Monday, August 12, 2019

TV Discussion: Summer 2019 (Part 2)

Hello TV Addicts!  This is Part 2 of our Summer Discussion Thread.  In part 1 we had my (mostly) one way discussion of my first full LOST Rewatch in 7 years, plus a lot of discussion about random shows that none of us are watching at the same time!  Amid rumors of difficulty accessing that thread, I’m creating a new thread for the remainder of the break until the return of The Walking Dead: Season 8 Million.   Let’s be honest, as much as I complain we all know I’ll be watching and reporting on it in some capacity!   Until then, see you in the comments!


Mike V. said...

Not sure if everyone has having trouble accessing. Here’s the last few posts from part 1:

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.

August 5, 2019 at 12:15 PM

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.

August 5, 2019 at 12:51 PM

Mike V. said...

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.

August 8, 2019 at 1:18 PM

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.
August 12, 2019 at 10:35 AM

MJ said...

Serena's mom was some piece of work ! I'm sure we all had the same assumption when Serena walked into that water too !

Cmdr lawrence is interesting - he has no cares of the rules of Gilead - but no one in his house better break his rules. Interesting tidbit about Chicago falling to Gilead. They never actually say how much of the world was turned. I always assumed all since to get out you have to go to Canada as opposed to a free space in USA.

So sad seeing Emily reunite with her son and wife. Is the wedding ring the wife is wearing from their marriage - or did she move on with someone else ? Totally forgot Emily was a doctor before.

Ugh - is Serena going dark again seeing Nicole on that tv ? the nerve to make June call her husband to arrange a meeting !

Horrible that the house they are looking at in DC still has the peoples stuff

They make them do the hangings ! And she had to help with the one who told her about Hannah - who's family is now gone

Still having issue at work. SIGH

Mike V. said...

Handmaid - We just finished last night! Won’t spoil. As for what has fallen to Gilead vs what isn’t we had the same thoughts. I ended up finding a wiki last night to see what is Gilead vs. what isn’t. It’s actually laid out more than I thought. Though I forget what comes up when so I don’t want to spoil. I will say Hawaii, Alaska and the territories (i.e. Puerto Rico) are still American controlled. Most big cities are under Gilead rule. (MOST)

Don’t want to comment on a lot of it. You’ll see! The DC house was pretty crazy agree.

Sorry about the work access issues. Hopefully it gets resolved soon!

The Boys - Watched ep 1. It’s good!

Mj said...

Handmaid's - finishing tonight

Mike V. said...

Handmaid's - wow that was fast!

The Boys - I'm 4 eps in, still enjoying!

Mj said...

Handmaid's - yeah I haven't been able to comment on every episode. I thoroughly enjoyed the commander getting screwed and arrested. And was quite surprised when he turned the tables and got Serena too. I can't recall what's Serena present the first time Nick and June had sex? Cried like a baby last night. Ugh. Luke watching for Hannah. June staying behind to let them get out. Tho not sure if she intended to go either way. Guy in Canada seeing his daughter. I think her getting shot in abdomen means she might be a handmaid's for much longer. Also moving was the others carrying her out on a red cape. Ugh. Like I said. I was a mess

The only reason I can't post from work any more is you have that link to log into Google to submit comments. They block it here. And they frown on us being on our personal tablets too much. Sigh. I'll make it work

Mike V. said...

So I looked into my comments options. Since this is a google owned site, there’s no way to really get rid of the google link. Plus i post through my google account. I could change to DISQUS commenting but I’m not sure that would help you since you can sign in with any social media account in that. (Remember a few years back I tested DISQUS on my flashforward blog comments to see if it was worth switching over?). That really stinks they changed that on you. But it makes sense. I’m surprised I still have access honestly. But I’m home today and typing on my iPad anyway lol

Handmaid - Fred getting screwed was great and June’s husband punching him was great too (though I’m not sure why they ever let him in there with him). I vaguely recall there being one time where Serena forced them to be together to conceive a child. It was after they had already been together. She was involved though. Yeah there were tears on our side too. LUKE right that’s his name. Yeah that was rough. Yeah I’ve accepted there is no story once June gets out of there unless it’s for the final chapter or something. Did you mean she might NOT be a handmaid much longer? Either way, I have no idea. But the hand maids will save her. I leaned over to my wife and said “oh look, they’re about to zoom in on her face with a grin again” lol. Every episode ended that way. People were whining in the first half of the season that nothing was happening but June would still smile at the end of every ep. I’ll admit, that one in the mental prison or whatever was pretty rough. It got rated a 5 of 10 on imdb. Lol. But that one where June killed Chris Meloni was one of the highest rated eps of the series.

The Boys - I’m on ep 6 of 8 now. It’s really good. I recommend!

Mike V. said...

The Boys - On the finale. It's been a fun ride!

Mj said...

Handmaid's - guess since I watched all together I did not sense any slowness

Fleabag -. Finished. Was great. Goes fast as watch season only has like 8 eps and they are about 30 mins

Nah but thanks. I'll make this work. Don't change it for me

Mike V. said...

Handmaid's - sounds about right.

The Boys - Loved it! I'm ready for season 2! lol

Fleabag - I've heard good things, maybe I'll check out.

Legion - tried to start the new season then decide I'm not ready to endure it. lol I like the show but it's so out there. I know it's the last season so maybe I'll get around to it.

MJ said...

iZombie - watched last season's finale and then 2 new episodes I cried all over again when Liz gave Clive's girlfriend her cure. Major is the commander now. Food truck lady helped a guy blow up a checkpoint. Liv's coyote got the 3 kids in but died. Ravi ate aggressive brains which was so funny. Zombie attack was a fake. Guy snuck in scratches two girls. Bet Liv will be pissed if she finds out. Oh and Liv on exercise brain also funny. Think next episode is the dancing one ive been dying to see.

Mike V. said...

iZombie - All of that still sounds familiar to me! I really enjoyed the final season. They did a good job. LIV's many characters over the seasons were fabulous. She and Anna Torv (Fringe) could open an improve acting group. lol

I'm in a TV lull right now (I feel like I'm betraying the very theme of this blog by saying such things!). Don't feel like starting anything new. We still need to watch the rest of Maisel and Big Little Lies...but the kids never go to bed. We have vacation next week so once school starts maybe we'll get into a better routine. lol I'm all into letting shows build up and binge them now so we'll see how that goes with live tv. I don't think I'll be able to do that with The Good Place's final season! Or TWD (UGH!!!!)

MARVEL/MCU/SONY/DISNEY - I'm sure you all heard the Spidey drama. Ugh...we just can't have nice things can we? lol It was too good to be true. Still holding onto hope that this is all a negotiation tactic and Sony isn't really that stupid. I get not wanting to give into Disney as they're already too huge, but their collaboration as led to billions of dollars and a great Spider-man on the silver screen. For Sony to think they've learned all of Kevin Feige's secrets because of Spider-verse and mild success with Venom.....I just can't think they're that stupid. Marvel asking for 50% of profits (also would contribute to 50% of production) was high, but that's how you start negotiations. Sony didn't even want to play the game and said they're good with current setup. (Disney gets 5% and Sony fully produces) Hopefully they find some middle ground and resume talks.

Anonymous said...

Yellowstone--it's fantastic this season, next one is season finale.

ARcher finale was great, love the waking

B&T finale was great, didn't say much since spoilers