shows inspired by books

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Shangri-La Frontier - (2022 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt28776190/
https://anime.shangrilafrontier.com/

A dude plays VR video games and ends up playing on in particular.

It's kinda neat so far I guess.

  • Original title: Shangri-La Frontier: Kusoge Hunter, Kamige ni Idoman to su



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Minority Report - (2015 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4450826/
was https://www.fox.com/minority-report

A precog teams up with a police officer to solve crimes before they happen.

Fair.



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The Andromeda Strain - (2008 show) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424600/

A satellite brings back a deadly pathogen which scientists desperately try to figure out a cure for.

Crap; just watch The Andromeda Strain - (1971 movie)



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Foundation - (2021 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0804484/
https://tv.apple.com/show/umc.cmc.5983fipzqbicvrve6jdfep4x3

In future with a colonized galaxy, a mad scientist develops an evolving quantum computer which he believes proves determinism and prediction of the collapse of civilization.

It started interesting, but dove into too many plotlines, timelines, and characters, and then space-wizards. I find it predictable and tedious, and I'm constantly nagged at there being zero good looking women, just passable persons of pigment hired for The Message.



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Three-Body - (2023 show) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt20242042/
https://weibo.com/u/7470196136

A drama about a secret society of nerds? I don't know.

Fuck man, this show is utterly alien. It's Chinese, and this storytelling is just fucking terrible. I guess I'll wait for the American version.



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War of the Worlds - (2019 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9686194/

Aliens wipe out most of humanity for some reason, then they choose to not wipe out the rest of humanity for some reason, then stragglers struggle to survive and such.

Really really awkward writing. There is so much that makes no sense whatsoever, even in the context of the show itself. It has snippets of potential but it's overall torturous for anyone who tends to pay attention; not recommended.



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Mushoku Tensei - (2021 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13293588/
https://mushokutensei.jp/

A NEET dies but finds himself reincarnated in a fantasy world, where he grows into with the competence and usefulness that he ought to have been working for in his previous life.

Starts strongly, but really spirals down into pulp crap. Still perfectly watchable overall. Recommended even for people who don't like this sort of entertainment but like the sword-and-sorcery topic in general.

Watched at the end of 2022; no notes were taken.

The Peripheral - (2022 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8291284/
https://www.primevideo.com/detail/The-Peripheral/0PE2SANXUROCEZ5W2FD7WGMM9R

A woman witnesses and participates in things she becomes a person of interest for.

Although not immediately spectacular, it gets good enough.

  • Inspired by The Peripheral - (2014 book), by William Gibson
  • Although it was picked up for another season, it was killed due to various strikes.



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The Stand - (1994 show) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108941/

A highly-virulent weaponized virus breaks containment and wreaks havoc.

It starts strong then goes downhill into some odd religious stuff. Generally terrible later on. Worth watching if you're into this genre.



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