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post #91 of 538 Old 03-15-2006, 02:53 PM
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So does anyone else think the short-haired chick is cute?

Very, Audrey Marie Anderson
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having women on the show doesn't necessarily appease women viewers. w/o the wives the show would just be a sausage fest.


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Maybe I'll write that one myself.

And I didn't say simply having women on the show would attract women viewers. It's the soap aspect of it that is meant for the female audience.

They could just have strippers every now and then and most males would be happy. I doubt most women would tune in though.
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Also anyone ever see base housing that nice for anything less than a full bird Colonel. I doubt it Ok thats just nitpicking but its something my wife noticed.

O-6 housing would blow that away.
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Does anyone know offhand if CBS plans to reair this episode, as they did the pilot last week?
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CBS starts BB coverage tomorrow so probably not, if you have Comcast it might be available OnDemand.
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I'm enjoying the show, watched it with the wife last night. At the end of the show she said "I like this show, but the whole wives thing sucks". Go figure, exactly what I was thinking but was afraid to say! And my wife is a former Melrose Place addict.
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Watched ep 2 last night. Man, there's no mistaking Mammet dialogue. I like it but no one talks like that in real life.
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What is Mammet Dialog? I looked up mammet in the dictionary and I'm no wiser...
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David Mamet is the Creator/Writer of The Unit.
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Ah, the penny's dropped! Thanks.
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Search IMDB. He's a big time Hollywood guy. Didn't he do a non-comedy movie with Steve Martin just a few years ago?

He likes to have characters repeat the dialogue of the characters they're talking to, like the wife who was trying to console the widow in The Unit, ep 2.
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The HD quality when I saw the first episode was great. Last nights episode was crap(picture quality only). Every time there was action it looked like it was a divx movie off the internet. Pixels became very noticable, faces looked like they were slightly blurred, anything moving looked very low quality.

I watched it on Cox Cable and after about 2 minutes I switched to OTA, both looked bad and I am pretty sure its the show because the commercials looked crisp and clean.

Did anyone else notice this? Maybe its just my area, Hampton Roads, VA but I tried 2 sources.

Yea I noticed it too!!!
I recorded both episodes in Full 1080i HD from the CBS feed off of Comcast on my PC and watched it both in 1080i and was like WTF man. Is this even HD?
So something with the quality of epi 2 was ganked.

Now is it illegal to share these 2 episodes in full HD?

Also I kinda thought the 2nd episode was weaker. At least the action was weaker. Not enough drama and build up to the action scene.

Jonas's lines are instant classics in episode 1.
"I got a man out there in the woods that will off you if you give me up!"
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Here in Los Angeles with Comcast the HD quality was fine. I looked harder because I had read the complaint b4 I viewed the episode.
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Search IMDB. He's a big time Hollywood guy. Didn't he do a non-comedy movie with Steve Martin just a few years ago?

The Spanish Prisoner is the movie you're thinking of.

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I'm enjoying this show. The first 2 episodes we're outstanding. Last night's episode was good, but the only guy who got shot was Mac. I need a little more violence in my TV! Thumbs up so far.

Is this a mid-season replacement show?
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Noted there were two women writers for Tuesday's (3/21/06) episode, and they devised lots of clever, less-violent solutions to conflicts. Not surprisingly, they also gave bigger, more-sympathetic roles to the wives. No doubt they're ex-commandos, lending authenticity to the plot. -- John
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Last nights episode was a real let down. Not near as good as the first two.
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Threads merged.
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but the only guy who got shot was Mac.

Well with this spoiler, I'm wondering if I should watch this episode that was recorded last night for viewing tonight.

People. Keep in mind that more and more of us have DVRs and record a show for later viewing. With this forum becoming more of a content and storyline discussion board, spoilers will become more of a problem. There are ways to discuss HDTV Programming, as was presumably intended by the forum founders (is there a forum mission statement?) without discussing the content of a show with regard to storylines. Aren't there other forums and chat rooms for this other kind of discussion?

Sorry Akebono. But by adding you to the ignore list, I won't see any more posts that give away the story.
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Well with this spoiler, I'm wondering if I should watch this episode that was recorded last night for viewing tonight.

People. Keep in mind that more and more of us have DVRs and record a show for later viewing. With this forum becoming more of a content and storyline discussion board, spoilers will become more of a problem. There are ways to discuss HDTV Programming, as was presumably intended by the forum founders (is there a forum mission statement?) without discussing the content of a show with regard to storylines. Aren't there other forums and chat rooms for this other kind of discussion?

Sorry Akebono. But by adding you to the ignore list, I won't see any more posts that give away the story.

Once the show airs (EST), nothing from the show or the previews for the following week are considered spoilers. That applies to all show discussion threads. There's no way to avoid discussion of shows for DVR users since the time they choose to watch the show can vary by days, weeks or even months.

Rule of thumb is not to enter the discussion threads (if you want to avoid spoilers) until you've seen the most recent episode of that show.
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i agree with the vocal member... once the thing airs, we should be able to discuss, i mean where do you draw the line? one day after it airs? one week? one month? its hard to talk about the contents of the show without getting into specifics of plot, and that's what keeps the discussions fresh and posters coming. i always avoid the 24 thread after 6pst because i know people will post about what happened when i have to wait another 3 hours to watch it.
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Well with this spoiler


Ummm, not much of a spoiler really. Watch the episode and you'll enjoy it even with this little tidbit revealed.

BTW, I loved Mack's response regarding a certain apology. I'll leave it at that.
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I was blown away when it was revealed the blond chick had a sex change!
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I would like a quick summary of Ep 3 if possible. I just tried to watch my TIVO recording, and our local HD feed had the audio screwed up - surrounds were fine, but no dialogue whatsoever. Thanks.

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I thought the 5.1 mix was very well done during last nite's episode...things i particularly recall are the helicopter panning across the rears during the beginning of an outdoor scene in the families neighborhood...and when the alpha team stormed the room (when mac got shot)...the gunfire sounded great...especially the last shot that hit mac coming through my SVS...

Best 5.1 I've heard on network TV this season...IMHO...
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Agree about the 5.1 audio -- superb. Also, the LFE's on explosions are as good as in many action movies. Really tests your subwoofer.

I must have missed the conversation about a sex change operation. Who was it and what's that all about?
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I must have missed the conversation about a sex change operation. Who was it and what's that all about?

Leebo was just goofing on people who complained about spoilers to an episode that already aired.

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Leebo was just goofing on people who complained about spoilers to an episode that already aired.

Ooops. How gullible am I?
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Whoops, sorry about the 'spoiler'. I guess it could be considered that...

What I was really saying was, not enough violence!
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Hate to nit-pick, but it's "Ranger Tab" not badge.
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