Stumptown -- Season Thread *spoilers*

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  1. Oct 4, 2019 #41 of 212
    cheesesteak

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    After watching the second episode, I still like it but Dex gets beat up entirely too much. She'll be being spoon fed baby food while wearing a diaper by the end of the season if she keeps absorbing so many head blows.
     
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  2. Oct 4, 2019 #42 of 212
    Rob Helmerichs

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    TV head-blows don't have lasting effect. Or any other kind of blows/injuries, for that matter.

    ;)
     
  3. Oct 4, 2019 #43 of 212
    Amnesia

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    Yeah, what is she doing taking on that guy bare-handed if she can't hold her own? Grab a weapon or something at least...
     
  4. Oct 4, 2019 #44 of 212
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Although it's nice to see that even a combat-trained woman might have difficulty fighting a bigger, also-trained man. So often on TV you see tiny women throwing much larger men around like Chihuahuas.
     
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  5. Oct 4, 2019 #45 of 212
    Amnesia

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    Yeah, but the very fact that she's combat-trained would lead you to think that she should have a better-than-usual idea of who she can and can't take on by herself...
     
  6. Oct 4, 2019 #46 of 212
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Could be she underestimated him...which seems to be her MO (she always seems to think much more highly of her abilities than is warranted)...
     
  7. Oct 4, 2019 #47 of 212
    ej42137

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    Her decisions to fight are based on whether it needs to be done, not whether she can defeat her opponent. She's suffering from rage and PTSD issues.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2019 #48 of 212
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    What I liked was that she was exhausted at the end of the fight and hand to sit down and catch her breath. Most TV fight scenes seem to end with at least one of the people running out, getting in a car, and doing a five minute chase scene.
     
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  9. Oct 5, 2019 #49 of 212
    cheesesteak

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    I appreciated the "ding" when she knocked out her female opponent with the wired phone set. I was surprised because I haven't thought about a wired phone in years.
     
  10. Oct 5, 2019 #50 of 212
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    If she thinks she's fighting for her life, a quick shot to the knee, or a jab into an eye, would pretty much incapacitate any opponent. A trained Marine should know how to do even more effective moves.

     
  11. Oct 6, 2019 #51 of 212
    logic88

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    Was he trained? I rewatched the scene and it didn't seem he used any combat moves.

    (But yeah, the Dex getting bashed on scenes are getting a bit much. Hopefully they'll cut down on those in future episodes.)
     
  12. Oct 6, 2019 #52 of 212
    ej42137

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    Interrogator is not a combat MOS, she wouldn't have gotten advanced unarmed combat training as a job requirement. But it's TV, there's no point in trying very hard to make sense of it.

    (That is not to say I don't cringe every time a sword comes of of leather scabbard and we hear a loud metal on metal screech.)
     
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  13. Oct 6, 2019 #53 of 212
    Rob Helmerichs

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    But she would have had the basics in Basic Training, right?
     
  14. Oct 6, 2019 #54 of 212
    Howie

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    Basically.
     
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  15. Oct 6, 2019 #55 of 212
    ej42137

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    As Howie says, you are basically correct.
     
  16. Oct 6, 2019 #56 of 212
    Mikeguy

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    Just "binge-watched" the first 2 episodes and it seems well-done and well-acted, and like many other quality detective-like shows (think "Castle") but a bit edgier. Fine for killing an hour, when I really should be reading a good book. ;) I'll probably keep recording it for having on while I'm doing other things (until I start forgetting to record it--I wish I was more excited about it) . . . .
     
  17. Oct 9, 2019 #57 of 212
    Pokemon_Dad

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    Got to the second episode last night. Still fun. I'm staying with this one and I don't care who knows it.
     
  18. Oct 9, 2019 #58 of 212
    Amnesia

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    Funny to see Donal Logue in this---I still remember him from The Tao of Steve, where he played a character named....Dex
     
  19. Oct 10, 2019 #59 of 212
    dtle

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    Donald Logue played Dex... Her name is Dexadrine.
     
  20. Oct 11, 2019 #60 of 212
    tivotvaddict

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    Different from his more "nice guy" persona in The Sinner
     

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