The Orville |OT| MacFarlane's sci-fi com-, wait it's a drama!? That can't be right

Why are they going to this cave again I wasn't paying attention?
That caught me off guard too. I didn't catch how they knew was in that cave.

I didn't really like this episode. I got confused about what moral issue this was trying to mirror from real life once they started talking about circumcision, and I'm not sure what position the story ended on anyway. The main cast was all protesting the sex change, but then it happened anyway. I don't know.

The comedy's still pretty bad, too. Damnit, I want to like this show so bad.
 
That caught me off guard too. I didn't catch how they knew was in that cave.

I didn't really like this episode. I got confused about what moral issue this was trying to mirror from real life once they started talking about circumcision, and I'm not sure what position the story ended on anyway. The main cast was all protesting the sex change, but then it happened anyway. I don't know.

The comedy's still pretty bad, too. Damnit, I want to like this show so bad.
I was glad they presented both sides and left the ending ambiguous instead of saying which side was "right"
 
It definitely has it's growing pains but I think so far it's the most "Trek" show I've seen in years
Yeah, I've been enjoying it so far while it's finding it's footing.

I thought this ep did a good job being almost entirely serious for the first time and I actually thought the bits of comedy were pretty good (some of the jokes and also laughed the entire time Gordon was used at the trial). Was really curious how it'd handle an episode like this.

I glad they presented both sides and left the ending ambiguous instead of saying which side was "right"
Yeah, I thought it was pretty good ending.

AV Club's review is up and they liked it: https://www.avclub.com/in-its-best-episode-yet-the-orville-goes-to-trial-for-1818644796
 
Some of ep 3 worked for me and some didn't but I'll admit the biggest laugh I've gotten out of the show so far was when it quickly cut to Malloy after Greyson said, "And now, on to your assertion about male intellectual superiority..."
 
I'm usually pretty easy on sci fi/fantasy shows, plus I didn't get to see too much.
I was just thinking of the hilarty of blurbs they will use. Sometimes shit be sarcastic and they still put it because out of context it looks good.

Yeah I would let some shit slide if it scifi.

I saw all of the Heroes Reboot.....ALLLLL OF IT.
 
I think this is exactly what it is. I enjoyed ep2 enough to confidently say that i'm down to enjoy the whole series if it keeps this balance in tone. It feels like its made by people who legitimately love Trek.
Same. I'm rather enjoying it already while it's still finding its way, I think it'll keep improving.

I think MacFarlane's doing fine as the captain, he did a good job with the conversations on the issue this ep, like with Bortus when things got heated and in the scene in the mess hall where he was questioning himself. Haven't seen his other live action stuff though.

Some of ep 3 worked for me and some didn't but I'll admit but I'll admit the biggest laugh I've gotten out of the show so far was when it quickly cut to Malloy after Greyson said, "And now, on to your assertion about male intellectual superiority..."
Yup, I was rolling at that and through his whole questioning lol.
 
It's weird. I like 95% of it, but the last 5% is a struggle


Spoiler: that 5% is Seth Macfarlane. I even think with a better actor the jokes might be serviceable. But everything about him is struggle.
He's okay when asked to be snarky but he doesn't have the chops to handle the more dramatic scenes. I just giggle when the character gets angry. He can't pull it off.
 
Alright just marathoned
...Its not bad. It does seem to improve as it goes as well. How serious it takes itself is such a continous swerve. Keep expecting every scenario to break into a joke.
See how it countinues to develope. Color me interested
 
I really didn't like this episode, a big, big step down from the first two.
And much like putting Alara in the Captain's chair last episode, this plot would've been better served if it came about later on the show. Knowing little about Bortus and even less about his people makes this whole thing feel weightless.

The humor continues to be a problem with it being even more ill-fitting here than before, between Norm's cgi cock and the western 'dance off' bit I almost turned this right off.
I'm not sure how much more of this I'll watch, it has been three episodes(admittedly that is not a whole lot) and at this point there are some fundamental problems with the show that I just don't see getting worked out.
 
Just got done watching the episode. In the begining someone says a female is born every 75 years. With the witness they find and the guys partner both being born female,it's safe to say it's more common then that. I wonder if it's actually 50/50 and everyone gets the operation and never talks about it.
 

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I would bang a hot farmer!
Ratings:

E1 Sunday after football: 2.7
E2 Sunday after football: 2.2
E3 Thursday after Gotham: 1.1

At least it did better than Gotham.
 
I love this show. It feels like missing episodes of TNG or Voyager. lol

This is Measure of a Man combined with any number of Worf episodes. lol
lol..i just explained it that way to a friend. It's like i know that this is not real trek, and I know that the captain is the family guy, but somehow because of the tone (and very heavily copied music and story structure), it feels like a new season from a spinoff TNG show.

I have to say that I'm kinda loving it.

I wish that they'd stuck to their guns in the 3rd episode and kept pushing in the direction about the ethics of the humans pushing their morality on an alien species. Much more interesting. They took the MUCH easier way out...although that ending was that good kind of moral kleenex cheesy that only old-school television (or Dick Wolf) can deliver.

The only problem i have with this show is that it's not on every day. Trek should be daily. That's my memory of it, anyway...