"Thieves" and Melissa George

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  1. Randy Tennison

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    I don't know about anyone else, but I am enjoying "Thieves" alot. John Stamos is surprizingly good in this show. I call the show a cross between "Thomas Crown Affair" and "Moonlighting". It's just mindless fun.
    Plus, Melissa George is gorgeous. Her pouty lips and Austrailian accent make her extremely hot.
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    Is anyone else watching this show?
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Can't say I've watched the show, but for those wishing to check out more of Ms. George's charms, go watch Dark City. [​IMG]
     
  3. LarryDavenport

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    I love Thieves (I have put it on my list of TV Series I would buy on DVD). In a weird way it reminds me of Due South in the sense that it is a formulaic idea done extremely well with very personable actors (they could use more Tone Loc).

    Melissa George is adorable!
     
  4. Jason Seaver

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    It's my guilty pleasure this year, primarily because of the lovely Miss George and the underused Tone Loc. I won't exactly miss "Thieves" for more than five minutes if ABC cancels it - it's a pretty slight hour, and truth be told I'd probably figure it's for the good when Melissa George and Robert Knepper end up in something better.
     
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    I agree... I can't imagine the series going one for years at it's current pace. It just gets old. Sexual tension. Wow. Next. I watch it but if it gets cancelled no biggie. I do agree though that both Stamos and George are pretty good in it. They just need better writers.
     
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    Who did she play in Dark City?

    Don't tell me she's the hooker that gets naked.
     
  7. Patrick Sun

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    Yup!
     
  8. Graeme Clark

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    She's the hooker who gets naked.

    "Oh Shoot"
     
  9. Andres Munoz

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    Damn! Would anyone have a picture of that? [​IMG]
     
  10. Patrick Sun

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    I have plenty, but I won't be posting any of them.

    If you ever rummage in the celeb newsgroups, she shows up periodically.
     
  11. LarryDavenport

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    She's also in Mullhullond Drive.
     
  12. Jason Seaver

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    http://us.imdb.com/StudioBrief/ (Scroll down to "Out Like Thieves")
    And, five minutes later, I'm glad there won't be Replay collisions with "Farscape" when that returns. [​IMG]
     
  13. LarryDavenport

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    That's a bummer. Oh well, more time to play with the Game Cube.
     
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    ABC you dickheads, why couldn't you at least finish off the season?
     
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    Funny, I just saw (heard) one of those "A new episode of Theives this Friday" during the credits of Alias. At the time I thought, "Man, is that show still on?"
     
  17. LarryDavenport

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    I don't know what ABC is thinking. Friday and Saturday nights are the lowest watched nights of TV anyway so who cares what's on? Thieves didn't look all that expensive to produce. They could have just let the show finish off it's 13 episode run (and since they hadn't shot the last three episodes they could have tied everything up in the end).

    That's why I like what the British do. They order 6 or 13 episodes of a TV Show and call that a season and let a show run it's course.
     
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    Larry, I agree with you. What were they expecting??

    I wish the networks would give up this mentality of "If it's not a hit after 6 episodes we'll cancel it". At least finish the damn season, out of respect for the viewers that DO follow it. How much money does ABC (Disney-owned) make anyway? Can't they afford to take a chance?

    /Mike
     
  19. Jason Seaver

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    "Thieves didn't look all that expensive to produce. "

    Well, I don't think it cost as much as "JAG" or "Seinfeld", but I did notice a lot of location/exterior shooting - which is more expensive and time-consuming than a soundstage-based show. The show also had a lot of executive producers, including the star and the Kopelsons.

    And why should ABC (or any network) throw good money after bad? Personally, I think it's in their interests to at least air the two completed episodes that they've already paid for, but if someone there thinks they'll get a better return on investment shelving them and airing "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" reruns, well, they probably know the business better than I do.

    Besides, TV networks make very little money, if any; they exist to funnel programming toward the local stations owned by the parent company and, recently, give the parent company's production arm a distributor. Maybe if "Thieves" had been produced by Touchstone or aired on WB, it would have been better, but most likely "Thieves" wasn't making anyone money - not the affiliates paying ABC for programming and selling advertisements, not ABC, and likely not even Warner, since studios usually sell new series to networks at below production cost, figuring they'll make it up later on either "ER"-sized renewal deals or third-run cable/syndication deals.

    I hate quick hooks as much as anyone in the audience, but given the economics of TV production nowadays, I understand them. If a show isn't helping anyone, why keep it going?
     
  20. LarryDavenport

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    At least FOX has said, despite luke warm ratings, they will run all 24 episodes of 24.
     

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