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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Mabes, Feb 16, 2016.
Well, it was Scorcese!
I'm 45 minutes in and pretty much gave up...I figured I'd come here to see if it's worth sticking with it.
I WANT to like this show so I think I'll give it until episode 4 to make a final decision. I did have to FF through all the singing.
One thing that was inaccurate was Buck Rogers' reference to lime disease. Lime disease wasn't on anybody's radar until something like 1990.
Are you sure? I vaguely recall hearing about it my entire adult life (born 1960).
Then again, I live near an area susceptible to it...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_disease#/media/File:Lyme_Disease_Risk_Map.gif (For some reason, the image wouldn't show in my post)
Something I was reading elsewhere (on a review of Vinyl that didn't really think there was much chance for it) said that there was some sort of similar building collapse, but that the New York Dolls weren't playing there at the time.
Here's info on the building:
I'm not sure. Limes disease was around, but it didn't rise to prominence until the deer population exploded. With the increase in deer population came an increase in deer ticks. What was a very rare occurrence (limes) also had a rapid increase in the number of cases. This wasn't until at least the mid eighties.
Watched the second episode. I thought this was much better. The fact that it was only an hour helped. We had the character introduction with the pilot episode. Now we get to see where they are going.
It is Lyme disease, after the town in Connecticut, not "lime" disease, which sounds like it is something that afflicts fruit trees.
The disease has been known as Lyme disease since 1976.
Oops. Right. Lyme. I knew that.
My original point was that Buck Rogers wouldn't have referenced it back in 1973. Basically sort of an anachronism.
I can't get past the first 15 minutes. I've honestly tried a half dozen times.
I give up.
It's been renewed for a second season. Still can't get in the mood to finish the first episode; there's always something else I'd rather watch!
The second one was better. I'm still in for now.
The second episode was better, but still drags too much. It's like they forgot to hire an editor.
Also, the difference in tone between the two eps was (slightly) disconcerting. We went from Scorsese to not-Scorsese.
I found the second one about the same as the first, it's still really kinda boring. I find it fascinating that they could take a topic like the record industry in the 1970s (which arguably was the peak for the industry) and make it boring. They need to make it more about the music and the business of music than about these really boring people and their lives. And I find them boring, because at least for now, they are very much "prototype / cliche" characters with no inner redeeming value. I'm not sure what it says about us as a society, but it seems every new show has to be about dark characters that are more hateful than anything else. Well written characters, which are complex like this are interesting (think Nucky Thomspon or some of the baddies in Fargo), but so far, these people aren't.
Um, perhaps they're more interesting?
I don't think a show about nuns would have much to work with.
More interesting to a point. Or maybe in 2016 we find only dark characters interesting. Through time there have been plenty of inspirational characters that have been just as interesting. We've even gotten to making our Superheroes (and by definition they are HEROES), into almost villainous characters with a dark side. I get that we like to see people self destruct, but I think for most of the characters, we also want redemption too. None of these characters seem to have any shot at it.
You obviously did not go to catholic school in the 70s.
Back to the last episode. Watched last night. I'm still on the fence. But the end of the episode has me intrigued.
Love music, was a teen in late 60's early 70's and I really want to like this show. But, so far, not so much. I'll try it again, but like another poster said, I have trouble getting through the first episode. Always something better to watch or do.
Just go to the second episode.
It was the opposite. Very liberal. In fact one of my favorite teachers turned me onto the Grateful Dead. We even went to a few shows and got high together.