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Re: TV News Thread
« Reply #285 on: May 02, 2014, 07:26:59 PM »
I liked Leviathan Wakes but haven't gotten around to reading any more in the series.

It has the potential to be a good series if done well.


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Re: TV News Thread
« Reply #287 on: May 03, 2014, 08:04:13 PM »
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Re: TV News Thread
« Reply #288 on: May 06, 2014, 11:26:17 AM »
First preview for Gotham.

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Re: TV News Thread
« Reply #289 on: May 06, 2014, 11:33:52 AM »
The allusions to all the future villains is a little much, but otherwise, it looks neat!


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Re: TV News Thread
« Reply #290 on: May 06, 2014, 11:36:30 AM »
Yeah, I'm cautiously optimistic.  Personally, I always thought it would be cool to have a show about young, angry but rather unskilled Bruce Wayne travelling around the world to learn new skills and meeting new characters on the way, but this looks like a neat alternative.


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Re: TV News Thread
« Reply #291 on: May 06, 2014, 02:20:14 PM »
It looks like they are trying to do a Batman show without Batman.  That doesnt make sense to me.  If they want to tell a story about a young Gordon, they need to get rid of 95% of the Batman references and have him taking on police and government corruption or organized crime.  Give him his own nemesis.

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Re: TV News Thread
« Reply #292 on: May 06, 2014, 02:36:30 PM »
It looks like they are trying to do a Batman show without Batman.  That doesnt make sense to me.  If they want to tell a story about a young Gordon, they need to get rid of 95% of the Batman references and have him taking on police and government corruption or organized crime.  Give him his own nemesis.

I'm going to go on the assumption that the reveals of the future Batman villains are really just teasers, and that the central drama will be all about Gordon getting to grips with Gotham and being a decent cop.


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Re: TV News Thread
« Reply #293 on: May 06, 2014, 04:53:17 PM »
Got ham? Wait till you see Bruce Wayne like ham!



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Re: TV News Thread
« Reply #294 on: May 07, 2014, 09:26:36 AM »
There's part of me that wants this show to eventually morph into the one that Kevin Smith and Paul Dini pitched on an episode of Fatman on Batman that would focus on a teenage Bruce Wayne in boarding school starting to hone his skills and uncovering crime and conspiracies on the campus.
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Re: TV News Thread
« Reply #295 on: May 09, 2014, 02:17:47 PM »
 :grr: NBC is the opposite of Batman  :grr:
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Re: TV News Thread
« Reply #296 on: May 09, 2014, 03:28:57 PM »
:grr: NBC is the opposite of Batman  :grr:

They're like a fun vampire. They don't suck blood...they just suck.


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Re: TV News Thread
« Reply #297 on: May 09, 2014, 07:17:46 PM »
Killing both Community AND Revolution... and Revolution was getting really good too! It was finally getting up to what I'd expect from Kripke and Edlund.

Oh well.. I guess the only full-season-length shows I watch now are Person Of Interest and Supernatural.
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Re: TV News Thread
« Reply #298 on: May 09, 2014, 10:05:20 PM »
Killing both Community AND Revolution... and Revolution was getting really good too!

So did Revolution leapfrog over the time when it was even slightly good? Cuz the show I was forced to watch for half a season was a festering pile of garbage from the word jump.
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Re: TV News Thread
« Reply #299 on: May 10, 2014, 06:56:08 PM »
Killing both Community AND Revolution... and Revolution was getting really good too!

So did Revolution leapfrog over the time when it was even slightly good? Cuz the show I was forced to watch for half a season was a festering pile of garbage from the word jump.

You must have watched the first half of season 1.

Season 1, part 1 was "Oh come on. We KNOW you can do better than this!!" about maybe a 2-3 on a scale of 1-10.

Season 1, part 2 was "Okay Kripke, you're getting closer... but not quite" on a sliding growth as the season progressed steadily from 3 to about a 5-6 on a scale of 1-10

Season 2 started off at an 8 or a 9 and has held steady around 9.5 recently... and I find myself saying "God this show is awesome" at times... and Giancarlo Esposito in the most recent episode has become even more brutal and cold than he was in Breaking Bad.

So yeah, the show JUMPED up in quality at the start of season 2. Every episode gets better and better... Mostly due to the addition of Ben Edlund and Rockne S O'bannon to the writing staff.  (Particularly Edlund, who was Kripke's "story glue" on Supernatural)

Actually sad to see it go, despite its sorry-ass first season. (Season 2 has been so good, I actually bought season 1 on blu ray)
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