Dragnet - Premiere - 2/2/03

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    Don't quite know what to make of this show. Sure, it follows the cadence of the old show, but this is one grisly show, almost becoming "Pre-CSI" in showing the RHD portion of the cops on the chase.

    It's a good thing Kingpin isn't on opposite Dragnet because I'd pick it over Dragnet if I had to.

    I'm willing to give Dragnet a few more episodes to win me over, but not too optimistic.
     
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    I feel like they may have blown their wad on the first episode. I mean, how often are they going to have a serial killer to go after? That being said, I think Ed O'Niell (sp?) is a good actor and I'm going to give it a few weeks.
     
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    I just heard about the 6-episode deal with Kingpin. I don't watch the L&O (any of them!) so I'm not quite all 'copped' out yet.
     
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    I don't watch either CSI, myself (bad, bad, bad pilot), but I think I'm about at my limit, especially with the three high-quality ones on Sunday night. Ironically, if I were to drop any, it would probably be the original Law & Order, whose success is largely responsible for there being so many PP's on right now.
     
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    I agree that this show will have trouble succeeding. I'm trying to picture the dry and smart mouthed Friday skolding a gang in Comptom. [​IMG]

    The Tom Hank's Dragnet movie was good, but they had to turn it into a comedy to make it work.
     
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    Having just read both the "Kingpin" thread and then the "Dragnet" thread, it sounds like I picked the wrong show to watch last nite.

    I watched Dragnet.

    The responses in these 2 threads are very different in tone. The "Kingpin" thread was very up beat and positive, while this thread "Dragnet" has people saying that they will give it a few weeks. I happen to agree with the responses regarding "Dragnet". For some reason the show just didn't grab me, like say a L&O show would. I'm not sure the show will last, but that is just my opinion.

    Also with "Dragnet" there is one story throughout the show, there is no 2nd or 3rd story being revolved with the main story. That may of been my problem, that there was nothing else to hang on to. For instance "The Shield" "NYPD Blue" all have revolving stories within a show. L&O's keep a good pace even with one story but it then goes into different aspects of a case. I've only watched CSI and CSI Miami a few times, and do enjoy the shows, but they keep stories going pretty good there. These shows keep you interested and not wanting to miss any part of it, because almost every scene has something to add to the plot. Unlike "Dragnet" you could walk away for a few minutes and pick up the story where you left off.

    Ok breathe.....

    Are there any other cop shows currently on that deal with 1 set of cops and 1 case throughout the show and still keep you interested?

    Paul
     
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    How was Ethan Embry? The teamed up in the movie "Dutch" Ya know.
     
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    Pat I agree I'll stick with it a few more shows especially since Boomtown is off for a bit, I like Al Bun..I mean Ed O' Neill, but the show seems very Law And order Like. I even see they had the traditional L&O shot as the 3 principals walked down a corridor. They kept a few of the Dragnet trappings. We'll see when Boomtown comes back I might be gone.
     
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    Being a fan of Ed O'Neil I had to give it a look last night. And... Got to give it a few weeks.

    Seems like they were out to go over the top to draw in an audience. I sometimes forget how much you have to compress time in movies and even more so in TV, but it really moved at warp speed.

    What do we call Ed now? Al Friday, Joe Bundy? He has kept a sarcastic tone which is nice. I hate to see Ed not do comedy. It's easy to find pretty face actors, but a good comedian is in short supply on TV. With a face like that, how straight can Ed play it anyway?

    Also, I'd heard that Aykroyd originally wanted to do a non-spoof Dragent movie

    What do you mean? It thought it was straight. The Jack Webb and Col. Potter team did the comedy version.

    So where does Dragnet go from here with story lines? He hung out with the prostitutes this week. Maybe tranvestites next week. Serial killers now are the norm. Serial monogomy may could be an option. Oops, too risque.
     

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