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#1 Jan 16 2012 at 9:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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Is the **** Loved every minute of it.
#2 Jan 17 2012 at 5:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Definitely not boring. I liked the second episode better than the first, the sniper was an interesting character.

Of course, from what I can tell so far. I am expecting it to be your basic crime drama. Each week being a new case as the '63s return and have to be hunted down. It's a pretty common way to have the story progress. Not exactly a bad thing, Fringe, Haven, X-Files, they all followed the same recipe.

Alan Grant will take each prisoner to Alcatraz v2.0 at the end of each episode. We'll see what he does/doesn't know about Mrs. Coma being one of the '63.
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#3 Jan 17 2012 at 12:17 PM Rating: Good
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DVR'd this and I'm planning to sit down and watch it tonight, after I finish watching the season finale of **** on Wheels.
#4 Jan 17 2012 at 7:03 PM Rating: Good
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I wish Charter would hurry up and make a deal with Fox to provide Fox shows on their On Demand service. I know there is probably some deal that Fox got with the Dish networks. I read in some Charter support forums that it would be around 2013 that they could try to do it.

I *really* need to get my service upgraded to DVR. I just never have time to stop in and talk to them, and I always forget to call them.

Until then, Fox shows are always first in my list to watch 'live' since every other channel is On Demand.
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#5 Jan 17 2012 at 7:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Fox is on Verizon's FIOS On Demand service. They weren't for a while, though.
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#6 Jan 17 2012 at 8:23 PM Rating: Good
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I wish Charter would hurry up and make a deal with Fox to provide Fox shows on their On Demand service. I know there is probably some deal that Fox got with the Dish networks. I read in some Charter support forums that it would be around 2013 that they could try to do it.


Time Warner is flaky about what shows it puts On Demand. Terra Nova (on Fox) is available, but Person of Interest (CBS?), is not (but a truckload of other CBS shows are). That was an annoying lesson to learn. My DVR occasionally just decides to not buffer a channel its tuned to. When this happens while recording, it records nothing (then deletes the show after recording since its an empty file). I can usually catch the shows On Demand when this happens, but not always. Grrr...

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I *really* need to get my service upgraded to DVR. I just never have time to stop in and talk to them, and I always forget to call them.


DVR is well worth the cost IMO (even when it occasionally doesn't work). Can't imagine trying to actually watch TV "live" anymore. And while On Demand is ok, as you've discovered, they don't have everything. Also, while your service may be different, my On Demand usually disables fast forward when viewing stuff from the broadcast networks. So no ability to watch an hour show in 40 minutes (and avoid commercials). Which is annoying.


EDIT: Oh! I forgot my original reason for wanting to post. Watched the show last night. It's interesting, but they really do need to either push more into what ever is causing the reappearances (and the original disappearance!), or get more/better cast in or I don't see it lasting. I was just not feeling much from the characters. Maybe that'll change, but something about the cast just seemed a bit "off". None of them really impressed me and the performances seemed a bit wooden.


I just think that it wont work just as a "catch each guy as they show up" deal unless they give us a lot more information along the way. So far we've got pretty much nothing. They toss teasers in with events which occurred in 1960, but nothing about what happened in 63. Yeah, only two episodes so far, so maybe I'm impatient. It just seems like without filling in more of those holes the action and interaction just isn't that interesting. Of course, once they tell us too much, there might not be any mystery.

Hopefully, they've got a great story cooked up that can last as it's being told. Otherwise, I'm not sure how well the series will do.

Edited, Jan 17th 2012 6:31pm by gbaji
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#7 Jan 17 2012 at 9:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah, only two episodes so far, so maybe I'm impatient.

Yeah, you're impatient. It's like you've never watched an Abrams production before. He *never* tells *anything* right away. Hell, half the time we go through an entire season of a show not knowing what the **** is going on.

We'll see more than each inmate coming back and committing crimes. He's just setting us up now. And **** us off.
#8 Jan 18 2012 at 7:01 AM Rating: Good
Guy at work was raving about this. Will try acquire it here to watch later.
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#9 Jan 18 2012 at 8:27 AM Rating: Good
I was underwhelmed. <3 me some Hurley, though.

Biggest Gripe: Thus far, the main detective chick is completely uninteresting. Nice tits, though.
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#10 Jan 18 2012 at 9:32 AM Rating: Good
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Haven't seen this yet. Always glad for something new to watch. For crime Drama, I love Silent Witness best. Only several episodes per year, but it's been running for well over a decade, with a change in the central female character half way through, and still going. Towards the end of the middle, I think the plotlines/scripting/casting flagged, but it picked up again nicely once they wrote out the original female lead, and wrote in in the new. I don't think this was the fault of the original lead actress at all. She was extremely charismatic in an intense and brooding kind of way, but they started to cast lightweights against her and it didn't work. Very glad they extended it with the new team configuration.
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#11 Jan 18 2012 at 5:12 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, only two episodes so far, so maybe I'm impatient.

Yeah, you're impatient. It's like you've never watched an Abrams production before. He *never* tells *anything* right away. Hell, half the time we go through an entire season of a show not knowing what the **** is going on.


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Biggest Gripe: Thus far, the main detective chick is completely uninteresting. Nice tits, though.


That's basically my issue. The cast is pretty uninteresting (the female detective definitely being the worst, but the comic book store owning writer guy is pretty flat too). If I'm not interested or amused or whatever at the character interaction along the way, I'm unlikely to keep watching the series long enough for a slow plot to develop. They either need to transplant interesting personalities into those characters, stat, or get the **** on with a very interesting series plot.


I mean, c'mon. When delivering a line like "Am I the only person weirded out by this" I ought to feel like the character is actually weirded out by it. Instead it felt like that was just the line he was told to read and so he read it. Then everyone kinda shrugged and moved on. Very very wooden acting and pretty much zero character chemistry. The escapees are vastly more interesting than the main characters, but if they stick to the one-escapee-per-episode format, that's not going to help much.
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#12 Jan 18 2012 at 7:11 PM Rating: Good
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I *really* need to get my service upgraded to DVR. I just never have time to stop in and talk to them, and I always forget to call them.


DVR is well worth the cost IMO (even when it occasionally doesn't work). Can't imagine trying to actually watch TV "live" anymore. And while On Demand is ok, as you've discovered, they don't have everything. Also, while your service may be different, my On Demand usually disables fast forward when viewing stuff from the broadcast networks. So no ability to watch an hour show in 40 minutes (and avoid commercials). Which is annoying.


When I watch anything on ABC or NBC, Fast Forward, Rewind, and Pause are all disabled. I'm kind of annoyed by Pause being disabled. If something comes up I have to Stop the show, then restart it after.

I can understand not wanting people to fast forward past commercials. But Pause/Rewind are not things used to skip commercials. Luckily when the shows are put up on ABC or NBC they have limited commercial interrupts (even if they are usually repeated over and over) and the overall length is about 50 minutes instead of the full 1 hour. Meaning they cut about 10 minutes of commercials. Of course, while watching Once Upon a Time I think I saw the trailer for John Carter and Beauty and the Beast 3D about... two dozen times. 8 minutes of show, trailer, 8 minutes of show, same trailer, 8 minutes of show, same trailer...
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#13 Jan 18 2012 at 8:47 PM Rating: Good
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8 minutes of show, trailer, 8 minutes of show, same trailer, 8 minutes of show, same trailer...


Lol! That reminds me of when I first watched the Andromeda Strain on TV. It was one of those "up all night" cable shows on some old channel (back when there were only about 20 cable channels). I was the only one up that night, cause I really wanted to see the movie. Every commercial break, they'd shift to local commercials. Apparently, there was only one company which had chosen to advertise on that channel during that time slot. I watched like 10 different variations of the same Cal Worthington Dodge commercial. 2 or 3 in a row during each break. And it's a long long movie.

I still to this day remember the jingle, even though I don't think I've ever seen another one of those commercials since. Every one of them had the same format too. Start with the same line, and a joke (different animal appearing as "his dog spot"), then a camera pan down a row of cars while Cal talks about each one and lists the price for it ("And here's a beauty of a car for just $1299!..."). Then the jingle. Oh yes. I paid dearly to watch that film. /twitch
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#14 Jan 24 2012 at 2:46 PM Rating: Good
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Last night's episode was pretty darn good. Finally started to feel like the characters were real instead of just actors reading a script. I'm really liking the story, so there's hope yet!
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#15 Jan 24 2012 at 7:27 PM Rating: Good
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I'm glad I was able to get home soon enough to watch it. I liked the episode a lot. I'm just not good with faces yet, being that it's only the third episode.

Question: The man behind the curtain, who was talking to Kid Nelson about being lucky they didn't draw his blood (which was a common thing with the two previous '63s if I remember correctly). When they revealed his face (curtain was pulled away), was that the main woman's grandfather? Also, was the doctor at the end of last night's episode the same one who was the doctor treating the '63s (specifically, Kid Nelson).

Still haven't stopped in and upgraded to DVR. I'm pretty sure that they are going to want one of their techs to come out and "install" the DVR service...

Edited, Jan 24th 2012 8:27pm by TirithRR
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#16 Jan 25 2012 at 11:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm glad I was able to get home soon enough to watch it. I liked the episode a lot. I'm just not good with faces yet, being that it's only the third episode.

Question: The man behind the curtain, who was talking to Kid Nelson about being lucky they didn't draw his blood (which was a common thing with the two previous '63s if I remember correctly). When they revealed his face (curtain was pulled away), was that the main woman's grandfather? Also, was the doctor at the end of last night's episode the same one who was the doctor treating the '63s (specifically, Kid Nelson).

Not sure, don't think so to the first question and yep, that's him to the second.
#17 Mar 05 2012 at 6:53 PM Rating: Good
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So last week's episode "Clarence Montgomery" was postponed due to the Daytona 500 being delayed and delayed and delayed.

What do they do? Skip it apparently. This week is "The Ames Brothers" and "Sonny Burnett". Last week's episode is apparently going to air next week.

I'm not sure what to think.
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#18 Mar 05 2012 at 9:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm not happy either with Fox's decision, but I'm just hoping that showing these out of sequence won't mess things up too bad. And it's just these episodes that are a bit screwed up, hopefully after next week it'll all be smooth.

Other than that, I'm really liking this. Hurley, I mean Doc, is getting more of a personality as is the cop. Hauser is still a robot, but I think he's supposed to be. And it's to that point now that I have to keep watching to figure out just what is going on. What are the keys for? Why were they taking Tommy's blood? Where have they all been? That kind of stuff.
#19 Mar 14 2012 at 10:03 PM Rating: Good
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I'm not sure if I'm as hopeful for the series as I was before. It's interesting enough, just can't seem to get into it. It's probably less the series and more me subconsciously not wanting to get into another series that they'll just cancel if I'm interested in it (I'm looking at you, Flash Forward).

I watched this week's episode, Clarence Montgomery (the one skipped two weeks ago). I liked it better than the previous two episodes last week. And I saw This Guy and couldn't think of where I saw him from. Just looked it up and he was the old dying man in one of my favorite episodes of Scrubs.
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#20 Mar 15 2012 at 7:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm still liking it. Even more so now, actually. I still want some of those questions answered. And Fox isn't as quick to cancel shows as ABC (I'm also looking at you, FlashForward). I think it'll get another season or two. Fringe and Heroes were also supposed to get the axe after their first seasons, but they hung on. I think no one really wants to kill a JJ production too soon. They're all thinking any show he puts out could be the new "Lost" Smiley: laugh
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