Originally Posted by Matt L
We're a little over a month out from the start of the traditional fall TV season just wondering what folks are looking forward to, and what they are not interested in. At this point there is nothing that has really grabbed me and makes want to watch - but I'm curious if there is something I should make an effort to sample. Thoughts?
First, I have some rules
1) No reboots, no reimagines, no rethinks.
2) No reality
3) No PC crap either.
So with that, I have ONE (1) , yes SERIOUSLY ONE SHOW left on the US5. BBT. Thats it.
I quit sampling new shows about 2 years ago. As the filth, slime, reboots, PC casting, PC themes, etc. was just too much.
I dropped long time NCIS, and its LA partner, and the other was always NCIS:NO
I dropped Last Man Standing as the year long hiatus cost them Molly Ephraim, so it cost me. No way that recasting gets by me... Although me thinks that the almighty $$$$ was at the heart of things. Simply put, you can't blame other projects as she has not done too much outside of this. I will give Ephraim A+ for keeping out of the mess, no disaster regarding this. Although it brings to light some other things about Ephraim, which well read on.
So that leaves BBT as the Last Show Standing!
Here all week, try the veal!
Based on what I've read in another thread, one revival is just there for a liberal rant fest, no thanks. I don't remember the original being that viciously political. But... what ever, its a revival, so on the dung heap it goes and stays.
Which leads to another part, that unfortunately many of the persons I like on shows, like Ephraim and Bergen, when you find out more about them in real life loose their appeal. Lets just say that we are not on the same side. So disappointing to see people have such unfortunate views. Sort of like Sarandon. They have to know that these views will impact their fanbase, even more so in 2018.
I watch MORE form ITV, BBC, 4, Sky, 7, ABC (not that one!
, SBS, CBC, Global, etc. than the US5 combined! Rake, 800 Words is just finishing up its season.
The US5 are going to have to get away from the PC sanitized and leanings of their shows to have any chance. Also regardless, don't try to reboot/reimagine my shows cough Lost in Space cough! The movie got a pass only for 3 reasons, OK, 4 and one them is spandex!
Another area is that the FCC needs to smack down some of these groups who are just ruining things. Outside the US, others have move on and up, or never had some of the Puritan views holding back TV broadcast. Its time the US OTA moved on too! I've seen 30-40's movies do more with clothes on and dialogue that was way hotter, steamy etc. than just out right nudity and language. Which sort of gets to the major issue, the lack of talent by any one at least in the US of writing this stuff to start!
So tl;dr Fall 2018 is a fail, and cancelled, no pre-cancelled!