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Old 11-17-2012, 12:34 PM   #31
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We dropped Last Resort after the second or third episode, I think. Just didn't grab either of us.
I lasted til the 3rd episode. My military boyfriend couldn't get into it saying it was unrealistic.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:43 PM   #32
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I lasted til the 3rd episode. My military boyfriend couldn't get into it saying it was unrealistic.
Who needs realistic? It's got Andre Braugher. I'd tune in to watch him read the phone book out loud.

Better yet, just to watch him play someone reading the phone book to himself with a close-up on his face.

Now if you want unrealistic there's always the "physics and chemistry work in some case but not others" premise behind Revolution.

(If battery acid doesn't pull electrons from the anode and shove them toward the cathode, then our bodies, and every other living thing, quit working as well.)
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:12 PM   #33
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I lasted til the 3rd episode. My military boyfriend couldn't get into it saying it was unrealistic.
I served on USS Nevada, an Ohio class boomer. I went through USMC TBS (USMC basic officer infantry school) at Quantico. I can get past the unrealistic stuff. He must just not like it. Or wants to shut your mouth, turn off the tv, and go to bed. Just sayin'.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:09 PM   #34
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I lasted til the 3rd episode. My military boyfriend couldn't get into it saying it was unrealistic.
Considering the introduction of a Seaman named Kowalski in the last episode, I suspect that some of the writers are basing their knowledge of Naval submarine operations on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea reruns.


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Old 11-17-2012, 08:46 PM   #35
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Considering the introduction of a Seaman named Kowalski in the last episode, I suspect that some of the writers are basing their knowledge of Naval submarine operations on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea reruns.

Nah. They wouldn't know that. That was too long ago. It's Hunt for Red October and Crimson Tide.
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Considering the introduction of a Seaman named Kowalski in the last episode, I suspect that some of the writers are basing their knowledge of Naval submarine operations on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea reruns.

Didn't FDR sneak in a New Deal invisible stealth amendment to the Constitution (while distracting everyone by making us think he was trying to pack the Supreme Court) that introduced a federal mandate that every Hollywood depiction of the military had to include an enlisted man named Kowalski?
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:16 PM   #37
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I watch both but now I am thinking I may just finish up Last Resort and cut 666 Park Avenue loose right now.
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I watch both but now I am thinking I may just finish up Last Resort and cut 666 Park Avenue loose right now.
I haven't started 666 yet, is there anyway to give me a feel for what it's about and whether I'd like it without massive spoilerism?
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:40 PM   #39
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I haven't started 666 yet, is there anyway to give me a feel for what it's about and whether I'd like it without massive spoilerism?
It is definitely supernatural and the plots seem to deal with the history of the building, and Terry O'Quinn as the owner of the building seems to have the ability to make things happen for his guests, very much in the "be careful what you wish for" vein.
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It is definitely supernatural and the plots seem to deal with the history of the building, and Terry O'Quinn as the owner of the building seems to have the ability to make things happen for his guests, very much in the "be careful what you wish for" vein.
So kind of Fantasy Island, the Malcolm McDowell version?


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Old 11-18-2012, 06:03 AM   #41
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Didn't FDR sneak in a New Deal invisible stealth amendment to the Constitution (while distracting everyone by making us think he was trying to pack the Supreme Court) that introduced a federal mandate that every Hollywood depiction of the military had to include an enlisted man named Kowalski?
Hollywood chose to subvert the mandate and would relgated Kowalski to bit parts and mail call scenes
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:27 AM   #42
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So kind of Fantasy Island, the Malcolm McDowell version?


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Not so much.

Not guest; residents. It's a high-end apartment building, and it seems that to an extent once you sign the lease, you're in forever. There are guest stars, but mostly it's regular and recurring cast. Even the broad outlines of what's going on haven't really come into focus yet; they seem to be playing a very large, long game. Which is unfortunate; at this point I'd say there's almost mo chance that there will be any decent resolution.

I'd say 666 is a much better show than Last Resort, but then again I'd say most shows are much better than LR, which I have concluded is just plain awful. Even with Andre Bragher.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:44 AM   #43
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This figures. Those are the only two shows from this season we both watch.

I really enjoy 666. It's different from anything else on, so that makes it right up my alley. I guess all my unresolved questions will end up staying that way.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:50 AM   #44
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Not so much.

Not guest; residents. It's a high-end apartment building, and it seems that to an extent once you sign the lease, you're in forever. There are guest stars, but mostly it's regular and recurring cast. Even the broad outlines of what's going on haven't really come into focus yet; they seem to be playing a very large, long game. Which is unfortunate; at this point I'd say there's almost mo chance that there will be any decent resolution.

I'd say 666 is a much better show than Last Resort, but then again I'd say most shows are much better than LR, which I have concluded is just plain awful. Even with Andre Bragher.
I read this forum to save valuable time in my life by avoiding tempting looking but awful shows. I'm a big Bragher fan.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:59 AM   #45
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ABC should simply plan some 13 episode shows. Both the ideas from Last Resort and 666 feel like they could've told a good story had they been timeboxed from the start. 666 has obviously opened up this huge story with a million tentacles that will never get resolved. When I stopped watching Last Resort a few weeks ago it was already reaching insanity in an apparent attempt to slow down the story and fill time.

Instead of assuming every pilot they pick up is going to run 10 seasons, the networks should instead assume from the start that it is going to fail after a half a season.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:08 AM   #46
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ABC should simply plan some 13 episode shows. Both the ideas from Last Resort and 666 feel like they could've told a good story had they been timeboxed from the start. 666 has obviously opened up this huge story with a million tentacles that will never get resolved. When I stopped watching Last Resort a few weeks ago it was already reaching insanity in an apparent attempt to slow down the story and fill time.

Instead of assuming every pilot they pick up is going to run 10 seasons, the networks should instead assume from the start that it is going to fail after a half a season.
While I don't necessarily agree with your last point, I do agree that one of the big reasons that cable dramas have been better than network dramas is that they have shorter seasons.

Most cable dramas have a 10 or 12 episode season - so they are able to pack more story and less fluff into each episode. I would prefer to see shorter seasons and more different types of shows on the networks than have them stretch some of the stuff they have over 22 episodes, which often dilutes the product.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:52 AM   #47
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I wanted to like it, but I never really cared for Julie Chen as the host.
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I wanted to like it, but I never really cared for Julie Chen as the host.
LOL. Sorry to say it took me a few minutes to catch on.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:14 AM   #49
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Really enjoying Last Resort, despite the oddity that was the most recent episode. Will definitely watch to the end. Hoping that knowing it's not renewed in enough time will allow them to go out with a bang.
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So everything isn't in the can for Last Resort? I thought there was no way we get a wrap up. Is that wrong?
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Really enjoying Last Resort, despite the oddity that was the most recent episode. Will definitely watch to the end. Hoping that knowing it's not renewed in enough time will allow them to go out with a bang.
I like Last Resort as well, despite it getting a bit convoluted and difficult to follow. They have built in a level of tension in a lot of these episodes that I have not seen since Lost. But since I liked it, I knew it wouldn't last

I have not seen 666 nor did it look like something I'd be interested in. So no loss for me there.
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So everything isn't in the can for Last Resort? I thought there was no way we get a wrap up. Is that wrong?
No, it's not all in the can yet. Everything I have read said they are going to be able to give it an ending.
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No, it's not all in the can yet. Everything I have read said they are going to be able to give it an ending.
So Serrat can die an agonizing death? We can always hope.
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I won't miss 666 that much. It has been good filler but with the return of American Horror Story I no longer need it to fill my horror needs (not that it ever really did). Also, there's only so many times I can comment on the weird proportions of the lead actress.
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I won't miss 666 that much...there's only so many times I can comment on the weird proportions of the lead actress.
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I am hoping it ends with global thermonuclear war.
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I am hoping it ends with global thermonuclear war.
Either that, or tic-tac-toe.
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