The Leftovers S1E1 "Pilot" 6/29/14

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  1. Jul 2, 2014 #61 of 129
    aaronwt

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    it's HBO. They don't need to follow the same rules as a regular broadcast network. I know this show got me to sign up again for HBO. If this show had not been on I would not have subscribed again.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2014 #62 of 129
    Test

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    You can't have a show where the characters are all talking about what happened, asking/wondering and trying to figure out WHY it happened...but not expect the audience to do the same.
     
  3. Jul 2, 2014 #63 of 129
    zalusky

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    Given all the other shows on HBO this is what caused you to sign up!!!
    That's more of a mystery than the show is!
     
  4. Jul 2, 2014 #64 of 129
    Dawghows

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    Yeah, that's funny!:D

    As I said above, I'm holding out hope that this show will improve over the next few episodes. But if I had signed up for HBO specifically for this and then seen that pilot, I'd be pretty disappointed.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2014 #65 of 129
    Hoffer

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    Yeah, I thought the previews for this show look pretty awful. I guess maybe a big Damon Lindelof fan might sign up for HBO?

    We will see if I'm still watching the show at the end of the season. Basically giving it a shot since it is on HBO. I listen to a couple podcasts where people have watched the show. They all seem to love it.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2014 #66 of 129
    aaronwt

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    I signed up for HBO after seeing the pilot. The last time I signed up for HBO because of a specific show was for a Larry David show.

    It's only $10 a month at half price so it's inexpensive. Plus I can watch the Show Veep as well at some point. They don't have a number of shows that interest me like they used to years ago. And the movies I've seen most of them. At full price HBO is over charging.
     
  7. Jul 3, 2014 #67 of 129
    dtle

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    My guess since it's from the creator of Lost, the reason why the show started off 3 years later, is because we will have flashback (albeit shorter than Lost's flashback) to fill in the missing info.
     
  8. Jul 3, 2014 #68 of 129
    mwhip

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    Yeah it was a good show.
     
  9. Jul 3, 2014 #69 of 129
    ADG

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    Watched the pilot - didn't really enjoy it. Kind of like "Resurrection" in reverse :)
     
  10. Jul 3, 2014 #70 of 129
    Steveknj

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    I'm in the pilot was meh camp. I don't mind slower moving shows, but only if the characters interest me. Right now they really don't. But I see potential that it could get better, and the show runner has a track record with Lost. I'm in for a couple more, but it's on thin ice. Color me disappointed because I was looking forward to it.
     
  11. Jul 3, 2014 #71 of 129
    Silverman

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    Smoking in it to lure more smokers? It could indeed if product placement along with a story line of smoking getting one sexually desirable. Why do you think all those 1950's movies had smoking? Yes, trying to get new smokers.

    Here it would seem the writers are so poor they are going to announce they can't even explain main occurrences in the pilot, I'd stay away and let this bomb fail.....
     
  12. Jul 3, 2014 #72 of 129
    RGM1138

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    Just a couple of thoughts. I now it's a nitpick, but the top cop's uniform pulled me right out of the moment. All of his patches looked brand new. They should have aged them a little, so it didn't look like he just came from Acme costume rental.

    Speaking of, the chief apparently has never had any classes on crowd control. Contrary to popular belief, the baton is a defensive weapon, used for blocking attacks and as a barrier device. I know this guy is all pissed off about his wife and all, but he was beating the living crap out of the protesters.

    I've read that the producers want the audience to focus more on the experiences of the leftovers, than on why it happened. This might be easier to do if they weren't all a bunch of morose asswads. Kinda like the Dome and Dumber crowd over at Chester's Mill.

    They've even made Liv Tyler unappealing. Which is pretty hard to do.

    I just wanna see how they react when the aliens finally land.
     
  13. Jul 3, 2014 #73 of 129
    stellie93

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    So the story is that we aren't going to find out where the people went, and we aren't supposed to care. This is based on a book, right? Does the book give an explanation? Has anyone read it? :confused:
     
  14. Jul 3, 2014 #74 of 129
    tivotvaddict

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    I thought was beating the crowd that was attacking the protestors? Something along the lines of taking out his frustrations at the fact that the protestors won't fight back... I'll have to look at ending again.

    The cultists smoke because of the fact that the "rapture" doesn't make any sense. There is no reason and they believe it's futile to keep trying to figure it out. They could be taken any minute, so they may as well go ahead and smoke. Kind of like a young mom who spent her life eating the right things and avoiding the bad ones and got cancer anyway, wishing she had just eaten the damn doughnuts because it didn't matter anyway.

    tta
     
  15. Jul 4, 2014 #75 of 129
    scooterboy

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    If only you would.
     
  16. Jul 5, 2014 #76 of 129
    efilippi

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    And didn't he drown in the pool? It looked to me like he did a big "inhale and scream" while under water. Can't be a good thing.
     
  17. Jul 5, 2014 #77 of 129
    Jeeters

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    He was screaming under the water so nobody could hear him.
     
  18. Jul 5, 2014 #78 of 129
    danterner

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    He inhaled while above water, and let it out in a scream once below water. He didn't take in any water (at least not that we saw).
     
  19. Jul 5, 2014 #79 of 129
    Ment

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    Did a double take on seeing the twins from Desperate Housewives. Also if the chiefs daughter reminds you of someone its may be because she's Andie McDowells kid.

    On why the chiefs wife is in the cult, it may because the who the chief was in bed during the rapture wasn't his wife and she disappeared in the middle of it.
     
  20. Jul 5, 2014 #80 of 129
    Peter000

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    I just didn't know what to make of it all. I didn't really like it, but didn't hate it either.

    I'll watch a couple of episodes further though, just because this was the pilot and I'll cut it a little slack.
     

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