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Old 07-29-2013, 10:27 AM   #121
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I agree. It's good enough that I deleted Lost Girl when it came down to one or the other.
Lost Girl is my guilty pleasure. It's one of those shows that I will readily admit kind of sucks, and yet I enjoy it quite a bit. It's sort of like Revolution, which is another stupid show that I find entertaining.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:34 AM   #122
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Lost Girl is my guilty pleasure. It's one of those shows that I will readily admit kind of sucks, and yet I enjoy it quite a bit. It's sort of like Revolution, which is another stupid show that I find entertaining.
I think the difference there is that Lost Girl is cheerfully, enthusiastically dumb, whereas Revolution puts on fake glasses and thinks that makes it smart.
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Did I miss an episode? Or more likely forget stuff. Who and what is the backstory on Escher? Obviously a time traveler of sorts but beyond that?
I 1st remember seeing him when Keira's old cop boss introduced him to her.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:11 AM   #124
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I'll spoilerize this before someone complains but...
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Thank God her partner now knows Kiera's a time traveler. I hate it when shows withhold the hero's/heroine's secret identity from their partner. Grimm drove me nuts with this for a whole season too.

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Old 07-29-2013, 11:34 AM   #125
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Thank God her partner now knows Kiera's a time traveler. I hate it when shows withhold the hero's/heroine's secret identity from their partner. Grimm drove me nuts with this for a whole season too.
But this is necessary in order to deliver the payoff. Some of my favorite moments on TV are when one of the characters suddenly becomes enlightened with information that the viewers had all along.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:44 AM   #126
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I'll spoilerize this before someone complains but...
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Thank God her partner now knows Kiera's a time traveler. I hate it when shows withhold the hero's/heroine's secret identity from their partner. Grimm drove me nuts with this for a whole season too.
Still came too late for me....they should have accomplished this MUCH earlier...
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:16 PM   #127
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Yeah, usually they withhold information solely for the sake of drama, with no basis in reality whatsoever (i.e., it's not something this person would or should ever do).

But it's become a trope, people (especially TV writers) don't even think about it. They just do it.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:24 PM   #128
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I'll spoilerize this before someone complains but...
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Thank God her partner now knows Kiera's a time traveler. I hate it when shows withhold the hero's/heroine's secret identity from their partner. Grimm drove me nuts with this for a whole season too.
Confused about spoiler etiquete. It's bad to mention things that happened several episodes ago?
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:38 PM   #129
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Confused about spoiler etiquete. It's bad to mention things that happened several episodes ago?
It's considered bad form to spoil pretty much anything unless you're in an episode-specific thread, or the Statute of Limitations has expired (but good luck getting anybody to agree on when that happens).
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:56 PM   #130
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Yeah, usually they withhold information solely for the sake of drama, with no basis in reality whatsoever (i.e., it's not something this person would or should ever do).

But it's become a trope, people (especially TV writers) don't even think about it. They just do it.
Actually, there are very good reasons in reality to do that. I'm just not going to tell you those reasons right now. You'll just have to trust me.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:09 PM   #131
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Actually, there are very good reasons in reality to do that. I'm just not going to tell you those reasons right now. You'll just have to trust me.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:41 PM   #132
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Who and what is the backstory on Escher? Obviously a time traveler of sorts but beyond that?
No backstory yet. I'm not even sure what time he's from.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:53 PM   #133
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Season 2 has been really good. Fun popcorn show that has gotten better as it has gone along.
I might have to give this show another shot as I gave up after S01E07 or S01E08. I just didn't care much for any of the characters (especially the young Alec Sandler, he's rather Wil Wheaton-esque).
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:51 PM   #134
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yes, true.

I miss fringe as well.

I would go with

Fringe (great) >>>>>>> Continuum (good) >>> Falling Skies (very hit and miss, overly dramatic) >>>> Defiance (meh) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Under The Dome (unwatchable)

editing to add in Falling Skies to our Sci fi listing
yet Under the Dome has millions and millions of more people watching than any of those other shows.

Although I like all those shows listed. I think I would rank Defiance last. But I still enjoyed watching the first season of Defiance and looking forward to the second.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:56 PM   #135
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Lost Girl is my guilty pleasure. .............
I think that nails it for me too. A guilty pleasure. I enjoy it more than I should for some reason. I think partly because it seems like the actors are having a great time making the show. At least that's the impression I always get when watching it.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:58 PM   #136
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I think that nails it for me too. A guilty pleasure. I enjoy it more than I should for some reason. I think partly because it seems like the actors are having a great time making the show. At least that's the impression I always get when watching it.
If you caught the 2 specials that aired on Canadian TV right before the finale of season 2, and right before the first episode of season 3 , it would cement that impression.

IIRC, SyFy didn't air them.

They are available by other means if you are so inclined.


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Old 07-31-2013, 07:28 PM   #137
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If you caught the 2 specials that aired on Canadian TV right before the finale of season 2, and right before the first episode of season 3 , it would cement that impression.

IIRC, SyFy didn't air them...
Whilst there's a very good chance that Syfy will not air the specials, as S2 is still mid run on Syfy, there's hope.
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If you caught the 2 specials that aired on Canadian TV right before the finale of season 2, and right before the first episode of season 3 , it would cement that impression.

IIRC, SyFy didn't air them.

They are available by other means if you are so inclined.


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Thanks. I'll need to look for them.

EDIT: I found one special on Youtube and the pre-show special on another site.
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If you caught the 2 specials that aired on Canadian TV right before the finale of season 2, and right before the first episode of season 3 , it would cement that impression.
You must mean end of Season 1/beginning of Season 2, since Season 2 isn't over yet, even in Canada...
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You must mean end of Season 1/beginning of Season 2, since Season 2 isn't over yet, even in Canada...
Thread got off track, speaking of Lost Girl, not Continuum.


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Whilst there's a very good chance that Syfy will not air the specials, as S2 is still mid run on Syfy, there's hope.
Really, they are that far behind, Season 2 ended in April 2012 in Canada.

Canada is starting Season 4 in a couple months.
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Thread got off track, speaking of Lost Girl, not Continuum.
That would explain a couple of things I was wondering about...
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Really, they are that far behind, Season 2 ended in April 2012 in Canada.

Canada is starting Season 4 in a couple months.
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i thought that you were talking about the topic of discussion, not some other show.
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I'm actually enjoying this show more and more; this week's episode, I thought, was one of the better ones...
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I'm actually enjoying this show more and more; this week's episode, I thought, was one of the better ones...
One thing I like about it is they explore things that viewers have issues with. Sometimes just in a "patching things up" way (e.g., Keira's rather ridiculous status at the beginning of the show), but also in an ongoing engagement with the kinds of issues time travel shows usually just ignore (how does what she's doing affect the future/her past? Will she even have a home to return to?). Logically, her actions have wiped her world out of existence, and I like the way they keep teasing us with the possibility that this is actually what is happening.
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How are they teasing us with that possibility?

let me re-ask

so Alec is trying to make himself a better person; which would significantly change the future, obviously. But have they shown us anything that was one way before and is now different?

I'm not asking because I know the answer. This is a show that I watch in the background, so I certainly would miss any subtle "teasing" going on!
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I'm talking about literally changing the past, like when
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she caught the serial killer much earlier in his career
(I'm not sure if that episode has aired in the US yet). Something like that should definitively wipe out her native timeline. In a normal time travel show, they would just ignore that possibility. Here, they talk about it. So whatever the solution ends up being (time heals itself, alternate futures, old future erased), they're at least thinking about the possibilities.

The "problem" is, we can't see the future, so we can't tell if it is the same as it was. It shouldn't be, but we don't know.
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I've watched the whole season, so I know the spoiler section you are talking about.

I'm not disagreeing that everyone is altering the future. Alec is doing it. Kira has done it many times. The indian guy is doing a ton of it. Hell, the entire PREMISE of the show is that people are going back to change the future!

What piqued my interest is that you said they are teasing us about the ramifications of the changes (paraphrasing here). I took that to mean that they have already shown us a different future or something tangible.

But I see what you mean now. A perfectly thoughtful and meaningless analysis.
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There's pretty obviously a time war going on. Some of the time travelers we meet should come from Keira's future, perhaps even a far future, though I doubt the writers have thought that far.

Read Richard Garfinkle's All of an Instant for an interesting take on time war.
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But I see what you mean now. A perfectly thoughtful and meaningless analysis.
Dude, I have a PhD! What were you expecting?!?
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