Prodigal Son - Season Thread *spoilers*

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  1. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I enjoyed the first 2 episodes, but, like so much this season, it is so much of the same ("Criminal Minds" come to mind). Pretty much a nice filler show for me (I suspect that I'll forget to watch it, ultimately), as vs. "Must See TV."
     
  2. justen_m

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    I liked it and will continue to watch. I had no idea the lead actor was Jesus from TWD. LOL. Completely different role/character. Definitely getting a Hannibal/Criminal Minds vibe.

    As for the age thing.... Belamy Young is 49. Tom Payne is 36, but looks younger. Triva from his wiki page: when he was 24 he was cast as a 17-year-old. Malcolm was 8(?), and Ainsley 5, when his dad was arrested in 1998. So that'd make him around 29 in 2019. Malcolm was in Harvard in 2009, the last time he saw his dad.

    [edit] On E3 tonight, it's stated he started seeing his therapist when he was 11, so maybe he was 11, not 8, when his dad was caught, making his character ~32.

    I watched E1 and E2 yesterday afternoon. Almost wish I had read this thread first, I would have paid more attention to the ages and timeline. Then again, based on comments in this thread, I may have just deleted both episodes and the 1P.
     
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  3. stellie93

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    So did he really think he wasn't killing that guy when he pushed him over the edge? He said he saw the ledge, but.... Seems like it's best not to threaten anyone when he's around. ;)
     
  4. tivotvaddict

    tivotvaddict CreativelyChallenged

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    I'm sticking with the show, or rather the actors, for at least a season. It's not a "must stop everything and watch intently" kind of show, but it's a pretty good "have on while I also might be doing a little web surfing" kind of show. I love the actors and find the psychology/criminality components interesting. Could it be at the level of Hannibal with better writing? Yeah, and it's a bit disappointing that it isn't. I've just shifted my expectations of what the show is attempting to be and finding it pretty good on that basis.

    Does anyone know if the different personas of killers (annihilators, etc.) they've mentioned in these couple of episodes are based on truth and known psychological terms/labels? Or are these just convenient descriptors the show is using?
     
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  5. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I finally caught up with the most recent episode and am finding the show more compelling as things develop.
     
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  6. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com TCF Club

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    Anyone still watching? We came across it somehow and are catching up (ep 7 up next) and enjoying it.
     
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  7. Pokemon_Dad

    Pokemon_Dad Ruler of Unown UI

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    Still watching, and still enjoying it. They are still doing a good job, even when veering off into one-episode mysteries (which is as close to a spoiler as I'm gonna get).
     
  8. LlamaLarry

    LlamaLarry Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    We definitely watch it, but fell behind 4 episodes due to streaming a bunch of new shows during the break.
     
  9. tivotvaddict

    tivotvaddict CreativelyChallenged

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    Still watching it, but my enjoyment of this has gone down (Stumptown has done the opposite). The episode where he saves his life by flying out the window was a jump the shark moment for me.
     
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  10. tivotvaddict

    tivotvaddict CreativelyChallenged

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    In response to the comparisons being made on the Stumptown thread... how is everyone dealing with the in-your-face completely unbelievable, even within the environment set up by the show, such as the one above? Or when Bright and partner go into an ongoing brain surgery to question a victim? I put aside the posh jail cell of Bright's dad, but am irritated that they keep piling on the unbelievable aspects. I feel like this could be a really good show, but I just struggle getting past these things.
     
  11. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

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    I guess I mostly ignore the over-the-top stuff. I like the characters, and the cast. Strange enough, pretty much the same things I like about Stumptown. ;)
     
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