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Second Chance (2016) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4378456/
https://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)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1399664/
https://www.amc.com/shows/the-night-manager--108 [ 1 ] was https://www.amc.com/shows/the-night-manager
https://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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Better Call Saul (2015-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3032476/
https://www.amc.com/shows/better-call-saul--16 [ 1 ] was https://www.amc.com/shows/better-call-saul/full-episodes

A down-and-out semi-lawyer bumbles around his life, trying to make ends meet.

After an entire season I still don't feel anything for this show.



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Note to self - avoid cliffhangers: watch more when it's part way into the next season.

The Blacklist (2013-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2741602/
https://www.nbc.com/the-blacklist

A bad guy blackmails the good guys because he likes this one good girl.

My impression from the first few episodes was:

Seems "ok". Unless this has a more interesting story-arc, I won't consider this particularly good. The predictable and episodic nature of television bores the shit out of me. It makes a series only valuable only the course of multiple episodes and individual episodes become the shit I have to slog through.

My later impression, from the end of the second season:

Characters were slow and stiff until they were developed more fully. When they were, a broader story arc took hold, making this show quite a bit more interesting.



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The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015-) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://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)
https://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)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219024/
https://abc.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