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jokemaster
11-13-2004, 06:29 AM
I dunno if anyone watches this show, but it's FREAKIN' AWESOME! It takes place in real-time so it's boring in parts, but it's exciting, the episodes usually have this awesome cliffhanger. Like one ended in mid-car crash b/c the hour was up! recmmended to anyone who likes thrillers, suspense, dramas, and are fans of Kiefer Sutherland.

--ZeeMan--
11-13-2004, 10:07 AM
definitely the director's a genius. i haven't watched too many of the episodes, but i do like the layout and design of a 'season'

Leper Messiah
11-13-2004, 10:44 AM
i always find it a tad strange that in these scenarios something dramatic and cliffhanger-esque happens on the hour every hour :D

jon_hill987
11-13-2004, 10:47 AM
never watched it coz i figured it would make no sense to come in half way through, I will watch any re-runs though (uk terestrial, no sky)

jokemaster
11-13-2004, 12:12 PM
Originally posted by Leper Messiah
i always find it a tad strange that in these scenarios something dramatic and cliffhanger-esque happens on the hour every hour :D Actually, it does feel very erm, what's the word I'm looking for....believable, since it feels natural.

Captain Wilson
11-13-2004, 04:20 PM
1st seasion was astouningaly good

2nd crap
3rd i didnt bother with

Ragnos
11-13-2004, 04:48 PM
Great show! keeps u begging for the next episode.
Always ends with a cliffhanger:D man i got so angry when each episode where over :P

But i actually hope they dont make a 4th. It would be to much...

LightNinja
11-13-2004, 04:50 PM
not bad not bad, i've seen the first 12 ours so i wont read this thread bcuz of guys who say the final of the serie

Leper Messiah
11-13-2004, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by jokemaster
Actually, it does feel very erm, what's the word I'm looking for....believable, since it feels natural.

in your opinion, in mine its a little odd :D

jokemaster
11-13-2004, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by Leper Messiah
in your opinion, in mine its a little odd :D
Unlike, say, the princess being held in the same space station the Falcon lands on? And R2 finding her there.

toms
11-15-2004, 04:56 AM
The idea is great. The exectution is patchy.

On the whole i liked the first series, but it went through definate peaks and troughs. It started great, then got really dull in th middle. Then got really good. Then lost it a bit. then ended well.

They also have a hard time finding things to occupy characters while the other characters are up to things (Mom stopped by police for half an hour so that kiefer can have some adventure, then he gets delayed while she has her adventure.).

The second series had lost a bit of the originality factor, but they had definately improved the "flow" of the whole thing, with less "stop-start" sections and a more even flow thoughout.
The daughter running around pointlessly for the whole series got a bit dull though.

In their wisdom BBC decided not to go with the third series, so i haven't seen it... but i'll probably pick it up on dvd if i see it cheap.

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I was thinking a few nights ago that they should go with a Memento meets 24 type series.... have each episode be set BEFORE the last one, so that you trace the downfall of jack bauer or something.

Sivy
11-15-2004, 05:04 AM
Originally posted by --ZeeMan--
the director's a genius

filming in real-time isn't new.

anyone remember the film 'nick of time' starring johnny depp? that was filmed in real-time.

still its a very good premise for a TV show.
the first one was good, although slow at times. i haven't seen the 2nd or 3rd one yet.

jokemaster
11-15-2004, 06:04 PM
I'm starting to think this show is a love it or hate it thing.

Leper Messiah
11-15-2004, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by jokemaster
Unlike, say, the princess being held in the same space station the Falcon lands on? And R2 finding her there.

i didnt say it was bad, just odd

jokemaster
11-15-2004, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by Leper Messiah
i didnt say it was bad, just odd I'm not saying you said it was bad, I'm saying that without coincidences there would be almost no fiction action-adventure, hell even comedy, movies/books/etc.

Leper Messiah
11-15-2004, 06:24 PM
Originally posted by jokemaster
I'm not saying you said it was bad, I'm saying that without coincidences there would be almost no fiction action-adventure, hell even comedy, movies/books/etc.

no doubt but the same coincidence 23/24 times a series does arrest the attention :D