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    Haven't watched, but just wanted to point out in case it's not clear to everyone, this is nothing remotely like the Sabrina of old. Think of the Archie Comics most of us grew up with vs. the current CW show Riverdale. This is taking that direction and it is not lighthearted Sabrina, but rather The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

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    I’m so far behind when it comes to shows. I just watched The Sopranos in its glorious entirety. For the first time. Not a rewatch. It has aged well, as the great shows do. Once was enough though. I waited this long for a reason and I wouldn’t watch it a second time.




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    TV Premiere Dates 2019: The Complete Guide
    9:15 AM 11/22/2018 by Rick Porter

    Need to know when a show is back on TV? The Hollywood Reporter has compiled a comprehensive list of 2019 launch dates for programs from the broadcast, cable, premium networks and streaming services. Bookmark this page as it will be updated throughout the year.

    January

    Tuesday, Jan. 1
    A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix, final season)
    9 p.m.: Married at First Sight (Lifetime)

    Wednesday, Jan. 2
    8 p.m.: 24 Hours to Hell and Back (Fox), Grown-ish (Freeform), Love & Hip Hop Miami (VH1)
    9 p.m.: The Masked Singer (Fox), Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime), Black Ink Crew: Chicago (VH1)

    Thursday, Jan. 3
    Star Trek: Short Treks – The Escape Artist (CBS All Access)
    8 p.m. Gotham (Fox, final season), The Titan Games (NBC)
    9 p.m.: The Orville (Fox, time period premiere), Racing Wives (CMT), Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)
    10 p.m.: The Blacklist (NBC), Music City (CMT)

    Friday, Jan. 4
    Young Justice: Outsiders (DC Universe)
    9 p.m.: The Blacklist (NBC, time period premiere), 20/20 (ABC, new time period)

    Sunday, Jan. 6
    8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT: Golden Globe Awards (NBC)

    Monday, Jan. 7
    8 p.m.: The Bachelor (ABC), America's Got Talent: The Champions (NBC), Antiques Roadshow (PBS)

    Tuesday, Jan. 8
    8 p.m.: Ellen's Game of Games (NBC), Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club (MTV), Finding Your Roots (PBS)
    9 p.m.: Good Trouble (Freeform)
    10 p.m.: Project Blue Book (History)

    Wednesday, Jan. 9
    8:30 p.m.: Schooled (ABC)
    10 p.m.: Match Game (ABC), You're the Worst (FXX, final season), The Dictator's Playbook (PBS), I'm Sorry (truTV)

    Thursday, Jan. 10
    9 p.m.: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)
    9:30 p.m.: The Good Place (NBC, new time period), Fam (CBS)

    Friday, Jan. 11
    Friends From College (Netflix)
    Future Man (Hulu)
    Informer (Amazon)
    Sex Education (Netflix)

    Sunday, Jan. 13
    9 p.m.: True Detective (HBO), Victoria (PBS), Valley of the Boom (Nat Geo), American Style (CNN)

    Monday, Jan. 14
    9 p.m.: The Passage (Fox)
    10 p.m.: The Good Doctor (ABC)

    Tuesday, Jan. 15
    9 p.m.: Roswell, New Mexico (The CW), American Experience (PBS)
    10 p.m.: Drunk History (Comedy Central), Temptation Island (USA), Teachers (TV Land, final season)
    10:30 p.m.: Corporate (Comedy Central)

    Wednesday, Jan. 16
    10 p.m.: Deadly Class (Syfy), Schitt's Creek (Pop)

    Thursday, Jan. 17
    Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
    8 p.m.: Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
    9 p.m.: A Million Little Things (ABC, new night), Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network)
    10 p.m.: How to Get Away with Murder (ABC), Backyard Envy (Bravo)

    Friday, Jan. 18
    Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
    Carmen Sandiego (Netflix)
    The Punisher (Netflix)

    Saturday, Jan. 19
    9 p.m.: Dynasties (BBC America)

    Sunday, Jan. 20
    9 p.m.: Shameless (Showtime)
    10 p.m.: Black Monday (Showtime), Crashing (HBO)
    10:30 p.m.: SMILF (Showtime), High Maintenance (HBO)

    Monday, Jan. 21
    8 p.m.: Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (CBS)
    9 p.m.: Black Lightning (The CW, new time period)

    Wednesday, Jan. 23
    9 p.m.: The Magicians (Syfy)
    10 p.m.: Suits (USA)

    Thursday, Jan. 24
    Siren (Freeform)
    Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix)
    9:30 p.m.: The Good Place (NBC, finale)
    10 p.m.: Broad City (Comedy Central, final season)
    10:30 p.m.: The Other Two (Comedy Central)

    Friday, Jan. 25
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
    Black Earth Rising (Netflix)
    10 p.m.: Strike Back (Cinemax)

    Sunday, Jan. 27
    7 p.m.: Rent Live (Fox)

    Monday, Jan. 28
    9 p.m.: I Am the Night (TNT)

    Thursday, Jan. 31
    9:30 p.m.: Will & Grace (NBC, new time period)

    February

    Fox's 'Proven Innocent'
    Fox's 'Proven Innocent'
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    Friday, Feb. 1
    Russian Doll (Netflix)
    Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders (Amazon)

    Sunday, Feb. 3
    6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT: Super Bowl LII (CBS)
    10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT (approximate): The World's Best (CBS)

    Monday, Feb. 4
    8:30 p.m.: Man with a Plan (CBS)
    10 p.m.: Elvis Goes There (Epix)

    Tuesday, Feb. 5
    8 p.m.: American Housewife (ABC, new time period)
    9 p.m.: American Soul (BET)

    Wednesday, Feb. 6
    8 p.m.: The World's Best (CBS, time period premiere)

    Friday, Feb. 8
    One Day at a Time (Netflix)
    PEN15 (Hulu)

    Sunday, Feb. 10
    8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT: 61st Grammy Awards (CBS)
    9 p.m.: The Walking Dead (AMC)

    Monday, Feb. 11
    10 p.m.: American Dad (TBS)

    Tuesday, Feb. 12
    9 p.m.: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo)
    10:30 p.m.: Miracle Workers (TBS)

    Wednesday, Feb. 13
    9 p.m.: Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (CBS, finale)

    Friday, Feb. 15
    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
    Doom Patrol (DC Universe)
    9 p.m.: Proven Innocent (Fox)

    Tuesday, Feb. 19
    10 p.m.: At Home With Amy Sedaris (TruTV)

    Wednesday, Feb. 20
    8 p.m.: Survivor 38 (CBS)
    9 p.m.: The World's Best (CBS, new time period)
    10 p.m.: Documentary Now! (IFC)

    Thursday, Feb. 21
    The Oath (Sony Crackle)
    10 p.m.: Flack (Pop)
    11 p.m.: Desus & Mero (Showtime)

    Sunday, Feb. 24
    8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT: 91st Oscars (ABC)

    Monday, Feb. 25
    8 p.m.: The Voice (NBC)
    10 p.m.: The Enemy Within (NBC)

    Tuesday, Feb. 26
    9 p.m.: World of Dance (NBC)

    Wednesday, Feb. 27
    10 p.m.: Whiskey Cavalier (ABC)

    Thursday, Feb. 28
    9 p.m.: Wife Swap (CMT)

    March

    Starz's 'American Gods'
    Starz's 'American Gods'
    Courtesy of Starz
    Sunday, March 3
    8 p.m.: American Idol (ABC), World of Dance (NBC, time period premiere)
    9 p.m.: Cosmos: Possible Worlds (Fox)
    10 p.m.: Shark Tank (ABC, new time period), Good Girls (NBC)

    Thursday, March 7
    8 p.m.: Superstore (NBC)
    8:30 p.m.: AP Bio (NBC)
    9 p.m.: Station 19 (ABC)
    10 p.m.: For the People (ABC)

    Sunday, March 10
    8 p.m.: American Gods (Starz)
    9 p.m.: Now Apocalypse (Starz)

    Tuesday, March 12
    10 p.m.: The Village (NBC)

    Wednesday, March 13
    10 p.m.: SEAL Team (CBS, new time period)

    Friday, March 15
    Shrill (Hulu)

    Sunday, March 17
    9 p.m.: Billions (Showtime)

    Monday, March 18
    10 p.m.: The Fix (ABC)

    Wednesday, March 20
    The Act (Hulu)

    Wednesday, March 27
    9 p.m.: Million Dollar Mile (CBS)

    Sunday, March 31
    8 p.m.: Call the Midwife (PBS)
    9 p.m.: Masterpiece: Mrs. Wilson (PBS)

    April

    HBO's 'Game of Thrones'
    HBO's 'Game of Thrones'
    Macall B. Polay/HBO
    TBD: Game of Thrones (HBO, final season)

    Tuesday, April 2
    9 p.m.: The Village (NBC, time period premiere)

    Friday, April 5
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix)


    May
    CBS' 'The Amazing Race'
    CBS' 'The Amazing Race'
    Timothy Kuratek/CBS
    Wednesday, May 15
    8 p.m.: Survivor (CBS, finale)

    Sunday, May 19
    Hair Live! (NBC)

    Wednesday, May 22
    8 p.m.: The Amazing Race (CBS)

    June

    ABC's 'Grand Hotel'
    ABC's 'Grand Hotel'
    Ed Herrera/ABC
    Monday, June 17
    10 p.m.: Grand Hotel (ABC)

    July

    Netflix's 'Stranger Things'
    Netflix's 'Stranger Things'
    Courtesy of Netflix
    Thursday, July 4
    Stranger Things (Netflix)

    September

    Sunday, Sept. 22
    8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT: 71st Primetime Emmy Awards (Fox)

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    Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club?
    Thanks for the medal Johanna!

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    Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club?
    I think I've programmed my brain not to recognize that sequence of letters...

    I really want to see Malkovich's interpretation of Hercule Poirot. David Suchet has defined the character for about a decade now no?

    True Detective needs to regain it's footing. It'll be interesting to see if they go back to what made the show must see TV with McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Mahershala Ali could be the actor to do that.
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    Cary Joji Fukunaga directed the first season and he made it great.

    Nic Pizzolatto, the writer had a falling out with Cary, and left to his own devices, made a mess of season 2.

    If Season 3 is any good, it will be because HBO meddled sufficiently to rein in Nic.
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    David Suchet was so perfect as Poirot that his performances almost made it impossible to like anyone else in the role. Among the very competent actors who I can barely tolerate in the role after seeing Suchet were Albert Finley, Peter Ustinov, Alfred Molina, and Kenneth Branagh. For some weird reasons, in the late 70's and 80's I read all of Agatha Christie's novels. When, much later, I first saw Suchet as Poirot, it was a "eureka" moment of "this is perfect...no one could possibly be more exactly as I have pictured him in my mind."

    All that being said, I also am looking forward to seeing what Malkovich does with that role. Still, I fear even he will fall short. For me, it's probably like I will feel if they ever re-make Sophie's Choice....there is no likelihood that anyone could even equal that performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post
    True Detective needs to regain it's footing. It'll be interesting to see if they go back to what made the show must see TV with McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Mahershala Ali could be the actor to do that.
    I'm only watching about 3-4 of the shows on this list, but that is one of them. I even found the end of season 1 kind of went of the rails a bit too.
    Thanks for the medal Johanna!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptmcmahon View Post
    I'm only watching about 3-4 of the shows on this list, but that is one of them. I even found the end of season 1 kind of went of the rails a bit too.
    Yeah, I actually thought the end of season 1 was worse than all of season 2.

    Cary Joji Fukunaga also directed Maniac which was a waste of a great concept. I'm starting to think he's a great cinematographer and a poor story builder. I'm really hoping he doesn't over muddle the next Bond film.


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    Yeah, I actually thought the end of season 1 was worse than all of season 2.

    Cary Joji Fukunaga also directed Maniac which was a waste of a great concept. I'm starting to think he's a great cinematographer and a poor story builder. I'm really hoping he doesn't over muddle the next Bond film.
    Unnecessarily difficult to work with, but I respect his talents.
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    The John Malkovich interpretation of Poirot is out on Britbox, starting with the "ABC Murders". If you've seen Suchet's "Murder on the Orient Express" and remember how "moody" the atmosphere was and how Catholic it was in its approach the new interpretation picks up from there. On the way they rewrite canon. Christie's estate was involved so this was done with their approval.

    They're giving us a Poirot for our times.

    Rupert Grint is very good in this.
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    I've read almost all the Poirot novels, and I've never seen an on-screen Poirot that satisfied me. Probably because I created such a specific image in my head from the books that can never be satisfied on-screen. However, I'll give this version a shot - it does seem quite good.

    OTOH, there's this tepid review: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertai...kovich/581800/
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    I see this differently than the reviewer and it might have to do with my age as opposed to that of the reviewer. There are hints of the preening relating to his goatee. He still dresses fastidiously. There is no brightly lit art deco office with Miss Lemon and no Hastings as an aide-de-camp. Instead there is a monastic existence, life reduced to it's necessities as happens as you grow older. And memories.

    The setting is dark, the mood is dark, we're three years away from the beginning of World War 2. Don't forget that Suchet ended his time as Poirot with the dark and brooding interpretation of "Orient Express".

    Comparing Malkovich's performance to Cumberbatch's isn't fair or legitimate. They're two different actors and Holmes needed a redefinition as dramatic as Cumberbatch gave us. The last image we got of Poirot was as a man who had compromised his morals in a way that he never thought he'd have to.

    Modern British television mysteries are dark, brutal and graphic in a way US television procedurals are not. Under the beauty of Midsomer and the scenic vistas we see in "Vera" lie a darkness that leaves the men and women who probe it shaken and damaged. I'm not even going to go into their medical dramas.

    As I said this interpretation goes back to the shaken and morally compromised Poirot Suchet left us with. It is a prequel and a reinterpretation of canon.

    The roles of the women in the series is also fascinating. You have poor Lily and her horrid mother. You have Hermione and you have a complete reinterpretation of Thora.

    I thought it was fascinating and the acting superb.

    ETA: Re the Cumberbatch comparison: Holmes was always portrayed as an older man and so was Watson. A remake with a younger duo made sense. Poirot was a man of indeterminate age as were his sidekicks. I like that they made him "older" and having had his ego knocked down a bit.
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    Re: Television Random Random (Spoilers)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post
    The John Malkovich interpretation of Poirot is out on Britbox, starting with the "ABC Murders". If you've seen Suchet's "Murder on the Orient Express" and remember how "moody" the atmosphere was and how Catholic it was in its approach the new interpretation picks up from there. On the way they rewrite canon. Christie's estate was involved so this was done with their approval.

    They're giving us a Poirot for our times.

    Rupert Grint is very good in this.

    I want to give it a try, but I just can't get past the casting of John Malkovich. I don't know if it's because he bugs me sometimes (I find he overacts often) or because he is just so different from David Suchet and seems so outside of that universe...


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    Has anyone here watched the Netflix Original Series "Russian Doll"?
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