Show updates: canceled, renewed, or ending

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  1. laria

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    I would only be watching The Amazing Race, except that I have never gotten around to signing up for a trial of CBS All Access, so Star Trek: Discovery is new to me. :)
     
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    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    Same for me. I am watching it slowly, but it has not really grabbed me.
     
  4. gchance

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    I find that if I've lost interest, coming back and continuing a show is just a bore and I may as well not watch at all. Even now when there aren't many new episodes, I find myself thinking hmm, Psych rewatch or Altered Carbon? Psych it is...

    I'm not entirely sure why I'm not into Season 2. I guess I'm just not invested in the story continuing with a different actor, even though the actor is doing just fine. And Edgar is a better character in small doses instead of tagging along everywhere.
     
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    It's a great show for special effects and sound, but the show to me has been mostly boring. The first season was OK, but watched a few episodes of the second season and gave up. I watched for the use of sound (better the first season) and all the "pretty colors".
     
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    CBS All Access was free for the first months of the pandemic, so I was able to watch Picard and Discovery without subscribing. May TiVo Discovery to watch again. I really enjoyed it, so it would definitely be worth a second look.
     
  7. Amnesia

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    Wow---that took me a few minutes to parse that sentence. The first sentence mentioned "months", so at first I thought "May" was referring to the month. Then I thought "TiVo Discovery" might be some new feature...
     
  8. laria

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    Yeah back then I just didn't have it in me to concentrate on watching tv or reading or anything, so I played a lot of World of Warcraft. :)
     
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  9. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    Every since heading that Altered Carbon had been cancelled I've been debating about watching season two. I loved season one, but haven't been terribly motivated to watch the second season. It doesn't sound like I'm missing much.
     
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    gchance

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    I enjoyed it, and it was certainly nice having Season 2 premiere when there wasn't a whole lot of new TV out there. And Season 2 had the flashbacks which really helped understanding why this Christmas-obsessed evil guy was evil. It was also nice that the story was wrapped up, I think they saw it coming.
     
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    ncbill

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    Who doesn't love Zack Q?

    Hopefully well on his way to his next project...
     
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    gweempose

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    These are my exact sentiments as well. I loved the first season, but held off watching the second season because nobody really seemed to be all that jazzed about it. Now that the show has been cancelled, I may not even bother.
     
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    robojerk

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    S2 Altered Carbon was "okay". I think season 1 was good enough that some of us may have had higher expectations, and S2 came in short of those expectations.
    I haven't seen it yet, but some say the animated Altered Carbon movie is pretty good. I'm just repeating what I've heard on Reddit so if anyone else wants to give a review please do so.
    Altered Carbon: Resleeved | Netflix Official Site
     
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    zyzzx

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    Bummer, but they ended season 2 at a good spot for it to be finished.
     
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    Deutschland 89 (season 3), premier Thursday October 27, 10pm ET, Sundance

    I recommend finding and watching Deutschland 83 (season 1) and Deutschland 86 (season 2), and if you do this might be one of your most anticipated Fall premiers like it is for me.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    I didn't realize there was a third season of Deutschland coming. Really enjoyed the first two.
     
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    That Don Guy

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    It may help that the show won three Emmys this year (yes, this year; they're in one of the categories announced in advance), including one for Tartakovsky himself (his fourth, I think). As a bonus, this year, they're actually streaming the "full" Creative Arts Emmys live over five nights (well, four nights streaming, and the fifth on FXX), so you should be able to hear his full acceptance speech sometime during Thursday's broadcast.
     
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    cheesesteak

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    I thought season 2 of Altered Carbon was pretty good. Maybe not as good as season 1 but definitely good enough not to get canceled. I think Netflix just throws a lot of crap against the wall to see what sticks. A show's quality doesn't seem to matter all that much when it comes to renewals. Or maybe I just still mad at them because of their Marvel series cancellations.
     

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