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Mr. Robinson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqmi2jvnk3w

I like Craig Robinson, I just don't love everything he does {cough}Rapture-Palooza{cough}{cough}

I was really looking forward to Mr. Robinson's premiere last night. Thinking that Black-ish is my current favorite show, there might be some similarities?

The first 1/2 hour was stumbling to find it's footing. Sure, introduce all the characters and set the scene. Not so much. Let's try the 2nd 1/2 hour. More of the same. A little more solid, but ya know, I didn't laugh once. Peri Gilpin (Fraiser), an old love of mine, is a lead character, but dayum if she doesn't look unsure of herself. The gorgeous Meagan Good is Robinson's love interest and that character interaction might develop, but it was brief at best.

I'll give it another go, but my hopes are not too high.

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I just saw the pilot to Sneaky Pete and dug it... hopefully it'll get picked up, it feels like a nice balance between episodic and prestige television.

Trailer.  I wish that the big bad hadn't been revealed, since he only shows up at the end of the pilot and it would have been such an awesome surprise.


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Tried to watch Mr. Robinson again. It was just bad from the first lines.

Done.
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Tried to watch Mr. Robinson again. It was just bad from the first lines.

Done.

F*ck Mr. Robinson. You should be watching Mr. Robot!!!
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I just got finished watching the premiere of …vocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Story and it was much much better than I hoped it would be. This documentary of the Mouth tracks his meteoric rise and subsequent fall. I was a big fan of his when he exploded on the scene and would tune in to his show as much as possible. He really was an original at the time. Sure, there had been other talk show host that would be antagonistic to their guest. But Morton was different. He was Mach 5 with no let up in sight. As fast as he came onto the scene.....he was gone just as fast. But he left a huge legacy that other shows since then have mined and copied, but have never been able to duplicate. Great doc and definitely worth checking out. There is a ton of stuff that most people never knew about the man. Even I was surprised at the stuff I learned while watching this. They are replaying it right now on CNN if you're interested. 4 Stars out of 5.
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Re: TV Guide Watchlist (What Shows Will You Be Watching?)
« Reply #200 on: September 02, 2015, 07:07:33 am »
The Carmichael Show

The Carmichael Show is NBCís follow to the ill-fated Mr. Robinson. Like itís predecessor, NBC is kicking out 2 episodes a week, I guess to Ďfití it in to a summer schedule. The Carmichael Show is different than the Mr. Robinson, but that does not make it better. Itís a little better than Mr. Robinson, but that is not saying much.

Carmichael felt like it was trying too hard and being preachy. There is a lot of similarities to the 70ís All In The Family. Except, times have changed and I donít think audiences find that kind of humor appealing any moreÖ or least in a sitcom. I really didnít care to much for the characters. I love David Allen Greer and he always cracks me up. He did fine here and actually I think the show was material beneath is usual good stuff.

While the show gets into some edgy material with politics, religion, racisim and other meaty subjects, itís just shotguníd and hope something sticks. Unfortunately the comedy revolves around the subjects while trying to maintaining balance for the audiences
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Re: TV Guide Watchlist (What Shows Will You Be Watching?)
« Reply #201 on: September 02, 2015, 07:26:29 am »
Mr. Robinson cancelled already? That didn't last long.
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Re: TV Guide Watchlist (What Shows Will You Be Watching?)
« Reply #202 on: September 02, 2015, 08:53:42 am »
Not cancelled. NBC created 6 shows for each. I believe their original intention was to have Mr. Robinson and then The Carmichael show back to back for 6 weeks.

But instead, they showd Mr. Robinson for 3 weeks @ 2 (1/2 hour) episodes, then Carmichael.

It all sounds like a half hearted experiment.

I just don't think either one will get renewals.
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Re: TV Guide Watchlist (What Shows Will You Be Watching?)
« Reply #203 on: September 03, 2015, 02:50:16 pm »
For me, The Whispers turned out to be the sleeper hit. Whether or not that actually translated into decent ratings, I don't know. But as a viewer, it was a nice change from the norm of everything else on TV right now. The show isn't perfect, but it has provided enough intrigue to keep me coming back week after week. The twist at the end was also a good call from your typical alien "invasion", which was expected. I for one would like to see the show get picked up for another season.
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Re: TV Guide Watchlist (What Shows Will You Be Watching?)
« Reply #204 on: September 03, 2015, 11:59:00 pm »
I just finished watching the Season Finale of Dark Matter and it was a pretty good cliffhanger, one that had me guessing right to the very end. Overall I enjoyed the series. It's nowhere near Firefly mind you, but it does carve out it's own niche. The characters and the actors that portray them are all good. Glad to hear that it's coming back for a second season. As for Killjoys, it's a decent series and it did get better with time, but there were times where I was ready to throw in the towel because 2 of the 3 main characters I just couldn't connect with. Killjoys was also renewed for another season. I'll tune in.
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Re: TV Guide Watchlist (What Shows Will You Be Watching?)
« Reply #206 on: September 16, 2015, 12:04:25 pm »
American Experience: Walt Disney
(Parts 1 & 2)





I actually heard about this episode literally 5 hours before it aired on Monday, with Part 2 airing last night. I'm glad that I got a news feed about this PBS documentary on the man that I credit as the main reason why I got into art. He was the first celebrity I ever idolized back when I was 5 or 6 years old and watching the doc brought back a lot of memories. But this is a much deeper look into the mindset of Walt Disney.  It's not all fun and games. Far from it. It really shows the dark side and the obsession he manifested about any and everything he created. This two night even, clocking in at 4 hours is an absolute must-watch for anyone that is a fan of his brand or a fan of modern day geniuses that come along once in a lifetime. For me, 4 hours just seems way to short. I wanted more as this was fascinating viewing. I would say about 90% of what I saw in the doc was all new to me. There were lots of vintage images and archival footage to keep you engaged. Love the doc. You can check it out right now on Roku if you have the PBS Channel app which is free. It's under the American Experience channel within the PBS app itself. Now I'm gonna go dust off some of my Walt Disney books from my home library.....
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Re: TV Guide Watchlist (What Shows Will You Be Watching?)
« Reply #207 on: September 16, 2015, 01:18:44 pm »
I got to watch this last night. All by total accident really. I was watching that show that doesn't exist (Best Time Evah you fargin bastigies) and was channel surfing. Got to see most of last nights documentary. Loved it. Man it brought back memories.
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Re: TV Guide Watchlist (What Shows Will You Be Watching?)
« Reply #208 on: September 21, 2015, 01:22:09 am »
I don't know if Chip still watches New Girl, but if he does, I wonder how we feels about Megan Fox replacing Zooey Deschanel for a chunk of episodes while ZD is out on maternity leave.

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Re: TV Guide Watchlist (What Shows Will You Be Watching?)
« Reply #209 on: September 21, 2015, 05:31:24 am »
I do and this is the first I'm hearing about this. What the F*CK!!! I don't like it already. Very p*ssed.  >:( I need my daily Zooey fix and Megan is something entirely different. Zooey funny.....Megan just hot.  ;)  This could be a serious train-wreck. I can't recall Megan ever doing anything funny....intentional or not.
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