Dead Like Me S2 (ongoing thread)

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  1. Chris

    Chris Lead Actor

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    OK, so now that it's officially aired, it's fair game.

    I realy enjoyed this episode and like the direction the show is taking. Millie is growing into her role as a reaper, and we've pretty much settled down to the cast.

    I consider this to be a great counterpunch to "Six Feet Under", but I really enjoy the writing style that the show puts out.

    I still thought, all along, that

    She should have went for it, with regards to "trainee"

    But that's me. I think the fact that she didn't may show she respects/listens to the boss far more then she did in S1.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Or that being "inexperienced" and then getting killed will affect George's romantic entanglements.

    I thought Mason's subplot was pretty entertaining (clowns always give way to bizarre, uncomfortable happenings), and perhaps will precipitate a return to apathetic Mason after almost turning a corner back to respectability.

    Roxie will be a tough cookie, but how will being a cop really affect her reaper duties?

    Not quite sure about where Daisy's headed for this season (will need to review the episode to refresh my memory).
     
  3. Michael Reuben

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    I'm sensing a kinder, gentler Daisy. But still mercenary as hell.

    M.
     
  4. LarryDavenport

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    Was it wide screen last year?

    I thought this was a good start for the new season and am looking forward to the rest of the episodes. This episode seemed much more styilized than I remember season one being.
     
  5. Chris

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    I think the other insight we may get is into Rube's life.. it's clear now that he had a daughter.. somewhere.
     
  6. Michael Reuben

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    I'm pretty sure it was. The DVD set of season 1 certainly is.

    M.
     
  7. Chuck Mullen

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    Who can tell me how they saw this episode so far in advance now that it has finally aired officially?
     
  8. LarryDavenport

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    It was on yesterday.
     
  9. Chris

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    I saw it early in a Showtime screening through a promotional management company I work with. I had to virtually beg to get a copy, since they only promote movies, but we managed to get one to see.

    Turns out, a day before the damn thing airs, someone tells me that it had been traded all over the internet in MPEG form and everything else.

    I'm glad I watched it the way I did, on a nice screen and again in HiDef. Much better then watching some file I'd spend a day and a half trying to download [​IMG]
     
  10. Chuck Mullen

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    Back to internet school for me beacause I sure tried and couldn't find it![​IMG]
     
  11. Nicodemus

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    I loved the Hill Street Blues gag. Excellent. This was a very good start to the second season. The situation with George's parents is written very well - Cynthia Stevenson really shines.
     
  12. Sven Lorenz

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    The first five episodes have been available for download for about a week now - they sent a DVD with the first five episodes to critics and of course it ended up on the internet within days.
     
  13. Vlad D

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    Great start! I'm also really hoping they go into Rube's background this year.



    She does a great job, but her character really gets on my nerves.
     
  14. Chris

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    Her character is basically made out as a very self-centered character from early on in the marriage.. before George's death.. so it makes you wonder what he ever saw in her.
     
  15. Michael Reuben

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    Every so often I come across a news story that makes me believe in gravelings:

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe...eut/index.html

    If there's a third season of Dead Like Me, I wouldn't be surprised to see this scenario make an appearance. (It would also work for Six Feet Under, but it's not clear whether there will be a fifth season.)

    M.
     
  16. Patrick Sun

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    Wait until you need what happens in episode 2 this week. Tee hee...
     
  17. Michael Reuben

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    I saw it last Sunday. I take it you're referring to the scene at the mall?

    M.
     
  18. Michael Reuben

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    Episode 3, "Ghost Story": Great stuff! I'm glad that haven't tried to take the edge off of George's sister. But what's the deal with Mason's post-it? Was he predestined to lose it?

    M.
     
  19. Michael Reuben

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    Am I the only one still watching? Episode 4, "The Shallow End", was the best so far this season. A perfect balance of all the characters, with a strong George story at the center.

    M.
     
  20. Qui-Gon John

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    I'm still watching, love this show. Probably won't see Ep. 4 until tomorrow night, though. I'm 2 days behind because I tape on Monday & watch on Tuesday. (Sunday night tied up taping Six Feet Under).
     

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