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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. fmowry

    fmowry Active Member

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    I wanted to like it more than I did. I think the whole guard aspect sort of made it a bit hokey.

    They should just use surveillance cameras and then if someone is seen by the guy monitoring the cameras, the megaphone says "Red team you've been spotted by the camera operator. Go back to the cell".
     
  2. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    A Galaxy...
    I was disappointed. It's off my SP. I liked the concept, except for the guards and how that was executed. Oh well, I am not a fan of TAR either, but figured I would give this one a try.
     
  3. swizzlest

    swizzlest Furry Cat Feet!

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    Put me in the gave-it-a-shot-goodbye-now group.

    Bored. Looked like a good idea, though.
     
  4. Waldorf

    Waldorf Super Duper Member

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    Same... Made me miss the Anderson Cooper-hosted version. :(
     
  5. sieglinde

    sieglinde New Member

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    I will give the next episode another try. The venue looks more interesting.
     
  6. Waldorf

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    hm... title says no spoilers, so I'll just say I found the USS Hornet episode very enjoyable.

    My father was a Senior Chief Petty Officer (AMCS for those in the "know") in the Navy and worked on carriers during my formative years. I remember getting to tour several of them when they'd come in to port so this brought back some memories. Good stuff. :)
     
  7. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    Is the Hornet an active carrier or is it retired?

    ETA: I see it is now a museum. http://www.uss-hornet.org/

    They did some creative editing at the beginning to make it look like it was on the move. Must have been using scenes of a different carrier.
     
  8. omnibus

    omnibus cowboy, yee-ha

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    Are the "guards" allowed to tase the contestant if they don't halt? Should they be?
     
  9. fmowry

    fmowry Active Member

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    I'd give it another shot if they could.
     
  10. Test

    Test Active Member

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    That would bring me back for an episode.
     
  11. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

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    The bonus of the first two epsiodes are that the team I wanted to win actually won.
     
  12. Waldorf

    Waldorf Super Duper Member

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  13. Gregor

    Gregor Active Member

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    Boring. Would rather watch ladies golf. SP deleted.
     

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