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Topic 2 of 113: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries

Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (20:14) | Kali Pappas (Kali)
We started discussing television in the film thread, so I thought it might simplify things if we started a separate thread!

I know we've already been over this, but I loved the Buccaneers, based on the Edith Wharton novel...

188 responses total.

 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 1 of 188: Lisa Cerulli  (lisaC) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (21:46) * 8 lines 
 
My favorite television shows are:
The Simpsons (I'm partial to Lisa's intelligence, Krusty's sarcasm and the overall originality of the show.)
Seinfeld ( I can't get enough of Newman, Kramer and George)
Law & Order ( I prefer watching the reruns on A&E. I can't forgive the producers for firing Chris Noth. He brought humour, pain, and intelligence to the role of Mike Logan. Not to mention, he wasn't bad to look at either. I wonder what kind of Darcy he would have made.)
Another World (I've been watching this soap since I was 4 years old. I love Carl Hutchins. What a great villain he was. He has transformed into a good person to gain the respect and love of his one and only Rachel Cory. He sort of sounds like Darcy when I think about it. Maybe that's the attraction. Or maybe it's the English accent and poetry he utters.

Favorite Miniseries:
Without a doubt, The Thorn Birds. I have it on tape and watch it whenever I get a chance. Richard Chaimberland is fantasctic as Father Ralph, the priest torn between his love for God and his love for Meggie. Not to mention, Barbara Stanwyck as Mary Carson, the older woman in love with Father Ralph. She plays a bitch to perfection.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 2 of 188: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (22:18) * 1 lines 
 
Chris Noth! Oooh, what a fine suggestion for Darcy (no substitute for CF, however)! ;)


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 3 of 188: France   (alfresco) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (22:45) * 6 lines 
 
When my kid is watching TV, I enjoy RUGRATS on Nickelodeon--really! To see cartoons done from toddlers and babies' viewpoint (and eyelevel) is a scream, especially when the wicked Angelica is in her cynical, pick-on-the-babies mode.
I used to watch MACGYVER since I'm an inventions and quick-fix freak (and the guy ain't bad lookin', either). There's a MACGYVER website, by the by, with great pix, scripts, etc.

ARE YOU BEING SERVED? is my British comedy fix some evenings on PBS.

Yes, I do have more culturally elevated tastes in TV also.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 4 of 188: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (22:54) * 1 lines 
 
OMIGOD, France! I love Are You Being Served?! It's the only thing that will get me through The Jim Lehrer Newshour...;)


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 5 of 188: Karen Bowdre  (Karen) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (22:55) * 2 lines 
 
My favorite TV shows are Chef (PBS Comedy), The Eastenders, The Simpsons, Frazier, Homocide and Murder One. I have others but if I mention them I feel I watch too much TV.
Karen


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 6 of 188: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (22:58) * 1 lines 
 
Karen...you're the only other person I know who's even heard of Chef...what a concept - an anal, egotistical cook...


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 7 of 188: Ann  (Ann) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (22:59) * 17 lines 
 
Historically:
Bob Newhart Show,
Dick Van Dyke Show,
Andy Griffith Show,
The Beverly Hillbillies (Granny's a hoot!),
SCTV (Love the pototo joke),
Yes, (Prime) Minister (The best-written sit-com in history),

Today:
Babylon 5,
X Files,
Homicide,
Frasier,
Cracker,
Pinkey and the Brain (they were better before they got their own show)




 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 8 of 188: Ann  (Ann) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (23:00) * 1 lines 
 
Kali, I love Chef! They don't seem to have made very many episodes though.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 9 of 188: Donna  (Donna) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (23:05) * 1 lines 
 
Kali, I watch all PBS love "Keeping Up Appearances" also "Charlie Rose".


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 10 of 188: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (23:44) * 3 lines 
 
Hyacinth Bucket? ;)

I'm a Rhoda kinda girl right now. I'm waiting for Nick at Nite to bring back the Patty Duke Show...


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 11 of 188: Donna  (Donna) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (00:39) * 4 lines 
 

Hyacinth Bucket is the modern version of Caroline Bingley.

Oh Patty Duke Show, cute. My daughter loves Shirley Temple movies.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 12 of 188: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (00:52) * 1 lines 
 
Or Mrs. Bennet! ;)


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 13 of 188: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (01:22) * 23 lines 
 
Historically (as someone has said, love it!)

That Girl
Dick Van Dyke
Mary Tyler Moore
Bob Newhart
Carol Burnett
Hill Street Blues
LA Law
MASH
Northern Exposure
All Star Treks

Now:

NYPD Blue
ER
Frasier
Mad About You
Murphy Brown
Chicago Hope
News Radio



 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 14 of 188: Donna  (Donna) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (01:26) * 1 lines 
 
Cheryl, "Anything But Love" Richard Lewis and Jamie Lee Curtis.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 15 of 188: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (01:58) * 1 lines 
 
Oooh, MASH! ;)


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 16 of 188: Katy Kendall  (kendall) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (07:03) * 5 lines 
 
I love all cheryl's picks except Star Trek.

I have to add Cheers and (I hope) INK which may be a new Cheers - I only saw one episode but it was great.

Kali - I love Rhoda and Valerie Harper but really did not much care for the Rhoda show. The Mary Tyler Moore show seems timeless. My husband and I are always calling each other's attention to a "great MTM moment" about to strike.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 17 of 188: Bernie Parkin  (Bernie) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (07:04) * 3 lines 
 
I can't believe so many of you enjoy British comedies. In answer to one of the earlier responses. They are currently running the 4th or 5th series.

I'm also astounded that some of you have seen Eastenders. BTW I've been told that my 6 month nephew looks just like Grant Mitchell!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 18 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (07:05) * 2 lines 
 
Saturday Night Live is my all time favorite tv show,
followed by Sunday Morning.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 19 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (07:05) * 1 lines 
 
slippage!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 20 of 188: Kim   (Kim) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (08:40) * 1 lines 
 
I do not watch very much network T.V. However, I always try to watch Mad About You and Chicago Hope. I like the old shows such as I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, and Perry Mason. I used to watch Murder She Wrote. I love the two mini-series of Poldark. I suppose my favorite mini-series is Jane Eyre with Timothy Dalton.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 21 of 188: Kim   (Kim) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (08:42) * 1 lines 
 
I forgot about Fawlty Towers. I absolutely love that series. It is hilarious..


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 22 of 188: Carolyn Esau  (Carolyn) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (09:36) * 7 lines 
 
The only show I make it a point to see is Remember WENN on AMC.

I also like Rugrats (and I am 32 with no kids--but it is hilarious and Angelica is so bad)

I think my favorite British sitcoms are The Good Neighbors and To the Manor Born

I do like Biography on A&E, though I wish they would do JA.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 23 of 188: Laura   (LauraM) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (10:06) * 7 lines 
 
I love Doug, Rugrats. Angelica is not bad just normal. I was the same way nasty to the little ones but sweet as pie to the adults.

I love David Duchovny. And I purposely stopped watching Law & Order when they canned Chris Noth, I loved him!!!!!

I watch Chicago Hope, NYPD Blue, ER, Early Edition, Kyle Chandler is sooo Hot!!!!

Laura


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 24 of 188: Amy Wolf  (amy2) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (11:45) * 1 lines 
 
My guilty pleasure: TOO HOT TAMALES on the Food Channel. Featuring two fine female chefs who are great friends -- their banter is very P&P!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 25 of 188: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (13:27) * 1 lines 
 
Oh Katy, how could I have left out Cheers? I am amazed at the oversight! Thank you for reminding me that it was one of my favorite shows! Donna, I also watched Anything But Love and was sorry to see it end so soon!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 26 of 188: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (14:25) * 1 lines 
 
Which is better? Cheers or Frasier? I like Frasier better...much less caricature than the original series...the characters are a little easier to identify with...


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 27 of 188: Mari Topitzes  (Mari) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (17:01) * 1 lines 
 
Does anyone remember ''He and She" with Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentis, Kenneth Mars and Jack Cassidy? I loved it, would be in heaven if Nick at Nite would pick it up.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 28 of 188: Amy Bellinger  (Amy) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (17:21) * 4 lines 
 
Speaking of shows that you don't see in syndication or on cable networks with nostaligic sensibilities, how about

Beanie and Cecil?



 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 29 of 188: Pat    (PatK) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (20:25) * 25 lines 
 
Beauty and the Beast
All Star Treks (though the first is so hokey now that it's camp)
Babylon 5
ER
NYPD Blue
Grace Under Fire
Touched by an Angel
Cybil
MASH
Fame
Mary Tyler Moore
Hill Street Blues
China Beach
Call to Glory
Perry Mason

Favorite mini-series (other than P&P2) -- Shogun
(didn't like Thorn Birds because they didn't do the book justice though I
did like Richard Chamberlain in it)

Also -- has anyone ever seen a British comedy called Sweet Sixteen (I think
that was the name of it)? Had to do with an older woman marrying a younger man.
Only saw a couple of episodes but really enjoyed it.




 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 30 of 188: Anne3  (Anne3) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (20:57) * 4 lines 
 
Re: Eastenders

Bernie, Eastenders has been shown on many public tv stations in the U.S. for 8 or 9 years now (although it's no longer available in my area). When it first started it was my absolute favorite thing on television--I would tape episodes I couldn't be there for, a real addict. But when they killed off Den the whole thing went downhill for me. He was the heart of that series. And then all the other good people left--Ethel (I loved Ethel!), Angie, Lou, Lofty, that nice Indian family that ran the convenienc
store, etc. And now I hear that even Michelle is gone. Sad. BTW, a cable station ran Coronation Street for a couple of years in the early eighties and I really got into that too!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 31 of 188: Karen Bowdre  (Karen) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (22:54) * 4 lines 
 
Kali, I agree with you regarding Fraizer (vs. Cheers). I really liked
Cheers but I love Fraizer. The whole dynamic with his father, Niles,
Roz and Daphne. The first episode this season had me in tears.
Karen


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 32 of 188: kathleen  (elder) * Sat, Dec 14, 1996 (19:40) * 8 lines 
 
Old tv shows never die, they just go into syndication! (As long as they'r available on videotape, that is.)

Recent faves include: Absolutely Fabulous; Rugrats; Star Treks; ER; Homicide (incredible acting).

Historical faves change, depending on what's in syndication, but include:
The Addams Family; Hill Street Blues; Mary Tyler Moore; Bob Newhart.

I could probably add many others. I actually watch a lot of tv -- have become a talented channel surfer, so I can watch several shows at the same time! It's an interesting way to view movies -- it takes me several viewings to figure out the full story line on some of them.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 33 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Dec 14, 1996 (20:21) * 2 lines 
 
Does anyone watch Dark Skies or X Files?



 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 34 of 188: Bruce   (McBruce) * Sat, Dec 14, 1996 (23:43) * 3 lines 
 
Actually, Dark Skies is on my tv right now. Wheew. Unfortunately, getting
access through my provider is on a hit or miss basis, so it's divided attention
time. Trying to run through here during the ads.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 35 of 188: Myretta   (mrobens) * Sun, Dec 15, 1996 (16:54) * 1 lines 
 
I never miss X Files (except if it involves maggots)


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 36 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Dec 15, 1996 (17:20) * 1 lines 
 
See the X-files topic in the tv conference. There's some new stuff there.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 37 of 188: Inko  (Inko) * Mon, Dec 16, 1996 (21:20) * 1 lines 
 
My favorite TV shows are mostly part of the Masterpiece Theatre genre. They are the ones I tape and watch over again - Six Wives of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Upstairs Downstairs, The Duchess of Duke Street, Lily, etc. Also loved the four Cadfael series I've seen, and among comedies, Waiting for God - another British comedy on PBS.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 38 of 188: Rebecca Davey  (Becks) * Thu, Dec 19, 1996 (14:50) * 10 lines 
 
My faves are:
ER
Seinfeld
Fashion Television (Can. Show)
Anything on A&E--Biography, American Justice
The Anne of Green Gables Miniseries
Cybil
The Discovery Channel
Thorn Birds
The New Music (Can. show)


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 39 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Dec 19, 1996 (20:53) * 1 lines 
 
Cybil. I only saw one episode but it was very funny.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 40 of 188: France   (alfresco) * Sat, Dec 28, 1996 (14:50) * 3 lines 
 
Like I said elsewhere, I'm a MACGYVER fan as is my family. Love the ironic humor, the inventiveness, and Richard Dean Anderson's looks. If you're likeminded, check out this link for info on the show, actor, etc. (excuse me, I think my Swiss knife and duct tape are needed to fix something in the next room...) :-)

http://www.cjnetworks.com/~mkelley/macgyver/


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 41 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Dec 28, 1996 (14:57) * 2 lines 
 
What are you fixing? The kitchen sink?



 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 42 of 188: Jake  (fen) * Sat, Dec 28, 1996 (18:17) * 1 lines 
 
Knowing the tv series, it could be anything from the sink to loose floor tile to a broken table leaf to tying up a burglar to creating a makeshift bow-and-arrow!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 43 of 188: Johanne  (JohanneD) * Sun, Dec 29, 1996 (13:29) * 5 lines 
 
Our local family channel is still running some childhood faves : Captain Scarlet, Thunderbirds, Joe 90, etc.

I love comparing different point of view regarding the news/events : american (ABC, PBS, NBC and CBS), French canadian: TVA and Radio-Canada, Anglo-canadian: CTV and CBC, Brit (BBC Newsworld and ITV) and European (TV5 presents news from the Belgium, Swiss and French). I really believed to be privileged of getting all those.

In English, not to be snobish but much prefer PBS, A&E, Showcase and Bravo not to mention the Movie Network. Some network shows do distinguish themselves and love Frazier, an ER. Some fav series : the BlackAdder, P.G. Wodhouse's Jeeves and Wooster, Fawlty Tower, the Internet series. PBS Drama including most Mystery or Masterpice Theater programming like I, Claudius. Would the Wallace and Gromit trilogy fit in this category or in films?


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 44 of 188: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Sun, Dec 29, 1996 (20:05) * 1 lines 
 
Inko, I love Waiting for God! I fear I will be just as ornery as Diana when I am her age...;)


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 45 of 188: Donna  (Donna) * Mon, Dec 30, 1996 (13:04) * 1 lines 
 
Did you know that "Coke a Cola" is handing out 3D glasses for "3rd Rock From the Sun" sometime soon. I do like to watch this show.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 46 of 188: kathleen  (elder) * Mon, Dec 30, 1996 (15:05) * 1 lines 
 
Donna -- "3rd Rock From the Sun" is fun, is it not? I think John Lithgow is hilarious, much better at comedy than some of those dramatic/horror parts he has played in the movies.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 47 of 188: Donna  (Donna) * Mon, Dec 30, 1996 (17:35) * 1 lines 
 
Mobil Masterpiece Theatre WGBH Boston Winter 96-Spring 97 Schedule http://www.boston.com.80/wgbh/pages/masterpiecetheatre/mptwintspr97.html


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 Response 48 of 188: Donna  (Donna) * Mon, Dec 30, 1996 (17:42) * 4 lines 
 
For some reason it doesn't work.
Try this one http://www.pbs.org/programs/navigator/mse.html

"Scroll" down to MMasterpiece Theatre "click on" Schedule and your there.


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 Response 49 of 188: Ann  (Ann) * Mon, Dec 30, 1996 (19:04) * 1 lines 
 
Lithgow made a great Lord Whorfin in Buckaroo Bonzai!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 50 of 188: Anne3  (Anne3) * Mon, Dec 30, 1996 (19:13) * 7 lines 
 
I just discovered this web site:

http://www.neponset.com/brittv/index.htm

It belongs to an outfit called Brit TV, which sells a videos of many British TV programs, including many never shown in the U.S. They also maintain a search service for videos not listed in their catalog, publish an industry-oriented newsletter about British tv, and sell related stuff like books, photos, trading cards, t-shirts, etc. They say, "Brit TV is not a fan club but a service open to anyone with the need or desire to collect items from British film and television."

Of course I can't vouch for them, having just discovered the site, but others may want to check it out.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 51 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Dec 30, 1996 (21:42) * 4 lines 
 
I mentioned this in chat the other night. In the Prime. PBS. Sunday
night on PBS. Mention was made last night of Jane Austen's influence
on relationships and loving between mature adults. This show is about
midlife romance. It's on at 6:30 pm in Austin.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 52 of 188: carl goss  (mrcollins10) * Thu, Jan  2, 1997 (11:45) * 2 lines 
 
Washington Week in Review. History Channel. Politically Incorrect. Discovery
Channel. A&E programming. Local nightly news.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 53 of 188: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Thu, Jan  2, 1997 (12:25) * 1 lines 
 
Carl, I am a greta fan of Politically Incorrect as well! Do you think that it's move to a major network will have a taming effect? I certainly hope not! ;-)


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 54 of 188: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Mon, Jan 13, 1997 (00:33) * 1 lines 
 
Anybody like TV Nation ?


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 55 of 188: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Mon, Jan 13, 1997 (01:19) * 4 lines 
 
Kali: Anybody like TV Nation ?

Yes! Isn't it a hoot? Just saw one the other day about payback...they called the CEO of a telemarketing firm at 11pm posing as a phone soliciter-- it was so wonderful hearing him get so angry at someone bothering him at home, trying to get him to buy something! Ah...payback can be a bitch, can't it! LOL!



 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 56 of 188: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Mon, Jan 13, 1997 (03:15) * 1 lines 
 
CLassics, Cheryl...absolutely CLASSIC! Michael Moore really has a pulse on teh vengeance thing, does he not? ;)


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 57 of 188: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Mon, Jan 13, 1997 (03:27) * 1 lines 
 
CLassics, Cheryl...absolutely CLASSIC! Michael Moore really has a pulse on teh vengeance thing, does he not? ;)


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 58 of 188: Johanne  (JohanneD) * Fri, Jan 24, 1997 (22:06) * 13 lines 
 
Haven been part of the tv generation, some will undoubtebly resurge every now and then like this one :

UFO series 1969-1971, Century 21 (Alerte dans l'espace)

Producers : Gerry Anderson, Reg Hill
With Ed Bishop(Col. Straker), George Sewell, Michael Billington, Gabrielle Drake, Grant Taylor
Music :Barry Gray

In 1980, Earth is threaten by UFOs. The SHADO organization, based on both Earth and Moon is specialized in anti-UFO defense.

Links :
http://www.cnw.com/~mmartin/ufo/
http://www-bi.inrialpes.fr/cgi-bin/han/?FV=UFO


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 59 of 188: sharon  (sld) * Fri, Jan 24, 1997 (22:50) * 15 lines 
 
TV:

X-Files
Politically Incorrect
Extreme Sports
Seinfeld
TV Nation
3rd Rock from the Sun
NYPD Blue
Homicide

MINI-SERIES:

Pride and Prejudice
War and Rememberance


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 60 of 188: Tracey Peake  (Tracey) * Wed, Jan 29, 1997 (10:28) * 3 lines 
 
I'm new here--just finished reading this thread and wanted to add something to the miniseries category:
Lonesome Dove. Like P&P, the production is extremely faithful to the book, (which won a Pulitzer) and is one of the best examples of characterization and old fashioned storytelling I've ever seen! And I'm not really that big a fan of Westerns.



 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 61 of 188: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Wed, Jan 29, 1997 (14:33) * 1 lines 
 
I liked the book, but never saw the miniseries...


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 62 of 188: Tracey Peake  (Tracey) * Wed, Jan 29, 1997 (15:19) * 3 lines 
 
I urge you to rent it if you get a chance! Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duvall are
excellent, as is the rest of the cast. After seeing the miniseries, I couldn't ever picture
any other actors as Capt. Call and Gus.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 63 of 188: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Thu, Jan 30, 1997 (04:08) * 1 lines 
 
ooooh, Tommy Lee Jones! :)


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 64 of 188: Cassandra  (cassandra) * Thu, Jan 30, 1997 (17:17) * 14 lines 
 
Favorite TV shows:

Remington Steele(this is probably my fav, historically. Still have the pic his fan club sent me)
Homefront
Seinfeld
Frasier
Moonlighting
Eastenders
Absolutley fabulous
Second Thoughts


Fav miniseries: Winds of War, Thorn Birds, Jane Eyre(with yummy Tim Dalton), The Buccanners(can't get enough of EW or Nan and Guy) and being a good Canadian girl-the Anne of Greene Gable miniseries.



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 Response 65 of 188: Susan Christie  (Susan) * Thu, Jan 30, 1997 (23:40) * 3 lines 
 
I definitely agree with Moonlighting and the Jane Eyre with Timothy Dalton. Also loved
Northern Exposure.



 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 66 of 188: Donna  (Donna) * Fri, Jan 31, 1997 (06:31) * 1 lines 
 
"Timothy Dalton" will be on Regis and Kathy Lee on Wed. Feb.5.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 67 of 188: Johanne  (JohanneD) * Fri, Jan 31, 1997 (09:21) * 1 lines 
 
surely for Beautician and the Beast.... another Rocketeer? he can do better than that, can he?


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 Response 68 of 188: Mari Topitzes  (Mari) * Fri, Jan 31, 1997 (12:43) * 1 lines 
 
Yes, one certainly hopes so. He seems to have abominable taste in scripts. Started out with 'Lion in Winter', and moved on to.. 'Flash Gordon'!?! Needs a better agent, methinks.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 69 of 188: Cassandra  (cassandra) * Fri, Jan 31, 1997 (17:01) * 1 lines 
 
I read that Dalton made a tv movie of Edith Wharton's the REEf which will be shown on CBS, early this year. Let's just hope for his sake(I loved him in JE) and especially for EW's sake that the movie is good.


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 Response 70 of 188: Laura Astorian  (alix) * Fri, Jan 31, 1997 (18:58) * 1 lines 
 
Myself, I never watch TV that much (odd,I know for a high school student), but I do make it a point to watch Remember WENN on AMC, as well as The X-Files, The Nanny, and my fave, The Simpsons. That has to be the only show other than Seinfeld that my friends watch- and I am always trying to keep up with my friends.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 71 of 188: Anne3  (Anne3) * Fri, Jan 31, 1997 (19:15) * 3 lines 
 
Cassandra: I read that Dalton made a tv movie of Edith Wharton's the REEf

Timothy Dalton as Darrow? Isn't he much too old? And Darrow's an American. Do you know who play Sophy Viner and Anna Leath?


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 Response 72 of 188: Johanne  (JohanneD) * Fri, Jan 31, 1997 (21:57) * 1 lines 
 
It has been an unfortunate downfall, say since the 007 debacle. I'll always remember him as Heathcliff and he was remarquable in it.


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 Response 73 of 188: Cassandra  (cassandra) * Sat, Feb  1, 1997 (14:21) * 1 lines 
 
NO. 72. Sorry Anne, I don't know.


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 Response 74 of 188: Lynn Lamy  (LynnMarie) * Sun, Feb 23, 1997 (19:50) * 3 lines 
 
The only one so far that I like but haven't seen mentioned is One Foot in the Grave (British). Bill Cosby's show is supposedly based on this, but is really nothing like. I also like The single guy. Not sure why.

I agree with: Anne of Green Gables! Jeeves and Wooster!! The stories are hilarious to read, aas well. Keeping up Appearances, Remember WENN - what great writing - but I always forget to watch it or when it's on. TD jane Eyre is great, too. has anyone seen the William Hurt one? Any good? Hard to imagine him as the brooding Mr. Rochester!!


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 Response 75 of 188: kathleen  (elder) * Sun, Feb 23, 1997 (21:28) * 3 lines 
 
One Food in the Grave -- yess! That is good. I was especially pleased (w/ myself) that I recognized Eric Idle singing the title song.

This year I got into Babylon 5 -- haven't watched it previous seasons. Favorite funny line a couple of weeks ago included the comment that the character did "not need a vacation at the Disney planet." I almost snorted my coffee. :-)


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 Response 76 of 188: Ann  (Ann) * Sun, Feb 23, 1997 (21:54) * 3 lines 
 
"This year I got into Babylon 5"

I love that show, it's my favorite! If you want me to fill you in on some of the back story, let me know.


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 Response 77 of 188: Cindy Bernhard  (bernhard) * Tue, Feb 25, 1997 (01:11) * 3 lines 
 
For a while I was having a string of really good luck jinxing my favorites right off the air - The Days & Nights of Molly Dodd, Reasonable Doubts, (something else which I can't remember right now), so that I resolved to not like anything so much that I couldn't bear to do without. My heart still hurts for these.

Right now, tho' we do tape and watch Caroline, Friends(just for the Chandler, Joey, Phoebe half - the rest of them are wayyy too whiny!), Frasier, and Jeff Foxworthy (probably the only prime time my kids are into) DH does a lot of the ST:DS9 and Voyager, but I only watch with him if I really don't have anything else to do.


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 Response 78 of 188: SusanC  (Susan) * Wed, Feb 26, 1997 (20:29) * 2 lines 
 
I really love Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. I had never watched it in primetime, but I had surgery over the holidays and was home for three weeks; got hooked on the reruns being shown in the morning and have had to tape it since I got back to work. Parts of it are really sappy or fake (this is Colorado, yet the sun is always shining and it never snows, even when they're discussing having a "hard winter"), but the people interactions are right on and they're pretty realistic in dealing with Native American
ssues of having their land taken away. Also, they have historical figures show up in town, which is kind-of fun. Plus, Joe Lando and William Shockley are pretty easy on the eyes. Anybody else like this?


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 Response 79 of 188: Carl W. Goss  (lasalle) * Fri, Feb 28, 1997 (12:59) * 7 lines 
 
I sort of like HOMICIDE--LIFE ON THE STREETS although there is some graphic violence, against the
backdrop of Baltimore, Maryland. Interaction of the various policemen as they go about doing a very stressful
job is very interesting. Extraordinarily realistic and I like the way certain characters continually reappear. An
imperfect justice system where even serious crimes are never solved. Unfortunatly there is talk of taking that off
the air.




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 Response 80 of 188: Susan   (Susan) * Wed, Mar 12, 1997 (23:42) * 1 lines 
 
Anybody else a fan of Beauty and the Beast (Ron Perlman - Linda Hamilton version)? I loved it the first time around, then taped most episodes when they reran it on the SciFi channel.


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 Response 81 of 188: kathleen  (elder) * Thu, Mar 13, 1997 (05:21) * 1 lines 
 
B&B -- an earlier obsession of mine!


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 Response 82 of 188: Susan   (Susan) * Thu, Mar 13, 1997 (22:03) * 1 lines 
 
Kathleen, what are some of your favorite episodes/scenes? I love the pilot, of course, but I also really love the "A Happy Life" episode where Catherine is so confused about what she and Vincent have and goes to spend some time with her friend in upstate New York. The ending, going back and forth between her driving home and Vincent coming up from the depths of below, with the beautiful music playing...wonderful!


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 Response 83 of 188: kathleen  (elder) * Thu, Mar 13, 1997 (22:11) * 7 lines 
 
Susan -- yes. A Happy Life was wonderful. I remember watching, and I kept wanting to shout, "Kiss him. Kiss her." What a lovely ending for that episode.
I saw Roy Dotrice at a B&B Convention once. Marvelous storyteller. (I was embarassed when a B&B fan asked him if he was afraid he would be typecast. This was less than an hour after he told us about doing Abraham Lincoln in a one-man show.)

Another episode (or part of it) was once when Catherine was in the hospital, and Vincent sneaks in to see her. She is barely recovered from the sedatives, but she tells him she had a dream about him. When he said, "About me?" I just wanted to melt.

[Now, when am I going to have time to find, let alone rewatch, some of those tapes?!]



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 Response 84 of 188: Susan   (Susan) * Thu, Mar 13, 1997 (23:12) * 3 lines 
 
Kathleen, you reminded me of another fave episode, which I unfortunately couldn't catch on tape. It's the one where Catherine's father dies and she brings Vincent to him and introduces them first, then she goes to live below for awhile and Vincent can't bear having her so near and not being able to do anything about it. Also really liked "Winterfest."

We find time for the things that are important to us! :-)


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 Response 85 of 188: Katy Kendall  (kendall) * Fri, Mar 14, 1997 (06:04) * 1 lines 
 
This week, my husband and I 'discovered' Spy Game (8:00, Monday) and laughed all the way through it. It was so much fun. Like a combo of "Get Smart", "Man from Uncle", and "Remington Steele" with central characters who could get drool thread of their own.


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 Response 86 of 188: Johanne  (JohanneD) * Fri, Mar 14, 1997 (15:09) * 9 lines 
 
haven't seen Spy Game and be sure to tune in next Monday, BTW here's the link to the show http://www.silcom.com/~njhua/spygame/spygame.html




That's somewhat reminds me of 85-86 LTW' Dampsey and Makepeace, a coper show with a romantic comedy twist to it, now there was great chemistry between the two characters set in beautiful London. Let's say it was kind of counterpart to Remington Steele.





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 Response 87 of 188: Cassandra  (cassandra) * Fri, Mar 14, 1997 (18:45) * 3 lines 
 
Hmmm, I'll have to check that one out. I loved Remington Steele. One of my all-time fav tv themes too: "Try this for a deep, dark secret. The great detective RS. HE doesn't exist, I invented him...." I used to recite that every week and drive everyone crazy!!

Anyone seen/like the 1984 adaptation of Scott Fitzgerald's classic Tender is the Night? It was a three-four part miniseries with Peter Strauss. Personally, that's the best adaptation I have ever seen of Fitzgerald's work. It came the closest to capturing the feel, look, magic of his novels-great location work and the music and costumes were wonderful. Peter Strauss made a convincing Dick Diver too.


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 Response 88 of 188: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Sun, Mar 16, 1997 (03:54) * 1 lines 
 
Are Donna and I the only people who watch and enjoy the Red Green Show? It's a riot...a parody of male idiocy and human folly in general.


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 Response 89 of 188: kathleen  (elder) * Sun, Mar 16, 1997 (14:39) * 2 lines 
 
Kali -- did you catch last weekend's PBS fundraising special: Red Green live for two hours! It was a stitch. It is a very funny show. (I guess that makes three of us, at the very least.)



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 Response 90 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 16, 1997 (21:13) * 6 lines 
 
My favorite is "Politically Incorrect" with host Bill Maher.
I started a topic on this in the tv conference just now.

http://www.abc.com/pi/index.html




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 Response 91 of 188: Candace  (candace) * Sun, Mar 16, 1997 (21:39) * 1 lines 
 
Politically Incorrect was a huge favorite with my family. Alas, since it moved to ABC none of us can stay up late enough to see it. :-(


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 Response 92 of 188: Tracey Peake  (Tracey) * Mon, Mar 17, 1997 (09:49) * 1 lines 
 
Kali, Kathleen, Donna - I watch Red Green, too. Thought I was the only one....guess that makes four!


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 Response 93 of 188: Linda Burchett  (Linda) * Mon, Mar 17, 1997 (21:54) * 1 lines 
 
Did anyone else love "Homefront"? Jeff and Ginger are among my favorite on-screen duos. Kyle Chandler kept me watching every week, no matter how many times ABC moved the show in order to kill it. I have been looking for it to be repeated on a cable station (History Channel, A&E), to complete my tape collection.


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 Response 94 of 188: Inko  (Inko) * Mon, Mar 17, 1997 (21:59) * 3 lines 
 
Yes, Linda, I loved "Homefront", but it was so difficult to follow all over the dial. I also loved "Brooklyn Bridge" and CBS (I believe) killed that. I think I gave up watching much TV after all my favorites kept being killed off and was replaced by something a lot more stupid!

I now watch mostly PBS!;-)


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 Response 95 of 188: Cassandra  (cassandra) * Mon, Mar 17, 1997 (23:12) * 1 lines 
 
Loved Homefront!!!! And yes Jeff and Ginger-their romance was so cute, like a 30s screwball comedy. I especially loved Mimi Kennedy as the waspish Ruth Sloan. Great actress. My favorite Homefront episode has to be the thanksgiving dance episode when Jeff and Ginger compete against Charlie and his British war bride, the trampy Caroline. Ruth even dances-"do you know how to make a martini, with palatable gin? DId you see her waistline-how young are these people?" Terrfific writing.


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 Response 96 of 188: Cindy Bernhard  (bernhard) * Wed, Mar 19, 1997 (22:17) * 3 lines 
 
Me, too, on loving PI and not being able to catch it. I must admit that I don't even know when it's on!

Also, absolutely love the showings of Whose Line Is It Anyway whenever they air!


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 Response 97 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Mar 20, 1997 (17:55) * 1 lines 
 
Right after Nightline on ABC. They have transcripts on the website.


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 Response 98 of 188: Cindy Bernhard  (bernhard) * Thu, Mar 20, 1997 (18:04) * 1 lines 
 
thx, Terry!


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 Response 99 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Mar 20, 1997 (19:57) * 2 lines 
 
It's handy if you have a vcr with delayed recording so you can set it to tape for 11:00 pm every
weekday night. Some VCRs do this.


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 Response 100 of 188: Cindy Bernhard  (bernhard) * Thu, Mar 20, 1997 (21:38) * 2 lines 
 
but that means I'll have to take my P&P2 tape out!!!
:(


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 Response 101 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Mar 20, 1997 (22:45) * 1 lines 
 
Mercy sakes.


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 Response 102 of 188: aubrey  (aubrey) * Wed, Apr  9, 1997 (15:15) * 2 lines 
 
Man, this is scary--you guys are JUST LIKE ME!!!!! I htought I was the only me and here you are, hundreds of you--so WHY ARE OUR SHOWS BEING CANCELLED?!?!? Anyway, as they say, ditto to almost all of the above. I live for AbFab (bought all the tapes, got cable for The Last Shout)--got hooked on all the British soaps during a brief stint there in 88 (EastEnders, Coronation Street, etcetcetc)...adore the Brit SitComs (any other Vicar of Dibley fans? Dawn French is a riot as *spoiler alert?* well, not re
ly since it's self-evident from the title, as the vicar of a small town in rural England). Man, how do you guys make fave lists? I'm such an indiscriminate addict!


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 Response 103 of 188: aubrey  (aubrey) * Thu, Apr 10, 1997 (10:34) * 3 lines 
 
Wow! I almost couldn't sleep last night--I was so excited about coming back here and I kept waking up to write down one more thing I wanted to mention. I'll split it up into several boluses, shall I? You must understand, I'm surrounded by anti-TV snobs wherever I go, so I have nowhere to chat about my Grand Obsession (background: In my childhood, my parents denied us almost any TV except Brady Bunch, so as an adult, I'm making up for lost time!). Throw on your life vests, this dam's about to burst!
ne show I didn't see mentioned was Family (K MacNichol)(caveat: I can't spell actors' names). Loved it as a prepubescent. Can anyone name the show about the lady who ran a modeling agengy but was also a spy/detective (Cover Up?)--it also starred Jon-Eric Hexum before his tragic on-set accident with the prop gun (well, obviously it was before the accident--they wouldn't be able to use him afterwards!). It was cheesy but fun. Speaking of c-b-f, Fantasy Island? Love Boat? Mainstays of my pathetically
ateless high school years. Watched Starsky & Hutch at slumber parties. Let's move on.


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 Response 104 of 188: aubrey  (aubrey) * Thu, Apr 10, 1997 (10:40) * 2 lines 
 
Does anyone else follow actors instead of shows? I find myself watching otherwise unwatchable shows just because of one actor--case in point: I endured the execrable Evening Shade and the painful lack of chemistry between Burt Reynolds and that gal from Taxi solely to watch the magnificent Micheal Jeter. I put up with Cybill Shepard's excruciatingly self-conscious clowning (and, yes, I liked Moonlighting, bet there it was the chemistry, not her acting hooked me) in order to enjoy the amazing Christine
aranski (any chance she'll take the Joanna Lumley role in the US AbFAb?). They destroyed Naked Truth , but I stay put because Tea Leoni's just that good (remember Flying Blind?)(Fox show a few years back). There are more, but let's move on...


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 Response 105 of 188: aubrey  (aubrey) * Thu, Apr 10, 1997 (10:47) * 2 lines 
 
Well, I had a really great segue, but now I forget...ah well. So, does antone else find themselves almost unable to enjoy t a show because you're smacking your forehead and saying "I KNOW that actor--where have I seen them before?!?"--drives me NUTS and I always remember it at 2AM! It's particularly bad with BBC-ers because they're all over the place in dramas, comedies, miniseries, and boy! do they endure! Like right now we have *spoiler alert* the murderer from a Morse episode (antique dealer kills
an in wheelchair; plot hinges on telephone repair) as a CID detective in Thin Blue Line (MUST SEE this sidesplitting Rowan Atkinson vehicle!); also *spoiler alert* the murderer from the 1st Prime Suspect has ended up an alcoholic journalist in Class Act (MUST SEE this post-ab-fab Joanna Lumley vehicle: funny, sassy, entertaining). Which leads us to...


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 Response 106 of 188: aubrey  (aubrey) * Thu, Apr 10, 1997 (10:54) * 2 lines 
 
I'm so excited my typing is all shot to pieces. I'll try to edit this one more carefully. I only saw passing mention of my true passion, the mysteries--they're almost the only thing I read, and I'm always thrilled to see them on screen: Morse, Dalgleish, the guy who *spoiler alert* married the artist Agatha Troy what is his name...; Marple/Wimsey/Poirot; Lovejoy, Dalziel&Pascoe, Frost, Cracker; and the frosting on the cake, the unbelievable Helen Mirren (oooh--gotta go back to the movie chat to rave ab
ut Peter Greenaway!) as Jane Tenison in Prime Suspect. Any others out there I should know about or forgot to mention? Any news about Eliz George going to film?


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 Response 107 of 188: aubrey  (aubrey) * Thu, Apr 10, 1997 (11:00) * 2 lines 
 
Don't have a good segue as we've reached the miscelleneous portion of my notes. Shows I adore because they evoke a simpler time or place: Open All Hours (Diana from Waitg Fr God as the indominatable widow Mrs Featherstone: "You're wierd, Greville!"; the old bat NOT applying for the housekeeping position, addressing the mop: "Coostomeh? Ai'm noot a coostomeh!"); All Creatures Great and Small (just hearing the opening theme music relaxes and cheers me like an hour of medidative yoga); I'll Fly Away (a t
me of strife, yes, but depicted with such grace and dignity).


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 Response 108 of 188: Aubrey  (aubrey) * Thu, Apr 10, 1997 (12:13) * 4 lines 
 
I got kicked off the super departmental computer and am now on a much lesser model with no editing capabilites and very limited access so let's see how far we get. Last few notes: other actors I follow are Alison LaPlaca (what was the name of that Fox show where she was the bitchy realtor/sidekick to the sappy love story of the main character?); Helen Hunt (blew me away with her NON Method, totally natural acting in St Elswehere); Patricia Heaton (Was that It Takes Two where she was the TV exec with mom
Linda Lavin?); the skinny lanky-haired brunette with slightly buck teeth who's currently a former AIDS researcher on Chic Hope but used to be on WIOU and ?Live Shot, two short-lived but entirely watchable shows from a few seasons ago. Run-on sentence! Take a breath. WARNING: Do NOT get hooked on any show I mention: I am the kiss of death. Even shows I don't like but tune into (EZ Streets) burst into flames and die horrible deaths, all because I GOT HOOKED! I tried to watch Sentinel, but gave up whe
they refused to actually hinge plots on his unusual abilities--why bother making this quasi-90s-bionic guy if his powers are extraneous to the plot?!?! OK, almost done. Anne3--THEY KILLED OFF DEN?!?! I had a bizarre viewing of Eastenders: In London, Den had done something very bad and was in everyone's bad graces; I came home and PBS was showing episodes that were leading up to Den doing something bad, BUT I NEVER GOT TO SEE WHAT HE DID!!! Did he burn down the bar? I have a great video store nearby
that has a huge selection of various TV series (Cracker, Froct Class Act, etc) but man! I wish they'd get some of the Brit soaps! One more actor: The gal in all the Britcoms from Good Neighbors, To The Manor Born, Executive Stress--adore her!! What was the name of that one where the main character ran a temp agency with her daughter and ended up re-connecting with her old WWII flame? OK, that's all I can think of for now. I hope someone returns to this topic to help me out!


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 Response 109 of 188: Jake  (fen) * Thu, Apr 10, 1997 (14:19) * 1 lines 
 
Sorry, but I'm a terse writer by contrast, Aubrey! Just a quick response: 1) I too love Herriot series and wish the'd be replayed in entirety soon; 2) There's a gal who has a McGyver web page that's good & she too is sadly bemused by her Kiss of Death on loved TV shows, too.


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 Response 110 of 188: Susan   (Susan) * Thu, Apr 10, 1997 (20:55) * 10 lines 
 
OK, Aubrey, after all that effort, I'd feel bad if I didn't respond at least a little bit.

I put up with Cybill Shepard's excruciatingly self-conscious clowning (and, yes, I liked Moonlighting, bet there it was the chemistry, not her acting hooked me) in order to enjoy the amazing Christine Baranski.

Isn't CB the best? Unfortunately, I don't like the overall show enough to watch regularly, though.

Alison LaPlaca (what was the name of that Fox show where she was
the bitchy realtor/sidekick to the sappy love story of the main character?)


That was Duet, with Mary Page Keller and Chris Lemmon (Jack's son). I LOVED that show!


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 Response 111 of 188: aubrey  (aubrey) * Fri, Apr 11, 1997 (08:39) * 2 lines 
 
THANK YOU for your responses--sorry I'm so wordy but I really have been storing all of this up for so long with no one to talk to! And thank you for your helpful i.d., Susan--I really liked Duet a lot, and actually first started watching it for the "sappy love story"; only later did I come to appreciate the sassiness of Ms LaPlaca (who has shown up guesting on TWO shows in a row this week: as the egomaniacal fashion maven in Temporarily Your, a dubious sitcom starring Debra Mazar, who might want to rethi
k the whole career switch from drama; and her recurring role as Rachel's boss on Friends!) You guys must have (a) fabulous computers and (2) amazing know-how to be able to do things like put the pertinent sections of my ramblings in your response in italics no less, plus all that business of linking to other websites. This truly is a whole nother world!


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 Response 112 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Apr 11, 1997 (20:57) * 3 lines 
 
It's not that hard, Aubrey. We even have a place in austen, middlemarch or drool
somewhere where you can practice your html. And if you decide you want a
website, it's yours free for the asking.


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 Response 113 of 188: aubrey  (aubrey) * Mon, Apr 14, 1997 (08:43) * 1 lines 
 
You are too kind, terry--no I mean it, REALLY too kind. Clearly you weren't present during my teeny tiny baby intro to the internet class where I made an aspic of myself by axing all kind of dumbo questions. However, I shall remove myself to the aforementioned topics/conferences and see if there's anything I can do without ruining life as we know it on this planet! Getting my own website might be a little TOO scary!


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 Response 114 of 188: she's back!  (aubrey) * Tue, Apr 15, 1997 (09:08) * 1 lines 
 
I missed your comment, fen--all my verbiage got in the way! Did you loathe the replacement wife on ACG&S as much as I did? The first one was so pretty and sweet and the second one was just a cow!


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 Response 115 of 188: aubrey  (aubrey) * Wed, Apr 16, 1997 (10:31) * 1 lines 
 
Did anyone else get all caught up in The Dame Edna Experience?


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 Response 116 of 188: help!  (aubrey) * Wed, Apr 16, 1997 (10:41) * 1 lines 
 
And by the way, terry, I'm not finding anywhere to "practice" html! Any further guidance?


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 Response 117 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Apr 16, 1997 (21:25) * 1 lines 
 
Did you check middlemarch and drool?


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 Response 118 of 188: welll  (aubrey) * Thu, Apr 17, 1997 (13:26) * 1 lines 
 
I did yesterday; the problem is with my hookup which wouldn't even take me to the casbah where htmling goes on (it's only available in one of the 3 places you suggested, austen I think). Instead I get some yield sign and a halt who goes there message. I'll try again. When I'm less cranky.


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 Response 119 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Apr 17, 1997 (23:38) * 2 lines 
 
Really, give it another go. Do you want a telnet account, aubrey? It's *much*
faster. That's what I use.


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 Response 120 of 188: wheeee  (aubrey) * Fri, Apr 18, 1997 (08:12) * 2 lines 
 
I think a telnet account, whatever that might be, would be WAY too much fun for the likes of me! Does it work for people using state-owned and operated computers? Sadly, I lack my own device and depend heavily on the kindness of The State to support my ever-growing Net addiction. How good does you computer have to be? This one is total crap. The one I usually use is better but belongs to the whole department so I can't really treat it as mine. I'll try the htmling thing again later today (right now
omeone's using the dept, good comp for slide-making, actual work-related projects. Fancy that!) because sometimes I get yield messages but it's just our server acting cranky.


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 Response 121 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Apr 19, 1997 (00:48) * 9 lines 
 
Any Windows 95 or 3.11 machine has telnet. Take a look at the telnet
programs at http://www.stroud.com. I like ws-ftp. Windows 95 is easy.
Just click on the start button and type

telnet://www.spring.com

Login with your username (you have to email me a username and password to set
up) then type bbs. Then you just type 'r' to read, 'r' to respond and 'b' to
browse. It greatly reduces your wait time.


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 Response 122 of 188: will do!  (aubrey) * Mon, Apr 21, 1997 (13:18) * 1 lines 
 
I've got that CAN DO! attitude (see my ramble--I changed my car tire! I am woman hear me roar!) so when I get a minute, I'll get on it!


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 Response 123 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Apr 22, 1997 (23:29) * 8 lines 
 
You'll need a username and password set up by me to do this, which
I'll be glad to do. Email or call me for this.

mailto://terry@spring.com

or

phone 512.303.4000 evenings.


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 Response 124 of 188: uh oh  (aubrey) * Wed, Apr 23, 1997 (09:05) * 2 lines 
 
ummmm...I'm in over my head...that stroud thing is all greek to me! Let me e-mail you (can't do it from this computer for some reason) and try again. There doesn't seem to be a start button at stroud, just a lot of gibberish about apps. I'll also try the html site wherever it was here. Just to be sure: it's not a problem that this is not in any way my own computer, that it belongs to the State, etc? (the reason I can't e-mail is it's departmental so there is no one person for whom it has an specifie
e-mail return address)


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 Response 125 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Apr 24, 1997 (16:15) * 2 lines 
 
Go to any app in Stroud and then go to Forrest's review. The next step takes you right here,
to the apps conference on the Spring.


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 Response 126 of 188: doofus!  (aubrey) * Fri, Apr 25, 1997 (08:31) * 2 lines 
 
I don't know why I'm having such a block here. Though I know I've been to that Stroud location before (from the app conf, maybe?), now my computer slams me with "does not have a DNS entry" whenever I try to go there. It says that a lot. What does that mean? Can I get around it? Also, my friend who's trying to get on the spring said he left me a message in "telnet"--when I try to go there (from welcome page), mr.computer says "unable to find application". Application THIS, pal! What am I doing wrong
Besides giving up too easily (I am a little cautious about trying anything too fancy with this machine, since if I break it, the wheels of science grind to a halt in the neuro dept!). I'm sorry to seem like such a whinger, terry, but I do want to try some of the cool things you've suggested and I don't seem to be getting anywhere!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 127 of 188: while we're at it  (aubrey) * Fri, Apr 25, 1997 (08:40) * 1 lines 
 
Plus, another message I get all-too-often just happened when I tried to click on the homepage line on the first spring screen: "FILE NOT FOUND The requested URL (whatever) was not found on this server." This happens a lot with Spring stuff. Also when I jump around topics, I sometimes get some message about how it can't go back to a previous page because the information has expired (let's have a little funeral) or something. Do I have a lazy server?


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 128 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Apr 25, 1997 (09:21) * 10 lines 
 

"does not have a DNS entry" whenever I try to go there.
Go where? To www.spring.com? You need to email with the username
and password that you want to be set up with.

Please have your friend email me for an account or they can sign up
through the web.

If you get "file not found" messages. Make a note of the exact link and
I'll make it work.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 129 of 188: Heather Engle  (Celt) * Sat, Apr 26, 1997 (17:56) * 5 lines 
 
I was just trying to get some info about the new version of Jane Eyre that'll be on A&E. Does anyone happen to know when it'll be on yet? Also, I noticed that there are many fans of Ciaran Hinds and Timothy Dalton around here..good-I like them too. I'm extremely excited to see how Ciaran will fill the Rochester role.






 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 130 of 188: okee dokee  (aubrey) * Mon, Apr 28, 1997 (08:18) * 2 lines 
 
On your welcome screen I have 3 choices vertically and 4 choices horizontally. Of the 4 horizontal choices, clicking on "telnet www.spring.com" gives me the "unable to find application" response (I will e-mail a username and password,if that's what's required--but I guess I need more info: what does it mean to have a telnet account? Not philosophically, of course, but practically); clicking on "Stroud CWSA" produces (after a loooong pause) the "no DNS entry" response. Not that that's critical--I know
can get to Stroud from your html thingie a few responses back. The other links that don't work--let me play around, make careful notes (that's the research scientist in me comin out!) and get back to you. I appreciate all your help terry!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 131 of 188: what's more  (aubrey) * Mon, Apr 28, 1997 (08:43) * 2 lines 
 
Well, I played around a little with your first page, the one that appears when one types in "www.spring.com". I suspect most of the problems I'm having are related to my lazy server! I used to get cool graphics, a really neat "The Spring" lettering thing. That doesn't come up anymore (there's a hole at the top of the page where there obviously should be something nice), there's just one of those little symbols that lets you know you're not seeing all there is to see (ok, that's not very descriptive, s
rry). For "sign up or log in now" I get "unable to locate server: yapp.html does not have DNS entry". For "visit our home pages" I get the same message. When I click on the URL right after "Here's a sample..." I get "The requested URL/yapp-bin/read/homepage/2 was not found on this server"--again, it's probably just my server! So I'll let you know that kind of trouble I land in in future, ok?


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 132 of 188: ooo cool  (aubrey) * Mon, Apr 28, 1997 (08:55) * 1 lines 
 
Here's the coolest error message I get: when I go away from the spring abruptly--like, I try to send e-mail, I'll suddenly get the message "DATA MISSING This document resulted from a POST operation and has expired from the cache. If you wish you can repost the form data to recreate the document by pressing the reload button" which works great, incidentally, always brings me back to The Spring!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 133 of 188: Susan   (Susan) * Tue, Apr 29, 1997 (00:11) * 5 lines 
 
I was just trying to get some info about the new version of Jane Eyre that'll be on A&E. Does anyone happen to know when it'll be on yet? Also, I noticed that there are many fans of Ciaran Hinds and Timothy Dalton around here..good-I like them too. I'm extremely excited to see how Ciaran will fill the Rochester role.

Heather, Jane Eyre is supposed to be on in September in the US. People who have already seen it in England say it's pretty good, and Hinds was a fairly effective Rochester. I can't wait to see it!




 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 134 of 188: Michelle   (Lecteur) * Thu, Aug 14, 1997 (19:54) * 6 lines 
 
Well, I have a few levels of favorite shows.
NYPD BLUE is my religion practically. Never miss it. Never go out and tape it. Ever. Am always home to watch it every week. I don't watch repeats of it at all.
Then, there's ER, Frasier, Ellen, Party of Five, and 3rd Rock which I watch every week, but tape if I won't be home.
Then there are a few others that I like to watch if I'm home.
The saddest cancellation of my life was the Bonnie Hunt show on CBS. Followed by My So Called Life.
My favorite miniseries was the Thorn Birds, but I've only watched one and a half miniseries. The other one was The Odyssey.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 135 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Thu, Aug 14, 1997 (22:45) * 1 lines 
 
My favorite tv show remains Politically Incorrect, if I can hang in there that late. And of course Saturday Night Live, as always.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 136 of 188: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Feb 27, 1998 (22:16) * 1 lines 
 
Does anyone else think TV really sucks this season? NYPD Blue: Diane lost the baby and Sipowicz can't pee: yawn. Homicide hasn't been on for like a month, being pre-empted by everything from the Olympics to Hanson. ER is running hot and cold, and even my absolute fave, Law & Order has been forgettable this year. I wind up watching reruns of Almost Perfect on Lifetime at 11:00 because it's the most entertaining thing on (well, next to Loveline)...


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 137 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Feb 28, 1998 (12:46) * 2 lines 
 
What's Almost Perfect like?



 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 138 of 188: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sun, Mar  1, 1998 (20:13) * 1 lines 
 
It's a romantic comedy featuring Nancy Travis as a harried TV producer, supported by a writing team of 3 guys, each hilarious in his own way. She's in love with an equally harried D.A. and the chemistry between them is very magnetic. Even my husband enjoys watching this show (if he can stay awake that late!) Check it out (unless you've scrambled the "Lifetime" channel!)


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 139 of 188: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Mar  6, 1998 (09:25) * 1 lines 
 
hey ho everyone! I got near a tv the other night and watched part two of the Star Trek holodeck extravaganza! Gotta love them moving pictures!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 140 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Apr 28, 1998 (22:28) * 4 lines 
 
Anyone see Merlin on NBC the other night? See my comments in 'babes'
about Miranda Richardson, Isabella Rosellini, and Helena Bonham Carter's
performances which were very fine.



 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 141 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Apr 28, 1998 (22:47) * 4 lines 
 
We have a hot debate on who some of the actresses were over in topic 17 in
babes. And some pix of the three lead actresses. Worthwhile stuff!




 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 142 of 188: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Apr 29, 1998 (20:54) * 1 lines 
 
Did anybody catch NYPD Blue last night??? WOW! I think that's the best episode all season. And I'm not at all looking forward to next year, with Jimmy Smites leaving (he is SO hot!); I hope he turns up somewhere else....


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 143 of 188: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Jul  1, 1998 (01:45) * 2 lines 
 
like on film at your house on
RealTV?


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 144 of 188: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Jul  3, 1998 (22:26) * 1 lines 
 
No, just at my house...


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 145 of 188: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (00:21) * 1 lines 
 
got it...


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 146 of 188: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (00:23) * 3 lines 
 
Glad you found it . ..
What?
I'm bored.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 147 of 188: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (00:32) * 1 lines 
 
how come?


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 148 of 188: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (01:33) * 3 lines 
 
Couldn't sleep last night - Chris bought a scanner, so I was trying it out. It's cool.
And then I worked on my still life until 6:30. Now I'm too tired to sleep, but bored as he££, because everyone else is still asleep.
Good answer?


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 149 of 188: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (01:34) * 1 lines 
 
good as any, I 'spose...


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 150 of 188: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (01:42) * 1 lines 
 
Ooh, sounding a little cranky . . . bedtime coming up here.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 151 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (10:31) * 2 lines 
 
So are we gonna get that Rietta pic now?



 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 152 of 188: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (12:52) * 1 lines 
 
later perhaps . . .


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 153 of 188: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sat, Sep 26, 1998 (22:56) * 3 lines 
 
Well, George, what did you think of the season premieres of "L&O" and "Homicide"? I like the new ADA, except she has to lose the Farrah Fawcett hairstyle. Jamie and Claire would never have worn a ponytail into court.

All the new characters on Homicide could be interesting, especially the love triangle among Ballard-Falsone-new woman. Bayliss is already getting on my nerves, though, with all that "reality is illusion" crap.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 154 of 188: George Klos  (osceola) * Mon, Sep 28, 1998 (17:55) * 3 lines 
 
The new L&O character is Babe City. Definitely up there with Jill Hennessey.

As for Homicide, this office romance stuff strays so far from the show's roots, and I don't like it. That whole beauty queen turned homicide detective premise is utterly stupid. They're injecting sexy stuff into the show in a ploy for ratings that turns it into just another cop show. I'll give it a chance, though because I've been a fan of the show since its first episode. I hope to see more of Munch, because we seem to have the same sense of humor (isn't that sick?).


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 155 of 188: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Sep 30, 1998 (21:56) * 3 lines 
 
I LOVE Munch! He is so sexy, I am not kidding! After Beau & Kay, he's my favorite detective. His surly demeanor would make coming to work fun, I think.

I understand the new ADA comes to "L&O" from "Baywatch". What do you think Jill H. is up to these days?? I cannot wait for Det. Mike Logan to turn up in his TV movie, "Exiled." He is my absolute favorite TV character of all-time (even beats out Hope from "thirtysomething"!)


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 156 of 188: George Klos  (osceola) * Fri, Oct 16, 1998 (12:17) * 1 lines 
 
Homicide's finally on again tonight. Woo-hoo!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 157 of 188: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Oct 20, 1998 (08:48) * 1 lines 
 
I found it a little disappointing, if only because it's Tuesday and I can't even remember what is was about.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 158 of 188: George Klos  (osceola) * Tue, Oct 20, 1998 (12:33) * 5 lines 
 
That may say something about the show in general recently. I don't have cable, so I can't watch the late night reruns, but I can still remember plots, scenes, and pieces of dialog from 6 years ago. That's one hell of a show if it can stay in your mind like that. I forgot the main plot, too, by the way.

I like Munch being Bayliss' partner, especially if Bayliss is on this trippy psuedo-Zen rap. Munch's cynical humor can be put to good use shooting down the things Bayliss says in this state of mind. "Behind that dogma, there's still a dog," Munch told him.

Don't like the new set. Too arty, especially the office of G's son. The old office looked like a drab public office building, with drab walls and florescent lighting. It looked real.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 159 of 188: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Thu, Oct 22, 1998 (22:07) * 3 lines 
 
Absolutely! Miss the yellow cinder block "box." You are right about being able to recall threads of plot and conversation from old episodes, yet not retaining anything about the past season. Munch should be a great foil for Bayliss and should lighten him up considerably.

Did you catch "Law & Order" last night? I set the VCR but it didn't work :-(. I heard a rumor (*holding my breath*) that Det. Mike Logan is going to be on L&O in 2 weeks--true??


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 160 of 188: George Klos  (osceola) * Tue, Oct 27, 1998 (12:13) * 3 lines 
 
L&O's going to be a 2-hr. Sunday movie, and Logan will be in it. Don't know which Sunday. I'm looking forward to the "Temptations" TV movie, too.

Last Homicide was better than the previous two. I especially liked Much taking a date to see the Zapruder film. He would do something like that.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 161 of 188: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Oct 28, 1998 (10:51) * 3 lines 
 
Friday's episode was much better than any from perhaps last season. We are finally learning a little bit about some of the characters that were new last year. I am really starting to like Laura Ballard! And I'm a little (bi) curious what's going to happen between Bayliss and Sheppard.

2 hours devoted to Mike Logan?? (*swooning*) Can't wait!!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 162 of 188: George Klos  (osceola) * Mon, Nov  9, 1998 (13:18) * 1 lines 
 
Hey Autumn. Did you catch the documentary about Homicide that was on PBS last week? If it hasn't aired yet where you live I don't want to be a spoiler.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 163 of 188: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Mon, Nov  9, 1998 (22:21) * 3 lines 
 
George, I saw the write-up on that in the paper and they cracked on it big-time. Said it was full of inaccuracies, that no one had fact-checked it. I must say though, the subway episode was my favorite (well, it's tied for first with the one where Kay quit smoking. And the one where Crosetti died and Frank was the honor guard at his funeral.)

Boy, that L&O movie was a MAJOR disappointment! Not very true to the Mike Logan character and rather anticlimactic. I'm sure going to miss the guys at the two-seven (that's the 27th precinct for you neophytes) referring to calling Profachi for back-up.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 164 of 188: George Klos  (osceola) * Tue, Nov 10, 1998 (12:51) * 2 lines 
 
Well, I liked the Homicide documentary. It was mostly about production of that one episode from the writer's idea through actually shooting the episode. They had a hard time getting permission from the subway authority to shoot there because they don't want riders to thnk that could EVER happen. But the show was also a tribute to Homicide in its entirety (they showed clips of all previous cast members) and talked about the show's difficulties with the networks. That's what the Washington Post criticized -
the reporter said the network execs deny ever giving Homicide pressure to be more mainstream. The documentary producer sticks by his story, though (and I believe him). Then they showed the subway episode without commercials!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 165 of 188: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Nov 13, 1998 (21:39) * 3 lines 
 
It's a good one, isn't it? I'm taping tonight's show as we speak--and the L&O that preceded it was a freebie!

So, is Bobby Simone going to die or what?


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 166 of 188: George Klos  (osceola) * Mon, Nov 16, 1998 (17:42) * 1 lines 
 
Actually, I've never really followed NYPDB. Reruns come on Sunday night after the news, and I watch them now. Kim Delany's H-O-T.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 167 of 188: George Klos  (osceola) * Tue, Nov 17, 1998 (12:07) * 1 lines 
 
BTW, Dennis Franz and I grew up about 3 or 4 miles from each other, on the West Side of Chicago. We have the same accent. I'm younger and have a better hairline.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 168 of 188: Tim Guenther  (TIM) * Tue, Nov 17, 1998 (12:13) * 1 lines 
 
So when is your audition? Give it a shot!! Who knows?


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 169 of 188: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Nov 17, 1998 (15:19) * 3 lines 
 
Hey, if he can wind up with Sylvia (who's pretty H-O-T too), who knows--you may get lucky with Diane Russell after all...

(Why did they show a re-run of L&O before last week's "Homicide"?)


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 170 of 188: Tim Guenther  (TIM) * Tue, Nov 17, 1998 (16:20) * 1 lines 
 
It never hurts to try. The only way you know you won't get it is not to try.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 171 of 188: George Klos  (osceola) * Wed, Nov 18, 1998 (12:27) * 1 lines 
 
Maybe they showed the L&O rerun Fri. night because the regular show at that time, a new one, sucks and is about to be cancelled. I wouldn't know, as I've never seen it. I try to be selective in my TV watching, and only have the tube on when I know what I want to watch. When I'm home alone (which is too frequently) I'm into books and music and TV.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 172 of 188: Tim Guenther  (TIM) * Wed, Nov 18, 1998 (16:09) * 1 lines 
 
A variety of interests is good, Too much TV makes you a vidiot.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 173 of 188: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Feb 12, 2000 (14:29) * 1 lines 
 
Since this topic IS about favorite Tv Shows and miniseries and no one has discussed much of either lately (other than NYPD Blue)...My favorite TV show is James Burke's "Connections" and my favorite miniseries is (brace yourself for the obvious) "Pride and Prejudice" which is how I found myself in the hallowed precincts of Spring and Drool in the first place. Too obvioous?


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 174 of 188: Autumn   (autumn) * Wed, Feb 16, 2000 (15:22) * 1 lines 
 
"P&P" is the best!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 175 of 188: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb 16, 2000 (16:09) * 1 lines 
 
*Gasp* You are right, of course. That is why there is all that Drool in that conference... I had no idea! Good for you, Autumn. It is the best!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 176 of 188: suzanne bb  (suzanneb) * Thu, Jan  4, 2001 (11:31) * 1 lines 
 
I love The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. Wonderful characters, writing, acting. Had episodes taped, but they were lost in a move, which broke my heart. Now, it seems as though no one even remembers this great series. No one is showing reruns, no tapes available, nothing. Does anyone remember Molly Dodd? I thought it was great! (I think David Kelley used it as a premise for Ally McBeal, which I think is a commercialized Molly combined with L.A. Law - not a criticism, apparently it worked. I hear about Ally all over the place - not a word about Molly). Also really like Northern Exposure and Absolutely Fabulous. Haven't seen any new series to get excited about for the past few seasons. Everything seems cloned, commercial and aimed at 14-22 year olds. I do kind of like Welcome to New York. Hope they don't cancel it and give it time to develop.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 177 of 188: Autumn   (autumn) * Fri, Jan 12, 2001 (13:25) * 3 lines 
 
Suzanne, my mother used to watch that show when I still lived at home, so that must've been at least 13 years ago.

My current fave show is Once and Again.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 178 of 188: Yvette   (bayouvetty) * Thu, Oct  7, 2004 (21:07) * 24 lines 
 
Fav. shows: (in no particular order)

King of Queens
Who's line is it anyway
Drew Carey
Jeopardy
Law & Order ( AND L&O SVU )
Everybody Loves Raymond
Any and all Lucy shows
Inside the Actors Studio ( Why no Colin Firth yet? )
City Confidential
ER

Most missed Sit-Coms:
Friends
Seinfeld
Frasier

Favs from the Way Back files:
Pink Panther cartoons
Dobey Gillis (Loved Maynard G.)
Family
Brady Bunch
Hogan's Heros


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 179 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Oct  7, 2004 (23:03) * 1 lines 
 
Firth should be on Inside the Actors Studio, he'd be perfect on that show.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 180 of 188: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Feb  5, 2005 (21:19) * 1 lines 
 
the only series i've been watching is Lost....and it's really ticking me off with all the reruns stuck right in the middle of the season!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 181 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb  6, 2005 (22:38) * 1 lines 
 
Same thing with "Desperate Housewives". It's hard to predict when the reruns will be.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 182 of 188: Conf admin  (cfadm) * Wed, Mar  2, 2005 (15:16) * 37 lines 
 
SHARK SIGHTINGS
CURRENT SHOWS
NYPD Blue | Deadwood | The Bachelor |
Good Day Live | CSI: Miami

from http://jumptheshark.com

Do you know about this website?


The Academy Awards

First Show 1953
Last Show
Genre Awards
Network ABC

Jumped The Shark when... Votes
Whoopi hosts 14
Day One 11
Michael Moore's acceptance speech 11
Halle wins the Oscar 11
Titanic 11
Billy Crystal hosts 6
Roman Polanski wins 5
Nicole Kidman goes home empty handed 5
Rob Lowe dances with Snow White 5
Uma. Oprah. 5
Shakespeare In Love 4
Richard Gere's Tibetian vibes 3
Eminem wins 3
Fight Club gets shut out 3
Julia Roberts wins 3
Roman Polanski wins 3
The Lord of the Rings sweep 3

I guess Chris Rock hasn't gotten votes yet.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 183 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Mar  2, 2005 (17:14) * 3 lines 
 
Jump the Shark is a phrase for a show or celeb that has started downhill.

Not a good thing.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 184 of 188: favorite miniseries  (cfadm) * Sat, Mar  5, 2005 (12:32) * 7 lines 
 
My favorite MiniSeries has to be Battlestar Galactica.

The last episode was a comic farce. The sets are awesome. The acting is superb. And there's sex, lots of it.

The cylons have destroyed the system which the colonials, led by Edward Olmmos Captain Adama, are fleeing. The cylons in hot pursuite. And the cylons have gained the ability to simulate human form.

And it has been renewed for another 20 episodes!


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 185 of 188: contender  (cfadm) * Mon, Mar  7, 2005 (08:57) * 7 lines 
 
new tonight on tv

The Contender will follow 16 aspiring boxers from training camp through an evolving series of ring challenges and boxing matches over 16 episodes - with the final victor claiming a million dollar prize. The driving force behind the series will be the pursuit of the American dream and the natural trials, tribulations and heartbreak inherent in that quest combined with the drama and tension of the sweet science. The canvas of the show is much broader than boxing - it will give viewers a first hand look into the real life hopes, triumphs and defeats of the contestants. The Contender will be a joint production of Mark Burnett Productions, DreamWorks Television and Rogue Marble. Stallone , Burnett and Katzenberg are the executive producers.

The Contender will trace aspiring boxers from training camp through an evolving series of ring challenges over 16 episodes – and the final victor would claim a chance at becoming a professional prizefighter , and winner of 1 million dollars.

Sundays 8:00 PM


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 186 of 188: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar  7, 2005 (09:21) * 31 lines 
 
http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/entertainment/8098224.htm

"Kirstie Alley's Wild Ride" will be at 7 p.m. Sunday in the 1922
atmospheric-style theater at First and Broadway.

Alley is backed by six Los Angeles-based actors, gospel singer Michael
Speaks and a 12-member swing band from London called the Jive Aces. She'll
also use a Wichita gospel choir at one point.

The show is hard to describe, Alley acknowledged. It will be a multimedia
experience based on Alley's life and career -- both the highs and the lows
-- with the help of the Emotional Tone Scale discovered by Scientology
founder L. Ron Hubbard.

What inspired the show, Alley said, is that people are always asking how she
got to where she is.

"They never ask the important question: How I survived," Alley said

"Acting is a tricky, insidious business full of invalidation. Whenever there
are bright lights, there are vampires hanging around to suck your blood, so
to speak," she said.

She said Hubbard's Emotional Tone Scale -- ranging from exhilaration at the
top through moods like enthusiasm and boredom down to fear, pain, despair
and death -- helped her identify and avoid people who are chronically stuck
in one of the dark tones.

"Everybody goes up and down the scale. That's not the problem. The problem
comes when a person is chronically angry, hateful or invalidating, it can
destroy your life if you stay around them."


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 187 of 188: Conf admin (cfadm) * Sat, Jul  1, 2006 (19:31) * 9 lines 
 
My favorite tv show right now is OLN's coverage of the Tour de France.

If it's July, or juillet, it's le tour.

OLN has excellent coverage.

Of course, this year I'm not doing a big TourWatch event so I can just watch it at home.

See http://touroftexas.com and http://touroftexas.com/blog which I'm cranking up again for the occasion.


 Topic 2 of 113 [tv]: Favorite TV Shows/Miniseries
 Response 188 of 188: Packy O'Brien  (historian) * Mon, Jan 15, 2007 (18:28) * 1 lines 
 
24 is back! Don't miss part two tonight of the four hour season opener.

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