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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 15:19 
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We need a new 20-min episode comedy show now we've finished S4 of B99. Any suggestions? Preferably on Netflix or Prime Video.


The Good Place?

Sal has already watched it


I imagine most people have seen a lot of this already, but Amazon added all nine seasons of Scrubs today. I might have to give it a watch myself as I've only seen a handful of episodes really.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Scrubs is great - Dr Cox is a legend.

Do yourself a favour and stop at the end of season 7, though.

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Aw, I love Scrubs. Dr Cox and the janitor are both great characters. All the characters are great characters. It’s hilarious and yet, occasionally, will make you very reflective and can be a bit of a tearjerker.

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Scrubs is great - Dr Cox is a legend.

Do yourself a favour and stop at the end of season 7, though.

Dr Cox is a prick at the start but I love his journey.

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Amazon has bought the rights from the Tolkien estate to do a TV show, rumor is they paid $250 million for the rights and are sinking another $750 million into 6 seasons of the show.

They are going to do a Conan the Barbarian show as well.

By all accounts, they are not seeing the success with internally scripted shows as Netflix has, so are buying in established stories to try and get their subscription figures up.


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That's a fairly hefty investment. More than just a (NO! - Ed) Tolkien gesture.


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I'm sure that anyone spending a billion pounds must know what they're doing but I can't help wondering if there's really going to be the appetite for a more twee version of Game Of Thrones.


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I'm sure that anyone spending a billion pounds must know what they're doing but I can't help wondering if there's really going to be the appetite for a more twee version of Game Of Thrones.


I was thinking that the main stories have been done in the films, so you have to wonder what the show will be about over a possible 6 seasons.

The article I read said the Amazon has sunk $4.5 billion into their TV business already and were frustrated that they haven't see the results they expected for the investment.

A billion is peanuts to Amazon so no guarantee they won't make a mess of this, still, with over $100 million a season budget, you have to hope it will be good.


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I'm sure that anyone spending a billion pounds must know what they're doing but I can't help wondering if there's really going to be the appetite for a more twee version of Game Of Thrones.

I love Game Of Thrones. I love twee!

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https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/ ... how-series

Looks like there will be a lot of new shows with big budgets coming out in the next few years, Amazon, HBO, Dinsey, Netflix, and Apple are all competing for subscribers and are going to use their deep pockets to make shows to get them.


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A billion is peanuts to Amazon...

I can assure you, no matter how much money a company has or plans to have, if a billion dollar investment doesn't pan out the bosses don't just shrug and go "oh well!"


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Anyone has seen "Electric Dreams"?

First episode was ok, but the themes that were explored were much more deeply done in other PKD novels.

The 2nd and 3rd were much more to my liking. Very eager to watch the rest, even though the intro looks like something out of a geocities webpage from the 90s.


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Yeah, it's hit and miss, like most anthologies, but certainly worth a watch. They got some great actors in there.

I think Bryan Cranston is a PKD fan, since he said the reason he was in the Total Recall remake wad because it was going to be a more faithful adaptation (didn't work out that way though).


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Yeah, it's hit and miss, like most anthologies, but certainly worth a watch. They got some great actors in there.

I think Bryan Cranston is a PKD fan, since he said the reason he was in the Total Recall remake wad because it was going to be a more faithful adaptation (didn't work out that way though).


That's funny because for me the original Total Recall feels the most authentic PKD adaptation, even more than a "A Scanner Darkly" which was almost a copy of the book.


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