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Offline GrandMoffNick

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Re: Official Television Thread
« Reply #525 on: June 13, 2018, 01:00 AM »
I really enjoyed season 2 of Legion. Different than season one but still great. A couple episodes spun their wheels getting to the conclusion but were still fun.

The finale was amazing. How fun should season 3 be? Can't wait!
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Re: Official Television Thread
« Reply #526 on: June 14, 2018, 10:42 AM »
I really enjoyed season 2 of Legion. Different than season one but still great. A couple episodes spun their wheels getting to the conclusion but were still fun.

The finale was amazing. How fun should season 3 be? Can't wait!

I missed last week's and just caught up last night, still have to watch the finale. I do hope it is good. I have been growing steadily more disappointed as this season wore on. Agree there were at least 2 full episodes of wheel spinning that added little to the overall story. They really should stick with 8 eps per year, IMHO.

Still, it's about the only thing I watch on TV anymore, always a feast for the eyes.

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Re: Official Television Thread
« Reply #527 on: June 15, 2018, 08:22 AM »
Season 1 was simply brilliant.  I thought the finale of season 2 was fantastic, but there were some lulls during the season.  It's really mind-bending stuff.
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Re: Official Television Thread
« Reply #528 on: June 15, 2018, 09:14 AM »
I think that's a good assessment Bill. Overall I still think it was top notch TV.

And I think you're right McMetal if they had cut the correct episodes to streamline the story. I'd prefer they just used the extra episodes in a better way though.
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Re: Official Television Thread
« Reply #529 on: June 19, 2018, 02:59 PM »
I need to go back and watch Legion.  I haven't checked if its available on a streaming service anywhere yet.

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Re: Official Television Thread
« Reply #530 on: June 19, 2018, 03:59 PM »
I need to go back and watch Legion.  I haven't checked if its available on a streaming service anywhere yet.

Hulu has it I know.

I finally watched the Finale, didn't like it, mostly for the same reasons I didn't like the season overall. Didn't care for the whole process of tearing down everything they built up over Season One. Not surprising in retrospect though as I recall in interviews with the showrunner how he was talking about never having had to do a second season of anything with the same cast and storylines. (Fargo pretty much reinvents itself every year)

I think may wait and read how the next season turns out before deciding whether to keep watching.
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Re: Official Television Thread
« Reply #531 on: June 19, 2018, 04:54 PM »
I'll be as cryptic as I can as this is a generic television thread. I love they had the balls to go the route they did. And if my understanding of the comic character is correct they'll reverse course again.
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Re: Official Television Thread
« Reply #532 on: June 20, 2018, 09:38 AM »
I've been checking out this docu-series on Showtime called The 4th Estate.  It's about the New York Times and their coverage of the first year of the Trump administration.  And it's a remarkable look at how top tier newspapers are functioning in the country today.
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Re: Official Television Thread
« Reply #533 on: June 20, 2018, 10:27 AM »
I've been checking out this docu-series on Showtime called The 4th Estate.  It's about the New York Times and their coverage of the first year of the Trump administration.  And it's a remarkable look at how top tier newspapers are functioning in the country today.

Maybe my questions will drive this in to the Sarlacc pit, but just curious as to how objective it is.  Does it get in to the inherent biases and axes to grind that different publications bring to their reporting of the news?  I'd be interested in watching an objective discussion on the agenda driven and right vs. left bias in reporting that we seem to have today.

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« Reply #534 on: June 20, 2018, 11:05 AM »
It follows the reporters and editors of the NY Times through their process.  The Trump White House is a huge component of their work.  But they also cover significant stories outside of that:  the impact of policy shifts from the administration (both positive and negative) throughout the country, Americans' perception of Washington and the media, the sexual harassment claims against people like Bill O'Reilly and Harvey Weinstein, along with the violence in Charlottesville, VA. 

Additionally, it deals with some of the BUSINESS of the Times:  an earnings conference call, shifts from print to online content, the immediacy of deadlines, as well as a walkout of a tremendous number of newspaper guild members because of restructuring at the Times.  You also get a sense of the toll that the work takes on these journalists:  extremely long work hours, the toll it takes on their families, or their personal isolation because the work is so demanding.

Watching Times reporters asking questions of their sources and interview subjects, it becomes very clear that these journalists take the work incredibly seriously.  And they choose their words VERY carefully.  They ask questions VERY carefully.  It addressed how the Times works to keep their own house in order:  harassment charges, social media policy, etc.  It also shows how some political figures who routinely like to use the media as a punching bag are also incredibly chummy with reporters.  Watch Times political reporter Jeremy Peters interact with Steve Bannon and their interactions.  It's enlightening.

As for anything beyond that?  The audience is left to make that judgement for themselves.
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Re: Official Television Thread
« Reply #535 on: July 24, 2018, 01:16 AM »
Anyone else out there watch all of 12 Monkeys TV series? I have the 2 part series finale left but this show was awesome. I'm sad it doesn't seem like many people watched it
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Re: Official Television Thread
« Reply #536 on: July 24, 2018, 01:52 PM »
Anyone else out there watch all of 12 Monkeys TV series? I have the 2 part series finale left but this show was awesome. I'm sad it doesn't seem like many people watched it

If the Sy Fy channel wasn't so openly hostile to Science Fiction (see what happened with The Expanse), I'd probably watch more often.
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