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Title: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 07, 2016, 01:13:14 PM
"You, Me & the Apocalypse"

I'm enjoying this. It feels very very British for an American show
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on March 04, 2016, 01:41:37 PM
American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson

Give Courtney B. Vance ALL of the awards. Sooooooooooooo good.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 04, 2016, 02:19:28 PM
"You, Me & the Apocalypse"

I'm enjoying this. It feels very very British for an American show

It is pretty good.  You gotta love Megan Mullally, Jenna Fisher, and Rob Lowe all in one show.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Butter on March 14, 2016, 09:09:42 AM
THE AMERICANS is back this week.  Watch it, or I'll kick you in the nuts.  Even if you're a lady.

Yes, ladies have nuts.  And this show is absolutely fantastic.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 14, 2016, 09:28:22 AM
Julie and I watched the first two episodes of Vinyl over the weekend.  I liked it quite a bit, it seemed to jibe with what I've heard about the music industry, though obviously sensationalized quite a bit.  It was also a lot more violent than I had anticipated.  Lots of good music too, of course.  Looking forward to seeing what happens.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on March 15, 2016, 09:58:04 AM
THE AMERICANS is back this week.  Watch it, or I'll kick you in the nuts.  Even if you're a lady.

Yes, ladies have nuts.  And this show is absolutely fantastic.
Ladies who watch this show have nuts. BIG ONES.
So, if you're a lady who doesn't watch this show and you're looking to grow a pair, WATCH IT!!!

This show is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good.

Butter, do you listen to the Slate podcast of the show?

http://theamericans.audio.slate.com/

They do a weekly episode following that week's TV episode. SO GOOD because it's moderated by the show's script supervisor and usually includes the show's co-creators and various cast members. 
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on March 15, 2016, 09:59:17 AM
... though obviously sensationalized quite a bit.  It was also a lot more violent than I had anticipated. 
Poor Dice. YEESH.
We just watched the first two episodes as well and we are into it.
I can't believe that building collapse actually happened (though it was at a different time of day).
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 15, 2016, 11:53:15 PM
"You, Me & the Apocalypse"

I'm enjoying this. It feels very very British for an American show

It is pretty good.  You gotta love Megan Mullally, Jenna Fisher, and Rob Lowe all in one show.
Finally starting watching and I'm hooked. It's a co-production between NBC and Sky One, so that explains the British part. (The UK premier was Sept. 30, 2015.)
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 16, 2016, 03:21:22 PM
Netflix Original: "Flaked"

One episode. Deleted from queue.
Felt like an even less funny "Portlandia" or a less nude "Californication"
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on July 25, 2016, 11:31:10 AM
STRANGER THINGS on Netflix is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo good.
I paced myself and ended up watching all 8 episodes in 6 days instead of watching them all in a 24 hour period like I wanted.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Butter on July 25, 2016, 12:08:25 PM
I'm through Episode 4... I really liked Ep. 1, then Ep. 2 felt like it was going down a rather mediocre road... then 3 & 4 happened, and I nearly binged them all, definitely considered staying up all night or playing hooky today.

But the responsible adult in me whispered to go to sleep past midnight after Ep. 4 last night.  But 3 & 4 were really, really good, especially 4.

Looking forward to finishing it off this week, would suggest others do the same.  It's just got a really good feel about it, and while the acting is far from the best I've ever seen, Winona Ryder is pretty much killing it.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on July 25, 2016, 12:36:12 PM
I'm through Episode 4... I really liked Ep. 1, then Ep. 2 felt like it was going down a rather mediocre road... then 3 & 4 happened, and I nearly binged them all, definitely considered staying up all night or playing hooky today.

But the responsible adult in me whispered to go to sleep past midnight after Ep. 4 last night.  But 3 & 4 were really, really good, especially 4.

Looking forward to finishing it off this week, would suggest others do the same.  It's just got a really good feel about it, and while the acting is far from the best I've ever seen, Winona Ryder is pretty much killing it.
Episode 5 was probably my favorite. So, good things await you.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Butter on September 14, 2016, 08:18:25 AM
ATLANTA... 1st episode was pretty good... 2nd episode (mostly in the jail) was AMAZING.  Looking forward to watching #3 which was on last night.

BETTER THINGS... 1st episode was barely funny.  I don't know if it's just not for me, or what.  I love Pamela Adlon, but I don't know why I didn't like it.  I didn't even smile anywhere during it.  Maybe give it one more before tapping out.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on September 14, 2016, 08:38:06 AM
ATLANTA... 1st episode was pretty good... 2nd episode (mostly in the jail) was AMAZING.  Looking forward to watching #3 which was on last night.
Dude's story about how he ended up in jail after seeing a guy whom he hadn't seen in like 11-12 years was THE BEST.

That lemon pepper wet, though?
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Butter on September 14, 2016, 09:09:14 AM
ATLANTA... 1st episode was pretty good... 2nd episode (mostly in the jail) was AMAZING.  Looking forward to watching #3 which was on last night.
Dude's story about how he ended up in jail after seeing a guy whom he hadn't seen in like 11-12 years was THE BEST.

That lemon pepper wet, though?

The best was when the guy turned out to be right in front of him and was apologetic.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on September 14, 2016, 09:24:26 AM
ATLANTA... 1st episode was pretty good... 2nd episode (mostly in the jail) was AMAZING.  Looking forward to watching #3 which was on last night.
Dude's story about how he ended up in jail after seeing a guy whom he hadn't seen in like 11-12 years was THE BEST.

That lemon pepper wet, though?

The best was when the guy turned out to be right in front of him and was apologetic.
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I re-watched the whole exchange immediately.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Butter on September 15, 2016, 08:22:17 AM
ATLANTA Episode 3:

"Yes, my name is '12 Years A Slave', the slave."

"The vest is a Kroger's bag from up the street and this is a lightsaber."

"There's probably a bullet in here, just to let y'all know."

The entire scene in the trailer, especially the phone call.

Watch it now.  This show is great.

Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on September 26, 2016, 08:50:17 AM
ATLANTA Episode 3:

"Yes, my name is '12 Years A Slave', the slave."

"The vest is a Kroger's bag from up the street and this is a lightsaber."

"There's probably a bullet in here, just to let y'all know."

The entire scene in the trailer, especially the phone call.

Watch it now.  This show is great.
We love it.
The best part for me was that I had an interaction with a dude at that exact same parking spot about 15 years ago.

Him: I'll keep an eye on your car.
Me: Word to Herb.
Him: Did you just say "Word to Herb"?
Me: Yeah. Sorry.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 30, 2016, 02:09:11 PM
Amazon's "Fleabag" made me really laugh our loud 4 times in the first episode. This bodes well.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on October 01, 2016, 02:22:11 PM
This Is Us looks like it will fill my needed spot of realistic drama series.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 02, 2016, 02:17:46 PM
Amazon's "Fleabag" made me really laugh our loud 4 times in the first episode. This bodes well.
Even more with episode 2
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: va-vacious on October 03, 2016, 08:20:46 PM
I am loving Luke Cage.
Also just binged season 1 of iZombie, and am now considering cable so that I can actually watch the CW live.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Butter on October 04, 2016, 08:13:13 AM
We love it.
The best part for me was that I had an interaction with a dude at that exact same parking spot about 15 years ago.

Him: I'll keep an eye on your car.
Me: Word to Herb.
Him: Did you just say "Word to Herb"?
Me: Yeah. Sorry.

I laughed the first time I saw this story, then again today upon re-reading.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on October 05, 2016, 12:20:45 PM
This Is Us looks like it will fill my needed spot of realistic drama series.
I am liking it so far. I am very interested to see how I will feel about that certain cast member in older person make-up as we get into this week's episode.

I love PITCH so far. Baseball drama on TV! The dad from Wonder Years! Zak Morris with a beard!
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: dirk on October 05, 2016, 02:27:55 PM
The best thing I have seen so far is Speechless. They do a perfect job of using someone with disabilities but not making them the butt of all the jokes. And it is truly funny, not just a "feel good" show about disabilities. I want to like The Good Place more than I really do. It isn't bad, but it just seems to be missing something. Hopefully as it goes on it will find it's footing.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on October 05, 2016, 02:38:16 PM
The best thing I have seen so far is Speechless. They do a perfect job of using someone with disabilities but not making them the butt of all the jokes. And it is truly funny, not just a "feel good" show about disabilities. I want to like The Good Place more than I really do. It isn't bad, but it just seems to be missing something. Hopefully as it goes on it will find it's footing.
I agree about THE GOOD PLACE. I don't dislike it, but it is definitely missing something. Just don't know what that is. A villain? An implied direction of where the show might go?

I totally forgot about SPEECHLESS. Need to check that one out. Thanks for the reminder.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on October 05, 2016, 11:09:08 PM
Yes, I've added The Good Place and Speechless both to my DVR. I've noticed I'm mostly recording 30 minute sitcoms - probably because I'm leaning towards shows that don't require my undivided attention so that I can do other things while they are on.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on October 06, 2016, 08:23:01 AM
...probably because I'm leaning towards shows that don't require my undivided attention so that I can do other things while they are on.
But that's what HGTV and the Food Network are for!
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Butter on October 21, 2016, 01:23:18 PM
New season of BLACK MIRROR is out on Netflix today.  Looking greatly forward to seeing the new stuff.  And 6 more sometime next year.

Have also been enjoying the 2 new additions to the ABC comedy lineup, SPEECHLESS and AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, formerly known as "The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport".

When I look at many of the ABC comedies that I watch, I am reminded that they are nearly all the same but differentiated by being about a different group of people (stereotypically so, some would say):

THE MIDDLE: Poor people
BLACK-ISH: Blacks
FRESH OFF THE BOAT: Asians (more specifically Chinese/Taiwanese)
THE GOLDBERGS: Jewish people (from the 80's)
THE REAL O'NEAL'S: Gays
MODERN FAMILY: Also gays, but rich ones... or maybe Realtors... or annoying Colombian immigrants
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE: Fats
SPEECHLESS: The handicapped

I don't watch REAL O'NEAL'S, stopped watching MODERN FAMILY 3 years ago, and rarely get to BLACK-ISH just due to timeslot. 

But the other 5 are all good quality shows.  But they all feel the same.  Yet I find that I enjoy them somehow.  I don't know.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Dan on October 21, 2016, 02:09:19 PM
The networks know this, and they know that you and your demographic will keep watching them if they keep making them.

It's the reason CBS exists at all.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on October 24, 2016, 08:48:14 AM
3 current reasons to HAPPILY watch HBO:
WESTWORLD
INSECURE
HIGH MAINTENANCE
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Kwyjibo on October 24, 2016, 10:03:09 PM
3 current reasons to HAPPILY watch HBO:
WESTWORLD
INSECURE
HIGH MAINTENANCE

I wish they had picked up another season of Vinyl.  I guess I was the only one that liked it.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on October 25, 2016, 08:33:00 AM
3 current reasons to HAPPILY watch HBO:
WESTWORLD
INSECURE
HIGH MAINTENANCE

I wish they had picked up another season of Vinyl.  I guess I was the only one that liked it.
We did not hate it (or hate watch it) like a lot of folks did. I would watch Bobby Cannavale do ANYTHING on a daily/weekly/hourly basis.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Cockney Rebel on November 05, 2016, 02:45:41 PM
I like "Speechless".

No laugh-track, good gags, nice premise without patronisation. And Minnie Driver.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on November 07, 2016, 12:29:15 PM
I like "Speechless".

No laugh-track, good gags, nice premise without patronisation. And Minnie Driver.
Finally saw an episode (the Halloween one) and liked it. Definitely need to go back and watch the ones that I've missed so far.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Cockney Rebel on November 11, 2016, 11:09:24 AM
"Good Girls Revolt" on AmazonPrime is _really_ good (In our humble opinion)
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Zafer Kaya on November 11, 2016, 12:38:36 PM
I'm trying to get in to "People of Earth."  I love Wyatt Cenac and the premise is kind of cool, but it's kind of a slow-burner.

The jokes tend to be... maybe "arch" is too harsh, but it's kind of clever more than it is actually funny.  I end up saying "Huh. That was neat right there." but without actually being entertained.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Zafer Kaya on November 12, 2016, 12:40:27 PM
What's up with Manny Jacinto's accent in The Good Place?  Why does he have one when no one (other than Tahani which is intentionally written into the show) else does?
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on December 06, 2016, 08:13:25 AM
3 current reasons to HAPPILY watch HBO:
WESTWORLD
INSECURE
HIGH MAINTENANCE
If I was going to rank these shows by level of satisfaction, I would re-arrange as:
1. INSECURE
2. HIGH MAINTENANCE
3. WESTWORLD
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on December 06, 2016, 08:16:05 AM
This Is Us looks like it will fill my needed spot of realistic drama series.
Sharing that TV brain. I think this show might be my weekly MUST SEE. I've even been doing my best to watch it in REAL TIME lately. It plucks my heart strings like the world's best flamenco guitarist.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on December 12, 2016, 09:33:31 AM
The GF Experience on STARZ has sucked me in.

P3rv alert!
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Cockney Rebel on December 14, 2016, 08:54:27 PM
The GF Experience on STARZ has sucked me in.

P3rv alert!
The hubbahubba scenes are hawt, but the in-between minutiae is so dull it feels like porn movies from the 70's
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: MissKitty on December 15, 2016, 11:25:23 AM
The GF Experience on STARZ has sucked me in.

P3rv alert!
The hubbahubba scenes are hawt, but the in-between minutiae is so dull it feels like porn movies from the 70's

Six episodes in and I still cannot find one likable character.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: MissKitty on December 21, 2016, 11:09:24 AM
Anyone else watch the Netflix original series The OA?
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Butter on December 21, 2016, 12:28:15 PM
Anyone else watch the Netflix original series The OA?

Was considering it, do you recommend it?
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Dan on December 21, 2016, 04:13:10 PM
My wife finished it last night and told me, 'I don't know what I just watched.'

Does that help?
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: MissKitty on December 21, 2016, 04:37:09 PM
My wife finished it last night and told me, 'I don't know what I just watched.'

Does that help?

Ha ha - yep, that sorta sums it up. I really enjoyed it but the ending left open a LOT of questions (and probably room for a second season).

Switching gears completely, and because I am woeful at keeping up with TV stuff on these boards and am too lazy to go back and look, has anyone else watched the Amazon series The Night Manager, starring Hugh Laurie and (the incredibly delicious) Tom Hiddleston? That was fucking awesome to watch ... and not just because Hiddleston gets naked (but not as naked as he gets in High Rise, yo).
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Dan on December 21, 2016, 05:10:19 PM
She thought that the 2nd season was not likely to happen because Britt Marling is busy doing other things, etc. I don't know where she got that information, though.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: daytime drinking on December 24, 2016, 03:52:02 PM
i'm nearing the end of the first season of the twilight zone.  i'm totally into paranoia.  some of the endings are pretty dumb or are ruined because you guess it.  still entertaining
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: luisterpaul on January 03, 2017, 09:12:14 AM
Anyone else watch the Netflix original series The OA?
Yep! It's not a perfect show or anything, but we loved it. Lo-fi sci-fi, if you will. Great way to make use of a small budget.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: dirk on January 03, 2017, 12:03:22 PM
So I am getting caught up on series I had been storing up.

I just finished Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. I still have no idea what I watched or what exactly happened, but I enjoyed it. It was wacky and confusing and fun.

I also just started Stan Versus Evil. So far it is okay, but I don't know how they could have made it a more obvious rip-off off Ash versus Evil Dead. It's not bad so far, mainly because I like John C. McGinley and Janet Varney. I think if Ash Versus Evil Dead din't exist, I would like this a lot more, but it just can't hold up to the original.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: dirk on January 19, 2017, 10:02:43 PM
I want to like The Good Place more than I really do. It isn't bad, but it just seems to be missing something. Hopefully as it goes on it will find it's footing.
I agree about THE GOOD PLACE. I don't dislike it, but it is definitely missing something. Just don't know what that is. A villain? An implied direction of where the show might go?
I officially take back everything somewhat negative I said about the Good Place. That season finale just completely blew my mind. It tied everything together perfectly and left everything open for more at the same time. Mind blown.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on January 20, 2017, 08:29:37 AM
I want to like The Good Place more than I really do. It isn't bad, but it just seems to be missing something. Hopefully as it goes on it will find it's footing.
I agree about THE GOOD PLACE. I don't dislike it, but it is definitely missing something. Just don't know what that is. A villain? An implied direction of where the show might go?
I officially take back everything somewhat negative I said about the Good Place. That season finale just completely blew my mind. It tied everything together perfectly and left everything open for more at the same time. Mind blown.
Really? I stopped watching around episode 5 or 6. I went from kinda liking it to just was not liking it at all. But, between your comment and my recent conversation with va_vacious about the show, I might have to go back and watch what I've missed.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 20, 2017, 09:12:44 AM
Oh, yeah.  It has gone in every possible direction since you stopped watching.  The finale was crazy.  Julie and I were literally leaning forward in our seats at one point. 

Plus Adam Scott is the sarcastic devil, it's worth it just for that (not that it's much more than a bit part).
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: va-vacious on January 22, 2017, 02:50:35 PM
I really enjoyed the finale!
And it was done in a way that they have interesting directions to go if it gets picked up, but it's also a good finish if they don't. I REALLY hope they have a second season. Bell does a great job with this character.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Zafer Kaya on January 26, 2017, 12:18:47 PM
The Good Place kind of falls into an awkward area.

There's not enough substance in it for you to get enjoyment out of it as a series rather than just a sitcom.  But there's also not enough zaniness or laugh-out-loud yuks for you to engage in it like a sitcom rather than a series.

It walks sort of a fine line where it balances the two.  For me, it does just enough for me to keep going and stay satisfied if not awed.  So, I like it.  But it does walks a pretty fine line.  If I see two bad eps in a row, or if I feel like the longer term story arc has bogged down at all, I would drop it and never come back.

Am I the only one here who watches Bojack Horseman?  If so, why?
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Butter on January 26, 2017, 01:43:21 PM
Am I the only one here who watches Bojack Horseman?  If so, why?

Started the first episode once, fell asleep.  Probably just because I was tired.  Then next thing you know they are wrapping up Season 3.  So now I feel like it's too far along to start.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Zafer Kaya on January 26, 2017, 04:43:05 PM
Yeah, maybe you should quit while you are ahead.

Because most of the time if you watch Bojack Horseman instead of falling asleep in the middle of the episode, you won't be able to fall asleep for hours after an episode.  At least you have a family you can hug or something.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on May 30, 2017, 03:55:33 PM
Oh, yeah.  It has gone in every possible direction since you stopped watching.  The finale was crazy.  Julie and I were literally leaning forward in our seats at one point. 

Plus Adam Scott is the sarcastic devil, it's worth it just for that (not that it's much more than a bit part).
I decided to watch the last two episodes of the season and BOY, I really like where that went.

Thanks for the recommendation, Guys.

I agree, va. If they come back, that will be an interesting 2nd season. If they don't, it was a great series finale.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Butter on September 14, 2017, 09:06:08 AM
The Good Place kind of falls into an awkward area.

There's not enough substance in it for you to get enjoyment out of it as a series rather than just a sitcom.  But there's also not enough zaniness or laugh-out-loud yuks for you to engage in it like a sitcom rather than a series.

It walks sort of a fine line where it balances the two.  For me, it does just enough for me to keep going and stay satisfied if not awed.  So, I like it.  But it does walks a pretty fine line.  If I see two bad eps in a row, or if I feel like the longer term story arc has bogged down at all, I would drop it and never come back.

Binge watching THE GOOD PLACE this week, and this is an outstanding description.  It's not that funny (aside from Janet and Adam Scott as a demon), and the plot is maybe a little too cliffhangery show to show (though binge-watching tamps that down some), but it's interesting enough to watch.  Got the final 3 episodes to go tonight.

Janet's wedding to Jason was pretty dang funny.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Kwyjibo on September 14, 2017, 01:34:26 PM
As has been said elsewhere, the season finale definitely pays off the time invested.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: dirk on September 14, 2017, 04:54:04 PM
As Kwyjibo said, the season finale made it all worthwhile. But what I like is that fact it isn't a sitcom with just a new scenario every week. I liked the fact that there was an overarching storyline that moved forward. That to me made it much more enjoyable than most comedies that just have an episode every week and maybe some background character stuff that goes from week to week.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Juliana on September 14, 2017, 10:25:09 PM
The Good Place starts soon.  Soooooo excited
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Zafer Kaya on September 15, 2017, 09:08:06 AM
They did a good job in the finale.  I didn't think it was all that shocking but that's really a compliment to the show.  I would have been disappointed if it had just happened out of nowhere. 

I have to think anyone who has read No Exit would have seen it coming.  The setup is pretty similar and there were nods to it throughout.  The clown art, for example.

They dropped enough hints to tease that turn, but I still didn't know exactly how it would be revealed or to what degree it would change things.  And even with everything getting shaken up, everyone remained likeable.  That's how the show gets by, really.  Everyone is just so likeable.  Kristen Bell and Ted Danson especially are perfect in their roles.  It could so easily suck if they hadn't gotten those two.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: va-vacious on September 17, 2017, 01:27:11 AM
I'm rewatching The Good Place, and it's better the second go round, since I know what is coming. The Architect is brilliantly malevolent.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Butter on October 06, 2017, 07:51:34 AM
Am I the only one here who watches Bojack Horseman?  If so, why?

I'm through the first 2 seasons.  Starting season 3... soon!
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Kwyjibo on October 06, 2017, 10:30:51 AM
I'm rewatching The Good Place, and it's better the second go round, since I know what is coming. The Architect is brilliantly malevolent.

I am so happy with season two so far. 

Also, the fake restaurant names have been amazing.  I don't know which is my favorite, "Beignet and the Jets" or "You Do the Hokey Gnocchi and You Get Yourself Some Food."

http://uproxx.com/tv/good-place-restaurant-signs-ranked/3/
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on October 06, 2017, 11:55:03 AM
A Little Bit Chowder Now
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Butter on October 06, 2017, 01:23:24 PM
Sushi and the Banshees was clearly the best.

Or Chicken Soup for the Mouth.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 06, 2017, 04:39:04 PM
Sushi and the Banshees was clearly the best.

Or Chicken Soup for the Mouth.
Fuckers stole my drunken joke from years ago when me and my mate were in Vegas. We saw a Sushi restaurant and I said "I don't like Sushi, in fact I don't like any of the Banshees either". I say it pretty much every time we see a Sushi restaurant when out and about. Lu's sick of the joke. Me, not so much
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Zafer Kaya on October 07, 2017, 11:00:21 AM
Am I the only one here who watches Bojack Horseman?  If so, why?

I'm through the first 2 seasons.  Starting season 3... soon!

Take it slow with season 3.  Itís genius on both the comedic and dramatic levels.  But there is so much going on with little nature jokes in the background and subtle tie ins to previous episodes that it is easy to get caught up in the overarching angsty storyline and miss it all.  Itís so god and so filled with stuff that it almost gets annoying because you feel like you have to watch every ep multiple times, and they are too depressing to watch more than once.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Butter on October 17, 2017, 10:10:06 AM
Take it slow with season 3.  Itís genius on both the comedic and dramatic levels.  But there is so much going on with little nature jokes in the background and subtle tie ins to previous episodes that it is easy to get caught up in the overarching angsty storyline and miss it all.  Itís so god and so filled with stuff that it almost gets annoying because you feel like you have to watch every ep multiple times, and they are too depressing to watch more than once.

I would have a hard time recommending this to anyone unless I knew they were emotionally ok.  I don't know how a depressed person or someone who has struggled with addiction could watch this and laugh at any of the background jokes after getting through some of the most emotionally devastating TV I've ever seen.  It seemed like after season 2 they weren't quite sure that they had nailed the portrait of depression, and in Season 3 we get some 10-minute plus scenes with BJ and virtually everyone in his life trying to work through their issues.

No one is happy, and no one is sure why not.  Everyone destroys everything good in their life, and again they're not sure why.  I don't know what it's like to live this way, and I'm sure glad I don't.  But for those who do, I'm not sure if this show is cathartic in some way, perhaps life-affirming for depicting what they are going through, or just piling on.

Some really great episodes in here though, from the absurd (the Game Show one) to the heartbreaking ("That's Too Much, Man!").  The episodes where Bojack arrives to his childhood lake house and then we go through his mother's past are some of the best episodes of television I've ever seen.  They really know how to do an arc on this show.

So yeah, it's definitely worth the time if you haven't gone through it, as I got through all 4 seasons in a matter of weeks.  They do try a bit too hard with the funny at times, and the Hollywood stuff is a bit too on-the-nose, but it really works.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Zafer Kaya on October 17, 2017, 11:47:43 AM
I got through Season 4 okay.  It was definitely grim at points, but a lot of the grim stuff was more commentary on past times or broader topics like Hollywood politics.  The main characters were less personally involved in the bad stuff.  And in fact I would say they mostly took small steps forward in their lives.

My sister watches Bojack.  I told her not to do it as she is more pessimistic and dour than me.  Strangely though, she's fine with it.  Maybe because she is not a middle-aged male so she has some distance.  But I wonder if it's because it's an indication she is actually disturbed.  She's just like "Hahaha!  It's funny because it's so true!  Everything totally is shit, and these are bad people because people are bad!"

I guess maybe it's because I'm getting older and my peer group is less in touch with pop culture.  But for all the rave reviews that Bojack gets, me, you, and my sister are the only people I know who watch it.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Butter on October 17, 2017, 11:59:59 AM
I got through Season 4 okay.  It was definitely grim at points, but a lot of the grim stuff was more commentary on past times or broader topics like Hollywood politics.  The main characters were less personally involved in the bad stuff.  And in fact I would say they mostly took small steps forward in their lives.

I think BoJack took the biggest steps forward, while the others like Princess Caroline and Diane and Mr. PB were still trying to figure out how to tear it down before building it back up.  There was definitely more a tone of hope by the end of this season than there was at the end of S3.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Juliana on October 26, 2017, 09:33:40 PM
The Good Place Pudding restaurant names

I thought I Saw a Pudding Vat
Puddington Bear
Panna Cotta Da Vida
Custard's Last Flan

Loooooove
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Juliana on November 06, 2017, 11:15:32 PM
So what the heck happened to Designated Survivor?
It was a totally different (some might say better) show last season.
I find myself mostly just wishing I was watching West Wing now.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Butter on November 07, 2017, 07:28:15 AM
The Good Place Pudding restaurant names

I thought I Saw a Pudding Vat
Puddington Bear
Panna Cotta Da Vida
Custard's Last Flan

Loooooove

I am a bit behind, I just watched the Trolley episode.  Best bit was as the trolley passes through the street, it passes a marquee that reads "STRANGERS UNDER A TRAIN".
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Cockney Rebel on November 19, 2017, 11:43:07 PM
So what the heck happened to Designated Survivor?
It was a totally different (some might say better) show last season.
I find myself mostly just wishing I was watching West Wing now.
It's still a bit if a guilty pleasure (as long as I can watch 2 or 3 epis together in one sitting) but it has certainly been careering off the rails this season.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Juliana on February 12, 2018, 10:17:54 PM
So, uh, you guys caught up in Designated Survivor?
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Zafer Kaya on February 13, 2018, 01:05:23 AM
I am a bit behind, I just watched the Trolley episode.  Best bit was as the trolley passes through the street, it passes a marquee that reads "STRANGERS UNDER A TRAIN".

The other movie on the marquee was Bend It Like Bentham.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: c-lando on February 13, 2018, 08:31:17 AM
So, uh, you guys caught up in Designated Survivor?
Quit trying to make this show happen, J!
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Juliana on February 18, 2018, 01:35:12 PM
So, uh, you guys caught up in Designated Survivor?
Quit trying to make this show happen, J!
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
I know. I barely even like it. But I still want to talk about it?
I do wish theyíd bring Rob Morrow back.
Title: Re: New TV Shows in 2016
Post by: Juliana on September 06, 2018, 08:37:13 PM
Yay?

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