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Almost Human 11/17/13 Pilot episode

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by betts4, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Haven't watched it yet, but I'm looking forward to it tonight based on the comments here. If I retain this SP, it'll let me dump one or two others that have gone down the crapper like Revolution, Covert Affairs, etc...
     
  2. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Active Member TCF Club

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    I enjoyed it, added bonus, we get to see the second episode tonight.
     
  3. dfergie

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    My Genie caught it with no problems ... loved it, in for the duration.
     
  4. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

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    It was obvious to me that they were shooting in Vancouver but I think that I've gotten pretty good at spotting if a show is shot in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, or Vancouver.

    That said, I got a Blade Runner meets Robocop vibe from the setting.
    Which I think, is a good thing.

    Although I have to admit that when Kennex got his leg blow off, I said, "Dr. McCoy can't fix his own leg?"

    Still, I found the pilot enjoyable and I'm sticking around for more episodes.
     
  5. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    I liked it too. I would like it better if it stayed on Sundays, my Mondays are crowded.
     
  6. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Not enough to even notice.
    Less than 2 seconds of the car driving down the road were missed. Some people want to see the end credits, I couldn't care less about seeing them.

    I like it well enough, but I still have plenty of doubts about it.
     
  7. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    It cracked me up when Bones shoved the MX out of the car. Yeah, I'll keep it. He warmed up to the new synth all in the space of one ep.

    Funny seeing Lili Taylor in an action role.

    Dammit, Jim. I'm a cop, not a doctor!


    And, I get the Blade Runner vibe, too.
     
  8. Craigbob

    Craigbob Active Member

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    SP is set, only because it's easier to record and dump then remember to record. I'm on the fence about this one. It has some potential, but is also a bit cliched/tropee...

    I too got the Blade Runner vibe, along with some Minority Report, Alien Nation etc... It all seemed too much like; been there...done that.

    I hope it gets better quickly and doesn't devolve into some standard buddy cop procedural that we've all seen too much of.
     
  9. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    So, what was that thing that his ex-girlfriend threw down beside him? It looked like it was going to explode and vaporize him, but apparently all it did was put him into a coma with some memory loss.
     
  10. Thom

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    In watching these first two episodes, I'm wondering what they're spending per episode. FOX has a history of quickly cancelling shows that aren't sufficiently profitable.
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Seriously?

    If you mean ancient history, sure. But in the last few years, they have a history of giving expensive genre shows an insane opportunity to prove themselves. Dollhouse, Sarah Connor, Alias...none of these would probably have lasted a season on most networks, much less been renewed.

    People really need to get over Firefly. Not because anything good or excusable happened there, but because it was a decade ago and the people responsible for that fiasco are long, long gone from Fox.
     
  12. vman41

    vman41 Omega Consumer

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    I did get a Blade Runner vibe in the pilot, the scene at the street diner hammered it home.

    Their vision of the future does try to incoporate current trends, like the ubiquity of cameras.
     
  13. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    I liked it. I am rather surprised this is a 7pm (central time) show, though. It is fairly dark and disturbing for a 7pm show. I guess networks don't assume as much as they used to about the 7pm vs 9pm.
     
  14. RickStrobel

    RickStrobel Active Member

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    I find it fun and interesting that his police cruiser is a Ford Fusion:
    [​IMG]

    Looks like it'd be a great car to buy today knowing that it's styling is still fresh in 2048 :D
     
  15. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Active Member

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    Blade Runner vs. Robocop vs. I, Robot. How can you go wrong? I'm in. :D

    FWIW, they used the Ford Taurus painted flat black for the police cruisers in Robocop. It was also considered one of the most futuristic looking cars at the time.
     
  16. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    I don't disagree, but Alias was an ABC show. :)
     
  17. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Otherwise, I enjoyed the pilot well enough to keep the SP around.
     
  18. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

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    I haven't seen the Monday ep yet, but I liked the Sunday pilot. :)
     
  19. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Heh, don't know why I typed that, I meant Fringe.

    DAMN YOU, AUTO-CORRECT! EVEN ON A PC WHERE I DON'T HAVE YOU, YOU MOCK ME!!

    :eek:
     
  20. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I caught the entire thing with my SP which doesn't have padding.I enjoyed the first two episodes. I just hope it's ratings are good enough for the show to last.
     

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