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I rush home and turn on my TV and VCR, and I get a stupid clip show? Why doe UPN suck SOOO much!





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I look at it as a good thing, as it gave me more time to burn through the season three DVDs.



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You get the feeling that maybe UPN is testing out that timeslot to see how their *usual programming* does compared to what's been there for the last two years??



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#4 Posted on

    Originally posted by EddieBurkett
    You get the feeling that maybe UPN is testing out that timeslot to see how their *usual programming* does compared to what's been there for the last two years??


That... but it's also the time (mid-December to mid-January) where you'll find rerun-o-rama on. WB is hyping the "Six Weeks" of new shows for most of their dramas; it'll be the same for the rest. You'll have the same lull right after Feb. sweeps until late April.





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UPN has been sucking hard lately. The only two shows they have capable of redeeming their asses (Buffy and Enterprise) are placed on ridiculous schedules so far. Three weeks of reruns between new episodes, preemptions all over the place, total lack of decent advertising, network suits messing with story concepts... maybe it's just me, but the post-holiday break seems worse this year.



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Lack of advertising for Buffy and Enterprise?

I count 8 Enterprise billboards and 6 Buffy one one the route I take to work every day, and there are one of each right around the corner from my other job as well, one on top of the other. Also, I've seen city buses advertising Enterprise driving through town as well.



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    Originally posted by Bongo P. Michinoku
    UPN has been sucking hard lately. The only two shows they have capable of redeeming their asses (Buffy and Enterprise) are placed on ridiculous schedules so far. Three weeks of reruns between new episodes, preemptions all over the place, total lack of decent advertising, network suits messing with story concepts... maybe it's just me, but the post-holiday break seems worse this year.
You know what they should've advertised for? HAUNTED.

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    Originally posted by AngryJohnny
    Now watch TZ go down in flames and please remember According to Jim has gone how many seasons?


Uhh, one. This is it's 1st season, but I doubt it will be it's last cause it's doing good numbers.



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    Originally posted by Cerebus
    Lack of advertising for Buffy and Enterprise?

    I count 8 Enterprise billboards and 6 Buffy one one the route I take to work every day, and there are one of each right around the corner from my other job as well, one on top of the other. Also, I've seen city buses advertising Enterprise driving through town as well.



Well, I mostly meant advertising on the network itself. All I ever see when I tune in are ads for their monday night lineup of Fresh Prince/Family Matters knockoffs.



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    Originally posted by AngryJohnny
    You know what they should've advertised for? HAUNTED.
We get it! You're the only guy that watched "Haunted" and they cancelled it! Please move on!



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    Originally posted by Bongo P. Michinoku
    UPN has been sucking hard lately. The only two shows they have capable of redeeming their asses (Buffy and Enterprise) are placed on ridiculous schedules so far. Three weeks of reruns between new episodes, preemptions all over the place, total lack of decent advertising, network suits messing with story concepts... maybe it's just me, but the post-holiday break seems worse this year.


What are you talking about? The first week of January was a rerun, the next week was a new episode and this week is a new episode. There was no drought of new Buffy episodes in December either, they had 2 new ones. UPN has really surprised me with the number of new episodes. They've shown about 13 eps now and a normal season has 22. If you want to blame someone, blame WB. They showed 7 new Angel episodes through part of November before deciding no more until 2003. Then they say 6 new episodes starting in January, which brings their total to 13 eps by the end of February before going back to reruns. How is the WB going to schedule the rest of the new Angel episodes? This is the same network that took off reruns completely so that they could inflate their yearly average ratings. Look at what they did with Felicity and Angel, and probably Dawson's Creek, but I wasn't paying attention.
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    Originally posted by Bongo P. Michinoku
    UPN has been sucking hard lately. The only two shows they have capable of redeeming their asses (Buffy and Enterprise)....


Doesn't UPN have another show that does reasonably well in the ratings? You know, the one they air on Thursdays?



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Komarkaze: Maybe it's my affiliate, then. The breaks feel longer for some reason. Or maybe I was confusing Buffy with Angel again, which took a longer break. Maybe I missed a couple episodes this month...

Downtown Bookie: Smackdown doesn't count in my crazy little mind. It probably pulls better numbers than both Enterprise and Buffy, but I dunno, I have a hard time thinking of it as a big deal. Beats me why.



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    Originally posted by CRZ

      Originally posted by AngryJohnny
      You know what they should've advertised for? HAUNTED.
    We get it! You're the only guy that watched "Haunted" and they cancelled it! Please move on!
It's either this or DEMAND the return of American Gothic. Really, you should've watched Haunted.

Accordingo to Jim runs in dog years. Every episode is like 7 times the shit of a normal shitty show.

BTW, according to rumblings the Xand man and Marsters are up for a spinoff, while Willow is a big if. Just to make it an on topic post... If they hadn't KILLED the greatest nerd ever he'd make a PERFECT addition to the gang I say. But it looks like Andrew's a lock for a regular too.

The wacky Adventures of Dawn, Spike, and Xander. Would you watch? I think it could be good, though not as good as Faith's own series. I'm not sure what I think of Kennedy, though with her screen time compared to the others she's either the next Slayer or the next big death.




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AngryJohnny: Can anyone name the last non-shitty ABC sitcom? The only thing I can think of was "Sports Night", but was that even a sitcom?



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It would be scary to see UPN having to be supported by the piece of flaming dogshit that IS Enterprise.



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#17 Posted on
    Originally posted by drjayphd
    AngryJohnny: Can anyone name the last non-shitty ABC sitcom? The only thing I can think of was "Sports Night", but was that even a sitcom?


It was a half-hour comedy about a situation. So, yeah. It was a sitcom.


    Originally posted by AngryJohnny

    I'm not sure what I think of Kennedy, though with her screen time compared to the others she's either the next Slayer or the next big death.


I thought they were setting up a Willow/Kennedy romance angle. Maybe I'm imagining things.



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The following post refers to events in the 1/21 Episode:

I would think that if they aren't setting up Willow/Kennedy then they've at least been working to establish that Kennedy is a lesbian. (Rena: "I like the feel of wood in my hands." Kennedy: "I don't get that." [or something to that effect]...)

Xander/Spike/Dawn wouldn't be a bad spinoff, although I think that if the show ends, Xander/Anya and Spike/Buffy should go off and have some sort of happy ending, which would dictate that they not be seen again, unless together (which the girls don't sound interested in).

And so much for Dawn being the next slayer. Granted, just because they didn't recognize her as a potential, it doesn't mean she can't be the next slayer. But if she was going to be the next slayer, why establish that she won't be?

(And while I know that Brendan is like twice Tracthenberg's age, does anyone else think given that ending scene, Dawn's prior crush on Xander, and Xander's "Daddy like" in the episode with the boy and the varsity jacket, that maybe they are setting up Xander/Dawn in the future. I mean, she's only seven years younger than him, which means that she'll be 25 when he's 33, which is workable, if you think about it... Of course, this assumes the show *has* a future)

And speaking of the future, given that Hannigan and Denisoff are now engaged, does this mean that Willow would be likely to jump to Angel, or is Wesley likely to leave? Not that marriage dictates a change in employment, but it could affect it.

And did anyone else notice we were one slayer short this week? Did she run off with Giles, or is this just an unforutunate instance of real life ruining weekly consistancy?





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    Originally posted by EddieBurkett
    (And while I know that Brendan is like twice Tracthenberg's age, does anyone else think given that ending scene, Dawn's prior crush on Xander, and Xander's "Daddy like" in the episode with the boy and the varsity jacket, that maybe they are setting up Xander/Dawn in the future. I mean, she's only seven years younger than him, which means that she'll be 25 when he's 33, which is workable, if you think about it... Of course, this assumes the show *has* a future)


Actually, my roomate and I were totally calling for Xander to kiss her at the end. Not that it's something that we wanted to see, but that just seemed to be the pay off. They have this big loving emotional speech, and build to a pay off, which totally gave off one of those vibes.

By the way, I LOVED Xander's little speech at the end. His character's totally been waiting since "The Zeppo" to have somebody to tell that normal people can have a place in this crazy world too.

Random Thoughts:

Isn't Dawn essentially Buffy, making her, in effect, the Slayer too anyway?

The New Potential looks like Fred from Angel (who I love) only with a stretched out face.

Buffy's obviously very turned about concerning the Slayer lineage. If she dies, there wouldn't be a new Slayer called (as evidenced by her dying and no new Slayer being called). As long as Faith is still alive, the mini-Slayers have nothing to worry about.

The red-head's beanie disturbs me WAY more than the first evil.

It's nice seeing Andrew develop into something inciteful instead of the one not joke every week, even if the Scoobs can't appreciate him.

Weird editing that...

Anya is the most consistantly hillarious character on the show.

After I spent most of my evening yelling for each character to shut up (alot of the dialog tonight was awful), I still enjoyed the story they're trying to tell, which is one thing that almost all TV shows are missing these days.

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In further response to EddieBurkett:


And speaking of the future, given that Hannigan and Denisoff are now engaged, does this mean that Willow would be likely to jump to Angel, or is Wesley likely to leave? Not that marriage dictates a change in employment, but it could affect it.

I'm not sure. If Buffy goes, it's entirely possible that Aly makes the switch (although that REALLY depends on whether or not she believes she has any milage in her movie career). Though Angel is pretty full-up at this point (with seven full time cast members). I'd always kind of expected that they'd kill off Wes at some point, but who knows.

And did anyone else notice we were one slayer short this week? Did she run off with Giles, or is this just an unforutunate instance of real life ruining weekly consistancy?

I didn't notice. Are you sure you didn't count Eve (the "dead" mini-Slayer) in with the bunch?

The cast of characters as I recall it is:

The black mini-slayer
The Red-head with the terrible hat
Kennedy
The British One
Long Face Fred (new)
With One on the Way.

There might be another one, but I'm not sure. But I don't remember any of them missing...



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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    AngryJohnny: Can anyone name the last non-shitty ABC sitcom? The only thing I can think of was "Sports Night", but was that even a sitcom?
I liked "Norm" before executives got a hold of it and sent it into a tailspin.

Xander/Anya happy ending=NOT gonna happen. The law of regulars death state that one regular MUST go. And head watcher guy doesn't count, so Anya is the one most likely standing in the cross hairs of the big dirt nap.

I think Xander and Spike should get a buddy cop show where they fight evil in Chicago under cover of being night-only construction workers. Just kidding. Maybe.

EDIT! Just saw this. Dark Horizons says Xander is the most likely jumper to Angel if no spinoff happens. I'd like to see EVIL Spike follow and have one last run with Dru if that happens. And kill Conner. Please Spike, kill Conner.

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