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post #121 of 553
haven't been sucked into a show in a long time. Southland rules.
post #122 of 553
...and NBC drools.
post #123 of 553
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Wondering how well it did ratings wise in the overnights....

Not great. Only 2.5 million viewers.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...ostcount=50435
post #124 of 553
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Not great. Only 2.5 million viewers.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...ostcount=50435

Thanks. I was surprised to see Southland ads when I was watching CSI Miami the other night. Of course, I FFW'd past them with the DVR, but nonetheless wasn't expecting to see an ad for a TNT show on a major network.
post #125 of 553
If they're sticking with the Red One digital-cinema cameras, or recent/upcoming upgrades, for the new-episode shooting it'll be interesting to see if they'll tweak the PQ any. Doubt they'd change from the resolution-spoiling, headache-inducing jiggly-camera technique when there's rapid motion. But it looks like there's improved processing software available to perk up images in post production. RED founder/CEO Jannard posted some comparison images within his thread covering the ABCs of RED use and all the hardware resolutions (format versus measured). RED or Epic ~4k downconverted shots could give Southland superior PQ--besides its superb drama and pace. -- John
post #126 of 553
I have had a bunch of stuff going on this week so didn't get around to seeing the season premier of Southland until today. What a terrific episode! As last season progressed, I thought the show got better and better but this episode may have been the best yet.

I am enjoying how Cooper's and Sherman's relationship has matured into one of edgy mutual respect. Cooper still gets on Sherman's case but Sherman now clearly understands and is not bothered by it, and Cooper understands that Sherman is a competent fellow who is becoming a good cop.

I also liked the arc of the episode that showed Adams' denial of the seriousness of Clarke's injury finally change to remorseful acceptance that Clarke was disabled and was through as an active street cop. That was very well handled, I thought. I also liked the casting of Amaury Noalsco (Sucre on Prison Break) as Adams' new partner. He will do well, I think, in this consistently well cast and well written show.
post #127 of 553
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Good episode tonight. Glad they focused in on the casts personal lives again.

I don't see why Sammy Bryant's wife did not tell him what happened at the grocery store.
It makes her mad to think about it, but why refuse to speak to your husband over it.
Always something with her, it seems.
Oh, and the rule at the grocery store was just silly.

Officer Cooper is still showing signs of his drug and alcohol problem.

Ben Sherman's date went south, the female seemed interested in him and vice versa.
Petty disrespectful to speak about it on his "night out"? I'm sure he wanted to have a good time and not think about the horrible crime scene.

Dt. Salinger breaking in through the window of his daughter's bedroom was weird.
post #128 of 553
Last night's episode showed why NBC didn't want to show it at 9:00. The mother and daughters killings seemed to be a "ripped from the headlines" storyline. It was similar to the real life home invasion that occurred in Chesire, CT in July 2007. The father in that was a Doctor, he was the only survivor but was not involved in the crime.
post #129 of 553
Jumping into the convo.

Love this show! Sooooo glad TNT picked it up.

I thought Dt. Salinger was dead on walking into his daughters room through the window, could he have handled it better, sure, but after the events of that day, he is well within his rights to make a stink about safety.

what is with Sam's wife? Is she just a nut-job? Does she have social skill issues, or have clinical depression or something? Like YoungC said, the club store thing was foolish, but she didnt exactly respond in an "adult" manor

I don't think we've seen the last of Ben's setup by his sister, once you get them alone and not with tweetle-dee and tweetle-dumb (sisters friends) I think there will be sparks.
post #130 of 553
Sam's wife has a bit of a narcotics problem right? ...and is the weakest part of the show.

Otherwise, another excellent episode.
post #131 of 553
Strong episode.

I figure with all the pressure/stress that Sammy's under (at home and at work) he's going to explode in an episode or 2....!

From what show do I know the girl that Ben's sister tried to set him up with? She looked awfully familiar but I don't remember her character's name and didn't see it listed on IMDB.

post #132 of 553
Love the show.

I find that I want to FF Bryant's wifes segments though.

I do enjoy the the beat cop and detective case work dialog and pacing. But, aside from Sherman and Cooper's back story, I find some of the family life stuff a bit forced and almost like it gets in the way at times.

The actress playing the blind date for Ben, is a familiar face. I remember her from Everwood.
post #133 of 553
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I find that I want to FF Bryant's wifes segments though.

Same here. Since they need to save money since it's on cable now, they should cut her next season.
post #134 of 553
Well. Let's all hope there's a next season. I don't care about the family bits either, although they might be cheaper to film versus the street scenes (just a guess).
post #135 of 553
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Sam's wife has a bit of a narcotics problem right? ...and is the weakest part of the show.

Otherwise, another excellent episode.

YEs, This was brought up last season along with Sam's own past issues.......It topped off when he brought the dog home that was trained to find drugs and started to bug out when she started to use at home...........
post #136 of 553
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From what show do I know the girl that Ben's sister tried to set him up with? She looked awfully familiar but I don't remember her character's name and didn't see it listed on IMDB.


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The actress playing the blind date for Ben, is a familiar face. I remember her from Everwood.

Thanks for the clue. She is Nora Zehetner. I wonder if we'll be seeing more of her.
post #137 of 553
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Sam's wife has a bit of a narcotics problem right? ...and is the weakest part of the show.

Otherwise, another excellent episode.

Amen! Sammy's doofus wife is a drag on the whole show. The character is awful and, to me at least, the actress is worse. She seems tiresomely screwed up instead of charmingly quirky. Worse, she's not that pretty. That's too bad, too. In every other way, from the rest of the ensemble cast to the writing, I give the show high marks.
post #138 of 553
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I don't see why Officer Cooper was bitching out Officer Brown in the beginning.
His tone of voice was really not needed. Is it a sexist thing? A women is not as strong as a man. It's not her fault her old partner was an alcoholic. Turning him in or not.

Lydia still seems a bit "crushed" over her ex partner, "I miss your voice" or what not.
It was funny how she called her new partner "Hollywood." She smiled at him during that scene.

I noticed Officer Sherman cared about the lawn mower kid. He showed his concern.
Wild about the domestic abuse/stalker. Sad..
I don't feel bad how he struck the man in custody. It's probably against the rules though. Self control and all.

No signs of Officer Cooper's drug/alcohol problem tonight and no signs of the "crazy wife"

Good episode tonight. Needs to be 2 hour episodes
post #139 of 553
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I don't see why Officer Cooper was bitching out Officer Brown in the beginning.
His tone of voice was really not needed. Is it a sexist thing? A women is not as strong as a man. It's not her fault her old partner was an alcoholic. Turning him in or not.

See below.

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No signs of Officer Cooper's drug/alcohol problem tonight...

See above.
post #140 of 553
Thread Starter 
haha.
That's pretty good.
post #141 of 553
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Amen! Sammy's doofus wife is a drag on the whole show.

Certainly an opinion you're entitled to.

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The character is awful and, to me at least, the actress is worse. She seems tiresomely screwed up instead of charmingly quirky.

Who said she's supposed to be "charmingly quirky"? This ain't "Men in Trees." I'd bet the writers and the actress were aiming for tirelsomely screwed up, in which case, she seems like a fine actress.

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Worse, she's not that pretty. That's too bad, too. In every other way, from the rest of the ensemble cast to the writing, I give the show high marks.

One of the strangest non sequiturs I've seen. Are you saying that if she were a bit prettier, you'd be willing to put up with the fact that the actress is worse than awful (in your opinion)? That makes no sense at all.
post #142 of 553
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Amen! Sammy's doofus wife is a drag on the whole show. The character is awful and, to me at least, the actress is worse. She seems tiresomely screwed up instead of charmingly quirky. Worse, she's not that pretty.

Wow!

I just don't care for the story line.
post #143 of 553
post #144 of 553
Very engrossing episode at least Ben Sherman's storyline. The other storyline's were powerful as well....Regina King trying to move past losing her old partner and Cooper trying to talk some sense into and probably motivate Chickey.

Powerful. Hope the ratings are increasing.....
post #145 of 553
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Hope the ratings are increasing.....

1.8 million viewers, up from 1.2 million for the first new episode.
post #146 of 553
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Hope the ratings are increasing.....

The three season 2 episodes have gotten (in order):
1.0 18-49 demo/overall viewers: 2.5m
0.7/2.055m
0.7/1.86m
post #147 of 553
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I thought I drank too much
6 beers in the morning, 20 after work, and around 30 per day. Woah.

Lydia has a new partner, again?

I prefer Ben Sherman and his partner on the streets. More action or what not.
post #148 of 553
WTF!

Kind of abrupt....Here today...Gone tonight.

I kept wondering if I missed an episode.
post #149 of 553
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WTF!

Kind of abrupt....Here today...Gone tonight.

I kept wondering if I missed an episode.

Yeah I had the same feeling looks like this was old news:
http://www.prisonbreakbuff.com/2009/...ves-southland/

The Exit\\Entrance was kind of sudden, I wish they had written this a little better.....Besides that prety good episode...
post #150 of 553
Definitely poorly written. Just as they start coming together as partners he just disappears without any mention of anything. The actor obviously left the show in a lurch. Still not as bad as "'Til Death" who has had 3 different actors playing the daughter character this season.
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