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Offline alyssa

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New & Returning TV show Chat
« on: September 15, 2016, 06:45:40 pm »
Here's an interesting blurb i came across & thought folks might like too
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In August we asked you for your unbiased (and perhaps very early) opinions about the fall TV season.

What shows have the highest awareness?  Nostalgia rules: MacGyver (63%), Lethal Weapon (35%), and Timeless (33%) topped the list.
What shows have the most people planning to watch them at least once?  MacGyver (34%), Timeless (27%), and Westworld (23%) have attracted the most attention from this panel.
What ONE show are the highest number of people looking forward to?  There's a lot to choose from, but the highest vote-getters were: Westworld (13%), Marvel's Luke Cage (13%), and Timeless (10%)
What show is most likely to be canceled first?  Son of Zorn (10%), MacGyver (7%), and The Exorcist (7%) are not inspiring confidence with you, at least not yet.
A TV critic friend of mine called this fall TV season much more promising than last year's: "I'm just trying to figure out when I'll have time to watch all of it."  Thank goodness for giant DVRs.

As far as returning shows go, you guys still enjoy The Big Bang Theory (48% looking forward to it) but really have it in for Dancing With the Stars (43% said "please just cancel it").  But what one returning show are the highest number of people looking forward to?  Top vote-getters were The Walking Dead (12%), The Big Bang Theory (8%), and The Blacklist (5%).


it's shaping up to be an interesting fall.  I haven't gotten to watch many of the new shows yet but am certainly excited by a few, Designated Survivor, Pitch & Luke Cage.  Which new show's are you interested in ?
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Re: Fall 2016 New & Returning TV show Chat
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2016, 10:01:04 pm »
New shows added to my TV schedule-- Westworld, Timeless, Frequency and Designated Survivor.
Probably DVR / binge-watch -- Conviction, Aftermath, Channel Zero, Incorporated, Falling Water, MacGyver, The Exorcist, Luke Cage and Dirk Gently.

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Re: Fall 2016 New/Returning/finale TV show Chat
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2016, 06:20:36 am »
I caught the FX show Better Things-- generally i dislike half hr sitcom's & was skeptical but i'll continue watching it- I think the scene {eta} hooked me was when the oldest daughter talked abt getting pot & the mom was, like, "why are you talking to me about this? I don't want to know these things'


Anyone caught Atlanta? it's also on FX- it seems quirky.

mostly i've been watching season/series enders.  Not happy with series ends of  rizzoli Isles, but ok with beauty&the beast end.

I'm not sure how i feel abt the Dark Matter season end- it seems to be going down a rabbit hole i'm not particularly happy with. I'm puzzled by the end of BrainDead- not quite sure how it'll have a second season perhaps on Wall Street....
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Re: Fall 2016 New & Returning TV show Chat
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2016, 08:31:01 am »
I watched the first episode of Son of Zorn online yesterday. There's definitely a strong 'homage' to He-Man. But the humor wasn't quite right. Rather than being 'smart' humor, which plays on love for the genre (such as you see on BBT or in any Chris Hardwick performance) it's very much dumbed down, and sometimes mean. If you were a fan of He-Man or similar cartoons, you might not appreciate the underlying tone of the program.

I really wanted to like this one, but the first episode was definitely something of a turnoff.

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Re: Fall 2016 New/Returning/finale TV show Chat
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2016, 09:32:08 am »
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I'm not sure how i feel abt the Dark Matter season end- it seems to be going down a rabbit hole i'm not particularly happy with. I'm puzzled by the end of BrainDead- not quite sure how it'll have a second season perhaps on Wall Street....
still behind on Mr robot, killjoy's & ripper street

I'll be interested to see what happens in the "Dark Matter" finale tonight

You need to watch the "Ripper Street" finale :D
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Re: Fall 2016 New & Returning TV show Chat
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2016, 10:44:21 am »
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I watched the first episode of Son of Zorn online yesterday. There's definitely a strong 'homage' to He-Man. But the humor wasn't quite right. Rather than being 'smart' humor, which plays on love for the genre (such as you see on BBT or in any Chris Hardwick performance) it's very much dumbed down, and sometimes mean. If you were a fan of He-Man or similar cartoons, you might not appreciate the underlying tone of the program.

I really wanted to like this one, but the first episode was definitely something of a turnoff.
Oh my. A He-man homage TV show would be my everything. However I'm sad to hear it doesn't quite work.
Hopefully each episode will pick up more and more.

I look forward to hearing more about it as I don't think we will get it over here.

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Re: Fall 2016 New & Returning TV show Chat
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2016, 12:42:02 pm »
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Oh my. A He-man homage TV show would be my everything. However I'm sad to hear it doesn't quite work.
Hopefully each episode will pick up more and more.

I look forward to hearing more about it as I don't think we will get it over here.

I watched it on Fox's website.

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I don't know if there's a geographic restriction to watching it, but then there are also VPN services that can mask your location. ;)

I believe it is also available on Hulu, if you have access to that.

As for the He-Man influence, you can see it easily when you look at the titular character.


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Re: Fall 2016 New & Returning TV show Chat
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2016, 12:43:38 pm »
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I watched the first episode of Son of Zorn online yesterday. There's definitely a strong 'homage' to He-Man. But the humor wasn't quite right. Rather than being 'smart' humor, which plays on love for the genre (such as you see on BBT or in any Chris Hardwick performance) it's very much dumbed down, and sometimes mean. If you were a fan of He-Man or similar cartoons, you might not appreciate the underlying tone of the program.

I really wanted to like this one, but the first episode was definitely something of a turnoff.
Massively sorry to hear this- i was going to give it a try.  it's such an interesting idea.
but i do hate show's that play to the masses who laugh at geeks. perhaps i'm reading too much into your summation but i'm sooo very skittish.

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I'll be interested to see what happens in the "Dark Matter" finale tonight

You need to watch the "Ripper Street" finale :D
 
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you'd never know i may or may not have done a blog post on season finales ;) 

yes, ripper will get watched- **love, love** Macfadyen & Flynn
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Re: Fall 2016 New & Returning TV show Chat
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2016, 01:00:11 pm »
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I watched it on Fox's website.

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I don't know if there's a geographic restriction to watching it, but then there are also VPN services that can mask your location. ;)

I believe it is also available on Hulu, if you have access to that.

As for the He-Man influence, you can see it easily when you look at the titular character.


Thanks.  I'll try and see if either work this weekend. 

I'll only be happy if the show has the same homo-erotic undertones as He-man - hahaha hahaha

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Re: Fall 2016 New & Returning TV show Chat
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2016, 01:18:25 pm »
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Massively sorry to hear this- i was going to give it a try.  it's such an interesting idea.
but i do hate show's that play to the masses who laugh at geeks. perhaps i'm reading too much into your summation but i'm sooo very skittish.

It's not so much that it makes fun of geeks, but it makes fun of Zorn in a way that can get grating after awhile, particularly if you love characters of that nature. In a comedy, everyone is the butt of the joke sometimes, but Zorn is the butt of almost every joke (with a few saved for the lame-duck fiance). And I personally found the humor to be a bit mean. But you should give it a try yourself. The episode is only 22 minutes (the Fox link shows it without commercials) so it's not a big time investment one way or the other.

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I'll only be happy if the show has the same homo-erotic undertones as He-man - hahaha hahaha

Not in the first episode anyway... although there are a number of jokes about random characters being murdered.

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Re: Fall 2016 New & Returning TV show Chat
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2016, 07:30:56 pm »
Looking forward to Agents of SHIELD and Designated Survivor this week!
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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2016, 07:57:59 pm »
I realized that Last Man on Earth returns next Sunday. Looking forward to that! It's so strange... but I still laugh whenever I watch!

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Re: Fall 2016 New & Returning TV show Chat
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2016, 09:05:13 pm »
the thought occurred to me... perhaps the reason "Designated Survivor' is so interesting to everyone is because we all are so fed up with politics
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2016, 09:28:19 pm »
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the thought occurred to me... perhaps the reason "Designated Survivor' is so interesting to everyone is because we all are so fed up with politics

I believe so also, it will definitely be refreshing. 
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Re: Fall 2016 New & Returning TV show Chat
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2016, 08:51:35 am »
This is a big week for my DVR, it's like a rain of new and returning shows! And also, the Mr. Robot finale. I'm gonna try that new NBC show This is Us. It looks like it might fill the sentimental schmaltzy hole Parenthood left in my line-up.

Not really interested in Designated Survivor, I'm just not feeling it at the moment, really. If it turns out you all rave about it, I can catch up.

Excited for the return of my "so dumb I can't help but laugh," Scream Queens this week as well as my "WTF NOW!?! Soap Opera" How to Get Away with Murder.

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