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#30523 - 08/13/15 01:56 AM Re: Television 2015 [Re: Christopher]
Barbara Offline
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The show is in part a refuge for Christian Slater, who has abandoned his former leading-man status in an attempt to find a TV series that doesn't get cancelled after the sixth or seventh episode. This is his fourth attempt, I believe. Mr. Robot has attracted an enthusiastic critical response, which I don't understand, but Suits is beating it in the ratings, which I do understand. Mr. Robot is obviously made with care, but I'm having trouble buying into it.

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#30525 - 08/13/15 07:11 PM Re: Television 2015 [Re: Barbara]
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I'm hooked on Mr. Robot. That's only partly because I'm a techie and appreciate how well the depicts technology and techies. It's mostly because the story intrigues me. The plot has taken some completely unforeseen turns lately that have made the show all the more involving.

I've only seen a few minutes of Suits -- while waiting for Mr. Robot to begin -- and I have to say that I find the acting embarrassing and the two leads completely unconvincing.

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#30529 - 08/15/15 07:43 PM Re: Television 2015 [Re: David Dvorkin]
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Chacun à son goût.

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#30562 - 09/01/15 06:36 PM Re: Television 2015 [Re: Christopher]
Rita Offline


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The revival of Coach has been cancelled. NBC said it just wasn't going well.

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#30606 - 09/22/15 05:09 PM Re: Television 2015 [Re: Rita]
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The much-touted Blindspot debuted last night, and I forgot to watch.

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#30609 - 09/22/15 09:26 PM Re: Television 2015 [Re: Rita]
Austin
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Don't worry, Rita, you have three more chances to watch it this week. E! on Friday, USA on Saturday, and SyFy on Sunday. I may even watch it myself.

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#30610 - 09/23/15 10:15 AM Re: Television 2015 [Re: ]
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Ah, all three channels owned by NBC...they're really pushing it. Thanks Austin, I forgot to check for repeats.

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#30613 - 09/23/15 06:11 PM Re: Television 2015 [Re: Barbara]
David Dvorkin Offline
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I thought Blindspot was watchable and promising. Unlike Minority Reports, which failed on both counts.

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#30622 - 09/26/15 05:06 PM Re: Television 2015 [Re: David Dvorkin]
Barbara Offline
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Yes, Blindspot does have potential; the set-up is good and the characters are credible. However:
1. A human body covered with tattoos, each one leading to a different story -- that's a good idea, but it's not exactly new. Remember The Illustrated Man? Or Brimstone?
2. An amnesiac woman unexpectedly reveals expert martial arts skills -- that too is not new: Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight, Claudia Black in an episode of Stargate: SG-1.
3. Another unshaven hero. Meh.
Nevertheless, Blindspot is the only new show I've seen so far that I want to see again.

Minority Report is hugely dependent upon gimmickry, which is kind of fun to see, but what do they do when they run out of gimmicks? Frankly, I can't see any show succeeding with a leading man (boy) so charisma-deprived as the guy playing Dash. The Player is just a copycat show (predicting crime), lots of flash but little else. And Rosewood is just junk.

I watched something else new...but I don't remember what.

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#30623 - 09/27/15 12:29 PM Re: Television 2015 [Re: Barbara]
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Maybe Heroes Reborn? It too has some nice gimmickry, like live characters morphing into computer game figures. The show was touted as recapturing the charm of the first season of the original show. I didn't see a lot of that, but that first episode was so busy, with so much going on, that it's going to take a while for everything to shake down.

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