The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby Philly the Kid » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:53 pm

mtcal wrote:had timeless on dvr and for some erason the last 2 episodes started late so we had to wait for it to be on demand
they wanted $ on demand the last week or two
finally got to see it last night

wow craziness there, really hoping it gets picked up


Me too. I know its hokey but I have little crush on Abigail Spencer and I like time travel stuff - and whether it's Quantum Leap or Journeyman or Life on Mars, I like the time travel gimmick. This one sort of all over the place, but the ending cliff hanger was strong. Would be fun to catch a few more episodes.
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby Philly the Kid » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:54 pm

threecount wrote:Best news to come out of Kim Dickens leaving FEAR THE WALKING DEAD last night, is that she announced on Talking Dead that she's been locked up and signed for the DEADWOOD movie, which is finally a go!

She played the "madam" Joanie on the show...


I dig her, and I had no idea there was a DEADWOOD movie?! Dang - that's amazing if true! actor who played Cy died in real life...
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby Uncle Milty » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:20 pm

Monkeyboy wrote:I wonder if Barney Miller has aged well. The show, not the character, Bucky.

The answer is yes and no, like all old comedies. Some jokes hold up well, some are dated and some are cringe worthy. What always strikes me with old shows is how little has really changed. You see the same issues were still dealing with today.
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby Bucky » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:43 am

BUT ISN'T IT SAD HOW BACK THEN WE COULD JUST LAUGH ABOUT RACISM BUT NOW EVERYONE GETS OFFENDED BY IT
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby Ace Rothstein » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:55 am

Liked Sweetbitter, even though it was a short 1st season
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby slugsrbad » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:30 am

Ace Rothstein wrote:Liked Sweetbitter, even though it was a short 1st season


How bitter sweet.
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby Monkeyboy » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:52 am

Uncle Milty wrote:
Monkeyboy wrote:I wonder if Barney Miller has aged well. The show, not the character, Bucky.

The answer is yes and no, like all old comedies. Some jokes hold up well, some are dated and some are cringe worthy. What always strikes me with old shows is how little has really changed. You see the same issues were still dealing with today.


It's the human condition, it's never really changes. I may try to watch some old episodes today if I don't decide to watch a movie instead. I'll need a break from grading all day.
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby Ace Rothstein » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:59 am

Bout to start cheers from the beginning, see ya in a while
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby Phred » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:13 am

Ace Rothstein wrote:Bout to start cheers from the beginning, see ya in a while


I assume that this is not your first viewing?

Cheers is probably my all time favorite show. I haven't watched an episode in years, though. I'm interested in your thoughts on if it holds up or not. I'm guessing not.
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby PTOITWCFTPP » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:24 am

I’ve never seen cheers but have spent a year watching Frasier for the first time. Holds up ok.
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby TenuredVulture » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:30 am

We've had this discussion before, but Cheers definitely turns when Kirstie Allie replaced Shelley Long. I simply found the Kirstie Allie character pathetic and uninteresting. Lilith and Frasier carry the show at that point.
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby stevelxa476 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:05 pm

Cheers still holds up.
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby Monkeyboy » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:33 pm

when I was a lad, I watched M*A*S*H, Hogan's Heroes, Barney Miller, The Jeffersons, and a few others. I learned compassion from Hawkeye, cunning from Colonel Hogan, sarcasm from Detective Fish, and sass from Weezy Jefferson.
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby Bucky » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:44 pm

Ace Rothstein wrote:Bout to start cheers from the beginning, see ya in a while


[Reveal] Spoiler:
coach dies
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby The Crimson Cyclone » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:56 pm

still adore the Albania song
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby Monkeyboy » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:52 pm

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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby Philly the Kid » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:14 pm

Cheers is an "all-time great" show. Prior to Seinfeld, it was probably the most syndicated show running the longest. It debuted I think around 1982 when NBC was starting to form that powerhouse Thursday lineup. Same time Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere were changing TV forever, leading to HBO and Showtime and all we take for granted today.

The chemistry with Shelly Long and Ted Danson was nuts. Great ensemble cast. The way they transitioned from her leaving was brilliant, and while the Kirstie Alley character was very different they grew an entire 2nd chapter of the show with Woody and such... Kelly, Lilith, Frasier expanded role... the show was really two chapters - With and without Shelly Long, but it truly found its way without her and became something else as that dynamic drove the first 5-6 season. I think it was 5 with Shelly Long and 6 with Kirstie - something like that. The ending was awkward bringing Diane character back, it didn't quite work anymore... unfortunately for her, she was so type-cast I don't think she's ever really had an important role again and now does those cameos on Modern Family.

When I look back at all the shows that ran as re-runs for years - F Troop, Mchales Navy, Game Pyle, Hogan's Heroes, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeanie. Few of those were very good nor hold up. I think of the 60's Dick Van Dyke show holds up pretty well all be it with un-PC elements. From the 70's I would say the big shows are Odd Couple, Taxi and Barney Miller - WKRP may have started but I think was an early 80's. I personally was NOT a fan of MASH but it was a ratings monster and stalwart.

Once you get in to the 80's things changed. Cheers until Seinfeld was the pre-eminent show. Night Court also was sort of a Barney Miller redux. By time you get to Friends taking over for Seinfeld, the quality was going down. Frasier did a decent job of extending the Cheers franchise in a way but creating another thing.

The only other show was maybe Roseanne on a different network doing a different kind of thing. What holds up over the test of time? I may be forgetting another seminal show...

I'm talking 30minute comedy, not drama.

Wonder Years was great, but a different genre.

In terms of dramas from the 80s in to early 90's, Hill Street, La Law, St Elsehwre, Northern Exposure, Homicide: Life on the Streets, those were the big boys on the block... a few other things came and went with shorter life cycles.

The whole Fox thing with Tracy Ullman, In Living Color, there were a couple others early on not bad...Simpsons was never my thing, but obviously smart and resilient now on for 30+ years...

It really wasn't until Oz (with ties to St Else, and Homicide) that the HBO era and the next movement in TV came about in 1999, 2000ish time frame...

My top list still includes: Sopranos, Oz, Wire, 6 Feet Under, Deadwood, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, LOST and just go from there... as there have been more shows than most can track and things that appeal more or less to personal taste... I've done Sons of Anarchy, Big Love, Shameless, Justified, Penny Dreadful, Rectify, House of Lies, Nurse Jackie, Californication, Carnivale, Orphan Black and a zillion others...

Now, I got The Deuce, View from Up Here, Crashing, Better Call Saul, GoT, Brockmire, Broad City, Better Things, The Affair, Masters of Sex , SMILF

And all the Netflix stuff -

Orange, House of, Lillehammer, Sens8, OA, 13 reasons, stranger things, Dark, La Casa de Paperl, Love, 3%, Masters of None, Suburru and on and on...
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby TenuredVulture » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:57 pm

Addams family was always one of my favorites--quietly subversive.
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby Ace Rothstein » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:07 pm

Phred wrote:
Ace Rothstein wrote:Bout to start cheers from the beginning, see ya in a while


I assume that this is not your first viewing?

Cheers is probably my all time favorite show. I haven't watched an episode in years, though. I'm interested in your thoughts on if it holds up or not. I'm guessing not.


It’s my 1st viewing throughout, i watched some episodes on syndication and maybe caught a couple episodes of the last seasons while on, but I’m guessing I’ve seen about a little then half the episodes in no order over time. After a couple episodes the only thing I didn’t care for was the overboard of “ditziness” jokes with coach, but I’m guessing that doesn’t last long with Bucky’s spoiler
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Re: The Peak-Peak TV Thread

Postby Bucky » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:53 pm

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Woddy Harrelson says LOL WRONG!
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