New TV Season 2017-18

Marvels Inhumans is up on local HBO, anybody seen it yet? Reviews are pretty low.

I checked out SEAL Team. Not bad, though I'm a bit tired of the lead character being "one of the best in the world" bit. Couldn't he just be, you know, an elite soldier and leave it at that? The biggest issue is that we had trouble understanding the dialog. Not only was it filled with military jargon, but it seemed like they were continually speaking fast and at low volume. It was kind of weird.

Suvanto wrote:

Marvels Inhumans is up on local HBO, anybody seen it yet? Reviews are pretty low.

Recorded it on the DVR. Watched the first 10 minutes, they were not promising, so I haven't gotten back to watching the rest.

Inhumans is pretty bad. Is it just pilot episode roughness? I don't know, but it was pretty bad. I will keep watching it for now, because I am a sucker for comic book stuff but it's pretty bad. Does that clear it up for you?

SEAL Team was pretty good.

[quote][I checked out SEAL Team. Not bad, though I'm a bit tired of the lead character being "one of the best in the world" bit./quote]

I don't know what you were expecting. It's a show about american military. Of course they are going to be the "Best of the best". LOL If it was anything but, it would be a comedy, because god forbid anyone think otherwise. It's kind of pathetic how hard they push that narrative. It is funny how it wasn't good enough for the show to be about a seal team, it had to be an elite seal team. LOL

Watched the first episode of Inhumans and thought it was ok. Better than the first episode of agents of shield which I love. The first scenes were extremely badly acted. The powers showcase was pretty good. The story was so so. We don't get any reason for why people are following the bad brother.

I do think it was a mistake not tying this more into agents of shield but they did do some minor connections. Some of the plot points seem odd at the moment but they might get better in latter episodes.

Inhumans ep 2

Fight scenes were really bad. Some really bad logic going on. A person is left for dead on a car. Hours go by and no one sees or reports the body. This is in a parking lot outside some building. In another scene cops see guy do something big. The way they handle this guy after that display of power is dumb.

Over all episode 2 went downhill from episode 1. I'll keep on trucking along for now. One thing I did like is how the good guys are racist towards non inhumans. However, so far they aren't playing this aspect correctly.

The thing that bothered me most from the first two episodes of Inhumans.

Spoiler:

The god awful hooves! I mean Jesus did they look bad!

Star Trek Discovery on the other hand is still excellent! And looks amazing!

I took a break from Sunday night football and watched Fox. The Simpsons season premiere was surprisingly good. I haven't paid much attention to the series in the last few years, mostly due to Homer's growing psychotic tendencies, but this episode would not have seemed out of place in its heyday.

For a series premiere Ghosted was also pretty funny. I'll watch anything with Craig Robinson and Adam Scott, and normally first episodes are lousy because producers feel obliged to shoehorn so much exposition into the plot but these guys pulled it off nicely. Sort of a cross between X-Files and of course, Ghostbusters. I hope it sticks around.

Family Guy was just weird and unfunny.

Tentatively excited for The Gifted, which premiers tonight. I may be a bit biased because I'm a huge X fan. FX did Legion justice so I'm hoping they can do the same for other X properties.

Finally watched the season 2 premiere of The Exorcist, and man, it over delivered. Love the new direction of the show, and the setting in remote Washington, on an island is going to be creepy as heck.

I saw where he writers moved the location to the Northwest in order to get a more natural vibe, with deep greens and a sense of isolation. They mentioned drawing from Japanese horror, as well. Everything checks out, although our heroes are still on the run, performing an exorcism is what feels like red state south.

John Cho plays an almost too good to be true foster parent of several emotionally challenged kids. He is in the process of a social welfare visit as stuff gets creepy. The kids are both damaged and adorable. There is a hint that Cho is doing this solo because he has lost his wife.

Lots of opportunity for the feeling of guilt that a demon uses to pry a victim open. I do think this season is going to deliver some great story and scares.

So far, seeing the first season doesn’t seem like a must, but it would help. The first season was fantastic for 5 episodes, then went sidewise for a few, but finished strong. Worth watching if you have access.

I really liked the first season of the The Exorcist and I thought the first episode of Season 2 was just as good. Looking forward to watching it.

Radical Ans wrote:

Tentatively excited for The Gifted, which premiers tonight. I may be a bit biased because I'm a huge X fan. FX did Legion justice so I'm hoping they can do the same for other X properties.

This is the one new show I'm going to watch from the start. Hope they don't break my heart and cancel another good one. But also hope it's actually good.

Any thoughts on the current season of The Good Place? After a hilarious first season, the first two episodes feel like a complete drag. I have no idea where they try to go with it... hopefully the creators of the show know. I'd be surprised to see a third season if it goes on like this...

The Deuce, on the other hand, is pretty amazing. Great actors, an engaging story... and it does look as if it is rather expensive to make. New York looks SO alive. Plus, effectwise, they subtly do show off quite a bit whenever Franco's two characters are on screen at the same time interacting with each other. Having said that, Franco's characters are the least interesting ones overall.

Brainsmith wrote:

Any thoughts on the current season of The Good Place? After a hilarious first season, the first two episodes feel like a complete drag. I have no idea where they try to go with it... hopefully the creators of the show know. I'd be surprised to see a third season if it goes on like this...

Considering the whirlwind pace of s2e2, I think they were both together intended to set up the rest of the season.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Brainsmith wrote:

Any thoughts on the current season of The Good Place? After a hilarious first season, the first two episodes feel like a complete drag. I have no idea where they try to go with it... hopefully the creators of the show know. I'd be surprised to see a third season if it goes on like this...

Considering the whirlwind pace of s2e2, I think they were both together intended to set up the rest of the season.

Yep!

Spoiler:

I think the team up will be awesome!!!

We just watched Ghosted and loved it. Since it's in Fox, that means it'll be cancelled before the end of the year as all episodes will be played out of order, they'll move its night around and never allow it to find an audience.

Just finished watching the first episode of The Gifted. I really enjoyed it. I thought the story worked really well, the acting was solid even from the kids. Compared to the terrible Inhumans premiere, The Gifted was a resounding success!

Yep, Ghosted was great! I always enjoyed Craig Robinson's dry delivery on The Office; it's good to see him again in something I'm watching.

Zoso1701 wrote:

Yep, Ghosted was great! I always enjoyed Craig Robinson's dry delivery on The Office; it's good to see him again in something I'm watching.

He's fantaaaaastic whenever he appears on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

I had no idea there was an Exorcist series out there and a good one at that.

slazev wrote:

I had no idea there was an Exorcist series out there and a good one at that.

Season 1 is on Amazon Prime for anyone that wants to catch-up.

The Gifted and Ghosted were both pretty great. Being a long time X-men fan I REALLY liked that they finally seemed to get the main issues in the x-men right.

I need more opinions on The Gifted.
The trailer sucked too much for me to believe it's actually good.

slazev wrote:

I need more opinions on The Gifted.
The trailer sucked too much for me to believe it's actually good.

Exactly!

I didn't care for Gifted that much. I didn't hate it just thought it wasn't that good. Acting mostly bad. Story kind of dumb. Powers were ok.

I felt The Gifted was somewhere between mediocre and good, but enough for me to continue watching. Ghosted wasn't my cup of tea though.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

I didn't care for Gifted that much. I didn't hate it just thought it wasn't that good. Acting mostly bad. Story kind of dumb. Powers were ok.

It wasn't oh my god brilliant, but I actually thought it was pretty good. I thought the acting was mostly good, or decent. Not sure what you found terrible there.

The story is classic X-men, and it was done well. Discrimination running rampant, mutants are the target etc.

Amy Acker was great as always, love her.

Compared to Inhumans it was a masterpiece! LOL

Gaald wrote:

Just finished watching the first episode of The Gifted. I really enjoyed it. I thought the story worked really well, the acting was solid even from the kids. Compared to the terrible Inhumans premiere, The Gifted was a resounding success!

I felt the same way. Really like that they included the Sentinels without them being 3 story robots. Good mix of existing X characters and new ones too. Though I'm slightly confused as to why they went with Tunderbird over Warpath. Thunderbird died literally 3 or 4 issues after he was introduced, and Warpath (his brother) has much more backstory to mine. Perhaps they wanted more of a blank slate to flesh out the character in their own way. Oh well still like it.

Also the X-Men animated series ringtone was a nice touch.

Radical Ans wrote:
Gaald wrote:

Just finished watching the first episode of The Gifted. I really enjoyed it. I thought the story worked really well, the acting was solid even from the kids. Compared to the terrible Inhumans premiere, The Gifted was a resounding success!

I felt the same way. Really like that they included the Sentinels without them being 3 story robots. Good mix of existing X characters and new ones too. Though I'm slightly confused as to why they went with Tunderbird over Warpath. Thunderbird died literally 3 or 4 issues after he was introduced, and Warpath (his brother) has much more backstory to mine. Perhaps they wanted more of a blank slate to flesh out the character in their own way. Oh well still like it.

Also the X-Men animated series ringtone was a nice touch.

I loved the ringtone. I might try to get the wife to watch this... it might have enough angsty teen drama to keep her interested...

I like the drones and sentinels the way they did them, it sets a reasonable level of fear in people with abilities. I am pretty happy with the whole thing and can't wait for the second episode...

Spoiler:

Did Vampire Bill get shot in the back with a piece of debris? I didn't quite see what happened.

Ducktales:

May be my favorite new show of the season.