Stumptown -- Season Thread *spoilers*

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  1. Sep 25, 2019 #1 of 176
    astrohip

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    Stumptown, on ABC. Stars Cobie Smulders.

    (ABC) Based on the "Stumptown" graphic novel series, "Stumptown" follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) - a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great PI, but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.

    Just getting ready to watch, wanted to get a thread started. Back in an hour...
     
  2. Sep 26, 2019 #2 of 176
    getbak

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    Now, that's how you do the opening scene of a new series. I don't normally like those sort of "I bet you're wondering how I got here" type intros, but it worked here.

    Overall, I liked it and am looking forward to future episodes.
     
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    Gunnyman

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    I’m in. I really enjoyed it.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Interesting that this episode adapted the entire first series of the comic. There are only three more...
     
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    pdhenry

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    It didn't work for me. I'm probably not going to continue with it.
     
  6. Sep 26, 2019 #6 of 176
    The Spud

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    Kind of liked it. I'll stick around for a bit.

    I was amused that Dex said, "but. . .umm" at 11:23. I had forgotten that it was a drinking game so I'm drinking now.
     
  7. Sep 26, 2019 #7 of 176
    betts4

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    Never saw the graphic novels...but really enjoyed the show! Enjoyed the music mix for certain scenes. I'm in!
     
  8. Sep 27, 2019 #8 of 176
    rjrsouthwest

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    I agree ended up canceling the auto series recording on my Tivo and stopped watching and deleted the pilot about 2/3 of the way though the show. She just came off as cheap and trashy.
     
  9. Sep 27, 2019 #9 of 176
    eddyj

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    I want to like it, but I an not sure yet. But it is certainly getting the 3-episode minimum that I give myself when I am not sure.

    Never seen the comic book graphic novel. :p
     
  10. Sep 27, 2019 #10 of 176
    dwells

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    We really liked it a lot. (Although I kept thinking that this would have been better if had been a Netflix/Amazon show instead of network)

    Seems to be getting great reviews- 96% on RT.

    I did see the ratings were not great, so hopefully it can at least last a season..
     
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  11. Sep 27, 2019 #11 of 176
    justen_m

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    I liked it and agree about the music. Her Fox Body Mustang was cool, too. My dream car as a teen. Dex would have been my dream girlfriend, too. ;)
     
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    cheesesteak

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    I liked it and will give it another four or five episodes to prove me wrong but I was ready to bail at the first notes of Sweet Caroline. My God, how I've grown to hate that song over the last number of years.
     
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    john4200

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    You liked older women back then, huh?

    That car of hers did a great job on the Dukes of Hazard style jump. Came down smooth and undamaged.
     
  14. Sep 28, 2019 #14 of 176
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, it wasn't smooth...there was quite a jolt! :D
     
  15. Sep 28, 2019 #15 of 176
    rharmelink

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    The driver, with the seat belt around his neck, should have at least gotten a broken neck. The passenger should have been tossed through the windshield, and maybe another 50 feet or so.

    She at least had her feet braced against the seats, but should have had some major damage as well.
     
  16. Sep 28, 2019 #16 of 176
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Ironically, that scene wasn't in the comic book...
     
  17. Sep 28, 2019 #17 of 176
    Dirk Legume

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    I liked it. I have a feeling that, by the end of the season, we will find that she has the longest cassette tape in history with lots of different songs. :)
     
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  18. Sep 28, 2019 #18 of 176
    eddyj

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    There are only snippets of each song, so it can fit many more!
     
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  19. Sep 28, 2019 #19 of 176
    tim1724

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    This is by far the most interesting of this year’s crop of new shows (on broadcast TV at least). It did at first seem like an odd fit for ABC, but it seems to work.

    I really like the cast. It’s going to come down to the writing, and what they come up with after they run out of material from the graphic novels. But so far the writing is pretty sharp.
     
  20. Sep 28, 2019 #20 of 176
    Cainebj

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    You say that like it is a bad thing - - - :)
    I enjoyed it - this was the 3rd show I watched this week that started with showing near the end first and then going back. I agree it worked for this show and episode, but that is such an overdone device at this point.

    I liked it - didn't blow me away, but I will continue watching
     
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