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Never has this icon been more accurate. This thread is long overdue. Months overdue. (Most of you can guess the reasons why.) I don't know how many of you are even checking LJ all that regularly anymore, but for those of you who are, here's a thread to talk about this new season. What are you watching? What have you given up on? What are you thinking about in general? Do you miss the regular discussion threads? Do I even still need to keep posting the thread rules? Well, in case I do...

(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the convers


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Dec. 3rd, 2012 05:11 am (UTC)
Covert Affairs
But it just finished for the season
Dec. 3rd, 2012 05:11 am (UTC)
Burn Notice
Only because I have it on a season pass - it's not funny anymore and without the funny I am not enjoying it :-(
Dec. 3rd, 2012 05:12 am (UTC)
I'm enjoying it again after a few seasons of it boring me senseless.
Dec. 3rd, 2012 05:15 am (UTC)
I love this show but man, when you think things couldn't get any sadder, they slug us with something else. Meep. It's like they know we're sad at only having a half season before it all ends, they are making the episodes so sad, it'll almost be a relief when it's over (Almost. I love that show so much).
Dec. 4th, 2012 01:57 pm (UTC)
HOMELAND - season 2
Loving it this season. Claire Danes is an amazing actress!

What's up with Peter from the CIA? Meeting people on buses? Dodgy!
Jan. 1st, 2013 05:49 pm (UTC)
Re: HOMELAND - season 2
I'm finally finding time to watch my tifaux'd season 2 eps. OMG, this is as dense and dark as my beloved "Tinker Tailor" was in its heyday.HOMELAND treats the issue of trust and betrayal with as deft a hand as Le Carre' did.

And I find the actress playing the daughter as compelling to watch as Danes, who, I agree, is amazing.

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Dec. 4th, 2012 11:54 pm (UTC)
I'm watching Scandal. Am completely hooked (despite the need to frequently suspend disbelief.)

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Dec. 5th, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
I'm watching Elementary. It's kind of like Sherlock-lite, but the characters are interesting. Keeping me watching so far, at any rate.

I keep downloading Once Upon A Time, but never quite getting around to watching the eps. I liked the first season. This may turn out to be one of those that I prefer to watch all in a lump, actually.

I think I'm just holding out for next season, and Crossbones, which is supposed to be Hugh Laurie in the role of Blackbeard. :-)
Dec. 6th, 2012 06:05 am (UTC)
I have all of Homeland saved to the tifaux, but whenever I think about starting to watch it, something (like a national election) intervenes. Right now it's all I can do to keep up with the liberal news media. MSNBC has become my new Bravo.

I had all of Covert Affairs saved, but decided I did not care enough about it to watch, so I deleted them all, but something told me to watch the last episode. That was shippingly good enough for me.

Looking forward to the second season of Newsroom, though. Sorkin will always be appointment TV, in my house.

And, yes, I do miss the discussion threads. I check in every few days, to see if anything has surfaced.

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Dec. 6th, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
No cable, elinor, so sadly I can't watch any of your shows (although they do sound good!)
Dec. 30th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
That was shippingly good enough for me.

I love Covert Affairs and Annie and Auggie as characters, but I'm kind of 'meh' on them together. I liked her with Simon, and failing that, Eyal. I really liked her friendship with Auggie. I hope it doesn't get FUBAR'd.

But I suppose the good news is more shots of a shirtless Chris Gorham. I can get behind that.
Dec. 30th, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
Let's see.....HOMELAND. OMFG. It's been a really long time since a season finale has left me both satisfied on many levels and also really intrigued about what will happen next. Well done.

I just started watching series 3 of Downton, after it sat on my hard drive for months. It's excellent, of course. I agree with Ana on NCIS - I haven't been bored, exactly, but this season has been really good. I'm super excited for the next few weeks, with Suits (Mike and Rachel! Maybe!) and White Collar both coming back. Covert Affairs had some really good stuff, and I'm looking forward to Fairly Legal returning (though I see now that it's been cancelled - what???). Hawaii Five-0 is amusing and keeps me entertained; so does Blue Bloods, though they need to bring back that nice girl played by Natalie Knepp so she can sleep with Jamie.

When is The Newsroom on again? Definitely watching that. I'm also intrigued by The Americans, which starts on FX in a few weeks. At first I thought it was trying to be Homeland, which would be stupid because it would fail, but it looks different enough to interest me. And last but not least, Lewis is starting up again on January 7th. Yay, Lawrence Fox. He's dishy.

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Jul. 16th, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
The Newsroom
When is The Newsroom on again?

It started yesterday. It's very dialog dense, so much so that I had to watch it twice, and some sections more than that, to get it all. Will seems more comfortable in his role, Mack is less shrill and possibly less stupid; Maggie apparently went to Africa, experienced a life-changing event, cut her hair and stopped walking into walls. So, all-in-all, a positive viewing experience.

And, on Tuesday, we get the start of Covert Affairs.
Jul. 22nd, 2013 05:52 am (UTC)
OK, what I want to know is why is everybody in "The Newsroom" muttering? Sloan, who was so sharp last season, has lost her edge. Mac chews her lines, and even Will is sometimes unclear. I don't remember that ever being an issue in TWW. A lot of the dialog is fuzzy, but it's the delivery I'm complaining about. Maybe the camera work is to blame; we see people at odd angles, not close-up, when they're delivering their lines. Makes it hard to decipher what they're saying, is all I'm sayin'.
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