Originally Posted by mgkdragn
You are not in the minority .. although anyone can express their like/dislike for a show thru whatever means they feel justifies it, there are many of us that like the show a lot .. I've always wondered the motivation of folks that bash, I mean, if you don't like it, why are you watching it, why are you taking the time to complain, why bother .. ?? Your wasting your own time .. and critics .. ?? Well, by their very nature, they like to criticize .. it defends their position .. Killing scores a 7.9 out of 10 on IMDb, clearly indicating the vast majority of viewers like the show ..
At any rate, I hope we get a 3rd season .. Holder and Linden should be up there with Crockett and Tubbs ..
Originally Posted by archiguy
Some people just like to jump on bandwagons whenever they roll by. I wasn't bothered in the least by having to wait another season to find out the final reveal of Rosie's killer. In fact, I was glad the primary storyline got to go on for another season; that's how most serialized dramas work. This show was always more about the journey than the destination, and the journey was pretty darn interesting to me. I didn't read, nor did I care, what Veena Sud -- or AMC for that matter -- had to say outside the confines of the show itself. But we live in an instant gratification society, and one that's now profoundly connected in a way unique to history. It became nerd-chic to be "outraged" about "AMC's duplicity" in "leading us on" like that. Oh, the horror!
Oh, the silliness. I've never seen much point in cutting off my nose to spite my face. If you missed the second season of this terrific drama because you chose to jump on the Outrage Bandwagon, it's your loss. The rest of us - well, we had a pretty good time
As to why people love to bash things in talkback forums?
Let me hand it over to Kevin Smith (although verbalized on screen by Ben Affleck):
"The Internet is a communications device that brings people the world over together to bitch about movies and share pornography with one another......sad, pathetic little bastards living in their parents' basement downloading scripts and what they think is inside information about movies and actors they claim to despise yet can't stop discussing. "
Of course, you can swap "movies" for "tv shows"...or video games, music, etc...
As I mentioned earlier, I plowed thru the entire series in about 2.5 weeks - had to wait about a week between wrapping up S1 via Netflix to when Sundance started the S2 rerun marathon from the beginning, suplemented by what Comcast had available OnDemand. By this last Sunday, we were caught up & watched the finale "live" on AMC. So for me, the painful wait to find Rosie's killer was not painful at all. Great show.
I also wanted to add that Joel Kinnaman, IMO, knocked it out of the park. Absolutely nailed the whole meth-head vibe & physicality, but made this particular addict (or at least recovering addict) likable. Curious to see Kinnaman's big screen transformation into Robocop soon. His presence has made me a tad more interested in this particular Hollywood reboot.Edited by jwebb1970 - 6/21/12 at 8:10am