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post #91 of 375
It's got to get a whole lot better before I love this show. Right now it's a poor man's imitation of Alias with forgettable plots and acting, but I'll hang in to see if it gets better. Sendhil Ramamurthy is an afterthought at this point, not sure why they brought him in and Piper is just not compelling to watch so far.

IMO Burn Notice is a much better show, but it is established.
post #92 of 375
What do you all think of producer, Doug Liman's, involvement with the show so far? I think the action scenes are extremely well done and you can tell he has some good input on them.
post #93 of 375
I'm still trying to figure out what happened in the final gun fight. How did the Mossad agent kill 4 armed men at point blank range after awakening from a car crash? I don't think even Jack Bauer could have pulled that off. Well, maybe with his invisibility hoody on he could have. Did the bad guys even shoot once? Really odd editing there. And why did the bad guys' blood look like powder? Really bad effects there. I think this scene ruined a good episode. Nice chemistry between the agents.



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post #94 of 375
Wasnt a horrible episode, but wasnt great either....I really prefered Oded Fehr in Sleeper Cell IMO he did a great job on that show .....Some of the cuts can get a little weird, but besides that Im along for the ride for now...
post #95 of 375
So far... this show is just a "filler". I record it to watch when nothing else is on.

Piper's character development seems to be wandering...
is she a blond klutz, or a super agent?

Will continue to record, I'm just not sure this show's a keeper.
post #96 of 375
That's my problem with the show - what exactly is Piper's character supposed to be? Right now she's just an interchangeable and forgettable part in a show where she's supposed to be special (I guess).

This was the best ep of the series so far, IMO, but the post-crash 'shootout' was just ridiculously over the top. Great crash scene though.
post #97 of 375
In Alias, Sydney Bristow was "special"... and that's why both sides kept trying to recruit her.

In Covert Affairs, it seems like she is just a rookie who was put into the field too soon... and the reason for that isn't because she is special, but rather because she happened to cross paths with someone the CIA wants to find.

So she may or may not turn out to be a "special" agent... for now she is a convenient agent it would seem...
post #98 of 375
For some reason I'm enjoying this show much more than the "big" hit of the summer "Rizzoli and Isles". If that show disappeared I wouldn't miss it, but I would miss this one.
post #99 of 375
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

For some reason I'm enjoying this show much more than the "big" hit of the summer "Rizzoli and Isles". If that show disappeared I wouldn't miss it, but I would miss this one.


I'm disappointed with both Covert and R&I.

I do like THe Glades and Rubicon looks pretty good so far.
post #100 of 375
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Originally Posted by trumperZ06 View Post

So far... this show is just a "filler". I record it to watch when nothing else is on.

I find it much like Leverage and several other shows. I have multiple episodes collecting dust on my DVR. Especially now that I stream via Netflix (a lot of US and overseas TV series more so than movies) it isn't worthwhile to dedicate viewing time to them. I'll occasionally use them as background material so I haven't given up completely just yet.
post #101 of 375
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Speaking of that, it's funny how Fiona has completely lost her Irish accent from the very first season.

She only had the Irish accent in the Pilot episode. They nixed it in the 2nd episode. No doubt the focus groups or the network didn't like it in the pilot, so they wrote it out.
post #102 of 375
I realize this is Hollywood with creative license and all that, but does anyone else think it's ok for the CIA to conduct covert ops on American soil in this show? I don't, and I think it's specifically against the law (not sure about that though).

Just wondering. It kind of kills any semblance of realism to see this, but maybe I just don't know what they're sanctioned to do.
post #103 of 375
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She only had the Irish accent in the Pilot episode. They nixed it in the 2nd episode. No doubt the focus groups or the network didn't like it in the pilot, so they wrote it out.

I always found it odd that 'Burn Notice' has the character of an Irish girl being played by a real Irish girl but without an Irish accent. She sounded lovely in the pilot, as I recall. Hard to believe anybody, even a clueless network executive, thought that was a good idea. Why bother casting this woman in the first place? And then I remember about the tragic shortage of attractive young American actors in Hollywood and how it's become necessary to import them from Britain and Australia to fill the cast lists of American TV shows.
post #104 of 375
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

I always found it odd that 'Burn Notice' has the character of an Irish girl being played by a real Irish girl but without an Irish accent. She sounded lovely in the pilot, as I recall.

She's not Irish, she's from England. Her Oirish accent was so bad that it was mocked, so in the second episode they made her drop it to "blend in" with the Miami folk and conceal her identity.
post #105 of 375
I'm not thrilled with the show so far, but it's OK IMO. The girl is hot and my wife likes it. It's nice to have a few shows we can watch together. Maybe it will grow.
post #106 of 375
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Originally Posted by wdkerbow View Post

She only had the Irish accent in the Pilot episode. They nixed it in the 2nd episode. No doubt the focus groups or the network didn't like it in the pilot, so they wrote it out.



not true
post #107 of 375
Show is pulling between 5 to 6 million viewers a week so I expect a second season pick up.
post #108 of 375
The family subplot is a real drag to the show. Every time it comes up it feels like a real reach to try to hook in a female audience. There has to be a better way to show the lead character's softer side with going back to this bad subplot.
post #109 of 375
i thorougly enjoyed the last episode, lauren holly still looks great in her older age
post #110 of 375
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i thorougly enjoyed the last episode, lauren holly still looks great in her older age

Really? The only thing I could think about was her mutilated face, and how she was barely recognizable. She really was a beautiful woman once. Too bad we'll never see her be an older, beautiful woman.
post #111 of 375
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Really? The only thing I could think about was her mutilated face, and how she was barely recognizable. She really was a beautiful woman once. Too bad we'll never see her be an older, beautiful woman.


I'm not sure what you see as mutilated. She looked just fine to me being nearly 47 years old. This is from Covert:

post #112 of 375
The scenes toward the end where they're sitting at the table in the restaurant I think shows all the work she's had done on her face in its 'best' light.

Just made me sad.
post #113 of 375
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I'm not sure what you see as mutilated. She looked just fine to me being nearly 47 years old.

Sadly I'm forced to agree with AAF... she has had work done, and it shows... and she no longer looks like herself.

I am sad for her... and for us... and for a world where women have that kind of pressure on them not to age that they are convinced that kind of surgery looks better than natural aging.

Meanwhile, about the show... I keep going up and down with it. I don't eagerly anticipate each new episode... but when I sit down to watch, I don't hate it.
post #114 of 375
I have to admit until it was mentioned in this thread I did not realize that was Lauren Holly. I was not paying that much attention to her scenes.
post #115 of 375
She looks kinda' like Reba McEntire in that shot.
post #116 of 375
USA has ordered a second season of this show.
post #117 of 375
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Originally Posted by AAF View Post

Really? The only thing I could think about was her mutilated face, and how she was barely recognizable. She really was a beautiful woman once. Too bad we'll never see her be an older, beautiful woman.

Yeah, Holly's cosmetic surgery was an unfortunate choice for her. Honestly, I didn't recognize her in the first couple of scenes. Worse, the guy who played her senator husband had, hands down, the worst southern accent I can recall. On the plus side, though, I thought that this week's episode told a thoughtful and interesting story. It intrigued me from beginning to end. My attitude may have been helped by the appearance of the lovely and appealing Anna Camp. I loved her on True Blood.
post #118 of 375
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Yeah, Holly's cosmetic surgery was an unfortunate choice for her. Honestly, I didn't recognize her in the first couple of scenes. Worse, the guy who played her senator husband had, hands down, the worst southern accent I can recall. On the plus side, though, I thought that this week's episode told a thoughtful and interesting story. It intrigued me from beginning to end. My attitude may have been helped by the appearance of the lovely and appealing Anna Camp. I loved her on True Blood.

DW Moffat does a better southern accent (it's more subtle) on "Friday Night Lights". I'm not sure why he or the director felt he had to do it differently for the Florida Senator character.

I also enjoyed the Auggie centric episode this week.
post #119 of 375
FYI- Season 2 starts tonight 6/7/11
post #120 of 375
Summer Eye candy, and that's about it... The fact that she doesn't carry a gun, and gets into shoot-outs without getting hit....Come on...
Decent episode last night, the Tennis player was pretty hot...see 1st statement...
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