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Second Chance (2016) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4378456/
was 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




s01e01 - 2016-01-13 - Suitable Donor

Spoiler

  • 0:15 -- Three months earlier. What's the point of doing this?
  • 0:30 -- FBI
  • 0:30 -- Bad Moon Rising (1969-04 song), by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • 2:00 -- The middle-aged guy reminds me of the lead in Suits - (2011 show).
  • 2:15 -- Bourbon whiskey, Drug interaction
  • 12:15 -- TED (conference)
  • 12:45 -- She's cute. Well, they're both cute.
  • 18:15 -- Sedative
  • 25:14 -- Yeah, he has no stuff to provide, so no pussy is provided.
  • 26:15 -- "It has the internet, right?"
  • 28:45 -- "Protection"

    • Not 100% effective against superpotency.
  • 34:00 -- I don't know what make and model that car is.
  • 41:15 -- Not exactly a suicide with evidence of a struggle.. he's beat up.
  • 41:30 -- I would, long ago, have had other people tailing him to pick him up.
  • 42:15 -- Oh good.

s01e02 - 2016-01-20 - One More Notch

Spoiler

  • 1:15 -- Hallucination
  • 3:00 -- See also Dark Angel - (2000 show), which has super-blood.
  • 4:00 -- How the fuck do you intend to confine him?
  • 24:00 -- I feel like I recognize both of them. The woman feems like Kirsten Dunst to me, and the girl seems familiar somehow.

  • 36:00 -- Uh, that handgun might have killed the semi arms-dealer dude.
  • 36:00 -- Why carry her? She can walk.
  • 38:45 -- "I don't wanna what my cancer right now" ?
  • 40:45 -- So that's what's with the knife, it's what he carves notches with.

s01e03 - 2016-01-29 - From Darkness, the Sun

Spoiler

  • 2:00 -- Whoa, the back of my head had the dudes at the company coming out and beating them up.
  • 3:30 -- Transgenic
  • 4:00 -- "Badge buddies" is fictional.
  • 7:00 -- "Oh! There are crimes to be solved that involve drinking and arrogance?"
  • 15:00 -- That is literally harassment.
  • 21:30 -- Wait, what? Rape but no charges filed. So.. not rape? A rape claim without charges filed, then? Or police/medically demonstrated to be rape? That one makes sense.
  • 26:30 -- What was that, a secret entrance to a downstairs club?
  • 27:00 -- Trap?
  • 30:30 -- Designer drugs
  • 31:30 -- Handling evidence without gloves?
  • 34:00 -- A strong father would have beat his kid into shape.
  • 36:45 -- Well, uh, this is awkward.

His secret is revealed to his son.

s01e04 - 2016-02-05 - Admissions

Spoiler

  • 3:00 -- I should know that song, but I'm not going to think about it enough to find it.
  • 7:15 -- Mississippi Queen (1969 song), by Mountain
  • 21:00 -- Seattle University
  • 28:30 -- Did.. did he just take evidence, fold it up and put it in his back pocket?
  • 28:45 -- Is that an homage to Dark Angel - (2000 show)?
  • 28:45 -- hehe, getting tanked
  • 30:00 -- Why was he such a dick? And the only direction is there.. and he knew she was just assaulted. This moment makes no sense.
  • 34:30 -- Yeah, a man couldn't walk into a school like that.
  • 37:30 -- What? "That area is shelter in place."(?)
  • 38:00 -- Heroin, Narcan

s01e05 - 2016-02-12 - Scratch That Glitch

Spoiler

  • 3:15 -- Poker
  • 5:15 -- "Internet sources" .. hahaha
  • 7:15 -- Silent treatment

    • I love how Wikipedia (presently) says it "may be" a form of abuse. It fucking always is abuse, always.
  • 8:15 -- Dead pool
  • 8:30 -- Well duh, murder.
  • 10:45 -- I also have a product to, uh, launch.
  • 15:45 -- So now she's super-boss? I liked her before.. why is this character now becoming a fucking trope?
  • 27:15 -- Well that's an interesting way to separate them.
  • 39:00 -- She's apparently a master of knots too.

He becomes an FBI agent.

s01e06 - 2016-02-19 - Palimpsest

Spoiler

  • 1:30 -- Eesh, see also Modify - (2005 movie)
  • 7:45 -- Why would he be mad, with a net worth as silly as his is? Superrich people don't make sense.
  • 9:15 -- Cadaver dogs (Police dog)
  • 30:00 -- MDMA

s01e07 - 2016-02-26 - That Time in the Car

Spoiler

  • 2:30 -- Can't the computer know where she is, that she's in there, and what she's doing?
  • 5:30 -- That was the Space Needle in the background.
  • 6:30 -- Uh, bluetooth doesn't work like that.
  • 8:15 -- The Notebook (2004 film)
  • 17:45 -- Psychology, Major (academic)
  • 26:30 -- They trained, but would there be a greasy cop like that guy, on the force?
  • 28:00 -- Why would they need the swat outfits if they intended to pop out shooting?
  • Were I him, I wouldn't take the cabin. I'd just get my ass out of dodge, leaving the other guy with empty information. Actually, I would have considered shooting him.
  • 29:30 -- Why would they distrust other cops, if they already got what they wanted?
  • 30:30 -- Oh, so they wanted to be masked so they couldn't be identified? But why did they leave survivors/witnesses?
  • 33:30 -- Oh, that's why he has the cabin.

s01e08 - 2016-03-04 - May Old Acquaintance Be Forgot

Spoiler

  • 2:30 -- The horrible illegality phone control stuff has only been pointed out once thus far.
  • 4:15 -- Or she made things up and shot him with a great excuse.
  • 18:15 -- How come the head-lady knows he's a brother?
  • 36:15 -- Her eye makeup is horribly obvious.
  • 37:00 -- Playing the woman card? Fuck off.
  • 41:00 -- Oh hey, I know that actor, that's Steve Bacic, from Andromeda - (2000 show).

s01e09 - 2016-03-11 - When You Have to Go There, They Have to Take You In

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s01e10 - 2016-03-18 - Geworfenheit

(no notes were taken)

s01e11 - 2016-03-25 - Gelassenheit

Spoiler

  • 11:45 -- Lights on the fence say don't rip it open.

    • 12:45 -- Called it.
  • 21:30 -- Fake voice?

    • Nope.
  • 23:00 -- Yeah, I saw the hologram trick easily enough..

Oh I see, violence is the way they'll hold the audience captive.

The Night Manager (2016-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(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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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.

My final impression:

It gets repetitive and annoying.

Avoid cliffhangers: Watch more when it's part way into the next season.



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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/
was 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.

  • Abandoned - ABC doesn't list it any more.