'Warrior' is back, plus 'Hijack' and a 'Star Trek' time travel romance
The scene in S2E1 of The Bear where Syd asks Tina to be the sous chef was lovely.
Has Alan weighed in on Silo yet? For my money competes for best show of the year so I'm interested in his take .
Finished The Bear S2 yesterday. Absolutely amazing. Enjoyed it more than the first, which seemed impossible.
That said, what am I coming back for in an eventual season 3? The restaurant is open, do I want to watch it fail? Sydney is where she wanted to be, do I want to see her decide otherwise? Richie is the best he’s ever been, do I want to see him lose that? Carm is Carm, and changing that seems against the show’s core premise. I suppose he will repair his relationship (otherwise why name her Claire Bear), but he will not accept anything good.
I definitely will watch more, because I trust the team making it, but story-wise, I don’t know what more I want to see.
Have you watched any of the new season of Ten Year Old Tom? I have seen zero chatter about it, but my review is that hearing a baffled Steve Dildarian react to things is still incredibly funny.
In things I'm watching this week, I started the third season of The Leftovers. I have a genuine albeit somewhat silly question: did the person who wrote the episode titles for the first two seasons leave the production? The titles are *very* different for season 3 =)
Just an FYI, as of this moment your Dark Winds review is still on the RS website. Not sure if that needs to removed too?
verything I have shows Dark winds not premiering till July 30 and it is not on my guide grid for Sunday?
Any thoughts on the apparent series finale of The Other Two, or the extremely ironic, very “industry” allegations that apparently led to its non-renewal?
As a longtime Trek fan, someone who's been watching since 1966, I'm touched by your devotion to the show--but sometimes it goes too far even for me! If I'm remembering right, you ran positive early reviews of both of the dreadful first two seasons of Picard (before revising your opinions when the seasons ended).
I love what Strange New Worlds is trying to do, but I think it consistently fails to do it. You note that “Ad Astra Per Aspera” was the Strange New Worlds version of “Measure of a Man”--but the question of whether people who've been genetically augmented should have rights is a no-brainer, much less thought-provoking than the question of whether an artificial intelligence can be said to have consciousness and sentience. You note that "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow" was the Strange New Worlds version of "City on the Edge of Forever"--but seeing La'an spare someone's life for the sake of the future is much less poignant than seeing Kirk sacrifice someone's life for the sake of the future. In each case, Strange New Worlds offers a variant that is less dramatically and intellectually stimulating than the original.
Thanks for all your great writing, Alan!
The ONLY complaint I have on SNW syncing with TOS is that i just can’t see Majel Barrett’s Nurse Chappel having ever been the badass Jess Bush is playing. But I love this version.
Christina Chong really sold the emotional ending for me and I found myself getting chocked up. La’an is like this hardened character and a) I didn't expect her to express emotions like that and b) I totally felt it.
I think time travel Star Trek is some of the best Star Trek (I'll include those Holodeck mishaps in here too).
I didn’t love the SNW episode, though the second half was more involving than the first. Not loving the series this year. It’s trying too hard.