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I am `Lex from #HorizonLabs and #DrunkPete "fame". I am a Marvel fanboy, and am a big enough geek that my kids are named after a famous literary bird, a verse-traveling space hooker, and the first lady of Star Trek/computer AI. Feel free to drop me a line if you're curious about anything else, or check out my Mastodon instance.

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 August 9

Was last week’s premier of Star Trek: Lower Decks just too much for you?  Do you need some endings to balance out the new series?  Well, there is some good news for you!  Stargirl finishes her season battle the Injustice Society of America, Perry Mason closes the case on his season, and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wrap up seven seasons of Marvel Cinematic action on television.  What does that leave?  Well, you can watch some more animated Trek comedy as Lower Decks fight some Klingons and the Muppets contend with one of the most powerful forces on earth: Disney Legal.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 August 2

The list of new shows shortens, but it would have been a feat of dedication to finish the Umbrella Academy already.  Perry Mason continues his deeper investigation into the churches extra investments, while Stargirl goes on the run from the villains.  It’s a Brand New Day, and the sun is high on SHIELD, while the Doom Patrol gets into candle making.  Once you’re done with that, you can watch a Muppet version of a put-upon SysAdmin deal with … well, muppets.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 July 26

Another summer week, another light list.  Perry Mason actually starts being a lawyer this week.  Stargirl gets to discover more about her school’s janitor, while the Doom Patrol tackles their daddy issues.  The Agents return to the eighties after their bottle episode last week.  If that wasn’t enough Comics for you this week, Netflix has stashed something away for just such a rainy day: The Umbrella Academy drops season two on Friday!  If you were just looking for cheap laughs, Robot Chicken drops a few episodes to end their season.

[Edit to add:] Muppets Now comes out this week.  Is that the Genre enough that it should be included here for Bureau 42?  It certainly is no less so appropriate than Perry Mason, so it is included.  As always, feel free to debate and comment if something should not be added or if something good is being missed.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 July 19

Another calm summer week, Stargirl takes on Brainwave’s son, Brainwave, and the Doom Patrol start taking stupid pills.  Perry Mason introduces us to his son and ex-wife.  The Agents continues their victory lap season by visiting their past failures, and Blindspot didn’t actually end with the last episode as expected, but we get a series finale this week.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 July 12

The summer slump stretches on, but we aren’t quite out of Debutantes and Conspirators yet, as Stargirl fights the Injustice Society of America’s NextGen, and the Doom Patrol takes up space.  Then, for more comic book action, the Agents focus on Yo-Yo’s past as they yo-yo through time.  Maybe they’ll hit the 1930s and see Perry Mason fight with his team while Sister Orphan Black claims she can resurrect a baby.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 July 5

Well, while we are waiting out this surge of new pandemic cases, the television options Dwindle Continually.  We get the second half of Stargirl’s fight against the popular girl and the Doom Patrol gives us the finger.  (You caught the first three episode’s review, right?)  Blindspot gives us a double header to finish their season.  We also get two more episodes of Robot Chicken to watch some adults inappropriately play with their toys.  While your regressing through time, two of the Agents of SHIELD get trapped in the eighties with no sign of a phone booth.  Further back in the past, be sure to stop by the late thirties to visit Perry Mason as he breaks more laws to win their court case.  If that isn’t enough historically inspired fiction for you, head all the way back to the late 18th century and don’t throw away your shot.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 June 28

The summer shows continue, leaving it questionable how long we will have new content before the studios Corona-related shut-downs leave us begging for anything that isn’t a re-run.  Luckily, this is an age where almost the full total of classic sci-fi is available to catch up on while waiting this out.  In non-genre shows, Perry Mason has returned to the television screens, in a very HBO, not-family-friendly prequel to the first television legal drama.  In his second episode, we get finally get some of Orphan Black’s Tatiana.  This is set in the 1930s, which makes it easy to confuse it for Penny Dreadful’s City of Angels, but luckily that is wrapping up its season with some racially motivated riots.  If you were hoping for some Delightfully Colorful heroism, Stargirl has you covered as the new Justice Society learns to work as a team, and the Doom Patrol has sex.  Across the aisle to the other comic behemoth, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. race against clock in a 70s spy drama.  The rogue FBI team discover they have a mole on Blindspot.  If you are just looking for some toy-based adult humor, Robot Chicken has two new episodes for you, as well.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 June 21

We have a few new options this week, as The Twilight Zone drops season two, and Doom Patrol returns for its second season as well.  Stargirl brings together the entire Justice Society for a Doom/Celestial two punch, but an animated Spider-Man gives us a Venom story to go with the SHIELD Agents’ action in the seventies so we actually have an equal amount of series from the Big Two.  Penny Dreadful spends a night out on the town in LA, while David and Michael finish their homework in Staged.  If you can’t see enjoying any of that, Blindspot has two planefuls of memory eraser to help.

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📺 Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 June 14

Some new shows make the Television Table this week, as fan-favorite Doctor David Tennant and his angelic costar Michael Sheen join us for a Lockdown-produced show, Staged, and Penny Dreadful spins off to Los Angels to examine white supremacist cops and how they deal with minorities in the city.  (While the timing would be suspect, this was produced, filmed, and began airing before America’s headlines turned to the subject.  Additionally, there’s demons involved.)  In much more lighthearted shows, the Diversly Cast new JSA is brought together in Stargirl.  The SHIELD agents continue their trek through the fifties.  Meanwhile, Blindspot gets Ice Cream.

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📺 Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 June 7

Not a lot for the television this week, as we only get one Dainty Child, Stargirl who is feeling how alone she is, and gathers a new JSA.  Meanwhile Marvel’s SHIELD’s episode is named “Alien Commies from the Future!” and there are no more details needed.  Over on Blindspot, half the team is in dire straights after last week’s episode, leaving them to scramble just to maintain their new status quo.  Once we finish those, does anyone have any good suggestions for news series we might enjoy?

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