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  1. Future Man

    For those who are really looking forward to the second season, it kicks off on Hulu in just under 4 hours. or maybe its 12midnight EST, which means in 2 hours & 45 minutes.
  2. S14.E12: Hamelin

    Southeast. Right next to the river, separating us from Illinois.
  3. S14.E12: Hamelin

    Hello, fellow Iowan. :)
  4. Project Blue Book

    I'm both impressed with History Channel - and disgusted with the major prime time networks - that the HC is producing more want-to-watch[able] content than most of the other networks recently. Looking forward to this event series. The bar doesn't seem to be set too ridiculously high (currently) in its attempts to equal or surpass similar content's subject matter out there on other mainstream channels or streaming services.
  5. Criminal Minds Analysis: Profile The Show

    Not sure this is right thread for this, as its more a 'wish for what could have been' or 'what should have happened' with the show...... When the show hit the decade mark (10th season), they should have realized the constant 'overused stressors & UnSub types' procedural was well past its shelf date and turned the series into a serial. And by serial, I don't mean the weak-sauce arcs like Mr. Scratch - who couldn't really be called a 'serial arc' because his story only showed up in random once in a blue moon themed-episodes after his initial introduction. I wish I could feel more guilty and/or upset in admitting I have not (truly) been keeping up with CM - haven't caught up since after this season's premiere (to see the conclusion to Reid's predicament to end S13). Honestly, its just plain boring and predictable. And for the last few seasons, I'm always left with a "seen this exact type of episode so many times before" after most non-arc standalone eps, and heck even in the eps in the "Reid in prison" arc, that when not dealing with Reid's time in prison but dealing with the team & their USotW cases. Maybe serializing wouldn't have automatically made it better, but at least it would have a definable direction and reason to make it worth the time and effort to stay up on things.
  6. S02.E01: Ja'loja

    Only having to urinate once a year? Man, I would kill to have that 'problem' most of the time! Although, having a ceremonial audience while I did it would not be the slightest bit appealing or welcome.... I must watch too many 'wait for the shocking reveal!' shows because I am immediately expecting the new cartographer - or Kelly's new guy - to be either evil or a plant to catch Ed out and get his captaincy taken away. Speaking of all that, I knew the WT/WT of Ed & Kelly would always be there, but adding in extras to create two different, yet confluenced, triangles?? Ick. I must congratulate the costuming department for this show, as the non-uniform attire that Kelly and Alara usually find themselves in is quite flattering, the dress that Alara wore for her date, as an example. "Always add one more zipper than you're comfortable with." Dating Made Easy, by John LaMarr. Ed: Of course, Bortus. You may relieve yourself. Gordon: *snort* Bortus: *looks at Gordon* Gordon: Oh, don't mind him. He's just taking the piss out of ya.
  7. S09.E06: Who Are You Now?

    And some serious internet bandwidth, as the list of examples is endless!
  8. Stan Against Evil

    I didn't put too much thought into this when you made the post or through last season, but then they started this season with some [seemingly] strong subtext. What with Stan telling Evie in the end that he got through to her (thus ending the illusion) by "... staring in your eyes and we *fingers threaded together*." As long they keep it very low-key and most of it played for humor, I wouldn't mind some Stevie on the show.
  9. S09.E05: What Comes After

    In other words, they want to expand their search for water because the original well is quickly advancing in the process of completely drying up. "... expand the Walking Dead universe- past, present, and future, all over the world". Lol, yeah. They've already tried that, with FTWD. Given they had the WHOLE of the Greater LA area and all its denizens with which to work with - as the whole ZA started - yet the audience was stuck with following one little hysterically overly-dysfunctional familial unit and was forced into a 1.5 to 2 week time skip after only 3 episodes. Sorry Gimps, but fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
  10. Season 9 Live Posting Thread

    I must congratulate you all who have persevered and stuck it out with this show. I haven't watched an episode yet this year, or even followed the live discussion when the episodes were airing... but I thought I'd make an exception for tonight since I heard that this was "Rick Grimes' sendoff' episode, so I thought wth and check out the aftermath. ..... And its worse than I feared. Not only is the (nearly) last reason to care about the show leaving his starring role, but the whole thing in the "offseason" turned out to be a big fake out and while he may not still be a regular on the show in the future, Rick Grimes is in fact not dead and will still be out there somewhere permanently residing in a beach-house property located in Offscreensville. [and now what's this noise about a TWD movie, that AL/Rick Grimes will be in?!?] You gave me a good initial 4.5 seasons, Show. But you and your properties are mostly just a footnote in recent history to me now.
  11. S01E05: Connecting Flights

    I'd have been all over this show if didn't start out with the pre-programmed relationship melodrama already there, before the incident on the plane even occurred - and subsequent 5.5 year return. I'd be quite interested in the mystery/mythology and dramatic bits in learning about what happened and/or the cause - as well as learning about some of the stuff that those 'left behind' went through in the lost time - but not at the expense of having to sit through a bunch of stuff that plays much better in daytime soaps. Help me get lost in the story's events, how it happened/why it happened, and why the perpetrator(s) did it; also how the survivors are coping and/or discovering what happened. Also help me understand why the people who weren't on the plane are why & where they are now. But don't strand me in the ceaseless melodramatic struggles of married people loving someone who's not their spouse, even if the situation allows for such in the overall scheme of things. I'm here for the science fiction that is implied in the story, not the overused and tired TV tropes that burden almost every network show ever created.
  12. Small Talk: Chillin' In The Waiting Room

    Existential question...... if Med wasn't part of the whole "Chicago" franchise, would it still be on the air? I would venture a guess at 'no', but that's just a personally biased opinion as well as observational. I say this as someone who hasn't even watched an episode since Season 1, but every time I check in on opinions in episode threads, 95% of the content is of the dissatisfied variety, if not even a bit vitriolic. So using that as a base guideline, I'm thinking most would have drop-punted this show if not for it being tied into Chi Fire & Chi PD.
  13. S04.E03: Heavy Is The Head

    Fixed that for you.
  14. S01.E03: Turbulence

    And this illustrates a big factor as to why I am holding off on jumping into this series with both feet and a sense of excitement to watch the mystery and such play out. Only 3 episodes into this series, and the quoted above is already a big major subplot & talking point. Got a big mystery to figure out and lots of people to get around to showing and how they're dealing with the fallout, but instead a (too big of a) focus is on romance triangles because heaven forbid any drama not be of the romantic angst variety. *heaves a long suffering sigh and lets head thunk on desk*
  15. S01.E01: Pilot

    So, I pulled the trigger on watching the pilot... and as intriguing as the mysterious mythology might end up being, I am not sure I wanna stick around for all the personal melodrama. I mean, FFS there are two potential love triangles set up right in this very first episode alone, each one which has a side taken by the main brother and sister. Just once I'd like to see a show let the mystery/scifi/etc-themed mythology get a chance to run a bit and stretch its legs before getting all the cliched romantic-angst tropes that runs rampant in most TV fare these days dumped on me as an audience member. I didn't really have a huge problem with the main actress as some people did, but it was hard to feel the gravitas of her bitchiness and personality with no lead up to the flight itself. All we got was a quick couple minutes in a terminal and then the big event happens and her attitude and such just doesn't feel earned or worthy of sympathy. Honestly, I felt the brother was the more wooden actor of the two mains. I didn't believe the emoting, it didn't read as genuine. He had some decent rapport with Cal at times, but most of the rest it felt like he was just reciting lines. Is this going to be a procedural, where Michaela and/or Ben and/or OtherPassengerOfTheWeek solve a crime/save lives by following the voices in each episode? That would be hella boring after a short while. I was glad to hear - for those that will keep watching, even if I don't - that the end monologue implied that we'd see some splitting focus with the rest of those that came to the plane explosion, because spending all the time with Michaela/ex-fiance/best friend & Ben/Cal/wife(?) & her side piece/daughter would get old, and fast. I found the story and focus of the lady, whose research led to the new breakthrough in pediatric leukemia treatments, to be much more intriguing and engaging than the rest of it. Then her standing up for what's right. First impression implies I was wrong in my hopes that the main mythology behind the plane incident wouldn't be theological in origin. Considering, the show started off with a quoted portion of a bible verse - which was brought back into focus numerous times - and then constant and/or numerous things brought up such as; lives saved by the event, could be saved (Cal), a miracle, the voices being of the 'do good deeds/save lives' variety, etc. And then Michaela sitting in a church and reading the bible. Unless they pull a big bait & switch, its looking like a "God works in mysterious ways" type of show. The only question is why are the voices they hear their own, instead of one unique voice. Other than that, this would be better recorded and watched on Sunday afternoon (or whatever day it is you attend church on).