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Siberia Season 1

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by scsiguy72, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. sean67854

    sean67854 Why?

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    The second episode was harder to watch. I think the acting got worse. None of them, the Rugby player specifically, seem capable of sustaining the fake drama. I think at this point I will just keep watching when it's convenient and wondering what it would have been like with good actors. :D
     
  2. Vendikarr

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    I think the bad actors are there so it feels more like a 'real' reality series. They could use a bit more polish. Dark haired Russian lady definitely knows a lot more about what is going on.

    Did the mushrooms really give Victoria visions, or was it just hallucinations?
     
  3. dirtypacman

    dirtypacman Coming and going

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    It was pretty horrible. Granted I got pulled in knowing nothing about it, missing the first few minutes, and then suckered for a few minutes thinking it was a survivor style reality show. It became appearent in less then 10 minutes of watching that it was clearly scripted, done badly, and yes I kept watching for another good 20 minutes. It only got worse, problem with a show like that is I start to wonder how bad it could really get so I keep watching. Girl on mushrooms - "The sky is on fire" ... click goes the tv remote lol.
     
  4. late for dinner

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    I'm still on the fence, I was thinking of bailing last night when I watched it but my Wife seemed to be enjoying it so we'll see.
     
  5. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    I was thinking when geek-boy found the etchings that they'll be meeting the same aliens from Independence Day (or, if you prefer, ID4).
     
  6. DLiquid

    DLiquid Progressive User

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    The second episode wasn't as good as the first. It seemed more fake. I'm kind of reminded of The Joe Schmo Show, though unfortunately all of these people are in on it. I think they need to start moving things along more quickly in order to keep it interesting, and please, don't put in stupid stuff like a woman having visions of the future on a bad "poisonous" mushroom trip.
     
  7. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    I found out about it via checking listings, then had seen an online article during the day about it not being a real reality show.

    The credits clearly state it's written.. But I think it's wrong that it has a 'reality' genre.

    I will still watch at least the 2nd ep, probably the rest. At 1.5x (on my other recorder), it's vaguely interesting.

    BTW, other things have already one things like this. There was a fake Real World movie where IIRC they were getting murdered one by one.
     
  8. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    In my TiVo description it's marked just "Drama". No "Reality".

    Since I have just two tuners and I already have two shows I want to watch on Mondays at 10pm, I'm missing the rest of this one. Not terribly broken up about it, but I'd have recorded it if I had the tuners.
     
  9. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Ironically, to me it's the opposite. There's just no space between this and a "real" "reality" show. Canceled.
     
  10. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

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    Sounds like I shouldn't expect to see the end of this show. At least not the end the writers/producers had planned. :(
     
  11. scsiguy72

    scsiguy72 OTA Only..Free TV

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    it did get worst, problem is, it is starting to get bad enough to watch it to see how low it will go.

    Bullets? As a clue to where a gun might be hidden. Right, because every reality show would want it's contestants to be armed and shooting at every little noise they hear in the woods.
     
  12. sean67854

    sean67854 Why?

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    Yes, it is approaching train-wreck levels. Most "reality" shows are totally in the can before they air, correct? I wonder if they filmed this one that way.
     
  13. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

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    This show is a guilty pleasure for me. We all know it's fake, we all know the actors are trying to ad lib according to a scripted storyline. Keeping that in mind, let's just see where it goes.

    I chuckle at the thought of a reality survival show giving bullets and a gun as a "reward". Also that the abundant food source (the mushrooms) are poisonous.

    There will probably be space aliens and/or monsters (thanks to the awful heiroglyphics). I had to freeze frame the rock paintings to appreciate that the set designers sacrificed a number of Sharpies in order to draw on the rock. LOL!

    Instead of crying about the show, I choose to watch it with extremely low expectations, until it makes me puke (i.e., when expectorations exceed expectations). So grab a barf bag and a popcorn bag and let's enjoy this for what it's worth! After all, it's still better than any Real Housewives "reality" show.
     
  14. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member TCF Club

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    It is getting to be more of an interest to see how bad it can get for me. I think I'll let recordings pile up to see how soon it gets cancelled and probably delete them after that.

    At first I thought it may be a number of real contestants with ringers sprinkled in, but it's looking more and more like just bad drama very poorly done. Kind of like Joe Schmo where we ultimately find out that we (the viewers) are the schmo for watching it.
     
  15. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    I can't believe that they actually killed a deer for this fake-ass show.

    I can only hope that they didn't really kill a Siberian tiger.

    How long before the aliens arrive?
     
  16. Hoffer

    Hoffer Captain Chaos

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    I quit watching reality shows because I found them too fake. Trying to create fake drama.

    So, this show is a 100% fake reality show. I absolutely don't want to watch that. :)

    FYI...I came into the thread because I thought a show about Siberia might actually be interesting. Didn't come in just to thread crap.
     
  17. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

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    Okay, time for a reality check for those of you confusing the issues:
    This fictional show set in Siberia is actually filmed in Manitoba, Canada. Any dead Siberian tiger is actually a manufactured prop, just like the polar bear which was killed in the first couple of episodes of "Lost". Not only would the dead deer also be a prop, but I'll even venture so far as to suggest that the actor portraying Tommy wasn't even actually killed in the first episode. ;)

    Just sit back and enjoy the adventure, and imagine this show as if things went really haywire on "Survivor".
     
  18. loubob57

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    Which we Survivor fans are anxiously awaiting. ;)
     
  19. sean67854

    sean67854 Why?

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    What's the closest they've ever gotten? The time that dude fell in the fire?
     
  20. loubob57

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    That's probably the worst to date.
     

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