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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - First Season - Spoilers Okay

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by danterner, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Apr 2, 2014 #1 of 23
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    I did a search and didn't see any other thread on this. Is anyone else watching? It's on the El Ray Network, which is apparently Robert Rodriguez's own network and which I didn't know even existed until recently, but Comcast now carries it (at least in some markets). I think this may be one of the only shows on it right now. It's been pretty good so far. I'm up to Episode 4, which is the most recent. It seems to be following the story of the first movie but drawing it out and expanding upon it. Starring Don Johnson, Robert Patrick, Wilmer Valderrama, and a bunch of other people I don't know but all of whom are pretty good. It's definitely worth checking out.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2014 #2 of 23
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    I've watched the first episode and it has me interested, but so do a lot of other shows. I'm kind of just waiting to see what others have to say about it before I decide about investing more time in this show.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2014 #3 of 23
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    I'd say that so far it's been pretty strong - if you enjoyed the first episode, the next three are very similar in tone while progressing the story at a good pace. Only 10 episodes this season, I believe.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2014 #4 of 23
    retrodog

    retrodog King Button Pusher

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    Where can I watch it, other than Comcast?
     
  5. Apr 4, 2014 #5 of 23
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    iTunes, Amazon Video On Demand, or through the collaborative magic of the internet.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2014 #6 of 23
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    If you can stand to watch a crap load of commercials first, you can watch it for free on any device that plays Amazon Instant Videos by using HitBliss.
     
  7. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    I rewatched the first episode and watched the second episode, and I'm not really feeling it but it's not because I think it's bad. I'll give it 1 or 2 more episodes.
     
  8. getreal

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    (moving my posts from a duplicate thread):

    I am really enjoying this version of Robert Rodriguez' movie (written by Quentin Tarantino) remade for television (a la the Coen bros. remaking Fargo for TV). This is an interesting trend, if I can all it a "trend". Instead of sequel movies, bring it to tv and stretch out the character and plot development. Two hours becomes ten hours. But don't stretch the same plot over multiple seasons, like "Under the Dome". More like "American Horror Story", leave each season to stand on its own as one story.

    Wilmer Valderrama makes an excellent bad guy! Robert Patrick is the former Pastor originally played by Harvey Keitel in the movie. There was even a picture of a younger Robert Patrick from his Terminator days on an ID Card.

    Each episode has flashbacks to show how various characters arrived at a particular scene, which gives the viewer a new perspective of various scenes which appear at first to have little significance until we are shown the new POV.

    Television has been evolving over the last few years.

    Quoting from ShockTillYouDrop dot com:
     
  9. sieglinde

    sieglinde New Member

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    Weird channel. Full of old stuff and infomercials. I have watched two episodes. Weird show.
     
  10. Hoffer

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    I just checked and it looks like El Rey is on DirecTV channel 341. It also appears I don't have a high enough package that includes it.
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    It's on (Minneapolis) Comcast, but only in SD.
     
  12. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    Thx. Found it and looks like I do get the channel. I setup an SP.
     
  13. Hoffer

    Hoffer Captain Chaos

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    When FXX came to Direct I thought about getting the next package up. Got to get my Always Sunny fix. They wanted $15/month for the next package. I went through the channels in that tier and there were like 2 I was slightly interested in.
     
  14. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

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    FYI, this is now on Netflix. Just watched the Pilot. Looks promising.
     
  15. gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I'll definitely check it out. :up:
     
  16. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    I thought it stayed strong start to finish.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Or, from dusk til dawn?
     
  18. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

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    Did not care for it. I almost gave up half-way but my wife wanted to continue.

    My issue was that it was basically a 10-hr version of the movie with a few changes to keep it going.

    When I first heard about it I presumed it was going to be either prequel or sequel. Not the same story!
     
  19. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    Robert Rodriguez explained it thusly:

    http://www.blastr.com/2014-3-11/exclusive-why-robert-rodriguez-bringing-dusk-till-dawn-tv

    Since I knew that's what was being done going in, I just enjoyed the ride. I could see how it would be frustrating to watch it thinking that it was going to be a prequel/sequel/something else. I think he succeeded at what he was trying to accomplish.
     
  20. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Watched the first episode via Netflix, and I'm pretty hooked. Really great style, dialog and characters. Not much I don't like about it so far.
     

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