mill. They're clearly building to something, but it's happening too slowly. As ordinary as NOF is, it's actually more interesting and enjoyable than the Event. The Event started off half-way decent for the first two episodes and then got super sucky. I'm not invested in the characters or the plot in the least. There's no focus and too many threads. It's one needless conspiracy after another, chased down with boring characters portrayed by 3rd rate actors. If I have to watch Jason Ritter pretend he's smart (or human) once more, I'll burst into flames. At least with, NOF, we can at least look at Julie Benz, Autumn Reeser, and the surprisingly 20-something Kay Panabaker whenever the story starts putting us to sleep.
Nov. 17, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST
Leno and Letterman hit 7.0 on Monday and Tuesday. Conan fell to 2.0 and 2.1 respectively.
Nov. 17, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST
Seriously Herc, be a pal
Nov. 17, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST
You guys dropped the ball on that one.
Nov. 17, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
I still get frustrated by how when it slows down it just resorts to having the characters yell at each other. YELLING=DRAMA. But they've eased up on that, used to be every pairing would have work into some shallow excuse to start yelling at each other every episode, the first half hour would be set up, the second half would be arguing. Ended with a wordless montage to some adult contemporary hit to show how it all worked out. I have been in and out this season having grown bored with that formula from the first season, but I saw last weeks and I think an episode a week or two before that and was happily surprised that they invested in story and character development instead of lazy contrivances. Great cast, I hope the writing continues to develop to a level that the very capable actors deserve. Also, it's not Arrested Development, but I'm really enjoying Running Wilde and am sorry to see its getting so little love.
Nov. 17, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST
I think it's been progressing just fine. I like what we've seen so far of the villains and as for the heroes I am enjoying how they are all dealing with their powers. I feel like it's leading to something that will be really cool and I'm enjoying the ride.
Nov. 17, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST
it's actually not bad. i'm kinda digging it. there's plenty of mystery and enough shit being laid down for three or four seasons...
Nov. 17, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST
Bert having to go around telling people he was a sex offender. More people should be watching this show, it's incredibley funny
Nov. 17, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST
Haven't watched anything from the first season of Glee, but I've been watching this season and its consistently the most fun show of the week for me. I just love how over the top it is. It doesn't care about being realistic, but will do anything to get laughs or cries or any kind of emotion. It's like nothing else on TV.
Nov. 17, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST
I only watch it sometimes after Glee, but I'll admit that they are clearly aware of the problems with the show and are fixing them to make it better. Like last week they opened with the woman doing a funny song on the ukelele. She was funny except she had a dead tooth which wasn't really funny. This week they opened with her again, but minus the dead tooth. Her explanation was that she saw the episode of It's Always Sunny that had a dead tooth and realized it wasn't unique anymore. Thought that was a good reference and way to fix an unfunny aspect of the show.
Nov. 17, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST
At least they got Abel back which does not negate the season. Curious to see who the body is in the desert? A lot of good stuff left to finish up with two episodes left.
Nov. 17, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST
Stargate Universe is great. It's had a few misses, but the atmosphere and acting are top notch. The mysteries are compelling, and the campiness of the earlier series is completely gone. It feels like a first class, Next Generation / DS-9 production to me. In one or two seasons, I predict it to be a fan favorite.
Nov. 17, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST
That was supposed to be a one time joke back in the third episode, but the producers liked the actress and the character so much that they asked her back. Apparently the tooth joke wasn't funny the second or third time so they just wrote it out on last nights show. I agree that the explanation was pretty damn funny and smart
Nov. 17, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST
I THOUGHT PARENTHOOD WAS ON HIATUS!! *runs to Hulu
Nov. 17, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST
by Cheif Brody
That's a fact. I have loyalty to NOTHING on Tuesdays. I have to put new batteries in my remote on Tuesday nites for all the surfing I do. It ALL sucks. <p> I ended up settling on reruns of Tosh.0 last nite...which was far more enjoyable to me than fuckin Glee. Skimmed past Anarchy...tried to watch for 5 minutes (ok...3 mins)...but I was lost, so I moved on. <p> Anyways...Tuesday is a dead zone, IMO.
Nov. 17, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST
I agree about Russell Brand. He is annoying and boring.
Nov. 17, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST
I hope it keeps up the pace
Nov. 18, 2010, 2:04 a.m. CST
but I couldn't give less of a shit about the storylines.
Nov. 18, 2010, 4:29 a.m. CST
The public will tire of the one trick pony, gimmicky show. The horribly written, cliche'd characters don't show any growth. Plotlines are predictable. The singing stuff will get old. And rating will fall.
Nov. 18, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST
Glee is a good show and it's not going anywhere so stop hoping. If you don't like it, don't watch it. It looks like NOF, Event and many other shows aren't long for this world. Too bad about NOF, it's actually a good show. It kinda has this ABC Sunday night movie of the week vibe to it. Ah the good old days. Anyway, the Event is turning in to a mess. It's just boring. People can complain about Lost teasing the audience all they want but it was never boring. How long can Fringe hang on? They may want to put it behind Glee to see if the ratings will increase. Doesn't matter to me, I watch SGU at 9:00pm on Tuesdays. It took a whole season but the show is actually pretty good now.
Nov. 18, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST
I just saw the ratings for SGU, not good at all. It's turned into a good show but how messed up are those ratings.
Nov. 18, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST
by The Alienist
If you don't get it I feel sorry for you. And I totally don't mean that in the condescending "I-know-better-than-you" way. I honestly feel sorry for you.
Nov. 18, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST
by David Cloverfield
A woman in a wheelchair told the Mom, that she used to have powers too, and they'll kill them eventually. They danced back a few minutes later (she was toldto say that! OMG!), but that would've been some pretty cool storytelling "It's great, we have these powers. But we have a decade at most to make the most of it, then we'll die".
Nov. 18, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST
by Snake Foreskin
What a hackneyed premise. I am glad that Americans have rejected this liberal agenda bullshit so resoundingly as of late. Let's hope the tidal wave of lefty nonsense has finally receded. Now we can begin the process of drying out and rebuilding.
Nov. 18, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST
by Snake Foreskin
I didn't like any of them. Not one. The wife is the worst excuse for a female character I have seen in ages. What a selfish bitch! And the dad has been so emasculated, it's completely embarrassing to watch. The worst part is, even his "superhero" side is a loser. Complete and utter crap! If it goes black, it'll be good riddance to bad rubbish.
Nov. 18, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST
Running Wilde failed because it's not funny and poorly written. Not because it's part of some "liberal agenda." Seriously? Raising Hope is easily the funniest half-hour on TV at the moment. Such a great show with a huge heart and a sick sense of humor. The dead tooth comment seemed like a nod to It's Always Sunny in that their dead tooth episode aired just weeks before RH's -- so I think that was a way for the producer's to pop in a joke letting the world know they didn't intend to "rip off" IASIP ;) Glee won't "ugly betty" out because it's way more than a one-trick pony. Some people like the comedy, others the relationship drama, others the music, etc... there's a little something for everyone and it's not difficult to find a character or two to relate to or enjoy. They're getting the balance just right these days. Parenthood is fantastic but I fear the slow build bothers some. It's very refreshing to not have a series based solely around plot contrivances, etc... it's a very smart and moving family drama... and yes -- "little" happens if you mean there are no pathetic love triangles or "idiot" plots -- just complicated familial relationships -- which I guess some people would rather not be reminded of when they watch TV (hits too close to home? TV is often escapism after all.) There a lot of shouting (not so much lately) but I find that a lot closer to how many families I know function. It would be nice if everyone had calm and collected arguments but realistically people get flustered and start shouting -- especially when the argument is with someone you love -- like a family member. The series is painfully realistic sometimes -- especially dealing with Adam/Christina's plight with Max and the hopelessness they feel in their situation. Lauren Graham also shows us she's more than just a Gilmore Girl by playing a very insecure mom trying to fix her past. The Good Wife is still one of the best shows on network TV but it's an odd duck. CBS is home to sitcoms and procedurals -- The Good Wife is more of a political thriller/family drama than it is a mindless procedural -- so it doesn't quite fix with CBSs typical demographic -- but it also turns off people who might otherwise watch but haven't sampled out of an assumption that it's just another "CBS procedural." It's a shame cause it's home to some of the most interesting stories and some astounding actors. I really hope this one can last at least another year or two.
Nov. 18, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST
Last week was the final straw. When the grandparents showed up unannounced and decided to stay for a few days, then spent the time insulting the family--I was done. Chikki's character is so emasculated that he couldn't even say, "Why don't you get a motel?" or, "You should have called. We don't have room." Or, at the very least, "Don't crash my house for a few days and insult my family, you fucks." Deleted it from my DVR.
Nov. 18, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST
by andrew coleman
Glee is fun, Fringe and Human Target are bad ass but don't get enough attention. The rest is just the same. I find it funny some random idiot talking about Fox's "Liberal agenda"... Really you do know you're talking about Fox right? I'm sort of over people on here debating ratings since the numbers are just guesses and not real. Like the Letterman and Leno ratings vs. Conan... If Conan was on ABC or Fox I'd understand but he's on TBS. So you can't compare. Anyone who watches Tosh.0 is simply a Dane Cook fan who is afraid to say he likes Cook so he's moved on to that show. That guys comedy is basically the same and only frat guys like it. Also I liked Tosh.0 when it was called The Soup... Or Web Soup... So I just call it Tosh.Rip Off. TV just needs a change everything is the same. Brainless comedies sit a top the ratings followed by cop shows. I mean how much Navy crime can happen in one year alone? Stupid. I hold on to a couple shows I enjoy to watch but after that I hold very little hope for good television.
Nov. 18, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST
Is because a lot of shows aren't doing "events." NOF and The Event just kinda plod along. People supposedly watch more in November, but you got to give them something special to watch. Watching Hal Holbrook's face change is not a big life-changing climax, or a major attention grabber. Fringe at least seems to understand that. Smallville, also (John Glover returning, parallel Earth, evil Clark). Supernatural, not so much yet but there'll probably be a big reveal in next week's "Caged Heat." Give us spectacle or a cliffhanger, but NOF and The Event do neither.<p> Tower Prep, as noted, isn't a bad show. I could live without the "kids morale message of the week," but they are stacking up mysteries and teasers in a way that The Event and NOF could take some tips from.
Nov. 18, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST
Because it is better-written than most of the other shows on TV, and it's a shame that it is getting lost in the schedule.
Nov. 18, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST
Here's a little advice: From my own observation, anyone who sports a genitalia-related moniker *and* jumps straight for the talk-radio-conservatively-correct talking points when there is zero evidence they apply... is almost always a self-loathing closet case. 99.9% of the time. Really.
Nov. 18, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST
I agree that the grandparent episode may have been the last straw. It's a shame because I think the concept, the setup, and even the characters were all good. They need to get away from Dad trying to stop some random bad guy and Mom always whining about how they're using their powers.
Nov. 18, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST
You ask to "stop with the Goddamn politics already" -- and then proceed to spew all sorts of hate and ridicule on "Repugs?" <p>JESUS CHRIST -- you are a stupid and hypocritical mothafucker! </p> <p>Liberals are the fanatical fools who bring up politics in the TB -- and then liberals whine about it when Conservatives pop back. </p><p> It must really irk you to realize that only 18% of the nation considers themselves "liberal" -- and the other 82% of us are Moderates and Conservatives. </p><p>Go cool off by fucking yourself with your plastic Obama dildo, bitch. Then come back with more of your mindless liberal rants that constantly whine about anyone who disagrees with you as being "Taliban Nazis." </p><p>Damn, you're a DICK. I guess that you are just following the leader -- because Obama is a pompous dick too.</p>
Nov. 18, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST
I thought I read that somewhere. <p>Anyhoo, I finally figured out that NOF is really just a family friendly kid's show. That's who it's geared to and why it's plodding along at a snails pace.</p> <p>Anyone looking for a good weekly super-hero show better move along. This ain't it.</p>
Nov. 18, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST
Who won the contest? Was there an update posted?
Nov. 18, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST
Hi ASSHOLE. Try looking up the polls about ideology over at Gallup and the NY Times. Even the most liberal polls will admit that liberals are less than 25% of the nation. The rest of us are Moderates and Conservatives. <p>"Wrong side of history?" Keep spewing that nasty and ridiculous propaganda. Mama Pelosi must be so proud of her little baby trying to become a man! </p> BTW, you are an Asshole.
Nov. 18, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST
when you just buy the dvds and re-watch them over and over.
Nov. 18, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST
by Al Swearengen
You and that heathen cocksucker, MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse, should get a fuckin' room and explore each other's conservative assholes together. Make sure you grease up your piles though...can't imagine getting stuck mid-thrust whilst grabbin' ankle.
Nov. 19, 2010, 1:06 a.m. CST
I had like, five or six episodes on the DVR but couldn't bring myself to watch them. Deleted and canceled the series recording. Only reason I was going to check it out was because of the woman from Angel/Dexter. Otherwise, I really wasn't that interested.