Originally Posted by Addicted2HD4Now
Would you feel better if I said really
starting to get really
Hmmm. Probably not. Maybe if you hit your mark better, and try a different delivery. Perhaps one with more conviction in it.
Y' know, really
is such a wishy-washy term anyway. A little stronger commitment might be appropriate. 'Amazingly', instead of 'really', would instill more spirit.
I must have had higher expectations from the beginning. I love the edginess of the show and the style but I thought there had been some weeks where it was nothing more than character development and a little fill here and there. There is so much going on now, I think it's hitting it's stride.
If that was the case, then I think your expectations were unrealistic. This is mostly virgin territory. How many MC shows have appeared on television to begin with, AND presented the characters more like a social substrata, than a one-dimensional group of thugs. We both know the answer to that. Pretty much none, even if you included 'Then Came Bronson' And of those that may have appeared, how many were successful at rendering the members with a brush that wasn't limited to sterotypes?
The real edge this program has is mostly attributable to the looser guidelines of cable, and primarily, 'The Shield' as a template for characters who indulge in some form of anti-social behavour, but can still draw us to their side.
Let me ask you this. When you saw 'Falling Down', whose back did you have, Michael Douglas' or the guy who owned the quickie-mart?
Just my opinion, doesn't mean you can't enjoy it more than me.
Nope, never tried to suggest you did. Just pointing out that this is not some same ole' simple Dick Wolf crime procedural. This one is going to require more effort than just connecting all the same old dots.
Chance favors the prepared mind