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  • TimeTravellingBunny
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    Originally posted by vampmogs View Post
    Sex & The City, The Wire and The Soprano's were all great shows. Out of their current shows I also absolutely loved Big Little Lies and I have heard great things about Westworld but I haven't got around to watching it yet. I've always thought Joss should have went to a cable instead of another network. If this news had come out several years ago I'd have been very excited, but I was more confident of his writing back then. What I'm interested to see is if Joss can finally get past his show's starting off weakly and if he can actually come right out of the gate with strong episodes. Frankly, audiences simply don't have the patience for sticking with a show anymore if it isn't good from the beginning and nor should they have to. There's a certain expectation with cable shows that I'll be interested to see if he can live up to.
    The Leftovers was also a great show (under incredibly underrated and under-promoted).

    I think it's True Blood and Game of Thrones that have given HBO the reputation in many people's eyes of a network that relies too much on T&A and shock value.

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  • vampmogs
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    Sex & The City, The Wire and The Soprano's were all great shows. Out of their current shows I also absolutely loved Big Little Lies and I have heard great things about Westworld but I haven't got around to watching it yet. I've always thought Joss should have went to a cable instead of another network. If this news had come out several years ago I'd have been very excited, but I was more confident of his writing back then. What I'm interested to see is if Joss can finally get past his show's starting off weakly and if he can actually come right out of the gate with strong episodes. Frankly, audiences simply don't have the patience for sticking with a show anymore if it isn't good from the beginning and nor should they have to. There's a certain expectation with cable shows that I'll be interested to see if he can live up to.

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  • TriBel
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    Originally posted by HardlyThere View Post
    The last decent thing HBO has put out that wasn't a one-off was Six Feet Under. Anything else that was decent to good, such as Rome and Deadwood, got cancelled for being too expensive or novella shorts like The Night Of.

    Yes, REALLY. Though I'm sure this will be a another great show that's great simply because it's on HBO such as True Blood and Game of Thrones. Joss will finally get his Emmy.
    So...The Wire wasn't decent to good? Similarly, The Sopranos?

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  • HardlyThere
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    Originally posted by TriBel View Post
    Really? Am I missing something (seriously)? The only series I recognize prior to 1998 are Oz and The Larry Sanders Show. Sex & The City, Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, GoT, Veep, Boardwalk Empire, Rome, Deadwood, Carnivale, BoB, The Pacific, John Adams, True Blood, True Detective, In Treatment (just off my own shelves) were all made in the last 20 years.
    The last decent thing HBO has put out that wasn't a one-off was Six Feet Under. Anything else that was decent to good, such as Rome and Deadwood, got cancelled for being too expensive or novella shorts like The Night Of.

    Yes, REALLY. Though I'm sure this will be a another great show that's great simply because it's on HBO such as True Blood and Game of Thrones. Joss will finally get his Emmy.

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  • TriBel
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    Originally posted by HardlyThere View Post
    At least it puts to bed the Buffy reboot/continuation/whatever suppositions.

    I don't know how I feel about it. His work since Buffy hasn't been very good outside of a few flashes here and there. I could say the same for HBO since their peak 20 years ago.
    Really? Am I missing something (seriously)? The only series I recognize prior to 1998 are Oz and The Larry Sanders Show. Sex & The City, Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, GoT, Veep, Boardwalk Empire, Rome, Deadwood, Carnivale, BoB, The Pacific, John Adams, True Blood, True Detective, In Treatment (just off my own shelves) were all made in the last 20 years.

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  • GoSpuffy
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    "Victorian " may be British but some of us in the colonies recognize Queen Victoria too. I live in the city of New Westminster, named by Queen Victoria in 1859 after her favourite part of London or so the story goes: http://www.tourismnewwestminster.com...nster/history/ .

    We are known locally as the royal city and our heritage and community pride is very much focused on Queen Victoria. We've been celebrating May Day on the same site for 142 years making it the longest running May Day in the common wealth https://www.newwestcity.ca/citypage/...ticles1509.php .

    I'd thumb my nose at Brits like priceless but as a Canadian I'm much too polite to do so.

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  • HardlyThere
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    At least it puts to bed the Buffy reboot/continuation/whatever suppositions.

    I don't know how I feel about it. His work since Buffy hasn't been very good outside of a few flashes here and there. I could say the same for HBO since their peak 20 years ago.

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  • vampmogs
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    I haven't thought much of Whedon's writing in a long time now but the premise does interest me and I like that it's on HBO. Honestly, it probably sounds like the most interesting thing that he's done since Buffy to me (and that includes the MCU) so I will give it a try. But his writing really needs to improve.

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  • HowiMetdaSlayer
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    Heck to the YEAH! Also heard that JJ Abrams has a show in the works too! All we need is Herskovitz & Zwick and Aaron Sorkin to come back and all will be right in the world...er at least better.

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  • TriBel
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    Originally posted by Priceless View Post
    I think it's expensive to film here in the UK. As it's sci-fi I imagine they could film anywhere, depending on the story.
    Manchester! They could film it in Manchester - we've got studios! Or Hull even... Maybe JM will be in it? I've got a spare room... Help reduce the cost like...
    Last edited by TriBel; 13-07-18, 08:58 PM.

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  • Priceless
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    Originally posted by TriBel View Post
    I'd have guessed "Victorian" meant the UK. It's not really cricket to claim Independence from one monarch then borrow another just for the convenience of a time frame. Dunno about the filming - From Hell was set in Victorian London but filmed in Eastern Europe. What about Ireland? HBO have used studios there.
    I think it's expensive to film here in the UK. As it's sci-fi I imagine they could film anywhere, depending on the story.

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  • TriBel
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    Originally posted by Priceless View Post
    This is pretty exciting. Does Victorian automatically mean British? Could this be set/filmed in England? Wonder if there's a role for ASH? I really hope this gets off the ground, I'm already looking forward to it
    I'd have guessed "Victorian" meant the UK. It's not really cricket to claim Independence from one monarch then borrow another just for the convenience of a time frame. Dunno about the filming - From Hell was set in Victorian London but filmed in Eastern Europe. What about Ireland? HBO have used studios there.

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  • TimeTravellingBunny
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    Originally posted by Priceless View Post
    This is pretty exciting. Does Victorian automatically mean British? Could this be set/filmed in England? Wonder if there's a role for ASH? I really hope this gets off the ground, I'm already looking forward to it
    Yes. I'm pretty sure Victorian always means British.

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  • DanSlayer
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    Originally posted by Priceless View Post
    This is pretty exciting. Does Victorian automatically mean British? Could this be set/filmed in England? Wonder if there's a role for ASH? I really hope this gets off the ground, I'm already looking forward to it
    Well it's going to be a historical sci-fi piece so it should be an interesting blend.

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  • MikeB
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    All said regarding writers, producers, actors, directors, viewers, readers, etc. are what I remember, my opinions, etc.




    I'm very happy that Joss Whedon is back doing television and even happier that he's doing it on HBO.

    I maintain that post-Season 9 cannot be canon anyway; so, I couldn't care less if his involvement in TV could result in his having less involvement with the Buffyverse comics.

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