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Until it stops making them money. It's a major hit for Hulu: First season was, in my opinion, tremendous. Didn't bother with season 3. Was actually pretty good mainly due to Andrew Scott's performance. Basically his character was in a car crash that killed his mother and fiance. He was checking the Smithereen website on his phone instead of concentrating on his driving. He survived so later he pretended to be a cabbie and waited outside Smithereen's headquarters in London until he could kidnap one of the employees. He held this intern hostage and demanded to speak with Smithereen's creator Billy Bauer. He told Billy his story and sarcastically "congratulated" him on how addictive he had made it. Was prominent in Line of Duty recently as well. Yup when are they going to move on to something new? It's the same thing with Star Trek, Aliens, Predator, Star Wars and probably a few more I can't think of right now. Give us something new instead of wringing every last drop out of the reputation of the originals. Making characters female, black or gay is all they can do it seems. That was fucking heavy handed could they be? Jesus I nearly puked. But fair enough we got a load of superhero movies about white males so I can't complain. Disney can go all Star Wars now on the franchise for all I care. I won't be watching a female Captain Marvel, black Captain America or whatever PC crap they'll load on by the bucket full in future. The Star Trek older folks like me grew up with is dead and gone. The original cast are either expired or ancient. Roddenberry is dead. TNG failed miserably at the box office. Enterprise got cancelled early. The execs realised it was exhausted and done so they decided to reboot Star Trek for a new generation. That gave us the Abrams films and Discovery is a consequence of that. To the youth that saw the Abrams' films that is what Star Trek is. There's more money in it for them to push the Star Trek/Star Wars hybrid that is Discovery. They had to change it and freshen it up not least of all to appeal to a new generation. The only thing Discovery shares with original Trek is the name. Garbage filler nonsense until the one or two episodes where they blow their budget. The first two episodes have been like a school reunion with everyone showing up at the same time. And despite the history between these characters all of them have acted sensibly in putting their differences that is really unbelievable. Not one raised voice or weapon raised in anger. I'm pissed off that I watched the early seasons and really enjoyed them. But I did so in the belief there would be a destination. If I'd known that GRRM wouldn't finish the books in time I wouldn't have bothered at the outset. He must be laughing his tits off at the bad writing and one dimensional storyline. Won't openly say it though as they've probably paid him off. I mean were they really having a sing song in the current episode? Sigh.... Of course! Three picture deals are de rigeur these days. The ironic thing is that the user BrunoAnthony was only echoing what you said in your initial post. You then proceeded to argue with someone that was on your side. Agreed. It's the "Moonlight" effect. What would otherwise be considered an average movie is upgraded to a classic because of the black cast. All to do with the Oscar outcry a few years back when there were no black nominees. This! How the heck did that get through? Embarrassing. Kept wondering if I was going nuts or whether it was deliberately in the script. I suspect having a fat pig like Harvey Weinstein force himself upon you would make any woman want to look less attractive. Sounds like Harvey's been pulling some strings. As regards the "child"....what a lucky b*stard! And he got paid $300k for it too!!!! I thought for a second he might be a rare thing in this show: a competent American "goodie". Was impressed that he had her spotted and seemed to be good at his job. But unfortunately he turned out to be a sleaze. I don't think anyone on the American side has been worth a damn since the show started. Agreed. Thor lost a fucking eye and he barely reacted. Film was ridiculous. Personally I would definitely have told the armed and unstable cops that the already dead guy had a toy gun at the earliest opportunity. He's out of ideas and what there is is really toned down. No real depth to any of it. No because Jerry quite clearly went away with Carol (and the other guy)a few moments before the King came under fire. They even said their goodbyes to the King. Also they all just stood there firing at that vehicle that was giving her cover. Instead of like one or two of them splitting off to flank her. Cos it's much smarter to just keep standing there wasting ammo. It was terribly exciting too watching them just fire endlessly at an inanimate object. Fucking dumb. That's what I was trying to get at....she killed them perfectly and efficiently yet she was up in a cramped roof space. Didn't waste a single bullet. Fucking ridiculous.