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Here are the shows I'm currently watching:

 

Big Bang Theory

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The Blacklist

The Orville

Killjoys

Dark Matter

Archer

 

 

 

I've been watching The Orville--Seth MacFarlane's take on the Star Trek universe. Like the original, it has been taking on big social problems with a nice mix of humor and drama. I suggest giving it a shot.

 

I can't believe SyFy just renewed Killjoys but cancelled Dark Matter after 3 seasons. Joe Mallozzi had a 5 season vision for the show and now he'll have to finish it up in comic book form. Lame. Dark Matter is so much better of a show than Killjoys. (Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy Killjoys... it's just that Dark Matter was so much better.)

 

I just finished season 10 of BBT.  I can't believe they've gone 10 seasons and it is still funny.  I'm looking forward to more.

 

B99, AoS, and TBL are set to resume this week.  Can't wait.

 

 

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3 hours ago, welshblue said:

Blacklist ... I'm only just starting season 4 but it's one of the few box sets I've seen through.  I can't imagine anyone else playing Red.  James Spader just plays him brilliantly

 

Have you seen him in Boston Legal?  I think he's brilliant in everything he does.

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First eps of Star Trek: Discovery.... were super serious and proper Star Trek material, beautiful visuals and epic scenario... mostly boring and predictable.

And the season preview at end of episode 2 spoiled everything about the rest of the season... I have no excitement to watch rest of it. It'll be a great show to watch but meh...

 

The Orville on the other hand, totally bizarre, refreshing and fun to watch. Crazy scenarios in every episode so far and all the cameos yet to happen :D

 

Dark Matter canceled :( I wonder how season 4 would've even gone with the crazy season 3 finale.

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Another +1 for The Blacklist.  I haven't finished watching season 4 on Netflix.  Nowadays, I watch nearly everything through Netflix.  I really liked Daredevil as it retold the story through a darker lenses where ethics and justice are often blurred with personal vengeance.  Can't wait for when Punisher is released as the actor who played Frank Castle completely stole the thunder.

 

Iron Fist was horrible.  It wasn't like the comic from what materials I've read online.  Don't get me started on Fuller House.

 

Enjoyed Father Brown until the last season and it was very, very meh.  When they got rid of Sidney and that socialite, it wasn't the same as it was just Father Brown, that gossipy parish secretary and Bunty.  Meh!

 

Person of Interest seem like a real good sitcom but from reading the episode guides, it didn't seem to hold much interest after the first few episodes.  I honestly think the writers are running out of ideas to keep the storyline going.

 

Agents of SHIELD was solid the first two seasons, but gone completely off the rail after season 3.  Sorry, but I can't watch it.

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The new season of The X-Files has been very entertaining. They're doing justice to the show's legacy. I recommend it, if you're into that type of show.

 

Stargate Origins was absolutely awful. Uninteresting story. Bad acting/directing. Unlikeable and annoying characters. Seemed like a low-budget show made by film students; no joke.  Don't waste your time watching it.

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2 hours ago, welshblue said:

Has anyone watched Young Sheldon  ?

 

Yes, I'm watching it.  It won't ever beat BBT, but it has me in stitches at times.

The relationship between him and  'meemaw' is hilarious...this explains a lot!   :lol:

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OITNB s6 was really good.  I can see them using that as the final season.  It wraps everything up... (mostly).

 

Star Trek Discovery: I finally watched this (my daughter gave me access to her CBS All Access account when she visited me last week).  As much as I wanted to hate this, I didn't. It was OK, 6/10 maybe?  Which, I know, is pretty low for a TV show.  But, I have a hard time not comparing it to The Orville (9/10) (which is everything I want in a Trek show).

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On 8/5/2018 at 9:55 PM, BoltBait said:

Star Trek Discovery: I finally watched this (my daughter gave me access to her CBS All Access account when she visited me last week).  As much as I wanted to hate this, I didn't. It was OK, 6/10 maybe?  Which, I know, is pretty low for a TV show.  But, I have a hard time not comparing it to The Orville (9/10) (which is everything I want in a Trek show).

 

 

I think you're spot on, BoltBait. I had the same feeling after watching it recently too. What got me excited about Star Trek again was hearing that Patrick Stewart signed up to play Picard again. I can't wait to see how that goes!

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Just watched a couple of Netflix shows, Altered Carbon and Disenchantment.

 

Altered Carbon was good. I'd rate it 7/10.  I wonder what season 2 will bring.  Seems like an interesting premise that you can change "sleeves" at any time... no star should feel safe in their role.  I like sci-fi, so maybe I'm a little easy on this. But, I was entertained.  There were several decent characters.  The stories definitely take a dark turn with some scenes not easy to watch. 

 

Disenchantment a Netflix original series by Matt Groening... just wasn't funny.  2/10.  I watched 4 full episodes before giving up on it.  I really enjoyed Groening's other show Futurama, so I'm not sure what happened here. Meh.  EDIT: I did go back and finish this one... I was bored.  It did not get any better.  I should have just skipped it.

 

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5 hours ago, BoltBait said:

Altered Carbon was good. I'd rate it 7/10.  I wonder what season 2 will bring.  Seems like an interesting premise that you can change "sleeves" at any time... no star should feel safe in their role.  I like sci-fi, so maybe I'm a little easy on this. But, I was entertained.  There were several decent characters.  The stories definitely take a dark turn with some scenes not easy to watch. 

 

I watched this also.  I agree with Boltbait. I liked it and can't wait for Season 2.  Is this the future?  ?

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20 hours ago, BoltBait said:

I really hope they don't screw it up...

 

I agree...the anime adaption of Avatar: The Last Airbender to the big screen was a huge flop.  It was cringe-worthy and deserving of every Raspeberry award conceived.  Edit: I think that's why there some serious reservations to adapting anime to live action.  Look at how Disney have ruined half of its classic animated movies.  I still refuse to watch the abomination called Beauty and the Beast and prefer the animation version, thankyouverymuch.

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I've been a genuine Big Bang Theory fan since it was first shown here in the UK on E4.

 

It went off quite a bit at the end of Season 7 and much of Season 8 but it was still worth watching and in the last four seasons it got back to something like its old self although they were clearly running out of ideas about where certain characters' storylines were going, Raj in particular. That's when more of the peripheral funny characters like Stuart, Bert the geologist and Zac Penny's ex-boyfriend took up some of the slack.  

 

The inherent drama and comedy potential in Penny and Leonard's relationship was also pretty much torpedoed when they finally got married. However that was successfully replaced by the 'ShAmy' as the primary comedy/drama motor and which I thought still worked well for laughs even after they were married.

 

TBBT was at its best in the first 6 seasons, the invention, performances, wonderful cameos from some amazing celebrities and, for me, most importantly, the quality of the writing was in another league to most current US sitcoms we see here in the UK. 

 

One of my favourite examples of the great writing it contained was when Leonard and Sheldon wanted to buy some helium for an experiment and found a dodgy dealer online who they arranged to meet at in a car park. In most sitcoms the dodgy dealer would have been a cliched small time crook but the great writing elevated the scene to a first division comedy classic.

 

There are other scenes peppered throughout TBBT's run  like that, often involving the cameo celebrities (Bob Newhart, James Earl Jones......) and it is why the show was and still is worth watching even in the later seasons when it was not as good as it had been.

 

Very sad to see it go.

 

  

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I just finished watching the final season of Orange is the New Black... 😢  (minor spoilers ahead)

 

This season was more emotionally draining and less fun/sexy than previous seasons for 2 reasons: 1) they're trying to wrap up as many stories as possible, and 2) the stories were ripped from today's headlines.

 

Many of the stories this season were about people in ICE detention centers.  I had to space out the 13 episodes over a full week as I could only take so much at a time.  My daughter also watched the episodes and said that she normally can easily shake off the effects of a TV show because she understands that it is just fiction.  However, in this case, you just know that what is shown on the screen is MUCH less dramatic than what is happening in real life.  For example, the scenes in ICE detention were less crowded and more clean than what you see on the news.

 

One of the stories was about a woman in ICE detention who was in jeopardy of losing her kids. She gave an incredible speech to the kids over the phone that had me in tears... and to see how her story unfolded was just heart breaking.  Although her story was left open, you can imagine how it will end.

 

Also, the story of Lorna setting up a web site for her baby just reminded me of her obsessing over her marriage plans from season 1. Ugh.

 

It wasn't all downers, however, there seemed to be an equal number of positive stories, such as some of the long term characters taking classes to earn their GED and some characters actually getting out of prison and how they deal with being on the outside... some better than others, obviously.

 

And, of course, some stories just got me mad, such as the ICE court on Friday's being kid day... ugh! Unbelievable! ...and, yet, you read stories like this in the news.

 

I was glad to see some of the characters (like Fig, Caputo, Crazy Eyes, Cindy, and Taystee) grow over the course of the show.  The entire cast gave incredible performances.

 

And, some of the arcs really surprised me (some good/some bad), like CO Luschek, Doggett, Tamika Ward, Piper's dad, and even Pornstash (in a "blink and you'll miss it" scene near the end actually being a good dad to Daya's baby playing musical pots and pans in the kitchen).

 

I'm actually sad the series is coming to an end. I really feel like I got to know the main characters and there are others I'd really like to follow to the end of their stories.

 

Do NOT skip the final credits!

 

Finally, I was also impressed with Netflix for setting up the Poussey Washington fund as a real thing to help women integrate back into society.  Good on you, Netflix! ❤️

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