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Old January 16 2014, 06:44 PM   #331
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That's not to mock them, for I count them as sincere friends, even brothers, but immediately adjusting to the 21st Century by Ichabod Crane was nonsensical.
What immediate adjustment?

Again, he's accepted the changes, but he certainly hasn't adjusted to them. He's about as savvy with a computer or remote control as a 90 year old great grandmother, and he can't even stay in modern clothing for more than a minute without freaking out and going back to his old outfit. Buying water boggles his mind, as does numerous other modern conventions, as demonstrated in just about every single episode of the show so far.

Nevermind, once again, that he's an outlier. A highly enlightened individual who was already exposed to technology, magic, and concepts way ahead of their time, long before he woke up in the future.

(Also, why are you trying to paint him as a senile old man set in his ways, as opposed to the young, open-minded, and sophisticated man he is? Jesus.)
Indeed, he is a product of the Renaissance; a contemporary of Benjamin Franklin and other great thinkers, futurists and inventors of the times.

These were folks that understood what could be possible with the human mind if applied in the proper way. If anyone would be able to acclimate to our era, it would be people of that era.
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Old January 16 2014, 07:16 PM   #332
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^That's the Enlightenment; the Renaissance was rather earlier.
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Old January 16 2014, 07:46 PM   #333
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My wife Skypes every week with her 93 year old grandpa. Often their topic of conversation is the latest books he's read on his Kindle. That being said, he still refers to our "colored" President.

Sometimes people have a hard time adjusting to new things, but it certainly doesn't make it unrealistic to show someone that has adjusted.
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Old January 16 2014, 07:50 PM   #334
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My comments were strictly based upon the initial episode not being compelling. I was curious if the show had gotten better since the first few episodes of many shows have weak writing as well as it taking time for the actors to feel comfortable in their roles. So far, I guess it's not going to be a show for anyone who's well read and a good critical thinker, only a show for mass appeal.

I'll pass.

The Renaissance comment made me laugh hysterically, but then most people have a poor sense of history.

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Old January 16 2014, 07:51 PM   #335
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Wow...condescend much?
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Old January 16 2014, 09:03 PM   #336
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Wow...condescend much?
Yeah, he's definitely trying to be Armond White here.
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Old January 16 2014, 09:53 PM   #337
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I was thinking Sheldon from BBT, but yeah, that works too.

The implication being, if you like this show, you're clearly a toothless rube.
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Old January 16 2014, 10:01 PM   #338
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I'm only missing one tooth, actually.
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Old January 17 2014, 01:09 AM   #339
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It's 4 for me but, to be fair, they were impacted wisdom teeth.
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Old January 17 2014, 03:06 AM   #340
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Give me a month I'll be missing 5 teeth.
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Old January 17 2014, 06:28 AM   #341
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Just got done with this episode--nicely directed, produced and acted... but they are gonna have to be careful with too many cooks in the kitchen. The show is less ensemble than reliant on the two charismatic leads, and that's how it should stay, I think.

2 hour finale already? Wow.
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Old January 17 2014, 06:37 AM   #342
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Just got done with this episode--nicely directed, produced and acted... but they are gonna have to be careful with too many cooks in the kitchen. The show is less ensemble than reliant on the two charismatic leads, and that's how it should stay, I think.

2 hour finale already? Wow.
It's a short-season series. Probably helps this show out a lot by constantly being on the move.

I think Supernatural would benefit greatly from a short season so that we wouldn't have all these stupid fillers or repeat the same Sam/Dean angst every single season.
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Old January 17 2014, 07:17 AM   #343
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Supernatural had a short third season.
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Old January 17 2014, 02:45 PM   #344
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NuBSG also did, but it was because of the writers' strike.
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Old January 17 2014, 03:48 PM   #345
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Just got done with this episode--nicely directed, produced and acted... but they are gonna have to be careful with too many cooks in the kitchen. The show is less ensemble than reliant on the two charismatic leads, and that's how it should stay, I think.
I don't agree. The two leads are certainly fantastic, but they've got a solid ensemble with some strong and appealing actors in it. The only one I find uninteresting is Morales.
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