Whenever a new series is announced, it’s always difficult to decide whether or not to fit it into our increasingly busy schedules. One of ABC’s latest dramas, The Rookie, was on some of our watch lists. According to the network
Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being a Los Angeles police officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can’t keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he’ll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life.
So, should you try it or trash it? Check out what the Writes of the Roundtable had to say below the cut!
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Whenever a new series is announced, it’s always difficult to decide whether or not to fit it into our increasingly busy schedules. One of NBC’s latest dramas, New Amsterdam, wound up on some of our potential watch lists, so we decided to give it a shot. So, what’s this show all about? According to the network,
Inspired by the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director, who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.
So, should you try it or trash it? Check out what the Writes of the Roundtable, along with our special guest, Ana from TV Series Hub, had to say below the cut!
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One of our writers mentioned Take Two in our summer tv roundtable; but at the time, we didn’t have much to go by other than “created by Terri Edda Miller and Andrew” Marlowe — affectionately called “MilMar” by fans of their previous series, Castle. Now that ABC has released screeners of the first two episodes, we have a little bit more to go by than, “well, MilMar did it, so obviously.” Without giving too much away — we want you to watch and enjoy for yourselves, after all — we present to you the reasons why Take Two is definitely going to be a must-watch series on our summer schedules.
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Kids these days don’t know how good they have it: Rather than spending all summer watching reruns and wishing for new content, they now get to leap from one series’ hiatus to another’s premiere. With so many ways to watch television, there’s never such thing as downtime; and while it sometimes gets overwhelming, it’s much more preferable than the old way of doing things. So, with most of our favorite “regular season” shows either on hiatus or soon to be there, if you’re actually wondering what to watch next, check out our humble suggestions.
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Every year, early May is a stressful time for TV fans. If your favorite show ended up on the bubble, this is the time when the anxiety sets in. You’re waiting on pins and needles to hear if your show has been renewed and will live on to see another season.
This year, there are a lot of series on the bubble. Some deserve to be there after a shitty season, but some of them still have us scratching our heads in confusion as to how they ended up there at all — yes, we’re talking about Timeless.
So, we gathered a few writers and TV fans to discuss which shows deserve to die a painful death and which ones absolutely need another season, lest we be the ones who might die of a broken heart.
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Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams are leaving Suits at the end of season 7. With just one last chance to visit their characters, Rachel Zane and Mike Ross, we decided to take some time to look back at their past contributions to the Pearson Hardman/Pearson Darby/Pearson Darby Specter/Pearson Specter/Pearson Specter Litt/Specter Litt universe and share our hopes for their futures. As will probably be obvious to any Suits viewer, these two talented actors and beloved characters will be sorely missed.
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2017 has been what we here at Writes of the Roundtable would politely call a year of trash…but we’ve already covered that. Just to be on the “fair” side of things (and actually close out this hellfire with something positive), we present to you an actual roundtable about things we loved. You might even say these things saved us in 2017. God knows we needed something to.
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Arguably one of the biggest and most anticipated movies of the year, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi premiered last week — to mixed reaction. While many fans, both new and old, loved the movie, there were also very vocal fans who hated it. This is a relatively common theme with longstanding franchises: Diehard fans feel very strongly about how storylines should play out and what actions characters should take, so much so that when expectations aren’t met, many fans are left feeling disappointed and let down. With the introduction of so many new characters, and surprising turns for the beloved characters of the original trilogy, it only makes sense that The Last Jedi elicited similar responses. Below, our ragtag group of writers weighs in on their thoughts and reactions. How do your opinions match up against ours?
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2017 has been what we here at Writes of the Roundtable would politely call a year of trash. In looking back, there are so many awful things that have happened — both in entertainment and real life — that we don’t even know where to start (much less end) with trying to make sense of it all. But, just so we can fit in with the cool kids and offer up our own 2017 year in review piece, here are our thoughts on the worst of the worst in entertainment and humanity. If only we could have actually canceled it all.
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My first thought upon hearing about this year’s release of I, Tonya? “Nope.” As a lifelong figure skating fan, I am, quite frankly, sick of the Tonya Harding story. I’m sick of feeling like a sport that I love only exists once every four years, when “the insane true story” — as the I, Tonya trailer calls it — gets dragged up for rubber-necking fodder.
At least, that’s what I thought before I was lucky enough to see an advance screening of the film. I, Tonya is exactly the strange, sensationalized dark comedy that, with the movie’s first trailer, caused me to roll my eyes. But somehow, that created the Olympic season gut punch that we all deserve. All of us, from the skating fans that wish people would see our sport the way we do — not solely as tabloid fodder — the folks who eat this shit up, and even the people who might think they flat out don’t care one way or another.
It is, after all, quality entertainment.
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