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The Orville - (2017 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5691552/
http://www.fox.com/the-orville

Its first impression is that it's sort of Star Trek parody-thing, it quickly unfolds into its own unique space-adventure-drama.

Fantastic originality and mood. Recommended, rapidly approaching highly recommended.

Like other shows these days, I became interested in this purely because "those people" "hate" it.

Father Ted - (1995-1998 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111958/
http://www.channel4.com/fatherted

Two priests, exiled to an island in the middle of nowhere in Ireland, try to make due.

A mid-1990s British comedy with a laugh track. If you aren't positive you can handle that, then pass. It has only a few moments, but is otherwise crap.

Ancient Relic - (2002 movie) image

Entertainment > Movies >

Archaeologists discover an ancient body with impossible technologies, giving evidence of a time-traveling journalist.

Quite a good movie! With a three hour run time, it was an easy binge and one that strings together seamlessly. A great story, and while it has some storytelling moments, it has unforgiving realism for its characters.

It has only a couple of awkward "like it's totes real, yo" moments because of some characters, but thankfully it's well-balanced and is overall absent of religion aside from the major plot point.



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Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4159076/

Some people wake up with no memories, alone on board a ship. Blah blah mysteries and stuff.

It gets the basics right, but it ends up being shit in all the important places. The writing and tone of the show is terrible. I couldn't get past two episodes before being disgusted. A show ought to hook me in the pilot, but this didn't have one.. and it shows.



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Defiance - (2013 TV show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2189221/
http://www.defiance.com/en/series/

In a world ruined by an alien invasion and terraforming, an ex-military turned scavenger and his alien adopted daughter take refuge in one of the few reasonable settlements: Defiance.

Although it has elements I like, it doesn't have anything that actually grabs me. In a world where there is so much else of better quality, this is not recommended. There are a couple of characters who are really well acted, but again.. it's not worth the trouble.

Almost Human - (2013 TV show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2654580/
http://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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Fringe - (2008-2013 television show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1119644/
https://www.facebook.com/Fringe

When investigating unusual crimes, a United States Federal Bureau of Investigation agent is brought into a United States Department of Homeland Security task force that investigates such things.

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Iron Fist - (2017- television show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322310/
http://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".