Okay, so I thought I’d take a moment to share my watch list of Autumn/Fall new tv shows.
Okay, so The Orville is a highly unusual sf comedy from Seth McFarlane. Essentially, Seth has taken Star Trek and added a comedic element to the mix which surprisingly works really well! I as well as a few critics had some real doubts at first, but I was pleasantly surprised to be proved wrong. The expectation was that the show would be both a crap sf show and a crap comedy, it’s neither and the opposite. The sf side has been very well imagined and introduced the element of humour, something many lesser sf shows could have done with as they do tend to take themselves too seriously. In fact, I would go so far as to say that while not as good as The Veep I have no qualms to describe the show as sf with a dash of Veep-like comedy. The SF side of things has been really thought through, the writers have sat down and created an entire universe populated by numerous races many of them really well-thought through.
So far, four episodes have been released and I’ve watched three, all comedy gold. I’m really looking forward to seeing Charlize Theron who joins the cast next week I believe.
More to follow