Which new TV shows are you liking? (shows still only 1 or 2 seasons deep)

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#51 Posted by jerkchicken (53 posts) -

A couple more that haven't been mentioned:

Chance (Hulu) - With Hugh Laurie in the lead as a neuropsychiatrist, I was afraid this was going to be a "House" clone, but it turned into a pretty good psychological thriller with some noir elements.

Crashing (HBO)- an aspiring stand up comedian from a sheltered background tries to make it in the NYC comedy scene

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#52 Posted by liquiddragon (3460 posts) -

Sorry to bump an old thread but recently went through Mindhunter and man, that's a great show. I only wish I checked it out sooner.

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#53 Posted by TheHT (15870 posts) -

Preacher - I was real worried about this not getting another season just because of how weird it is, but apparently season three starts later this month, so great!

American Gods - Worried about this one for another reason altogether. I really, really, really hope this show's whole vibe and quality doesn't take too big a hit from dropping the showrunners. Looks like there wasn't just tension between them and producers about budget, but also clashes with Neil Gaiman himself about the direction of season two. Gaiman is apparently getting more involved with season two, alongside the new showrunner who worked on Hannibal as well. Fingers crossed!

Sorry to bump an old thread but recently went through Mindhunter and man, that's a great show. I only wish I checked it out sooner.

Hell yeah it is!

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#54 Edited by Brackstone (925 posts) -

I'm going to take advantage of this thread bump to tell everyone to go watch Atlanta right now, it's probably the best show on tv, and it finished it's second season not long ago. I'm amazed no one has mentioned it yet.

Bryan Tyree Henry deserves some awards for what he's doing.

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#55 Edited by Shiftygism (1022 posts) -

@brackstone: Season two was incredible. Glover and Co. absolutely nailed 90's middle school life with that FUBU episode. So many great moments this year, and it was nice how they spread the love to each of the four characters, in a way a few installments had the feel of a contemporary Seinfeld with some of the situations they'd land themselves in. Really great stuff.

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#56 Posted by Deo_Brando (54 posts) -

@conmulligan: I love this show! I look forward to the new season!

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#57 Posted by Casepb (725 posts) -

Loving the Orville and season 2 is coming out December.

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#58 Posted by nutter (2194 posts) -

This thread coming back brings up a few thoughts:

1) Taboo is still great and that second season needs to get here

2) Ash vs. Evil Dead being cancelled is a crime

3) Westworld took a sharp left into a pile of shit between seasons 1 and 2

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#59 Posted by not_a_bumblebee (133 posts) -

Both Legion and Atlanta on FX are incredible. Legion is easily the best non-animated superhero show and on par with Logan as best X-Men related live action anything. Basically the show is a mindfuck of a bad trip as the guise of a show following the adventures of the world's most powerful psychic and bastard son of Charles Xavier, David Haller AKA Legion. The show features two of my favorite actors in Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza.

Atlanta is one of the funniest and weirdest comedies I've seen in a long time. Last season featured one of the most genuinely disturbing and scary episodes of a show I've seen from any show in an episode entitled Teddy Perkins.

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#60 Posted by Nicholas_Attano (19 posts) -

the Good Place :)

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#61 Posted by cameron15 (5 posts) -

I like American Gods. really nice show with unusual scenario

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#62 Edited by MonkeyKing1969 (7612 posts) -

@nicholas_attano said:

the Good Place :)

I marathon watched "The Good Place" a few months ago...I liked it. Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shepard are too funny.

I just started watching Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix. I hear you are not supposed to read too much into the symbolism of the show...so I'm not. But, I'm going in blind because all I know what they show is there are several "organic mecha" called EVEs; they fight things called "angels" and so far the have hinted at and "ADAM" project and that all the so-called "angels" have 99.89 % human DNA or RNA...something. All that is from seeing 10 shows, which just makes me think this attack stuff is all a gaslight

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#63 Edited by Pooch516 (6 posts) -

@monkeyking1969: So with all the commotion of the series on Netflix, do you think it holds up? I don't watch much anime but kind of want to watch this because it's so heavily talked about. All I know is there are robots and teen piloting them.

People who have watched it before... am I going to realistically miss anything if I watched the Netflix version?

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#64 Posted by hermes (2619 posts) -

@pooch516: No...

There is some controversial translation, but it happened pretty late in the season, so it won't affect your enjoyment of the series. Also, Netflix changed the end credit sequence of all episodes because of licencing issues with Japan, but it is not a serious issue.

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#65 Edited by Acura_Max (772 posts) -

@pooch516: I would say the series is worth watching. It's certainly one of those shows that asks you to be patient with it, especially those scenes where it's rumored to have suffered from budget shortages. If you ever watch it, I would keep an open mind when you watch episode 25, 26 and The End of Evangelion movie. Most people either love or hate the last parts.

I don't think you will miss too much. There's one big scene that Netflix changed, but I would say the context surrounding that scene kinda make up for it.

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#66 Edited by avantegardener (2378 posts) -

Cobra Kai is a delight. It manages to pair pathos, nostalgia with a compelling (if a somewhat fun and silly) continuing narrative of the Karate Kid films. It has masterfully blended the decades between the motion pictures and the new tv series in way I've never seen before, worth a month sub to youtube to watch both seasons.

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#67 Posted by GenericBrotagonist (454 posts) -

Kakegurui - Japanese show on Netflix about a high school where everyone gambles all day for ridiculously high stakes and there seem to be no teachers. Also there's a class system where people in debt to other students become second class citizens. The anime is a bit too horny for my tastes but the live action series does away with most of that and is really good cheesy fun! Apparently there's a movie out in Japan now too.

Designated Survivor - Honestly nothing special but watching Keifer Sutherland be a wish fulfillment president passes the time just fine.

Deadly Class- Assassin Hogwarts in the 80s. RIP. Great from the start, could be just a little too nihilistic at times though. Deserved so much more than one season, Syfy needs to get their shit together and stop completely changing their direction almost ever year.

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#68 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (7612 posts) -

@pooch516 said:

@monkeyking1969: So with all the commotion of the series on Netflix, do you think it holds up? I don't watch much anime but kind of want to watch this because it's so heavily talked about. All I know is there are robots and teen piloting them.

People who have watched it before... am I going to realistically miss anything if I watched the Netflix version?

I think they reworked some dialogue in just a few spots. There are some YouTube videos explaining the minor changes, but the essence of the esoteric dialogue was there - just said slightly different.

Does it hold up? About was well as any other anime from the 80s or 90s. It is not earth shaking in concept, animation or story, but it is fine overall. Worth watching if only to know if all the fuss is justified.