Category Archives: His Dark Materials

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 December 20

Penultimate Update for the year!

With the big holiday happening this week, you’d expect there would be less shows to watch, but the sparse releases to because of the pandemic means there are actually more shows to watch thanks to a Holiday Special from two non-genre shows, Call the Midwife and Mrs. Brown’s Boys.  The one you probably are waiting on will be here next week, but The Fifth Doctor will be visiting the Midwives for their holiday special if you can’t wait.  As for our normal shows, Lyra and Will have their season finale on His Dark Materials as the complete cast converges at Cittàgazze.  On Pennyworth, our butler’s trip to America finds a magical delay.  The Expanse doesn’t tell us what’s happening, and neither does Star Trek, but we know Mrs. Brown’s Boys are going to be discussing the 2020 lockdown.

From everyone at the Bureau, we want to wish everyone a happy Life Day and every other holiday you celebrate!

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 December 13

Our patience is rewarded!  This week, we get the return of Pennyworth with his second season to watch the Wayne’s butler learn the benefits of being stately.  Also, the Belters return for (possibly?) their penultimate season, as the Belt goes to war with the Inners.  The Expanse, which might be some of the best true Sci-Fi on TV joins the other two finest space shows, with the Discovery giving us the second half of a romp into the Mirror universe, and the season finale of The Mandalorian, as he, Boba Fett, and Agent May attempt to retrieve The Child.  Before all that, however, X-23 Lyra and Will ramps up towards its finale.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 December 6

As we crawl towards the end of the year, the seasons crawl to their end as well.  Daleks wraps up its animated offering, The Mandalorian takes a fan-favorite (and a clone) with him on his Penultimate episode, Will and Lyra chase their golden compass on the Anti-penultimate episode of His Dark Materials, and Discovery gives us the first of a two parter.  Seems kinda sparse, but on the horizon for next week is a return of a favorite butler and a miner skirmish.

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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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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 22 December 2019

The holidays mean everything slows down, including the shows to watch.  His Dark Materials and The Mandalorian are the only regular shows this week, but Lost in Space‘s second season drops, and if you’re a fan of Holiday Specials, Call The Midwife and Mrs. Brown’s Boys has you covered.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 15 December 2019

Today is my 12th wedding anniversary, and all of the shows, even the ones not wiped out by a Crisis, have decided to celebrate and take the week off.  Except Watchmen, who seem to be falling into Crisis after all.  His Dark Materials gets extra dark, with children in fights to the death.  The Mandalorian doesn’t give us anything to go on, but each episode has been better than a good chunk of the movies, so it doesn’t really have to.  Looking ahead, if you are planning for the next week, while you are on a stake-out for the fat man who is breaking and entering, you’ve got two more episodes of these shows an a season of Lost in Space.  I will be using the time to catch up on Runaways from last week, first.

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