Last Resort was Awesome.

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Guy Gardener, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Top41

    Top41 Vice Admiral Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2001
    Location:
    I'm Here For The Sun
    The idea of someone owning and wearing a "Fuck the Whales" t-shirt sent me into early morning hysterics. :lol: I had similar thoughts about the consequences of detonating that nuke.

    Once you get past the implausible premise, it is an enjoyable show, and I'm definitely curious to see episode two. Love the Captain and the XO--I've been a fan of both actors since Homicide and Felicity, respectively, so it's fun to see them back on TV.
     
  2. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Location:
    Langley
    I love how people here keep sugar-coating the utter BS permeating this episode with the word "implausible..."
     
  3. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored BRexiting the Briefing Room Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2004
    Location:
    Huntington Beach, California
    Oh, my God, people are using proper words! This is an outrage!
     
  4. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Location:
    Langley
    Not outrageous, just tiresome, since a "proper" description is not the same as an "accurate" one, and an accurate description of a show that spends an hour using real life weapons in ways they weren't designed to be used and supposedly realistic line officers acting in ways they simply wouldn't act qualifies as utter BS, not "implausible."
     
  5. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored BRexiting the Briefing Room Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2004
    Location:
    Huntington Beach, California
    Or maybe some people don't rank that as highly in terms of importance as you do and can still enjoy the show in spite of its implausibility (there's that word again)? But it's really a ridiculous argument anyway since the word you're complaining about is simply a less vehement way of saying the same thing you are. No one is complimenting this show on its realism (because it doesn't have much of any), so why nitpick the way they say it? It just comes across as needing something to complain about even when everyone is pretty much on the same page (except in subjective terms like whether they can still enjoy the show in spite of its flaws or not).
     
  6. Drago-Kazov

    Drago-Kazov Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Secret Cabals within the US government. I am intrigued, checking this out soon.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2012
  7. Mr Light

    Mr Light Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 1999
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    The pilot was cool but I don't see how this is a sustainable premise for an entire series. Do the characters sit on the island every episode? Do they infiltrate the mainland? Is each episode about a US spy sneaking onto the island?
     
  8. Jimi_James

    Jimi_James Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Location:
    Gettin' Lucky in Kentucky
    I liked it a lot, much more than Revoultion. I'll definitely be tuning in to see what they do with it.
     
  9. Drago-Kazov

    Drago-Kazov Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    We can retcon some of this stuff. There was a huge storm so there were no ships on the water at that time. How can we retcon the cancer stuff?
     
  10. Romulan_spy

    Romulan_spy Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2000
    Location:
    Terre Haute, IN. USA
    Like others have pointed out already, the plot is completely ridiculous. But I still enjoyed it immensely. Just don't take the show too seriously.
     
  11. Garak

    Garak Salty Dog Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    As awesome as people think Last Resort is, it pales in comparison in every measurable way to the real Last Resort.
     
  12. Drago-Kazov

    Drago-Kazov Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Which part of the plot is so ridiculous?
     
  13. chardman

    chardman Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2001
    Location:
    The home of GenCon
    Agreed. The Coreys at their finest!
    [​IMG]
    Umm, what? Oh... uuh... nevermind.
     
  14. PsychoPere

    PsychoPere Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 25, 2002
    Co-Creator Shawn Ryan has acknowledged that this is an important concern:
    The entire interview is well worth reading. He drops some small information about a few future episodes too.

    Edited to add: CBR has another interview where the breakdown between story locations is addressed.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012
  15. Drago-Kazov

    Drago-Kazov Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Even if they stay on the island there are lots of ways it could interesting. It would not suprise me that some other parts of the army/navy would join them or help the covertly.
     
  16. FPAlpha

    FPAlpha Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2004
    Location:
    Mannheim, Germany
    If i can enjoy a Michael Bay movie (and Armageddon is one of my favorite movies of all time because it's so dumb and inaccurate) then i can surely get over the implausabilities in this one.

    Edit:
    Ok.. i've seen it and it's not worth it. Wooden actors, cliche characters and a really stupid plot. With Bay you have humor and insance action to gloss over the otherwise empty movie.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
  17. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Location:
    Space Massachusetts
    It was really good, but it has "HBO" written all over it.

    The show I can see being amazing for 2-3 thirteen episode seasons, but that is it. A season on the island, a season planning on sneaking into the USA, a season clearing their names. That format doesn't work on Network TV. Actually this show would have been fun following Homeland on Showtime.

    On ABC it should have been a miniseries, and it would have been a damn good one. The little plots of the impeachment, the secretive soldiers, the goodie soldiers always for the USA, the island drug lord. There is a lot going on, and I like it, I just don't see it lasting.
     
  18. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2000
    Location:
    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    They nuked America.

    There's no going back unless they trigger a global black out.
     
  19. Drago-Kazov

    Drago-Kazov Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Do noncliche characters exist anymore?
     
  20. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2000
    Location:
    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    At the end of the eighties they all hid in Tom Selleck's Moustache and claimed that they weren't coming out till all the assholes had left the party.