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  1. 7
    I made it to episode 5 before calling it, and it's not because it's bad but it's more of a police procedural, a detective story and that genreI made it to episode 5 before calling it, and it's not because it's bad but it's more of a police procedural, a detective story and that genre doesn't work for me. It's set in the late 70s so the soundtrack is straight from SiriusXM's "70s on 7" channel. And the cars are full of the boring we-don't-give-a-damn design of that period. The environments the characters move in are trashy as are the witnesses/suspects, and that doesn't please me either. I'm more about beautiful people, tech, and glitz. Mindhunter delivers the exact opposite, so I surprised myself by lasting 5 eps, that's more a testament to my open-mindedness. But if you like this genre and want to learn how the FBI developed the concept of serial killer and profiling then this is a fine series to watch. Also, after a few eps, it features Anna Torv, formerly of "Fringe", so if you're a fan... Full Review »
  2. Colour me surprised. A Macfarlane project that is a smug, derivative, piece of garbage? That pretty much describes the man's modus operandiColour me surprised. A Macfarlane project that is a smug, derivative, piece of garbage? That pretty much describes the man's modus operandi from day one. About as deserving of fame and fortune as Ron Jeremy. Full Review »
  3. Oct 21, 2017
    10
    Finally, a series that captures some of the freshness of the original Star Trek. The critics are simply wrong on this one and while I usuallyFinally, a series that captures some of the freshness of the original Star Trek. The critics are simply wrong on this one and while I usually agree with them I think they missed the point or do not know the Trek series going back 50 years.

    Granted, as an old man I have lived out the series and I do not mean just by watching reruns. I recall the particular interest in this series in the 60's and how people felt about it. And while I did not comprehend it well as a 12 year old I did know and do remember that it generated a different feel than the last few Trek series.

    Yes, that is subjective, but MacFarlane has captured that and given it back with humor to an audience weary of dark vistas, explosions, and substituting Wild West stories for a plot in the last Trek films and TV shows. And, yes, I like Westerns.

    In The Orville, however, the first six episodes alone the big questions present themselves as much to the viewer than anything in most of the recent Trek films.

    The critics do not like MacFarlane's humor but this is a mistake. Using humor to show the light aspects as well as pointing out human flaws even through deliberate weak humor occasionally is welcome in a franchise run, apparently, by people who think that Trek fans are "really" just an action genre audience.

    So my assessment is that this is as good right now as both TOS and The Next Generation. I'm even hoping that MacFarlane and his bullpen of writers will come up with an episode of a meeting with the 1920's surrealists, something you would never see in the last four Trek series.

    So without being a part of the Trek franchise, The Orville out-Treks the recent installments both on the screen and on TV.

    Thank God for Seth MacFarlane. I know he will appreciate the irony of that statement.
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  4. Complete disappointment. I'd rather watched Star Trek Enterprise than watch this new show. I hope they turn in around soon but all the newComplete disappointment. I'd rather watched Star Trek Enterprise than watch this new show. I hope they turn in around soon but all the new special effects might not save the bad acting and awful storyline. Full Review »
  5. The way this show tugs at your heartstrings is unbeileveable! It doesnt come accross as pandering, it makes you feel symapathy for thisThe way this show tugs at your heartstrings is unbeileveable! It doesnt come accross as pandering, it makes you feel symapathy for this character while keeping him likeable. Full Review »

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