Category Archives: TV Series

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 November 29

If the delay is the new seasons have you depressed, take heart in the fact that between Discovery and Mandalorian we are getting some of the best examples of the two biggest franchises in our genre.  This week, Discovery travels to Books homeworld, and Mando continues to reel back from learning that The Child has a name.  His Dark Materials has our kids quest to retrieve their golden compass.  The Good Doctor struggles with teaching.  If you are still looking for animation the Ducks have Scrooge and Santa Claus team up, and the Daleks continue their game of cat and mouse in the universe of 90’s level CGI.

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The Expanse is getting a sixth and final season

So good news/bad news.

There will be a sixth season of the series, presumably covering the events in Babylon’s Ashes. However, this will end the TV series (the books have three more in the series).

It’s sad, but at least they have a set stopping point, rather than getting cut off mid-story. Book six has a clean(ish) stopping point (the books are basically three arcs tied together in nine books).

Honestly, I was wondering how they were going to handle the time jump at the start of Persepolis Rising. Maybe in 20 years we’ll get three more seasons of the show.

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 November 22

This week on the Television Table, we get Discovery and some 32nd century Vulcans, while the Mandalorian gets some Jedi.  Meanwhile His Dark Materials shows us what happens when Lyra disbelieves her golden compass.  The Dalek’s CGI videos over on YouTube continue as the Strategist and Emperor try to escape the green blob that is after them, and The Good Doctor steps up his relationship.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 November 15

The first thing in this list that jumped out at me was the fact that I can’t see a listing anywhere for the third episode of this season’s Blacklist, and this week’s is labeled as “Conclusion,” but a bit of web research is inconclusive but seems to indicate they are referring to the fact that it’s season seven’s conclusion, pushed to this season.  Going in reverse order this week, we also get Marvel’s 616, a series that examine the characters in-universe.  The two best genre shows currently on television, possibly the two best shows on television at all, also appear.  The Mandalorian doesn’t give us a description, and some of the crew of Discovery are going to meet with Book.  Reinforcements show up to deal with the pandemic on The Good Doctor.  In His Dark Materials, Lyra crosses into the show’s version of our real world.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 November 8

We get more shows returning, as Blacklist pits Red against Liz this season, and His Dark Materials shows Lyra and Will arriving in a new location.  The Good Doctor, after last week’s brutal look at Coronavirus from the view of the hospital workers, continues to pummel our feels with the second half of the episode.  Meanwhile out in space, Discovery heads for the Federation headquarters and The Mandalorian searches for the Mandalorian’s headquarters.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 November 1

It was at this point that I realized all of the shows I typically am putting on our Television Table are missing.  I see that the CW has delayed its offerings until January, but we have a trickle of the regular shows returning here, starting with this week’s season premier of The Good Doctor.  Outside of that, our regular genre shows for the week are Star Trek: Discovery and The Mandalorian.  Is anyone else amused that these two titans of the genre are going head to head for release dates?

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October Review: The Haunting of Bly Manor

You thought a review of The Magicians was the best we could offer to cap off Spooky Season? No! We have a genuine haunting!

Netflix was happy to supply us with more haunted houses for Halloween.  This year’s Haunting is a follow up from The Haunting of Hill House, this time with The Haunting of Bly Manor.  The series is an anthology style, so if you skipped Hill House, you can still dive in without missing anything.  If you like anxiety, this will make you second guess the noises you hear in your house.  Does it hold up compared to the first season?

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October Review: The Magicians (Season 1, 2, 3, and 4)

While witches have laid claim to Halloween, magicians and magics can be found year round if you know where to look.  The place to look is now Syfy, (or Netflix,) in the simply named The Magicians.

The show is like Harry Potter: The Graduate Years, feeling like the sort of twenty something drama you’d expect from The CW but without pretending like the kids are still in high school.  It feels about as Buffy as you can get without actually having Joss Whedon involved.  Here, we have a review for seasons 1, 2, 3, and 4.  It’s worth noting that I started this review when I was mid season two, and as I finished a season I revised the review, and the score keeps climbing.

 

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 October 25

So if Star Trek: Discovery was so terrifying, who could possibly show up to give it competition for our screen time? The Mandalorian, of course.  Sure, we have some animation, with Spider-Man and his Big Hero 6 buddies from Marvel, their Disney buddies of DuckTales, and that quiet caveman on Primal, but the big action is obviously in live action (or at least in CGI.)

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 October 18

Star Trek: Discover was clearly too terrifying for all of the other shows to give us any more episodes, so their second episode is the only live action show this week.  Last week we saw where Burnham ended up, this week we can find out where the crew shows up.  DuckTales isn’t afraid of danger and dive into it, as does Primal, but Primal is still so scared it is dumbstruck.

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