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The Last TV Show/Episode You Watched... (quick one or two sentence reviews)

Almost done with S3 of Madalorian. I've never been a huge fan of it but this season is the weakest one yet. Seems to be a lot of filler without very much else going on.

I loved the first two seasons, but I have only made it halfway through season 3, and I agree so far. I honestly believe that this show peaked at the season 2 finale, and in a lot of ways, maybe it should've ended there.

What's even more upsetting is that Disney just announced they're making a Mandalorian movie. I have little faith that it's going to be anywhere near as good as the first two seasons were.
 
I loved the first two seasons, but I have only made it halfway through season 3, and I agree so far. I honestly believe that this show peaked at the season 2 finale, and in a lot of ways, maybe it should've ended there.

What's even more upsetting is that Disney just announced they're making a Mandalorian movie. I have little faith that it's going to be anywhere near as good as the first two seasons were.
I agree - I'm not really excited for the movie.

I would say I am in the minority (and this is probably a conversation for another thread) - I'm not really a Dave Filoni fan. Everyone gets so excited about him and thinks he should be in charge of everything Star Wars...but I don't really get the hype. I watched select episodes of Clone Wars - and I will say that was good (I wish it were live action, I have a hard time with the animated stuff) but the story was great. Other than that, I haven't been impressed.

People are so quick to dismiss the sequels - I find a lot of things to criticize in the Filoni stuff that people seem to love. Am I crazy I think the sequels are better than any of the TV shows (except Andor - love that)?
 
I agree - I'm not really excited for the movie.

I would say I am in the minority (and this is probably a conversation for another thread) - I'm not really a Dave Filoni fan. Everyone gets so excited about him and thinks he should be in charge of everything Star Wars...but I don't really get the hype. I watched select episodes of Clone Wars - and I will say that was good (I wish it were live action, I have a hard time with the animated stuff) but the story was great. Other than that, I haven't been impressed.

People are so quick to dismiss the sequels - I find a lot of things to criticize in the Filoni stuff that people seem to love. Am I crazy I think the sequels are better than any of the TV shows (except Andor - love that)?
I’m with you. I like the first season of Mandalorian (well I like a lot of s2 as well but felt that they totally robbed the main characters of their arc conclusion by having a knight in shining armor swoop in). Andor and Rogue One are the best post Empire SW for me. I think the ST could’ve been great if it had concluded the arcs set up in TLJ. I’m not a fan of TLJ because of the execution (poor structure, lazy writing tricks [it’s a new Force ability!], and humor that just didn’t work for me). But the basic story idea was the right way to go IM(very unpopular)O.
 
I’m with you. I like the first season of Mandalorian (well I like a lot of s2 as well but felt that they totally robbed the main characters of their arc conclusion by having a knight in shining armor swoop in). Andor and Rogue One are the best post Empire SW for me. I think the ST could’ve been great if it had concluded the arcs set up in TLJ. I’m not a fan of TLJ because of the execution (poor structure, lazy writing tricks [it’s a new Force ability!], and humor that just didn’t work for me). But the basic story idea was the right way to go IM(very unpopular)O.
Oh I'm with you too on the sequels - I'm not going to sit here and say they don't deserve criticism - they do. There's a reason so many of us are trying to fix them...haha!!

But I just don't see the same level of complaints about the Filoni shows as I do with the sequels. Like - I find the mechanic lady in the Mandalorian extremely annoying - or I didn't really like the idea of zombie stormtroopers - or I thought Thrawn was a bit of a disappointment after reading the Heir to the Empire books when I was a kid (I didn't watch Rebels). I just don't see the nitpicking of everything that the sequels get.

Rant over - let's get back to talking about TV shows - haha!
 
People are so quick to dismiss the sequels - I find a lot of things to criticize in the Filoni stuff that people seem to love. Am I crazy I think the sequels are better than any of the TV shows (except Andor - love that)?

I will probably regret posting this, but I was probably the only person on earth that liked The Rise of Skywalker. I don't think it's better than, say Season 2 of The Mandalorian, but I liked what they were going for after the ambitious disaster that was The Last Jedi. A lot of my problems with the sequel trilogy stem from Episode VIII, which did a great job at unintentionally showing the downsides of risk-taking. I've actually done my own fanedits of the sequel trilogy back on originaltrilogy.com, and it's quite ironic that the longest film in the sequel trilogy became the shortest one in my trilogy.

I have tried to get into the Star Wars TV shows after Mandalorian. I tried getting through The Bad Batch, and while it was okay, I was never invested in it enough to finish season one. Since then, my interest in TV shows from Disney Plus has gone down the tubes. It's hard for me to care about much of what Disney's been doing lately, and given their troubles, I don't think we're alone in this.
 
Finished Baby Reindeer last night (3 back to back, just couldn’t stop). Impressed but difficult to watch at times.
 
SPECIAL OPS: LIONESSE (Paramount Plus)
Another solid series from Taylor Sheridan. Great dialogue, interesting characters and intense pacing. An entertaining watch.

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW (also Paramount Plus)
McGregor is absolutely magnetic and his charismatic performance holds this production together.
The creative choice of everyone using their native accents and the historically inaccurate diversity casting prevents me from fully immersing.
But I am very curious how it will all wrap up.
 
SUGAR episode 6 "Go Home"

And with this episode's bonkers twist, the series continues it genre defying trend.
And I love it even more for it!
 
SUGAR episode 6 "Go Home"

And with this episode's bonkers twist, the series continues it genre defying trend.
And I love it even more for it!
Hmm, I wasn’t really pulled in by the first episode and haven’t gone back to it. Maybe I should give a few more episodes? 🤔
 
SUGAR episode 6 "Go Home"

And with this episode's bonkers twist, the series continues it genre defying trend.
And I love it even more for it!


Yoooo, you're watching Sugar too?! WILD. Freakin' wild is all I'll say. What a revelation...

I saw Ripley and Baby Reindeer too. Both great shows and highly recommended.
 
Hmm, I wasn’t really pulled in by the first episode and haven’t gone back to it. Maybe I should give a few more episodes? 🤔
It does improve as the mystery deepens but it is a very unusual series, partly Art House, partly P.I. Noir and partly… well I don’t want to spoil anything. It certainly isn’t mainstream or commercial… to me, it has a slight Robert Altman flavour with a pinch of David Lynch in a Raymond Chandler cooking pot being stirred by Stephen Cannell 😂
 
Yoooo, you're watching Sugar too?! WILD. Freakin' wild is all I'll say. What a revelation...

I saw Ripley and Baby Reindeer too. Both great shows and highly recommended.
RIPLEY was glorious!
 
I tried watching Dexter recently.
I remember it was huge back in the day, but I don't really get it. The melodramatic narration and the whole "THE GOOD GUY IS A BAD GUY???" shtick is corny and pretty old in 2024.
Does the show get into its stride at some point later where I can jump in, or is it just not a show for me?
 
Does the show get into its stride at some point later where I can jump in, or is it just not a show for me?

I remember it as being pretty one note most of the time, although in season 7/8 Yvonne Strahovski's character was kind of interesting. She first shows up in s07e03, not sure how fast her plot evolves but you could give that a try.
 
Season 1 is by far the best, Season 2 is a close second. If you don't like the beginning, you won't like it later.
 
Just wrapped up Preacher. Huge fan of the comics and thought the TV series was well executed despite being an entirely different beast in a lot of ways. It was one of those shows where I enjoyed being in the world with the characters more so than the stories being told. They casting and performance of Cassidy may be in my top 10 for TV characters of all time. Gilgun really gave him a dimension not often seen in pop culture vampires.
 
I’ve started watching Dark Matter (2024) on AppleTV because I read the book. I can already tell this will be a prime candidate for an edit. I’m only two episodes in and it already feels padded. I have no idea how they’re going to stretch it to nine episodes but it will no doubt be bloated unless there are some totally new plot elements that weren’t in the book. Given what I know about the book, I suspect they will use an adventure-of-the-week sort of device for a few of the episodes. But that sounds like a big mistake to me. I think the book could be made into a good tight four episode show that would still give the ideas and the characters plenty of space.
 
Mandalorian S3 Final Episode....
Lots to like, the path there was convoluted, and padded BUT, there is a sweet core in there...
Theres a 160 min movie of the 3 seasons CRYING OUT to be made...but I have other fish to fry...
It's in my head though, if anyone wants to tackle it...?
 
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