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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2012, 02:24:35 AM »
Buzzfeed's recap of this week Doctor Who.

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As for the second episode of Revolution, I'm also liking Esposito more and more. Just the right level of creepy. The main girl, on the other hand, just isn't working for me. I hope she gets better, but at the moment it's just too much 'stare blankly past the camera'.
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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2012, 02:29:45 AM »
Yeah, it's like "Who hoo! Eyes over here! Ok, good. Now the rest of you ... " Although the flashback stuff with Tim Guinan and Elizabeth Mitchell are good, they would be better if I cared more about the heroine.


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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2012, 10:48:29 AM »
She's a model, so I'm not honestly expecting much. With luck she'll get better.

The Pond exit is... adequate. The Angel ideas that Moffat plays with are interesting but aren't carried across the finish line in my opinion, and while the circumstances surrounding the characters' departure work out well enough (even with the various meta misdirects and deflections), it doesn't feel to me like they really closed out that arc either. Maybe I was expecting a little too much closure. Still mulling.

Spoiler: River • show

I'm a little surprised that she's potentially returning despite Amy and Rory's exit. She precedes them, of course, but she's become so intricately connected to them that it's going to take a wee bit to process her presence without them.


Looking forward to the new companion though! I love what we've seen so far.
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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2012, 06:23:36 AM »
Spoiler: Pond Exit • show

I actually thought it was quite fitting and that it did give closure to Amy and Rory as companions for the Doctor. Did it give closure for him? Probably not. Amy and Rory knew that their time with the Doctor was coming to a close and they were ready to <ahem> make that leap. I don't think the Doctor would ever be ready to leave them 100 percent behind.
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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2012, 01:57:18 PM »
Spoiler: Pond Exit • show

I actually thought it was quite fitting and that it did give closure to Amy and Rory as companions for the Doctor. Did it give closure for him? Probably not. Amy and Rory knew that their time with the Doctor was coming to a close and they were ready to <ahem> make that leap. I don't think the Doctor would ever be ready to leave them 100 percent behind.


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I rather like that about this arc. The promo shots and supporting blurbs from Cardiff speak of the Doctor not immediately moving on, and it rather dramatically impacting his wardrobe, if nothing else. Moffat has supported all this in interviews, saying that the Ponds' exit will be felt for some time, and that the new story is as much about losing friends as anything else. This works for me, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how it all shakes out.
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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2012, 12:54:48 AM »
Spoiler: supernatural premier. • show
i think i saw the setup for crowley being a big bad for the first half of the seaon, any bets on whether he stays that way after the midseason?
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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2012, 02:24:19 AM »
Arrow First Look featurette

Arrow producers answer fan questions

...and best of all, this year's Walking Dead Webisodes, again directed by SFX guru Greg Nicotero...

Cold Storage (all 4 parts)

(I dug the webisodes lots - much more so than last year's rather fun but also rather trim Bicycle Girl series.)
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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2012, 06:14:15 PM »
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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2012, 02:25:02 AM »
Mockingbird Lane teaser

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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2012, 04:39:23 AM »
Oh, I do so very much like the new season of Person of Interest. The way the writers handled the secret origin of Root, and their building the Machine up as a distinct character, are particularly well done.

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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2012, 06:52:54 AM »
Agreed


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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2012, 06:22:24 PM »
Mockingbird Lane teaser

Meh verging on Do Not Want

Yeah, this has gone from must see to owie in the span of just one preview. Well, that and all the scuttlebutt about the showrunners not seeing eye to eye with regard to tone and content. Shame. This seemed to have real promise.

You know what else looks dismal? Defiance. But really, did anyone honestly expect wor work?

At least we have the new S.H.I.E.L.D. show, which dropped a surprise at NYCC a week or so back...



...and just today announced its second cast member.

Both strong choices IMO.
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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2012, 06:23:12 PM »
Also, a little surprised this didn't get posted while I was away at show or down with ick...

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