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Boom Boom
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posted 08 May 2005 11:29 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Something's Gotta Give", because I love Diane Keaton.
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posted 08 May 2005 11:36 PM      Profile for ShyViolet     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
*squeals* i LOVE that movie!!!
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Boom Boom
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posted 08 May 2005 11:40 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Me too. I've seen it a dozen times now on TMN on ExpressVu. I'm nuts about Diane Keaton-types.
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posted 08 May 2005 11:56 PM      Profile for ShyViolet     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
i've only seen it once, but i loved it...

i love love stories...but they've got to have substance/a point. generally, i don't care for fluff.


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posted 09 May 2005 02:18 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The TV show 24. Amazingly, the only show I watch, more out of brand loyalty than any sense of quality. There is something addictive about it. Plus, the viewing experience is augmented by taking part in the online fan forum, writing spoofs of the show and the like. The 24 forum and Babble are the two conversation forums I take part in, which I think makes for an interesting political and intellectual balance.

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posted 09 May 2005 02:41 AM      Profile for 'topherscompy        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
my t.v watching is down to trailer park boys, politics with don newman, and the national. (the last two only intermittently... i'm at about four - five hours per week of t.v time, and thats plenty enough thank you very much... but tpb - a must see - i arrange my sundays around those boys, y'know {at least when they're in season, eh.})

the rest, i couldn't care less about. even with those three programs, i see so much commercial programming it makes me almost go mad.

i used to watch red green, the simpsons & davinci's inquest, plus some occasional newsworld, pbs, discovery & history channel documentaries as well, but lately, unless i happen to be in the room when someone else is watching one, i can't be bothered.

oh, and i watch the occasional international & junior hockey game, when i can catch them. if the nhl were around, you could add 3-6 hours of t.v time for me per week.

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posted 09 May 2005 02:50 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The only TV I watch is what my dad tapes for me, and that is:

Curling (YAY. Some of the best curling in years this season.)
Marketplace/Venture/The Fifth Estate
22 Minutes
Survivor
Da Vinci's Inquest
Simpsons/Arrested Development
The Nature of Things
a few nature shows
LEXX
He's started taping This is Wonderland and Dr Who, we'll see
And a few movies I'd really really like on tape, he's looking out for the Prime Suspect series
He tapes Red Green but really, a whole tape of just RG is a bit much, so I usually have it on while I'm doing housework or playing chess.

I've got about a million movies. I loaned out my Lou Reed biography and When We Were Kings about a year ago, I may watch them again to reacquaint myself.


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posted 09 May 2005 03:15 AM      Profile for Nikita     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Desperate Housewives what can I say? it's a nice break from reality crap tv
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posted 09 May 2005 04:12 AM      Profile for Left Turn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The last thing I watched on TV was Goldhawk Live on Cpac. It's a phone in show. Dale Goldhawk moderates it, and they usually have anywhere from one to three media pundits or pollsters on as guests.

This week they had Ed Broadbent as the guest. With Ed retiring again they decided to have him on the show so people could phone in with messages for Ed.

Ed got huge compliments for keeping his language civil throughout his years in the house of commons. Ed says that although he has had major disagreements on policy with MPs from other parties, he has never resorted to personal attacks. Those MPs that are slinging mud at each other these days could learn a thing or two from politicians like Ed Broadbent on how to be civil.


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posted 10 May 2005 03:04 AM      Profile for HellofaSandwich   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by obscurantist:
The TV show 24. Amazingly, the only show I watch, more out of brand loyalty than any sense of quality. There is something addictive about it. Plus, the viewing experience is augmented by taking part in the online fan forum, writing spoofs of the show and the like. The 24 forum and Babble are the two conversation forums I take part in, which I think makes for an interesting political and intellectual balance.

[ 09 May 2005: Message edited by: obscurantist ]


I love 24. It's the only show that I watch anymore.

Check out these hilarious spoof pieces of 24 fan fiction:

http://www.plasticdeathmatch.com/stories/24fanfic.html
http://www.plasticdeathmatch.com/stories/24fanfic2.html


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posted 10 May 2005 10:55 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just watched "Seducing Dr. Lewis" for about the fourth time, it's a French-language film, dubbed in English, made on the tiny island of Harrington Harbour (Quebec) a few years ago. It was filmed partly in the church, which is just a few steps from the house where I lived, so I was able to see much of the film being made. I had a role to play in getting the Bishop to allow the church to be used in the film, and I was interviewed for a French TV station about the flora of the island. "Seducing Dr. Lewis" is a nice film - funny in some parts, poignant in others. A look at life in an isolated fishing village. I know all the people in Harrington who played bit parts in the film, and it was fun to see them on the screen.

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posted 10 May 2005 11:06 AM      Profile for Alix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
We've taken to programming our own evenings most nights (the local video store has an amazing collection of tv show DVDs), so the last few days have been Red Dwarf and Farscape.
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posted 10 May 2005 01:23 PM      Profile for scooter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm watching my garden grow.
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posted 21 May 2005 12:34 PM      Profile for sigridmac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just rented "The Human Stain" written by Phillip Roth. Loved it but there were some problems with his use of character's voice. He started by having Nathan Z. dictate and then he switched over to speak from the voice of other characters.

Plus some parts were totally implausible but even when Roth is bad, I think he's good :-) And the acting was great altho Nicole Kidman was a bit flaky.

On TV, I watch Without A Trace and Crossing Jordan. Most of the time, I don't care if I miss them. I watch the news, channel flick and then get back online!

Sigrid


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posted 21 May 2005 12:41 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"The Day After". Geez, someone's drinking too much coffee.
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Reverend Blair
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posted 21 May 2005 01:02 PM      Profile for Reverend Blair   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm watching water drip throught the light socket in my office. That's the last time I pay anybody to do anything.

On TV I watch Dr. Who and news. Sometimes documentaries. Mrs. Rev watches that show with the mother and daughter...I'm not sure what it's called, but the dialogue is pretty good sometimes.


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posted 21 May 2005 08:01 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Reverend Blair:
Mrs. Rev watches that show with the mother and daughter...I'm not sure what it's called, but the dialogue is pretty good sometimes.

Gilmore Girls, I'm guessing.

I like it too, although I have the stupid habit of only watching it when I'm visiting my family in Vancouver, and driving my sister crazy trying to explain to me what's happened in the last several weeks / months.

But yeah, the dialogue rocks. It's less like watching a serious dramatic TV show than it is like sitting down with a bunch of friends and shooting the shit.


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Oh wow. Last night was the broadcast in Australia of the first episode of the latest Doctor Who. Wow. Yes, I am too young to have watched the previous series, so I was watching it without any preconceptions. It was definitely very enjoyable.

Last night ended up being a major TV-watching night - also watched the return of Michael Parkinson's show to Australian TV (Dame Edna, Judi Dench, and Sharon Osbourne as guests), and the last episode of the documentary series "Get Up Stand Up".


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Watching the start of Star Wars I on CBC; actually, it's a good start with lots of action; then the two Jedi land on Naboo and meet Jar-Jar and the show goes downhill from there.
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posted 22 May 2005 09:43 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'se watching the 25th Annual Spam Cook Off from Austin, Texas, on the FoodNetworkCanada. Keep Austin weird! Spam - ugh.
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I'm behind the times and like reality shows. When they first came out I thought they were stupid, well, they are stupid, but my son has got me hooked on almost all of them...it's quite depressing. The drek list includes: Survivor, Amazing Race, Apprentice, Wickedly Perfect, Wife Swap, Surreal Life, American Idol, America's Next Top Model...I guess the first step to kicking the reality habit is admitting you have a problem. Unfortunately, it seems the networks are running almost nothing but weird reality shows for the summer season....must....resist......
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I haven't seen any of the shows which are tempting PennyW, and therefore feel myself to be oh-so-superior.

I watch basketball instead. I feel that it is patriotic (Steve Nash!) and also that the lessons learned here will stand me in good stead in the Game of Life.


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I caught the Big Lebowski on TV last night, and loved it. I've also rented Godard's Pierrot le Fou, so I'll watch that sometime today.

Sigh. And I may be dragged out to see the new Star Wars today, even though by brain is screaming at me to run in the other direction.

I can search for an hour to find something even remotely entertaining on television with no luck. I generally just don't try to anymore.


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posted 23 May 2005 04:46 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I watched my taping of 12 Monkeys. It's a good movie. A great movie. I freakin' loved it.

More over, I watched a movie called Suspiria today, my buddy lent it to me. It is pretty damned good.


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posted 27 May 2005 11:14 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Prince of Tides. I've seen it once a year since it came out.
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posted 28 May 2005 11:42 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"The Stepford Wives". Bette Midler is hilarious (writes a book called, "Wait Until He's Asleep, Then Cut It Off") Ouch!
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Just finished watching the new episode of Doctor Who, fresh from Britain. Yay, Internet!
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posted 28 August 2005 04:30 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The British sitcom "Black Books", ostensibly about a used bookshop. Good dumb humour.
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posted 28 August 2005 04:36 AM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Full Metal Panic 2nd Raid Episode 1 v.2 [aOne subtitles]

I'm excited. Given how great the first series was (albeit not fully fleshed out and a little jumpy) this is looking to be a really, really, really, really good show


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The paint peeling, like Barton Fink.
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posted 21 November 2005 04:58 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A repeat of an episode from the first season of 24, and an episode of Smallville. I really don't watch much TV.
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