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January 24th, 2020, 22:57
CBS All Access also has a ‘overthinking’ segment called ‘Ready Room’ with Wil Wheaton that looks into each episode. I found it pretty helpful for this one to tie stuff together (haven’t watched a Trek movie since VI whenever that was … nor a show since DS9).
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January 24th, 2020, 23:51
Many of us cannot access CBS access… Ehm… Yea.
Currently, Picard is available only on Amazon outside of USA. Which is kinda odd as previously ST: Discovery was given to Netflix. I guess the upcoming animated series, ST: Lower Decks, except CBS will air on Disney+ and nowhere else.
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January 25th, 2020, 00:19
I can tell you that obviously the people behind the last two iterations of Star Trek telly series either don't get what makes good episodic television and/or never viewed the Next Generation/Deep Space Nine shows. The templates for excellent science fiction are right there in both of those, and Discovery could really use the help. I'll give this newest show a few more attempts before I bringeth the smack down on them. Even the Expanse gets stuff more right than Discovery, and don't even get me started on the glaring science mess-ups!!
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January 27th, 2020, 18:21
Just finished season 2 of Sex Education. Love that program. Gillian Anderson is awesome in it
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January 30th, 2020, 20:33
Watched S3 of Big Mouth. Still good, but I didn't think it was quite up there with the first couple of seasons.
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January 31st, 2020, 07:04
Recently rewatched the first season of Westworld. I still think it's one of the greatest single seasons of any drama I've ever seen.
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January 31st, 2020, 16:09
That doesn't say much.
Besides, it's low on drama part. It's a thriller. And also it's scifi and western and noir, even horror sometimes, yea… But only traces of drama. That's why it's so good.
I have no idea why some didn't like the second season. I loved it. Then again, here we do replay games where previously good MC in the next playthrough is evil. I guess some people aren't really used to seeing such drastic shifts on screen.
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January 31st, 2020, 17:40
The Good Place ended last night, and I'll miss the show. I don't watch many comedies, but that one lured me in with both the premise/cast, and it didn't let me down. The ending was pretty good.
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January 31st, 2020, 19:43
Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
The Good Place ended last night, and I'll miss the show. I don't watch many comedies, but that one lured me in with both the premise/cast, and it didn't let me down. The ending was pretty good.
We watched some of the first season but never really clicked … heard it got much better especially starting with S2, but hard to go back …
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January 31st, 2020, 21:50
Not every single episode was awesome, but the series as a whole was pretty decent. Best of all, the ending made sense.
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February 1st, 2020, 15:35
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Anyone tried Years and Years. I have only seen the first episode but it starts of really well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Years_…ars_(TV_series)
I just finished the first episode today. My, very impressive!

Have you seen all episodes? Were they all that good?
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February 1st, 2020, 19:10
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I just finished the first episode today. My, very impressive!



Have you seen all episodes? Were they all that good?
The entire season was very intriguing. Each episode was a bit different but all were talk worthy. I.e. There were things to discuss with my wife about.

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February 2nd, 2020, 10:27
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We watched some of the first season but never really clicked … heard it got much better especially starting with S2, but hard to go back …
You have to finish season 1 to get a flavor of what the show is all about.
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February 4th, 2020, 01:06
I certainly didn't expect this. TV shows by Marvel on Disney+?

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Sign me in for the third one. I thought it was supposed to be a movie.
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February 4th, 2020, 13:57
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I certainly didn't expect this. TV shows by Marvel on Disney+?

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Sign me in for the third one. I thought it was supposed to be a movie.
Why wouldn’t you expect that? Disney owns marvel. That’s why we wont see anymore series on Netflix.
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February 4th, 2020, 14:39
Because I've expected the so called Paramount Decree reworded and applied onto studios that own streaming platforms.
Why is the law so slow or stupid? Down with exclusivity horrors. And geoblocking ofc but that's another story.
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February 6th, 2020, 23:21
Ok, I've watched all three episodes now of the newest Star Trek show, and I'm done with it. Unless someone tells me it vastly improves in future episodes, and honestly I don't even see how that's possible. Seriously, if you enjoyed Star Trek back when it was good and worth watching (basically, before ST: D), stay as far away from this thing as you possibly can.
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February 6th, 2020, 23:50
I have to make a different suggestion.

The new show is *not* TNG2. If you can accept Federation got corrupt from inside at one point and then watch a show that will obviously try to sort that out for more than one episode, go for it. If you are more of a traditionalist type where nothing could ever shake Federation in a drastic way, then it might be better not to touch this show.
No, parasites from Conspiracy episode aren't the culprit. As I said, this ain't no TNG2. It's a brand new format.

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Locke&Key should "unlock" tomorrow on Netflix. Already mentioned, it's an adaptation of the masterpiece 6part comic. I hope they didn't ruin it and my plan is to binge it.

But I just found out there is an adaptation of another several parts comicbook thanks to news about lead actor leaving the show. Y, the last man:
https://collider.com/y-the-last-man-…keoghan-exits/
The original comic IMO is an overrated bullshit and I dare to say the worst Vaughn's work, so bad you can't believe the same guy is behind Saga and Paper Girls. When this appears on streams, watch at your own risk.
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February 7th, 2020, 20:42
I directly challenge anyone that actually enjoyed The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, or even Voyager/Enterprise to even stomach one to two episodes of either STD or Discard. There are still decent telly shows around, but those two do not qualify, nor even come close!!!!
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February 7th, 2020, 21:06
Yea, sorry, but I can.

While I did ridicule atrocious makeup, WTF CGI moments copied from anime parodies in ST: D and horrible Michael presentation that might not be the actress' fault, I've genuinely had fun with the show. Isaacs, Yeoh and Wilson were so brilliant in their roles it's a shame you weren't there to see them pulling up sheer crazyness.

As for Picard, he grew old, tired and grumpy - just like anyone will including you, but some refuse to admit their character will change due to biological aging process. The thing is, I still love him even if he's not the top shape passionate explorer any more. Why? He saw something isn't fair and refused to go with the flow. Just like I do and because you know me, you knew I'll like such show.

Between lines. It's the substance, not style, I actually care about. Not just in videogames.
More pew-pew than diplomacy, okay with me, but make the main quest and sidequests exciting. In my case, they did.
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