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And more new TV viewing for Jan 2005!

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  1. PoochJD

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    Hi All,

    I have some more updates for you, regarding upcoming shows, worth looking out for! Details were correct at the time of writing, but things may change. Check press nearer the time, for up-to-date information! Thanks! :) Here goes.

    1st Jan 2005
    Pixar Day - The Disney Channel has several Pixar animated films showing throughout New Year's Day! If you've not seen any, here's the chance to catch three of the best: "A Bug's Life", "Monster's Inc" and "Finding Nemo".

    Tom and Jerry Day - Boomerang has 24 hours worth of cat-and-mouse capers. Expect to see one or two rarities, amongst the favourites, and possibly one or two uncut gems as well!

    6th Jan
    Charmed: Season 7 - LivingTV at 8pm (All new to the UK, here's episode 1 of Season 7!)

    Law & Order: 300th Episode - Sky 1 at 10pm (New to the UK, this is the landmark 300th episode, from Season 13. This will be as good as always, but remembered more for the very recent death of lead actor Jerry Orbach, who died just 48 hours ago from cancer. :( )

    7th Jan
    Threat Matrix: Season 1 - LivingTV at 10pm (All-new US drama follows a government team devoted to eliminating terror threats, including assassination attempts, large-scale bombings, and threats against the President himself. Has had positive feedback from the US press/media.)

    9th Jan
    Malcolm In The Middle: Season 6 - Sky 1 at 7pm (Yep, he's back, the ne'er do well, Malcolm, and his dysfunctional family and neighbours.)

    11th Jan
    Rescue Me: Season 1 - Sky 1 at 10pm (All-new controversial, hard-hitting and explosive drama/comedy based around the aftermath of a team of firefighters who survived the 9/11 tragedy. Unusually, for a prime-time drama series, this was based on a true story, and stars anarchic and acidic stand-up comedian Dennis Leary. Critically-acclaimed, this is certain to become the hit show of 2005!)

    12th Jan
    The Wire: Season 1 - FX289 at 10pm (From the US cable channel HBO, and the creators/writers of "Homicide: Life On The Street", comes a new 13-part series based around the housing projects and gangs of Baltimore. If you thought "The Shield" and "Deadwood" weren't gritty enough for you, this take on the troubles of drugs should be an eye-opener! Although this is the first time the show's seen UK transmission, the US is already on Season 3. Another show destined to become a cult classic!)

    13th Jan
    Family Guy: Uncut Season 1 - FX289 at 9pm and Midnight (See this anarchic animation show, as it was meant to be seen, in its uncut, uncensored and undiluted format! All 3 seasons, to date, will be shown back-to-back! Meet evil baby Stewie, and the rest of his family, as they give the Simpsons a run for their money!)

    14th Jan
    Navy NCIS: Season 2 - FX289 at 10pm (All-new series of the brilliant "JAG" spin-off show, from 80's action show maestro Donald P. Bellisario - the man who gave the world "Airwolf", "Quantum Leap" and "JAG". Fun, sometimes clever, but not on the same intelligence level as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". However, it's still great drama, by any standards!)

    Tripping The Rift: Season 1 - Sky 1 at 10:05pm (You'll never be able to watch the Muppet's "Pigs In Space" skits in quite the same way ever again, when you watch this new puppet-animation/claymation show. Rude, crude, and raunchy, this is an animated version of "Lexx". There's even a sex-slave character called Six! Destined to be cult viewing, for every 18-45 year old male!)

    15th Jan
    Monk: Season 2 - Hallmark at various times (If you like detective dramas, but find many recent US shows to be too dark for your tastes, maybe this one will be more to your tastes. In the style of "Due South" and "Sledgehammer", meet Adrian Monk, a man for whom everything is something to be feared. An obsessive compulsive, Monk finds himself working with his old colleague, Captain Stottlemeyer, and tries to help him solve various mysteries, in his own, inimitable way. Gentle, but hilarious family drama, with no sex, violence or bad language, and yet never, ever boring! Often includes cameos and guest-stars as the victims/culprits! First of 13 episodes.)

    16th Jan
    Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (Part 1/2) - Sky 1 at 9pm (Waiting to see how it all ends? Watch this first of a two-part TV mini-series, and find out how! Part 2 is on next Sunday night, at the same time. 120 minutes per part.)

    20th Jan
    Las Vegas: Season 2 - Sky 1 at 8pm (More new US drama, set in the world of casinos and illicit gambling. With US movie great, James Caan in the title role.)

    Cold Case: Season 2 - Sky 1 at 9pm (Joe Pantoliano stars in the second series of this US crime drama.)

    24th Jan
    FILM: 28 Days Later - The Alternate Cut (18) - Sky Movies 1 at 10pm (Watch this special showing of "28 Days Later", a cool, and horrific British zombie movie, but with the original, darker ending re-instated, where it should have been. Showing in a digitally remastered, widescreen version.)

    25th Jan
    The OC: Season 2 - E4 at 9pm (Return to Orange County, and see what happened to Seth, Ryan, Marissa, and the rest of the gang, as Season 2 concludes the shocking ending to Season 1! No transmission details yet for C4, or whether or not this Season will air uncut and uncensored, unlike Season 1! :mad: )

    26th Jan - Australia Day
    Various channels will be devoting some (or many) of their programming, to this very special day. So crack open some tinnies, throw a shrimp on the barbie, and park the Ute somewhere safe, before switching on to the numerous films, dramas, comedies and documentaries about all things Aussie!

    30th Jan
    24: Day 4 - Sky 1 at 9pm (He's back! His daughter's just as annoying, and he's still having the worst day of his life. CTU agent Jack Bauer returns, this time to stop yet another terrorist attack. Sky 1 is showing the double-length first episode, as a single two-hour special! Day 3 has still not been scheduled for transmission on Five. This means, terrestrial fans are now a whole season's worth of the show behind Sky, since the BBC refused to buy Day 3! :mad: )

    Happy New Year's viewing people! ;)


    Pooch


    P.S. Please could one of the Moderators set-up a sticky thread called "Coming Soon On TV", so that I (or anyone else) can post about upcoming shows, instead of having multiple threads, like we've had over the past? Thanks. :thumbsup:
     
  2. MartinImber

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    Seen Farscape Peacekeeper Wars - R2 DVD is out in February

    Anyway when will New Captain Scarlet be out?
     
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    Is this as good as the series?
     
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    Series 9/10 Peacekeeper Wars 7.5/10

    Some nice bits but rushes to cram things in.

    The female Scarron is played by Ben Browders wife

    Watch out for Nemo!

    Problem is the version I saw was VCD quality :mad: :(

    Can't wait for my DVD (from Play)

    The release date is a "Spoiler"
     
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    Update on Threat Matrix - went to add this to Sky + planner but its not listed for 7th. According to www.cult.tv it begins airing from 14th Jan. It also says that it's a short run series only running to 16 shows, two of which didn't air. It seems to have good write ups though :smashin:
     
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    Have just added this to the Sky+ planner for 10pm on 13th.

    Also added first in series 2 of Cold Case at 9pm Sky One on 13th, Family Guy same time on FX289 and The Wire on FX at 10pm on the 12th. With Las Vegas and NCIS to come I've gone from having nothing to watch to not having enough hours in the day :smashin:
     
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    one on c4/e4 is Desperate Housewives. Sort of sex and the city for forty year olds. and Terri hatcher fans :)

    got rave reviews in the states and the first ep (last night) seemed quite good
     
  8. PoochJD

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    Hi All,

    Exceptionally good news for CSI fans! :thumbsup:

    Five will be airing Season 1 of "CSI: New York" from February 2005, alongside Season 5 of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". More than likely, they will double-bill both shows together, on a Tuesday evening, with "CSI" starting at 9pm, followed straight on at 9:55/10pm with "CSI: New York"!

    Nice one, Five! Excellent timing! :clap:


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    Hi,

    More good news! :clap:

    "Point Pleasant" starts on E4 from 26th January at 9pm. We'll get each episode, just one week after its US airing. However, if we catch-up to the US, which will happen, then this means that we'll have end-up having breaks in the show's run, until the US has seen them first. This is a pain in the rear-end, to say the least! :mad:

    Someone asked me about this show the other day, but I can't remember who, or find the thead. (Sorry to whoever that was that asked me about it.) :(

    Also...

    1) "Threat Matrix" starts tonight, on Living TV at 10pm! For full details, go to.... this site!, and

    2) "Tripping The Rift" also starts tonight at 10pm, on Sky 1. It's a new adult, animated science-fiction series, from the Sci-Fi Channel in the USA. Think of "South Park" and "Futurama", mixed-in with the animation style of "Butt Ugly Martians", and you're nearly there. More details can be found at... this site here!

    :thumbsup:


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    Hi,

    For those of you, who have long memories, in the mid-1980's, an intelligent and steamy crime drama film was released, starring Ellen Birkin and Dennis Quaid. Entitled "The Big Easy", it was fairly successful, and has done reasonable business on video and DVD.

    About ten years later, a spin-off TV show was made, with the same name. Running for just 34 episodes, over 2 seasons, it's never been seen in the UK ever.

    Well, now, as of tonight on ITV3, you can see the "Pilot" episode of the show. It starts at 9pm tonight, and could be worth a viewing. As I've never seen the film or the show, I can't comment on if it's any good or not, so don't hate me if it turns out to be :censored: , but do feel free to praise me, if it's any good! :clap:

    Episode list... here!


    Pooch

    P.S. My apologies for recommending "Tripping The Rift" on Sky. Wasn't it just dire?! The animation was okay, but the humour was awfully silly. It was almost as if it were a poor-person's "Futurama". Very disappointing! :mad:
     
  11. Greg Hook

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    Yet again, superb information from our resident TV wiz pooch :)

    Regarding Threat Matrix, looks good from the trailers but haven't started watching yet as I looked on the net and it looks like an old show from 2003 which has already been cancelled.

    TV master Pooch, can you confirm this please?

    Thanks
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    HI Greg,

    Firstly, Thanks for the kind words! :blush: In answer to your question, "Threat Matrix" appears to last just 15 episodes. All 15 were shown in certain parts of Australia. In the UK, we should get all 15. However, in the USA, they've only seen as few as the first nine, or only upto episode 13 inclusive.

    As such, the show is technically dead. If you look at Epguides.com, you'll see that the final two episodes are supposed to be aired in the US, in January. Whether or not they will air, is still undecided.


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    Thanks for that Pooch. Think I will give that a miss then, don't like to get into shows and then find they are cancelled. Such as happened with Jake2.0 and a few others
     
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    This thread will self destruct on the 1st of Feb or become un-stuck. :D
     
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    Hi Pooch :hiya:

    Just read on TVTome that CSI: NY starts on Five on Sat Feb 5th - doesn't mention anything about CSI: Crime Scene Investiagtions though?? Have you heard when this is starting??

    Thanks :smashin:
     
  16. PoochJD

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    HI Smelly,

    "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (Season 5), will probably start on Tuesday 8th Feb at 9pm on Five.


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    Sky+ is going to be working overtime for the next few months!
     

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