I Feel Bad – s01 ep 01 – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE

I’m a little bit late reviewing this pilot but I haven’t had a single free moment these past couple of days!

Paul Adelstein, James Buckley, Brian George, Madhur Jaffrey, Sarayu Blue, Johnny Pemberton, Zach Cherry, Lily Rose Silver, and Rahm Braslaw in I Feel Bad (2018)“I Feel Bad” is about Emet (Sarayu Blue) a well-rounded woman with a career, family and friendships that tries to juggle everything as best as she can.

She works at a gaming company and, of course, she is the only woman.

In the pilot she has to deal with her daughter’s dance troupe’s inappropriate dance.

Pulling a black-ish‘s Andre Johnson, she asks her colleagues for advice and they become incredibly in the whole situation, even talking about it at a bar, instead of trying to flirt with girls.

I am not blown away by it… I thought I would have liked it more. Emet narrates throughout the entire episode and I am not so sure it’s something I enjoy.

Although, there is a lot of time devoted to feminism, women’s rights and the over sexualization of young girls.

They even brought up the perfect example: that weird Shia LaBeoulf / Maddie Ziegler / Sia music video.

Overall, it wasn’t bad. I saw a lot worse things in the past week. It’s still a bit disconnected but I’m interested to see the direction it is going to go to. I don’t really get the comedy and the jokes yet.

Did you see the pilot? What do you think about it? Will you keep watching?

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A Million Little Things – s01 ep 01 – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE

[Attention! This post contains strong themes such as suicide, alcoholism and infidelity!]

ABC’s attempt at a “This Is Us” type show.

Ron Livingston, Romany Malco, Grace Park, James Roday, David Giuntoli, Christina Marie Moses, Allison Miller, and Christina Ochoa in A Million Little Things (2018)Instead of family, it all revolves around a group of friends: Eddie, Rome, Gary and Jon have been friends for a decade, they go to hockey games and spend time together with their respective families.

They had stuck together through think and thin, marriages, kids and even cancer.

At first, we meet them in the same moment, those few minutes that will change their lives forever.

We see Jon (Ron Livingstone) closing a deal in this office, Gary (James Roday) in a hospital gown, waiting to find out if his cancer is back, Eddie (David Giuntoli) on the phone, planning to leave his wife for another woman and Rome (Romany Malco) who is trying to end his own life by swallowing a ton of pills.

But it’s not Rome who dies: it’s Jon. He jumps off his balcony and kills himself.

We then deal with the aftermath of this tragic even, Gary telling Jon’s wife Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) that he is dead, we meet Rome’s wife Regina (Christina Marie Moses).

Stephanie Szostak, Christina Marie Moses, and Allison Miller in A Million Little Things (2018)

Gary hooks up with one of the other cancer survivor at his therapy group, Maggie (Allison Miller)…

… who he later brings to his friend’s funeral.

Eddie gives a powerful eulogy, talking about Jon’s belief that everything happened for a reason and the instrumental role Jon had on his sobriety.

In between these events there are little flashbacks of previous ones, like Rome’s attempt at suicide or Ashley (Christina Ochoa), Jon’s secretary, unresolved mystery of hiding a folder with Delilah’s name on it and Jon’s last phone call, which was to Eddie.

After the wake, Eddie, Gary and Rome go to a hockey game, a tradition the group of friends has had for a long time. They all got season tickets, because that was the thing they all had in common when they met, stuck in a faulty elevator for 2 hours.

Romany Malco and Christina Marie Moses in A Million Little Things (2018)

There are secrets after secrets that are being revealed throughout the episode, like Regina’s failed restaurant, Rome opens up to his friends about his suicide attempt, Jon’s last deal was buying a building for Regina’s new business venture, the contents of the folder with Delilah’s name on it, something called “Rutledge” and we find out who is the woman Eddie has been having an affair with:

Delilah

Jon’s wife.

 

I was shocked. For a moment. I should have probably figured it out, it might have been obvious but I am tired, okay! And I took some medicine that is making me loopy.

A Million Little Things (2018)

Honestly, I was entertained. It was not nearly as emotional as “This Is Us” but this is not just focused on friendship and family. It’s a more soap-opera version of NBC’s hit that does not only involved feelings but there is a mystery component to it.

People are hiding secrets and just from this first episode, we are perfectly aware that once they will come up, they will shatter these people’s lives forever. 

I’ve missed James Roday on my screen. I’ve been a fan of Psych for a loooooong time and this more dramatic role suits him perfectly. I am not familiar with the rest of the cast but it’s very well-done.

It’s not that glossy Riverdale-like show where everybody looks perfect all the time. Sure they are all good-looking people, I mean, guys… It’s ABC. But they tried to give it that indie/rugged vibe and it kinda works.

This was in my “Shows I’m Keeping an Eye on” and I will definitely be watching again next week.

What did you think about it? What do you really think happened to Jon (because remember? We did not see him actually jump!)? Are you intrigued by the story? Did you like the show? What are your thoughts on it?

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Georgia

Manifest – s01 ep 01 – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE

After watching the NBC’s Primetime Preview with the cast of Brooklyn99, I am very familiar with all the shows that NBC offers.

“Manifest” did catch my eye. It felt like an episode of “Fringe”!

It’s about a flight full of passengers that takes off in 2013 and, after some turbulence, mysteriously reappears in 2018. The rest of the world has aged 5 years but for them it has only been a matter of hours.


April 7th, 2013

We see a typical white family at the airport and the narrator, Michaela Stone, (Melissa Roxburgh) tells us who they are: her brother Ben (Josh Dallas), his wife Grace (Athena Karkanis) and their children (Luna Blaise and Jack Messina) (one of them is suffering from leukemia), her parents and she gives us hint about her own personal life.

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Apparently she refused a marriage proposal, broke up with her fiancée or something along the lines of that and that she had an “accident” that still gives her nightmares.

Michaela, her brother Ben and his sick son Cal decide to take a later flight while the rest of the family goes home as planned.

Then a pretty bad turbulence happens all of a sudden and as they land, the trio faces an unexpected surprise. They are met by the police and other law enforcement agencies who tells them the date: November 4th, 2018.

They have all been missing for 5 and a half years.

And now everything gets more interesting, spooky and supernatural.

They are finally reunited and while the rest of the family has aged, those who were on the plane did not. Michaela and Ben are met with terrible news: in the 5 years that went by, their mother has died.

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The FBI is investigating the mystery and coming up with nothing to explain what went down.

And now we fin out more things about Michaela! She works for the NYPD, her boyfriend/fianceé Jared (J.R. Ramirez) is married to somebody else (her best friend) and there is something in her past that is still left unsaid.

And she keeps hearing voices!

That voice told her “slow down”, she told the bus driver she was in to hit the brakes and she saves a child’s life!

WHAT IS HAPPENING?! This could really be an episode of Fringe! I’m waiting for Olivia Dunham and Peter and Walter Bishop to pop up on my screen. (I miss them so much).

And now her brother hears voices too! Ok, I am intrigued.

WE ALMOST FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED! She was in a car crash in which somebody named Evie died.

One of the other passengers, Saanvi (Parveen Kaur) turns out to be the doctor whose research could help little Cal live.

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On the other hand, Michaela keeps hearing the same voice telling her to set a pair of dogs free. Turns out, the dog’s owner had kidnapped two little girls (whose news of the disappearance we had heard before in the background)

THIS SHOW KEEPS ON DELIVERING MYSTERY AFTER MYSTERY.

On top of that, it seems like Ben’s wife Grace has something to hide. She keeps receiving texts AND her daughter knows what it is all about. (And if you allow me to speculate, so do we. It’s a boyfriend because after 5 years, she rightfully moved on)

Michaela and Ben saved the two little girls who were kidnapped and in the middle of the night, all the people who were on the plane are compelled to come back to the airport and when they do, the plane blows up.

WHAT!?

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The explosion was super fake and we can see it from a mile away. Even 2008 Doctor Who had better special effects than this.

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I told myself I was going to keep this short” says 700 words later.

Even though the plot seems cool and interesting, I am not blown away by the performances.

They are deadpan and the delivery is off.

To me, there is no emotion behind the acting. It is a traumatic experience they have gone through and there is little to no reaction. I would have had a mental breakdown, had this happened to me. And yet, they pick up their life where they had left them and it seems like everybody is okay with it.

There is no reaction whatsoever. I was expecting the characters to react more naturally to what happened.They are already uptodate with all technological devices, have no questions about America’s President, Donald Trump. They don’t seem preoccupied by the fact that they have missed 5 years.

The dialogue is not bad, kind of cheesy but hey, it’s network television. (Had it been more realistic, everybody would have started swearing like sailors). What irritated me was something Michaela’s former boyfriend Jared said: “You still take my breath away.”

I would have punched him in the face. Let alone the fact that he is married, what the fuck, dude? Seriously? You start with the most common and most stupid pick up line ever?! COME ON!

But it’s the plot itself. I would have appreciated it more, if they had diluted the events and concentrated a bit more of the character’s introspective and their feelings.  It’s a bit too much plot-heavy.

Anyway, I enjoyed it and I want to find out what happens next!

If you want to shut your brain off for 40 minutes and don’t question if the writing and acting is good or not, I would recommend it.

Is it my next favourite show? No.

Will I start watching it regularly, week after week? Probably not. Only if I have time and nothing else better to do.

Did you see “Manifest”? What were your thoughts? Will you keep watching? Am I the only one who immediately thought of “Fringe”?

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Georgia

 

Why Would Anyone Make This? – 2018 Fall TV Preview

Super weird shows with ridiculous tag lines. In this list you will find shows I think should not have been made and some shows that do not sound that interesting to me.

I loooooooove this time of year, when the 2018-2019 shows are announced, new pilots are coming out and new series are born.

What an exciting time.

Now, let’s get into it!

[Check out the complete article with all the information on TvLine.com.]



God Friended Me, CBS

Bear with me, this is the synopsis:

An outspoken atheist’s life is turned upside down when he is “friended” by God on social media. Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.

WHAT?!

No, like… WHAT!?

God Friended Me

I’m watching this and a review will most definitely come out.

PREMIERE DATE: Sept. 30th


Happy Together (CBS)

A couple, tired of their mundane life, starts hanging out with a young pop star who moves in.

It’s so trashy and I won’t watch it.

I can already hear the “old people jokes” and various easily predictable laugher. (There are backing laughing tracks. This is not 2005.)

PREMIERE DATE: Oct. 1st

 


LEGACIES, The CW

I don’t really get it but is this the spin-off of the spin off of the Vampire Diaries?

Do we really need any more that this? Does the world need more magical creatures, vampires in a glossy and polished setting trying to be dark and edgy?

NO.

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PREMIERE DATE: Oct. 25th



THE NEIGHBORHOOD (CBS)

The nicest guy in the Midwest moves his family into a tough neighborhood in L.A. where not everyone appreciates his extreme neighborliness.

What is this synopsis? No really. I want to know.

Should I read this and think: “Oh, this sounds interesting! I should check it out!”?

Did you read it? Like, did you?

Finally some diversity on CBS! I don’t like how fake it all looks, especially the houses. I don’t think I’ll watch it.

PREMIERE DATE: Oct. 1st


THE ROOKIE (ABC)

No no no. Why? This is basically Castle, but Nathan Fillion is a cop now. No. I’m tired of seeing him on TV.

NO

Especially after all the rumours on the “Castle” set and the ugly way the show ended.

There are so many stories you can told and this topic has been thoughtfully exhausted.

PREMIERE DATE: Oct. 16th


ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (The CW)

Seriously, The CW? Come on.

the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

Ehm… What? Like…. what? Is this for real?!

An alien? Government cover-up? WHAT?!

PREMIERE DATE: Midseason



CHARMED (The CW)

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Why! No Seriously. Why reboot this show? I watched the trailer and no. I like that they’ve cast a diverse cast and it seems more modern and progressive, as it were.

Still, no.

I am perfectly aware that I’m saying I won’t see it but… who has two thumbs and will definitely watch at least the pilot?

THIS GIRL!

PREMIERE DATE: October 14th.



Do you plan on watching any of these shows? What is your first impression of them?

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Georgia