Anyone watching NEXT?

@Leo mentioned NEXT on TWiT or The Tech Guy last weekend. Looked into it. If you’re not finding it: got it on PRIME VIDEO. Which is kind of funny considering Iliza seems modeled after Alexa. Anyone watching too and up for discussion?

Most random but not-unseeable starting point: how big is the FBI agent’s phone, please? Either she’s got a rather small head or that phone is humongous.

…and the router they pulled from the densely packed rack cabinet will have gotten horrible reception. That poor AI must have squeezed through a cheese grater of a web connection.

Thanks for the reminder. Its now on my watch list!

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Probably going to skip unless I hear really good things. I saw a promo for it during the Eagles game on Sunday and I was laughing my a$$ off at how basic it seemed - cue dramatic music, protagonist shouts “It’s the AI!!” and fires a few shotgun rounds in the air. Come on.

It certainly is a bit cringy. We’ve been eye-rolling at the screen a few times. From the tech to the seemingly-never-ending rehash of the Steve Jobs creative-genius-type-with-architect-designer-style-and-estranged-from-daughter. But hey - why write something new if rehashing reality is all it takes?

However, there can be fun in some good cringe. Recommendation: “Into the night”. There is a reason why Belgium is known for chocolates and not for series. :smiley: No offence, fellow Belgian forum users…

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Second episode and I finally got who the billionaire innovator in the show reminds me of, visually: Jeff Jarvis! :slight_smile:

I love it! Can’t wait to see episode two. I did pause it to check out the code. It’s Python. And silly. But still a fun show.

I noticed the thing about the FBI agent’s phone. I wrote it off to making it not look like anything current. Which makes sense. Nothing dates a show or movie faster than an out-of-date phone.

This is strange: first two episodes of NEXT were aired seven days apart. The third episode is scheduled a month later, for November 10th. It’s like they want you to lose interest. “I’m not OK with this!” (which applies here but does not matter and) is another excellent show which was cancelled due to Corona. :confused: But the first season sure was fun. Had a stranger things first season vibe.

It’s due to a combination of the election and the World Series

That makes sense. I suppose that must be a downer for the writers (and some viewers) of the show. Somehow, the scheduling of many new shows seems off. Even before Corona it seems like there are twice or three times as many new formats launched but most of them with only two hand full of episodes, seasons very far apart if at all, and many to be cancelled just after one season. Must be a gigantic waste of investment, no?

Also, many people (like myself) don’t start a series until the entire first season airs or is available for binging. Nothing worse than investing in something that gets cancelled before the first season fully airs. (Granted that seems less likely these days when people are so desperate for content.)

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