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say more about Kid Nation

I decided against watching it (in part because of the trailer about killing the chicken, and in part because I did not want to get sucked in...), but I agree the concept is real intriguing.

On my guilty pleasures list is Extreme Makeover Home Edition. There is so much NOT to like about it (is Ty Pennington the most annoying human on the planet or WHAT? and, even though I'm not exactly religious, I was kinda raised on not taking the lord's name in vain, and the makeover recipients from ages 5 up feeling obliged to scream "Oh My God!" over every appliance and light fixture, clearly with at least tacit encouragement from the producers, bugs the hell out of me...), and yet, so much sweetness comes through anyway, so many really touching stories, etc.

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HBO is where its at

I pay because its worth it.

Sopranos may be over and the movies aren't that great but there is still pretty good documentaries you won't see elsewhere and the series are great.

Entourage
Big Love
Real Time with Bill Mahar

I also like the edgy series on FX like

Always sunny in philadelphia
Dirt
Nip/Tuck
Rescue me

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how 'bout kidnation??

i saw a few bits and pieces of this show. reminds me of an old twilight zone or star trek. kids ruling the world!!! i heard there was some controversy about this one and it could have been just hype for ratings, idk, but it's cool. it's like their own little commune.

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

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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!!!!

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

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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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