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**Bigstick**
2011-10-23 00:28:54 UTC
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A wonderfully produced show by Sopranos writer Mathew Weiner (hired by David
Chase).

The show is character driven, incredibly written, with an amazing cast.

Reminds of how great the Sopranos was.

By far the best show on TV today.

I highly recommend it.



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John Doherty
2011-10-25 12:18:37 UTC
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Post by **Bigstick**
A wonderfully produced show by Sopranos writer Mathew Weiner (hired by David
Chase).
The show is character driven, incredibly written, with an amazing cast.
Reminds of how great the Sopranos was.
By far the best show on TV today.
I highly recommend it.
**BIGstick**
Amen! I've been on the team for MM since the first ep, and can't wait
for its return this winter. Like the Sopranos, it has depth, and you
can find new things watching the show a second time.

Matt Weiner got his start on the Sopranos by showing David Chase the
unproduced script for the Mad Men pilot.

On MadMen, they have occasional Sopranos homages, such as the show
"Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency", a direct reference to the
Sopranos ep "Guys Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office".
**Bigstick**
2011-10-25 22:53:23 UTC
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Post by John Doherty
Amen! I've been on the team for MM since the first ep, and can't wait
for its return this winter. Like the Sopranos, it has depth, and you
can find new things watching the show a second time.
Matt Weiner got his start on the Sopranos by showing David Chase the
unproduced script for the Mad Men pilot.
The protagonist in Mad Men and The Sopranos are eerily familiar.

Don and Tony would make good business partners.



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Dick Hertz
2011-11-01 02:59:33 UTC
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Post by **Bigstick**
A wonderfully produced show by Sopranos writer Mathew Weiner (hired by
David Chase).
The show is character driven, incredibly written, with an amazing cast.
Reminds of how great the Sopranos was.
By far the best show on TV today.
I highly recommend it.
I missed S1 of "Mad Men" and never found time to rent the DVDs to catch up.

AMC has "Breaking Bad", one of the best shows ever, and other than that I'm
disappointed in their original programming. They cancelled "Rubicon" after
one season just when it was getting good, and "Walking Dead" S2 has been
dull so far. They have a new horror/western starting soon, might give it a
look.
John Doherty
2011-11-01 13:06:08 UTC
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Post by **Bigstick**
A wonderfully produced show by Sopranos writer Mathew Weiner (hired by
David Chase).
The show is character driven, incredibly written, with an amazing cast.
Reminds of how great the Sopranos was.
By far the best show on TV today.
I highly recommend it.
I missed S1 of "Mad Men" and never found time to rent the DVDs to catch up.
AMC has "Breaking Bad", one of the best shows ever, and other than that I'm
disappointed in their original programming.  They cancelled "Rubicon" after
one season just when it was getting good, and "Walking Dead" S2 has been
dull so far.  They have a new horror/western starting soon, might give it a
look.
I agree about Rubicon, but think the nature of it, with such
institutional ambiguity, was too flabbergasting for the average
viewer. I was "on the team", but it was so confusing (which is
inherent in all the competing allegiances) that most folks were
baffled. "Homeland" is covering some of the same ground, and it will
be interesting if they can keep all the balls in the air.

"Walking Dead" is a bit of a letdown, though that's always been more
"24" than "the Sopranos"-- that is, a sort of thrill ride you don't
need to watch more than once. Someone said "What's more cliche than a
kid in trouble? How about two kids in trouble?" It's looking more like
a video game lately, though the reveal about Shane was intriguing.

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You thought usenet couldn't get worse, but I now have commercial
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Dick Hertz
2011-11-02 01:48:02 UTC
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Post by John Doherty
I agree about Rubicon, but think the nature of it, with such
institutional ambiguity, was too flabbergasting for the average
viewer. I was "on the team", but it was so confusing (which is
inherent in all the competing allegiances) that most folks were
baffled. "Homeland" is covering some of the same ground, and it will
be interesting if they can keep all the balls in the air.
I like "Homeland" so far, it's slowly reeling me in. From one ep to the
next, lots of ambiguity over which side Brody is on, to the point where it's
believable no matter which direction he goes.
Post by John Doherty
"Walking Dead" is a bit of a letdown, though that's always been more
"24" than "the Sopranos"-- that is, a sort of thrill ride you don't
need to watch more than once. Someone said "What's more cliche than a
kid in trouble? How about two kids in trouble?" It's looking more like
a video game lately, though the reveal about Shane was intriguing.
My beef with WD is that the first 3 eps of the new season revolves around a
missing child....and it's still dangling out there, like the Russian in
'Pine Barrens'. It's not inconcievable that she's still alive and unharmed,
but they dragged this out way too long. I agree about Shane, it's easy to
understand his actions with Otis, but not something you expect from a cop.

Incidentally, "American Horror Story" is reeling me in too, while "Sons of
Anarchy" has turned into mindless crap. If these people lived in my town
I'd be placing (anonymous pay phone) calls to the cops on a daily basis.
Post by John Doherty
You thought usenet couldn't get worse, but I now have commercial
content;-)
I'm waiting for it to hit the cutout bin. That's bargain racks for you kids
not familiar with a CD reference.

Just kidding, will buy sooner or later.
M'Balz Es-Hari
2011-11-02 23:00:00 UTC
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Post by John Doherty
I agree about Rubicon, but think the nature of it, with such
institutional ambiguity, was too flabbergasting for the average
viewer. I was "on the team", but it was so confusing (which is
inherent in all the competing allegiances) that most folks were
baffled. "Homeland" is covering some of the same ground, and it will
be interesting if they can keep all the balls in the air.
I like "Homeland" so far, it's slowly reeling me in.  From one ep to the
next, lots of ambiguity over which side Brody is on, to the point where it's
believable no matter which direction he goes.
Post by John Doherty
"Walking Dead" is a bit of a letdown, though that's always been more
"24" than "the Sopranos"-- that is, a sort of thrill ride you don't
need to watch more than once. Someone said "What's more cliche than a
kid in trouble? How about two kids in trouble?" It's looking more like
a video game lately, though the reveal about Shane was intriguing.
My beef with WD is that the first 3 eps of the new season revolves around a
missing child....and it's still dangling out there, like the Russian in
'Pine Barrens'.  It's not inconcievable that she's still alive and unharmed,
but they dragged this out way too long.  I agree about Shane, it's easy to
understand his actions with Otis, but not something you expect from a cop.
Incidentally, "American Horror Story" is reeling me in too, while "Sons of
Anarchy" has turned into mindless crap.  If these people lived in my town
I'd be placing (anonymous pay phone) calls to the cops on a daily basis.
Post by John Doherty
You thought usenet couldn't get worse, but I now have commercial
content;-)
I'm waiting for it to hit the cutout bin.  That's bargain racks for you kids
not familiar with a CD reference.
Just kidding, will buy sooner or later.
Anyone watching 'Person of Interest'?
Walking Dead ROCKS!!!
Loved the guy hanging in the tree!
poldy
2011-11-05 16:44:26 UTC
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Post by **Bigstick**
A wonderfully produced show by Sopranos writer Mathew Weiner (hired by
David Chase).
The show is character driven, incredibly written, with an amazing cast.
Reminds of how great the Sopranos was.
By far the best show on TV today.
I highly recommend it.
I missed S1 of "Mad Men" and never found time to rent the DVDs to catch up.
AMC has "Breaking Bad", one of the best shows ever, and other than that I'm
disappointed in their original programming.  They cancelled "Rubicon" after
one season just when it was getting good, and "Walking Dead" S2 has been
dull so far.  They have a new horror/western starting soon, might give it a
look.
I agree about Rubicon, but think the nature of it, with such
institutional ambiguity, was too flabbergasting for the average
viewer. I was "on the team", but it was so confusing (which is
inherent in all the competing allegiances) that most folks were
baffled. "Homeland" is covering some of the same ground, and it will
be interesting if they can keep all the balls in the air.
"Walking Dead" is a bit of a letdown, though that's always been more
"24" than "the Sopranos"-- that is, a sort of thrill ride you don't
need to watch more than once. Someone said "What's more cliche than a
kid in trouble? How about two kids in trouble?" It's looking more like
a video game lately, though the reveal about Shane was intriguing.
You thought usenet couldn't get worse, but I now have commercial
content;-)
Breaking Bad, has plenty of action. More than even the Sopranos.
**Bigstick**
2011-11-01 17:07:21 UTC
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Post by Dick Hertz
I missed S1 of "Mad Men" and never found time to rent the DVDs to catch up.
If you have Netflix you can watch Seasons 1 through 4, instantly via WiFi.

You won't be sorry, especially if you liked the Sopranos.


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When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way, so I stole one and
asked Him to forgive me.
Dick Hertz
2011-11-02 01:48:30 UTC
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Post by Dick Hertz
I missed S1 of "Mad Men" and never found time to rent the DVDs to catch up.
If you have Netflix you can watch Seasons 1 through 4, instantly via WiFi.
I'm just glad I don't have Netflix stock.
**Bigstick**
2011-11-02 10:18:28 UTC
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I'm just glad I don't have Netflix stock.
No kidding.

Maybe they're going for the "old coke / new coke" business strategy.

We'll see if it works.


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