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So Fox, who I thought wasn't doing pilots anymore, apparently ordered a Lethal Weapon pilot.  Not sure what to think yet.

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Mel Gibson is so desperate to work in Hollywood again, I wouldn't be surprised at all to hear that he's signed up to play both Riggs and Murtaugh;D
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I'm pretty sure it's gonna be two new guys.

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O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes

As with everyone else on the planet, I too was riveted by the 'Trial of the Century' and was immensely sickened by the verdict that the jurors awared O.J. back in the day. It was so obvious he was guilty. I lost a lot of faith in our court system that day when a celebrity could literally buy his way out of prison with his money and his fame. I also lost any desire to invest my time in court proceedings and him ever again. Even though I knew and heard about the Civil Case the Goldman Family brought against him, I just didn't want to hear any more. I had moved on. So, watching O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes, it was new for me in a way because I was finally getting to hear the mountain of evidence that tripped him up on the stand in great detail masterfully executed by Goldman's Attorney. A&E did a phenomenal job with this documentary. This is powerful TV watching and I recommend this if you like courtroom proceedings.
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New trailer for Shannara.  Make of it what you will.


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Moonbeam City

I finally got around to checking out the first episode and it was better than I thought it would be. It's basically a cross between Miami Vice and Archer. It's nowhere near the level of Archer mind you, which is the gold standard, but it does tap into the same adult humor and has a lot of potential. A lot of dick and fart jokes. The animation is very 80's retro and I like it. I may stick around and check out upcoming episodes.
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Where? When?
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Comedy Central. I watch On Demand, so I don't know what time or day.
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I'm surprised how psyched I am for this considering how little of the show I've ever watched, but the internet is abuzz, ABUZZ I say!, with news that Netflix is renewing Gilmore Girls.  It's going to be a series of four 90-minute movies, sort of like Sherlock (a format that I'm would love to see become more common).

My mind is blown to realize that Alexis Bledel will be the same age that Lauren Graham was when the pilot came out.  Geez louise!

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Well, the whole season of "The Man In The High Castle" comes out Nov 20 (so soon and yet so far), but they put up the second episode for a special preview weekend, and you bet your butt I made sure to check it out.

The premise, since it's been a while since the pilot came out, is that it's 20 years after the Nazis won World War II and the US is divided between Japanese and Nazi forces.

My big fear was that  the big scale from the pilot would be pared down and the whole show would take place in the Neutral Zone... thankfully, I was wrong.  While TNZ is one of the major settings, we still get A and B plots in New York and San Francisco.  And I know I'm supposed to be siding with Julia more than anyone else, but Rufus Sewell was my fave part in this ep, even if he was a villain in the last one.  I get the sense that the show is gonna make the audience root for the Nazi, cause this is totally the kind of show that would try that (it does help that we started the ep with him and his family, showed the human side to him and kept him from doing anything particularly evil this time around).

They say that the second episode of a series is as important as the first, because it proves whether or not the show has legs.  I think this show has legs.  I have an idea of where the characters are going (though I expect that they're going to subvert my expectations as the show continues).

One thing I'm still really hoping is that old man Hitler shows up before the season runs out, considering how important he is to the premise and the fact that his death would sincerely screw up everyone's lives, they GOTTA show him.  And not just from behind or in silhouette, either.  What would be really boss is if they got Bruno Ganz, the guy who played Hitler in Downfall (the clip of which is the basis of every "Hitler complains" video) to reprise the part.

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 1 Episode 1

I've been hearing a lot of great things about the show and decided to give it a shot and yes, the reviews do it justice for the most part. It's not without its faults, but I found the Pilot episode to be really good based strictly on the story. I like the setup, although the idea of being "stuck" with a girl off her meds and is literally stalking an Ex to the point of moving from NY to Cali may rub people the wrong way. It's not just the Ex that is crazy, but her co-worker is just as crazy if not more. So now we are dealing with two crazies. It may wear thin or it may offer up plenty of comedy. We shall see.

My biggest gripe about what the series is most likely going to be from here on out is breaking into song at random moments. I just don't want to watch another Glee because the singing ends up dominating the narrative to the point where I just don't want to watch anymore. What I would like to see, if they have to have songs, have no more than 1 or 2 per episode and don't have them longer than 30 seconds or so. The plot and the narrative in the Pilot was strong enough to not really need excessive singing. We get 3 songs here and I thought that was too much. Glee average 5-6 per episode. So, already this series is better for not having as many. I will say that the songs are original in that it's more or less illuminating her crazy thoughts. No cover songs like Glee. Thank God. I'll stick around for the time being and see what the next few episodes have to offer. With that said, this series does feel more like something that belongs on MTV and not one on The CW.
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Seeing the singing in the trailer/marketing was an instant turn-off for me. I didn't even give this another thought.
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Wicked City Season 1 Episode 1

I watched the Pilot last night in spite of hearing awful things the past couple of weeks from industry insiders. Their negative reviews actually made me want to see this more than anything else. Having just watched it, I see why they are negative toward this Serial Killer series. Yes, it's saturated with cliche after cliche. There's nothing original and it's kind of hard to actually be original in this genre, save for Dexter. The other thing that came to mind was how this got onto ABC of all places. I look at ABC as being more family friendly than most other networks. So, I was kind of shocked to see so many scenes involving stimulated blow jobs as well as an implied Necrophilia between the main characters with her laying perfectly still, not moving, not breathing, etc... It was creepy to see on a Prime Time Network for sure. On HBO or FX, I wouldn't have blinked. Women for sure are not going to be watching this series at all. So, not sure what the mindset is of ABC other than wanting to be "edgy". With that said, I still enjoyed the episode just for the music alone if not the story and characters. I love that ABC broke the bank in getting classic songs from the 80's from Billy Idol, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett and more. I liked that the first scene starts off on the Sunset Strip with Ratt headlining the show and then showing Stephen Percy as the doorman at the Whiskey as his 'younger self' is on stage rocking out with Ratt. I'll stick around to see where they take this series for the next couple of episodes. Besides, I want to see how much money ABC will spend on hit songs from the 80s for each episode.
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On my radar for the next few weeks will be...

Into The Badlands (AMC)
Childhood's End (SyFy)
The Expanse (SyFy)
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Those should be good.  I think both Man In The High Castle and AKA Jessica Jones both start on Nov 20th... and since I'm doing Zero Draft 30 (the screenwriting version of Nanowrimo), I'd better front-loud my schedule so I have some free time.

 

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