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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #645 on: August 24, 2016, 07:30:21 AM »
Yeah. After Voltron, I'm strangely excited about the MASK remake.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #646 on: August 24, 2016, 11:39:44 AM »
I forgot how awful that theme song is.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #647 on: August 24, 2016, 12:55:23 PM »
I forgot how awful that theme song is.

Um... I was just thinking how awesome it was as I stood here dancing to it!

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #648 on: September 15, 2016, 08:35:22 AM »
Oh, thank god, Documentary Now is back... And still awesome.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #649 on: September 19, 2016, 11:21:41 AM »
Orphan Black is a terrible show, but Maslany still deserves that Emmy so, so much.

Pretty okay (and wholly unsurprising) picks last night.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #650 on: September 19, 2016, 03:13:25 PM »
The older I get, the more that awards shows strike me as false, self-serving, and embarrassing.
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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #651 on: September 19, 2016, 03:47:03 PM »
The older I get, the more that awards shows strike means false, self-serving, and embarrassing.

So this has always seemed true to me.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #652 on: September 19, 2016, 06:56:22 PM »
You were ahead of the curve.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #653 on: September 20, 2016, 06:13:02 PM »
Fall TV Premiere Report:

Um... The Good Place (the afterlife comedy with Ted Danson and Kirsten Bell) is shockingly watchable! Perhaps even enjoyable! Lots of laugh out loud moments.
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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #654 on: September 21, 2016, 08:38:12 AM »
Fall premiere report:

So Michael Weatherly left the #2 spot on the highest rated drama on TV to start his own show that's about...the early days of Dr. Phil.

I gave it 10 minutes and it was screamingly, horrifically unwatchable. Almost worth watching just to see how bad it is.

Minus a million points for the distracting social media integration. So something's happening and they tell the story through social media pop-ups and memes. Crazy bad.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #655 on: September 22, 2016, 08:37:23 AM »
Fall premiere report:

Designated Survivor. Keifer Sutherland plays a disgraced Secretary of HUD who's selected to sit out the State of the Union as per normal procedure. Someone blows up the Capitol and Keifer is the last man standing and, so, the new POTUS.

Meanwhile,his perfect family is having first world problems, the people who staged the attack are scary and mysterious, Maggie Q is a Fed at the scene of the crime who, the last of the joint chiefs is coup-crazy, and shit's pretty awful.

It's quite good! The way they handle the attack is well done. We sort of see it as we would see it -- from glimpses of the TV, on the DC skyline as people gather and stare at the plume of smoke. Very 9/11-esque. A bigger, badder version of the smoke plume from the Pentagon that we all stared at in horror.

Keifer is playing a mousy intellectual who can barely control a room, or keep his lunch down. The stage is quickly set that whoever is responsible for this attack isn't finished. That this is only the beginning. The season trailer at the end of episode one shows us plenty of action interspersed with troubled family interludes that are indistinguishable from any other show.

Prediction: I can't see this surviving one season unless the bad guy is actually an immortal Bond villain who always manages to escape in the final reel. Also, I'm already tired of the family problems and the pilot only devoted about three minutes of screentime to that subplot.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #656 on: September 23, 2016, 10:05:18 AM »
Fall Premiere Report:

Lethal Weapon.

This is a strange one. Somehow, they've rebooted this as if the original never existed. It almost feels like the original is so old, so long ago, that their audience just isn't aware of it. There's an odd mix of updated sensibilities here and shot-by-shot, word-by-word recreated scenes.

This fascination factor kept me watching the pilot episode but, beneath the very thin surface, there's absolutely nothing here worth spending time on. I won't bother with the next episode.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #657 on: September 23, 2016, 10:41:28 AM »
Fall Premiere Report:

Pitch. This is all about black empowerment as long as the black person in question comes from a well off middle class suburban family with Denzel as the perfect father and is carefully managed and handled by beautiful blonde white people.

Insulting. At best.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #658 on: September 24, 2016, 09:00:16 AM »
Fall Premier Report:

MacGyver. So instead of making him a likable guy who can low tech his way out of everything,  he's a slick, modern James Bond style spy with a quirky IMF team who relies on high tech wizardry.

This... Is a terrible mistake. It's like a mad scientist revived the old series from the dead and it went insane and started killing villagers.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #659 on: September 24, 2016, 09:12:22 AM »
Fall Premier Report :

The Exorcist. This is a straight up adaptation of the original done by someone who didn't understand it and wanted a painfully clear background and explanation for all the characters. Meanwhile, the studio clearly said  "you gotta lay off all the stuff with the girl."