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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jasch, Sep 24, 2005.
Aren't they the same show?
And I liked 'Coupling!' -- they cancelled it way to fast.
I only watched Invasion. So far it has been decent. I am not sure how long it can go on though. My wife and I were talking about it last night and she was wondereing how many seasons "V" went on for once it became a regular weekly series?
I'm kind of kicking myself for not watching Surface. I wanted it to do well since it is filmed in my state but all the negative reviews pre-season put me off.
I'm having trouble getting into Surface... it just isn't getting anywhere as far as I can see. Invasion, on the other hand, has pretty weak characters -- I couldn't care less about any of them, and that's pretty tough, given how pretty some of them are. Threshold, at least, is a pretty strong show, with characters that I care about, and a clear direction that I'm interested in.
Really? Out of the three, it seems to be moving the fastest, imo. Watching the previews, I'm wondering how they're going to last a full season, let alone extend it to muliple seasons (as if it would be so lucky).
Thats what I heard too. But I have to tell you, Surface kept my interest piqued. Invasion and Threshold were just okay. I will give them each one more episode to get better.
Unless the monsters in the water on Surface can get out of the water, I do not see them taking over the world. Its like watching a bigger version of JAWS. Don't go in the water or they may get you!
That being said, I really find Surface to be the best of the three. I really want Threshold to make it. I like Brent Spiner. Carla Gugino, who I loved in the short run Karen Sisco, has a good character. The others seem fine. Problem is this one could get as repetitive as X-files. I am hoping the writers have A PLAN for the enemy.
As for invasion. I have already deleted my SP. If its really amazing I will buy it on DVD. Otherwise I am not going to waste my time
have only watched the pilots so far
surface was good. Invasion I am not so sure about - definitely need more episodes.
Threshold could be really good as they work the science in to the science fiction show - I will definitely give these all some more episodes before I axe any.
have not seen the rating for any though - one may get the axe before I get around to it
I'm watching all three right now but Invasion is on the bubble. I dig giant monster movies so Surface appeals to me on that level. Threshold seems to have a unique angle on the invasion scenario (at least to me). Invasion just seems to have a Body Snatcher-esque plot. Maybe it'll get deeper but so far I'm not impressed.
I watched 1 and 1/10th episodes of Threshold. I thought the acting and writing was terrible. SP is gone.
I've seen both Invasions and think it's alright. I'll give it a couple more weeks.
I watched the first 2 episodes of Surface yesterday. I liked this show the best. The last scene when the creature came up and ate the ship was too cool. I'm interested in how they can make a topic like this into an entire series. Then again, that can be said of most of the SciFi type shows on the major networks.
Threshold is garbage, IMO. During the second episode I just sat there is disbelief at how bad it was.
Invasion has potential, but they need to start mixing things up. It's been way too predictable.
Surface is the best of the three, in my opinion. Unlike the other two shows, on Surface I actually want to know what is going to happen to these characters. Hopefully this show avoids the alien-possessed human thing that the other two shows are doing. That is just so tired.
I've deleted Invasion from my list.
I'm still not sure about Surface. Looks like it might improve. But its still in danger of being deleted.
I like Threshold the best so far.
All three are still in my SP... Surface is the one that is at the top for me. The multiple angles kid/scientist/gov thing keeps it going.
Invasion is sucking a little wind... How long can we keep driving through fallen trees?
Threshold seems like it will just be X-Files kind of stuff... It could jsut keep going and won't have to resolve anything. Track down new infectee each week.
Surface, - Well, since these creatures are getting active, more people in the world are going to be finding out, so you gotta do stuff to keep it from going bad.
Let's get something straight here, none of these are exactly "must see" viewing.
That being said:
Invasion: Too many inconsistencies in the opening pilot. Poor dialogue. Gone.
Surface: I like it, a little campy, but getting better. Most probable of the three stories thus far in my opinion.
Threshhold: Yeah, it is very X-file-esque, but I don't mind. I'm just being entertained, and besides, I like the whole other dimension twist.
I was excited about all three (three prime time sci-fi shows on NETWORK!!) but having missed the premiers of all........and being stuck on Rome, Desperate Housewives, and BSG (add Stargate SG1 until the got rid of Vala) I just haven't had the desire for any.......sticking to my rehasing of my B5 collections to round out my sci fi fix.
I expected to like them in this order, best first:
In reality, it's:
Guess that shows what I know
Invasion got 2 episodes. Threshold is holding on so far. Surface is staying for now. Sadly I think Surface has the weakest premise but is the best show.
If we throw in Supernatural to the list, little changes. That one would have been on the bottom of both lists; and has since had it's SP deleted.
I was going to come on here and say the exact same thing so I'll just quote you DLiquid .
Since it was at the bottom of your list both times I think you never gave it a fair chance. Supernatural is really good and one of the best sci-fi shows that premiered this season.
I was really wanting Threshold to be good, but all it looks like is chase an infected person for an hour and stop them from spreading and throw in some dreams. Very disappointed. I will give it a few more episodes because I read they might delved more into the characters and the stress they are under.
Invasion I kind of like. It needs to pick up the pace and I really hope it is not as simple as a body snatcher premise. If so, I will quickly stop watching. I am not a big fan of the whole is he/she an alien type plot.
Surface has been a present surprise. I worry about the quality of the writing, but this show has clearly has the most likeable characters and they seem to be taken the time to develope them as characters. I am also thankful that it appears it is not trying to be a we just want to keep you guessing type show.
The huge negative on both Invasion and Surface though is the kids. There is no reason for Lake Bell to be dragging around a kid and I am already sick of the little girl in Invasion.
I think its pretty clear that all three will get axed, probably soon. Surfaces' ratings are declining fast (dropped almost 20% from ep 1 to 2), and both Surface and Invasion look pretty high-budget-- I doubt they'll get a decent return from ad revenues for either. Havent seen Threshold, but have read nothing good about it.
The problem is that this will taint "sci-fi" on tv for a long time. Not that any of these are science fiction-- at least the two I've seen are basically just horror shows with a thin veneer of sci-fi slapped on.