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Old September 20 2012, 08:29 PM   #136
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The Walking Dead has one of the most dirty looking group of characters on television, and it always done very well in the ratings. Post-apocalyptic show done right.
Even the Walking Dead characters are only tv dirty, not dirty dirty. It's obvious with the women, their clothes are slightly dirty, their faces and hair? Not so much, I haven't seen a mop of greasy, sweaty hair on any female so far and they still seem to find the time to shave their body hair off. Don't expect to see a naturally hairy female leg or armpit, not even during the zombie apocalypse.
I think that the Lost cast was pretty sweaty and messy early on before they found all of the Dharma supplies.
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Old September 24 2012, 04:21 AM   #137
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Also notice how clean our heroes are, there teeth all perfect, and there there clothes are all super clean with no holes, totaly unrealistic in that senario.
Just because there is no electriciy doesn't mean everyone is walking around in filthy rags. They built a basic society and economy and they have the skills. Google some pictures of Amish communities.
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Old September 24 2012, 05:32 AM   #138
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Hehe, that would actually be interesting to see the Amish reaction to the change. They probably laughed there asses off right up until the point all the millions of starving people from the cities over ran their farms.
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Old September 24 2012, 05:43 AM   #139
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Gotta feel sorry for the Amish kids who'd been waiting for rumspringa.

On one side, the English had fallen, on the other, because the English had fallen, these kids can go out to rape kill and pillage like it was 1666.
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Old September 24 2012, 01:04 PM   #140
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I mean, seriously. Is there a requirement that all NBC dramas be written this way now? Flashforward might not have lived up to it's potential, but at least it tried to take it's premise seriously and didn't feel like it was written for the Disney Channel.
Ah, Flash Forward... seen the pilot recently, a fantastic premise and good characters, and good storytelling (except for the usual stupid "I won't tell you what I know just to make things more complicated" shit, I fucking hate that), and I was excited, but then I read it was cancelled without getting resolved properly. Too bad.
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Old September 24 2012, 01:39 PM   #141
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I agree Jarod about that unnecessary complication aspect of many shows recently. Many shows since Lost, perhaps longer, have tried to craft a similar feeling and tone of mystery, but do so by simply withholding information that isn't even all that mysterious in the first place. They create mystery just for the sake of mystery itself, whether the story needs it or not and that's the worst kind, because it suffers from a transparency of story telling. It allows a crafty viewer to see right through what they're doing because the story is being put together so poorly.
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Old September 24 2012, 04:20 PM   #142
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I checked out the pilot last night, and really enjoyed it. We do need to get more information about the major characters, but I thought they were all interesting enough on the surface to make me want to see how their journey unfolds. The premise really reminds me of a cross between the Fallout RPG series and Terry Brooks' Genesis of Shannara Trilogy.

I think it's kind of sad that general TV audiences seem to have become so jaded that the ability to just buy into the conceit of a series and enjoy it for what it is has been lost.
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Old September 24 2012, 04:37 PM   #143
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I think we are jaded because instead of just hitting us with the blackout as magic and showing life in the aftermath they hedged their bets with the grand conspiracy and its the attempt to explain the grand conspiracy which fails and causes the ultimate failure of the show
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I know where that quote comes from!
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Old September 24 2012, 04:54 PM   #145
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I think we are jaded because instead of just hitting us with the blackout as magic and showing life in the aftermath they hedged their bets with the grand conspiracy and its the attempt to explain the grand conspiracy which fails and causes the ultimate failure of the show
I watched both the pilot and a bunch of behind-the-scenes featurettes, and never once did I get the feeling that the series' success or failure will end up hinging on the 'grand conspiracy', as you put it. Yes, there are certainly elements of mystery that seem to be trademarks of J.J. Abrams-produced television, but I got the sense that they were only PART of the story, not the story itself.
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Old September 24 2012, 07:44 PM   #146
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Big fan of S.M. Stirling's Emberverse series, and there's some similarities so far, i suppose. NOT liking that there's some grand conspiracy, though. Liked that part of Stirling's series better, where it was just written off as Alien Space Bats and they moved on.

Anyway, it's interesting enough that I'll see where it goes. Will say that so far, it's disappointing that they skipped over one of the best parts - the actual distruction of the old world. You'd have to focus on a smaller group to avoid getting overwhelmed, but seems we've already missed that part in favor of cute little family-style villages...

Guess plagues, starvation, and canibalism don't make great family tv, but they've yada yada'ed over a pretty big step between modern civilization and '15 years later, we've got little villages'...
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Big fan of S.M. Stirling's Emberverse series, and there's some similarities so far, i suppose. NOT liking that there's some grand conspiracy, though. Liked that part of Stirling's series better, where it was just written off as Alien Space Bats and they moved on.

Anyway, it's interesting enough that I'll see where it goes. Will say that so far, it's disappointing that they skipped over one of the best parts - the actual distruction of the old world. You'd have to focus on a smaller group to avoid getting overwhelmed, but seems we've already missed that part in favor of cute little family-style villages...

Guess plagues, starvation, and canibalism don't make great family tv, but they've yada yada'ed over a pretty big step between modern civilization and '15 years later, we've got little villages'...

I think that they did that, as I said in my earlier post, I don't think that the fall of the earlier civilization will be that important. I think that the question of WHY the power is off going to be the key.

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Old September 24 2012, 09:26 PM   #148
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I think it's kind of sad that general TV audiences seem to have become so jaded that the ability to just buy into the conceit of a series and enjoy it for what it is has been lost.
I would have been able to buy into the conceit a lot better if the writing hadn't been so generic and dumbed down.
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Old September 24 2012, 09:27 PM   #149
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I think we are jaded because instead of just hitting us with the blackout as magic and showing life in the aftermath they hedged their bets with the grand conspiracy and its the attempt to explain the grand conspiracy which fails and causes the ultimate failure of the show
I watched both the pilot and a bunch of behind-the-scenes featurettes, and never once did I get the feeling that the series' success or failure will end up hinging on the 'grand conspiracy', as you put it. Yes, there are certainly elements of mystery that seem to be trademarks of J.J. Abrams-produced television, but I got the sense that they were only PART of the story, not the story itself.
Yeah, that's pretty much what they've said in some of the interviews I've read. It sounds like the mystery will be secondary to what's going on with Charlie, her uncle, Aaron (the Google guy), and Maggie (the doctor).
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Um. And mum.

Elizabeth Mitchel is not to be wasted on Flashbacks.

They'll figure out mum is alive half way through season one, a couple episodes later the daughter understands that uncle and daddy both dated mum and they all had a big fight about her final choice... Then they find mum in the last episode and she gives them their quest to turn the world back on, but daughter says "screw that, this world is better". And... Curtain.

It's a standard formulae.

hey, this tech darkage is almost like what Snake Plisken did in End of Escape from LA.
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