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  • LaaLaa
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    Bwa! Pretty sure I watch This Is Us BECAUSE it’s manipulative and I just want to make sure I can still feel. I’m like o with the reality show drama, only for me I guess it’s hyper-emo families.

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  • vanessa
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    I gave up on This Is Us this season; I don’t need to cry every week over that emotion porn.

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  • isadora
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    OMG, I just realized that Vmars S4 is why I haven't watched TV in months, basically? And everything I watch I'm like: This is fine but I don't feel anything... LOL

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  • IssieCol
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    It's more quirky and funny, but it has its share of tearjerker moments. It is definitely more GG than This Is Us or Parenthood, neither of which I watched because they felt manipulative.

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  • ophy
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    For me it's that the shows that I was watching ended up disappointing me so badly



    YES. After the debacle of VMARS S4, I don't know how to trust in ships/shows again.












    So! I was gonna try out Atypical tonight but . . . is it heartwarming and quirky Gilmore Girls-like, or do y'all like it because it makes you cry a whole bunch like those other family shows? I don't do crying shows willingly. I need at least 75% quirk and ha ha ha to balance it out.

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  • dada_teacher
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    For me it's that the shows that I was watching ended up disappointing me so badly that I am afraid to try something new. La Casa de Papel / Money Heist is my hope that it doesn't crash and burn. And good ships too. No teens though.

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  • ophy
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    Definitely still watching Queer Eye and GBBO! Just ain't the same without Mel, Sue, and Mary Berry, though.



    Oh! I tried Mindy Kaling's Four Weddings and I didn't like it. The production feels oddly cheap and the actors are pretty awful.









    Also, errbody is fixing to have new holiday romcoms so I'm basically just waiting to be smashed in the face with that.










    I keep hearing good things about Atypical, although I don't normally like family ensemble stuff. Might put it on the list.


    This might be the first year in like, 20 years, that I'm not watching anything with hot teens crushing on each other in it, so weird.


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  • vanessa
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    I loved S1 and S2 of Atypical; I will take a Star Trek break soon and watch S3. I would not call it a teen show either, even though it has teens in it. I love the parents too.

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  • IssieCol
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    I have Dickinson on my watch list! Maybe I'll start it this week. I started The Morning Show last night and I'm only one episode in, but I liked it a lot. It's the most likable JennyAn has been since Friends and Reese basically gets to play her Sweet Home Alabama character, but she's a reporter instead of a clothing designer. Mr. Issie is out of town all week and we promised we'd wait to watch the new Jack Ryan season together so that's probs next.

    I never did go back to finish the Alaska show. I watched a couple more episodes, but like, no one is super interesting and/or attractively shippable which is the whole point of a teen show so meeeeeeh. Maybe I'll revisit it some day? If you're looking for a teen show, Elite is nommable. Everyone in it is sexy hawt, they're all making horrible decisions, and the houses/clothes are Gossip Girl quality. Plus, you get to learn some Spanish! The new season of Atypical came out a little bit ago and I binged that. It's still so good and it's one of those shows I love, but then forget about until the next season is released. Each season is only 8-10 episodes and they're short so you can bang it out in one day and then that's it for a year. I don't know that I'd call it a teen show, it's more of a family story, but there is a lot of focus on the teens and their lives with their friends.

    My mainstays are Grace and Frankie, Good Place, Queer Eye, Great British Baking Show, and Patriot Act so that I stay *just* angry enough at the world. Oh! I tried Mindy Kaling's Four Weddings and I didn't like it. The production feels oddly cheap and the actors are pretty awful. I did see a preview for a new post-breakup friendship show with Kat Dennings that I'll check out. Also, errbody is fixing to have new holiday romcoms so I'm basically just waiting to be smashed in the face with that.

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  • ophy
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    The only TV things I enjoy now are comedies, but I do want to love again

    Same here. Still clinging to The Good Place, B99, Superstore, etc. but otherwise I'm ass deep into unscripted bits of fluff right now. Finished up 90 day Fiance and all the offshoots available and now working my way slowly through RHONJ (I normally only watch Vanderpump Rules, RHONY, RHOC, and RHOA, but thought I'd give the early years of RHONJ a shot). I've also watched all things Bachelor Nation in the past couple of years instead of CW shows and even flirted with giving Love Island UK a try. So maybe I've just rendered my brain unable to deal with scripted teen dramz because nothing seems quite as ACTUALLY dramatic as the unscripted* stuff I've been injecting directly into my cerebral cortex.

    * which is obvs still scripted on some levels, duh.


    I'm basically on the Chrissy Teigen tv diet.



    Oh, I forgot that I did try Dickinson on Apple +! Watched the first ep (It was pretty wild!) because I get a year free and was like why the hell not. Might keep watching, dunno.













    Yuuuup.
















    Might be worth watching just to get to the part when John Mulaney shows up as Thoreau.















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  • vanessa
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    I am back to watching just Star Trek as a comfort food. Currently watching Deep Space Nine. I have things queued up, but I can’t right now.

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  • LaaLaa
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    Ugh, same. The only TV things I enjoy now are comedies, but I do want to love again... Maybe it’s exactly like that study that said most people stop listening to new music at 30. All I want to do is revisit my quality ships. What’s the teen dramz situation like in non-US countries? I’m so burnt out on superheroes and dark takes.

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  • isadora
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    Have we aged out of teen shows? This makes me sad.

    Mostly, I feel like teen shows are stale and so is everything else. There are no great characters or romances on TV for me right now. Lots of stuff that I think is... fine? But nothing amazing. Even the stuff that people are going on about like it's amazing is just ... mildly enjoyable ... to me.

    I think maybe this is just what being old is? LOLSOB.

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  • ophy
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    Never made the connection before, but his stuff really does feel like a Pacey-less Creek.

    OMB YES. That is spot on.

    Did not like the book, only made it half way thru the pilot. The main character was too much of a drip.


    I'm not watching any new network shows and! I'm not watching anything on CW right now at all, new or old.





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  • LaaLaa
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    The book was, IMO, the most pretentious and humorless of the three John Green novels I’ve read. Just ahead of Fault in Our Stars. YA dialogue doesn’t and shouldn’t sound like a transcript of a sophomore biology class, but I can’t with his characters. Never made the connection before, but his stuff really does feel like a Pacey-less Creek.

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