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The Orville (2017)
Need to fire Brannon Braga
When I saw this show advertised for the first time, i was hoping for a comedy take on the traditional episodic sci-fi shows. With this being a Seth McFarland show, maybe even a bit of a p*ss take.
What we have instead is a cross between early days Star Trek TNG & Star Trek Voyager, but with the occasional 'Dick' joke.
All very Meh!
So we end up with the ex-Producer of both ST shows writing some episodes, giving directorial jobs to ex-Star trek actors, and essentially Making Star Trek:Orville.0
My conclusion is that if shows does not want to end up being a middle of the road, dull, unoriginal piece of TV forgetfullness, they have to Fire Brannon Braga and bring in someone with new ideas.
American Gods: Come to Jesus (2017)
Unexpected, Original, Not finished - woo hoo
There will be plenty of reviewers that will say that they were disappointed with the season finale. Not me.
Not everything is explained, but plenty is. Not everything is wrapped up good, plenty still to go at next season.
This has been one of the most enjoyable and original TV shows I have seen in a long time. The way numerous mythologies are weaved together with a common theme (not saying what to avoid spoilers) is genius(ly) simple. It's compelling telly.
If you're looking for a nice chronological beginning middle and end, you might not enjoy the structure of the show - it is far from that. But keep with it because even taking the episodes one by one, they beat the hell out of a lot of other middle of the road TV out there.
Bravo to Amazon for this.