Sunday, April 15, 2018

TV Discussion: April/May 2018

Hello everyone, this is our regular spot to talk about all non-recapped shows.  This post will probably be up for awhile.  If it gets too big I'll post up another one.  See you in the comments!

78 comments:

Anonymous said...

You guys watching Expanse?

Richard

Mike V. said...

No, sorry Richard. I fell behind on that one in the first season I think.

At least we'll have Westworld coming up soon. I still don't have HBO, but I'm pretty certain my plex feed will have it. But, I may just cough up the few bucks to get it on HBO NOW so I don't have to wait for that to show up.

MJ said...

Mike - off topic - isn't it Tennessee that you visit each year ? Going for the first time (visiting with someone) and looking for stuff to do other then Nashville. LOL

Mike V. said...

Yep - Tennessee if my home away from home. lol But I'm usually traversing around the small town scene. Nashville is a lot of fun so definitely spend some time there. But there's also the Smokey Mountains and Gatlinburg (sp) that could be a good time too. And if you're there you HAVE to go to Dollywood. lol (granted, I say that but have never been)

Are you driving down? If you're going down 81 you could make your way east to west and hit Knoxville...of course I've only gone to a University of Tennessee game and haven't looked at much beyond that.

Jack Daniels Distillery is in Lynchburg (not too far from Nashville).

Then of course on the other side of the state is Memphis where you have Beale Street and Graceland. (Also haven't spent much time there)

I'm probably not providing you with much more insight than you already know! But if you need help with food options and things to see I could always consult the wife! :)



In other news:

Scandal - Series finale tonight! Get hyped! lol

Westworld - Still don't have HBO but I have a feeling I'll be caving on Sunday.

Leslie said...

Hey Mike.....Just curious if you're watching the new American Idol and what are your thoughts?

Mike V. said...

Idol - Hi Leslie! Yes I am watching. I considered returning to blogging but I really just have no time. I didn't watch Idol performances and elimination until last night at like 11pm. And I fast forwarded through a lot of it. They have some decent performers and some eye candy that are not good at all.

My faves are:
- Maddie Poppe - liked her since the audition and have declared her to the favorite to win ever since Hollywood)
- Catie Turner -kinda reminds me of Kelly Clarkson in that her non-performance personality does not match her serious/amazing talent while performing. But Kelly still triumphs! That's actually part of the problem. I'm watching The Voice too because I have to watch KC and everything she does. lol And she's been awesome.

If it was up to me Maddie and Catie would be the final 2. I can't imagine Ada Vox will last much longer. While I get the appeal from an all-inclusive perspective...I don't think the majority of the country will embrace it. He and his female persona are very talented, but considering he barely got into the top 10 it's not looking good.

One person I can't stand:
- Michelle Sussett (I cringed when she performed the song she wrote and dared everyone to dream. lol She drives me nuts every time she performs.

Everyone else left is pretty decent. I just realized 2 of the "eye candy" dudes didn't make it to the top 10 so that was a good call America and judges. lol

I should be rooting for Dennis Lorenzo since he's a Philly boy, but Maddie and Catie are who I'm backing for now!

Caleb is pretty solid for a country boy too. He'll definitely get the southern vote.

Don't know what to think of our token "rocker" guy. Very talented, but the screaming doesn't always qualify as singing to me!

How about you?

Leslie said...

Idol - Mike, we are totally on the same page!! Maddie and Catie are my top 2 with Caleb as my favorite guy left. I like Gabby also. She was all over that stage last night! Michelle makes me cringe too! Ada is too over the top for me. Too much screaming! Cade, the rocker guy, is a Texas boy, but he bugs me. It's like he's trying to be a rocker dude with the hair and the feather, but he should just cut his hair and go country! It looks like next week starts the theme weeks with Disney, so it'll be interesting to see what they all do.

Mike V. said...

Idol - Yep, we're definitely on the same page with everything. I like Gabby too, but she's 3rd to Maddie and Catie for the girls. Hilarious with Cade. Yep, he's trying too hard. Disney - they've done it previously but being on ABC now it's all under the corporate umbrella (then again, they bought FOX too so it wouldn't have mattered!)....I think Maddie will shine in this. She could do "You've Got a Friend in Me" and make it soar. But she could take any song and apply her style and it'll be awesome. I was happy that she did Walk Like an Egyptian last night to show she can do more pop songs as well as her folksy stuff she's been doing. And her singing along to other upbeat performances gave me hope too...like the judges said, she seems to have an eclectic ear and there's no telling what song she may pull out of her hat next. I think she has the legs to win it. But with the voting trending towards male singing guitar players with light shaded skin Caleb seems to fit the bill this year. I just hope with all the new voting avenues they've resolved that issue.

Mike V. said...

Winds of Winter (book 6) - Yep, GRRM confirmed it's not coming in 2018. Can only laugh at this point. It'll be 8 years in 2019. lol

MJ said...

Behind on a bunch of stuff !


Americans - watched 2 eps. Paige all grown up - sleeping with a guy she likes - but still eye balling that badge ! And poor Phillip - he is really left out now - and they kinda treat him like crap. When he wanted Paige to stay over and Elizabeth said she couldn't ! Dammmn. And speaking of that - holy crap with what Paige saw - yet she is still naive enough to believe mom that he killed himself. Have not watched this week though

Shield - watched the last 2 of this as well. Can't believe YoYo did that to Mack.

Lost in Space - This has been surprisinly good. Definitely darker then the hokey tv show from the 60s or 70s ! Dr. Smith still a conniver but this one is smarter then the last.

Legion - haven't checked it out yet. thinking of marathoning once it is done and when regular tv schedule is over.

Flash - find myslef caring less and less about this show and Supergirl ( which I haven't seen since it came back yet). But damn - Thinker is such an ass to be doing this to 'the love of his life' - the whole groundhog day thing I mean. And they killed off Dibney - surprised me. Most of the time I disliked Stretchy. But Cisco better not leave !

iZombie - you know Ravi will want to see this girl who can't be infected ! I think the brit accent is the actresses real accent for some reason.

Tennessee - def doing Nashville and Jack Daniels . Are also going to Pigeon Forge for a Titanic museum. LOL Thanks. Going to Lebanon - cause that's where the family lives. And yes driving there.

Winds of War - seriously ? Eight years ? Glad I never read them then. That really sucks.

Mike V. said...

I'll go backwards:

Winds - Yep...Book 5 came out in July of 2011 right after season 1 of Game of Thrones ended. So if it comes out next year it'll be around 8 years give or take a few months. BIG IF too.

Tennessee - Nice, Pigeon Forge is right near Gatlinburg. I saw the Titanic Museum on our way. lol Have fun!

Flash - Yeah I barely paid attention to the latest episode. Had it on in the background while working from home. But yeah Thinker is definitely an ass! lol

Supergirl - caught up.

Legion - I didn't get to this week's ep. The show is so crazy and out there. But I'm still trying to keep up.

Lost in Space - backburner but good to hear!

Shield - I forget what she did, but I totally watched. lol

Americans - I'll wait until you catch up. lol

iZombie - Wow...didn't even think of Ravi wanting to see her. Agreed!

The 100 - Still a really good show. Can't believe no one else jumped on this one! lol

Anonymous said...

Suits--I didn't know Mike/Patrick was leaving too.


LOL, I'd forgotten about keeping up with GOT or GRRM, etc. What a bumber.

Met a security guard at one of my major customers yesterday who had a Darth Vader insulated coffee mug, looked great. He's looking forward to Solo. He said I should watch EP VIII and Rogue I, at least Rogue I.

Westworld, without Hopkins I am not sure how much attraction the show has to me now. I watched the new ep and wasn't that impressed until the very end when we saw the aftermath of them all being killed. Teddy is dead at that point but we didn't see the women dead which is what I'd expect--that the 2 gals will go on and on.


Richard

MJ said...

The 100 - I keep meaningto catch it in summer then watch the new ones. But not gotten around to it

New Girl - haven't watched in years but read about the 'big death' LOL

Suits - husband watches but I had heard that Mike was leaving as well.

Westworld - don't watch but did not know Hopkins was gone.

Anonymous said...

Westworld, so Delores is controling the "freed" bots. Kind of reminds me of the "democratic socialists" who preach freedom/revolution but always end up enslaving and puting people in the poor house, ie Venezuela,etc.

Shield--oh well.

Richard

MJ said...

So mike - see Infinity Wars yet ?

Mike V. said...

Whew...sorry guys been busy. My daughter had a bday this weekend and it was full of activities so I'm a little behind.

Infinity War - Definitely saw. It was awesome! Culmination of 10 years of storytelling and it's pretty awesome what they accomplished. It ended kinda like I expected since we knew there's another one coming next year. Though, that didn't stop by Son from being taken off guard. Don't want to spoil so I won't go into details yet! lol I'm pretty surprised (but at the same time not too surprised given the success and the hype) that it topped Force Awakens' opening weekend. I don't know if it'll have the legs to top it's total gross though given the summer onslaught of films, but we'll see! Definitely may top Black Panther with that opening.

SHIELD - Oh well??? Did I miss something? lol I'm caught up and it doesn't seem like they really tied into Infinity War or maybe they are excused from the implications due to their whole parallel timelines talk. lol

Westworld - ugh...I started this Sunday night but it was after midnight and I fell asleep. Gotta rewatch. Yep (to MJ), Hopkins was a 1 season dude...but there's hints he might still be around in some way. At least his character may be.

The 100 - Just gotta get through season 1 which is the weakest and teenage angstish of the bunch, but it gets better by the end of the season and stays strong after that. Netflix gets CW latest seasons basically a couple days after it ends. So if you started binging probably by the time you caught up this season would be over and you could just keep watching. Or make it a summer mission! lol Speaking of:

LOST - I'm thinking I'm about due for a rewatch. It's been about 6 years! I know because Parker was a few months old when I did the rewatch. lol

New Girl - I don't even remember what the big death was/is...but I did hear Coach will be back this week to mourn the loss. lol

Suits - Yeah I think it was announced that they both were leaving once Megan got hitched (I've never seen an episode lol)

Once Upon a Time - Think there's maybe 2 or 3 episodes left in the series. It basically ended last season but this one off season hasn't been too bad with a grown up Henry. If this actor was playing Henry the whole time he may have been a bit more bearable. lol I think all the actors are coming back for the conclusion. (i.e. Emma, Snow, Charming, Belle)

Anonymous said...

LOST--at least a couple of the actors are in Expanse now. Expanse is getting better.

Shield--yea, no tie in. Will he or won't he, die--Coulson?

Should see Ifinity Wars this weekend.

Crossing--wow a main character already gone.

Colony, I think it starts up again tonight.

Richard

Mike V. said...

Expanse - I'm sure it is. Just wish I had time to watch more stuff! I'm surprised I watch what I do. lol

SHIELD - Ahh...I dunno...I'm guessing he lives as long as the series lives. But, MJ and I disagree on this...I think they will kill him off by the end to sync up with Avengers 1. They're 2 distinct entities at this point, but I still think that would be a nice mirroring thing the TV show could do.

Infinity War - Whew...just realized how many spelling and grammatical mistakes I made in that paragraph. Not happy with myself! :) lol Enjoy the movie when you guys see it. Still no spoilers: I was impressed that they were able to service so many characters in civil war (same writing/directing team made the 2 movies + Winter soldier) and this is equally if not more impressive given the amount of stars sharing the screen. It felt like there were actual stakes and actual character work being done and never felt like they were trying to shove too much into the film. It just worked.

Solo - Tix rumored to go on sale May the 4th (be with you). lol

MJ said...

Infinity - unfortunately I got spoiled by the ending. Thanos's finger snap. SIGH Oh well

Shield - I am behind but they made a sly reference when someone mentioned 'the crazy things going on in NY' and I hear that they will acknowledge the movie. They better not kill Coulsen !

Expanse - too political for me so I quit after the first year.

New Girl - the guys cat was the death. LOL

Anonymous said...

Shield==Thanos mentioned so a tie in. Talbot as a savior is kind of funny.

Thor Ragnorek--saw this in prep for Infinity War watch. I've read about the Inf War movie since getting spoiled is no big deal to me. Anyway, Thor Ragnorek is just about one of the worst movies I've seen in a while. It was funny at times and so entertaining at times. But, the Hela deal was just junk. And while I really don't care if Disney destroys the Marvel universe, I object to what they are trying to do with Viking history. Hela is Loki's daughter and a minor character. Thor's hammer destroyed, Asgard destroyed, etc--stupid. Hela exposing the known history as lies is just more of Disney's agenda driven efforts.

Richard

Mike V. said...

Infinity War - Yeah...definitely is a bummer that's getting spoiled. That said...I kinda figured something like that would happen as a cliffhanger for next year's avengers film. Will still wait until you guy see to say too much. It's still worth watching even if you know where it's going.

SHIELD - I started the episode and I heard there is a reference to Infinity War, but I didn't hear anything yet!

New Girl - Yep! We just saw the episode. It hadn't aired yet when you brought it up. lol

Thor Ragnarok - Sounds about right. You hated it, I loved it! lol Granted, they announced the title of the movie before deciding to give Thor a makeover and make him more entertaining. So the whole Ragnarok end of times thing ended up bookending the movie more than being the central focus. As for Thor's Hammer...watch Infinity War.

As for Hela...okay I googled comic version of Hela. Yep, not related to Odin/Thor. And a child of Loki.

But, I'm not worried about breaking with the lore or comic canon (since I don't know it) and am just looking to go for the ride. And the MCU ride as had more ups than downs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hela_(comics)


Speaking of Norse Mythology - Richard are you a gamer at all? Just played the new God of War on PS4 (I played the previous trilogy which focused on Greek Mythology). This new one (and ones to follow) are all about the Norse Gods....pretty engaging stuff. I learned more about Norse Gods in this game than I did in my Mythology elective class in High School (and I loved that class! lol). And just reading about Hela from Comics Lore...a lot more names stood out because of the game. like the realm of the giants Jotunheim. Anyway, just thought I'd share. Amazing game btw.

And come on...you at least had to enjoy Thor vs. Hulk no matter how contrived it was. And Thor and Hulk's back and forth banter???

Anonymous said...

Thor vs Hulk--As I said it had some moments. And yes, their banter was part of that. That stuff made the movie watchable.

I"m not really a gamer BUT, I am way into Warthunder. Probably too much into it, lol. It's based on historical equipment and even historical battles.

Also saw Suicide Squad this weekend. I thought it was decent, much better than Thor Ragnorek.

Richard

MJ said...

Wow - I thought Thor Ragnarok was way better then Suicide Squad. LOL

Shield - Thanos is mentioned by name and non-spoilery reference to what he is doing on earth.

MJ said...

Shield - Shield - Talbot was off the chart cray cray now ! Crumbling not just one but 2 people ! Have to admit that I did not remember tht the future had Casius ruling earth so that is why Coulsen reacted so badly. But man - they are all at eachothers throats. mack and Fitz, Daisy and YoYo. I can't remember what Daisy's mom power was though.

Mike V. said...

SHIELD - Agreed on Talbot....it's great how they've evolved his character over the years. First anti-shield, anti-inhuman...now he is inhuman and even in costume. lol Nice on the Thanos reference. Maybe I didn't get there yet or just missed it. Will have to check. Don't know about Daisy's mom's power either.

Thor and MCU vs. DCEU - Yeah...Suicide Squad...I saw in theaters and at time I was thinking, "wasn't as bad as I thought it would be" but it's a pretty incoherent mess. And the 1 liners were added in as damage control to Batman v Superman not doing well in theaters. You could feel the reshoots and edits in that movie.

The thing that separates MCU vs. DCEU is that MCU got a big head start on developing their characters and they took their time to work towards this Infinity War climactic showdown. And it feels very earned. And each movie along the way has at least been entertaining. It's also comic dudes at the head of Marvel Studios who know their characters. They also started it without the big guns like Spiderman and the X-Men because they were owned by other properties. (Spider-man still is, but they're sharing the use of him because they'd be dumb not to) So they made Iron Man into a house hold superhero and built the universe around him. It's pretty amazing what they've accomplished. The fact that each of the characters in Infinity War feel so flushed out and you're invested in them all speaks volumes to what they've accomplished. I feel none of that when watching a DCEU movie...except maybe Wonder Woman which was the standout of those films so far.

But, Richard this is nothing new! We tend to enjoy the opposite stuff when it comes to anything! :) But, that's what keeps things interesting. lol

As for Warthunder...not sure I know what that is!

Mike V. said...

New Fall show:

Manifest - being hyped as "LOST in reverse". Synopsis sounds interesting. Stars Josh Dallas (Charming from Once upon a time). There's a flight that hits turbulence but lands safely. But when they land they realize the world has aged 5 years. Families and coworkers have moved on and mourned.... but eventually unfolds into some "new lease on life, destined for greater things" type story a la LOST. Probably will not be as good, but it sounds like something I might check out. We'll see! lol

http://ew.com/tv/2018/05/10/josh-dallas-manifest-nbc/

MJ said...

Americans - Stan is definitely getting closer now. He knows it just isn't right when both of them are gone on thanksgiving weekend for a client. But to secretly search their home ! Damn. So much so that he grills poor Henry. Elizabeth sure can't catch a break - not one mission has gone right this season.
But having to cut up that woman was brutal ! Not that they haven't done it before. LOL
I think it will end with Stan learning the truth but I think Elizabeth will not live.

Expanse - Richard I read that this is cancelled now. But they are hoping to move it to another network and continue.

Manifest - haven't heard of it til now. We shall see. LOL - Who am I kidding - I'll check it out

Crossing - am behind but it's not bad so far

SyFy also cancelled Ghost War - it's was a crazy show but I liked it.

Mike V. said...

Americans - Very glad they're going the route when Stan finds out. Reminds me of Dexter's last season in the opposite way where they didn't go the route people expected and it was horrible. lol Yeah makes sense that someone would die...another route they could go is that Phil dies after not wanting to be a part of it anymore...and it's Elizabeth's fault and she has to live with it.

Expanse - Read that too....the good news is GRRM is upset by this news too. This gives him an hour a week or more (reading recaps and blogging/tweeting about it) to work on A Song of Ice and Fire! lol

Manifest - yep...feel the same way. It has a 50/50 shot of being worth watching. lol

LOST - Not officially ready to rewatch the whole thing, but I have Hulu right now so I popped on the pilot. Still so good! lol

Crossing - Canceled! Not even gonna start it.

B99 - Canceled and picked up by NBC. I'm so far behind but we'll try to catch up.

Westworld - really good episode last night. And for once I could follow it from start to finish. Also, theories about who the girl from RAJworld were correct. lol

Idol - My girl Maddie is still in the Top 3! As predicted Caleb is still there. And Gabby is really good too. And come on....is Carrie Underwood just superhuman now? Her range is insane....I feel like the fall off her front porch may have turned her up another level. lol

Anonymous said...

Expanse--another good syfy show is cancelled by syfy. Makes you wonder why even bother to start.

Richard

Anonymous said...

Crossing--Does anyone think the Apex girl is sympathetic? I found myself cheering for the "bad" guys.


Richard

Mike V. said...

Crossing - Sorry Richard, once I heard it was cancelled I just deleted them all off the dvr. lol

Anonymous said...

LOL, Crossing is cancelled--I didn't know that. I liked it, oh well.

There's always Perry Mason reruns.

Richard

Mike V. said...

nice lol

You caught up on Westworld, Richard?

Agends of SHIELD - Renewed for final season which will debut in summer AFTER the next Avengers film. HMMMMM (don't want to say anything pending you guys haven't seen Infinty War yet)

Mike V. said...

iZombie - final season announced for mid season next year.

New Girl - Series finale was pretty good. Totally forgot it was an abbreviated final season. It felt like it ended as soon as it started, but they were solid final episodes!

Anonymous said...

WEstworld, I've been caught up. The last ep had some really good and really stupid stuff. Dolores's evil vs Teddy seems to be an all time high. But, they found Teddy's body after Bernard shut them down. Not Dolores's however. The Japanese story line wasn't that interesting to me.

Richard

Mike V. said...

Westworld - Finally watched the latest episode. The last ep was hard to get through. Agreed on the Shogunworld, even if Dogen (LOST) was in it. lol It was amusing that the story writer in the show copied some of his westworld storylines in shogunworld....but I couldn't get invested in the storyline. The Dolores vs. teddy was good stuff. I missed the finding of Teddy's body...or was that in a different episode in a future timeline? Maybe I did see that. I thought last week's episode was the best of the season, if not best of the series. This one? Not so much.

Solo - Going tonight! My son (6 now) has been upgraded to main IMAX event screening. We'll still go tomorrow with the whole fam including my daughter (4) for her first star wars movie in the theater! Exciting times at the V household. lol As for the movie itself. I'm not going in with high expectations. Just expecting a fun adventure in a galaxy far far away with semi-familiar characters. lol plus Woody and Khaleesi.

Sidebar into reality TV (in case Leslie shows up):
Idol - I know no one but Leslie and I watch but just putting this here in case she stops back in. Totally called it back in Hollywood rounds! Yeah Maddie! Glad America finally got it right again. I think they fixed the Voting Issues with using the App and Twitter and limiting the votes.

Voice - Of course I was happy with how that turned out too. Team KC won! :) Brynn was definitely impressive especially factoring in the age. She could potentially have a bright future especially with Kelly in her corner. (not that any voice winners really amounted to much. She might actually have a chance.)

Anonymous said...

SOLO--plan to see this weekend too.

Infinity War--may go see it too.

Westworld--I agree with your assessment of the 2 eps. The scenes with Teddy being dead were a few eps back. He was on the beach and around that time Bernard said he had to shut them all down. There were bodies everywhere. But, we haven't seen Dolores's dead body. I"m wondering as things keep going if there's something special between the MIB and Dolores.

Richard

Mike V. said...

Expanse - saved by amazon prime! Richard you may have to sign up for a streaming service lol and of course even worse news. GRRM has a distraction again lol


http://ew.com/tv/2018/05/26/the-expanse-season-4-amazon/?utm_campaign=entertainmentweekly&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com


Anonymous said...

Solo--Decent movie. Loved the references from it re Ep IV, like the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs. I don't like the actor who played Han but he didn't ruin it for me. I won't say much more until I know you guys have seen it.

GRRM, I've given up on the next book.

Expanse--oh well. I already spend way too much money on entertainment and am not an Amazon fan. Don't like Bezos, etc. The series is based on books and so I can always check that out.

Justice League--rewatched Friday night and I really like that movie, just great. Superman coming back was great.



Richard

MJ said...

Back from my trip. Behind on a lot of stuff. Going to see infinity Wars tonight

Americans - caught up on this now. Damn ! Stan even called Pastor Tim. Thought for sure tim or Oleg would spill the beans. And now Elizabeth is killing other russians to protect the summit ! Crazy - did not see that coming. And now Paige can see thru Elizabeths lies ? That is a little convenient. It's also highly convenient that what turns Elizabeth is that Caudia lied to her ? Like - what ? Many times Phillip and Elizabeth have thought the center has lied. Like about Stans girlfriend so I am not sure that finding out Claudia knew of her job to get the summit cancelled is enough real motive to change Elizabeths outlook. Just saying. But I wonder if next week we will ever find out if Stan's girl is also a spy ? And how Martha is doing in Russia ? I still want Stan to find everything out.

Shield - finale spoilers below


WTH ! They killed Fitz ! damnit. Loved May smashing that vial so no more arguments on who to save. And damnit Couldsen - you should have taken the meds and lived. SIGH. Guess he might still come back some how. But liked that him and May are actually in Tahiti.

iZombie - read that. Glad they are letting them write the end properly

Expanse - Nice ! I have to tell my husband - he still watches it.

MJ said...

Shield - meant to add - I did not follow Coulsen telling Simmons to find Fitz. What ?

Mike V. said...

SHIELD - Did I come back and say I totally misunderstood the end and now I know that they're going to find PRESENT DAY FITZ? (remember he went into hibernation/freeze to go to future?) I think I totally missed that first time around. Read something somewhere. I'm sure there's some paradox there somewhere..but maybe since they beat the time loop it doesn't matter? lol So Fitz is dead but he'll be back.

iZombie - agreed. Also watched finale.

Americans - not a lot of time to discuss but finale is tonight right?

Welcome back MJ and Enjoy infinity war! I loved it and I also loved Solo but it's been met with middling critical response but positive fan response (mostly)....box office is sluggish and will cause Lucasfilm to reevaluate things...like maybe no more May releases lol especially weeks after a 10 year culmination movie in Infinity War followed by Deadpool 2. lol

Six - watched premiere. I'm not sure I'm going to continue with this one but we'll see.

TWD - So Rick is out at some point during Season 9? That might signal my exit too. lol

Anonymous said...

Seal Team is much better than Six. Six has more what I think is made up nonsensical drama.

Richard

Anonymous said...

Solo--everyone I've spoken with loved the movie. We need to talk about the ending too.

Richard

MJ said...

Shield - yeah - I only vaguely remember Fitz being frozen. LOL

iZombie - hmm - I think I watched the finale. LOL Playing catch up on so many

Americans - yes - finale last night. Not watched yet since was 1.5 hours.

TWD - really ? You would leave if Rick was gone ? I would still watch. Knew the actor would not stay forever. And Maggie will be pretty much part time this coming season.

Solo - you guys can talk about it - I won't read it. So surprised by who is in it though - Dany from GofT and dude who was Woody on cheers (and many things( ? Really ? LOL

Infinity was good. But it's a two parter isn't it ? And I think its safe to say some things will be reversed.

Mike V. said...

Solo - Non-Spoilers. Both Emilia and Woody H. were great in the film! Woody is great in pretty much anything he's in. This is no exception! The film is good. Go see it. Save the Star Wars franchise! lol Too much bad press on this movie and it's a solid film.

SPOILERS (But tried to avoid naming names) - I'm surprised you saw it Richard! I had given up on you. lol Yeah the ending is nuts. Ties into Clone Wars where George Lucas worked with Dave Filoni to bring back said character. The character actually had a really interesting arc on Clone Wars through Rebels animated series. People that only have watched the movies were surely confused and in turn got confused on the timeline of the movie. But let's be clear. TPM was 32 years before A New Hope. Solo was 13 years (initial part of movie) and then 10 years before ANH. (Chewie being 190 is how they establish the time period. He was 200 in ANH) The character was in Clone Wars which was 10-13 years after TPM and then was in Rebels which was the few years leading up to ANH. (I think the last episode he was in was maybe a year before ANH) So he definitely has a run in Star Wars canon but it's all been in the animated shows. This is a huge step in tying the TV and Movie canon together. It'll be interesting to see if the mass fanbase goes for it. It also opens up possibilities for what the next anthology movies will tackle. If they're going to focus on the criminal underworld of Star Wars they could go in a lot of directions. This character could appear in a future Qi'ra based film, a Solo sequel or unofficially announced Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi films. Really a Kenobi film seems like an inevitable tie in given their interactions in TPM and in the animated series.

But I loved Solo....Alden really pulled off the mannerisms of the character (i.e. Harrison Ford's general way of acting in any movie lol) but didn't do a dead on impersonation. Glover was good, but from what I read his character was the one that still seemed trapped in a Lord and Miller movie and not Ron Howard's movie. (directors changed and reshots ensued) It was still funny. My favorite tie in to the OT was L3 being uploaded to the Falcon. 3PO says in Empire when talking to the falcon "I don't know where your ship learned to communicate but it has the most peculiar dialect." lol Good times.

SHIELD - He had to be frozen to be sent to the future to save his friends. So now that they're all back they're going to thaw him out before he even goes (I think). I'm sure Doc Brown would have something to say about doing something like that. lol

iZombie - I already forget how it ended! lol Oh wait now I remember. It was the one where Liv and her boyfriend were going to be executed. Did you see that yet?

Americans - (SPOILERS!!) It was okay. I get why they did what they did and apparently it's been their vision for the end for awhile. These shows always hesitate to pull the trigger on killing. But what they went for is "psychological damage" on a massive scale from what I read. It made sense that Henry would end up with Stan and that the daughter (why can't I remember her name?) wouldn't go to Russia with them. I guess it even makes sense that Stan would let them go after all they've been through. But it feels like a cheat too. lol I like that they told him his wife may be Russian but they don't know...and we never found out!

TWD - I'm just done with the show. No, I'm sure I'll keep watching. But I feel like they need to end it. It's not like the comics and can't go on forever. I mean, if they kept Carl alive then maybe it could still make sense. But if Rick leaves....what's the point anymore? Who is the character we follow? And then if Maggie leaves too? Yikes...Daryl can't carry the show. I guess Michonne would become the defacto leader? I'd have to see how they do it.

Mike V. said...

INFINITY WAR - Yes a 2 parter, that did not matter to my son who broke down in tears at the end of the movie. Spider-man is the one that took it over the edge. He couldn't comprehend it. I had warned him people may die...we're coming to a finale of sorts. But when Spidey, Panther and all of the Guardians except Rocket vanished...yeah they're definitely coming back. They all have sequels lined up! lol All of the original Avengers are still intact as is Ant-Man (who has a movie this summer...actually we'll see if they show infinity war impacts to his characters by the end of that film).....I'm guessing they'll be focusing on the core 6 as this is probably their final films. Their contracts are up. I think Cap will be one of the ones sacrificed...other people pick up the shield in the comics. Iron Man...he may get to walk off in the sunset with Pepper. And it leaves RDJ open to cameos in the future. We'll see about the rest! But I think there will be key members leaving us after next May. Back to my son...I relate this to the "Empire Strikes Back" for a new generation. It didn't have an ending...the good guys didn't win and you're left wondering about the fate of characters you love. Even if the stuff will be reversed...it still packed an emotional punch. Also, if things are reversed, things may not be the same when they do. And in case you didn't see the end credits scene or don't know what it was.....Nick Fury paged Captain Marvel. Her movie comes out next spring before the Avengers finale. It's a movie set in the 90s which means she'll probably be doing some kind of time jump like CAP.

Mike V. said...

Twd- may be considered spoilery but it’s similar to Andrew Lincoln leaving and something we suspected. It’s definitely going to be a different show. And no Daryl cannot carry the show!

https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/03/lauren-cohan-leave-walking-dead-six-episodes-new-season-7600870/

Anonymous said...

iZombie - yeah I saw the finale.

Americans - I liked the emotions of the scene with Stan - but yeah - I was shocked he let them go. But Paige walking away ? Wow - didn't see that coming. So now she will live alone and in hiding the rest of her life. Can't see the parents or her brother. Loved that Elizabeth showed emotion as Paige is left there but she did not really when it was decided to leave Henry. And I wanted to know if the girlfriend was a spy damnit ! LOL

TWD - I am def not over it. LOL There would still be lots of characters I like - Michonne, Carol, Jesus, Daryl, Rosita. I think the new lady who traded for albums is interesting. And I hear the next group of baddies are really interesting - if it is who I think it will be. As for Daryl being a leader - not sure I like that really. But we shall see. And Lauren is doing part time this season but she has not said she is leaving. She might stay around as a part timer for several years. He new show doesn't look that great any way. LOL

Infinity - yeah I am sure they will all be resurrected. They ain't killing ff Black Panther after the money it made ! LOL But yeah - I thik some original avengers will be leaving as well. Not sure I care a lot about the newer ones to be honest. We shall see.

Deadpool - will see that this week.

Anonymous said...

SPOILERS on SOLO below.



SOLO--Everyone I know who saw it, liked it from mid to high. I really liked it! And I got the timelines right. To me it was obvious. Come on, Landau loosing the Falcon in a card game was a huge nod to ANH and so meaningful. There were many tie ins if you are a real fan.

I have not seen many of the other shows--a few of the cartoons--clone wars.

Darth Mol was a GREAT surprise. Beckett KEPT saying that Solo didn't really know Kira and so it made me wonder about her. Seems like she was on the dark side. And so yea I could see them on opposite sides. The only thing is when Han meets Luke, he seemed ignorant of the force--for sure he denied its' power. Which means we likely won't see Kira and Han on opposite sides in a battle.

Any bets Han gets mixed up with Jabba in a sequel.

Still haven't seen EP VIII. Will probably watch when on cable for free.

BTW, interesting to see Emilia as Kira--I didn't know she was in it.



Richard

Mike V. said...

Americans - Hmmm I thought she did show emotion with leaving Henry. I mean she definitely was closer to paige, but Philip was the one that had already made up the plan to leave him and wasn't budging. Me too on the spy! lol

TWD - I know I'm all talk, but I do think it'll take a major hit in ratings with Rick leaving. It's really the blog that is a pain these days. My heart isn't in it, but I'm a "completionist"! lol I barely write a recap anymore for it anyway. And people barely comment. Maybe it wouldn't even be noticed if I just stop and lump it in with the rest of these. :)

Infinity - Kevin Feige (head of Marvel Studios) said after the next Avengers movie they intentionally are coming out with the Spidey Sequel because we're going to need him to usher us into the next phase of Marvel. I really think Tom Holland nails Spidey and I'm excited about future films with him. But yeah it'll be tough to lose Cap/Iron man.....I think Hemsworth might stay on as Thor. His character is just getting more interesting! I should say if I were him I'd stick around.

Deadpool - started rewatching the first film (never finished it)...so maybe I'll get around to the sequel in theaters. lol

Legion - Fell 5 behind on this during tv season..binging now...have 3 left to catch up. Not sure how many more to air. Still a crazy show.

Westworld - Really liked last night's ep, but for some reason it was received with mixed feelings. I know the one scene with the guy falling for the Host was a little ridiculous. But I had already called from the moment we saw that guy that he would die by the end of the episode. lol shows up as a hot shot military dude with a hard on to kill....definitely a dead man. lol

Mike V. said...


SOLO - Same here. Everyone I talk to loved it. It's just doing horrible at box office. Lando losing falcon to Han was a nod to ESB, actually! lol But it was always talked in legends that it was a game of sabaac...so they stayed faitful to that. (they sell those playing cards now. I need them!) I know all the tie ins Richard, I'm sure you know this. lol

I don't think Qi'ra has any force powers....just Maul. So yeah Solo probably won't see Maul.....but Solo's exact lines are like "Kid I've flown from one side of the galaxy to the other and there's nothing that makes me believe some all powerful force controls MY destiny. It's all a bunch of simple tricks and nonsense." That made it seem like he's been exposed to it, but he doesn't believe it's the force. Just sleight of hand or something. But yeah, I think what they were trying to do was build out the UNDERWORLD..to start telling stories and that might be something like the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A Kenobi film between Sith and ANH (all but confirmed), a Maul film (maybe), a Boba Fett film (all but confirmed)....they could all be tied together....if Solo did well, then a sequel but I think we'll now see Disney/Lucasfilm reevaluating things. There's a lot that went into Solo's failure...mixed reactions to Last Jedi, crowded May Box office (Disney moved back Infinity War a week to give solo some breathing room and it still wasn't enough), no one asked for a Solo movie but we got one anyway (and it was a solid film...but no one was interested enough to see it), behind the scenes turmoil and director changes led to massive reshoots and an overinflated budget...... I think we'll see them move to December full time with more reliable directors in the future.

Back to Solo movie tie ins....HAN SHOT FIRST! (and it was going to be Beckett's advice to him lol) And yes...if there was a sequel then Jabba definitely would've been in the next one. He still could be.....Solo could even be a side character in a future Lando film or a Boba Fett film...

last Jedi...I'd be interested to see your take on that film. Considering the large portion of fans that hated it, I wouldn't be surprised if you loved it or hated it. lol I obviously loved it but first viewing took me by surprise. But after thinking about it and rewatching it grew on me quickly. I remembered the stuff I loved about it and quickly warmed up to the stuff that surprised me the first time around. And just the fact that it's Carrie's final film...she gave an amazing performance and every scene with her packs an emotional punch.

and yep, Khaleesi is in solo! lol

MJ said...

Americans - Oleg is the one that really got screwed. And Paige.

iZombie - they killed alot of people. Probably in case it was the series final. Chase Graves, Blaine's dad, and yet another boyfriend of Livs died. Best part is that Liv gave the girls brain to Dale - so she can stop being a zomibe !

TWD - well I would miss your recaps. But I would understand if you are tired of doing it though. FTWD is great this year. They really changed this show.

Anonymous said...

SOLO--Wow, great on Solo's ANH quote--close enough for sure.

Yea, I've talked to some SW fans who weren't crazy about Last Jedi.

I think the only thing the changing directors did was inflate the budget because it looked like a solid movie.

It wasn't promoted heavily as a regular SW film. No McDonald's or whatever toy tie ins, etc. So, it just wasn't going to launch like a SW film.

I think the movie will do very very well on BD or rental whatever.

Even my wife liked the movie. Out of the SW movie's she's seen she put it behind ESB and ANH. So, I just don't get that the movie hasn't strengthed relative to the time it's been out. I think you're onto something about the time of year it was released. So much going on as school is closing down, finals, vacation, etc.

Richard

MJ said...

OITNB - back July 27th !

Anonymous said...

Have I ever said to you guys that I think WATCHMEN is the best comic book movie, by far--at least to me.

I have watched it about 5 times.

Richard

MJ said...

Not sure I've heard of it actually. Might have to check that out

Mike V. said...

I've been so swamped, I didn't even see notifications come in on my email for these comments. lol

Americans - Definitely on Oleg. Paige, I choose to be optimistic that she escaped unscathed. lol I'm sure Stan wouldn't have gone after her and the feds weren't looking for a daughter just Philip and Elizabeth.

iZombie - The Liv giving the cure to Dale was cool. I already forgot Chase Graves was killed. lol But yeah you're probably right on in case it was a finale. Either that or they were clearing the deck to focus on the original cast for final season??

TWD - Oh come on! Don't go laying the guilt trip on me! lol You know how easily I cave! FTWD...I'm sure it is good. It's been nice to have a lighter TV load though. We only really have time for Westworld on Sundays anyway.

Handmaid's Tale - speaking of..we started this since we're on a hulu trial. Only one episode in. Totally not what I was expecting (in a good way).

SW/Solo - Yeah...people weren't thrilled with Rian Johnson's interpretation of iconic characters. I'll admit my first viewing caught me offguard because I read too much beforehand and people go in with theories in their head. But after I processed it it made sense and I liked it a lot. It's also cool to hear Rian's process of developing the film too and why he made the decisions he made. He also wrote it before TFA was even seen by audiences so he couldn't anticipate what fans were looking for. Ep 9 script had to be rewritten from scratch due to Carrie's passing...and it was written AFTER TLJ has come out. JJ and Chris Therio (sp) are looking to cap off the 9 episode saga with this final saga ep. we'll see how they pull it off.

SW doesn't really do fast food tie ins anymore. But yeah...they kinda tried to fly solo a bit under the radar. They may have not been confident in the movie, but it actually turned out good. Even the promos didn't focus on Alden's performance too much. I agree I think it will do well on video....plus SW as a whole has a good shelf life so people catching up will want to watch Solo to learn EVERYTHING about the saga. It's part of canon now.

SW used to be able to be released in May and make a killing. but times have changed....and with Infinity War coming out end of april (moved a week back from original slot) and being such a huge deal...that certainly had to hurt Solo. Plus...SW OWNS December now...I think they're going to reassess this and look to do that more often. Or maybe put riskier star wars releases in summer (if they were ever going to do more than one per year).

OITNB - I saw that!

WATCHMEN - Funny...also directed by Zack Snyder who has been helming the DCEU (Man of Steel, BvS, Justice League with help from Joss Whedon due to family tragedy). I enjoyed Watchmen. I don't remember much of it except full frontal on giant Blue guy. lol

Speaking of Watchmen - Did you know Lindelof is working on a Watchmen TV show for HBO? He said it's going to be different from the movie/graphic novel....more like TWD adapts things....But with Lindelof...you know you're going to go on a wild ride.

Anonymous said...

Watchman, big blue guy, LOL. That's Dr. Manhattan!

I've heard about the series potential, hope it lives up to the standard.

I had no idea about Zack Snyder, interesting that I also liked some of the DC stuff too.

I think DC would have done a LOT,LOT better with a major star playing Superman. What Downey has done for Iron Man and Marvel is amazing. Some sense of humor and timing helps. Without Downey I think Marvel would suffer as it would without Hemsworth.

You should know that my son has not seen Infinity War yet, nor a lot of his friends. I asked why and he said that he just wasn't that interested. Nor has my daughter. She's never been into comic book movies though. My son loves the old Iron Man movies. Keep in mind they both drive, so don't need me to go see a movie with their friends.

Richard

MJ said...

Americans - yeah she might not get arrested. But she got no money, no real passport, no ID. Can't go back to college. Can't see her brother probably. She will spend her life hiding.

TWD - it was not a guilt trip ! LOL I swear it.

Mike V. said...

Watchmen - Yes...that's his name. lol I remember Jeffrey Dean Morgan was the comedian in it too.

Downey wasn't really a major star prior to Iron Man. He was a very talented actor, but he had so many problems with drugs that he had a hard time breaking out into the big time. Then he cleaned up, got Iron Man and the rest is history. There is no doubt that without RDJ starting the Marvel franchise it wouldn't not be as big as it is now. Iron Man wasn't even a big character in the Marvel universe. But Marvel Studios had to work with the characters they had the rights to. (no Spidey, No Xmen, no Fantastic 4).....now they're so big that they have joint rights with Sony to Spidey...and Disney is merging with Fox so they'll have the others too. So Crazy.

Your family definitely takes after you with movie interests I'll say that! If it was up to my son we'd be seeing Infinity War every day in the theater. lol He loves it. Plays with the toys at home. It emotionally affected him too.

I would say Henry Cavill is the exact right person for Superman. It's the material that wasn't very strong. Not sure if you saw recently that a picture of him in the Christopher Reeve Superman Suit was released and he looks perfect for the role.


Americans - Yep, I'm sure that is all true. But then again I'm not sure where she got off. Didn't they check passports? So maybe they crossed the border so she's in Canada or something???

TWD - I know...obviously I'm going to tune in this next season to see how they exit these characters. Then I'll give it a chance when they move on. I'm sure I'll talk myself into finishing out season 9. But I mean...how much longer can it go on? I know we're in an age where Rebooting/Reviving stuff is common place and things never end. So I guess it technically could go on forever with a rotating cast. But, I'm not interested in that! lol

Anonymous said...

Maybe a fair point on Cavill vs the writing re Superman. I think he could use some timing and humor though--make him more likeable.

Re Iron Man, I've always loved the character and the song, before RDJ. Yea RDJ and Iron Man came together in an amazing way, love those movies.

BTW, one of my favorite movies is Grosse Pointe Blank. Love Joan and John Cussack, Driver,Aykroyd, etc. I say that because I think most people like that movie and I'm trying to make the point that I'm not totally counter culture,lol.

Watchmen--was originally written more toward an adult audience. The movie has many layers and that complexity makes it worthwhile to rewatch.

Richard

Mike V. said...

LOL on Counter culture! Point taken Richard. I do believe I love Grosse Point Blank as well. Haven't seen it in ages, but I went through a Cusack phase and loved all of his movies.

Watchmen - Agreed. I'm pretty sure I enjoyed it when I saw it.

Iron Man - There was a song?? I knew OF the character before the movie...but didn't know much about him. Favreau and RDJ together made movie magic happen. I'm excited to see what Favreau will bring to the Live Action Star Wars TV series.

Cavill - Understood on Humor...though that was the take they were going for with Reeve. He was amazing in the way he could portray Clark and Superman as 2 different people just based on performance. The glasses help but man he sold it.

Anonymous said...



OMG, LOL you haven't heard the Iron Man song. Black Sabbath, here's a link below. From 1970. It's even in the first movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s7_WbiR79E

OK, so BIG news. My brother, son and myself went to see Infinity War. Observations below.
1. MUCH better movie than I expected.
2. I see RDJ hanging around a while longer. They're working the scripts around his aging and so it works ok.
3. The humor and timing were a big part of the movie in the first half and reinforces my point at how these guys can pull you into the movie. Great job.
4. Thanos--I liked the look of him in the Guardians movie, this one was too much CGI. My son felt like he almost became a protagonist. That they were trying to not make the movie too much one sided. Thanos was dying at the end, after his gauntlet was busted up. And this was after he told Gamora that it cost him "everything". Gauntlet busting up was a big deal as was the blue lines forming on his face.
5. OK, the movie even states that Thanos will be back, so yea this is at minimum 1 of 2 if not 3 or more movies. I stayed until the very end so saw the Fury scenes.
6. I'm thinking Gamora will somehow be resurrected via the soul stone and so will the others.
7. Thor didn't die but actually made a come back in this movie. How'd you like to look that good at his age, lol?
8. I wonder if Fantastic 4 will come into play in the next movie. Some techy gadgets to deal with the stones effects?
9. My brother hadn't seen Guardians, so he was lost for much of the movie. Which makes the point that this statement you had above and MANY movie critics have made in one form or another-- "The thing that separates MCU vs. DCEU is that MCU got a big head start on developing their characters and they took their time to work towards this Infinity War climactic showdown. And it feels very earned."---that this thought doesn't really work for the many who hasn't seen all the movies. So, Justice League for many given the many prior movies even made decades ago along with the comic book canon, fits. The point I'm making is that Infinity War is a great culmination movie, if you've seen all the prior movies but a LOT of people don't fall into that category. And more people know about Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman as there have been so many shows, books, comics about them over the years that match the canon for many decades--that's the definition of earned.


Richard

Mike V. said...

Hmm it's all making sense now. I definitely am not getting email notifications for comments anymore. Will have to look into that! lol

Hmmm...if it's a Sabbath song I'm sure I have heard it. Maybe I just didn't realize it was called Iron Man and if it was actually referred to the comic book character. lol

Infinity War - (SPOILERS)Glad you finally saw it! I loved it. I'm sure you can see how my poor 6 year old son's heart was broken at the end. He couldn't grasp the concept of sequels and cliffhangers. He saw spidey disappear in front of him and that was enough for him to be floored.

1. Agreed. I was impressed how they were able to service so many characters, similar to Civil War but with even more this time. The Russo Brothers (and Marvel Studios in general) really get their characters.

2. Yeah...I think the finale next year will include Stark and Pepper Potts' wedding. But I'm not so sure Cap will make it out alive. Chris Evans said he's definitely done with Marvel after the next movie. That said..RJD's contract is up as well after the next movie. The original Avengers are all out of contract. But I see Thor possibly doing more. he's just getting interesting.

3. Agreed

4. Yeah I heard from several sources within Marvel that this was basically a Thanos movie. He was the central character. Yeah...he was definitely impacted as was the gauntlet at the end. But he was still able to use the space stone to get out of there.

5. They have said that the next Avengers movie is the CULMINATION to everything that has been building since Iron Man 1. So what happens next will be a new story...and it will start with the next Spiderman Flick next summer. So you saw Captain Marvel in the final scene, right? (her symbol on the pager) her movie is next February/March....and it's a 90s action film. So we'll see her origin story and I guess how she ends up in the present day. (similar to cap)

6. Yeah...I've read similar. (for all characters)

7. lol on Thor's age. He's really become a fan favorite after Ragnarok and this film. I think they breathed new life into that franchise.

8. Doubt it with Fantastic 4...they still haven't worked out all the contractual stuff with Fox and Disney. So they're still separate properties and F4 are not part of MCU (just like X-men, deadpool and this new Venom movie coming out...all separate). But...they did tease Adam Warlock at the end of Guardians 2 (just watched again this weekend) and Captain Marvel, Ant Man, Wasp, Hawkeye will probably all play a role in next Avengers flick.

9. Totally agreed on MCU vs. DCEU. And they have the right infrastructure to do it right. Kevin Feige is a comic book guy and knows these characters inside and out. He came up with a brilliant business model and found a way to get back all of their characters (i.e. Spiderman...potentially F4 and X-Men in the future). Definitely feels very earned. My wife hadn't seen any of the guardians films but she loved Infinity War. They do these movies in a way that you don't need to see the others...but something like Infinity War may inspire you to go back and watch Guardians 1 and 2...take my son for example...over the past week we watched Guardians 1, 2 and Dr. Strange because he loved them in Infinity War. Now he loves those movies too. Agreed....Batman v Superman should've been a slam dunk based on the history of those characters. They cast it well...Wonder Woman was cast really well too (and her solo movie is good)....somehow Snyder just muddled the plot a bit. That said...I enjoyed Justice League for what it was. But Marvel is on another level.

Anonymous said...

Westworld--so, the Indian was "off the reservation" Will Thandie die,hmm, I'm going with no. We got our answer to the scalps having the emblem too.

Richard

Mike V. said...

Westworld - great ep. turns out Maeve and Indian dude (knew his name last night. Forget today) we’re talking to each other the whole episode. Pretty cool reveal. I think she’ll be fine.

MJ said...

Hear about the GofT prequel ? LOL And Martin saying it won't interfere with the book ! yeah right. Not sure I am interested at this point.

I can def see how upset Parker was. But they'll un-do it. Probably wit the Time stone. Cause ya know Black Panther can't be left dead either.

MJ said...

Gbergs - meant to say - I am behind so just saw the one where Barry takes up football. It was hysterical - lots of eagles call outs. Even kept saying he wanted to throw the ball and then catch it for the touchdown

Mike V. said...

Thrones Prequel - Yes heard about it and laughed at GRRM comment too. The funniest part is that he still has another book after this one that's taking forever! lol Anyway, there were "spinoff" ideas in the works and this was one of them. GRRM also said that the show should be called "THE LONG NIGHT" and it's supposed to be set 1000 years before Game of Thrones. So this would be the last time the white walkers threatened mankind. I'll certainly be interested to see what they come up with. But I'm sure nothing will top the original (they rarely do).

Infinity War - A lot of people think the time stone is too simple a solution. I'm actually more inclined to think it's something to what Richard suggested (which I've also read theories about)...people trapped in the soul stone...and somehow that gets reversed. But yes, the cliffhanger is mainly that...a cliffhanger. Very effective on children...but anyone that knows anything about the planned sequels knows this won't stick. Spider-man is set to be our hand to hold coming out of the next Avengers Movie (july next year), Black Panther 2 is greenlit, Guardians 3 is coming (Rocket is the only one that survived...and the one that mentioned after Thor's "nothing to lose speech" that he has a lot to lose)....things are definitely going to change. But I think there will be major/permanent casualties coming out of the next one. Sadly, Captain America makes the most sense since it is known that others do eventually take up the shield and that Chris Evans already stated he's done with the Marvel films after the next one. Stark - I've been thinking more and more that he'll survive but just be a less frequent presence in future films. aka RETIRED/Married to Pepper, could make surprise cameos in the future.

Gbergs - I think that episode was specially shot after the Eagles won the Superbowl. Either that or they modified it when they did win. But yeah it was awesome. There were actual Eagles players in it if I recall correctly? That probably means you haven't gotten to the cheesesteak episode. I'm still wanting to try the place they mentioned. It's in Camden, but there's one in my hometown of Medford too I think (or close to there).

Supergirl - Caught up, I saw it was ep 22 so I thought it was finale. Nope..next week. lol

Deadpool - finally watched the whole movie. I remembered a lot of it from the last time I watched. But now I'm set to see 2 next week. lol

Legion - binged this and caught up. Still weird. But I'll finish out the season!

LOST - I'm pretty much set for a rewatch, but somehow I'm reluctant to get started. Probably because of the 6 season commitment. lol Doesn't help that there's so much other content out there teasing me too.

Handmaid's Tale - 4 or 5 episodes in. It's good as advertised. lol Totally not the show I thought it was though. Really didn't know what I thought it was.

MJ said...

GofT - yeah - we waited like 9 years for Winter and Walkers to come - and now they will do a prequel for the other long night. LOL Cracked me up

G-bergs - jut watchedthe cheesesteak one last night ! Loved it. Was hysterical. And that place actually exists - we googled it. Donkeys Place. And yes - I thought they were real players or was it the grown up JTP ?

Supergirl - behind on this. Haven't watched any yet since they came back.

Legion - yeah heard strange things about this season. Marathoning it soon. Along with Vikings.

Handmaids tale - hear good things. I think the women are like slaves or something. I know te chick from Chuck is in it - wit many others. Rory Gilmore too I think.

Babylon 5 - its finally streaming on Amazon. Loved this series. Might have to rewatch it. Was the first of its kind to have a 5 year story and get to make all 5 seasons.

Mike V. said...

GofT - lol...yep! pretty much.

G-bergs - Yes I googled it too. That's what I was saying above. There's one in Camden (that closes before nightfall lol), but there's one in my hometown Medford that I really want to check out! You might be right with the actual JTP people. I thought for some reason there was some Philly celebs or old eagles/radio personalities out there. Like maybe Mike Quick and Merrill Reese were there calling it? I'd have to watch again. (but I probably won't!)

Supergirl - ahh yeah you'd be way behind! it's been aight.

Legion - I think I finished this today. lol Can't even remember how it ended! Clearly I was paying attention. Oh wait...yes I remember. It was an interesting season.

Handmaid - Slaves is one way to put it! lol It's a little crazier than that! Yes Rory, Sarah (from Chuck) and Peggy from Mad Men (Elizabeth Moss - she's the main character). Then you have Joseph Fiennes (Most notably for us from Flashforward but he was in Oscar winning Shakespeare in Love too and is famous for being Voldemort/Ralph Fiennes's brother lol)

B5 - I remember you always talking about this one. If I'm really lost at what to watch this summer, maybe I'll check it out!

MJ said...

B5 - I'm sure it will feel a little dated today - and they did not have a big budget - but I bet it will still hold up

Supergirl - Having problems making myself watch. I wasn't that thrilled with the first half with Mon El and the wife and all. Plus so much wasted screen time putting her sister in the gar relationship just to end it then.

Anonymous said...

Westworld--wow so many deaths. William's daughter's death was probably the hardest to watch.
Richard

Anonymous said...

WEstworld--Lots I could say. Ford obviously doesn't like nor trust humans.

Teddy's deal was ......

Richard

Mike V. said...

Westworld - Didn't watch last night so trying to avoid reading your posts Richard! lol I'll catch up tonight.

B5 - I'm sure even if it looks dated, if it was a good show it will hold up for you!

Supergirl - They move a little past that drama...especially on the sister side. But, yeah I don't think I'd miss any of these shows if they went away suddenly. But it gets me through my morning routine. lol

Speaking of...

Bladerunner/Bladerunner 2049 - Hadn't seen the new one because it had been so long since I watched the original. With tv onslaught slowing down I finally rewatched the original and then started 2049 right after. Got 30 minutes left but it's pretty darn good as critics/fans had agreed. Looking forward to finishing tonight!

MJ said...

Blade runner - I have to confess to never seeing the original. I tried when it was new - but didn't like it. SIGH So long ago so I might try it again. Then watch the new one.

Chris Hardwick - daaamn ! So they are pulling all of his three shows without even an iota of proof if this is true. Seems wrong to me.

Mike V. said...

Blade runner - original is a little dated but still decent. New one is good. Lol

Chris - yeah I’ve listened to his podcasts so much and watched his shows it’s tough not to side with him here. But there’s just no way to know without more info. Sucks.

Twd - Shane coming back for an episode lol I’m sure it’s part of the rick send off.