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Old August 12 2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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Sci-Fi TV Shows 2013-2014 season

Hey Guys,

With September right around the corner, I've been trying to finalize what new shows I'll be watching this season. All my shows from last year are coming back so my TV viewing time is somewhat limited.

Here are the new shows I'm planning on checking out:

Almost Human
Believe
Sleepy Hollow
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Helix

What are some stuff you guys are going to be watching? Any really promising stuff I might have missed?
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Old August 12 2013, 04:03 PM   #2
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I admit it: I can't wait for SLEEPY HOLLOW.
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Old August 12 2013, 04:16 PM   #3
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Yeah Sleepy Hollow...I gotta say, the premise sounds awful, but then all the critics I read who have seen the pilot have said they were pleasantly surprised by how good it was. So yeah, could be sweet.

My guilty admission is that I'm kinda intrigued by what the CW is doing this season with Tomorrow People, The 100 and Star-Crossed. They could all very likely be awful, but it's kinda cool that the network is just going for it as far as sci fi and fantasy is concerned this year.
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Old August 12 2013, 04:21 PM   #4
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Yeah, I had no interest in Sleepy Hollow when i first heard of it but after seeing the trailer it looks interesting. One concern I have is that it's just another cop show but then again, so is Almost Human and S.H.I.E.L.D. to some extent.
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Old August 12 2013, 05:37 PM   #5
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The only show that I'm definitely going to watch is S.H.I.E.L.D.

I'll probably give the pilot of Almost Human a shot, but I'm not too optimistic after the last batch of Bad Robot-produced shows. With the other stuff, I'm going to wait to hear what people say about them after a couple of episodes.
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Old August 12 2013, 05:43 PM   #6
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SHIELD is a must-see, of course. I've heard promising pilot reviews of the two Bad Robot shows, so I'll check those out; Almost Human seems more interesting than Sleepy Hollow, though.

I suppose I'll check out The Tomorrow People. I wasn't initially interested in Star-Crossed, but I read a surprisingly positive review of the pilot, so maybe I'll give it a try. I also read a bad pilot review of The Hundred or whatever it's called, so I'm unsure whether I'll try it out. The others mentioned here don't interest me.
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Old August 12 2013, 05:48 PM   #7
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I'm having trouble getting excited over yet another robot cop show, but ALMOST HUMAN has Karl Urban, so I'll surely check it out . . . .

SLEEPY HOLLOW, on the other hands, sounds genuinely bizarre--in a good way, hopefully.

And that we'll all be watching SHIELD goes without saying . . . .
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Old August 12 2013, 06:05 PM   #8
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^I don't think we've had a robot cop show since Mann & Machine, have we? Between that, Holmes and Yoyo, and Future Cop, we've never had a robot-cop show that lasted longer than 13 episodes. I'd say the longest-running robot cop on TV would be URL from Futurama.
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Old August 12 2013, 10:08 PM   #9
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SHIELD, Sleepy Hollow and Almost Human. Might give the CW a brief try-you can never tell.
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Old August 14 2013, 03:15 AM   #10
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^I don't think we've had a robot cop show since Mann & Machine, have we? Between that, Holmes and Yoyo, and Future Cop, we've never had a robot-cop show that lasted longer than 13 episodes. I'd say the longest-running robot cop on TV would be URL from Futurama.
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Old August 14 2013, 01:22 PM   #11
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I'll be watching Orphan Black, when it airs at some undetermined time in Autumn. I think it's likely to be September, but that's just a guess, geektown.co.uk is coy.

Not been enormously enthused with the current line-up. I'll probably check out Almost Human (it looks solid, anyway) and Helix (something something Ron Moore sold), but that's basically it. Believe's trailers are underwhelming and generic, even with Cuaron's involvement I'll want some very promising reviews to consider it.

Sleepy Hollow looks awful. At best it looks like so-bad-it's-gonzo-genius, like the indulgent but inventive pulp nuttiness of American Horror Story.
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Old August 14 2013, 02:02 PM   #12
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Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.?
I had to look that up, since I've never heard of it -- I never watched Friends. (And Google is practically useless these days since it no longer seems to understand the concept of an exact-phrase search -- even putting it in quotes didn't help -- so I just got a bunch of pages about macaroni and cheese until I gave up and tried Wikipedia.)
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Old August 14 2013, 02:51 PM   #13
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Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.?
I had to look that up, since I've never heard of it -- I never watched Friends. (And Google is practically useless these days since it no longer seems to understand the concept of an exact-phrase search -- even putting it in quotes didn't help -- so I just got a bunch of pages about macaroni and cheese until I gave up and tried Wikipedia.)
I am actually embarassed that I remember that, but when I saw it, Mann & Machine was relatively fresh in my memory and has stayed with me.

I looked up Almost Human. This is the I, Robot movie. The only thing I will check out is SHIELD, I think, unless some of the other shows get decent reviews. I still have to catch up on my Netflix viewing anyway.
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Old August 14 2013, 03:23 PM   #14
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Well, I definitely remember Mann and Machine. It wasn't a great show, but Yancy Butler was pretty unforgettable.
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Old August 14 2013, 03:24 PM   #15
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Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.?
I had to look that up, since I've never heard of it -- I never watched Friends. (And Google is practically useless these days since it no longer seems to understand the concept of an exact-phrase search -- even putting it in quotes didn't help -- so I just got a bunch of pages about macaroni and cheese until I gave up and tried Wikipedia.)
Your Google-Fu is broken Grasshopper, first search result was the correct one. I didn't watch Friends either, but, it had the periods in it, so, it was a likely match, and clicking on it, it tells you it was a Detective show

What about the Robocop Series, that lasted past a season didn't it?
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