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#1 of 146 OFFLINE   BridgetJZ

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Posted March 12 2006 - 03:40 AM

I had posted something in the Sopranos thread about this show, which premieres tonight immediately after the Sopranos.

Looks pretty good, IMHO and sorta reminds me of Six Feet Under.

In either case, you can watch the preview and whatnot on HBO's official site.

Anyone else plan on watching?

#2 of 146 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted March 12 2006 - 08:04 AM

Theres a long running joke at my office about my 2 wives (my girlfriend and a good friend whos a coworker - we all work in the same place).I made a comment once about how a man should have 2 wives and the rest is too long to retell here. But coworks and my friends are always referring to them as wife#1 and wife#2.

Ive liked the previews so Im gonna check it out.

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Posted March 12 2006 - 10:45 AM

I'm very eager for this show Posted Image
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#4 of 146 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted March 12 2006 - 11:16 AM

Hearing lots of good stuff about this show and I plan to watch.


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Posted March 12 2006 - 02:59 PM

I never thought I'd be pining for the levity and cheer of 'Six Feet Under.'

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#6 of 146 OFFLINE   Scott Hanson

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Posted March 12 2006 - 03:25 PM

Well...after one episode I'd have to say it's hanging by a thread for me. I wouldn't call it bad but all I can say is I was bored out of my mind for about the last half. I'll probably give it one more week.

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Posted March 12 2006 - 03:29 PM

Well I liked it a lot. The show has a lot of potential. You can never judge these shows by the first episode. Or in some cases the first 5 episodes (ROME, I'm looking at you).

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Posted March 12 2006 - 03:32 PM

It was interesting. I was not bored, but not hooked. I just kept thinking about how I could have been watching Deadwood after the Sopranos instead...
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Posted March 12 2006 - 03:45 PM

I liked it. Previews look pretty good. This is your typical setup pilot. I'm going to stick with it.
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#10 of 146 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted March 12 2006 - 03:56 PM

"I just kept thinking about how I could have been watching Deadwood after the Sopranos instead..."

Yea that little spot they did got me excited. Deadwood(my favorite show) and Entourage in JunePosted Image

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Posted March 12 2006 - 04:06 PM

Excellent pilot episode with quite a few angles to address. Why are they poisoning his dad?? Whose daughter is the 14yo bride? ... It's too bad they couldn't have made Amanda Seyfried wife #4 though. Posted Image

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Posted March 13 2006 - 12:59 AM

This show is nothing like I thought it would be. I never really paid attention to the previews and went into the show thinking it was going to be a comedy. Well that camp reminded me more of Carnivale then it did of anything else. I didn't think the show was bad I just went into it expecting the wrong thing.
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Posted March 13 2006 - 01:37 AM

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Excellent pilot episode with quite a few angles to address. Why are they poisoning his dad?? Whose daughter is the 14yo bride? ... It's too bad they couldn't have made Amanda Seyfried wife #4 though.

Ok, here's what I got out of it:

I think they were poisoning his dad (Roman, the "prophet" guy) because it was apparent that Roman, the prophet runs the camp, and had given him startup capital way back for 15% of the company. When a new store was being opened, he was just getting 15% of the "franchise fee" rather then 15% of the gross income stream. So, I think he was tryin to send a message.

The "Prophet" guy is also the father of the second wife (the one who kept ordering crap and demanding money)

And the Prophet guy was also the husband of the 15 year old girl.

I got the opinion the message was:

The prophet guy and his self-styled polygamy is the sick and twisted kind, compared to three adults who knowingly consented, ala the Hendricksons.
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#14 of 146 OFFLINE   BridgetJZ

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Posted March 13 2006 - 02:09 AM

Well, I'm glad to hear that at least a couple of you tuned in.

My thoughts:

Overall, I thought the show was really, really well constructed. I felt really uncomfortable during so many of the scenes, though I think that was the intention.

I tend to favor Ginnifer Goodwin's character...I feel so bad for her.

Bill Paxton is great and incredibly convincing in that role.

The last couple of minutes...what a cliffhanger.

I'm tuning in next week, for sure. I'm intrigued.

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Posted March 13 2006 - 02:56 AM

I'll be tuning in again.
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Posted March 13 2006 - 03:48 AM

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I think they were poisoning his dad (Roman, the "prophet" guy)


Roman and his dad are not the same person. They're poisoning his dad. Not Roman. Roman is the creepy Prophet guy. His dad is the white haired guy being poisoned.

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Posted March 13 2006 - 04:10 AM

For those who are disbelieving of the scenario of this story, I'd recommend John Krakuer's 'Under the Banner of Heaven.'

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#18 of 146 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted March 13 2006 - 06:39 AM

Anyone else notice the "Waterworld" reunion. With Jeanne Tripplehorn & Tina Majorino (whose face looked bloated Posted Image )
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#19 of 146 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted March 13 2006 - 07:48 AM

Gen Goodwins a cutie,she sometimes resembles Sherilyn Fenn...

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Posted March 13 2006 - 08:05 AM

Did anyone else recognize the name of the director of the pilot, Rodrigo Garcia? He was at the helm for some of the better Six Feet Under episodes, as well as some Carnivale episodes. According to IMDB, he also did one episode of The Sopranos.





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