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    The MMA junkie in me loves The Ultimate Fighter.

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    Mister Shifter said:
    The MMA junkie in me loves The Ultimate Fighter.

    They blew it with me when they went to the “Live” format and I haven’t jumped back in yet, but before that I was a faithful viewer.

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    Snarf said:
    We’ve been breezing on through The Wire, a few episodes into the last season right now. Love it.

    Confession: We’ve only got 1 episode down and weren’t blown away. It felt like a lot of introduction and setup, which can sometimes be a barrier, but we’ve not yet made time for episode two. I’ve heard nothing but high critical praise for the show though, so I’m sure it just takes an episode or two to get into it. I’m sure we’ll get into the swing of it sometime soon.

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    There’s a reason why there are vast numbers of viewers and critics that crown The Wire as the best series ever, trumping the Sopranos, etc.

    That said, The Wire is the definition of a slow build, and requires patience. There are multiple story arcs that not only span episodes, but seasons. Also, episodes don’t have typical cliff-hangers or clear cut resolutions, and there is tons of grey area without obvious heroes or villains. All of this can make it a challenging watch for some, not to mention it’s bleak and grim themes.

    It’s one of the most rewarding shows imaginable if you can devote yourself to it though.

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    Speaking of guilty pleasures, one of mine returns tonight…season 3 of Spartacus!

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    Coremodels said:
    heh…I’m actually 4 episodes in :D

    So, how is it? and btw

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    Mister Shifter said:
    There’s a reason why there are vast numbers of viewers and critics that crown The Wire as the best series ever, trumping the Sopranos, etc.

    That said, The Wire is the definition of a slow build, and requires patience. There are multiple story arcs that not only span episodes, but seasons. Also, episodes don’t have typical cliff-hangers or clear cut resolutions, and there is tons of grey area without obvious heroes or villains. All of this can make it a challenging watch for some, not to mention it’s bleak and grim themes.

    It’s one of the most rewarding shows imaginable if you can devote yourself to it though.

    Well put. My favorite season so far has been three I think? The one with the dock workers and the greeks etc. Chris Bauer is a really good actor, really nice to watch after seeing his goofy sheriff role in True Blood all these years.

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    Jman4ever said:
    So, how is it? and btw

    I’m really enjoying it. Not what I expected, very little actual “Ripper” stuff, but better for it.

    BTW, in order to combine two of my shows…they’ve just announced that Deathstroke will be played by Manu Bennett (Crixus on Spartacus) on Arrow. Awesome :D

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    Couple new ones to keep an eye on are The Following and Banshee.

    Banshee isn’t particularly well acted, but the action is good and the story itself is pretty interesting. Bad guy who robbed Russian Mob gets out of prison, goes after loot. Finds his former girlfriend and partner living in a tiny PA town (Banshee) that’s about half Amish. Through a twist, he ends up assuming the identity of the out of town recruit for Sheriff. Most interesting character on the show is the town bad guy who also happens to be a shunned former member of the Amish community.

    The Following is Kevin Bacon’s new show, very Silence of the Lambs style. Super smart, charismatic serial killer escapes prison, Kevin Bacon was the agent who caught him originally. The twist is, the killer had built a network of serial killers via his visits to the law library, and has put a pretty ambitious plan in motion for revenge.

    BTW, for Stephen King fans, check out Haven. It just finished its 3rd? Season, loosely based on The Colorado Kid. Got into it last summer and got caught up, pretty good TV if you’re a King Fan.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCHGfmLenmc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_c3PNs1eV8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPz80wOIh5I

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    Shifter, you inspired me to give TUF the first shot again since the Live season and I really dug the premiere for this season.

    Glad to be back in the fold :D

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    I’m digging it too! Glad you’re back.

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    Got any finalist picks?

    I’m going Josh Samman (if he stops being a d-bag in the ring) and Jimmy Quinlan.

    Tim Williams will be back as a replacement, and he’s a wild card for sure. Dude is terrifying.

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    I’m giong to say Jimmy Quinlan and Gilbert Smith Jr (despite being the shortest competitor). I was really surprised that Luke Barnatt was the #1 overall pick.

    Man, that Josh is so unlikable…. ecccch. So early to tell.

    I’ve honestly taken the last few seasons of this show off, I’m glad to be watching it again. Hoping for a good season. Jones vs Sonnen seems to be a good matchup given their general distaste for one another.

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    Coremodels said:
    I’ve gotta start watching Shameless.

    Yeah, you really do. Everyone does. But start at the beginning, don’t jump in…

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    Shows I effin’ love
    Community
    Archer
    Venture Bros.
    The Ricky Gervais Show
    Luther
    Shameless
    Bob’s Burgers
    Boardwalk Empire
    Ninja Warrior (my cats are actually named after NW all-stars)
    The League
    Portlandia (but only on Netflix, so I’m behind)
    Sherlock
    An Idiot Abroad
    Louie
    Sons of Anarchy
    Dave’s Old Porn
    Wilfred
    Mexico: one plate at a time
    Kroll Show
    Game of Thrones
    The Green Room with Paul Provenca
    Workaholics
    The IT Crowd
    America’s Test Kitchen

    Shows I was/am late to the party on, but enjoying[/u]
    Breaking Bad
    The West Wing
    Firefly
    Arrested Development

    Shows I’m glad I stuck with, even though I was gonna bail
    Arrow
    True Blood
    Dexter
    Girls
    Totally Biased
    Parks and Rec
    Tron: Uprising (better than both shitty movies combined)
    Revolution
    Key and Peele
    Mad Men
    It’s Always Sunny

    Shows that went away too soon but are totally worth tracking down
    The Riches
    the BBC show “Survivors” (if there’s one single thing I can recommend, it’s this:watch survivors!)
    Terriers
    The Big C
    United States of Tara
    Huff (yeah, it’s been a while, buuut…)
    Hung
    Bored to Death
    Avengers: earth’s mightiest heroes
    BSG
    Party Down
    I’m gonna miss 30 Rock
    Spaced
    Maybe someday I’ll get more Futurama again
    And life already feels so different without attack of the show and x-play…

    Shows that I dig and don’t give a shit what you think
    Awkward. (best thing mtv has done since daria)
    The Walking Dead
    The Newsroom
    Warehouse 13
    The Boondocks
    The Clone Wars (but only on blu, so I’m way behind)

    Shows I finally wanna try soon[/u]
    House of Lies
    The Wire
    Young Justice
    The Tudors
    The Borgias

    [crap, I watch too much tv.]

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