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Old Jul 10, 2014, 12:08 PM   #751
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Extant premiered last night. It was pretty good, but I get the feeling it's going to be a very slow unraveling, much like Resurrection. I don't know if its a show I want to watch every week, or wait til the season ends and then watch all the episodes in rapid succession.

Also, during the airing of Extant last night, there was a commercial for a Netflix series called Hemlock Grove. I hadn't heard of this before, even though S1 started last year, but anything with Famke Janssen piques my interest. Has anyone seen this?

I watched Tyrant today, after hearing rave reviews from a couple friends. Honestly, I wasn't too impressed. The story has some potential, but it's fairly predictable and didn't really capture my interest. The acting is not that great either, kinda superficial. I think some people would like the show for its "political realities" and whatnot, but I'm just not feeling it. I turned it off midway through the second episode.
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Old Jul 10, 2014, 09:49 PM   #752
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Extant premiered last night. It was pretty good, but I get the feeling it's going to be a very slow unraveling, much like Resurrection. I don't know if its a show I want to watch every week, or wait til the season ends and then watch all the episodes in rapid succession.

Also, during the airing of Extant last night, there was a commercial for a Netflix series called Hemlock Grove. I hadn't heard of this before, even though S1 started last year, but anything with Famke Janssen piques my interest. Has anyone seen this?

I watched Tyrant today, after hearing rave reviews from a couple friends. Honestly, I wasn't too impressed. The story has some potential, but it's fairly predictable and didn't really capture my interest. The acting is not that great either, kinda superficial. I think some people would like the show for its "political realities" and whatnot, but I'm just not feeling it. I turned it off midway through the second episode.
I caught Extant (CBS) tonight after recording it. It's an interesting story with a setting in the future, a mysterious premise, with a Steven Spielberg A.I. robot child thrown into the mix about a female astronaut who comes home after a 13 month solo mission, pregnant. A former astronaut who is supposed to have committed suicide after his mission appears to warn her. Most intriguing is that the name Extant in the credits, starts as "Extinct" before morphing into "Extant". I'll watch more.
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I watched last weeks episode of The Last Ship and wasn't disappointed.
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I watched last weeks episode of The Last Ship and wasn't disappointed.
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I'm honestly starting to lose interest in Dominion on SyFy. I can't wait to see The Strain, that looks great.
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I'm honestly starting to lose interest in Dominion on SyFy. I can't wait to see The Strain, that looks great.
I've got this set up to record although if it is what I think it is, am starting to get fatigued with "zombie/28 Days Later" style plots.
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Starting the SyFy TV series Dominion, pilot episode on syfy.com.

Any spoiler-free opinions of the series?
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I've got this set up to record although if it is what I think it is, am starting to get fatigued with "zombie/28 Days Later" style plots.
Supposedly more like vampires than zombies.

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Good Show...or greatest show?

Seen it once, dying to watch it again. Just started yesterday.

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The Strain comes on tonight. Looking forward to this one.
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The Strain comes on tonight. Looking forward to this one.
Is this a series premiere? I just set the DVR to record the series.
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Is this a series premiere? I just set the DVR to record the series.
Yep, first episode tonight.
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Yep, first episode tonight.
Sweet. I vaguely recall seeing some commercials for it and was mildly interested. So we'll see how it turns out then.
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I've been wanting to watch that show for years. Is it worth the time investment?
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I've been wanting to watch that show for years. Is it worth the time investment?
The Wire is pretty spectacular, Id say yes, and if youve got it via an existing service (HBOGO for example), its almost a no brainer

All the seasons are very good, S5 (the last) ties up a few things, ends a little weak, only 10 EPs and they felt a little rushed. Season 3 is one of the greatest seasons of TV ever produced, though there seems to be more praise for S4 wed rank it under S3 simple due to a main character not being as engaged.
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The Wire is pretty spectacular, Id say yes, and if youve got it via an existing service (HBOGO for example), its almost a no brainer

All the seasons are very good, S5 (the last) ties up a few things, ends a little weak, only 10 EPs and they felt a little rushed. Season 3 is one of the greatest seasons of TV ever produced, though there seems to be more praise for S4 wed rank it under S3 simple due to a main character not being as engaged.
I have the dvd box set, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Shame on me...
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I have the dvd box set, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Shame on me...
Oh heck, if youve already spent the money, open it up and enjoy!!
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Oh heck, if youve already spent the money, open it up and enjoy!!
I'll do my best- I'm just so busy these days, it's hard to start a series. I'm waiting until things slow down a bit
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I'll do my best- I'm just so busy these days, it's hard to start a series. I'm waiting until things slow down a bit
I credit The Wire, Breaking Bad, True Detective, and Sopranos as the series that broke network television for me. You can't watch a procedural police show after watching The Wire. The Wire is just so much more real.
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