Birds of Prey - 11/06/02

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Patrick Sun, Nov 7, 2002.

  1. Patrick Sun

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    So, did anyone else stick with this show to enjoy the appearance of Black Canary (Lori Laughlin)? The writing is still a bit hammy (Rachel/Dinah can makes one of those really painful constipated faces when she's trying to express some other hurtful emotions). The sonic scream could have been more louder and higher, but it was implemented for a TV show. I wonder what it'd sound like if Black Canary would try to sing "I Will Always Love You" with that scream. The action scenes a decent for a TV show. The whole Reese/Helena thing is pretty low yield when it comes to chemistry. Reese is related to the bad guy, so Reese has his own personal demons to deal with trying to right what his dad has wronged.
     
  2. BrianB

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    Watched it last night too. My wife is definitely more interested in it than I am each week. It's getting better, but like you say, it still seems to lack a certain "chemistry" to it.
     
  3. Jason Seaver

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    ...and I'm done. I've given it a month, but the show has yet to develop one interesting character, the stories are compeltely standard-issue, and there doesn't seem to be any indication it'll get better.
     
  4. Chuck L

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    I am sticking with the show basically because I hate television as a whole these days anyway. There isn't anything else on that night that appeals to me and basically, BOP does.

    While it easily is moving very slowly, if it didn't try to slowly develop the chacaters than people would be bitching that it is moving to fast.

    The show has appeal, but I honestly don't think that it has much legs because of people loosing interest quickly. I also wish they would have stayed with the original tone of the pilot (original again). I think that people would have a easier time if it was a little more hard edged like the intended before they went soft.

    I did like last night shows and honestly I was suprised that Reese's father was the bad guy. So I pleased by that.

    I think people are giving up simply because the WB doesn't really know what they want to do with this series.
     
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    WHAA! I wanna be a super-hero!!

    Yeesh. Give me a break Dinah.
     
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  7. Patrick Sun

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    I think BC realized that Dinah needed to be with Helena and Barbara, and her disappearance (I don't think BC is dead either) would work well for her if she wanted to "retired" easily.

    I can't believe they are giving Dinah not only telepathy, but telekinesis in her metahuman power arsenal.
     
  8. Thomas D

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    Like Jason, I made it this far but will subject myself to bad television no longer. I can't really begin to touch on all the things I find wrong or poorly-done with the show nor do I feel like wasting my time listing them. Birds of Prey: Could have been good; wasn't.
     
  9. Andrew Beacom

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    I had some serious audio dropout/artifacts during and just after the BC scream. Did anyone else get this? I'm assuming it was my cable provider. It didn't seem like it was intended.
     

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