Originally Posted by dm145
This show is a weak version of the Sopranos on wheels. The first ep was ok and last nights was pretty bad. I found myself fast fowarding throught most of it! Hell Boy is disturbing to look at without make up.
I might be able to better understand the basis for your complaint, if it was not in the form of a gross overgeneralization. Could you be a little more specific?
I'd agree that it isn't The Sopranos, but that comes as no surprise as The Sopranos is generally perceived as a landmark groundbreaking show in the history of television, and i'm not aware of ANY other program that is considered comparable to it.
Did you consider NYPD a weak version of Hil Street Blues? How about the hundreds of shows spawned out of Law and Order? They were also about crime and the interrelationships between the main characters. So I guess we can toss out the innumerable CSI's and Law & Order spinoffs on the same basis, right? But wait a sec. I guess they were just weak versions of Crime Story and all the other criminal shows that preceded them
Lets be clear here. Calling something 'weak', without offering any solid explanationis for that judgment with respect to the theme or characters, is essentially meningless. Its like criticizing chocolate ice cream, because you prefer vanilla. if the best you can offer is that you find Ron Pearlman disturbing to look at, let me just point out that he is playing the criminal head of a biker club, and (get ready) those guys generally want to intimidate others by being disturbing looking.
Originally Posted by lax01
really? I thought it was pretty damn good...and I really don't see the correlation to the Sopranos...its just such a different show. I think they have a really interesting dynamic between the bikers and the families surrounding the bikers (I guess you could make the comparison on that point but it just seems different here).
I agree completely. the first ep laid some very basic groundwork, and was still good, and last night's ep continued flreshing out the dynamics, and I'm sure there will be more to come. Is Gemma any less manipulative than Livia was? maybe hold off a few more eps before passing final judgment.
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