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Shaun Barry
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For a change of pace:

T.J. HOOKER - Season One [1982]

Not terribly convincing... almost plays like a daytime soap version of DIRTY HARRY!




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TJ HOOKER was another of countless 80s dramas that had a kick-ass theme song, but stale, rehashed plots and pedestrian acting. 
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FARGO, season 1

This was a great show that featured a couple of terrific performances from Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman in lead roles. Both actors were Emmy and Golden Globe nominated and it was easy to see why.

The rest of the cast was also superb and featured Oliver Platt, Bob Odenkirk, Colin Hanks, Allison Tolman, Kate Walsh, Keith Carradine, Adam Goldberg, and Stephen Root.

Looking forward to checking out season 2 from my local library later this month.

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I've been doing a slow rewatch of CHEERS (on Netflix) and FAMILY TIES (on CBS's streaming service). I'm roughly halfway through the fourth season of both shows (1985-86). CHEERS holds up much better, while FT is barely watchable during any scenes not featuring Michael J. Fox or Justine Bateman.
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James,i loved Fargo,series 2 was just as good,ecxept for
the baffling UFO bit.
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Revisiting NEWSRADIO.
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Making my way through season 1 of STAR TREK while I wait for IRON FIST. 

Quality to this is. Up to Balance of Terror. I can see how idiots think Kirk was a womaniser without actually watching the plots. The progression in Nimoy's acting is fun to watch, from the initial shouty Spock to the nuanced, softly spoken character we tend to think of.
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Been watching The Andy Griffith Show in 3 hour blocks on TVLand over the last several days. They are right in the middle of the best episodes - season 4, with 5 coming up soon. Don Knotts was at his peak here and the addition of Gomer to the cast made for some great moments. I could watch these episodes endlessly.
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My favorite episode with Gomer is probably the haunted house one. 
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FRASIER

Started doing a marathon while being sick with the flu. My goal is finish the entire series - at some point I dropped off when it originally aired, but I can't remember when. I'm at season 4 now, and it's still sharp and funny.
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For me, FRASIER began a slow drop with season 6 (1998),which accelerated around seasons 8 and the first half of 9. I thought there was a noticeable improvement over the last two seasons.
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A few years ago I began a FRAISER marathon, picking up the next season as I finished the previous one. About halfway thru the sixth season I began hitting episodes I didn't remember, so I stopped there.
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I found Frasier's new boss, Kenny, to be kind of irrtating, but at least he didn't appear much that season.. The real drop-off came when Niles and Daphne finally became a couple, at the start of season 8.

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Watching episodes of I, SPY for the first time. While the overall quality of the show is much, much higher than I expected, there is still a disconnect in seeing Cosby on screen. Somehow, I expected the show to be lighter and more comedic. As it is, it's nearly perfect in tone and pacing, with Star Trek guest-stars scattered throughout. I'm enjoying the hell out of the show, and yet...

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Now starting season 1 of STRANGER THINGS on Netflix

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Lord help me, I'm diving into Season 1 [1977] of THREE'S COMPANY.

Haven't seen these episodes in ages, probably since the show first went off the air (don't really recall revisiting these in syndication)...

Fingers crossed, though not holding out too much hope that these have aged well!



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It's THREE'S COMPANY...it's OK to switch off the brain while watching. In fact, it's encouraged.
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Finished my NEWSRADIO marathon. This is one of those shows with a near perfect "ending," since, unlike some, it adopts the "tomorrow is another day" approach and does not provide tidy resolutions to all the characters' stories. (Listening to the audio commentary by writers and producers gives a hint of what might have happened had there been a sixth season, which fits with the idea that Life Goes On.)

Much is made in some quarters of the damage done by the forced departure of Phil Hartman/Bill McNeal, but I will admit I did not miss the character/actor at all.

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Much is made in some quarters of the damage done by the forced departure of Phil Hartman/Bill McNeal
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I think that had more to do with the tragic circumstances surrounding Hartman's death than it did to an objective appraisal of the series as such.
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In the middle of Season 3 [2006-07] of LOST...

Dammit, this show could really cook when it wanted to.  Then came later seasons, and that series finale...



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Launching into HOTEL (1983). Enjoyed the book, liked the movie -- each of which had very little to do with each other. This series lasted four seasons, so maybe its brand of soapy glitz -- beautiful people being beastly to each other -- will make for a fun, if meaningless ride.

Don't worry, not planning episode breakdowns!

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Watched the 100 minute pilot without getting bored. But SO obviously filmed for theatrical release. I'll be interested to see if the series proper scales down.
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Re-watching season 1 of THE NEWSROOM (HBO) on DVD... I have hopes of catching the second season this year if times allows.

I remember that when I saw the show a few years back that it was my first time ever seeing Emily Mortimer and Olivia Munn onscreen. Sigh.

 


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Binge-watching FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. And I never binge-watch anything. 

Re: THE NEWSROOM, Sloane Sabbath is simply amazing to watch, no question, but I found the true secret weapon of that show to be Allison Pill's character, Maggie. 

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Me: Watched the 100 minute pilot without getting bored. But SO obviously filmed for theatrical release. I'll be interested to see if the series proper scales down.

Yup, the first episode took a HUGE drop in production values!

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