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    I fell asleep watching a documentary on Netflix the other night. I must have rolled over on the control or something because I woke up to Pretty Little Liars streaming. And I was like, oh look, they're still trying to figure out who "A" is.

    ABC Family always cancels their good shows and keeps the shitty ones on forever.
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    I'm currently doing a whole series re-watch of one of my favourite shows when I was younger, The X-Files. Currently up to S03E01.

    SO GOOD.

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    So the White Queen had its advance preview tonight. It premiers officially tomorrow night on STARZ.
    I only have Starz right now because Time Warner and Showtime are having their own War of the Roses. Which is great because Time Warner is letting us have the encore/starz package in its place until the dispute over money is settled.
    I will say this... the movies on the encore/starz package are much much much more my speed.

    I am very disappointed with the first episode of The White Queen. That meeting isn't even how it went down in the book if I remember. That was the best part of the book really. Elizabeth Woodville is standing alone by a single tree, the only tree in that field. Her beauty is acknowledged by everyone (it's kind of a spell that was cast) and the king falls in love right away. (Jacquetta "Lady of the Rivers" magic)
    Yes, it is kind of cheesy... but visually I would think the creators of the show would make it something extremely nice to watch. The actress standing there with wind flowing through her hair with a very glossy film stock.

    What I will say is that I got all kinds of excited about "The Tudors" and the first season of that show left me wanting more... but the series got better, got glossier, got really gritty as the seasons went by, I think.. and since I love Philippa Gregory's "Cousin's War"/"War of the Roses" series of books.. I will not give up on the show just yet.

    I haven't read the White Princess, yet. But I am too busy with things to start. And every book in the series.. I can't put them down.
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    We watched The White Queen too, and I liked almost everything about it.

    It's interesting to read a review from someone who's read the book. I haven't, so I don't have Much ground to stand on critically. I thought they did a good job imparting a sort of magical quality to the story & setting. I felt it benefited from being watched in HD, since the scenery was so lush.

    I burned out on The Tudors about 3 episodes in. Eager to see how this plays out.

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    not sure if this belongs here, but it's "based on a tv series" news: after seeing the Veronica Mars trailer on youtube, I'm not sure if i'm going to like it, there's something off about it. I just can't put my finger on it (but I know I'm going to end up watching it anyways)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTqIpXh0IAI
    I have to watch the show again, but didn't the blond girl she punches die in that bus accident in season 2 ?! (and also I'm one of those weird people who don't really consider those characters from the third season (you know who I'm talking about) part of the "main cast")

    tv shows I've been watching while my favorite current show (aka Revenge) is on hiatus:

    Merlin - never seen it before when it aired so I watched all five seasons in a row (twice even!). The scenes between Colin Morgan (Merlin) and Richard Wilson (Gaius) are hilarious.


    Maude - at first I thought why is she screaming all the time, is that supposed to be the show's humor - Bea Arthur is tall and has a loud voice? (God will get me for that!) but after a while it turns out to be a great show, sometimes even still relevant today. And I love that they have quite a few singing numbers (I guess as a reference to Bea Arthur's broadway past - the episode with the telethon where they have to come up with a disease it's supposed to be for while it's airing, is one of my favorites)

    Friends - I've recently started with the first season again and currently am a few episodes in. still one of the best TV shows ever

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    I've finally gotten around to watching The Killing. but I started watching the US version before I realised the original version is on Netflix. Damnit. But I'm just finished season 1 now and I'm utterly hooked.

    I'm also really looking forward to season 9 of Supernatural coming back, as damnit, I fucking love that show and I'm rather invested in the main characters at this stage. The sneak peek probably makes no sense to anyone watching it who doesn't know the show, but essentially they're bringing back a load of fan favourite characters (good and evil) and the end of last season basically completely changed the game.



    I'm also still watching Pretty Little Liars, but I've caught up now to the point that I've to wait for new episodes like a regular tv watcher. Which is less fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebby View Post
    I'm also really looking forward to season 9 of Supernatural coming back, as damnit, I fucking love that show and I'm rather invested in the main characters at this stage. The sneak peek probably makes no sense to anyone watching it who doesn't know the show, but essentially they're bringing back a load of fan favourite characters (good and evil) and the end of last season basically completely changed the game.
    We need a Supernatural thread. Guess I'll make one here

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    Peaky Blinders - just caught the first episode and am hooked so far. Love the historical backdrop and the cast is pretty amazing. Sort of Boardwalk Empire, the UK edition.

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    I started watching The Good Wife on Amazon Prime and I can't stop. I CAN'T STOP.
    ... here i am!

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    Just finished both series of The Hour and LOVED it. A BBC drama about a fictional BBC news programme in the '50s, with added spy thriller, police corruption, and Soho vice subplots.

    I am extremely disappointed there won't be a third series. Apparently the production company had always intended three series, but the viewing figures for the second one were lower so the BBC axed it.

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    I NEED to watch the second series, the first series was FAN. TABULOUS.

    (omg I love Romola Garai)
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    Yes, you must! At first I wasn't convinced it was as good as the first one but it soon hit its stride.

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    I saw the first episode of Dracula (NBC) and enjoyed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tully View Post
    I started watching The Good Wife on Amazon Prime and I can't stop. I CAN'T STOP.
    yesterday's episode was excellent! i won't discuss it hear as to not to spoil it for those who haven't seen it yet, but it is nice to see that a show in its 5th season can still be so captivating. a lot of shows go downhill quickly after the 1st season (*cough* homeland *cough*), but the good wife managed to evolve from a pretty standard procedural to something a lot more interesting.

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    I'm been watching Time of Death, a Showtime documentary series that profiles people with terminal diseases in their last days. It's deeply moving and important show I think, even if you don't think you're in denial about death. It's really caused me to reexamine some things in how I live my life.

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