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The Almighty Johnsons

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by zordude, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. Jul 8, 2014 #1 of 22
    zordude

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

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    Anyone going to check this show out?

    http://www.syfy.com/thealmightyjohnsons

    Looks like it might be a good Warehouse 13 replacement.
     
  2. Jul 8, 2014 #2 of 22
    JLucPicard

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    I might give it a shot, but from looking at that I'm not sure how it will go.
     
  3. Jul 9, 2014 #3 of 22
    Alfer

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    Based on the description, I'd say this one looks like a total FAIL waiting to happen.

     
  4. Jul 9, 2014 #4 of 22
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I've seen the first two seasons. It's extremely low-budget, even by Syfy standards, but a lot of fun. (It's a New Zealand series that ran for three seasons; I haven't gotten around to watching the third yet, but they're all available through Magic.)

    There are some nifty in-jokes when one of the cast disappears in Season 2 (to make The Hobbit).
     
  5. Jul 9, 2014 #5 of 22
    markp99

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    So, is this an import or a US remake?
     
  6. Jul 9, 2014 #6 of 22
    dswallow

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    I watched it as it aired in New Zealand. It's a fun show; there were perhaps two times over its run where it got a bit uninteresting and seemed like it wasn't going anywhere for a bit but it picked up the pace after an episode or two and overall was a fun show to watch. I was glad to see it would air in the US. If only more Australia/New Zealand series got that treatment...
     
  7. Jul 9, 2014 #7 of 22
    zordude

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    I didn't realize it was an import. Thanks for the heads up, might check it out early.
     
  8. Jul 9, 2014 #8 of 22
    cal_s7

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    I enjoyed it. I wish there was more then 3 seasons.
     
  9. Jul 9, 2014 #9 of 22
    zordude

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    Wow nudity in episode 1. That won't be in the syfy broadcast :)
     
  10. zordude

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    Ok I finished all 3 seasons, too bad there isn't more, I enjoyed it.
     
  11. markp99

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    Watched ep 1 tonite. Looks like fun! Went to grab a few more eps, but TvTorrents is down. :(
     
  12. scooterboy

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    They did show his butt. Or were you referring to a different character?
     
  13. markp99

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    Butts & boobies in NZ version, in the first several eps. This show is a great summertime filler.
     
  14. BrettStah

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    Thanks for the heads-up on the source... downloading all 3 seasons now.
     
  15. zordude

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    As markp99 mentioned, there were more butts and some breasts.

    The avoided the issue with cuts and zooming in the frame.
     
  16. scooterboy

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    Ah - butts and boobies. Thanks for the clarification.

    I also noticed a lot of curse words being silenced. I assume those are also not censored in the NZ versions available via Magic?
     
  17. markp99

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    Correct, no censoring for language.
     
  18. scooterboy

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    Cool - maybe I'll just cancel the SP and get the unsanitized versions elsewhere.
     
  19. markp99

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    That's what I did, all 3 seasons - they are all sitting on my TiVo now. Supports my binge-view habit - plus, the commercials are all trimmed out. :)
     
  20. KDeFlane

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    fyi, Season Two begins airing on SyFy latenight tonight (for anyone still tethered to cable). Guide listings show it as a repeat because it is an old series being imported, but it's new for this audience.
     

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