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Helix premieres on SyFy tomorrow ...

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

  1. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    I thought that the last few minutes of the episode showed some promise, so I'll watch at least one or two more.
     
  2. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Seriously? I felt just the opposite; I nearly pulled the plug after it ended...
     
  3. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    Yes, I'm a sucker for WTF moments like

    The ex-wife doctor recognizing her own handwriting on the wall, and (in an earlier episode) the facility administrator removing his contacts to reveal glowing blue eyes. Even though I recognize the rest of the show is as appealing as having your face gnawed off by CGI plague rats while convulsing, those WTF moments do keep me coming back.
     
  4. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Active Member

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    Each week they just make up what they need. Sound familiar?
     
  5. eddyj

    eddyj SeƱor Member TCF Club

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    They have a plan. They plan to pull things out of their asses all season(s).
     
  6. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    They have a plan. Their plan is to end the series with a close-up of Billy Campbell's eye.

    Or he's an angel. They have a plan, they just haven't decided yet.
     
  7. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    I hope the creators come out and tell us all the things that are not going to be the big reveal and then it turns out to be all of them. I love it when shows do that.
     
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    Church AV Guy

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    I have to admit, I did the same thing. The show just reached my saturation point. I tried to like it, but... :(
     
  9. Feb 1, 2014 #129 of 188
    cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    Last night's episode (1/31 "The White Room") actually interested me. Smart people are still doing very dumb stuff but now I'm really curious about wtf is going on with the mysterious Dr. Hataki. Looks like I'm sticking with this show for a while.
     
  10. Feb 1, 2014 #130 of 188
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Yeah, there's a lot of interesting stuff going on. I'm not sure how it will (can) all come together, but I'm willing to wait a little longer and see if they're at least headed in that direction (instead of just throwing interesting stuff out at random and hoping it will all work out in the end, which is an M.O. a certain producer of this show used on a certain other show).

    Missed a great opportunity for Billy Campbell to say, "You know what? From now on I order everybody to tell everybody else everything, so this sort of $#!& doesn't keep happening." But I suspect that would require a level of self-awareness among the writing staff that probably doesn't exist. ;)
     
  11. Feb 1, 2014 #131 of 188
    NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    the parts about this week's ep i'm most curious about:
    1) the screams from the monkey field fire - that could open up the possibility anything (anyone?) already dead might be back.
    2) the inconclusive db search for dr. hvit has me wondering what that's all about.
    we'll see if it continues to keep me interested - for now, i'm still in.
     
  12. Feb 1, 2014 #132 of 188
    Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    AH.....I've been waiting for you to convince me to stick with it. I have this one recorded, so I'll give it another shot...
     
  13. Feb 1, 2014 #133 of 188
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I think the show is benefiting from the relative drought of new programming these days. If it had started in the fall when there are a ton of shows on every week and I'm looking for an excuse to drop shows, or now when the current episodes would be landing in such a time, I wouldn't be watching any more. But there's barely enough that's potentially interesting in the show to keep my hopes from completely evaporating, and enough hours in the week to watch it, so I'm still in for now.

    How's that for a stellar recommendation? :D
     
  14. Feb 1, 2014 #134 of 188
    vertigo235

    vertigo235 Active Member TCF Club

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    I agree with this
     
  15. Feb 1, 2014 #135 of 188
    RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    It's like 80s gore porn looking for a reason to exist.
     
  16. Feb 1, 2014 #136 of 188
    Bierboy

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    I'll take it and watch the latest ep tomorrow!
     
  17. Feb 2, 2014 #137 of 188
    dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    Since spoilers aren't listed in the title
    Since we now know that Jaye was Julia's hallucination, I'm betting odds that her childhood wall writing can be dismissed the same way (hope it isn't tho), and I wouldn't leave it past them that stabbed Hatake could be one too.

    I find it interesting that Syfy suggests they'll be answering the running questions and has a running tally.
    http://www.syfy.com/helix/photos/helix_questions?id=1
     
  18. Feb 2, 2014 #138 of 188
    Cainebj

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    I still am enjoying the show but I am finding it oddly interesting they are killing off the major characters.
     
  19. Feb 2, 2014 #139 of 188
    Bierboy

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    The show seems to be set up as a one off...
     
  20. Feb 2, 2014 #140 of 188
    vertigo235

    vertigo235 Active Member TCF Club

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    I wonder if they are going to handle it like American horror Story
     

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