Lethal Weapon

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  1. DavidJ

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    Me too. Just watched the last two episodes tonight. I really like the chemistry of the leads and the cast.
     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    It's the only new show this season that I continue to watch into 2017.
     
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    With so much new stuff to choose from, this didn't make the cut. But reading the posts here, looks like it's pretty decent.

    I'll dig up what I can find on-line and then catch up with the series. Seems like I can only go back as far as episode 6.
     
  4. Robert Crawford

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    Man, I'm loving this show!
     
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    So, this is the latest thing in TV? To take properties that were perfect within their two hour time frames and turn them into shambling, drawn out, series.
     
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    As long as people keep watching the remakes and tuning out original shows, pretty much, yeah.

    Though some remakes fail, too. CBS tried "Rush Hour" last year, but didn't order a second season. They're trying "Training Day" next, premieres 2/2.
     
  7. Johnny Angell

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    IYHO, that is. IMHO, this is an excellent series.
     
  8. Robert Crawford

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    IMO, this series is an improvement over the films as it takes a more in-depth look into Riggs issues as well as the development of his relationship with Murtaugh and his family.
     
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    I watched last week's episode tonight, but tonight's episode failed to tape. So I'm still a week behind.

    Last week's episode was mostly really well done. It dug deeper into Riggs's mental illness than the show had previously. I really appreciated the relationship between the brilliant agoraphobic chemist and Riggs, which each seeing a bit of themselves in the other. Lyndon Smith did a great job making her human and avoided the agoraphobic caricature that we usually see. Even making her the murderer was an interesting twist. I just wish they hadn't killed her off. It seems like whenever there's a mentally ill character on TV, they don't last the episode.

    It was fun seeing Jessica Parker Kennedy pop up here as the DJ. The last time I saw her, she was playing a teenage witch on "The Secret Circle". I liked her better in this, small role that it was.

    In casting news:
    Thomas Lennon will play Leo Getz on the series

    Right now, he's only booked for one episode, but given the character's importance to the film series, I've got to believe we'll be seeing him again. Very different direction than Joe Pesci. "They FUCK YOU at the drive-thru, okay? They FUCK YOU at the drive-thru! They know you're gonna be miles away before you find out you got fucked! They know you're not gonna turn around and go back, they don't care. So who gets fucked? Ol' Leo Getz! Okay, sure! I don't give a fuck! I'm not eating this tuna, okay?"
     
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    This week's episode was another one I really enjoyed.
     
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    When I first heard about Lethal Weapon being turned into a tv I will be honest. My original thoughts where how could they turn this into a tv show? My first thoughts because of how good the movies where was that they where going to screw it up and it would suck!!! I did not think there was anyway this would be any good. But for the heck of it I watched it and thought mmmm this is not bad at all and the two lead characters where well casted. Then I watched the second episode then the third and by episode 4 I was hooked! I was totally wrong about this show, I love this show!
     
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    I never thought this would be my favorite show this TV season.
     
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    Me either, but it is. Another good episode last night.
     
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    I'm not sure Thomas Lennon was the best casting choice for Leo Getz, but maybe he'll grow on me. I did think it was funny that he'd already co-opted Trish for his bus ads at the end. Did he steal a pic of her when he was at the Murtaugh house? :laugh:

    And Riggs needs a haircut, desperately. His constantly playing with his hair and pushing it off his face is becoming a distracting annoyance.
     
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    Dave, Your opinion is how I felt also. I actually really enjoy the show.
     
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    Chalk me up in this camp also. I saw the promos and thought, "This is a disaster just waiting to happen." The first episode was not bad, so I came back the next week and I had a season pass before the third episode was finished. All the regular characters just fit perfectly.
     
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    It was interesting casting, because he brings a very different energy to the role than Joe Pesci did. Pesci's Getz was obviously a transplant from the East Coast, with a very Jersey sensibility. Thomas Lennon's Getz, by contrast, is a very West Cost personality. It wasn't until the scene at the taco truck that I really "got" Lennon's take on the character.

    I do wish that they'd kept him as an ethically murky CPA instead of an ambulance-chasing lawyer. It just seems like a profession that offers a lot more opportunities to get involved with murky personalities (and therefore provide for return appearances). As it is, how much more we see of Lennon's Getz will depend on whether CBS renews "The Odd Couple" or not.
     
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    This quickly moved into my top 3 shows for the year (Lethal Weapon, The Expanse and Legion).
     

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