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Mon, Nov 8, 2021 10:58 PM
posted by gut

The Mandalorian.  You win

Wasn’t trying to win. We have similar tastes in a lot of movies and shows, and I’ve enjoyed a bunch of new stuff over the last 3 years. Was more surprised you hadn’t/we didn’t overlap.


gut Senior Member
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Mon, Nov 8, 2021 11:16 PM
posted by Laley23

Wasn’t trying to win. We have similar tastes in a lot of movies and shows, and I’ve enjoyed a bunch of new stuff over the last 3 years. Was more surprised you hadn’t/we didn’t overlap.


No, I honestly was at a loss for new shows in the last 2-3 years.  Shows I DISCOVERED, but had been running for a while.

I guess Evil also fits.  Manifest, but that quickly fizzled for me.

Oh, and Resident Alien.  Legit great show.

sportchampps Senior Member
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Mon, Nov 8, 2021 11:52 PM

Yellow jackets on showtime looks int

jmog Senior Member
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Tue, Nov 9, 2021 12:13 AM
posted by gut

Been watching "La Brea", and wondering every week why I'm still watching it.  And I like the premise, it's just poorly written....poorly acted....and lacks hot women.

Not sure there's been a new show in the last 2-3 years that I like.

I am in the same boat. Love the premise, reminds me of the Terranova from like 10 or so years ago that only lasted one season.


The acting has been bad so far. They made sure to check every single “box” from ethnicities to genders to sexualities to even disabilities in their actor/actress choices. Maybe they went for inclusion over who was acting the best in casting.


The main woman and the pilot she had an affair with are the  only two I remember on any other show, ever. 

He was on The Good Doctor before he got killed off and she was on The Unicorn on a couple episodes before they wrote her out. 


That’s it, I can’t think of ever seeing any of the other actors on anything else and I hope they didn’t just go after box checking in lieu of the best actors for the job. 


I was really hoping the show would be great as I love sci fi stuff. So far it’s been bleh. I hope it turns around ASAP. 

jmog Senior Member
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Tue, Nov 9, 2021 12:14 AM
posted by Laley23

I did not like British Office at all. And I like Ricky Gervais. 

Same, love US Office, didn’t find British that good and I also love Gervais.


jmog Senior Member
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Tue, Nov 9, 2021 12:16 AM
posted by gut

No, I honestly was at a loss for new shows in the last 2-3 years.  Shows I DISCOVERED, but had been running for a while.

I guess Evil also fits.  Manifest, but that quickly fizzled for me.

Oh, and Resident Alien.  Legit great show.

I was same on Manifest. Loved the first few episodes, stopped watching by the end of season 1.


gut Senior Member
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Tue, Nov 9, 2021 12:30 AM
posted by jmog

That’s it, I can’t think of ever seeing any of the other actors on anything else

Ha!  The doctor was on Chicago PD the first season or two, I think.  And there's an older female cop that had a minor recurring character on NCIS LA

Which is fine.  I think most shows start with all unknowns.  But some of those are actually good actors, so clearly the writing/production sucks.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Nov 9, 2021 9:18 AM
posted by Laley23

I did not like British Office at all. And I like Ricky Gervais. 

I like it, it's very funny. But I still like the US version more.

David Brent is worse than Michael Scott.

geeblock Member
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Tue, Nov 9, 2021 9:25 AM
posted by gut

Been watching "La Brea", and wondering every week why I'm still watching it.  And I like the premise, it's just poorly written....poorly acted....and lacks hot women.

Not sure there's been a new show in the last 2-3 years that I like.

i have been watching it...its def cheesy but i like those type of sci fi concept shows

jmog Senior Member
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Tue, Nov 9, 2021 9:50 AM
posted by gut

Ha!  The doctor was on Chicago PD the first season or two, I think.  And there's an older female cop that had a minor recurring character on NCIS LA

Which is fine.  I think most shows start with all unknowns.  But some of those are actually good actors, so clearly the writing/production sucks.

Touché, I had not seen Chicago PD but I do admit that I seem to have recognized the faces of the old policewoman, the doctor, and the husband that has visions. Just couldn’t place any of them to a show.


jmog Senior Member
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Tue, Nov 9, 2021 9:56 AM
posted by gut

Ha!  The doctor was on Chicago PD the first season or two, I think.  And there's an older female cop that had a minor recurring character on NCIS LA

Which is fine.  I think most shows start with all unknowns.  But some of those are actually good actors, so clearly the writing/production sucks.

I want to add I am all for the diversity if they are the best actor for the role. I just am against the “well if the character is an amputee you better cast an amputee rather than an ‘able bodied’ actor” mindset.


I saw Eternals last weekend and they changed the speedster Eternal from a white male who can talk/hear in the comics to a woman of color who is deaf (in real life and the movie) and I actually think it went over well because her acting was pretty good.


Saw some of her interviews since the seeing the movie (I didn’t know she was deaf in real life) and she is actually quite funny as well.


Sorry, tangent.


But La Brea is just been bad acting and/or terrible direction to get the acting right so far.


Like I said, I love the show’s plot/idea, just been not great so far.



justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Nov 9, 2021 10:36 AM

La Brea seems like it would be similar to the book Outland by Dennis Taylor. If you like the *idea* of the show, check the book out.

gut Senior Member
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Sun, Nov 14, 2021 8:57 PM

This Adele special is top notch

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Wed, Nov 17, 2021 5:11 AM

I really liked the pilot for Mayor of Kingstown. The first two episodes are out on Paramount Network (CBS)

bigorangebuck22 Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 1, 2021 12:52 PM
posted by gut

Been watching "La Brea", and wondering every week why I'm still watching it.  And I like the premise, it's just poorly written....poorly acted....and lacks hot women.

Not sure there's been a new show in the last 2-3 years that I like.

I've used "It's so bad it's good" to justify continue watching. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Dec 1, 2021 1:07 PM

My wife and I have been burning through Psych on Prime. It's a fun show.

gut Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 1, 2021 1:24 PM
posted by bigorangebuck22

I've used "It's so bad it's good" to justify continue watching. 

LOL....One episode had a fake cold open that was actually an extended preview for some dinosaur show, either series or new Jurassic park.  And I thought "wait a minute, how the fuck do they have dinosaurs in this now?!?"

gut Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 1, 2021 1:27 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

I really liked the pilot for Mayor of Kingstown. The first two episodes are out on Paramount Network (CBS)

I liked both episodes.  Will probably binge when Season 1 is over.  Not sure exactly where the show is going or what it's trying to be.  Feels like they mashed together a lot of concepts from other shows (The Shield, Sopranos, The Wire).  We'll see how that goes.

geeblock Member
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Wed, Dec 1, 2021 1:31 PM

Cold Justice   8/10  group of retired detectives who travel around and try to solve cold cases.  If i watch 5 min im sucked in for the whole show

Invasion-  7.5/10  good alien show. Reminds me of the recent War of the Worlds

Hanna season 3 --8/10 

Wu tang Chronicles-9/10

Yellowjackets---Lord of the flies feel 8/10 so far


friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 1, 2021 2:51 PM
posted by gut

I liked both episodes.  Will probably binge when Season 1 is over.  Not sure exactly where the show is going or what it's trying to be.  Feels like they mashed together a lot of concepts from other shows (The Shield, Sopranos, The Wire).  We'll see how that goes.

It’s a sneaky depressing to watch show. Episode three especially. 


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