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Old May 15 2013, 01:53 AM   #46
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There was a comic book called Ex Machina which is about the worlds first and only super hero, rallying his victory from saving one of the Towers from 911, to become Mayor of New York City. The story flips back and forth between his days as a hunted vigilante and his latter day troubles as a mayor with a haunted past from a crux of conspiracies.

50 issues. Awesome.

Golden Boy, which has probably never heard of Ex Machina, is just a pale shadow of that.

What Golden Boy should have been aware of however was Jack and Bobby or HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER!

Golden Boy really needed more air time set in the Future.
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Old May 15 2013, 02:51 AM   #47
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That was one of my few problems with the show, the future scenes didn't really have any bearing on the plot. I imagine had the show stayed on they would have slowly been phased out, or brought up periodically such as how they do it on 'Mother now.
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Old May 15 2013, 05:56 AM   #48
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Well with Mother they shot the 7 years worth of the kids in the first year.

The more they used, the less they had.

The less they had, the less they wanted to use/waste.

But thinking about it, the final scene where the kinds punk "dad" was shot seven years ago, when the producers had no idea that this would be the shape of the present day, and they still have to lego that together with what they expected was going to happen.
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Old May 15 2013, 06:00 PM   #49
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Going to miss Vegas. It had a great cast. At least it didn't end on a cliffhanger.
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Old May 16 2013, 09:46 AM   #50
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I had to stop half way through the final episode of Vegas for some important reason. I can't find a good reason to resume the video. Meanwhile I watched the last episode of Goldenboy last night, and I remember the beginning but the end is a blob since it was way past my bed time to be trusted to pay attention to anything properly.

I consecrate both these sons of bitches to the dust.
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Old May 16 2013, 05:23 PM   #51
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One of my favorite parts about Vegas was playing "spot the red corvette" whenever they did an outdoors scene. I think that convertible was in every episode. Oh, and loved Vic's Lincoln with the rear suicide doors.
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Old May 18 2013, 12:46 AM   #52
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I miss traditional storytelling. Nowadays everything is to excess--massive roster of characters, interconnected dense plot, fast pacing.

I miss a show like tng with a modest ensemble and weekly standalones that weren't formulaic,,,we would get variety ranging from character dramas to political stories to high concept sff mysteries etc. I also miss traditional serialized dramas that had a modest cast and only two or three parallel arcs that didn't go on forever or raised more questions continuously like hill street blues, Dallas 1.0, Melrose place 1.0, falcon crest, the practice etc.

nowadays episodic tv is procedural so formulaic and serialized shows are limited premise interconnected mystery events.
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Old May 18 2013, 02:11 AM   #53
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When TNG was on, I was too young to understand that this monster wasn't serialized.

Then I started reading Novels which were referencing important episodes, and bridging several episodes together like as if everything mattered.

When I became a little older, and a little smarter, I got pissed that this had been my imagination.
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Old May 18 2013, 02:22 AM   #54
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I think Person of Interest is pretty good. And although it started pretty slowly, The Americans picked up nicely as it went on.

I only watched the pilot of Person of Interest. I didn't keep watching it because the protagonist struck me as 'Jack Shephard lite'. Maybe I"ll give it another chance.

I don't mind shows being episodic, so long as they have compelling characters and interesting writing. I loved House. Just, based on the pilot, Person of Interest only had one compelling character.
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Old May 18 2013, 02:32 AM   #55
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I only watched the pilot of Person of Interest. I didn't keep watching it because the protagonist struck me as 'Jack Shephard lite'. Maybe I"ll give it another chance.
I think I gave up on it after the first couple of weeks for similar reasons, discomfort at the lead character's violence, but I gave it another chance soon thereafter and I've been a regular viewer ever since. It does have a lot of interesting ideas and is a well-made show. It's turned into a much more science-fictional show than it initially appeared, dealing with the emergence of a true artificial intelligence. Plus it's accumulated a good store of interesting recurring actors, including Paige Turco, Enrico Colantoni, Amy Acker, and Sarah Shahi.
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Old May 18 2013, 03:34 AM   #56
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^ Is the first season $15? It's on Amazon for that much and I was thinking of picking it up.
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Old May 18 2013, 04:05 AM   #57
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^I wouldn't know. I'm not sure why you'd need to ask if you already know Amazon's price.

Or are you asking if it's worth $15? I'd say that's a remarkably low price for a full-season set of any show. Unless you're totally broke or have more important expenses you need to save up for, I'd say it's easily worth it. Although you could also rent the set from Netflix if you have an account there.
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Old May 18 2013, 06:22 AM   #58
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I guess I'm asking if the show has replay value or not.
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Old May 18 2013, 06:38 AM   #59
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Despite the Orwellian conspiracy and the constant murder it's a feel good franchise for broken people.

What mistakes has Amy Acker every really made in her career other than Happy Town?

Besides, if we're wrong, resell the dvds on ebay and make a tidy profit.
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Old May 18 2013, 06:47 AM   #60
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I guess I'm asking if the show has replay value or not.
I've watched most of the season 1 episodes twice (on blu ray).

For season 2, there's not many episodes I would consider watching twice. (Only ones I've been compelled to watch two times, were the first two episodes with Root, the final two episodes, episode #16 with the first appearance of Shaw, and episode #13 with with Kara Stanton being killed).

Overall, I thought the season 1 blu ray set had some rewatch value for me. (I didn't really watch season 1 in its original first-run broadcast).

Though I doubt season 2 will have much rewatch value for me, if I choose to buy the bluray (or dvd) set.
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