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    Upcoming TV Series of 2018/2019 - Your most anticipated shows

    Oooh, yes to all of those, and I totally forgot about Watchmen. Also True Detective S3 looks promising. Yus! So glad this is returning. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like it's hitting Amazon Prime in the US at the same time as the UK. Hopefully it doesn't take that long to get over here.
  2. Damn. Those lists of GG nominees/winners just remind me of how much (apparently) good TV from 2018 I've still yet to see: Killing Eve, Homecoming, Kidding, Outlander, Patrick Melrose, A Very British Scandal, Sharp Objects, etc.
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    Rank your 2018 TV shows throughout the year

    Agreed, too much TV to get through in just 12 months. (Pump the brakes Netflix!) Regarding The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: I really liked that scene you quoted in spoilers and agree it was poignant and elegant in its simplicity, but I'm not sure if it was my favorite scene of the season. Off the top of my head I'd give the prize to the scene in the S2E9 when Midge... I also agree things with Benjamin need to be addressed in S3.
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    The Good Place S3 - heaven is a place on Earth (spoilers)

    Did anyone else see this inside joke about Jameela/Tahani at the Golden Globes? Somebody working at E! is a huge Good Place fan. Also, the show starts back up this week!
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    2018: Your Year In Review

    So @Meera of Tarth won't be all alone, I'll go ahead and post a full survey then. Who is the person you admired most in 2018? My friend Tim managed to pull off some pretty spectacular stuff this year both professionally (as a small business owner) and personally (as a husband, father, and friend) that really made me think of him as admirable. When did you say to yourself, “I’m fuckin’ awesome” in 2018? When Stan “The Man” Lee autographed my copy of Fantastic Four #46. Where is your favorite place you visited or traveled to in 2018?I was fortunate enough to do a lot of traveling this year. My favorite new place was Reykjavik but I definitely had the most fun going back and visiting the crew in Ireland. When did you stand up and cheer in 2018? When the Saints destroyed the previously undefeated Rams in the Dome. Who dat! How did you improve something in 2018? Modesty prevents me from going in to details. Favorite meme of 2018? Neck Guy memes by far gave me the most enjoyment. I just picked this one because it also includes the greatest thing to come outta Canada since maple syrup. Your favorite catch phrase of 2018? Ferda! What news story got you right in the feels in 2018? One particular story does not come to mind. However, here are 99 “good things” that went own in 2018. I’m sure there are at least one or two on there to give you feels. Favorite restaurant to eat at (or order take away from) in 2018? For dine-in a local place called Drago’s— I recommend lobster mac and charbroiled oysters—and Taco Bell (Only God can judge me!) for drive thru. Favorite expletive you liked to say in 2018? Fucking bastard! Favorite adult beverage of 2018? Vodka mixed with whatever is handy. What new snack did you discover this year? Lotus Biscoff. Apparently they’ve been around forever but I only just discovered them. Tea time game changer. Favorite guilty pleasure of 2018? I watched so much YouTube this year. Too much? Mayhaps… Favorite moment of nostalgia you experienced in 2018? Watching the 1989 Tim Burton BATMAN at the cinema with my nephew. When did you comfort someone who needed it in 2018? Some bad stuff went down in October of this year for my family (same month in 2017 also sucked hard) and there was much need of comfort all around. Who is someone that comforted you in 2018? My two best friends really stepped up for me this year. What’s the most beautiful thing you saw in 2018? Smiles. What’s one thing you are definitely looking forward to happening in 2019?Continuing to form better habits…and, of course, the last season of Game of Thrones. on HBO.
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    Marvel Netflix

    Agreed, that Jigsaw must've had some MAJOR surgery after S1.
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    Year in Review, 2018: Entertainment Edition

    1. What was your favorite live event (concert, sporting event, play, festival, convention, etc.) you attended in 2018? Jazz Fest 2018 in New Orleans I was lucky enough to see Aerosmith and Better Than Ezra put on great shows. (Close second was Saints vs Rams in the Superdome.) 2. Favorite show or sporting event of 2018? Pretty much all but 3 of the Saints games this season. 3. What song did you hit “repeat” on the most in 2018? “High Hopes” by Panic! At The Disco was easily my number one. I also went through phases with “Shallow” and “Middle.” 4. Favorite book and/or comic you read in 2018? Norse Mythology by Neil Gaimen for my book and Saga issue #54 for my comic book. 5. Favorite TV show you binge watched in 2018? Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S1 (Star Trek Discovery S1 is a very close second.) 6. Favorite TV show you watched week to week in 2018? The Good Place S2 & S3. 7. Favorite animated series of 2018? South Park absolutely killed it with S22. If you wandered away from this series in the past you will not regret coming back for S22. 8. Favorite animated film of 2018? Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 9. Favorite documentary of 2018? I saw about a dozen or so documentaries this year and really liked most of them, but RBG (about Ruth Bader Ginsburg) and They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead (about Orson Welles and his final film) are tied for my number one spot. 10. Favorite comedy film of 2018? Game Night 11. Favorite action and/or sci-fi film of 2018? Avengers: Infinity War. 12. Favorite drama and/or romance film of 2018? Seeing Bohemian Rhapsody was one of the best nights at the theater I’ve had in a while—perfect mix of a good movie, outstanding music, and an awesome group of friends to share it with. 13. Favorite video game of 2018? Like all true gangstas, I still play Words With Friends like a fiend on my phone. 14. Favorite YouTube channel in 2018? I had a rediscovery of Conan O’Brien this year through his YouTube channel, but Hot Ones is still my favorite purely YouTube show/channel. 15. What’s your favorite/most used app on your smartphone in 2018? Facebook is still my most used, but Fitbit is my favorite app. It’s helped motivate me a lot to be healthier. 16. Who is the one entertainer that died in 2018 you’d bring back? (There can be only one!) Stan Lee for the MCU cameos alone. 17. What was your 2018 like as depicted in emojis or a single .gif? Oh, definitely this one (Tried a couple times to post the actual .gif but it's not wanting to work.)
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    Rank your 2018 TV shows throughout the year

    So here's my final list for 2018. I rearranged some stuff from my previous post. All in all It was another great year for drama and comedy on TV. I remember back in the day being excited about all the NEW shows that came out each fall. Now there are so many shows I not only like but adore coming back in 2019 that I'm almost dreading discovering any NEW show. Hell, there are still shows that came out in 2018 I still need to watch--Legion, You're the Worst, Modern Family, an Always Sunny In Philadelphia come immediately to mind. Anyway, it's a long list, So I put everything after my Top 10 in a spoiler so as to not crowd the page. 1. Ozark – S2 2. Star Trek Discovery – S1 3. Altered Carbon – S1 4. Dare Devil – S3 5. New Girl – S7 6. End of the F*cking World - S1 7. The Good Place – S2 & S3 8. The Orville – S1 9. The Terror - S1 10. TIE: Mindhunter – S1 & South Park-- S22 (I know it's a bit of a cheat, but had to get SP-S22 in my top 10 as it's an absolute gem of a season.)
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    2018: Your Year In Review

    Eighteen questions about your 2018! I don’t know about y’all, but my 2018 was all kinds of emotional. One might even compare it to something akin to a roller coaster. But I’m not here to talk about me. (I’ll post my answers later.) No, I want to know all about you and your 2018. Feel free to skip any questions below you don’t feel comfortable sharing with, ya know, the whole of the Interwebs. Who is the person you admired most in 2018? When did you say to yourself, “Damn, I'm awesome!” in 2018? Where is your favorite place you visited or traveled to in 2018? When did you stand up and cheer in 2018? How did you improve something in 2018? (It can be something about you, your family, community, or the world in general) Favorite meme of 2018? (Pic please!) Your favorite catch phrase of 2018? What news story got you right in the feels in 2018? (Link please!) Favorite restaurant to eat at (or order take away from) in 2018? Favorite expletive you liked to say in 2018? Favorite (adult) beverage of 2018? What new snack did you discover this year? Favorite guilty pleasure of 2018? Favorite moment of nostalgia you experienced in 2018? When did you comfort someone who needed it in 2018? Who is someone that comforted you in 2018? What’s the most beautiful thing you saw in 2018? What’s one thing you are definitely looking forward to happening in 2019?
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    Year in Review, 2018: Entertainment Edition

    I guess. I would've preferred filling out the 18 question survey I was gonna post tomorrow, but, ya know, whatevs.
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    Aquaman surely deserves its own spoiler topic, right? Anyone?

    I liked this film, but my 11-yr-old loved it. I thought he'd get bored with it, as it's 2.5 hours long, but the visuals and story hit him in all the right spots. However, I felt it was a bit bloated and the script needed more for the two leads. The action is fantastic though. James Wan can direct the hell outta CGI fights. Overall, Aquaman is a win for DCEU--a big win compared to Justice League. I agree with almost everything in your post--the love story was limp and lifeless. Maybe you were hypnotized by Mamoa's nipples and/or Heard's cleavage, but their scenes together were the low-point of the film. It's definitely a great looking film worth seeing in IMAX, but you're right that Spider-Verse is the most gorgeous film to look at this year.
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    MCU - X

    After seeing him in Ragnarok and Infinity War, I'm ready for a full on legit Dr. Strange film where he is Sorcerer Supreme from frame one. I hope Mordo is part of the sequel but maybe not as the main antagonist.
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    Rank your 2018 TV shows throughout the year

    Yup, and it's actually good. I was done with the show after barely being able to force myself to finish S2, but a good friend was on me for months to give S3 a try, so I finally budged this summer and ending up binge watching it. Likewise for S4.
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    Rank your 2018 TV shows throughout the year

    Here's an update from my last list a few months back. I put write-ups in red for the new shows I've added. I will also probably watch Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S2, Legion S2, and maybe Good Place S3 & South Park S22 before 2018 is over. (Those last two may not finish their seasons until 2019???) I can see all four of those shows fighting for spots in my top 20, so I may have to update this list one last time. Ozark – S2 Star Trek Discovery – S1: It’s probably not what most “purists” would want, but I think it’s an entertaining melding of the JJ Abrams/Kelvin Timeline style Trek of the new films and the TV Trek of old. Each episode is just so damn jam packed and I really like the four new main Starfleet characters. Sure, the occasional F-bomb is a bit off-putting for a Trek TV show, and I’m not a huge fan of the Klingons new (old?) look, but those are minor complaints. I just hope they manage to pull off Spock in S2 as well as the recent films have. Altered Carbon – S1 Dare Devil – S3: It’d be higher on the list if the finale had gone slightly differently and if the direction was a bit more on point. Performances were spectacular this season though. Really disappointing it’s the final season, but at least it got a more concrete finale than Luke Cage & Iron Fist. New Girl – S7 End of the F*cking World - S1 The Good Place – S2 The Orville – S1 The Terror - S1 Mindhunter – S1 The Crown – S2 Star Wars Rebels – S4 Agents of SHIELD – S5 Handmaid’s Tale – S2 Cloak & Dagger – S1 American Vandal – S2 The Toys That Made Us – S2 GLOW – S2 Barry S1 West World - S2 Jack Ryan – S1: A solid politically based action/suspense series that’s well acted and beautifully paced. The ending felt a bit abrupt, but I can’t go into much more lest I get into spoiler territory. A completely binge-worthy and satisfying series. I hope Krasinski and co. get another few seasons of this. Orange Is The New Black – S6 Trial & Error S1 & S2 Atlanta – S2: It a clever season with some funny, wacky episodes, and strong cast. I feel like it has an overall uneven balance to it though—sometimes it seems like it’s trying too hard and others not hard enough. Making It – S1: Amy Pohler & Nick Offerman host a competition show which is basically The Great British Baking Show but for crafts. I’ve zero interest in making crafts, but this is just a pleasant damn 42 minutes of TV where creative, funny people make stuff—and then the awkward elimination. Bring on more than six episodes for S2! Lost in Space (2018) – S1 Love – S3 Letterkenny S1 & S2 Better Call Saul – S4: I still feel like there’s way too much filler in this series and that the writing is pretty overrated. Lalo is a good adversary for Gus, but he came in too late. The last two episodes were great and heartbreaking with Jimmy & Kim, but again, it felt like that should’ve been earlier in the season. The flashforward to BB times was one of the best scenes of the season. It looks like we’ll finally get Breaking Bad Saul next season, and my guess is like BB, S5 will be BCS’s last. Fear The Walking Dead – S4: This is maybe the strongest season yet (S3 was also damn good), and I really wanted to put it higher on the list. However, while it did a fantastic job of bringing Morgan from TWD into the series and introduced some really great new characters, I think it could’ve done a slightly better in its handling of the older characters. The Tick (2017) – S1 Jessica Jones – S2 Last Man On Earth – S4 Archer – S9: Danger Island: Honestly it was kind of mediocre, especially compared to last season’s Dreamland, but overall it was fun seeing these characters in another “alternate reality” season. And that finale had an amazing cliffhanger to lead into S10. Brooklyn Nine-Nine – S5 Crashing – S2 Everything Sucks! – S1 Luke Cage – S2 Peaky Blinders – S4 Fear The Walking Dead – S3 Evil Genius (Netflix docu-series) Mr. Robot – S3 Norsemen – S1: It’s already on S3, but I just discovered it on Netflix. If you’re a fan of Vikings in any way, you’ll probably get a kick out of this show that’s a comedic satire of (yet just as brutally violent as) the History Channel series. David Letterman, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction – S1 Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee (2018) SNL 43: Saturday Night Live is an institution, and when they’re good they’re really good. However, I think they ride their left leaning political tendencies too hard. The Weekend Update segment and cold open are traditionally political in nature, but that mentality has seeped into most sketches as well. There’s plenty of social commentary and satire ripe on the left and extreme left that never gets picked up on the show. I also never watch this show live anymore; usually I catch it on Hulu or clips on YouTube. Hot Ones (Youtube) – S6 & S7 The Four S1 & S2: Don’t judge! It’s a guilty pleasure I sometimes watch when jogging on the treadmill. So the exercise counteracts the terrible shallowness of a singing competition with DJ Khalid (Bless up!), Diddy (Eat!), Megan Trainor, and Fergie, right? Right? :/ Succession – S1 Portlandia – S8 The Walking Dead – S8 Silicon Valley – S5 Arrested Development – S5 AP Bio – S1 Mystery of Oak Island: I watched various episodes of this reality treasure hunting show on Hulu from a collection of seasons. Interesting premise but there’s A LOT of filler here. Basically watch the last one or two episodes per season and you’re done. Marching Orders – S1 Other shows: * Top of the Lake – S1 & S2: I didn’t put it on my main list becaue S1 aired way back in 2013, but I caught up with it on Hulu this year. I wanted to like this a lot more than I could. The plot was infuriatingly clunky and self serving, and the two big “twists” in the last two episodes were telegraphed a mile away. Solid cast and performances though. Season two has the same problems as S1, but the addition of Gwen Cchristie’s upbeat officer to the cast was a bright star in each episode. *Black Mirror – S4: It’s a TV series only technically. So it feels kind of unfair ranking it with the others. Hits and misses, but the hits were homeruns—USS Callister, Hang the DJ, & Black Museum. *11.22.63 – I didn’t put this on my main list since it’s really a miniseries, and it’s a few years old. But I’m glad I finally got around to watching this Hulu original. As a long time Stephen King fan I’m kicking myself for not having read the book before seeing series since it so wonderfully captures the tone of what is best about King’s work—fantasy, mixed with suspense, led by complex characters, all wrapped in a dark but ultimately hopeful morality tale. *Fresh Off The Boat – S2-4: I really liked S1, but drifted away from the series back in S2 a few years back. This year I started catching up with it on Hulu, and started jumping around a bit between seasons. It’s a great throwback to the sitcom formula, but takes on enough continuity with the characters to not feel dated even though it’s set in the 90s. My only complaints are that the show can get a a tiny bit preachy sometimes, and the kid actors can be very hit or miss in terms of performance—except for the kid who plays the youngest son, Evan,; Evan is always on point.
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    The Good Place S3 - heaven is a place on Earth (spoilers)

    "Yeah, well, you know, that's just like...your opinion, man."