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post #361 of 581
Hopefully there is a decent ending...
post #362 of 581
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Two of the three new shows I added to my queue this season, have been canceled. I guess I just know how to pick 'em.

I guess you have the dvr of death.

I read that this show has a decent dvr rating. I continue to watch it even though I haven't really loved it. I keep telling myself to quit but the individual shows are good enough to keep my attention.
post #363 of 581
i thought COB was a SEAL and if so he should have not any problem with the bad guys.
post #364 of 581
This show certainly has some warts. The romance doesn't work and the editing is a bit uneven. All that aside, for some reason I'm enjoying it. I want to see more of the world they live in. I want to know how the story is going to resolve. While the numbers on this show weren't great, they didn't seem to be bad either. Seems like this should be moved to a different slot.
post #365 of 581
I thought for sure this show was finally going to be able to crack the code of serialized dramas on TV. frown.gif We've become a country that goes way beyond respecting the military and honoring their service - we've grown to absolutely fetishise it over the last 30 years or so. And this show is a hard-nosed military drama at its core. We loved '24', so why didn't this show find a similar sweet spot in the red-blooded, patriotic American televiewing demographic? You know the producers and network are wondering that right now.

(Note: I write this with the last 4 or 5 episodes sitting unwatched on the DVR. Not because I didn't like it - I did! - but because there are so many other worthy shows on the schedule right now and there are only so many entertainment hours in a day.)
post #366 of 581
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ABC is holding on to an option to pick this up for the 2013 season. Not much of a chance they will but if the replacemnt shows really bomb it could happen.


As is I agree with those who said the story needed to focus on the world events. More scenes and characters in the Washington intrigue/conspiracy stuff was needed. How you could take a story of the world on the edge of nuclear war, the U.S. already nukeing Pakistan, the Joint Chiefs resigning, a U.S. sub captain going rouge and a team of Seals that had some sort of upper top secret mission and make it boring is mind boggling.
post #367 of 581
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i thought COB was a SEAL and if so he should have not any problem with the bad guys.

Nope the COB is a submariner, which is a different line of turf from the SEALS.
post #368 of 581
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Originally Posted by rviele View Post

i thought COB was a SEAL and if so he should have not any problem with the bad guys.

What was getting me was that there clearly was a war going on between the crew and the warlord and yet there was no shortage of crew and the COB who got caught out on their own. Too convenient.
post #369 of 581
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Originally Posted by Argee View Post

ABC is holding on to an option to pick this up for the 2013 season. Not much of a chance they will but if the replacemnt shows really bomb it could happen.
As is I agree with those who said the story needed to focus on the world events. More scenes and characters in the Washington intrigue/conspiracy stuff was needed. How you could take a story of the world on the edge of nuclear war, the U.S. already nukeing Pakistan, the Joint Chiefs resigning, a U.S. sub captain going rouge and a team of Seals that had some sort of upper top secret mission and make it boring is mind boggling.
In my opinion it's on the wrong network. ABC is more interested in personal relationship shows, heck, they even have shows called Scandal and Revenge(I do like Revenge though it is starting to devolve into mush this season). This show would have been better suited on FOX or NBC, it would have been far too dry and procedural on CBS, most CBS shows don't have any emotion in them at all.
post #370 of 581
I enjoyed this show. A bit campy and/or predictable at times, but still a decent hour of TV. I think if they had went with the Tom Clancy-ish type storylines rather than the Lost-type storylines it would have faired better--at least with the military procedural crowd. There were holes in the premise/story big enough to drive a truck through, but it still managed to stay on task for the most part. I've always loved Braugher's work--especially on 'Homicide: Life On The Street' (one of the best cop dramas ever on TV). It's too bad the networks don't give shows time to get their legs under them any more.
post #371 of 581

I had high hopes for the premise of this one, but as someone said, ABC is/was the wrong network for such a show.  It still shows the nucleus of a good thriller that is, unfortunately, bogged down in soap suds and a few silly plot points.  Making Serrat so brazen and the Captain seemingly so capable of brutality and then having them dance around each other is just hard to imagine.  Surely now, after COB's assault, the good Capt would relieve the island of Serrat's presence for all time.  I get that the story needs a bad guy, but this isn't being handled well or believably.  Doesn't matter now, of course.  I'm now stuck in that awkward position of trying to decide whether to continue watching or not.  Most likely all eps have been filmed, so there is no chance of a wrap up episode.  Given that, I doubt I want to keep going just to have some big cliff hanger moment which will only frustrate with no resolution in sight.

post #372 of 581
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Originally Posted by flint350 View Post

Doesn't matter now, of course.  I'm now stuck in that awkward position of trying to decide whether to continue watching or not.  Most likely all eps have been filmed, so there is no chance of a wrap up episode.  Given that, I doubt I want to keep going just to have some big cliff hanger moment which will only frustrate with no resolution in sight.

Sometimes when something like this happens they can re-cut the final episode(s) to give some closure, maybe even film a new scene or two to help their faithful audience get some resolution. Don't know what the network has planned for this one, if anything.
post #373 of 581
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Sometimes when something like this happens they can re-cut the final episode(s) to give some closure, maybe even film a new scene or two to help their faithful audience get some resolution. Don't know what the network has planned for this one, if anything.

Yeah, my thoughts exactly! What to do about the show now? My gut feeling is to say #$%^&!!! ABC and stop watching immediately, but I like the cast and the premise. I'm just saying; network tv is becoming a waste of time - you commit to a show, invest your time watching and what do they do??? cancel it.mad.gif
post #374 of 581
i just hope they give a decent close to the show. i really do hate ABC.
post #375 of 581
ABC doesn't have an exclusive hold on killing shows. There have been many shows over the decades that have been killed by the networks. Many a series that I've enjoyed have had an early death.
post #376 of 581
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

ABC doesn't have an exclusive hold on killing shows. There have been many shows over the decades that have been killed by the networks. Many a series that I've enjoyed have had an early death.
Exactly.

We've had outrage here against NBC, Fox and other networks over plenty of cancellations over the years.

The fact is, every season, there's at least one network that blows it and brings out a bunch of series that fail more than the rest of the offerings. This season, it's ABC.

As a result, that network becomes the "I'm never watching them again because they kill all my favorite shows" network. Next season, it will probably be someone else that gets the heat from people.
post #377 of 581
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

As a result, that network becomes the "I'm never watching them again because they kill all my favorite shows" network. Next season, it will probably be someone else that gets the heat from people.

Not to mention that a good percentage of cancelled shows are really not that good anyway. I can count on one hand the number that I think have been unfairly cancelled in the past few years and by comparison finishing out an episode run is a lot better treatment than shows used to get where they would just get pulled after four episodes.

Last Resort is passable entertainment but this time next year I probably won't even remember it was on. One show closes and plenty of other potentials appear to take their place.

Some might actually be much better!
post #378 of 581
Apparently the cancellation came before production was completed, so in an interview with TVLine, Shawn Ryan indicated there was enough time to tweak the last few episodes to make them serve as a series finale and bring proper closure to the series. The same with 666 Park Avenue.

ABC’s ‘Last Resort’ and ‘666 Park Avenue’ promise closure following cancellation
post #379 of 581

Well, if they are truly able to tweak them, it's somewhat of a consolation.  I can more easily live with a show I like ending if they are able to tie it up a bit.  I'll continue to watch now that I know that.

post #380 of 581
The question is will ABC actually air the episodes. They've said that before and the episodes never showed up on air, at least not in the US. These might end up on the Web, in more places than just ABC's site.
post #381 of 581
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

Ugh. Surprised Revolution outlasted this one.

I know right? I chose to hang with this show over Revolution, thinking it was doing better. Hope we get an ending. Oh well. How long could they have kept this up and it not turn into Prison Break, anyway?
post #382 of 581
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Originally Posted by bpeacock22 View Post

I know right? I chose to hang with this show over Revolution, thinking it was doing better. Hope we get an ending. Oh well. How long could they have kept this up and it not turn into Prison Break, anyway?


Because in the grand scheme of things we are not allowed to follow more than one show at a time?
post #383 of 581
I'd like an ending where the captain says: "You want our nukes? You got 'em."

And launches the remaining 17 at various world targets guaranteed to inflame even more hatred at the US. tongue.gif
Edited by humdinger70 - 11/26/12 at 10:59am
post #384 of 581
I'd like an ending in which something goes wrong with the cloaking device and the entire sub and the crew get transported back in time to the beginning of World War 2.
post #385 of 581
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I'd like an ending in which something goes wrong with the cloaking device and the entire sub and the crew get transported back in time to the beginning of World War 2.

Starring Martin Sheen as FDR.
post #386 of 581
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I'd like an ending in which something goes wrong with the cloaking device and the entire sub and the crew get transported back in time to the beginning of World War 2.

And join forces with Kirk Douglas and the gang... biggrin.gif

post #387 of 581

I always loved the scene in that movie where the F-14's take on the Zeroes from the 40's.  Still hoping Last Resort has a plausible and somewhat satisfying conclusion.

post #388 of 581
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Originally Posted by flint350 View Post

I always loved the scene in that movie where the F-14's take on the Zeroes from the 40's.  Still hoping Last Resort has a plausible and somewhat satisfying conclusion.

Ditto on both.
post #389 of 581
What the heck happened to the Robert Patrick character? Totally MIA from tonights episode. After what happened to him last episode you'd think there would be some follow up.
post #390 of 581
After an episode like this week's, I am not lamenting the demise of this show at all.

The thanksgiving party, the melodramatic trial and really mediocre writing and the reveal that Grace had been raped to the soundtrack of island choir (which was almost a parody) was just bad all round. The fact I could guess Grace had been raped as soon as she protested being handed the assignment shows just how predictable the ABC soap doctrine really is.

I really hate the island folk. They add nothing to the show that is positive in any way.
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