We’re going to have this talk, and some of you aren’t going to like it. I have to live with that, but nonetheless, we’re still going to have this talk.
We’re going to talk about The Orville.
I said sit down.
The Orville, created by and starring Seth MacFarlane, is a Scifi-Dramedy hybrid that airs on Thursday nights on FOX. It’s currently 11 episodes in, with the season finale airing shortly. It was been renewed for a second season.
Before going any further, I know that a lot of you have an intense dislike for MacFarlane. Either because of Family Guy or due to an irrational and unexplained genuine loathing (similar to what people feel for Guy Fieri, or Nickelback). I’m asking that whatever you think this show is going to be, whatever preconceived notions and expectations are, that you leave them at the door.
Then I’m asking you to watch 3 episodes of the Orville: The Pilot, Episodes 2 and 3.
The Pilot is uneven, and the pacing is poor. The 2nd episode improves hugely and begins to show you what this show can be. And the 3rd? The 3rd is what will make you watch the other 9.
This show is for me. This show is for people who wondered how they would behave on the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It’s for people who love to laugh and think.
More so, if you like Least I Could Do, it’s safe to say you trust my judgement when it comes to entertainment. The Orville is for you.
After you’ve given it a look, please come back here and tell me what you thought.
I like being right.
-Because I Can.
Quote of the Day
“Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn’t exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.”