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I don't know how attached you should get to it anyway.

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he freshman season of NBC drama Constantine will consist of 13 episodes. The cast and crew of the series were informed on Friday that the series will halt production after completing production on the initial 13-episode order. Constantine will remain in its 10 PM Friday time slot for the remainder of its run.

Constantine, executive produced by Daniel Cerone and David Goyer, has not been a breakout the way fellow NBC Friday genre drama Grimm was in its debut. But NBC brass were probably encouraged by the freshman’s +38% week-to-week ratings jump for Episode 5 this Friday, hours after the decision was made to halt production. It was the show’s highest mark since the series debut, and by far its best retention of the Grimm lead-in, also since the series debut. Additionally, Constantine, based on the DC property, has a strong fan base because of its comic origins and has seen big DVR lifts, most recently rising +81% in Live+3 for Episode 4, regarded by fans as a possible creative turning point in the series.
I'm probably unfairly comparing it to more mature urban fantasy shows (Supernatural, mostly). I think it's doing okay for its first few episodes. Some world building, figuring out who these versions of the characters operate and all that. Even though they're sprinkling in some of the Coming Darkness™ in there, I think it should either disappear or come more full to the front. I say "disappear" but I mean it shouldn't be talked about until later in the run that all of these events, though different and disparate, are actually connected to a larger thing. So far, besides putting them all under an umbrella they've failed to actually connect them.

Contrast to Grimm, the show that leads into Constantine, which was a lot cheesy and a little hoakey to begin with got a lot better. The key is that it was given space and time to improve, and right now it looks like there's a lot of the bad kind of pressure on Constantine to get it right or else.
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This week was the first time it didn't hold my interest enough to keep me in the room. I was in and out and missed bits. One complaint I keep hearing is that it's too light and Constantine's coat is too clean. Also, the scares aren't really creepy enough, not like the pilot. They will need to commit to being scarier if they want it to work as a horror show. If they want it to work as a comic book adaptation then they need to give us readers what we really want, which is a Swamp Thing cameo.
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:50 AM
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Okay. I'm enjoying The Librarians. It's not, like, good or anything. It's sort of filling that niche that Warehouse 13 left. What it lacks in finesse it makes up with trying to be fun. I'm not going to be harsh on it even when it's trying to be serious because overall it's not that serious.
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I caught the first couple of episodes of 12 monkeys and thought they were better than I expected. I am, however, rather apprehensive about shows based on films, and so many shows these days seem to try to run indefinitely on what is a good film or miniseries premise but not for long plotlines, so not getting my hopes too high.
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There is a 12 Monkeys TV show? I am both intrigued and frightened.
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On SyFy.
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I will await its Netflix arrival.
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TVMuse is a good site for keeping track of what's on and what you have watched. Worth checking out the comments on the episode pages. http://www.tvmuse.com/tv-shows/12-Monkeys_37094/
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The series finale of Parks & Rec may well be the best finale I've ever seen. I wept.
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I am such a Basic Bort. I really am. That's the only explanation for my continuing to enjoy Castle. As a sort of follow up the show Forever is something I also enjoy, even if it is another spin on the basic buddy odd couple cop police procedural. It stars Ioan Gruffudd has Henry Morgan, a man who was cursed/blessed with immortality. The exact mechanism of his immortality isn't explained. He was acting as a doctor on a slave ship when he was shot and thrown overboard. Now when he is murdered he reappears in a nearby body of water, naked.

Oh, edit.

I also want to tell some rumbling haters to shut up. With the announcement of Supergirl going ahead as planned and now some rumors of DC's Vertigo's Lucifer maybe getting a show, some folks have been grumbling about both shows being called "police procedurals." Let's get this straight: Every television show that has had a superhero as the main protagonist is a police procedural in some form or another. Think for a second what it is that superheroes have been doing - fighting crime.
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I'm still plugging away at Justified and Better Call Saul, weekly as they are aired.
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I am such a Basic Bort. I really am. That's the only explanation for my continuing to enjoy Castle. As a sort of follow up the show Forever is something I also enjoy, even if it is another spin on the basic buddy odd couple cop police procedural. It stars Ioan Gruffudd has Henry Morgan, a man who was cursed/blessed with immortality. The exact mechanism of his immortality isn't explained. He was acting as a doctor on a slave ship when he was shot and thrown overboard. Now when he is murdered he reappears in a nearby body of water, naked.
I like "Forever" even if the basic premise is, "what if Sherlock Holmes couldn't die?"

It's pretty silly, but it has Judd Hirsch livin' it up as Ioan Gruffudd's son plus some decent comic relief, which makes it better than it it probably should be.

I stopped watching "Castle" once I stopped getting live TV, but didn't really miss it - it's fun enough when I don't need to put effort into watching it.

I also petered off watching "The Mentalist" after he got Red John. It's not that it was any better or worse a show, my investment in the show was lost, and the effort to watch it became more than it was worth.

God, I'm like an old man, watching these crime dramas.
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It's pretty silly, but it has Judd Hirsch livin' it up as Ioan Gruffudd's son plus some decent comic relief, which makes it better than it it probably should be.
I honestly did mean to go back and edit again just to mention Judd Hirsch. I'm old enough to know him from Taxi, but I'm probably one of the 100 people who liked Dear John. I was a little stoked when I saw him in Forever. That he's Henry's son is p dope. I love the argument(s) they have about music with Henry being disgusted by jazz.

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It's on Hulu.

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I also petered off watching "The Mentalist" after he got Red John. It's not that it was any better or worse a show, my investment in the show was lost, and the effort to watch it became more than it was worth.
That show is still on? I was spotty before he caught Red John. The last episode I watched new was when he shot Bradley Whitford (3rd season finale). Weird trivia, before researching this, I thought it was Jere Burns - since it's been long enough in my head. Burns, btw, played Kirk on Dear John.

I don't know if you have the fortitude, but the show psych sometimes makes fun of The Mentalist for copying the fake psychic helping the police format. It's a goofball comedy. Speaking of comedy: I'm reminded of The Good Guys, co-starring Bradley Whitford. It's an odd couple buddy cop show that somehow only lasted two seasons.


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I ran out of Columbo so I started on Murder She Wrote. (Also, Rockford Files.)
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Jere Burns is one of the bad guys on Justified, a kind of bumbling bad guy, but still bad.
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I'm looking forward to Battle Creek on CBS this Sunday, another odd couple detective show, this one set in the crime-riddled city of Battle Creek, Michigan.
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Oh god you guys. I'm really hoping I don't get burned again liking something before I get to know about it. But iZombie got me.

Maybe I told you all before, but if not SUCK IT, I'm saying it again. I don't like zombies. They're like the lowest rung of the monsters. And with their increasing popularity, I've only disliked them more. So, when I saw that there'd be some show on the CW about some zombied chick, I wanted to totes dismiss it. Then I saw one promo that explained what it was about: The zombie chick? She works in a morgue and she sneaks brains. In eating those brains she gains insight into how that person died. I thought, okay, that's cute enough to take a look.

But guys. Guys. Seriously. I didn't know. I didn't know until watching the first episode (on the webs because I missed the premiere). Rob Thomas is all up in this. You know, Rob Thomas? Veronica Mars' Rob Thomas. So, you see, I may not be able to help myself. I feel like I have to watch it now.

In fact, I am watching it now. And I'm liking it.
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On Justified: Avery Markham (Sam Elliott) hired a punk-ass smart-alecky old-school old-west-style gunslinger to take Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Oliphant) out. There will be an old-school old-west-style shootout before this is over. We Deadwood fans know what happens when you take on Timothy Oliphant's characters, you become dead wood.
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I also petered off watching "The Mentalist" after he got Red John. It's not that it was any better or worse a show, my investment in the show was lost, and the effort to watch it became more than it was worth.
That show is still on? I was spotty before he caught Red John. The last episode I watched new was when he shot Bradley Whitford (3rd season finale). Weird trivia, before researching this, I thought it was Jere Burns - since it's been long enough in my head. Burns, btw, played Kirk on Dear John.
Interesting, I stopped watching "The Mentalist" because the show seemed to be obsessed with 'Red John'.
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Sunday's Bob's Burgers was a masterpiece. That is all.
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I've gotten to where I'm watching Broad City on a keep up basis, rather than waiting for the season to finish and then watching it all at once, like I usually do these days.
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This graphic shows what cable television customers would want to watch if they could have a la cart programming, according to a survey by Digitalsmiths. The main networks are hanging in there pretty good. Fox News is way down the list, lower even than MSNBC; CNN is 22nd on the list. There are no news channels in the top 21, but 40% would choose to have The Weather Channel.

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Not fall yet but, HBO's The Brink
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I shall certainly be giving Con Man a good look in September. Web series, though.

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