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Because everyone else who liked it watched it in March, on the BBC?

Anyone watched Colony? Sawyer from Lost and the fit doctor from Prison Break* in a Los Angeles that's been cut in half by an Alien spaceship, and the aliens now rule the world... and everyone travels by bicycle and trades using the barter system for some reason. I watched the pilot and it looks like it might turn into something good, but it might just be derivative rubbish too.

* I'm pretending she was never on the Walking Dead. It's best for everyone.

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Yeah, I watched The Night Manager on the BBC. It was fine, but I didn't really find it engaging, and wasn't as impressed with the flashiness of the production as others seemed to be.

Line Of Duty finished up last night on BBC with a 90 minute episode and it was superb. It's like an internal investigation based cop show, got a bit silly at points but kept up the tension. Might want to watch the previous two runs of the show, but it's not really vital. Lindsay and Dot were great character performances especially.

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With the kids, we can't watch things when they air. We'll have Blacklist, Legends of Tomorrow, Night Manager, and Orphan Black to catch up on over the weekend from last night.

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3 hours ago, AxB said:

Because everyone else who liked it watched it in March, on the BBC?

Anyone watched Colony? Sawyer from Lost and the fit doctor from Prison Break* in a Los Angeles that's been cut in half by an Alien spaceship, and the aliens now rule the world... and everyone travels by bicycle and trades using the barter system for some reason. I watched the pilot and it looks like it might turn into something good, but it might just be derivative rubbish too.

* I'm pretending she was never on the Walking Dead. It's best for everyone.

I watched the whole first season.  It's okay enough, I guess.  It's maddening how they don't get into much backstory, like how the takeover happened.  The final episode of the season was shitty and didn't wrap much up, either.  You know, on second though, go ahead and avoid the rest unless you're REALLY into it.

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Thanks. I won't bother with it... I did get the feeling that, as far as 'Actual extraterrestrial Aliens living right now in modern America' shows go, it wasn't as good as Alien Nation used to be. Or that one season of Battlestar Galactica where they're on the planet and the Cylons take over, and it's a blatant Iraq analogy with the Cylons being the USA and the humans being the Iraqis.

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Holy crud... I forgot that Uncle Buck had already been done as a failed TV Show!

Kevin Meaney was no John Candy, that for sure.

James

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The only way to get me interested in that concept is if Jason Mantzoukas was Buck and he was playing it exactly like Rafi from The League. 

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I like how in the picture for the new version the little kid is the only one keeping Kayfabe for the promo shoot.

 

GOOD FOR YOU KID!! BILL WATTS WOULD BE SO PROUD OF YOU IF YOU WEREN"T BLACK!!!

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