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anyone watching warehouse 13 or alphas

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by robbhimself, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Aug 5, 2012 #41 of 119
    bengalfreak

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    I watched two episodes and I thought the acting made the boys from Supernatural look like Oscar material in comparison. I mean, I thought it was right up their with Sharktopus in the bad acting department.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2012 #42 of 119
    zuko3984

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    I totally disagree. I think the American version in much better then the BBC version. I might give in that the first few episodes of the BBC one were better but once the american version started to go in it's own direction it became much much better. And season 4 of the BBC version was horrible and unwatchabel for me. I can't even belive they are planning on doing a season 5.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2012 #43 of 119
    zuko3984

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    I guess we have different taste because i have to disagree again. I think the acting on the american version is much better then the BBC version. I thought the actor who played George on the BBC version was just terrible.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2012 #44 of 119
    dswallow

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    Of people who've seen both, you're the first person I've ever seen say they prefer the American version/American actors. You're probably the first person I've seen who didn't say the American version was BAD, not just that they preferred the BBC version.

    Personally I think the actor who plays George in the American version (Sam Huntington) is actually one of the worst actors I've ever seen in a lead role. :)

    Interesting viewpoint. :)
     
  5. Aug 6, 2012 #45 of 119
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I think the American one has been on an upward trend, and the British one on a downward trend. To the point where the American one has become quite interesting, and the British one quite...not.

    I probably wouldn't say the American version is quite as good as the British one was at its peak. But it's definitely gotten into the same league.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2012 #46 of 119
    dswallow

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    Yes, the last season of the BBC version definitely is below par; mostly because it's run about a season longer than it should have as a series, sicne just about every original cast member is gone. But the fair comparison really is more season-by-season, at least while the storyline is mostly identical. If/when they seriously diverge such comparisons will be more difficult. :)
     
  7. Aug 6, 2012 #47 of 119
    Rob Helmerichs

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    So, basically, after about the first half of the first season?
     
  8. Aug 6, 2012 #48 of 119
    zuko3984

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    I might be one of the few who thinks the American version is better but according to the discussion of season 2 of the american version plenty of people are enjoying it.
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=481991&highlight=being+human

    I feel that the BBC version started out really good and got worse as it went on with the latest season being unwatchable, while the american version seems to be getting better as it goes on which to me is the sign of a better show.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2012 #49 of 119
    zuko3984

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    Have you actually watched all of the american version because they went went in a totally different direction from the BBC version about half way through the first season and by the second season it has basically no story lines that resemble anything from the BBC version.
     
  10. Aug 7, 2012 #50 of 119
    Sadara

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    I'm watching Alphas regularly! We dropped WH13 at the end of Season 1. The effects where hideous! On our really nice HD TV it just seemed so bad... and totally unbelievable. We just couldn't get into it any more.
     
  11. Aug 7, 2012 #51 of 119
    trainman

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    Edited: Didn't see there was a specific thread created for this week's episode. Reposting over there...
     
  12. Aug 18, 2012 #52 of 119
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    sushikitten

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    We just got caught up on W13 and I forgot how fun it is. We laugh out loud (mostly at Pete) a few times an ep. :)
     
  14. Aug 21, 2012 #54 of 119
    trainman

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    Geishas and pregnancy on this week's "Warehouse 13"? I think the writers just have a long list of fetishes and are checking them off one by one. (And they appear to have suddenly realized that they may run out of "famous" people sooner rather than later, hence the couple of "regular person" artifacts involved in this one.)

    Oh, and if anyone has a fetish for embarrassing product-placement dialogue, they definitely got to enjoy that, too.
     
  15. Aug 21, 2012 #55 of 119
    Idearat

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    The biggest laugh I had was having two actors from Psych on the same episode.
     
  16. Aug 23, 2012 #56 of 119
    windracer

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    I guess the Vancouver folks were visiting Toronto. ;)

    "Look, it's got Pandora!" :thumbsdown:
     
  17. Aug 23, 2012 #57 of 119
    betts4

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    Okay, I laughed, but then went WTF? when have the agents ever gone had to go undercover as specific as they did to look like geisha gals. Usually they just step in, say they are special agents and grab the thing. I just dismissed that whole opening as fluff.
     
  18. Aug 23, 2012 #58 of 119
    DouglasPHill

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    Alphas is really different this season. I did not think it needed to be retooled and am not particularly fond of it now. Now there is this sinister guy that the boss is focused on every episode. Last year it was mostly solving the case of the week.
     
  19. Aug 23, 2012 #59 of 119
    phox_mulder

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    Well, they were in Japan.
    US Secret Service probably doesn't have a lot of authority to just take stuff.


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  20. Aug 25, 2012 #60 of 119
    betts4

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    A Galaxy...
    It seems much darker than last season.
     

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