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« on: February 16, 2010, 01:18:55 PM »


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Is there anyone that likes this show?

I have a confession to make: it's that, no matter when I accidentally catch this on TV (I don't follow it regularly), I enjoy it. I know it's 100% crap, but I just can't help it. One more reason to visit the psychiatrist?

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 01:50:40 PM »

One more reason to visit the psychiatrist?
Well, a trial consultation probably wouldn't hurt . . .

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 03:38:10 PM »

I know it's 100% crap,

I presume that's not news around here.

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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 06:56:16 PM »


lol


Here's the thing: whenever I watch an episode of that show they have the same gig going on. Walker is severe but righteous, his buddy is somewhat dense yet goodhearted and loyal (and black), his woman is crazy about him, romantic, blonde and generally flawless, the old guy that tutors them is the oracle, just sage beyond, and beyond. They're all Texans, God-fearing Christians, patriots and morally impeccable characters, and they punish the bad guys each time, without helping themselves with dirty tricks. All the other characters are black or white, there's no gray: the women are either whores or saints, children are innocent or in some cases easily seduced, the bad guys are just plain bad; mean, nasty and unscrupulous. Every now and then someone experiences enlightenment, to show that there is hope for all of us. And the show just rolls on; killers, thieves, molesters, Satanists and all the other unbelievers sooner or later, in the same episode, have to take the furious punishment of Chuck's round kick. End.

But, there isn't one moment in the whole series (or at least I don't know of any) you feel they're trying to fool you selling you something serious or realistic. Hence, once you get used to the whole charade, the tragicomic under-taste really bursts out and flavors the show with a whole new dimension. You can just sit down and laugh, although it isn't supposed to be funny, or you can try to bite the story, although there really isn't any, or you can follow the characters, although they're not going anywhere, or doing anything. It's wonderful.

On the other hand I watch a show like, let's say House M.D., now running for 6 (!!!!!) seasons, that gets 9.3/10 on IMDb, that every critic is praising and everybody watching, and after the first 5-10 episodes that are really interesting I just can't take it any more of all the pretentious crap that's been swirled around in everybody's face. Those characters are so phony and obnoxious they make me puke, and cool, oh, there's always something the crowd perceives as ''cool'' in them, and worthy to watch. And I'm thinking to myself: who are those guys, who's watching this, what's going on?

If I have the choice I'll pick the feel-good Walker anytime. At least it's, ehm, honest.

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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 07:24:49 PM »

I love Walker, Texas Ranger. Seriously contemplated picking up the DVDs. It's one of greatest camp television shows of all time.

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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2010, 10:27:37 PM »

I've never cared for Chuck Norris so I haven't bothered with much of his stuff.

I believe seeing one episode and being bored to tears.
Boring on a level like... Star Trek Generations boring.

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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2010, 04:31:30 AM »

I love Walker, Texas Ranger. Seriously contemplated picking up the DVDs. It's one of greatest camp television shows of all time.

It's out on DVD?! Cheesy

Seriously: don't even think about buying it, nobody hates himself that much. Evil

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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2010, 04:33:54 AM »

I've never cared for Chuck Norris so I haven't bothered with much of his stuff.

I believe seeing one episode and being bored to tears.
Boring on a level like... Star Trek Generations boring.


There was an episode that was 100% Western, I accidentally caught it some half a year ago. Solid 6/10.

Actually, on IMDb you can find that it's apparently a Western (among many other things, of course). Lips Sealed

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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2010, 01:18:20 PM »

It's out on DVD?! Cheesy

Seriously: don't even think about buying it, nobody hates himself that much. Evil

I'm a real self-hating man.

Have you seen the episode where Chuck battles a "satanist cult"?

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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2010, 03:16:23 PM »

Have you seen the episode where Chuck battles a "satanist cult"?

Parts of it.

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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2010, 11:50:11 AM »

I watched it periodically as a kid, was never a fan as such.

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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2010, 11:54:09 AM »

I find that hard to believe.

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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2010, 11:55:42 AM »

I find that hard to believe.

My grandparents liked it.

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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2010, 12:00:25 PM »

My grandparents liked it.

I'll say, I knew those older Pennsylvanians are fine people.

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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2010, 12:01:46 PM »

They lived in New Jersey at the time.

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