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Mori Chu wrote:
Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:13 am
I have not read the last few pages of this thread, but I just wanted to drop in to mention what the wife and I are watching. We're currently in the middle of Stranger Things season 4. She likes it more than I do. I think this was a season-1 show, kind of like Westworld, where the show really never matches the excellence of its first awesome debut season. Season 4 isn't overtly bad but it feels mediocre and unnecessary to me.
How far are you into season 4?

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Mori Chu wrote:
Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:13 am
We also recently watched a sci-fi show on HBO called Raised by Wolves. It was interesting but kind of bumpy in its storytelling. We got through Season 1, but we just learned that HBO has cancelled it and that Season 2 is the last one unless it gets picked up by another network. So we won't watch S2 unless the show gets picked up and has more of a future.
This was a really interesting sci fi for me. It kept my interest through season 2. Sad to hear it's been cancelled.

Speaking of sci fis, I rewatched Ex Machina last night and I really like that movie. It was just as enjoyable on the second viewing for me even though I knew what was going to happen. From the house, to the cinematography, to the dialog/acting, everything was top notch for me.

I just started watching Dark Winds on AMC which is interesting and beautifully shot in New Mexico and I enjoyed the first episode. Also recorded, and will probably watch today, the first two episodes of The Old Man on FX as it looks interesting.
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Indy wrote:
Tue Jun 14, 2022 4:26 pm
Superbone wrote:
Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:53 pm
Indy wrote:
Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:49 am
Season 1 sucked. The entire premise was stupid and based on "history" that never happened. And the writing was just bad, which doesn't make sense when you have such a good author at the core.
I'm more forgiving than you. I didn't hate it and I'm not personally worried about ST canon. But I did enjoy S2 significantly more. I'll be interested to hear what you think.
When I say 'history' I didn't mean 'canon.' I don't care if they change the ships or technology or whatever. And yeah the super secret Romulan spy stuff (ALL ROMULANS ARE SUPER SECRET SPIES) was annoying (and the brother/sister characters were way too over the top), but for the entire premise of the show built around this super close relationship between Picard and Data just wasn't there--ever. If you were going to lean on an old super close relationship between Picard and someone else, you are kind of screwed. I mean that was one of the key things about TNG is that Picard kept his distance as their leader. He was probably closest to Riker or Beverly. Data wouldn't have considered Picard his close friend either. It was just bad story telling.

I will get to Season 2 but it will probably be a while since I have Lower Decks and Disco 4 and SNW to watch first.

Oh, and this is coming from a guy that was super excited for Picard.
I know, two and a half pages late to the conversation so sue me. I would go with Beverly for sure. Her husband was Picard’s best friend before dying. Picard has always looked out for her and they have always had a close relationship that even hinted at sexuality at times.

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Agreed, Beverly is the right choice based on TNG. Or make it be about Geordi needing Picard's help to do something related to Data. But Picard being tortured because he misses his life-long friend Data is so weird.

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