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  • Chubbs
    14093 posts Has That Special Something
    Really enjoyed the first season of the Netflix original "Atypical". Good to see its been renewed for a second season after the way it ended. Its about a senior in highschool with functioning autism. Dating, family, friends, etc. Pretty quick watch as well, definitely recommend if thats you type of thing.
  • Low Ki
    11017 posts Has That Special Something
    edited February 2018
    More reboots!? CBS orders Magnum P.I., Cagney and Lacey pilots

    The 2018 TV season is increasingly looking like a collection of the hottest shows of 1988.

    CBS has just ordered pilots for reboots of primetime cop classics Magnum P.I. and Cagney and Lacey.

    That’s in addition to the news earlier this week that ABC is rebooting The Greatest American Hero with a pilot order (and an Indian-American woman as the lead), CBS has ordered a 13-episode revival of Murphy Brown (with original series star Candice Bergen on board), and The CW is rebooting Charmed (with a feminist witches “tearing down the patriarchy” twist). Plus, there’s ABC’s revival of Roseanne coming March 27.

    For Magnum P.I., the new version is described as “an update of the classic television series set in Hawaii [that] follows Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.” The original Magnum starred Tom Selleck and ran from 1980-88. Hawaii Five-O vets Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim are the showrunners on the update.

    While the Cagney and Lacey reboot sounds pretty much like the original, except set in Los Angeles instead of New York: “In this reboot of the iconic series, two female police detectives and friends keep the streets of L.A. safe.” The original starred Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly and ran from 1981-88. Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights) is the showrunner.

    CBS has some success on the crime show reboot front in recent years with Hawaii Five-O, while NBC scored this season by bringing back Will & Grace. Still, while reboots bring some valuable built-in viewer awareness to a show amid an increasingly crowded marketplace, they’re by no means assured of success (see last season’s The CW’s Dynasty reboot, which bombed).

    CBS ordered some other new pilots as well: Chiefs (“The professional and personal lives of three driven, successful, but very different women who are each Chiefs of Police of their own precincts in L.A. County”), the comedy Fam (“A woman’s dreams of an upstanding life with her new fiancé and his upstanding family are dashed when her youngertrain wreck half-sister comes to live with her to escape their train wreck of a father”), the comedy Here Comes the Neighborhood (“The nicest guy in the Midwest moves his family into a tough neighborhood in L.A. where not everyone appreciates his extreme neighborliness”), and the comedy Pandas in New York (“A family of Indian doctors with a successful group practice in New York City embark on a project to arrange their youngest son’s life, unaware he’s made plans of his own.”).






    Wow. Magnum PI without Tom Selleck is blasphemy.
  • stickey
    14698 posts Has That Special Something
    wonder how long this reboot fad lasts, getting a bit stale now
  • JorisDB
    1274 posts Professional
    This is the first time that I am opening this thread, so not sure if it's already been posted, but Dark is an absolute golden serie from Netflix.
    Also, can't wait for the new season of Westworld, in my opinion one of the best series I've watched last year.
  • Low Ki
    11017 posts Has That Special Something
    Atlanta. Is. Brilliant.

    This week creeped me the **** out too.
  • Manda1997
    1778 posts Play-Off Hero
    Low Ki wrote: »
    Atlanta. Is. Brilliant.

    This week creeped me the **** out too.

    Bruh I was terrified the whole way through
    Donald is one of a kind

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  • Fab
    17513 posts World Class
    Low Ki wrote: »
    Atlanta. Is. Brilliant.

    This week creeped me the **** out too.

    Made me yearn for an ostrich egg
  • Low Ki
    11017 posts Has That Special Something
    Soft boiled?
  • Fab
    17513 posts World Class
    Low Ki wrote: »
    Soft boiled?

    Of course! Glover has been killing it this season with Atlanta, such a talented guy. Curious as to how his career trajectory will pan out. Hope Lakeith Stanfield and Brian Tyree Henry pick up some steam after this too.
  • IntoxicatedSeal
    1421 posts Professional
    Watch Rostered On. It's on netflix now.

    Everyone who has worked retail will relate.
  • Shane
    23793 posts Club Captain
    Holy ****, that episode of Westworld. Best of the season so far IMO
  • P1tch_1nvaderz88
    11908 posts Has That Special Something
    If you like the inbetweeners then I'd highly recommend a new show called white gold on Netflix. Hilarious and has Jay and Simon from inbetweeners I'm it.
  • Manda1997
    1778 posts Play-Off Hero
    New episode of Black Mirror is something else. Feel like its going to be start of a wave of new interactive tv/movies
  • lucas
    4648 posts National Call-Up
    Manda1997 wrote: »
    New episode of Black Mirror is something else. Feel like its going to be start of a wave of new interactive tv/movies

    Yeahh thought it was a good watch before bed, 2 hours later I’m still watching
  • cmm_1991
    1931 posts Play-Off Hero
    Manda1997 wrote: »
    New episode of Black Mirror is something else. Feel like its going to be start of a wave of new interactive tv/movies

    Thought it was rubbish
  • Alastair
    9289 posts Moderator
    The trailer looks amazing.

    At 0:10 is Lyanna’s hand turning to bone? Maybe they all come back to life for the final battle?
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