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HBO's "Carnivale" (SPOILERS!)

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Vlad D, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. Vlad D

    Vlad D Well-Known Member

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    Anyone looking forward to this show.

     
  2. Peter McM

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    I'm buying a ticket to this surreal sideshow.
     
  3. Lowell_B

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    I'll definately be checking it out tomorrow. It looks like it has some real promise. Of course it doesn't hurt that it's going to be in HD. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Vlad D

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    I'll be checking it out too. Looks like a really good cast.
     
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    I read it's 12 episodes. Does anyone know if it's 12 episodes Season 1, and there may be more. Or is it a one time deal like Band Of Brothers.
     
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    I hope it'll be on DVD soon. No HBO in Canada and this show looks creepy!
     
  10. Dave Scarpa

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    Well it was interesting enough to get me to tune in again next week, especially for that Adrienne Barbeau money shot, boy at her age she still looks great. The Hi Def was nice too. We'll see how it all comes together.
     
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    It got interesting towards the last 15 minutes of the pilot episode. You have to wonder how the balance of life and death is exacted given Ben's powers.
     
  12. Peter McM

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    Creepy, indeed! But only really disturbing part for me was

    Ben's Mom drowning that poor kitten!
     
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    It was definitely an intriguing beginning. Any ideas on who "the management" is?
     
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    [​IMG]

    All around a very good opening to what looks like a real good series. The ending to the episode was just great.

    Most new shows seem to pull out all the stops and use up most of their great ideas in their pilots, but as this is a mini-series (correct me if I'm wrong, I still am not 100% if it's a 12-ep mini, or just the first season), it seemed like the setup for bigger and better things to come.

    I loved the opening credits too, they (along with the rest of the show) looked just plain fantastic in HD.

    I'll definately be tuning in for episode 2 next week.

    Lowell
     
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    Excellent 1st episode. I'm interested in seeing where they are going with this. I'll definitely stick around for the rest of the season.

     
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    Nice start. I'm very intrigued by this show and I always like the whole "final battle between Good and Evil" theme. It kind of reminds me of "The Stand" with a 1930s slant. Excellent cast and great HD picture quality and 5.1 sound.

    Kind of wild that Ben's Mom chose to die rather than have her son save her.


    After 6+ hrs of football, I'm ready for a switch. Carnivale will be a nice way to finish off a Sunday.

    Ralph
     
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    Well, yes, obviously Ben's powers aren't truly a gift because something else has to give up their life for Ben to heal someone else. Exactly how much a sacrifice in lifeforce is needed for Ben to heal will be a delicate balance, as will the bigger theme of good vs. evil.
     
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    I thought it was good. Very interesting and looking foward to seeing where it goes [​IMG]
     
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    Makes you wonder how the dustbowl REALLY became the dustbowl, huh?
     

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