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Old January 13 2014, 05:04 PM   #31
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I got as far as the scene where several CDC scientists, entering an outbreak of unknown transmission and scope, allow themselves to have their hands injected with an untested item (hand waving pass thingy) - all from the same exact device.
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Old January 14 2014, 09:11 PM   #32
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I watched the third episode and I thought it was a huge improvement. First and second are iffy, but if they interest you at all then it's worth sticking around for the third.
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Old January 14 2014, 09:33 PM   #33
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The huge blond reminds me of Pam from Archer.

Archer season 5 started last night, everything else is dog shit in comparison.
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Old January 15 2014, 01:03 AM   #34
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The huge blond reminds me of Pam from Archer.
^This.
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Old January 15 2014, 06:40 AM   #35
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The pilot didn't grab me, so I won't be back. I loved the elevator music as the main theme though. It's the only thing that caught my attention precisely because it didn't fit. In fact, it made me wonder if the show would include a bit of absurd humor because of that. It didn't.
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Old January 15 2014, 07:04 AM   #36
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The huge blond reminds me of Pam from Archer.
She reminds me of Furlow from Farscape.
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Old January 15 2014, 08:31 AM   #37
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A page earlier I admitted I was drawn to her, big girls have value to me.

Furlough was such a tease, but the moustache was disturbing.
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Old January 16 2014, 02:53 AM   #38
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'Huge' blonde? Really? She IS the only likable character, though.
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Old January 16 2014, 03:11 AM   #39
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The actors name is Catherine Lemieux, and she is playing the character of Dr. Doreen Boyl.

She is a person with feelings.

And frankly when I used the word "Huge", I was looking at Pam from Archer, who is a 2 dimensional cartoon bare knuckled sumu wrestler, and it kinda all bled together.

But it's not just "Doreen's" sturdiness, it's the southern accent (Pam is not southern? She sounds like a pig squeeling most of the time, that's Southern.) and forthrightness, which demands the two figures by compared side by side.

I want her physically because she's big, so I should be able to talk about how great her bigness is.

You have your fetish, I have mine.

And yes, Doreen IS the only likeable character.
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Old January 16 2014, 08:29 PM   #40
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'Huge' blonde? Really? She IS the only likable character, though.
I thought so too.

BUT, the biggest problem I had... she found the monkey cages, she was attacked by a monkey, YET, didn't bother to tell anyone?!? For like a DAY?

And no one ASKED, "hey, where's Doreen?"

I couldn't wrap my head around that. You guys are a team, yet, Doreen seemed to not tell anyone some REALLY IMPORTANT SHIT that just went down...

I'm sticking around, hoping the characters and the writers get a little smarter.
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Old January 18 2014, 07:37 AM   #41
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Hmmm, this show seems to be falling into the "characters not sharing obvious information" trope.
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Old January 19 2014, 08:15 AM   #42
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The one thing I really do not like is the overuse of upbeat pop music during horror scenes. Even the main title does it. You have to earn that. Or be Tarantino.

And I did have to roll my eyes a little whenever they started talking about their love triangle drama of the past in the middle of a life or death crisis.

Overall though it's tense, creepy, and I'm intrigued where the secretive machinations are going.
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Old January 19 2014, 03:18 PM   #43
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Oh that would be awesome casting.
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Old January 19 2014, 03:21 PM   #44
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Hmmm, this show seems to be falling into the "characters not sharing obvious information" trope.
Yes. Very frustrating when they do that.
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Old January 19 2014, 06:39 PM   #45
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'Huge' blonde? Really? She IS the only likable character, though.
I thought so too.

BUT, the biggest problem I had... she found the monkey cages, she was attacked by a monkey, YET, didn't bother to tell anyone?!? For like a DAY?

And no one ASKED, "hey, where's Doreen?"

I couldn't wrap my head around that. You guys are a team, yet, Doreen seemed to not tell anyone some REALLY IMPORTANT SHIT that just went down...

I'm sticking around, hoping the characters and the writers get a little smarter.
What killed me in episode 2, is the Army engineer guy talking her out of telling her boss the monkey was missing. In 1 day this newbie has instilled massive distrust in her for a guy she's known/worked with for years, and she places it all in HIM?

Yeah, right.

Then he leads her to a field of frozen monkeys and it still doesn't make her want to tell her boss there's something rotten in Denmark?

Yeah, right.

When is Jeri Ryan supposedly showing up?

Will things get better or worse when she does?

There's just so much an actor can do to overcome poor writing.
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