Some Random Thoughts About Television... [R]

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  1. Belgian guy

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    I think the main trio are all great and work well with each other.
    But yeah, Herbers really carries the show to a certain extent.
     
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    Sugar was a lot of fun, very enjoyable. Farrell was brilliant as the throwback, ruthless, forward thinking investigator….everything he does he does with intent and relentlessness and that really drives the show on.

    Wasn’t 100% sold on the ending, maybe my selfishness in wanting it to go a different direction….but I would like to see another season.
     
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  3. TheJoeGreene

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    There wasn't much better than a good top 10 list back in the day.

     
  4. TheJoeGreene

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    I'm still not sure about Michael Douglas as Benjamin Franklin, but after a couple of episodes getting used to things I did like the Franklin miniseries on Apple TV+. I had no knowledge of Templeton's time there and I'm not sure of the veracity of the show overall, but it was enjoyable.
     
  5. TheJoeGreene

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    We're one episode away from the season finale of The Big Door Prize and I can't really explain why I find it so endearing and engrossing, but the figure skating/ice dancing bit to Shania Twain feels like the perfect encapsulation of how the weirdness just works.
     
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    I can't believe no one thought of 'Carrie-Anne Moss: Jedi' until now.

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    Which is why it sucks she had only like ten minutes or less of screentime.
     
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    I am enjoyed the first two episodes of The Acolyte and if what; I think, they are teasing about the Jedi order in this period of time the show is set could be really interesting.

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    Jedi Wookiee!!!
     
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    I mean yes? If Disney is going to milk the cow anyway, perhaps we can get a bit further away from the eras of the original trilogy and subsequent TV shows (Fall of the Jedi through to Rise of the First Order eras).
    For a very sprawling universe both in time and space, almost all of the films and TV shows have focused on a very narrow band of times, locations and even characters.
     
  9. TheJoeGreene

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    Finally finished the first season of The Diplomat. It was okay but they definitely thought they were making a much better show.
     
  10. TheJoeGreene

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    Pat Sajak has me crying over here. He and Alex Trebek were the soundtrack to my home growing up, as my mom wouldn't miss either show any night of the week. While I haven't watched Wheel of Fortune regularly for some time now, it still feels weird to see him host his final show.
     
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    I don't have Amazon Prime anymore, so I don't know when I'll see season 4 of The Boys, but this is brilliant.

     
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    Finished off season 2 of Star Trek: Enterprise.

    The biggest crime in the show is the theme song. Other than that, it's a solid Star Trek show with some great episodes through 2 seasons. Carbon Creek, Dead Stop, Cease Fire, Future Tense, Cogenitor, Regeneration, and The Expanse are all as good as you'll find in most Star Trek series.
     
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    Saw Sonic 2 on the weekend, it's bloody brilliant. Probably my favourite adaptation of a video game. The low ratings don't do it justice.

    First episode of Knuckles is also very cool, I liked what they did bringing the master in and setting the whole trainee task on some idiot :D

    Jeff Fowler and John Whittington have done a brilliant job mixing family with comedy.
     
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    It's a franchise that has no business being good, but instead it's bordering on great. That initial trailer with the janky CGI set the bar really low for the first Sonic movie and since then everything has continued to get better.

    If nothing else, they gave us completely over the top Jim Carrey again, and that's something the movie world had been missing for quite a while.

    The third movie comes out this December and they've added Keanu Reeves to the cast as Shadow.
     
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    What I liked about it is they didn't try to change too much like we've seen in the past with Need for Speed, Uncharted, Assassins Creed etc ended up going nowhere and in essence why they all bombed, they actually made it about the characters and focused on giving them depth. It just all came together nicely and the OTT Carrey definitely was a big part. That opening scene with the coffee set the tone.

    Also the soundtrack by Kid Cudi has to be one of the catchiest tunes of the last few years. It's a banger.

    Can't wait for the 3rd.
     
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    Agreed. Carbon Creek is great. "Her son calls me Moe" is one of the great lines.

    Season 3 of Enterprise is a season long arc that works really well. And it has one of my favorite time-travel episode in the whole franchise (the only one that might be better IMO is a Strange New Worlds episode in which

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    a young James T. Kirk dies in an alternate timeline
     
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    I don't know how long they can keep the intrigue up, but the 2nd season finale for The Big Door Prize really worked and made me look forward to another season of the relentlessly charming show.
     
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    Watched the first episode of the new The Boys season.

    I still like it but it's undeniably becoming fairly formulaic.

    And there was a lot of rather mean attention about Erin Moriarty's change in appearance, but I was more struck by how different the actor who plays Mother's Milk looked. He seems to have lost a lot of weight, did he go through an illness?
     
  19. TheJoeGreene

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    Not sure, but the trailer showed him without a beard and I'm guessing that's a big part of it.
     
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    He looks thinner, it is more than just the beard.
     
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  22. Ismitje

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    Is this TV? Not TV? I laughed throughout, whether it is or not.

     
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  23. TheJoeGreene

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    Hot Ones is my favorite thing on YouTube. I watch it on my TV sometimes, so I'm going to vote yes.
     
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    His "personal physician Dr. Arroyo" was a fun part of it, and here's a follow-up piece that is hilarious too:

     
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