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The Great Escape on TNT - Anyone else in? (no spoilers please)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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  2. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    Sounds interesting enough to me. More like a "game show" than a "reality show" though. I may have to set up a season pass to check it out.
     
  3. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

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    I'm always up for some summer action reality shows. I watche Treasure Hunters a few years back and Take the Money and Run last summer so I'll be checking this one out too.
     
  4. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Geocacher

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    I'm in, looking forward to checking it out.
     
  5. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    Yep!
     
  6. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    I'll be watching. I love both "escape from prison" movies, and challenge/competition type reality shows so this sounds right up my alley.
     
  7. Doggie Bear

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    This is a reality show that I would love to be in! Of course, I don't have any useful escape skills, other than the fact that if I got broken out, I can run for long distances. . . .
     
  8. omnibus

    omnibus cowboy, yee-ha

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    I'm a little bit concerned that it wasn't picked up by a network, but I'll give it a shot.
     
  9. omnibus

    omnibus cowboy, yee-ha

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    IMHO, It was OK, given the production team including Amazing Race and Spielberg peeps, it looks kinda hastily mounted. The premise is sound, now it's got to find legs.

    Upcoming episode on a de-commissioned aircraft carrier sounds good.

    It airs at 10 p.m in my time zone, MST. Is that a bad omen?
     
  10. Tobashadow

    Tobashadow Read over there --->

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    I liked the added problem of having to hide from guards was good, it added alot to the game.
     
  11. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Geocacher

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    I couldn't make it through the show. I normally love this type of show, but it bored me to tears.
     
  12. ElJay

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    I got kind of a humorless "The Mole" vibe off of it. But the teams were lame, and the biggest challenge was primarily a lame hide-and-seek game between the contestants and the "guards." The robot announcer woman was terribly annoying and the host wasn't much better.
     
  13. mattack

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    As usual for non-sitcom/drama shows, I watched faster than realtime, but it was entertaining.
     
  14. caslu

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    I came, I saw, I deleted my SP... boring.
     
  15. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    It's kinda cheesy, but it's summer so I will continue to watch for now.
     
  16. Bob Coxner

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    I enjoyed it. It's not Hamlet but it's not bad for summer fare.
     
  17. tiams

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    The Great Escape is a misnomer. It was really just a condensed version of TAR. There was no intellect or strategy required; it was just one needle in a haystack challenge after the other.

    The only team I was rooting for won.
     
  18. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

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    I enjoyed it enough to keep watching.

    Mainly I was thinking how cool it would be to actually run around Alcatraz at night without all the tourists.

    Of course I also wondered how the guards were instructed to only look for the contestants and ignore the cameraperson following them around.
     
  19. Test

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    That's what I was wondering...of course the guards know where the contestants are! They have camera men with giant lights on the camera pointed at the contestants!

    I'm guessing they are given a path, told to look in a certain direction and if they HAPPEN to see a contestant cross their line of site they can bust them.

    Seems like the start of a good idea for a game show, poor execution.
     
  20. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Were they all really needle in a haystack challenges? At least some people seemed to be smarter about WHERE to look for the 'needle'.
     

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