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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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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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