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Talk about TV pilots & series [network AND streaming]

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This is an old, long gone series, but worth your time. Jim Henson's The Storyteller is on Amazon Prime now. Scripts by Oscar-winner Anthony Minghella. Amazing visuals. The titular character is played by John Hurt. My favorite episodes are 2, 3, and 5.


   
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  Modern Love is back on Amazon prime. 8 new episodes based on different NYTimes Modern Love essays. 

‘Modern Love’ Season 2 Is Here. So Where Are the Original Essayists Now?
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/15/style/modern-love-season-2-amazon.html?referringSource=articleShare

 

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Have I mentioned recently how much I love Wayne on Amazon? I love this character. You learn right off meeting Wayne, you can knock Wayne down, but Wayne will not stay down — ever.

(Warning, cursing and violence enclosed)

Meet Wayne:

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Season 2 of the Witcher. Finally! Yay yay yay!

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Just discovered this series, FOR ALL MANKIND, on Apple Plus, it’s really great and has great reviews. Based on an alternate history/reality where the Russians beat the US to the moon, mixed with real life events and people. 

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@michele 

This might be one of the few places where watching TV isn't looked at as a bad thing. I watched the first season and it was a mixed bag for me. Some episodes in the anthology were amazing and others were blah. 


   
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Good one. I just started the second season.


   
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@chad The Witcher? I love The Witcher.

Screenwriting is I think one of the only professions in which you'll hear a fellow professional say "I'm not watching enough TV." (smile)

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If you don't mind a lot of sex and nudity (albeit well-done and not gratuitous), this show is worth the investment and comes in tidy 30 minute-ish installments. A bonus is that the scripts for the first (and only so far) season are available for purchase on Amazon. 


   
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Yes and I do too. When Game of Throne's ended, I had an existential crisis. I went through The Last Kingdom before finding the Witcher. I still have a preference for The Last Kingdom but sadly, it is now DOA. 


   
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@chad the season 2 finale was incredible 

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@michele I have been mildly curious about Modern Love. Oddly, that image? Suddenly amps up my interest. Talk about an image that captures a moment in time. A very long moment while we're living  it. Pandemic and romance/relationships.

 

Oh you can't tell which I'm replying to. The elbow bump.


   
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Maybe everybody else has already seen this. I'm way behind on television. But this opening -- while weirdly, is not an introduction to the world this series is set in, which is rural Kentucky -- is a great intro to the main character, Raylan Givens. I was told to watch the first episode, and if that didn't grab me, it wasn't my show. Well it's my kind of show not because it's crime or shoot-em-up or whatnot but because it's characters and world created by Elmore Leonard. I'm thrilled to know that somebody other than Scott Berg can do a kickass adaptation of Elmore Leonard.

If that doesn't work I'll be editing until I get it to, fair warning!

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Yay, it worked!


   
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@pooks I really enjoyed early seasons of Justified. Acting and characters in the series are remarkable. Kind of lost respect for the lead as the series ran on but early seasons were the bomb.

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@seemaxrun There were originally supposed to be 7 seasons but at the end of 6 they felt they'd taken it as far as they could. However I just read that they are going to do a limited run season 7 where Raylan leaves Harlan County and is assigned to the Detroit office. I hope that opens up some solid new story lines and characters.


   
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@pooks I saw that episode of Modern Love, it was really good.

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Has anyone here watched Squid Games? I'm about halfway into it and am enjoying it a lot more than I expected. It's got this near perfect TV premise to me, but I wonder how many seasons it could go on. It seems set up to be fairly finite. A second season has been announced.


   
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@jeffrey That show was huge when it came out, all over social media chatter which is saying something its hard for shows to make a dent in social media political rage these days but it did. I have not seen it though. 

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I caught Sea Beast on Netflix. It's really fun. 

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btw, if you haven't seen How to Train Your Dragon on Netflix and are into animation (I am), it's back on Netflix, and really wonderful. It's one of my favorites right up there with Howl's Moving Castle. 

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@seemaxrun max, I'm just curious, when you say it's hard these days for shows to make a dent in social media political rage, is that due to a unusually high volume of shows being produced or another factor like current events overshadowing a show's influence? 


   
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@jeffrey Current events overshadowing a show's influence.

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Posted by: @jeffrey

Has anyone here watched Squid Games? I'm about halfway into it and am enjoying it a lot more than I expected. It's got this near perfect TV premise to me, but I wonder how many seasons it could go on. It seems set up to be fairly finite. A second season has been announced.

I haven't caught Squid Games but I want to especially with the Emmy nod. I actually thought it was a game show .. oops.


   
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