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Old December 24 2008, 02:13 AM   #1
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TSCC: That Stupid Constipated Cromartie

I just caught the first episode of the Terminator TV show here in Asia and it was so-so. I didn't think the bad terminator was that great. He looked like he was making fun of the T-1000 and had a pained look that made him seem constipated.
Maybe I'll continue the show if he doesn't come back...but darnit I sw his head go flying into the time vortex at the end.
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Old December 24 2008, 02:34 AM   #2
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He goes on a long and winding road...Id keep watching. His take on a Terminator gets much better IMO as he goes on...
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Old December 24 2008, 02:45 AM   #3
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That terminator survives, but he does end up getting recast.
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Old December 24 2008, 03:43 AM   #4
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Re: TSCC: That Stupid Constipated Cromartie

And the guy he's recast as is actually the person the producers originally wanted for the role (he couldn't be in the first episode because of a scheduling conflict), hence what you'll see is a rather convoluted path to changing his appearance. But rest assured, the Cromartie you saw in the first episode is history.

I barely even remember a thing about Cromartie's original appearance. I was thinking just today how much I enjoyed him as a recurring villain in the show.
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Old December 24 2008, 04:31 AM   #5
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Re: TSCC: That Stupid Constipated Cromartie

Nardpuncher wrote: View Post
I just caught the first episode of the Terminator TV show here in Asia and it was so-so. I didn't think the bad terminator was that great. He looked like he was making fun of the T-1000 and had a pained look that made him seem constipated.
Maybe I'll continue the show if he doesn't come back...but darnit I sw his head go flying into the time vortex at the end.
If you continue to watch, you'll begin to appreciate Cromartie. You'll see just how resourceful terminators are. The new actor that plays him, Garret Dillahunt (I probably spelled his name wrong), does a wonderful job and makes Cromartie into one of the most interesting characters on the show IMHO.
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Old December 24 2008, 05:11 AM   #6
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I recommend that you stick by it. Cromartie gets better as time goes on (played by Garret Dillahunt rather than Owain Yeoman). Season Two Cromartie you actually cheer on.
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Old December 24 2008, 01:19 PM   #7
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How episodic is it? If I miss an episode here and there, will I miss too much?
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Old December 24 2008, 01:25 PM   #8
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Almost every episode has a little bit of character development or situational development, but if you watch the "next time" trailers and the "previously on" trailers then you shouldn't miss too much, hopefully.
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Old December 24 2008, 05:05 PM   #9
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Plus, the "episodic" quality doesn't really kick in hard until later-and the characters(even John) manage to evolve and improve. They were really flying without a net at first in the character development area until they found their way. Although BAG jumped in almost fully formed, IMO, and is a bright spot in the series.
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Old December 24 2008, 05:51 PM   #10
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zephramc wrote: View Post
Nardpuncher wrote: View Post
I just caught the first episode of the Terminator TV show here in Asia and it was so-so. I didn't think the bad terminator was that great. He looked like he was making fun of the T-1000 and had a pained look that made him seem constipated.
Maybe I'll continue the show if he doesn't come back...but darnit I sw his head go flying into the time vortex at the end.
If you continue to watch, you'll begin to appreciate Cromartie. You'll see just how resourceful terminators are. The new actor that plays him, Garret Dillahunt (I probably spelled his name wrong), does a wonderful job and makes Cromartie into one of the most interesting characters on the show IMHO.
I also think that Dillahunt dude is creepy as fuck. Which is a good quality for a Terminator to have.
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Old December 24 2008, 06:55 PM   #11
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David cgc wrote: View Post
I barely even remember a thing about Cromartie's original appearance. I was thinking just today how much I enjoyed him as a recurring villain in the show.
The original Cromartie is on on The Mentalist as the big dork in love with the hot redhead.
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Old December 24 2008, 07:00 PM   #12
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Cromartie develops into one of the best antagonists you'll ever see. The mannerisms are terrific.
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Old December 24 2008, 09:41 PM   #13
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Mistral wrote: View Post
Although BAG jumped in almost fully formed, IMO, and is a bright spot in the series.
TVGuide agrees with you. He's made the list of best casting of 2008 (he was number 6 I believe).
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Old December 26 2008, 05:17 AM   #14
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Dillahunt has so thoroughly taken over that role that at first I forgot there had ever been another actor and thought you had lost your mind for complaining about Dillahunt. He, Summer Glau and Brian Austin Green are really the only reasons to keep watching.
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Old December 26 2008, 10:56 AM   #15
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^ Agreed. And he's doing well with his new role too.
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