Does Anyone Remember G vs. E (aka Good versus Evil)?

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  1. Brian Kaz

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    "A man torn from his family...only to be resurrected as an agent of the almighty CORP.

    With no special skills, Chandler Smythe and Henry McNeil fight to save lost souls."

    It's a battle between good versus evil. G vs. E...That's what it is!"



    I was going through my VHS collection the other day and found all the episodes to G vs. E, so I started watching one a night. I had forgotten what a great show this was. A great mix of satire and camp set to a techno beat with rapid fire pacing and, of course, Morlock slaying. The main cast was absolutely perfect together. Ford & Decker rule!

    I mean, how can you possibly go wrong with a show that has episode titles like:

    "Gee, Your Hair Smells Evil"

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    "Men are From Mars, Women Are Evil"

    My personal favorite episode is "The Mission", where it begins with Smythe waking up and realizing he'd been stuck in a coffin and buried alive. One of the best episodes of any show I have ever seen. Where else can you see Emmanuel Lewis strapped to explosives and then accidentally blown up?

    It's a shame this show only lasted 22 episodes, but that's to be expected when a show moves to the SciFi channel. I would cut a faustian deal in a second to get this show on DVD!
     
  2. Jeremy_Watson

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    Brian,

    I have never heard of this show (or at least I don't remember it) but it sounds interesting. I looked at the web page on the SciFi channel site (http://www.scifi.com/goodvsevil/), but the way it is divided into "Good" and "Evil" just confused me. Can you explain more about it?

    Thanks,
    Jeremy
     
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    Brian Kaz wrote (post #1):

     
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    I'm pretty sure the show started on USA and then moved to SciFi. This is a show I would buy in a second on DVD!
     
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    Was by far the funniest show of its time. The pilot was one of the better hours of television I've seen. And who can forget the infamouse cameo by Emmanuel Lewis as a Morlock? Of all the forgotten TV series that I'd like to see put out on disc (Brimstone, Millennium, Nowhere Man), this would have to be my first choice.
     
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    I thought Good vs Evil was certainly the second best Sci-Fi network show ever (after Farscape).

    Of course they shitcanned it.

    They replaced it with 'The Invisible Man', which was halfway decent but not nearly as good.

    Sci-Fi (Channel) sucks. Tremors? The Dream Team? Scare Tactics?

    Sci-Fi (Channel) is dead to me.
     
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    And people wonder why I'm frustrated with Sci-Fi. [​IMG] It is this haphazard, lack of a plan, lack of developing shows that has caused me to write off the station. It isn't just Farscape I'm frustrated about.

    Jason
     
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    There are enough episodes (and the final episode could work as a FINAL episode) that the powers that be should put out a DVD box set.
     
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    This show ruled. I would also buy it on DVD. It's biggest problem, aside from being buried by USA and then SciFi, is that it came out around the same time as Buffy. Buffy was a HUGE hit, and this suffered for it. They were just too similar in tone and attitude.

    Deacon Jones as the celestial badass who taught you how to head slap a demon to the ground? You just can't find that anywhere on TV!!!!
     
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    post #3:

     
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    "Suffering" from a one-note premise is the "weakness" of every TV show. It is how they explore and expand upon that premise that makes or breaks a show. Buffy is built on a one-note premise - a smartass teen "chosen one" who kills vamps. Strip away all the fun stuff, and you know that she's going to kill a vamp/demon every week.

    So, your logic is inherently flawed...Buffy successfully expands on that premise by introducing meta-plots and exploring characers. G vs. E was in the process of doing the same thing when it was cancelled.

    You didn't like G vs. E? Fine...move along. We're talking about why we did. Didn't you pull this same crap over in the "Children of Dune" thread?

    Where's the Deacon when you need him...
     
  17. LarryDavenport

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    I hope that if G vs E ever comes out on DVD the R-Rated version will prevail. I really liked the show because it felt like a cross between Pulp Fiction and Night Gallery. The dialogue was crisp and all the actors were likable.
     
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    The series' quirky style may not have been for everyone; it could range between hilarious situations to very touching moments (who can forget when Henry went home to his mother, played by Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols). Then there was the very stylish episode in the vein of Run Lola Run, in which Henry and Chandler had to save Chandler's son from being crushed in a junkyard compressor. The acting throughout the series was very well done, always being played fairly serious no matter what the situation.
     
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    I loved this show when it was on! Interesting premise, and a really quirky style that I liked. To me, though, once it left USA for Sci-Fi (and dropped the G vs E for the less interesting "Good vs. Evil") it seemed to lose a lot of the quirky appeal that drew me to it (like the Dukes of Hazard style freeze frame commercial breaks and Deacon Jones narration, and the often inspired stunt casting). Still, at the time, it was probably the best thing on the SciFi channel at the time...

    That said,I'd snap it up on DVD in a minute...
     
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    This is one series that I would buy immediately on DVD in any region, even from PAL regions. With most series I at least wait a while for news of an R1 release.
     

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