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Old 01-30-2014, 12:24 PM   #121
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I thought that the last few minutes of the episode showed some promise, so I'll watch at least one or two more.
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:37 PM   #122
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I thought that the last few minutes of the episode showed some promise, so I'll watch at least one or two more.
Seriously? I felt just the opposite; I nearly pulled the plug after it ended...
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:39 PM   #123
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Seriously? I felt just the opposite; I nearly pulled the plug after it ended...
Yes, I'm a sucker for WTF moments like

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The ex-wife doctor recognizing her own handwriting on the wall, and (in an earlier episode) the facility administrator removing his contacts to reveal glowing blue eyes. Even though I recognize the rest of the show is as appealing as having your face gnawed off by CGI plague rats while convulsing, those WTF moments do keep me coming back.

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Old 01-31-2014, 06:21 AM   #124
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Each week they just make up what they need. Sound familiar?
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:17 AM   #125
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They have a plan. They plan to pull things out of their asses all season(s).
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:01 AM   #126
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They have a plan. Their plan is to end the series with a close-up of Billy Campbell's eye.

Or he's an angel. They have a plan, they just haven't decided yet.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:09 AM   #127
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I hope the creators come out and tell us all the things that are not going to be the big reveal and then it turns out to be all of them. I love it when shows do that.
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Old 02-01-2014, 01:30 AM   #128
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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.
I have to admit, I did the same thing. The show just reached my saturation point. I tried to like it, but...
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:40 AM   #129
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Last night's episode (1/31 "The White Room") actually interested me. Smart people are still doing very dumb stuff but now I'm really curious about wtf is going on with the mysterious Dr. Hataki. Looks like I'm sticking with this show for a while.
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Old 02-01-2014, 12:12 PM   #130
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Yeah, there's a lot of interesting stuff going on. I'm not sure how it will (can) all come together, but I'm willing to wait a little longer and see if they're at least headed in that direction (instead of just throwing interesting stuff out at random and hoping it will all work out in the end, which is an M.O. a certain producer of this show used on a certain other show).

Missed a great opportunity for Billy Campbell to say, "You know what? From now on I order everybody to tell everybody else everything, so this sort of $#!& doesn't keep happening." But I suspect that would require a level of self-awareness among the writing staff that probably doesn't exist.
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Old 02-01-2014, 02:01 PM   #131
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the parts about this week's ep i'm most curious about:
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1) the screams from the monkey field fire - that could open up the possibility anything (anyone?) already dead might be back.
2) the inconclusive db search for dr. hvit has me wondering what that's all about.
we'll see if it continues to keep me interested - for now, i'm still in.
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Old 02-01-2014, 05:25 PM   #132
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Yeah, there's a lot of interesting stuff going on. I'm not sure how it will (can) all come together, but I'm willing to wait a little longer and see if they're at least headed in that direction (instead of just throwing interesting stuff out at random and hoping it will all work out in the end, which is an M.O. a certain producer of this show used on a certain other show).

Missed a great opportunity for Billy Campbell to say, "You know what? From now on I order everybody to tell everybody else everything, so this sort of $#!& doesn't keep happening." But I suspect that would require a level of self-awareness among the writing staff that probably doesn't exist.
AH.....I've been waiting for you to convince me to stick with it. I have this one recorded, so I'll give it another shot...
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:05 PM   #133
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AH.....I've been waiting for you to convince me to stick with it. I have this one recorded, so I'll give it another shot...
I think the show is benefiting from the relative drought of new programming these days. If it had started in the fall when there are a ton of shows on every week and I'm looking for an excuse to drop shows, or now when the current episodes would be landing in such a time, I wouldn't be watching any more. But there's barely enough that's potentially interesting in the show to keep my hopes from completely evaporating, and enough hours in the week to watch it, so I'm still in for now.

How's that for a stellar recommendation?
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:19 PM   #134
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I think the show is benefiting from the relative drought of new programming these days. If it had started in the fall when there are a ton of shows on every week and I'm looking for an excuse to drop shows, or now when the current episodes would be landing in such a time, I wouldn't be watching any more. But there's barely enough that's potentially interesting in the show to keep my hopes from completely evaporating, and enough hours in the week to watch it, so I'm still in for now.

How's that for a stellar recommendation?
I agree with this
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:17 PM   #135
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:12 PM   #136
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I think the show is benefiting from the relative drought of new programming these days. If it had started in the fall when there are a ton of shows on every week and I'm looking for an excuse to drop shows, or now when the current episodes would be landing in such a time, I wouldn't be watching any more. But there's barely enough that's potentially interesting in the show to keep my hopes from completely evaporating, and enough hours in the week to watch it, so I'm still in for now.

How's that for a stellar recommendation?
I'll take it and watch the latest ep tomorrow!
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:20 AM   #137
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Since spoilers aren't listed in the title
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Since we now know that Jaye was Julia's hallucination, I'm betting odds that her childhood wall writing can be dismissed the same way (hope it isn't tho), and I wouldn't leave it past them that stabbed Hatake could be one too.


I find it interesting that Syfy suggests they'll be answering the running questions and has a running tally.
http://www.syfy.com/helix/photos/helix_questions?id=1
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:35 AM   #138
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I still am enjoying the show but I am finding it oddly interesting they are killing off the major characters.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:49 AM   #139
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I still am enjoying the show but I am finding it oddly interesting they are killing off the major characters.
The show seems to be set up as a one off...
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:53 AM   #140
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I wonder if they are going to handle it like American horror Story
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:57 AM   #141
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I still am enjoying the show but I am finding it oddly interesting they are killing off the major characters.
They need to make room for these guys:


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Old 02-04-2014, 09:03 AM   #142
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Why did the guy knife himself?
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Why did the guy knife himself?
It seemed like he REALLY wanted to sell the story about having to defend himself against the people he murdered in cold blood.
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:12 AM   #144
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I have to hand it to the show for tricking me on the whole

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Is Jaye a hallucination bit. From the start, I was convinced that she wasn't really there and the show dropped hints to suggest that I was right. Then she started interacting with the environment (supporting Dr. Hitake, using a flashlight, the jacket compress, etc), and I resigned myself to being wrong. Then they did the Reveal and, in it, explicitly refuted those very moments. They got me. And they did it much better than it was done in another show that I can't figure out how to reference without giving a major spoiler for that show's entire season, so I'll leave it nameless.


For the moment, I'm glad I stayed around. It's not great, but it is definitely a step above Meh.
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:46 PM   #145
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I don't know what the hell's going on with this show now but I'm intrigued and curious so I guess I'm in for the rest of the season.
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Yeah, I don't know if my expectations have dropped sufficiently or if it's actually getting better, but I've found it more and more interesting, especially the last two episodes.
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I still am enjoying the show but I am finding it oddly interesting they are killing off the major characters.
after watching next week's previews, it looks like a whole bunch of new cast members just conveniently landed with the supply drop...this could go on forever.
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after watching next week's previews, it looks like a whole bunch of new cast members just conveniently landed with the supply drop...this could go on forever.
Supply drop?

I assumed it was an invasion...

They've been talking about a supply drop, but only in the context of not expecting one any time soon.
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I assumed it was an invasion...
Same. I thought I recalled them saying something about that since Bailiseros didn't report in, they would be coming. Whomever 'they' is, I'm thinking they're going to be the really bad people instead of the just so-so bad people we have running things now.

I was shocked to find out in the last episode that there's a town, complete with children and a sheriff a short distance away from the top secret biomedical virus lab. I figured the whole point of such a place was to locate it away from population centers. Furthermore, I didn't think there were towns in Antarctica (am I remembering the setting correctly? It is the Antarctic and not the arctic?)
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Furthermore, I didn't think there were towns in Antarctica (am I remembering the setting correctly? It is the Antarctic and not the arctic?)
The coordinates they once gave don't match anything, but in the first episode I thought it was pretty clearly supposed to be Greenland.

There still shouldn't be any towns anywhere near (they're on an ice sheet), but Helix.
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