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Detroit 1-8-7
« on: September 23, 2010, 07:29:31 PM »
The show is going to depend a LOT upon the character they have written for Michael Imperioli.   He is such a good actor, they probably can pull it off.  Police shows usually live (Lenny Briscoe) or die based upon what the lead brings to the show.   The pilot episode did a pretty good job of setting everything up.


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Re: Detroit 1-8-7
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2010, 11:52:48 AM »
Can't wait to see the first episode filmed entirely in Detroit.

I didn't think it was bad (I actually live blogged the thing on twitter) but thus far it could be anywhere really.


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Re: Detroit 1-8-7
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2010, 12:02:39 PM »
Didn't get a chance to watch it...the DVR screwed up and decided, "No, ain't gonna record that one."  But thankfully it's on Hulu, so I plan on getting to it soon.

Whether it lives or gets cancelled, I'm just hoping it lasts until at least mid-October...a friend of mine actually has a bit part in a later episode.  I don't want to say anything now, because...A, it might spoil things, and B, if it doesn't make it, then no harm done anyway.

Thing is, would I be watching because it's a good show, or because I'd be sitting there the whole time going, "Hey!  I know where that is!  Hey, I know where that is, too!"

Us towns on the burgeoning edge of the movie industry get all goofy about stuff like that...I don't normally listen to Mitch Albom, but he was talking to Imperioli about working here, who said it was different than filming in New York, because most people in New York get desensitized to the whole thing.  People in the neighborhoods they were filming let them in and offered them something to drink and use the bathrooms, while in New York people either ignore them or put up "Restrooms for paying customers only."

Granted, you get those signs anywhere you go, but when the movie industry isn't an everyday part of life, people really do look at the whole thing with a sense of wonder.
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Re: Detroit 1-8-7
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2010, 12:11:41 PM »
If you get to see it you'll see

The People-Mover going faster than it ever has in real life
Woodward looking like a street in NYC. I've never seen so much traffic on it, outside of the Dream Cruise.*

*And when they have an episode set during that annual voluntary traffic jam I'll know it's really set in Detroit ;)


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Re: Detroit 1-8-7
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 08:49:31 AM »
*And when they have an episode set during that annual voluntary traffic jam I'll know it's really set in Detroit ;)

I'm guessing that's not hosted by Al Gore.


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Re: Detroit 1-8-7
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 10:43:32 AM »
The location shooting looked great.  The procedural aspects were only so so.  The surprise ending was ham-fisted but I appreciated the effort.

Seems to me they should be borrowing more from those two better cop shows set in Baltimore and less from The Thing's tv show.
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Re: Detroit 1-8-7
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2010, 02:56:12 PM »
So, is this a sequel to Turk 182?


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Re: Detroit 1-8-7
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2010, 08:24:49 PM »
What night is this show on?  I saw some adds I thought of checking out this show but the adds didn't say when the show is on.


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Re: Detroit 1-8-7
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2010, 08:35:05 PM »
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Re: Detroit 1-8-7
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2010, 02:42:03 AM »
Thanks alot.


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Re: Detroit 1-8-7
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2010, 07:15:43 AM »
What the hell is "soda"?


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Re: Detroit 1-8-7
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2010, 04:56:37 PM »
What the hell is "soda"?

In the Midwest it is really any carbonated soft drink


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Re: Detroit 1-8-7
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2010, 05:21:07 PM »
Nope, that would be "pop".

Watch next week and see if somebody asks for a soda like in the last episode. That sort of stood out.


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Re: Detroit 1-8-7
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2010, 05:34:08 PM »
Nope, that would be "pop".

Watch next week and see if somebody asks for a soda like in the last episode. That sort of stood out.

In Saint Louis we say soda.... Although my dad says soda-pop on occasion