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TV of 2018

#1 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:55 am

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#6 Post by jazzo » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:46 am

Not an original production, but a Netflix license. I’m halfway through Craig Elrods’s MUSTANG ISLAND, and kind-of love it. I’ll try and post more when I finish it, but if you’re in the mood for a throwback to early 90’s indie cinema, this charming little picture, with its Hal Hartley, Bottle Rocket, Party Girl vibe, is a well-spent hour and a half.

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#7 Post by ria » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:17 am

McMafia and Next of Kin both seems to have given a great start to Dramas in the new year. What do you think?


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#9 Post by bearcuborg » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:55 pm

The newest season American Experience starts off with a riveting tale of Teddy Roosevelt’s journey into the Amazon Jungle. It smartly stays in black and white throughout the program-and it’s narration by Oliver Platt is top notch.

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#11 Post by bearcuborg » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:45 am

Of the all the reboots so far, that’s one I would actually watch. Sadly, no more Jay Thomas.

The latest Frontline continues 2016’s Exodus. I defy anyone to watch part 1 and not cry for the majority of the program. 2018’s follow up is just flat out frustrating with Trump and his ilk across the globe. You’ll wanna punch your TV set.

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#12 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:56 am

bearcuborg wrote:Of the all the reboots so far, that’s one I would actually watch. Sadly, no more Jay Thomas.
No Robert Pastorelli either. At least Grant Shaud can come out of whatever rock he's been hiding under.

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#13 Post by bearcuborg » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:45 am

Many years ago on Letterman, Norman Lear said he had an idea for a TV show about people his age, and then asked Dave to ask him what the title was... Dave asked, "Norman, what's the title?" Norman replied, "Guess Who Died?"

He's now making the pilot with Christopher Lloyd and Hector Elizondo.

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#14 Post by domino harvey » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:24 am

I'm back on Hulu, are there any good originals or exclusive shows worth checking out?

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#15 Post by pandroid7 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:50 pm

domino harvey wrote:I'm back on Hulu, are there any good originals or exclusive shows worth checking out?
Casual is wonderful. I haven't liked a drama about dysfunctional family quite that much since Six Feet Under. Which isn't to say they're extremely similar shows (although Val and Alex's parents did remind me of the Chenowiths a lot) but rather just to stress how much I liked it. I have intensely narcissistic grandparents, and I've found that it's hard to find honest portrayals of what a childhood growing up with narcissists for parents really looks like. Casual does it well, and I think the brother/sister codependency that developed between Val and Alex due to their boundary-less, rudderless relationship with their parents is compelling as is the way that lack of guidance translates to Val's own parenting of her teenage daughter.

When I finished it, I immediately was on the phone with my mom to let her know she needed this show in her life for catharsis. She whipped through it in no time and loved it. I was happy to impart it to her. :)

Difficult People is fantastic if you like the quippy, pop culture referential style for your 30 minute comedies. Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner's banter is pretty damn entertaining.

The Path is...I recommend it if, like me, you dearly miss seeing the acting chops of Hugh Dancy since the cancellation of the magical realism fever dream that was Hannibal. He's consistently impressive, but otherwise it's very up and down. I tend to have a pattern each season where I think "okay, they've gotten their shit together. The showrunner and writers have learned from their mistakes."

*cut to halfway through the new season* Goddamnit...they got me again.

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#16 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:44 pm

How is The Joel McHale Show?

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#17 Post by paulm » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:47 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:How is The Joel McHale Show?
It is exactly like The Soup. So if you liked that, then it is great.

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#18 Post by cdnchris » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:54 pm

It fills an empty void left in my life after the departure of The Soup.

So yes, as stated, it's exactly like The Soup, but amazingly I think it has lower production values.

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#19 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:23 pm

I loved The Soup but I feel like one of the attractions I had to the show was that it was on possibly the most vapid, empty cable network ever and I don't feel that way about Netflix.

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#20 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:38 am

flyonthewall2983 wrote:How is The Joel McHale Show?
I assume The Great Outdoors got canned. It got pretty bad reviews but the few episodes I saw weren't that terrible (not that they were that good either).

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#21 Post by domino harvey » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:30 pm

Lost in Space, with Parker Posey as Dr Smith (!)

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#23 Post by Luke M » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:10 pm

Anyone watching Ugly Beautiful? David Chang of Momofuku fame travels across the world exploring how different cultures prepare ubiquitous foods and going into their history. There’s episodes about pizza, tacos, fried chicken, and others. I think the Thanksgiving episode was actually my favorite.



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