Spoilers HBO's The Nevers

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  1. Caretaker

    Caretaker Commodore Premium Member

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    Starting a thread for this new series which starts April 11 on HBO. The show was created by Joss Whedon. TVGuide has an early review of the first four episodes. The review seems very positive, with the caveat they hope the new showrunner, Philippa Goslett, can do good things developing what Whedon created.
     
  2. KennyB

    KennyB I have spoken............ Moderator

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    I just enjoyed the pilot very much.
     
  3. auntiehill

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    I thought it was pretty good -- it showed potential.
     
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  4. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

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    I enjoyed it but if it’s going to captivate me it needs to be more than Victorian X Men.
     
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  5. dupersuper

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    I liked it: will watch the next episode.
     
  6. John Clark

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    For us Brits, it's apparently coming to Sky Atlantic in May.

    I plan on checking it out then.
     
  7. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

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    Wait, their older leader is in a wheelchair?

    Not distancing themselves from X Men much.
     
  8. Anwar

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    And played by the same actress who played Moira McTaggart in "Last Stand" to boot!
     
  9. Grendelsbayne

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    The whole freaks in a mansion with an old mentor thing is basically its own genre by now, anyway. And X-men isn't the first example of it, either.
     
  10. Noname Given

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    Hey - I figure she's Charles Xavier's Grandmother. ;)
     
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  11. Enterprise is Great

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    I didn’t care much for the pilot episode but I usually give shows 2 or 3 episodes to hook me or not.
     
  12. Xerxes82

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    On the one hand, this feels kind of generic and more than a little derivative.

    On the other hand, I've enjoyed the two female leads quite a bit. Also, though not terribly relevant, Ann Skelly (Penance Adaire) is absolutely breathtaking.

    Probably going to give it a few more episodes before I can make up my mind.
     
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  13. Tosk

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    Liking it so far. Will watch more. :)
     
  14. Q2UnME

    Q2UnME Commodore Commodore

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    2nd episode was pretty decent. More world building, but I was entertained. Still feels too much like a Victorian X-Men or a Steam Punk X-Men, needs to distinguish itself more...
     
  15. gblews

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    Just started this show and am on episode 5. I am REALLY enjoying it. It has a group of characters with diverse personalities and abilities. But mostly I’m loving the dialogue which has all the snap, punch, and humor, of Buffy, Angel, and most definitely, Firefly. I’v actually gone back and watched parts of episodes just for the exchanges between characters.

    Hope this is not a feature that left with Whedon.
     
  16. Forbin

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    Wow, the finale is a kick in the head!
    Good show, looking forward to season 2.
     
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  17. Mr. Adventure

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    That last episode, like the last step, is a doozy with an awesome guest star I won't spoil. I'm still at a bit of a loss trying to piece that all together. After thinking the series wasn't really going anywhere in the beginning it gets more complex as it goes on, I'd like to rewatch the last episodes sometime.

    It's hard not to think of Whedon with all the nubile young ladies running about. It's too bad that all went down as it did as I think the show might be getting more buzz otherwise. The show reminds me of Buffy with the snappy patter and the vibe and chemistry with the cast.
     
  18. JirinPanthosa

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    Wheadon sure does love little girls with super powers.

    That final episode was weird how they flipped the genre.
     
  19. Mr. Adventure

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    At first, I wasn't sure that I hadn't recorded the wrong show.
     
  20. John Clark

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    I'd seen a note to say that the last episode might be like that, but streaming it from Atlantic, I still wasn't entirely sure.