Wednesday, July 7, 2021

TV Discussion: Summer 2021

 Hi TV Addicts! We’re still here talking our favorite TV shows on a semi-daily basis.  Our viewing habits are all over the place these days, but this is still a place to come and discuss what’s on your current roster whenever you get to it.  I’ll keep this post at the top around until 200 comments or whenever Walking Dead returns (whichever comes first!). 

See you in the comments! 


Mike V. said...

Finally got that new post up! :). MJ, I did respond to your last comment in the other thread but it wasn’t anything significant. Lol

LOKI - I’m sure you haven’t started watching yet, but wow…this has to be the best marvel D+ show yet. So in our collective wheelhouse. As for the gender fluid stuff….it kinda does play into things. I don’t want to explain further than that. But it’s been perfectly cast and perfectly executed so far. 5th episode is out today and we’ll probably watch later. Michael Waldron (the Loki head writer and was promoted to writing Doctor Strange 2 and Kevin Feige’s secret Star Wars project) is on his way up in the world. Make sure you stay for the end credits in ep 4 (and I’m guessing 5 and 6 too lol).

Yellowstone - I finished the first ep and my wife kept watching without me so I probably won’t catch up with her. Lol

CW shows - I’ve fallen behind due to treadmill difficulties (more running outdoors and podcast dissections of Loki lol).

BB rewatch - this has stalled too. I need to get back to it but there’s too much other stuff to watch!

Black Widow - can’t wait for Friday!

MJ said...

Finished Handmaids - LOVED it

Loki - heard ep 4 was quite the ep !

MJ said...

Oh - and we have been re-watching all the Harry Potters. almost done

Mike V. said...

Nice on Potter! We actually used the Pandemic as an opportunity to finish reading through HP2-7 with our son. We watched the movies after each one. (With 7 we watched part 1 at the appropriate time lol). That was my 3rd time reading fully through the books and I can’t wait to do it again lol.

Handmaids…yeah I have to just power through it. First few eps have been rough. My wife wants to watch without me. Maybe I’ll tell her we can watch one tonight lol

MJ said...

Handmaid - Oh - they get good !

Finished HP. Always forget how dark they get at the end.

Kevin can **** himself - tried to like it as it has the daughter from Schitts - but nah. Not funny at all

Maybe Loki next ? Wait - was that free ?

ugh - still have the whole season of Your Honor to look at.

Mike V. said...

Handmaid - ok we’ll get to it!

HP - yep they do!

Kevin blah blah - yeah never checked it out.

Loki - Yes it’s included in subscription. 5 of 6 are available now with the final releasing next Wednesday. Next up will be Marvel’s “WHAT IF” series. It’s animated but featuring the voices of the actual actors. Each episode will be its own thing…and it resembles comics of a similar nature. I.e. “what if Peggy carter took the serum instead of Steve Rogers?” And it follows a Captain Britain story. No more live action stuff on D+ until fall/winter with Hawkeye up next I think. Tatiana Maslanay is doing a She-Hulk show too. Ms. Marvel is lined up for 2021 too and she’ll be featured in Captain Marvel 2 called “THE MARVELS” lol.

Your Honor - wait is that the Cranston one? We watched the first ep but then would’ve had to subscribe to whatever service it’s on to watch the rest. Is that a Starz or showtime show? The one we watched was good though.

MJ said...

Your Honor - not sure - gotta be HBO or SHO as I don't get Starz

Mike V. said...

Your Honor. It’s showtime. I lost that when I went to YouTube TV instead of Fios. I’m sure it’ll be streaming on something eventually.

Manifest - Meant to say - i think there are still strong rumors of some streaming option picking up manifest. Funny…my wife is interested in starting it up again and I talked to my Dad and he binged it on Netflix and found season 3 on demand. I told him it got canceled and he was annoyed. Anyway…there may still be hope. I’m still holding out on my binge until I know for sure!

MJ said...

Manifest - yeah they are still trying. Heard it was in the top 5 on Netflix right as the cancelled it

Mike V. said...

Manifest - It was actually #1 on Netflix when canceled lol

Black Widow - You watch yet? It was decent. Benefit of D+ I’m already rewatching. enjoying more on second watch. Wasn’t really in “marvel mode” on Friday. We all had a lot going on and sat down to watch not really focused lol

MJ said...

Black Widow - I think not free so waiting ?

Loki - see already renewed for S2 !

Found Fear Street - not your kind of thing - but a 3 part movie. Part 3 drops Friday. Total slasher fun LOL

Mike V. said...

Black Widow - Yep not free. But a bargain compared to the movie theater. Though I just saw our movie tavern prices were back to normal. The outrageous prices were for a special screen. And Tuesdays are still $5 per seat. Lol. So maybe I’ll be ready for Shang Chi in theaters!

Loki - I saw! I wish I would’ve seen the finale before I saw the announcement though. I was going into it wondering what will be the outcome for the movies, but it’s looking like this story may stay on the small screen for now. But I have no idea what I’m talking about since I haven’t watched the final episode yet! Lol. Anyway, it’s been very good and I’m hearing they stuck the landing too.

Found Fear Street - Haven’t even heard of it. Lol But yeah not my thing! I did see there’s some American Horror Story Spin-off series coming or something. I really didn’t look into it much. I’m burned out on AHS! Lol.

Legends - Fell behind a few eps on this but I’m on the latest episode. Not sure where you are so I won’t say anything.

Other CW shows - Falling behind on Supes and Flash. So much cast turnover on Flash. You’d think that would be a sign to call it quits! But nooooo renewed for another season. Lol Then again Legends cast changes all the time but it works for that show lol.

Handmaids - Kids and Summer are making it really hard to get back to this. Their bedtime schedule is all over the place. Lol.

MJ said...

Loki - heard they brought in some character from the books. No clue who that was (never heard of them) - but won't say here.

AHS - yeah - probably not going to watch.

Legends - behind too. Heard will be new alien even cuter then Beebo. Have not been enjoying Sara lost in space

This is US - finally catching up on this one.

Flash was renewed ? I hard cisco finally left - not of any other cast changes.

Mike V. said...

Loki - I watched. The show was great. I don’t want to say more until you watch. And yes they did. There had been theories. I had heard of them but don’t know much about it. I don’t really want to say anything until you’re caught up lol

Legends - I’m caught up and it seems like they wanted to cash in on that Baby Yoda money lol. Stick with it…the Sara thing gets interesting.

This is Us - Yep we’re caught up on that. Knowing next season is the last is beneficial for the show lol

Flash - yep…The episode I just watched today was basically all new characters with cameos from Flash, Snow, Joe. I think Joe is leaving by the end of this season. Not sure what that means for Cecile. SUrely there’s only a season left of this nonsense. lol Maybe with Superman and Lois being so successful they can end Flash. Supergirl is ending this season too and it’s the only reason I stuck with it. I guess that’ll come back when Flash is done next week.

Mike V. said...

Flash - Caught up….season finale is tonight. It’s laughably bad at times but somehow I still want to see what happens. Lol It really feels like maybe it has a season left but nothing is announced yet.

Handmaids - Finally watched another episode. June has reached Chicago with eye patch girl (Kate? Forget her name). I’d like to say we’ll watch faster now, but I doubt it. Just too many distractions. It is getting better though.

Legends - caught up on that too.

Sad there’s not another Loki to look forward to this week. Definitely the best MCU D+ show yet.

Mike V. said...

Ted Lasso - comes back this Friday on Apple TV+. Not an ideal subscription for everyone but that show was a surprise hit last year. Like really good and it came out of nowhere. But when you realize the people behind it (Bill Lawrence) are TV Sitcom veterans (Scrums, Cougartown) then it’s not a surprise it’s a super funny show with a lot of heart.

Mike V. said...

Manifest - don’t rule it out yet!

Mike V. said...

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MJ said...

Tedd Lasso - hmmm - not heard of it. oh - Apple - I don't think I get Apple

Manifest - I don't get how Netflix does not jump at it considering how well it is doing for them now. SHM Better then nothing - but they will be cramming 3 years of story into 1 LOL

We got sucked into a Netflix show - just 6 eps. Not your kind of thing. Called Criminal UK. Basicaly no police iinvestigation - each ep starts with the suspect having been arrested and the cops trying to get him to admit his guilt. Like The Closer but without finding the criminal before she interviewed them. Was very interesting really. Kit Harrington was in one.

Mike V. said...

Ted Lasso - Yeah unfortunately it’s one of the few decent shows on Apple TV+. They basically give away subscriptions if you buy devices (or at least did)…we have a combo plan with cloud storage and music that it comes with. Morning Show S1 was decent too (s2 finally coming this fall)….I’ve heard good things about For All Mankind (Ron Moore’s new show…from BSG, DS9 fame) especially season 2. Haven’t gotten around to it though. Ted is up for Best Comedy at the Emmys. And it totally deserves it.

Manifest - Yeah I didn’t fully read the article, but I”m guessing they’d do just that (cram it all in to wrap it up). I’d probably catch up if they announce a renewal….but I’m assuming they’d eliminate a lot of fluff and get right to the meat of the story if they were doing 3 years worth of stories in one. Sometimes it works well…sometimes it’s Game of Thrones season 7 and 8 where they’re moving at warp speed lol (in fairness they didn’t have books anymore for source material)

I think I heard about Criminal UK (because Kit is in it). I’m sure I’d enjoy it if I watched it (or any procedural show)….I just have limited time! :)

MJ said...

Apple - never even heard of For All Mankind. LOL and yeah - I don't use Apple - except for an ancient ipod that I still have

Manifest - my husband said the same thing yesterday. Knowing where they wanted to be in 3 years will allow them to cut all the fat at just plow thru and warp speed. Could make for a fun season actually

Mike V. said...

Apple - For All Mankind is something about an alternate present where the Space Race never ended. I.e. if the USSR succeeded landing on the moon before the US. Apparently things got really good in season 2. I get it on Apple devices. You’re either in the eco system or you’re not. But they definitely are branching out to get their content on non-apple devices now. I think I even heard rumors that iMessage might be coming to android too lol. Anyway…there’s definitely not enough Apple TV+ content to justify a subscription. But I’ll keep you posted on anything good on the service. We just watched the first 2 episodes of Schmigadoon on it last night. Cecily Strong (SNL) and Keegan Michael Key get trapped in a musical lol. Kinda funny…. Can’t wait for Ted Lasso tomorrow!

Manifest - The best example of cramming into one season I can think of is ROME Season2. On HBO. They had a 5 year plan but the budget was too high to sustain and the ratings were pretty low I think. They basically went through a good portion of the Roman Empire in a season’s worth of TV to get to their envisioned end point. It was good stuff.

All caught up on Superman and Lois (really solid for a CW arrow-verse show), Flash, Legends. So finally got back to my Breaking Bad rewatch. I’m in season 4. Hank just asked Walt about “W.W.” In Gale’s journal. Good stuff. Maybe by the time I finish it we’ll have news on Manifest and I can start binging it lol.

LOKI - The making of episode “ASSEMBLED” came out yesterday. I love docs about making these shows/films (especially the Star Wars ones) but this one was really good. Tom Hiddleston narrated it and it was great. Definitely watch the show first though lol.

MJ said...

Schnigadoon - i was tempted. Grew up watching Musicals. But Brigadoon was not one of my faves

Manifest - Netflix does not yet have that last season that just ended.

Loki - ok thanks. Crap - I never went back and watched the extras from the reunion. But am finally in season 2 of my rewatch. Ross ariived with Julie a few episodes ago.

Mike V. said...

Manifest - I think most of S3 is available on demand and I recorded some of them on YouTube TV.

Schmigadoon - Well they’re not really reenacting Bragadoon lol. It’s all very tongue and cheek. And the 2 people trapped are basically commenting on the ridiculousness of it throughout the show.

Friends - We just watched the reunion again last night. Had a guest who hadn’t seen it and we didn’t complain having to watch again. Lol. I mean I watch them every night but I’d love to marathon them in order again. When the tables flipped and Ross was dating Julie…that was just good tv. Lol. I mean most of it is. But every time a Rachel/Joey episode comes on I just criiiingggge. They definitely were milking out their major plot line a little longer than it could be sustained. But they fixed it well. Lol

MJ said...

Friends - yeah - been enjoying watching in order. Didn't get to any this weekend - fast forwarded thru a lot of Opening Ceremonies. Was creepy with no one in the stands

Mike V. said...

Opening Ceremonies - Yeah it was bizarre. The drone thing was amazing. But we never finished it the ceremonies.. (kids again lol).

I definitely watched a few more Friends episodes but in no particular order again. :)

Breaking Bad - making progress on the rewatch again. Jesse is going out on jobs with Mike and Walt assumes this is to drive a wedge between them. And Walt did his classic “I AM THE DANGER. I’m THE ONE WHO KNOCKS” line. Great stuff. He also couldn’t let the investigation die with Gale = Heisenberg because Hank was going on about how much of a genius he was.

Ted Lasso season premiere - they didn’t miss a beat. Still hilarious!

MJ said...

Drone thing was totally amazing. Like I said - FF thru alot LOL

Heard Odenkirk passed out on set of BCS. Hopefully nothing serious.

Had a work outing yesterday - whole dept met at a winery down southern NJ. Had a great time. Was just good to see PEOPLE again. LOL Timing probably good as I think we will be going back to masks indoors. SIGH

Mike V. said...

Odenkirk - Heard the same. Details are still a little fuzzy on that one. Hoping he’s okay as well. As I was typing this a tweet came in with Bryan Cranston tweeting for thoughts for his friend. not sure if he knows any more than the public knows as he indicates.

BB — Making good progress on S4. Gus just took out Don Eladio and is looking for Jessie to replace Walt as the sole cook. Getting close to “FACE OFF” finale.

Nice on the winery! Yeah we’ve had some nice gatherings this summer including an in person work Happy Hour. Definitely more restrictions heading our way. It’s beyond me the percentage of people that won’t do the one thing they need to do! Social Media can be and has been a useful development in our global culture, but it has really developed a terrible side effect!

MJ said...

We are starting a BSG marathon at some point this week.

Vax - yeah - i jut don't get these people. I work at a hospital and only 60% of employees got it. Mandatory is coming for sure.

Sweet on Face Off ep. I fell off the couch first time I saw it.

Mike V. said...

BSG - nice. Only binged through it that one time..yikes probably 10 or 11 years ago now.

Vax - that is insane that even a hospital is seeing those statistics. Mandatory by companies wouldn’t surprise me. Gotta get to that magic number.

BB - same. It was crazy. I checked the IMDB ratings for the remaining episodes in the show. I mean I remember the quality never went down but it’s like 8.8-10 across the board. (Ozymandius ep STILL is a 10 after all these years).

Mike V. said...

BB - Finished S4 rewatch. Totally forgot until the middle of the episode that Walt poisoned Brock (the kid of Jessie’s girlfriend Andrea) and made Jessie think Gus was behind it. 16 eps to go!

MJ said...

BSg - yeah been a long time. We started with the mini-series. And crazy enough my husband and I thought that Six was not revealed to be a Ceylon so quickly.

BB - oh wow - Brock. Forgot that.

Vax - what they are not telling us is it is mostly clincial or non-clinical employees not getting it. People don't realize how many non clinical folks work at hospitals.

Mike V. said...

BSG - Nice. Yeah I barely remember anything about the series. Just key moments and the finale.

BB - Yep….I’m probably gonna watch the Jessie movie (El Camino) when I’m finished again. The payoff to the end of it may resonate more remembering more about Andrea and Brock.

Vax - Yeah, makes sense. I did an internship at a hospital back in the day and it definitely wasn’t clinical lol.

MJ said...

Jeez - did I watch El Camino > I must have !

Just saw TWD is ?maybe? going to have a new governor ? Know you are over it tho ! LOL

Mike V. said...

El Camino - So i did a search of this blog and couldn’t find any result. But surely we talked about it! Lol It was decent from what I remember.

Saul - I did see Bob is going to be okay but it was heart related incident. It was on set so I wonder if it was some intense scene he was filming. Or just a coincidence that he was there.

TWD - That burned me out with the show was not knowing how much more they were going to drag it out. Now that I know we’re moving towards the end I’m all in. But that doesn’t mean I’ll be recapping 20 more episodes. I just don’t have it in me anymore! Lol. But I’ll still post up our discussion posts. :) Anyway, I did see the governor thing also. I didn’t read into it too much though so no idea what it means!

MJ said...

Saul - yes - they called it a minor heart attack

TWD - me the same on the Gov part. But honestly - even feeling over it. FTWD has surpassed it in quality for awhile now. Tho they also have killed off a fave. Think Glenn/Noah when I say that. They have killed others - just less loved.

Was off yst. Still ploughing thru BSG. Goes quick with 40-45 min eps. LOL Forgot how good it really was.

Mike V. said...

Whoops…just seeing this comment.

TWD - Really?? On FTWD. I’m surprised on that. Guess I missed out. But I couldn’t take more zombie shows lol. Yeah…they definitely killed off a lot of the best characters on TWD. And you know they’re not killing Carol or Daryl unless the spinoff is a prequel. I can’t even remember who Noah is lol. But Glenn was great and that one was tough to take.

BSG - yeah I remember getting sucked into the binge. Probably would again!

Breaking Bad - Finished! Wow….still holds up. One of the best rides ever. I totally forgot Todd killed Andrea (Brock’s mother) to motivate Jesse to keep cooking for them. Makes El Camino movie even more relevant. I’ll be a completionist and rewatch that movie too while the show is fresh. Then I’ll be ready for the final season of Saul. I don’t think I could handle a Saul rewatch. The last few seasons have been great but it’s a different ride than BB.

Manifest is next on my list. My wife has already started so I gotta catch up lol. Still haven’t heard on that renewal but it seems inevitable.

Mike V. said...

El Camino - Finished this as well. Good stuff. Nice “epilogue” for the show. Todd played a major role in it and I forgot how much Jesse Plemmons changed in the years since the show ended. So from a continuity perspective it was a little weird, but he was still good in it.

Manifest - Started the pilot again. I forgot a lot so looks like I’ll be rewatching the whole thing. Apparently people have a theory it’s going to get renewed on 8/22 or something like that…some significant date in the show.

The Suicide Squad - Just finished it this morning on HBO Max. One thing is clear….James Gunn can make an entertaining comic book movie. This one was so irreverent and clearly making use of its R rating. But it was hilarious and made D list comic book characters (villains) into household names and you want to root for them. Can’t wait until he gets started on Guardians III for marvel.

You watch Loki yet? Or still heads down in BSG? “WHAT IF?” Is the next series starting wednesday. It’s animated but has the actual voice actors reprising their roles in alternate scenarios. First one up What if Agent Carter took the super serum instead of Steve Rogers? CAPTAIN CARTER! Chadwick Boseman was recorded for Black Panther as Star Lord before he passed as well. I’ll keep you updated if it’s any good. But WATCH…..LOKI! :).

MJ said...

Manifest - i will warn you - there were aspects in the 1st season that were annoying. maybe on a straight watch less so. It was around the relationships within that family. I got the point of it - people are gone a long time and others move on - but at the time I thought they really over did it.

Suicide Aquad - they made a new one ?

Loki - not yet sigh. Just started S2 BSG last night.

Oh - What If did sound interesting.

Heading to the shore for the rest of the week. Just glad to be anywhere that is NOT my house LOL

Mike V. said...

Manifest - I think that’s what plagued my first viewing (S1). But yeah when binging you tend to notice that stuff less. I know all about the growing pains of these shows. Lol. Yep…I remembered that family drama. And I absolutely am positive they’ll overdo it as I proceed!

“THE” Suicide Squad (“the” distinguishes it from the original lol) - Yes. It IS considered a sequel but it’s nothing like the first one. James Gunn who wrote/directed Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2 (and wrote all the guardians’ lines in Infinity War and End Game) was fired from Disney because of old tweets a few years back. Guardians 3 was on target to come out in 2021…but DC picked him right up to do a new Suicide Squad. The only people left over from the original are Joel Kinneman (Flag), Viola Davis (the one in charge of giving orders to the squad and killing them if they try to flee) and Harley Quinn. James Gunn brings his unique eye, comedy and skill of applying music to the DC universe. And takes virtually unknown characters and makes you love them. Lol. But man it’s violent and laced with profanity. But it’s fantastic.

Loki/What If - I’m trying not to give anything away….but if you want to watch What If, I’d watch Loki first just in case. I’m not 100% sure they’re tied together but they might be lol.

I do remember BSG S2 being awesome though so enjoy! Enjoy vacation and bring your streaming device to the shore! Lol I’ll be heading down to OCNJ before Labor Day as we have for the past several years.

Mike V. said...

Manifest — Well into season 1. Probably episode 10 or 11? I realized after rewatching I think I only ever watched the first 2 episodes. Right now Charming (can’t remember his name on this show) has been kicked out of the house and he’s understanding of Danny (Franco/Rescue Me) being in their lives now. Cal is the “Holy Grail” and the MAJOR is interested said grail, but doesn’t know it’s Cal yet. Michaela and Jared have admitted their feelings for each other still exist….but he has yet to tell his new wife/friend lady. I’m assuming Jake (just remembered Charming’s name) will eventually develop feelings for this doctor lady who was on the flight. Or maybe like you suggested we’ll move past this relationship drama all together and focus on more interesting things lol. But overall I’m enjoying it.

Handmaid’s - June has made it to Canada! But she definitely is not at peace. She also went to Serena and did some good yelling. And then had that interesting scene with her husband. I mean obviously she isn’t going to stay put with Gilead still in operation or with Hannah still back there. But, based on things I’ve already read…I doubt she’ll leave Canada until someone gets their come uppance! Lol.

WHAT IF? (Marvel) - First episode was good! Fun to see what could’ve been had one thing gone slightly another way. Don’t want to say much beyond that!

Hope you’re enjoying the shore!

Mike V. said...

Manifest. He’s Ben not jake. Lol whoops!

Mike V. said...

Manifest - Finished season 1, left on a cliffhanger of Jared/Zeke (yes I met Zeke) with a gun and Michaela running in to “stop him”. June 2, 2024 was revealed as their expiration date. So wondering now if Zeke will expire sooner or if their goal would be to avoid that. And Grace is preggers but not sure if it’s Danny’s or Ben’s. Shouldn’t take me too long to start S2. It makes even more sense to me now that they’d hold off until 8/28 to announce a renewal.

Handmaid - Finally finished s4! I had already read about the commander getting his come uppance. Definitely an ambiguous ending with June asking for 5 minutes with the baby and saying she’ll go. There’s no way she’s staying put in that house or Canada. There’s a loose thread with Serena/June conflict. And of course June is in love with Nick and maybe her husband still. And Hannah is still in Gilead…and Gilead still exists. So I’m assuming this doesn’t end until she gets Hannah and takes down the whole system in the US. It feels very LOST in the format it’s following…i.e. she got off the island only to find she has to go back. I did read that S5 is not necessarily the final season. They’re reassessing things since they had more time in the pandemic to figure out how much more story there is to tell.

Legends - I think I’m one behind now (last night) because I’m focusing on Manifest. I do have S3 of Manifest on Hulu, so I’ll be able to watch all of it. Legends works well as a binge too so I’m okay if they pile up.

MJ said...

Manifest - wow - you are kicking that out ! LOL Yeah - the family drama does really settle down and it gets better. Oh the General ! LOL on calling him Charming. Mic's ex settles down a bit too - cause he was annoying

Suicide Squad - yeah - wasn't a fan of the first.

Handmaids - oh - some stuff goes down in Canada. June gets that Cray cray look in her eye and stuff happens.

Watched a few horror things. But was away and had a guest day pre and post vaca - so not alot watched. But WW was fun - had awesome weather.

TWD back soon - not bothering with watching mid-season finale as i usually do as they were the one offs.

Mike V. said...

WOW, we posted at the same time above! Lol You’ll probably see what I posted later.

Manifest - Jared is full on stalker mode on Zeke right now. Yeah that definitely can’t last. Lol.

Suicide Squad - This one was definitely better. It’s fun…

Handmaids - She definitely did! (My thoughts above!)

TWD - Actually i think that last “season” we got became “bonus” episodes of season 10. What’s coming now is season 11 which will have several groups of episodes I think. Yeah I’m not rewatching anything. I’ll be lucky if I watch it on Sunday lol. Starting before Labor Day…even October is just weird!

Mike V. said...

Manifest (again) - Just finished s2 premiere. I totally knew Vance was alive! Classic TV rules…no body not dead. And hilarious that NBC writers utilized the fact that this guy’s name was Vance to throw in that his first name is Robert/Bobby. I.e. Bob Vance Vance Refrigeration from The Office fame. Good stuff. “Save the Passengers” is very “Save the Cheerleader Save the World” Heroes type stuff too….also NBC. They’re just recycling their greatest hits. Lol.

Mike V. said...

Manifest (again again) - Really plowing through. I’m on S2E5 now. They got a compass from another guy that had a calling on the death date. Michaela is with Zeke now, Jared decided to take the bartender out. Ben/Saanvi still showing hints of something brewing there…but they’re showing no signs of breaking up the Stone Family either lol. Ben is teaching at the university…I’ve met TJ who remembered Olive from the airport. He’s now going to the crazy church with her. Oh and they figured out who the major is…but all of Saanvi’s research was taken.

MJ said...

Crazy we were posting at same time. LOL

Manifest - oh the expiration date ! Fun times. Didn't catch the Bob Vance as did not watch Office. Ys - Save the Cheerleader ! We thought the same. God I loved that first season of that show. Oh wow - S2W5 - you really are flying. Hmmm - that damn major. I will say no more. But i love Sanvi.

Mike V. said...

First season of Heroes was really good. And it aired when S3 of LOST was airing and people were starting to get frustrated. S3 ended up getting really good but those first 6 episodes that aired alone when they were trapped in cages on Hydra Island gave Heroes an unexpected edge. Lol. But we found out that Heroes was a 1 season wonder when LOST had the legs, even if it inevitably frustrated a large portion of viewers (not this one!).

Not sure if you saw from that simultaneous post but I’m all caught up on Handmaids. Definitely got good, but similar to TWD, I’m hoping they are considering ending before they overstay their welcome. Lol.

MJ said...

I did see - and yeah - they are talking about finding more 'content' for Handmaids. I agree - don't ruin it. End it. Get Hannah and end it LOL

Husband had stomach issue yesterday - so nothing new watched.

Oh Lord - Hydra Island. LOL I was frustrated at the ending at first. But watched a few days later and made my peace with it. The kept saying the fans obsessed about the wrong things - and they were right. I still say they could have TRIED to explain how they all seemed to run into each other in the world before the island. LOL Saying. But I am good with it all now.

Mike V. said...

Just seeing this comment…ouch on the stomach issue. Hopefully he’s recovered!

LOST - The show was far from perfect. But at the same time it was perfect because of the way it was. It was the first show of its kind and they learned lessons along the way. As for them all being connected before the island…I figured that was because of Jacob’s involvement and their fate/destiny to end up on that plane. Yeah my gut reaction as I was watching that ending sequence was like, “REALLY”??? But then I sat with it as Christian explained things and then watched their tearful reunion and Jack’s final walk…..and his eye close…and by the end of the episode I was bawling and just said “it was perfect”. I was shocked to see the discourse online and a lot of it just being confused about what they saw or trying to make too much of it lol. But yeah…they definitely dug themselves into a hole with the barrage of mysteries they intentionally introduced and introduced without even knowing they introduced them. They did the best they could and focusing on character arcs in the end made a lot of sense.

Manifest - speaking of a show LOST spawned - done season 2! And whattya know…once I finished s3 came onto Netflix! Lol. I would’ve been able to watch on Hulu regardless. Those shadow dudes died and came back! Zeke died and came back…the 828 passengers maybe died and came back! Ben’s hand is glowing! A piece of the plane is found! The girl from Americans is living in their house now! Saanvi is an accidental murderer! Zeke is getting “FEELINGS” but no callings. Crazy stuff. I should be done by the end of the week lol

MJ said...

Manifest - Sanvi killing that general was awesome tho ! LOL Or whatever her title was. Glowing hand freaked me out. And thank god Ben and the wife just got their stuff together - that was annoying the first season. And was glad Zeke came back from the dead

Mike V. said...

Manifest - you can’t go wrong with what you call her. She was a Major General so can’t go wrong lol. Yeah I kept thinking they would separate and Ben would go to Saanvi but it turns out she isn’t into his type LOL. Not sure how I didn’t see that coming. They made the family dynamic of the Stone Family the core theme of the show. So you can’t break them apart after that. Definitely some lost vibes with the plane showing up in the ocean (or at least pieces of it)….that’s kinda what i was thinking when Ben kept seeing the plane. We’re supposed to think they actually died. Maybe they did die. But the weird thing is it was all instantaneous in the pilot episode. They never experienced the death from what we saw. Zeke did experience it. The Shadow crew just disappeared and came back months later. Oh right and they’re getting callings now. Recognize the one dude (main bad guy) from Orange is the new Black. I’ll be interested to see what kind of cliffhanger they left everyone on at the end of S3 when the show got canceled. But with Netflix adding S3 a week before 8/28….surely this renewal is coming soon.

Mike V. said...

Manifest - In the middle of ep 5 now. Time skipped a bit and these “meth heads / shadow dudes” are a day from their death date. 2 of the guys seem somewhat redeemable where as the Orange is the new Black dude (Jace??) is still hell bent on revenge. Tail fin aged 7 years as has the lady that was shot in the first season. Zeke can feel what others are feeling/thinking. Ben worked a calling with the chess dude who stole artifacts and threw out the other piece of that Egyptian artifact. Michaela and Zeke moved in with Evie’s mother. I’m getting vibes of Vasquez and Michaela’s partner having a bit of a flirtation going on. Oh and Vasquez is investigating the Major General’s disappearance. Right now they are getting very religious and like the blues brothers think they’re on a mission from God. I’m sure fans of LOST won’t accept that as the ultimate answer lol. But I do wonder if the show does get renewed if they’re targeting the 828 death date as the end of the series or if they plan to go beyond that. Guess I can’t make guesses like that until I see the end of S3 lol. There has already been a couple time jumps in the first few episodes alone.

White Lotus - forgot to mention we’re watching this one on HBO. It’s already done, but I think we’re 3 or 4 eps in of 6. Connie Britton, Steve Zahn, Stiffler’s Mom (lol) and a bunch of others I don’t know.

MJ said...

Manifest - yeah - didn't say earlier - but we also thought Ben/Sanvi would be a thing. But never happened. Zeke never made sense to me since he was Not on the plane. Dying to see how they fit 3 years of closure into 1 season. Gonna be a ride ! Have loved the Callings.

White Lotus - on my DVR - is it good ? Heard it ended BIG.

Mike V. said...

Manifest - yeah….well at one point in season 2 they made it seem like it’s all connected…828ers and these other people who get the callings. Like even the ancient Egypt stuff or whatever…they saw 828 when it went through the dark lightening. So maybe something similar happened with Zeke. But of course then he died and “LEVELED UP” lol. We still don’t know what Manifest will get renewed for if it does. I.e. 1 final season or 2 or whatever. But yeah most likely it would be 1 to wrap it up.

White Lotus - it’s not bad. It’s a very weird hang but I do find myself laughing a lot. It’s one of those shows that opens up with something that happens at the end (at least I think it’s the end) then flashes back 2 weeks to tell the story of how they got there. So it kinda keeps you wondering in every episode what’s going on.

Mike V. said...

Manifest - I’m on the last 2 episodes! Just in time for 8/28! Lol Cal just went to the secret gov’t headquarters and said “Take me to the Tailfin”. All global governments are enforcing stricter policies against the 828ers….and someone in Singapore was killed. Saanvi has come clean and made amends with Ben. Ben is on House arrest. Angelina (i.e. girl from the Americans) is absolutely the worst character ever written. Lol First she falls in love with a fugitive because of a photograph and an instant calling connection. Then she turns into Single White Female. Then she sets fire to the Stone house because she thinks she has a guardian angel. Now she’s convinced Cal to go off and be a leader. It’s painful. And why has Olive just suddenly forgot about TJ and with Levi? Is the actor permanently gone or were they planning to set up some love triangle in the next season? Lol Oh and Michaela has quit the force.

And how could I forget? Noah’s Ark? Interesting angle. It’s weird watching scientists get excited by proving religious things. But definitely interesting where they’re going with it all. I’m interested to see what cliffhanger they left everyone on.

I had a guess that the Captain and that other woman are just going to show back up one of these days with their plane. It certainly looked like they “vanished” when the lightning struck. But I’m not sure if that’s a big enough cliffhanger for people to want the show back. Guess I’ll find out in 2 episodes. My wife has been watching too and I’ve caught up and passed her. We may try to sync up for the finale.

White Lotus - 2 more eps left.

Marvel’s What if - first 3 episodes were great! Definitely some interesting alternate takes. And each episode may spawn follow up episodes in a next season.

Spider-Man: No Way Home - Trailer has FINALLY come out. Definitely dealing with the multi-verse. 100% guaranteed all 3 Spideys will be in this one. But they didn’t play that card yet. The trailer is very bizarre and I think probably half of it is bogus and the other half is just misleading. All the same people are involved that made Homecoming and Far From Home so I’m assuming this one will be great too. Of course Spider-man 3 was pretty terrible and had the same conditions (Sam Raimi on all 3. And funnily enough Sam Raimi is directing Dr. Strange and the Multi-verse of Madness. COINCIDENCE??!?!)

Eternals has a new trailer too. Looks solid. Shang Chi comes out next weekend. Covid restrictions starting to ramp up again. We’ll see if we can squeeze in a theater screening of that one.

MJ said...

Manifest - oh forgot Michaela quitting. LOL I have to see - I might not have watched the finale as they had cancelled it. But I kept it on the DVR

Your Honor - still haven't finished but read getting a second season

Mike V. said...

Your Honor - i saw that too. I still only watched that fist ep.

Manifest - oh man…and I just finished!! Lol. Well I’m going to write about it below anyway. So don’t read if you didn’t watch it. I’ll have to go back into old comments to see if you and Richard talked about the finale lol


So, the last 2 eps were a 2 part finale. When Cal disappeared I jokingly said, “what, is Cal coming to come back 5.5 years older or something?” He totally did! Lol. But I didn’t see Grace being killed by psycho Angelina until the plane calling with Cal. Somehow I just got a bad feeling it was going to be her. But apparently it HAD to happen. Why? Who the hell knows? Lol. But then….as a stinger…my other prediction from up above came true…kinda. The captain reappeared in the 828 plane…then the plane disappeared! WHAHAT??? Things are getting nuts. But definitely would like to know what happens next. We’ll see if tomorrow any big reveals happen. apparently NBC dubbed 8/28 as 828 day last year with season 3 news. So people really think they’re going to renew the thing tomorrow. Or Netflix will or whatever. We’ll see!

Mike V. said...

Manifest - Non spoilery for finale. So i did a CTRL-F on our last big thread for “manifest” and scanned through the comments. I was being stubborn about not watching, you were behind on the show but letting Richard know where you are and Richard brought up the bad acting. Man is there EVER some bad acting on that show. Main cast is fine (maybe except Cal but he’s a kid)…but some of these new people they brought on were rough! Anyway…it’s not clear from the comments if you watched the finale. Maybe see if it gets renewed tomorrow then do it. But it was good lol

Mike V. said...

Manifest - happy 8/28 day! One more season on Netflix!

MJ said...

Manifest - I had NOT watched it - but I have now.

Will be back later to discuss. Crazy stuff!

And yes - heard 1 more season. I'll take it.

Was off Friday so a little snowed in at work - but I will be back !

MJ said...

Jared was minda Jerky again. I was nervous for Vance's son. And did any one not know Sanvi was going in the drink with the tailfin ? LOL

What the heck did it actually mean when Cal disappeared tho ? Very Fringey. And I thought Grace was going to punch that head scienist several times.

Callings were crazy these 2 eps (I watched back to back). The plane with all the blood ! Some of these 828'ers are truly nutso.

Do we think Grace is really dead ? i am thinking yes. And how did they not change the locks ? SIGH. I hate the character of Angelina - but loved the actress in one of my all time faves - the Americans. Call now looks to be the same age as his twin sister once again.

And what was with the deal with the final final scene - Pilot appering and then whole plane leaving ?

Was a very good finale ! No wonder the showrunner had fits knowing what twists he put in the finale.

So heard - besides the 1 year final season we are getting - they will have bigger budgets. And of course - are not limited to the 45 min episode now. So thats a plus.

Mike V. said...

I’ll write more later but it’s a 20 episode final season too. I did read the bigger budget. Whole cast got raises too. Show runner said he’ll be able to streamline the rest of his story to finish it. Good stuff!

MJ said...

Oh - forgot to say - we finally watched Spidermans. Second was even better then the first.

MJ said...

Legends - quite behind - but just saw the one where Sara is finally back and the went back to the West. I swear these writers do serious drugs. LOL

Oh - and besides seeing the 2 Spideys - we finally saw the 2 new(ish) Jumanjis. And this is why we are so behind on everything else. LOL

Mike V. said...

I really gotta catch up on these comments. Vacation had me slacking. I’ll write about Spidey, Manifest and all the other stuff. I am fully caught up on Legends. (Season is over)

Mike V. said...

Manifest -

When Cal disappeared, I think I mentioned above but the first thing I thought was that he’d come back 5.5 years older. And he did lol. But what did it mean? No idea. Seems like he knew what was going to happen though when he did it and knew that Grace had to die. They’ve been pretty tight lipped on if she’ll be in the cast for the final season.

Yep, I watched the Americans too…i kept referring to her as “girl from Americans” until I started remembering her name as Angelina. And wow…yeah what a bad character. Some of the acting on this show is pretty laughable. Not by the core cast but from the recurring/guest stars. Maybe it was a case of bad writing but I don’t know.

Still think it’s hilarious that I called that pilot coming back as a cliffhanger….but for it disappearing right away….didn’t see that coming. That was nuts! It is good that they will have more budget for these final episodes. I know they’re paying the cast/crew more too so that’s part of it. But you could definitely feel this network show being pushed to the limits. A few more Netflix dollars to spend should help it.

I still am amazed at how good LOST looked for a network show. But it was because it was shot on film and on location in Hawaii. But even the effects and green screen work they did for flashbacks to make locations look like places all over the world. It was impressive.

Tom Holland Spideys - Yeah they’re great. I remember trying to convince you when Homecoming first came out but you were burned out on too many spider-men movies. I’m just all in on everything the MCU has been doing. And the Spidey 3 trailer looks nuts. (No Way Home) there are a lot of rumors circulating this one and what could be coming. I’m sure the next trailer will reveal it. Let’s just say maybe the time invested in those other spider-men may pay off. Lol. But yeah Tom Holland totally nails Peter Parker and is great as an awkward teenager with major quips as Spidey. And Jon Watts has done a great job directing the 2 films soon to be 3. The crazy thing is…Sam Raimi (original Spidey 1-3) is directing Dr. Strange in The Multiverse of Madness….so it wouldn’t surprise me if there’s more Spidey craziness in that one too.

2 Jumanji’s….we watched them too last year during lockdowns with the kids. They were a lot of fun. And another is probably in the works just not green lit yet due to covid. You know they actually reference Robin Williams’s character in the first movie so they’re both technically sequels to the original lol.

LEgends - Ahhh yeah I remember when they went to the West and hilarious on the drugs! It was another fun season. I wonder how many they have left in them.

Superman Lois and Clark - First season ended up being really good. It should be on Netflix soon and I wouldn’t say you’d be wasting your time if you watched it. Speaking of budgets…they had one…and they had some good writers too. It was a solid outing.

Supergirl - it’s back….I’m caught up…it’s blah but it’s ending so I’ll stick with it. Lol.

Ted Lasso - Still amazing!

White Lotus - Wacky show…we finished it. Ending was okay lol. There might be a season 2 but I think it would be a brand new cast.

AHS - Did you know the new season started? I just set the dvr to record and it said I missed 3 episodes already lol. But…I’m not too broken up about it either. If I catch up I’ll catch up.

Impeachment: American Crime Story - I set the dvr…we’ll see if we get to it!

Mike V. said...

Hawkeye - D+ trailer arrived today. Looks great! I’m a sucker for a Christmas themed story. Lol And listen…the marketing slogan is perfect. This holiday season the best gifts come with a “bow”. Perfection!

Matrix Resurrections - There’s no need for this movie to exist but Keanu and Carrie Ann Moss are ageless wonders and this movie looks fantastic from the brief glimpses of it. I don’t even care if it’s the Matrix 1 with revised effects and Bearded Keanu. Give me it now! Lol People are theorizing that Lawrence Fishburne will be in it but his appearance is being kept secret. There’s another dude playing a version of Morpheus in The Matrix and may play into the story.

Stranger Things - Finally finished season 2 and have started season 3. Season 3 already seems better than the sludge fest of the beginning of s2 lol. I looked up when 4 is coming out…doesn’t even have a specific date yet but 2022 is the year.

Mandalorian - Already cleaned up at the Creative Emmys winning like 7 (Effects, makeup, Cinematography…stuff like that). . Might be a big sign for the actual emmys or it might just mean that’s all they’re getting lol. I guess with all these trailers coming out we should be getting a “Book of Boba Fett” trailer soon for December. There are rumors that Luke and Grogu may show up in that. It would be dumb for Grogu not to with his popularity! Lol.

MJ said...

Stranger Things - ugh - Don't think I have watch 3. Think Hopper in Russia or something ?

Spidey - did not know 3rd coming

Matrix - yeah - we shall see.

And now the NFL is back - so even less time to catch up on stuff

Mike V. said...

Stranger things - I’m not that far into 3 yet but it did open with some experiment in Russia and then flashed forward to a year later. So it’s like 1985 now. And they snuck in to see Dawn of the Dead instead of Back to the Future. What’s wrong with these kids?? Lol Anyway, Hopper being in Russia sounds about right. But that hasn’t happened yet.

Spidey/Marvel - yep! December 17th. Seems to pick up right after the last one ends in the mid-credits. But Far From Home was already like a year after End-Game because they went through an entire school year. I think I need to see a revised MCU timeline with the recent D+ shows and Shang Chi. Did I mention I saw that? It was a lot of fun! And the majority of it (outside of flashbacks) definitely happens after end game.

MJ said...

Stranger - I thought at the end of S2 they showed him in Russia ? Hmmmm And come on - sneaking into Dawn of the Dead ? Yeah - cause they would not be allowed to see that due to age. You forgetting what it is like to be a tween ? Or just into early teen years ? Always choose the FORBIDDEN

You have mentioned Shang Chi - you had to tell me who the hell he was ! LOL Heard good tho

Hawkeye - he has a movie ?? UGh -- Marvel is exhausting. What more do we need to know about him? Saying ! Still have not seen Black Widow - his bestie !

Star Trek Discovery !! OMG You watch this ? We started about a week ago. Last 2 eps we watched were CRAZY

Mike V. said...

Hawkeye -’s another Disney+ show. It’s actually adapting a pretty popular comic. But basically he’s training his replacement Kate Bishop (played by Hailey Seinfeld) and there is a dog named “lucky” involved. But he’s a retired avenger and it follows that story. It’s based in New York at the holidays but looks really good. A

Stranger Things - Nothing about Russia in season 2. No I understood why they were sneaking in (also to not pay lol). I just meant these kids would probably be more into Back to the Future! Lol. But yeah…Dawn of the Dead is more thematic for the show too.

Shang Chi - Yep it was! And yes Marvel is relentless…but more content the better for D+ eventually. This is a movie though. It’ll be on Disney Plus next month I think.

Star Trek Discovery - I actually do finally have Paramount +. I held out for a long time. But the kids needed to watch some Nickelodeon show….So I had only watched the pilot on CBS. I need to finish Picard S1 (i think i watched through 8 eps) and then néed to watch Discovery. I’ll add them to the binge list!

MJ said...

Hawkeye - Seinfeld? Like of THE Seinfeld ? LOL

Hmmm - Stranger Things - wonder if I saw S3 and just spoiled the hell out of you ?

Gotta say - half way thru Discovery - and was GOBSMACKED last night. No details. Borrowed someones acct so I can continue Evil. And yes - have heard S2 of Discovery not as good as first. But damn - last 2 eps i watch were crazy good Not started Picard. Have to go back to Evil - and then watch Lucifer.


Mike V. said...

Hawkeye - crazy autocorrect. No STeinfeld not Seinfeld. Lol. Not sure what you’d know her from. I saw her in the Bumblebee Transformers Spin-off. But fans are stoked about her being Kate Bishop. She won an Oscar at an early age or something.

Stranger Things - It’s all good. I’ll forget by the time I watched it! Lol.

Nice on Discovery…not even sure I know about Evil lol.

It really doesn’t!!! Hence why we’re still here talking. Lol

MJ said...

I have heard of Steinfeld. Hmmmm Guess just from entertainment sites as I have never seen anything she has been in

Evil - awesome show. Started on Fox or somthing - got cancelled. Now is on Netflix. Kinda Xfiles ajascent. But on steroids. And Ben Linus is an awesome baddie again LOL

Mike V. said...

Evil - You sold me on Ben Linus being in it. Lol. Maybe I’ll add it to the list.

BTW…really enjoying season 3 of Stranger Things. They’ve mixed in more comedy again with the dark stuff. Season 2 was a little too serious. It had its moments though. Eleven/Jane learning girly stuff from Max is a good time.

Mike V. said...

Stranger Things 3 - I’m thinking you saw it because it’s getting very heavy into Russian stuff and Hopper is developing a rival in this motorcycle riding Russian goon. Lots going on at the mall. Lots of people getting taken over by the “mind flayer”. Nancy and Will’s brother (forgot the name) are in a hospital facing off against a giant beast. Mike, El, Max, Lucas, Will are at the hospital with them but in the waiting room. Hopper, Winona Ryder (forget name) and Smirnoff (Russian Scientist Alexi) have gone to Illinois to see that crazy dude that can also translate. Just a fun season overall so far. I think I’m more than halfway through.

Ted Lasso - They had a very scrubs like episode (Bill Lawrence is producer) where we followed one other character on his adventures instead of sticking with Ted and a B plot and c plot. And just like scrubs and in Ted Lasso fashion, the payoff was awesome. Ted just won the Emmy for best comedy and it’s truly deserved. If you can afford $5 I’d subscribe to Apple TV+ for a month and binge Ted. But maybe wait until season 2 is done.

Morning Show - Season 2 has started (also Apple TV+) - You can definitely tell COVID measures were in place as they were broadcasting in NYC on New Year’s Eve 2019 and had to digitally paint in crowds. Lol. They’re going to cover the pandemic on the show…so hopefully it doesn’t get TOO real like This is Us did. Show is still good though.

Only other things we’ve been watching with the kids is Marvel’s What If (which is kinda dark for an animated Disney Plus show…but it makes sense because it’s alternate timelines to the main timeline where things work out and they win lol. So it inevitably would HAVE to be darker) and Lego Masters. S2 was a lot of fun of that show and they had some great builders on there. Kids got really into it and emotional when their teams did/didn’t win. I’ve seen too many reality competitions to even get phased by who wins/loses anymore!

MJ said...

Stranger - I really am not sure, LOL

Still on Star Trek Discovery. Last night we took a break and watched a scary movie.

Was sick yesterday so did not get the TWD.

Mike V. said...

Stranger - I have 2 eps left so I’ll let you know!

Discovery - I’ll have to put it on my list of things to get to.

TWD - i was a day late with it but threw my comments out there. Lol

Mike V. said...

Stranger Things 3 - Hopper in Russia! Lol. At least we “think” so. They referenced “the American” but didn’t show him. But surely it’s him. We didn’t see him vaporize. But how he got out of there who knows? Unless he teleported or something.

Really enjoyed the whole season. I think it was my favorite of the 3. Just good character pairings for the whole thing. Loved the new dorky girl that worked with Steve. Once again, I didn’t pick up the vibes that she was into girls. This must be the new TV trope. Make us think they’re going for a traditional coupling and then throw a curveball at us. (I got fooled on Manifest too).

But, the show didn’t let me down. They did end up back in the movie theater watching Back to the Future. And even had fun discussions about it too. Steve even referenced it as the movie where Alex P. Keaton wants to #$#$ his mom. Lolol. Good stuff. Dustin and his ham radio girlfriend singing “never ending story” was fantastic. And even though I was tipped off that Hopper might have survived (I would’ve assumed it anyway) it didn’t make those 3 months later moments any more emotional. I felt it all!

There’s a tease on Netflix now saying that Stranger Things 4 is coming in 2022. Good stuff!

Now I have to catch up on my CW crap (just Supergirl for now) and I can get on that Paramount + stuff before I decide to cancel it lol. I’m sure once I do Picard S2 will be coming.

Mike V. said...

I caught up on Stranger Things just in time for the season 4 teaser lol. Doesn’t really give away much except showing the kids yet again look older! Lol

Ted Lasso is on another level. Can’t recommend watching this show enough. Even if it costs you 5 bucks for a month. Lol

MJ said...

Stranger - husband says we did watch. Honestly - no recollection of it.

Not been watching much but Discovery and Evil - and not of those either.

Evil - let me warn you - when I say that it is Xfiles like - there are no aliens. The Xfiles part is that they have a believer, a serious doubter, and a third one - a psychologist. And they work for the catholic church investigating possessions. So that is my caution - I did not want to mislead you.

Mike V. said...

Stranger — you definitely watched if you said “hopper in Russia” lol. It was basically the season “at the mall”. And it was a lot of fun.

Evil - thanks for the heads up. We’ll see if I can get to it! :)

Mike V. said...

Thrones spin-off house of the dragon teaser. Quality looks great. Tough to tell anything else though lol. Except Matt Smith is a Targaryen.

MJ said...

Know I haven't been around in a bit. Work crazy. And now on PTO this week. And - if you can believe it - am behind on TWD. Still not seen last sundays. Tomorrow is the finale.

Mike V. said...

Nice…enjoy your time off! Plenty of time to catch up on TWD…Doesn’t come back until 2/20 lol

Mike V. said...

Squid Game - We’re 3 episodes into this one. I like it. Don’t think the Mrs does! Lol. I feel like if we watched in Korean with English subtitles it would be better. But we’re watching it dubbed in English. But I can appreciate the visuals over the excessive voiceovers lol

Picard - Finally after 2 years finished season 1. I had like 3 episodes left. Since I have P+ right now figured I’d knock that out. Not too bad. Maybe I’ll get around to Discovery.

Legends of Tomorrow - Can’t believe we’re in the next season already. But it’s entertaining as always. I like the twist for this season. I’m thinking it might be a season long arc the way it’s going.

Supergirl - Still cringey. Still very on the surface with their social commentary. But other than that, I still find myself wondering how they’ll wrap it up. Lol 5 episodes left. I guess Ally McBeal will be back soon!

Next D+ Series:

Hawkeye starts Thanksgiving Wednesday. They’ll release 2 of the 6 episodes. This one looks fun.

Book of Boba Fett (Mando spinoff basically Mando season 2.5) will release on 12/29 (the week after Hawkeye finishes). Mando season 3 is filming now, but Pedro is filming Last of Us for HBO (Awesome video game and he’ll be perfect in the role). People are all concerned about this. There are 3 people that film as the Mandalorian. He mostly does voice work and is “SOMETIMES” in the suit.


Eternals releases 11/5 (next Marvel Studios Film) - Big cast including Robb Stark and Jon Snow! (And other no names like Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie lol).

Aaaand that’s about all I have for now!

MJ said...

Legends - I was behind - so not sure if I am actually on the new season. We've just been watching. Think the last one I saw was the wedding ?

I have some tough weeks coming up. I have a special needs adult brother - and he received a cancer diagnosis last week. We are awaiting tests to come back to determine a treatment. So I will have a lot going on soon. SIGH

Squid Game ? I will have to google that.

Picard - I was surprised by the amount of cameos. But Discovery got very interesting. Surprised me how quickly i got back into the Trek universe. And hey - Sasha from TWD stars in Discovery. If you recall - she was the one Neegan had as prisoner - he brought her back in a coffin and she killed herself in transport and almist killed Neegan as a walker when he opened the coffin. LOL

Mike V. said...

So sorry to hear about your brother. Good luck with everything and hoping for the best!

Legends - wedding was the finale I think so you’re not far behind.

Picard - definitely a lot of cameos. Yeah I remember sasha and knew she was cap. I watched the pilot on cbs but then never went back to it when it was on the streaming service. I’ll try to get to it.

Was sludging through the new dune movie this morning. Still have an hour left. I guess it’s good?? Lol. I dunno.

MJ said...

Dune - never seen any of the iterations. I know it is part 1 and 3 hours long from my sister. Think the husband intends to watch it - but not me.

Sister also loves Ted Lasso as you do.

Watching LaBrea - it's ok. Still re-watching Friends when I get some spare time.

Mike V. said...

Dune - It was okay in my opinion. I’m sure it’s meant for the big screen. There were some impressive visuals…. But you gotta be into the whole slow burn thing. Book loyalists and even Dune novices love it though. Sequel is green lit. I’m sure I’ll watch it when it comes out but don’t see rewatching this one lol

Ted Lasso is amazing! It would cost you $5 for one month of Apple TV+ to fly through the 20ish eps.

LaBrea - That show had The Event, FlashForward, that other one I recapped for 2 seasons and can’t remember the name…began with an R…..anyway…written all over it. Like they’re trying for some big event series but it’ll just never work. But maybe I’m wrong!

FRIENDS - I’ve been rewatching this since 1994 lolol. But I do want to actually stream them in order one of these days. It’s my comfort food.

Mando - finished rewatching season 1 for the 3rd or 4th time…This is what I do with my favorite shows…prep for the next increment by rewatching everything. I’m counting Book of Boba Fett for the next increment!

Supergirl - 3 eps left….they’ve definitely gone INFINITY WAR on a much smaller scale for the final villain. She’s collecting totems instead of infinity stones lol. Lex is back. Still no Calista sighting.

Legends - still fun…just watched the 100th episode that had some nice cameos.

MJ said...

Friends - that is what I a doing - watching in order.

Mando - yes - you often rewatch in advance of new season. And - that is coming back soon?

LaBrea - yeah - it is trying hard to be Event TV. It's getting a little repetative - they each have their secrets. Yawn. LOL

Mike V. said...

FRIENDS - What season are you on?

Mando - It’s currently filming S3 so I’m not quite sure when it’s coming back. In listening to my podcasts they’re speculating it might come back this time next year in lieu of all the other Star Wars stuff coming in 2022. So we have Book of Boba Fett (which is like Mando Season 2.5), Andor (Rogue One’s CAssian Andor’s time in the rebellion before Rogue One of course), Obi-Wan (with Ewan McGreggor and Hayden Christiansen!!!)….People are speculating Obi-Wan will premiere on May the 4th as it is a Wednesday. So just figuring the timing of 8 or 6 weeks a pop…it makes sense for MAndo to be in the fall some time. Asohka series is filming now too and Hayden will be in that as well. I smell flashbacks! If you don’t know from Clone Wars animated stuff….Asohka is Anakin’s apprentice. They did so much great character building for Anakin in the Clone Wars that they didn’t have time for in those films. (Or Lucas didn’t make time for I should say lol).

LaBrea - lol….nice.

Supergirl - 2 hour Series finale on Tuesday. They got more social commentary in on their penultimate ep. They did it through an alien kid who gets treated differently. Cara put in power tampering glasses as a kid to fit in….but this is 2021 now and the kid shouldn’t be told to be someone she’s not. I get it…it’s mostly kids watching these shows so I gotta think some of this surface stuff is very intentional. But it just seems so heavy handed lol. I’m fine with subtle messages….this is just too in your face! Anyway…just one more ep….and I can be rid of it.

Still loving Legends.

Flash is back with a 5 episode event once Supergirl is gone. Another one I just want to be done with!

Mike V. said...

Quantum Leap - RIP Dean Stockwell. First sci fi TV show I really obsessed over. Always was pulling for a movie or a reboot or something. I guess it may still happen but there will be a huge hole not having Dean apart of it. Al was a classic TV character! He had a storied career as an actor but I’ll always remember him as Al!

Squid Game - Finished it last night! I really enjoyed it. Don’t want to spoil anything if you end up watching. Definitely very violent, but it was good stuff. I did it with English overdubs. Probably not the best choice. Korean with English Subtitles would be best if you keep your eyes on screen the whole episode lol.

Dexter - Didn’t watch yet, but I resubscribed to Showtime for $4 a month for the next 4 months. Figured I could swing that to see possibly a proper ending to the show. (If that’s what they’re doing. Who knows…this could be the first of a few limited series) The original show runner (who is doing this series) was quoted saying that if he ended the show it would’ve ended in Dexter’s execution. UMmmm..DUH! Lol. I don’t know what happened when they changed showrunners. But the show quality went down fast. Seasons 1-4 are amazing and they line up with this guy as showrunner. We’ll see if he’s still got it!

Bracing for the end of my love/hate relationship with Supergirl tonight/tomorrow lol.

MJ said...

Dean Stockwell - my sisters and husband loved it ! I saw some - was not into the sci-fi thing yet.

Squid game - is it like a game show ?

Dexter - same - recorded not watched. I barely remember the end - just that he got out of town and that he killed Deb.

Star Wars - becoming as bad as Marvel with how hard it is to keep up with.

Mike V. said...

Squid Game - No it’s a Korean Drama. When I first heard about it I thought it was a game show too lol. It’s basically like Hunger Games in that there are a lot of contestants and if you lose you die. But there’s drama in the contestant selection and then the games and in between the games itself. But it’s not really the contestants killing each other. Things get more intense the further you get into it.

Dexter - That’s basically all I remember too. He killed Deb, became a lumberjack….and of course he has a son with Rita. I think the son plays into this new season.

Star Wars - Not THAT bad yet. Lol. But they are trying their hardest to duplicate the MCU formula in Star Wars. Supposedly they’re trying this on the D+ level…like with Mando, Boba Fett, Asohka…they’ll all have individual shows but may team up in a D+ movie or special. Rangers of the New Republic was supposed to be a show too focusing on Cara Dune (Gina Carano) but she went and got herself in trouble. I am hearing rumors that they may make amends. The next film just got delayed indefinitely Rogue Squadron…Patty Jenkins had been working on it and it was slated for December 2023. But she can’t fit it in her busy schedule. It could be code for “it wasn’t working” lol. But the Disney+ presence is stronger than ever. Rumor has it we could be getting an Obi-Wan preview on Disney+ day (i.e. Friday).

Mike V. said...

Dexter - Premiere was good. Definitely better than the last couple of seasons. Good premise. Nice to have ol’ Dex back. Don’t want to say much else. We haven’t watched ep 2 yet.

Supergirl - Ending was okay. All the people that I had wanted to come back came back and everyone was happy in the end. They still did work some of the preaching into the finale. But I guess it became a major part of the show so they had to keep that up in the end. But yikes! Of course, now I see they made one of the things part of Kara’s whole final season arc too. I guess it worked. Would i recommend this show to anyone looking to watch a good DC TV show? Probably not. But I powered through to the end and I can take some amount of pride in that!

Flash - back tomorrow I think.

Legends - Still awesome. On to phase 2 of this season’s story it would seem!

Disney+ Day - lots of updates/announcements for upcoming content. Marvel just released a lot of logos…but in the Marvel 2021 update on D+ app you can see some teases of Shehulk (Tatiana MAslany sp and Ruffalo of course), Moon Knight (Oscar Isaac), there was a long clip of Hawkeye…looks great! And we got a tease of Ms. Marvel. The What If show has spawned spinoffs….Hawkeye has spawned a spinoff called “ECHO” and marvel fans are very excited that this may bring Netflix’s Daredevil officially into the MCU. They also mentioned Kingpin too. I mean they have to take the best of the Netflix stuff and merge it I would think. But obviously the R rated content won’t work on D+ so not sure how they do that! Lol.

There’s also a tease of Obi-Wan on D+ but no official trailer yet. Most people are speculating it will come on on Wednesday May THE 4th! :)

MJ said...

Dexter - rewatched the finale - not seen new yet. So - his killing of Deb - I had forgotten that she was in a coma from which she would not come back or if she did she would hate her life. I'd also forgot that Dexter left town without his son - Hanna (?) had Harrison. Dexter had decided he hurt everyone he loved so left the kid with Hanna. Was not as bad as I remembered. I mean - the usual 'I can disconnect my sister from life support in an ICU and no one will notice' crap that tons of shows do. But it was ok

Taped Adele - not watched. That will take a bit as the husband has zero interest.

Know Maisel coming soon ! No dates yet tho.

I beg to differ that Star Wars is not as bad as Marvel with TOO much stuff LOL Agree on May 4th

So - I always keeps a few brain light shows around - in case need to go to bed in 30 min so can watch a half hour. Ghosts is hysterical (iZombie chick). Seen a few Wonder years - i had a soft spot for the original though - have to admit.

Mike V. said...

Dexter - I’m sure now that it’s not “THE END” that series finale may be easier digested. But for the end of the series it was a big letdown. Lol. But yes Hannah had Harrison and Deb was deaders. I’m fully caught up on the new ones. I’m still liking it. I’ve missed ol’ Dex. Lol. And they figured out a decent way to dig out of that hole the the end left.

Adele - I watched. I guess the new album is out today. May have to stream during the workday lol

Maisel - Still need to watch s2 and 3. I heard something about S4 yesterday. I don’t know if they announced a date.

Star Wars - I get to a non-obsessive, it may seem like the Star Wars content is out of control. To me…I think they’re still being careful what they release. Rian Johnson’s trilogy and Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron films have been shelved indefinitely….the rumor is creative differences. So we’re just slowly getting content on Disney +. Marvel we’ve had 3 movies this year and 3 D+ shows with a 4th show and 4th movie on the way. Star Wars we had Bad Batch and the non-canon Anime Visions show. Both animated releases. Book of Boba Fett is basically 2022 with it releasing on the 29th of December. Next year there will be a lot.

I loved the original wonder years. Didn’t have interest in a reboot though. Hadn’t heard about Ghosts. May need to look into that. Definitely enjoy the Brain Light fare these days. I’m still watching The Voice and probably will watch Idol. And of course…usually a nightly dose of Friends to fall asleep to!

Speaking of Marvel - rumor has it (Adele reference!) we’re getting the final trailer for Spider-Man No Way Home tonight. Will they reveal what everyone has been speculating about who might be in this film??? I’m guessing yes. Would be cool if they could keep it under wraps until the film’s release but they may need to market it for optimum dollar lol

MJ said...

Ghosts - like iZombie totally silly. But no zombies LOL

Mike V. said...

Added Ghosts to YouTube TV DVR…but I see the episodes are also on Paramount + so I can try and catch up. Also ALMOST restarted Discovery but got sidetracked lol

Caught up on Legends. I had a bold prediction for who was the culprit /other wave rider. But I was wrong. I think you’re still behind so don’t want to say too much.

Spidey Trailer - they didn’t reveal the big thing everyone is guessing. Definitely better to let that be a surprise in the film for the masses. But it would help draw in crowds. Of course after week 1 the secret will be out and it will make for a big 2nd weekend. I’m psyched for this one!

Matrix - I’m on Reloaded in my prep for 4. Not as bad as I remember it. But I think i definitely liked Reloaded better than Revolutions.

Ghostbusters Afterlife - Probably won’t get to the theater this weekend but the kids want to see this one. I showed them the original and still need to show them part 2. 1 holds up!

Mike V. said...

Dexter - Not sure where you are so just mild spoiler warning about my thoughts here! First of all I’m loving it. It’s like the whole show happened but it’s season 5 of what seasons 1-4 were doing. It’s just got that dark comedy vibe going and the new supporting cast is great. I like the sister as the new conscience/inner thoughts when he’s not monologuing as the dark passenger. (How have I forgotten the sister’s name? Deb right??) Harrison is a great addition. He’s playing a great “abandoned kid of a serial killer who has some demons of his own”. You know…that stereotypical role! Lol. Now they’ve introduced Jamie Chung (I think that’s the actress’s name) as the famous True Crime podcaster. I think I know where this is going. First of all…there’s a larger arc going where there’s another serial killer in town that Dexter is going to have to take down. We haven’t seen him yet but there are 2 prime candidates for who it is. (Either air Marshall from LOST or Kelvin Inman from LOST lol. Hell maybe it’s both of them!). Actually I’m not sure if it’s the air Marshall but it looks just like him. Anyway…the podcaster. She’s famous for podcasting true crime mysteries. She surely has covered Dexter’s kills in Miami right? And the girlfriend’s daughter has listened to the podcast so SHE is probably aware of Dexter’s kills. (I can’t remember what they called his serial killer in Miami. I’ll probably look that up after I post). Anyway…not sure if he’s going to finally get caught with this limited series…but they’re certainly laying the pieces for it to happen. Also, it seems this daughter has a past too. It might be to convenient if her mother was killed by Dexter. I forget if he ever killed a woman. But it seems like we’ll get more of that backstory too. Maybe Dex is intentionally living amongst relatives of his former victims. I dunno. Just spitballing here. Regardless…I’m glad they dove back in the well and got the original showrunner back.

Mike V. said...

Hawkeye - 1st 2 eps were released on Wednesday. I enjoyed it! It’s based on Matt Fraction’s comic run (i only know this because people on my podcasts have been raving about it for 10 years lol). Basically shows the down beats of a super hero life. Hawkeye is a human amongst gods in the avengers and after he goes in a fight he needs to bandage up, ice his sore muscles, etc…. It also takes place in New York with new Hawkeye Kate Bishop. According to comic fans she’s perfectly cast with Hailey Steinfeld. She’s definitely entertaining in the role. She had a good introduction in the opening moments of the show as well. There are rumors of who else may be showing up before the end of the 6 episodes but I don’t want to spoil anything! But a New York action show set during Christmas….sign me up!

Spidey 3 (no Way home) - tickets went on sale today. Got our tickets for 12/17!

Dexter - didn’t watch last night yet.

Legends - an episode behind.

D+/Beatles - Get Back - Peter Jackson went through 60 hours of footage from the making of Let It Be album and came out with a more positive spin on their breakup album. I’m 6 hours into the 7. I’ve been really enjoying hanging out with the Beatles. They seemed to still really enjoy working with each other. But there definitely was some tense moments and them all acknowledging how hard it is to keep going just with their lives changing and all. Yoko is there for the whole thing but she just hangs out and lets them do their work. She seems far from a distraction lol.

Mike V. said...

Dexter - Still caught up. It’s kinda going the way I expected it to and still loving it. Of course now I’m rooting again for him not to get caught where in the final season I expected it lol.

Hawkeye - Really loving this show. 2 episodes left. Chemistry between Clint and Kate (Jeremy/Hailee) is fantastic. And from what I know about Kate Bishop, Hailee is nailing the role. But that’s Marvel Studios and their almost perfect casting track record.

Spidey - In preparation of No Way Home, I’ve been doing some rewatches of the former MCU films. I’ve seen Spidey 1 and 2 many times so I watched Andrew Garfield’s 2 films and Spider-Man 3 in case any of it plays a role in the new film. Man…they are very mediocre. I remember 3 being bad, but it’s laughably bad at points. Amazing films were okay…I always thought of them as films for Sony to keep the Spider-man rights and the only excuse that they exist. But if they can pull off what many think they will pull off in No Way Home…it may have all been worth it lol. Trying to squeeze in Homecoming and Far From Home one more time as well before Friday. I’ve seen them probably more than any of the previous. Anyway…looking forward to it!

Succession - Always hearing great things about this one. Might pick it up as a binge soon. I think the 3rd season just wrapped up.

MJ said...

Oh god - there is another Spidey ? And Matrix ?

Adele was actually pretty good

Dexter - loving Deb being his inner thoughts. I am part way thru. Enjoying it. Sherriff/girlfriend just got the inkling that Dex is not who he says he is. LOL

Hawkeye - liked it! Didn't realize was in 2 parts tho

Know I have been gone for a bit - lots going on.

Mike V. said...

Spidey - yeah it’s the completion of Tom Holland’s trilogy and of course the next chapter of the mcu. Dr strange is in it plus countless others rumored across the multiverse. Gonna be nuts. Going tonight!

Matrix - I was hesitant on this one but the previews have looked so good! And I don’t have to leave the house to watch it! Lol

Hawkeye - there’s gonna be 6 episodes. Next Wednesday is the finale! 2 were released the first week.

Book of boba fett - that’ll start the Wednesday after Hawkeye.

Dexter - it’s been really good. I loved how the first episode his inner monologue / dark passenger wasn’t talking. Then it came back. I know you’re not caught up so I won’t say much! But yeah deb is great too!

Mike V. said...

And welcome back! Lol

MJ said...

Spidey - ooooh - love Dr Strange

Hawkeye - have to watch the final 3 yet

Why are SW fans so inlove with Fett ? LOL

Dexter - it has been really good. Way better then I thought when they said bringing it back.

Lost in Space - not sure you watch this ? I think you would like it - not hokey like original. In the middle of final season now (only had 3). Parker might be old enough for this one - when it starts the youngest kid is 8 or 10 ish.

Still crazy busy - work and home. Brothers surgery is Monday. SIGH

Mike V. said...

Spidey - It was so good. I don’t want to spoil it. But I highly recommend. It’s making a bazillion in the pandemic era. Only beaten my endgame.

Hawkeye - I enjoyed this a lot too. All the way to the end.

SW - cool suit? Lol. I dunno. There has always been something about him. D+ has a good special on the fandom and the love for boba Fett. Not too long and might give you a better understanding. But with filoni and favreau involved I’d watch anything they’re putting out for Star Wars. First ep was decent. Definitely showed what I wanted to see and set the stage for the series I’m guessing.

Lost in space - haven’t watched but I had heard it’s good. Parker just turned 10 can you believe it? He might enjoy it. I’ll have to look into it.

Best wishes for your brother and I hope things calm down for you! Happy new year!

Mike V. said...

Resident Alien returns 1/26! Trailer here

I didn’t watch it but figured I’d share.

Witcher - almost done season 2. Forget if you watched. I have no idea of the lore of the books/video games but it’s still a fun watch even if I’m confused half the time. Lol

Dexter - almost caught up. Got one more to watch before the finale sunday. It’s going pretty much as I hoped it would. But I still don’t know how they’ll leave it. But seems to me they’re on the path to a better ending than what we got. But I wouldn’t be surprised if they left it open for more either. This was really well done with the original showrunner back at the helm.

Boba Fett - Well….hardcore fans (which I thought I was one) seem to be loving this. I’m finding pros and cons to it. And I want to reserve judgement until I see the whole thing. There’s a lot of setup right now and I have a feeling how it’ll pay off. We’re following 2 different time periods. 1.) Immediately after we see Boba in Return of the Jedi and 2.) Events after Mandalorian season 2. I have a feeling the stories of both will come together by the end. But right now the #1 is more interesting. They’re putting a lot of nods in the episodes to things only hardcore fans would figure out. Deep cuts like a character from the comics or very minor characters from a deleted scene in A New Hope lol. Kinda cool though. Don’t want to say too much in case you watch then I can explain what I mean. Worth watching though. It IS Star Wars. But this is the first thing I’m watching that FEELS like it has a TV budget vs. Film budget. Jabba’s Palace seems small and empty lol

That’s about all I’ve been watching at the moment.

MJ said...

Witcher - yes we did - S1 was very confusing

Hawkeye - finished as well

Dexter - finished too. Loved it

SIGH - so brother had surgery on 1/3 - it did not go as well as we hoped. he passed away. His mass is this coming Thursday. Covid made it difficult to get it planned. And no wake due to Covid. So life has pretty much been sucking around here. Thanks for the wished though

Mike V. said...

MJ, I’m so sorry to hear about your brother. My thoughts go out to you and your family. :-(

TV talk will be here when you’re ready.

MJ said...

Squid Game - watching - have 2 left yet

Sinner S3 - also have 2 left. Not sure you watched this series

Mike V. said...

Hi MJ, hope you’re doing okay.

Squid Game - I really enjoyed this one. I watched with English overdubbed. I think I should watched Korean with English subtitles. But it was still good.

Sinner - We watched S1 then stopped. I think it’s a new story each season though right?

Cobra Kai - in the middle of latest season.

Moon Knight - Preview during MNF Playoff game last night. D+ Marvel show starring Oscar Isaac. Looks good! I knew nothing about the character until I read up after the trailer. Could work well as a show.

Boba - It’s been okay. Ep 2 was good. 3 was iffy. They’ve all had their moments. I’m sure they have some fun tricks up their sleeve before it’s all over.

Righteous Gemstones - Heard good things about this one so we started watching Friday night and 10 minutes in a kid came down. So could be awhile before we get back to it. Funny what we watched though. (Another Danny McBride show, but John Goodman in this one too)

Thought I had some other tidbits I meant to mention. I’m sure they’ll come to me.

MJ said...

Squid - no - liking the overdub LOL

Sinner - yes - same cop but different story each season. Finished last night. think tonight will be Squid Game.

Kobra Kai - heard someone from that cast was at Deptford mall a week or so ago - totally crowded, no social distancing. Kids all laying a ball pit. SMH

I saw some stuff on Moon Knight - also never heard of. Not unusual for me tho

Heard of Righteous Gemstones - not sure what it actually is. And I think on S2 already.

Mike V. said...

Squid - Oh don’t get me wrong it’s hilarious…but I just wonder if I missed out on some decent performances instead of the over dramatic dubs lol

Sinner - ahh so Bill Pullman is in all of it? Cool.

Cobra Kai - that’s pretty nuts. You know the virus is only real for some people! Unfortunately, I think we’re stuck with COVID for good. But it’ll just get weaker and more treatable. Of course, I’ll never claim to be a scientist or a biased news caster so this is just my dumb opinion that I’m not putting on social media, just a low volume blog comment that will only be read by you and any other silent passers by!

Moon Knight - He suffers from multiple personality disorder….but he uses those personalities to his advantage I believe. But, this could be the type of show (like inception) where we’re not sure if his powers are real or not. Could all be in his head. But I believe moon knight becomes an avenger in the comics…so not sure how much powers in his dreams will help in an avengers level threat lol

Righteous - yeah season 2 has just started now. I think most episodes are 30 minutes…so not a hard binge. I’ll keep you posted if we ever get back to it.

MJ said...

Covid - yeah - here to stay. All I can say is - having been at the hospital alot in the last 3 months with my brother - cases are surging like crazy. Lots of my family did not come to my brothers funeral mass because of it. It is what it is. But we live-streamed the mass too.

Squid - finished it. Can't believe who Frontman was !

Mike V. said...

COVID - Yeah it’s definitely been a nightmare and continues to be. It’s a shame about the funeral. I’ve been through a few myself since this started. This pandemic has totally changed our social norms. And I don’t know if it’ll ever get back to what we used to consider normal.

Squid - I think I joked along the way that maybe he didn’t die and he might be the big guy on top. Went back to the old rule that if you don’t see it on camera, it didn’t happen.

This is us - we’re caught up on this one. Last night’s was pretty good. I’m glad it’s ending through. I much drama can you put these characters through. I mean…poor Kevin! Really thought they might give him a happy ending at the end of last season but the flipped the script on him again.

Boba Fett - ep 4 out. We’ll see if it improves at all. I’ve been rewatching them as I go. They sit better on the 2nd viewing. But people shouldn’t have to do that to enjoy a show! But those first 2 I watched when I was tired so I think I missed a lot. The 2nd ep is pretty good.

MJ said...

This is Us - been afraid to watch so far. LOL

Shang Chi - we watched. Was ok

Ozarks - currently watching first half of final season.

Mike V. said...

This is us - might work better as a binge anyway!

Shang Chi - Really good fight choreography. The 3rd act in fantasy land was kinda out there lol. Better than Eternals though. Just finished rewatching that. No MCU movie is outright bad. But there are some much better than the rest lol.

Ozark - we’re still stuck in season 2 somewhere. Just couldn’t get through it. I know S3 is supposedly really good. Some comments I saw on this first half of the final is that they wished they waited until the whole season was out lol.

Cobra Kai - 2 more eps left to finish the recent season. A lot of this show is totally corny. But I can’t stop watching lol

MJ said...

Ozark - LOVE this show. and yeah - we did not realize it was only part 1 of final season til we were excited to start. They have gone of the rails - in a good way

Legends - talk about off the rails ! Just saw the ep with the bot version of themselves. Total takeoff of every 'hero' movie too. It was the Chernobyl one. We were cracking up.

Mike V. said...

Ozark - maybe one day I’ll finish powering through s2.

Legends - Nice…you might be caught up. I forget honestly. Lol. Actually I think there was one more after that and then a new one tonight. The show is hilarious. I know it’s supposed to be funny that they have the same actor as Constantine playing the inventor dude…but seriously no one recognizes him? I wonder if there’s gonna be a twist there somehow. Or it was just a way to keep the same actor as someone new.

New Boba today - pretty amped up after how the last one ended but I’m sure nothing will really happen until the next week or the finale lol.

Resident Alien - I think that’s back tonight?

Peacemaker - not sure if you watched the new Suicide Squad on HBO Max, but it was James Gunn who did Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2. Much better than the first one. Anyway, they spun off John Cena’s character on Peacemaker and James wrote all the episodes and surely picked the soundtrack. It’s really good and hilarious. There should be a new one of those tomorrow night on HBO Max (4 available now)

Mike V. said...

Boba - Not sure if you plan to watch or not. But I will say that Ep 5 is required viewing if you’re into a certain other D+ show. No way to talk around that lol. You can basically watch that episode and not need to watch the first 4 Boba episodes unless you wanted to. But 5 is essential viewing. (I will keep you posted if 6 and 7 end up being needed too)

Legends - Caught up. Still love this show.

Resident Alien - Watched this too.

MJ said...

Resident Alien - not watched yet.

Bobba - is that the one where they explain at great length how he is not dead ? LOL I heard about that

Didn't watch but some Goldbergs last night. Took mental break. Still alot going on around here and was tired.

Mike V. said...

Goldbergs - understood. I’m so far behind on that show though….we gave up a few years ago. Really just fell behind and never caught up. I heard Murray is off the show now though.

Boba - now that was like really early in the show lol. Episode 5 is basically not even an episode of the Boba Fett. They link it by the end but it revolves around another character that you’re more familiar with and probably would want to see. Trust me, if you watch it you won’t be confused or disappointed. But maybe at the end you’ll understand why it’s an episode of the Boba Fett show.
If you would rather me spell it out for you I will certainly do it. Just wanted to maintain some sense of surprise.

Mike V. said...

Boba Fett - I’m just going to come out and say it to emphasize the importance of watching this show. But I’ll preface with a “MILD SPOILER WARNING”

This has been promoted by Favreau/Filoni as Mandalorian Season 2.5. Now I see why. Episodes 5 and 6 and now I’m assuming 7 are essential viewing for the next season of Mando. This show is basically an extension of the Filoni-verse. Dave Filoni was George’s right hand man and got all of his wisdom of what makes Star Wars, “Star Wars”….and he may even sometimes do it better than George. He started with Clone Wars, then did Rebels and he’s making sure some of the stories he started there continue on in Live Action. But he also does a great job at filling in context from all the movies that have been made and making them work better together. Even the sequel trilogy now. Eps 1-4 are purely a boba fett story. Since then it’s a bit of a merge. You could probably watch 5-7 and not be THAT confused but there is some backstory in 1-4 that would be helpful. But 5 and 6 is some of the best Star Wars we’ve gotten lately. I’m assuming there are still some surprises left for the finale.

Legends - I thought tonight was the finale for some reason, but they still have 2 episodes left. Just a break for the Olympics. It’s been good though!

Resident Alien - I started the 2nd ep but not finished.

Righteous Gemstones - We’re plowing through season 1. It’s irreverent and pretty darn funny, but it’s a dark comedy so lots of drama too. But these Danny McBride HBO shows are hilarious. Throw John Goodman and Boyd Crowder back in there (Walton Goggins of course) and you got a good thing going.

Justified Limited Series - Did we discuss this? Raylan is returning to adapt another one of the novels. I don’t think it’s in West Virginia. So no Boyd. But I’ll take more Justified!

Mj said...

Justified - no way! And I think it was Kentucky. And no we did not discuss!

Righteous. Will have to check it out

Boba. Figured was Mando

Legends. Almost caught up

Been watching some Netflix stuff you probably wouldn't like. Lol

Mike V. said...

Justified - right…Harlan Kentucky…Brad Paisley (from West Virginia) sang the song in the show “you’ll never leave Harlan alive”…got my towns mixed up lol. If I find a link about the show I’ll share.

My wife has been watching Netflix stuff too….Emily From Paris, she watched The Resident too but that was on Hulu I think. I know new Ozark is out but we’re so far behind.

Mike V. said...

Article on Justified: He’ll be in Miami lol.

Mj said...

Justified -. I think first ep started in Miami. Thx

Ozark - was great but learned too late was first half of final season only.

Cruella - finally watched. Very good. Loved soundtrack too

TiVo - annoyed with them lately. Skip now takes you to end of commercial but not start of show. Meaning have to watch the network ads for other shows. Sigh

Pivoting - totally silly but a fun half hour. Good cast. Maggie Q, Snow White from OUAT, and a blonde I know well.

Hear That 90s show coming out with 70s cast older now

Mrs Maesel is out in next few weeks. Is this the final season?

Guess will watch boba due to Mando. Bastids!!

Mike V. said...

Justified - Yep! It did.

Ozark - Seems to happen to many people lol (learning it’s only half). Must be one helluva cliffhanger.

Cruella - nice. Been meaning to check it out.

TiVo - That’s ridiculous. I don’t know how they’ve stayed in business as long as they have. I mentioned before I quit TiVo. Highly recommend going to streaming for LIVE TV. I love YouTube TV. Unlimited dvr. 15 second skip button to get through commercials. You have a favorite team? Just pick it and you’ll get every game. Starting late and want to catch up? Click “catch up to live tv and watch highlights”. Awesome stuff. You can sign up for a 1 week free trial. 30 minutes into mine I was on the phone with Fios getting to an internet only plan. And chucked my tivos. Actually, I still have them and had plans of selling them. But haven’t just yet. Still have the LOST Finale on one of them. Lol And I think the Phillies World Series 2008. I might have downloaded that somewhere though.

Pivoting - Hmm haven’t heard of it. Just makes me think of Ross and the couch though lol

90s Show - interesting! I don’t think the one dude (Hyde) will ever find work again after the scandal he had. Lol

Maesel - Hmm..not sure? We still need to watch season 2 onward.

Euphoria - Been catching up on this one too. Definitely adult themed lol. But pretty good story.

Boba - It’s worth it! I gave my wife and daughter a 5 minute summary of eps 2-4 so they could watch 5 and 6. It was enough lol. But there’s enough decent stuff in those early episodes to watch them. Lots of fan service moments. Like HARDCORE fan service. I didn’t even pick up on a few of them until I read more. Once I read them I realized I did know it. Lol.

Gemstones - we’re in season 2 now…almost caught up to what’s airing. Show is hilarious.

Obi-Wan Kenobi - Already heard speculation but seems confirmed it’s coming in May. May the 4th is a Wednesday so we can count on that. It’s a 6 part series that is in place of the movie they were planning to do. Ewan is back, Hayden is back…rumors Liam Neeson may make a ghostly cameo. It’s 10 years after Revenge of the SIth. I’m assuming there will be a young Luke too. Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen from Eps 2 and 3 comping back too.

Mj said...

Hyde. Yeah. I meant to watch his Netflix show and never did

Might have to check Livetv. Especially the football games

Mj said...

Oh. Watching Kristen Stewart in The girl in the window across the street. Or something like that. Lol

Mike V. said...

The Ranch right? With Sam Elliott? I never watched but my wife did.

Yep YouTube TV. Haven’t regretted switching. you may have a couple more second delay from cable when watching a live sport but it’s close enough lol. I run my streaming devices on Ethernet too so it’s not too bad.

Kristen Bell I think. :) I heard the show is pretty bad, but keep me posted if you think differently! Most people expected it to be a parody based on the name but it apparently was really serious. I have no idea since I haven’t watched any of it!

Righteous Gemstones, 1 more episode to be caught up.

Euphoria - on S1 finale. S2 airing now.

Boba - Finale today!

Mike V. said...

Better Call Saul - Looks like final season will be split but not by much. Might be due to Odenkirk’s health issues. April 18th for back to back episode premiere and the run of first half. Final 6 episodes start July 11th. I’d assume there are 13 total but article didn’t make that clear.

Boba - Confirmed episode 7 is essential viewing too. And just a lot of fun.

Gemstones - Caught up. Crazy show.

Euphoria - finished season 1.

Peacemaker - watched today’s ep that was released. Still loving it.

MJ said...

Huh. Posted yst but not here

Suicide Squad - movie was the WORST. Starfish? Really? A lot of wasted talent. Husband talked me into it cause he wants to watch Peacemaker and was told have to see SS2 first

Hawkeye. See you g girl from that getting a show. What a shocker! I am getting very tired of them forcing me to watch stuff I don't want to see

Loki - started. Seen 4 - 6 of them I think. Not bad

Mike V. said...

Hmm that’s weird. I’ll have to see if the comment got flagged or something.

Suicide Squad - I will say Peacemaker the show is better than Suicide Squad the movie. But I enjoyed the movie. It’s supposed to be ridiculous. You’re watching D list comic book characters. But James Gunn makes it work. The show is hilarious and I think you’ll like that more.

Hawkeye - What girl is getting a show? I know Echo is going to be a show. That’s the Disney +model…everything is a back door pilot for something else. It kinda sucks but as long as the content stays good I’m good. They don’t overlap shows so it’s usually just one thing on at a time.

BTW…Boba ended strong…i think I mentioned that already lol

Loki - I think there only is 6. But a season 2 is confirmed. This version of Loki may show up in Doctor Strange - Multi-verse of Madness too…which the Super Bowl trailer was amazing…looks bonkers!

Mike V. said...

Heads up - no comments that were flagged from you.

TWD will be back next Sunday. I’m not ready! lol But ready to get on with it and finish it.

MJ said...

Loki yeah was 4. But we finished last night was ok. An easy watch

Forced back to tablet for your site again. Might have thought Submit worked when it didn't

Twd. I can finally say just be over already. FTWD is a far better show at this point. Just over it

Mike V. said...

Loki - I loved Loki…the guy Michael Waldron (writer and also got promoted to write Doctor Strange 2) cited LOST as one of his big influences. I mean they literally had a hatch in one episode with tons of marvel Easter eggs lol. Can’t wait for season 2.

That stinks on the tablet!

TWD - FINALLY you agree!!!! Lol. It’s a chore to watch it now. I did enjoy the first 1/3rd of this final season, but I can’t even psyche myself up on a weekly basis to watch. FTWD….never watched past S1. Just done with zombie world…but will watch a Rick/Michonne movie lol. Or just hope for their return in the final episode(s).

Euphoria - we really got into this show. I mean…it’s very very graphic and covers some cringey material. But the story is really good.

Gemstones - we’re caught up but missed episode on sb sunday. Also has been great.

MJ said...

Zombies - def took me longer. Lol

Think ST Discovery came back. Might start that

Mike V. said...

Discovery - I keep forgetting to binge that one but it’s on my short list. Paramount just isn’t on my top 5 apps to check lol

Mike V. said...

OH yeah…i don’t even know if I mentioned here….Did you see NBC/Peacock is working on a Quantum Leap reboot? Bakula may not even be in it…but it’s like the next generation trying to find him or something like that. Not exactly what I had always envisioned but par for the course on big corporations recycling old IP for nostalgia. And you know if it’s a hit bakula would eventually return lol

MJ said...

Qleap - I think you mentioned it. Saw some of them. Husband was a big fan

Gemstones. Watched pilot and first ep. Good so far

Maesel has 1 more season after this one then done

Mike V. said...

Quantum Leap - Yeah i might have…i forget sometimes and too lazy to check!

Gemstones - We still have one more to watch to be caught up….but the show is dark but still hilarious. It’s a good time.

Maesel - that’s one we need to get back to.

Mike V. said...

Peacemaker - finale was today….stuck the landing and renewed for season 2 with the same crew (i.e. James Gunn writing and directing). Thought it’d be one and done…but I’d welcome more!

Mj said...

Between Maesel. Killing Eve and Ozark I will have nothing left soon.

Can you believe Blacklist renewed for season 10! The show won't die

Mike V. said...

OMG blacklist that’s crazy. I thought the story got stale after 2 seasons! Lol

We started Ozark back up….We have like 2 episodes left of s2….it’s still painful. I’ve heard great things about s3 so we’ll see.

Caught up on This is us. Wasn’t the greatest episode…kinda boring. I’m sure they’ll have a couple more solid eps though before the end.

BTW…created a new generic thread above the TWD post. Not really a big deal, just letting you know. Lol Just figured it would be easier to have it up top.