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post #31 of 255
Well, since they know they intend to wrap up this particular story at the end of the first season, ABC might potentially let it play out - perhaps relgated to Friday or Saturday - then simply not renew it.

At a certain point, if you're going to gamble on a show like this, you have to also be prepared to roll the dice and try to right the ship before tossing it out with the chum. Otherwise, you'll have even fewer people to tune in for the next gamble.

Who wants to tune into a high risk series if it's likely to be cancelled before you reach the mid-point of the episode order?
post #32 of 255
Don't ask ABC. They refused to even run the last four episodes of 666 Park Avenue, even on a Saturday, despite replacing it on Sundays with shows that got ratings that were just as bad, if not worse.
post #33 of 255
They did let the dismally rated Last Resort complete its entire run though, so I suppose there is still hope.
post #34 of 255
I enjoyed the first episode. Didn't realize it's a miniseries. Similar to Harpers island.
post #35 of 255
I love a good treasure hunt but the first episode was pretty poor. The first half felt like it was part of a much longer pilot and then hacked to pieces to fit the timeslot. Just like Edwards I was not worried about his wife either. For the most part he was carrying on as if he was just on a treasure hunt and the state of his wife wasn't that distressing, but honestly given the 30 seconds of relationship development it was easy to forget.

"Why does it always feel like I'm playing poker with you?" said the FBI agent. Based on what? The one conversation they just had at which point Edwards' character knew nothing and wasn't being evasive at all?

The exposition sounded silly too and the final reveal just made me laugh at how contrived it was.

Hopefully the next few episodes will be paced more effectively but it wasn't as well crafted as Prison Break.

The Crucifix is in the shroud? FBI agent is actually part of the Rosecruciumatorus? Same for his wife who was partnered with him by design?
post #36 of 255
I don't want to give away anything, but the shape of the tarp over the thing under the cathedral looked just like the case used to hold the Ark of the Covenant in the first Indiana Jones film. But of course that is too obvious even for prime time TV.
post #37 of 255
^^^

I'm just waiting for them to open up the ark and ghost coming out melting everyone that sees them..
post #38 of 255
I keep wondering when Nicolas Cage will appear. rolleyes.gif
post #39 of 255
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I keep wondering when Nicolas Cage will appear. rolleyes.gif

With all the talk about eternal life I was half expecting Nazi Anthony Edwards to be alive. There's still time for an old knight version of Anthony Edwards to be guarding a wooden cup.
post #40 of 255
Like Edwards and looked forward to his return but I'm out. Comically ludicrous exposition at the end. Life offers better ways to spend time on this crap.
post #41 of 255
I might be alone here as I have not read all the replies, but I really don't like this show. All about clocks. I hate clocks. However I really, really like looking at that girl - the reporter/journalist her name escapes me, but she is hawt. I think she was in dance flick a few years ago. So my verdict is : hate the show but love the girl so I'll make some time to continue watching. smile.gif
post #42 of 255
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However I really, really like looking at that girl - the reporter/journalist her name escapes me, but she is hawt.
Google image search Addison Timlin Californication, you'll thank me later. biggrin.gif
post #43 of 255
I'll give it one or two more to see if it develops any legs, but it really is a little too silly for everyone to be so serious on the show.
post #44 of 255
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

I'll give it one or two more to see if it develops any legs, but it really is a little too silly for everyone to be so serious on the show.

Consider it simply great acting on their part for not busting a gut over the ludicrous script dialog
post #45 of 255
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Originally Posted by philw1776 View Post

Consider it simply great acting on their part for not busting a gut over the ludicrous script dialog
Either that or they get completely blitzed prior to showing up on set so they don't care what they're saying.

Maybe all the hugs are to keep from falling over...
post #46 of 255
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Originally Posted by Gary McCoy View Post

I don't want to give away anything, but the shape of the tarp over the thing under the cathedral looked just like the case used to hold the Ark of the Covenant in the first Indiana Jones film. But of course that is too obvious even for prime time TV.

When the writers are so lazy they resort to the most overused cliche of Nazis then nothing is too obvious for this writing staff.
post #47 of 255
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Originally Posted by Roger Lococco 
Google image search Addison Timlin Californication, you'll thank me later

Word. biggrin.gif
post #48 of 255
With the exception of the sequel that shall not be named, I'm a sucker for any Indiana Jones type story. National Treasure, Tomb Raider, The Librarian, even the old Tia Carerra show Relic Hunter. So I'm in. Yes, there was a little too much exposition at the end, and yes, a lot of the dialog was cheesy. But its not a cop, hospital, lawyer, or serial killer drama, and its not a reality show, so I'm happy.
post #49 of 255
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Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

But its not a cop, hospital, lawyer, or serial killer drama, and its not a reality show, so I'm happy.

It's so sad that we've gotten to this point, but we have to take what we can get, I guess.
post #50 of 255
Well, if it were up to me, here's how I would "fix" the show:

- Edwards' charactor is the one who's into clocks. He's obsessed with time, order and mechanics. His magazine, instead of being Modern Skeptic (or whatever it was), is actually a conspiracy rag that goes after things like werewolves and vast secret organizations. He's into this stuff already, which makes him all in when it comes at him. It also makes it so only his loyal assistant actually believes him (you don't need two right now due to what happens later in my outline). Of course, he could also be a college professor or historian, but it would make it too much like National Treasure (or Indiana Jones) and he needs to not have credibility in order to isolate him. People need to think he's wacky.

- Dump the wife. She's excess baggage and unnecessary. By not being married, it also opens up a future plotline where Edwards gets seduced by an "agent" of the bad guys.

- Edwards gets the clock when his priest friend is killed in what looks like a botched robbery. Edwards finds the clock in the priests belongings, with a warning to keep it safe. He also ends up with a ring from the secret group protecting whatever they're protecting. While poking about, he finds the diamond and the map as was shown. He also begins researching the ring and the group.

- A bad guy comes to try to steal the clock, but Edwards catches him in the process and gives chase. In the process, the bad guy is hit by a car and is mortally injured. Before he dies, he warns Edwards that others will come and will get what they are after. After dealing with the police and getting his clock back, he goes back to his investigation, only to be visited by the FBI agent. It turns out, the guys on a "terrorist watch list". She wants to know what, if anything, the guy may have said to him. He tells her noting, and continues his work.

This sets up Edwards' quest to find out what's going on. Meanwhile, he has to avoid the bad guys and the FBI agent who has set her sites on him as a person of interest. She can later become an ally when he saves her life in the middle of all kinds of crazy she stumbles into. At that point, she becomes a believer and he now has her resources to help him in his quest.

Yes, it's full of cliches, but so is the current story. The difference is, at least the story would be tighter with a bit more logic.
Edited by NetworkTV - 2/20/13 at 7:24am
post #51 of 255
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Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

With the exception of the sequel that shall not be named, I'm a sucker for any Indiana Jones type story. National Treasure, Tomb Raider, The Librarian, even the old Tia Carerra show Relic Hunter. So I'm in. Yes, there was a little too much exposition at the end, and yes, a lot of the dialog was cheesy. But its not a cop, hospital, lawyer, or serial killer drama, and its not a reality show, so I'm happy.

Wish they'd give The Librarian films a domestic release on BD.
post #52 of 255
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Originally Posted by Roger Lococco View Post

Google image search Addison Timlin Californication, you'll thank me later. biggrin.gif

Thank you! biggrin.gif
post #53 of 255

The silence says it all.

post #54 of 255

I want to watch this show but I waited to see how it did in the ratings and....well, since it's a certain cancellation with terrible ratings why even bother getting started?  That's the problem with network TV these days, so many people with a show like this just wait on it and it's doomed before it even starts.  It's too bad.

post #55 of 255
I thought the second episode was decent. My biggest problem is how Hank has no problem getting from the U.S. to some other country on the other side of the world on a whim. It does have enough interesting things in it to keep me watching for now.
post #56 of 255
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Originally Posted by bonscott87 View Post

I want to watch this show but I waited to see how it did in the ratings and....well, since it's a certain cancellation with terrible ratings why even bother getting started?  That's the problem with network TV these days, so many people with a show like this just wait on it and it's doomed before it even starts.  It's too bad.
Or it could be that people compared it to the Da Vinci Code and national Treasure and decided simply not to bother with it.

The Da Vinci Code was crap and National Treasure (while fun) was silly much of the time.

The problem with shows that aren't generic Doctor, Lawyer or Police procedurals is they're different enough thta people start comparing them to stuff they don't like.

For me, if they weren't going to have better and more logical writing, they should have gone the National Treasure route and at least made it fun with plenty of winks at the audience.
post #57 of 255
At that rate, we'll all lose interest because we've already seen something that's about the same......well, except for duck dynasty. Can't say I've seen anything like it. lol
post #58 of 255
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Originally Posted by Roger Lococco View Post

Google image search Addison Timlin Californication, you'll thank me later. biggrin.gif

Wow! eek.gif

I never would have expected she was sporting those underneath the clothes she is wearing on this show.
post #59 of 255
I hope its on again Sunday night. I couldn't watch it with interest because of the 3 bands of graphics covering the bottom of the screen for weather related closings, etc.
I just may watch it on ABC dot com. That worked for me last week to view it a second time.
post #60 of 255

Well, it was down 1 million viewers and The CW beat it.  Not a good sign.

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