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Old 08-07-2012, 10:03 PM   #151
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I think the promos make it sound more interesting. At least to me. I'm really looking forward to watching it.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:03 AM   #152
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I just hope it doesn't turn up like another Terranova - horrible acting and cheesy at times.

I think with Gus in the show, it should be fine, but some of the preview looked cheesy as hell.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:46 AM   #153
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Anyone else losing interest in this show since seeing NBC's new promo's during the Olympics?
Yeah.

I was somewhat intrigued by the show early on, hoping for something really engaging like LOST. but other than the "gee-wiz" CG stuff, this looks like another cliched end of world drama that's trying to appeal to the Hunger Games crowd or similar group.

I MAY watch the opening episode, but if it turns out to be a bunch of pretty people in a soap opera like story, I'm out.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:31 PM   #154
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this looks like another cliched end of world drama that's trying to appeal to the Hunger Games crowd or similar group
That's what I'm afraid of, based on all the promos starring the hot young chick with a crossbow. At least there aren't vampires. I hope it is better than Terranova. If not, I'll probably still watch it until it is cancelled. I even watch bad SyFy original movies if they are TEOTWAWKI related. Hmm. I supposed "bad" is redundant.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:35 PM   #155
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That's what I'm afraid of, based on all the promos starring the hot young chick with a crossbow. At least there aren't vampires.
Apparently hot young chicks with bows are the new vampire.

Yeah, I was somewhat optimistic, especially when they brought Fring in. Now I'm concerned.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:44 PM   #156
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After the long eagerly awaited "Terra Nova" turned out to be atrociously unwatchable despite my 8 year old mind's infatuation with dinos, I'm not getting my hopes up about "Revolution".
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:38 PM   #157
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I think the premise would be much more interesting if the change were happening right now, than the 15 years ago thing. The best part of the apocalypse is accepting that it's real and adjusting to it. But I'll give it a try. Fingers crossed.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:22 PM   #158
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Pilot is up on Hulu:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/397518
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:10 PM   #159
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Weird. So, they put the pilot up on Hulu before premiering it on TV?
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:17 PM   #160
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Weird. So, they put the pilot up on Hulu before premiering it on TV?
not the first time this has happened.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:18 PM   #161
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Weird. So, they put the pilot up on Hulu before premiering it on TV?
Not that unheard of. Lots of new shows get released in various methods before their official TV airdate. The networks know that premiere week(s) are very crowded and that a certain percentage of viewers simply won't have the time or won't know about the premiere date for any given show. So by making it available through alternate means, they're hoping that people will see it, begin talking, and building a buzz for the show. And if nothing else, they'll make sure to tune in for the second episode.

The danger in this strategy is that too many people see it through alternate methods and then don't tune in to the broadcast premiere. Then, the ratings come out and say the show is a bomb even though there are lots of people who saw it and are planning to tune in for episode 2. However, once the word is out that the show is a bomb, especially a serialized show like this, people will automatically assume it will be canceled prematurely and won't give it the necessary time.

So either NBC is very confident in this show, or they're very desperate and they'll try anything. Or probably a combination of the two.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:20 PM   #162
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I'm afraid being the next "Terra Nova" is the best case. I'm expecting another Flash Forward, or Event, both of which, IMHO, made TN look good. I plan to try it, but I'm not hopeful.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:31 PM   #163
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I'm afraid being the next "Terra Nova" is the best case. I'm expecting another Flash Forward, or Event, both of which, IMHO, made TN look good. I plan to try it, but I'm not hopeful.
+1. I'm going to archive a few and revisit it once the show is picked up for a second season.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:35 PM   #164
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+1. I'm going to archive a few and revisit it once the show is picked up for a second season.
Why? What if it ends up being canceled after a single season, but that single season was well done and told a good story. Why would you want to limit yourself to only watching a show if it makes it past the first year?
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:43 PM   #165
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Why? What if it ends up being canceled after a single season, but that single season was well done and told a good story. Why would you want to limit yourself to only watching a show if it makes it past the first year?
Speaking of Firefly ...
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:44 PM   #166
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Why? What if it ends up being canceled after a single season, but that single season was well done and told a good story. Why would you want to limit yourself to only watching a show if it makes it past the first year?
If it gets good critical reviews I'll still have it and watch it then. I just won't rush into it.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:51 PM   #167
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Why? What if it ends up being canceled after a single season, but that single season was well done and told a good story. Why would you want to limit yourself to only watching a show if it makes it past the first year?
I'm not going to wait for the second season pickup, but I will probably wait for the full season order before watching. I just don't like investing time in a show that may be off the air in a few weeks, gets hastily wrapped up, ends in a cliffhanger we'll never see the resolution of, etc.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:55 PM   #168
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I'm not going to wait for the second season pickup, but I will probably wait for the full season order before watching. I just don't like investing time in a show that may be off the air in a few weeks, gets hastily wrapped up, ends in a cliffhanger we'll never see the resolution of, etc.
I've found that if I accumulate 4-5 episodes without watching, the odds are very high I won't watch at all. I'll probably poke my nose in the threads about the show and if everyone is saying "Agh! It stinks, it reeks!", I'll probably skip it.


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Old 09-05-2012, 09:35 AM   #169
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I've found that if I accumulate 4-5 episodes without watching, the odds are very high I won't watch at all. I'll probably poke my nose in the threads about the show and if everyone is saying "Agh! It stinks, it reeks!", I'll probably skip it.

Not us. When Heroes came on we recorded the whole first season simply because we didn't have enough time to watch the show and it was new. After reading all the positive reviews and talking to friends I decided it would be worth it to watch, so over the december holidays we did a Heroes marathon over several days. Totally worth it, especially since December TV sucks.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:24 AM   #170
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It's also been captured and is available on usenet (perhaps torrents also).

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Old 09-05-2012, 10:29 AM   #171
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It's been captured and is available on usenet (perhaps torrents also).
It's also available for streaming on NBC's iOS app.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:12 PM   #172
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FYI,

A HD WEB-DL capture of the first episode of 'Revolution' has been posted to usenet in addition to the SD.

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:29 PM   #173
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FYI,

A HD WEB-DL capture of the first episode of 'Revolution' has been posted to usenet in addition to the SD.
How is the quality?
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:33 PM   #174
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How is the quality?
Pretty good.

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Old 09-05-2012, 01:10 PM   #175
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Fantastic.

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And the show itself's quality?
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And the show itself's quality?
I think that is for a different thread.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:35 PM   #177
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And the show itself's quality?
I haven't had time to watch it. I only scanned the first 30 seconds to check video quality.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:26 PM   #178
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Somebody start a spoiler thread. I want to read your opinions before I take the time to watch it. Let me use you.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:30 PM   #179
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Somebody start a spoiler thread. I want to read your opinions before I take the time to watch it. Let me use you.
You can't start a episode thread yet. I started one last year for a Apt 23 episode on Amazon that was available early and got dinged for it.
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You can't start a episode thread yet. I started one last year for a Apt 23 episode on Amazon that was available early and got dinged for it.
So what? Did you get a demerit or did the TiVocommunity police come after you?

Seems like fair game to start an ep thread if the ep's available online thru legitimate means.
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