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Old 06-08-2012, 08:24 AM   #1
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Saving Hope - Pilot

I will give this another try but this was a very average medical show. There were no medical mysteries like in House. This seems to depend more on possible relationships between the main characters. Of course, it was the pilot introducing characters.

The trope of having the chief of surgery in a coma and commenting on things was actually well done. I just hope, that if I die in a hospital, I don't wonder the grounds forever.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:38 AM   #2
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Honestly I haven't seen it yet but I don't hold out much hope for it. (no pun intended)
I love me some Daniel Gillies but the entire premise and previews I've seen for this sound utterly horrible.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:59 AM   #3
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I could go on and on with puns on how bad this was, but wont.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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I was wondering what the heck you were talking about and then I realized that I was thinking of Raising Hope instead of Saving Hope.

Err... nevermind.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:26 PM   #5
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What was the deal with the overused lens flare / over exposure?

Was it just me?

Looked like every light in the hospital created nasty horizontal flare.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:36 PM   #6
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To me it looked like every scene was filmed in the early morning at sunrise or late evening at sunset.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:01 AM   #7
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I didn't notice that, just that it looked unreal as in badly shot.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:15 AM   #8
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Isn't there another similar show out there? A male doctor who sees his dead wife?
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:33 AM   #9
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Isn't there another similar show out there? A male doctor who sees his dead wife?
There was. It was cancelled I believe.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:01 PM   #10
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Honestly I haven't seen it yet but I don't hold out much hope for it. (no pun intended)
I love me some Daniel Gillies but the entire premise and previews I've seen for this sound utterly horrible.
I watched for Daniel. Wasn't a horrible show, but wasn't great either. I'll probably keep watching, but it definitely won't be one that I have to veiw right away.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #11
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I expected a whole different premiss,
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Instead of Daniel narrating the show
. I thought it was going to be about him trying to make contact with his wife. kinda a ghost story but I was very dissapointed.
I dumped it. Even though i like all the actors.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:40 PM   #12
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So when does HBO start the series, "Abandoning Hope"? Y'know, because they like to go with darker stuff.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:59 PM   #13
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I watched for Daniel. Wasn't a horrible show, but wasn't great either. I'll probably keep watching, but it definitely won't be one that I have to veiw right away.
This makes me sad. I was so rooting for him. I bet the show gets through the season but doesn't get renewed. I can't imagine the premise of this show not getting tiring. How many moments can we have of the main character wandering the halls as a ghost talking to the wall or the woman talking to his coma self while he watches with a wistful look on his face. Ugh. I haven't even watched it yet and I already know how it's going to go.

Maybe Julie Plec can put him to use instead of dicking around with Joseph Morgan now.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:41 PM   #14
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It's very...... Canadian......

I'm guessing that this is another Canadian series that NBC snapped up for cheap summer fare.

It also wasn't that good.

I'm trying to figure out how they are going to sustain this premise because so far, it doesn't seem to be sustainable to me.

Interesting also that Erica Durance is considered "the star" (she also got a Producer credit) because from the previews, you would have thought that the show revolved around Michael Shanks.
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #15
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Isn't there another similar show out there? A male doctor who sees his dead wife?
That show (A Gifted Man) wasn't similar at all, IMO.
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:46 PM   #16
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(...) the show revolved around Michael Shanks.
Michael Shanks?!? That's was Michael Shanks? Wow! I didn't recognize him at all. I didn't even recognize his voice, and I'm a huge SG-1 fan...
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Michael Shanks?!? That's was Michael Shanks? Wow! I didn't recognize him at all. I didn't even recognize his voice, and I'm a huge SG-1 fan...
If I hadn't seen the write up on it before it aired, I would not know it was him either.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:21 AM   #18
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I watched the pilot. I'm out.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:02 AM   #19
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I watched it just now, pretty bleh. I'll try ep 2 and if it doesn't catch me I'm out too.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:59 PM   #20
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Michael Shanks?!? That's was Michael Shanks? Wow! I didn't recognize him at all. I didn't even recognize his voice, and I'm a huge SG-1 fan...
Turn in your SGC GDO.

I guess you missed his appearance on Flashpoint as well as a criminal psychopath.

I have to admit that I didn't recognize Shanks until the second time I saw the previews and the fourth or so to recognize Durance.

Because it's summer, I'm going to see where this goes for a bit but I'm not holding out a lot of hope.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:40 PM   #21
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i'll continue to the second ep- just because of Micheal and Erika but it's pretty, blah.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:53 PM   #22
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DVR'd it because of Shanks....lasted 20 mins...bland and boring as all get up and go.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:24 AM   #23
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The second episode was better.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:29 AM   #24
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It's very...... Canadian......

I'm guessing that this is another Canadian series that NBC snapped up for cheap summer fare.
It is from CTV. Didn't you see the CN Tower?
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The second episode was better.
It was..
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It is from CTV. Didn't you see the CN Tower?
Yes.
I also made note of the Future Shop and the Rogers Store that they drove by in the beginning.
Hence my comment about the "Canadianess".
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:39 PM   #27
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Been a while since we've had a decent Canadian show. I like Flashpoint and loved Corner Gas.

I guess I'll try it.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:29 PM   #28
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Probably no one left that's interested but...

NBC cancelled two eps short of finishing. The final two eps can be seen on NBC's website only.

CTV renewed for second 13 ep season. Maybe ION will pick this one up too.

Took a few eps but it really was starting to grow on me.
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