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Old March 9 2014, 06:33 PM   #76
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It's a great show. I'm loving season 2 so far. They keep on one-upping themselves with the openings. The opening for 2.01 was incredible but the opening for 2.02 was some of the most disturbing, grotesque stuff I've seen on TV. How is this show on NBC?!

I haven't checked the ratings so far for season 2 but I'm hoping they improve from last season. I know NBC has been promoting this show to death, so if the ratings aren't there it's not because of a lack of marketing. I think a reason why NBC greenlit the show for a second season is because it gets its financing elsewhere. From what I remember, NBC doesn't pay anything to actually produce the show - an international company does - which is why the show doesn't cost much for the network.

I hope, ratings or not, that it continues past season 2 and beyond. If you've heard Bryan Fuller's plan for the entire show (which includes a seven-season run) then you'll want to make sure the show lasts for a while.
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Old March 9 2014, 07:07 PM   #77
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They need Anthony Hopkins to do an Ad.

"I had no idea I used to be so Gorgeous!"

Or...

"This is so good, I really don't mind that I'm not in it."
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Old March 9 2014, 07:24 PM   #78
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It's a great show. I'm loving season 2 so far. They keep on one-upping themselves with the openings. The opening for 2.01 was incredible but the opening for 2.02 was some of the most disturbing, grotesque stuff I've seen on TV. How is this show on NBC?!

I haven't checked the ratings so far for season 2 but I'm hoping they improve from last season. I know NBC has been promoting this show to death, so if the ratings aren't there it's not because of a lack of marketing. I think a reason why NBC greenlit the show for a second season is because it gets its financing elsewhere. From what I remember, NBC doesn't pay anything to actually produce the show - an international company does - which is why the show doesn't cost much for the network.

I hope, ratings or not, that it continues past season 2 and beyond. If you've heard Bryan Fuller's plan for the entire show (which includes a seven-season run) then you'll want to make sure the show lasts for a while.
Any chance that a cable channel could pick it up?
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Old March 9 2014, 09:05 PM   #79
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Ouch, I missed the opening..glad I have On Demand...
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Old March 9 2014, 09:25 PM   #80
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Any chance that a cable channel could pick it up?
Possibly. There's always Netflix, too. It does sound like NBC loves the show. Mediocre ratings or not. It's getting amazing reviews.
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Old March 9 2014, 10:08 PM   #81
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re@ Guy Gardener: "I'm eating it up."

And I am. I hope it gets its full seven year run, one way or another.
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Old March 10 2014, 12:12 AM   #82
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That last episode had the most disturbing opening yet.
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and yes, that opening was pretty painful. i'm not squeamish when it comes to tv shows or movies...but that was pretty harsh.
That was one of the grossest and hardest to watch things I've ever seen on TV, at least so far as fictitious gruesomeness goes. I was wincing throughout that whole scene, and it just went on and on. The poor guy's screams were hard to take. The cooking scene seemed surprisingly mundane in comparison, which is kind of troublesome, now that I think about it.

The camera people (and VFX artists probably helped conceal things too) should get the Emmy for "Best Achievement in the Use of Shadows" for managing to not film a single buttcrack, boob, or ballsack in that entire evil United Colors of Benetton ad in the silo, or during the near-escape. Dude's skin ripping off is kosher, but no asscrack; that's over the line. Can you imagine how much time they must have spent arranging that color palette, and the poor nameless redshirt actors who had to lie there the whole time like a lunch-meat tray of naked corpses?

Plus, I was rooting for that guy to get away so bad, only to have him smack into the rocks after jumping off the cliff to guaranteed movie and TV safety. Bastards!

Other than that, though, the show remains fantastic. As Hannibal would say, "Love your work."
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Old March 10 2014, 04:43 AM   #83
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There is no chance in hell that this show will make it to a 7th season.

I have only seen bits and pieces but what I have seen has been beautifully filmed.
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Old March 10 2014, 05:41 AM   #84
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There is no chance in hell that this show will make it to a 7th season.
Oh, stranger things have happened*. This is NBC we're talking about, where Parks and Rec is getting a 7th and Community may well get a 6th.

*Though I'm certainly not optimistic that will happen.
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Old March 11 2014, 12:47 AM   #85
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Hopefully the move to fridays after Grimm will give it a better lead in demographic.

I still think my favorite thing about the show is the cinematography. It's just so dream-like all the way through each episode without resorting to cyan/orange lighting.
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Old March 11 2014, 01:24 AM   #86
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I saw two episodes in season one, I found it pretty unwatchable. Pretty much a directionless slaughterfest.
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Old March 11 2014, 03:34 AM   #87
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directionless???
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Old March 11 2014, 04:05 AM   #88
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I saw two episodes in season one, I found it pretty unwatchable. Pretty much a directionless slaughterfest.
I think you were watching Dexter.
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Old March 11 2014, 05:14 AM   #89
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Yeah, there's a lot of words I can think of to describe the show, but "directionless" would not even remotely be one of them. Can't disagree with "slaughterfest" on account of the copious amounts of gore, though I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't expect that in a series with Hannibal Lector as the namesake, nor do I think it's just gore for the sake of gore, with no other purpose or value to the show.
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Old March 11 2014, 05:59 AM   #90
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If you're only going to watch two episodes, considering the huge interwoven continuity, and how people are committing acts for reasons that happened 2 or three episodes earlier, it all might seem senseless.
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