Moonight - 10/12/07 - Dr Feelgood

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  1. Sadara

    Sadara huh?

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    I enjoyed this episode a lot more, mostly because some additional back story was filled in. I enjoy this type of theme anyway and I also think the show is good!!
     
  2. packerfan

    packerfan Elk Whisperer

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    I agree, I like how this show is progressing.
     
  3. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I am teetering on the brink of SP deletion. The acting is just not good IMHO. And am I alone in seeing Elizabeth Rohm every time the blonde actress is on screen?
     
  4. PajamaFeet

    PajamaFeet This Is Delicious

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    She does remind me of Elisabeth Röhm too.

    I like that Mick is perpetually 30 and we finally found out he was turned on his wedding night. Seems like he married late for his generation. I definitely wouldn't like the show as much with a main character that was 18 or 20.

    It's not my favorite new show, but I like Moonlight.
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Sophia Myles joins Michelle "Bionic Woman" Ryan on my list of actresses who have done very fine work in England, but under the burden of an American accent become very dull. I'd go so far as to say Myles is worse than Ryan (as an American, that is)...
     
  6. stellie93

    stellie93 Well-Known Member

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    I liked this episode more than the first two. As they get into the "rules" of their reality, I'm getting drawn in. I like the stake paralyzing them instead of killing them. Nice twist.
     
  7. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    I'm keeping this SP for a while. More than enough room on the hard drive for now.
     
  8. FilmCritic3000

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    Same here. I'm interested to see where the series is going and their different rules on vampire mythology are a refeshing change of pace.
     
  9. ruexp67

    ruexp67 New Member

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    It doesn't seem to paralyze their lips or tongue though. :rolleyes:
     
  10. marksman

    marksman ID-10-T

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    I mentioned this before, but I was in a focus group for this episode of the show before the first episode aired.

    Everyone agreed that the twist on Vampire Myths was the most interesting thing about the show. One interesting thing is they actually made changes to the show based on feedback. If you watched the previously part at the beginning, things like showing the Door of Mick St. John Private Investigator was not there. Most people did not know he was a PI until it was casually mentioned late in the episode. I have not had a chance to watch the rest of it to see if they changed anything else that was discussed.

    I assume the reporter is still there...yet everyone did not like her character.
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Do you mean not everyone liked her character, or nobody liked her character?
     
  12. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Where was Kevin Weisman (the cameraman guy)? I enjoyed him in Alias. I wonder if they cut his character?
     
  13. dcheesi

    dcheesi ...I'm not.

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    Yeah, and it's actually within the bounds of the original folk superstition. Vampires were undead, so you couldn't exactly "kill" them (unless you destroyed the body); they were staked to the earth to prevent them from rising from their grave.
     
  14. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    The "american" accent on both of them is very convincing though. I didn't even know the Bionic Woman was a brit until I read it here.

    You want a truly horrendous job at trying to sound American, check out Eddie Izzard in 'The Riches'. :eek: :)


    As for the show, with each passing episode it's starting to look more and more like a ripoff of Forever Knight. I'm almost positive that FK even had a "confused newbie goes on a spree and has to be put down" episode also.
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    The "tell" on both of them is that they over-enunciate, they speak in a very careful, mannered fashion (especially Myles). Compare them with, say, Anthony LaPaglia or Anna Friel, who sound very natural.
     
  16. FilmCritic3000

    FilmCritic3000 Active Member

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    I agree, although every once and a while I notice a slight over-enunciation even by Anna Friel.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Although in Pushing Daisies it's hard to tell because everybody speaks in a pretty mannered, stylized way.
     
  18. FilmCritic3000

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    +1.

    Alot of the dialogue is staccato and its delivery is impeccable, thanks to the immensely talented cast.
     
  19. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Anna Friel is British too? Wow, I never would have guessed. What's up with all the Hollywood outsourcing? Are these people in the country legally? DEY TERK YER JERBS!!!! :D

    As for the bionic woman... I was just watching the latest ep and specifically listening for it. The only thing I caught was when she said "proprietary". She ended it with "tree" instead of "tayree", but even then it was still an American accent, just with British pronunciation.
     
  20. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Yes, her accent is flawless, she just over-enunciates a bit in the way that foreigners with flawless accents often do (Indian people are often especially noticeable). It's kind of hard to explain (and Ryan is far from the worst offender, most of the time), but once you notice it, it's a lot easier to pick up on.

    And one problem that I think people with really reserved acting styles, like Ryan and Myles, is that the effort of maintaining the accent reduces them from restrained to bland. I've seen both women give much more natural, subtle performances in English shows where they can concentrate all their effort on acting and not just talking (and again, Ryan is better than Myles, who is really bad in American but quite good in English).
     

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