The Flight Attendant - Kaley Cuoco - HBO Max - Spoilers after first post

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  1. Dec 5, 2020 #41 of 105
    cmontyburns

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    I just finished episode 5, so I'm caught up. I'm with you guys: this is getting worse as it goes. It started off seeming like a fun caper, but it's just an annoying drunk with a shovel who can't stop digging. Whatever scheme she's caught up in gets less interesting the more we learn of it. I continue not to care about whatever Megan is up to, which (unless it ends up intersecting with the main plot) seems like a time-killer because the main plot didn't fill enough episodes. I still like Annie, but now we're on sidetracks with her, too. And it's convenient that she is an uber-lawyer with contacts, somehow, in the FBI, the transit authority, organized crime apparently, and other useful places. Her boyfriend Max is even more of a screen stereotype, the magic hacker who just needs a computer and a few minutes to get into anywhere (unless there is two-factor; then he's helpless!), and oh, he's also a master lock-picker!

    I'm not gritting my teeth through it for all that, so I'll watch to the end to see how it ends up. But it seems like there was promise here that is being squandered. I wonder what the book is like.
     
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  2. Dec 6, 2020 #42 of 105
    verdugan

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    I read the book (free from Amazon a few months ago) and my experience is pretty similar. I ended up skipping ahead quite often because the writing was just .... bad. As much as I like Kaley Cuoco, I didn't even start watching this.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2020 #43 of 105
    Steveknj

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    It feels like booze if Cassie's super power, the more she drinks, the more she comes up with "plans". The other stories have to intersect at some point otherwise they are a waste of time. I agree that this has gotten progressively worse as it moves along and completely implausible. But, I'll finish it already, though my curiosity about how it all ends is waning.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2020 #44 of 105
    jamesbobo

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    Some of her memory recollections are coming way too easily. I'm not a drinker and I wouldn't remember all those little details.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2020 #45 of 105
    Amnesia

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    Sounds like you need to start drinking...
     
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  6. Dec 11, 2020 #46 of 105
    markymark_ctown

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    I agree with most that this started off as promising but has taken a turn for the worse.
    How many episodes are planned for S1? :)
     
  7. Dec 11, 2020 #47 of 105
    mtnagel

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    1 more left according to trackseries.tv.
     
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  8. Dec 11, 2020 #48 of 105
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Interesting...I wasn't too thrilled with it, but these past two episodes (where A) things start coming together, and B) Cassie starts dealing with her issues, which can also be considered a part of A) have really grabbed me.

    I love the team of Cassie and Miranda!
     
  9. Dec 12, 2020 #49 of 105
    Jeff_in_Bklyn

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    Sort of getting a Eve & Villanelle vibe
     
  10. Dec 12, 2020 #50 of 105
    markymark_ctown

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    I’m through episode 5, and it looks like the season has 8 eps. Are you inferring it gets better? :)
     
  11. Dec 12, 2020 #51 of 105
    Rob Helmerichs

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    6 & 7 were the ones where it really came together for me...

    (And no, I'm not inferring it gets better. I'm implying it gets better. YOU'RE inferring it gets better! ;))
     
  12. Dec 13, 2020 #52 of 105
    cmontyburns

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    I agree. 6 and 7 were an improvement on what came before. I think this is a spoiler thread but for safety I'll say that

    Buckley being Felix was a good twist that I probably should have seen coming but didn't.

    Overall the plot remains hopelessly padded and yet somehow incomprehensible -- I'm still not even really sure who Miranda works for -- and it made no sense how competent Miranda was before episode 7 and then how she was suddenly terrified and wanting to run (even if the latter turned out to be a bluff). And of course she dropped the book.

    And what the heck is up with the Megan subplot? At least Annie is now on the team.
     
  13. Dec 13, 2020 #53 of 105
    zalusky

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    I keep wondering if the show is really about her childhood or illegal imports. So many independent connections and Rosie Perez to big a star to be such a peripheral character.
     
  14. Dec 14, 2020 #54 of 105
    mattyro7878

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    I think this was all written from the alcoholics point of view. First of all thank f she's been drinking since she was 10 yrs old I'm sure she can handle any amount of booze and keep it together. She won't live that long but can definitely pack away the booze. Episodes 6 and 7 were informative but maddening. Why the Rosie perez subplot?? No point to it. And the missing fbi agent rings no bells?? They are working a murder case and an agent goes dark? Oy vay.
     
  15. Dec 14, 2020 #55 of 105
    cmontyburns

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    It doesn't seem to be on a path to resolve with any justification for it having existed. The only straw I can grasp at is that her husband works for a defense contractor and the main plot with Cassie concerns weapons smuggling. But the show hasn't done any work to make it seem like anything other than a wholly unrealistic coincidence if it turns out that Megan is a pawn in the Lionfish scheme, which Cassie only stumbled into because she happened to notice Alex who happened to be on one of her flights.
     
  16. Dec 14, 2020 #56 of 105
    Steveknj

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    This plot is so ridiculous and makes so little sense that it's beyond belief. We have an always drunk character who's more coherent to what's going on around her when she's drinking than not? But it's entirely entertaining!!

    I guess since this is out a few days and it's a spoiler thread I'll speak to the last two episodes....

    When Miranda took Cassie to the AA meeting, my first thought (and actually kind of my hope) was that this whole thing is a drunken hallucination and that really she's just a crazy drunk that is making stuff up and "Miranda" is actually a friend of hers who finally had enough and brought her to AA to help her. It felt like it fit the story. But it doesn't look like that's the way it's going (though I guess it still could). She's seeing all of her friends who are trying to help her as part of the conspiracy or part of the plot to uncover everything. I guess the Megan story line might not play into that.
     
  17. Dec 14, 2020 #57 of 105
    kaszeta

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    While this isn't the greatest mystery plot, and there's a bunch of generally stupid people going about, I actually find the character of Cassie pretty believable, because the character is scarily similar to people I actually know (including a former alcoholic flight attendant who lost her job because of it, that if she's still got her life together now might actually be able to cash in on this...). The Cassie character is amped to 11, but yeah, on the realm of believability for me, including the "rewriting memories", "most lucid after the first few shots", inability to be alone (no matter how terrible/destructive the company), and the mild paranoia of everyone around them.
     
  18. Dec 14, 2020 #58 of 105
    Steveknj

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    The part that I have the hardest time with is that she comes up with these intricate plans while completely poop-faced. Most people I know could barely speak while drunk. But it's a fun show to watch as long as you don't dig too deep into things. And that's fine with me.
     
  19. Dec 15, 2020 #59 of 105
    madscientist

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    Just to follow up with viewing options: we have a Roku TV and we get HBO Max with Fios... but no Roku app. However we have a Chromecast and so I've just been casting it from my phone (few years old Pixel 4) and I have to say it works GREAT. I mean it's annoying to have to handle things through the phone rather than a remote but the video and audio quality are really very good. It's the first time I've tried that from my phone and I was surprised.

    I was surprised by the show a little bit: it was different than I thought it would be but we've pretty much binged all available episodes in the last week and I'm into it. I got confused between Felix/Buckley and the guy who had come over in the first episode before she left for Bangkok so I didn't think Buckley was Felix.

    I was just happy that it didn't end up that her father was a pedophile, even though he was certainly abusing her in other ways. I wonder what Sam Bee thinks about what her husband is getting up to these days...

    I'm definitely looking forward to Thursday's finale.
     
  20. Dec 16, 2020 #60 of 105
    jdfs

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    I feel this a Killing Eve rip-off in some respects. I know it was based on a book, but this probably never gets made if Killing Eve wasn't a success. I knew Buckley was involved in some way pretty early on, when he kept showing up. A lot of unbelievable plot especially how the FBI handles things and how they don't go running to them for protection. But if just one episode left, no harm in seeing it through.
     

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