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#6 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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#8 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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#10 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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#11 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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#12 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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#13 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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#14 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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#17 Post by movielocke » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:53 pm

domino harvey wrote:Wow, the Roseanne revival got massive ratings: the best non-post Super Bowl ratings for any scripted show on any network all season

In other news, Roseanne tweeted that the kid from Parkland was giving a Nazi salute, so, enjoy supporting that shit, viewers
Home improvement or step by step revival next?

If it weren’t for the scandals, could you imagine how furiously Hollywood would be working on a Cosby show revival?

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#18 Post by Big Ben » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:20 pm

Currently waiting for the Law and Order resurgence. SVU is still on but nothing is stopping the original from coming back.

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#19 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:30 pm

So long as they brought Rene Balcer back to showrun-- it's markedly noticeable how much better the flagship and Criminal Intent were when he was at the helm

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#20 Post by Ribs » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:33 pm

Big Ben wrote:Currently waiting for the Law and Order resurgence. SVU is still on but nothing is stopping the original from coming back.
Nobody cared about Law & Order: True Crime, so I expect that's out of the question for the moment.

It's funny that this has transpired deep in the thickets of pilot season so we won't be suddenly getting a ton of reboots in September, but it's basically certain that by this time next year we'll be seeing new versions of 30 Rock, the Office, ER, 24 (for the third time!), Mad about You, the West Wing, and somehow maybe even Seinfeld (Jerry said they're considering it!) somewhere in the process of development. And those are just the titles that execs have publicly floated!

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#21 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:35 pm

John Krasinski even just said he thinks the Office should come back for a Christmas special

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#22 Post by Ribs » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:40 pm

If the Simpsons ever ends they'd just bring it back probably, huh

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#23 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:42 pm

There hasn't been any full-throated demand for new Simpsons since the late 90s, there's no way that would get good enough ratings to justify it until the entire voice cast is long dead, and even then there'll be around 20 seasons of the show that hardly anyone has seen that they could start with

Futurama, on the other hand, feels like the kind of thing that will come back in fits and starts every few years for a little while.

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#24 Post by Ribs » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:44 pm

They are literally bringing back 24 for the third time in four years though - plus if it ended and then two years later it came back with, like, a totally different creative team, they could very easily bill it as a full revival of the classic spirit. "We brought back the real Simpsons!" Not that its viewership is anywhere near a point where Fox would cancel it even once it comes up in Season 31.

I love the idea of Futurama, for the fifth time, having to create a "this is the final moment of the show" moment after the end of Season 4, the TV movies, Season 6, and Season 8.

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#25 Post by Big Ben » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:49 pm

mfunk9786 wrote: Futurama, on the other hand, feels like the kind of thing that will come back in fits and starts every few years for a little while.
This is actually a very interesting case. I watched a live table read some time ago (Late last year.) and the remarkable thing was the unanimous agreement among the voice actors, Matt Groening and David Cohen that the show should indeed come back. The issue was was that no one would order any more episodes at the time and that the only thing currently in the pipeline was a Mobile Game. It was really refreshing to see the enthusiasm among the cast but it's just one of those things that's very much reliant on the Executive Side do finally do something. I love the show warts and all and would be there day one.

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