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Old December 22 2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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Wild Palms

Just finished this mini-series from the early 90s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Palms

Probably one of the trippiest things I have seen in a long time. Sometimes a bit cheesy, but mostly completely weird. When you're half-way through you really start to get into it though.

At times I was also getting a real The Prisoner vibe, possibly one of the influences?
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Old December 23 2011, 12:02 AM   #2
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I saw bits and pieces of this when it came out in the early 90s. What I remember most is that it took place in 2007 and that seemed like a long way off. Anyway, I have this on my ziplist, so I'll get around to watching it soon enough.
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Old December 23 2011, 01:44 AM   #3
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I remember this mini-series. I found it really interesting back then because I found the theme of virtual reality very interesting. Of course, that was a few years before VR became all the rage in movies in the late 90s.

I remember that there was a creepy child in it, that it had a really terrible choice for the lead in James Belushi (who thought he would be convincing as a lead and as a guy that Dana Delaney and Kim Cattrall are both in love with?!), that Kim Cattrall was badly overacting, that Angie Dickinson and David Warner were also in it and a bunch of other people, and that Oliver Stone made a cameo playing himself being interviewed on TV.
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Old December 23 2011, 03:14 AM   #4
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I remember it having those two gay characters. That was rather rare for its time.
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Old December 24 2011, 07:26 AM   #5
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I liked this mini-series when it came out.
I still remember the shoot out/action scene set to the song "House of the Rising Sun" as being very well done.

I also love(d) all the Go references.

As a side note, I also recall that it has also been voted as one of the worst TV series of all time.
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Old December 25 2011, 06:42 AM   #6
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Recorded it and watched it when it first came out only to find out I missed the last part
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Old December 25 2011, 06:21 PM   #7
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I saw it when it was first on. Didn't William Gibson do a cameo?
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