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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:56 
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Sir Taxalot wrote:
I love Brooklyn Nine-Nine but the first two episodes of this new series felt like a different show altogether, a really sharp turn or drop-off.

I admire that they are trying to acknowledge current affairs but boy did it feel different, and I'm sure it's a tricky tightrope to walk but I just didn't find much of it funny.

I liked them, but I'm with you - that they're cautiously making their way through how things are now is reflected on screen. Still a pleasure to have the characters back. The Rookie and SWAT have both tried to include the subject, too, so I guess everyone with a police show has had quite a moment.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:05 
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I felt B99 just got it wrong. I don't know what their options were tbh, cancelling the show might have been a more realistic choice.

SWAT went max cringe, but then it generally always does. The early pandemic episodes were just godawful.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:15 
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It felt like such a sharp sharp drop, very suddenly going from something I was really enjoying to something that I barely cared for. I felt very similar with Archer too, when it took the big turn it just lost me completely.

I just hope there’s one more funny Doug Judy episode in this last B99 series. Or maybe some with Hitchcock and Scully again somehow - those two were feeling a bit like the breakout for me in the last few series when they were given some more screen time.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:37 
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Cras wrote:
I felt B99 just got it wrong. I don't know what their options were tbh, cancelling the show might have been a more realistic choice.

SWAT went max cringe, but then it generally always does. The early pandemic episodes were just godawful.

"What, because of... - the virus?!?" Even the lines (and their delivery) referring to the pandemic seemed tentative, as if they'd never really decided if they should or not. They sort of realised their mistake, and dropped mentions and masks, but that also seemed odd, given the earlier lip service. Still, I'm never watching it for the dialogue.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 15:42 
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Satsuma wrote:
I’ve watched all of Final Space. My review is:

Season 1: great stuff, just brilliant.

Season 2: meandering dull quests to find some thingys where death is meaningless that didn’t hold half of the appeal as season 1. Probably a few episodes too long an’ all.


Final final space

https://youtu.be/bFg3ljZF2kA


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 21:19 
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This week’s Ted Lasso is some of the best tv ever.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 21:55 
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I'm really looking forward to watching the new series of Ted lasso. Decided to prep myself last night starting from the beginning with my father in law. He wasn't fussed so not sure how far we will get. But fuck me, it only took one episode to have that fucking theme tune stuck in my head again. An awful piece of music but utterly impossible to dislodge.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Babylon 5 is being rebooted with JMS running it

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv ... 235021237/

https://twitter.com/straczynski/status/ ... 9221043202




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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:14 
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I thought I'd seen something on this, but I couldn't find anything. But four hours at the capitol was heart breaking. And i think many Tory voters are as delusional, and may end up doing the same thing

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Malc wrote:
I thought I'd seen something on this, but I couldn't find anything. But four hours at the capitol was heart breaking. And i think many Tory voters are as delusional, and may end up doing the same thing


It was on BBC2 so I claimed it for God and country.

Yes, it was a very terrifying documentary. I agree about the risk to the delusioned, and fear we are already on that path, because people won't say Brexit isn't a disaster due to Brexit itself being a shit idea, but because it just wasn't done right. I see this with Johnson's attacks on May's deal (which, by the way, was pretty bad on its own terms and ought to have been ditched), and sense that Johnson's own downfall will be down to "selling out" rather than being even worse.

As with all cults, it's the converts who are the worst. If you became aware that everything you thought you knew was wrong, and that the world is governed by secret giant space bears and those who worship them, wouldn't you want to spread this news to everyone you knew, and try to end this ursine tyranny? You can't reason someone out of something they didn't reason themselves into, after all..


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 16:53 
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Apple TV “EXCLUSIVE” big premier show ultimate edition that’s being advertised a lot:

INVASION!

What a title! Aliens, probably!?

Episode 1: nothing happens. No invasion. The best thing about the whole episode is that it’s directed like an M&S advert. If anyone watches it, be amazed by how loud the woman eating the celery is.

Episode 2: nothing happens. Still no invasion. BUT there’s marines who shoot a thing because, well, if you’ve got guns and see something you don’t recognise then just shoot it, m’Kay.

Episode 3: less than nothing happens. Still no invasion. Some English kids do Lord of the Flies in a quarry which is, apparently, TV that people want to watch.

Episode 4: COMING SOON! I CANT WAIT, AMAZING, THRILLING, ETC!


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 18:15 
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I’m enjoying it more than you appear to be. It’s not very fast paced though.

Similarly, Foundation looks stunning, but is also a bit slow and hard to follow.


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I'm finding Foundation a bit of a dull slog, I must admit

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 18:45 
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I've only seen the first two, but agree totally with Sat's view of Invasion. The dialogue! Bloody hell. Maybe they'll find a writer who has been around people some time. Or maybe we've all just forgotten.

Also with the Foundation a dull slog vibe, too.


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