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Old November 14 2011, 05:27 AM   #181
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Re: Pan Am...did anyone watch?

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Tonight's episode set in Haiti was the best since the Berlin episode, in my opinion. Loved it. I was also very impressed with Collette. The actress they chose is very convincing in her role, in particular her French which is very good. The only thing I felt was iffy was the takeoff. But an otherwise strong episode.
Given the actress is French Canadian born in Quebec, one would hope her French is good (taking in account the Quebec Patois is not quite French French)
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Old November 14 2011, 06:54 AM   #182
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Yeah, what I mean is, she's very convincing of someone from France. She speaks more like someone would from France rather than Quebec. Her accent is very convincing. So, it's refreshing to see them make an effort and hiring someone that is genuine.
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Old November 14 2011, 07:47 PM   #183
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I thought the takeoff was handled very well.

The show seems somewhat idealistic, but I'm not minding. Thumbs up.
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Old November 14 2011, 08:22 PM   #184
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While still fairly low, the ratings did improve this week (5.7/1.8, up 10 and 6%).
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Old November 14 2011, 10:18 PM   #185
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Unlike Star Trek, this show knows: the captain should never go on away missions.

And Pan Am is also Trekkian in its heavy-handed, corny moralizing. It's almost like having Star Trek back on TV!
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Old November 14 2011, 10:23 PM   #186
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^ Plus most of the cast wears uniforms.
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Old November 14 2011, 10:35 PM   #187
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And they fly to a new, exotic place each week!

Who says Star Trek couldn't work on network TV anymore. I would love for all these actors to just get beamed to the USS Enterprise if Pan Am gets cancelled.
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Old November 14 2011, 11:05 PM   #188
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Especially the stewardesses.
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Old December 5 2011, 10:58 PM   #189
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So I guess that was it for Pan Am. Frankly, the writing has gotten clumsier and clumsier, to the point where I'd probably be bailing on the show right about now if it hadn't bailed on me first. I couldn't even slog through the whole episode, maybe I'll give the second half a shot tonight, just to be a completist.
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Old December 6 2011, 12:44 AM   #190
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Yeah, I know what you mean. I've watched every single episode, but I felt that the Berlin episode and the Haiti episode were the best. If the show could have been at that level the whole time, I think it would have stood a better chance.
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Old December 6 2011, 09:51 PM   #191
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Those are my two favorite episodes, too. I appreciated how convincingly they made it look like the story was taking place in Berlin or Haiti.

Now that I've seen the whole ep, I also saw the announcement that the show will be back on Jan 8. It wasn't part of the midseason schedule announcement but CGB doesn't take that timeslot till March, so maybe we get a whole slate of new eps till then?

It's doubtful the ratings will improve - there are lots of interesting new midseason series so competition is only getting tougher - but I'll probably keep watching anyway or at least recording the episodes.
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Old December 7 2011, 12:14 AM   #192
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That's good news. I had heard that they had ordered a full season, but I didn't know if plans were in place to actually air them or if even it had been ordered. News about that was a bit sketchy.
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