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Old 04-02-2014, 05:16 PM   #1
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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - First Season - Spoilers Okay

I did a search and didn't see any other thread on this. Is anyone else watching? It's on the El Ray Network, which is apparently Robert Rodriguez's own network and which I didn't know even existed until recently, but Comcast now carries it (at least in some markets). I think this may be one of the only shows on it right now. It's been pretty good so far. I'm up to Episode 4, which is the most recent. It seems to be following the story of the first movie but drawing it out and expanding upon it. Starring Don Johnson, Robert Patrick, Wilmer Valderrama, and a bunch of other people I don't know but all of whom are pretty good. It's definitely worth checking out.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:54 PM   #2
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I've watched the first episode and it has me interested, but so do a lot of other shows. I'm kind of just waiting to see what others have to say about it before I decide about investing more time in this show.
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:04 PM   #3
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I'd say that so far it's been pretty strong - if you enjoyed the first episode, the next three are very similar in tone while progressing the story at a good pace. Only 10 episodes this season, I believe.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:01 PM   #4
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Where can I watch it, other than Comcast?
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:43 AM   #5
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Where can I watch it, other than Comcast?
iTunes, Amazon Video On Demand, or through the collaborative magic of the internet.
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:16 PM   #6
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If you can stand to watch a crap load of commercials first, you can watch it for free on any device that plays Amazon Instant Videos by using HitBliss.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:33 PM   #7
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I rewatched the first episode and watched the second episode, and I'm not really feeling it but it's not because I think it's bad. I'll give it 1 or 2 more episodes.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:36 PM   #8
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(moving my posts from a duplicate thread):

I am really enjoying this version of Robert Rodriguez' movie (written by Quentin Tarantino) remade for television (a la the Coen bros. remaking Fargo for TV). This is an interesting trend, if I can all it a "trend". Instead of sequel movies, bring it to tv and stretch out the character and plot development. Two hours becomes ten hours. But don't stretch the same plot over multiple seasons, like "Under the Dome". More like "American Horror Story", leave each season to stand on its own as one story.

Wilmer Valderrama makes an excellent bad guy! Robert Patrick is the former Pastor originally played by Harvey Keitel in the movie. There was even a picture of a younger Robert Patrick from his Terminator days on an ID Card.

Each episode has flashbacks to show how various characters arrived at a particular scene, which gives the viewer a new perspective of various scenes which appear at first to have little significance until we are shown the new POV.

Television has been evolving over the last few years.

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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series airs its fifth episode tonight on the El Rey Network; Joe Menendez directs. I have to ask: Who is tuning in? I seem to be seeing one of two things…a.) no one can find out what channel the El Rey Network is and b.) there's apprehension about the series' quality.

For those with Time Warner in Los Angeles – you have El Rey. The channel is in the high 300s. Everyone else: Call your cable provider. There's a good chance you have it and don't know it.

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Old 04-21-2014, 10:08 AM   #9
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Weird channel. Full of old stuff and infomercials. I have watched two episodes. Weird show.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:31 AM   #10
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I just checked and it looks like El Rey is on DirecTV channel 341. It also appears I don't have a high enough package that includes it.
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It's on (Minneapolis) Comcast, but only in SD.
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:13 PM   #12
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I just checked and it looks like El Rey is on DirecTV channel 341. It also appears I don't have a high enough package that includes it.
Thx. Found it and looks like I do get the channel. I setup an SP.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:17 PM   #13
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When FXX came to Direct I thought about getting the next package up. Got to get my Always Sunny fix. They wanted $15/month for the next package. I went through the channels in that tier and there were like 2 I was slightly interested in.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:58 PM   #14
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FYI, this is now on Netflix. Just watched the Pilot. Looks promising.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:37 PM   #15
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FYI, this is now on Netflix. Just watched the Pilot. Looks promising.
Thanks for the heads-up. I'll definitely check it out.
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I thought it stayed strong start to finish.
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I thought it stayed strong start to finish.
Or, from dusk til dawn?
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Did not care for it. I almost gave up half-way but my wife wanted to continue.

My issue was that it was basically a 10-hr version of the movie with a few changes to keep it going.

When I first heard about it I presumed it was going to be either prequel or sequel. Not the same story!
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:50 PM   #19
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Robert Rodriguez explained it thusly:

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"What happens is we've taken the short story of the movie and treated it as a novel in the series, and in telling that story have expanded the palette and expanded the scope of the universe to where we're laying all this really interesting groundwork for what's going to be seasons two through five, hopefully," he said.
http://www.blastr.com/2014-3-11/excl...k-till-dawn-tv

Since I knew that's what was being done going in, I just enjoyed the ride. I could see how it would be frustrating to watch it thinking that it was going to be a prequel/sequel/something else. I think he succeeded at what he was trying to accomplish.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:03 PM   #20
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Watched the first episode via Netflix, and I'm pretty hooked. Really great style, dialog and characters. Not much I don't like about it so far.
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I thought it stayed strong start to finish.
My review would differ from yours regarding the finish. I thought it had a very strong start and then derailed a couple of episodes from the end.
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I'm on episode two right now... the point where it got kinda weird -- or rather really weird. The "What flavor are you, Kyle? Cherry-Lime." point.

It's certainly a completely unique style for a TV show. And I am enjoying it. Mostly for wondering where the heck this is going to go... not having seen the movie.
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Old 09-28-2014, 11:59 PM   #23
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I'm on episode two right now... the point where it got kinda weird -- or rather really weird. The "What flavor are you, Kyle? Cherry-Lime." point.

It's certainly a completely unique style for a TV show. And I am enjoying it. Mostly for wondering where the heck this is going to go... not having seen the movie.
I look forward to reading your comments as you make it through the show.
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