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by Guest » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:07 pm
by motherscratcher » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:38 am
Mitch wrote:FX new series.Seth Bullock in 21st Century backwoods Kentucky, written by Leonard Elmore.Great opening episode.
by Erie Warrior » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:02 am
by Guest » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:35 am
Motherscratcher wrote: I didn't realize that it was written by Leonard Elmore. Is it based on one of his novels or did he write the screenplays for the episodes?And by Leonard Elmore I assume we are talking about Elmore Leonard, right?
by Fire Marshall Bill » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:53 am
by motherscratcher » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:15 am
Fire Marshall Bill wrote:The guy's too 'pretty' to be a bad ass....I can't watch itI'll take all the sluts on Spartacus instead....
by RedDawg53 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:03 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:40 pm
by waborat » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:49 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:As for Justified, I missed the pilot, so i'll have to watch for a replay. If anyone knows when it'll air please let me know.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:19 pm
by waborat » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:55 am
by motherscratcher » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:36 am
waborat wrote:Finally caught up with the first 2 episodes...Watching Olyphant was just like watching Seth Bullock in the modern day, although that's wasn't a bad thing...Really nothing original here as the pilot had me thinking of The Fugitive, CSI: Miami, Tombstone, American History X, etc, but once again not a knock against it because I really enjoyed the mystery of Raylan and immediately wanted to know more of his past...The first episode had everything that I enjoy in a law enforcement story and it had Leonard's signature writing everywhere...Then the second episode came on and afterwards I was like WTF? It was like 2 totally different shows...Talk about corny with the whole Big House Boys, convict driving a federal car and the whole Dupree/Vampire Pam story was utter ridiculous...I'll give it another shot this week and see if it gets back on track or it'll be back to watching old Sanford & Son reruns on Tuesdays
by waborat » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:50 am
Motherscratcher wrote:His characters never seem to be all bad or all good. Even if they aren't too bright, their schemes seem to work out to some extent, or at least longer than they should. They are dumb, funny, unpredictably dangerous, and things don't always happen as they should. I guess the best I can put it is that the characters know who they are and act appropriately, if that makes any sort of sense. And everyone lives in that grey area.I know I stopped making sense a while ago. I wish I could be more articulate on the subject.The other reason I think it will be good is that there isn't another show like it. It's why Mad Men, Sons Of Anarchy, and Breaking Bad are so good. A Marshall matching wits with dumbass (but clever dumb), quirky Elmore Leonard characters in Kentucky?...that's a win for me.Of course you can just watch another medical drama. I heard they're starting up another one soon...in Miami this time, so you know it will be completely original and not like any of the other 1,000 medical dramas on TV. Now, if there was only a good show about lawyers...
by motherscratcher » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:01 am
waborat wrote:I've only read a handful of his novels and most of them are the ones that have been made into films (Rum Punch, Get Shorty, Be Cool, Out Of Sight, The Hot Kid to name a few), so I understand his dimwitted characters somewhat? Last week's episode just kinda reminded me of a bad Coen Bros screenplay (which there are plenty)...Like I said, I'll watch another one or two and hope things get back to the pilot...BTW, Vampire Pam is who the chick plays on True Blood...
And I'd much rather have the networks come up with some kind of fictional investigative show or a nice reality show about people's interesting talents
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:04 pm
Motherscratcher wrote:Never saw True Blood so that's why I didn't get that. I figured that's what it probably was, though. I was hoping it wasn't Twilight.
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