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(Variety)   Bryan Fuller quits American Gods over money dispute. Maybe he can finally get back to work on that promised Star Trek reboot   ( variety.com) divider line
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2017-11-30 09:57:52 AM  
There's a narrator who never is introduced,

Only if you did not pay attention at all or give up watching after a few episodes...

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2017-11-30 12:09:57 PM  
I think this is a positive. I'm actually not much of a Fuller fan so if they find a capable replacement the show could be better for it in the long run.
 
2017-11-30 12:25:47 PM  
Do we really need a third Star Trek show right now, subby?
 
2017-11-30 12:53:40 PM  

sno man: Do we really need a third Star Trek show right now, subby?


Third time is the charm?
 
2017-11-30 12:57:00 PM  
Get Hannibal back on the air.
 
2017-11-30 01:06:34 PM  

phenn: Get Hannibal back on the air.


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2017-11-30 01:36:08 PM  
Bring back Pushing Daisies.
 
2017-11-30 01:42:12 PM  

Tencolin: Bring back Pushing Daisies.


And Dead Like Me ....
I also might be one of the only people on the planet who liked the reboot attempt of The Munsters.
 
2017-11-30 01:56:20 PM  
The first season was a nine hour prologue. Just when they got the story going, it was over!
 
2017-11-30 02:19:23 PM  

Confabulat: The first season was a nine hour prologue. Just when they got the story going, it was over!


I haven't watched the series yet, but I've read the book several times.  Based on the episode descriptions, it covers the early parts of the books pretty well, including core plot elements.  There have been some changes, obviously.  My guess is if you feel like this is a prologue, most of it is going to feel that way to you.  The book meanders very much in the same way, all the way up to the ending "climax".  Touching on various characters and ideas, teasing the reader with great ideas and concepts, but never letting you see behind the curtain.

Unless they go a very different way in the series, everything will feel like you're skipping across the top of a vast ocean.
 
2017-11-30 02:22:48 PM  
Of course, I'd pay large amounts of money for the final scene of the show to be Anthony Hopkins musing "he is me, but I am not him", with a wrinkled grin.
 
2017-11-30 02:28:09 PM  

alienated: Tencolin: Bring back Pushing Daisies.

And Dead Like Me ....
I also might be one of the only people on the planet who liked the reboot attempt of The Munsters.


Count me in as well, but I think Eddie Izzard would be too busy to do it now.
 
2017-11-30 02:32:02 PM  

Confabulat: The first season was a nine hour prologue. Just when they got the story going, it was over!


thats because they turned segments that could have been handled in 5 minutes into half an episode...and redid the origin story for Belaquis (or however that's spelled) like what?  3 farking times?  I mean she has yet to effect the story, and already she has about one and half episodes out of a total of 8 giving her a full 3rd of a season where we learned...she's supposed to be amazingly beautiful (subjectively she is about average.) that she survives by consuming people she farks through by eating them magically with her vajayjay , and she's really really old.  THAT's IT... a 3rd of Season one gone...for THAT. shiat...they spend at least 30 minutes on the "Djinn" love story, just so they could show us some early 80's level "Beyond the Minds Eye" shiatty CGI man on genie buttsex.  

the only show that disapointed me more than American Gods was Preacher.
I added a Starz subscrition just so I could watch it.... I cancelled it the second I finished episode 8.
 
2017-11-30 02:34:57 PM  

Khellendros: Of course, I'd pay large amounts of money for the final scene of the show to be Anthony Hopkins musing "he is me, but I am not him", with a wrinkled grin.


This would be farking brilliant, and an excellent little "Easter" egg.
 
2017-11-30 02:45:34 PM  
Bryan Fuller fascinates me, because I've loved pretty much every show he's ever done (including his stint on Heroes, the one shining moment in an otherwise awful experience), and yet his entire career is marred by getting into fights with studio execs over creative control or funding and quickly jumping ship to another project when he wears out his welcome.

It's sad because he's an interesting and inventive visual storyteller, and the characters in his shows are often memorable and distinctive. Whenever he departs, it's like seeing the air being let out of a balloon - the show spins out of control and falls limp on the floor.

/Dead Like Me was the worst offender - the second season was bad, but the Direct to DVD film was MST3K-worthy.
 
2017-11-30 03:06:51 PM  

Stratohead: Confabulat: The first season was a nine hour prologue. Just when they got the story going, it was over!

thats because they turned segments that could have been handled in 5 minutes into half an episode...and redid the origin story for Belaquis (or however that's spelled) like what?  3 farking times?  I mean she has yet to effect the story, and already she has about one and half episodes out of a total of 8 giving her a full 3rd of a season where we learned...she's supposed to be amazingly beautiful (subjectively she is about average.) that she survives by consuming people she farks through by eating them magically with her vajayjay , and she's really really old.  THAT's IT... a 3rd of Season one gone...for THAT. shiat...they spend at least 30 minutes on the "Djinn" love story, just so they could show us some early 80's level "Beyond the Minds Eye" shiatty CGI man on genie buttsex.  

the only show that disapointed me more than American Gods was Preacher.
I added a Starz subscrition just so I could watch it.... I cancelled it the second I finished episode 8.


The second season of Preacher was *far* better than the first.  It's still not the comic; but it gets a lot closer to the bonkersness of the comics.
 
2017-11-30 03:35:02 PM  

AdrienVeidt: Stratohead: Confabulat: The first season was a nine hour prologue. Just when they got the story going, it was over!

thats because they turned segments that could have been handled in 5 minutes into half an episode...and redid the origin story for Belaquis (or however that's spelled) like what?  3 farking times?  I mean she has yet to effect the story, and already she has about one and half episodes out of a total of 8 giving her a full 3rd of a season where we learned...she's supposed to be amazingly beautiful (subjectively she is about average.) that she survives by consuming people she farks through by eating them magically with her vajayjay , and she's really really old.  THAT's IT... a 3rd of Season one gone...for THAT. shiat...they spend at least 30 minutes on the "Djinn" love story, just so they could show us some early 80's level "Beyond the Minds Eye" shiatty CGI man on genie buttsex.  

the only show that disapointed me more than American Gods was Preacher.
I added a Starz subscrition just so I could watch it.... I cancelled it the second I finished episode 8.

The second season of Preacher was *far* better than the first.  It's still not the comic; but it gets a lot closer to the bonkersness of the comics.


it has its moments...but pretty much anytime there is a scene with: Tulip and Jesse alone, Tulip alone...or Tulip along with anyone else but Cassidy...I just fast forward.  partly because they totally ruined her character...but largely because I can't stomach her rotating "Texas" accent.
 
2017-11-30 03:46:40 PM  

Stratohead: it has its moments...but pretty much anytime there is a scene with: Tulip and Jesse alone, Tulip alone...or Tulip along with anyone else but Cassidy...I just fast forward.  partly because they totally ruined her character...but largely because I can't stomach her rotating "Texas" accent.


There's like 20 bad minutes in season 2 of Preacher.  The show is batshiat insane.
 
2017-11-30 04:35:51 PM  
I haven't watched this because I don't feel like paying for premium channels. Does it work at all? The book is fantastic and I wish they'd make a big budget movie but it seems like there isn't enough content to make a long running show without adding a lot of extra stuff.
 
2017-11-30 04:44:25 PM  
For those of us keeping score at home, this is what number of shows Fuller has either left or been fired from now?
 
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2017-11-30 05:55:36 PM  
I hope season 2 is as good as season 1 ended. I really liked it so far. It started to really build up in the last few episodes. It is worrying when the showrunner leaves.
 
2017-11-30 05:57:52 PM  

domino324: I think this is a positive. I'm actually not much of a Fuller fan so if they find a capable replacement the show could be better for it in the long run.


Correct, the show was slow as hell so this would be an improvement.
 
2017-11-30 06:27:01 PM  

cfreak: I haven't watched this because I don't feel like paying for premium channels. Does it work at all? The book is fantastic and I wish they'd make a big budget movie but it seems like there isn't enough content to make a long running show without adding a lot of extra stuff.


It does. I'm told there's more "Adventures of Deadwife and Ginger Minge" than there was in the book (never read it), but the show is done pretty well. However, it is a bit slow at first. Ian McShane and Pablo Schreiber stand out as Mr. Wednesday and Mad Sweeney respectively and the majority of the rest of the cast are great in their roles, even if they're brief.
 
2017-11-30 06:35:12 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: cfreak: I haven't watched this because I don't feel like paying for premium channels. Does it work at all? The book is fantastic and I wish they'd make a big budget movie but it seems like there isn't enough content to make a long running show without adding a lot of extra stuff.

It does. I'm told there's more "Adventures of Deadwife and Ginger Minge" than there was in the book (never read it), but the show is done pretty well. However, it is a bit slow at first. Ian McShane and Pablo Schreiber stand out as Mr. Wednesday and Mad Sweeney respectively and the majority of the rest of the cast are great in their roles, even if they're brief.


I will only add- there are lots of places that have the episodes .
But it is worth paying for.
 
2017-11-30 06:44:34 PM  
Wow. There are alot of people with ADD in this thread. Pro Tip: Avoid Bryan Fuller shows in the future because they'll always be too slow for you.

Personally, I'm disappointed he's leaving. I love everything he's done. I can't wait to see his next endeavor.
 
2017-11-30 06:50:17 PM  
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2017-11-30 07:23:57 PM  

Stratohead: Confabulat: The first season was a nine hour prologue. Just when they got the story going, it was over!

thats because they turned segments that could have been handled in 5 minutes into half an episode...and redid the origin story for Belaquis (or however that's spelled) like what?  3 farking times?  I mean she has yet to effect the story, and already she has about one and half episodes out of a total of 8 giving her a full 3rd of a season where we learned...she's supposed to be amazingly beautiful (subjectively she is about average.) that she survives by consuming people she farks through by eating them magically with her vajayjay , and she's really really old.  THAT's IT... a 3rd of Season one gone...for THAT. shiat...they spend at least 30 minutes on the "Djinn" love story, just so they could show us some early 80's level "Beyond the Minds Eye" shiatty CGI man on genie buttsex.  

the only show that disapointed me more than American Gods was Preacher.
I added a Starz subscrition just so I could watch it.... I cancelled it the second I finished episode 8.


I've never read the book, therefore no expectations of certain pacing or plot points. I loved season 1. I'm quite happy with the meandering path the story is taking as it unfolds, and the amount of time that characters who might be considered "minor" on other shows have gotten.
 
2017-12-01 12:11:05 PM  

secularsage: Bryan Fuller fascinates me, because I've loved pretty much every show he's ever done (including his stint on Heroes, the one shining moment in an otherwise awful experience), and yet his entire career is marred by getting into fights with studio execs over creative control or funding and quickly jumping ship to another project when he wears out his welcome.

It's sad because he's an interesting and inventive visual storyteller, and the characters in his shows are often memorable and distinctive. Whenever he departs, it's like seeing the air being let out of a balloon - the show spins out of control and falls limp on the floor.

/Dead Like Me was the worst offender - the second season was bad, but the Direct to DVD film was MST3K-worthy.


It was kind of amazing that the one show that a network stuck with him on for as long as they could was Hannibal. Like the one thing the network censors went after was the butt-cracks of two corpses who were flayed to look like they had angels wings. So the fx team hid the butt-cracks digitally with more blood and the censors were okay with that. Anyway, at least Fuller was able to take Hannibal to a reasonable kind of conclusion instead abandoning it unfinished, and the network let him do that in spite of poor ratings.

Ooo, maybe he can come back to Hannibal now.
 
2017-12-01 12:14:29 PM  

sno man: Do we really need a third Star Trek show right now, subby?


Fuller co-created Star Trek: Discovery but got shuffled out because of "creative differences". thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2017-12-01 07:30:43 PM  

Confabulat: The first season was a nine hour prologue. Just when they got the story going, it was over!


Agreed, but the level of detail was refreshing when compared to other adaptations (e.g. The Expanse), and the casting is near perfect. Can't wait for more.
 
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