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Try It Or Trash It Roundtable: New Amsterdam

Whenever a new series is announced, it’s always difficult to decide whether or not to fit it into our increasingly busy schedules. One of NBC’s latest dramas, New Amsterdam, wound up on some of our potential watch lists, so we decided to give it a shot. So, what’s this show all about? According to the network,

Inspired by the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director, who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.

So, should you try it or trash it? Check out what the Writes of the Roundtable, along with our special guest, Ana from TV Series Hub, had to say below the cut!

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TAKE TWO – “Episode 101” – ABC’s “Take Two,” the network’s newest procedural crime series starring Rachel Bilson (“Hart of Dixie,” “Nashville”) and Eddie Cibrian (“CSI: Miami,” “Rosewood”), is set to premiere THURSDAY, JUNE 21, at 10 p.m. EDT, on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/David Bukach) RACHEL BILSON, EDDIE CIBRIAN

Take Two: 5 Reasons We’re Already Hooked (And Hope You Will Be, Too)

One of our writers mentioned Take Two in our summer tv roundtable; but at the time, we didn’t have much to go by other than “created by Terri Edda Miller and Andrew” Marlowe — affectionately called “MilMar” by fans of their previous series, Castle. Now that ABC has released screeners of the first two episodes, we have a little bit more to go by than, “well, MilMar did it, so obviously.” Without giving too much away — we want you to watch and enjoy for yourselves, after all — we present to you the reasons why Take Two is definitely going to be a must-watch series on our summer schedules.

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Erin Darke as Leeta, Julianna Margulies as Kitty, Ricardo Davila as Eladio, Will Seefried as Ben, Robin Weigert as Verena, Tramell Tillman as Steven, Rowena King as Cheryl, Adam Rothenberg as Dominic, Joy Nash as Plum Kettle, Tamara Tunie as Julia Photo Credit: Erik Madigan Heck/AMC

Summer TV Roundtable: Hiatus? What Hiatus?

Kids these days don’t know how good they have it: Rather than spending all summer watching reruns and wishing for new content, they now get to leap from one series’ hiatus to another’s premiere. With so many ways to watch television, there’s never such thing as downtime; and while it sometimes gets overwhelming, it’s much more preferable than the old way of doing things. So, with most of our favorite “regular season” shows either on hiatus or soon to be there, if you’re actually wondering what to watch next, check out our humble suggestions.

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IMELESS -- "The General" Episode 209 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sakina Jaffery as Agent Denise Christopher, Abigail Spencer as Lucy Preston, Joseph Patterson as Connor Mason, Malcom Barrett as Rufus Carlin, Goran Visnjic as Garcia Flynn -- (Photo by: Eddy Chen/NBC)

Renewal Roundtable: Keep or Kill?

Every year, early May is a stressful time for TV fans. If your favorite show ended up on the bubble, this is the time when the anxiety sets in. You’re waiting on pins and needles to hear if your show has been renewed and will live on to see another season.

This year, there are a lot of series on the bubble. Some deserve to be there after a shitty season, but some of them still have us scratching our heads in confusion as to how they ended up there at all — yes, we’re talking about Timeless.

So, we gathered a few writers and TV fans to discuss which shows deserve to die a painful death and which ones absolutely need another season, lest we be the ones who might die of a broken heart.

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SUITS -- "Good-Bye" Episode 716 -- Pictured: Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross -- (Photo by: Ian Watson/USA Network)

Suits Roundtable: We Say Farewell

Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams are leaving Suits at the end of season 7. With just one last chance to visit their characters, Rachel Zane and Mike Ross, we decided to take some time to look back at their past contributions to the Pearson Hardman/Pearson Darby/Pearson Darby Specter/Pearson Specter/Pearson Specter Litt/Specter Litt universe and share our hopes for their futures. As will probably be obvious to any Suits viewer, these two talented actors and beloved characters will be sorely missed.

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THE GIFTED: Emma Dumont as Polaris/Lorna Dane in THE GIFTED. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Ryan Green/FOX

2017 Year In Review: The Entertainment & Humanity That Saved Us

2017 has been what we here at Writes of the Roundtable would politely call a year of trash…but we’ve already covered that. Just to be on the “fair” side of things (and actually close out this hellfire with something positive), we present to you an actual roundtable about things we loved. You might even say these things saved us in 2017. God knows we needed something to.

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi: Brilliant or Awful?

Arguably one of the biggest and most anticipated movies of the year, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi premiered last week — to mixed reaction. While many fans, both new and old, loved the movie, there were also very vocal fans who hated it. This is a relatively common theme with longstanding franchises: Diehard fans feel very strongly about how storylines should play out and what actions characters should take, so much so that when expectations aren’t met, many fans are left feeling disappointed and let down. With the introduction of so many new characters, and surprising turns for the beloved characters of the original trilogy, it only makes sense that The Last Jedi elicited similar responses. Below, our ragtag group of writers weighs in on their thoughts and reactions. How do your opinions match up against ours?

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