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  • #93858

    InThisTown
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    My triumphant return to broadcast TV after being on hiatus since LOST is…a less mysterious LOST. Loved This Is Us. Great show.

    We were supposed to find out how Jack died, right?

    I don’t think that was promised.

    #93859

    Florida Sox Fan
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    My triumphant return to broadcast TV after being on hiatus since LOST is…a less mysterious LOST. Loved This Is Us. Great show.

    We were supposed to find out how Jack died, right?

    I don’t think that was promised.

    The showrunners were out on social media after last week saying we wouldn’t find out about how Jack died for a while yet.

    Pretty underwhelming finale. That poker scene was painful.

    #93860

    Kevin
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    My triumphant return to broadcast TV after being on hiatus since LOST is…a less mysterious LOST. Loved This Is Us. Great show.

    We were supposed to find out how Jack died, right?

    I don’t think that was promised.

    The showrunners were out on social media after last week saying we wouldn’t find out about how Jack died for a while yet.

    Pretty underwhelming finale. That poker scene was painful.

    Any episode with only one Randall scene is bad.

    I really thought they were going to redshirt Jack’s fat buddy. :lol: Like the mob kills the guy while he’s calling Jack for help who is out on his first date with Mandy Moore.

    #93863

    chicowalker
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    wait, what? Are you guys serious?  This is us- with the dude from Heroes?

    #93865

    Kevin
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    wait, what? Are you guys serious? This is us- with the dude from Heroes?

    :lol: Old Chico is still in there!

    New Chico would love it.

    #93867

    chicowalker
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    First off, I’m with ITT on broadcast shows- though I’ve watched a few episodes of the Good Place and thought it was decent.  Before that- honestly don’t remember.  2nd- every review I read when it came out said how emotionally manipulative it was, compared it to Parenthood (but even more treacly) etc- how do you watch an episode for the first time, knowing that?  Don’t mention your wives.  I’m as whipped as any of you, but when she wants to watch something that I’m straight against, I leave the room.  You can too.  Fuck. :ozzy:

    #93877

    Kevin
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    I don’t think I read anything about it going in. I do remember being kinda disgusted after the first episode, but after we binge watched a couple, I was hooked. :lol:

    My wife loves those Shonda Rimes shows, especially Scandal. For those I put my headphones on and grab the iPad.

    #93878

    InThisTown
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    Emotional manipulation is in my estimation not a bad thing. It’s execution. It can be done well or poorly. This show hits sometimes and misses at others. The monologue that revealed the show title at the end of episode 4 was a great example of it working bigly. I don’t think the wedding vows one hit like they intended. Emotional manipulation can be cheap but it is a useful storytelling tool.

    #93879

    chicowalker
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    #93880

    Lebron
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    Only thing my wife and I watch together is sports.  I can’t remember the last show we watched together, as I don’t watch any of the network stuff either.  She’s more of a Middle/Modern Family person and I’m Amazon/Sunday night high fallutin’ premium network.

    And I still make her drive everywhere.

    #93885

    chicowalker
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    I’m only on season 2 of Sunny.  Haven’t seen all of the latest season of Black Mirror.  Haven’t seen season 2 of Mr. Robot yet. Have yet to see Orphan Black, Peaky Blinders, Man in the High Castle, etc.  When I catch up on all of those I’ll check out This is Us :smile:   ;-)

    #93886

    InThisTown
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    This Is Us is so much better than Mr Robot if you’re a human being. Edgelord nonsense, IMO.

    Man in the High Castle is just pretty good.

    #93902

    Marty Nopointe
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    This is us? Show my wife watches that I have to leave the room because it’s such garbage, I can’t even sit there ignoring it.

    #93904

    Kevin
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    My wife doesn’t watch anything good anymore. I consider it a miracle that once upon a time she liked both The Shield and The Sopranos.

    Actually, she liked the OJ show.

    #93906

    Marty Nopointe
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    I thoroughly enjoyed “People vs OJ Simpson”, just not in the way the producers intended

    I almost got a Travolta movie from redbox hoping it would be worthy of his performance in OJ. They have a crappy knockoff of the Marky Mark saves the Gulf of Mexico from an oil rig movie. Instead of an oil rig Travolta has to save people from high tension power lines.

    Do a GIS for “john travolta life on the line”, it’s off the craptacular chart

    #93907

    Kevin
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    Hap and Leonard is back tonight. That’s a great show you should be watching.

    Kinda like Justified and Terriers. The books are good too.

    #93912

    chicowalker
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    Now you’re just making shit up.  Is Hap and Leonard on after Muzz and Jeff? ;-)

    #93929

    Callahardfoul
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    I’m only on season 2 of Sunny. Haven’t seen all of the latest season of Black Mirror. Haven’t seen season 2 of Mr. Robot yet. Have yet to see Orphan Black, Peaky Blinders, Man in the High Castle, etc. When I catch up on all of those I’ll check out This is Us 🙂 😉

    You have to finish all of Sunny on Netflix.  The hardest I ever laughed at a show in my life was “The Nightman Cometh.” Very close second is “Frank’s Little Beauties.”

    #93965

    Kevin
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    This is all true. :lol:

    For 45 minutes, Fogelman and co-writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger decided that, despite having never been such a thing before, This Is Us was going to be a bad Arthur Miller play about blue collar dreams, thwarted ambitions and the least convincing criminal element ever put on tape. Jack deciding to pin his future on an underground card game spoke to nothing hinted at before in the show and also nothing the writers or director Ken Olin had ever seen before, apparently. No second of that misadventure read as authentic, from Jack winning all the money he needed on the first hand he played — four queens over a full house! — beating the game’s shady organizer, then trying to walk away immediately, then getting jumped in the alley and robbed. It was shoddy card play, flimsy character work and weak drama.

    And then as awful as that was, Jack and Daryl, whoever Daryl was, deciding to rob an old bartender because Jack was tired of being a nice guy and decided that the only way to escape his father was to become his father was, again, worse. It’s possible that the writers put Jack in those two clichéd situations to illustrate how out-of-character those schemes were for Jack, but I’m not buying they made half of this episode bad on purpose.

    #93976

    chicowalker
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    Yeah, sounds fantastic

    #93993

    Lebron
    Participant

    Americans reunion of sorts on Billions with Special Agent Stan Beeman directing and Director Gaad/John Boy as the menacing philanthropist.

    #94000

    Kevin
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    Americans reunion of sorts on Billions with Special Agent Stan Beeman directing and Director Gaad/John Boy as the menacing philanthropist.

    Don’t forget that Pastor Tim and Dollar Bill are the same actor.

    #94001

    Kevin
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    Yeah, sounds fantastic

    Well, that wasn’t the fantastic part. :lol:

    #94006

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    Yeah, sounds fantastic

    I remember when my mom watched This is us, weepy family drama told through flashbacks, no wait that was General Hospital. At least there was a chance someone would have an eyepatch or a really bad accent.

    #94007

    Kevin
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    Yeah, sounds fantastic

    I remember when my mom watched This is us, weepy family drama told through flashbacks, no wait that was General Hospital. At least there was a chance someone would have an eyepatch or a really bad accent.

    I have mentioned that 32 year old Mandy Moore is occasionally required to wear makeup that allegedly makes her look like she’s in her late 50’s. So we’ve got hat going for us. :lol:

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