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Matt Reed
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Posted: 25 September 2018 at 10:35am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Very few new network series for us.  Much more on the cable/streaming front.  One show from last season is already a drop for us.  Half enjoyed 911 on FOX so decided to give Season 2 a watch to see if it improved.  Nope.  Implausible, soapy and a procedural, so we're dropping it.  Just too many series we want to see that it's not worth wasting time on something like this.
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Like Kevin said I like the premise of MANIFEST but I think they're blowing it. Pretty clunky right now.

I gave MAGNUM a watch like I said I would. Other then the goosebumps from the opening theme not much else grabbed me. The characters don't seem to have the charm to ingratiate themselves to me.
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I'm with JB. Not much to look forward to other than The Orville coming back. I will give the third season of True Detective on HBO a go though, but I hope it's more like season one and less like season two which was a huge drop in quality and story. 
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Rest of the new shows I've watched:

NEW AMSTERDAM:  Fair.  Likable characters, but not quite sure how the show is going to hold up.  I'll probably watch the entire year though.

FBI:  Typical procedural.  The first episode was ok.  I'm just not sure if I'll keep watching though.  Might give this another 2 episodes to see if it really grabs me, but it's already on the fence.

MAGNUM PI:  Nothing to see here.  Move on.  I think they should have done the premise they had a couple of years ago of it being Magnum's daughter.  Fans of the updated Hawaii 5-0 will love it though, but not me.

THE COOL KIDS:  So far, the best new show of the year for me.  I'm already hooked after the first episode, and I'm not generally a big fan of sitcoms!
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Posted: 01 October 2018 at 12:36pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

We both liked THE MANIFEST. Will not even try MAGNUM. The new MURPHY BROWN was ok, but it tried waaaaaaaay too hard. 
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I actually watched GOD FRIENDED ME. Mainly because my wife was interested.  I was pleasantly surprised by it.  Plus having Joe Morton in it is a good thing.  It was a good show and the characters are very likable.  I'll keep watching for now.
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MAGNUM PI is starting to grow on me. I didn't care for
the first episode much. I'm glad Higgins is getting
more screen time. In the original series, was Higgins
always involved in the investigations?

GOD FRIENDED ME didn't sound that interesting to me, but
it does pull on the heart strings a bit.

MURPHY BROWN is hard to watch. Candice Bergen's acting
style is so stiff.
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MANIFEST and SINGLE PARENTS are the only two that are sticking with us right now.  

MANIFEST feels LOST-lite, which isn't a bad thing to me, but I think is going to be hampered by being on a network; too many episodes, too much melodrama.  We'll stick with it for now.  

SINGLE PARENTS is cute and sometimes funny, but a comedy constrained by its premise.  By that I mean I find it incredibly hard to believe that these five parents would find a way to so totally integrate themselves into each others lives that they literally do everything together.  Short leash.  May become just my wife's show.  
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The Rookie premieres to night on the local broadcast station. We are going to give it a try.
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I enjoyed watching The Rookie. Fillion had his usual funny one liners.
Also, I liked that there is more of a supporting cast to focus on.
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I love me some Fillion, but I really soured on CASTLE.  THE ROOKIE looks to be more of the same; a fish-out-of-water procedural.  Not my thing.  Hard pass for me.
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We’re really liking MANIFEST as well, but Prince Charming’s acting just seems really stiff to me. 
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