The Pretender - worth watching?

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  1. DougF

    DougF Well-Known Member

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    I've always wanted to watch "The Pretender". My sister and her husband were huge fans while it was on, but that was before TiVo and I never saw anything on Saturday night. I finally got to see it today when I had to get up early with the baby (it airs at 6:00 AM here).

    It seems like a pretty good show. I was thinking about setting an SP once TNT gets back to the series premiere. Does anyone have thoughts, good or bad, about it?

    I understand the show is somewhat serial in nature. So, no spoilers, please!
     
  2. WinBear

    WinBear Konner Kringle

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    I set up a wishlist to grab the pilot and started from there on TNT. "Drama in the AM" :rolleyes:

    It's pretty good. There are a couple of crossovers with profiler as well, which sometimes air on CourtTV or another channel. I was lucky in that I got to see both crossovers fairly close to the Pretender eps they were attached to.

    There are also a couple of made for TNT movies to go along with it and try to provide some closure to the story.
     
  3. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    I watched the entire series and both mediocre movies. It is very formulaic. However, I enjoyed the characters and all the revelations. I liked it enough to catch all of it in the days before TiVo.
     
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    I also watched allthe episodes of the Pretender when it was on live. I really liked it. I wish they would do a movie that would wrap up the story. I thought the show did a lot to move the plot along. You will enjoy.
     
  5. jwjody

    jwjody Not enough room

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    I watched most of the first season. I remember enjoying it. Very Fugitive'ish.

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  6. BeanMeScot

    BeanMeScot Sci-Fi Junkie

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    I enjoyed it while it was on. It would not have been nearly as good if not for the intrique provided by The Center stuff. I would love to see a wrap up movie. There were still too many unanswered questions when it was all over.
     
  7. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    I was pissed that neither of the movies wrapped up any of the plotlines. That was four hours wasted.
     
  8. Dashel

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    It's worth a look. When I was watching it I was always reminded of "The Incredible HulK" from the late 70's/early 80's -- a person travelling around the country helping out the people he encounters, all the while be hunted by someone else. The people from the Center, the organization trying to re-capture Jarod, provides the most the interesting part of the show IMHO.
     
  9. brahamt

    brahamt Bigus Dogus Emeritus

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    They were 'supposed' to do a third movie, that was 'supposed' to wrap everything up, but alas no love on that.

    As for the show, I loved it, watched most of it live, and re-watched the run on TNT. Definitely good to watch if you are looking to Tivo a series.
     
  10. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    I'll give it a thumbs up.

    Now what more recent show uses the same outside shot of the Center?
     
  11. Dashel

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    Mutant X is one.
     
  12. dansee

    dansee Sayonara

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    I watched most of the run, but got the most enjoyment from the early episodes. So, I'd say it's definitely worth a look. Not the best thing ever produced, but a nice diversion.
     
  13. TreborPugly

    TreborPugly Unreal!

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    I like it. I like the earlier ones better, when it was more about Jared being a Pretender and less about amazingly complicated intrigue at the Center.

    But no matter which ones you watch, you can be guaranteed that Miss Parker is hot! :)
     
  14. gschrock

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    Mmmm. Ms. Parker.

    BTW, season 1 is supposed to be released on dvd sometime in March I believe. Can't remember the exact date offhand. Loved the show, but do wish they had managed to tie up a few more loose ends.
     
  15. landrumdh

    landrumdh Trapped Far Far Away

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    I think I've seen most of the series now thanks to Tivo and one of the movies.

    *smeeked everyting below*
    I REALLY liked it. There is a rummored 3rd movie, or atleast was, no idea if that's totally dead yet or not.

    They released the series in Fance on DVD where it was extremely popular, last I checked no ETA for US.
     
  16. DougF

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    I've only seen one and I already know that's a true statement. :)

    She also looked amazing during her short stint on "ER".
     
  17. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Entirely different kind of roll for her on Less Than Perfect.

    Still hot, though.:)
     
  18. pawchikapawpaw

    pawchikapawpaw New Member

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    i kinda stopped watching it when that dude's eyes got more eyeliner than the chick.
     
  19. gerbil42

    gerbil42 New Member

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    The Pretender is one of those shows that, in the days before TiVo, I never missed every week.
     
  20. caseclosed

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    The Pretender Season 3 DVD was just released so I was able to catch up on the episodes that I missed. This season has two of my favorite episodes – Homefront and Murder 101. I was shocked at the ending of Murder 101.
     

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