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#1 KenJennings

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:03 AM

Season two kicks off next week, so I just re-watched season one. If you liked Star Trek in the 90s, give it a shot. I know a lot of folks who were hesitant to try it out because it has a lot of comedy, but it's definitely not "Family Guy in Space". It's much more like Star Trek The Next Generation with a little ironic self-awareness. While it can fall into all the cliches and hammy writing that plague that kind of show; speaking a TNG die-hard, it is probably my single favorite running TV show. It's created with a lot of sincerity and honor for it's genre. I think the Orville is carrying the torch for Star Trek; and while Star Trek Discovery's second season shows promise, it let me down with its first.

I can't wait to see what they've got in store for next year. It sounds like they've got a few cast changes coming. I enjoy the Orville's ensemble and there isn't one bad character in the bunch, so I'll be disappointed if we have to lose anyone. UItimately, everyone involved has sounded positive about it, and the first season was awesome; so I expect a lot out of Seth and crew for this year.

Anyone else excited for season 2?

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:43 AM

Yeah, I eagerly await season two.

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:36 PM

Good episode to kick off the new season. Nice to see a more character driven bottle show. Interesting to see Jason Alexander stepping into the bartender role.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:23 AM

I've enjoyed the first two episodes. Same vibe as last season so far.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:24 PM

Last week's was a strange episode for sure, but at it's heart, had a good story. Uncomfortable as it got, it served the characters well and moved the ball forward.

As far as I know, this episode was a holdover from the previous season. This week should mark the real tonal debut for season two.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:57 PM

Tonight's was one of the best episodes of the series. A bittersweet, well balanced character piece.

And a Krill episode next week... Good things coming.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:45 PM

I enjoy this show. Episode 2 made me squirm a little.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:49 PM

Very good episode this week. I hope Halston Sage isn't leaving for good. I really  like her character. The character played by Patrick Warburton should be a fun replacement though.

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 09:57 PM

Really, really loved tonight's episode. That ending was exactly what I need from TV now.

For a show to commit to its principles- for the characters to do the right thing, overwhelmingly against the odds... it's really inspiring. Where every other show on TV seems to be running toward pragmatic, glum anti-heroism (at best), the Orville is standing its ground with a message of hope and optimism.

10/10, and The Orville is back in its groove.

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 11:07 PM

Great episode. Quickly becoming the best thing Seth MacFarlane has ever done.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:20 PM

Answer me one thing.....is the series better than the trailer?....because that was about as funny as throat cancer.

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Posted Yesterday, 02:11 PM

View PostFridge, on 18 January 2019 - 12:20 PM, said:

Answer me one thing.....is the series better than the trailer?....because that was about as funny as throat cancer.

Yes, if you're talking about the original trailer for the first season from last year. They portrayed it as being too funny. I guess with Seth MacFarlane being on it they wanted to make it look like Family Guy in space since he's so well known for that show. Even he didn't like the original trailers for it. There is humor on the show but it's put in the right spots. Overall, it's a very well written show with solid performances. It's much more serious than funny.




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