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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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    xnaas
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    I've been really enjoying Star Trek: Lower Decks thus far. It's like an animated The Orville, which was basically an adult humor version of TNG. I've avoided /r/startrek since I'm sure there's a...

    I've been really enjoying Star Trek: Lower Decks thus far. It's like an animated The Orville, which was basically an adult humor version of TNG. I've avoided /r/startrek since I'm sure there's a ton of really dumb comments about how comedy has no place in Star Trek or something. Which reminds me that I still need to watch TAS... The first episode was a very solid "ok" at best, but episodes 2 and 3 had me rollin'. I'm excited for the rest of the season.

    I'm also cautiously optimistic for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. We've been promised episodic content in the past and been denied, so...

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      cfabbro
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      Nah. Humour has its place in Star Trek and always has. See: Trouble with Tribbles. All the TNG episode with Q, Barclay or Lwaxana Troi. All Quark and Rom's shenanigans in DS9. The Doctor on...

      I've avoided /r/startrek since I'm sure there's a ton of really dumb comments about how comedy has no place in Star Trek or something.

      Nah. Humour has its place in Star Trek and always has. See: Trouble with Tribbles. All the TNG episode with Q, Barclay or Lwaxana Troi. All Quark and Rom's shenanigans in DS9. The Doctor on Voyager. Etc.

      And as for /r/startrek, they have stickied weekly discussions for each episode of Lower Decks, and while sure there are some people who complain (isn't there always?), the majority of people in the sub seem to appreciate the show.

      And same goes for The Orville; All the old-school Trekkies I know (myself included) even tend to like it better than Picard and Discovery, both of which spit on Roddenberry's legacy and the canon of the old shows IMO. There is a reason, "The Orville is the best Star Trek series on TV" is a pretty common saying.

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      1. knocklessmonster
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        Sulu completely losing it and trying to fence with everybody. TOS has quite a few moments that are intended for humor, even hilarity, and not in an at-all ironic fashion. I felt like The Orville...

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        Sulu completely losing it and trying to fence with everybody. TOS has quite a few moments that are intended for humor, even hilarity, and not in an at-all ironic fashion.

        I felt like The Orville was sort of like Star Trek with the uncivil bits left in, the stuff between the "Yes, Sir. No, Sir." Sort of a peek behind the same organizations (but different) and the military professionalism that came with them, even off-duty.

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    2. tomf
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      TAS is fun. I think it has been under-appreciated. The stories are simple, but there are a handful of episodes that would have made great TOS episodes.

      TAS is fun. I think it has been under-appreciated. The stories are simple, but there are a handful of episodes that would have made great TOS episodes.

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  2. UniquelyGeneric
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    Second episode of Lovecraft Country was...bewildering...and not in a chaotic Lovecraft way. The episode itself could have been stretched into an entire season and yet it felt completely rushed and...

    Second episode of Lovecraft Country was...bewildering...and not in a chaotic Lovecraft way. The episode itself could have been stretched into an entire season and yet it felt completely rushed and unwilling to take a moment to breathe. It offered little to no explanation, and wrapped things up as if it were a season finale. Apparently it does track somewhat with the book, but why the writers chose to completely ruin the momentum from the first episode is beyond me. I have hope that it can still improve, but it was a really poorly executed episode and the volatility in quality does not bode well for the rest of the season.

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  3. NoblePath
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    This is probably late news here, but I just discovered Legion. I love it, except for maybe the overdone Marvel aesthetics. It’s kind of like doing a hit of acid. It also has a really well informed...

    This is probably late news here, but I just discovered Legion. I love it, except for maybe the overdone Marvel aesthetics. It’s kind of like doing a hit of acid. It also has a really well informed perspective on childhood and inter-generational trauma.

    It’s also reallynself-indulgent professional escapism. What amazing jobs those folks have!

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  4. joplin
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    Watched the first episode of Ted Lasso. The premise is that a mediocre British Football (soccer for us Americans) team hires an American College Football (football for us Americans) coach to run...

    Watched the first episode of Ted Lasso. The premise is that a mediocre British Football (soccer for us Americans) team hires an American College Football (football for us Americans) coach to run the team. He knows nothing about the sport, and the press, fans, and team all know it and are baffled as to why he was hired.

    I pretty much despise professional sports, so I wasn't really interested in watching it, but a friend convinced me to check it out. First episode was funny in subtler ways than expected. (That is, much of it was not subtle, but the bits that were subtle hit home for me.) I'll give the first season a try and see what it's like.

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