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#4377999 - 09/05/17 09:45 PM Re: Forget ST Discovery, I'll be Watching This [Re: F4UDash4]  
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So, a review is out of this show, and it's not good. Reviews and reviewers are not always good indicators of the success of a show, but they do bring up things that I think sound like valid concerns. One I had before reading the review was how would a 60 minute sit-com work, and that seems to be a factor in the negative review, to some degree (a 6-minute sit-com would be too long, but apparently this isn't exactly a sit-com, both of which are part of the problem). Some possible very mild spoilers here:

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/orville-review-seth-macfarlane-apos-130022178.html


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#4378013 - 09/05/17 11:33 PM Re: Forget ST Discovery, I'll be Watching This [Re: F4UDash4]  
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But it's not a sit-com, the first sentence of the article states it's not a comedy. Anyway, I think the entire article is off base.

This short review hits the mark better, I think:


Six best bets to be this fall's TV breakthrough show

""The Orville" (Sept. 10, Fox) is fall's freshest breath of air. It's the latest brainchild of Seth MacFarlane, who also stars. Thanks to his bad-boy image as the force behind such cheeky projects as "Family Guy" and "Ted," this enterprise (pun intended) is almost certain to initially catch viewers by surprise. Why? It's more drama than comedy. And while adopting the futuristic visual flair of circa-1960s "Star Trek," it's no snarky "Star Trek" spoof, but a sincere homage in the form of a space adventure series in its own right."


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I think it's going to be it's own thing. People expect a comedy being Seth, but I suspect it'll be good scifi that's *also* funny. Where Kirk was overly cool to be hard scifi, this will be funny instead.
I just hope that new, hard to describe type of show doesn't doom it like Firefly. This might be the next great scifi show that people don't appreciate until it's gone if they don't play it right.


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Will watch it, hoping it don`t suck.


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I think the way it's being marketed makes it look like a comedy, which may not help gain viewers. I saw "A Million Ways To Die in the West" with Seth MacFarlane and it was supposed to be a comedy, and it just didn't work for me. It wasn't terrible, it just wasn't particularly good. And knowing MacFarlane's approach to things, I just suspect it will try for stupid humor that is in-congruent with the seriousness of the show. I also know MacFarlane is fairly political, so references to gender identity concern me as well. But, hoping to be surprised.


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Have seen several reviews ripping the show a new one! I hope they're wrong.


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I'll personally wait untill I watch it to pass verdict.

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Yep. No reason to miss it IMO.


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Exactly! I just said "interesting" in an attempt to be politically correct. smile


Having said that, I am going to at least watch the pilot episode before I make any judgement.


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I liked it, didn't love it. The humor is juvenile / sophomoric. First episode started off slow but got better, I hope the series does the same.


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I'm going to keep watching, but they better bring it in the coming episodes or they're living on borrowed time.
The show needs more identity as sci fi action or straight up comedy and less of the other. As the pilot was, it was pretty weak in both areas. Galaxy Quest did a better job of the mix, but it had a different premise.
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
I liked it, didn't love it. The humor is juvenile / sophomoric. First episode started off slow but got better, I hope the series does the same.

Pretty much my feelings as well. I'd say it was more comedy than anything, and while I wasn't laughing much, just kind of a chuckle here and there, I wasn't bored watching it.


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Broiught a chuckle, wasn't as bad as I feared. I'll keep watching it for now.

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I watched "The Orville" also...

My review in a word: "meh"


I'll watch the next couple episodes, but, my expectations dropped substantially. I doubt, if their pilot "splash" was the best they can do, I'll see the entire season.

On a personally amusing note, I'm not much of a TV guy so, while I'd heard of Seth MacFarlane, I had no idea what he looked like... So, while watching the trailer for the show (during football), I couldn't help but wonder why "Peter Brady" was the captain of a starship -- No, really. At first glance, they look (to me at least) like the same guy... duh biggrin

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Yeah, they look like they could be brothers.


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And if you close your eyes, you wonder why Brian from Family Guy is a star ship captain.


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I'm a week behind, due to having to stream on Fox's app because of the local broadcaster being a directv holdout.
The show is much better than the pilot let on. Good stories and the comedy is toned down a bit from what I expected after the pilot. Still funny but it isn't the focus. It does have an original Star Trek vibe to it. This and ST Discovery make a good combo and they don't exactly compete thanks to their different approaches.


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