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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. DanBC
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    Stillwater is a calm, delightful, psychologically well-informed, show for children. A short run of 12 episodes (6 programmes with 2 episodes per programme). Lovely animation, great acting. A lot...

    Stillwater is a calm, delightful, psychologically well-informed, show for children. A short run of 12 episodes (6 programmes with 2 episodes per programme). Lovely animation, great acting.

    A lot of children's tv is hot garbage so anything even remotely good stands out, but this is genuinely great.

    3 votes
  2. spit-evil-olive-tips
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    Watched the first three (so far, the only three) episodes of Mr. Mayor. Really impressed by it. It appears to be taking over the title previously held by The Good Place as "the only good show...

    Watched the first three (so far, the only three) episodes of Mr. Mayor.

    Really impressed by it. It appears to be taking over the title previously held by The Good Place as "the only good show remaining on network TV".

    Ted Danson plays a rich, clueless dude who runs for mayor of Los Angeles on a lark, and wins. Holly Hunter is amazing as his left-wing deputy mayor nemesis/sidekick.

    Produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (fellow 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt alum). Feels like Veep, Parks & Rec, and 30 Rock had a 3-way lovechild and made Ted Danson the godfather.

    2 votes
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    Adys
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    I just saw Disenchantment Part 3 is out! I'm so excited to watch it. No spoilers in replies if you have, please :)

    I just saw Disenchantment Part 3 is out! I'm so excited to watch it. No spoilers in replies if you have, please :)

    2 votes
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      moocow1452
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      I have mixed feelings on Disenchantment, as everytime it feels like it's doing something interesting, it nopes out as fast as it can and goes back to castle shenanigans. Report back if you like it?

      I have mixed feelings on Disenchantment, as everytime it feels like it's doing something interesting, it nopes out as fast as it can and goes back to castle shenanigans. Report back if you like it?

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      1. Adys
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        Will do. Will probably watch it next week.

        Will do. Will probably watch it next week.

        2 votes
      2. Adys
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        Reporting back, finished it today! I don't know if this was my preferred season so far; I dislike Elfo's character a lot (from the beginning and even more so now) and he was more present this...

        Reporting back, finished it today!

        I don't know if this was my preferred season so far; I dislike Elfo's character a lot (from the beginning and even more so now) and he was more present this season than previous ones. But it was very good. Huge amount of lore-building, and definitely no more nope-ing out of those things it attempts; Johnny2Cellos made that exact comment on YouTube in fact (but don't watch his video until you're done with the season).

        I think you'll like it, purely based on that.

        2 votes
  4. xnaas
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    American Gods just started back up. I was very surprised when Mr. World (Crispin Glover) was suddenly Ms. World (Dominique Jackson). I have nothing against Dominique Jackson, but I was really...

    American Gods just started back up. I was very surprised when Mr. World (Crispin Glover) was suddenly Ms. World (Dominique Jackson). I have nothing against Dominique Jackson, but I was really hoping to see more Crispin Glover. I hope he makes another appearance.

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  5. joplin
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    We finished up Joe Pera Talks With You. It was a really sweet show that we really enjoyed. The extra long (lol, 20 minutes) episode where he goes to Milwaukee was particularly brilliant. So now...

    We finished up Joe Pera Talks With You. It was a really sweet show that we really enjoyed. The extra long (lol, 20 minutes) episode where he goes to Milwaukee was particularly brilliant.

    So now we're trying out new shows. We watched The Repair Shop on Netflix last night and really liked the first episode. It's a reality show which usually isn't our thing, but since it's British, it's all heartwarming instead of yelling and calling people names like American reality shows. It's about a small shop in England where they repair and restore family heirlooms. It's fascinating to watch them clean up treasured items and try to do time-period-accurate fixes. I'm guessing every episode ends in tears of joy as they see Grandma's favorite vase restored to its former glory.

    We're probably going to try a few other new shows this week, too. We have Shonda Rimes Bridgerton in the queue. It looks well-done, but after watching Grey's Anatomy, I don't know that I have the stomach for another Shonda show. The production and acting are usually quite good, but the stories are sometimes infuriatingly dumb. (See, for example, the episode of Grey's Anatomy where they had to amputate a man's leg, so they took the other leg and moved it to the center of his pelvis. It made absolutely no sense.) I'm interested in Locke and Key but don't know if my spouse will want to watch it. We'll see.

    1 vote