Good TV


  • Admin

    @jaded said in Good TV:

    @arkandel
    I think his role most certainly had less meat to it and I felt it was deliberate since the series presumed that many of the audience already knew Daniel's story.

    I think what the series direly needs at this point is a good villain. There's no one for them to fight at least uh, karate-wise.



  • @arkandel
    It does. I think the first season set up a rivalry pretty well and Daniel was okay for a light weight antagonist but they do need a full on antagonist for Johnny.



  • I was dubious about The Witcher coming to tv on Netflix but....this trailer seems like they might have hit the mark....

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


  • Pitcrew

    @jaded That's a fan-made trailer.



  • @roz
    Sonovabitch

    Well it lead me to a correlated link where there was a guy who discussed the Netflix press conference they discussed the series at. So now I know how many episodes Netflix is considering and where the story will fall. So still a win...kinda.



  • Charmed reboot/new series trailer.

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



  • @bobotron I heard they never approached the original actresses to be involved at all.



  • @admiral
    They didn't. I heard about this a few months ago and I was dubious that any kind of reboot would not be any good. I'm still dubious even with the trailer. Moreso...the popularity of reboots is a trend I hope dies out soon.



  • @admiral
    The original cast also has spoken out against the show anyway, which is likely why they weren’t approached. Plus, reboot not continuation. Trailer looks passable so we shall see how it goes.


  • Admin

    Away for the weekend, and I'm watching daytime TV which I almost never do.

    At first I was only mildly facepalming about the royal wedding's coverage but... whatever. Sure, let's hear about the cake and who did the brows.

    But then they turned things up several notches when I got hit with the goddamn trailer for their goddamn straight-to-TV-movie with actors and everything playing Meghan and Harry to tell the story of their incredible storybook romance.

    ... Sorry, this is a 'good TV' thread but I can't even plz send help.


  • Pitcrew

    I was kind of worried about how Into the Badlands would work after progressing past the initial antagonist, but I'm pretty pleased to say the show is as engaging as ever. The new "bad guys" are great, particularly because you find yourself questioning whether they are the bad guys, and don't it seem like the good guys are the bad guys sometimes? Which makes the show even richer and more exciting.

    The production and choreography are off the charts, and the casting is absolutely exquisite in terms of equality of gender, race, and orientation. No less than three different women are included in the primary ensemble, ranging in age from teenage to mid-40's and all of them are formidable in combat.

    Season 1's LGBTQ inclusion was pretty subtle; a general nod to the notion that no one cares who you "wick", and then moving into season 2, we see a character many people believed would wind up as a male hero's prize discover her love for another woman and have that love (not the discovery of having feelings for another woman, just her love) further develop her as a character.

    Anyway, I needn't have worried. If you haven't seen it, the first two seasons are on Netflix and are an excellent investment of your time.


  • Pitcrew

    @cupcake said in Good TV:

    I was kind of worried about how Into the Badlands would work after progressing past the initial antagonist, but I'm pretty pleased to say the show is as engaging as ever. The new "bad guys" are great, particularly because you find yourself questioning whether they are the bad guys, and don't it seem like the good guys are the bad guys sometimes? Which makes the show even richer and more exciting.

    The production and choreography are off the charts, and the casting is absolutely exquisite in terms of equality of gender, race, and orientation. No less than three different women are included in the primary ensemble, ranging in age from teenage to mid-40's and all of them are formidable in combat.

    Season 1's LGBTQ inclusion was pretty subtle; a general nod to the notion that no one cares who you "wick", and then moving into season 2, we see a character many people believed would wind up as a male hero's prize discover her love for another woman and have that love (not the discovery of having feelings for another woman, just her love) further develop her as a character.

    Anyway, I needn't have worried. If you haven't seen it, the first two seasons are on Netflix and are an excellent investment of your time.

    Into the Badlands is great. I have the latest episode waiting for me at home.

    Season two got a little... soap-y. Season 3 is better.


  • Pitcrew

    @coin Season 2 gave us Bajie though, and some pretty great Widow backstory. I could have lived without the "meanwhile, in the underground bunker" stuff.


  • Pitcrew

    @cupcake said in Good TV:

    @coin Season 2 gave us Bajie though, and some pretty great Widow backstory. I could have lived without the "meanwhile, in the underground bunker" stuff.

    Well, I mean, yeah. It got a little soap-y, but it was still good.

    Season 3 seems to have tightened its plot. It still has some stuff that's cringey--I honestly could do without MK's current motivations, it is something they should really have dealt with in Season 2--but in general, I think the show's got a tighter script.


  • Pitcrew

    @coin said in Good TV:

    Season 3 seems to have tightened its plot. It still has some stuff that's cringey--I honestly could do without MK's current motivations, it is something they should really have dealt with in Season 2--but in general, I think the show's got a tighter script.

    MK's plot is currently the weakest. I just feel like his conclusion about things came out of nowhere, as it's been established that his memories in particular are not the most reliable of resources. It doesn't feel like it makes sense for him to immediately turn on Sunny without asking any questions first, especially considering everything Sunny's done for him. And the fact that Sunny is known to be up front and honorable when it comes to admitting to certain things. In a very "If you're still sore about it, come back and find me, I'll be waiting" kind of way.


  • Pitcrew

    Spoilers. :)


  • Pitcrew

    @coin That's why I vague'd it.



  • @coin @cupcake They're doing a pretty stellar job on complex characters, which is always great -- and can't really be relied on when the presumptive 'draw' of a show is going to be the wire combat. They're also still doing a really good job of keeping everyone in the land of shades of grey rather than black and white; that some of the characters are actively struggling with this and some aren't at various points is another contrast that I don't see enough of, and is something I missed dearly when Black Sails sailed off into the sunset. (Bajie wins hands-down for me on this front as the character I'd most want to hug and punch often at the same time.)

    We're seeing more and more of this, and often from the cable networks and streaming services. It's less melodramatic hand-wringing soap opera and more realistic in terms of the struggles people actually have.

    ...also, the general visual design for what I mentally dub 'the murder twins' is so damned beyond OOH SHINY to me that my inner costumer squeaks and trills any time they're on screen.


  • Pitcrew

    @surreality said in Good TV:

    @coin @cupcake They're doing a pretty stellar job on complex characters, which is always great -- and can't really be relied on when the presumptive 'draw' of a show is going to be the wire combat. They're also still doing a really good job of keeping everyone in the land of shades of grey rather than black and white; that some of the characters are actively struggling with this and some aren't at various points is another contrast that I don't see enough of, and is something I missed dearly when Black Sails sailed off into the sunset. (Bajie wins hands-down for me on this front as the character I'd most want to hug and punch often at the same time.)

    We're seeing more and more of this, and often from the cable networks and streaming services. It's less melodramatic hand-wringing soap opera and more realistic in terms of the struggles people actually have.

    ...also, the general visual design for what I mentally dub 'the murder twins' is so damned beyond OOH SHINY to me that my inner costumer squeaks and trills any time they're on screen.

    it reminded me of the sensation I had when I watched Kung Fu Hustle for the first time and saw the Hatchet Gang roll up.



  • Holy shit, nearly all of Teen Titans Go is on Hulu.

    Time to call in sick for three days!


 

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