Monday, May 20, 2019

TV Discussion: Summer of 2019

Hello fellow TV Addicts!  This will be our spot for discussing all Non-Recapped shows for the summer.   If it gets too long, I’ll start a new thread.  See you in the comments!

Note: Among many shows airing this summer, I did my 2nd full rewatch of LOST since the finale.  I documented my experience.  Just search for “LOST” throughout the comments.  Spoiler alert: I still loved all of it.  Maybe even more than before!


Mike V. said...

BBT - Okay, what did we all think of finale? (SPOILERS AHEAD)….I actually thought it was a good ending for the show. Fitting of Sheldon finally basically apologizing for his antics and thanking all of his friends and acknowledging their contributions to society. lol The elevator working reveal was great (as was the gag of loading luggage and taking the stares anyway). Penny preggers was expected but funny how it all went down (got drunk talking to Sheldon then went home lol). The slap heard round the world was well deserved for Leonard and well timed! It was all good stuff. I think it was definitely time for the show to end, but they went out on top. The final shot on the couch with the stripped down bare naked ladies song (yes I intentionally said it that way lol) was a nice touch. Farewell BBT!

Supergirl - Ended better than it started but still had one more job on current day politics to close out the season. Not sure how they'll top themselves next year. Saw a recurring character in both Legends and Supergirl finale so I wonder if that will be involved in next season's crossover show. Lex seems like he'll be coming back from the beyond as well. But the juiciest reveal is that Lena now knows and it was before Supergirl revealed it to her herself.

Legends - Zara erased from memory....crazy way to close out the season. I hope she'll be back though. But it was a nice tie up of what the season was building towards. Definitely by favorite of the arroverse shows...(which is funny since it was the weakest to start.)

Voice (if leslie is here) - The right person won! they have that whole panel of coaches back next year. I don't see my self NOT watching until Kelly takes a season off. lol

As for Idol...yeah I agree Lane clearly had the fan support. Alejandro is extremely talented but definitely not mainstream. He got the exposure he needed to make a career out of his talent. I don't see Lane doing much unless he's going to join an Oldies Cover band or something. lol This show definitely doesn't have the pull it once did. I fast forwarded through most episodes. I can't stand the judges. They just praise everything. Part of the perfect formula was the original judges. The technical judge, the cheerleader and the hard truth....then in Ryan they had the buddy. Now it's just cheerleaders and some technical truth. lol

I'm still going to look for my links to the posts from before where I called you out. (Leslie)

Mike V. said...

LESLIE - Found the blog post. Just search for your name. You'll find it!

Anonymous said...

BBT--yes most of our predictions came true--elevator, penny pregnant, nobel prize.

I loved it. Everything made sense even Raj's date to the prize ceremony--from the plane trip. And they changed their mind to go to the ceremony.

Yes, Sheldon grew up and recognized what he needed to.

We were hoping to see the parents at the ceremony.

BTW, we just watched the pilot ep and the elevator wasn't working then. I thought it broke while they were in the building.


Mike V. said...

BBT - "Is that Buffy?" lol hilarious.

Oh yeah the elevator never worked. The opening scenes of the show were them walking the stairs.

I didn't even think about the parents being there but that would've been a nice touch. But in the end this ep was all about those characters. They had cameos all season long for everyone else.

MJ said...

I am Waaaaay behind on everything.

Surprised the cancelled Whiskey Cavalier. Wasn't too bad - fast moving and fun actually. But whatevs - now I can delete for 4 on my DVR. LOL

Lots of my sitcoms cancelled too. But that's ok - can delete them too.

Shield was renewed ! I don't know why but I thought this season was their last ?

Husband has been sick since we got back - now I got it. So not getting too much watched.

BBT - I didn't stay with it but I watched some of the first season - and I do recall that the elevator was broke when the boys met the hot girl across the hall. LOL

Mike V. said...

Wow. I googled the shield thing. Apparently that renewal happened in November. Lol I must’ve thought they were talking about season 6. I did see a season 7 on IMDb but just assumed it was a mistake. That’s cool even though I was bracing for an end. I think they’ve pretty much said they’re not really following the MCU anymore. The snap complicated things too much. Lol still on my phone will write more in a bit.

Mike V. said...

Whiskey - Yeah I guess the ratings weren't any good. They had a good cast. But I was happy to delete all the episodes as well. I'm guessing Maggie will make a triumphant return to the 2nd half of the next TWD season.

That stinks on getting sick. You have plenty of time to catch up. I'm done with all of the Arrowverse shows...think I commented above. Still watching The 100 and iZombie.

I'm thinking the LOST rewatch will start next week. It feels time! Just listening to that podcast this week made me realize how much I miss it! lol

Cobra Kai - probably will start season 2 soon. (I think I mentioned this one on a recent post. Much better than it has any right to be! But yet another streaming service with YouTube. I access on Plex)

Other than that things are dying down for the summer. I'm sure I'll find some stuff. Been catching up on John Wick flicks lately. I watched 1 awhile ago but didn't remember a lot (probably fell asleep). I'm almost through 2. Not sure if I'll get to theater to see 3, but maybe. lol Mindless well done action flicks. lol

Mike V. said...

Happy 9 Year Anniversary of the LOST Series Finale! Can't believe it's been that long. September will be 15 years since LOST began. Doesn't seem that long ago. Crazy.

Anonymous said...

Whiskey Cavalier got canceled? That is one of the very rare shows my wife and I BOTH like. I don't think it was promoted very much. Interesting that it could have been a show for us to have commented on.

I'll keep watching until it's over to see how it ends.


Mike V. said...

Picard teaser -

It’s on cbs all access which is another subscription. But I have ways of watching. (Shhh lol) I’m intrigued!

Whiskey - due to fan outcry they’re reconsidering cancellation lol I can still access on Hulu to catch up if they renew.

Mike V. said...

Whiskey - that revival hope didn't last long. lol

SHIELD - Caught up. Space comedy episode was pretty fun. lol But dammit Fitz-Simmons! They just can't catch a break! lol

LOST - Started my rewatch. Watched parts 1 and 2 of Pilot and Ep 3 Tabula Rasa - First time people started thinking it was purgatory. LOL Jack said "we all died 3 days go" meaning they have a clean slate. People went nuts for 6 years after that especially when they thought the showrunners lied. My eyes can't go far enough back into my head. But watching this show's been about 7 years...Wow. I always look back and say how amazing the show was, but just being 3 hours back into it...there was nothing like it on network television. It's soooo good. The cinematography, the location, the characters...they were just batting 1000. Of course the allusions to Jacob and The Man in Black are there in the pilot with the backgammon "2 players, 2 sides, one is white, one is black". They probably didn't know when they wrote the pilot where it was going, (actually there is no "probably"..they didn't) but they were smart enough to tie it back to that.

Excited about my rewatch! I doubt I'll have a lot of insights, but I'll keep you posted on my progress. I'm also listening to a podcast that is rewatching as well so I'll share any insights if they come up with any too. Or listen used to be a Game of Thrones podcast called "A Storm of Spoilers" (it was a partner show to "A Cast of Kings". Anyway, they're rebranded as The Storm: A Lost Podcast. They'll do a section for new lost viewers called "the calm" and then when they get to "the storm" they take the whole show into account and reflect back. I've already sent them an email with some "reminders" for the storm section. (I can't help it. lol) I'm sure it got lost in the mix!

MJ said...

Wow on Loat anniversary.

Whiskey - no - they didn't save it. Cancelled yet again. Oh well The Passage too - which I liked

Haven't started iZombie or Shield yet. Sill haven't watch finale of This is Us sadly

*** Flash

Waaaaay behind on almost everything. After being gone for almost 2 weeks - then my husband gets a flu like thing for a week, and I have been sick since thursday with a bad cold/stomach thing. Haven't gotten anything watched hardly.

Flash - Joes is back ! LOL - told ya way behind. Barry showed his face to Cicada ! WTH ? And now there's a second Cicada ? Ugh - Future Grace is here now. LOL Is Thawne playing both sides ? Probably. Next - Grace wants to kill all the metas - what a surprise. Originl Cicada killed - and Nora finally outed ! Nex ep: Nora found the dampner and its out now. Argues with Future Iris. She starts wirking with Thawne. Barry bring Nora back to the future. ANd sees Thawne. WHat is this countdown thing ??

Mike V. said...

Sorry to hear you're still behind on everything MJ and more sorry about still being sick. You have time! Better to binge these things anyway.

Flash - I'll stay quiet, but I had all the same reactions. lol

LOST - Almost finished Walkabout (ep 4). I caught a new parallel (I think) that I missed on the first 7 rewatches. lol When Jack sits down with Rose on the beach she tells him she's "letting him off the hook" from his promise to keep him company until her husband gets back. I think Jack promises to save Boone later in the season. And eventually Boone says, "I'm letting you off the hook." Just a nice parallel. Nothing earth shattering. Still love this show though and still amazed it was ever greenlit for network television. I always love the story that Lloyd Braun the guy that came up with the idea got fired for greenlighting the pilot that cost $14 million, but then it became one of the biggest shows ever. lol

MJ said...

This is Us - I was annoyed that I had not seen the last 2 so I watched last night. It was the one where Beth/Randall actually have the fight - and it was harsh as I thoght it would be. Very well written - cause they are both right and both wrong. LOL Enjoyed all the past scenes of them though. Wedding vows scene was hysterical.

How cute was Deja pulling a Randal on Randall. LOL And in the end - Beth will bend again. But this time at least she finds a way to bend and still keep her dream alive.

Knew immediately weeks ago that Kevin did not mean it when he said he was ok with him and Zoe not having kids. Just thought it would take longer. But damn - Kevin has a son in the future !

Oh - and Kate and Rebecca have more drama and sort it out. Blah blah. Strange now that next season most will be in LA with just Randalls family on the east coast - opposite of this season.

BUT - my finale cut off. Just as someone was about to enter Rebeccas room ! WTH ! And did Beth have a different wedding ring on in the future ?? I'll have to find out.

Supergirl - Alex's adoption goes south. Shocking! Kara almost tells Lena she is Supergirl. Red daughter is met. And - in a 'what sense does this make' Ben turns himself into a meta - the one things he hates most in the world ? SMH. And leaves his son alone at his own mom's funeral. Jerk. Most interesting is what the torture does to Brainy ! And Alex remembers Kara now. And they killed Red Supergirl ? Huh.

Mike V. said...

This is Us - Hmm didn't hear that about LA vs. East coast for next season. I think with NBC I finally updated all of shows to record an extra minute because they kept cutting off. This has been an issue ever since Jeff Zucker started cashing in on FRIENDS and having those episodes run an extra minute so the next show would get a ratings boost. Also promoted live television. lol Now it's just dumb! But you can always watch on or any NBC streaming app. Those last few seconds are pretty pivotal! lol

Yeah the Randall/Beth fight ep was pretty good. It was painful in the episodes leading up to it, but worth it in the end.

I don't think Beth had a different wedding ring in the future...I mean I don't know for sure, but I thought that future vision was confirmation that we can be confident they're not messing with that marriage! lol And yes Kevin gets his kid!

Supergirl - was a pretty rough season. Lex was the only redeeming part of the season for me. Obviously it was all the in your face, not so subtle political messaging that drove me up a wall. lol Really...I think Legends is the only one of these Arrowverse shows that I still enjoy watching. lol Flash is okay. Has its moments. Not really a spoiler because he doesn't do much in the other shows: The dude that raises Lex at the end shows up in some other finales across the arrowverse and will play a role in next season's crossover I think.

Anonymous said...

I've started watching this. Blood & Treasure


MJ said...

Watched Supergirl finale. So all of a sudden Supergirl has a Kryptonite resistant suit ? Ok. Was anyone surprised Lex told Lena who Kara is ? I know she will be pissed next season - but hope they don't make her a baddie. The due tht raises Lex ? Not following.

GofT Last Watch. Anyone seen it ? I liked it. Very enjoyable.

This is Us - well I didn't hear about it. But Mom and whats his name are moving there to be by Kate. And They showed Kevin showing in to stay in LA.

And I found out the end - that Nicky was sitting in the room and Randall had to introduce himself to his mom.

Blood and treasure - I think my husband is watching that.

Mike V. said...

Blood and Treasure - Don't think I heard of it?

Last Watch - Yes I watched. That Andy The Extra dude was awesome. He's actually had quite a presence on Reddit and some social media groups I'm in. So finding out he was one of the main characters of the documentary was pretty cool. I got choked up when he and Kit had their moment. Great stuff. poor Kit had to check himself in for stress/alcohol use....I thought I read it was related to the finale (or the finality of it al)...Seeing how much this show meant to him was pretty great. But having it all come to an end surely is quite a significant life moment.

I mean I talked to so many people who thought they half-assed this final season. I get that it seems like sloppy/lazy writing but I don't really think that was their intention. But from that Documentary you can clearly see it was anything but lazy. It's tough to do what they do for television. No matter how big the budget, it's not a blockbuster movie...and the pacing to get things done is much quicker. They were making 6 hours with a smaller staff than they have to make 2 hour big budget films with unlimited resources.

this is us - ohh okay, I forgot about that. lol Yep..that was the moment I didn't want to spoil (Nicky and the condition of Rebecca)

Supergirl - Yeah...that kind of defeats the purpose of Superman and Supergirl...if you have a krypto resistant suit then you're essentially undefeatable! But I think she still showed some mild vulnerability when wearing the suit. I think there will be Lena/Kara issues but will she be a baddie? I don't know. there will at least be trust issues. Or hell maybe it will be resolved in 3 episodes. lol

There is some alien guy at the end of the episode that comes to a dead Lex. We assume he's going to resurrect Lex. That character has a name in DC lore too but I forget. But he's also in some other finales in the arrowverse. I know of at least 1. (He might be in Arrow too but I don't watch that)

LOST - Watched Walkabout (Locke), White Rabbit (Jack), The Moth (Charlie), Sun's first episode (forgetting name)...and started Confidence Man (Sawyer). Man this first season is so good! One thing I observed...Man in Black (as Christian Shephard), while he didn't try to kill Jack did try to lure him off a cliff to end his own life. But then he led him to water instead. It was confirmed it was MIB in season 6...but I still don't know why he led them to water. I guess all part of the long con. lol Not regretting this rewatch. Just nice to come back to these characters after a few years away.

Anonymous said...

Well, check out Blood and Treasure, it's serialized.

Did I ever tell you guys I love Archer. This may be the final season.


MJ said...

Yeah - rad and ignored most of the haters. I had no issue with it on the whole. And supposedly it was Martin's idea that Bran was the final king - not the show runners. They actually created a petition to get them off the Star Wars movies. People gotta get some lives. LOL

Lost - yeah you are watching some fave eps right now. LOL

Archer - not sure you have mentioned that Richard.

So - sick all weekend still - but we are finally over it all.

Watched 2 of the last 4 Deadwoods I have so I can watch the movie. Have 2 Flash left - but then I need to hit Shield and iZombie - haven't seen any new eps.

Enemy within - with Dexter Morgans sister - I really liked it but they cancelled it. So why bother finishing it right ! Deleted.

Still have to watch the final season of Veep too. Not sure I'm gonna get a marathon in this year. Maybe Battlestar. Have so many shows on Netflix and Amazon to get too tho

Mike V. said...

Thrones - Yeah I figure a lot of the end results of the main characters is where Martin is going with them. He said so himself. He said it's the secondary characters and stories to get to that point that may differ. But yeah..Bran being king makes a lot more sense with his trajectory in the books. He was sidelined for a lot of the TV show because they didn't know how to make his magical journey interesting. It's mostly an internal journey. There were ways to do it though. lol I still loved the show. I won my pool at work and now have an Iron Throne figurine on my desk as a trophy!

LOST - It's so good. I just got through the point where I realized this show was something special. It was Claire's episode "Raised by Another" where Malkin psychic dude said she had to be on flight 815. (still wonder if Jacob told him what to tell her). Then we find out Ethan wasn't on the plane....then the next episode we get Jack's backstory of getting his father disbarred from practicing medicine and saving Charlie with Michael Giacchino's "life and death" playing in the background. SOOOOO good!!!! Now I'm on the briefcase episode where Kate robs a bank to get that toy plane that belonged to her childhood friend....and Shannon sings "Beyond the Sea" in French because she remembered it from Finding Nemo. Okay...they weren't all gems! lol But it's still great!

Archer - I've always heard it was good but never watched.

Glad you're cured!

Deadwood - I watched the movie...I won't spoil, but I enjoyed it. I forgot a lot of the story but there were a lot of flashbacks to the show to remind us of stuff. There definitely was closure from where things left off so it was cool they were able to do that.

Enemy Within - lol....that's my approach on things. Cancelled? Delete! Guess there's something to be said for watching all episodes of a show you love...but I get it. There's so much content...may as well move on to something else that has a shot (or already had a SHOT in Lost's case lol)

Veep - I never watched the series. Always heard great things. It's on a long To Do list. But hey...have I mentioned how good LOST is? LOL

We're still working our way through Maisel Season 2. It's a really great show (i'm know that's on your amazon list you mentioned.)

MJ said...

Deadwood - well just finished the series. No wonder everyone was so pissed when it was not renewed. They left it off at a hell of a spot ! Probably watch the movie tonight.

Maisel - sure is ! Maybe after Deadwood - something light would be good.

Mike V. said...

Listened to a podcast around the drama surrounding the cancellation of Deadwood and the drama at bringing the movie back. Some people still think closure wasn't provided. Having been away from it since 2006 or whatever I felt it brought closure. lol It was interesting to hear about Milch and Olyphant saying the show is a "hang out with these characters" show and not about plot. Some of the characters are based on historical figures which kind of implies the eventual fates of some characters, but the movie may differ from those fates. lol I think it was still left fairly ambiguous to get to those eventual conclusions. It's just an entertaining bunch of people! Apparently, David Milch has been diagnosed with Alzheimers so some of that plays into the story of the movie. I didn't know any of this when I watched.

Black Mirror - Season 5 is on Netflix now! just 3 episodes like the old BBC seasons.

Handmaid - First 3 eps of s3 are on Hulu.

Guess I'm not out of stuff to watch anymore. Might hold up my LOST rewatch which is going well! They've found the hatch. Claire is back but with Amnesia. They're going after Ethan soon. It's so good! Watched the Michael/Walt episode where we find out Walt can visualize things and then they happen. That is one of the stories that it's unfortunately they didn't dive into further. But, the actor outpaced the character's growth. lol But we know he's special and belongs on the Island from the epilogue. That has to be enough!

Mike V. said...

Handmaid - S3E1 - Was pretty good. I remember being distraught that she stayed behind. But, some of it is more justified in the premiere. But there are some people that ream her out which is pretty much speaking for the audience. lol I just wish she responded to why with "because we need a season 3, duh!" lol

LOST - Charlie killed Ethan, Sawyer has come in contact with the spirit of the man that he killed thinking it was the Sawyer of his past. (It's Cy from Scandal!) I had closed captions on and heard the whispers this time saying "It'll come back around"....Frank said this after Sawyer shot him in Sydney. Considering we now know the whispers are the dead people that are stuck on the Island (that can't move on)...I guess that actually is this Frank guy? Maybe you don't have to die on the island to be STUCK on the island. Frank was no saint. And the light of the island is the source of Life, Death and maybe "stuck" souls are just hanging around the island? I dunno lol I haven't thought this fully through. But I did find it interesting that his voice is clearly heard on the island through the whispers. I'm in the JIN episode now where he and Michael get in a big fight and Sun is revealed to the WHOLE camp that she speaks English. Walt burned the raft down but everyone thinks it's JIN.

All good stuff!

No black mirror. Might finish season 1 of LOST first then take a break.

MJ said...

Handmaid - not going to watch til they have all dropped - so mid August I guess.

Black Mirror - 3 eps only ? Wow. Way behind on that one too.

Happy! - cancelled. Hoping Netflix picks it up so not deleting yet

Lucifer - been watching that this week.

Mike V. said...

Black mirror - yeah that’s how they used to come out. The bbc model. They’re 1hr 20 minutes and hopefully a chance for high quality when they’re only focused on 3. I saw their star power keeps going up. I think they have Anthony Mackie (falcon/new cap) and Miley Cyrus in the eps.

Still plowing through lost. Boone just fell out of plane and Desmond turned the light on for Locke (of course we don’t know it’s des yet! Lol)
This first season was on another level of quality. The whole show was a happy accident and perfect case of right time right place for all of the staff and actors.

Mike V. said...

Good place is ending after next season. :( But it’s a creative decision. Ratings are fine, they just don’t want to milk it. I’m fine with that. Still sad though! Lol

MJ said...

Good Place - yeah I read that this morning.

Deadwood movie - did we discuss ? Was good they finally gave it an ending. Nothing surprising about it really - except wasn't thrilled they put Jane and Joanie together.

Mike V. said...

Deadwood - I had a one sided discussion above on 6/4 and 6/5 lol. You can scroll up to see. But I agree that it was entertaining. Yeah I couldn’t remember if they teased Jane/Joanie in season 3 or not. I assumed it was a new development. Lol.

LOST - Done Exodus Part 1. Have Parts 2 and 3 to go then done season! Still amazing. There were some good catches this time. I brought up the Rose/Boone “letting you off the hook” phrase to Jack in beginning and end of season. There’s also Christian telling Jack to “let go” in his flashback before the wedding. In the Flash Sideways in season 6 Rose tells Jack that he can “let go” now. Nice mirroring stuff I didn’t catch before. There’s also a Jack moment when he’s trying to save Boone where he uses Locke’s line “don’t tell me what I cannot do”. I’m sure there significance to him saying it when he and Locke are always at odds with each other in the science vs. faith debate (until Jack converts to that line of thinking in the end). Maybe it has to do with Jack’s savior complex. He thinks he’s a miracle worker in the surgery department. Didn’t Jacob actually fix Sarah after the accident or something like that? Even though Jack thought he performed some miracle surgery? I’m hazy on the details of that one. Need to rewatch season 5! Lol

Big Little Lies - we watched the s2 premiere.

Mike V. said...

LOST - I'm in season 2. One guess which episode I'm on. Here's the hint. "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALT!!!!!" lol Never gets old. So crazy you have a perfect season and Desmond wasn't even introduced yet. He brings so much to the show. I mentioned Jacob may have had a hand in Jack fixing Sara. I don't think that was ever confirmed, just a strong theory. I totally forgot that Jack let Boone and Shannon's Father die on the table and Sara is the one that caused the car accident.

Good stuff. Plowing right through.

Anonymous said...

Deadwood--saw the series and movie. The series hinted at Jane/Joanie toward the end. It's like anything that goes on screen HAS to have a box checked with "need a gay character". Many historians have written about Jane not being gay. It does a disservice to her. The rumor was usually about her and Bill or another guy in their group. Many of those characters are based actual beings. Seth having an afair was totally made up too. He was a very moral guy and his wife was not married before him.

The SON--I just love this show. 3 timelines--late 1800s, early 1900s, and 1970s. As you know I went to high school in TX. So, a show based on a great time in TX history is great.

Archer--been spending some time watching and recording. Archer being dead is of course a question.

Blood and Treasure--things keep unfolding. Sad about the Egyptian getting taken out.


Mike V. said...

Deadwood - Yeah well they needed to dramatize things a bit. Apparently they made Al a more humane guy than his real life counterpart too so there's that. lol But agree on the social political aspects of TV these days.

The Son - not sure I know about that one. What channel is that on?

Haven't had time for B&T and I'm way behind on Archer (i.e. never watched an ep lol)

Anonymous said...

The Son--on AMC. And yes it has it's box checked too, LOL


MJ said...

Blood and Treasue - Liking it. Very Indiana Jones meets The Librarian vibey ! Was sad about the death. His friend the priest is a hoot. Loving that its in Rome a lot since I was just there

Shield - have not seen any this season yet - but seeing whining that they are not keeping in the timeline with EndGame. But how could they really?

Heard Sean Bean has a new show - too bad no one will see it. Curfew will be on Spectrum On Demand only

Mike V. said...

Shield - they really couldn't. The show and the movies have been separate for a long time now. Even the Netflix shows are linked very loosely. These Disney Plus shows will be certifiable MCU Canon. SHIELD has been good. I forget if I'm up to date or not. Been watching LOST and lost track of everything else. lol I have an iZombie to watch too.

Spectrum On Demand eh? No idea what that even is! Is that a cable service in a certain region? IF it's good maybe it'll spread to other providers.

Thanks on the info on The Son. I'll add these shows to the list. But no telling when I'll get to them.

Designated Survivor - S3 on Netflix now....they added minutes per episode, language and more adult themes. lol Premiere was actually decent. I'll get to the other 9 eventually.

Anonymous said...

YEA, I have Spectrum on Demand. It's the old Charter cable.

Great, MJ, you're watching B&T. It definitely has those vibes. And I'm liking the guys with the green broaches/amulets. They've been around forever it seems. So, the Priest is great, just great. Showing him more normal than usual and he's funny. BTW, one of my nieces is getting married at Lake Cuomo next Spring--lake region of Italy


MJ said...

Lake Como - oh - what a beautiful wedding it will be.

Good Omens - finished it. Only 6 eps. Was pretty quirky/funny.

Anonymous said...

B&T So, Danny and Lexi--how do you see that going?


MJ said...

B&T - the usual dance - will they won't they ! LOL As I always complain - on tv a man and woman apparently cannot work together without an attraction. But I did not watch last night so not exactly sure what you are referencing

MMM - Marvelous Mrs. Maesel - started this. Pretty funny so far.

Mike V. said...

MMM - enjoy! It's hilarious. We still haven't gotten too much into S2 yet.

LOST - On The Other 48 Days....seeing how the Tailies became what they became. That's when the blog started! lol

MJ said...

MMM - yeah we are loving it so far.

Lost - I loved that ep.

MJ said...

MMM - almost done season two ! You didn't tell me that Chuck was in it !!!

Mike V. said...

Mmm- I didn’t know he was! I think you passed me. We’re still like on ep 2 of s2. We got busy and now vacations coming up. Plowing through lost though! :) got through the Aaron baptism and sawyer just took the guns. This was the low point of s2 lol

Anonymous said...

ARcher--well, it has that boy/girl song and dance as a central them and it's done 10 seasons! I think Lana is great and good for Archer. I'm kind of binging on this show now and didn't realize how serialized it was/is.

B&T--seraphims are a big part of the action now. Lexi seems to be growing.


Mike V. said...

Archer - that's pretty crazy that it's serialized. I think I had heard that before. a friend of mine had mentioned it to me way back in season 1 and I just never got around to it. Can't believe that was almost 10 years ago! Of course, I'm married 10 years now so that puts things in perspective.

LOST - (speaking of things I was doing 10 years ago) - Henry Gale/Ben Linus has entered the show! Definitely past the low point of S2. Sun cheated on JIN with Baldy#2 (I think that was my nickname for him) off island, JIN has a low fertility issue and Sun is pregnant. I remember us debating whether or not Ji Yeon would be Jin's child. Claire got her memories back and went to the medical station. Alex rescued her and she was able to fill in those blanks for Rousseau too. Sawyer killed a tree frog and hurley said DUDE. Sayid/Anna Lucia and Charlie found the hot air balloon but we won't find out until a future episode that Henry Gale was buried under it. Ahhh good stuff. The LOCKDOWN episode should be coming soon. I remember studying that map on the wall. Those were the days!

Mike V. said...

Thrones prequel - filming has started.

Anonymous said...

Thrones prequel. I hope it's great. At least with a prequel we know the ending, LOL

Archer is really great. They bring in lots of history, vocabulary, trivia and other knowledge points that challenge you. Christian Slater and many other stars come and go in it as well.


Anonymous said...

Curfew--So, pretty good. Not enough Bean and they have him as a bad guy. Anyway, kind of like a cross of Death Race, Fear of the Walking Dead and Resident Evil


MJ said...

Been away and then in class at work.

Legends - just saw the Jane Austin/Bollywood ep. Awesome ! So behind so not commenting alot - but Mona was hysterical as was Kamasutra guy. Amusement park thing was odd tho. SIGH. But been loving Gary for a long time now. Then 'Ikea' ep. Every couple - read/follow directions or not. LOL

Flash finale - Grace took the cure ! Didn't see that coming. Cisco gave u his powers - which was not a surprise as it has been rumored the actor was leaving.

Blood and Treasure - Yay to seaseon 2 to come !!

Lost - OMG Loved Linus character !!! Forgot Rousseau - who was in one of my fave shows of all time BB5 !!

Still saying not sure if interested in GofT prequeal. Sigh Stil will probably look at it.

Mike V. said...

No problem on limited commenting! I’ve been away on vacation too. Will resume my summer updates next week lol

Plowing through season 3 of lost. Desmond trying to keep Charlie alive all season is great stuff. And meeting penny after getting kicked out of monastery. (Origin of brother!!!lol) screw the haters. I loved season 3 and enjoy it even more now! More updates to come and I’ll comment on your stuff too lol

MJ said...

Legends - the one where Rory goes to a Romantic Novel convention. And the book club. And ray is possessed ? And gary is targeted. Next wp had Gary doing employee reviews and they all come out Gary-loving zimbies. LOL. ANd Nora now works for the time bureau ? Ok. Ray has a lover in hell named Tabitha ? Oh - it's the fairy godmother. LOL. And - Gary was using his nipple to hypnotize everyone ! ROF - honestly - this show !

Yellowstone - I think I read that your show is getting a third season Richard.

I am the Night - recorded in like January - watching now. Not bad - interesting

Also catching up to miscellaneous shows that no one here watches.

B & T - think one behind

Mike V. said...

Legends - yeah it was a great season. Also great to see Brandon routh doing his villainous side a la chuck again. Definitely the best if the arrow verse shows.

Still working my way home. Will be back to full commenting tomorrow. Lol

Mike V. said...

Twd- Robert kirkman just surprised readers with the final issue of the walking dead comic out of nowhere. They included some of his closing thoughts and it might include a major spoiler. So be careful if you’re reading lol I’m way past caring about what I read! Lol to me this is hope that they may eventually end the tv show too lol

MJ said...

I just read that about the comics! So surprised. Maybe we shouldn't have been since they killed Rick a few issues ago. LOL And NO! they do not need to end the show. LOL

Anonymous said...

B&T--Great ep re Danny's background. They are expanding the show in some ways. I Thought this was a single season deal? The pacing has been great. Wondering if they will find Cleopatra this season?


Mike V. said...

TWD - Oh I figured Rick dying was in that final issue. lol He mentioned it in his closing thoughts (which is what I was saying might be the spoiler lol). Based on what Kirkman said, he said he tried to keep finding ways to keep the story going but knew it would just be filler, so he knew it was time to end it. Since he's still involved with the TV production, when they get to that point in the story I would think he'd say the same thing. Actually, I almost think ending the comic might be related to ending the show (eventually). But that's a little conspiracy theoryish. lol You know how LOST announced their ending 3 seasons ahead of time? To keep hold of people like me they might need to do something similar with TWD. lol

Spider-man: Far From Home (FFH?) - Saw it last night. I loved it. I think I throw it up in my top 5 MCU films. I loved Homecoming though and this was the same writer/director. But they did a really good job with it. Nice balance of End-Game fallout and moving the Spidey story ahead. This was the official end of Phase 3 and Phase 1-3 (The Infinity Saga). Definitely stay for the end credits scenes for hints of what's to come in Phase 4. (maybe lol) I did start a ranking of the MCU films when I did the rewatch. I'll have to adjust with Far From Home and I'll share....not because anyone cares....just because I can! LOL

Handmaid's Tale - We're all caught up including today's ep. The last few have been really good!

LOST - I have like 10 minutes left in Through the Looking Glass (the 1st or 2nd best episode of LOST ever....The Constant is the other....we all know this! lol). Charlie has sacrificed himself to save Claire. Gets me every time. The Penny/Desmond stuff gets me every time. I'm really noticing all the music cues this time around. Each character or character pair have specific music cues and now every time I hear them THEY get me. I used to only notice Life and Death and the Journey/Trek music. Now I'm noticing specific songs for Des/Penny, Claire, Ben, Locke, Jack, Kate.... Not bad for Michael Giacchino my fellow Holy Cross High School alum and a student of the John Williams musical way. lol

Mike V. said...

My MCU Ranking because no one asked for it! lol Looks like FFH falls in at 6 just because there's so many amazing movies above it! But I tend to rewatch these spidey movies more than the rest. They're so good. (he's actually in most of these top 6 lol)

1 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2 Avengers: Infinity War
3 Avengers: End Game
4 Captain America: Civil War
5 Spider-Man: Homecoming
6 Spider-Man: Far From Home
7 Avengers
8 Guardians of the Galaxy
9 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
10 Thor: Ragnarok
11 Iron Man
12 Captain America: The First Avenger
13 Avengers: Age of Ultron
14 Black Panther
15 Captain Marvel
16 Doctor Strange
17 Thor
18 Iron Man 2
19 Iron Man 3
20 Ant-Man
21 Ant-Man and the Wasp
22 Thor: The Dark World
23 Incredible Hulk

Mike V. said...

LOST - Season 4. It’s so good! Forgot how great the premiere was with the camp dividing between Locke and Jack and Faraday showing up. Just finished the Constant again and wiping tears away again. The most perfect episode of television....EVER!!! Still holds up! I’m emotionally invested in this show again! Lol.

Mike V. said...

Thrones prequel - more info from GRRM. Sounds interesting!

Lost - in s4 finale! It’s crazy town and I love it. Ben is throwing metal in the orchid while the orientation video is advising against lol I need to wrap this up. So much crap to catch up on now.

Netflix - stranger things 3 is out and I haven’t finished 2. Black mirror new eps. Still haven’t watched. May as well forget the marvel stuff. Lol

Hbo - big little lies. Like 3 behind now

Amazon - still need to watch maisel s 2.

YouTube/plex - cobra kai s2. Trying to watch this also.

Izombie, shield, 100 - way behind but they’ll be next up for me after lost.

We’ve been busy this summer! Kids don’t sleep either lol

Anonymous said...

B&T--Interesting news about Lexi! Things just keep unfolding

MCU--LOL on nobody asked for it. Your #1 was pretty good but mine would probably be Iron Man


Mike V. said...

MCU - Russo Brothers (directors) and Marcus and McFeely (writers - sp might be wrong) just operate on a different level (movies 1-4 on my list). I'm actually surprised how far down Iron Man went on my list. I broke things into Tiers of quality. I think Iron Man is still in my tier 1. If I rethought things I might rank it higher than Avengers and Guardians. That list is by no means final! But Winter Soldier is still my fave.

LOST - 3 words: Time Traveling LOSTIES! Yep, I'm in season 5. Love it!!! I've always said this is the most fun season to rewatch.

MJ said...

Handmaids - waiting til they are all dropped to watch as I don't normally have Hulu.

Big Little Lies - haven't watched yet. Not iZombie and Shield

Stranger Things - finished ! Awesome !

Lost - wow you are full steam ahead !

Spidey - good to know - about staying for credits

B&T - behind on that too now

Still haven't seen Russian Doll either - which I def want to

Mike V. said...

Handmaids - Makes sense and I remember you telling me. It's been great so far. not sure when we'll watch this week's ep. We have some guests at the house this week. lol

Damn...forgot SHIELD is on my list too. I'll just zoom through all of this stuff on hulu...well except CW stuff...they're not on there. lol

Stranger Things - good to know. It's on the list for "EVENTUALLY" lol

LOST - Yep! And I'm not even mad i'm behind on everything else. It puts everything else to shame. lol

Russian Doll - Heard that's pretty good as well.

Mike V. said...

LOST – Flash Sideways has begun! I am flying through! 17 eps to go. Still awesome! I’m really not finding many unanswered questions along the way this time. Things just seem to logically flow. Yes, there’s the Libby and Walt and Malkin unfinished stories. But there’s enough info around to make assumptions. (Jacob was involved with influencing Malkin or he may have been able to channel the energies related to the island to give him the gift of foresight in certain instances) All the ghost appearances just make sense in the context of the source of the island being of life, death and rebirth…and them not existing in time. Man in Black’s manipulations throughout the series work. Yes if you stop and think about some stuff, it’s not clean…..but if you just follow the flow of the story and the basic ambiance they were going for, they hit the major themes throughout the series and the ending makes sense. This isn’t anything new….I’m just reappreciating it! Lol I still am noticing the musical cues much more this time. Ben had his sinister music, but they added to it some major chords when they wanted you to sympathize with him. (I started to think maybe the musical cues might allude to when he’s telling the truth vs. lying. But I can’t 100% conclude that! ) Terry O’Quinn’s performance as Locke vs. Man in Black in season 5 is amazing. You can totally tell it’s 2 different characters.

Anyway, I’m coning up on Temple stuff so we’ll see if I keep singing the show’s praises. Lol

MJ said...

Lost - yeah and after knowing we don't get some answers I find that on rewatch I don't question a lot of stuff.

Russian Doll - pretty good.

B&T - Noooo ! They slept together. SIGH

Mike V. said...

LOST - Very true! That show was just under such a large microscope...and Thrones faced a similar backlash due to high expectations on the end. It's nice to take a step back and just enjoy what we DID get.

We're still behind on a lot of other stuff. We watched last week's Handmaid and now have to watch this week's. I know you're still waiting. Probably financially smarter! I need to start thinking that way. I'm just throwing away streaming dollars! And telling how much I'm wasting on TiVo subscriptions too. Need to reassess!

MJ said...

How many Tivo subscriptions do you have ? LOL Don't forget - you'll be adding Disney + too.

I see your Gossip Girl is making a come back. But on that Warner Hbo Max. Why is Warner using the HBO name ? They own Hbo ? It might be confusing to have HBO and Hbo Go - but not Hbo max LOL

Emmys - you know I pay no attention but I saw that Schitts Creek got a nod. Very surprising. Hmm - I started that and never went back. Heard first season so-so but gets hysterical after that.

We've been catching up on Good Girls which has been collecting dust on my DVR.

Mike V. said...

TiVo - I have a product lifetime on the main one. But then we have a TiVo mini in the bedroom that you can stream the other tivos on (no cable box or cable card up there). You need to pay a monthly fee on that. And I have another TiVo for our other tv that I think i'm still paying a monthly fee on. I'm sure there's a better way to do all of that. And yes, I'm fully aware of adding Disney + which is why I need to figure out said better way! Also, could probably cancel Showtime when Shameless isn't on. It's all we watch.

MY Gossip girl? lol I saw that too...but I have no interest in a reboot. I'm confused by the Warner/HBO branding as well. I think HBO might be a time warner subsidiary. With what they're talking of charging it would make sense if they include HBO in the subscription. It also has MAX in the name which is part of Cinemax. So who knows??? I guess we'll know better when they announce pricing plans and details. But cord cutters are probably getting pissed. But they had to know this all was coming. Pretty soon someone (probably comcast and other huge companies) will offer some kind of package deal for multiple streaming services just like they did cable channels.

Emmys - I paid some attention (not as much as usual) but did see Thrones got 32 nominations including acting nods for people overlooked before. Kit, Emilia, Gwendolyn, MAISIE WILLIAMS!!! (Arya), Sophie Turner (Sansa)......Lena Headey was nominated. She barely had any scenes in this season! lol But regardless of what people think of the quality of the ending this is similar to Lord of the Rings where they want to honor the whole series. (I'm assuming) The whole production was a quite a feat to pull off. I'm rooting for Maisie though. She totally deserves any awards coming her way. Such a fantastic actress from child to adult.

As for Schitts Creek...I never have seen an episode. That's pretty crazy it got nominated.

Good Girls - I thought it was canceled after season 1 and deleted all the episodes. Then season 2 eps started popping up lol oh well!

LOST - I'm on the Lighthouse episode. At this pace I'll probably finish next week and can dive into all the other stuff I've been sitting on. :)

Mike V. said...

Comic-Con has some news will be trickling in.

Star Trek: Picard - going to be different from TNG, but he will go to space...just not with Starfleet. lol I'm really interested in this one, but I'm not subscribing to CBS All Access. I'll find another way!

Agents of Shield - Confirmed season 7 will be the last.

MCU Panel - Saturday at 8:15pm eastern time. Won't be livestreamed but I'm sure it will be on youtube after without any teaser clips. It's still unknown if they'll announce phase 4 here or at D23 in August. I think Feige has said though that late July after Spider-Man they'll be ready to talk phase 4 so we'll see....that said...

Thor 4 - Confirmed already with Taiki (Ragnaraok) directing again. I'm sure Richard will be thrilled! But I'm pretty excited about it. I thought Ragnarok reignited interest in the character. Of course this raises the question of how involved he'd be in Guardians 3. I've heard rumors of the Phase 4 slate.

Black Widow (probably about her time in Budapest with Fury and Hawkeye), Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2, Shang Chi, Strange 2, Nova (excited about this one if it happens), Spidey 3, Guardians 3 then possibly mini avengers arcs for New Avengers, Young Avengers and what not... we'll see! Excited for these Disney + outings too. Maybe they'll have some news and clips for those. I'm sure they'll save something for D23.

Star Wars is mostly waiting for panel for Rise of Skywalker. There might be some Toy reveals at the Hasbro panel.

There's a Westworld and Walking Dead panel so I'm sure we'll be getting the new trailers.

Mike V. said...

LOST - Flying through season 6. Just got through “Happily Ever After” where Desmond arrives on the island and WAKES UP in Sideways. This season is just as good as the rest of the show. I even enjoyed the temple episodes this time around. Music cues still consistent by character through season 6. Giacchino did an even better job with this score than I already thought he did. Totally forgot Sun and Jin weren’t married in the Sideways world. I think the Sideways works even better when you know what it is. Lots of complainers said it totally loses its value once you know the reveal. I disagree. Watching them struggle with remembering is just as powerful. And seeing how they’re all still connected even without being on the island is a nice twist too. Catching all of those reflections in each character episode. They all do that double take when they see their reflection. It seems more clear to me this time about what they were saying the repercussions of Man in Black getting off the island would be too. Isabell....richard’s wife in ghost form basically said they’re all going to hell if Man in Black gets off the island. And of course, when they save the island they saved their eternal selves as well.... Widmore also talked about how everything off island would cease to be. The Island is definitely a key part of existence in this universe which is why the Light is the source of life, death and rebirth. Whatever Smokey represents....cannot be uncorked or it would through the whole universe out of balance or something. I guess that’s how I had interpreted it before...they definitely never get into specifics, but that seems logical (as logical as you can get with LOST) to me given the evidence the show provided over 6 years.

But all of that craziness is just a backdrop to the great character work they did on this show. I have said this about any show worth a damn...the only reason we care about the plot/mythology/ because we care/enjoy our time with the characters that are going through it.

I do hope some people eventually went back to LOST and gave it another shot. This podcast that I’m listening to is taking a good approach to revisiting it after the mass disappointment of the Thrones ending. Sometimes you just need to take a step back and appreciate what they accomplished. LOST was lightning in a bottle. The writers were riding the wave with us and just trying to keep the thing going. What they accomplished was nothing short of amazing. And Lindelof (and Cuse) are geniuses in the writing department. It’s why I’ll follow them on anything else they do. More Lindelof than Cuse. I’d pretty much say the same for Benioff and Weiss...they don’t deserve the crap they’re getting. They even canceled their Comic Con appearance.

Mike V. said...

Edit: Typos above. (Throw instead of through lol)

Mike V. said...

Twd - comic con trailer. I guess it may air on fox in Mexico lol. They always find a way to make it look really good. We’ll see!

Mike V. said...

Watchmen - Lindelof - trailer - Comic-Con. Looks nuts. I’m in!

Anonymous said...

B&T--well they were a couple before. I can see them getting together. Wait until you find out about Lexi's background/mother!


Mike V. said...

LOST - I've started the series finale! Feels like I ran through this pretty quickly. I'm not ready for it to end, but I think they did a great job getting to the end. Still don't know what all the fuss about "Across the Sea" was (Jacob/MIB backstory). I thought it was a well constructed episode. Maybe because it was directly after the sub explosion and losing some big characters. We don't really see the fallout of that until 2 eps later. But, I think Jacob's explanation of why they were all there really brought the show full circle. It confirmed things we suspected about each character being plucked from a miserable existence. That there was a purpose to it. We know Jacob had been watching them from the Lighthouse. We know that their purpose there is important. And we also know Jacob is a flawed character by that episode. It's because of his mistakes that he summoned his potential replacement candidates to the Island. Yes the Light cave was a little hard to swallow, but it really wasn't at the same time. They eventually speak to the electromagnetic properties of said light. Just in the primitive days they didn't call it that. but they at least showed MIB's dagger get drawn to it. And eventually we'll see that restoring that light...that source of life death and rebirth for all things...(as the mother said...a bit of that light is in all people) will be what saves the island, saves existence....and consumes them at the end in the sideways realm. I think it all ties together nicely. The show always balanced science and faith. It leaned a little more on faith in the end...but it was still science based with electro-magnetic energy being the root of it all.

Anyway...I'm only about 10-15 minutes into the finale, but Jin/Sun have woken up after the ultrasound with Juliet. Desmond has busted Sayid and Kate out of prison, signed for Christian's coffin and is taking Kate to the concert. Hurley has tranq'd Charlie to get him to the concert. Not sure I noticed this before after the reveal....but Hurley helping Charlie in this post mortem existence is kind of like Ghost Charlie helping Hurley when he visited him at Santa Rosa's in season 4 (Oceanic 6 era). Since time has no relevance in the sideways and "moving on realm"...we can assume that when Charlie visits Hurley he is "WOKE"...and it just happens to be Hurley who gave him a pep talk to get him to his fully woke state (He'll eventually see Claire at that concert where Kate will again deliver Aaron). Kinda cool how that all works. At least in my head!

Maybe I'll have one more thing to say about the show when I'm all done. I know no one joined me on this rewatch...but I've set up some tags and links from the Lost Blog and my Lost page here in case anyone wants to know what my thoughts are when I revisited the show 9 years later. :)

On to Comic-Con info next!

Mike V. said...

MCU Updates from Comic-Con...I'm sure anyone interested has read by now. Kevin Feige unveiled the first 2-3 years of Phase 4. He may not fully reveal all the movies as apparently that took the wind out of the sails of some movies leading up to Infinity War when he announced phase 3. Not sure I agree with that, but we'll go with it.


Black Widow (2020) - takes place after Civil War while she's on the LAM for aiding Cap.

The Eternals (2020) - Robb Stark (Richard Madden), Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and others. This is going to probably be huge and we just don't know it yet. lol

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2021) - featuring Scarlet Witch. The events of Wandavision will directly tie into it.

Thor: Love and Thunder (2021) - Directed again by Taika. Natalie Portman returns as Jane Foster and she will get her chance to be female Thor. (This happened recently in the comics...and I'm sure many speculated the only reason they did it was so they could get Portman to do it in the movies lol). Tessa Thompson will be in it too again as Valkyrie.

TV Series - these are all paced out so they'll come out in a time of year where there's no movie. People probably won't be burned out.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2020) - post end game. Falcon as CAP. Baron Zemo from Civil War will return and will don his infamous Purple Mask from the comics.

WandaVision (2021) - Post End we'll have to see how Vision comes back.

Loki (2021) - takes place in 2012 alt. timeline where Loki disappears with the Tesseract.

What If...? (2021) - Animated series. Main stars will return as voices. MCU writers have had a lot of ideas that don't make it to the films. This will explore those.

Hawkeye (2021) - will feature Kate Bishop (future hawkeye in comics) and Clint's time as Ronin before End Game.

Others mentioned:
Captain Marvel 2, Guardians 3, Fantastic 4 (in development now that they own it), X-Men (he said no time to talk about mutants lol)… also there probably will be a Spidey 3 but it's still a Sony property so they don't get to announce it.

Also....Blade was announced and Mahershala Ali (probably didn't spell that right) is going to play him! That pretty much is the nail in the coffin for the Netflix Marvel shows being considered MCU he was a primary character in Luke Cage. lol

Still was hoping for NOVA. it might still happen. D23 is at the end of August. They might be saving some reveals for then too.

TREK: Picard Trailer -

This looks really good. I'm sold...but I'm not sold on subscribing still. I'll find a way to watch!

MJ said...

OMG - will try to catch up later with all comments. Saw TWD trailer. NOT happy with that kiss !!!! But rest looks awesome

Will check out Watcher - but to say will fill the holes in our soul from GofT - hmmm. I don't think so !

MJ said...

Witcher - Not Watcher. Sorry

Mike V. said...

I was gonna say The Watcher will be in the Marvel "what if" series lol I was confused.

Witcher - I think it's Henry Cavil playing the main guy right? I did see people talking about the trailer being of GoT caliber filming. That says nothing for the quality.'s based on another book series right? I could've sworn it's a video game too. lol

TWD - yeah...that kiss. That was a little surprising! Did I mention on here that Rick's movie will be in theaters not on AMC? They wanted to distinguish the movies from the TV show. And Kirkman also said the comic ending means nothing for TV. I read somewhere that they had planned to do this for at least 20 seasons. Uhhhhhh if I knew that going in I may have thought twice about recapping! lol

Mike V. said...

LOST - Done! Alert for anyone attempting to rewatch or watch for first time on Hulu. When you get to Season 6 episode 17 and 18...skip to episode 19 for the FULL unaltered cut of the Series finale. I was so mad. I was 40 minutes into the finale when I realized there were missing scenes. I googled it and Hulu added the full cut as ep 19 instead of just replacing 17/18 that were there. It skipped really key scenes like when Locke (smokey) and Jack were lowering Desmond into the light cave and Flocke talks about how it's like when they were trying to get into the Hatch where desmond was. And Jack said some really redeeming things about John Locke. how could you just cut that out!?!?! It even cut the awesome opening musical montage. Needless to say, I started over and watched the whole damn thing. Maybe fast forwarded a few parts. lol It was as awesome as it was every other time that I've watched. LOST is far from perfect, but I think it stuck the landing (or took off like AJIRA 316 did). It answered the major questions of the show and gave us enough insight to make assumptions on the rest. Even Libby...I thought more about her stint in the insane asylum. Depression for losing her husband. checked herself in voluntarily (learned in sideways...maybe something similar in living timeline). Now why she looked so nuts in season 2 flashback? Forever a mystery. Maybe it was gonna be a One Flew Over the Coo Coo's nest thing where they were heavily sedated/medicated which made them insane. (At least I think that was that movie?? lol)

Anyway, no regrets on the rewatch!

Agents of SHIELD - Finally back to this. I'll binge until i'm done then move to the next thing. Awesome ep with the mind prison and Fitz/Simmons. I'm in the episode after that where they are getting a trip back to earth as long as they can find a ship. Pseudo Coulson is apparently there to try and save Earth now...we'll see!

Veronica Mars - did anyone watch this one? I never did. My wife is binging so she can watch the new season. I'm sure I would've enjoyed it if I watched. I know it's a Rob Thomas show who did iZombie and something else I watched.

Next on my list: Finish 100, iZombie, Black Mirror new season.

MJ said...

TWD - doubt it will really go 20 seasons. !10th will be Michonne's last tho.

Lost - congrats on finishing. And since when were there 2 versions of the finale ?

Mars - no never did watch

Mike V. said...

TWD - I read that as well with Michonne. And yeah agreed on 20. You know what, maybe I read that they wanted the TWD "franchise" to go 20 years. So maybe it's the spin-offs and movies too. I dunno.

LOST - thanks. lol Actually, when Lindelöf was on Twitter people were tweeting him that the finale was modified there. He actually got annoyed and called up ABC/Netflix and got them to fix it immediately. I guess the same thing happened on Hulu. The only difference is Hulu kept the edited versions up there too. I guess they have edited versions that they sold to syndication that could air in 2 1 hour slots. If you remember the finale was 2.5 hours with it's an hour and 44 minutes without. They basically cut 15 minutes out. Crazy.

MJ said...

Shield - are they on the 7th now ?

Gossip Girl - I remembered you watched cause one time I said GG meaning Gilmore Girls and you thought I meant Gossip Girls

B&T - I watched it. A descendant of Cleopatra !! Crazy. But also a total rip off of the Dan Brown book/movie - the name is eluding me.

Mike V. said...

SHIELD - no the 6th is finished. There was 10 eps. 7th and final season will be next year some time. (they announced final at SDCC)

GG - lol...well I did watch the Netflix eps of Gilmore with my wife...but I definitely didn't watch the whole show. Gossip Girl was a Josh Schwartz show (The OC, Chuck) so he had me hooked on that. But after the first season or 2 I lost interest. But trudged on to watch the end with the mrs.

Mike V. said...

Dan Brown - DaVinci Code!

Anonymous said...

B&T--yea Cleopatra and they found her! I think the show has paid dues for Dany and Lexi given they were in a relationship before and they have been working on "their bads". I was wondering how the show would work without Farouk but the new intro helped.

Watchman--Lindelof--this is disgusting:

China and Russia are running military exercises together. Russia and China are major hackers vs the US. Turkey is being pulled out of NATO toward Russia.

Why can't we have something fun without it being political!!!!!!!

It's like reruns of old shows are the only things left.


Mike V. said...

Watchmen - I’ll reserve judgement until I see it. As long as it’s not slanted in one direction I’m cool with political intrigue. Lol

Mike V. said...

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - I was just saying how I’ll watch anything from Lindelof or Cuse. Cuse is working on a tv adaptation of hitchhikers. I’m totally on board! Movie was okay but this would be a great way to adapt the books. And it comes full circle to them using 42 as one of the lost numbers! Hilarious books.

Mike V. said...

Forgot the link.

MJ said...

Yes - DaVinci Code. LOL The whole descendent of Jesus and Mary Magdeline is the same story B&T is doing with Cleopatra and Marc Antony.

Watcmean - as long as it's not preachy LOL

Speaking of Preachy - I love the pants for Supergirl. About time they updated the look. And looks great with the boots ! Old outfit looked like she walked off the set of Laugh In LOL

Hitchhikers - never read or watched any of them.

Tv Line has a poll of which fall tv shows you are most looking forward too. there was almost none there I was.

Anonymous said...

HitchHiker Guide--I liked the movie. Funny how it makes Earth seem insignificant. I liked that it didn't take itself too seriously.

B&T--I didn't see the parallels with DaVince Code outside of Italy and chasing down clues. I'm not a Dan Brown fan though. I really do like this show. It has a good pace, is fun and they keep uncovering things. I am not going to like it if Reece is a bad guy! Although I'm thinking one guys' "bad guy" could be another guys' "good guy".

Watchman--yea the article I read seemed like it is going to be intentionally preachy. Kind of reminded me how the remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" was preachy and dumb. 25 years ago Al Gore said the Earth would be "destroyed" in 15 years, LOL. Those guys should read about the pleistocene era changes,lol


Anonymous said...

B&T--One more ep left. Great ep last night. Finding middle ground was fun with Shaw refereeing.


Mike V. said...

The Boys (amazon prime) - Another Eric Kripke show (Supernatural, Revolution, among others I think). Apparently it's awesome. I've been kinda of busy with stuff the past couple weeks, but I may look into this.

Agents of SHIELD - Almost caught up. It's been a pretty good season! Still confused about Coulson. The whole team is back together now and they supposedly defeated the bad guy but I doubt it. One of the rando agents is looking suspicious.

Hitchhiker's Guide - Yeah the movie was okay. I just think they can expand on it with a TV show...and obviously get into the other books. It's been so long since I read them, but I have vague recollections of stuff. Might be intrigued to read them again. The books didn't take themselves seriously either. They're hilarious.

Watchmen - lol on climate change. All I know is Lindelöf is 2nd to none with intriguing character work and wacky television. I'm along for the ride to see what he does. If I'm still stomaching Supergirl with it's ridiculous preachiness, I think I can stick around for more quality television. lol speaking of

Supergirl - I saw the new costume as well. Yep looks good! We'll see if the plot matches it!

TV Line Polls - Yeah I can't say there are any new network shows that I've heard about or am looking forward to. But then again...spring seems to be the new launching ground for stuff rather than fall. Tons of streaming stuff going on though. I really need to reevaluate my TV expenses as I've mentioned before!


HBO MAx - So I've read more about this. Apparently it is going to include HBO and for a dollar or 2 more you get all this other content from CW, Friends, and other stuff. Obviously I'm not providing many details. But, I'm already paying for HBO. For an extra dollar I think I'd switch to MAX to get the other content. Disney Plus I'll definitely get. They'll probably both be add-ons to Hulu...I might find all my solutions in Hulu in the long run. We'll see. Netflix I'm going to have to decide if it's worth keeping. Or just subscribing when there's something to watch. I still need to watch Black Mirror and Stranger Things. not sure if we'll get to Orange (never finished last season either). But I can probably find most of the stuff on Plex anyway.

Cutting the cord is still tough though with enough offerings not available through Hulu or other means. I'm going to have to do one of my favorite past times. Make a spreadsheet! LOL

MJ said...

The Boys - dammmn. Didn't know that was Kripke. I love Kripke. I still watch Supernatural for goodness sake. though that is almost done now.

Finished Nos4a2. Pretty good.

OITNB - Almost done with this season - and it has been great. Topical but not preachy.

Fleabag - hearing great things. Might have to do next

Handmaids - def starting next week.

HMax - we shall see. But I don't need to rewatch friends. Or the CW stuff I've already seen. There is so much new stuff that I don't even have time for re-watches

Shield - still have to start that. And iZombie.

B&T - behind again but I now finale is this week.

Mike V. said...

The Boys - yeah I've heard really good things. I'll get to it. Still wrapping up other stuff.

Nos4a2 - Haven't heard of it. lol

OITNB - I've heard this season is almost as good as the first season. I'd just have to suffer through last season to get to it.

Fleabag - heard the same.

HMax - Yeah there were other networks lumped in there. It wouldn't all be for rewatches. I'm looking for solutions where I don't need cable. lol Still not quite there. I priced out some options. I'd save but I'd lose AMC or Nickelodeon (kids just started watching it). I'm thinking when Disney + and Apple TV + come out this fall there could be some competitive offerings so I'll hold off for now.

Handmaids - we're 2 behind now with a 3rd this we'll be working on this next.

SHIELD - Finished the season. it was good! Weird, but good. lol Interested in the final season.

iZombie - I'm running through The 100 right now then iZombie will be next. I think it ended last week.

Mike V. said...

So, general comment. This whole waiting for a show to air all episodes then binge it is actually a nice way to run through them. Of course, it eliminates the whole concept of this blog to have real-time discussions about what just aired. But, that’s just the way of the world these days! That said:

The 100 - Finished season 6. Final season airs next year. This show has been a real gem flying under the radar. Only the 1st season has some of the teen angst that plagues a lot of CW shows. They quickly get out of it. It’s been consistently solid year in and year out. Looking forward to seeing how they close things up. Cliffhanger for the final season was nutso.

iZombie - No Spoilers. Finally getting back into this. I watched like 3 eps today. Have about 4 left I think. I’m seeing them start to move into the end game. It’s been entertaining throughout though.

Handmaid - We watched one this week. Still have 2 to go plus the finale next week. I think the one we’re about to watch is the highest rated of the season so far so we’ll see!

BH90210 - I’m guessing no one else tuned into this one. I totally watched it! Lol That’s my childhood/early teenage through college-dom there. So of course I’m going to check it out for nostalgia. Great to see the cast again, minus Luke Perry (RIP). The show/concept is totally corny, but I couldn’t help but have a grin on my face the whole time. It’s only 6 eps so I’ll stick it out. Lol

Next Up on my list:

Legion Season 3 (final season) - I think 7 have aired so far.
Black Mirror (latest season)
The Boys (amazon prime)

Arrowverse crossover event - I saw that Kevin Conroy (animated Batman/Bruce Wayne voice. Think he did the voice for the Arkham video games as well) is going to play some version of Bruce Wayne in the event. That’s pretty cool. Anyone going to start watching Batgirl? I saw Black Lightning will be in this crossover event too. I just can’t do it. I’m at my limit on DC CW shows. Lol

Streaming Options - I saw that Disney is going to offer a streaming bundle of basic Hulu (with ads), Disney + and ESPN+ for 12.99 starting in November. Maybe they’ll have some other options too. I can’t give up my “no ads” version of Hulu! Lol. But they’re going to be really competitive with Netflix. I see them being an immediate success and rival.

Mike V. said...

Handmaid - we're caught up. woaaaa...things got real! There's a lot of slow burn in the beginning of the season, but obviously it all builds to something. Things are pretty nuts right now. We're excited for the finale Wednesday.

iZombie - Finished! it was a good run to the end. I won't say any more.

Black Mirror - watching the first episode of the newest season. Has Anthony Mackie in the starring role (also known as Falcon in the MCU). Interesting stuff! I see the latest season wasn't received as well as past seasons. Oh well. I'll still trudge through it.