[TV] Talk about the last TV you watched, the catchall thread

i saw the 4th season of Veronica Mars. Ugh.
i guessed patton oswalt was the bomber literally when they announced his casting. FUCK. also, needless to say, the last 5 minutes pissed me off beyond all reproach. the end game with Clyde (JK Simmons) was also very unsatisfying, and it felt like a huge waste of an Oscar-winning actor!
 
Crossing Swords
I'm loving this show. The Robot Chicken team working on this one. It's like a medieval Little People (the Fisher Price toys) world... but hilariously fucked up.
Depends on your feelings about Fisher Price genitalia.

The last few episodes kinda dragged on. Not sure if that was actually the case or, like South Park, the novelty of it wore off.
 
Hey does "The Magicians" get better? I'm watching season 1 and it looks okay, but it also looks SUPER genre. That and the scene where the one guy pretends to rape the main lady does NOT sit well with me, like holy shit this was in 2015, who okayed that?
 
Hey does "The Magicians" get better? I'm watching season 1 and it looks okay, but it also looks SUPER genre. That and the scene where the one guy pretends to rape the main lady does NOT sit well with me, like holy shit this was in 2015, who okayed that?
The books are not much better, I tried to watch the show because I heard it was better than the books and... Low bar.
 
The books are not much better, I tried to watch the show because I heard it was better than the books and... Low bar.
Aw shit, yeah that says a lot, thanks. Like I get what its' GOING for, like a darker version of Harry Potter or Chronicles of Narnia, but it feels like its trying to hard.
 
Aw shit, yeah that says a lot, thanks. Like I get what its' GOING for, like a darker version of Harry Potter or Chronicles of Narnia, but it feels like its trying to hard.
I've been trying to finish the third book out of sheer spite, but I just keep rereading the same two pages because I just can't make my brain engage anymore.
 
Hey does "The Magicians" get better? I'm watching season 1 and it looks okay, but it also looks SUPER genre. That and the scene where the one guy pretends to rape the main lady does NOT sit well with me, like holy shit this was in 2015, who okayed that?
Yes. It totally goes off the rails in a great way. The rape stuff was hard to watch for sure. Some trauma and revenge make it work a little better but...maybe not entirely? In general, my wife and I like the show a lot.
 
So I've been working my way through Brooklyn 99 for the first time. Up to Season 6. And I have to ask: why are Hitchcock and Scully still employed there? They're incompetent bordering on dangerous, Scully is flat-out misogynistic, and don't seem to actually help in cases.

Like, I get it's a comedy and like the supporting characters in Scrubs like Ted, Doug, and Todd, they're the "comedy weapons" when you need a punchline. And the two actors are funny as hell, with great chemistry between the two.

But is there a canonical reason why they're still employed at the 99, or for the NYPD at all? With characters like Ted, Doug, and Todd, they were at least half-competent at their jobs. Well, Doug and Todd. I think Ted was kept only because Kelso wanted someone to torture.

But Hitchcock and Scully not only are rarely, if ever, involved in a case, oblivious with their own shenanigans (usually something food related), that I can't for the life of me understand why anyone at the 99 keeps them employed there. They're completely useless.

An addendum on the Scrubs thoughts:

Doug was exceptionally incompetent until he started working in the morgue, where he fit right in.

Todd, as much as he was horribly sexist, was to my recollection rarely shown to be bad at being a surgeon.
I'm going to be honest with you Nick. There are more Hitchcock and Scullys in policing than there are Terry and Rosas.
I know this has nothing to do with TV, but I was just seeing on Twitter that people found the Milwaukee police praising the service of some retiring cops in 2017 and it made me think of this interaction I had with Nick.


That fella on the left is the guy that gave a naked 14 year old boy, bleeding from a head wound and from his anus, back to Jeffrey Dahmer after going into Dahmer's home (which reeked of death because it had literal corpses rotting in the back room). They laughed and made homophobic jokes instead of doing anything about it. Two black girls called to plead with police to help the boy, but they threatened to arrest the girls for causing a ruckus. The officer was fired, but was reinstated 3 years later after a judge decided that negligence of that unbelievable level wasn't enough to fire a cop. He then went on to become the president of the police association.

So yeah, all cops are Hitchcock and Scully.
 
I didn't mean their morals, I meant their competence.

Of course the TV police are better people than the largely white supremacist police.
 
I just finished season 1 of Never Have I Ever, which is cute in a Mindy-Kaling-tapping-into-John-Hughes-sort-of-way, but as I watching all I can think is that I hope someone at Disney gives Maitreyi Ramakrishnan an audition for Kamala Khan. I really think she'd handle both the comedic aspects of Ms. Marvel as well as the wide-eyed newbie hero parts.
 
Just finished Ares on Netflix. Not as gory or even scary as I thought it would be based on what I heard, but it was definitely worth watching for the ending.
 
Still need to watch S4, hasn't been released over here yet....
On the one hand, "identical twin brother" is a bit played out
On the other hand, maybe they'll do someinthg interesting with it. I hope we don't get 6 episodes of people being too slow to notice. I've met plenty of identical twins. Once you know them, it's usually pretty clear who's who.
 
Started watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. It's been long recommended to me by a friend.

Fewer musical numbers than I expected. only other musical tv show I ever watched was Galavant, and I feel like that had more numbers.

Take away the musical aspect, and it sits at the centre of a Venn diagram between Fleabag and Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23.

That's a ringing endorsement from me.
 
I started The Umbrella Academy last year and only ever watched the first episode. Not for any conscious decision not to continue, time just got away from me and I never got back to it. We had a long weekend here so I sat down and knocked out, starting right from the beginning, the whole run over two days and now I'm in withdraws that the third season isn't there for me to watch right away like season two was.

Loved what was there so far. Of the two seasons, the second felt better for a number of reasons, largely that it now feels like everyone is comfortable with their characters after a little awkwardness in the first. Also, the soundtracks for the show are killer. It always feels like the perfect song comes on.
 

figmentPez

Staff member
Umbrella Academy Season 2. Nutso good fun.
I just finished watching myself, and I definitely agree. They manged to take everything that's good about the first season, and add in even more good points.

I have one minor complaint:
When Allison, Vanya, and Klaus were dancing in the beauty shop, Ben should have gotten to join in on the dancing, too.
 
I'm late to the party for The Umbrella Academy. I just finished season 1. I honestly should have not delayed in watching this show because it's absolutely amazing.
 
You know, it's probably my own head cannon but I secretly think that Brooklyn 99 is actually a whole bunch of neighborhood kids playing cops and robbers and we are just seeing it as a real police precinct.
 
Saw Cobra Kai.

Uh..... Okay it's not great or anything but it's fun overall. I like the parts about Johnny trying to overcome his own history with toxicity. Daniel-san is kind of a tool now which I guess he always was to some degree? They're both stuck in the past of their own glory days. No one has aged well.

Some of the Karate just looks weird. The fight choreography is fine but the training segments...50 something Ralph macchio doing a handstand? C'mon guys.
 
Saw Cobra Kai.

Uh..... Okay it's not great or anything but it's fun overall. I like the parts about Johnny trying to overcome his own history with toxicity. Daniel-san is kind of a tool now which I guess he always was to some degree? They're both stuck in the past of their own glory days. No one has aged well.

Some of the Karate just looks weird. The fight choreography is fine but the training segments...50 something Ralph macchio doing a handstand? C'mon guys.
When Daniel's wife jokes about being drug into her husband's "Karate soap opera", she's not far off... which is fine, because the best parts of Cobra Kai are arguably watching Daniel and Johnny self-destruct and come to the realization that their feud (which is stupid, as demonstrated by the fact that these two can CLEARLY get along when they put it aside) has basically destroyed their personal lives.

Worse, it's let Kreese return to the Valley and now he's actively turning these kids into toxic assholes, which is what lead to Miguel almost dying. Well... that and Daniel being THE WORST HUMAN BEING ALIVE and throwing Robby to the wolves for... looking out for his daughter.

Regardless, Cobra Kai's pulling insane numbers apparently.
 
The Boys

Episode 5 felt a little on the tame side. But that one scene...
Even though it turned out to be just a daydream.
. Crazy.
 
Top