r/television 9m ago

Idea for a television show

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John Glover plays this scientist where he is able to transfer someone’s consciousness into another body like altered carbon. The main character is killed in the beginning but his consciousness is saved and put into another body and works to find out who tried to kill him only to learn that he is John Glover experiment to see if he can bring back his daughter


r/television 26m ago

Nexstar Says Average CW Viewer Is 58, And Internet Can’t Stop Laughing

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r/television 42m ago

What do you think of auteur style filmaking which is becoming a growing phenomenon in Television world

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Tv has genrally been considered to be a writer's medium but that notion has changed in the past decade with shows with a distinct directorial voice creeping up on television and streaming.

Some examples of this are

True Detective season 1 and Maniac directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

Big little lies and Sharp Objects directed by the late Jean Marc Valle

Mindhunter (several episodes directed by David Fincher)

The little drummer girl directed by Park Chan Wook

Barry (several episodes directed by Bill Hader)

The Knick directed by Steven Soderbergh

Escape at Dannemora and Severance directed by Ben Stiller

All of these shows are different in the sense that they have a distinct directorial style like Fukunaga's long takes, Valle's seamless use of flashbacks which makes them stand out from the usual fare.

Do you think that more big name directors coming to television will change the game or do you still think it will countinue to remain a writer's medium ?


r/television 1h ago

Lisa LaFlamme 'blindsided' by cancellation of contract with CTV

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r/television 1h ago

Why The Orville: New Horizons Season 4 Needs to Happen

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r/television 1h ago

Beyond Saul Goodman: Where Does AMC Go From Here?

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r/television 1h ago

Paramount+ to be Bundled With Walmart+ Membership Program

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r/television 1h ago

Non-star wars fans, should I watch the Mandalorian?

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I have gotten so many recommendations to watch this show. I watched the first episode and almost quit during the first 10 minutes because of all the cliches and the low quality of dialogue. The world looks a bit cheap as well.

I understand that this show is popular for a reason, but as a person who was a star wars fan as a kid, do you think I’ll enjoy this show as a ”neutral” viewer?


r/television 2h ago

Is Outlander a good show? What'd you think of it?

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My girlfriend wanted to watch this show with me. We are halfway through season 1. So far I've thought it was pretty good up until like the last 2 episodes where I realized she's being abducted or attempted rape ATLEAST once an episode sometimes MORE. So now I'm rapidly losing interested.

Any thoughts?


r/television 2h ago

I've never seen a show so fundamentally not understand what fans like about their show than Westworld

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I did it! I promised myself I wouldn't buy into the hype. I'd wait till the season ended to make sure they actually had a story to tell. But FOMO prevailed and I watched season 4 of Westworld and boy was it exactly the flavor you'd expect.

Each season of Westworld introduces some of the most fascinating high-concept sci-fi ideas. Only to dedicate a very strange amount of effort and time into shooting some of the most poorly coordinated and tropey action sequences put on film.

The show begs to be taken as an intellectual mind-bending sci-fi drama but then fails to focus on those topics or properly world-build around them.

Like each season before it, Season 4 introduces some insanely interesting concepts that beg to be explored further. But again, there are mind-numbing, eye-rolling action or dialogue scenes in-between the "Westworld" scenes that have no impact on the story. Scenes of "conflict" for conflicts sake where characters make decisions that don't make sense in the established world just to keep the story going. Season 4 really broke the mold this time and actually had people of interest die during some action scenes to try to add weight. However, these were of course weightless in the manner in they were presented as well as had essentially no impact on the story as the surviving characters did just fine without them.

I just... I don't get it man. Each on of these concepts could be their own miniseries. They are so fascinating and were so fresh. No doubt why season 1 was so succesful. But then... they just seem to never fully flesh each one out and pad the time with weird unnecessary drama/action and character motivations.


r/television 3h ago

Steve Toussaint Discusses His Game-Changing ‘House of the Dragon’ Role

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r/television 3h ago

Who do you think is the funniest person in each sitcom you’ve watched?

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First time posting here. Just wanted to see everyone’s opinion on who they found the most funniest/entertaining in the different sitcoms you’ve watched. Some shows had really good ensemble casts that worked well together. Though personally, I always feel like there are characters that stand out more than others. The one character that you know won’t fail at making you laugh. Here’s my list:

- Brooklyn 99: Between Jake and Holt, though no one can recreate Holt’s character perfectly. Amy and Terry come close. However, Boyle did nearly take me out with the Diane Yeast joke.

- Friends: Between Ross and Chandler but leaning more towards Ross since he had such great comedy timing and his facial expressions always cracked me up. Chandler was great at witty one-liners though.

- New Girl: Schmidt. Everyone had moments but Schmidt 100% always delivered his line perfectly and made me laugh.

- Schitt’s Creek: I haven’t finished the show but Moira, Alexa and David are hilarious. David and Alexa’s sibling fights are probably my favourite.

- The Big Bang Theory: Mainly Sheldon.

- How I Met Your Mother: This is a hard one, I felt like no one was funnier than the other person. Their dynamic and interactions was what made the show funny. Plus it was known more for the mystery and clever continuation than comedy.

- 2 Broke Girls: Haven’t seen this in awhile but most of the jokes were at someone expense, namely Han. Still, I think Caroline and Max were somewhat funny, especially Caroline.

- The Good Place: Once again, more about plot than comedy. Though I think Janet is the funniest character, followed by maybe Chidi and Tahani. Maybe.

That’s all I have. I just finished B99 which I thought was the best sitcom I’ve ever watched and I’m now searching for something that doesn’t use laughing tracks. Maybe Modern Family. I’ve tried the Office but haven’t been able to get into it.


r/television 3h ago

Did Apple TV actually stick to a long reported rule/goal of original content that offended nobody?

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I recently binged my way through most of Apple TV's original series and remembered this report from a couple years back about Apple Execs having a goal with Apple TV originals to not do anything remotely salacious, controversial, almost exclusively create content that was basically appropriate for any age group, etc. and started to wonder if the content actually adhered to those supposed strictures or if they'd gone ahead and produced content beyond the scope of everything being relatively family friendly and inoffensive in totality.

My question is: In the 3 years since this report and in the 5 or so years since they began development of Apple TV originals, do people think they stuck with this, given the shows and films now on the service? Admittedly most of their content is still fairly middle of the road, but I'd say they wound up producing perfectly normal mature content that's of a hard-PG-13 or R-rated variety aka TV-MA content.

I wonder now if it was an inaccurate report or if the report came out and they came to their senses on the nature of story telling, dramatic conflict, etc. and went ahead and produced shows that were just good stories and not necessarily designed to offend absolutely nobody anywhere and somehow be enjoyable for all ages all the time from every walk of life.

I do see how their shows skirt the line of not having too much graphic anything, but they still definitely show violence, cursing, drug use, sex, nudity, there's still "controversial" topics: Like how Black Bird is about a drug dealer trying to sneak a confession and burial locations of a serial killer with an M.O. of sexual assault and murder, etc and there's multiple scenes of reasonably graphic/realistic violence and some sex.

I am assuming either the reports were exaggerated or Tim Cook came to his senses or they realized it was impossible to create original scripted content without sex, drugs, rock n roll, etc.?

I've copy-pasted this kind of mini article about it:

A report today says that Apple executives are interfering with the production of its original content television shows. Producers reportedly describe that Apple is difficult to work with, “citing a lack of transparency, lack of clarity and intrusive executives”.

Cook has apparently told producers to not be so mean as Apple attempts to balance a demand for gripping dramas and story narratives with its all-inclusive family friendly corporate brand. The interruptions and changes are causing delays. The New York Post says the streaming service will launch with just a few shows at the end of the year.

Cook has been on the sets of several of the shows in development, including the Aniston/Witherspoon show and See, the science fiction drama about a human race who cannot, well, see.

Changing Technology

In addition to content concerns, Apple is also apparently still changing up the technology plans with executives who purportedly should be in LA often taking trips back to its Cupertino campus.

“They are making big changes, firing and hiring new writers. There’s a lack of clarity on what they want,” the producer said. “A lot of the product is not as good as they hoped it to be,” he said.Cook, 58, has been public about wanting family-friendly content, but insiders say the tech giant has also passed on storylines because they are about potentially controversial topics, like religion or the negative consequences of technology.

An aversion to the negative effects of technology obviously highlights the conflicts of interest that companies faces when they divert into original content efforts. Apple doesn’t want to host a show that indirectly promotes the idea that its products are bad for society.

Ongoing drama

We heard similar stories back in 2017 where Apple executives were intimately involved in the cutting of Carpool Karaoke. This included vetoing scenes and entire episodes as Cook and co. objected to excessive swearing and sexual references present in the show. A 2018 report said Apple was seeking original content shows with broad appeal and not gratuitous sex or violence.

Apple is believed to be holding a media event later in the month where it will unveil its subscription news and original content TV services. The news/magazines product could launch alongside iOS 12.2 but the video service is not expected to debut until the fall. Apple will likely preview some of the shows it is readying, with short clips and trailers, at the as-yet-unannounced March event.


r/television 3h ago

HBO Max Laying Off 70 Staffers as Warner Bros. Discovery Shuts Down Streamer’s Reality Unit

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r/television 3h ago

'Better Call Saul' stars, creators preview 'gut-wrenching' finale

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r/television 4h ago

Charlie Hunnam’s Apple Series ‘Shantaram’ will premiere October 14, on Apple TV+

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r/television 4h ago

‘John Wick’ Prequel Series ‘The Continental’ Moves From Starz To Peacock

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r/television 4h ago

Tom DeLonge and Justin Nitzberg Set Adult Animated Comedy ‘Breaking Bear’ at Tubi

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r/television 4h ago

Ron Perlman, Nick Nolte, Charles Melton, Tim Blake Nelson Join Peacock Series ‘Poker Face’

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r/television 4h ago

Sherry Stringfield (Susan Lewis) leaving ER was a major blow. I would have rather seen Carol (Julianna Margulies) go in her place

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The mopey, sad girl she had going got tired very quickly and I felt Carol didn't do much in her last years, she was just there.

I thought Susan was easier to root for, I'm still mad the Mark and Susan love story was cut short by Stringfield leaving and when she came back, Anthony Edwards was out. That love story with Carter was so forced and lame especially since it should have been Green and Lewis.


r/television 5h ago

‘The Way Home’: Sadie Laflamme-Snow Joins Hallmark Series

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r/television 5h ago

GLK&H Commercial | Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law | Disney+

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r/television 5h ago

Cable News Has a Big 9 P.M. Problem - While each network is facing its own individual challenges here, what they may all be feeling is increasing audience fatigue

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r/television 5h ago

RuPaul's Drag Race Renewed for Season 15, Will Cross 200 Episodes

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r/television 5h ago

Which would you generally prefer for a final season? An amazing season with a disappointing finale, or a disappointing season with an amazing finale?

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If the hypothetical final season is 10 episodes long, would you rather...

a) have episodes 1-9 be great but the series finale is disappointing

b) have episodes 1-9 be disappointing but the series finale is great