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Re: TV Guide Watchlist (What Shows Will You Be Watching?)
« Reply #300 on: September 17, 2016, 07:57:02 am »
I just finished Season 1 of Queen of the South and I'm finished with it permanently. This show is awful. The only reason I stayed with it is I had already invested time into the series and wanted to see how it was going to end in spite of it sucking. What a f*cking joke this show is. The story is good if you like the rags-to-riches arc that is best exemplified by Scarface. So, you would think they would have smooth sailing. Nope. Sh*tty writing, sh*tty editing and even sh*ttier acting by all involve. I'm talking about Jr. High School level acting. Their performances are are so forced and wooden that they make Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen performances look as smooth as butter by comparison. Even with the major plot point that occurs in the final scene of Season 1 and it's a big WTF moment, it's still not enough to make me return to this turd.
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Re: TV Guide Watchlist (What Shows Will You Be Watching?)
« Reply #301 on: September 23, 2016, 09:19:53 pm »
I just watched the series premiere of Pitch, which follows the first female to ever pitch in the Majors, and the team she does it with is none other than the San Diego Padres. I actually thought this was a pretty decent opening. Really wasn't sure how it was going to play, but they did a solid job. Not sure if this will last though. I think right now, the only market that will tune in is anyone from SD. Beyond that, I see a lot of snobby MLB fans mocking the show because it's the Padres and will refuse to watch it on that alone. As for the episode itself, it reminded me a lot of For Love of the Game, the third and final baseball movie from Kevin Costner. Both use a lot of Flashbacks to highlight where the player came from and how they ended up where they are. Two things I really dug about Pitch is that A), they didn't make the girl a phenom that could strike out ever hitter she faced. This is grounded in as much reality as possible. She has flaws....just like any other player, B) I like that there is a MAJOR twist that is revealed at the end of the episode that really turns everything upside down. 4 Stars out of 5.
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I just watched the first 3 episodes of Lethal Weapon (TV Series) and to my shock....it's actually pretty good for what they have served up thus far. I actually kept skipping over checking this out for 5 weeks because there is just too much baggage, moving from one of my all-time favorite film series to the small screen. It's a pretty tall order to replace Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, no matter who they got. The first order of business was getting two lead actors that actually have chemistry together. That's the biggest hurdle and I think they nailed it with Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford. What I really like is that they have given the Trish character as played by Keesha Sharp and much bigger role here where in the film she's not a vital part of what is happening. Bonus points for getting Jordana Brewster in this. I had no idea she was signed up for LW. Nice.

I also checked out the first episode of Speechless. I already like it and will definitely be sticking around for this. I just hope this doesn't go down the tank like Minnie Driver's last series did (About A Boy).
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I'll straight up admit that every time I saw a promo for Speechless, I thought "where's Marcus?"

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So far, I've tried American Horror Story, Timeless , The Exorcist and Channel Zero. None of have really grabbed me for must see TV.

Yet, I think I'm discovering something about my viewing habits. If it's a weekly series, I'm going to have difficulty making time. I've really only been fairly loyal to Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.
I like movies. Bigger chunks of entertainment. Start the story... play it out... finish. And I'd rather not do that over a weeks and months. Binge watching is so more enjoyable for series type entertainment. If I had my druthers, I'd like that too for those shows I mentioned. Comedies for the most part not serial and you can pick up on any one show and be entertained. So I don't 'worry' about catching Big Bang or Mike & Molly.

So, for the 4 shows I started with, I think I'm not going to make attempts to schedule time to watch them. I'll hold out hope and see if Charter will keep them available for On Demand, so I can watch a bunch of them this winter. Catch up in a couple of nights.
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Two shows that have grabbed me. Great, now I can watch without hesitation

CBS Gives Full-Season Orders to ‘Man With a Plan’ and ‘The Great Indoors’

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I absolutely love Better Things. Just finished the season and it was great. I'm a fan of Pamela Adlon in most everything that I've seen her in, most notably Californication. It's nice to see her breaking out and getting to headline her own series now. It's perfectly cast and strikes the perfect tone of a single mother raising 3 very different daughters. The story lines are very engaging. She has a certain sense of humor that always comes across loud and clear. You can also see the fingerprints of Louis C.K. as well, who co-created the series with Adlon. Definitely check it out.   4 1/2 Stars out of 5.

Best news of the day was finding out that the series has been renewed for Season 2. F*ck yeah! As if there was ever any doubt it wouldn't be.
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I absolutely love Better Things. Just finished the season and it was great. I'm a fan of Pamela Adlon in most everything that I've seen her in, most notably Californication. It's nice to see her breaking out and getting to headline her own series now. It's perfectly cast and strikes the perfect tone of a single mother raising 3 very different daughters. The story lines are very engaging. She has a certain sense of humor that always comes across loud and clear. You can also see the fingerprints of Louis C.K. as well, who co-created the series with Adlon. Definitely check it out.   4 1/2 Stars out of 5.

Best news of the day was finding out that the series has been renewed for Season 2. F*ck yeah! As if there was ever any doubt it wouldn't be.

So, the season is done?

Wife and I love the show... it's so well done. The 3 girls being very different is an understatement.
Glad to hear it's continuing.
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Unless a series is on the Big Four Networks, expect seasons to run in the 10-13 episode range. So, to answer your question....Season 1 is complete.
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I just checked out the first episode of Shooter with Ryan Phillippe. It's a pretty good opening to the series. It's not a Spoiler to mention it here because the TV Spots used it to lure you in. A decorated Sharp Shooter is set up as the killer of POTUS, which comes at the end. Everything before that is basically about setting up his skill set to make us believe he can get out of this. It kind of reminds me of 24, which is a good thing. I'm on board for sure.
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So a series developed from the movie?
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I don't know anything about a movie.
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Yeah, it was a movie.  Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Danny Glover, Rhona Mitra... don't remember much of it except for Kate Mara's pajamas.

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Oh, the movie was fantastic. Loved it. One of those, if I ran across on the tube... I'd sit down and watch it.
Again and again  ;D

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZVcPhDt-kM
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Now it makes sense that I recognized Wahlberg's Executive Producer Credit during the opening title. Will need to check out the flick for myself.
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