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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1575 on: January 12, 2020, 01:20:12 AM »
Agreed.

Episode 1 and episode 2 should've been stand alone horror.  Episode 3, uh, should not have existed.

Really?  I thought episode 3 was rad!  (Maybe 'cause I still use the word "rad.")

8.5/10 for the 3-episode series overall.  I highly recommend it.
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1576 on: January 12, 2020, 07:55:16 AM »
Carrying on from Star Trek VII-X.

If I seem overly negative in these reviews, I would say that that's a side-effect of what I choose to comment on. E.g. I'm not going to comment on all the things that I like about the episodes. And I could've left some of the episodes blank, but I didn't.

Hopefully I'm making it clear when I really dislike something, and when I'm not just nitpicking.

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« Reply #1577 on: January 12, 2020, 07:56:23 AM »
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« Reply #1578 on: January 12, 2020, 07:57:06 AM »
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« Reply #1579 on: January 12, 2020, 07:57:48 AM »
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« Reply #1580 on: January 12, 2020, 07:58:21 AM »
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1583 on: January 12, 2020, 08:00:37 AM »
So in summary, Keiko wasn't that bad.

Definitely a different sort of Star Trek. Better or worse than TNG? I'm not sure. I would have to watch them again to properly rate the episodes in context.

The station setting can feel a bit stale at times, but then TNG did too. And it gets more lively later on.

At the end of the TNG series, I wanted more TNG content. With DS9, I was ready for it be over, for a while before the finale. The characters kind of fell apart as the overall plot took over, and that plot was a little too religiousy for a sci-fi show. Once it was done, it was all done. But it's a complete show with decent worldbuilding and a proper ending. Better than a lot of other shows.

Having watched Voyager before posting this, I should add that DS9's characters are far better developed overall. And that maybe one advantage DS9 has, is that there aren't that many first contact/Prime Directive situations to muddle through.

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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1584 on: January 12, 2020, 11:42:26 AM »
I am loving Medical Police on netflix.
Its an absurd comedy where two paediatricians get recruited to a CDC black ops team and have to chase a new virus and a terrorist plot around the globe.

Possibly too silly for many people? But for me there hasnt been enough of this kind of humour recently so Im lapping it up!

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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1585 on: January 16, 2020, 10:04:51 AM »
Live in Front of a Studio Audience. Two specials on Hulu, Hopefully more on the way.

Norman Lear and Jimmy Jimmy Kimmel present reenactments of famous 70s sitcoms live in front of a studio audience

All in the Family "Henry's Farewell" 9/10

The Jeffersons "A Friend in Need" 9/10

Good Times "The Politicians" 6/10

All in the Family  "The Draft Dodger" 10/10 (made me cry)

I watched all of these episodes as a kid when they aired as well as reruns for years.

NOBODY could play Bunker as well as Carroll O'connor but Woody Harrelson comes close.

Marisa Tomei plays Edith and you will never find a cuter performance, she steals the show in the first one.

Similar with Jamie Foxx as Jefferson and Wanda Sykes as Louise

I didn't think much of Good Times, The actor playing JJ didn't quite match the character.

"The Draft Dodger" also stared Keven Bacon and Jesse Eisenberg and i'm not kidding about crying, I balled my eyes out even though I knew what was coming.

All of these episodes are still on point with today's politics and issues.


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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1586 on: January 17, 2020, 08:18:22 AM »
Wow.  That sounds good.  Don’t have Hulu right now, but I’m thinking about dumping Netflix soon, so...
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1587 on: January 18, 2020, 11:18:31 PM »
A little OT, but I'm just watching the first episode of "Play it again Dick", the web series about Ryan Hansen trying to do a Dick Casablancas Veronica Mars spinoff, and Kristen Bell is literally pitching the plot for Cobra Kai (which is epic).

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Kristen: "But... doing a Dick Casablancas spinoff, wouldn't that be like doing a Billy Zabka show?"

Ryan: "I don't know who that is."

Kristen: "Billy played Johnny, the head of Cobra Kai..."

Ryan: "...YES!"

Kristen: "... In Karate Kid?"

Ryan: "Loved that guy!"

Kristen: "He was the bad guy Ryan."

Ryan: "Hm, you sure about that?"



Maybe we do need a Dick Casablancas spinoff.
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