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SarcasticCaveman 2/25/2013 1:41:30 AM

 I'm not saying it's great, but I do think that "Terminator 3" gets a bit more hate than it really deserves.  Go to Cracked and look for a video about why T2 is a good movie, but lousy sequel.  The original Terminator is STILL the only GREAT one, in my opinion.

DarthBob 2/25/2013 4:21:48 AM

Warms my heart to hear that NBC is in trouble; they're an all around crap network with crap shows. Even they're NFL broadcasts blow with their truly awful commentators. Good riddance!

karas1 2/25/2013 4:45:24 AM

It's the end of February.  Why are there two Christmas movies on the schedule?  Christmas movies should be restricted to November and December (except for Nightmare Before Christmas which also gets October).

jackwagon 2/25/2013 5:22:35 AM

 I actually give NBC a little - not a lot, but a little - bit of pity since they try doing series that aren't typical lawyer, doctor, or cop shows (I'm looking at you, ABC, Fox, and especially CBS).  Their scheduling blows, which is why their series consistently don't pull in decent ratings.  I wouldn't be surprised if upon Revolution's return, the ratings won't be nearly as high as they were when it had premiered back in September.  I'll never understand why NBC schedules 4 month breaks for some of its season-long series and expect viewers to come back after such a long period of time.  The same thing happened to The Event, and that was a one season and done series.

redvector 2/25/2013 7:21:28 AM

 At first I blamed Tim Kring for the ultimate failure of Heroes. But now I feel it was mostly the fault of the suits at the top of NBC. It was pulling down massive ratings in the first season but at the mid-point of the season, what did NBC do? They slashed the F/X budget. It was they're own interference in the shows production that lead to the shows decline. Other networks when they have a hit they leave it alone until they are forced to get involved in the case of CBS did with the Charlie Sheen mess.

fenngibbon 2/25/2013 9:55:38 AM

 Kara,  sometimes you'll see Christmas in July, which I'm not wild about, but at least their hearts are in the right place (can't wait for Christmas).  I'm with you on Christmas in February, though.

 

Arrow:  I thought they killed Deadshot in an earlier episode (lying there with an arrow in the eye?  Looked dead to me)

Supernatural:  it's not just Artemis; from the promo, it looks like another paganpalooza.  Aside from Kali and Osiris (who was merely put on the injured reserve list), has any pagan god survived an encounter with the Winchester boys?

heath0920 2/25/2013 10:31:46 AM

Heroes also suffered from the creators listening too much to the fans. Kring said his original idea was to reboot the second season with an entirely new cast and new story. Kind of like each season would be its OWN original graphic novel . But NBC was worried that fans would be drawn only to characters they knew and wouldn't tune in for anything else. Fans wanted more Silar so the big bad villain that would have been a nice one off baddy came back again and again, being watered down and wasn't very scary anymore. Claireblood became the deus ex machina to bring back any character the writers liked, so death stopped having any tension (Isaac's death in the first season is still the most powerful). Then, they brought in the Silar as missing Patrelli brother relationship and THEN claimed that some people were born with their powers while others could be generated artificiallyhere's a reason shows have their Bible. Stray too far (or stick around too long cough X Files cough) and bad things tend to happen.  

mellowdoux 2/25/2013 10:46:10 AM

 @Sarcastic Caveman

Agreed.

Termintator 3 may be flawed but it has some very good things going for it... Most notably a nasty twist about 2 thirds of the way through (that so many people seem to have missed, when you discuss the movie with them), cool performances by Stahl, Loken & Danes, a wonderful cameo by Doctor Silberman, and a grim finale that you don't generally find in your average summer blockbuster.

I'm also a fan of the "fate never changes" standpoint that the movie carries through.

It's a win in my book. 

lazarus 2/25/2013 2:43:19 PM

NBC Now Broadcasting Crap. It is sad when you get beat by the Telemundo channel. That is like gettnig your ass beat by girl scouts. Seriously?

I remember the good ole day when Cosby Show and Family Ties made NBC the king of the networks. Now they are licking the coin purse of the donkey. Sad. But all of TV is gonig that way I think. Hell CBS and ABC are barely keeping up, soon the tradional networks better re-invent themselves or the new networks will be HBO, Showtime and NFL Network. The only thing SyFY has going for it is Being Human and the psuedo porn Lost Girl. The new series Defiance looks really good but we will see if it lasts.

 

redvector 2/25/2013 4:20:03 PM

 The next network that NBC loses to will be the freaking golf channel. Which would be like losing to the paint drying channel.

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