New series on TNT, "The Librarians" premieres 12/7

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  1. Dec 8, 2014 #61 of 107
    Graymalkin

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    Not cartoonish -- eccentric. :D
    After all, he's been the Librarian for 10 years, longer than anyone else, and he doesn't have Judson or his mother to keep him grounded.

    In any case, I enjoyed it, and am definitely keeping the SP.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2014 #62 of 107
    eddyj

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    I watched the movies(1) yesterday, but was Librarianed out, so the series will have to wait.


    (1) Stana Katic can bite my neck any time.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2014 #63 of 107
    Alfer

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    I haven't seen any of the movies, but love the premise of this whole thing so I decided to record the series to see what all the buzz is about. I also recorded the movies so I can catch up to see how this all began.

    After the first 2 episodes though I'm a bit leery about how this will play out as far as keeping my interest.

    I was amazed at how cliched all the characters are ...Ohh wow, an Asian guy is the "tech expert", timid janitor girl is a brainiac...yada yada yada. Don't get me started on Rebecca Romain Lettuce. What a horrible actress. I didn't buy into her character at all. And what was up with her horrible stunts? I think I counted at least 4 "punches" she threw that literally missed the other actor by 8" yet of course the other character went flying across the room. Just plain bad.

    The story was ok but overall it just felt so cheesy and poorly acted by all parties involved. Maybe it's supposed to be "campy"?? If so, it failed miserably IMO.

    It really felt like I was watching "Warehouse 13" but chessier with worse acting.

    I'm going to keep the series recording turned on for now since there isn't much else on these days, but if the low rent acting/dialogue doesn't subside, I'll have to call it quits.

    A shame since like I said, the premise seems like such fun.

    I'd rate these 2 episodes a C-.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2014 #64 of 107
    kbmb

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    If someone hasn't seen any of the movies.....will the series make sense? Do they do a good job of the backstory?

    I recorded all the movies, but seem to remember trying to get into the 1st one back when it originally came out......so I'm tempted to just jump into the show.

    Wife and I both liked Warehouse 13, even though it was super cheesy, and were hoping this would be similar.

    -Kevin
     
  5. Dec 8, 2014 #65 of 107
    Alfer

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    They tried hard to clue the audience in to what all is happening so IMO you don't really have to watch the movies to start in on this show.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2014 #66 of 107
    Rob Helmerichs

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    They start it with characters who know nothing about the Library being introduced to it, so everything that needs to be explained to you, is explained to them.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2014 #67 of 107
    kaddyshack

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    So am I the only one who enjoyed it? It was fun. Silly. Really just what I wanted out of it. Though I'm going to miss Noah Wyle in upcoming episodes.
     
  8. Dec 9, 2014 #68 of 107
    eddyj

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    I watched it last night. Pretty silly entertainment, like the movies. I'll probably keep on watching it.
     
  9. Dec 9, 2014 #69 of 107
    kaddyshack

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    Sorry to interrupt this thread, but I just wanted to let eddyj know I'm not ignoring him and I will respond to his PM when the site lets me. Apparently I need 10 posts. :)

    Okay, back to the regularly scheduled thread.
     
  10. Dec 9, 2014 #70 of 107
    eddyj

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    Slacker! Get to posting! :p
     
  11. Dec 9, 2014 #71 of 107
    LoadStar

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    How hard is it to get to 10 posts? Just post here and there, and next thing you know, you have 31,000+ posts. :)
     
  12. Dec 9, 2014 #72 of 107
    mwhip

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    I don't even remember having less than 1000 posts. Oh the early aughts...how I don't miss you.
     
  13. Dec 9, 2014 #73 of 107
    Bierboy

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    You guys are a bunch of (posting) old farts...
     
  14. Dec 9, 2014 #74 of 107
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Pathetic! Get a life!
     
  15. Dec 9, 2014 #75 of 107
    DouglasPHill

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    I watched the first hour of the premier episode last night. It put me to sleep. Also, Rebecca Romijn was way hotter back in her day. She looked terrible in this. (and as others have posted seems a lot like W13 which also used to put me to sleep)
     
  16. Dec 9, 2014 #76 of 107
    Alfer

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    They really need to ditch Romaine Lettuce lady and find someone who can at least act a little bit better than her cardboard way of acting. I didn't buy into her character/performance at all. The rest were as I said very cliche, but somewhat passable as characters.
     
  17. Dec 9, 2014 #77 of 107
    Philosofy

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    It was good silly fun. I almost enjoyed the cartoonish fight scenes. They didn't even try to make them realistic.
     
  18. Dec 9, 2014 #78 of 107
    waynomo

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    Someone should create a permanent "make your ten posts here" thread.
     
  19. Dec 9, 2014 #79 of 107
    IDSmoker

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    Was it just me, or was the kiss at the end one of the most awkward kisses ever performed on TV?

    I didn't think that Rebecca and Noah were that bad of actors, so maybe we were supposed to think that their characters really don't have any chemistry together? ...or maybe I'm over thinking this, and they really are that bad.
     
  20. Dec 9, 2014 #80 of 107
    Vendikarr

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    Wouldn't that be any Big Bang Theory thread?
     

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