"The Orville" is 1000% better than I thought it would be
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: "The Orville" is 1000% better than I thought it would be

Anyone else catch the show?

Pleasantly surprised.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject:

Might be better than the new Star Trek Discovery show....
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:30 pm    Post subject:

Seth just can't carry a dramedy like this, imo. Hopefully the rest of the crew gets developed enough to help buoy him up.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:49 pm    Post subject:

It was Seth McFarlane so I was going to check it out. I thought it was just okay.

The only part of the episode I thought was funny was the dog licking himself in the background.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:03 pm    Post subject:

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It was Seth McFarlane so I was going to check it out. I thought it was just okay.

The only part of the episode I thought was funny was the dog licking himself in the background.


Funny that you mention that. I watched about 10 minutes when I walked into the room because it was on after football. I thought the dog thing was a fun chuckle as a background detail, but the rest of what I saw was neither funny nor interesting.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject:

Its a 3o minute sitcom that is trying to be an hour long serial. Sort of reminds me of that NBC show about making superhero proof products. Forgot what it was called, but aired last year and was canceled.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject:

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Its a 3o minute sitcom that is trying to be an hour long serial. Sort of reminds me of that NBC show about making superhero proof products. Forgot what it was called, but aired last year and was canceled.


Powerless. Awful.

I'm meh on The Orville. Not sure if it's a one hour show, felt like it dragged. Thought it was a 30-minute comedy. I'm currently watching Star Trek, and I've been watching it for months now, so maybe I'll continue watching this one just because of that connection. Though it feels like a show that will get cancelled mid-season.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject:

I thought it was better that it would be too. I thought it'd be a steaming hot pile of dung and it's only a luke-warm pile of dung.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:20 am    Post subject:

It wasn't terrible, but I found it kinda boring. It might have been my expectations of a Macfarlane comedy that biased me, since it became fairly clear halfway in that it wasn't the constant gag fest that Mcfarlane tends to do in his comedies. I went in expecting to laugh (only a couple of chuckles, one at the dog and the other when Mockingbird started asking the enemy captain to act as a marriage counselor to buy some time) but that didn't happen. Seemed like the show was playing the Star Trek genre pretty straight instead of the parody I thought it would be. I'll give it a couple more episodes to see if I find it better now that I know what to expect.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:36 am    Post subject:

It's no Galaxy Quest that's for sure.

I give it a meh. If it starts getting better and the word of mouth is to give it another shot i may consider it. I usually like McFarlanes stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:00 am    Post subject:

Galaxy Quest is what they should have gone for.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:38 am    Post subject:

I watched the episode again to see the mention of the dog, I missed it initially. It was a "chuckle" moment.

I found it entertaining. Comedy, drama like. Constantly injecting family matters was overdone. Star Trek like situations that called for the captain to find a solution, alien shipmates, the ship itself all Star Trek like. It's no Star Trek but what is? Episode II should be interesting. Bortus, the like of Worf will lay a egg to reproduce. That's a real stretch. I'll watch again.

Did anyone watch "The Deuc?" I had to change the spelling of Deuc, for some reason the filter changed it to "that guy." I don't think it will catch on.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:40 am    Post subject:

Please cancel this so Mockingbird can return to Agents of SHIELD.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:44 am    Post subject:

greenfrog wrote:
Please cancel this so Mockingbird can return to Agents of SHIELD.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:36 pm    Post subject:

Next week its in a 5PM time slot. I'm assuming that means based on the numbers they received that the network has already determined that its a dog.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject:

mcfarlane? pass
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:47 pm    Post subject:

Huey Lewis & The News wrote:
mcfarlane? pass


If he's writing something great If he's starring as the main person idk?

Ill give it an episode but ill wait till the season is over to see if they at least finish the season on air but by the trailer I saw it made it look like a comedy.

It can't be as bad as the Big Bang Theory guy as a kid
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:13 pm    Post subject:

22 wrote:
greenfrog wrote:
Please cancel this so Mockingbird can return to Agents of SHIELD.


THIS


Nick Blood is returning to Agents next season, hope Adrianne can make it back somehow.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:38 pm    Post subject:

K2 wrote:
22 wrote:
greenfrog wrote:
Please cancel this so Mockingbird can return to Agents of SHIELD.


THIS


Nick Blood is returning to Agents next season, hope Adrianne can make it back somehow.


I'm sure Seth will give her some time off to film.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:50 pm    Post subject:

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Next week its in a 5PM time slot. I'm assuming that means based on the numbers they received that the network has already determined that its a dog.


Yeesh, 5pm? That can't be a good sign.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject:

mhan00 wrote:
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Next week its in a 5PM time slot. I'm assuming that means based on the numbers they received that the network has already determined that its a dog.


Yeesh, 5pm? That can't be a good sign.


Its right after FOX NFL Sunday. So its primetime for the east coast.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:14 pm    Post subject:

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Next week its in a 5PM time slot. I'm assuming that means based on the numbers they received that the network has already determined that its a dog.


Yeesh, 5pm? That can't be a good sign.


Its right after FOX NFL Sunday. So its primetime for the east coast.


It's up against the tail end of the Packers and Falcons on NBC 4.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:16 pm    Post subject:

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Next week its in a 5PM time slot. I'm assuming that means based on the numbers they received that the network has already determined that its a dog.


Yeesh, 5pm? That can't be a good sign.


Its right after FOX NFL Sunday. So its primetime for the east coast.


Most likely it's an attempt to compete with the Emmy Awards and Sunday Night Football on NBC by putting it up against those on both coasts.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
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mhan00 wrote:
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Next week its in a 5PM time slot. I'm assuming that means based on the numbers they received that the network has already determined that its a dog.


Yeesh, 5pm? That can't be a good sign.


Its right after FOX NFL Sunday. So its primetime for the east coast.


It's up against the tail end of the Packers and Falcons on NBC 4.


Not sure what you mean.....but 5PM PT is 8PM ET....the NFL game on NBC would still be in the 1st quarter by the time the show finished at 6PM PT or 9PM ET. The reason why they put those shows after the NFL on FOX is to get a ratings bump from all the people with Nielsen Boxes that left it on the channel.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:57 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
jodeke wrote:
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mhan00 wrote:
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Next week its in a 5PM time slot. I'm assuming that means based on the numbers they received that the network has already determined that its a dog.


Yeesh, 5pm? That can't be a good sign.


Its right after FOX NFL Sunday. So its primetime for the east coast.


It's up against the tail end of the Packers and Falcons on NBC 4.


Not sure what you mean.....but 5PM PT is 8PM ET....the NFL game on NBC would still be in the 1st quarter by the time the show finished at 6PM PT or 9PM ET. The reason why they put those shows after the NFL on FOX is to get a ratings bump from all the people with Nielsen Boxes that left it on the channel.

I fast forwarded the schedule to Sunday. It shows The Orville 8:00 to 9:00p the Packers@Falcons ending 8:30p
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