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Old 23 September 2017, 02:42 AM
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Rick and Morty has been great this year. Pickle Rick was one of the best, IMO.
The Ricklantis episode was just amazing.
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Old 23 September 2017, 04:35 PM
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There is a new show about to start called "Wisdom of the People" which has as it's premise: :
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A tech wiz who attempts to revolutionize crime solving specifically the unsolved case of his daughter's murder with a crowd-sourcing app that utilizes the public for information.


Anyway I find the whole concept a little disturbing, basically vigilantism. I may watch an episode to see if it's handled better than the adverts lead me to believe.
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Old 23 September 2017, 05:18 PM
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Wisdom of the Crowd? Yeah, what I want to see is how the defense attorney shreds the case due to all the evidence having been gathered by untrained people and the crime scene being completely contaminated.
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Old 23 September 2017, 05:31 PM
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That's the one. I guess contaminating a crime scene wouldn't be an issue if the premise is that they are using the crowd to locate someone (the commercial shows all these people identifying the bad guy in a public place and sending photos) but that can't be the way they handle every crime or the show is going to be very boring, very fast!

I know it's wrong to give a thumbs down on a show based only on the premise and the commercial (well I guess it's wrong) but I just don't like this whole concept. "The crowd" is smarter than trained law enforcement personnel? That's really going to help make people trust the police again.
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Old 23 September 2017, 05:49 PM
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Ever since the first trailer for it, I've been wondering if we were going to get a "shocking" mid-season twist that the guy who set the thing up is actually a bad guy who's using it to manipulate people. If he's legit, I give it a 70% chance of being corrupted by some sort of villain who plants evidence implicating innocent people.
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Old 24 September 2017, 01:48 AM
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Sounds sort of like the quashed premiere episode of the adaptation of Global Frequency, except instead of a network of selected specialists, it's.... anybody. And instead of world-saving, it's police procedural.

....without the police...
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Old 24 September 2017, 06:31 AM
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Been watching the new Ducktales and enjoying it, even if I can't seem to find a listing of when new episodes are airing. I do have a theory about the triplets' mother: she's going to turn out to be Magica de Spell, and that's why Scrooge and Donald have erased all references to her.
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Old 24 September 2017, 08:16 AM
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Add me to the list of people watching The Viet Nam War. It's excellent.

I'm waiting for season 2 of The Exorcist on Fox. Season One was terrific.
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Old 30 September 2017, 01:02 AM
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Episode one was so-so for me but episode two was an improvement. I've heard vague internet rumours that the critics hated episode three the most so it'll be interesting to see what it's like.

We won't have long to find out, the show is airing on Thursdays from now on.

I liked Episode 1 enough to keep watching.

Episode 2 really struck me as close to something Classic Trek might have done. Liked that one.

Episode 3 knocked it out of the park.

Episode 4 had some really good moments, and some okay moments.


Overall, I like this enough to keep watching. I will say that it does make me laugh, without it being MacFarlane's usual brand of humor (skirts a few times, but pulls back). And probably a lot closer to the feel of the original Trek series than what we've been seeing out of the Trekverse sequel and prequel series for a long time.

One of the things I really like, oddly enough, is the relationship between Mercer and Grayson. Somehow they've managed to find that balance of 'two people who will probably always care about each other on some level', without it being, 'oh My God, they're obviously still hot for each other', which a lot of other shows will do. The second episode could have easily gone the 'unresolved sexual tension' route, and instead, we got treated to a scene that showed that they were actual people with habits that drove the other one up the wall.

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Old 02 October 2017, 03:42 AM
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I watched the first episode of Star Trek Discovery and wasn't really grabbed by it so I didn't get around to watching the second episode for days and days but I really enjoyed that a lot more. I especially like the direction the series will be taking from that point onwards, it's something new and different for Trek.

Red Letter Media did a big youtube review where they talked about how it differs from other Trek series but also how the most recent Trek reboot TV shows tried to stay closer to the classic series but failed to find an audience.
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Old 03 October 2017, 01:17 PM
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Whoa, the 3rd episode of Star Trek: Discovery sure was something different. They borrowed heavily from the scifi/horror genre, specifically Ridley Scott with a few nods towards John Carpenter and even a smidgen of Junji Ito amongst others. (If you're familiar with Junji Ito's comics then you'll know just how insane that is. Also if you watch the episode you'll know to start worrying when the characters start seeing [spoiler] spiral patterns )

Also as a fan of Earth wacky micro-animals it really tickled me that the [spoiler]monster of the week was really obviously a [spoiler] tardigrade the size of a grizzly bear which is a truly terrifying concept.

There was also a genuinely funny moment with a certain villain which was played totally straight, it was a great moment.
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Old 03 October 2017, 05:01 PM
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Maybe this belongs in the stupid questions thread, but those of you watching Star Trek: Discovery, how are you watching it? I'd like to watch it, but my understanding is that it's only available on CBS's paid streaming service (at least in the US), and I don't want to sign up for yet another streaming service just for one show. I'm hoping it will be eventually be made available on the CBS broadcast network or one of the other streaming services if I just wait long enough.
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Old 03 October 2017, 05:46 PM
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I don't think it will. Discovery has a TV-MA rating and there's been reports that they're going to take advantage of that to include content that they couldn't get away with on broadcast television.

The best bet is if CBS's streaming service fails that it'll get released on Netflix (who heavily underwrote the show), like it is outside of the US and Canada.
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Old 03 October 2017, 06:51 PM
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That is kind of my hope, that maybe they'll strike a deal with Netflix to release episodes there after a certain amount of time has passed, like what HBO has with Amazon.
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Old 03 October 2017, 06:51 PM
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Really digging The Orville. It feels more like classic Trek than modern Trek has in a long time.
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Episode one was so-so for me but episode two was an improvement. I've heard vague internet rumours that the critics hated episode three the most so it'll be interesting to see what it's like.
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Episode 3 knocked it out of the park.
I frequent the Trek BBS, and many there seem to disagree with the critics - about both episode 3 and the show overall. This is not a half-comedy that doesn't know what it wants to be. This is the show to fill the void left in many of our lives since Star Trek (TOS) ended. Full of overused tropes, with jokes that sometimes fall flat, but a great big bowl of televisual comfort food that reminds us of how much fun a space opera can be. (And the occasional morality play doesn't hurt.) Much of the strength is in relatable characters.

While I don't want to get on the "Orville v. Discovery, pick one and only one" trip many are on, I must say that the one free episode of Discovery did not make me feel good. A shame. I wish the real thing could maintain the quality of the imitator.
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Old 03 October 2017, 09:29 PM
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Watching both the Orville and STiscovery. Definitely doesn't have to be one or the other. I haven't seen the latest ST, so I am not yet ready to judge it (I heard one of the producers say this week is more like the pilot with last week kind of a prequel).

I find the Orville isn't quite as funny as I had hoped (although some things make me laugh out loud like the whole Rudolph thing. And there are fewer dick/vomit/diarrhea jokes than I feared from Seth Macfarlane, so that's good. Surprised at how much I enjoy the relationship between Ed and Kelly. Definitely not the usual exes TV trope.
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Old 04 October 2017, 04:45 AM
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Anyone trying out Inhumans, or is everyone Marveled out?

I DVRed the first episode, and it seems okay but I'm not sure if I want to actually commit.
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Old 04 October 2017, 07:32 AM
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Anyone trying out Inhumans, or is everyone Marveled out?

I DVRed the first episode, and it seems okay but I'm not sure if I want to actually commit.
It's not great. There's a glimmer of potential there and it might pick up steam as it goes along but on the other hand there's every chance that it'll just remain 'okay'. There wasn't really any moments in the first episode where I went "Wow, that was cool" or "Huh, that character is great, I wanna see what they do next" which isn't a good sign.
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Old 04 October 2017, 09:34 AM
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Yeah, that was my take as well. None of the characters stand out as particularly interesting, though Crystal stands out as particularly weak given that she was captured without putting up a fight despite her allegedly powerful elemental control abilities.

I guess Maximus is more interesting than his comic counterpart given his lack of powers, but he really comes across more as a self-serving demagogue who's going to start a war with a foe he's badly underestimated than someone who actually cares about the people.
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Old 04 October 2017, 10:11 AM
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I guess Maximus is more interesting than his comic counterpart given his lack of powers
He lies about a lot of things, we only have his word that he doesn't have powers.
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