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  2. I watched the first few episodes. Haven't tuned in for the last 3 or 4. It feels pretty generic crime procedural stuff. I rather have Hannibal come back than the so-so of Clarice
  3. The silence is over. CBS is taking you back to 1993, a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, with brand new sequel series “Clarice,” which has just been dated for premiere early next year. Rebecca Breeds (“Pretty Little Liars”) will star as Clarice Starling. The previously announced cast also includes Michael Cudlitz as Paul Krendler, Lucca de Oliveira as Tomas Esquivel, Kal Penn as Shaan Tripathi, Nick Sandow as Agent Clarke, Devyn Tyler as Ardelia Mapp and Marnee Carpenter as The Silence of the Lambs character Catherine Martin. “Clarice is set in 1993, a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. The series is a deep dive into the untold personal story of Clarice Starling, as she returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.” “Brilliant and vulnerable, Clarice graduated Magna from UVA with a double major in Psych and Criminology. Her bravery gives her an inner light that draws monsters and madmen to her. Her complex psychological makeup comes from a challenging childhood, and her drive comes from her need to escape the burden of family secrets that have haunted her throughout her life.” Full article at Bloody Disgusting:
  4. I recently caught up with Season 3 of Absentia and it was the best season yet. Can't wait for Season 4!
  5. Yes, they canceled it after just the 2nd episode, I guess because it was just too expensive to shoot with all the Covid rules in effect. A shame, I rather dig the show. There is such of dearth of TV dramas right now b/c of Covid. Some new documentaries which are good, but not for everyone, I don't think. Still, anything's better than this 24 hour news cycle all the time IMO--too depressing.
  6. I've seen the first three episodes. Too bad FOX already cancelled the show. Hopefully, they will show every episode made.
  7. Something for the Old Man, perhaps. "Next" premiered tonight on the East Coast on our Fox network, and it's pretty good. A nice tech-dystopia (specifically AI) taking place in present day. I hate the camera work, but there's such a dearth of new drama on TV, I'm in a very forgiving mood with such things. Trailer here
  8. I have watched the first season of the new show- I didn't like the characters as much as the original and the supernatural elements are down played. I had a friend comment on how this could be a drama about race tension without even having any supernatural elements. I just wonder if teh supernatural elements will be played up for season 2 if teh show gets renewed
  9. I almost passed out when I saw Penny Dreadful had returned and started recording on my Sky box. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, a spin-off, but I'll take it! Premise Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is set nearly 50 years after the original series, during the Golden Age of Hollywood in the 1930s. It takes place in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place "deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension". The characters are connected in a conflict between the Mexican folklore deity, Santa Muerte, the caretaker of the dead and guide to the great beyond, and her spiritual sister, the demoness Magda, who believes mankind is inherently evil and aims to prove her point.
  10. The Outsider was excellent, well worth a watch!
  11. Good news for a change! Season 3 of Absentia is now available on Amazon! Time to binge.
  12. Would you recommend this tv series (Haunted, by M Fox)? it seems there are possibilities of getting the dvd's from the net.
  13. I recently bought Haunted on Blu-ray as part of Kino Lorber's going out of print sale for $8.99 along with The First Power (a Milleniumistic horror movie starring Lou Diamond Phillips). Haunted lasted for 11 episodes and only the first six aired on UPN. It follows Frank (Matthew Fox)- an ex-cop turned private detective- who has a near death experience after getting stabbed by the guy (Simon) he believes responsible for the disappearance of his son two years ago. After his near death experience, the door to the other side isn't closed and he is haunted by ghosts including the ghost of Simon. The TV show has the same color palette of Millennium and a score by Mark Snow. I wish Haunted lasted longer, but Matthew Fox went on to do Lost
  14. Perhaps I should and will revisit DS9 when there's a dearth of contemporary programming. I had a hard time getting into Voyager. I binged it on a long flight, from NYC to Tehran, if I'm not mistaken, and maybe I would've liked it better on a bigger screen, but I doubt it. It wasn't a lack of effects that I didn't like so much as it seemed to be trying to be "politically correct," which I hate in principle in sci-fi. Ppl's views in the future will surely be different from today's, after all. I actually liked the starting point for the Picard series, acknowledging the time pass and what happens when you're put out to pasture (or vineyard, as the case may be.) I definitely don't need to see Beverly Crusher or Wesley. Picard the renegade captain is a good set up with Star Fleet kind of an obstacle to Picard's goals. Yeah, the alternative reality trope (or meme!) needs to go away for a very long time. I recall ppl trying to inappropriately read that into Mr. Robot which would get me apoplectic!
  15. The finale was kind of trippy, and more in the ayahuasca sense than a MDMA one. (nauseating) I do actually like that the show takes on Picard's age head-on rather than trying to cover it up, though. Too many young'uns in TV shows, IMO. (One of many reasons I liked MM so much--Lance wasn't a Mulder.) Agree the giant orchids launched by the synths from the surface were a bit much, but I also took the space orchids as metaphoric for "Daughter's" father, the botanist who raised her, not Data. It could've been anything the writers wanted, and I'd have done something else, but that's what they did, so we have to live with it ...or not. The finale left a lot of questions, not the least of which is the vestiges of the Romulan Empire, which we'll need to learn more about in S-2. (Developing them beyond their traditional adversarial role in the ST franchise is enticing, I think.) All in all, I think Picard was extremely well set up for some great character-driven plot, even if they did go off the rails quite a bit at the end of season. (Happens more often than not in TV I think.) I'd wager they'll be back on track for S-2 premiere, though. I'll be tuning in if Covid-19 doesn't kill me first;)
  16. Hi, ***SPOILER ALERT*** Can anyone who has watched this explain something to me? In one episode, Winter is watching on his laptop what looks like security cam footage of a woman and child locked in a room, and he is upset. I assumed it was his family, and that perhaps this is the reason he is tied into doing favours for the crime family, but this is never explained. It seems a bit unfair to hint at this and never go into it again. TIA.
  17. I'll have to check it out. I hope to watch this miniseries again, too. I saw in the news that fires in the exclusion zone are causing radiation levels to spike. Also, PBS had a documentary out about the animals in the exclusion zone. I watched it some years ago, and it was surprising.
  18. I thought the Orchids were to stop craft from crashing? Or did I get that wrong? Only the borg cube was too big? I don't even know what the Picard related sin was. I am a fan of the original show. Spock, Scottie, Bones, they are my absolute favs. Kirk, not so much... I liked the other shows, but that is my go to. I honestly wasn't aware of so many things you all catch, others catch. This site is where I learn that things have subtext, shows I mean. It's opened up a whole area I never thought about. Writers, their meanings, their messages, continuity... I'm just a bumpkin... normally, I watch it for the entertainment, for how it makes me feel, if it entertains me, takes the worries of the day away for a little bit. This show did that.
  19. I watched the rest of it too, and I honestly can't remember. The final episode was such a huge let down. Don't get me started on the final ultimate Picard related sin.
  20. Hi @seesthru Yes, The Americans has indeed finished after 6 critically-acclaimed seasons and 75 episodes. Really good ending too for a change! ☺️
  21. Is the Americans over or canceled? or is it still running?
  22. I finished it last night. I was surprised by the ending. I got of course the obvious points of the series, like what constitutes a person, and equal rights, things like that. If there were finer points, they were probably over my head. All in all I did like it. I get lost in watching shows, and I don't pick up the subtext very well. I just know, I liked this show, a lot! It had parts that were very relevant to today, like PTSD substance abuse issues, illness and how it can cause people to isolate, people trying to understand the struggles of others, and lots more. I did like how the synths were the hippies of that era!
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