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Old January 19 2014, 09:27 PM   #46
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I'm not going to be happy if Jeri winds up playing a slightly evolved monkey.
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Old January 20 2014, 02:42 PM   #47
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The wife asked last night if I wanted to keep watching Helix, 'cause it wasn't grabbing her at all. I realized I agreed.

Oh well.
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Old January 20 2014, 10:13 PM   #48
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I'm not going to be happy if Jeri winds up playing a slightly evolved monkey.
That would be far to creative than this show seems to be.
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Old January 23 2014, 07:26 PM   #49
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The pilot...I gave it a watch solely out of loyalty to Ron Moore.
Me too.

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There's an interesting premise, sure, but one that's been done many times before. The dialogue is pretty terrible and the acting is hit and miss.
Yep. More on the "miss" side. I guess the awful dialogue doesn't help. But there was no chemistry, which I know is tough to achieve in a pilot episode, but I just didn't care about any of the characters.

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the frozen monkeys was quite a sight.
I snickered, rolled my eyes and changed the channel. Those fake frozen monkeys just looked ridiculous to me, and I just didn't care at that point. I wasted too many hours of my life watching "Under the Dome" simply because I wanted to know what happens. I suffered through the bad dialogue and bad acting. And then after too many episodes, I just stopped. I couldn't take it anymore. This show kind of had the same vibe to me, so I'm done.

Now "The Event," to me that was a show that had real potential, great acting and writing, and of course ended way too soon. Anybody see that one? I think it's on Netflix now. And since it got axed early, the ending is a very much rushed and dumb. But I was hooked. I digress. Back to work...
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Old January 23 2014, 07:52 PM   #50
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The event pissed me off.

It got to the last episode and the alien says that the event even hasn't happened yet, and it's not something that they plan on making happen, the event is a thousands of years old religious prophecy that "something" would happen "somewhere" "somewhen".
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Old January 23 2014, 07:54 PM   #51
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The Event ended a few minutes after the last episode when the alien's planet crashed into Earth. Stupid aliens didn't know basic physics.
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Old January 25 2014, 09:55 AM   #52
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Doreen died
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Old January 25 2014, 06:03 PM   #53
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I think the mystery DNA is going to give everyone gills so we can survive the planet flooding.
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Old January 25 2014, 08:25 PM   #54
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I've given this more of a chance than most here but I found the last episode disappointing. We lost one of the few likable characters and we see all these despicable actions happening in a vacuum. They really need to start connecting at least some of these threads in some fashion.

Also disappointing that they kill off the character that doesn't have the typical Hollywood look, kind of like the cliche "black guy is the first to die".
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Old January 26 2014, 12:56 AM   #55
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Wow. Really? Now I have no reason to watch the last two episodes.

She was the only one I liked, and that was marginal at best. I still thought it was stupid that she didn't call anyone right after being attacked by a mutant monkey...

All the characters deserve to die.
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Old January 26 2014, 01:45 AM   #56
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This is what happened on Voyager.

Kill the likeable little blond, to bring in the stacked boob machine.

Doreen and Kes need to form a support group.

Church basement, little folding chairs and bad coffee.

Considering Eric Close was married when he started Dark Skies and tussling with Ryan by the end of the series, I would have assumed that his wife was dislodged from the program, however IMDB says the wife was in every episode... Meh?

Okay... Maybe because the rats that ate Doreen are super virus rats, maybe they become their food absorbing their diets intellect, attributes, characteristics and memories... Picture next season if ther are dozens of Smurf sized Doreens running around the complex trying to steel cheese off the giants running the place?
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Old January 26 2014, 01:48 PM   #57
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I have seen the first two episodes and, while I agree that it's hugely reminiscent of the Thing, the Andromeda Strain, and Alien, it was a lot of fun to watch. I get a bit annoyed that the infected scientists behave unscientifically (don't get me started on Prometheus) but it's not a stretch to say that is probably the virus. Plus overall, the scientific method used was better than most TV shows. I'm a bit worried that 13 episodes is too long and it is going to get flabby (Torchwood's Miracle Day could have been told in about half the episodes) but for the moment I'm hooked.

Dammit EMOBorg why couldn't you have used a Spoiler! She's my favourite character and it seems the favourite character of the UK Radio Times reviewer who described as the only character with any noticeable personality. I think sometime US writers think that being a sexy young thing is better for a show than having personality. I was hoping she'd be left alone in her pants with a flamethrower in episode 13. Oh well.
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Old January 26 2014, 02:31 PM   #58
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^ If you don't want to be spoiled about eps that have already aired you really shouldn't be reading this thread.
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Old January 26 2014, 10:13 PM   #59
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Poor choice to kill off the most likeable and interesting character.
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Old January 26 2014, 10:24 PM   #60
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This is the what you are supposed to do as a writer, extract the easiest to use, most loved character to prove that you don't need a magic bullet crutch to write a fantastic story.
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