New TV Season 2019-20

Had I been asked as recently as March to list all ways the disreputable-but-gleeful The 100 might end, it would have taken a while before I got to "very much like End of Evangelion."

Is it finally over? We gave up on season 3ish

Season 3 was a bit of a slog. The next three seasons definitely felt more focused. I have yet to start the final season.

Season 2 is pretty clearly the high water mark, and while I like conceptual weirdness such as the City of Light, I can also see how season 3 could be called a slog. 4 and 5 are quite compelling, the latter aided by a time jump, and then 6 morphs the show into, I sh*t thee not, what feels like an homage to Tom Baker era Doctor Who. This last season is...I'll generously say "Dicey," with a loooooot of extra conceptual weirdness and just a strange vibe, but the audacity that this Hunger Games knockoff on the CW had become what it had carried me. And while 2 is the best, I'm not going to begrudge some later character additions or the expanded roles of a few that are already there, particularly Emori, Roan, Dyoza, Indra, Titus, and mah gurl Echo. Depending on how you wanted to argue it, you could add Murphy, too.

Just when you think 2020 couldn't possibly get any worse, you go and watch something like this

What, in the name of f*cking God, was that?!?!?

Have I told y'all that Ted Lasso is the best thing ever and y'all need to be watching it?

Is there a new 20-21 thread? Or are there enough shows to even matter?

I think that one might require a, uh, different state of mind to appreciate fully.

Veloxi wrote:

Have I told y'all that Ted Lasso is the best thing ever and y'all need to be watching it?

I kept hearing good things about the show and finally decided to binge it last week. It is a wonderful show! Surprisingly great!

Gaald wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

Have I told y'all that Ted Lasso is the best thing ever and y'all need to be watching it?

I kept hearing good things about the show and finally decided to binge it last week. It is a wonderful show! Surprisingly great!

OMG right? It's like the big hug we all need right now.

Nevin73 wrote:

I think that one might require a, uh, different state of mind to appreciate fully.

Several alternate universes away if you ask me

Oh man the season premiere of the Mandalorian! God I love this show!

Season 2 of His Dark Materials has been pretty damn good so far. They’ve updated the story a little and deviated a little from the original books, but it’s been deftly handled and goes some way to clarifying the story a little more.

This show has been out for a while, but I just finished watching Black Summer. An zombie series on Netflix. SO GOOD!

Sorbicol wrote:

Season 2 of His Dark Materials has been pretty damn good so far. They’ve updated the story a little and deviated a little from the original books, but it’s been deftly handled and goes some way to clarifying the story a little more.

We just saw Season 2 Ep 1 last night. Have more episodes been released?

The second episode should be out as well. I am waiting until a few of them build up before I start watching season 2.

The opening of Resident Alien is a little hard for me to get past. They really, really should have stolen the setup for his assumed identity from the first episode of the Starman TV series.

I dug Resident Alien. It was crazy and touching.

Having gotten to the end, it makes more sense. Looking forward to where it goes next.

We're really liking Resident Alien. After watching the first episode, I got my wife into it and she's now ahead of me and laughing out loud in her office watching the next episode.

That his nemesis in the episodes that have aired so far is a child is just delightful.

Started The Stand and didn't like the first episode but dug the second. I'm not liking the out of order story telling. The acting is all over the place. I read the book twice and seen the original mini series and so far both are better.

If you get Starz, check out Men in Kilts a road trip with Sam and graham. Travel show in Scotland. They are funny!

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Started The Stand and didn't like the first episode but dug the second. I'm not liking the out of order story telling. The acting is all over the place. I read the book twice and seen the original mini series and so far both are better.

Finished the series. The last episode was pointless. I heard some people got really mad at how a certain person was depicted. They had a right to be mad. Humanities fall was skipped over for the most part which I think was a mistake. Big bad wasn't as good as the one from the original. Actor might not have range.

Resident Alien continues to deliver.

I’m torn on Resident Alien. I’ve read the comics and I don’t normally mind when adaptations deviate from the source material, but several of the changes in the show don’t make sense. His disguise for one- in the comics Harry emits a passive psychic field that tricks people into seeing him as a normal human, but he still shows up as an alien on video and in photos, and a tiny fraction of the population (such as the kid) is naturally immune to varying degrees. That’s why he’s hiding in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere. In the show he’s a shapeshifter who has so completely changed himself that he is repeatedly shown having to deal with issues of his now-human anatomy, yet the kid still sees his alien form somehow?

I'm right there with you ruhk, it's like the show didn't think through the whole shape shift thing. Doesn't surprise me.

Watched Fear the Walking Dead and liked the latest season. Last season wasn't very good. The only problem was they killed off a interesting character to fast. It is funny seeing the assistant from The Boys as the main bad guy in this show.

Also half way through The Walking Dead Beyond Burger. They take a different approach by focusing on a group of teens. It isn't very good. I don't really care about any of them. There were some interesting moments some of which are going to be tie ins to the movie.

I think it's been mentioned here before but For All Mankind on Apple+, despite it's occasional preposterousness and slightly janky production values (you'd have thought they could have used a little more CGI rather than have the actors physically bunny hop when depicting events on the moon) is really rather good. Set in an alternate Universe where the Russians got to the moon first, it uses a mix of real life and fictional characters to tell the story of how NASA responds and extending the Cold War into space with both the Americans and Russians building long term bases on the moon.

The first season is a lot of scene setting - including the introduction of female astronauts decades before they had them in real life - and the political response to America being second in almost everything they do before landing a base on the moon. From astronaut sexuality to mental breakdowns to catastrophic accidents (both in space and domestic tragedy) it's all handled quite well and manages to keep a level of realism I wasn't really expecting - at least, most of the time. The season finale did stretch credibility somewhat but it could have been worse.

The second season has just started and it feels like it's grown into it's own skin a little more. It's starts with a series of storylines included for no other reason than the hell of it (Lennon survives, Pope John Paul II doesn't, Prince Charles gets to marry Camilla Parker Bowles the first time round) and move forward with a lot more confidence in what's doing. Enjoying it a lot more than I was expecting.

Anyone watching 911? Can I jump in now or should I start from the beginning?