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Discussion in 'Misc. TV Series' started by Lily Adler, Oct 26, 2021.
The best part about Pushing Daisies is that it's only 2 short seasons. I've only managed 3 seasons of Saul so halfway. 2 of Longmire, less than half. I just watched the 16th episode of season 1 X-Files so even more pathetic. I keep getting distracted.
isn't that also the worst part? i have heard nothing but good things about it. it's been on my to-watch list a long time
I'm not ready to jump onto a six season show until I catch up on other stuff. This is a cute little show that reminds me a lot of FXs Legion in how the sets are slightly retro-ish and the narration. Both are pluses. I was surprised to see Bryan Fuller's name on the credits, he did a fantastic job on Hannibal. If I have any complaint it was the :
musical number in the second episode. Not a big fan of people breaking out into song like that.
That was certainly not the best part as a viewer at the time! This was the show most cruelly cut short by that writers strike in '07. It was doing so well in the ratings before that, it would've been a near-guaranteed 5-season show if not more, imo. The writers thankfully managed to cobble together some kind of ending for the last episode after it finally came back, which was nice, but it still felt super-rushed.
I remember that strike. It ruined Heroes.
Hard to ruin trash.
But fine, if we're gonna pretend Heroes was ever decent, I'd argue what "ruined it" was Bryan Fuller - who was a consulting producer on S1 of Heroes and wrote the ONLY episode of that show I'd ever qualify as "good" ("Company Man") - leaving it after S1 to create this show. And that's a sacrifice I can live with.
Just finished Interview with the Vampire.
I can't believe
they got me with that twist at the end, as it totally hadn't occurred to me that we hadn't met Armand yet lol. It's been quite a while since I've seen the movie and totally forgot that character existed.
He and Louis still together in present day, though....I wonder if Claudia's fate will be different here? Since that's the big thing that came between them in the movie, iirc.
I have to agree with Molloy that Louis wasn't fooling anybody with that Lestat business. That was some weak sauce.
Good season, looking forward to another new setting yet again.
I still remember how much NBC kept promoting the show. I was in theaters and a trailer for the show played before our movie.
It started out okay then crashed and burned. At least we got Zachary Quinto out of it.
I thought Heroes started out really well, and it kept me going for a while. But damn how it just suddenly kept on descending: God, how more convoluted can this get? I remember when I totally lost which bloody body Quinto's character randomly had possesed, and then I struggled to bare with it anymore.
A slight shame though, since I remember thinking at the end of my watching that Kristen Bell with her crazy fun character (one of the abosolute highlights), would've been an awesome Harley Quinn back then. She was actually on my list for quite some years afterwards. Still have hopes for her playing a villian in some CBM lol.
Save the cheerleader, save the world. How hard was it to keep that going.
Lmao, so weird that I still remember that damn mantra. But I guess it says a lot about this show.
I still can't believe that, after all the baggage of the original series, they brought Heroes back for another run.
A really short run, but they still tried.
And it was horrible.
i only saw like halfway through the first season. did the cheerleader save the world?
I never finished the final s3ason but I'd say probably not.
I get the feeling that Armand is heavily manipulating Louis... All of the hints about Louis's memories being unreliable in that last episode, I'm guessing they are not so much unreliable because of Louis, but due to outside influence. We know Louis loves to read, but all the books are at the top shelves where only Armand can get them with the sky gift. When Louis was struggling to remember, it didn't feel like someone struggling with repressed memories, but rather someone under a trance or someone trying to break their conditioning. Armand was against the interview from the get go.
If you go back and watch the episode where Daniel is examining Claudia's diaries, the pages are cut out perfectly straight, not roughly torn as suggested in Louis' memory of when Lestat alleged tore out pages. I'm guessing that Armand is concealing the truth of Claudia's fate and his involvement in it from Louis.
With respect to the new setting, I'm sure you will agree with me as a fan of Indiana Jones stuff, the idea of an occult/supernatural series set against the backdrop of Nazi Europe is always fascinating.
Oh yeah, good call. I hadn't picked up on any of that lol.
It's one of the things about the show I actually preferred watching it week to week as opposed to binging. There are a lot of little details that are easier to catch if you chunk the show and are able to let it sit and stew for a week between episodes. That and you are more likely to rewatch the last episode or chunks of it during the wait.
I was thinking of rewatching Legion the other day, but I have like 99 shows on my backlog.
Legion was awesome and I'd love to watch it through again myself.
Just watched the opener for Poker Face on Peacock. If it maintains its quality I will be nominating it when the season is done. So good!!
I would definitely be down for that! Already planning to watch it anyway lol.