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Swamp Thing (DC Universe) (2019)

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Sam Favate, May 31, 2019.

  1. Sam Favate

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    DC's streaming service's latest show premiered today. Swamp Thing - which has already been a movie and a TV show - has an X-Files vibe to me, with plenty of creepy mystery. This appears to be the first DC show in a long time without involvement from Greg Berlanti's production group. This was produced by James Wan and the pilot directed by Len Wiseman. It has a good cast, which includes Virginia Madsen, Will Patton, Jennifer Beals, Crystal Reed and Andy Bean. (Reed was recently seen on DC's Gotham as Sofia Falcone.) The pilot is loaded with character development, but also with loads of special effects and genuine scares. It will be interesting to see if this one holds up over its 13 episode run.

    Two reviews:

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/swamp-thing-review-1214269

    https://mashable.com/article/swamp-thing-premiere-review/
     
  2. Johnny Angell

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    I’d like to watch this but it’s just not possible to sign up for every streaming service that has a show I’m interested in.
     
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    I have a feeling that DC Universe as a service is going to be cancelled soon, with its offerings rolled into the new WarnerMedia streaming service.
     
  6. Wayne_j

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    Something is rotten here. You don't cancel a show that gets good reviews after 1 episode. Apparently they misfiled paperwork so they don't qualify for a tax incentive where they were shooting.
     
  7. TonyD

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    This wasn’t cancelled after one episode.
    It was already dropped down by at least three eps to whatever it is now.

    This cancel already happened before it aired but wasn’t announced officially until now.

    I watched the first one but it was too dark and I had a time trying to follow what was going on and what led to him becoming Swamp Thing.

    From what I could figure the swamp was already a living entity at the beginning of the show and I don’t know how that happened.
     
  8. Sam Favate

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    The tax incentive thing is true (North Carolina did away with its film incentives several years ago and it's very hard to get a production going there now; 8-10 years ago it was considered Hollywood East), but it's not the whole story. There were creative differences happening too.
     
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    Will they release the rest of the episodes? If so it would be more understandable. I thought they weren't going to show anymorel
     
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    Do you have the app?
    When you look at the show it has a countdown until each new episodes airs.
    All eps filmed are going to air.
     
  11. Wayne_j

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    Nope I haven't joined but it is nice to know that they will all be released.
     
  12. Sam Favate

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    They will, and what's more, it's a good bet that they will find their way to blu-ray as well. Warner is good about that. I thought the pilot was very well done and I'm looking forward to the second episode tonight.
     
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    In the comic book, Alec Holland was murdered by a corporation who found his research inconvenient, and dumped in the swamp. Swamp Thing arose. He believed himself to be the dead man, but really had just absorbed the dead man's memories.

    Alan Moore's run showed Swamp Thing to be the latest in a line of Earth Elementals that the Earth created to defend itself – often under similar, violent circumstances.
     

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