New TV Season 2019-20

It's called Surrender, New York based on the town it's mostly set in. The main character is a modern psychological profiler who teaches the techniques of Kreizler through online courses. He gets pulled into an investigation of missing and murdered children.

Catching up on all the Perry Mason today. So good!

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Catching up on all the Perry Mason today. So good!

Oh my god! Tonight's episode was so spot on Perry Mason. This thing is amazing.

I was convinced until I read the end credits that E.B.'s son was some kind of CG.

Rat Boy wrote:

I was convinced until I read the end credits that E.B.'s son was some kind of CG.

We noticed that too. He's not listed on IMDB, bit we were like: "Knew it!" When his name came up in the credits.

I just binged Devs over the last two days. I really enjoyed it. Seems like a one season and done type of show. At least I hope it is. The finale was great!

Teresa brought this series up to me because it is based on a novel she is about to read. Since The Circus is also starting back up in August, we will be adding Showtime again.

I just finished watching the first season of Brave New World on Peacock. I'd seen it had some pretty middling reviews, but I thought it was kinda great. It takes a couple of episodes to get going--the stuff in "The Savage Lands" was a little tedious--but once it hit its stride I thought it was a lot of fun. Alden Ehrenreich and Harry Lloyd have a really enjoyable buddy chemistry for the middle part of the show, and Ehrenreich has this fun swagger which makes you understand why people thought he could play Han Solo. It's co-created by great comics writer Grant Morrison, who also wrote the first and last episodes of the season. Anyway, I liked it a lot and am curious whether it'll get a second season.

That’s good to hear. I have the app, but we aren’t spending money on it. Brave New World is something I was hoping might be good. What seems like the leader in the trailer was really great in Counterpart.

Season finale of Perry Mason was spectacular! Aaaaaaand, they finally did THE THING.

Somebody somewhere right now is thinking of doing a TV-MA reboot of Matlock.

Rat Boy wrote:

Somebody somewhere right now is thinking of doing a TV-MA reboot of Matlock.

Sponsored by viagra?

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Watching I May Destroy You a BBC show. Didn't know anything about it just seen people talking about how good it was. The show deals mostly with rape in many forms. I'm on episode six which goes places.

Anyway it is a very good show. Highly recommend you move to England to watch it legally.

HBO has been showing it--tomorrow night is the final episode, I think.

I watched the Perry Mason series. I was not into it as much as others on here seem to be. Not that it wasn't well done, I think it was. I just wasn't that into it. I wonder if the new Penny Dreadful series, which I found very disappointing, affected my enjoyment of Mason? Both series take place in the same era and location. I was immediately put off by it.

It doesn't help that aired on the same night as other really grim crime series like HBO's I'll Be Gone In The Dark or TNT's second season of The Alienist. Also it doesn't help that it's 2020.

Lovecraft Country is AMAZING and horrifying.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Lovecraft Country is AMAZING and horrifying.

Is there a separate thread for this? Cause honestly that show deserves one. So good and I haven’t even watched the end of the episode because the kiddo got up and I turned it off.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Lovecraft Country is AMAZING and horrifying.

I really enjoyed the first episode. I'm looking forward to the next one.

Oh nice! Don't watch it if you don't want to then immediately subscribe to HBO Max before next week!

That episode has stuck with me this week. The sense of dread it conjures up is pretty damn impressive. Can't wait for Sunday.

We just subscribed to Showtime for The Circus, which will probably take us though the election. My hope then is to grab HBO for a month and binge Lovecraft Country, then go back to Netflix. It's a dance we do every season of The Circus now, it seems.

We just started watching this on Amazon, and it's really good. It's like the nightmare show people always say Survivor and The Amazing Race should be. This is no joke.

But what really sells it is the competitors. We love so many of them, that it is just a very inspiring and positive show, even when things go horribly wrong. Not a fan of Bear Grylis, who just comes off as a walking cliche all hour. When he's talking to them, it's often awkward, because these are just amazing athletes on their own, and their stories don't need embellishment.

I'm serious, there are some dusty moments. Also, we only watched one episode. But still...

Jayhawker wrote:

We just started watching this on Amazon, and it's really good. It's like the nightmare show people always say Survivor and The Amazing Race should be. This is no joke.

I'm not a fan of most "reality" TV like Survivor or The Amazing Race, but I watched the original Eco-Challenge when it aired. One thing that still sticks in my head was that the leeches were really bad in Borneo, and one decided to swim up a guy's urethra. Glad to see it's back. (The show, not the leech.)

Loved Doom Patrol season 2 which was much better than season 1 that I also liked. The one problem is that it doesn't have a true ending thanks to the virus. If you hated season 1 I doubt you will like season 2. The show is still wacky but more on track.

The new addition was great. I thought she was a real little girl but she is a adult playing a little girl. That lady is a good actress. The story is kind of from the comics, not completely but pretty close. I think the comic story is only like four comics long or so.

Also finished I May Destroy You which was great. The last episode wasn't the best. Will have to watch some reviews on the last episode to see if I missed something.

Started Agents of Shield season 7. First episode was terrible. Still going to watch the entire thing. I love the show in general.

Agents of SHIELD's final season is well worth watching. They got to do some fun stuff.

No! Not Michael Ealy's Eyes

ABC pulled the plug on Michael Ealy’s eyes yesterday. Ealy’s eyes, which co-starred alongside Colbie Smulders bad-assery and Jake Johnson’s acerbic wit in a show called Stumptown, have been canceled. The news comes as a painful shock to most fans of Michael Ealy’s eyes, as ABC has initially renewed them for a second season. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, ABC could not meet the “timing and scheduling needs” of Michael Ealy’s beautiful, piercing, soulful eyes.

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Massive frown from me.

If you’re in to travelog programs then Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman’s last ‘let’s travel an incredibly long journey on Motorbikes’ offering Long Way Up is currently available on AppleTV, where they travel from the tip of South America up through South & Central America, Mexico and then to Los Angeles.

If you’ve see their other offerings - Long Way Round and Long Way Down - then it’s basically more of them same, although both McGregor and Boorman are increasingly middle aged. So far it lacks some of the jeopardy of Round and Down, purely because Argentina and Chile are better developed than places like Mongolia / Siberia and most of Africa, but on the other hand they are doing the journey using electric bikes and back up support vehicles. Most of the challenges has been about finding place with sufficient electrical infrastructure to actually charge the bikes. However it does feel a little artificial in places, but they don’t hide that occasionally they have to cheat - at least twice they’ve had to bring in a massive diesel generator to do the job!

It’s all very jolly and the affability of both McGregor and Boorman carries it through very well. McGregor is a man who wears his fame very lightly indeed, and certainly doesn’t use it like a weapon, while Boorman is a good foil to his enthusiasm.

It’s definitely worth investigating and the scenery of Patagonia and Chile is breathtaking. Somewhere one day I’d kind of like to visit.

Coming October 4th, the TV series that is essentially based on my username, as I even used John Brown as my avatar for periods. He was a turbulent man for turbulent times. Really enjoyed Ethan Hawkes take on the man, as he described playing John Brown like getting to play King Lear, but if no one had ever played him before.