The Official New TV Show Thread

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    gchance

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    He yelled. A lot. Daveed Diggs as Frederick Douglass? Hell yeah, I'm all in.

    I just love it though, when they feel the need to show me a trailer for the trailer at the beginning of the trailer I'm already watching, it's sort of like how when they give a spoilery preview of the scene I'm about to watch in the commercial break before the scene.
     
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    NorthAlabama

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    sho must have a bad habit of doing this with all their series, i've noticed it frequently on billions.
     
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    gchance

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    It's not just Showtime, it's the entertainment industry as a whole. I THINK the reason they do it is because people are scrolling through social media with auto-start videos, so they want to catch interest before it scrolls off peoples' screens. I'm not entirely sure why they do it with commercial breaks, syndicated TV started this in the early 90s. Maybe it's a trick to get people to watch commercials when they're skipping through, they think the tv show is back so they stop and catch the next commercial. It's still pretty annoying.
     
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    innocentfreak

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    This is a young person thing. One of the podcasts I listened to explained that it was a carryover from the new Spotify formula they use for pop music. If you don't get the hook in the first 10 seconds people change the songs or in this case end the video.
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    Anyone check this out last night?
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah. It was...odd. Anthology shows tend to be uneven, so I'm not sure yet if this is at the high or low end of the show's range...so I'll give it one more shot.
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    Anything like Black Mirror?
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    No. Black Mirror ranges from good to great. This was...odd.
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    hmm well now I don't know what to think. Sometimes odd is good or great. ;)
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    In this case it's just...odd. ;)

    Honestly, I don't know what to make of it. It had a basically interesting premise, but it didn't really do anything interesting with it. I'm hoping it builds through the shows, but as I said, it's on a short leash for me. Even in this television wasteland we're living through, which might give you a hint.
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    It tells me to wait for the season/series to end before I decide to watch. ;)
     
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    30 minutes in, nothing really has happened yet.
    I like Sarah Snook (Succession), so I’ll finish this ep.
     
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    The first episode is available by wizardry.

     
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    What is wizardry?
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    BitTorrent/filesharing.

    You might be able to blame me for that. Back in the day, I used to talk about shows magically appearing on my computer.
     
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    My magic isn't strong enough. I feel leTDown...
     
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    Canada. Trickster. Jared.
    I feel like this is the twilight version of supernatural. ;)
     
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    'Invincible': Amazon Previews Animated Superhero Series from Robert Kirkman




    Join Invincible creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) live as he teases what fans can anticipate from this upcoming adult animated series.

     
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    Weird City (YouTube Premium) did a pretty funny take on this premise in its first episode. It's also an anthology.

    The first ep of Soulmates didn't grab us and we dropped it. But I didn't know it was an anthology. I might give it another try if we're not going to be following the characters from ep 1.
     
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    Helstrom - October 16 - Hulu
     
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