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Saw a couple of Amazon's pilots.  Here's what I thought:

Highston was fun, a Wilfred-esuqe comedy about a young man (who's got a real John Carol Lynch thing going on, not that its a bad thing at all) who has imaignary friends who help him through life.  Those friends?  Celebrities.  Represented in the pilot by Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Shaq from, well, basketball.  The character actors that show up are great too, Chris Parnell, Mary Lynn Raskjub (sp), Kurt Fuller...


Patriot is a sort of dark comedy about a spy who's trying to go undercover at a plant... it took a LONG time to get started, at least that's how it felt to me.  But when it got going, it was interesting.  It's sort of like the Coen Bros' "Burn After Reading."  I might watch it if it gets picked up.


Good Girls Revolt-- there have been so many period shows that have tried to follow up on Mad Men, but now we finally have one that doesn't feel derivative.  It probably helps that it's based on a true story, the rise of female reporters at Newsweek (Nora Ephron is a character in the first episode, which deals with the Hell's Angel murder at the Rolling Stones concert, the Gimme Shelter incident).  It's an awesome show, and even pulls off a minor miracle: Jim Belushi is GOOD in it!


And to undo all that feminism is Shane Black's insane western Edge.  Dudes.  Insane sh1t going on, it's a hard-edged quest for vengeance with geysers of blood, cutting off fingers, nudity from both genders, and just pure evil characters left and right.  It kidn of reminds me of video games in a way, particularly things like Grand Theft Auto and, obviously, Red Dead Redemption, which is certainly interesting.  The one issue I had is that all women seem to be ho okers or sex objects, even Yvonne Strahovski, who is an undercover inspector, disguises herself as a ho oker even though she ALSO disguises herself as a blacksmith across the street.  Having said that, I'm pretty certain this show will get picked up.

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Why 'Wicked City' became fall TV's first canceled show



Very surprised to hear that Wicked City has been cancelled in spite of it having major issues story wise. I figured that it would still run it's full 10 episode run or least 6 episodes before the Suits would pull the plug.
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I checked out the first two episodes of The Last Kingdom. The first episode showed a lot of promises, but the second episode was just okay. Even with the noticeable dip, it's way better than The Bastard Executioner. Will stick with it for the time being.

Just finished watching the "Season Finale" of Into The Badlands. Huh? 6 episodes is all we get? Who does AMC think they are? The UK? Weak. Anyway, with all the promo ads running during The Walking Dead, of course I wanted to see this. Sadly, the series never lived up to the hype it generated. It's not bad, but it's not great either. Very underwhelming for me to say the least and the Finale was lame and un-fulfilling. Not sure if I'd come back to this if there is another option elsewhere at the same time.
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Boy, I'm surprised that "Edge" didn't do well enough to warrant a full season order, that pilot was like an insane western film. I can see budget being a concern, but that can't be it.  It was the lowest rated pilot in the Amazon bunch (I liked it), but everything else got renewed, which had been something I was wondering about: if they had the money to greenlight all the shows they put to pilot.  Looks like they can.


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Thanks to WatchMojo, a list of ten highly anticipated TV series of 2016. First time I've heard of a couple of these.


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Just checked out Shades of Blue, which I wasn't really expecting or even wanting to as I'm kind of tired of the Cop genre at the moment. Well, this one is a bit different as it's about Jennifer Lopez's character becoming an FBI informant to work on taking down her own crew of dirty cops, headed by Ray Liotta. Bonus is that Drea de Matteo is also in this, although her part in the Pilot was incredibly small. Solid opening to the series. I'm on board.
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My wife watched it and enjoyed.

I on the other hand, as you should know, just not into cop/court/forensic shows.
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I on the other hand, as you should know, just not into cop/court/forensic shows.

Yes, I know.  ;D
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Yea... Sorry I say it way to often like I have dementia. My bad.
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I just checked out the Special Preview of Colony. It was....meh. I went into this with high expectations given that Josh Holloway and Carlton Cuse were reuniting. Can they capture lightning in a bottle again? That remains to be seen and based on the Pilot, they have a steep hill to climb. I think keeping everything secret from the viewer the entire episode is the wrong approach. Sure, we got to see a bunch of Military figures enforcing martial law, we saw a bunch of drones here and there and of course we saw the Wall. But beyond that, nothing much really happened here. I found myself bored through most of the episode. I'm willing to give the series a chance given how Cuse writes, but as I said, I think keeping us in the dark isn't the way to go.
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Colony? What, where?
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Colony? What, where?

Roku has the Special Preview Episode right now. I think it's a USA Network series.
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Just looked at On Demand and saw the trailer. That looks really good. Thanks for the heads up. Gonna put this in my 'TV' app.

So my App says the pilot will premiere this week, but it's already available On Demand? Nice.
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The Trailer does look good and that's why I went into the Pilot all hyped up. As I said, the Pilot is kind of blah. Don't let this one episode discourage you. I know the payoff will come soon, just don't go into this one expecting much because it's gonna be a letdown for you no doubt.
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SUPERSTORE

Saw an ad to watch to watch the first 3 episodes on demand. Never heard of it. Checked it out and it's rather fun and funny. Some great goofy characters.

Simply it's all weird activity with sales and customers in a Wal-Mart like store. Don't know how long it can maintain quality funny, but it's a nice little diversion through winter.
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