Seth MacFarlane

The Orville (2017-?)

The Orville (2017-?)

Network:

Fox

Starring:

Seth MacFarlane

Adrianne Palicki

Penny Johnson Jerald

Plot:

Follows the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth’s interstellar fleet, 400 years in the future.

Review:

I honestly have nothing to add to the hundreds of reviews that are already out there for this pilot. It was like a Star Trek work drama with comedy thrown in. If it had stuck to one thing, drama or comedy, it might not have been that bad, but just when it would start to be alright as a drama it would throw in crude humor. It was unbalanced and if the goal was for a dramedy it failed.

I didn’t like the pilot much, but I like the concept enough that I’ll give it a couple more episodes.

2/5

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A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

Director:

Seth MacFarlane

Starring:

Seth MacFarlane

Charlize Theron

Liam Neeson

Plot:

As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

Review:

I thought they were trying too hard to be like Blazing Saddles, though, that could just be my imagination. They’re both comedy westerns and how many of those are there?

It was a funny movie and had some very funny parts, but that’s pretty much it. What else did you expect?

3/5