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    since I've only watched 1, I'm no expert!

    But the one I did watch was a doozy: Designated Survivor.

    I assumed it would be Kiefer Sutherland reprising Jack Bauer in another setting, but it's actually quite a good premise and I found the first episode to be rather riveting. Check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    since I've only watched 1, I'm no expert!
    But the one I did watch was a doozy: Designated Survivor.
    I assumed it would be Kiefer Sutherland reprising Jack Bauer in another setting, but it's actually quite a good premise and I found the first episode to be rather riveting. Check it out.
    Definitely liked it. Also was very impressed with the new Lethal Weapon. The guy who plays Mel Gibson's role does a great job in displaying his 'brokenness'.
    The new McGyver is silly but engaging.
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    Haven't watched many and usually am behind a couple weeks when I do. Atlanta seems good through two episodes.
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    I enjoyed Designated Survivor. Fun show!
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    Westworld on HBO this Sunday is where it's at.
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    Blundered onto Designated Survivor.. it is now on my watch list.
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    I'm a joining the group that thinks Designated Survivor will survive. Had high hopes for Michael Weatherly in Bull but so far it has been disappointing. The plots have been weak and the supporting cast weaker.
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    I thought I was going to like Bull but am wavering after two episodes.
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    Designated survivor has survived our first epsiode test. I just hope it's not going to be one of those "inside enemy" themes with conspiracy theory to the max. Also I don't think a speech writer should be front and center.

    Up next is Westworld.
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    With Netflix, and in the past several months, Xfinity/Comcast, I've been able to watch more "current" TV shows----or at least give them a 5 minute looksee!

    Last night, I "discovered" Better Things, a new comedy/drama starring Pamela Adlon.

    Being a HUGE fan of Adlon from her role as Marcy in Californication, I immediately gave all of the first 4 episodes (about 25 minutes each) a go.

    I LOVED Adlon in Californication----as I did the entire show and its cast!
    But while Adlon herself is still VERY good in Better Things, the show itself is weak.

    Not a fan of Louie CK---a producer/writer of the series---so maybe that shadows my opinion a bit.
    But this story about a divorced single mom of 3 daughters (a 15 year old, and two in the 7 to 12 age range) just doesn't have enough going for it---yet.

    Despite "cameo" appearances by Californication star David Duchovny (Almost didn't recognize him at first!!) and Lenny Kravitz (in a great role!), this show will have to up the ante somewhat for me to become a devoted fan!

    BTW, despite it being just 4 episodes into its first season, it's already been renewed for a second!!

    If you choose to watch this, do so because you LOVE Adlon's work!!
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