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Second Chance (2016) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4378456/
http://www.fox.com/second-chance

An old retired cop is reborn into a younger, stronger, version of himself, and fights crime.

Seems fairly good, though I'd bet it would be bland without the pretty girl.

  • Cancelled 2016-05-12



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The Night Manager (2016-) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1399664/
http://www.amc.com/shows/the-night-manager
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03g13rt

A dude begins his career as a night manager for some place somewhere but gets used by British intelligence to act against an arms dealer.

Fairly decent, but I suspect it's only because this is another show with a British accent being thrown around carelessly.



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The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015-) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4206804/

After a stitched-together corpse is found, it is determined that children have been going missing.

Featuring a Sean Bean who is restrained from acting, this plodding may as well-be documentary features people with an English accent doing stuff and caring about things. It is neither captivating nor even interesting.



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River (2015-) dvd image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4258440/

A detective is haunted with hallucinations that include his dead partner, who was killed under mysterious circumstances.

I think some would find this movie slow and boring, and I did at first, but it very quickly revealed a depth and character that I haven't seen in any television show before and I doubt I will again.

This isn't a classic cop-and-mystery show. All I can say is give this a good chance, at least until the end of the second episode.



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Castle (2009-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219024/
http://abc.go.com/shows/castle

Though an author tags along with the police because a particular detective is particularly hot, it turns out he's actually helpful.

I adore this series, even though it gets repetitive later on.

If I get to re-watching things, I'll add notes.

  • 2016-05-16 - 2009-03-09

The Last Panthers (2015-) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4075386/

Driven by De Beers' manufactured value of diamonds, the story follows a robbery being investigated by police and an ugly insurance woman of some sort.

Maybe it gets better, but it's slow and boring. Maybe I needed to see an extended-length pilot episode. This has John Hurt, but that's not good enough for me. Maybe I should have given this more of a chance, but .. I'm not going to.

  • Has scenes spoken in the French language, with English subtitles. It takes place in France, so there are a lot.
  • Has scenes spoken in the Serbian language, with English subtitles.



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Mr. Robot (2015-) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.usanetwork.com/mrrobot
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4158110/

A psychologically disturbed young man's fantasies spiral out of control as he pursues a lunatic's dream for economic anarchy.

Fast and loose. This is one of those shows which tries to cash in on this generation's theme of general discontent. It generally fails. More-or-less entertaining.

  • Mr. Robot seems to be made as an homage-sequel to Fight Club.



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