Stumptown -- Season Thread *spoilers*

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  1. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    Ugh. I liked the early episodes but I find the last few to be a bit lackluster. The bickering between Liz and Dex is just so annoying.
     
  2. Steveknj

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    I would have preferred Dex to be more like Jessica Jones. A well worn woman who works as a private I, who only needs men every so often when she had her needs. That's how the character started out. A bit less broken than Jessica, but with that kind of vibe. But of course this being ABC, they will need to write in a love interest for her, and this being ABC it has to involve and old platonic friend, and this being ABC, the platonic friend has to fall for someone else before he realizes he's in love with Dex. It would be a much better show without all of that drama.
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    That description pretty much nails the comic book Dex.

    Which is why this show has been a growing disappointment to me.
     
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  4. alpacaboy

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    I still like the show, but yeah, I agree I don't like the direction toward (multiple) "will they or won't they."

    Is there an cute antonym for "shipping"? :D
     
  5. cheesesteak

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    I'm out. I wasn't happy with the show's love triangle trend but now they've moved into reality show love quadrilateral territory. Everybody's going to be inn their feelings and that's not my type of show.

    I know she's the main character but does everybody need to want to bang Dex? She's not *that* hot.
     
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  6. rharmelink

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    Heretic!! Persecute!! :)

    She is one messed up individual.
     
  7. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    I'm close to giving up (and as I've said, I'm not surprised it went this way, given it's an ABC show). I am sticking with it because I like Cobe, or I'd have been out a long time ago.
     
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  8. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Yeah, I've stuck with it so far mainly out of loyalty to the (sensational!) comic book, but if ABC doesn't share that loyalty, what's the point?
     
  9. Howie

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    The ending caught me by surprise, and I thought it was funny. I'm still liking the show, though I'd prefer it to take the darker route that I thought it was going in the beginning.
     
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  10. dtle

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    There was a little bit of plot hole between the Thanksgiving episode and last episode. Miles (the cop) already met Liz at the "Friendsgiving" Party. And yet, when Dex mentioned her name with the list of suspect, he didn't recognize the name, until later.
     
  11. alpacaboy

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  12. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    Dex is definitely well above the Vicky Mendoza diagonal...
     
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  13. eddyj

    eddyj SeƱor Member TCF Club

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    This didn't bother me. Liz is a common name, and no reason they would have mentioned her last name. So until he looked her up, he may not have realized who she was.
     
  14. john4200

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    Wow, some of the posts here really nailed it. I never noticed that ABC was so predictable with the relationship melodrama. I was nearly certain Liz was some sort of infiltrator with a hidden purpose, but it is looking increasingly likely that she is just crazy. So she got Dex drunk (or I should say, super drunk, Dex handled getting drunk and Liz turned it to 11) enough to blackout, then took off her clothes and got into bed with her so Dex would think they slept together. I'm surprised she drew the line at taking Dex's clothes off too.

    I'd rather she be an infiltrator. The crazy love quadrilateral is not that interesting.
     
  15. Howie

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    I think they both got drunk and actually had sex together. That's what I thought was funny. Dex has no restraint when you get a few drinks in her, though she regrets the aftermath.
     
  16. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    What do you mean? Liz clearly was not really drunk---she was just trying to sabotage things between Gray and Dex...
     
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  17. Howie

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    I guess I wasn't watching it closely enough. I'll go back and take a look on Hulu.
     
  18. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Yeah, they made a pretty big deal of showing Dex watching the security footage, on which Liz was dumping her own drinks into Dex's glass.
     
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  19. Howie

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    Darn, I think I liked it better my way, with a promiscuous Dex.
     
  20. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I'm happy with anything that eliminates some of the relationship drama from the show, although it's way too little, way too late...
     
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