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#1 Jan 12 2013 at 9:08 PM Rating: Good
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Just a reminder.

In the wake of the CT shooting last month, they pulled the second to last episode of Haven. Then for the sake of continuity they pulled the finale the following week. They are showing them both this Thursday on SciFi at 8pm and 9pm EST. At the end of a marathon.

Wake up dead forum, time to start talking about stuffs.
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#4 Jun 13 2013 at 6:17 PM Rating: Good
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I haven't watched any current TV shows since probably the season finale of The Americans. I'm looking forward to FX's The Bridge, though.
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#5 Jun 13 2013 at 6:52 PM Rating: Good
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This was a very old topic that the dug up by some spam bots. That's Jan, not Jun :)

Unfortunately when nuked, the bumped aspect doesn't go away.

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#6 Jun 14 2013 at 12:29 AM Rating: Good
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TirithRR wrote:
This was a very old topic that the dug up by some spam bots. That's Jan, not Jun :)

Unfortunately when nuked, the bumped aspect doesn't go away.
I think it does if no one responds to it after the post that got nuked.
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#7 Jun 14 2013 at 10:39 AM Rating: Good
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Haha, I totally read it as Jun. That's mildly entertaining. I guess I glossed over the "CT shooting last month" part, though. Smiley: lol

Not that shootings are funny.

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#8 Jun 14 2013 at 11:13 AM Rating: Good
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Well, might as well make this constructive.

Is Haven worth watching? I've seen the first episode (maybe 2?) and didn't see much to care about. Does it get better?
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#9 Jun 14 2013 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, might as well make this constructive.

Is Haven worth watching? I've seen the first episode (maybe 2?) and didn't see much to care about. Does it get better?


It gets "interesting". Whether that's "better" is really a matter of your own tastes. I kinda liked the show because it had some quirky aspects to it.
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#10 Jun 14 2013 at 7:32 PM Rating: Good
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It's not bad. For a SciFi original (and real original, I think, not a BBC show copy) it's good. I think I liked Eureka better. Some of the various troubles that the people have are just plain odd. I didn't care much for the guy who imagined alien abductions, and everything he imagined came true, including his own abduction. Though that one did progress the story through the skinwalker/audrey It's got a WWE guy in it. Not a watcher of the WWE stuff myself, but his character is pretty good in the show.
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#11 Jun 14 2013 at 8:07 PM Rating: Good
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Is it as quirky as Eureka? Doctor Who is really the only quirky sci-fi I've been able to get into.
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#12 Jun 14 2013 at 9:12 PM Rating: Good
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There isn't nearly as much comedy as Eureka, if any at all. It's all serious, with the exception of a few lines here and there between some of the main characters. The troubles range from pretty neat to just plain weird. There were a few that didn't make much sense at all.
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#13 Jun 15 2013 at 5:04 AM Rating: Good
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How is the character development?
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#14 Jun 15 2013 at 6:05 AM Rating: Good
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Pretty good, got a handful of main characters that are focused on. The Trouble-of-the-day characters only get that one episode worth of exposure, but even those have some personality. Usually because of what their Trouble is and how their Trouble came to exist.
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#15 Jun 15 2013 at 6:48 AM Rating: Good
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Hmmm, I might give it a shot. It being heavily episodic means that I won't feel too bad about not finishing it if I decide to abandon ship.

With dramas, I too-often end up watching to the end just because I can't tolerate unfinished stories. Smiley: glare
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#16 Jun 15 2013 at 6:54 AM Rating: Good
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It's episodic, but does have an overall story that it progresses through. What are the Troubles, why do they exist, etc. I missed a few in the first season initially, but didn't lose out on much.

I think Warehouse 13 was more episodic than Haven. Warehouse didn't really have an overall story, just a handful of episodes that were linked across one person/artifact, etc. I think Haven is more like the later seasons of Eureka and Fringe where something would happen while the main characters were dealing with their own progressing issues.
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#17 Jun 15 2013 at 7:00 AM Rating: Good
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I enjoyed the first season of Fringe. I'm only part-way through the second, but I'll probably pick it up again at some point.

The first season of Warehouse 13 was good fun, but I can't say I've ever had much of an urge to watch more.
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#18 Jun 15 2013 at 7:12 AM Rating: Good
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I'm currently watching the new season of Warehouse 13. It's OK. So far nothing is really happening. Pretty much no progression of an overall story at all. And there was a Black/White episode a few weeks ago that put me to sleep.
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#19 Jun 15 2013 at 7:53 AM Rating: Good
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I just have minimal patience for episodic shows in general, which is the bigger problem. I like a lot of character and plot movement. It's a lot harder for me to care about something spanning one episode.

Which isn't to say I WON'T care. I can think of plenty of episodes where I was floored. Some Supernatural episodes come to mind.

It's more about being excited for the next episode in general. Episodic series, for me, are a gamble - as you say, sometimes the episodes could put you to sleep.

Sometimes they work though. ST:TNG, for instance, moves the plot/characters along at a snail's pace, but it's fine because the show is really about the philosophical questions that arise from space exploration. /shrug
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#20 Jun 18 2013 at 5:53 PM Rating: Decent
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It's quirky, but in a different way than Eureka. With Haven, it's a lot darker (based on a Stephen King novel after all). You have this small sea side town, with tons of secrets. See "The Troubles" come along every 25 years or so and cause problems. Much of the conflict involves dealing episodically with various random troubles that manifest, but also dealing longer term with a town full of people who've learned to be secretive about them. So even those who are "good guys" have secrets and almost by habit don't tell others what they know. So you get the sense that if everyone just got together and compared notes they might be able to figure things out, but no one does. Into this mix comes the main protagonist who's trying to figure out what's happening, having to peel away the layers of secrets, while dealing with the day to day problems that crop up.

And they do have one of the best twists I've ever seen with regard to a main character. The bombshell dropped at the end of season 1, and the followup dealing with that in season 2 is pretty darn amazing. Nothing is quite what it seems. And that's what makes the series interesting.
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#21 Jun 18 2013 at 5:59 PM Rating: Good
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And they do have one of the best twists I've ever seen with regard to a main character. The bombshell dropped at the end of season 1, and the followup dealing with that in season 2 is pretty darn amazing. Nothing is quite what it seems. And that's what makes the series interesting.


It's been a while, was that when Audrey was discovered not to be the real Audrey?
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#22 Jun 18 2013 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
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And they do have one of the best twists I've ever seen with regard to a main character. The bombshell dropped at the end of season 1, and the followup dealing with that in season 2 is pretty darn amazing. Nothing is quite what it seems. And that's what makes the series interesting.


It's been a while, was that when Audrey was discovered not to be the real Audrey?


Yeah. How often do you get a season into a TV series only for the main character to discover she isn't really who she thinks she is? I don't think I've ever seen a TV show with a twist like that.
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#23 Sep 13 2013 at 6:41 PM Rating: Good
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Haven starts up again tonight at 10pm EST on SciFi.
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