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Old March 1 2014, 04:59 PM   #91
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Re: Helix - Ron Moore

I'm enjoying it for what it is.

It would be nice, however, if the CDC guys were in any way, shape, or form believable though. "We're dealing with an unknown virus that's crazy infectious? Okay, let's just wear a face shield when dealing with infected people. Oh you know what, let's just say fuck it to the face shield, too. I mean, if that uber protective gear won't work, why bother at all, amirite or amirite?"
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Old March 1 2014, 06:41 PM   #92
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It's not crazy infectious, until the zombie holds you down and vomits bile into your mouth.
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Old March 1 2014, 07:00 PM   #93
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They didn't know that at first. In fact, they did think it was crazy infectuous, hence all the people down on level R for most of the series.
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Old March 1 2014, 08:29 PM   #94
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Level X, secret underground cabins, seizures, twins, Ballesteros Bastardry, missing samples and more! It really is a funny show if you take it as unintentional parody. This series has at least had interesting music but I think they blew it with that played out cover of Mad World.
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Old March 16 2014, 08:32 AM   #95
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How is it possible that they have an entire scene of Daft Punk killing people to music, and that music is not "Get Lucky"? Or at least "Technologic"? Missed opportunities, man. Missed opportunities.
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Old March 16 2014, 10:03 AM   #96
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That's probably about half the budget for an episode gone on one song
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Old March 16 2014, 07:05 PM   #97
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I thought the elevator scene would've worked better without the pan down to the bodies. Just exit the elevator with the blood on the walls, 'nuff said.

Just how many secret levels and bunkers does that place have anyway?
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Old March 16 2014, 10:04 PM   #98
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I thought the elevator scene would've worked better without the pan down to the bodies. Just exit the elevator with the blood on the walls, 'nuff said.
Yeah, that was ridiculous. Not because it was particularly gory (it wasn't), just because it was already clear what happened by the blood on the walls and the fact that no one else was standing in the elevator any more. I just thought that it was treating the audience as incredibly stupid to actually pan down to confirm that everyone was dead.

Just how many secret levels and bunkers does that place have anyway?
I said the same thing when Hatake mentioned a secret bunker, but then it turned out to be the "cabin" we had already seen, so it wasn't quite as bad as introducing yet another "lowest" level.

The "decoy" of the 250 snowmobile drones was one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. So, what, is there just a ship or planes full of random snowmobile drones on the edge of the ice pack? That seems pointless. Plus, if the badass team of immortals had just parachuted onto the top of the base (as they did) without the decoy, they never would have set off the perimeter alarm to begin with, giving everyone a chance to evacuate or prepare. So much stupid on this show, yet I keep giving it a chance.
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Old March 18 2014, 02:56 PM   #99
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This sounds less like Lost and more like the latter seasons of Heroes (and Flashforward).
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Old March 18 2014, 05:23 PM   #100
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Level X, secret underground cabins, seizures, twins, Ballesteros Bastardry, missing samples and more! It really is a funny show if you take it as unintentional parody. This series has at least had interesting music but I think they blew it with that played out cover of Mad World.
Definitely . It's far from perfect, as for the cover... hey now, it's not that bad . I like it better than the original tbh. And it kind of fits the situation they're in right now.
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Old March 19 2014, 01:48 AM   #101
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^ I like the song but it's up there with Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt for being overused.
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Old March 19 2014, 02:57 AM   #102
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I love the song. But, while I get what they were trying to do with those songs on the show, it just does not work. At all. If anything, it just comes off as pretentious rather than whimsically macabre.
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Old March 19 2014, 05:20 PM   #103
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So, right now most of the episodes are "gathering dust" on my DVR, because the first three sucked, and I'd already given it two more chances. I thought I'd drop in to see whether anything moved me to continue or to just blow it away. I can't say you guys are moving me to continue!
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Old March 19 2014, 07:29 PM   #104
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You should just skip to the last three or four episodes. That's when it goes completely of the rails into "what the living fuck?" territory.
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Old March 20 2014, 12:04 AM   #105
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I believe the show’s almost over (yay!). I’ve put so much time into this, I wanna finish it off.
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