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Writers and actors may be on strike, but [TV] persists

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Here’s what I added to my list

    The Crowded Room
    Severance
    Swagger
    Black Bird
    Silo
    Platonic
    The Last Thing He Told Me
    Invasion
    The After Party

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    shalmeloshalmelo sees no evil Registered User regular
    I already knew that I wanted to check out I'm a Virgo, but it just jumped up several places on the to-watch list



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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I should probably watch Silo, I'm hearing good things and David Oyelowo is one of my favourite underutilized actors

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    Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    "Life, don't talk to me about life."

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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    Raijin, watch Mythic Quest. It’s about as perfect as sitcoms get. Everything Ted Lasso has fumbled in trying to be a sitcom with a heartfelt core is something Mythic Quest has done better every step of the way.

    Ah, it stinks, it sucks, it's anthropologically unjust
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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Raijin, watch Mythic Quest. It’s about as perfect as sitcoms get. Everything Ted Lasso has fumbled in trying to be a sitcom with a heartfelt core is something Mythic Quest has done better every step of the way.

    Oh yeah! I’ve been meaning to watch it

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    But Black Dynamite!
    shalmelo wrote: »
    I already knew that I wanted to check out I'm a Virgo, but it just jumped up several places on the to-watch list



    it took me way too long trying to figure what this image had to do with popular Korean boy band BTS

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    Alright…list of what’s worth watching on AppleTV


    GO!!!

    Dickinson
    Black Bird
    Central Park

    In October is Lessons In Chemistry, which I'm excited about

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    My wife chose first and she chose

    “The Last Thing He Told Me”

    It’s alright! I’m disappointed by Nicolaj Coster-Waldau’s performance.

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    Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    We just got appletv. We’re watching Bad Sisters right now, it’s not bad. The cast and locations are great. The overall insurance part is suspect.

    Our list right now:
    Mythic quest
    Ted
    For all mankind
    Maybe silo

    Also i loved prehistoric planet, but then it’s Attenborough + dinosaurs, so crack for me.

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    KetarKetar Come on upstairs we're having a partyRegistered User regular
    Here’s what I added to my list

    The Crowded Room
    Severance
    Swagger
    Black Bird
    Silo
    Platonic
    The Last Thing He Told Me
    Invasion
    The After Party

    You should drop Invasion. It was the first thing I watched after finishing Ted Lasso while digging for other shows on there and it was not worth the time spent watching it. It's extremely slow, it's surprisingly boring most of the time, I hated nearly all of the characters early on and I hated most of them even more as the show went on and they kept making the worst possible decisions at all times. If you've watched a trailer for it you should know that whoever's behind it deserves to be tried in the Hague for making it look like a Sam Neill show.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    The way everyone talked about The Bear I wasn't expecting it to be as funny as it is. Just got to the bit with the homemade Ecto Cooler

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited June 2023
    I mentioned it a while ago but deadloch is an Australian murder mystery tv written by the two ladies who made the katering show a while ago, so at times it is funny as fuck and at other times it’s straight laced detective story.

    My only real criticisms of it is, the cast is so large and broad I often have trouble keeping track of who is who and there are a lot cliche side characters who at times can be just too much. But I just love the setting of a murder mystery set up in a little tiny Tasmanian rural town.

    Watch it if you want, it should be on Amazon Prime.

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    cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    edited June 2023
    I’m really liking deadloch so far, but the wife character annoys the fuck out of me. I always want her out of scenes as soon as possible. It doesn’t help that she’s a stereotypical “I don’t want you doing your job” character in the show.

    Mostly I just empathize with the main character, who seems to live in a town populated by absolute idiots. None of the surrounding characters feel like people, they’re just like…sketches of people who are there to do their bit.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Last night I finished the first season of The Good Fight.

    Observations
    -- Delroy Lindo is my favorite performer of the season, cause, ya know, he's the best.
    -- Near the end of the season Rose Leslie's American accent started to get better, but the beginning of the series its rough in minute moments. Meanwhile Cush Jumbo's accent work continues to be marvelous.
    -- I'm so damn happy that Sarah Steele as Marissa Gold is our comic relief. She rules, I'm always rooting for her.
    -- It was very refreshing to get to see Paul Guilfoyle do some actual acting, once released from the DMV of procedural television, CSI. He's real good!!
    -- This sequel series to the Good Wife carries forward the strong traditions where I, as audience, mutter "Oh great, this asshole" at least twice an episode at the franchise's deep roster of bastards. Truly a menagerie of villains who swing between SLIMEY AS FUCK, manifesting the banality of inconveniencing your entire day, being the main character of Twitter, and occasionally being a true-and-proper comic book psycho who ("allegedly") killed his wife.

    Very excited to see where it goes and, of course, I eagerly await for Michael Sheen to claw his way from another reality into the show.

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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    edited June 2023
    The good news is that, while a lot of things change dramatically about the structure and cast of The Good Fight over the next few seasons, Sarah Steele only gets more prominent and remains fantastic as Marissa Gold.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Sarah Steele was the best part of The Good Wife and she wasn’t even in that many episodes.

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    CormacCormac Registered User regular
    edited June 2023
    Ketar wrote: »
    Here’s what I added to my list

    The Crowded Room
    Severance
    Swagger
    Black Bird
    Silo
    Platonic
    The Last Thing He Told Me
    Invasion
    The After Party

    You should drop Invasion. It was the first thing I watched after finishing Ted Lasso while digging for other shows on there and it was not worth the time spent watching it. It's extremely slow, it's surprisingly boring most of the time, I hated nearly all of the characters early on and I hated most of them even more as the show went on and they kept making the worst possible decisions at all times. If you've watched a trailer for it you should know that whoever's behind it deserves to be tried in the Hague for making it look like a Sam Neill show.

    I'll second this. Invasion is big skip. Nothing really happens until the last two or three episodes. It felt like the entire show was a setup for the second season which after slogging through the first season I have little interest in watching. Add to that all of the characters were completely unlikeable.

    I did however enjoy Foundation and am really looking forward to the second season coming in a few weeks. Slow Horses was fantastic too.

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    The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    edited June 2023
    Just finished reading assume if Erica Henderson's work, so I was googling to see what other projects she'd been up to since Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and came across this:

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    Sounds like the strike is having desired effects!

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    CoinageCoinage Heaviside LayerRegistered User regular
    I didn't watch Invasion but I was fascinated by the reviews that said it's mostly watching people look at their phones. You would think, when nearly all Content feels created by committee these days, some executive would say this is simply not good television.

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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Coinage wrote: »
    I didn't watch Invasion but I was fascinated by the reviews that said it's mostly watching people look at their phones. You would think, when nearly all Content feels created by committee these days, some executive would say this is simply not good television.

    the MCU stopped caring about making stuff that was good years ago.

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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    Coinage wrote: »
    I didn't watch Invasion but I was fascinated by the reviews that said it's mostly watching people look at their phones. You would think, when nearly all Content feels created by committee these days, some executive would say this is simply not good television.

    the MCU stopped caring about making stuff that was good years ago.

    No, that’s Secret Invasion. Which is bad in different ways.

    Ah, it stinks, it sucks, it's anthropologically unjust
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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    MCU is the definition of boring but safe. It’s not about being “good” or “bad” which is subjective. They’ve learned how to mostly sell movie tickets.

    Even though that’s starting to slip quite a bit since they over saturated the market

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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    Coinage wrote: »
    I didn't watch Invasion but I was fascinated by the reviews that said it's mostly watching people look at their phones. You would think, when nearly all Content feels created by committee these days, some executive would say this is simply not good television.

    the MCU stopped caring about making stuff that was good years ago.

    No, that’s Secret Invasion. Which is bad in different ways.

    I suppose I'm not surprised that as we run out of IPs to mine we're also running out of words for titles.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Give me a VERY R rated Beta Ray Bill movie.

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    CoinageCoinage Heaviside LayerRegistered User regular
    Yeah but Disney spam has the shape of something people want to watch. Invasion sounds like a bot trying to imitate a show that gets some critical acclaim but that nobody gets around to watching.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    The way everyone talked about The Bear I wasn't expecting it to be as funny as it is. Just got to the bit with the homemade Ecto Cooler

    more on this
    obviously the cut to the kids all passed out was very funny, but the first part of it that worked was Richie going "whoa that's actually fucking dope" then mournfully going "rest in peace, Harold" while touching the lid

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    shalmeloshalmelo sees no evil Registered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    The way everyone talked about The Bear I wasn't expecting it to be as funny as it is. Just got to the bit with the homemade Ecto Cooler

    more on this
    obviously the cut to the kids all passed out was very funny, but the first part of it that worked was Richie going "whoa that's actually fucking dope" then mournfully going "rest in peace, Harold" while touching the lid

    I watched all of The Bear season 1 yesterday, and while I agree that it's funnier than I expected across the board, I will say that that episode in particular goes a lot broader with the comedy than most of the rest of the season does. The
    yard full of Xanaxed kids
    gag in particular wouldn't have worked tonally in any of the other episodes, imo, unless it was included as part of some BS story that Richie or Matty Matheson's character was spinning after the fact

    Also this show is another example for my theory that if the vibe of a show is right, being spoiled about plot points in advance can actually be a good thing. I knew about how the season ended before I started watching, and while I think I would have been annoyed by it if it had taken me by surprise, knowing what the end point was going to be allowed me to notice and appreciate a lot of the subtle groundwork/foreshadowing that the show was doing as it built towards that finish

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited June 2023
    Oh my god, I thought Uncut Gems was the most stressed out thing I've ever seen in my life, but Season 2 of the Bear, Fishes, might be even more so.

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    shalmeloshalmelo sees no evil Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Oh my god, I thought Uncut Gems was the most stressed out thing I've ever seen in my life, but Season 2 of the Bear, Fishes, might be even more so.

    If it's more stressful than S1 Ep7, I might not be able to take it. It took me at least an hour to shake off the nervous energy from that one

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Coinage wrote: »
    I didn't watch Invasion but I was fascinated by the reviews that said it's mostly watching people look at their phones. You would think, when nearly all Content feels created by committee these days, some executive would say this is simply not good television.

    I have noticed that this is a problem in a lot of scripts I read these days, with the problem more prominent within (but not entirely restricted to) younger writers. They live lives predominantly staring at their phones, they write stories that reflect that reality, and they never think about how goddamn boring it is to watch people stare at their phones.

    It is the damnedest thing

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    Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Coinage wrote: »
    I didn't watch Invasion but I was fascinated by the reviews that said it's mostly watching people look at their phones. You would think, when nearly all Content feels created by committee these days, some executive would say this is simply not good television.

    I have noticed that this is a problem in a lot of scripts I read these days, with the problem more prominent within (but not entirely restricted to) younger writers. They live lives predominantly staring at their phones, they write stories that reflect that reality, and they never think about how goddamn boring it is to watch people stare at their phones.

    It is the damnedest thing

    Well, the complaint for years has been how many old plots don't work in a world where (smart) phones are ubiquitous, which is why so many writers have getting rid of them as a priority.

    Now we're seeing scripts that actually use them like people do these days, and...

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Oh my god, I thought Uncut Gems was the most stressed out thing I've ever seen in my life, but Season 2 of the Bear, Fishes, might be even more so.

    The next episode, Forks, made me tear up twice and wow this show is a real rollercoaster.

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I’m writing a movie where cell phones become sentient and take over human brains using real scientific information.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I’m writing a movie where cell phones become sentient and take over human brains using real scientific information.

    I’m stoned…maybe I should stop posting

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    I’m writing a movie where cell phones become sentient and take over human brains using real scientific information.

    I’m stoned…maybe I should stop posting

    Hard disagree. Post through it.

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    I’m writing a movie where cell phones become sentient and take over human brains using real scientific information.

    I’m stoned…maybe I should stop posting

    Hard disagree. Post through it.

    Don’t worry. I always do

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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    The latest Futurama trailer features Alexa, cryptocurrency, and a pandemic.

    Ugh

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings was a good series finale

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    All right I'm just going to say what everyone is dancing around.

    The Bear Season 2 is a fucking masterpiece and I grimly await the day it's wiped from the internet in a transparent attempt to recoup some amount of money to pay back some insane vulture capital debt.

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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