Ah, NBC. I know you really, really, really would have liked to have Lost on your network, but it was ABC that had it. So you created a new one, with a relatively similar tone…people are together, catastrophe happens, they wake up in a new land after passing through a very white light, and have to learn to survive with sharing food, building shelter, finding water, fighting off large ravenous polar bears, err, I mean wolves.… Read the rest
I made a small typo in my predictions for this show, as I thought it was called “The” Foundation, but it is simply “Foundation”. For my prediction, here is what I said:
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The Foundation starts on Apple TV+, a sci-fi series ruled by a clone not happy about a mathematician predicting darker times ahead.
I felt like I was going to hate this show. Or more like I wanted to hate the show. When I did my prediction, I said this:
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The Big Leap on CBS is a show about making a dance reality show where they select contestants to star in Swan Lake. I know, I wasn’t looking for a fictional reality show either.
NBC has been hyping the heck out of their new show…it’s new! it’s different! it’s a rip-off of the movie Sliding Doors! Oh, wait, they didn’t say that last part.
When I read the description and saw the ads, I wrote this in my prediction:
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Ordinary Joe on NBC has a This Is Us feel to it, crossed with the movie Sliding Doors.
Let’s see. We started with J.A.G. And then spun off the current NCIS series that is still running with Mark Harmon. They added NCIS: LA and NCIS: New Orleans. Annnnnd now we have NCIS: Hawaii. I’m sure it was a toss-up between Hawaii and Florida. Magnum P.I., Hawaii Five-O, and now NCIS, I’m sure someone will want to suggest more cross-overs somewhere.… Read the rest
So I checked out the new Fantasy Island series, which I was caught a little off-guard by in terms of timing. I had heard a reboot was coming, but never saw anything about it premiering. But, apparently, it did back at the end of August, they’re already up to episode 8.… Read the rest
COVID has decimated entire industries, and for awhile, it looked like TV was going to be one of them. Sports coverage was non-existent, series were on hold for filming, pilots were at a dead stop. But eventually they figured out how to film stuff anyway, and shows returned. Some shows worked the premise into the script; others chose to ignore it.… Read the rest
I saw references to the TV show, The Crew, and I didn’t know much about it. But as with most new shows, I’m willing to give it a try for at least one episode.
The basic premise is that a NASCAR team has been doing poorly of late, and the owner announces that his daughter Catherine is going to take over running the team.… Read the rest
Netflix released a show awhile ago called the Tribes of Europa, with season 1 consisting of six episodes, dubbed in English. The setting of the show is the year 2074 when life in Europe consists mainly of warring tribes. According to the opening explanation, something happened in December 2029 which caused a massive blackout, and the phrase for the “event” was Black December.… Read the rest
The new show Debris debuted recently, with a strong alien/X-Files vibe to it. In a nutshell, the premise is that scientists spotted a damaged alien ship drifting through the solar system, surrounded by debris. Some of that debris has fallen to Earth, and almost all of it has strange energy readings with unpredictable impacts on the local population.… Read the rest
“In the nation’s largest city, the vicious and violent members of the underworld are hunted by the detectives of the Organized Crime Control Bureau. These are their stories…”.
And so we embark on a new Dick Wolf drama, Law & Order: Organized Crime with Detective Stabler back in NYC working on a task force.… Read the rest
One of Chuck Lorre’s newest sitcoms, the United States of Al, picked up some pre-launch buzz but not good buzz. Lots of people looked at the 30s trailer and immediately jumped on it saying it was going to be tone-deaf, mocking Muslims, etc. Oddly enough, the goal of the producers was to have a Muslim protagonist that wasn’t a punchline.… Read the rest
I imagine most people watching Michael Chiklis on TV think of his show, The Shield. For me, it is a bit softer with The Commish or The Fantastic Four. Maybe a bit of Gotham. I like him, but I prefer the lovable side, not the hard cynical side. Usually.
Here he plays a newly-retired border patrol guy who is asked by his old partner’s wife to go down to Mexico, look at a cabin he was building, and finish it up to sell it off so that the bank doesn’t foreclose on their house.… Read the rest
I didn’t know much about Firefly Lane until I saw that it had premiered. When I looked it up, and saw that it was a buddy premise, I thought, “Sure, why not give it a try?”. And with two women instead of two men, I really wanted to like it.
Katherine Heigl plays the co-lead, Tully, and for a lot of people that would be a giant plus.… Read the rest
I am an idiot, apparently. I thought I knew the history of Arsène Lupin. He is, after all, a famous character in France literature.
Now, in my light defence, I have read Edgar Allan Poe’s short-story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, which is considered by many to be the first modern detective story.… Read the rest
The Silence of the Lamb series is hugely popular, certainly iconic, and downright creepy. The SotL movie won Best Picture, the last sequel to do so. And to be honest, not one of my favorites. I like Jodie Foster in it, sure, but I find Anthony Hopkins too over the top to be enjoyable.… Read the rest
The simple premise of the show, Call Your Mother, is that a mother in Iowa is worried about her two kids who are now living in L.A. The daughter is the oldest, and Mom isn’t really worried about her, she has a job, an apartment, a boyfriend, etc. No, Mom is worried about the younger son that she’s been calling for 4d and who isn’t calling her back.… Read the rest
There’s a strange “deadcat bounce” to some comedy shows. If you watch the first one, and it isn’t that funny, but okay to watch, and then watch a few more episodes, you often find that the jokes you didn’t think were funny the first time are not bad when you understand the full context for them.… Read the rest
I saw that there was a show about missing girls, and two women investigating, tracking down the truth. Originally, I thought it was some fact-based pseudo-documentary, which doesn’t really interest me most of the time. But it got some buzz and I flagged it for the future. Tonight I managed to get through EP1, and I would say it is more Twin Peaks than Law & Order or True Crime.… Read the rest
I don’t what to say about the show as I’m not entirely sure what it is all about. Oh, sure, I know the basics. EPIX created a 1980-based show, with a group of mainly-white college grads ready to take on the world, figuring out their lives post-high school, post-college. They seem way more like high-schoolers than college grads, but whatever.… Read the rest