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post #31 of 99
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

For some odd reason, Hollywood -- both the movie and TV components -- often releases two competing productions dealing with the same subject matter at the same time. Think the two asteroid-hitting-earth movies or the two volcano-erupting movies of a few years back, etc. They cannibalize each other.

This season we had two similarly themed cult serial killer shows, one of which was on a Big Four broadcast network with all of its marketing muscle, and one was on the red-headed stepchild of the broadcast world with virtually no marketing effort behind it. Most folks in the televiewing audience only have the stomach to sample one of these kinds of shows. Which one was it going to be?
That's because this stuff gets shopped around to pretty much every studio. The result is, one studio hears another studio has picked up the show they turned down, so they make their own thinking it might take off.
post #32 of 99
For some reason though it was listed on the DVR schedule it didn't get episode 3 (yes it caught the Friday move). I tried watching it on CW's website but it just paced poorly and seemed to be targeted for CW's young female audience. I got last night's episode but I'm thinking of bailing. Too many cooks spoiling the recipe or maybe the manager coming in a deciding not salty enough and ruins it.
post #33 of 99
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

For some odd reason, Hollywood -- both the movie and TV components -- often releases two competing productions dealing with the same subject matter at the same time. Think the two asteroid-hitting-earth movies or the two volcano-erupting movies of a few years back, etc. They cannibalize each other.

This season we had two similarly themed cult serial killer shows, one of which was on a Big Four broadcast network with all of its marketing muscle, and one was on the red-headed stepchild of the broadcast world with virtually no marketing effort behind it. Most folks in the televiewing audience only have the stomach to sample one of these kinds of shows. Which one was it going to be?

And where will it leave HANNIBAL and BATES MOTEL. (yawn...who woulds thunk that serial killers could become so boring).
post #34 of 99
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And where will it leave HANNIBAL and BATES MOTEL. (yawn...who woulds thunk that serial killers could become so boring).

Considering the glut of crime procedurals on the tube, I've often surmised that if an alien race were to try to learn about earth from American TV signals travelling to their planet through space, they'd undoubtedly conclude that half of all humans consisted of serial killers, with the other half being the cops who try to catch them.
post #35 of 99
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Considering the glut of crime procedurals on the tube, I've often surmised that if an alien race were to try to learn about earth from American TV signals travelling to their planet through space, they'd undoubtedly conclude that half of all humans consisted of serial killers, with the other half being the cops who try to catch them.
Yeah, but the cops often do it in under 42 minutes.
post #36 of 99
Sorry can anyone tell me what music was playing on this episode of Cult? At the party, there was a song playing, it sounded like Skrillex, but I may be wrong. Anyone know?
post #37 of 99
Now that the Lady Cop is onto him, do you think he might be smarter in his searches?
post #38 of 99
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Originally Posted by Wytchone View Post

Now that the Lady Cop is onto him, do you think he might be smarter in his searches?

I thought last week's episode was one of the best, but it looks like this week is going to be filler, perhaps as a way of Jeff backing off on his search in response to her warning. I'm curious to see where he goes from here, now that Nate has made it clear that Jeff is only alive due to Nate's protection.
post #39 of 99
Anyone know what music was playing at the party? Anyone??? Would like to find the music track.
post #40 of 99
Decent episode this week. I think the lady Cop is going to push it to the edge.
He may have to decide to Kill her or let her kill those about him. eek.gif
post #41 of 99
This show picked up for me on episode 4 so I've kept watching. However last Friday's episode was obviously more of a "filler" because they audiences would be down for the vacation week.
post #42 of 99
was this on last night? My dvr did not pick it up although its still listed to record. Either it screwed up or our local CW station didn't run it.
post #43 of 99
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Originally Posted by lonwolf615 View Post

was this on last night? My dvr did not pick it up although its still listed to record. Either it screwed up or our local CW station didn't run it.

It was definitely on last night... I DVRed it and then watched it a couple of hours later last night.
post #44 of 99
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

It was definitely on last night... I DVRed it and then watched it a couple of hours later last night.

Thanks. I remember a similiar thing with Ringer. Only two shows that ever failed to record and they were both on CW...gotta be the local channel
post #45 of 99
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Thanks. I remember a similiar thing with Ringer. Only two shows that ever failed to record and they were both on CW...gotta be the local channel

Yeah, maybe there was a baseball game or something? I have heard most commonly of sports being the local thing that interrupted an airing.
post #46 of 99
If anything, CW seems to be the one network that doesn't get its programming replaced, since the major networks are the ones that carry sporting events. Whatever the reason, you missed a good episode. The plot thickens.
post #47 of 99

The CW affiliate stations-as the UPN & WB also, were former independents with heavy commitments to syndicated sports programming, notably college football, & basketball. All 3 networks would program their schedules to try and avoid their shows getting pre-emptied during the fall and spring. That didn't always happen though, and the station would either air the shows on a delayed basis...either after a game, or on a Sat night.

For me, the CW  Wed night lineup got pushed back for several weeks in favor of basketball back in February.

post #48 of 99
My local CW station shows preempted shows after games are over. They used to show them on Saturdays and in SD. CW shows are also available on Comcast On Demand now.
post #49 of 99
I loved the background story last episode. BUt I could see Stephan Rae being one of the kids coming from a mile off.
post #50 of 99
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Originally Posted by Wytchone View Post

I loved the background story last episode. BUt I could see Stephan Rae being one of the kids coming from a mile off.

Agreed... but the twist yet-to-come is... IS he trying to recruit for the cult? OR is he trying to weed out the cult members so he can put a stop to it? I could go either way at this point... There has been no indirect interaction with Steven Rae and known cult-members... So far, Steven has only been "shown" via phone to interact with people working on the TV show... the cult seems to be running itself... so he could be trying to use the show to draw them out of hiding and put a stop to it. That would be a twist that some wouldn't see coming.
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post #52 of 99
Sigh... It figures. The show/reality storyline was just too complicated. frown.gif

It was expected, so I never really got very invested I the show. I guessed correctly, unfortunately.
post #53 of 99
This show is the first one I ever recorded them all and didn't watch until I heard if it was renewed or not. Good thing I didn't get invested in the show, now I can save the space and delete all these showings.
post #54 of 99
So The CW is not even going to run the rest of the season's episodes?
post #55 of 99
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Originally Posted by mikeewing View Post

So The CW is not even going to run the rest of the season's episodes?
As per the cancellation notice, they have NO PLANS at the moment of scheduling the remaining episodes. That does not mean that they won't, but if they are yanking it from the schedule--on Friday no less--and replacing it with reruns, then I seriously doubt that the rest of the finished episodes will be broadcast any time soon.
post #56 of 99
Who can blame them, what with all the hit shows they've got eek.gif
post #57 of 99
I'm beginning to get very picky anymore about what I watch. Seems better to find a movie to stream than waste my time on a TV series that is mainly just a paycheck for a crew with little investment in story line. Nicely filmed and produced but very weak on story development. I found "Cult" moving a little slow as if to stretch a 6 episode idea to 13. But I was amused to see what they would do with Billy Grimm meets Charlie Jade. biggrin.gif
post #58 of 99
I also feel it was plodding along with little revealed in each new episode.
If people get bored- they tune out, and the ratings plummet.

I watched the first two episodes of Orphan Black last night- they got much further along in just two episodes than Cult did in seven.
Hopefully Matt Davis will go back to The Vampire Diaries now smile.gif
post #59 of 99
I still despise when networks do this... the pulling of completed episodes.

My semi-frequent rant is... Don't buy a show that you don't intend to make all the season's episodes that you bought... and don't buy a show that you will pull from airing before completing it.

I'm fine if the ratings are low and they don't renew for season 2. I would miss a show I liked, but at least I get to see all that was made.

I HATE when I know there are a bunch of complete episodes that I may never see... and it makes me increasingly leery to jump aboard the next similar show for fear that they will cancel it too and leave me hanging again.

I get why networks cancel low-rated shows... but I don't get why they don't air everything they buy before parting ways.
post #60 of 99
Maybe they should get together with the 666 Park Ave. people and fill a summer time slot. smile.gif
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