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#1 Posted on 29.3.06 2325.51
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I can't take this show. I like Dennis Haysbert, I like Robert Patrick, I like Scott Foley even - but at least half of all these shows feature CHICKS. I'm starting to suspect this is really a CHICK SHOW cleverly disguised as a bunch of dudes kicking ass all over the world, but really it's like "Desperate Housewives On Base." Hey, maybe that was the pitch - "It's, like, Desperate Housewives but it's on an army base!"

I will say that "Tiffy" has a nice rack, though. Can I say that?

At this point, I'm not watching any of the other million shows on Tuesday so I'll probably keep watching, but I think I need to find a way to get some special blinders that only allow me to see the DUDE parts. And the racks.
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#2 Posted on 30.3.06 1437.15
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    At this point, I'm not watching any of the other million shows on Tuesday

What time is this show on? The Shield just ended, you should totally watch that, but Thief is getting underway. Andre Braugher! Linda Hamilton! Some girl from Arrested Development!
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#3 Posted on 30.3.06 1503.22
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I have to agree - if they cut out the ZOMBIE CHICKS, this show would be a hell of a lot better. The action stuff is really fun. I don't need the "wife stuck at home on the base can't get used to her husband's job even though he is on call all the time and it's not like this is news to them" aspect added in.
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#4 Posted on 30.3.06 2109.59
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    Originally posted by SEADAWG
    What time is this show on?
9/8C

    The Shield just ended, you should totally watch that, but Thief is getting underway. Andre Braugher! Linda Hamilton! Some girl from Arrested Development!
Oh, shit - I forgot about "Thief," I was totally gonna watch that because I'm a big fan of Dre...so much that I'm the only guy who calls him Dre. Did you see the pilot? Share!
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#5 Posted on 30.3.06 2142.30
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    Oh, shit - I forgot about "Thief," I was totally gonna watch that because I'm a big fan of Dre...so much that I'm the only guy who calls him Dre. Did you see the pilot? Share!
It seemed good. If you saw the hundreds of ads they ran for it, the bigger things that happened weren't too surprising. But I'll certainly watch it again.
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#6 Posted on 30.3.06 2147.26
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    Did you see the pilot? Share!

I saw it. I was pleased. Good so far, but not great. It definitely suffered from Pilot-itis, in that they really crammed a great deal of information into an episode not quite large enough for it. But it was very entertaining on the whole.

Good points:
Acting -- no one stuck out like a sore thumb, which is a good sign, and Braugher's excellence is a given
Plot Potential -- lots of options with Braugher hunting the money while being hunted by someone who himself might be being hunted, and so on; potential racial AND resentful dynamic between Braugher and his stepdaughter... along with interference from a dad we don't know much about
"Look" -- thankfully it was neither too staid and CINEMATOGRAPHY-esque, nor did they try to make it too speedy and busy. I was pleased that they didn't seem to be forcing a mood for the show right away. Trying too hard is something that grates on me as a viewer faster than a show trying to find its direction.

Bad points:
Really nothing so far. I'd like to see Braugher given more room to act, but this was a pilot. They had to get out a lot of information fast, and it didn't leave room for the actors to have huge scenes. My only fear for the series is that they might let stereotypes and gimmicks do too much writing/plotting/characterization for them. Like, "Why'd the Triad guy do that? Uh... 'cause he's in a Triad. Screw it!" I'm also worried about what's going to happen with the New Orleans setting when they get to post-Katrina episodes. Movies always tend to have too much local-flavor New Orleans wackiness when set there, and I imagine the chaos of post-Katrina New Orleans could be a BIG crutch for the writers.

Otherwise, thumbs up and highly optimistic.
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