New TV Season 2019-20

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Killing Eve season 3 has started off well. Not as good as the previous two seasons but it has promise.

I agree. Villanelle is just too much fun. I don't know anything about fashion or interior design, but I was drooling over that apartment in Barcelona.

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Oh my god! They killed Kenny!

Gaald wrote:

Avenue 5 The most recent episode was great! I'm enjoying this show a lot.

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I loved that they weren't afraid to get really dark.

Avenue 5 did seem to pick up some, and I did watch the whole season. It feels a little strange just calling it a comedy. I'm ok with dark comedy, it just wasn't what I originally expected. I think if they settle on that they might find their niche.

Hobbes2099 wrote:

Finished Devs last night. I highly recommend it.

I now have to decide whether to start Ozrak, Chernobyl, or Dark

I'd leave Dark for last. The last season is in post-production. Might as well binge the complete series when it becomes available.

Chernobyl is the shortest one (and fantastic, if horrifying). Go for this one.

Completed Devs and really liked it. Unfortunately, no one can be told what Devs is. You have to see if for yourself.

I tried to like Tales From the Loop, I really did. But one can only deal with so much aggressive melancholy before it becomes exhausting. They leaned so hard into melancholy that they forgot it was supposed to be a weird scifi show. Oh well. We gave up at episode five.

Avenue 5 on the other hand was absolute amazing and hilarious.

maverickz wrote:

I tried to like Tales From the Loop, I really did. But one can only deal with so much aggressive melancholy before it becomes exhausting. They leaned so hard into melancholy that they forgot it was supposed to be a weird scifi show. Oh well. We gave up at episode five.

It is a very Melancholy show. I really enjoyed it though. It looked great and the stories were interesting. But you really have to be in the mood for a show like this.

Having said that, I am a bit biased here because it was filmed locally, and I worked a couple days on it driving a truck and some cars in a couple of scenes.

I'm liking this season of Outlander but it isn't as good as the others. A couple of interesting stories going on. Some uneven plots going on. There was one episode where Claire healed Jamie with her magical girly parts. Usually she uses science but not that time. One of those moments I couldn't decide if it was stupid or hot. Then there was scene where someone goes against something huge and is hit by it. They get back up like nothing happen. Again was this cool or stupid that they didn't get hurt. I don't know.

I've been watching Vagrant Queen. I like it, but I'm not exactly sure why I like it. It's cheesy and fun. The production values aren't high, but that doesn't bother me. It's reminds me of the sort of show that would have come on TV when I was a kid, that I would have enjoyed despite its flaws, like Doctor Who or Buck Rogers. Of course, the fact that I like it and it's on SyFy means it'll probably end up getting cancelled.

If you want to get really angry, episode 4 of HBO’s documentary series on the Atlanta Child Murders will do it.

It’s such a blatant example of how not close a serial killing case, and was done mostly because ignoring black women is apparently easy.

We started it because we had just finished up season 2 of Mindhunter, which was really good. I feel like the story in Atlanta was handled reasonable well, zeroing in on the issues that made it so problematic.

I think our HBO sub might have just expired, so I’m not sure if we will see the next episodes. Not sure how many overall, as I thought it was four, but it feels like they are not done yet.

Overall, I’m not sure this needed as many episodes as it is getting. There is enough there for a series, but those first three episodes could have probably been one.

Episode 4 felt like it needed that hour.

deftly wrote:

I've been watching Vagrant Queen. I like it, but I'm not exactly sure why I like it. It's cheesy and fun. The production values aren't high, but that doesn't bother me. It's reminds me of the sort of show that would have come on TV when I was a kid, that I would have enjoyed despite its flaws, like Doctor Who or Buck Rogers. Of course, the fact that I like it and it's on SyFy means it'll probably end up getting cancelled.

I think I watched like 15 or 20 minutes of the 1st episode and I couldn't take it anymore. I have a pretty high tolerance when it comes to watching shows but something needs to grab me for me to look past the other flaws a show might have and this had nothing.

I thought the lead actress was meh, the dialogue was cheesy and bad, the CGI was laughably bad, and the overall production value of the show was terrible.

I am glad someone is finding enjoyment out of it. It's just not for me. Which is fine, I already watch a lot of shows! LOL

Gangs of London is one weird cookie, I liked it. Kinda Shakespearean vibe and while its not action show, when the action does kick in it's insane.

2 words: Gareth Evans.

The Raid guy!?!? Ok, I'll check it out!

We are approaching time for a 20-21 thread. Do we want to keep this one, or start anew?

Just saw this in a story about new CBS shows-, and I’m in.

"Clarice" stars Rebecca Breeds (“Pretty Little Liars”) in the role played by Jodie Foster in the 1991 film, and offers "a deep dive into the untold personal story of (the) brilliant and vulnerable FBI agent" as she returns to the field, CBS says. Kal Penn and Michael Cudlitz are among other cast members.

Anyone watching the new TV series version of Snowpiercer on TNT starting Sunday night? Teresa just gave me a “Hell no!”

Considering I made my wife watch that movie because of good reviews here, I'm going to get a big hell no from her too.

Thanks, everyone.

Started Black Sails. The Flash's daughter is in it. She has some range on her. Also went back to watching Grimm which I'm liking but might drop it for a bit again after a few more episodes. I'm in early parts of season 2 where someone is still dealing with memory loss. Also just watched a episode where a wolf person was a preacher to sheep people. I liked where they went with that episode.

On the Survivor finale Jeff was pretty confident they'd be able to get a season in the can by this fall. Some chatter is that it could be filmed domestically. Why not I reckon.

Jeff is nothing if not optimistic.

They now shoot in the same location in Fiji every season. If they test all the contestants (and crew!) ahead of time, and there is an extremely low amount of cases in Fiji, they might be able to pull it off.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Started Black Sails. The Flash's daughter is in it. She has some range on her. Also went back to watching Grimm which I'm liking but might drop it for a bit again after a few more episodes. I'm in early parts of season 2 where someone is still dealing with memory loss. Also just watched a episode where a wolf person was a preacher to sheep people. I liked where they went with that episode.

Black Sails suffered in the first season in that everyone was a horrible person so I felt I little empathy for anyone's plight. The show got much better with subsequent seasons and was a worthy watch.

Nevin73 wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

Started Black Sails. The Flash's daughter is in it. She has some range on her. Also went back to watching Grimm which I'm liking but might drop it for a bit again after a few more episodes. I'm in early parts of season 2 where someone is still dealing with memory loss. Also just watched a episode where a wolf person was a preacher to sheep people. I liked where they went with that episode.

Black Sails suffered in the first season in that everyone was a horrible person so I felt I little empathy for anyone's plight. The show got much better with subsequent seasons and was a worthy watch.

Season 2 did wonders for Flint. Grimm is always a guilty pleasure. While I could never binge it like Buffy or Highlander, I end up watching 4-5 episodes, leaving it for a while, then picking up where I left off.

PaladinTom wrote:

Jeff is nothing if not optimistic.

They now shoot in the same location in Fiji every season. If they test all the contestants (and crew!) ahead of time, and there is an extremely low amount of cases in Fiji, they might be able to pull it off.

There's no way they can shoot in Fiji anytime soon. The Pacific Islands are particularly sensitive to the spread of Covid-19. So it would have to be domestic. They could either stick with a tropical theme but it could be interesting to go somewhere more arid for once.

This past season of Survivor (S40) was fantastic. Really enjoyed especially the last 4/5 episodes.

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The fact that Tony managed to win it, was amazing. I think you would have gotten the smallest chance of him winning it, going into the season.

Mr GT Chris wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:

Jeff is nothing if not optimistic.

They now shoot in the same location in Fiji every season. If they test all the contestants (and crew!) ahead of time, and there is an extremely low amount of cases in Fiji, they might be able to pull it off.

There's no way they can shoot in Fiji anytime soon. The Pacific Islands are particularly sensitive to the spread of Covid-19. So it would have to be domestic. They could either stick with a tropical theme but it could be interesting to go somewhere more arid for once.

Hmm, I didn't know that. Why are the Pacific Islands more susceptible to Covid?

I just finished watching Survivor as well. It was good season, I enjoyed it, but I thought they went a little overboard with all the advantages etc.

I thought Grimm really grew into a fun show to watch. It was really rough the first season, but really started to get better in season 2 and kept my interest all the way to the end.

Gaald wrote:

I just finished watching Survivor as well. It was good season, I enjoyed it, but I thought they went a little overboard with all the advantages etc.

I thought Grimm really grew into a fun show to watch. It was really rough the first season, but really started to get better in season 2 and kept my interest all the way to the end.

I gave up the show maybe a year or two ago, but my wife was watching it last night. I was cracking up at how many idols there were. Seemed a bit much. I think I dropped off where there might have been one per camp.

Gaald wrote:

I thought Grimm really grew into a fun show to watch. It was really rough the first season, but really started to get better in season 2 and kept my interest all the way to the end.

MonRosalie really became a the core of a the show. That way they can screw with Nick all they wanted and we still have something comforting and nice we can latch onto.

Nevin73 wrote:

Black Sails suffered in the first season in that everyone was a horrible person so I felt I little empathy for anyone's plight. The show got much better with subsequent seasons and was a worthy watch.

I concur. Black Sails is such a weird show, in how it does seem to line up as a prequel to the book. Are viewers going to get extra enjoyment out of how plausibly the characters from a modern and adult-ass show are going to grow into their old, children's book selves?

It did have a fantastic theme song by Bear McCreary though.

I just finished watching season 3 of Westworld. I am still really enjoying the show. Anyone else watch it?

I enjoyed it but the last few episodes felt a bit rushed and I have no idea where the next season is going with how things ended.