OTHER SCIENCE FICTION SERIES

Binge-worthy?

POSTED BY: JEWELSTAITEFAN
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 09:30
SHORT URL:
VIEWED: 4138
PAGE 1 of 1

Thursday, April 9, 2015 7:12 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


How many of your favorite series do you prefer to watch as they originally air, and how many do you find are actually better when you can wait for the DVD set and binge-watch?

I was not able to see Firefly originally broadcast. If I had known, I could have taped it, but my taping largely ended with Dark Angel's end. after seeing Serenity in 2005, I finally saw Firefly in 2007 towards the end of a marathon on Sci Fi, starting with the end of Ariel. When I got the DVD set, I pretty much binge watched it, couldn't really stop.

Some current shows seem like I'd like them better if I could binge on them. Continuum seemed to work well when I binged. Due South seemed to work better when waiting a week between. Sometimes I am unable to watch certain weeks of Person of Interest, Castle, Elementary, and then the whole train has derailed.

Some parts of DVD viewing are much better - when I finally watched ER many years after it aired, I was able to skip over the ridiculous political gibberish and junk science parts to watch the decent storylines. Made me glad I never attempted to suffer through that crap on a weekly basis.


Which series do you think work better "live" or watching each newly aired episode? Why?
Which do you think work better in a DVD set, or other binge compatible viewings? Why?
Are there some that work well for parties or other group viewings?
How much does the depth of "arc" stories affect your answers?

I think Backstrom works well weekly.
I suspect Gotham would work better as binge - too many things change to keep track of from week to week, maybe missing one.
I can't tell whether Arrow would be better as binge, or not.
I wonder if SHIELD would be better as binge.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, April 10, 2015 5:37 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Forgot to mention that syndicated shows have similar effect. Seeing one or two episodes per day of Mentalist seems to help the continuity. L&O seems less in need of binge - the episodes are more freely interchanged, not like some soap opera.

Nobody has a preference?

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, April 17, 2015 10:37 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


I can't think of any show that's not better watched via binge method.

Some times , when the stories aren't directly connected, it may not be such a big deal, but I find it really does help.

I think Wonderfalls is the last DVD series I bought. I mean, what's the point anymore ? What isn't on Netflix, or OnDemand, soon will be.

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, April 18, 2015 3:06 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
I can't think of any show that's not better watched via binge method.

Some times , when the stories aren't directly connected, it may not be such a big deal, but I find it really does help.

I think Wonderfalls is the last DVD series I bought. I mean, what's the point anymore ? What isn't on Netflix, or OnDemand, soon will be.


So do you watch live shows - meaning those on original air dates?
There is only so much time in the day - time spent watching shows when they air means missing some binge watching of something else.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:35 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Rarely do I watch shows on first run aka 'live'. any more. Like right now, I think I'm missing the season premier of Orphan Black. Like I care. I mean, I do, but I'll catch up tomorrow. Or when ever.

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, April 19, 2015 1:11 AM

MOOSE


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:

I think Wonderfalls is the last DVD series I bought. I mean, what's the point anymore ? What isn't on Netflix, or OnDemand, soon will be.



But it won't always be available on those services.
Want to watch Serenity right now? Not on Netflix, Amazon Prime, nor Hulu.
Stuff I really like, I prefer to have my own physical media.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, April 19, 2015 11:27 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



They rotate shows off and back on their lists. I thought Firefly was on Netflix, recently. And Serenity ? I have 2 copies of it , so it's a moot point.



Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen

I'm just a red pill guy in a room full of blue pill addicts.

" AU, that was great, LOL!! " - Chrisisall

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, April 19, 2015 2:58 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I wonder if gone are the days of limited release. Once upon a time you could not obtain or watch a copy of Star Wars, for like decades it seemed. Joan Jett's I Love Rock & Roll was unavailable on CD for over 15 years, and when the vinyl copies ran out they were not resupplied. The Terminator was very hard to get for many years. I still have DVDs I would like to purchase but they are not available.

With the glut of entertainment being pushed out, I wonder how many of the really good works are being held back, and we don't even notice anymore.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, April 19, 2015 5:46 PM

MOOSE


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:

They rotate shows off and back on their lists. I thought Firefly was on Netflix, recently. And Serenity ? I have 2 copies of it , so it's a moot point.




Exactly. You can watch Serenity whenever you want because you possess your own copy of it and aren't dependent on the whims of Netflix and studio execs and what they decide to have in their streaming library. That's the point of maintaining your own physical media library.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, April 19, 2015 5:48 PM

MOOSE


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I wonder if gone are the days of limited release. Once upon a time you could not obtain or watch a copy of Star Wars, for like decades it seemed. Joan Jett's I Love Rock & Roll was unavailable on CD for over 15 years, and when the vinyl copies ran out they were not resupplied. The Terminator was very hard to get for many years. I still have DVDs I would like to purchase but they are not available.

With the glut of entertainment being pushed out, I wonder how many of the really good works are being held back, and we don't even notice anymore.



I have noticed that James Cameron hasn't released The Abyss nor True Lies on bluray.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Monday, April 20, 2015 6:48 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I wonder if gone are the days of limited release. Once upon a time you could not obtain or watch a copy of Star Wars, for like decades it seemed. Joan Jett's I Love Rock & Roll was unavailable on CD for over 15 years, and when the vinyl copies ran out they were not resupplied. The Terminator was very hard to get for many years. I still have DVDs I would like to purchase but they are not available.

With the glut of entertainment being pushed out, I wonder how many of the really good works are being held back, and we don't even notice anymore.



I have noticed that James Cameron hasn't released The Abyss nor True Lies on bluray.


Can't find The Hot Spot on BluRay, and Hopper is dead, isn't he?
Cameron and George Lucas seem to have kept the greatest control or restriction of release on their works.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Monday, April 20, 2015 11:27 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Yep, saw Firefly and Done the Impossible on Netflix. Also, Farscape, which i need to rewatch from the start. Or would if there were time. Dammit.

I need my own TARDIS

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 5:29 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


I have the rare privilege of having watched Firefly 'live' from Day One and then binge watch with my son. I was hooked originally when I saw a promo on Fox - Serenity flying over a group of wild horses. That shot captured my imagination, I just had to watch. I was not disappointed.

Which way is better? With Firefly it doesn't matter, both have impact for the obvious reasons - the perfect storm of story, cast & crew, and the writing. I tend to lean towards binge watching because Fox had a tendency of interrupting the air dates (and as we later found out, the sequence of air dates). Nonetheless, this gem was well worth waiting for.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
How many of your favorite series do you prefer to watch as they originally air, and how many do you find are actually better when you can wait for the DVD set and binge-watch?

I was not able to see Firefly originally broadcast. If I had known, I could have taped it, but my taping largely ended with Dark Angel's end. after seeing Serenity in 2005, I finally saw Firefly in 2007 towards the end of a marathon on Sci Fi, starting with the end of Ariel. When I got the DVD set, I pretty much binge watched it, couldn't really stop.

Some current shows seem like I'd like them better if I could binge on them. Continuum seemed to work well when I binged. Due South seemed to work better when waiting a week between. Sometimes I am unable to watch certain weeks of Person of Interest, Castle, Elementary, and then the whole train has derailed.

Some parts of DVD viewing are much better - when I finally watched ER many years after it aired, I was able to skip over the ridiculous political gibberish and junk science parts to watch the decent storylines. Made me glad I never attempted to suffer through that crap on a weekly basis.


Which series do you think work better "live" or watching each newly aired episode? Why?
Which do you think work better in a DVD set, or other binge compatible viewings? Why?
Are there some that work well for parties or other group viewings?
How much does the depth of "arc" stories affect your answers?

I think Backstrom works well weekly.
I suspect Gotham would work better as binge - too many things change to keep track of from week to week, maybe missing one.
I can't tell whether Arrow would be better as binge, or not.
I wonder if SHIELD would be better as binge.


NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:36 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
How many of your favorite series do you prefer to watch as they originally air, and how many do you find are actually better when you can wait for the DVD set and binge-watch?

I was not able to see Firefly originally broadcast. If I had known, I could have taped it, but my taping largely ended with Dark Angel's end. after seeing Serenity in 2005, I finally saw Firefly in 2007 towards the end of a marathon on Sci Fi, starting with the end of Ariel. When I got the DVD set, I pretty much binge watched it, couldn't really stop.

Some current shows seem like I'd like them better if I could binge on them. Continuum seemed to work well when I binged. Due South seemed to work better when waiting a week between. Sometimes I am unable to watch certain weeks of Person of Interest, Castle, Elementary, and then the whole train has derailed.

Some parts of DVD viewing are much better - when I finally watched ER many years after it aired, I was able to skip over the ridiculous political gibberish and junk science parts to watch the decent storylines. Made me glad I never attempted to suffer through that crap on a weekly basis.


Which series do you think work better "live" or watching each newly aired episode? Why?
Which do you think work better in a DVD set, or other binge compatible viewings? Why?
Are there some that work well for parties or other group viewings?
How much does the depth of "arc" stories affect your answers?

I think Backstrom works well weekly.
I suspect Gotham would work better as binge - too many things change to keep track of from week to week, maybe missing one.
I can't tell whether Arrow would be better as binge, or not.
I wonder if SHIELD would be better as binge.



I have the rare privilege of having watched Firefly 'live' from Day One and then binge watch with my son. I was hooked originally when I saw a promo on Fox - Serenity flying over a group of wild horses. That shot captured my imagination, I just had to watch. I was not disappointed.

Which way is better? With Firefly it doesn't matter, both have impact for the obvious reasons - the perfect storm of story, cast & crew, and the writing. I tend to lean towards binge watching because Fox had a tendency of interrupting the air dates (and as we later found out, the sequence of air dates). Nonetheless, this gem was well worth waiting for.


SGG


Do you find others which are preferable as binge?

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 4:11 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Yeah, Fringe.......best served hot and heavy, I would caution: you need patience because it unfolds or peels off like an onion. several layers, but well worth it.
Fringe refers to fringe science with a mad scientist and a determined FBI agent; it's X-Files with a different side of sci-fi.

Game of Thrones, although I wasn't as impressed with Season 5.

And I recently was turned onto Deadwood, look in the credits for a familiar name, also familiar theme music. Excellently written show, good to great characters and solid performances. Not your typical western, it reminds me somewhat of Unforgiven, a bit of revisionist style western. dirty rotten scoundrels on horses; and, at times, funny too.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
I have the rare privilege of having watched Firefly 'live' from Day One and then binge watch with my son. I was hooked originally when I saw a promo on Fox - Serenity flying over a group of wild horses. That shot captured my imagination, I just had to watch. I was not disappointed.

Which way is better? With Firefly it doesn't matter, both have impact for the obvious reasons - the perfect storm of story, cast & crew, and the writing. I tend to lean towards binge watching because Fox had a tendency of interrupting the air dates (and as we later found out, the sequence of air dates). Nonetheless, this gem was well worth waiting for.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
How many of your favorite series do you prefer to watch as they originally air, and how many do you find are actually better when you can wait for the DVD set and binge-watch?

I was not able to see Firefly originally broadcast. If I had known, I could have taped it, but my taping largely ended with Dark Angel's end. after seeing Serenity in 2005, I finally saw Firefly in 2007 towards the end of a marathon on Sci Fi, starting with the end of Ariel. When I got the DVD set, I pretty much binge watched it, couldn't really stop.

Some current shows seem like I'd like them better if I could binge on them. Continuum seemed to work well when I binged. Due South seemed to work better when waiting a week between. Sometimes I am unable to watch certain weeks of Person of Interest, Castle, Elementary, and then the whole train has derailed.

Some parts of DVD viewing are much better - when I finally watched ER many years after it aired, I was able to skip over the ridiculous political gibberish and junk science parts to watch the decent storylines. Made me glad I never attempted to suffer through that crap on a weekly basis.


Which series do you think work better "live" or watching each newly aired episode? Why?
Which do you think work better in a DVD set, or other binge compatible viewings? Why?
Are there some that work well for parties or other group viewings?
How much does the depth of "arc" stories affect your answers?

I think Backstrom works well weekly.
I suspect Gotham would work better as binge - too many things change to keep track of from week to week, maybe missing one.
I can't tell whether Arrow would be better as binge, or not.
I wonder if SHIELD would be better as binge.



Do you find others which are preferable as binge?


NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 10:39 AM

JAYNEZTOWN


Daredevil, its kinda dark, religious, political, weird like the Wire show or the Nolan Batman movies...
maybe its darker than Batman?

its also kinda funny is a dark sick way







But its still part of the Marvel universe
Probably going to open up a whole new world of Black Panther, IronFist...or whatever other comics or movies they got giong




NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 3:07 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Quote:

Originally posted by JAYNEZTOWN:
Daredevil, its kinda dark, religious, political, weird like the Wire show or the Nolan Batman movies...

But its still part of the Marvel universe
Probably going to open up a whole new world of Black Panther, IronFist...or whatever other comics or movies they got going


Jessica Jones had a tie-in to Daredevil, and also featured Luke Cage, who gets his own series sometime next year. DD and JJ will both get second seasons at least, and there will also be Iron Fist, all leading up to a Defenders crossover series. There may be one other character I'm forgetting now, but I believe Black Panther will be in either Civil War or Infinity Wars, but not on Netflix.

Even though it's all Marvel, and some of these characters had interacted with the Avengers in the comics, they are not allowed to mention the major characters, only casually reference them, talking about the "alien attack on New York" and "the big green guy." It's similar to how only the X-Men can use the term "mutant."



NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 3:34 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


The most recent show that I've found works best as a binge marathon is The Expanse. They promoted it as a 10 episode movie, and so far each ep has picked up exactly where the previous left off. I've watched the first four several times already, although the fourth will get its first broadcast tonight at 10pm EST on Syfy.

The first four were put online and On Demand immediately after the second ep ran, but I'm not sure if the rest will be available that way, so I will be watching live each Tuesday night from now until Feb 9. I haven't bought discs in quite some time, but I might make an exception for this, or else buy it through amazon or iTunes.



NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 9:11 PM

RIVERLOVE


Been going through lots of Xfinity On Demand series via the binge approach. Some that I've watched recently include:


The Pacific - gripping & intense. Rami Malek as "Snafu" is a stand out.

Extras - very funny and really good. I want a divorce so I can marry Ashley Jensen.

Weeds - Kevin Nealon is a demented joy to behold.

Fat Actress - totally hysterical show, so why only 7 episodes?

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 9:39 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


From thread:
http://www.fireflyfans.net/mreply.aspx?q=y&mid=1009978

Quote:

Originally posted by G:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I'd like to compile a list, both for reference regarding what Browncoats like and recommend, and for a list of films to look for, considering the dwindling outlook for films this year.



I have loved movies/films as long as I can remember - even went to school in Cali (briefly) to be in the film business. BUT... after looking at your list it occurred to me that recently I am more impressed by long story form TV shows. Breaking Bad, The Wire, Game of Thrones, etc... about as powerful as the medium can make.


NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Monday, March 5, 2018 5:32 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I'm enjoying Humans 2.0 on binge.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:54 AM

GWEK


I recently binged Altered Carbon, the most recent season of The Expanse, three seasons of Librarians, and the first half of season 4 of Rebels (although I had watched that one ep by ep first). I'm in the midst of a semi-binge of Future Man, doing 2-3 episodes at a pop.

In my experience, although any show these days is better binge-watched than not. I've been binge-watching TV for decades (before it was called binge-watching, my friends referred to it as "pulling a George," since I was well-known for watching a season over a weekend and watched Freak & Geeks in a single sitting).

As long as there is supporting continuity, the show benefit from watching episodes in close proximity, even if it's primarily episodic in nature.

In my experience, there are a few different kinds of shows that don't benefit from binge-watching:

1) Formulaic shows with only limited supporting continuity. I imagine there are some newer representatives (maybe Scorpion?) but most of these shows are older. Chris Carter, Joss Whedon, and J.J. Abrams really changed what an hour-long show looks like, but older shows can be rough. Much as I enjoy it episode by episode, a binge of, say, Remington Steele is a brutal slog, and I couldn't do two episodes of The A-Team back-to-back.

2) Comedies, especially older ones, for many of the same reasons noted above. Although they make good "background noise," a real marathon of many sitcoms becomes pretty rough unless it's done as a drinking game. The main exception is The Office (and arguably comparable shows like Parks & Rec, Community, 30 Rock, and Great News). The Office is so nuanced with character relationships that grow and evolve that it does stand up.

3) "Vote 'em off" reality TV. Even if you're watching it after the fact, the impact of the vote-off is significantly reduced if you're plowing through a bunch of them in the same night. You can even see this on the 2-hour episodes of Survivor, where often the first half is completely forgotten 15 minutes into hour 2.

4) Deep shows. There are some shows that are better when you have some time to stop and think about them. In most cases, I think maybe 2 episodes could be good (even great) but a real marathon reduces quality. The O.A. comes to mind, and I imagine that if one were binge-watching Lost without never having seen it, it might be too much.


NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:58 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I can watch multiple consecutive episodes of Due South and Six Million Dollar Man although I usually watch selected favorites. $6 Million did break many molds of the Episodic template.
I'm not sure if Outer Limits is considered Deep - I rarely thought so. But certainly episodically independent.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 1:05 PM

BRENDA


I'm binging a bit on "Miami Vice" Hot Don Johnson, Hot Castillo, cool cars, cool cigar boats.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:12 PM

QUESTARIAN


For me...

If it's new and/or they release the season at once, I'll pretty much Binge every thing.

There are series that I'll rewatch at least once a year, and totally Binge if the mood hits me:

"From The Earth To The Moon" (HBO)
"Doctor Who" (BBC)
"Red Dwarf" (BBC)
"Chobits" (Anime)
"Tenchi Muyo!" (Anime)
"Invader Zim" (Adult Swim)
"Venture Brothers" (Adult Swim)
"Battlestar Galactica" (scifi)
"Farscape" (SciFi)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)...

Recent Binge worthy series:

"The Tick" (Amazon 2017-2018)
"F Is For Family" (Adult Swim)

As Far a being best "live":
"LOST"
"Game if Thrones"
Because of massive amount of fan conversation it generated.

-John-

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, March 9, 2018 6:32 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Been zipping through Spartacus. Didn't realize Jed & Marissa had produced it.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, March 9, 2018 4:10 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

[/i]


Here's a list of good binge shows, IMO. Most of them are pretty old now and a lot of people have already watched them all. I only bothered listing ones that I do plan to watch again some day.

Fringe
Battlestar Galactica
Breaking Bad
The 100
The Vampire Diaries / The Originals (No more CW, I promise)
War of the Worlds (from the 80's)
Fargo
Killjoys
Dark Matter (before it's premature cancellation)
That Scientology documentary with the Queen of Queens
Firefly (of course)
Jessica Jones
The B from 23

I'm sure I could think of more. Just what was off the top of my head. I haven't watched Netflix or Kodi for about 3-4 months now, so I forget what shows I had in the queues.


One show I haven't seen since I was a little kid and I didn't understand at the time that I think could make the list is Max Headroom. I recently watched a 20 minute youtube video on the show and man do I want to watch it again. I only liked watching it with my dad to see him acting nutty on the TVs. I'm not a fan of remakes for the most part, but now that almost everybody walks around with a computer in their pocket that has more power in it than the entire television network that Max Headroom was in on the show, I think it could make an excellent reboot if it were done correctly.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, March 9, 2018 6:27 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Here's a list of good binge shows, IMO. Most of them are pretty old now and a lot of people have already watched them all. I only bothered listing ones that I do plan to watch again some day.

Fringe
Battlestar Galactica
Breaking Bad
The 100
The Vampire Diaries / The Originals (No more CW, I promise)
War of the Worlds (from the 80's)
Fargo
Killjoys
Dark Matter (before it's premature cancellation)
That Scientology documentary with the Queen of Queens
Firefly (of course)
Jessica Jones
The B from 23

I'm sure I could think of more. Just what was off the top of my head. I haven't watched Netflix or Kodi for about 3-4 months now, so I forget what shows I had in the queues.


One show I haven't seen since I was a little kid and I didn't understand at the time that I think could make the list is Max Headroom. I recently watched a 20 minute youtube video on the show and man do I want to watch it again. I only liked watching it with my dad to see him acting nutty on the TVs. I'm not a fan of remakes for the most part, but now that almost everybody walks around with a computer in their pocket that has more power in it than the entire television network that Max Headroom was in on the show, I think it could make an excellent reboot if it were done correctly.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Battlestar was great for its time and now that Richard Hatch is gone is well worth a watch.

War of the Worlds one of the first shows filmed in Canada. I enjoyed that one too when it ran originally.

I haven't seen Max Headroom since it originally ran. I've seen the DVDs in the stores though.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, March 10, 2018 2:24 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

[/i]


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

Battlestar was great for its time and now that Richard Hatch is gone is well worth a watch.

War of the Worlds one of the first shows filmed in Canada. I enjoyed that one too when it ran originally.

I haven't seen Max Headroom since it originally ran. I've seen the DVDs in the stores though.



Richard Hatch :(

My brother actually met him at a convention years back and somehow ended up meeting up with him and a few of his friends to play some board game in his hotel for a few hours. My brother is way different than I am, for sure. He's got all sorts of pictures just hanging out with celeb types. I wouldn't even go up to talk to one, especially if they were sitting behind a desk charging 20 bucks for their autograph. My bro said Hatch was a great guy.

It's hard for me to rank TV shows or movies, but Battlestar is definitely in my top 5. Maybe my top 3.



War of the Worlds was awesome for its time. I watched it every week with my Dad for the whole run. I was about 9 years old and had a huge crush on Rachel Blanchard's character Debby.

The funny thing is that me and my Dad didn't really care for the second season that much when it was first on, but we had both independently binge watched it many years later without knowing we were and got to talking about it and we both said we thought the 2nd season was actually better. Strange.


I'm going to see if Max Headroom is on Kodi. If it's not I'm going to see if maybe I can buy a used DVD copy. The 20 minute youtube video I saw about the show filled me in on all of the "adult" themes that were way over my head when I saw it as a young kid. I think I'm going to love it on a rewatch since it's right up my ally of the most enjoyable types of shows and movies.

Makes me wonder if somehow it left it's mark on my subconscious even though I have very little recollection of the show at all.




BTW... Speaking of shows that were made in Canada, have you ever seen the show "You Can't Do That on Television" for sale in any format? That's a show I've always wanted to watch again, at least a few episodes, but I heard because of the copyrights being all over the place that it would probably never get released.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, March 10, 2018 7:35 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

Battlestar was great for its time and now that Richard Hatch is gone is well worth a watch.

War of the Worlds one of the first shows filmed in Canada. I enjoyed that one too when it ran originally.

I haven't seen Max Headroom since it originally ran. I've seen the DVDs in the stores though.



Richard Hatch :(

My brother actually met him at a convention years back and somehow ended up meeting up with him and a few of his friends to play some board game in his hotel for a few hours. My brother is way different than I am, for sure. He's got all sorts of pictures just hanging out with celeb types. I wouldn't even go up to talk to one, especially if they were sitting behind a desk charging 20 bucks for their autograph. My bro said Hatch was a great guy.

It's hard for me to rank TV shows or movies, but Battlestar is definitely in my top 5. Maybe my top 3.



War of the Worlds was awesome for its time. I watched it every week with my Dad for the whole run. I was about 9 years old and had a huge crush on Rachel Blanchard's character Debby.

The funny thing is that me and my Dad didn't really care for the second season that much when it was first on, but we had both independently binge watched it many years later without knowing we were and got to talking about it and we both said we thought the 2nd season was actually better. Strange.


I'm going to see if Max Headroom is on Kodi. If it's not I'm going to see if maybe I can buy a used DVD copy. The 20 minute youtube video I saw about the show filled me in on all of the "adult" themes that were way over my head when I saw it as a young kid. I think I'm going to love it on a rewatch since it's right up my ally of the most enjoyable types of shows and movies.

Makes me wonder if somehow it left it's mark on my subconscious even though I have very little recollection of the show at all.




BTW... Speaking of shows that were made in Canada, have you ever seen the show "You Can't Do That on Television" for sale in any format? That's a show I've always wanted to watch again, at least a few episodes, but I heard because of the copyrights being all over the place that it would probably never get released.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



It is sad about Richard Hatch but he wasn't a young man and it was cancer again. :(

Cool for your brother. I haven't managed to meet any celebs. I would love too. Oh maybe one day. Close as I have come is having talked to Adam Baldwin on the OB for Firefly and getting messages from celebrity Chef Robert Irvine and Paul McGillion on a tv movie that he did and was filmed up here. :)

What I remember most about "War of the Worlds" was being upset when they lost Richard Chaves character of Colonel Paul Ironhorse. I wasn't impressed with Adrian Paul then.
Funny thing about "War of the Worlds" is that Philip Akin and Adrian Paul both went on to star in "Highlander" the tv series and that was filmed in Vancouver for a lot of its run.

I liked Max Headroom when it ran. Just quirky enough for me back then.

"You Can't Do That on Television", I think I have seen for sale on DVDs. Don't think I ever watched it unless I caught the end of it waiting for another show to come on.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, March 11, 2018 3:56 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

[/i]


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

It is sad about Richard Hatch but he wasn't a young man and it was cancer again. :(



Yeah. I never watched the original and didn't know him from anything else, but I loved his character on the new one.

Quote:

Cool for your brother. I haven't managed to meet any celebs. I would love too. Oh maybe one day. Close as I have come is having talked to Adam Baldwin on the OB for Firefly and getting messages from celebrity Chef Robert Irvine and Paul McGillion on a tv movie that he did and was filmed up here. :)


Yeah, my bro has all sorts of stories of his celebrity meet ups. Usually D listers or used-to-bes. He went to one of those fancy movie theaters that serve food and drinks and frequently have cast reunions for old movies for Caddyshack once and ended up talking quite a bit with Cindy Morgan, who played Chevy Chase's love interest in the movie. I guess she couldn't stand him and still carries a grudge about it. I can't remember what she wrote beneath it, but as well as signing her own signature on his Caddyshack photo, she also signed Chevy's name on it and put something like "would have loved to meet you, but I'm too important". lol

Quote:

What I remember most about "War of the Worlds" was being upset when they lost Richard Chaves character of Colonel Paul Ironhorse. I wasn't impressed with Adrian Paul then.
Funny thing about "War of the Worlds" is that Philip Akin and Adrian Paul both went on to star in "Highlander" the tv series and that was filmed in Vancouver for a lot of its run.



Yeah. Ironhorse dying sucked. I didn't even remember Adrian Paul was in the 2nd season until I rewatched it almost 20 years after it aired. I thought he did alright for a side character, but he was no Highlander yet. ;)

Quote:

I liked Max Headroom when it ran. Just quirky enough for me back then.


I'm afraid that it's going to be a little too campy for me when I rewatch it all these years later, but the youtube video made it seem really good. Matt Frewer was perfect as Max Headroom. They'd have to find somebody really special to fill those shoes if they wanted to reboot it or it would never take off. I wasn't aware of the history of Max before the Show. I thought it had started there. It was actually a big thing in the UK first and he even hosted a variety show for a year or two before he came to the states.


Quote:

"You Can't Do That on Television", I think I have seen for sale on DVDs. Don't think I ever watched it unless I caught the end of it waiting for another show to come on.



It's been years since I looked for it. Maybe they finally managed to negotiate a release. I hear because Canadian laws were a lot more friendly to the actors and writers to shows, at least back then, that a lot of people would have to be paid a pretty decent amount if it ever got released.

I was pretty young when it was on. Maybe 5-7 years old. All I really remember were the scenes where they told jokes from inside of their lockers in a "Laugh In" style, and Barth the disgusting school chef that would grumble "I heard that" whenever one of the kids would talk about how gross he was. It was where the Nickelodeon slime started. Alanis Morsette was on it too, and I believe her song "Jagged Little Pill" was about Dave Colier (Uncle Joey on Full House). I'm assuming they met while she was doing that show and he was doing "Out of Control".

It would probably be pretty terrible to watch today, but I've always wanted to at least watch a few episodes again.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:21 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

It is sad about Richard Hatch but he wasn't a young man and it was cancer again. :(



Quote:

Yeah. I never watched the original and didn't know him from anything else, but I loved his character on the new one.


I watched the original and of course I grew up watching Lorne Greene on "Bonanza". So I was familiar with at least 1 actor on the show. Richard Hatch did do a tv movie once with Bruce Davison and they played Jan and Dean, a 60s beach music group. Only time I've caught pieces of the reboot it seemed to be the one where they shot Adama. I hate that as I love Edward James Olmos.


Quote:

Cool for your brother. I haven't managed to meet any celebs. I would love too. Oh maybe one day. Close as I have come is having talked to Adam Baldwin on the OB for Firefly and getting messages from celebrity Chef Robert Irvine and Paul McGillion on a tv movie that he did and was filmed up here. :)


Quote:

Yeah, my bro has all sorts of stories of his celebrity meet ups. Usually D listers or used-to-bes. He went to one of those fancy movie theaters that serve food and drinks and frequently have cast reunions for old movies for Caddyshack once and ended up talking quite a bit with Cindy Morgan, who played Chevy Chase's love interest in the movie. I guess she couldn't stand him and still carries a grudge about it. I can't remember what she wrote beneath it, but as well as signing her own signature on his Caddyshack photo, she also signed Chevy's name on it and put something like "would have loved to meet you, but I'm too important". lol


Still very cool.

Quote:

What I remember most about "War of the Worlds" was being upset when they lost Richard Chaves character of Colonel Paul Ironhorse. I wasn't impressed with Adrian Paul then.
Funny thing about "War of the Worlds" is that Philip Akin and Adrian Paul both went on to star in "Highlander" the tv series and that was filmed in Vancouver for a lot of its run.



Quote:

Yeah. Ironhorse dying sucked. I didn't even remember Adrian Paul was in the 2nd season until I rewatched it almost 20 years after it aired. I thought he did alright for a side character, but he was no Highlander yet. ;)


Yeah, it did. I wasn't impressed and no he was no "Duncan Macleod of Clan Macleod".

Quote:

I liked Max Headroom when it ran. Just quirky enough for me back then.


Quote:

I'm afraid that it's going to be a little too campy for me when I rewatch it all these years later, but the youtube video made it seem really good. Matt Frewer was perfect as Max Headroom. They'd have to find somebody really special to fill those shoes if they wanted to reboot it or it would never take off. I wasn't aware of the history of Max before the Show. I thought it had started there. It was actually a big thing in the UK first and he even hosted a variety show for a year or two before he came to the states.


Think I knew Max started in the UK. And I agree they will have to find someone as good as Matt Frewer to take over.


Quote:

"You Can't Do That on Television", I think I have seen for sale on DVDs. Don't think I ever watched it unless I caught the end of it waiting for another show to come on.



[quoteIt's been years since I looked for it. Maybe they finally managed to negotiate a release. I hear because Canadian laws were a lot more friendly to the actors and writers to shows, at least back then, that a lot of people would have to be paid a pretty decent amount if it ever got released.

I was pretty young when it was on. Maybe 5-7 years old. All I really remember were the scenes where they told jokes from inside of their lockers in a "Laugh In" style, and Barth the disgusting school chef that would grumble "I heard that" whenever one of the kids would talk about how gross he was. It was where the Nickelodeon slime started. Alanis Morsette was on it too, and I believe her song "Jagged Little Pill" was about Dave Colier (Uncle Joey on Full House). I'm assuming they met while she was doing that show and he was doing "Out of Control".

It would probably be pretty terrible to watch today, but I've always wanted to at least watch a few episodes again.

Do Right, Be Right. :)




Think I remember the joke bits as though may have been the only parts I saw. Most of these shows ran while I was in high school or just got out.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:39 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Not feeling the need to start a whole thread on Jessica Jones myself, I'll tack this on to 'binge ' stuff, just because I finished watching S2 on Netflix.

Meh.

Don't get me wrong. I dig Jessica Jones. And I REALLY dig Krysten Ritter. Just this 2nd season was a bit on the slow side. Not as lames as Iron Fist, but not up to what I had hoped for, after such a long lay off between S1 and S2.



NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:04 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

[/i]


That's unfortunate. I was thinking that might be the case without Killgrave though. I thought of all the Marvel stuff that I've seen he was by far the most interesting villain, and possibly the most interesting character overall.

It would be hard to top that.

It's unfortunate when deaths like Killgrave happen. It's kind of like killing off Joker nearly every time he shows up in a new Batman franchise. There isn't really a deep roster for interesting Batman villians, so why kill off the major players at the end of nearly every movie? You just end up with George Clooney playing Batman and Arnie playing Mr. Freeze.


I think Killgrave was absolutely terrifying with his powers, and he could have played a much larger role in the expanded universe if he was allowed to step outside of the boundaries of Jessica Jones. Something needed to happen to him to give you closure for the season, but I feel that his death was squandering an asset for no reason.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:21 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I'm enjoying Humans 2.0 on binge.

After watching Humans 2.0 I found Humans season 1.
It is really hard to take a break. Like a page turner. Very compelling. Making so much dreck on TV limp by comparison.
Has Humans ever been broadcast on Network?
None of the nauseating melodrama of formula TV. Doctors, nurses, lawyers get no more work done now than they did in 1950s Soaps.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 9:30 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


I won't get into spoilers too much regarding Jessica Jones and Killgrave, but if you're familiar at all w/ John Crichton and Scorpius on Farscape ...

Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen

I'm just a red pill guy in a room full of blue pill addicts.

" AU, that was great, LOL!! " - Chrisisall

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

YOUR OPTIONS

NEW POSTS TODAY

USERPOST DATE

OTHER TOPICS

DISCUSSIONS
Anyone else watching "The Last Ship" on TNT?
Sun, June 17, 2018 15:34 - 99 posts
The Crossing
Sat, June 9, 2018 20:07 - 8 posts
Reverie
Thu, May 31, 2018 05:38 - 3 posts
Infinity Wars doesn't matter, Thanos does
Mon, May 14, 2018 16:05 - 22 posts
Smallville, Superman tv show actress arrested by the FBI on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy
Sun, April 29, 2018 21:55 - 3 posts
Ready Player One
Thu, April 19, 2018 19:34 - 8 posts
Are There New TV Shows This Fall You Must See?
Thu, April 19, 2018 14:59 - 18 posts
something else
Wed, April 18, 2018 22:15 - 8 posts
Humans on AMC
Fri, March 16, 2018 05:15 - 8 posts
Binge-worthy?
Wed, March 14, 2018 09:30 - 36 posts
Counterpart (Calling all fans of Fringe)
Thu, March 8, 2018 11:44 - 3 posts
The Last Jedi
Mon, January 22, 2018 06:42 - 55 posts

FFF.NET SOCIAL