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  • Atypical
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    #351843

    The season 2 premiere of CBS’s “Extant” airs on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, starting at 10 PM ET.

    SEASON 2 TRAILER

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    BenitoDelicias
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    I’m looking forward to it as much as I look forward to Under the Dome. Just for a good laugh or a good head scratching. I can’t understand how after that awful first season the network and even Berry decided this would be a good idea or a necessary show. They better have something good coming up because I don’t see the show making it past this season if it’s going to be the same.

    I understand that right now (maybe not even XMen), no film is going to pay Halle Berry more than what CBS is paying her for 13 episodes of this show, but common Halle, this wasn’t good at all…

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    Gucci
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    Honey, I am living!

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    BTN
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    In the B+ review in EW they tell you how the new producers changed. Now Berry plays an advisor to a detective trying to solve murders which may have alien connections.

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    Atypical
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    Variety’s review:

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    Review: “Extant,” Season 2

    Courtesy of CBS

    June 29, 2015 | 08:30 AM PT

    TV Columnist

    Brian Lowry

    TV Columnist @blowryontv     

    “Extant”
    started with high hopes in outer space, before reentering the Earth’s
    atmosphere and, creatively speaking, gradually crashing and burning. Still, CBS
    had a sci-fi drama starring Halle Berry and a nifty Amazon deal to help defray
    the cost, which likely explains the second-season attempt to continue the
    project while undertaking a pretty dramatic makeover. As a result, much of the
    show has been jettisoned, leaving behind the bones of the original, while
    introducing Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a surly cop/bounty hunter who grudgingly
    gets involved. It’s a courageous effort, but still looks like a failure to
    launch.

    Without giving too much away, the new season picks up six
    months after the first, when Berry’s Molly Woods discovered that the
    inexplicable pregnancy she experienced while on a space mission left her
    carrying an alien-human hybrid, one with strange powers and nefarious if
    ill-defined objectives. Back at home, she has managed to fake her way through
    congressional hearings, and her husband (Goran Visnjic) has even rebuilt their
    android son (Pierce Gagnon), who sacrificed himself to save mom in the first
    go-round.

    Still, Molly’s problems are just beginning, with a major
    personal loss and an attempt to confine her, presumably to keep her quiet.
    Although she’s been told her space baby perished, there’s also evidence that
    suggests he not only might be ambulatory, but deadly—and aging rapidly, leaving
    the threat posed to humankind very much alive.

    That inadvertently puts Molly in contact with Morgan’s JD
    Richter, a mid-20th-century-style private eye in a modern package, who
    initially thinks she’s more loony than moony. Bringing the two together and
    setting them on the run doesn’t just give the show a more CBS-friendly formula,
    it should introduce more action to a series that, its frequent flashbacks
    notwithstanding, at times felt static and lab-bound.

    It would be better if the new elements were more exciting
    than they feel here, but it’s hard to recover from a show that underwent as
    many odd contortions as “Extant” did in its maiden voyage. That Berry manages
    to escape with her dignity intact despite how thinly written her character
    continues to be and the absurdity of the situations she must face is a
    testament to the actress’s abilities.

    “Extant” was introduced alongside “Under the Dome,”
    another sci-fi-tinged concept that took off with promise and subsequently
    under-delivered. It’s possible the Berry-Morgan pairing will produce the right
    DNA to justify CBS’ decision to give this show about possible human extinction
    a second shot at life, but based on the available evidence, these
    recombinations might have birthed a different sort of series, but not a
    measurably improved one.

    TV Review: “Extant,” Season 2

    (Series; CBS, Wed. July 1, 10 p.m.)

    Production

    Filmed in Los Angeles by Amblin Television in association
    with CBS Television Studios.

    Crew

    Executive producers, Steven Spielberg, Liz Kruger, Craig
    Shapiro, Mickey Fisher, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Halle Berry, Brooklyn
    Weaver; director, Dan Lerner; writers, Kruger, Shapiro. 60 MIN.

    Cast

    Halle Berry, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Pierce Gagnon, Grace
    Gummer, Goran Visnjic, Tyler Hilton

    http://variety.com/2015/tv/reviews/extant-season-2-review-halle-berry-cbs-1201527539/

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    I’m looking forward to it as much as I look forward to Under the Dome. Just for a good laugh or a good head scratching. I can’t understand how after that awful first season the network and even Berry decided this would be a good idea or a necessary show. They better have something good coming up because I don’t see the show making it past this season if it’s going to be the same.

    I understand that right now (maybe not even XMen), no film is going to pay Halle Berry more than what CBS is paying her for 13 episodes of this show, but common Halle, this wasn’t good at all…

    She’s being paid $150,000 per episode so I think that’s a good enough reason to star on this dreadful show. Wink

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    Denis
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    Is that a reboot  or is it a continuation of that godawfull first season? anyways, looking foward to Mr. Robot second episode at july 1.

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    BTN
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    Rebooted continuation

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    Atypical
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    Episode Title: “Change Scenario”

    Synopsis: Molly escapes from a psychiatric hospital to investigate bizarre deaths
    that mirror those she saw in space; Molly meets J.D. Richter, a cop
    assigned to the case.

    Discuss.

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    vinny
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    I’m pretty impressed. Talk about a comeback! John having the affiar was pretty surprising but I loved the ending. That alien dude was beyond creepy. My grade: B 

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    I really enjoyed last nights episode. 

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    Atypical
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    I think the reboot was genuinely successful. The show has a bit more levity now, which is nice since the first season took itself deathly seriously. There are more intense action sequences than I remember from before. It’s good that Halle Berry is as charismatic and watchable of an actress as she is, b/c I doubt I would buy all of the tonal twists and sci-fi mumbo jumbo without someone like this grounding the material well. Disposing of Goran Visnjic was interesting. Can’t say I liked the John/Julie affair twist or how Molly stumbled into realizing the truth the way that she did. And just when John was attempting to make things right, bam!, he’s a goner. This episode should have been two hours if they were going to do make all of these changes so early on. Jeffrey Dean Morgan made a strong first impression. The chemistry is already readily apparent between him and Halle Berry. Julie as one of the villains of the season? That’s kinda awesome. Get it, other Meryl daughter lol! The alien child/government conspiracies I can take or leave. The child actor playing Ethan is still mehhh, only older and taller. I groaned seeing David Morrissey here after the awful aftertaste he left from “The Walking Dead.” It looks like he’s going to replace Michael O’Neill, which is a downgrade. No more Camryn Manheim either, which is too bad. I’m hoping we get to see Omar Gooding back on for no particular reason other than Molly getting back at Dave again for his overall sleaziness. This could be a fun season if the writing doesn’t go completely off the rails.

    Grade for “Change Scenario”: B+

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    JOHN
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    I hated the first season of Extant, but last night’s episode was really good. 

    Grade: A- 

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    Atypical
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    Episode Title: “Morphoses”

    Synopsis: Molly and J.D. find another pregnant woman who suffers from
    unexplainable and deadly symptoms; Molly starts to question her mental
    stability; Ethan’s rebellion causes problems for Julie.

    Discuss.

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    Atypical
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    Great second episode. This is more in line with what season 1 should have been like with an effective mix of action and intrigue. It’s fun mystery sci-fi summer fare that’s surprisingly addictive and compelling. I can’t wait to see where all of this is going.

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