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Old 01-26-2014, 05:29 PM   #91
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Could not finish the episode. Had to pause to do something and I just could not go back. I will record still, and if it miraculously turns around like Rob hopes, maybe I will watch then.
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:44 PM   #92
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Could not finish the episode. Had to pause to do something and I just could not go back. I will record still, and if it miraculously turns around like Rob hopes, maybe I will watch then.
If it happens in the next week or two, I'll let you know. Otherwise, it'll have to be someone else.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:12 PM   #93
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33 is one of the best 44 minutes of TV ever. I'm in besides I dig contagion type stories
I enjoy contagion type stories also, here I am rooting for the contagion to win and wipe out the entire world. The "Science" use here make "Under the Dumb" look like real science.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:17 PM   #94
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If it happens in the next week or two, I'll let you know. Otherwise, it'll have to be someone else.
We're ALL counting on you, Rob...I'm gonna stockpile the next two or three waiting for your report....
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:41 PM   #95
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:41 PM   #96
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Here's a more optimistic view than we've shown here, from io9. "This show is absolutely terrible every time it tries to "do science," and is great every time it veers into capturing its characters points of view." I wouldn't go so far as to say "great," but she has a point. This is science fiction that's at its weakest when it does science.
I'd have to say it's pretty horrible when it tries to do drama, but it is even more horrible when it does science fiction.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:42 PM   #97
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We're ALL counting on you, Rob...I'm gonna stockpile the next two or three waiting for your report....
I guess that's called taking one (or two) for the team!
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:36 PM   #98
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I watched the first two episodes of Helix, then two more built up on my DVR and I realized I had no desire to catch up. So I'm now Helix-free.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:57 PM   #99
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Coworker said "it got really interesting in episode 4" I just watched it and I'm not really seeing what he's seeing, I'm not impressed, once again, it's a group of people finding things out AND NOT TELLING ANYONE! (gawd I hate that trope)
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:18 AM   #100
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Well it doesn't take much but this show has now moved into "puts me to sleep" category. It joins W13 and NCIS-LA.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:30 AM   #101
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Still enjoying it. It's television, not reality. Of course it's not realistic and the characters do stupid things.

I loved how the antiviral started to improve the patient's condition within seconds. That stuff works fast. Unfortunately, I also knew that the fast working cure had all but secured his fate to something worse.

I'm sad they killed off the blonde scientist lady. I thought she was one of the more interesting characters. Far more interesting than the other two CDC women.

My girlfriend kept asking me why they needed CO2 scrubbers and were in danger of dying due to CO2 poisoning when there's plain ordinary air right outside the door. I told her that the lab must be sealed to prevent the virus from getting out (which I think is a valid reason).

I keep trying to remember where I've seen/heard Dr. Hitaki from before. Then I looked it up. He's in the trailer for the new "Ronin" movie.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:31 AM   #102
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once again, it's a group of people finding things out AND NOT TELLING ANYONE! (gawd I hate that trope)
It seems like every other show these days requires that the characters, no matter how intelligent they are supposed to be, take stupid pills.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:00 AM   #103
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I'm sad they killed off the blonde scientist lady. I thought she was one of the more interesting characters. Far more interesting than the other two CDC women.
She was about to tell someone, and see what happened??
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:17 AM   #104
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Idiot ball.

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Old 01-28-2014, 10:34 AM   #105
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They are supposedly top scientists, but they often completely forget about the scientific method.

One person working alone in a lab announces that they have developed a test to see who is infected and who is not. And they all just say "great!" and start using it. There was no control group, independent verification, double-blind test, etc ... because the plot demanded that they just go with it.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:46 AM   #106
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once again, it's a group of people finding things out AND NOT TELLING ANYONE! (gawd I hate that trope)
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It seems like every other show these days requires that the characters, no matter how intelligent they are supposed to be, take stupid pills.
One of the things I like about Sleepy Hollow is they talk to each other (ok there are a LOT of things I like about SH, but that's a good one)
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:25 PM   #107
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Still enjoying it. It's television, not reality. Of course it's not realistic and the characters do stupid things.

I loved how the antiviral started to improve the patient's condition within seconds. That stuff works fast. Unfortunately, I also knew that the fast working cure had all but secured his fate to something worse.

I'm sad they killed off the blonde scientist lady. I thought she was one of the more interesting characters. Far more interesting than the other two CDC women.

My girlfriend kept asking me why they needed CO2 scrubbers and were in danger of dying due to CO2 poisoning when there's plain ordinary air right outside the door. I told her that the lab must be sealed to prevent the virus from getting out (which I think is a valid reason).

I keep trying to remember where I've seen/heard Dr. Hitaki from before. Then I looked it up. He's in the trailer for the new "Ronin" movie.
i agree about the blonde scientist lady. Why did they have kill her she was the only character I like.
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:10 AM   #108
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i agree about the blonde scientist lady. Why did they have kill her she was the only character I like.
+1

without her, I may not be able to tolerate the "Under the Dome-ness" of this show much longer
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:49 AM   #109
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Unfortunately the Idiot Ball seems to be coming more and more prevalent in TV shows these days.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:26 AM   #110
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And they all just say "great!" and start using it. There was no control group, independent verification, double-blind test, etc ... because the plot demanded that they just go with it.
There was a control group, it was just an extremely crappy one. IIRC the doc tested on herself and a few other symptom-less scientists, and declared that the control group. Then the other doc came in and asked her to repeat the test on herself. When she refused (because she was worried she really was infected), the other doc then asked her to perform the test on her instead, ostensibly as an additional control sample, but really because she too was worried she was infected. Perfect science!

In their defense, they were acting under significant time pressure (hours, not days, weeks, or months), so it's not like there was going to be a double blind experiment run.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:45 PM   #111
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Why am I still following this thread when I'm no longer watching the show?
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:02 PM   #112
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The thread is much more fun than the actual show. Sort of like threads about The Following.
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The thread is much more fun than the actual show. Sort of like threads about The Following.
but it's nowhere near as OT as a BBT thread will be!
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:51 PM   #114
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I am still following this thread waiting to see whether the tide of opinion changes due to developments in the story. Until then I will save it up. Since my new DVR has enormous amounts of storage, I am taking this same approach with a few shows and still have > 80% free. Meanwhile when we run out of shows we know we like, my wife and I watch The Sopranos on-demand. I am not sure what we shall do when we are done with that...
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:07 AM   #115
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The thread is much more fun than the actual show. Sort of like threads about The Following.
Precisely. Keep the comments coming folks.
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I'm still watching and somewhat interested, it's not like there is much else to consume at the moment.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:22 AM   #117
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I looked at the mostly-unwatched last episode, and decided to delete it and the SP also. I feel cleaner now.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:29 AM   #118
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I'm still watching and somewhat interested, it's not like there is much else to consume at the moment.
same here, but it's still on a very short leash - waiting for the "under the dome" premier?
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I looked at the mostly-unwatched last episode, and decided to delete it and the SP also. I feel cleaner now.
Yeah, I have so much other stuff to watch, and I have not watched any episodes after the pilot, and I can't get even the littlest bit enthused about watching them. They are getting deleted next time I am at the TiVo.
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same here, but it's still on a very short leash - waiting for the "under the dome" premier?
hah, no I killed under the dome after only a few episodes

this definitely can end up with the same fate if it starts getting that bad
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