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post #1741 of 1757 Old 07-01-2015, 05:33 PM
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I agree, judging by that second shot he would have some seriously damaged internal organs and/or pelvic damage if not actually dead. Even if still alive I can't see how it would possible for him to be in an upright/standing position at any time during the remainder of the show. Maybe he's going to help solve the case from his hospital bed.
I agree with this. Watched the show with my son-in-law
Who owns a custom gum shop and knows firearms very
Well. He stated that the second blast at that range
Would turn his stomach/intestines to mush. Not from
The pellets, but from the concussive force of the blast.
Nothing to do with the vest.

But, it's TV...suspension of belief necessary.

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Agree. Even if a blank, at that range the wadding would penetrate and kill or grievously wound, but why would you set up a character to that extent just to kill him off?

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Well, one thing for sure. It was a nice hook, to bring both fans and skeptics back Sunday
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That shot was meant us to think back to the guys body who was found (same M.O.) while I would applaud them for killing him, I don't think they are ready to pull something like that yet.


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Probably not, but they should as it is a closed-ended story, it's not as if we'll be looking for Velcoro next season.
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I'm usually all for doing things differently, but I must admit that killing off Velcoro would likely provide nothing more than small-scale shock value. Thankfully, he will probably stick around like velcro.

Yes, many times we have seen the burned-out cop whose incriminating secrets are in the hands of the violent criminals and corrupt politicians who control him, but I think Colin Farrell pulls it off well enough.
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How about Janet Leigh in Psycho? Such things happen. Lets the audience know they can't get too complacent.
We'll see. Although with one of the "main" characters gone, they only have center around three characters instead of four. It will be interesting to see how they pull it off (with three or four) compared to just two last season.

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We'll see. Although with one of the "main" characters gone, they only have center around three characters instead of four. It will be interesting to see how they pull it off (with three or four) compared to just two last season.
Did we not see some flashbacks in the pilot? Colin could remain in other people's memories.
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Episode 1 of Season 2 lacked the hook and wasn't nearly as captivating compared to Episode 1 of Season 1, but I'll wait for the whole season to play out before judging anything in its entirety.

The mistake most people made too early on with Season 1 was in thinking that it was going to be the best thing to ever hit television. The last 3 episodes of Season 1 were so horrible and the ending was such a joke that the audience was left to laugh about terrible it turned out. Even despite the great acting by McConaughey and Harrelson, it turned out to be a huge dud and did not stand the test of time. The bandwagon emptied in record time.

It seems like some of the same people who were initially praising Season 1 are the same people who have already decided that they hate Season 2 after just the premier. Yes, maybe Season 2 will also turn out to be a failure, but I'd rather have low expectations and see if something can be built from this season rather than hear the silly, incessant hype of how 'great' something is only to be let down in resounding fashion by its conclusion.
There seem to be a lot of shows, maybe started by the X-Files or more probably Lost, that throw out all sorts of religious or philosophical stuff out there making it seem like something deep is going on only to contradict it or to forget it later. I am really starting to hate this type of screenwriting which I blame Damon Lindelof for mostly. It is kind of a really shallow way to seem deep. Like someone who has read a bunch of books on this topic and doesn't really understand the stuff but likes to throw it out there.

Season 1 was very good for a while mainly because the two actors could sell that stuff to the max. The fact that none of the garbage really had a hoot to do with the final result almost seemed like a comeuppance to MM's character rather than just junk writing -- but I may be wrong about that.

I am willing to wait this out a bit but I know my wife is on the edge of giving up. I am trying to defeat the style over substance portion of this show because the underlying crime is interesting to me. So all this character stuff is almost laughable and especially all of their self-aware monologues.

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I am trying to defeat the style over substance portion of this show because the underlying crime is interesting to me. So all this character stuff is almost laughable and especially all of their self-aware monologues.
I know you will make it; I have faith in you, Daryl...always have, always will.
BTW, this season should have been done in AZ.

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BTW, this season should have been done in AZ.
I think there would be a lot less hatred for this season had it been based on rural AZ.

LA is known to most people--especially TV critics. Rural, backwoods Louisiana of 20-years ago was something wild, unknown and exciting to last season's audience. Modern day LA is passe'. A lot of the criticism isn't from missing Woody and Matt; it's from missing the exciting backdrop of those folks missing a few chromosomes in flyover country.
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Why would Colin Farrell sign up for a high-profile role, just for the character to last only two episodes?

Also, TD is suppose to be about the detectives as much as the crime.

Kill off one of the detectives and the focus becomes entirely about the case.

Then it's not just about solving Casper's murder, keeping the heat off Vinci or prosecuting the powers that be in Vinci but a massive statewide manhunt for a copkiller.
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I am willing to wait this out a bit but I know my wife is on the edge of giving up. I am trying to defeat the style over substance portion of this show because the underlying crime is interesting to me. So all this character stuff is almost laughable and especially all of their self-aware monologues.

My wife is in the same boat. She is not a fan so far.....and I'm not far behind. Season 1 was so much more....I don't know....intriguing. I'm just not buying the dialog in this. Weird statements/conversations galore. I'm (we're) gonna hang on and probably finish the season regardless, but so far, things have been underwhelming.
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I think there would be a lot less hatred for this season had it been based on rural AZ.
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Even Phoenix or Tucson would have been better than L.A.
For most people nationally either of these 2 cities are more "exotic" or mysterious than S.C.

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My wife is in the same boat. She is not a fan so far.....and I'm not far behind. Season 1 was so much more....I don't know....intriguing. I'm just not buying the dialog in this. Weird statements/conversations galore. I'm (we're) gonna hang on and probably finish the season regardless, but so far, things have been underwhelming.
To be honest, I wouldn't want this season to be like last.
IMO, there was some serious problems with the screenplays.

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The series could not be done in the wide open spaces like last years. New year new place and a new story that needs to be in a large metropolitan area. This would not work in alligator country just as that could not work in LA, NY or other large metro locations. I just watched the first 2 episodes and I am getting a little better grip on the show. One thing is for sure better looking women.

SoCal has everything need for the plot. A long history of wackjob serial killers, off beat religions, corruption, porn, drugs, gangs, name it and its just around the corner.
The area has ever back drop need from big city to farms. Did I mention the girls and more girls. works for me
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Yeah Vinci looks grimy and could be some industrial site in the midwest.

Wonder if it's really 95 residents and a whole lot of toxic waste.
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Yeah Vinci looks grimy and could be some industrial site in the midwest.

Wonder if it's really 95 residents and a whole lot of toxic waste.
No the city that I think they are using as a model is in the County of Los Angels. Vernon is the name and it is almost all industry with a population of 114. I believe that it's had more then its share corruption. I have had lunch there with a friend that at times worked there and I do think he said that all the homes were on 2 or 3 blocks. What we see on TV looks like the industrial are of LA.
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