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  1. If you take Orange is the New Black, dilute it by a third, add some wrestling mats, and you have GLOW. Comedian Mark Maron may be the best thing in it, as a coke-snorting low rent Roger Corman meets Vince McMahon. The other characters are just ok. If OITNB is an A, this one's a B and proves that just being on Netflix (like HBO) all your reviews from critics are disproportionate raves. Characters are solid, Alison Brie is likable ish but is too vanilla a straight woman. And the other characters like "black stunt woman" "Ally Sheedy Wolf Girl" "Trust Fund New Yorker" and "Blonde Soap Actress" are all solid, but not as fresh as the OITNB cast. This is "WiNGS" to OITNB's "Cheers" Lots of third wave feminism at play, women owning their objectification and dropping C bombs. Minor point but, GLOW is set in the 1980s, but Alison Brie watches Hulk Hogan wrestle Ric Flair on TV. Hulk Hogan never wrestled Ric Flair until 1991.
  2. http://deadline.com/2017/06/marvels-inhumans-trailer-anson-mount-black-bolt-abc-1202121865/
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    INHUMANS... there are no words...

    They're really pimping those IMAX cameras HARD. And yet the production design is as inspired as a sparsely decorated IKEA showroom
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    Downton Abbey Prequel Movie Yay or Nay?

    I shall prepare my white linen doilies in anticipation. Julian Fellowes and Michael Hirst blow me away. Writing EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of a show. Hirst in particular has written... 49 one hour Vikings eps in 3 years? Insane
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    INHUMANS... there are no words...

    Black Bolt has four facial expressions in this trailer: Sad/pouty, head tilted down quizzical angry. constipated.
  6. Here's critics noticing that the comedic style of GLOW and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, since its from the same head writer and executive producer Jenji Kohan, is comparable, compare the two shows from the SAME WRITER. http://tvline.com/2017/06/12/glow-review-netflix-premiere-allison-brie-wrestling/ Here's a female critic saying it http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/tv-shows/glow-is-like-a-better-orange-is-the-new-black/news-story/6ef1194e37af83fca87d0823f02d67f1 "nothing like OITNB apart from having a largely female cast. But I guess all these women-led female shows just become interchangeable to some people." Classy.
  7. It's from Jenji Kohan, same executive producer head writer of Orange is the New Black. Style of comedy is the same, hence the comparison. Like comparing Seinfeld to Curb your Enthusiasm. Nice sexist shot at me. Very classless and Trumpian. Do your homework. Beneath you.
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    Fargo 3: not until 2017

    I'm sorry this season really under delivered. Just ok. Not even close to the bar of season 2. Noah Hawley did not have a bold idea for the season. Fargo needs to be more than a quirky tone, some killing, and looney tunes hijinks.
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    Twin Peaks - Double R Diner Now Open!

    This may be the most self-indulgent worst show on television. At least the ridiculousness of INTO THE BADLANDS and even FEAR THE WALKING DEAD this season has a "so bad its good appeal." If someone appreciates this as "Art," fine, or drinks the Lynch KOOL AID... but its just not a great watch.
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    American Gods on Starz

    I started out loving this show and ended up not quite hating it, but did not love. This is what Neil Gaiman does. He world builds, he comments, he's so fucking smart at reexamining culture and people and myths. And like his comic Sandman, NOTHING FUCKING HAPPENS. Its a meandering travelogue of interesting moments and oddball characters. I should just accept this is his storytelling, weak to no plot, no escalation, just a picaresque meandering through ideas, worlds, characters. There's a place for this in the art of television, but its not great storytelling.
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    Preacher- AMC Comic Adaptation

    Yeah, the Saint of Killers kicked the show into a whole other gear from the "just ok" season 1. Loved the Smokey and the Bandit homage, as well as the "Come on Eileen" scene. Show has nailed a great tone of humor and violence episode 1-- let's see if the quality and energy can sustain.
  12. The best DC movie since THE DARK KNIGHT, and the best comic book movie since LOGAN. Loved Wonder Woman. What a comic book movie should be. And while Gal Gadot was AWESOME, points to Chris Pine for not being an emasculated, ineffectual sidepiece. Director Patty Jenkins hit it out of the park.
  13. This show is special. It might be the slowest paced drama on TV, and there's limited tension because we know Fring, Saul, Mike the Hitman etc. can't die... BUT its one of the freshest shows on television and I'd argue top 2 in terms of directing, along with the Leftovers which has a pretty small fanbase. The show is IMPECCABLY cast too. Even the guest cast.
  14. I just suffered through season 2, episode 1. This show is the drizzling shits, I'm sorry. Everyone is too clean and pretty. It's directed in boring fashion. The Vikings are cliches. It's as if someone took VIKINGS, removed all the compelling castmembers, and sucked every drop of testosterone, inspiration, energy, and style from it. Last Kingdom and Turn are neck and neck for how to take a subject matter and make it as boring as possible. The revolution in York against the devastating Vikings was portrayed in 10 seconds, a lame ass montage. A scene prior saw a monk give a limp speech to 6 Friar Tucks that started the revolt? The revolt against the well armed Vikings succeeded because... bad writing. The action scenes are ass. I'd rather sit through 100 episodes in a row of the dumb as a bag of hammers Into the Badlands thsn this boiled rubber turd. Did Uhtred really put on a scary mask and spook a Viking? Made him run blindfolded into a tree? Good lord. Just the worst.
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    Alien: Covenant

    Ehh Alien 3 was grim and unpleasant and disrespectfully killed off Hicks and Newt and for dessert killled off Ripley in a mediocre movie. It deserves to be shat on heartily for those things alone. I think people hate it disproportionate to its quality.
  16. Speaking of Kurt Sutter...Bastard executioner was the definition of a hot mess. It's like he ripped 10 pages from a Vikings script, 20 pages from a Game of Thrones script, and tied it all together with sheep fucking jokes, Greg Nicotero gore shots, and some leftover footage from Xena Warrior Princess. I heard FOX kept throwing money at the pilot for reshoots until it hit over 12 million. And it still looked like ass at the end of the day.
  17. SS:GB is terrible. I don't get why boring and bloodless and washed out and a lack of emotion are positive attributes in many BBC dramas, or why Anglophiles ooh and ahh about any BBC 1-4 production. It's like they've been snake charmed by white people with accents.
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    Alien: Covenant

    Prometheus, on a good, day was an expensive mess. It's like a moron read Chariots of the Gods and then watched Alien, smoked two joints, and then wrote the script.
  19. You may not believe this (or even want me on this thread, but my name WAS thrown out there)... I will keep an open mind about TLK season 2. I do think the weird looking Alfred the Great actor David Dawson can act, and I am open to the show holding my interest even though the battle scenes (thus far) can't hold a candle to Vikings. I thought the pilot was promising, then lost me in a sea of bloodless boredom and derivative moments. But Butchard is capable of some juicy writing, his House of Saddam was quite good, and shows in general CAN improve...back in the day the first two seasons of TNG were godawful, and then it found its groove . If instagram is to be believed, season 5 of Vikings is literally covering the same rough time period as seasons 1-2 of TLK, so the already inevitable comparisons will become even more inevitable. I'm afraid TLK has likely brought a pocketknife to a gunfight.
  20. I'll grant you this though, that trailer is a MILLION times better than that first pathetic teaser they released though.
  21. What's in my face? The non existent ratings of TLK on BBC America? Or the fact that Vikings is a top 10 series in cable, 8th most pirated in the world? That trailer looks like outtakes from season 3's TO THE GATES and Ragnar and Ivar at sea. Can't wait for the San Diego Comic Con Vikings trailer for season 5, playing in front of a packed auditorium of thousands of fans, with a Giant display of some kind on the convention floor. Im sure TLK will have a popsicle stand somewhere on the Con floor hocking key chains or something. One series has Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Katheryn Winnick, Alex H√łgh, Gustaf Skarsgard... and the other has a block of wood. One series is culturally relevant in the world and one is not. Sad!
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    Rank your 2017 TV shows throughout the year

    Sherlock almost made my most Disappointing but it's still an ok-to-good watch. The high point of Sherlock geekery for me was The Abominable Bride last season. Loved it.
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    Rank your 2017 TV shows throughout the year

    Best so far: 1. Vikings 2. Homeland 3. Black Sails 4. Sneaky Pete 5. SIX (should have ranked it 6th) Most Disappointing 1. TABOO (love the look, love Tom Hardy, story is molasses and uninteresting 2. Legion (love the look, love the cast, story is initially confusing then uninteresting 3. Walking Dead (stupidest show on TV now) 4. 24: Legacy (seen it before with Kiefer) 5. Sun Records ( cheap looking, bad cast)
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    Alien: Covenant

    Good point--if you think about the first 3 films: 1 Haunted House movie 2 War movie 3 Prison movie There's a lot of untapped genres to explore in the Alienverse.