Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Lethal, May 19, 2019.
So whats going to be the next big cultural TV show?
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If you're talking more family friendly fare, then RuPaul's Drag Race UK looks like a can't miss phenomenon.
Probably will be a while (though chernobyl got a lot of attention for a mini series)
Mini Series don't count. I'm talking the type of show that people hang around all year to watch with anticipation. Something along the lines of LOST, GoT, Breaking Bad, etc.
I was hoping Westworld would be it but it was too cerebral for most in S1 and dropped off hard in S2.
will have to wait a while, nothing on the horizon
Taboo (Season 1) was pretty good, and Season 2 I believe comes out next year. But that's not quite on par with GoT/Sopranos/BB/etc.
I agree about Westworld. I like most of S1 but then stopped watching part-way thru S2. Same thing as Deadwood for me. I enjoyed it at first, bored by the middle, and quit about 3/4 of the way thru.
I guess The Mandalorian or The Watchmen series both have potential. I doubt anything matches GoT fandom any time soon, but there'll still be quality shows. Maybe the new LotR series? The new (not old) Wheel of Time series? The Sandman series could be good, but I doubt will have broad appeal.
The new Dune movie could be great and the TV show spinoff about the Bene Gesserit has potential. As does the Sin City series if done right.
Give it time. Within 18 months there'll be another raved about show everyone is watching. Until then, enjoy the quality shows that are lesser known (I've heard good things about, and been meaning to watch: Legends, Frankenstein Chronicles, Medici - all 3 with Eddard Stark, as well as Legion, Electric Dreams (PKD), Poldark, Da Vinci's Demons, etc. A few series I can recommend if you haven't seen them are Black Sails, Godless, Happy and Peaky Blinders. Alter Carbon was decent (but the upcoming S2 sounds bad) and I found Black Mirror to be very hit and miss.
It is too bad though that GoT had to leave such a bad taste in our mouths.
The Boys on Amazon was amazing as well. Knightfall was decent, Cobra Kai was great, The Last Kingdom was pretty good.
Im sure there will be some water cooler shows. But GoT was lightning in a bottle. I dont see that happening again.
It will happen again, it's not if, it's when.
LOST was the same way. Huge hype and speculation all year and every episode picked apart to figure out what's gonna happen.
Just need another world building show with an ensomble cast to come along and take off.
But even Lost wasnt as big as GoT imo. We're talking about a show that had literally the budget of a Hollywood blockbuster.
You guys are completely missing the point. ROME had a giant budget and it didn't mean shit.
Cultural impact + fevered fandom is what I'm discussing, not "how big the show is".
The type of show that has lots of nooks/crannies/theories ponder over, but becomes popular in the mainstream to generate a lot of hype/discussion.
The show needs a large varied cast so everyone can pick their favorites and ship them, along with a lot of worldbuilding and mystery/intrigue so that there is a lot to discuss and theorize.
A lot of shows attempt the formula and fall flat but there is gonna be one eventually that brings the hype. I don't keep track of new and upcoming shows, so I don't know if there is one in the near-term that could be it.
Yeah, it may be 2 years from now, it may be 10. It will eventually happen though.
That's why I was asking if anyone knows if there are any potential shows on the horizon. I know there is a GoT prequel but it looks like trash.
Right now, nothing yet. Took GOT about 3 seasons to really go full steam. So a few shows still have a shot. But nothing too likely yet.
Ironically rome was two times better than got
Seasons 3-4 of GOT >>>>>>> Rome.
Though Rome was good.
think grrm will write an ending spectacular enough to please the fans?
The bar has set so low that essentially anything will be better
Even though he's repeatedly claimed he's not going to change his outlines the show was based on, I think he is changing some things. I think this is the main cause for his delay.
I think he realized he has to go further in explaining and contextualizing certain developments such as:
1. Bran becoming king
2. Dany's descent into the Mad Queen
3. Rework Jaime's arc
4. Jon Snow's arc
5. Arya's arc
6. Cercei's arc
7. The Others' arc
8. Stannis' arc
And some things not in the show:
1. Young Griff's true identity and Varys' loyalty
2. Jon Connington's arc
3. The Greyjoy's (Asha/Yara, Victarion, Euron) arc
The big one is Bran. It was confirmed the GRRM himself planned for Bran to end up as king. Based on the show's reaction he has a lot of work to do to try to justify and contextualize why Bran gets the throne. It was so out of left field in the show.
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