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What Summer TV shows will you be watching? - 2017 Edition -

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berzeli

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Great work on the thread Ratsky (sorry that I wasn't much help this time around either), I'll do my list later but for now:

Let's talk season 3 of Amazon's usually reliable Bosch and how to not to multi-season arcs (spoilers for all of season 3, naturally):
Don't just have your antagonist faffing about in the literal background of the shot, him just being there is not character development. Or interesting. Or clever. Or anything other than just set dressing.
There is two-three scenes in the entire season with KTK that tell the audience anything about him as a character, the rest is just so terrible. I actually started laughing when he biked past Boch, the only thing that could have made that scene worse was if Bosch had his super sleuth skills kick in and he arrested the dude. Which honestly considering how poorly developed this story line was something I feared they might just do.

And that's not even getting started on the twist in the who murdered momma Bosch tale. Getting sent a clue in the mail, in the final episode. Fucking really? I'm aware that complaining about Bosch being a bit cliche filled/trope-y is stating the obvious but it usually executes them well, and this just came across as hamfisted. Urgh.

Man that season finale was anything but final, first time I was let down by the show.

Any word on the second season of Top of the Lake? Wasn't that supposed to debut in the spring/summer?
Will premiere at the Cannes film festival, no word on when it will air.
 

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Right now:

Twin Peaks (been waiting so long for this)
The Defenders
Game of Thrones

And that's probably it.
 

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- ‘Snowfall’ Premiere Date: FX Drama From John Singleton About Originals Of Crack Epidemic In L.A. Set For July
Snowfall in July? In L.A.? Yes. FX said today that its crack-epidemic drama series from John Singleton will bow at 10 PM July 5.

Set in 1983, the series focuses on the early days on crack cocaine and its radical impact on our culture. The story follows multiple characters on a violent collision course: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), a young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras; and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.

There’s no official Season 2 renewal decision yet, but the series received a massive $8.83M tax credit in March — the biggest for a California-based new or returning series — that makes it likely. A Snowfall screening and panel session will open the sixth annual ATX Television Festival on June 8.

Created by Singleton & Eric Amadio and showrunner Dave Andron, Snowfall is executive produced by Singleton, Amadio, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson.
 

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- NYTimes: 4 New Ways to Stream Great European TV
Things are a little shaky in Europe these days. But the Old World remains united in one thing, at least: its never-ending appeal to American television consumers.

Four midlevel specialty streaming services — two of which just opened up shop in the United States this year — are doing battle with Netflix, Amazon and Hulu in the wide niche of European and British TV series.

That’s a lot of dark Nordic dramas and edgy British sitcoms to keep track of, and we’re here to help. Here’s a quick look at the contenders — AcornTV, BritBox, MHz Choice and Walter Presents — and some interesting shows they offer that won’t come with your Netflix subscription. (One of them, “Valkyrien,” is my current show crush.) Streaming services provided their own figures regarding their exclusive content, which may include mini-series, TV movies and non-scripted shows.
 

berzeli

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Huh. Never heard of MHz Choice before, but man do they have a lot of mediocre Swedish TV. Like I think that service has every single one of our mediocre shows, it's pretty impressive. (There is also one or two good ones in there)

But that French selection is pretty damn good, Spiral, Braquo, Les Petits Meurtres d'Agatha Christie. The only thing it really is lacking is Le Bureau des Légendes which still is the best spy show on TV (hell, it is one of the best shows in general right now).

Now if only there was an American streaming service willing to pick up The Laser Man, or How Soon is now? so that I can add another show to the list of things Ratsky must watch.
 

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Huh. Never heard of MHz Choice before, but man do they have a lot of mediocre Swedish TV. Like I think that service has every single one of our mediocre shows, it's pretty impressive. (There is also one or two good ones in there)

Mhz is a relatively small non-commercial broadcaster in the US with a relatively small reach, so they probably don't have a ton of money to acquire the best programming.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MHz_Worldview
 

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- ‘Room 104' Premiere Date: HBO Sets Duplass Brothers’ Anthology Comedy Series For Summer
The Duplass Brothers are checking in at HBO again this summer. The premium channel has set 11 PM Friday, July 28, for the series premiere of Room 104, an anthology comedy set in a single room of an average American motel that tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through it in each episode.

The anthology comedy genre was hot when HBO greenlighted the series last summer. Around the same time, TBS gave a series order to Greg Garcia’s half-hour Guest Book, set at a small-town vacation home, with each episode featuring a different set of guests renting the house. Netflix has Joe Swanberg’s Chicago-set single-camera series Easy, YouTube Red has Bad Internet, and Hulu has sci-fi drama-comedy anthology series Dimension 404.

Among the many actors to be featured in Season 1 of Room 104 are Hugo Armstrong, Davie-Blue, Melonie Diaz, Jay Duplass, Veronica Falcon, Adam Foster, Ellen Geer, Keir Gilchrist, Philip Baker Hall, Sarah Hay, Poorna Jagannathan, Orlando Jones, Ethan & Gavin Kent, Amy Landecker, Konstantin Lavysh, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Keta Meggett, Natalie Morgan, Ross Partridge, Karan Soni, Dendrie Taylor, Tony Todd, Will Tranfo, James Van Der Beek, Mae Whitman and Nat Wolff.
 

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I'm definitely most excited for Master of None, it has been a long wait, as it became one of my favorite Netflix Originals.

Apparently there is no OT for S2, I'm up to create one, unless someone wants to do it.
 

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Obviously I haven't seen the show yet.

But based on the concept, the creators, and the lead actress, I think GLOW has potential to become a really fun show.
 

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Top of the Lake: China Girl Trailer
Oh this looks terrific, and that cast is just <3
Elisabeth Moss - who is having a banner year
Gwendoline Christie
Nicole Kidman
David Dencik - who I know isn't a known quantity but he's probably the best Swedish actor working today and i didn't realise he had a big part in this so that makes it even more enticing.
 

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Top of the Lake: China Girl Trailer
Oh this looks terrific, and that cast is just <3
Elisabeth Moss - who is having a banner year
Gwendoline Christie
Nicole Kidman
David Dencik - who I know isn't a known quantity but he's probably the best Swedish actor working today and i didn't realise he had a big part in this so that makes it even more enticing.

This looks very interesting, didn't know there was a season out already, gotta check it out.
 

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Top of the Lake: China Girl Trailer
Oh this looks terrific, and that cast is just <3
Elisabeth Moss - who is having a banner year
Gwendoline Christie
Nicole Kidman
David Dencik - who I know isn't a known quantity but he's probably the best Swedish actor working today and i didn't realise he had a big part in this so that makes it even more enticing.
The first series was a true blue masterpiece and oh man I want this now.

edit:

- Teaser for Gypsy on Netflix June 30th
And out of nowhere a Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup thriller, nice.
 

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Is NBC still planning to air A Few Good Men Live? Last I heard it was supposed to be "early 2017" but it's already mid-May.
 

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Is NBC still planning to air A Few Good Men Live? Last I heard it was supposed to be "early 2017" but it's already mid-May.

There doesn't seem to have been an update on it in ages, but it's still listed on NBC's website, so...
 

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Game of Thrones
Twin Peaks
Snowfall
House of Cards
Preacher
The Defenders

Other than those there's not much that catches my interest I don't think. If only Stranger Things S2 was July instead of October :(
 

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House of Cards, The Defenders, maybe Rick and Morty. Currently watching Better Call Saul and Samurai Jack.
 

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I raved about the show in last year's summer TV thread, more than once, and now you (provided you live in the US) to experience the best damn spy show on TV. Sundance have put up the both seasons of Le Bureau des Légendes (or as they boringly calls it "The Bureau") on their website.

The show is also available in the UK on Amazon, not sure where else it airs currently. But it is so worth hunting down.

edit: Here's a trailer, but it's not really selling the tone of the show well and it's sort of spoiler-y. But if you need something more than just my word for it.
 

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I raved about the show in last year's summer TV thread, more than once, and now you (provided you live in the US) to experience the best damn spy show on TV. Sundance have put up the both seasons of Le Bureau des Légendes (or as they boringly calls it "The Bureau") on their website.

The show is also available in the UK on Amazon, not sure where else it airs currently. But it is so worth hunting down.

edit: Here's a trailer, but it's not really selling the tone of the show well and it's sort of spoiler-y. But if you need something more than just my word for it.

I love spy stuff. Gonna put this on my list.
 

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I raved about the show in last year's summer TV thread, more than once, and now you (provided you live in the US) to experience the best damn spy show on TV. Sundance have put up the both seasons of Le Bureau des Légendes (or as they boringly calls it "The Bureau") on their website.

The show is also available in the UK on Amazon, not sure where else it airs currently. But it is so worth hunting down.

edit: Here's a trailer, but it's not really selling the tone of the show well and it's sort of spoiler-y. But if you need something more than just my word for it.

I'll definitely pop this on soon! Thanks for the reminder!!
 

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Oh does Jakob Verbruggen ever know how to shoot a show. Hopefully the rest of the show will be as good as the visuals.

Yeah, the visuals are something special, really love the look. Definitely checking this one out.

HBO will premiere Tour de Pharmacy on July 8th, 10pm. That's the next mockumentary from Andy Samberg after doing 7 Days in Hell two summers ago.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVpRr1-PGgM

More fun ahead! There were stretches of 7 Days In Hell that weren't so hot, but some that were amazing. I'll be watching this one, too!
 

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The Wizard of Lies was fantastic. Deniro was awesome as Madoff. Wonderfully written and acted by all involved.
 
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