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Totally agree re "reality" shows

I mean, c'mon. And I don't know which is worse, the survivor-themed ones or the romance-themed ones, except the latter seem extra degrading to all concerned.

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GRTRUD

I am a HUGE family guy lover/watcher!!!. have all the seasons on dvd. really liked the star wars parody. man, i must have seen that in the theater about 8 times when i was a kid. tried telling my 14 year old that we used to do that back in the 70's prior to the advent of the videotape/dvd, etc. in mho, fam guy is the best comedy on tv these days

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

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love the karma g-ed

how about LIFE, did anyone check it out last week. i think it's on tonight(wednesday) on NBC. great way to live life-staying in the moment. it looks like t.v. is finally getting watchable again. i was soooo sick of "REALITY" shows that were in no way like any reality that i know of. let's learn from EARL and the dude on LIFE. karma and zen are the way to go brothers and sisters!!!!

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My Name is....

I am shocked I have not seen anyone mention My Name Is Earl (grant it I got tired and stopped so I apologize to anyone who mentioned it first, the bees will get me soon).... one of the funniest, cleverest, well written comedies I have seen in a long time!

Life lessons simply put, "Do good things, good things happen. Do bad things, bad things happen."

if u have not caught this i highly recommend it!!!

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don't know Hugh Laurie

so can't comment on that, but I sure do like LaPaglia. Just looked him up on IMDB (great resource!) and he sure is Australian. Also has some other interesting credits I should check out.

Yes, I do love mysteries. Books too, but only certain authors, and then i get mad because I'm done with the new book and have to wait another year for the next one.

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Without a trace

I dig that one too marye. There are some really engrossing and more unusual stories in that one. Seems that we have that in common, eh? A liking for mysteries, based on the Lynley discussion from earlier, and now this. Didn't know that Anthony La Paglia is australian, but then I only know his German dubbed voice anyhow. Is he as good as Hugh Laurie losing his Brit. accent for Dr. House?

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Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live.
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Ugly Betty! Grey's Anatomy! Without a Trace!

(or, What I watched last night.)

Loved 'em all.

Unfortunately it is just about impossible to discuss Ugly Betty without a dozen spoilers (and, to a lesser extent, Grey's Anatomy as well, at least as regards Izzy's unexpected medical adventure). And I've gotta say, whoever's responsible (and I think Salma Hayek has a lot to do with it), Ugly Betty has me completely hooked, despite being, in essence, a parody of the soap opera genre for which I've never had the slightest use. I mean, lame as it is, I care a lot about Hilda and Santos. I root for Clare. I love Justin. Etc.

And now that Without a Trace, which I've always loved, is back on Thursdays, it's a great TV night at my house. I do regularly marvel at how Anthony LaPaglia manages to lose his Australian accent without a trace...

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Family Wars

I hope I'm not the only one here to have caught The Family Guy's season premier last night! Very funny parody of Star Wars, among other cultural tidbits, from mustard to Chevy Chase. OK, it's has been done before but I found it much funnier than expected. Peter as Han, Stuey as Darth Vader and Cleveland as R2D2 was a brilliant way to dumb down one of America's most loved sci-fi movies of all time. Bravo!

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In and Out...

adding it to my Netflix queue...

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marye

then go to the movie thread, and I will tell you about "in and out". Talk about a hoot!

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