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post #1711 of 1728 Old 06-29-2015, 11:24 PM
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I'm taking an interest in the CHP cop. There was a passing reference to some relationship to a vague Blackwater(?) outfit "in the desert," which he refused to discuss. There may be a badass hiding in there somewhere and as he is apparently only thrown in the mix to fail doesn't that mean he will be integral in the resolution?

The show has already got us guessing and uncovering hidden clues (the guy in the mask/picture), so it is off to a good start. My enjoyment went up exponentially when we turned on the CC feature so we caught more of the mumbled dialog. I should go back for what I missed.

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My enjoyment went up exponentially when we turned on the CC feature so we caught more of the mumbled dialog. I should go back for what I missed.
I will be doing a rewatch for that very purpose.

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When Velcro was shot, I got a sense of relief, as if a great weight had been lifted off of the show. Then I realized this wasn't GoT and it was highly unlikely he was killed.
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The dialog so far has been laughable. Or maybe it is Vince Vaughn. I really like him in comedic roles but I am not finding him believable in this one. I also felt that the opening scene with him talking about being gnawed by a rat was so poor.

They are pulling out every possible cliche so far. This usually means there is a lack of substance. We shall see.

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The Avengers Made Up of Dark Police is off to a pretty good start. It's so dark I'm glad I'm watching on a plasma to really see how dark it is. It's full of nice esoteric symbolism already but I'm sure that ship has sailed due to no Lovecraftian portal monster last season.

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The symbolism most likely related to the mason angle they are working this season.


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I think old Vince is doing a pretty good job.

Frequently I think I see resemblances in people that aren't really there, but it really seemed to me that the second woman who says "I am an American" in episode one might have been Mila Kunis.

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I think old Vince is doing a pretty good job.

Frequently I think I see resemblances in people that aren't really there, but it really seemed to me that the second woman who says "I am an American" in episode one might have been Mila Kunis.
Agree, I'm not really finding any major faults and I have been pretty hesitant to accept VV. Overall there's a really cool noir feel to things maybe more so than S1.

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The dialog so far has been laughable. Or maybe it is Vince Vaughn. I really like him in comedic roles but I am not finding him believable in this one. I also felt that the opening scene with him talking about being gnawed by a rat was so poor.

They are pulling out every possible cliche so far. This usually means there is a lack of substance. We shall see.
I liked that scene, and think VV has done a very good job so far. Goes to show how subjective this stuff is.
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They are pulling out every possible cliche so far. This usually means there is a lack of substance. We shall see.
I agree, but in this worn genre some elements are inevitably going to veer into old-hat territory.

I have no doubt that there will be a decent payoff for watching this, but right now I'm almost more interested in finding out what cancers the kids playing in toxic waste will develop in the following decades than anything else.
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I was wondering if he had Kevlar on under his shirt.


Also, there was a large picture of a crow or a person wearing a similar crow mask in the background of the psychiatrist's office, which was visible behind Velcoro, I pointed it out to my wife that it was a weird piece of art. It wasn't until later I remembered the crow mask on the seat in the car transporting Caspere's body in the first episode.
I went back and looked at the painting but did not make out crow's mask. Could be my poor eyes, I guess.

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I went back and looked at the painting but did not make out crow's mask. Could be my poor eyes, I guess.
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When Velcro was shot, I got a sense of relief, as if a great weight had been lifted off of the show. Then I realized this wasn't GoT and it was highly unlikely he was killed.
Actually, GoT has been pretty creative with deaths or what people can survive. Sansa and Theon jump from a wall ~8 stories high and yeah, they are suppose to be fine?
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Actually, GoT has been pretty creative with deaths or what people can survive. Sansa and Theon jump from a wall ~8 stories high and yeah, they are suppose to be fine?

This isn't the thread for this but, it's not far from reality....




Either way it's best not to discuss details (in a different shows thread) as some people don't watch until the BR is out.


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Woah, that was a quick pull, you had that ready. Huge snow bank there but still crazy.

Yeah, I'd go back and add a spoiler tags but I don't know how offhand, not much of a spoiler (debatable), and you have it quoted now too.
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I've seen the video and it was brought up in a podcast I listen to. It was "perfect timing" anyways back to TD!!


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When Velcro was shot, I got a sense of relief, as if a great weight had been lifted off of the show. Then I realized this wasn't GoT and it was highly unlikely he was killed.
watched it again last night-that second blast was direct, and a shot gun blast that close is gonna be fatal.
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watched it again last night-that second blast was direct, and a shot gun blast that close is gonna be fatal.
Do you really think they will kill off one of the headlining actors and many viewers favorite character so far in the 2nd episode?

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