ABC - The Gates

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Hcour, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

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    well hang onto your hats kids cos' it's coming to a theater near you directed by tim burton and starring johnny depp

    http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/12/07...ext-for-tim-burton-set-to-shoot-in-fall-2010/

    as for the gates. i liked it.
     
  2. tivogurl

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    I don't get the vampire wife. She has no control over her bloodlust and will kill any human that gets near her? I wonder why, her husband seems well under control. How can she take the risk of walking around a harvest festival? The husband did mention other cities, it seems that they are frequently forced to move due to her murderous proclivities.

    Given the size of that high school, that wolfpack (~10 members if that bicycle gang is any indication) represents a huge percentage of the school's total male enrollment.

    I wonder if the developer knows the community's secret. There's no way he's going to be able to suppress an investigation into the murder of the former police chief.
     
  3. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    Best Looking Resident's what?

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    I didn't cancel the SP yet, but I don't think it will take more than anther episode or two.
     
  4. dcheesi

    dcheesi ...I'm not.

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    Well I think her bloodlust might be aggravated by her general fight/flight response. In the first instance she was scared for her kid for a moment, and immediately afterward was put in the presence of fresh blood. In the second case, she was at first frightened and then possibly angered by the guy prowling around; once she had her fangs out, it was hard to back herself down.
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I also get the feeling that she's unusually not, er, housebroken. Hubby turned her impulsively, and she just doesn't have the training or experience to handle herself. Perhaps he needs to keep her a secret from the rest of vampire society, and she didn't get the usual vampire boot camp?
     
  6. MasterCephus

    MasterCephus New Member

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    or it could be that she's a "new" vampire and the hubby has been one long enough to control it...
     
  7. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

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    That was my take on it.
     
  8. dcheesi

    dcheesi ...I'm not.

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    I got the sense that she's used to vampire society ("...our crowd...") and longs to return to it, so I doubt she's a secret or that she's particularly untrained. But I can certainly see where love may have blinded him wrt to her not being a good turn candidate, and/or to the need to put her down now that's she's showing an inability to control herself.

    In fact I think that vampire society may be structured in a way that allows them express their impulses more freely than in the "normal" world, which is why she wants to return to it but also why a human child wouldn't be safe there.
     
  9. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    I Admit, I wasn't watching too closely, but I take it these vampires can walk around during the day? I noticed Wifey Vamp got burned from the sunlight, but was putting cream on her skin? This cream protects them somehow?
     
  10. tlc

    tlc Active Member

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    I'm waiting for the zombie show. No glam there.

    (Seriously. The Walking Dead is coming to AMC.)
     
  11. dcheesi

    dcheesi ...I'm not.

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    Sunblock, SPF 40000 ;)
     
  12. Polcamilla

    Polcamilla -b±√(b^2 - 4ac)/2a

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    So either I've been watching too much Bones lately or Sweets has a bit part in this show.

    IMDB is weirdly down so I can't verify.
     
  13. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

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    I'm giving up on this show. I watched the first episode and thought it was ok. I made it thru 45 minutes of the second episode and am completely bored. Too much soap opera, not enough vampires.
     
  14. mattack

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    Will probably give it a few more episodes.. But Eastwick was a million times better.. and Lucky Town was 100K times better.
     
  15. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    And it looks like they're doing it right. I can't wait for it. I'm a big fan of the comic. The production stills I've seen look amazing.

    As for the Gates? I watched the first episode and wasn't too captivated. But I'll watch at least a couple more before passing judgment.
     
  16. Rob Helmerichs

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    That's Robert Kirkman, who created the comic book, getting mauled by the TV zombies. :D
     
  17. mattack

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    Heh, Happy Town.. I knew I got the name wrong..
     
  18. dylanemcgregor

    dylanemcgregor Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I thought you were referring to Swingtown. :)
     
  19. holee

    holee Uncertain

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    I'm like this show a lot more now. The relationship between the Sheriff and the Vampire is interesting. Not all of the stories are as good, but the show has more value than I initially thought.
     
  20. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Agreed....the knowledgeable interaction of humans and vampires/werewolves is what makes this show a bit more interesting.
     

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