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post #61 of 500 Old 04-25-2014, 07:14 AM
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I find myself begging for the next Billy Bob scene and for some hideous reason, rooting for Lester to escape. I am ashamed.

You made me LOL for real. Thanks, Distorted. I, on the other hand, have no shame, and from this point in my life to the bitter end, when faced with a hairy situation, I will probably ask myself, "What would Lorne Malvo do?" wink.gif

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You made me LOL for real. Thanks, Distorted. I, on the other hand, have no shame, and from this point in my life to the bitter end, when faced with a hairy situation, I will probably ask myself, "What would Lorne Malvo do?" wink.gif

I thought his name was Duluth? wink.gif

I'm loving the show so far, and glad that GWSAT has joined the bandwagon. biggrin.gif
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I thought his name was Duluth? wink.gif

I'm loving the show so far, and glad that GWSAT has joined the bandwagon. biggrin.gif
That's right. Duluth. Hilarious! It's a riot the way he messes with people.

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I am one who liked the first episode, and loved the second. At the end of that episode I thought that this show was True Detective good. Definitely a step above most, if not all, of the well received FX shows.

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Good one last night. The restaurant scene, mimicking the original movie (woman deputy meeting with a high-school friend) was hilarious, especially its wide-eyed sing-song dialogue and the tale of tiny spiders emerging from someone's neck bite. -- John
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Good one last night. The restaurant scene, mimicking the original movie (woman deputy meeting with a high-school friend) was hilarious, especially its wide-eyed sing-song dialogue and the tale of tiny spiders emerging from someone's neck bite. -- John

Agreed. The show is becoming more than just Billy Bob...Wondering too, since this seems to be a prequel to the movie and we know the deputy becomes sherriff and is pregnant. Could her and the Colin Hanks character end up together?

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So I've watched the first three episodes and have to say that I love this. It is actually far more bizarre than the great movie that it's based on. Billy Bob Thorton's character is so smoothly evil, sophisticated and urbane, that you're almost rooting for him to off someone or coerce them through sheer terror just so that you can watch him doing it. I'll bet that BBT is having a blast filming his scenes. The comedic highlight last night was Kate Walsh (looking hilariously slutty) and her two "mongoloid" sons. One shooting the other in the rear with the crossbow was just too funny as was their mother's reaction.
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I am one who liked the first episode, and loved the second. At the end of that episode I thought that this show was True Detective good.
I thought the very same thing after watching the 3rd episode.tongue.gif
Hopefully, it doesn't tank in the finale like TD did.

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The restaurant scene, mimicking the original movie (woman deputy meeting with a high-school friend)
I noticed that too and commented to the wife about it.
It seems classic CB scenes are being recycled into this series.

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So I've watched the first three episodes and have to say that I love this. It is actually far more bizarre than the great movie that it's based on. Billy Bob Thorton's character is so smoothly evil, sophisticated and urbane, that you're almost rooting for him to off someone or coerce them through sheer terror just so that you can watch him doing it. I'll bet that BBT is having a blast filming his scenes. The comedic highlight last night was Kate Walsh (looking hilariously slutty) and her two "mongoloid" sons. One shooting the other in the rear with the crossbow was just too funny as was their mother's reaction.
The series is attracting a lot of top flight acting talent (like KW)..cool.gif

IMO, this episode is definitely the best so far....can't wait for the next.

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I thought the very same thing after watching the 3rd episode.tongue.gif
Hopefully, it doesn't tank in the finale like TD did.

Yep. Have to try and match a wood chipper. :-)
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Yep. Have to try and match a wood chipper. :-)
I hope they don't go there.
It would be a stupid move IMO.

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Yep. Have to try and match a wood chipper. :-)
I hope they don't go there.
It would be a stupid move IMO.

How about a car shredder? eek.gif

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This is something Michael Bay should watch....wink.gif

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I'm loving this so far.

I'm glad they did not make the Billy Bob T. character into either the Steve Buscemi character or blond guy in the movie, or something like Chigur in No Country for Old Man. He is his own bad guy.

I like all the Coen Bros shout outs. I look forward to see how they will pay off the strange interlude with the HS friend in the cafeteria. Or isn't there going to be one?
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I'm loving this so far.

I'm glad they did not make the Billy Bob T. character into either the Steve Buscemi character or blond guy in the movie, or something like Chigur in No Country for Old Man. He is his own bad guy.

I like all the Coen Bros shout outs.
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To tell the truth, I am surprised how good this show is turning out to be.cool.gif

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Last night's episode was the best yet; every episode so far has been better than the last. Great tie-in/homage w/ the buried money from the movie being found by the Supermarket King; explains what the blackmailer meant by "I know about the money." The wife must have told him about the money and about "there is a God." Then Lorne uses that against him w/ the biblical plagues. Brilliant!
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The show is indeed getting better with each episode.

It is perhaps too good, because I get really frustrated by the idiocy and slowness of the superior officers and regular townsfolk. It's definitely an optimal place to be a villain on the prowl. Easy pickings, as they say.
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That was a busy episode; it flew by.

A man of the "cloth." Who woulda guessed. lol

Classic ending. Poor Lester. biggrin.gif

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It is perhaps too good, because I get really frustrated by the idiocy and slowness of the superior officers and regular townsfolk. It's definitely an optimal place to be a villain on the prowl. Easy pickings, as they say.

As I posted after the first episode...
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I thought they portrayed too many people as a dumb fools. If I lived in Minnesota, I'd be offended and never watch another episode.

Wow, I just saw that Gus Grimly is Tom Hanks' son.
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I thought they portrayed too many people as a dumb fools. If I lived in Minnesota, I'd be offended and never watch another episode.

If I lived in Minnesota, I'd be offended by people calling me a dumb fool. (Not the show runners, the people on forums interpreting the show). Are some of them dumb? Sure, but being simple, pleasant and unsuspecting doesn't make you a dumb fool. It makes you an easy mark, but that's not the same thing. Less judgement from the viewers might be what's needed, not "smarter" people in Minnesota. You can set a story anywhere and have an abundance of dumb people to draw on.
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If I lived in Minnesota, I'd be offended by people calling me a dumb fool. (Not the show runners, the people on forums interpreting the show). Are some of them dumb? Sure, but being simple, pleasant and unsuspecting doesn't make you a dumb fool. It makes you an easy mark, but that's not the same thing. Less judgement from the viewers might be what's needed, not "smarter" people in Minnesota. You can set a story anywhere and have an abundance of dumb people to draw on.

Just to be clear, my comment was in no way intended for real-life residents and was entirely based on the characters and environment portrayed in this show.
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I live in Minnesota and am not offended by the show or how Minnesotans are presented.

I'm mystified by dumb fools that don't understand the difference between real llife and a TV show.
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If I lived in Minnesota, I'd be offended by people calling me a dumb fool. (Not the show runners, the people on forums interpreting the show). Are some of them dumb? Sure, but being simple, pleasant and unsuspecting doesn't make you a dumb fool. It makes you an easy mark, but that's not the same thing. Less judgement from the viewers might be what's needed, not "smarter" people in Minnesota. You can set a story anywhere and have an abundance of dumb people to draw on.

I wasn't calling people in Minnesota dumb; how in the h*ll did you come up with that? When I said they portrayed too many people as being dumb fools, I was coming to the defense of Minnesotans. A TV show was portraying them in that manner, not me. Less judgment on forums from people who misinterpret or don't understand a post might be what's needed.

Dumb fools were a hyperbole. JHC!
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I'm mystified by dumb fools that don't understand the difference between real llife and a TV show.

Is that aimed at me? Are you calling me a dumb fool?
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Is that aimed at me? Are you calling me a dumb fool?

No, it was not aimed at you or any specific person.
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My neighbor is an ex-Minnesotan with family still back there. While he doesn't have a tv, he'd heard the show was pretty good....except for the accent (that's more like N.Dakota he said).
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I'm loving this so far.

I'm glad they did not make the Billy Bob T. character into either the Steve Buscemi character or blond guy in the movie, or something like Chigur in No Country for Old Man. He is his own bad guy.

I like all the Coen Bros shout outs. I look forward to see how they will pay off the strange interlude with the HS friend in the cafeteria. Or isn't there going to be one?

I was wondering if he is was symbolizing evil, the devil or angel of death etc etc just like Chigur was symbolizing death.

That he prays on mans weakness. And at the same time he didn't kill Colin Hanks character which makes him even more of a question mark.
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Last night's episode was the best yet; every episode so far has been better than the last. Great tie-in/homage w/ the buried money from the movie being found by the Supermarket King; explains what the blackmailer meant by "I know about the money." The wife must have told him about the money and about "there is a God." Then Lorne uses that against him w/ the biblical plagues. Brilliant!
The wife must have told who; Chumph, who then told Malvo?

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The wife must have told who; Chumph, who then told Malvo?

Chumph- is that the original blackmailer/bronzer guy's name? If so, then yes, that's what I meant. Can't imagine Malvo finding out any other way...
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