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**2016 TV Watercooler Thread**

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QUOTE (pittshoganerkoff @ Jan 26, 2016 -> 09:07 AM)
The second episode of The X-Files last night was great. Much like the original run, it was a standalone case while the overall series plot line was referenced. Mulder and Scully easily fell back into their banter, complete with Mulder's dry, sarcastic comments. It's a shame there are only four more episodes. Hopefully they'll bring it back again next season.

 

I agree. From the opening scene, it was a real return to form, and could have fit in well within any past season.

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QUOTE (pittshoganerkoff @ Jan 26, 2016 -> 09:07 AM)
The second episode of The X-Files last night was great. Much like the original run, it was a standalone case while the overall series plot line was referenced. Mulder and Scully easily fell back into their banter, complete with Mulder's dry, sarcastic comments. It's a shame there are only four more episodes. Hopefully they'll bring it back again next season.

Yep. The first episode got some mediocre reviews, but after watching that one you could tell it was just to set things up. This episode was more of what we want, a stand alone that ties in to a bigger picture, like you said. Good character development, too.

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Have only caught 1.5 of the 2 episodes thus far, but agree that the 2nd episode totally hooked me. In that said, you needed the 1st episode to put everything back. Loved that they stuck with the retro intro. I truly hope this isn't one and done.

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The only thing I didn't like about the first episode was Joel McHale. I associate him with comedy too much I guess. Will watch ep 2 later.

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QUOTE (Brian @ Jan 26, 2016 -> 12:41 PM)
The only thing I didn't like about the first episode was Joel McHale. I associate him with comedy too much I guess. Will watch ep 2 later.

Yeah - I was going to say, I can't stand McHale in it.

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QUOTE (pittshoganerkoff @ Jan 26, 2016 -> 09:07 AM)
The second episode of The X-Files last night was great. Much like the original run, it was a standalone case while the overall series plot line was referenced. Mulder and Scully easily fell back into their banter, complete with Mulder's dry, sarcastic comments. It's a shame there are only four more episodes. Hopefully they'll bring it back again next season.

 

Episode 3 is supposed to be the high water mark of the series. Have to imagine they'll bring it back because how popular this run is.

 

 

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QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ Jan 26, 2016 -> 02:40 PM)
Loved that they stuck with the retro intro.

Yes! I geeked out when I saw the graininess of it.

 

QUOTE (buhbuhburrrrlz @ Jan 26, 2016 -> 04:18 PM)
Episode 3 is supposed to be the high water mark of the series. Have to imagine they'll bring it back because how popular this run is.

I actually hope they keep it to shorter seasons, more British in style. They don't need to do 24-episode seasons anymore. We have 200+ episodes already. Just do the best storylines you have. We don't need filler at this point. The 6-episode run gives them a chance to do a larger arc while staying on point and throwing in a couple stand alones (which were usually the best ones). Maybe limit it to 12-episode seasons.

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Not sure I like Billions. I'll give it one more episode and decide.

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QUOTE (danman31 @ Jan 26, 2016 -> 02:34 PM)
Yes! I geeked out when I saw the graininess of it.

 

 

I actually hope they keep it to shorter seasons, more British in style. They don't need to do 24-episode seasons anymore. We have 200+ episodes already. Just do the best storylines you have. We don't need filler at this point. The 6-episode run gives them a chance to do a larger arc while staying on point and throwing in a couple stand alones (which were usually the best ones). Maybe limit it to 12-episode seasons.

Fully agree with your point on shorter season. Make sure you get quality. 6 is tough cause it almost doesn't feel like enough, 12 might be a little on the long side. I feel like 8-10 is perfect. Ensures every episode is quality while still being able to follow the greater arc. I honestly had forgotten how original this show was and when I saw the initial intro fire up (I haven't watched xfiles since I saw the last of the movies years ago) and it instantly brought me back to when I was a little kid and would watch the show in its earliest years(and sometimes it would cause me difficulty sleeping, haha...parents, what the hell were you thinking). Freaking show aired when I was 10 years old....unbelievable.

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QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ Jan 26, 2016 -> 07:11 PM)
Fully agree with your point on shorter season. Make sure you get quality. 6 is tough cause it almost doesn't feel like enough, 12 might be a little on the long side. I feel like 8-10 is perfect. Ensures every episode is quality while still being able to follow the greater arc. I honestly had forgotten how original this show was and when I saw the initial intro fire up (I haven't watched xfiles since I saw the last of the movies years ago) and it instantly brought me back to when I was a little kid and would watch the show in its earliest years(and sometimes it would cause me difficulty sleeping, haha...parents, what the hell were you thinking). Freaking show aired when I was 10 years old....unbelievable.

I've been rewatching on Netflix for the past couple months. I haven't gone full binge mode, I'm almost done with the first season. It really does bring back how fantastic the show was. So many good stories.

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QUOTE (Brian @ Jan 26, 2016 -> 06:41 PM)
Not sure I like Billions. I'll give it one more episode and decide.

 

It was already renewed for a season 2 today.

 

It is interesting but tough to understand everything if you aren't in that business world

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QUOTE (BigHurt3515 @ Jan 26, 2016 -> 11:03 PM)
It was already renewed for a season 2 today.

 

It is interesting but tough to understand everything if you aren't in that business world

 

I thought it would be more of a faster paced style like Wallstreet or Wolf of Wallstreet. I don't really follow some things. Just kinda drags for me.

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Is anyone surprised a network hasn't made a back to the future TV show?

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QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ Jan 28, 2016 -> 06:23 PM)
Is anyone surprised a network hasn't made a back to the future TV show?

 

With Lloyd and MJF? Or do you just mean with the basic "people time-traveling in a Delorean" concept?

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I think more just using the premise for a show (not necesesarily using Lloyd and MJF...I'm going to guess they wouldn't be interested or at least MJF wouldn't be. Lloyd very well might).

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They did an animated series in the early 90's. I think for the most part, TV shows based off movies don't do real well. Fargo seems to be one of the few exceptions.

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QUOTE (Iwritecode @ Jan 28, 2016 -> 04:18 PM)
They did an animated series in the early 90's. I think for the most part, TV shows based off movies don't do real well. Fargo seems to be one of the few exceptions.

 

The tv show M*A*S*H laughs at you.

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I would drive to California and sabotage any BTTF tv show or movie remake.

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QUOTE (Brian @ Jan 28, 2016 -> 08:19 PM)
I would drive to California and sabotage any BTTF tv show or movie remake.

 

Or you could just wait, get your time machine and go back in time to do it.

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QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jan 28, 2016 -> 08:27 PM)
Or you could just wait, get your time machine and go back in time to do it.

Or maybe he already has.

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QUOTE (pittshoganerkoff @ Jan 29, 2016 -> 06:11 AM)
Or maybe he already has.

 

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You, Me, &The Apocalypse wasn't bad. Rob Lowe steals it

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QUOTE (Brian @ Jan 27, 2016 -> 06:28 AM)
I thought it would be more of a faster paced style like Wallstreet or Wolf of Wallstreet. I don't really follow some things. Just kinda drags for me.

It doesn't know what type of show it wants to be yet. The extended dog s*** scene early on was unnecessary to prove Rhoads' brand of righteousness, if that's what it was going for. And there's too many sorta peripheral characters too soon. Sometimes feels like it's try too hard, also. The "ass to mouth" scene comes to mind.

 

I like it so far, but it needs to tighten up.

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