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Almost Human - (2013 TV show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2654580/
https://www.fox.com/almost-human/

A buddy cop show with an android, set in the near future.

It's great all around, especially the acting from the lead characters. Once the initial interest wears off, it lacks the good writing to give it either an episodic groove or an overall story arc. It's especially poor with an arc which could last it into another season, trivially-justifying its cancellation.

Recommended only for fans of "loose" science fiction who would be interested in the robot buddy cop angle. Watch one episode, then decide. Others can give it a pass, unless they like Karl Urban, who plays a cop played by Karl Urban.



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Iron Fist - (2017- television show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322310/
https://www.netflix.com/title/80002612

The son of a billionaire family survives them in a plane crash in the Himalayas, and returns after being raised by monks only to find their ancient enemies throughout his old home and business. Basically Marvel's Batman.

At first I was going to ignore this series, because the Iron Fist trailer made it look like utter trash, but the YUR A WHITE MALE "mainstream liberal media" response made me interested.

Even though the superhero genre is generally tiring, this show is well worth watching, and its response is a beautiful example of fake news manufactured by "social" "justice".

Band of Brothers - (2001 television show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185906/
https://www.hbo.com/band-of-brothers

Follows a unit in the 101st Airborne Division during World War 2.

Quite a good story. It's full of faces I know. Great acting and spectacular realism.

  • Note: This video style is shaky.

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  1. Band of Brothers - (2001 show)
  2. The Pacific - (2010 show)



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Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0201391/
home page (archived on archive.org)

Alien high school students struggle to keep their secret.

It's okay.



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season five is planned

the-expanse-2015-image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3230854/
https://www.syfy.com/theexpanse

Tensions between the three factions in our solar system rise with an known party's military science efforts.

Describing this one is pretty damned hard. Quite a good series, although the lead actor is just a little too young to be properly-believable. They all are, but I guess that was the target market.



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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

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1399664/
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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Constantine (2014 - 2015) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3489184/
https://www.nbc.com/constantine

A man attains mystical powers originally for selfish reasons, but they taint with a life fraught with danger and demons.

Not a bad show, but the lead character's personality isn't attracting, and there's the old celestial stick-up-the-ass personality in another. The lead female is hot. Hotty hot hot.

This was cancelled after one season. Back in the 90s this show would have done well, but I'm guessing this genre has alternately been well-poisoned or saturated. This show has too much it has to be better than to catch enough attention to survive. I think that it's magic-fantasy was competing with an extraordinarily-strong superhero-fantasy genre.



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The Wizards of Aus (2016-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5260254/

Escaping the magic realm, a wizard goes to Melbourn Australia to try to live a normal life, but the magical inhabitants from his realm hop on a bandwagon to join him, and end up ruining everything.

Good fun. Not too great, not too funny, but light entertainment. It's not quite bubblegum. Most especially recommended for fans of fantasy fiction, and even more so for those familiar with the Australian flavour of comedy.

  • This was released as three television episodes, and later released as six parts on YouTube.



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