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post #61 of 478
Yeah, I wanted to mention that as well. Sounds like he's her father indeed.
post #62 of 478
While the first episode was 45:06 in length, NBC screwed viewers with the second episode only being 40:54 in length. mad.gif
post #63 of 478
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

While the first episode was 45:06 in length, NBC screwed viewers with the second episode only being 40:54 in length. mad.gif
I also noticed this! In the first place they only allotted 58 minutes for the program and on top of that they basically ended the program at the 52 minute mark, only to come back at the last minute with the titles mad.gif If I didn't have a Tivo and skip the commercials I'd be even more PO'd tongue.gif
I've setup a Season Pass for now, not a favorite but I do like the lead male as well as the female agent, nice looking HD too.
post #64 of 478
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Great episode last night. I wonder what organization bugged their house. Russian Mob? eek.gif LOL

Well you've got the FBI, the Ruskies, the Chinese, Reddington, etc. We sure don't have a shortage of prospects.

Glad the show got picked up.

It's pretty interesting for now.
post #65 of 478
Best line of the night: "I prefer playing with myself in private". Delivered with perfection by Spader.
post #66 of 478
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

While the first episode was 45:06 in length, NBC screwed viewers with the second episode only being 40:54 in length. mad.gif

That's not unusual. If one episode is "over" they usually have one or two shorter episodes to make up the lost advertisement time. The two episodes average out to 43 minutes, which is about right for a show these days. They wanted the extra time in the pilot, so they had to make it up later. It's not unusual for them to have a few episodes 30 to 45 seconds shorter to make up the time.
post #67 of 478
Why didn't the guy in the beginning just drive away when they started shooting. The bullets didn't penetrate the window, they showed him moving around as they shot the windows and he didn't die until they broke the side window then put the gun in there and shot him. Was he afraid of the tiny little cart in front of him? He would of gunned the car as soon as the guy started shooting. Bad beginning. Thought the episode was OK, pretty predictable this time inside the bunker and what was going to happen. No real twist or anything. Did like the new mystery of the guy who eats apples and what he is/doing. Also liked the fact her husband's report on the gun is confidential.
post #68 of 478
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Best line of the night: "I prefer playing with myself in private". Delivered with perfection by Spader.

Yeah, Spader elevates the show. Don't think the young actress who plays his sidekick (Daughter?) is any great shakes as an actress but she is certainly a beauty.
post #69 of 478
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

That's not unusual. If one episode is "over" they usually have one or two shorter episodes to make up the lost advertisement time. The two episodes average out to 43 minutes, which is about right for a show these days. They wanted the extra time in the pilot, so they had to make it up later. It's not unusual for them to have a few episodes 30 to 45 seconds shorter to make up the time.

Still doesn't make what they did sit any better in my gullet.
post #70 of 478
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Still doesn't make what they did sit any better in my gullet.

 

Dude, you've been ripped off!  You should demand your money back!!!  :D

 

 

ron

post #71 of 478
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

That's not unusual. If one episode is "over" they usually have one or two shorter episodes to make up the lost advertisement time. The two episodes average out to 43 minutes, which is about right for a show these days. They wanted the extra time in the pilot, so they had to make it up later. It's not unusual for them to have a few episodes 30 to 45 seconds shorter to make up the time.

Still doesn't make what they did sit any better in my gullet.

I understand, but it is explainable. Here's the thing, if they make a habit of it, THEN you'll have an issue, and so will I!

On the WB, the show "Ringer" regularly ran under 41 minutes per episode. That was a big rip-off. If I hadn't been able to FF through the commercials, I wouldn't have been able to watch it given the commercial loading. frown.gif
post #72 of 478
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Still doesn't make what they did sit any better in my gullet.

The rip-off happened years ago... what we got was a bonus extra-long episode to start the season. That's how I look at it anyway.
post #73 of 478
Another episode where an evildoer apparently hasn't heard that "calling Raymond Reddington" is a sure way to get yourself killed or captured. Don't these guys talk? You know what the criminal underworld of this show needs? A Facebook page!
post #74 of 478
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Another episode where an evildoer apparently hasn't heard that "calling Raymond Reddington" is a sure way to get yourself killed or captured. Don't these guys talk? You know what the criminal underworld of this show needs? A Facebook page!

LOL biggrin.gif
post #75 of 478
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Another episode where an evildoer apparently hasn't heard that "calling Raymond Reddington" is a sure way to get yourself killed or captured. Don't these guys talk? You know what the criminal underworld of this show needs? A Facebook page!

Yep, only 3 episodes and it's become formulaic. In spite of Spader's charm, I'm losing interest.
post #76 of 478
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Yeah, Spader elevates the show. Don't think the young actress who plays his sidekick (Daughter?) is any great shakes as an actress but she is certainly a beauty.

Totally agree. She's not believable at all in the role.
post #77 of 478
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Totally agree. She's not believable at all in the role.

I keep watching her and literally think (at least twice per episode) she's just not a believable FBI agent. She's too frail in all aspects. Not that she has to be butch with a deep booming voice or anything but she carries a federal shield and I get no sense of commanding authority from her. Man, I just had the thought of Mariska Hargitay in this role. That would be dynamic.
post #78 of 478
Having seen that the show got picked up for the back nine, I finally binge watched the first episodes. I liked it a lot. I assume the pitch was 'Silence of the Lambs' with Professor Moriarity instead of Hannibal Lechter. And of course they've thrown in the random conspiracy elements to tie the individual procedural episodes together. That seems like it's a requirement for any network drama these days. I haven't worked on a pilot in years that didn't have a secret conspiracy aspect to it.

Spader is great in the role, and really the main reason I'll keep watching.
post #79 of 478
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I keep watching her and literally think (at least twice per episode) she's just not a believable FBI agent. She's too frail in all aspects. Not that she has to be butch with a deep booming voice or anything but she carries a federal shield and I get no sense of commanding authority from her. Man, I just had the thought of Mariska Hargitay in this role. That would be dynamic.
I agree. Unlike, say, both women in Castle the first three eps this season. Plus, she has to be forced to pull out her abilities in the show. Which is a writing issue, possibly directing, but still is all on that character. I hope they clean it up, Reddington dragging her along is becoming tedious.
post #80 of 478
What I find unbelievable is that she would still live under the same roof as her husband after seeing the box full of goodies under the floorboards.
post #81 of 478
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What I find unbelievable is that she would still live under the same roof as her husband after seeing the box full of goodies under the floorboards.

Not really. She is a wife AND a government agent. Finding the box has shaken her faith in her husband, but he is her husband. She may rationalize her behavior by saying to herself' "I'll do my own investigation, rather than just turning him in".
Regarding "just not a believable FBI agent.", she is new to her job, and trying to appear capable (to her bosses) while being as flummoxed by the Reddington situation as her superiors. She also has to fight off their suspicions that she may be "with" Reddington in some way.
post #82 of 478
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

I keep watching her and literally think (at least twice per episode) she's just not a believable FBI agent.

I find her as believable as Jodie Foster was in essentially the same role. She was supposed to be a psychological profiler, after all, and not a field operative.
post #83 of 478
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Regarding "just not a believable FBI agent.", she is new to her job, and trying to appear capable (to her bosses) while being as flummoxed by the Reddington situation as her superiors. She also has to fight off their suspicions that she may be "with" Reddington in some way.

 

Not only that but she was hired to be a profiler, not a regular field agent.  She's been pressed into the field basically due to Red's insistence.  Of course all of that is still a stretch but this is a TV show and not a documentary.

 

edit:  oops, I see VFX beat me to it!

 

 

ron

post #84 of 478
Hard to watch tonight's episode while having arch's thoughts in my mind tongue.gif
post #85 of 478
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Originally Posted by BarnacleBill View Post

Yep, only 3 episodes and it's become formulaic. In spite of Spader's charm, I'm losing interest.

I'm encouraged that it was picked up for the full season. Typically in a show like this, the first five or six episodes are all "repeat pilots" in an attempt to build an audience, so you're going to get that formulaic format. I remember the first season of Fringe having tons of these types of episodes.
post #86 of 478
I didn't think there was enough of Polaroid left for product placement. Do you suppose they knew the association they would receive in a show before airing?
post #87 of 478
^ Ha. Using Poloaroid's in TV in 2013 eek.gif

Good episode last night. I knew that steward from somewhere, he's famous I think.
post #88 of 478
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Another episode where an evildoer apparently hasn't heard that "calling Raymond Reddington" is a sure way to get yourself killed or captured. Don't these guys talk? You know what the criminal underworld of this show needs? A Facebook page!
+1. The only issue I have with the show.
post #89 of 478
I didn't think there was enough of Polaroid left for product placement.

It's not a Polaroid. It's a Fuji.

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/instant_photo/cameras/instax_210/

I think I'm done with the show. I already waste too much time with questionable TV shows, and this one just insults what is left of my intelligence way too much. Can't the FBI secure a location, for cryin' out loud?
post #90 of 478
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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood View Post

I didn't think there was enough of Polaroid left for product placement.

It's not a Polaroid. It's a Fuji.

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/instant_photo/cameras/instax_210/

I think I'm done with the show. I already waste too much time with questionable TV shows, and this one just insults what is left of my intelligence way too much. Can't the FBI secure a location, for cryin' out loud?

Well, in the eight seasons of 24, CTU couldn't! eek.gifbiggrin.gif
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