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2018-19 Season TV Cancellations/Pilots: Fox cancelled a show filled with GIFTED people. And also canned some X-men spinoff.

Oct 25, 2017
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As a GoT show hater, I have far more general confidence in the prequels since they can theoretically create their own characters and give them actual arcs and thematically appropriate conclusions. Far different then co-opting GRRM's creations and killing them off in droves because you have no clue what to do with most of them.
I absolutely adore the show (and the books) but I've accepted fully that the show is just fun spectacle at this point so I'm actually with you.

I'd love to see a GoT series that showcases strong writing and themes over bombast and glitter and I'm hopeful we'll get at least some of that with this series. To be sure the setting alone guarantees magic and monsters galore but I'm hopeful that they'll use the clean slate to favor the intrigue that everyone so enjoyed in the early seasons over the battles later on.

In fact, you know what, can we just have Deadwood game of thrones please?
 
Jul 25, 2018
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I'm interested in the GoT prequel. There's no shortage of material to cover. Of course it will have big shoes to fill, and I wonder if they'll blow the same budgets per episode or see it as a cash-in with more exposition and fewer big set pieces. I guess we'll see. It may never reach the heights of GoT and at the same time be well worth watching anyway.
 

RatskyWatsky

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Oct 25, 2017
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I was looking around in interviews with the cast of The Son and I saw Pierce Brosnan say that season 2 (which premieres this Saturday! for like the handful of people here who might watch) ends conclusively and that he can't imagine how the show would have continued into a third season, which makes it sound like they finished adapting the novel and were ready to end the show because the story was over. So that's nice.
 
Feb 20, 2018
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I'm interested in the GoT prequel. There's no shortage of material to cover. Of course it will have big shoes to fill, and I wonder if they'll blow the same budgets per episode or see it as a cash-in with more exposition and fewer big set pieces. I guess we'll see. It may never reach the heights of GoT and at the same time be well worth watching anyway.
There's nothing at stake in these shows. Whomever is running/writing these shows has a Herculean task in front of them, in light of all the chips being on the table in the original series. Meh. Prove me wrong.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I was looking around in interviews with the cast of The Son and I saw Pierce Brosnan say that season 2 (which premieres this Saturday! for like the handful of people here who might watch) ends conclusively and that he can't imagine how the show would have continued into a third season, which makes it sound like they finished adapting the novel and were ready to end the show because the story was over. So that's nice.
I was able to review the season, it definitely has a full ending!

(Also it's much better this year.)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Need a new show to binge! Feel like ive seen pretty much everything and dont know if theres anything else out there I might be interested in. Recently finished Agents of Shield again, Leverage, The 100, and Strike Back. Thinking about rewatching Person of Interest or Battlestar, unless I find something else to check out.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Need a new show to binge! Feel like ive seen pretty much everything and dont know if theres anything else out there I might be interested in. Recently finished Agents of Shield again, Leverage, The 100, and Strike Back. Thinking about rewatching Person of Interest or Battlestar, unless I find something else to check out.
Person of Interest is excellent. I would also recommend Justified, Bosch, and Southland if you haven't seen those.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Person of Interest is excellent. I would also recommend Justified, Bosch, and Southland if you haven't seen those.
Justified is one I have been thinking about. I watched the first season awhile back but moved on to something else at the time. Ill try going back though. Ive also heard good things about Banshee, so I might try that as well, even though I dont know much about it.

on new shows, ive been watching The Enemy Within and have been really enjoying it so far. I kinda hope they drop the main hook of the show though lol. The main character is such a badass on her own, the whole her being in prison angle kinda brings it down a bit for me. Would like to see her in her A game without having all the restrictions.
 
Jul 25, 2018
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Justified is one I have been thinking about. I watched the first season awhile back but moved on to something else at the time. Ill try going back though. Ive also heard good things about Banshee, so I might try that as well, even though I dont know much about it.

on new shows, ive been watching The Enemy Within and have been really enjoying it so far. I kinda hope they drop the main hook of the show though lol. The main character is such a badass on her own, the whole her being in prison angle kinda brings it down a bit for me. Would like to see her in her A game without having all the restrictions.
Justified and Banshee are both awesome. I think Banshee is shorter, if time is an issue.
 

RatskyWatsky

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Oct 25, 2017
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I was able to review the season, it definitely has a full ending!

(Also it's much better this year.)
Oh nice! Do you know if they adapted the whole novel across the two seasons or are there still unresolved threads in the end (like Counterpart)?

Need a new show to binge! Feel like ive seen pretty much everything and dont know if theres anything else out there I might be interested in. Recently finished Agents of Shield again, Leverage, The 100, and Strike Back. Thinking about rewatching Person of Interest or Battlestar, unless I find something else to check out.
Justified is a good one and Banshee is a lot of fun, even though the last season sucks. Have you seen Black Sails or Killing Eve? Spartacus?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Oh nice! Do you know if they adapted the whole novel across the two seasons or are there still unresolved threads in the end (like Counterpart)?



Justified is a good one and Banshee is a lot of fun, even though the last season sucks. Have you seen Black Sails or Killing Eve? Spartacus?
I haven't been able to read the book yet, but from what I've picked up about it, it sounds like it deviates from it while also keeping pieces in there, as well. Definitely no unresolved threads, though, it feels like they knew it was the final season (they sent critics the whole season).
 
Oct 26, 2017
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is the GoT off-shoot confirmed to be a prequel? Because I've been doing a rewatch->watch (I only watched up to S5 originally) and I keep thinking how much material there is just from the various tales they tell for a prequel.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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is the GoT off-shoot confirmed to be a prequel? Because I've been doing a rewatch->watch (I only watched up to S5 originally) and I keep thinking how much material there is just from the various tales they tell for a prequel.
It's a prequel set like 1000 (or 10,000?) years in the past. Will show stuff like the formation of all the houses in Westeros and the building of the wall. I think it's far enough in the past that there's functionally a new story to tell here. I say that as someone who normally hates prequels due to their low-stakes nature. Here, we don't know who dies or how. The only thing we know is that singular characters can't die before they've had kids. That's it.
 
Nov 15, 2017
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My favorite thing about Dollhouse is when they realized they were gonna get canceled halfway through season 2 and crammed like 4 seasons worth of plot into five episodes.

Also a big fan of the series finale being a direct sequel to an episode that never aired on tv and was only made due to some sort of bizaare DVD contract obligation.
Yeah that was pretty great.