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      01-05-2011 04:14 AM #1
      Anyone else see the preview during the season premier of Southland? Looks like it might be decent.

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      01-05-2011 08:41 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by SSj4G60 View Post
      Anyone else see the preview during the season premier of Southland? Looks like it might be decent.
      I saw it, interesting, but I'm having trouble seeing noah wyle do anything besides ER.

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      06-20-2011 05:43 AM #3
      This is on now and so far I think it's pretty decent. Acting is decent so far. Not too many plot lines so far, but it's been a decent amount of story development and action... There are robot aliens and also organic aliens so far. I've added it to my shows to watch, and i'm hoping to does well because I really like sci-fi!

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      06-20-2011 07:14 AM #4
      I wanted to like it from the previews but after watching it, I give it a solid meh.

      The overall plot line reminded me of the Battlestar Galactica reboot. A group of ragtag survivors consisting of civilians and military types trying to survive. Heck, that leader of the bandits reminded me of Gaius Baltar.

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      06-22-2011 03:52 AM #5
      Watched about half of the pilot... Not going to bother finishing the rest. What is the point of using your dog to lure out the aliens, if you don't want anything to happen to the dog? And why put yourself into danger to save the dog that you put into danger in the first place?!?

      Terrible, cliched writing, that's why.

      Rubbish.
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    6. 06-22-2011 06:30 AM #6
      I watched it and thought it was a great example of a half arsed effort all around.

    7. 06-22-2011 11:55 AM #7
      watched the pilot.. aliens looked like claymation. It's a poor man's Walking Dead.

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      06-22-2011 01:27 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Jesse View Post
      It's a poor man's Walking Dead.
      Exactly the impression I had just from visiting the website.
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      06-22-2011 06:34 PM #9
      I'm giving it a shot since there's not much show on right now. Plus Moon Bloodgood + Sarah Carter are definite plus.

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      06-22-2011 06:53 PM #10
      The show is ok and hopefully gets better. I'll stay tuned for now for the same reasons as FiveAinOne, blondes don't do much for but but Sarah Carter does for some reason.

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      06-23-2011 04:25 PM #11
      I like the premise but it feels like "Walkingstar Glacti-Dead".

      I'll give it more time.

      There was a lot crammed in the first episode to set up the story for a broad audience.

      Nerd hat on:

      -In BSG, the humans could "hide" in space due to its vastness
      -In TWD, the survivors had "dumb" pursuers so they could use distance & stealth

      On this show, the technologically off-the-charts aliens can't detect/see the survivors walking up a hill en masse just miles away (and within line of sight) from the mothership?

      I think it'd be more compelling if things were more desperate, but then there are production costs and a broad audience to reach.

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      06-23-2011 05:03 PM #12
      I didn't get any sense of Walking Dead or Galactica.. my first thought was Terminator Salvation -series for tv. The robots, the destroyed city landscape, torn/old clothing, Moon Bloodgood is even playing the same rebel part.

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      06-27-2011 03:27 AM #13
      Tonight's episode was pretty good... looks like there's some connection between the skitters and the kid's brace thing. Guess we'll find out next week! This was pretty enjoyable with True Blood and Topgear UK tonight.

    14. 06-27-2011 03:36 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Jman5000 View Post
      On this show, the technologically off-the-charts aliens can't detect/see the survivors walking up a hill en masse just miles away (and within line of sight) from the mothership?

      I think it'd be more compelling if things were more desperate, but then there are production costs and a broad audience to reach.
      The Aliens will be "human".

      Quote Originally Posted by FiveAinOne View Post
      I didn't get any sense of Walking Dead or Galactica.. my first thought was Terminator Salvation -series for tv. The robots, the destroyed city landscape, torn/old clothing, Moon Bloodgood is even playing the same rebel part.
      Indeed. I'm trying to match the BSG comments and am like
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    15. 06-27-2011 11:03 PM #15
      I will say this episode was much better than the first. The actors did not seem so "wooden".

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      06-28-2011 03:49 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by kmf View Post
      I will say this episode was much better than the first. The actors did not seem so "wooden".
      This episode was better, and I think the actors did pretty well considering 95% of sci-fi television shows are complete flops and have terrible acting.

      I'm not seeing much similarity between BSG (Or Caprica), Walking Dead, or most of the other Sci-Fi television shows... The main thing they have in common is they are sci-fi, survival based, or set in post-apocalyptic settings.

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      06-28-2011 09:19 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by 1stRabbit View Post
      The main thing they have in common is they are sci-fi, survival based, or set in post-apocalyptic settings.
      ...yeah, those themes reach over Falling Skies, Walking Dead, and BSG.

    18. 07-04-2011 01:26 PM #18
      The last episode was all Lost. Sawyer, Jack, Sayid...all present.

    19. 07-05-2011 11:31 AM #19
      I'm still watching (DVR).. so far, so good.

    20. 07-05-2011 03:43 PM #20
      Did they cancel any existing shows to being us this, and if so what ones?

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      07-05-2011 06:53 PM #21
      It's watchable enough


      Quote Originally Posted by kmf View Post
      Did they cancel any existing shows to being us this, and if so what ones?
      None that I know of, TNT's only successful show(s) all seem to be ones w/ a Female lead. Leverage is ok if nothings one, Dark Blue I got bored of, and I can't think of anything else.

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      07-11-2011 04:51 PM #22
      Is it just me, or is this show going a bit down hill? Like the father of the first kid that they brought back, acting way too impulsive and pulling those "leeches" right off his back. Then whole old man talking to the doctor, then doctor getting forced emotional at the picture wall. There's bits and pieces everywhere that's throwing me off.

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      07-12-2011 03:21 PM #23
      definitely turning into more drama than Sci-Fi

    24. 07-12-2011 11:46 PM #24
      I figured this would definitely be a one hit wonder but they announced it has been picked up for a second season.

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      07-13-2011 01:01 AM #25
      I just finished watching Battle LA and realized that Falling Skies could be a continuation of Battle LA .

      And yeah, I didn't enjoyed the latest episode. Anyways, from what I've seen so far, a Barrett .50 cal sniper rifle would come in handy. Since those mech thingies can't detect humans hiding about, I'm sure a sniper could take one out from a distance with a couple of rounds.

    26. 07-13-2011 11:33 AM #26
      Last episode was meh.. needs more action and sci fi bits.

    27. 07-13-2011 10:30 PM #27
      IMO the first two episodes (the premier) was really corny and they blew it on a lot of fronts like Colin Cunningham trying to channel some typo of Jon Wayne persona, the black dudes trying to hard at Hollywood OG stereotype BS, Will Patton's character being wooden, etc.

      The third episode was WAY better than the first. I think it was the best episode so far.

      After that they have been better than the premier, but nothing special.

    28. 07-14-2011 10:40 AM #28
      My issue w/ this show is that it never ends on a cliffhanger. The endings are too soft.

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      07-14-2011 12:45 PM #29
      I think the "soft" endings w/contained stories that begin/end are likely being set up to get "drive by" viewers to jump into the series.

    30. 07-14-2011 07:05 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubjb View Post
      My issue w/ this show is that it never ends on a cliffhanger. The endings are too soft.
      My issue is the whole show is too soft.

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      07-16-2011 04:00 PM #31
      Watched the pilot and the next 3 episodes. Not sure if I'll watch any more.
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      07-18-2011 04:31 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubjb View Post
      My issue w/ this show is that it never ends on a cliffhanger. The endings are too soft.
      Cliffhangers are turr'ble. Either make each episode self contained with a background story that goes from episode to episode, or give me a well written show that makes me want to tune in next week to see where the story goes.
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      07-20-2011 03:23 AM #33
      I really dislike the flow/pacing of this show. There's no build up to a climax or conclusion. It's just a bunch of random dialogues. So disappoint.

    34. 07-20-2011 10:41 AM #34
      Finally a twist.

    35. 07-20-2011 11:43 AM #35
      yup, last episode was pretty good.. still watching.. on DVR

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