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DJariya
01-15-09, 05:56 AM
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Synopsis:



FBI veteran Charles Barker (Patrick Swayze) takes his new partner on their first case---an undercover job to break up a weapons-smuggling ring---in the opener of a series starring Swayze as an unconventional vet paired with a rookie (Travis Fimmel).




I am really looking forward to watching this tonight. Not because of the Patrick Swayze curiosity factor, but it looks like a dark and gritty FBI thriller which is a genre that I really like.

DJariya
01-15-09, 05:58 AM
Here's an extended trailer with an interview from Swayze

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DJariya
01-15-09, 02:46 PM
With Swayze's illness, I'm assuming this is essentially a one and done 13 episode mini-series. Hopefully the writers wrote these as 1 complete story arc.

Michael T Hudson
01-15-09, 05:25 PM
Well Johnny Utah could always take over. It seems like the show had gotten pretty good reviews. Sucks about his cancer.

Axeramm
01-16-09, 01:44 AM
I liked it. Wish it was on a less crowded night though.

Ravenous
01-16-09, 02:46 AM
Recorded it and cant wait to see it as I LOVE Point Break and hate that cancer is killing Bohdi :mad:

MrX
01-16-09, 03:33 AM
Not bad, even though I felt like I was watching "The Recruit' again during parts of it.

Sheff
01-16-09, 12:18 PM
Anyone from Chicago notice how he boarded the red line subway at night and came out at the Damen blue line stop during daylight?

...I wish I could do that.

rocketsauce
01-16-09, 02:03 PM
Anyone from Chicago notice how he boarded the red line subway at night and came out at the Damen blue line stop during daylight?

...I wish I could do that.

I definitely did. It's part of the reason why I'm watching. I also noticed that the car he got on was relatively clean. I'm a sucker for any show or movie set in Chicago. I like looking to see how faithful they stay to the city.

Sheff
01-16-09, 04:33 PM
I definitely did. It's part of the reason why I'm watching. I also noticed that the car he got on was relatively clean. I'm a sucker for any show or movie set in Chicago. I like looking to see how faithful they stay to the city.I was bored with the show but liked how they used locations I don't normally see in Chicago-based films/shows.

...also liked how they traded an RPG in the open at the freakin' merchandise mart. :)

Deftones
01-16-09, 06:21 PM
With Swayze's illness, I'm assuming this is essentially a one and done 13 episode mini-series. Hopefully the writers wrote these as 1 complete story arc.

sort of why i'm hesitant to get invested in this show.

DJariya
01-16-09, 07:53 PM
I just found an article that said the Executive Producer of this show hopes Swayze will be healthy enough to film a 2nd season. Realistically I don't think that's going to happen.

stingermck
01-16-09, 09:52 PM
Well I didnt see Frank Langella anywhere, but it was a good 1st episode. So far i'm going to keep watching.

Original Desmond
01-16-09, 10:40 PM
Yeah i cant bring myself to watch this because you know it doesn't have a long shelf life

very sad

RIP Patrick

Torchur317
01-17-09, 12:45 AM
Wow,Patrick Swayze was in top form in the pilot,very impressed....
I didn't think I'd like it as much as I did....

DJariya
01-17-09, 04:42 AM
Just finished the Pilot and I thought it was damn good. The production quality was very feature film like and Swayze was in top form.

Haven't watched The Wire yet, but wasn't Larry Gilyard a cast member on that show? I liked the scenes with him and the rookie. His lines about 9/11 and the Russian roulette part with his foot were LOL funny.

I also thought the reveal at the end about the Barker investigation was very cool. Did not see all those characters being undercover coming.

Loved that it was practically commercial. I'm in for the remaining 12 episodes.

DJariya
01-17-09, 04:42 AM
Yeah i cant bring myself to watch this because you know it doesn't have a long shelf life

very sad

RIP Patrick

He's not dead yet, so stop it!

Torchur317
01-17-09, 10:41 AM
Haven't watched The Wire yet,
but wasn't Larry Gilyard a cast member on that show?
Yup,He was D'Angelo Barksdale....

Michael T Hudson
01-17-09, 09:12 PM
Just now watching this. Is the polar bear the same one from Road House. ;)

jdslater1
01-18-09, 05:46 AM
That whole bit on the train was terrible. Apart from the bit when he boards the train it's dark and when they start talking it's daylight. His acting was so OTT, the way he was holding the gun. Everything.

Also the director seemed he was trying every trick in the book.

GuessWho
01-18-09, 10:04 AM
I LOL'd when Flash Taco was shown since I just ate at the burger joint beneath it last weekend. :lol:

Dan1boy
01-19-09, 01:47 PM
watched it finally last night, wow...this was terrible; we didn't see any redeeming qualities - a sloppy script with no character development, awful acting from Swayze's young recruit, subplot love interest scenes laughably bad, action was mediocre...what was good about this pilot? I found it cliche and completely derivative.

one less show to watch via DVR..no problem there with 24, Lost, Damages, Fringe etc. all on

DJariya
01-19-09, 02:35 PM
In case anyone missed this, it's available for free on Itunes....also in HD.

Totally disagree with Dan1boy's opinion.

Ravenous
01-19-09, 02:55 PM
Finally caught this. It wasnt too bad; I will continue to watch.

Dan1boy
01-19-09, 04:55 PM
well, if it's any consolation, read EW's review of the pilot...it pretty much mirrors/echoes my thoughts...

but hey, different strokes for different folks..I get it.

sorta :)

Torchur317
01-19-09, 05:17 PM
Totally disagree with Dan1boy's opinion.
:up:

Barings
01-20-09, 05:35 PM
well, if it's any consolation, read EW's review of the pilot...it pretty much mirrors/echoes my thoughts...

Slate also had a mixed opinion (http://www.slate.com/id/2208674/). Frankly, I don't know what to feel, but do agree with the review when they call Swayze the "action hero's thinking man." It's clear he's engendered a lot of goodwill (thus the volume of posts and potential ratings) and I enjoyed the way he was mentoring his young partner which had shades of Bodhi.

As for the show, I'm not sure. Is it trying to be like The Shield in that the lead walks on both sides of the law? Is it trying to be like The Departed because Ellis Dove is both undercover both with Swayze's character and against him? Or is it basically a conventional cop show trying to be unconventional by using a few weak twists?

Deftones
01-20-09, 06:38 PM
was interesting, but for some reason i got the "too hard to be like the Shield" vibe from it. that said, it wasn't bad. completely unrealistic and ridiculous, but what on tv isn't?