And the Next Cancelled Show is...

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Guy Gardener, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. Caretaker

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    How close a show aligns to reality is the determining factor on watching a series for you?
     
  2. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    In 2008 I watched the only three episodes of Amy Sherman Palladino's sitcom The Return of Jezabell James they were going to show me.

    I was patient.

    Extremely patient.

    I now have another 4 episodes to view, and I don't remember Jack squat about the first 3, so I actually have 7.

    Woo!
     
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  4. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    When it bears so little resemblance to reality, yes. It might as well have been called TPBN.
     
  5. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Just considered, I think I wouldn't like the Bond movies as much if they showed a more realistic depiction of the things MI6 has been up to.
     
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    Oh, undoubtedly. In a recent piece about George Lazenby, he's quoted as saying: "Fantasy spies fascinate us but it's really BS. Real spies are pretty boring and anonymous, but I guess are a necessary evil." So even Bond himself knows it. :p
     
  7. Aragorn

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    The real hero in bringing Al Capone down was Frank Wilson and Eliot Ness was glorified PR hound, but The Untouchables wouldn't have been a hit if it was just about a couple of guys combing through financial records.
     
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    So it's possible Capone was brought down by some guy finding incriminating evidence in his TPS reports. Jason
     
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  9. Morpheus 02

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    They can come produce with NBC and just call it University of Chicago (with the hospital, law school and campus police all on the same campus)... and you have the Chicago trifectA
     
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  12. Nerys Myk

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    I'm still hoping for Chicago: Sanitation.
     
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