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  1. iRarelyWatchTV36

    Legends are Everywhere: LoT Actors in Other Roles

    I haven't watched it (yet), but both Caity Lotz and Brandon Routh were among co-stars in a Syfy network 'film' called 400 Days, back in 2015. (running time of 90 minutes) Its listed as a SciFi-Mystery-Thriller, tagline reading They Have Time to Kill, and the synopsis; With their 400-day mission simulation nearing completion, 4 astronauts begin to feel something’s amiss.
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    Chuck

    Just started a rewatch (eps 1-6) - hope I can continue, as time and life aren't always cooperative - but no matter how many times I watch any of the episodes, I never fail to smile or even laugh. When I first binged the show (s1-early s4) to catch up to where it was 'live' on TV and hadn't watched it before, I found myself getting pretty tired of all the Jeffster and Morgan 'antics', but as I've rewatched and mellowed, even they don't bother me nearly as much as early on. Nearly everything about this show just works. The combination of spy-fi dramedy, acting and the soundtrack/score just all combines to make Chuck a classic. One that can be rewatched and enjoyed many times over as the years continue to roll on.
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    Killjoys in the Media

    1 month and 72 hours away.... I may be just a little anxious to see the new & final season get started. Just a lil bit.
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    The Passage

    Adding to my above 'rant', I forgot that Fringe got 4.5 full seasons. That is another near-miraculous run for a FOX product.
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    Killjoys in the Media

    Not to sound like a whiny spoiled child, but how long they gonna make us wait until we find out a S5 premiere date? We're 2.5 days until the start of June now. [P.S. - congrats to AA and his wife & family on the new addition] [P.P.S. - I wonder if Lucy was in the list of possible names for the new baby girl...]
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    The Passage

    Can't believe I'm going to say this, but FOX is worse than TheCW. The good FOX shows hardly survive - not even a full season, sometimes - and the barely average passable TheCW shows survive ratings armageddons for multiples of seasons. TheCW's show's main cliche may be crappy (too much 'soap-trope' stuff holding them down), but it seems like all their shows are good to go for at least 10 seasons, actors/etc willing. Still trying to figure out how The X-Files got 9 seasons, on FOX. Seems like an absolute miracle, considering genre shows only get 1 or 2 seasons at best on that network nowadays.
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    Season One Discussion

    There's that, of course, but the bigger problem for me was how unrealistic it was to be expected that a 'coed' crew - with a mission duration of (at least) half a decade - wouldn't seek out one of the most primal acts of erasing tension, stress, and boredom between each other. I know they kept going on and on about how they were a family, but after so long, "mother", "sister" or "brother" are going to be looking good in a sexual way. Its just plain human nature.
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    Season One Discussion

    So, I just binged the first 6 eps..... I may be standing in a very small group, or even just a group of one, but who thought it was a good idea to turn down the volume of the opening notes of the title sequence?? Crank that bitch up! I loved that part of the original series, that loud 'doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo' coming at me. I'm entering the TZ, make me feel the experience. The Comedian, A Traveler, and The Wunderkind went on much too long - too much meandering filler. Replay and Six Degrees of Freedom could have stood to have been trimmed & pruned up a bit, to tighten up the story and sense of tension. SDoF was by far the best of the bunch (so far), but Nightmare at 30,000 Feet and parts of Replay & A Traveler felt mostly worthy of the TZ name brand. Someone mentioned it above, and I think I agree in that maybe it was that the original series was in B&W as to help add to the sense of eeriness and creep-factor atmosphere to most - if not all - of the original episodes, but these new incarnations have felt severely lacking in any of it. They could have created a new series and called it whatever, but (as of yet) I am still waiting to feel like I'm watching something worthy of being called a TZ episode. SDoF comes closest, but it wasn't fully consistent. I'll watch because its labeled The Twilight Zone, but I've been quite underwhelmed with all the output up to this point (pre-May 8 eppy [S1E7]).
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    The Passage

    Just binged the first season (& haven't read the books), so some thoughts.... The only person I felt absolutely no pity for was Wilson [the rapist turned serial killer]. If given the backstories for the rest of the 'death row virals' maybe I'd've found others, but Wilson was the only one with no redeeming qualities or a hinted-at horrible past to be pitiable. If Lear or Richards had been offed, I wouldn't have blinked an eye. The only slightly redeeming thing about Lear was his love for his wife, everything happened because of his selfishness to not put the needs of the many before the needs of the few, or the one. Which, ironically, starts the whole thing because he didn't put the needs of the one (his ailing wife) before going to Bolivia, which kick-started everything. Despite them being murderous blood-lusting vampiric 'virals', I really felt sympathy for Carter and Babcock. I realize, what with their telepathic abilities, they could have been putting on acts to convince their "victims", but it didn't feel that way to me. I really felt that despite their true appearances and base functions, they didn't want to be that. I was no Richards fan, but that flashback of him chasing Babcock down and then going to that diner, when she begs him to run with her, it was slightly heartbreaking because he seemed to truly want to do that for her, but then he remembers she's already been 'infected' and there's nothing he could do. Although, I have to admit being a bit icked out by the glaringly obvious parallels between Babcock's 'relationship' with her step-father and her seducing Richards, especially in the age difference. As much as I really dislike young children being a main focus on shows I'm watching, Amy was a real treat. Her and Brad were amazing together. I'd like to think that every father would wish to have as good a relationship with their daughter as Brad had with Amy (& they were complete strangers to start with, and he was [one of] her kidnapper(s)). Can't give that integral part of the show high enough marks. The government conspiracy of killing the reporter and attempting to kill Brad & Lila was a bit much, but helped keep the stakes high. Not having knowledge of the books probably hampers me (no spoilers please), but the "power of 12" thing never really made sense to me. What was the significance of Fanning needing/having 12 virals in 'his family'? The 80-year time jump should be interesting if they get a 2nd season [which I am in for, if happens]. I'm gonna guess that the cure still makes people 'immortal' - or at least severely slows the aging process - only without the vampiric need to feed or weakness to high-powered light. I mean, Brad isn't going to be alive 80 years later if not. Which also means, very good chance Lila will still be around as well. Putting money that Lear either did make a 'cure' as well, or it changed him in other ways and he'll still be around. Again, with no knowledge of the book, the attempted killing of all the virals in E5 - but aborted because of Amy's & Elizabeth's connection - felt like a massive plot hole. I understand the plotline of having the sire's death meaning death of all his 'offspring', but then how & why would Fanning survive his turning if his sire was killed just seconds after infecting him. It doesn't compute in my mind. But, the rest of the show was good enough to overlook it. Could have used an (at least) off-hand comment about why it was happening then and not with Fanning in Bolivia. I can somewhat buy that considering how soon the sire was killed, that Fanning's infection didn't have chance to take root, but if that's how, then explain that. Without an explanation, it looks like really bad writing and/or retcon.
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    Chicago Med in the Media

    In terms of whatever is next for him, I'd much rather see CD play a 'side character' like Tommy Merlyn again long before seeing him co-star a series like Med.
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    The Walking Dead in the Media

    Well, seems like I got while the getting was best. (although I'll admit that I will most likely check out the future RG-centric stuff if it ever comes to pass, but I believe I'm mostly done with the TWD-verse now [aside from seasons 1-5 of the main show] "Ratings are falling off, but lets make more and have the 'verse span year-round on the network!!" lulz To all the people involved that took a great horror/drama franchise and ruined it,
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    Killjoys in the Media

    Totally understand, both the frustration of a recording medium mishap and fearing missing out due to said mishaps. But save for a very select few shows (Killjoys, for one), I actually don't watch current shows - 'live', at least. I tend to binge past shows or wait to catch up on still-airing shows, IE past season(s) or a buffer of episodes in the current season. Hence, my username. [though, a near perfectly apt moniker would be "iRarelyWatch(Live)TV(asidefromsports)"]
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    Killjoys in the Media

    I'm not against 'savoring' good TV shows, but Netflix [& other streaming services] and TV series on DVD/BluRay have ruined me in the sense that I tend to prefer binging (when possible); or at least, being able to watch however many episodes I want at a time. Especially for serialized shows.
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    Killjoys in the Media

    I could be alone in this, but a part of me hopes that Syfy airs this like either of the last two seasons of 12 Monkeys. IE, either all 10 over a period of a Friday[4]-Saturday[3] & Sunday[3] weekend. Or, three Friday nights in a row [4-3-3 or 3-3-4].
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    Killjoys in the Media

    Episode titles for final 10 episodes (but no air dates [yet]).... S5.E1 - Run, Yala, Run S5.E2 - Blame It On the Rain S5.E3 - Three Killjoys and a Lady S5.E4 - Ship Outta Luck S5.E5 - A Bout, A Girl S5.E6 - Three Mutineers S5.E7 - Cherchez La Bitch S5.E8 - Don't Stop Beweaving S5.E9 - Terraformance Anxiety S5.E10 - Last Dance
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