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I recorded it but haven't watched it yet. I will probably tape tonight's episode as well and then watch'em back to back. Looks pretty bad ass.

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I watched. The acting of Sarah Connor is a bit over the top, but the female terminator (Summer Glau from Firefly/Serenity) is an absolute hottie...

 

-Dan

 

 

I knew I knew that actress from somewhere.

 

Summer Glau has also played Tess on The 4400 for the last few seasons...and yep, she is a cutie! :tumbsup:

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I saw a preview for this one coming to Australia soon. Looks very lame (like EVERY SINGLE other preview I've seen so far) but I may watch the pilot... maybe.

 

In regards to TV, it amuses me that there is a lot of hatred for reality TV, but seriously... what out there is any better than it? Nothing... IMO. Not anymore, except 'Family Guy' and 'Lost'. IMO they're the only good TV show out there at the moment that is not reality TV.

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I really liked it and will continue to watch unless it gets completely hokey and over-the-top. The acting of Sarah Connor was a bit hit and miss for me. John and the Terminator sent to protect him were great. And the evil Terminator was awesome.

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I saw a preview for this one coming to Australia soon. Looks very lame (like EVERY SINGLE other preview I've seen so far) but I may watch the pilot... maybe.

 

In regards to TV, it amuses me that there is a lot of hatred for reality TV, but seriously... what out there is any better than it? Nothing... IMO. Not anymore, except 'Family Guy' and 'Lost'. IMO they're the only good TV show out there at the moment that is not reality TV.

 

Fuck reality TV. I absolutely abhor it. Amazing Race, Survivor, Big Brother, American Idol, they all suck. The only ones I can deal with are "The First 48" and "Cold Case Files" on A&E (and those are moreso documentaries than reality TV).

 

In the beginning, so-called "reality TV" was shows like "Cops" where things were not scripted, but rather real-life events. Now it's all scripted garbage putting people in unrealistic circumstances and seeing how ridiculous and over-the-top humans can act.

 

I'll stick with CSI and Law & Order reruns any day of the week...

 

-Dan

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I saw a preview for this one coming to Australia soon. Looks very lame (like EVERY SINGLE other preview I've seen so far) but I may watch the pilot... maybe.

 

In regards to TV, it amuses me that there is a lot of hatred for reality TV, but seriously... what out there is any better than it? Nothing... IMO. Not anymore, except 'Family Guy' and 'Lost'. IMO they're the only good TV show out there at the moment that is not reality TV.

 

Fuck reality TV. I absolutely abhor it. Amazing Race, Survivor, Big Brother, American Idol, they all suck. The only ones I can deal with are "The First 48" and "Cold Case Files" on A&E (and those are moreso documentaries than reality TV).

 

In the beginning, so-called "reality TV" was shows like "Cops" where things were not scripted, but rather real-life events. Now it's all scripted garbage putting people in unrealistic circumstances and seeing how ridiculous and over-the-top humans can act.

 

I'll stick with CSI and Law & Order reruns any day of the week...

 

-Dan

Not for me, mate. Shows like 'CSI' and 'Law and Order' are a HUGE reason why I turn to reality TV shows so often. I adore and live for stuff like 'Survivor', 'Amazing Race', 'Beauty and the Geek' and 'Big Brother'.

 

If I ever see another crime show in my life the next one I see will be my own personal reality TV show, unfilmed as I fly to the states and stab every writer who thinks writing the 17,000th TV show this year about a crime or courtroom that someone saw last week on an identical show with a different name is a good idea.

 

Porn needs to begin dominating the airwaves.

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In regards to TV, it amuses me that there is a lot of hatred for reality TV, but seriously... what out there is any better than it? Nothing... IMO. Not anymore, except 'Family Guy' and 'Lost'. IMO they're the only good TV show out there at the moment that is not reality TV.

 

You forgot "The Simpsons."

 

The Simpsons > Family Guy

 

In fact, The Simpsons > Everything else on TV.

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In regards to TV, it amuses me that there is a lot of hatred for reality TV, but seriously... what out there is any better than it? Nothing... IMO. Not anymore, except 'Family Guy' and 'Lost'. IMO they're the only good TV show out there at the moment that is not reality TV.

 

You forgot "The Simpsons."

 

The Simpsons > Family Guy

 

In fact, The Simpsons > Everything else on TV.

I definitely prefer 'Family Guy', but I agree, 'The Simpsons' is always good value. Sadly I don't really watch it much these days though. :( I wish I did. It is better than 99% of crap on TV.

 

Reality TV may not be everyone's cup of tea, but at least they still seem to be trying to come up with original ideas... something I've not seen in normal TV for a long, long time bar 1 or 2 exceptions.

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In regards to TV, it amuses me that there is a lot of hatred for reality TV, but seriously... what out there is any better than it? Nothing... IMO. Not anymore, except 'Family Guy' and 'Lost'. IMO they're the only good TV show out there at the moment that is not reality TV.

 

You forgot "The Simpsons."

 

The Simpsons > Family Guy

 

In fact, The Simpsons > Everything else on TV.

I definitely prefer 'Family Guy', but I agree, 'The Simpsons' is always good value. Sadly I don't really watch it much these days though. :( I wish I did. It is better than 99% of crap on TV.

 

Reality TV may not be everyone's cup of tea, but at least they still seem to be trying to come up with original ideas... something I've not seen in normal TV for a long, long time bar 1 or 2 exceptions.

Reality TV does have some really good ideas but sadly they're scripted to save from surprises happening. The scripts are awful as well.

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I still don't think reality TV is scripted at all... not the majority of the shows I watch. Why do people think it is? And what shows?

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Reality TV blows. Give me actors with actual talent over a bunch of schlubs, whose main reason for being on TV is the fact that they just want to be on TV. That takes zero talent. One episode of Rescue Me is infinitely more interesting and entertaining than a millenium's worth of Reality bullshit. As for the Idol garbage, I have not one ounce of respect for a bunch of pinheads clamoring for fame via a shitty talent search. Whatever happened to paying one's dues by working their way up through the clubs? Instant stardom via the idiot box is for losers. Reality TV is nothing more than the fast food equivalent of entertainment for a generation of people who are far too easily amused. Sit back, turn off your brain, and bon appetit. And for any dummy, who says they don't like to watch things that make them think, such an absurd statement proves they really don't put much thought into anything in the first place. A human being seperates itself from the lower species by it's ability to reason through rational thought. For a person to admit to not wanting to think is akin to professing a desire to return to the ways of the Neanderthal. I'd much rather expand my mind than sit there bombarding my brain cells with hour after hour of mindless nobodies desperately screaming out for attention and stardom. There's a term for people, who desire fame at any cost - it's "media whore", and they're on display nightly on any Reality crappola the networks can dish up.

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The funny thing for me is that I think the majority of new “normal” TV shows are far more mind numbing than reality TV. I think a part of my brain dies every time I see another seen-it-all-14,000-times-before case on those murder shows, or another seen-it-all-14,000-times-before medical procedure on one of those shows, or another seen-it-all-14,000-times-before court hearing on one of those shows. If that is any less mind-numbing than a show like ‘Survivor’ then call me a famous dancer with tears in my eyes.

 

Nothing I can see on TV is going to expand my mind, unless I go out of my way to watch a learning channel or documentaries. But for me, TV and music is about entertainment and getting away from it all. Not learning. That’s what books, study and schools are for.

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What I really think? It's all a conspiracy of TV executives and space aliens, who plan to take over the world through mind control. Seriously, has anyone else noticed the hypnotic effect of the glare off Ryan Seacrest's oh-so-perfect teeth, or the coma-inducing qualities of Paula Abdul's pipsqueak banter?

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The funny thing for me is that I think the majority of new “normal” TV shows are far more mind numbing than reality TV. I think a part of my brain dies every time I see another seen-it-all-14,000-times-before case on those murder shows, or another seen-it-all-14,000-times-before medical procedure on one of those shows, or another seen-it-all-14,000-times-before court hearing on one of those shows. If that is any less mind-numbing than a show like ‘Survivor’ then call me a famous dancer with tears in my eyes.

 

Nothing I can see on TV is going to expand my mind, unless I go out of my way to watch a learning channel or documentaries. But for me, TV and music is about entertainment and getting away from it all. Not learning. That’s what books, study and schools are for.

 

Aussie TV is overrun by American reality tv, American comedy and American drama/crime investigation/law stuff...

 

hence i dont watch tv anymore..

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The funny thing for me is that I think the majority of new “normal” TV shows are far more mind numbing than reality TV. I think a part of my brain dies every time I see another seen-it-all-14,000-times-before case on those murder shows, or another seen-it-all-14,000-times-before medical procedure on one of those shows, or another seen-it-all-14,000-times-before court hearing on one of those shows. If that is any less mind-numbing than a show like ‘Survivor’ then call me a famous dancer with tears in my eyes.

 

Nothing I can see on TV is going to expand my mind, unless I go out of my way to watch a learning channel or documentaries. But for me, TV and music is about entertainment and getting away from it all. Not learning. That’s what books, study and schools are for.

 

Aussie TV is overrun by American reality tv, American comedy and American drama/crime investigation/law stuff...

 

hence i dont watch tv anymore..

But the most unfortunate thing about that is that as bad as most of it is, Aussie shows are even worse… and let’s not even get started on British ones. British people should have video cameras banned over there.

 

I watch probably 3-4 shows a week (at most), whereas I once used to watch about 3-4 per night.

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Nothing I can see on TV is going to expand my mind, unless I go out of my way to watch a learning channel or documentaries. But for me, TV and music is about entertainment and getting away from it all. Not learning. That’s what books, study and schools are for.

 

 

So, outside of scholastic endeavours and specific shows aimed at teaching, you feel you're unable to learn anything? Thank you for unwittingly helping to prove my point. Whatever you watch, or listen to, does teach you something if you can retain it in your memory. Good acting and writing leaves an imprint upon your mind, as does the awful dreck of Reality programming, but I'd much rather be moved by the talent of actors and writers than captivated by the memory of flavor-of-the-month media whores trying to scarf down a plate of worms on an island to win a trumped-up contest. Literature and art are immortal; ordinary Joes competing for prizes are a dime a dozen and ultimately forgettable. Don't you get enough reality within your own reality?

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Nothing I can see on TV is going to expand my mind, unless I go out of my way to watch a learning channel or documentaries. But for me, TV and music is about entertainment and getting away from it all. Not learning. That’s what books, study and schools are for.

 

 

So, outside of scholastic endeavours and specific shows aimed at teaching, you feel you're unable to learn anything? Thank you for unwittingly helping to prove my point. Whatever you watch, or listen to, does teach you something if you can retain it in your memory. Good acting and writing leaves an imprint upon your mind, as does the awful dreck of Reality programming, but I'd much rather be moved by the talent of actors and writers than captivated by the memory of flavor-of-the-month media whores trying to scarf down a plate of worms on an island to win a trumped-up contest. Literature and art are immortal; ordinary Joes competing for prizes are a dime a dozen and ultimately forgettable. Don't you get enough reality within your own reality?

I think definition in the art of ‘learning’ is being a little abused here. As you say, by your definition, we learn from pretty much everything that happens anytime anywhere. And to an extent I guess we do.

 

As you say, you learn as much from reality TV as you do from “normal” TV. The only argument here is that you’re suggesting “normal” TV is somehow better for your mind. But I disagree. As I noted above, all I see on “normal” TV is a new squad of quirky crime fighters who wear jeans instead of the guys that wear slacks on the other channel. A few different faces, but same murder, same sequence of events and same concept and stories every time (interchangeable with hospital/courtroom shows). All I ever learned from these shows was how to be bored and uninterested and let my mind rest while focusing my eyes on a TV screen.

 

However, I’m sure a wishful psychologist might actually learn something from reality TV. For me, people have always interested me. Call it a sickness, call it what you must. People and what they do intrigue me and I like to watch them/us.

 

Talented actors and writers rate eternally high on my radar too, but what I’m saying is that there is none of that on TV anymore. It’s all a bland wasteland of samey shows without an original idea in the last decade or so (bar one or two).

 

As for my own reality – no, I can’t say I have ever been stuck on an island with a group of strangers and forced to compete for my place there, or trapped in a house with strangers, or given 12 ladiez to chose a wife from... etc.

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The thing about people who watch reality TV is that they are generally well aware they are watching stupid TV, but still have the capacity to enjoy it because it’s entertaining.

 

Some people who watch “normal” TV, which by my definition is just as stupid, think they are actually watching something worthwhile and superior to reality TV when in actual fact it’s really not.

 

I’m not saying reality TV is excellent TV. I’m saying that I personally find it entertaining and don’t think it is any less worthwhile than anything else on TV.

 

Similar things could be said in an argument about people who think that listening to Faber Drive or Poison is a lesser form of musical appreciation/enjoyment.

 

Everyone thinks that what they’re watching/listening to is the best form of entertainment, otherwise they’d watch/listen to something else. It’s just up to the individual to understand they’re no more correct than the other guy with a different perspective.

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