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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 21 December 2017 at 3:43pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Here's the thing about THE GOOD DOCTOR: It's one of the best new shows, no doubt. But CBS had a medical show called PURE GENIUS that I liked better, and it got cancelled.




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Posted: 21 December 2017 at 3:58pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

TWIN PEAKS was probably my favourite this year.

THE GOOD FIGHT was a great spin-off from THE GOOD WIFE. Looking forward to seeing more.

THE EXPANSE season 2 was good.
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1. STRANGER THINGS 2
2. THE PUNISHER
3. BIG BANG THEORY
4. THE FLASH
5. SUPERGIRL
6. ARROW
7. LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
8. RIVERDALE -don't judge me please. It's
a guilty pleasure.
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Posted: 24 December 2017 at 6:54pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

1. THE ORVILLE - favorite
2. LETHAL WEAPON
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8. RIVERDALE -don't judge me please. It's  a guilty pleasure.


As an Archie adaptation, RIVERDALE is horrible, but in terms of teen noir, it hits all the right notes for me. 
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Posted: 24 December 2017 at 9:14pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

The only show I watched the entire season of was TIMELESS, so I guess that would be it for me!

Most of the rest of the time the TV would be tuned to sports.

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Posted: 25 December 2017 at 6:37pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

THE ORVILLE
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Posted: 25 December 2017 at 7:58pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

With 12 votes now, The Orville is definitely the most beloved show on the JBF forum in 2017. Nothing else even comes close vote wise. I really really want a John Byrne story of The Orville in basically any form, tv episode, comic, photo comic, novel.
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Game Of Thrones
Peaky Blinders
Better Call Saul
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I did enjoy The Orville, but I can't help but feel that there's too many listing it as their top pick here to cosy up to our host. Maybe I'm wrong and people on this forum genuinely have better taste. But I just don't see it popping up on a lot of other site's top tens for the year, let alone at number one.

(Or heck, maybe it's just that there are a lot of Star Trek fans here, that are perhaps really disappointed in Discovery. And are now showing that by casting votes on a show that does seem 'truer' in many respects to the feel of the old Star Trek shows.)

Still, good picks all round in filling out the top tens. They only thing I'm really surprised about is that there's no love for The Good Place. That was a fun show this year. But I guess it's maybe not one that a lot of folk have encountered. As it doesn't seem particularly well promoted.
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Posted: 27 December 2017 at 12:44am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Jason, I don't think the love of The Orville here has as much to do with brown-nosing the host as it does your second guess, there are a lot of Star Trek fans here and The Orville is doing Star Trek better than its own franchise has in ten or more years. Discovery wasn't the first bit of disappointment to come along as many Star Trek fans hated the Abrams Trek, Enterprise, and Voyager. 

And Michael Roberts did list The Good Place in his top ten and I later mentioned in another post in this thread that it was my favorite non-HBO comedy (though it didn't make my top ten).
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Posted: 27 December 2017 at 7:29am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

As we`ve only seen 2 eps of The Orville by legitimate
means in the U.K. it`s too early for me to rate it.
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Jason S. - I think that "The Orville" holds up quite well on its own as a series, even notwithstanding the Star Trek accents. If someone had never seen Star Trek and watch "The Orville", I believe it would stand quite well on its own merits. Obviously, having been watching Star Trek shows and movies for fifty years, I can't say that for sure... but I can say that I like the characters, the chemistry, and the outright science fiction is just damned good.

Oh, and as a tangent comment; I don't know if one can cozy(sic) up to Mr. Byrne, but if there is a way, I'm pretty sure that being a sycophant isn't the way to do it.

'Sides, the man is just a grumpy, badly aging old coot who's always angry, and hates and abuses fans, and his old stuff was better anyway. :) :) :)
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Posted: 27 December 2017 at 3:48pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

I think it's kind of refreshing that the forum regulars have embraced a new show like THE ORVILLE. Most of the threads for shows I like (such as the CW shows) have died out from lack of interest...and nobody even bothers discussing procedurals on here.
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Fair points all. I must admit, I'm not up on the more recent episodes of Orville, so maybe it keeps improving? There's enough to like about it for me to stick with it certainly.

It is pretty sad that we've had umpteen new versions of Star Trek, and yet a show that isn't officially linked to it, seems to be more authentically following in its footsteps.

Oh and I can't believe I missed the Good Place in Michael Robert's list. Definitely need to get my eyes checked!
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Posted: 28 December 2017 at 6:22pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Mr. Robot
Game of Thrones
Gifted
Vice Principals
Better Call Saul
Twin Peaks
Stranger Things

Too many to list. 
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Posted: 29 December 2017 at 12:30am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

THE ORVILLE improves by, uh, an unspecified warp factor number, with each episode. The second one was already distancing itself from the pilot's 'FAMILY GUY as STAR TREK' premise, and by the end of season 1 it is, yes, better than 'STAR TREK NOBODY ACTUALLY WATCHES THIS', or whatever that new version is called.
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Posted: 29 December 2017 at 7:28am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

BETTER CALL SAUL for me. I have to admit that I still haven't seen THE ORVILLE. I really need to try to watch some soon.
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Posted: 29 December 2017 at 9:57am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Dirk Gently

The Guest Book

People of Earth

Colony

Stranger Things

Into the Badlands





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THE ORVILLE is legitimately my favorite new show of the year, and one of the very few I try to watch asap. (We DVR most of our shows)


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Posted: 29 December 2017 at 8:55pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Mindhunter
Black Mirror
Mr. Mercedes
Red Dwarf XII
Rick & Morty
Orville
Dark
Marvelous Mrs Maisel
The Detour
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Liked:

THE DEUCE
BETTER CALL SAUL
MINDHUNTER
STRANGER THINGS 2 (better than the first)
SILICON VALLEY (best comedy on TV by a wide margin)
AMERICAN GODS

On the superhero front, I enjoyed THE PUNISHER (surprisingly, because I'm not especially fond of the character).


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I wanted to like TRUST ME, but it fell apart, like too many of those British multi-parters do.
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Stranger Things 2 was probably my favourite show of the year and I actually watched it twice before Christmas. Just as good on a second viewing.

Game of Thrones. The pacing felt a bit rushed, but still good stuff.

The Good Fight. Intelligent writing, good characters and thoroughly watchable.

The Good Doctor. Not perfect, but a cut above most network entertainment.

The X-Files. Uneven, but a welcome return.

The Orville. Much discussed in its own thread.

Cardinal. Disturbing, well-paced and gripping, with an atmosphere all of its own.

Star Trek: Discovery. Far from perfect, but I'm still looking forward to its return.


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Wasn`t The X-Files 2016?
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