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TV Tuesdays Free Talk

Have you watched any TV shows recently you want to discuss? Any shows you want to recommend or are hyped about? Feel free to discuss anything here.

Please just try to provide fair warning of spoilers if you can.

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  1. asep
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    Who's watched the latest episode of The Good Place? No clue how Schur does it but I swear every episode this season feels like it could've been a season of it's own, anyone have any theories on...

    Who's watched the latest episode of The Good Place? No clue how Schur does it but I swear every episode this season feels like it could've been a season of it's own, anyone have any theories on how the next episode is going to go?

    5 votes
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    krg
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    I finished The Mandalorian. Pretty damn good, though it did get a tad corny at points.

    I finished The Mandalorian. Pretty damn good, though it did get a tad corny at points.

    3 votes
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      bilbodwyer
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      Yeah it had a few bum episodes here and there, but overall I loved the hell out of it. The last episode had me full on belly-laughing at the scene with the two stormtroopers shooting the tin can.

      Yeah it had a few bum episodes here and there, but overall I loved the hell out of it. The last episode had me full on belly-laughing at the scene with the two stormtroopers shooting the tin can.

      2 votes
      1. cfabbro
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        LOL yeah, that scene was great. It reminded me of the old Star Wars - Troopers (COPS parody) video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcoZBDIPDP8 WTB more incompetent Storm troopers just shooting...

        LOL yeah, that scene was great. It reminded me of the old Star Wars - Troopers (COPS parody) video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcoZBDIPDP8

        WTB more incompetent Storm troopers just shooting the shit. :)

      2. 2942
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        IMO Mando was the most pointless character on the show. Lose him and just have the IG droid and baby Yoda kicking ass all over the galaxy.

        IMO Mando was the most pointless character on the show. Lose him and just have the IG droid and baby Yoda kicking ass all over the galaxy.

    2. nothis
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      It's IMO the best thing to come out of the Star Wars franchise since the original trilogy (but let's face it: that's only a bold statement because of quantity, not quality). I loved how it brought...

      It's IMO the best thing to come out of the Star Wars franchise since the original trilogy (but let's face it: that's only a bold statement because of quantity, not quality). I loved how it brought Star Wars back to focusing on a single story, giving moments some time to sink in before moving on to the next big spectacle.

      That being said, wow was it corny at times! It had to be a bit intentional, hadn't it? I mean, they did have the budget to do whatever (I heard GoT level $15 mil per episode, with only 8 episodes and 30 minute run times) yet some parts felt like 90s era bottle episodes. And that one where he's meeting a bunch of space-peasants (complete with an awkward love interest) felt like something out of Star Trek. It was so weird, compared to the others! Weird acting by all the supporting cast, too!

      Overall, I'm impressed how it was all held together. I have big hopes for season 2.

      2 votes
    3. Loire
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      The fact that they included the Dark Saber was really encouraging vis-a-vis tying into Mandalorian lore set up in the Clone Wars. I think the show has a lot of promise, although I hope they don't...

      The fact that they included the Dark Saber was really encouraging vis-a-vis tying into Mandalorian lore set up in the Clone Wars. I think the show has a lot of promise, although I hope they don't actually go along with the

      Spoilers"all the remaining Mandalorians were within that single enclave" angle. I think we've all had enough of the "last of their kind" trope.

      1 vote
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    moocow1452
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    I signed up for the New Year's Sling trial, where they were giving away free service until the 12th, and had every intention to stop after Doctor Who, but then I went to sleep so I got it for...

    I signed up for the New Year's Sling trial, where they were giving away free service until the 12th, and had every intention to stop after Doctor Who, but then I went to sleep so I got it for another month. Play stupid games, I suppose.

    Any recommendations? I fell off of Mr. Robot in season 2, should I jump to 4 or work my way through 3?

    2 votes
    1. bilbodwyer
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      If you're wanting to pick Mr Robot back up, I'd definitely recommend watching all of 3 as well. You'd miss a solid amount of groundwork if you skip.

      If you're wanting to pick Mr Robot back up, I'd definitely recommend watching all of 3 as well. You'd miss a solid amount of groundwork if you skip.

      4 votes
  4. tomf
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    I'm working through Fosse/Verdon. I love Michelle Williams. I love Sam Rockwell. I wish I had started this sooner. It's no surprise that Williams is getting recognized for her performance. In an...

    I'm working through Fosse/Verdon. I love Michelle Williams. I love Sam Rockwell. I wish I had started this sooner.

    It's no surprise that Williams is getting recognized for her performance. In an already cinematic level series, she's giving an Oscar-worthy performance.

    I'm also working through an essentials list for Psych. It's goofy, but enjoyable enough. A good portion of it was filmed around where I used to live, so it's nice to see some places that have since changed or shut down.

    I'm going to start Wisting soon. Carrie-Anne Moss plays a CIA agent in this Norwegian police procedural. I haven't heard any talk about this series, but I also don't hear a lot about Norwegian shows to begin with. I'm hoping for something along the lines of Deutschland 83/86 and The Killing (either version.)

    2 votes
  5. Nivlak
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    I was able to finish The Expanse season 4 this week. Really great show in my opinion. I’m not familiar with the books but now I feel like I have no choice because I enjoy the show so much. I...

    I was able to finish The Expanse season 4 this week. Really great show in my opinion. I’m not familiar with the books but now I feel like I have no choice because I enjoy the show so much. I really enjoy the writing as well. They seem self aware enough and don’t try to feed the audience any bullshit. I also really enjoy the scientific explanations they use throughout the show. I genuinely feel for the actors during those scenes cause scientific terminology is hard.