Resident Alien - Alan Tudyk

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  1. Feb 6, 2021 #81 of 135
    Jeff_in_Bklyn

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    The first episode and the "person" identity switch I immediately thought of Banshee.
     
  2. Feb 6, 2021 #82 of 135
    Donbadabon

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    I love how the kid that can see him has gone from being terrified to being confrontational. Love the scene where he was in the doctor's office.

    I like it has an underlying theme, that it isn't a sitcom with never ending jokes. And now his alien ship part has been found by others. This should be interesting.
     
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  3. Feb 6, 2021 #83 of 135
    skypros

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    I agree..
    I think the kid and the alien are going to be best friends.
    Again I like the show... it is so different.

     
  4. Feb 6, 2021 #84 of 135
    madscientist

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    Not knowing anything about this show before watching, and also being a huge fan of Alan Tudyk, I'm enjoying this a good bit.
     
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    stevel

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    Just watched Ep2. My wife and I were in stitches over some of the lines and situations. I don't know how many times we're going to see the spacecraft crash, but I'm getting tired of it. The recap of Harry learning to be human also felt like padding, but it did give Tudyk more chances to show how great he is a physical comedy.

    I'm a bit confused about the haircut thing. but I expect to learn more later. This is one of the best shows I have seen in a long time.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2021 #86 of 135
    terpfan1980

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    I took the haircutting to be part of a Native American ritual meant to help her friend's spirit pass on. Much like her burning of the scrubs.

    Like you, the reshowing of the spacecraft crash is getting a bit tired, but then again it is trying to help tell the story and I suppose the show is put together in a way that you don't necessarily need to have seen the previous episodes in order to jump in fresh and enjoy the ride.

    Finally, similar feelings about him learning to be human. Seemed a lot like filler, but was enjoyable to watch and did feed into the idea that he didn't want to have to change forms again because it isn't an easy task for him.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2021 #87 of 135
    stevel

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    This week's episode had some funny bits, but I started to feel that it was milking the same themes a bit too long. A new wrinkle was inserted at the end, though, one that makes a small bit of sense.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2021 #88 of 135
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    I was annoyed that they showed the dead guy and birds floating in mid air last episode, and then did not follow through at all in this one. So why show it then?
     
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    terpfan1980

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    I think they did follow through in this last episode...the two people we saw at the end of this episode seemed to be replacements of the people that found the body and the floating birds.
     
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    eddyj

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    I missed that!
     
  11. Feb 15, 2021 #91 of 135
    terpfan1980

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    I can't say that was 100% the case, but it seemed to be the case. My daughter and wife were thinking that was the case along with me. (It was the conclusion we all reached)

    So, it seems that the female in that pair who took out the cowboy that had been talking about the alien encounter was using the body/form that was that of the person that had stumbled upon the device and the body (and the birds) that were with it, and apparently she had a partner that had a slightly different mission or didn't understand the mission the same way she did.

    Hopefully next week will help unravel that mystery all the more but it seemed to somewhat tidy up the question of what happened to the people that discovered the device and maybe also answers the question of just how long it was going to take before the Resident Aliens own home world sent someone out to find him and figure out what happened with the device.
     
  12. Feb 15, 2021 #92 of 135
    Anubys

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    LOL...I don't know why but this reminds me of a Benny Hill sketch where he speed reads War and Peace and is asked a question about the invasion and his response is "there was a war?!"

    :D
     
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    skypros

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    Episode 3 was MEH!! :rolleyes:
     
  14. Feb 16, 2021 #94 of 135
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    This is not "this week's episode"; E2 and E3 were released last week (I know because I watched both last week). This week's episode (E04) will be released tomorrow.
     
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  15. Feb 16, 2021 #95 of 135
    mr.unnatural

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    If for no other reason, I love what Alan Tudyk is doing with the character. His facial expressions and mannerisms are worth the price of admission, regardless of the storylines. My wife hates pretty much anything that comes out of Hollywood and tends to get up and walk out on most shows that I try to introduce her too. I showed her the first three episodes of Resident Alien and she's actually enjoying it so far, which comes as a total shock to me. Even though the plot is supposed to be somewhat dark and serious, Tudyk injects enough comic relief to get a chuckle out of even the most jaded audience. This is probably my 2nd favorite new show next to WandaVision.
     
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    Anubys

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    I can report that I nagged my daughter into watching episode 1 and she finally relented. For episode 3, she was right there at 10 PM waiting for the episode to start. Could not even wait to build up the buffer so we can FF the commercials.

    I have to admit that there is nothing that makes me happier than listening to her giggle and this show makes her laugh every few minutes (she is 17 and about to leave us for college -- thank you Covid for keeping her home!).
     
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    trainman

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    Episodes 2 aired on Syfy, and both Episode 2 and 3 were released as on-demand episodes, on February 3rd (which is "two weeks ago" at this point), but Episode 3 didn't air on Syfy until the show's regular time slot on February 10th ("last week").
     
  18. Feb 19, 2021 #98 of 135
    terpfan1980

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    So.... my assumption seems to have been wrong in that the mysterious guy and gal would seemingly be working for the government as Alien hunters. That could be misdirection, but that was what we were being given in EP 4.

    Other thoughts from EP 4 - the joke about the nuts was pretty funny. The nod towards life in the city was also interesting. (Multiple nods there really)

    And without spoiling things, it looks like EP 5 should bring even more into play.
     
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  19. Feb 20, 2021 #99 of 135
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    Honestly, Alan Tudyk is knocking this out of the park. I'm enjoying it a lot.
     
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    That would have been perfect if they were Mulder and Scully, right down to the original actors. But unfortunately my initial instinct was and remains that they're just more aliens sent to clean up Harry's mess. Or at least she is. She showed her cards in killing the cowboy. Notice when he walked in front of their camper she had her back turned, and the guy couldn't see that Harry's an alien even talking to him in the bathroom.
     

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