Monday, August 22, 2022

Summer / Early Fall 2022 TV Discussion

Hello!  This is our space to discuss all TV/Media that doesn’t have a dedicated post.  See you in the comments!

17 comments:

Mike V. said...

BCS - Read the Saul comments from the other thread. Agree on top 5 finales. Of course I’d have to list out the best finales and see if that is true! Lol But I agree with the sentiment…and the smoking scene was perfect.

Thrones - I’m into season 4 and I’ll be watching parallel to House of the Dragon I guess!

Resident Alien - behind an ep due to vacation. I’ll get there!

She-Hulk - still haven’t watched. Heard about a gag in the first ep that sounds hilarious but not child appropriate. Debating whether to show the kids. I think I’ve resolved that it’ll go over their head lol

MJ said...

She-hulk. Was not going to watch. But hearing like Deadpool without cursing and gore. Supposed to be funny so might give a look

Dragons. Maybe tomorrow.

Rings. Figured Amazon would be on it's knees so giving a day or two. Thinking Sunday. Dropped 2 tho on premier night

I really wish the rest of streamers would just Netflix it and give them all. Sigh

Handmaid's coming soon. Only get Hulu when that is on. So will wait til at least half out.

Also watching a new show from network tv fr last fall. Name eluding mm e but about poor school in Philly. Heard great things. It's not bad. They talk to the camera which has become so popular.

Enjoy the long weekend!!

Mike V. said...

Abbot Elementary Right? I watched the first 3. My wife and son finished the whole season. So I think I’m gonna start over with my daughter and it’ll be a family show lol.

Quantum Leap is the only other network show I’ll pick up this fall.

She-Hulk - I usually love all these marvel shows. This is the corniest one so far. But it has its moments lol. Definitely 4th wall breaking a la Deadpool.

Rings - Watched both last night. It looks really good. But some stuff looks cheap…like the look of the hobbit like folk. Enjoy Galadriel and Elrond actors. It’s entertaining enough to keep watching and see where it goes…but don’t go in expecting LOTR films!

I still don’t like the Netflix model of all at once. I can’t keep up. And it eliminates the discussion that fueled TV talk for so long. (Including blogs like this! Lol). I do think Netflix compromise of splitting in 2 may be good. They’re going to do it with Manifest’s final season too. (Returning 11/4).

Yep on Handmaid. I need to start unsubscribing when I’m not watching stuff…but I never know what the Mrs. Is watching when I’m not watching with her! Lol

Thanks same to you!

MJ said...

Well you know I have to look at Winchesters. Lol. Quantum too.

Abbott - yes that is it

Sigh. Busy week. Still not seen Rings or Dragons



Mike V. said...

Yeah getting tough to stay on top of everything. Doesn’t help that I’m binging GoT still lol.

Yep figured you’d watch winchesters. Lol

After listening to podcasts I’m getting a little more excited for the potential in Rings. I knew what the show was essentially about. But knowing all that’s in play from the books/movie trilogy. It’ll be cool to see that stuff developed. I’ll wait until you watch to cover more!

M said...

Rings - trying to get it started

Network tv. -. Yeah not much to be picked up. Streamers are killing me tho. And Disney+ just dropped more

Mike V. said...

Rings - I’m in the middle of ep 3. It really picked up. May need to go back and rewatch the first 2. It looks amazing visually. Like you can see where the money was spent in comparison to the Marvel/Star Wars shows of late on D+. I’m enjoying this focused 3rd episode on specific characters.

Network/Streaming - yeah…it’s an archaic way of watching tv. Streaming this fall is the new “MUST SEE TV” lineup…lol. Thrones/Rings/D+ regular onslaught….i can’t keep up. Now Cobra Kai new season dropped. Saw Netflix is considering moving to week to week. I know you wouldn’t like that….but I think it really helps. Or at least in blocks like they did Stranger things and will do Manifest.

Mike V. said...

Rings - I rewatched 1 and 2…liked them much better when I was awake! Love episode 3. Got so motivated I actually started rewatching Fellowship afterwards. There are definitely strong ties between the Amazon show and the book/films. I’ll wait until you’re caught up!

Barry - almost done season 3..i.e. everything that’s aired. It’s great!

Resident Alien - I only watched the 1st one since it’s been back. I’m in Thrones S6 inching closer to the battle of the bastards. I’ll wrap that up then binge catch up in RA.

MJ said...

Nooooo. I hate the week to week. This is why I am streaming 4 freaking shows. Too long to wait a week. Lol

Sandman. Knew nothing of this. Loving it. Really liking the bad guys. Lol. Constantine was one with Astra (remember from legend?). I will say no more

Watched two of Dragons. We shall see. Still no rings. Waiting to give full attention

Still on Hacks. Love that actress!

Know Handmaid's coming soon but waiting til at least half dropped

Need to get back to She Hulk - but perfect example. Only have dropped one since last watch and only like 30ish mins. Sigh so waiting for more to be available.

Hearing Imperfects is good. Sigh. I got no more real estate. Lol

Think some Star Trek back soon too

MJ said...

Or even sure gonna watch new Daredevil

MJ said...

Omg. Can't believe White Lotus won so much. We could not even force ourselves to watch the whole first season!

I had hoped Saul would win but glad young girl from Ozark won. She is a great actress

Mike V. said...

Well it only won in the limited series categories which is funny because it has a season 2 coming. I enjoyed that show but yeah never saw it as a huge Emmy contender. The winners were deserving though.

I think Saul has another shot for the 2nd half of the final season. That’s where some of the best work happened.

All in all the winners varied and I saw most of it. Hard to argue against Ted Lasso and Succession. Both shows at the top of their game. Just watched succession this summer. It’s awesome.

Sandman just found out that Neil Gaiman is the author of the comics too and he’s behind the show. Pretty cool that he was able to adapt his own story. I’ve heard good things but haven’t watched.


Yep Daredevil is confirmed to be a new story with familiar actors. It’s the MCU version. The Netflix ones were filmed in a way that they could be mcu but feige wasn’t involved. This will be under him in the 616 universe. 18 episode first season is crazy. She hulk is ok. People in my Facebook groups are losing their mind over it and loving it. It’s just okay to me lol.

Which trek is back? Probably discovery I’d guess.

Quantum leap next Monday. The trailer looks meh but I’ll be watching on the hope they bakula will make his way to the series. Lol

I get it on streaming/binging. It’s a shame our impatience as a society has changed the game and has attempted to destroy the “post episode discussions/theorizing”. That’s why I prefer separating it out. I always love binging on a rewatch though. I’ll admit. Watching succession s4 is gonna be painful now that I’m caught up. But it’ll be cool to be part of the discussion.

Mike V. said...

Quantum Leap tonight! Not sure when I’ll watch. So much stuff back that I need to get to. There was a recent statement from Scott Bakula that he’s not involved at all even though he was approached. He had to make a difficult decision to not be a part of it. We’ll see if it’s successful how much that might change things.

Handmaids - we’re caught up on the 2 new ones. It’s good. One season after this one.

Andor - Early reviews are that it’s amazing. If it’s anything like Rogue One (especially with writer Tony Gilroy at the helm) then it just might be. They filmed this one practically so it’ll appear more cinematic than confined. The VOLUME LED screen set that they invented from Mandalorian is certainly very impressive…but it limits what you can do. House of the Dragon is using it a lot now too and now that I know I can tell lol. Anyway….that starts wednesday. 3 of 12 episodes premiere then.

Cobra Kai - haven’t gotten to the new season yet.

Rings - caught up…loving it!

Resident Alien - Had this on hold to binge it after Thrones but…

Abbott Elementary - I may sneak in a quick binge on this one. I watched 3 a few months back. Loved them but was waiting on my son to watch the rest. He watched with my wife without me! Lol. So I’m gonna catch up. Should take a few days once Thrones is done. S2 starts this week.

Mike V. said...

Quantum Leap - it was decent. I know they rearranged the episodes so the first episode wasn’t originally the pilot. They’ll air that ep later. They started a bit of a mystery box thing with the characters. Interesting to move back and forth between present day and the leaps. And the ties to the original are stronger than I expected. Hopefully they don’t overdo it trying to please the old fans but we’ll see. Definitely feels like a network show but it’s good enough to stick around. I compare to Fringe where it may be heavily case of the week but will still tie to an overarching mythology.

Thrones rewatch - I’m up to the long night but need to wait to watch until I have time to watch on a 4K tv so I can actually see it. This wouldn’t not be the case on my treadmill setup lol. Almost done! Some people would just stop their rewatch here and pretends that’s how it ends so they aren’t disappointed. I’m going to see this through!

Mj said...

Qleap. - they rearranged the eps? I did not watch most of original but will watch this one

She Hulk. It's amusing. And has credit scenes

He acks also ok be amusing

Heard good things about see succession and euphoria. Is guy no from parks and rec in Succession?

Mike V. said...

Q leap - yeah kinda I guess. The first episode still establishes the premise. So I guess it originally wasn’t the pilot but then when the new show runner took over they added scenes to make it the pilot. Probably the leap wasn’t the first leap and now it is. Maybe the original pilot will have additional scenes to make it continue as well.

She hulk - yeah I enjoyed the latest one. It’s silly and doesn’t require a lot of brain power. Lol they are throwing lots of Easter eggs into the eps though. I don’t even catch them all until I read about them. Lots of x-men clues. Wolverine in a bar fight (man with metal claws), cyclops is in the dude’s sneaker collection. It was shown in the end credits of the latest episode.

Both shows are great. Succession and euphoria. Euphoria is very graphic but it’s really good. I don’t think there’s any parks and red overlap with succession. You might be thinking of severance on Apple TV+. That has Adam Scott in it from parks. Also really good.

Hacks is on the list. I’m sure my wife will get to it before I do lol

Still have a 3 episodes left in Barry.

Mike V. said...

Vince Gilligan and Rhea Seehorn (Kim) - just got bought by Apple for a 2 season straight to series drama set at $15 million an episode. This will be your chance to subscribe and watch Ted lasso and severance! If there are any 2 people worth subscribing for it would be Gilligan‘s Next show starting Rhea.


https://deadline.com/2022/09/vince-gilligan-next-series-rhea-seehorn-star-apple-tv-plus-two-season-order-1235124488/?fbclid=IwAR2l-t_qbrXe6u9_a8Z3634cGUz7h0J_zdYXDroqWHNlIpxAdBSOE9D91a8


Watched first ep of Andor. Definitely darker and more adult than a lot of other Star Wars offerings. Critics love it. I enjoyed first ep and can’t wait to watch the other 2 out and the other 9 coming for season 1! (2 seasons 24 eps total and ends where rogue one starts)