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Discussion in 'Misc. TV Series' started by Kaleb, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. TheVileOne Registered

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    Primal biology I suppose. Fight or flight type of thing. Some dudes see a giant specimen like Reacher and want see if they can be the new pack alpha.
     
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    I thought it was great.
     
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    My favorite part of the big climax in the finale:

    Finlay in that tank top. Anyone else feel like he was channeling a little bit of both John McClane and Murtaugh in that scene?
     
  4. DarthSkywalker Regular As Clockwork (he/him)

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    Rosco is the best. That is all.

     
  5. squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    Watched two and the show is good enough for me to keep going IN SPITE of Ritchson. He's got Reacher's size I'll give him that, but he's too stiff, like I wish Criuse's voice came out of his mouth. Keep in mind I've read near half of the books. Cruise had more of the FEEL of Reacher while Ritchson has the size. Wish there was someone who was a closer to the middle of the two. The rest of the cast so far is fantastic. Loving Rosco a lot. :)
     
  6. Babillygunn New Age Outlaw

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    I thought Ritchson nailed this role. He has really improved his acting in the last few years.

    Great show all around.
     
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  7. Teelie Jokerface

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    I watched it over 2 days and it was far better than I expected. Never read the books but I have seen the Cruise movies so my knowledge of Reacher is limited. I don't know how Reach is supposed to be but Ritchson did good enough I don't have any complaints.

    Glad it has a second season. It definitely has the feel of True Detective blended with Highway to Heaven and a dash of The Incredible Hulk.
     
  8. squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    I was also happy to see the actor who plays Guiermo on What we do in the Shadows in this as Jasper the coroner. Love him. Good cast in this, happy it got renewed. There's 20 books or so, so there's plenty of material. :)
     
  9. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    I’m guessing Roscoe won’t be part of next season? He probably meets new people each season.
     
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    Apparently, it's a new town/place location, it would likely be an entirely new cast. Though Neagley it seems would be someone who could become a semi-regular, recurring character.

    Maybe if Reacher wants to retire and settle down at some point, but that's not really who he is.
     
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  11. CaptainWagner I'm A Worrier, It's What I Do (P) (he/him)

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    Just started, and I'm loving it so far. So happy this is proving to be a hit for Ritchson - Dude has been on the cusp of stardom for near-20 years now, and keeps getting screwed over. Hopefully this will finally cement his place in the industry, he deserves it. (Richard Rider in the MCU, maybe?)
     
  12. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    I gotta check it out. IT's getting such high praise. It looked so mediocre to me, but I'll be happy to be proven wrong.

    Alan Ritchson did a Reddit AMA. Not sure if I can link due to swearing but it's pretty funny
     
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  13. squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    That's how the books are which make them almost stand alone tales. It also would make it easier to recover from a season that bombs. You can be sure of a new environment each season, unless the writers chose to change that. :)
     
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  14. O'Haire Awesome

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    Episode and a half in and I'm absolutely loving the hell out of it.
     
  15. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    Just watched episode 1. Ritchson looks like an Alex Ross painting come to life. He looks exactly like the way Ross draws all his male superheroes, even down to the face.
     
  16. Filmfan93 The Man in Black

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    Just finished S1.

    As someone who has read 5-6 of the Reacher books and loved Tom Cruise in the role, I have to say... Alan Ritchson absolutely embodies the character from the books.

    While Cruise certainly had the deductive mind of Reacher (most important aspect for me), he missed the physique and tank build of book Reacher in order to bring the casting to perfection.

    Ritchson brought both the brains and brawl together ("daab") and you could feel the weight of the punches he landed.

    Can't wait for S2 and where Reacher will go next!
     
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    Binged the whole season yesterday and it's much better than I was expecting. The guy playing Reacher is a physical presence and the writing and directing did a good job of accentuating his positives and not putting him any situations beyond his acting level. The final episode was straight out of an 80's action movie and the other 7 were an engrossing detective thriller. There's a good cast of veteran supporting actors like Bruce McGill and Currie Graham as well as Kristin Kreuk, while Willa Fitzgerald and Malcolm Goodwin are excellent and I'm looking forward to seeing more of Neagly in season 2.
     
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  18. Kaleb 2010 & 2018 SHHFFL Champion

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    I'm nearly done with this, and honestly I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I have been.. Also I can't help but think that they thought of Kevin Spacey for the role of Kliner Sr (but obviously couldn't bring him in) so they went for the next closest thing with Currie Graham
     
  19. Deck Rickard #HeadlessSuperman

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    Finished this a couple days ago and loved it overall. Ritchson is perfectly cast as Reacher and knocked it out of the park. Loved his interactions with Roscoe, Finley and Neagley. Going forward, a lot will hinge on his chemistry with future cast members since two out of those three likely won’t be back aside from maybe the occasional cameo. I would LOVE to see more of Neagley though; I really like the brother/sister type of relationship she has with Reacher and it would be cool to see her bumped up to a co-lead in a future season.

    One nitpick would be that they need some more imposing villains, and by that, I mean physically imposing. It’s a but of a stretch at times to buy that some of these skinny guys could give Reacher a run for his money. I need to see him go up against some bad guys who are the size of the Rock.
     
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  20. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    Watched the whole season today and really enjoyed it. Had been avoiding it cuz of the hype and afraid it wouldn’t live up but I’m happy to say it did.

    I’m kinda proud of myself for figuring out a “twist” although I wouldn’t have minded for it to have not happened, but oh well.

    i liked Reacher a lot. I’ve not seen the movies so I can’t compare but while he’s a total specimen of a man, there was something about his voice and cadence I really liked too.
     
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    "I told you not to take the job!"
     
  22. Deck Rickard #HeadlessSuperman

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    Finley and Peacemaker should team up and bond over classic rock.
     
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  23. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    Which book does this season follow? The first? I’m now aware there’s like 20 books
     
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  24. Teelie Jokerface

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    This is the first book. There are something like 26 books total and several short stories. The showrunners have also said they have no idea which book they will adapt next. From what I can gather these are basically stand alone stories with only loose connections to one another.
     
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  25. Kaleb 2010 & 2018 SHHFFL Champion

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    Killing Floor
     
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