Line of Fire 12/02/03 Pilot

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    Just thought I'd put up a reminder for "Line of Fire" where it seems the FBI and the mob clash in a higher than usual profile. Leslie Hope (Teri Bauer from 24) is the FBI lead agent, and David Paymer is a mob boss who knows the heat is going to be turned up after a FBI agent is violently killed "in the line of fire".

    It's on ABC 10 p.m. EST.
     
  2. Thomas H G

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    Saw the promos for this. Looks interesting, although I hope I can buy the actor who is playing the mob boss. I remember his face from one of the City Slicker movies where he was kind of a wuss.

    Anyways, I'll watch it taped this week. Maybe live next week now that Real World is over.
     
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    I love David Paymer.He is such an awesome actor I love him in Payback and the 6th Man. That is why i'm watching tonight because he is so great. He'll do an awesome job i'm sure.
     
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    The review in the paper today calls it The white Rapper, so to speak, of gangsta rap.
    Ouch.
     
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    I think Paymer is a great call for the Mob Boss, I will watch the show.
     
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    Paymer seems to have nailed the role so far. I have high hopes for the series if this first episode is any indication.





    No, I'm not that David Paymer. [​IMG]
     
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    He reminds me of Fredo.

    All I can say is I'm glad this show isn't on NBC, otherwise it would be pulled three weeks from now and replaced by Law and Order. So far I'm in. Wonder when this show will air regularly when NYPD Blue comes back?
     
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    i have mixed thoughts on the show. i enjoyed the pilot but the show just didn't feel right to me. IMO, perhaps it was too rushed in introducing too many characters at once, and the young female trainee got on my last nerve.

    The show seems like a mix of The Wire, The Sopranos and various cop shows. I hope it is a good show and does well as a couple of shows that I had high hopes for this season are really disappointing me.
     
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    I think Paymer did a great job playing the mob boss. It was out of character for him but he is so weird he pulls it off in a scary way.

    I don't think the comparisons of Malloy to Fredo are accurate. Fredo is the meak little brother who is always craving power while Malloy is THE boss and has all the power.

    Overall I liked the show and think I'll watch again next week.
     
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    I thought it was good, but I do hope NYPD Blue takes back it's timeslot soon.
     
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    On Fredo/Malloy. I didn't mean he reminded me of Fredo as far as character goes. He'd be Michael. It's just that's how I remember Fredo looking, physically. Of course, it has been a long while since I've seen the Godfather movies, so I may be way off on that recollection.

    I'm looking forward to getting into the meat and potatos of this series. Hope it lasts (and that they bring back Blue sooner rather than February, as a friend told me today).
     
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    I have not watched the show yet. Did they say what city it takes place in?
     
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    Though I enjoyed the show and feel it has some promise, the show displays tendencies of a cop show that sometimes bugs me.

    First you have the rookie that does not follow directions but gets a pass on everything. For instance the female rookie FBI agent in this show has no regard for authority and is about to be dismissed from the program by the review board, but then she goes into a song and dance and she somehow comes out unscathed. Then she goes to her first position a week early and is told to come back at her regular scheduled day. We think she has left but then the lead FBI agent finds her going over case work and is told to come back in 2 weeks. They have dinner that night and then is told to come in the next day to start work.

    Is it just me or does it seem that the FBI storylines are just too predictable or its just something that we have seen before which doesn't break new ground in the way it tells a story?

    Also would you be able to finish an FBI training program and be assigned to active duty in 15 months? She said her husband was killed on Sept 11th and then during the show the undercover FBI agent goes to the grave of the fellow agent which shows the date as January 2003.

    I enjoyed David Paymer as the mob boss. Its nice to see an actor go outside their traditional acting roles.

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    After one episode, I don't be liking the van Doran (Bibb) character, too damn self-righteous and totally inept in playing the game to get what she wants.
     

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