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#1 of 123 Chris

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Posted July 25 2004 - 02:37 PM

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.
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#2 of 123 Patrick Sun

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Posted July 25 2004 - 03:02 PM

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).
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#3 of 123 Michael Reuben

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Posted July 25 2004 - 03:21 PM

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

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#4 of 123 LarryDavenport

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Posted July 26 2004 - 03:38 AM

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.

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Posted July 26 2004 - 03:39 AM

I think the other insight we may get is into Rube's life.. it's clear now that he had a daughter.. somewhere.
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#6 of 123 Michael Reuben

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Posted July 26 2004 - 03:42 AM

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Was it wide screen last year?

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

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#7 of 123 Chuck Mullen

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Posted July 26 2004 - 09:15 AM

Who can tell me how they saw this episode so far in advance now that it has finally aired officially?
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#8 of 123 LarryDavenport

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Posted July 26 2004 - 10:39 AM

It was on yesterday.

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Posted July 26 2004 - 11:38 AM

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 Posted Image
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Posted July 27 2004 - 02:25 AM

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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.
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#11 of 123 Nicodemus

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Posted July 27 2004 - 02:30 AM

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 of 123 Sven Lorenz

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Posted July 27 2004 - 07:52 AM

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.

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Posted July 28 2004 - 04:09 AM

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

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I loved the Hill Street Blues gag. Excellent.


I thought it was brilliant. My wife never watched Hill Street, so she didn't understand why I was laughing so hard.

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The situation with George's parents is written very well - Cynthia Stevenson really shines.


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

#14 of 123 Chris

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Posted July 28 2004 - 05:15 AM

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.
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#15 of 123 Michael Reuben

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Posted August 04 2004 - 03:11 AM

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

http://www.cnn.com/2....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.)

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#16 of 123 Patrick Sun

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Posted August 04 2004 - 04:19 AM

Wait until you need what happens in episode 2 this week. Tee hee...
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#17 of 123 Michael Reuben

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Posted August 04 2004 - 08:56 AM

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Wait until you need what happens in episode 2 this week.

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

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Posted August 08 2004 - 03:06 PM

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?

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#19 of 123 Michael Reuben

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Posted August 16 2004 - 01:24 AM

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.

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#20 of 123 Qui-Gon John

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Posted August 16 2004 - 01:40 AM

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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