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Helix premieres on SyFy tomorrow ...

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by gweempose, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    Still enjoying it. It's television, not reality. Of course it's not realistic and the characters do stupid things.

    I loved how the antiviral started to improve the patient's condition within seconds. That stuff works fast. Unfortunately, I also knew that the fast working cure had all but secured his fate to something worse.

    I'm sad they killed off the blonde scientist lady. I thought she was one of the more interesting characters. Far more interesting than the other two CDC women.

    My girlfriend kept asking me why they needed CO2 scrubbers and were in danger of dying due to CO2 poisoning when there's plain ordinary air right outside the door. I told her that the lab must be sealed to prevent the virus from getting out (which I think is a valid reason).

    I keep trying to remember where I've seen/heard Dr. Hitaki from before. Then I looked it up. He's in the trailer for the new "Ronin" movie.
     
  2. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    It seems like every other show these days requires that the characters, no matter how intelligent they are supposed to be, take stupid pills.
     
  3. rich

    rich Final answer?

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    She was about to tell someone, and see what happened?? :rolleyes:
     
  4. rich

    rich Final answer?

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    They are supposedly top scientists, but they often completely forget about the scientific method.

    One person working alone in a lab announces that they have developed a test to see who is infected and who is not. And they all just say "great!" and start using it. There was no control group, independent verification, double-blind test, etc ... because the plot demanded that they just go with it.
     
  5. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    One of the things I like about Sleepy Hollow is they talk to each other (ok there are a LOT of things I like about SH, but that's a good one)
     
  6. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    i agree about the blonde scientist lady. Why did they have kill her she was the only character I like.
     
  7. IDSmoker

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    +1

    without her, I may not be able to tolerate the "Under the Dome-ness" of this show much longer
     
  8. Timbeau

    Timbeau Active Member

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    :D

    Unfortunately the Idiot Ball seems to be coming more and more prevalent in TV shows these days.
     
  9. dmaneyapanda

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    There was a control group, it was just an extremely crappy one. IIRC the doc tested on herself and a few other symptom-less scientists, and declared that the control group. Then the other doc came in and asked her to repeat the test on herself. When she refused (because she was worried she really was infected), the other doc then asked her to perform the test on her instead, ostensibly as an additional control sample, but really because she too was worried she was infected. Perfect science!

    In their defense, they were acting under significant time pressure (hours, not days, weeks, or months), so it's not like there was going to be a double blind experiment run.
     
  10. BlueMerle

    BlueMerle Adorable Deplorable

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    :up:

    Why am I still following this thread when I'm no longer watching the show? :confused::)
     
  11. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    The thread is much more fun than the actual show. Sort of like threads about The Following.
     
  12. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    but it's nowhere near as OT as a BBT thread will be! :D
     
  13. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    I am still following this thread waiting to see whether the tide of opinion changes due to developments in the story. Until then I will save it up. Since my new DVR has enormous amounts of storage, I am taking this same approach with a few shows and still have > 80% free. Meanwhile when we run out of shows we know we like, my wife and I watch The Sopranos on-demand. I am not sure what we shall do when we are done with that...
     
  14. philw1776

    philw1776 Active Member

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    Precisely. Keep the comments coming folks.
     
  15. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Active Member TCF Club

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    I'm still watching and somewhat interested, it's not like there is much else to consume at the moment.
     
  16. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    I looked at the mostly-unwatched last episode, and decided to delete it and the SP also. I feel cleaner now. :p
     
  17. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    same here, but it's still on a very short leash - waiting for the "under the dome" premier? :p
     
  18. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    Yeah, I have so much other stuff to watch, and I have not watched any episodes after the pilot, and I can't get even the littlest bit enthused about watching them. They are getting deleted next time I am at the TiVo. :)
     
  19. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Active Member TCF Club

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    hah, no I killed under the dome after only a few episodes

    this definitely can end up with the same fate if it starts getting that bad
     

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