Sunday, November 24, 2019

TV Discussion: November 2019 to January 2019

Hi TV Addicts!  As always this is our place to discuss all non-recapped shows.  I’ll keep this post up until The Walking Dead returns in February. See you in the comments!


Mike V. said...

Watchmen – (Responding to your last comment then I’ll comment on last night’s ep). Now you have 2 left! Lol It’s totally a Lindelof show. I love it. I have no idea what’s going on (it gets clearer every episode) but it’s so well made. Jean Smart is a legacy Watchmen character from the comics/movie…she’s the Comedian’s daughter. Laurie Blake. She had a hero name too. Can’t remember right now. But she was in love with Dr. Manhattan blue dude who is on mars now (who she was calling in her episode). Jeremy Irons is a legacy character too. He’s Adrian Veidt/Ozymandius. That may not have been revealed in the eps you watched yet. But everyone had figured it out. He’s the one that ended the original Watchmen conflict with dropping a squit on Manhattan and killing millions of people. So most expect that he’s in some kind of prison. And the theory is that each episode is a year in his sentence. (hence the bday cakes) So it’ll make sense eventually when the stories tie together. It’s getting there.

Episode 6 – this is the one that they’ve been raving about. And it was pretty damn awesome. Very enlightening on William’s character. And it goes more into the Watchmen history stuff. I really am going to have to read the graphic novel in my spare time. I’ve heard so many great things about it. But it doesn’t seem required to enjoy this show. 2nd podcast should be up with Lindelof now that the 2nd batch of 3 eps are done!

Mandalorian - 3 eps are released now. They're about 30-38 minutes each. They're AWESOME! Totally not what I expected. They hid some secrets that are now all over the internet.

Other Disney + things - The Imagineering Story is a look at the making of the Disney Parks and the Imagineers...incredibly moving stuff following Walt's quest until his untimely death and the aftermath.

All these new content shows are releasing 1 episode every Friday. Makes it really easy to stay on top of it. the service is worth it! (not that i'm going to convince anyone lol)

MJ said...

Gbergs - caught a few that I had lingering. Animal House with actual guys. Rocky Horror - which I adored ack in the day - with the actual Brad saying Damnit Janet ! Think Guttenberg was in one too.

Watchmen - actually caught up over the holiday. Young Wade had come to Hoboken NJ of all places and Angela took her dads memory pills. But I think we are quitting. I watch TV to be entertained - this - while interesting - is not entertaining me. It makes me sad actually. It's a little too close to the mark on things that still go on. I am personally horrified that I never knew this occurred IRL in Tulsa. And that stupid Islands in the stream is still stuck in my head !

His Darker Materials - Just started last night - love it !!! Early yet but really enjoying it. Very Harry Potter meets I don't know what. Not that there is magic or wizards. It's early on but so far am good with it.

Supergirl - Think have 1 left. Really over Lena. Such a dumb story - people lie to me so I am going to control people so they can't hurt any one. UGH. THough the medallion thik was slightly interesting and Leviathan is interesting.

Flash - getting caught up. Trying to be ready for Crisis. Cisco had his ep with other Cisco (Can't remember name) who killed Cynthia. Liked this ep. Oh and Barry and Iris went to Tahiti for the ep so that Grant could be taping Crisis. LOL Still have a few to catch up on

Mike V. said...

Oh man...sorry MJ, didn't see you responded way back in November! lol

Gbergs - I'm way behind on this one :( It's a shame because I love it.

Watchmen - Loving this show. It's really pulling in the Watchmen lore now. I'm not an obsessive fan, but it doesn't matter for me. I know enough and read enough to know what's going on. I never doubted Lindelöf. The hardcore fans are loving his vision. Not sure if you noticed, but EW's Doc Jensen was heavily involved in breaking the story for this show and he co-wrote episode 8 (the latest one) with Lindelöf. This came up on the podcast I referenced. Apparently, when Doc Jensen was doing his LOST beat he and Lindelöf bonded over Watchmen. Then they wrote Tomorrowland together. And Jensen was the first person Damon called when he was offered to do a Watchmen show for HBO. And he pulled him in to break the story. Apparently it worked!

His Dark Materials - I'm caught up on this one too. Love it too! lol on HP meets "I don't know what"! Yeah, not sure if you remember that movie Golden Compass? That was book 1 of this series which I think is what season 1 of this show is going to be. The movie wasn't too well received, but I'm enjoying the show. Of course Lin Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton fame) has a starring role in it eventually. Everyone is saying he is miscast. He probably is but whatever! lol

Supergirl - Caught up. Agree on Lena. I'm almost finished Crisis Episode 1. They fooled me in the first few minutes! Won't say more. But loved the cameos so far. lol

Flash - All caught up and ready for crisis part 3. I set the TiVo for Batwoman just to watch Crisis. AHHHH...nice on the Tahiti thing. I didn't even think of that when he was gone for the ep. Makes sense.

What else is going oN?? well all I have left is Last Jedi in my SW marathon. RISE is next week! Woo hoO!!! Mandalorian is still great. Stinks we all can't talk about it! Surely, you guys have seen the memes though! We watched Jack Ryan ep 2 of season 2. It's going slow for us. Just no time. Maisel s3 is out, but we're not done s2! I now understand the parents who complained about not watching TV for like a 10 year period. LOL

Mike V. said...

Watchmen - just realized you said you're quitting. I think you should catch up. The last 3 episodes were fantastic and only one heavily dealt with the issues. But it all ties in nicely with the Watchmen mythos in the end. I have one ep left. Apparently, this is supposed to be a 1 and done season show. But Lindelöf apparently said he'd only do a 2nd season if he felt inspired. HBO marketed next Sunday as the "season" finale. But we'll see.

MJ said...

Super/flash. Not seen crisis yet

Watchmen. Done for now. Maybe in summer if I find time. Hear big info dump on Dr manhattan

Maesel. Dying to watch but no time yet

Vikings. Watching back half of last year now. Just dropped the whole Bjorn is Follow kid that. Got spoiled about

Good place. Still behind. Just done with bad Janet / good Janet eps

Hear living with yourself hysterical

Christmasing def getting in the way

Mike V. said...

Crisis - I'm caught up. It's aight. Cameos are a good time. That is all. lol

Watchmen - was perfectly weaved in in True Lindelöf fashion. And of course Lindelöf was originally inspired by Watchmen so it's almost like a Homecoming for him. He was on The Watch podcast (it's one of the pop culture podcasts I've been listening to for like 7 years lol) and he really dove into it. Love hearing that guy talk about the process. He was really broken up about the reception of that Lost finale. He says he's still worried about the Watchmen finale because he cares what people think. everyone's telling him he nailed this show. But he won't buy it until it all has aired.

Vikings - I saw it started but I haven't gotten to it yet. I wonder if Richard is still stopping by? Richard???? lol

Good Place - Nice. It's a slow start just like season 3 but it gets places fast. I'm sad it's almost over.

Is that the Paul Rudd show?? (Living with yourself) It's on the list, but not sure when/if I'll get to it.

I hear great things about Scorcese's The Irishman on Netflix. I haven't had a chance to commit 3 hours and 45 minutes yet. lol (or something like that)

Agreed on Christmasing.

Anonymous said...

Vikings--saw the first two eps of S6. Not buying the early set ups re Lagertha. Won't say much since you guys are behind. Bjorn has to make a big decision. Some new characters introduced this year and new geography.

Treadstone and Seal Team are still great to watch. Treadstone based on the Bourne movie franchise. And yes, they are serial.


Mike V. said...

Vikings - So this was confirmed to be the final season. I googled it one more time. lol I'll probably get to this in January. Too much other stuff I'm watching right now. Maybe next week actually. Got one more Star Wars movie to watch and a few more minutes of the latest His Dark Materials.

Treadstone - heard about it but hadn't checked it out.

Still no Disney + converts yet? Mando is a good time. lots of takes on classic Westerns and even 80s "story of the weeks" (A-team/Bixby's Incredible Hulk/Knight Rider type stuff) but in Star Wars setting and still weaving a bigger tale. They're short too. about 32-40 minutes each. There have only been a couple scenes that didn't feature the Mandalorian. It's an A story plot thread per episode only. So those 40 minutes seem like the right length.

There's other great content on D+ too. I'm really enjoying the Imagineering Story. It's a weekly series on the creation of the Disney Parks starting with Walt Disney and then his successors. They even show the underground tunnels in the Magic Kingdom. I've wanted to see them for the longest time! but it's actually some emotional storytelling throughout the documentaries.

And of course a library full of Disney/Pixar/Star Wars/Marvel/National Geographic/FOX stuff (every simpsons episode ever except current season airing). Totally worth the price. Probably in January I'll reassess my need for traditional cable again. lol (I'd still need a live streaming service like Hulu or YouTube. But if it saves me a few bucks it might be worth it)

MJ said...

Good place - finally catching up a bit. Good Janet was in hell - being tortured. Hysterical with the whole Nick Foles thing. Next one was about that idiot and the book he wrote. Liked the Bad Janet moments though and the return of the Manifesto. Might be close to caught up. Time is running out and Simone inadvertantly has messed them up. And all the lies flow out. LOL Was fun. Loved the whole 'drop Brent in the hole' part too.

Mandalorian - meant to say I have seen baby Yoda - he's everywhere. LOL

Yes the Paul Rudd show. And same here

Treadstone - yes enjoying that as well

Trying to finish last years Vikings so I can jump into current ones. Yes - final season - but in two halves of 10 again. So not ending til summer 2020 or some such thing. Actually Vikings getting spinoff on Netflix too. But have to get my Xmas shows in too. Santa Chronicles here I come. Second movie for xmas 2020 !

Anonymous said...

Treadstone, well MJ finale is coming up. Where are you on the Eps, like to discuss.

Love the various storylines!


Mike V. said...

Good Place - Loved the Nick Foles bit. I was waiting for it. You could tell they dubbed in that he got injured. lol Yeah sounds like you're almost caught up! all good stuff.

Mando - Yep Baby Yoda (Janet voice: Not actually a baby version of yoda lol) is a hit! It was a big surprise early on. Such an intended surprise that they had no merchandise ready for the onslaught of baby yoda love. lol But, it was worth it for the surprise reveal. Still waiting to see what it's all about, but the world can't get enough of his cuteness. which is funny because people were up in arms about Ewoks, Porgs….this baby yoda is universally loved. lol

Treadstone - I'm really surprised I didn't get into that one yet. I do love the Bourne stuff.

Santa Chronicles 2 - I saw that! The fam did enjoy the first one so we'll be checking out part 2. lol

Good to hear from you Richard! Glad you haven't totally abandoned us yet. :)

Anonymous said...

Vikings--Well, I won't say much since you guys are probably behind. One thing I've noticed this year is the efforting on cinematography. And more time on bringing out personal elements. Missing the UK stuff and of course Rollo.


Mike V. said...

Vikings - Hopefully I can catch up next week. Star Wars marathoning finished, Arrowverse on hold until next year...and I'm off starting Monday until 2020! :)

I need to binge the last 4 eps of Silicon Valley too (series is over now)

MJ said...

Silicon - haven't even started.

Hulu - and have to say - working a couple of 12 hour shift next few days so not getting to much but Hulu is finally done with Castle Rock so we need to hit that in 1 month's time. And now 9 days til Xmas - gotta get some holiday movie faves in.

Treadstone - not even sure where we are. I will have to check again.

Baby Yoda - yeah I heard not 1 single thing available for Xmas ! Boy did Hasbro miss the ball on that one ! They could have has toys and not released them til after the ep aired afterall.

Good Place - holy crap. They win - but the points system can't be overhauled - so earth must end ?? And Bad Janet and all Janets is now on their side and stole the 'earth eraser'. Too funny.

Mike V. said...

Baby Yoda - it was a decision of the creative team. If the toys hit production it would’ve leaked! We’ve learned plot details from movies due to LEGO toys being leaked from production. It was a conscious decision, but i don’t think anyone predicted the viral sensation of baby yoda! At least not to this magnitude, lol

Good Place- yep good stuff! I think you may have one episode to go.

I’m off for the rest of the year! Not much TV gonna get watched though. Lol

MJ said...

Marvel phase 4. I have little or no interest save for maybe Dr Strange

Witcher. Saw first 2. Good so far

Hope everyone enjoys their holidays

Finished last season of Vikings

Mike V. said...

I’ve heard good things from regular folk on Witcher. Critics have panned it. Lol

Marvel phase 4 - yeah I feel like it’s how we felt about announcements of ant man and guardians of the galaxy. They’re risky but then eventually pay off. I know very little about the eternals and Shang chi. But I’m sure they’ll be entertaining films. Looking forward to Thor, dr strange 2, spidey 3, ant man 3, black panther 2, captain marvel 2 and a slew of Disney plus content.

Vikings - started new season but lots to go.

Merry Christmas all!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year!!!

Vikings--So, We'll see if history is born out re the NOrway King. I think a surprise is coming, LOL. The Lagertha stuff is sooo boring and tired. Ubbe seems to fit the ruler role very well! Hvitserk--really, what's going on is also getting old.

Strike BAck--been binging on this. Midway through S5.


Mike V. said...

Merry Christmas/Happy new Year all as well!

Vikings - I'm way behind. Gonna start binging it soon. (I started the first ep of this season but didn't finish I don't think.)

Morning Show - I took the dive on this Apple TV+ series (had a free year with my phone purchase lol...). It's actually pretty good. I mean, they already had me with Aniston/Witherspoon/Carell but it's entertaining. Pretty on the nose with the whole "Me Too" stuff, but makes for good tv. lol

Mandalorian - First season was spectacular. I know you guys subscribing is a lost cause, but if you ever get the opportunity to see it I recommend! Definitely feeling Dave Filoni's touches on the show. There's some plot elements that tie into The clone Wars and Rebels. There's also a minor tie in to Rise of Skywalker. speaking of...

Rise of Skywalker - I totally get the complaints on this one. I may have been in that group on first watch. But, when I just let go and allowed myself to enjoy the film I loved it on 2nd watch and even more on the 3rd! lol Look...I'm a star wars fan. I just love seeing new content. I don't want to heavily dissect the flaws. And there are plenty in ALL of the films. But some of the stuff JJ and crew pulled off was pure poetry. And there were a lot of nice tie backs to the previous films. I can guarantee with 99% certainty that Richard, if you see this film you're going to hate it. lol MJ...I am going to guess you'll love it!

Next up for star Wars - Clone Wars final season on D+ in February! Just started rewatching the old seasons. Doubt I'll make it.

Shameless - I think I fell behind on this one over the holidays. It's still funny. It's just a question of "why is it still on the air?"

MJ said...

Star wars. Already know big They reveal that has peeps divided

Shameless. Also behind. Friend told me is pretty funny so far tho

Witcher. Finished. Liked it. Confusing til you read so e stuff after. Lol. Like any fantasy show if you have not read books many lands and characters to figure out

Still not started Vikings again

And happy New year to all

Mike V. said...

Star Wars - yeah...there's a few things I can nitpick. But with Disney owning the entity, I assume they're leaving holes to fill in with future content. lol George did the same thing. He skipped a whole damn war to have an animated series about it! LOL

Shameless - Yeah we watched a few. It is still funny.

Witcher - I heard audiences like it a lot more than critics. I've heard the video games are really good. I didn't even know it was a book series first. And I also have read that Henry Cavill's performance is worth the price of admission. I did hear confusing too. I'm considering checking it out.

Watchmen - did you ever go back to it? It was a true Lindelofian masterpiece. It's pretty cool what he can pull off after his growth since LOST and being able to tell a full story from start to finish. Hopefully HBO doesn't try to water it down with future seasons...but money talks.

Mike V. said...

Witcher - I'm 4 or 5 episodes in. I like it! Lots of time period jumping. I saw there's a timeline that helps you understand what takes place when, but I don't want to look at it until I'm done. I think I'm following though. I knew some basics about Geralt and Yenefer being an item and Ciri eventually being with them. (I was interested enough to buy Witcher 3 on PS4 for 15 bucks last Friday. I played a few minutes of it lol - Not easy to get the first 2 games) The episode I just watched, they cured the Bard and Geralt provided his last wish to the Djinn. The internet is in love with the "toss a coin to your witcher" song. It's been stuck in my head too. lol

Morning Show - We're about 5 episodes into this one too. I was watching on my own but my wife caught up.

Still slacking on Vikings. Maybe once I'm done Witcher. CW shows come back next week. I had to set the DVR for Arrow to get the Crisis part 4. Legends will be part 5.

Mike V. said...

Witcher - Finished! Loved it! Can't believe it won't be until 2021 when we get more. I've seen timelines since that help make it all make sense. Netflix released one a couple days ago. (But it made sense by the end of the season too.)

Morning Show - Finished! Loved it! Definitely over the top melodrama focusing on recent movements, but it has fantastic actors. This one will be back in November, same as Mandalorian.

Vikings - Got almost to the end of episode 3. Lagertha turned farmer, kissed her sword away but now all the women of Scandinavia need her help! lol So I'm guessing she's going to go hardcore. Who is Ivar hanging out with? Subtitles said they're speaking Russian.

Modern Family - Saw the series finale will be in April. We are so far behind! I'll see if I can catch up by then.

Good Place - Final episodes begin tonight!

Mike V. said...

AHS - Renewed for 3 more seasons AFTER the season 10 which hasn't aired yet. WHAAATT??? Last time they had asked Ryan Murphy he said that 10 would probably be the last. lol

Mike V. said...

Well it’s happened. I’ve been blocked from my blog at work lol. Still can access on my phone of course. I’m actually surprised it took as long as it did honestly! Lol

Vikings - caught up. Don’t want to spoil but Richard I assume you’re happy about recent turn of events. Lol. I had a feeling from tweets I was seeing the past week what happened. Still don’t know what’s going on with Ivar. Now his wife is mysteriously back? Or her clone? Lol

Mike V. said...

Shameless - one more season! Lol finally they announced an end date. I’m sure Fiona will return for the finale.

MJ said...

Shameless. Behind and saw next season is he last

Ahs saw renewed but not that it was for 3 more

Witcher. Yes I read all the stuff after as well as the timelines were very confusing

Good place. Ugh. Didn't know came back. Hoping my DVR got it

Lol on being blocked too. WAs so much easier when I could use my PC to comment

Almost done with Mrs maesel season 3

Anonymous said...

Vikings The Rus Vikings are for real. They came from a Viking immigration but the time lines on this show are so screwed up. Did you Notice Erik with the red hair--he is famous. I think the Lagertha and Ivar stuff is just stupid. Lagertha has to be about 300 years old by now, LOL. No Rollo and yet he founded so much and was responsible for so much change. I was watching to see if Finehair won--he became the King of NOrway. But the deal with Bjorn was nuts. He had his own thing going on elsewhere. No European action--it's like they forgot it.


Mike V. said...

Good place - awesome ep! Hope you find it!

Maisel - still in early season 2.

Blocked - yeah it really sucks! Not as prolific a typer on my phone. Lol

Vikings - yeah those storylines are just kinda meh. (Lagertha and ivar) funny on the 300 years old. I loved the one ep she was acting like an old woman but then she was back to her shield maiden ways and looking younger than ever lol I wondered about finehair too as I remember you telling me about him being king of Norway. I actually have heard of Erik so I found that part intriguing. 3 more eps till mid season finale.

Anonymous said...

Vikings. Spoilers below!


YEA, YEA, ding dong the wicked witch is dead, LOL. Lagertha is gonzo! What will the show do now, it's like they were more afraid of loosing her than Ragnar. I wonder if the show will switch back to more European action now with Bjorn?


MJ said...

Blocked. That is my issue with tablet now too

Crisis. Finished all. Mu husband and I disagreed on how it ended. He says just one earth now and they all live on it. I agree hey all live on one earth but then they showed other Earth's with other heros so there are others out there

Star wars. Finally going on Wednesday. Lol

Mike V. said...

Crisis - As far as I know the multi-verse is dead. The same thing apparently happened in the comics after crisis. It was a way to get all their heroes on one earth. But after the first supergirl last night there may still be ways for other earths to exist. So you’re both right! Lol (not really spoiling. I didn’t even finish the episode yet so I I dunno how it ends) I’m confused about Arrow though. I mean i know it’s the last season, but they still have episodes to air before the end. I can’t imagine Oliver won’t be a part of them. I don’t watch though so not too concerned. Loved the super friends theme at the end of Crisis with the monkey thing too. I’m not a big super friends or dc nut but even that rang a bell for me. Lol

Star Wars - Enjoy!

Picard - Starts this week. Still not going to subscribe but I’m counting on my Plex buddy to get it. Excited about that one.

MJ said...

Good place. Attempting to get caught up so can be current for finale. Watched last week's. Hysterical with Raylon Givens.

Checked out The Outsiders. Pretty good

Avenue 5. We shall see

Mike V. said...

Good place - I actually had a feeling Timmy o would be showing up based on maya Rudolph’s diatribe about him. That was a top 5 good place ep out of nowhere. Only this week and next week’s hour finale left for me. Sad it’s ending but they seem to be on track for a perfect series!

Outsiders - I’ve heard good things so I may check out. I’ve been rewatching clone wars in anticipation of its return for a final season on d+ (great service btw if I haven’t mentioned already lol)

Ave 5 - I checked IMDb and the ratings are mediocre on this one. I was actually looking forward to it.

Curb - Larry still has his fastball. The premiere was hilarious. I pulled a muscle in my side a week ago and it hurts to laugh. I was in pain the whole episode. Lol

MJ said...

Star wars. Loved it! Couldn't you have warned me I'd cry like a b***h? I'd have brought tissues!

Mike V. said...

SW - now why would I ruin that for you? Lol Yeah there were some pretty powerful moments. I’ll admit the first watch is always tough for me. Takes me time to process what I’m watching. But I saw it again the next day. The whole movie slowed down for me and I loved it. The big reveal is still a big leap but it works. And I’m sure they’ll fill in more details like George and now Disney always have with the ancillary content, films, tv shows. But Luke Leia and even the other guy’s final moments were perfect! As were kylo and rey’s.

Mike V. said...

Btw was being vague intentionally in case there are wandering eyes. But I’m happy to go full nerd and discuss the film too! Lol

MJ said...

I loved it. I can see that people who aren't invested emotionally would think it was schmaltzy. But after almost 40 years they should be showing us some love. Was a bit taken aback when she tells that woman (and who was that woman?) My name is Skywalker since weknow that is not true. But I got it then. She is the last Jedi so taking that name. And OMG Abrams voiced D-O ! And we had a Hobbit in this one

Mike V. said...

Sw - yeah it’s not about being critically adored. This movie was a Star Wars movie. I hate that it’s become a jj vs rian thing and that people think this undies what rian accomplished in last Jedi. I don’t see it that way. I think it enhances it. But it’s pretty telling that both Rian and George have not made any commentary on this film. The woman at the end was no one. She was just there so that Rey could tell people she chose her family and it’s Skywalker. She chose something other that what are true familial ties would lead her. I’m starting to wonder if we’ll see grandpappy palps’ exploits in this final season of clone wars. I left that theater with images in my head that I never thought I’d picture. Lol like what woman succumbed to his flirtatious or forceful ways? And was he still chancellor palps or was he wrinkly emperor palps? Lol the timing seems to suggest emperor. But we’ll see if clone wars touches on it. Yes Charlie/Kerry was it this movie. Jj likes using his people! People complain that his lines could’ve went to rose. Apparently rose had a whole storyline with Leia that got cut because they couldn’t quite make it work with the old footage of Carrie. And yep D-O is jj! That wasn’t supposed to be final but Chris Terrio (other writer) insisted they keep the temp dialogue in. There’s more to discuss. But limited by my phone typing! Lol

MJ said...

Good place. All caught up and ready for finale. Going to try to watch it Thursday for once. Lol

Mike V. said...

Good place - it’s been a great season and a great show. Lisa Kudrow in this ep was icing on the cake. But the concept of eternity getting boring is kinda depressing! Lol they kinda telegraphed how this show is gonna end. Surely the last shot will be someone, someones (chidi/Eleanor) or all of them walking through that door with us wondering what comes next. But we’ll see! (Btw kudrow being in the good place was a callback to Michael running through the list of friends and how 5 of them deserve to be in the bad place but he pleaded “but phoebe????” ) I’ve rewatched the show 3 times but forgot that gem. Lol

MJ said...

Good place. Still not sure where they are going to take it. They always manage to surprise us

Mike V. said...

Good place - yeah I agree. I listened to the official good place podcast too and it seems like they want us to be thinking that’s how it’s going to end. So I’m sure there’s still one more surprise coming our way.

Mike V. said...

Vikings - seems like they’re finally setting up a voyage to the “new world”. I remember back in season 1 when they went to england or France I thought that’s where they were going. Lol oh how young and naive I was. :) So Erik is obviously Leif Erickson right? Then of course Russia is planning to invade “all of Norway”! Couldn’t resist saying it that way like they love saying this season. Mid season finale next week.

Good place ends tonight! I’m not ready emotionally!! Lol

Clone wars rewatch - almost done s2.

Office - I’ve been rewatching this too. Trying to stay ahead of Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey’s “office ladies” podcast which had great behind the scenes insight on each ep. man that was a great show.

Mike V. said...

Oh right modern family - we set a goal to catch up before the series finale. Lol we basically have a season’s worth of episodes to get through. We’re like at ep 16 of season 10. Exactly one year behind where the show is right now lol

MJ said...

MF. I am behind but not that far lol

Good place. Loved it. Only this show can have heaven be boring. Lol. Felt Lostian to me by the way. Jason's exit waS perfect for the character. Especially him hanging by the door forever to give Janet the gift. And by the end he became a little like Janyu. Liked Thank staying to be an architect. Chick was sad of course but loved the calendar. Michael's was awesome - he got to be human. Funny having his wife in real life play that teacher. Then Eleanor felt she could go. Great finale. Haven't watched after show yet.

Mike V. said...

Good Place - I see autocorrect got to you in that post lol! I agree it was a great finale. Mike Schur knows how to end a show. The penultimate is really the finale to the main story and then the finale is what happens after. (Parks did the same thing). In last week’s episode I kinda had a feeling where this would be going but they still surprised me in how they did it. Agreed on Jason becoming Jianyu in the end. Totally knew Michael’s final line would be “Take it Sleazy” when the other dude (inspired by Eleanor’s positive vibes) told him to take it easy. Lol. It was perfect. But yeah...the whole concept of afterlife getting old after an eternity of being there is kinda depressing...but it also makes sense. The fact that they are at peace after infinities of existence and can send their positive vibes to the living is kind of a cool thought. It was cool to see Mary Steenburgen (Ted’s wife) show up agreed. And bringing back Mindy and Derek. The only person that really didn’t get an ending was Janet. She was there for everyone else I think. Well...she was going to be there when Michael returned. And of course her evolution happened over the whole show just like everyone else. Even Brent was showing signs of growth after many Bearimys. Lol. Loved that they each got to see their families when they eventually died and made it to the good place through their system. I’m gonna miss the show. Maybe one day I’ll rewatch it one last time knowing how it ends. Definitely very LOST-Ian. It always was. Schur actually went to Lindelof before he even pitched the show to see his thoughts. He pitched the season 1 finale revealing they’re in the bad place. Lindelof loved it and the rest is history.

Picard - watched ep 1. The dude i follow on plex is being a little lazy on getting ep 2 up there. But I’m enjoying so far!

Mike V. said...

Good Place - In case you didn’t remember Michael’s rant in season 1 where he brings up “take it sleazy” lol (Couldn’t find YouTube link)

Mike V. said...

Vikings - mid season finale - wow. They took out 2 big ones. Makes sense. Seems like the final stretch will be about discovering the new world. But dealing with Rus seems like it will be a focus too.

MJ said...

Officially quit Supergirl. On the fence with Flash as their post crisis was interesting. But Supergirl went right back to Lena and trust story. And Lex gets on my nerves

Legends. Been good. Crazy as always.

MJ said...

Flash - odd that the entire ep after Iris got sucked into the mirror they totaly ignored that. But the 2nd one dealth with it.

Been binge watching other things so quite behind on others. Think I have 4 eps This is Us - including the 1 each for the Big Three. Behind on Legends, Manifest, etc

Been watching Mind Hunters on Netflix and just sampled Hunters on Amazon.

Mike V. said...

Flash - I might have missed an episode. I don’t remember her getting sucked into the mirror in the first place lol but the episode after we found out at the end that iris wasn’t iris because she was in the mirror. This all seems to be fallout from crisis with doppelgängers everywhere. Didn’t we see Harry talking to Nash too?

I had a goal of binging clone wars before the start of this final season. I made it! Those 4 this is us episodes are really good. Get a box of tissues! Lol manifest still way behind. Legends is entertaining as always.

Mind hunter. Never finished season 1. Hunters I’m I intrigued but we’ll see if I get to it.

The music competitions are in full swing again. My wife is begging me to let some go. Instead I’ve convinced the kids to watch idol after work the following day! Lol we’re also watching LEGO masters. Love it!

Better call Saul is back. 1st ep was great. I think there’s another tonight.

Trailer for westworld s3 is out. Looks amazing! Aaron Paul plays a big role but we knew that. Love the sweet child of mine piano piece in the trailer.

Picard. I’m watching on a friends plex feed. 2 behind. It’s not bad.

I’m guessing still no one has taken the bait and subscribed to Disney + right? Lol

MJ said...

Saul - yes was a 2 night premier. Have watched both now. Loved that his 50% discount for non-violent cases is actually causing people to break the law ! And the 'stuck' elevator gambit. I really worry for Nacho tho - who weirdly I like alot. Technically - they can't hold Crazy 8 on anything - he never actually possessed those drugs that fell out of the drain pipe.

Flash - yeah Nash had some weird hallucination of Wells I think. I'm behind by a few now.

Disney+ - nope !

Mindhunters - yeah - it's about the birth of profiling serial killers. Season 2 had Manson on ! We find it interesting.

Outsiders - still good. Very moody and creepy - very Stephen King. LOL

Mike V. said...

Saul - I’m sure Saul will need to state that specific fact when defending crazy 8. Lol Is Nacho the guy from orphan black and had a cameo as scorpion in spder-man homecoming? (Not that I expect you to remember that!) if so yeah there’s no way he survives BCS. Unless he gets out of the business Jesse style.

Flash - ahh ok I thought you were caught up. I think post crisis is supposed to not make sense. Every episode I’m just confused but by the end it makes more sense. Barry seems to be confused as well and is adjusting to the errr adjustments.

Mind hunters - yeah we watched a large portion of season 1. It was good. Just never finished. Did like my regular dose of Anna Torv again though. Olivia/Fauxlivia!! (Miss fringe)

Outsiders - yeah I dropped the ball on this one. But I just can’t watch everything!!

McMillions - anyone watching this doc on hbo? It’s about the McDonald monopoly scandal. We’re one ep behind but it’s well done!

MJ said...

This is US - Honestly - didn't need tissues for Randall ep - but how horrible that the fire drill in college had such an affect on him. Ugh - and that burglar in the house ! Kevin's ep was sweet - who knew he was close to Sophie's mom ! I am sure so many want Kevin and Sophie together - I don't care wither way - but I did need tissues for this one ! I'm guessing the Kate one is going to be about the ass of a boyfriend she has as a teen. Haven't seen that one yet.

Flash - yeah I saw hint from Supergirl before I dropped it and also in Legends that things and people are changed. Didn't realize it was going to be a continuing thread for all of them tho. Hearing that this gave the show a way to get Wally right - not that I know the difference since I never heard of Wally before this show - but apparently they didn't do a good job with him ?

Oh man - Olivia/fauxlivia ! LOL Last few years we haven't even marathoned any old shows like we used to in summer. I could use a BB, Fringe or BSG binge.

McMillions - nah. Didn't even know there was a UK Monopoly scandal til this documentary.

Mike V. said...

This is us - I just found out that the actress who plays Sophie is on some hallmarky show on Netflix that my wife just binged. Lol So no telling if she’ll be back in any longer term capacity. Yeah Randall’s may have not been a cry episode. Stuff builds over those 3 eps and it keeps going after. That’s all I’ll say on that! Fire drill affecting Randall was rough. agreed!

Flash - No idea on the Wally thing, but I did see he’s coming back for at least 1 ep.

Nice...on binges. I did my LOST binge last summer but that was the first time in 7 years. I’m rebinging The Office now because I’m listening to the Office Ladies podcast with Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey. Lol I remember season 2 being my fave...but man 3 is really good. Up to the finale now.

McMillions - actually it was USA not UK and I had no idea either. I’ll say eps 1-3 were well done....we started ep 4 last night and I was falling asleep! LOL.

Mj said...

Mcmillions. Ah. Thought I read UK

Shame less. Behind but been good

Hunters. Liking that

Ozark. S3 coming. Have to watch 1 and 2 first.

Mike V. said...

McMillion - yeah it’s crazy. I never knew any of this stuff was going on. One more ep to go.

Shameless. - crap. I forgot about this. We fell behind this season but was enjoying.

Ozark- we watched season 1 and enjoyed it. Never got back to it. The Netflix season dump is nice but it’s just impossible to keep up!

MJ said...

Netflix - true enough. I've started like 3 things on Netflix and not yet finished. LOL

Outsider - really good. A slow burn but creepy. Haven't watched Sinner yet - enjoyed the other 2 season tho. Killing Eve has been great as always. Season 3 starts next month so trying to get season 2 done.

Mike V. said...

Anyone watch Westworld premiere? Not too bad. Adding Aaron Paul to a show is always a plus! And now we have Nazi Germany world in the park? (Or at least a Nazi occupied country) Lol. Good times.

MJ said...

Nah - Gave up Westworld even before season 1 ended. LOL

Am full time remote for now.

Mike V. said...

Yep full time remote here too...pretty crazy stuff. Of course, instead of catching up on something new I’ve been binge rewatching The Office. Had never done it since it first aired. (I watched seasons 1-4 a couple times but not all of them) I’m on season 7 now. I know it drops off in quality a bit when Michael leaves but bounces back by the end, but we’ll see how it goes on rewatch. I’ve been laughing as hysterically as the first time through. Lol

This is Us - i swear they modified the schedule on this. I thought for 3 weeks we were going to see the finale. One was Super Tuesday, then this week I thought was a 2 hour finale. But looks like we got 1 hour this week and the finale is next. It’s been a solid season. This whole “what if” episode was pretty interesting but powerful by the end after getting in Randall’s head.

Reality Competitions - Looks like once they get to live eps they’re going to be postponed. This is a crazy time we’re living in!

CW shows - I’m getting bored with the Flash. Legends - we lost a couple more cast members. Apparently they were forced out based on a headline I saw. I won’t say who. Supergirl - I’ve been meh on it. They’re getting preachy again too. Lol

MJ said...

Legends - am behind but I know the 2 that leave due to getting married. Didn't hear forced out - but honestly Nora was kinda dumb as the fairy god mother. They never could seem to make up their mind what to do with her. She was good, she was bad, etc etc Dying to see how they bring back her dead dad LOL Yeah - I know they do that.

Certainly is crazy times. I vascillate back and forth on if they are going too far or not. Like - we can't even get our hair cut now ! And no more self serve coffee at Wawa. Nuts. My husbands dentist cancelled due to virus - they were masks and gowns for goodness sake !

Manifest - am behind but it's been a good season. Really reminds me of Lost in a way - mysteries and weird things. Lots of conspiracies too.

Shameless - finally finished the season.

This is Us - am behind as usual but I have heard of the "If Jack was still alive' ep.

Million Little Things - waaay behind . Was thinking of dumping but soon there will be no new shows so I am holding it.

Mod Fam - they got their series finale in the can so at least that will end well

Supernatural - They better come back and give me that series finale ! Fifteen damn years of watching so they better end this one. They planned on it but shut down production - saying not sure if they can get everyone back to Canand to start taping again. If they cant they promise that they will somehow give us the end. SMH

Disney+ - I have available to me someone elses log info SO might be watching soon

Mike V. said...

Disney + - NICE! I can’t recommend Mandalorian enough. So enjoy! Also if you’re a Disney parks buff - The Imagineering Story is great too. Plus a huge catalog of classics on there. Frozen II just got added last weekend because of COVID. Now Pixar’s new film ONWARD is coming to Digital tonight and do Disney + by 4/3. I assume Rise of Skywalker won’t be far behind in getting added, but I already purchased digitally. Lol. Oh also...if you never watched Clone Wars or Rebels I recommend a watch! Clone wars isn’t terrible from the beginning but it only gets better every season. They’re currently releasing the final episodes of the series after it got shelved for a few years after the Disney purchase. If you ever decide to get into it let me know...there’s a chronological order out there to watch that makes more sense then the original release order.

Mod Fam - We’re finally into the last season. Have 14 to watch to catch up. Maybe we’ll make it. Lol.

Fleabag - we watched the first ep and loved it. Gonna try and power through that one. I’ve heard s2 is incredible.

SUPERNATURAL - I’m sure you’ll get your series finale...may just take longer than expected.

Shameless - we fell behind this season. Did it get better? It really wasn’t bad, we just fell behind. Lol

COVID - yeah better safe than sorry I guess. I think we all are going back and forth. I’m going to have to make an alcohol run later. Should be interesting. Lol.

Legends - Oh must not have watched ANY of this season yet. Lol but yes you are correct on the departing peeps.

Everything else - haven’t been watching! Lol

Anonymous said...

WEstworld--I watched it. Paul helps. But overall it seems much less and contrived. Thought I'd check out one more ep though.

Still liking Seals a LOT.

Glad I have lots of premium channels too.

ONe thing that's very different:
The President's press conferences are must see TV for me and my family. The press can never be trusted to tell you what was said. You've got to see it for yourself. The press tries to either grind an ax or sensationalize.

I'm just waiting for today's!

BTW, I kind of think we're going overboard on Covid19. I mean, look at the stats on the regular FLU.


Mike V. said...

WW - Didn’t watch last night but I’m going to get to it. Definitely much more straightforward this season so far. agreed.

Yeah - I’m sure the stuff the left is tweeting out from the press conferences takes things out of context as they have for the past 4 years. Lol But ol’ Donnie sets himself up for it too. I can’t stand the liberal media...but I can’t stand Fox News just praising everything he does either. As usual....i fall somewhere in the middle rolling my eyes at both sides. :)

I don’t like to preach conspiracies and this is a global pandemic, but the timing of it with it being an election year is just crazy. I’ve read everything there is to read from both sides on the severity of the virus....and the comparisons to the Flu. Better to be safe than sorry I guess. But the mass pandemonium is kinda nuts. Empty shelves everywhere? Ridonk.

Anyway, that’s about as political as I get on the internet. LOL. Back to Pop Culture!

MJ said...

Covid - the difference is that NO ONE has any immunity built for this. Flu is an annual thing - this is different. I won't wade in on who gets it right and who is lying.

Mike V. said...

COVID - Yep. That’s what is keeping me indoors. Don’t want to affect anyone else that is more vulnerable either. Not chancing it unless I have to. I’m also an asthmatic....or used to be. Usually gets triggered in allergy season and that’s right around the corner. As I like to say....”good times”. I agree, it’s better to stay out of the political aspect of it.

MJ said...

Covid - my alleries are already bad since spring kinda sprung early !

Legends - I've been caught up for awhile now. Was shocked that Damien sent himself back to hell after the wedding.

I had hoped to catch up on more while working from home - but have been actually very busy. Very busy time for healthcare industry - even though I am not clincal.

Started that Paul Rudd show streaming - loved it. But haven't been able to get back to it honestly.

Mike V. said...

COVID - I have thought I was feeling some allergy symptoms but then when I ask my Alexa pal she says pollen count is low. Lol Been fine today though.

Legends- Yeah that was pretty crazy with Damien. I guess it doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t return to the show but with the other 2 off the show he doesn’t really need to be there.

Yeah...I’ve been super busy too. Lots more conference calls too with everyone being home. It’s a pain!

Was that the Netflix show he did? Can’t remember the name of it. But yeah I never got to it either. (Paul Rudd)

Better Call Saul has been fantastic. Forgot to even talk about it here. Kim is a fantastic character and I fear for her end game due to her not being in BB. But....maybe somehow it will tie into Jimmy’s post BB flash forwards.

WestWorld - It got weirder again. Lol I have 10 minutes left in episode 2. Maybe I’ll get to it this afternoon.

MJ said...

Paul Rudd - Hmm Lefe After ? Living with Yourslef? Something like that.

Fleabag - loved it ! Too bad they are saying there will be no more. The chick who wrote it/starred in it had been doing it as a stage show for years so she is over it. Actually she was one of the main writers on Killing Eve - which was a great show !

Saul - are you up to date ? If not don't read. I almost fell off the couch when her last line was 'Or we could get married' !!! WTH Kim. I thought for sure she was kicking her to the curb. My husband and I had the same thought - they can show her post BB with Gene in whatever town he works at Cinnabon. But I feel like her part in Sauls life will end by the finale. Either she dumps him - or she gets in legal trouble and can't practice due to him and leaves. We shall see - they always manage to surprise. Loved what Saul did to Howard at the restaurant !

CBS all access - free for a month starting today. Use codeword GIFT for anyone who wants to see the new Star Treks.

Mike V. said...

Paul Rudd - yep that sounds like close to the name!

Fleabag - yeah it’s phoebe Waller bridge or something. She also was the voice of L3 in Solo a Star Wars story. She was hilarious. That’s cool on it being over. Not every show needs to go on forever. I prefer that in this age of unlimited content!

Saul - yep up to date. Totally thrown by the twist at the end. She always seems to be disappointed in jimmy but she sticks with him. Even gets more corrupted by him. So yeah I’m more inclined to agree with you on how it ends. But it’s interesting to think of a twist where they’re together in the future.

Cbs- nice! Thanks for the heads up. I’ve been watching Picard on plex but the guy who is uploading them skipped an episode. This will help me catch up. But I also need to see when the season is ending to plan it right. Lol

MJ said...

We are catching up on DVR. Have whole season of Sinner, half season Vikings, final season of Veep and Silicon Valley - none of which have started yet

Been watching new Zombie show - set in Japan. Decent so far.

Still behind on This is US.

Mike V. said...

SV - Finished that a few months ago. It was decent. Sinner we only watched season 1. Still never watched veep past the first couple episodes. It’s on the “get to it eventually” list.

I am almost finished my Office Binge. In the final season. Now I see Zach Braff and Donald Faison have started THEIR rewatch podcast (a la Jenna Fisher/Angela Kinsey of The Office Ladies podcast) and that has inspired me to rewatch the awesomeness of SCRUBS. Though, I hear Hulu didn’t have the rights to the music so there is different music in the show. One of the signature things of Scrubs was it’s awesome music selection. I may have to bust out the DVDs for that one lol.

Still no Disney + shows for your MJ? Get on The Mandalorian! It’s a quick watch.

Saul - Still amazing. The show just got better each year similar to BB’s trajectory.

Tiger King - the show is just seriously insane. We have a couple left to watch lol

Modern Family - we’re in the final season but still lots to watch. I don’t think they’ve been airing episodes though so not sure if the finale got pushed due to COVID.

WestWorld - This season is interesting so far.

MJ said...

Mod Fam - they already had the finale in the can so we def get the series finale. Think they are just stretching it out.

Disney+ - we still haven't started. Gonna be a pain - we don't have an android tv so can't load the app. Will have to watch on the tablet to get on the tv. Or some such thing. So just haven't done it yet.

Mike V. said...

MF - Got my days mixed up...yeah another one recorded this week. No stretching...they’re just going to air the finale in a few weeks. We may not catch up in time.

D+ - It’s on basically any device that streams content from Playstations and Xboxes to Firesticks, Apple TV’s, chromecasts, Rokus etc... On the cheaper end...Fire Stick HD is $40, Fire Stick 4K is $50 on amazon. I’m surprised they’re not running a sale with the quarantine going on. Fire Stick is great though. We use one in the bedroom. But I have more streaming devices than I know what to do with lol. Even if you don’t subscribe to stuff you can get access to a lot of streaming content just with your cable subscription logon. It wouldn’t go to waste!

Anyway...Family movie night for us. PIXAR’s Onward has come to D+ months early so kids are excited.

Fleabag - getting through this slowly just due to everything else we’re doing...but episode 2 of s1 was hilarious too. May try to go through this quicker now....

OZARK - never watched s2 but I heard s3 is great. We may try to catch up.

Rewatches - Finished Office. Man that is a great series finale. Started Scrubs again...and listened to 1st podcast. Now, of course, Community is on Netflix and Joel McHale and Ken Jeong are doing a rewatch podcast! Lol. All my favorite comedies! If the cast of friends or even the exec producers start a podcast....i may lose it!

MJ said...

Ozark - on my list but never get to it.

Yeah - we have none of those things LOL

Modern Family - up to date except the finale. I've read to have the tissues handy. LOL

This is Us - still behind. Saw the one where mom goes to the premier with Kevin and does the red carpet. Randall is kinda being a jerk. He should have waited to talk to her like he agreed.

Saul - been really really good.

Mike V. said...

Streaming Device - If there’s any time to break down and get one it’s when you’re stuck inside indefinitely! Lol.

Modern Family - based on the IMDB rating it looks like they stepped up their game for the ending in comparison to the rest of the season. I still need to go through the steps and finish watching this last season before watching. I recorded the retrospective that aired from 8-9 too.

This is Us - yeah I sometimes get annoyed at how they change personalities of these characters to fit a story. Randall’s behavior at the end of last season was kind of the same too.

Saul has been on another level. Last time I checked the “Bagman” episode from this past Monday was rated 9.9 out of 10 on imdb. That’s ozymandius level. Vince Gilligan and his crew are experts at their craft. You could give them any story concept and they’ll make it worth watching.

Anonymous said...

WEstworld--It's kind of off the rails. I'm beginning to think Dolores is programmed to destroy the world as a kind of revenge--maybe he thinks he's changing the world for othe better-- from Hopkins. She cloned her ball because she couldn't trust anybody else.

She's seems to have so much coordinated effectiveness that somethings up.

Anyway I liked Bernard's question--something like--"should we question helping her"?


Mike V. said...

Saul - MJ you caught up? Yet another fantastic episode. This may go down as one of the best seasons of television ever. My wife quit in season 1. I told her she’s missing out. It’s on Breaking Bad levels right now. I can’t imagine the finale will let us down. But, I’m getting more worried about Kim in the long run. But as far Rhea Seehorn, she must be given all of the Emmys!

SW Rebels - Been binging this now since I caught up to the latest eps of Clone Wars (both of these rewatches except the final CW episodes being released to D+ now). I enjoyed it when Rebels aired, but I really think this is high quality Star Wars television. I know the s2 finale is right up there with Empire as some of the best SW content ever, but seeing how they constructed these seasons after knowing how it ends....seems like they had a plan all long (and if they didn’t they did a good job acting like they did!). Might be a more consistent show than Clone Wars, but both have extreme highs. Speaking of highs...these final 4 episodes of Clone Wars that start Friday promise to be the highest of the highs. It’s the Siege of Mandalore.....which was mentioned in Rebels (I just happened to catch it on this rewatch) and it runs parallel to the events of Revenge of the Sith. So we’ve been following Anakin for 7 seasons on this show (so much better than his movie portrayal) and it will be heartbreaking to see if they show his turn. But it may just show what happens to Asohka and the clones that are with her. Anakin may get called away from the battle to go rescue the Chancellor. We also have Maul showing up as head of Crimson Dawn (which is the organization he’s with in the Solo movie)....and since it’s Mandalore related I’m sure they’re going to tie some events in with the current show that takes place 5 years after ROTJ (and has references to the Clone Wars). it’s all coming together! Lol Anyway, I’m sure no one is reading this but if you are and you get yourself a streaming device, just know your time would not be wasted with Star Wars animation! (Except maybe the Resistance show....that was more kid friendly. I may still give it a shot after rebels just for the sake of wanting to watch everything!).

Idol - I know no one watches (unless Leslie is still spying out there), but I saw they’re going to do the live performances remotely...contestants singing from home. This should be interesting. I’m sure there will be a ratings boost just to see how they try to pull it off.

Agents of Shield - Final season starts at end of May. I read some headline that suggested the time travel elements of this final season may put it back on course with the MCU. We’ll see!

Mike V. said...

WestWorld - Interesting theory. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was true. She definitely doesn’t seem to be the hero of the story. Lol I’d put my money on Bernard/Maeve for that. I can’t wait for some kind of twist that they haven’t even been in the real world this whole time and they’re in some “FUTURE WORLD” of the park. Lol I mean, I doubt that’s true unless Aaron Paul’s character and his buddies are synths too.

MJ said...

Saul - watched last night. Awesome show. They are really bringing it this season. Almost sorry next week is the finale. I want more ! LOL Rhea Seehorn really is an amazing actor. To think - when I first read that they were doing this prequel I was like 'why would I watch a show about Saul'? LOL

Shield - oh boy ! I think I still have last season to watch. Don't know how I got behind on this one. Gotta get it done now.

Mike V. said...

Saul - i was the same way. And after season 1 I dreaded watching the episodes. Even fell behind one season and binged to catch up. But somewhere along the way the trudging through the early Jimmy years paid off. Vince Gilligan and Paul Gould are masters of telling stories in the TV show format.

SHIELD - sorry if I spoiled, but they’ve dipped their toes in that before and all these genre shows tend to go there at some point! :)

Anonymous said...

WW--I'm pretty sure Paul thinks Dolores is like him--human. But it would be interesting for there to be many more synths thinking they're human. The MIB hijacking was hard to swallow unless it was planned and coordinated in both human and synth world.

BTW, I am open the the whole idea of 100% pure synths.


Mike V. said...

WW - I think it’s Caleb (Aaron Paul is the actor. I was blanking on the character name lol). I mean he may have thought she was human but when she got shot I think I was reconsidering. We saw in the premiere that he is a robot sympathizer though with his work construction robot buddy that saved his life and stuff. So that may be a hint of his support for Dolores too. Agreed on synths thinking they’re human. That would be nuts....very BSG Reboot. Lol I can’t imagine MIB will be down and out for TOO long. That can’t be the end of his story.

Anonymous said...

BSG on SYFY--marathon.

WW--MIB got a lot of screen time. Hale living through that explosion and all the bullets is really stupid. WW has a lot of cred problems. There is no consistency on what is a death blow nor abilities. It's all writer contrivance.

Vikings--Fall for return seems like such a long wait.


Mike V. said...

BSG - Nice. Wouldn’t mind watching that again some day. But not just yet!

WW - Hale - well she is a synth. Lol But true on inconsistencies. That’s was very terminator like. Then again, she’s also a copy of Dolores. So, maybe she has some extra immunity. MIB definitely was a focus this episode. Funny we were talking about who the hero of this story was and at least for now MIB thinks he is. Lol

Vikings - I’m sure their production got struck but the COVID too. We’re mid final season too right? These 10 and 10 episode seasons is so confusing. Same with TWD, last season of BB, Sopranos.

MJ said...

Can't remember - did you watch Parks and rec ? Loved that show

BSG - I saw that they were marathoning - but I own the DVDs so would watch them instead. We have been debating watching that or Fringe honestly. But need to catch up on Shield and Vikiings too.

Shield - no you didn't spoil anything. Since we didn't watch last season at all I def read/saw tons of stuff about it. No worries.

Saul - still not seen the finale. Maybe tonight.

John Wick - FINALLY seen 1 and 2. Have to watch the third. Don't know how I missed these when they came out honestly.

Mike V. said...

Parks and Rec - I did watch and excited for the self-isolation episode! Lol Still could technically be canon since the series finale flash forwarded way past 2020 :).

Binges - still plowing through my Rebels Rewatch. 2nd episode of this final Clone Wars arc came to D+ this morning. They really pulled out all the stops for these final episodes. We are definitely parallel with Revenge of the Sith. The last 2 eps are gonna be rough!

Shield - good! Lol

Saul - This was a great season. Looking forward to see what they have cooked up or the final season...whether it’ll meet up with BB the non BB characters will be dealt with and if it’ll end in the Cinnabon timeline.

Wick - i watched 1 when it came on video, dropped the ball on 2...but when 3 came out i binged 1 an 2 and then 3 when it came out on video. They’re awesome. Great action flicks...with silly rules. Lol

MJ said...

Wick - yeah the rules cracked me up
Still stand by the fact that I did NOT hate Nicki and Paulo.

Mike V. said...

LOST - yeah i loved the Expose episode. They realized Nikki and Paolo weren’t working and wrote them off before fan backlash even set in. They weren’t horrible. But the worst episodes are easily Stranger in a Strange Land and Fire+Water which didn’t even crack their top 5! They got the top 2 best right though. I’ve always said Through the Looking Glass is the best Finale and The Constant is the best episode. But I think my top 5 best and top 5 worst would look a little different.

MJ said...

SO - finally watching last season of Shield. Still don't understand the Fritz of it all - but just rolling with it. So many new people ! And loving dark Coulsen.

Also finally started Homeland. So far so good.

Might have heard by now but Blue Angels and Thunderbirds are doing joint flyovers today from NYC down to Philly area to honor healthcare workers. Should be by Philly between 1:45 and 2pm. Figured your kids might enjoy it

Mike V. said...

Blue Angels - Thanks for heads up. Yeah, I knew it was coming, but according to the flight path they won’t be flying past us. Maybe we’ll hear it or be able to see it from a distance. lol

SHIELD - Yeah I’ve really enjoyed the show the past few seasons. I forget....did we ever find out what was up with Dark Coulsen? Like if he was a clone, an LMD or actually Coulsen?

Homeland - I heard they ended things really well. Unfortunately, I bailed on it a few seasons ago. Don’t want to cheat and just watch the series finale. lol

Anonymous said...

John Wick, seen them all. #3 sometime ago, it's good. I like this franchise.

BSG--Wow, that show is so much better when you binge. Lots of things I missed before.

WW--Last ep was ok. Can see the end game now. Lots of parallels with BSG of course so interesting to watch at same time. Right now I think Dolores is the Cavil, but not sure since she seems to be the hero. Certainly her murderous ways make her the Cavil. Unfortunately, no #6,LOL.


Anonymous said...

My Uncle was in the BLues.


MJ said...

Fringe - re-watching ! Forgot so much ! Like how Peter was kinda con man in early eps. And what a jerk Broyles was in the pilot. And the symbols before each break. Only on the first 2 eps.

Shiels - not yet done. Kinda got side tracked by other shows

Never discussed I think - Mod Fam was an excellent end. Loved Parks and Rec- still miss that show.

Mike V. said...

Fringe - Nice! I did rewatch it one time and it was great! There is a website that translates all of those symbols. I just to use it to post on this blog (I think I did seasons 3-5?).

Modern Family - we still didn’t finish this last season. Been binging other stuff. Maybe we’ll get to it. Lol

Parks - Really enjoyed the social distancing ep. They all still got it!

Schitt’s Creek - Never had watched this show before. The wife and I have been binging it and the final season comes to Netflix on Thursday. (It already aired on CBC/Comedy Central).....the show is hilarious! Anyway, it’s a very quick binge. 22 minute episodes and around 13/14 a season. We’re on season 5 and are trying to pace ourselves so that we don’t finish before s6 hits thursday lol.

Ozark - so we’re pacing ourselves by catching up on this. We watched the first 2 eps of season 2. After watching “creek” these episodes feel much much longer. Lol But still good!

MJ said...

Schitts - I started it. Was billed as the funniest show no one is watching a few years ago. Still haven't finished. Think was still on season 1.

Ozark - SIGH still not started.

Mike V. said...

Schitts - Each season builds on the one before so you get more invested and it gets funnier. Truck through season 1! Lol Much better as a binge than a weekly viewing.

Anonymous said...

Anybody watching WestWorld, Penny Dreadful(new one)or Preacher?


Mike V. said...

I’m caught up on the finale of westworld. Pretty crazy stuff. You catch the post credits scene?

MJ said...

Penny Dreadful - def watching ! Love it. Also watched first season.

Preacher - watched it while it was on. Def a bizarre show.

WW - wow - didn't realize it was over already - but I quit that one in the first season.

Fringe - so weird. We totally forgot to look for September in the pilot - but have been catching him since. And totally forgot how early on they show the Walter has a connection to him and the watchers. Thought it was much later. Walter has already hinted that Peter was very 'sick' as a child. Also forgot how Walter can't get Astrids name right. LOL

Mike V. said...

Fringe - Yeah i remember when I rewatched it was crazy to see how early they were planting seeds for things. I forgot about observer sittings in each episode too lol

Schitt’s Creek - in case anyone took up many recommendation to watch (i know no one did!), I was wrong about 5/14 as the s6 launch on Netflix. That was specifically for UK. Looks like we might be buying the season lol

SW Resistance - I’ve been watching the 3rd animated Star Wars series which is also on D+ in completion (2 seasons). Definitely sub par compared to Clone Wars and Rebels, but I don’t think it’s as bad as the IMDB ratings lead on. It does give “SOME” extra information on the formation of the First Order and S1 ends coinciding with the Force Awakens Timeline...(s2 is pretty much after Last Jedi and leading into Rise I think). I don’t think anyone is missing out by not watching it, but as a Star Wars completionist, I’m not upset that I’ve taken 2 weeks to knock it out lol

MJ said...

D+ - saw something was coming that got me very exited. Now can't remember what. LOL

Still Fringing. Just saw the ep where she meets the other Cortexaphan kid she was buddies with in Jacksonville.

Watched the Grad 2020 special - was 3 tissue event. Been avoiding them - still haven't watched Jersey for Jersey. LOL

Less and less taping on the DVR each week

Mike V. said...

D+ - Hamilton July 3rd? lol. I’m excited considering it’s moved up from an October 2021 theatrical release. Original Broadway cast recorded performances from their last week together on broadway and the musical director made a film out of it. So people get to see the actual stage production. I’ve seen the show twice and it’s awesome. So definitely excited about having it on D+. Artemis Fowl (sp) is coming direct to D+ instead of theaters too...but I’m not really familiar with the source material.

Fringe - wow...forgot about Cortexiphan lol.

S-Creek - Finished the was awesome!

Grad 2020 - missed that. But I’ve been watching John Krasinski’s Some Good News channel on You Tube. Some great stuff he pulled off.

DVR stuff - I decided I’m going to catch up on Flash, Supergirl and Legends when they hit Netflix. I think Flash actually hits tomorrow. They aired everything except the season finale (never finished it) so it will actually kick off season 7 in 2021.

Instead I’ve been rewatching Scrubs on Hulu. And have Community on the back burner. (There are podcast rewatches for both but since I’m not commuting I’ve fallen behind on my podcasting)

HBO MAX releases next week. I’m already an HBO subscriber so this is a no brainer upgrade. And of course I get FRIENDS streaming again plus whenever they get together for their reunion special (rumors are they already filmed it but it got pulled from the launch day release). Just saw a list of classic films that will be on the platform. Maybe I’ll finally get around to watching Casablanca and Ben Hur. Lol

MJ said...

D+ - YES ! LOL That was totally it. No idea what Artemis Fowl is.

S-Creeks - heard they ended it well.

Think we are dumping Flash - are like 3 or 4 behind and don't care - which is always the sign to let it go.

Legends - behind and care. But still Fringing. And OMG Meghan Markle was in the season 2 premier ! LOL And Belle finally appearing.

LOL on classic movies. So many never got to see.

Mike V. said...

D+ - Nice! I don’t know what Artemis Fowl is....but there is a segment of the population excited. Lol

Creek - Yep it ended really well.

Flash - I feel you. I keep finding other things to watch instead of CW Superheroes. I’m sure I’ll get back to it but I honestly don’t think I’d care if I didn’t. You the actress playing Batwoman left the show? I agree on Legends though...I really do enjoy that one.

FRINGE - lol never realized Meghan Markle was on that show. Hilarious. Belle!! Nice. I miss that one.

HBO MAX - Anyone hear the Snyder Cut of Justice League is finally going to happen on this platform? I feel like the whole thing was a marketing ploy and they always knew they were going to do it. Snyder is getting 30 million to recut the film, add effects...and I heard possibly do reshoots. This may set a bad precedent for film. There’s already rumblings there’s a “JJ CUT” of Rise of Skywalker. But people also want the Trevarrow script filmed too. (SP)’s insane.

Still rewatching Scrubs and loving every minute of it!

Mike V. said...

Whoops posted this on 5/22 on the TWD thread instead of here lol. Happy 10 years to the end of LOST!

“Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of the lost finale. Can you believe it? This article revisits the finale. And Lindelof and cuse rewatched as well. Seems like there might be another article tomorrow. But this one is decent.

One thing the author got wrong was man in black “taking over locke’s body”. I mean kinda but really just assumed his image. Lol“

PS: Never checked to see if there was another article on the 23rd.

MJ said...

Lost - wow ! 10 years. Time sure does fly !

Snyder - no idea who that is. I watched Justice league - but only because. Not that ito DC honestly

Batwoman - I did read that. seemed pretty unclear as to why she left too - but I never watched it. If it wasn't for the crossover wouldn't know who she was

So - Hamilton coming to D+ forced me to get the hubby moving on how we are going to watch it ! LOL So we got a Roku yesterday ! Probably be watching Mandolorian soon !

Mike V. said...

LOST - RIGHT? So crazy how long it’s been. Doesn’t feel that long.

Snyder - Zach Snyder...he basically has been in charge of the DCEU since Man of Steel. He did B v S and Justice League...(also the Watchmen movie). Most people think he’s not great. But there were some tragic events that happened mid production of Justice League (i think he lost a child) and it caused Joss Whedon to come in and finish the film. Once rumors of a Snyder cut existing started was inevitable we were going to see it. I’m not counting on it being any better. Lol

Batwoman - agreed...she actually was in Orange is the New Black too but I still don’t know who she is!

Roku/D+ - NICE!!! Lol Glad you finally took the plunge! Of course HBO Max still isn’t on Amazon or Roku but it surely is coming. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Mando. Definitely watch the weekly documentary on it (also on D+) after you watch the show. It’s so good. (There will be 8 parts...5 are out now) Enjoy!

MJ said...

Batwoman - oh wow - I didn't recognize her from OITNB Too funny

Roku - its installed and working. He's to into Fringe re-watch to start Mandolorian - for now.

Fringe - Finally been to the other side. Forgot coffee was a rarity there. Olivia now seeing the glimmers - and saw that Peter glimmered.

Mike V. said...

Roku - Congrats! I get it on getting sucked into a rewatch. I’m still forgoing anything else while I go through Scrubs. Well, except Agents of SHIELD. I did watch the premiere lol

Fringe - Man, I think I’m forgetting what happens when in that show. did we not know by the end of season 1 that Peter was from the other side? I guess that was a season 2 reveal. And the s3 is when we started doing full episodes over there. (With the RED Fringe logo in the beginning to making me want to rewatch!)

Space Force - we heard really bad things but watched the first episode anyway. It’s okay...I wasn’t laughing hysterically but I could probably get into the story. With the talent involved it could only improve in a 2nd season.

MJ said...

Frige - yes. I am in S3 now and we are havig the full eps over there. Fauxlivia was here pretending to be Olivia She's already been discovered and went back. Peter and our Olivia are now a couple. Have already had the tulips pop up too.

Gof T - acctually debating a rewatch of that. But am behind on so much now. Still have half season of Vikings, and some of last season of Shield before I start new one. Plus the last season of Silicon Valley. Nor have we started Mandolorian yet. SIGH

Mike V. said...

Mando is a really quick watch - 8 episodes and they’re roughly 30-35 minutes each. But it’s 1 storyline instead of A, B, C stories so you get a lot of character development in those 30 minutes. S2 is rumored to have longer episodes. I still highly recommend the documentary about the making of when you finish.

Thrones - I’ll eventually need to do a rewatch as well. People were so bent out of shape by that final season. I get that they cut corners but I appreciate the position they were in finishing GRRM’s masterpiece that he never finished himself. (Apparently he’s been writing a lot in quarantine. We’ll see lol. Still waiting for book 6 out of 7 since 2011!).

Fringe - Nice on s3 shenanigans!

Scrubs - I’m into season 6 on my rewatch.

Wife and I decided we may just watch Ozark on our own times to catch up. It’s basically how we can watch anything. The kids are really dominating our after work time and staying up much later these days. Lol

MJ said...

Hamilton - saw the trailer ! Can't wait.

Fringe - at the end of season 4 . Had NO idea that we meet Etta in the final few eps - thought that was all S5.

Ozark - yeah need to get to that myself. And finish Shiits.

Shield - still not started new season. SIGH

Was going back to the office July 6 - now bumped out to 7/20.

Mike V. said...

Hamilton - Me either! I’ve been singing its praises since 2015! Can’t believe it’s been out for 5 years already. So excited to see the original cast stage production. And await the day they make it an actual film!

Ozark - Still haven’t watched any more! lol

SHIELD - It’s been fun. I think I’m caught up but might fall behind the next couple weeks (out of town...but still working because why not!? Lol)

Speaking of...I’m not going back to the actual office until 2021....crazy, right?

Fringe - wow...yeah i forgot she was in the end of S4 too...and still don’t remember even with you mentioning. I’m sure somewhere on this blog younger me wrote about it though! :)

MJ said...

Fringe - puleese - when she first showed up I thought it was Ella. Totally forgot Liv and Peter had a kid ! LOL

Yeah - one of my coworkes spent a few days in NC - working from the beach. But 2021 ? Wow. We shall see - I think we will have another surge and be remote again.

So - my sister came over the other day with her grand kids. Hadn't seen them or her since January. Was so great !

Mike V. said...

Fringe - I thought it was Ella too. I remembered they had a kid though!

Work - Nice with the beach/NC. I’m in TN visiting my wife’s family. Yeah I think my company is taking precautions and prepping for that surge too. They’re also rethinking what the future of “going in the office” even really means and if we’ll have more remote time permanently. We’ve been running pretty smoothly without being on site.

Awesome with the fam visits! We’ve been doing a few driveway visits here and there with friends and family. In small town TN, the virus is less prevalent so it’s basically life as usual for the most part. But since I’ve been working I’m still just confined to the home! Lol

MJ said...

Fringe - all finished - weeks ago honestly. Always loved their ending.

Hamilton - thinking tonight or tomorrow - depending on how tired I am tonight. Been a grueling week at work.

Schitts - going to start soon but am finishing Frankie & Grace 2 seasons first. Very funny show.

Started Sinner S3 - and hit a hitch - Ep3 is not on my DVR. SIGH. Have to find it out there somewhere. Roku said it has USA streaming but nothing would download when we tried. Will try again

Mike V. said...

Fringe - Yes, the White Tulip! The last season was hit or miss, but that finale was good stuff and gave something to the fans.

Hamilton - It’s really well done (filmed and edited from multiple angles so that you’re focused on the right things). Hard to replace a theater experience but this comes really close. Enjoy!

Schitts - nice enjoy...if you’re not enjoying just keep trucking through a bit. It gets better. Lol But I enjoyed it from the beginning. Remember the last season isn’t on Netflix yet. Should be there by October. We ended up buying it on Prime. I’ve heard good things about Frankie and Grace but never had the desire to dive in. Lol

Sinner - we stopped on S1. Weird on the USA app. Though some of those specific network apps only keep the last 5 episodes to air. You can always buy a 1 off episode for 2 or 3 bucks on Prime or Apple TV app (i think that’s on Roku) or Vudu. I’ve had to do that sometimes when catching up on shows (see Schitts Creek lol)

CW - Arrowverse - Finally starting to catch up on this stuff. I finished Flash. It was meh. Obviously they didn’t finish the season arc due to COVID. But I don’t know if I really care to see how it ends. Lol I have 3 eps left of Supergirl. Should be done next week sometime. Then I have a half season of Legends. I heard good things about their eps so looking forward to that.

The 100 - I think it’s in its final season. It’s been a good run. I’ve been stocking up eps on the DVR and will watch them after I finish the above. But if the series finishes first I’ll probably just watch on Netflix! Lol.

Agents of SHIELD - It’s been really fun this season. Not gonna say more than that. But I’m all caught up!

Hope everyone is doing okay! There hasn’t been too much to discuss here so I’m glad you’re still checking in! Lol

MJ said...

Mike Mike Mike - FINALLY watched Hamilton saturday. LOVED it. Was great. But knew it would be with all the publicity. Even husband like it and he hates musicals.

Schitts - rolling thru. On Season 3 now. Forgot how much I liked it.

Mike V. said...

Hamilton - YESSSS!!! Finally, more of the world is getting to experience this musical masterpiece! So good. I am through my 2nd viewing on D+ and of course I saw on Broadway and in Philly. So good. Now good luck getting the songs out of our head. I had the soundtrack on repeat for over a year back in 2015/2016 until I saw it. Kids sing the songs and the whole 9. Lol

Schitts - oh yeah you’re right in the middle of the great stuff. It just gets better! Good luck waiting until October for S6! (Final season). I’m sure I mentioned already. We caved and bought on Prime. :)

How are you liking the Roku? (I think that’s what you got) watching Mandalorian yet? It’s a shame Amazon and Roku won’t work out a deal for HBO Max and Peacock yet. There is great stuff on those apps. I can access with my Apple TV but don’t have that in the bedroom. Lol

MJ said...

Roku - yes - been great. But yeah on HBO MAX.

Hamilton - I know my niece-in-law and sister and a friend have also watched on D+ - so sure a lot of folks finally getting to see it.

Schitts - yeah I hasn't realized last season was not avail - or I'd have taped it on POP. Hmm - wonder if POP is repeating .....

Mandalorina is high on the list. Maybe start this weekend - which will further delay me watching Shield. LOL As much as I love Shield knowing this is the last season makes it lose a little priority

LOL by the way on finally finished the marvel crossover. But I have given up on all Marvel except Legends.

Mike V. said...

Schitts - Good luck with POP! There is an app, but I think we struggled getting the episodes on that too.

Mando - It’s 8 episodes and they range from 30-40 minutes. Not a huge commitment, but they’re so good!

SHIELD - It’s been a fun season so far and you’ll catch up by the end!

CW - I think you mean DC! I was confused for a minute. :-) I think I’m very close to giving up. legends is the only one I enjoy these days.

Speaking of Marvel - Falcon and the Winter Soldier has been officially delayed for D+. It was supposed to release next month. But with COVID they still have 9 days left to film. Also, MCU stuff has to be released in order. And Black Widow still hasn’t released to Theaters. It’s still slated for November, but we’ll see if that happens. MANDO Season 2 is still set for October though! They had finished filming pre-covid and are still on schedule.

Mike V. said...

Shield - no spoilers but last night’s episode just took a really fun series and season and brought it to a whole new level of awesome. To the point where I’m gonna miss this show when it’s gone. I just finished watching and felt compelled to say something!

Mike V. said...

TWD - Virtual Comic-Con was this past weekend. They announced the Finale is ready and will air in October. But then they made a crazy announcement that season 10 will have 6 bonus episodes to air in 2021. And they teased “MORE MAGGIE” for season 11 but no date was given for when that would premiere.

Binging - Currently rewatching Community. Man those first couple seasons were outstanding. Actually I’m pretty sure there were gems from seasons 1-3, 5 and 6. (4 didn’t count because Dan Harmon was fired then rehired lol) Cool seeing the Russo Brothers (Winter Soldier, Civil War, Infinity War, End Game) already showing their potential with how they directed some really engaging sitcom episodes. (Paintball episodes come to mind). Also explains why the cast of community made cameos in their MCU movies. (Yvette Nicole Brown, Ken Jeong in Endgame, Danny Pudi in Winter Soldier, Jim Rash in Civil War, Donald Glover is in Spider-Man Homecoming but it’s not a Russo flick lol)

Also my wife is rewatching Friday Night Lights and I can’t help but watch along when I’m in the room. That show is so damn good! Even season 2 wasn’t as painful on a rewatch. Lol Just starting season 4....the East Dillon years with Michael B. Jordan.

That’s about it for now. Still watching Agents of SHIELD and it’s awesome. Probably will watch The Umbrella Academy S2 next month (I think that’s when it comes out). Waiting for The 100 to finish up and I’ll binge on Netflix.

MJ said...

Legends - nope - love that one. Sticking with it. And yeah - DC LOL

Forgot about the virtual Comicon ! Glad to hear we will get finale soon.

Was supposed to end remote working starting next week- but my boss basically said he sees no reason for us to be in - so still remote.

Schitts - almost done. David playing baseball was hysterical ! Think we will just wait til Oct for final season. Couldn't get Pop on Roku - if they even have any replaying any way

Ozarks - started last night. Got the first 2 watched. Excellent show ! Really really good.

We occasionally tape some music shows off this channel - Axs I think ? Some old concerts and stuff - watch it when need brain light before bed LOL

Mike V. said...

I think one of the big events of Comic-con was the Bill and Ted 3 That said, I’m psyched for it and will be watching on demand! Preview made it look like it might not actually be “bogus”. Lol

Remote Working - nice....yeah we were told a couple months ago AT LEAST January. I ordered equipment through my work and have a whole home office now.

Schitts - I vaguely recall the Basketball game! Yeah...POP didn’t have it....or maybe it did but it didn’t work well. I think we tried to stream it to the Apple TV with my phone or something and there was lag. So we bought it. Won’t hurt to wait until October!

Ozark - yeah it’s good...the episodes are just really really long! Lol Especially in season 2. I’ve heard s3 is really good but we can’t quite trudge through s2!

Umbrella Academy - s2 just came out today. I’m 3 episodes in. It’s a fun show...not the best, not the worst. Lol Basically like Heroes Season 1 but with a better ending and better plot for season 2 lol.

Nice on old concerts...really the best you can do right now since there are no live concerts! I did see Brad Paisley put in a drive-in concert in Nashville a few weeks ago. That looked kind of cool. We took the kids to see Goonies at a pop-up drive-in near us. That was fun...but I’d rather just watch on my couch! Lol. They enjoyed the movie though! holds up! PG then is a lot different than PG today though! Lol

MJ said...

Bill and Ted ? Ugh - didn't even know a third was coming. Was alright - not really my kind of humor honestly.

Ozark - finished season 1. Loved it ! Quite the finale. Yeah - they are a little long but only like what 10 or 12 of them per season ? Very intense show.

Schitts - you mean baseball ? LOL

Umbrella - but Heroes S1 was off the charts good. Save the Cheerleader - save the world. LOL to bad it went to crap then

Jersey has 1 real drive in left down in Vineland. We used to go sometimes.

Mike V. said...

Bill and Ted - If I didn’t see the first 2 as a kid it probably wouldn’t be mine either. Total Nostalgia movie for me. Lol

Ozark - Yeah that’s the other thing...each episode is intense...we need a break after it! Lol We also have kids at the age where they don’t let us have any time to watch this crap until 11pm. That’s probably the biggest issue. Lol

Schitts - Guess that made it clear I don’t remember the baseball OR basketball game. :). Lol

Umbrella - That’s what I mean....Umbrella’s trajectory is much better than Heroes! Apparently it’s based on a comic. I didn’t know that. S2 has been a lot of fun. I think i have 2 episodes left.

Nice on the drive in!

MJ said...

TWD info.

Mike V. said...

Nice...didn’t realize the 6 additional episodes were originally s11 eps that had started filming. Makes sense though. They should have a giant backlog of scripts to film after COVID lol

Mike V. said...

SHIELD -’s over (no spoilers). It was a wild ride from their hesitant first season (waiting for the Winter Solider twist in the movies) to their character driven romp through various genres that the subsequent seasons did. I ended up really loving this show and the final season was perfect. The finale was perfect. There are potential setups for spinoff series’ in the marvel (possibly MCU?) timeline. But it could also end right here. I’ll miss this one. Never thought I’d say that after season 1!

MJ said...

Shield - think we are starting next.

Ozarks - finished ! And OMG that season 3 ender had me falling off the couch !

Mike V. said...

OZARK - still stuck on S2. Would you say S3 picks up a bit? From what I read it’s just a knockout season. I just need to trudge through s2. It’s good. But the eps are just so long and they drag.

MJ said...

Ozark - OMG yeah - S3 is great. The finale - almost fell off my couch !

Shield - started. Think 3 or 4 in. OMG - they are having a blast with this final season. Sorry I waited so long to watch. Koenig is back ! Coulsen is a LMD - and snarky as ever. Jeez - they had to save Hydra to save Shield. May is May - grouchy as ever. Then they went to Roswell - loving the opening changes with each new timeline. And whats her name played Peggy Carter - then Daniel Sousa showed up. Poor Enoch - stuck in 1931. The ep cut off so might have missed something - but last I saw he was just standing there watching the ship take off. Loved the call back when Coulsen says All the 'areas' are protected and Daisy/Skye says I knew I wasn't crazy with all my conspiracies - had totally forgot how Skye was in the very early days when we first met her.

Mike V. said...

Ozark - okay...I’ll need to get on this! Lol

SHIELD - They really did act like they were having a blast this whole season. It only gets better! No apologies necessary on waiting. you don’t have to wait the weeks in between now! Wait...was Peggy in that episode? I forget. But yeah Sousa is back! And funny I was watching the end of Avengers last week and the actor played a cop in New York. SHIELD producers said they were going to try and work the Battle of New York in to the time travels in the final season to make Sousa in NYC canon...but they couldn’t work it out. Lol (Sorry mild spoiler of something that WON”T happen lol). Nice on Skye....yeah...they did a good job calling back to the earlier seasons to wrap things up. As I always of my requirements for a final season (that knows it’s a final season when it’s happening lol).

I forget what episode i said was amazing but you’ll know it when you get to it. It was closer to the end. Looked it’s episode 9. They’re all great but that one stands out and becomes more powerful in hindsight after it’s all over. Enjoy the ride!

MJ said...

Shield - no it was the brit chick pretending to be Peggy to get on the base. I am not coming up with her name. LOL The brainy science woman.

Mike V. said...

SHIELD - Ohhhh right! Jemma Simmons! (Of Fitz-Simmons! Lol) I forgot about that. That was a good time.

The 100 - I’ve let the final season load up on the DVR. Thought it was ending next week and I could catch it on Netflix but it has 16 episodes this year. Anyway, I’ll probably catch up for the finale. This show just stayed consistently good for a CW show. I’ve recommended it in the past. Still do!

Maybe I’ll move on to Ozark after that. There’s tons of Netflix shows that I’ve “partially” viewed. This whole COVID period is a good time to get caught up. I’m looking at you Stranger Things! (Still on season 2 lol)

MJ said...

Shield - have just the remaining 2 eps left. Can't wait. Such a good season ! Mac and Deke stuck alone was hysterical. Loved the little robot thing - reminded me of that movie who's name is eluding me - and they gave it the cylon red strip and sound ! OMG on ep 9 ! Ji Ling back (know totally butchered that name) and then killed ! Love time loop eps. And ugh - they killed Enoch ! And very fitting that they only have 1 more adventure left and the 2 hr finale is next. SIGH

The 100 - yes you have recommended it many times. Maybe since we probably won't get much in the way of new shows in fall I will get a chance to start it

Ozark so good. It sucked me in so I had to see the next one.

Mike V. said...

SHIELD - Yep...loved Mac and Deke stuck in the 80s. The time loop episode was the one I was referring to as an instant classic. It was so good! Drawing a blank on the movie you were reminded of! Lol. Short Circuit maybe?? Or Wall-E? Lol I actually wept for Enoch’s was rough! And them talking about it being their last mission. It brought all the feels! Enjoy the finale! It was a good one!

The 100 - Just remember if you is still a CW the first season was kinda like LOST for teenagers. Lol. But they shred that image pretty quickly...and it just got really good. This last season is interesting. The show constantly evolves too. Doesn’t stay content with the status quo too long before moving onto some new ground.

Ozark - hopefully it’ll grab me when I dive back in. I talked to my wife and we agreed we’re just going to watch it on our separate schedules. It’s the only way to watch anything these days.

DC had some kind of crazy convention this past weekend. New trailers for THE BATMAN, WW84, Suicide Squad (Jame’s Gunn’s version. Looks pretty awesome from the BTS footage), stills from the Flash Movie (featuring the return of Batfleck), and even a trailer for The Flash season 7. I’m really confused how they have footage unless it’s all from the unfinished episodes from this past season. said “coming 2021” lol I did also ready that COVID will have caused issues for any CW crossovers in the next season. Makes sense. But, I’m so burned out on all the shows I don’t even care anymore! Except Legends of course!

MJ said...

Shield - yeah Short Circuit LOL . And May being all touch feely has been fun. Finally got to the finale last night ! You were right - they did it great ! Fitz returning and Gemma not remembering. And I knew Sousa would volunteer to stay in that timeline - so glad Deke did too. Hysterical that he will probably run Shield ! Laughed out loud when Garrett got shot in the head - he was annoying. Really love how in the hazmat suits they actually help themselves. And having May give the Chronicons empathy - did not see that coming. I had a heart attack when I thought Daisy was dying - but a la Leia - she is brought back. I def could not figure out what those agents were guarding - then out came their daughter. Glad they all got a happy ending - even Coulsen in his flying Lola ! LOL

Mike V. said...

SHIELD - Was there any question I’d be right? :).Kidding! Glad you enjoyed too! It made sense for Deke to stay...once they confirmed it’s an alternate timeline he can feel free to “write” all those classic tunes! Lol. Did you know the person playing Garrett was Bill Paxton’s son? He looked/acted just like a young Bill Paxton (I’m thinking from the Weird Science days). Or am I getting my characters mixed up. Whoever Bill Paxton played on the show, his son played the younger version. The hazmat thing was awesome. I think those sequences were from the season finale last year but it all came back to me when they did it. Great stuff. The daughter was a great reveal. They had planted all the clues and people had guessed it but I had no clues! Loved ending on LOLA. They really nailed the ending. AND....if they ever wanted to tie back into the MCU they could. Daisy could be on the same ship in space that Fury is on....i.e. the start of S.W.O.R.D. (I don’t know what it stands for). It was good stuff.

Ozark - Finally caught up on the 100...actually didn’t take long at all. And I dove back into this. I’m on Episode 7 of s2 I think. Definitely much better watching in the morning! Ruth got water boarded....the rat told Marty that she’s bugged. The old guy died but set fire to the crops first. Man I’m bad with names these days! Lol. Anyway that’s where I’m at! Going on vacation next week so not sure how much I’ll watch.

Tomorrow morning, I’ll be watching Bill and Ted Face the Music! Lol I’m more than half expecting it to be horrible but I don’t even care! I just love that they were able to make it!

MJ said...

Garrett - no way ! I had joked that he had the same teeth to my husband ! Very cool.

Ozark - oh good times. I missed the old dude once he was gone. That water boarding was crazy ! S3 gets even better.

Vacation ? What is that ? LOL I've been dying to go somewhere but not sure about hotels. And working in healthcare - if I go certain places I have to inform them and then self quarantine - which means 2 weeks of PTO blown. I teased my husbands family that they all live in NO GO places (Tennessee, Wisconsin, NC, Colorado). Shore - don't want to walk the boards in a mask as its too hot.

Mike V. said...

Ozark - That’s what I keep hearing! This season has improved a lot. I just finished the episode where that baby sent to social services and Marty ended up killing the father because he was going to kill him and Laura Linney (again, names are tough!).

Vacation - Just going to Ocean City NJ. We’re going to lay low outside of social distancing on the beach. Lol. We do it every year but I’m sure this year will be a tad different! No Hotels...we’ll be in a house for the week. Doubt we’ll do the boards too much. Maybe just to pick up food here and there,. But yeah...we’ll mask up. Ahh that stinks abut PTO. Yeah we’re being encouraged to take all of ours even though we’re working from home until at least 2021. They said none will carry over outside of what usually does. Good times!

Mike V. said...

TWD - Finally going to end!!! Lol.

I will not be recapping the Carol/Daryl spinoff lol

MJ said...

Ugh - Just came here to tell YOU ! LOL And I figured. So - S11 is the one they are filming now right ? Or is 11 the one we got most of and have a few more yet to air ?

MJ said...

But you do realize that it doesn't end til 2022 right ?

As was announced at this year’s coronavirus induced virtual Comic-Con, the pandemic delayed TWD Season 10 finale will now air as a special episode on October 4 with 10 additional episodes to air in 2021 for the current cycle. Tearing a page out of the playbook that AMC used for the end of Mad Men and Breaking Bad, the 11th and final season of the once blockbuster TWD will run over two-years for a grand total of 24 episodes.

Mike V. said...

You answered your own question! But yes I did know the details lol. We have 31 more episodes of TWD. Look, I’m just happy it’s not 10 more years and they will be working towards a definitive end. So the 6 filmed right now was SUPPOSED to be season 11. But it will be an extended s10 after the original finale airs in October. So that’s 7 eps. Then 24 eps for S11. Not sure how they’re breaking that up. Maybe 3 groups of 8? And I’m surprised they announced the Carol/Daryl spinoff. I guess they didn’t indicate a timeline for it but it seemingly tells us they’re invincible. (Unless it happens before or there is a time jump before the finale and then we’ll see what happens in those interim months/years). There already was a big time jump too after Rick went missing. I also wonder if the Rick movie will happen before the Series finale so he could return??

Mike V. said...

She-Hulk - Disney + - Tatiana Maslanay (sp) from Orphan Black has been cast as She-Hulk. Nice. Lol This is all MCU related so she could end up in films too.

MJ said...

She-Hulk - I lover that actress !

Star Trek Discovery - hearing that cbs this week will start airing S1 of the all access show on regular CBS.

Mike V. said...

Marvel Disney + - Emmy’s were last night. We got a trailer for WandaVision. Looks nuts in a good way! Making me feel good about official MCU expanding to the small screen. And it’s nice to just see some new content after a long drought. It’s on schedule for December so it may beat Black Widow and Falcon and Winter Soldier to be first Phase 4 content released. Black Widow still scheduled for November release, not sure if Disney will allow it to be released to Disney + with a premiere access purchase.

Trek - That’s kinda cool. I never watched past the first episode. I actually did watch most of Picard on Plex. It was okay. Did you hear CBS All ACcess is rebranding to Paramount +? It was totally a name thing for me. Network television has always been free so paying to access CBS just didn’t seem right. I still won’t pay for Paramount + though. Lol. I have enough streaming services at the moment!

Oh wow, did I forget to bring this up? Do you happen to have Apple TV +? We got it free for a year with a device purchase and their service bundles will allow us to continue to have it. ANyway...... TED LASSO. I never would’ve thought it would be good from the premise. But Jason Sudekis is awesome in it as is the surrounding cast. Then, I found out he’s collaborating with Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougartown)...and of COURSE it’s good! There are 2 episodes left to be released for season 1....but it is just one of those nice surprise shows. Silly in premise, but it has a heart and we are hooked. Can’t wait for Friday to watch more!

The Boys - I’m caught up on s2. Things are getting nuts. And I love them doubling down on Billy Joel references. I forget if anyone watches.

Anonymous said...

The Third Day--new on HBO. I think you guys would like it


Mike V. said...

3rd Day - I’ve seen ads for it. Solid cast. 6 episode commitment. And a mysterious island?? Yep, sounds like something I’d enjoy lol. Doing some movie marathons in my morning watch time, but I’ll try to squeeze this in.

(Also finishing up The 100 in the next couple weeks. And of course The Boys every Friday on Prime)

Anonymous said...

I like the Celtic aspect and ancient ties

Mike V. said...

Supergirl - They found a way to rope me in for one last season. Lol

Mike V. said...

3rd Day...sounds interesting. Been tough to commit to any new shows these days with the kids being at a demanding age. But I’ll try to get in those eps soon. Maybe binge when it’s finished.

Mike V. said...

Game of Thrones - D&D have a book coming out on the making of Thrones. They spoke up on why Lady Stonehart was not adapted to the TV show. The key point was there is some great stuff coming in GRRM’sbooks that they didn’t want to spoil. Interesting..... if the books ever come out lol

MJ said...

No on Apple+ No on Supergirl. Gave them all up except the time travel one - who's name is eluding me. LOL

Boys - we saw S1 - haven't started S2. Re-watching Farscape now - forgotten how long watching 22 ep series is. LOL

Third Day ? Hmmm. I will have to look at it.

Mike V. said...

Supergirl - Oh it’s horrible. But I’ll stick it out fro one more season I guess. Lol Apparently because of COVID she won’t be part of any more crossovers. And your’e thinking of Legends of Tomorrow!

Boys - S2 has been very good. I think there’s 2 eps left.

As for Ted Lasso...if you somehow find a way to get Apple TV+ it’s worth the watch. But understandable that we can’t own all the streaming channels!

I’ve been on a movie binge lately. Rewatched LOTR Extended, even Hobbit Extended. Watched all 5 Pirates movies. Don’t think I had ever seen the 5th and totally forgot the 4th one. Lol (understandably so. It’s horrible!). Now I’m rewatching Mandalorian season 1. Still fantastic! S2 starts 10/30!

The Mrs. And I are going through Cobra Kai season2. Now that it’s on Netflix. Season 1 was great. This one has been okay so far. I’m sure if we had binged them both together I’d be singing a different story. But, we really just can’t wait for the next Ted Lasso episode. It’s THAT good! Lol

TWD returns for the original S10 finale Sunday. Can’t believe it’s finally arrived. I guess we can resume discussions in the top thread. Then I can create a new general thread. It’s been long enough! Lol

MJ said...

Yes ! Legends. Still love that one.

Ugh ! Still have yet to get to Mandolorian. SIGH

Yes on TWD. I will have to re-watch the last one. LOL And the new series premiers right after it. I wasn't gonna watch it but I think it's only like 6 eps or something. Not going to have a season 2 - so maybe.

Mike V. said...

Mando - Really won’t take you long. It’s 8 episodes of varying length. Most of them are around 30 minutes, but it feels longer because it’s mostly a 1 storyline show. (No B plot or c plot). I just watched the whole season in like 3 workout sessions. Lol I’d really recommend after watching the Disney Gallery: Making of Madalorian though. It’s 6 episodes each focusing on a different aspect of the making. Some ever around George’s Legacy. Dave Filoni (George’s disciple and co-producer on Mando with Jon Favreau ) is awesome when he talks Star Wars.

TWD - I think I remember enough. Beta is coming to get the good guys. Lol AND GO! Oh that new one is a limited series? Still not interested. Lol

MJ said...

Wait - so I should watch the Mandalorian after watching the Making of ? Or watch the Making of after the show ?

Mike V. said...

Mandalorian - Oh crap....i didn’t see this post!!! Hopefully you didn’t watch them backwards! Lol. Watch Mando first THEN watch the making of. :)

DEXTER - in a move that no one asked for, it’s returning for 10 episodes. Maybe they’ll fix that horrific ending lol.

MJ said...

Dexter - my husband told me. Honestly - don't even remember the ending. Except I think he kills Deb and leaves town ? Not sure really. I'll orobably gt sucked in. LOL

Mando - no worries. Still haven't started. SIGH I swear we will soon. Got hooked big time Bly Manor. It IS spooktober afterall. LOL No Haunted Houses this year - I can't see how drive thru hantings can be scary honestly. Still finishing Farscape too.

TWD - World - have not yet checked it out. Still deciding if I want to - though they swear it is a one off. No future seasons

NYG - FINALLY won a damned game. Ugh - horrible season in the whole NFL east really.

MJ said...

This is Us - haven't seen yet but hearing there was a twist ! So be careful what you read !

Mike V. said...

This is Us - We watched and yes there is! Lol I had guessed it halfway through...then forgot by the time they revealed it. Lol It’s 2 hours (2 episodes really.....and the first episode barely has any commercials. It’s loooooooong....and full of COVID! Enjoy! Lol).

Totally forgot I was supposed to start a new thread. This one is getting long!

Mike V. said...

MANDALORIAN - BTW....s2 premieres Friday! TIME TO CATCH UP! :)

MJ said...

UGH. And busy this weekend. Ok - will try to get Mando done this weekend and start S2.

And thanks for Covid and loooong warning.

MJ said...

Ok - started Mandalorian - finally ! Only got 3 eps in tho. Lots of call backs ! Cantina, Trying to get into that building, Carbonite, Jawas. For a hot second I though Landau was in it - but it was Carl Weathers. LOL Jeez - baby Yoda is fifty ! LOL And Baby Yoda has some powers ! Knew Mando would come back for the child ! Love that the other bounty hunters came to his rescue ! Really enjoying it !

Mike V. said...

Mandalorian - Finally!!! :) Not bounty hunters....Mandalorians!! This is the way!!!! So that was “A” cantina in the 1st episode. Not THE cantina. There are plenty of other shout outs to come. But basically...this show is like the B-List of Star Wars. Giving a story to the background characters. Favreau/Filoni compared it to...your older brother took the Lukes and Hans and you got stuck with Walrus Man and an ughnaught. But somehow you still ended up with Boba Fett and he ended up being the main guy you play with. Glad you’re enjoying it. It just gets better! Baby Yoda (remember..not ACTUALLY Yoda and referred to on the show as “THE CHILD”) is 50 and according to the Star Wars timeline would have been born the same year as the “chosen one” Anakin Skywalker was born. Not saying that means anything yet, but definitely something we observed after that first episode was released. And also remember Yoda died at 900 years The Child is still very young with that in mind! Also....the dude that was looking at him in episode 3 before Mando rescued him...was wearing something that looks like something people on Kamino were wearing in Attack of the Clones (i.e. there might be some cloning interest going on)....some people think this will tie into the Emperor’s resurrection or the birth of Snoke.....they’re interested in The Child’s powers. Not saying if i know anything or not yet....but these were things we were discussing back then!

This is Star Wars and I can provide color commentary. So if you have questions or if you don’t...I’m still going to add stuff in! LOL

MJ said...

I def did NOT catch the clothing looking like Kamino folks. The chick who makes the armor - sounds familiar - will have to google that. My husband already sussed out that one voice was Nick Nolte. Def good, clean Star Wars fun tho

Mike V. said...

The Armorer...don’t think she’s been in a lot of stuff. But there certainly are a lot of cameos in the episodes. I’m sure you already know that Mando is Pedro Pascal (i.e. Oberyn Martell! Lol)....but actually 3 people played Mando in the suit depending on what the scene called for. 2 stunt guys and sometimes Pedro in the suit. But the voice is all him.

MJ said...

LOL - did NOT know that Pedro Pascal was Oberyn ! LOL But yes - I know lots of cameos. Still haven't watched beyond the 3 - but will sometime in next few days. Am in the middle of 4 things UGH

Mike V. said...

You have plenty of time. I’m sure you’ll catch up before s2 is done. We just started “Queen’s Gambit” on Netflix. 1st ep was really good! All caught up on This is Us as well.

I really need to create a new post. I’m just lazy! Lol. When this gets to 200 comments I’ll definitely do it.

MJ said...

Got 3 more in. And HA ! Not THE Cantina - very slick misdirection – cause now we DID go the THE cantina. LOL I wondered why you had said that cause obsiously I knew it was a different one in the first 3 eps. I liked the shock trooper chick – hope she comes back. Lord ! That mechanic was Amy Sedaris ! Knew the voice was similar. TONS of call backs. And Toro ?name? sitting in the very same spot as Han ! And Fennec is Melinda May ! Yay ! Then – OMG Bobby from SOA ! And I think the big guy is Kurgan from Higlander – and many others. Know that voice any where ! Knew he didn’t kill that crew that betrayed him !

Mike V. said...

:-). I try not to spoil, but a hint here and there isn’t too harmful! Lol Amy Sedaris is a friend of Jon Favreau’s I think. She was also in ELF. Lol Shock Trooper was fun. Gina Carano. (Sp)....she’s a UFC fighter or something. But she did good in Mando. Doesn’t matter who that newb bounty hunter was...he WAS sitting in Han’s spot and he was no HAN! Lol. And yep...Ming Na Wen was on the show as well. And yes! Bobby Elvis! You saw a lot of good eps. The big guy was also Kelvin in LOST....he’s been in tons of stuff...ugh what’s his name? Looked it up...duh...Clancy Brown. And then the girl was Natalie Tena...(OSHA in GoT, and Tonks in Harry Potter...she just needs to be in middle earth amazon show and she’ll be in all the nerd stuff lol). Well he didn’t kill the crew but he did get the prisoner blown up with Bobby Elvis when the new republic came in. Fun fact...the 3 x wing pilots were: Dave Filoni (co producer and director on Mando...also George Lucas’s #1 guy who ran Clone Wars and Rebels), Rick Famuyiwa (who directed that episode), and Deborah Chow who directed 2 episodes and also has been charged with the Obi-Wan limited series. There’s a fun story of them filming it in the documentary on Disney plus. But I recognized Filoni right away. Also the new republic guy on duty was Matt Lanter. You might know him from Timeless...but he also is the voice of Anakin Skywalker in Clone Wars.

All great stuff. New episode came out today! Once the kids get home we’ll watch it! I’m hearing good things!

MJ said...

Oh lord ! He was Kelvin ! Forgot. Did read that about the directors after I posted.

Oh - they don't all drop at once ? SIGH

Ok - I finished Season 1 - but am swamped at work. Promise to come back tomorrow with comments. Might even start S2 - buuuut - my Supernatural ends this week and I am a little behind. Nor have I started This is Us sadly. Nor Fargo. Too many plates spinning

But hey - they are probably shutting us down again so shows will disappear again soon

Mike V. said...

Mando - I’m all for the weekly rollout. Gives time to enjoy just the one ep and for the memes to be created. Baby Yoda/The Child gives you weekly doses of social media hilarity. Lol. I rewatch it a couple times throughout the week....standard operating procedure for obsession shows. :)

Supernatural finally ending? It was supposed to happen last year but covid right?

Yep...lots of quarantines happening again. Good times. At least there’s some positive news on the horizon with potential vaccines. We’ll get back to some kind of normal eventually.

Look forward to your comments on Mando! I’ll give you a heads up....the most recent episode is great in itself, but having deeper knowledge of the animated series makes it even sweeter. (I.e. Clone Wars, Rebels....still recommend these shows when you have a spare couple months lol) Dave Filoni is helping to tie all of Star Wars canon together and he’s doing it masterfully! Obviously, when you get to those episodes I’ll fill you in on what I mean. :)

MJ said...

I have Spoken ! Ugh - why did they kill Kulil ? Noooo! Damn you Gus Fring ! We all knew that Greef would betray them – til the Child heals him. The show is very predictable in that SW’s way – but I like it. Knew the 2 troopers who had the Child were someone – but I couldn’t get it – but I know now. Too funny with them not being able to hit that target. LOL Finally took the mask off since was a droid. And gets a jetpack. Armorer got some good moves ! Ugh – then they kill the droid ! I had grown to like him. Was a weird saber, no ?

Rough week - Supernatural has some hard deaths to take. Finale Thursday. SIGH 15 year investment – but they are doing right by it – so far. And yeah - they still had 3 eps in the can that had not been to production - and were filming the finale when the world shut down. They said they did make some changes once they filmed again - like less-in-your-face fights. But been good so far.

Mike V. said...

Mando -

Yeah Kuil (sp) was a tough loss. The Biker Scouts with the Child. One was Jason Sudekis and the other was Adam Pally. They were great. Lol Takia Waititi (sp) directed the last episode (and also voiced IG-11)....he did Thor Ragnarok. The saber is called the DARK SABER and has been reknowned in the animated series. It has a presence in both the Clone Wars and Rebels episodes that deal with Mandalore and their ongoing conflicts. It was last seen with a Mandalorian known as Bo Katan who is heir to the throne of Mandalore....She is voiced by Katie Sackoff in the animated show (i.e. Starbuck from BSG). Usually if someone doesn’t have the dark saber it means they have been killed. Other characters have wielded the saber throughout the show and throughout Star Wars history. It is a lightsaber and it did belong to a Mandalorian Jedi ages ago...but that person left the order and brought it back to Mandalore.

I do highly recommend watching those series on Disney + whenever you get around to it. As most shows it starts off a little slow but by mid season 2 through to the end it’s top notch storytelling....and all from the mind of George Lucas. (Clone Wars is...they actually just came back and finished Clone Wars after Disney canceled it after their takeover)...Rebels is all Filoni and crew but it’s great as well.

All that don’t need to know this information to enjoy Mandalorian...but it’s fun to know the lore!

Supernatural - Good luck with the finale! Yeah that show went on for awhile...hopefully the ending pays off!

Queen’s Gambit (Netflix) - we’re 3 or 4 eps’s fantastic! No knowledge of Chess needed to enjoy. Lol (but it has inspired me to play the computer on my apps a couple times).

MJ said...

Western music cracks me up. SWs was always referred to as the western ii space. OMG it’s Starbuck ! Read that Sachoff was a voice in Clone and Rebels – I have seen neither. Interesting that the other Mandalorians consider Mando and his kind zealots and think the mask can come off. And Timothy Olyphant as yet a Marshall again ! And The Man in Black. Wow. Ok – all caught up ! When do the new ones drop ? I heard all the Boba Fett speculation – not sure it was supposed to be him or one of the other clones or not really. I know the actor played Jango in the movies - will just ride this along and see. Don’t know why fans are so enamored with the Fetts honestly. And I had heard of the uproar of the Child eating eggs – just didn’t know the what and why of it all LOL Totally did not recognize Leguizamo though. But the mechanic was back. Ugh – spiders. Oh – and I have noticed that Bryce Dallas Howard has directed several of these.
So I know my thoughts have been scattered – but I watch 2 or 3 at a time so I tend to remember them the next day as 1 unit. Going forward I shall be watching the weekly episode only – but probably the next night. We shall see.

Queens Gambit - shall have to look at it.

Mike V. said...

Mando - You’re caught up! Nice. Yeah was hopefully not spoiling by leading you on Katie Sackoff...but it was stuff we were already speculating before this episode aired. We’ve been without Mando episodes since December of last year! We were hoping she wasn’t killed off so this was nice that she’s still alive and seeking the Dark Saber. I was starting to think that she and Sabine (from Rebels) always took their helmets off as the other Mandalorians did.....and was wondering what happened to this sect of Mandalorians (who aren’t even true Mandalorians...they’re foundlings) who never take their masks off. So i thought Din/Mando would probably come into contact with helmet removers. Lol. FYI - Jon Favreau voiced a character in Clone Wars/Rebels as well...and was a Mandalorian which fueled his interest in this project. Timothy Olyphant type casting int he best way possible. He was great! And the character he was playing (Cobb Vance) was mentioned in the Star Wars: Aftermath book (first Disney book on the Journey to Force Awakens) that was last seen with the boba fett armor. Yeah...Boba Fett always has had a legendary status since the Holiday Special when he was introduced. But it’s pretty cool that they finally confirmed he survived the SARLACC....he actually had survived in the expanded universe they’ve written it into Disney canon now too. And cool that Temuera Morrison is back. He can play all sorts of characters..not just there are survivors from the Clone Wars as well that were in Clone Wars/Rebels series too. (Most notable...REX who they hinted was a background character in Return of the Jedi’s Endor Batallion too. Lol (There’s a guy that looks like older Rex and they had a shot of him in the same uniform at the end of Rebels). The Child eating the eggs....they WERE unfertilized so there’s that. lol. And he seemed to have learned his lesson and grew to like the baby frogs when they hatched. Bryce did direct 2 eps. And they were both awesome! She’s in the documentary that you should watch now! STAR WARS GALLERY: The’s so good. Will keep you busy in between the release of each new episode.

As for when they get released...most D+ content gets released on Friday at like 3am Eastern time. I usually watch after work with the kids. They love them some Baby yoda! My daughter surprisingly gets more excited than my son now. Lol.

Queen’s Gambit - there’s 7 eps and for now it’s a limited series. The main character expressed interest in keeping it going though. We have 2 more to watch I think. Every episode has been great!

Mike V. said...

Mando - Just realized you didn’t bring up the biggest thing. Dave Filoni’s creation for Clone Wars.....Anakin’s Apprentice - Asohka Tano now a beloved Jedi to millions of Star Wars fans thanks to her presence in the animated coming to Live Action! Rosario Dawson had expressed interest in playing her years ago...and there are rumors she has been cast to play her. Many people wanted Ashley Eckstein to play her as she continues to be the animated voice of Ahsoka.....but considering this is years might make sense for a different person to play her. Last we saw her was at the end of rebels when she and another character were on the hunt for something. It was a bit of a cliffhanger for the larger canon world of Star Wars. So it’ll be interesting to see how that plays into Mando....and any potential spinoffs. (Btw...there is a rumor for a boba fett spinoff series too lol).

Mike V. said...

( was GEORGE who told Dave that Anakin had an apprentice....and asked him to make it happen. Lol. And somehow they made it all work without disrupting the movie actually enhances it)

MJ said...

Nope - you did not spoil ! Love Olyphant. I was so mad when they cancelled Santa Clarita Diet - he was awesome in a dark comedy. Not even sure I am realizing who Asohka Tano is ? The names are sometimes tripping me up though honestly.

OMG - forgot about the show about the show ! I will have to watch it this weekend.

And ok - will probably watch on saturday nights then.

Mike V. said...

Olyphant is the best! I miss Justified and Deadwood! Lol You probably wouldn’t know Asohka. That’s why I was explaining! She’s a much beloved character from the animated show. And the largest piece of canon George Lucas added to Star Wars outside of the films themselves. You might recognize her if you looked her up and saw a picture. she’s been a lot of places. Her voice was also at the end of Rise of Skywalker when Rey fought Palpy with all the Jedi behind her!

I just started watching THE CROWN to catch up with my wife who finished season 1 awhile ago,. Lol Not bad so far!

Still watching Queen’s Gambit!

MJ said...

Supernatural - they sent it off well ! I was a hot mess LOL I know they had to alter a few things due to Covid - less fights and I think less cameos had to be had. But it was good and satisfying. Killed one of them - but that was not unexpected.

Gotta get going on this is Us. I know the first one is 2 hours and a killer - which may be why I have been avoiding it. LOL

Mike V. said...

Supe - My condolences to losing one of your favorite shows! Nice to know one of them didn’t make it and no, not surprising! Lol That stinks about covid restrictions. But that’s just the sign of the times. Hey, at least we get Wonder Woman 84 on HBO Max 12/25!

This is Us - It’s been a decent season. This last episode had some good stuff. Yeah the two hour one was a tough watch, just because it was so long. Just break it up into 2 sessions and get through it!

The Crown - I’m on ep 4 of season 1 I think. Good stuff so far. The beginning of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.

Queen’s Gambit - 1 episode left...every episode has knocked it out of the park. This is a good one!

Mando - watching tonight!

MJ said...

Wait - Whaaaat ? Husband and I were just talking about how they are waiting and waiting to put WW 2 in the theaters to recoup the money spent making it ! How funny. But Christmas? UGH

Crown - I don't watch but hear they have already brought in Thatcher and Diana. And I hear it is a good show.

Manso - wait - I thought you said dropped Friday ? Oh - 3 am friday - so already dropped DUH. Hmmm maybe tonight then. If not tomorrow.

MJ said...

Crap - just remembered - can't get HBO Max thru Roku yet. SIGH

Mike V. said...

WW2 - Yeah it’s coming out in theaters AND HBO Max. Hopefully they resolve the ROKU thing by then. We just got it on the Fire stick (amazon) this week! I had it on other devices but not in the bedroom. (No Streaming FRIENDS while going to bed. Dealing with commercials on NICK lol).

Crown - Yeah...the current season is the big “wedding” I believe. But yeah I’m just getting started. Always heard good things. I got tired of just rewatching movie franchisees on the treadmill so I threw it on. I like it! (In case you’re wondering...rewatched LOTR, Hobbit, all of the MCU, Dark Knight Trilogy, Hunger Games, surprisingly not Star Wars...but I just did that last year lol).

Mando - yep...i literally meant 3am Friday :) (I.e. Midnight Pacific time). Always confusing when you talk about Midnight of one day to the I always go literal! As of 12:00am it’s the next day! Hopefully I’m about 30 minutes away from watching it. Gotta get the kids unglued from their iPads which they’ve been without during the school week. Lol

Mike V. said...

MANDO S2E4 - Great stuff. Apollo Creed directed this episode! Lol. Loved the heist stuff....the chase and yoda eating the cookie...and cheering during the dogfights. All classic stuff. They seem to be going the direction I thought they would with why The Child is important. They showed the failed cloned body....and the cloner dude again who needs more blood. They talked about “M-COUNT” which is a safer way of saying “MIDICLORIANS” lol. But it’s either that they’re trying to keep Emperor Palpatine alive....or it’s SNOKE related. But one thing Filoni does brilliantly is make the faults of the prequels and sequels make more sense through flushed out television series... BTW, next week’s episode is written and directed by Filoni (i mean this week’s ep). Which is a safe bet we’re going to see live action Asohka Tano!

Mike V. said...

In case you need a cheat sheet on Asohka:

MJ said...

Wires thing with the Child was funny. When i first heard Marchall I got excited - thought more Olyphant - but realized the planet name. LOL Just as happy to get Cara. Child really does not get the concept of 'not your food' LOL. So many call backs o the 'raid'. Boo on the tracker ! Yes - saw that Weathers directed.

Off the rest of the week. Enjoy thankgiving - in whatever shape your holiday is this year

MJ said...

Mandalorian -
So we finally get a name - Grogu ! And Rosario Dawson as well a Michael Biehn. And a Yoda name check ! And of course - the whole anger/fear does not sit well with Jedi. Nice. Saw my first xmas Grogu inflatable this week. I'm sure that generals name meant something - but not to us.

Queens Gambit - been very good. We are 4 or 6 in. Not sure where you are - but someone just passed away. This way I can't spoil for you.

Mike V. said...

Mando - Grogu!! Yoda name check and a few notes of his theme song! That episode was awesome. So, long story behind Rosario’s casting. She was actually fan cast as Asohka years ago. And Dave Filoni confirmed that that put the bug in him to consider it. Rosario saw the tweets and pretty much said, “YES HELP GET ME CAST AS ASOHKA!” She was a fan. Ashley Eckstein (Voice of Asohka in animated series) has come out in support of Rosario and the character even if she is pained that she is not playing the part. But Rosario captured the character so well. It was fantastic. Watching Clone Wars and Rebels would only enhance your enjoyment of this. But the fact is, she probably doesn’t know that LOVE actually saved Anakin in the end. She doesn’t know that Luke saved his father or even that Luke exists. One would think that bringing Grogu to the seeing stone would make him reach out to Luke, but most people think it will be a connection to Ezra (Jedi from Rebels animated series who disappeared in the finale and that Asohka and Sabine...a Mandalorian who gave up the dark saber to Bo Katan...are looking for). The guy from iZombie (morgue worker dude) has been trolling twitter suggesting he might have been cast as live action Ezra. But we’ll see. Grand Admiral Thrawn has a long history in Star Wars lore. There were books that came out between Return of the Jedi and Phantom Menace that continued on the adventures of Han, Luke and Leila. Timothy Zahn was the writers. Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and Last Command was the Thrawn Trilogy. Thrawn was dead center at the head of the Imperial Remnant. He’s a blue faced dude with Red Eyes. Anyway...Disney pretty much made the Expanded Universe “LEGENDS” and not canon. They never were on the same level of canon as Film/Animation (i.e. Lucas branded) but Lucas always borrowed from them...including the planet name Coruscant which came from Timothy Zahn’s trilogy. Fast Forward to Disney Era....Dave Filoni and his animation crew canonized Grand Admiral Thrawn by introducing him as a foe in REBELS. Ezra saved his people in the final battle and disappeared with Thrawn at the end of the series (which mostly concluded before A New Hope...but fast forwarded to after the battle of Endor to show Asohka and Sabine teaming up to look for Ezra). So we must assume that Asohka wants to find Thrawn as a lead to finding Ezra. But Dave Filoni has now said that the events of this episode may PRECEDE the scene we saw of Asohka and Sabine meeting up to go on their search.

There probably are some key episodes you could watch from Clone Wars and Rebels to get the gist of what’s important for Mandalorian. There certainly is a lot of stuff in Clone Wars that is a tough watch (i.e. not entertaining). But when it hit its stride it was phenomenal. Especially the final 4 episodes that deal with the siege of Mandalore and parallel to the events of Revenge of the Sith. So good. If you ever want a guide to how to watch Clone Wars let me know. They weren’t released in chronological order so there’s a list somewhere on how to watch them. There’s probably a list of “IMPORTANT” episodes too.

Queen’s Gambit - We finished! It was so good. Every episode was phenomenal. I think I know who you’re referring to.

The Undoing - HBO - Nicole Kidman/Hugh Grant - Pretty engaging thriller. Ho hum ending! Lol 6 episodes. Not a big commitment.

The Crown - Finished season1. Not sure if I’m waiting for my wife or plowing on.

HBO Max - Flight Attendant - Kaley Cuoco’s new show. I’ve heard good things. Just need time to check it out.

Mike V. said...

Obviously I meant Leia....not Leila...autocorrect! BTW...when this gets to 200 comments I’m creating a new thread! Just wanted to share this link. This has a list of episodes that will help your viewing of Mandalorian. There are so many more I’d suggest but these have direct tie ins.

MJ said...

Queen's Gambit - yeah - her adopted mother. She sure has grown up alot in 4 episodes LOL

Undoing - we tried it - was not that impressed.

Big Sky - heard some things - liking it - it's really a cop/PI thing with DARK undertones - so probably not your thing.

Rebels/Clones - yeah - probably never happen. SIGH

Finally finished all the SAW movies. Yikes. started that before halloween. Of course the husband just got the 4K extended LOTR set. Told him don't even think we are watching before xmas ! LOL

Mike V. said...

I continued this discussion on the new thread at the top of the site! :)