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Title: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: c-lando on January 11, 2017, 01:08:17 PM
I binge-watched all six episodes of CRAZYHEAD on Netflix in one night (after hearing Glen Weldon's recommendation on the PCHH podcast) and loved it.

TRIGGER WARNING - it looks like it might feature SCARY CLOWNS based on the first 1 minute of the show, but it does NOT.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: foolsgold on January 11, 2017, 04:25:00 PM
We enjoyed the hell out of that too (in spite of that first horrid minute.)  Can't wait for season 2.

I finally got into the first couple episodes of True Detective and am struggling to think of a show that has stuck with me the way that has.  I can't stop thinking about it.  I do wonder if the writers just followed McConaughey in real life with a tape recorder.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: c-lando on January 12, 2017, 09:52:22 AM
We enjoyed the hell out of that too (in spite of that first horrid minute.)  Can't wait for season 2.

I finally got into the first couple episodes of True Detective and am struggling to think of a show that has stuck with me the way that has.  I can't stop thinking about it.  I do wonder if the writers just followed McConaughey in real life with a tape recorder.

The TRIGGER WARNING was specifically for YOU. HAHAHAH.

Man, so happy that you're into that FIRST season of TRUE DETECTIVE.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Butter on February 21, 2017, 02:40:52 PM
So LEGION.  Yeah the first 2 episodes of that are pretty much amazing.

And if you haven't been keeping up with BASKETS, Louie Anderson has turned the character of the beleaguered mom of the main character into something very real and very poetic.  He was able to do that in Season 1, and Season 2 has seen the mom character as even more of a focus.  He didn't win the Emmy for Supporting Actor for nothing.  It's worth it as long as you are up for something in the vein of LOUIE... something that can be silly and sad and emotional and real all at once.  Surprised how much I have enjoyed the series based on the concept.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 21, 2017, 03:39:40 PM
Who knew Louie Anderson could act?  The episode where they visited the Ronald Reagan library was unbelievably well done.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: c-lando on March 02, 2017, 04:20:25 PM
Does anyone watch THE DETOUR?
I just caught a long glimpse at this week's episode and there was a moment that was so memorable that I've already quoted it twice to The Greg. I've never seen the show before but I might need to go back and start from the beginning. I think the current season is its second.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Butter on March 03, 2017, 09:55:28 AM
Does anyone watch THE DETOUR?
I just caught a long glimpse at this week's episode and there was a moment that was so memorable that I've already quoted it twice to The Greg. I've never seen the show before but I might need to go back and start from the beginning. I think the current season is its second.

Watched like half of the first season, then lost it.  Not that it was bad, but I think it got lost in the shuffle.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Butter on March 07, 2017, 11:17:54 AM
Anybody watch FEUD on FX this past Sunday?  I have it DVR'd, and am going to give it a watch.  Old Hollywood is pretty fascinating to me.

Also, THE AMERICANS is back this week.  You've been warned.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 07, 2017, 03:59:27 PM
BASKETS just keeps getting better and better, the last episode that aired in which Louis Anderson's character travels to Denver to drop in on the carpet salesman from a few episodes before sucked us right in and held on until the very end.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Chris on March 07, 2017, 09:01:22 PM
Anybody watch FEUD on FX this past Sunday?  I have it DVR'd, and am going to give it a watch.  Old Hollywood is pretty fascinating to me.

Yep. Just like any Ryan Murphy production, the first bit is really good and it'll be mediocre by the time it tries to wrap up. If anything, I think I was surprised how many C and F bombs they got away with, even for FX. It's snappy, feisty and has relatively few dialogue clunkers for a pilot.

My one takeaway from it was that Jessica Lange could act out an instruction manual for a Dremel and be mesmerizing doing it. I hear that Susan Sarandon (sp?) gets her shot in ep 2 to rip into the Davis role a bit more..
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Butter on March 08, 2017, 08:07:36 AM
The couple of reviews I read said that Ryan Murphy has finally perfected the "Ryan Murphy" genre with this show. 
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: c-lando on March 08, 2017, 08:44:22 AM
I have never really been goofy for Jessica Lange but she was amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing in the first episode. I want to watch more and more and more.

Also, can I live in the sets, please?

This message brought by Butter & Lando:
Folks - if you love Old Hollywood and you've never listened to the podcast called "YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS", you must do so. I sometimes have to take a break because the information is DENSE and I also can't really stand Karina's pronunciation of some words. But, it is soooooooooo good and and she did a whole series on Joan Crawford over the summer.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Butter on March 08, 2017, 09:35:36 AM
This message brought by Butter & Lando:
Folks - if you love Old Hollywood and you've never listened to the podcast called "YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS", you must do so. I sometimes have to take a break because the information is DENSE and I also can't really stand Karina's pronunciation of some words. But, it is soooooooooo good and and she did a whole series on Joan Crawford over the summer.

The series that I have heard from this on MGM, The Blacklist (not the TV show, but the McCarthyism), and Charles Manson were all so interesting and as Lando mentions, information-packed (but not in a boring way).  The current series on "Dead Blondes" is pretty good too.  I did not get in on the Joan Crawford one, though with this FX series, I may have to go back and cover that too.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Butter on March 21, 2017, 07:37:24 AM
FEUD is pretty great 3 episodes in.  Makes me want to watch the movie that those ladies shot.  But I'm too cheap to rent it, so hopefully it'll be on TCM sometime soon!
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: c-lando on March 21, 2017, 08:37:03 AM
FEUD is pretty great 3 episodes in.  Makes me want to watch the movie that those ladies shot.  But I'm too cheap to rent it, so hopefully it'll be on TCM sometime soon!
It was on last month and I recorded it. Hopefully they will re-air it for you!
They have re-created those movie sets perfectly! It is INSANE!
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 25, 2017, 11:30:22 PM
Trial & Error. I think it was inspired by the Mike Peterson case in Durham.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Butter on April 20, 2017, 08:16:44 AM
One more episode of FEUD... it's basically everything I thought it would be, and it sounds like they actually toned down some of the cattiness.  Which is hard to believe.

FARGO Season 3, 1st episode was some solid setup though the formula has started to feel ever so slightly stale... but it's hard to complain about Ewan McGregor and/or Mary Elizabeth Winstead. 

And speaking of Carrie Coon, it might be time to fire up the ol' HBO subscription again seeing as THE LEFTOVERS is finally back with season 3.  How long can I avoid spoilers?  Probably not long enough.

BETTER CALL SAUL also just returned with its 3rd season, and its pace has gone from delightfully slow to almost maddeningly glacial.  Things seem set to pick up next week... but I've thought that for a while.  Odenkirk going nearly full maniac in the last episode was a fun moment though.

And last but not least, if you still aren't watching THE AMERICANS... you are still missing out.  The focus is a lot more character based this season than in earlier seasons, but you can tell it is building somewhere even if the destination is still not quite obvious.  I guess if it was obvious, that would make it a lot less interesting.

I am pleased overall that all of these shows are on different nights, with THE LEFTOVERS set to fall right in on Sundays the void that FEUD is leaving.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Kwyjibo on April 20, 2017, 09:46:29 AM
Are the seasons of Fargo self contained?  I was under the impression they were.  We haven't seen the first two seasons, but set the DVR to tape it.  If we're going to have to catch up, we may not get around to it for a while.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Butter on April 20, 2017, 11:50:09 AM
Indeed they are.  Season 1 and 2 are slightly related, but nothing that would hinder your enjoyment.  So far 3 seems to be completely its own thing.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Butter on April 24, 2017, 10:57:21 AM
Anybody watch FEUD on FX this past Sunday?  I have it DVR'd, and am going to give it a watch.  Old Hollywood is pretty fascinating to me.

Yep. Just like any Ryan Murphy production, the first bit is really good and it'll be mediocre by the time it tries to wrap up.

Definitely never got mediocre.  Maybe a little manipulative towards the end... but in a way that I was glad for, not in a way that I felt manipulated.

Highly recommended... and you can start now if you were waiting for the series to end.  Almost worth it alone just for the final episode, it was surprisingly heartbreaking.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: c-lando on May 30, 2017, 03:56:59 PM
I binge-watched all of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE over the weekend and really liked it.

Watched all of the new season of MASTER OF NONE the weekend before and loved most of it. I'm not really into this season's romance or whatever you want to call it.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Dan on June 01, 2017, 02:38:09 PM
We are three episodes into the seven-episode-documentary The Keepers and boy-oh-boy is it all kinds of messed up. So far it's excellently done and interesting.

Curious where it goes. Most of my criticisms so far were proven wrong with patience so I can't really judge it until it's over. For instance, I was all "this one point is based on only one person's statement" but then later they have like 50 people backing it up. Stuff like that.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Butter on June 01, 2017, 03:21:54 PM
We are three episodes into the seven-episode-documentary The Keepers and boy-oh-boy is it all kinds of messed up. So far it's excellently done and interesting.

Curious where it goes. Most of my criticisms so far were proven wrong with patience so I can't really judge it until it's over. For instance, I was all "this one point is based on only one person's statement" but then later they have like 50 people backing it up. Stuff like that.

I finished that pretty quickly.  Let's just say it doesn't get any less messed up as you move through the 7 episodes.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: c-lando on June 02, 2017, 10:33:23 AM
We are three episodes into the seven-episode-documentary The Keepers and boy-oh-boy is it all kinds of messed up. So far it's excellently done and interesting.


OH GOD. I read the description of this but somehow missed that it is a DOCUMENTARY series. THE EFF!?!?!
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Dan on June 02, 2017, 03:21:21 PM
It's so messed up that if it was fiction you would just dismiss it as outlandish fiction.

Instead, it's actual life.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: c-lando on June 28, 2017, 03:54:17 PM
Watched all of GLOW in 2 days. GOOD STUFF!!!
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Butter on October 06, 2017, 07:56:32 AM
Watched season premiere of GREAT NEWS the other day.  Did not care for it, even with Tina Fey trying to channel her inner Jack Donaghy.

MR. ROBOT is back this coming week.  I was underwhelmed by Season 2, it was like he doubled down on the dense plotting at the expense of what made the series fun for me in the first place.  We'll see about Season 3.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Dan on October 06, 2017, 09:16:09 AM
Two episodes into "American Vandal" the mockumentary on Netflix.

I'm sad to say this, but after pausing the watching...I really want to know more about who drew the dicks.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Kwyjibo on October 06, 2017, 10:25:24 AM
Watched season premiere of GREAT NEWS the other day.  Did not care for it, even with Tina Fey trying to channel her inner Jack Donaghy.

Yeah, I was hoping for another 30 Rock, The Office or Parks and Rec.  But, the latter two of those needed some time to find their footing, maybe it'll make a turn.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Butter on October 11, 2017, 09:55:27 AM
LORE is debuting on Amazon this Friday.  A 6 episode anthology series based on the podcast.

Looking forward to that.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: c-lando on October 11, 2017, 01:58:46 PM
Two episodes into "American Vandal" the mockumentary on Netflix.

I'm sad to say this, but after pausing the watching...I really want to know more about who drew the dicks.
I prefer it when they ask "who DID the dicks". It just cracks me up every time.
I think I watched 4 or 5 episodes. Definitely going to keep watching!
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Dan on October 11, 2017, 04:13:14 PM
We're 4 eps in...still intrigued!
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: c-lando on October 20, 2017, 09:23:54 AM
I need to get back to AMERICAN VANDAL.

I got sucked in by MINDHUNTER and watched the whole thing last weekend.

Then, I got sucked into TERRACE HOUSE.

Netflix OWNS me right now.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2017, 11:57:18 AM
We finished American Vandal...totally worth it.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: c-lando on October 20, 2017, 12:16:20 PM
We finished American Vandal...totally worth it.
Good to know!
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2017, 02:14:41 PM
WHO DID THE DICKS, LANDO?!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: foolsgold on October 20, 2017, 03:40:59 PM
WHO DID THE DICKS, LANDO?!?!?!?!?

Your mom.  Burn.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: va-vacious on October 20, 2017, 09:26:45 PM
Mindhunter!
It's so good.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Juliana on October 21, 2017, 09:56:47 PM
You guys digging Ghosted too?
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: notoriouspbake on November 17, 2017, 10:17:10 AM
You guys digging Ghosted too?

so that's worth watching? i'll check it out.

any scifi fans watching the orville? it's pretty good.
Title: Re: New TV Shows 2017
Post by: Zafer Kaya on July 17, 2018, 02:51:06 PM
Follow ups after season 2 of formerly new shows:

GLOW-- The best part of the show is how much fun everyone seems to be having filming the (intentionally) cheesy matches/promos.  Those parts are great.  The problem is, the actual fake GLOW show is (also intentionally) kind of awful so you can only show so many moments.  And there's just not enough going on in the rest of the show.  It's kind of depressing, but not super "The Wrestler" depressing.   And it's depressing in a way that doesn't reveal much about the characters.  It's just sort of untalented people with problems not surprisingly having a notsogreat time. 

Handmaid's Tale-- The ending to the season sucked so bad I was grateful.  Like I just felt any desire to watch the show sucked right out of me in the last minute or so.  It's not really a heroic action pic, though it tries to be, and it has too many fake happy moments to be a grim distopian drama.  Basically Offred acts like an idiot 60% of the time and somehow gets away with it.  Unlike everyone else, her horrible life is more a function of her own idiocy than the society she lives in.  Which makes her both boring and unsympathetic.  I think the show wants to be more of an ensemble piece.  That way you could have your adventure hero/take down the evil guys/shoot 'em up sequences for some character plot lines, and the more suitable Dang my life sucks/ will I ever escape/everyday-a-fresh-new-horror plot line that is more suitable for Offred.  Also, this show consistently has the most boring and useless flashback episodes I've ever seen.  REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS LIKE WHEN PEOPLE USED TO JUST GO TO COFFEE SHOPS?  YES BECAUSE I JUST DID IT.  There's no reason to ever flashback to the present.  Seriously, I'm a middle aged man watching netflix alone in my pajamas.  All you make me do is think "Hey, the world wasn't that great before Gilead either."