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Old 05-22-03, 12:39 PM   #1
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Boomtown to be repeated on TNT

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TNT has purchased the off-network rights to NBC's critically acclaimed drama "Boomtown" in a deal similar to the network's repurposed run of the WB's "Charmed."

The cable channel will begin running encores of the series' first season Mondays at 10:00/9:00c beginning next week. Once "Boomtown's" second season kicks off in the fall, encores will air on TNT the following week from their initial NBC broadcast.
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Here's your chance to catch up on an excellent series from the beginning.
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Old 05-22-03, 12:45 PM   #2
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Good news. I support anything that gets more people watching "Boomtown".
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Old 05-22-03, 01:24 PM   #3
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Agreed the more people who are exposed to this show the better.

I like how the networks appear to be reairing shows much quicker than they ever had before, It makes sense as It can help to build an audience
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Old 05-22-03, 01:35 PM   #4
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Did I miss something - didn't Bravo buy the rights to Boomtown and air a marathon not that long ago? What on earth happened (I complain because I don't have TNT but I do have Bravo).
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Old 05-22-03, 02:20 PM   #5
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Did I miss something - didn't Bravo buy the rights to Boomtown and air a marathon not that long ago? What on earth happened (I complain because I don't have TNT but I do have Bravo).
Actually NBC owns Bravo and were just using it to reair eps to try and raise viewership. Using TNT will probably bring them more money in, since they'll have to pay for it.
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Old 05-22-03, 03:57 PM   #6
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Great - I'll be tuning in.
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Old 05-22-03, 04:29 PM   #7
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I'll bite.

I know nothing of the show. Without spoilers, convice me to watch it. Specifically, anyone in it I would recognize? What type of drama is it? Comparable to anything else?
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Old 05-22-03, 05:30 PM   #8
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I'll bite.

I know nothing of the show. Without spoilers, convice me to watch it. Specifically, anyone in it I would recognize? What type of drama is it? Comparable to anything else?
About the show (from NBC's website):



From Emmy nominated executive producer/writer Graham Yost (“Speed,” “Band of Brothers”) and executive producer/director Jon Avnet (“Fried Green Tomatoes,” “Uprising”) comes this stylish ensemble drama that tells the street-level story of the City of Angels with a unique twist -- as seen from the diverse perspectives of the city’s unsung and imperfect heroes. These are the cops, paramedics, beat reporters, members of the D.A.’s office and city officials whose stories overlap and intertwine, creating the experience that is Boomtown.

In a style that can be described as “Rashomon” meets “Pulp Fiction,” the series employs a multiple perspective narrative technique, letting the story unravel as it is experienced from the individual perspectives of the characters -- all of whom have different sensibilities and agendas.

“Sometimes the best way to tell the whole story about something is not to try to tell the whole story, but to tell all the little stories and let the viewers put it together themselves,” says series creator Yost of the storytelling style of “Boomtown.”

“Boomtown” features Donnie Wahlberg (“Band of Brothers”) as Joel Stevens, a dedicated detective; Mykelti Williamson (“Forrest Gump”) as “Fearless” Bobby Smith, Stevens’ easy-going, daredevil partner; Neal McDonough (“Minority Report”) as David McNorris, a politically savvy and ambitious Deputy D.A.; Gary Basaraba (“Brooklyn South”) as Ray Hechler, a veteran patrol officer, and Jason Gedrick (“The Last Don”), as Tom Turcotte, a beat cop struggling to prove himself.

Nina Garbiras (“The $treet”) stars as Andrea Little, a tough metro reporter whose private life is less than perfect and Lana Parrilla (“Spin City”) as Teresa Ortiz, a compassionate paramedic who has already seen too much suffering.

“Boomtown” is from NBC Studios and DreamWorks Television. Graham Yost and Jon Avnet are executive producers; Yost is the writer and Avnet is the director.

Bust - you should check out this show just for the cast.
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Old 05-23-03, 08:11 AM   #9
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Dammit!! That was too easy! Why didn't I think of that?
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Old 05-23-03, 08:19 AM   #10
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Bust Donnie is great in it, the cast as a whole is fantastic, Graham Yost managed to assemble a lot of the cast of band of Brothers for this show.

It truly is one of the best on television, and for sure the best new show in my opinion of the last season

Every person is brilliant, McNorris character is well played by neal mcdonough who was my favourite in BoB.
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Old 05-23-03, 08:47 AM   #11
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I checked out the link in the first post and the information has been changed:



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The cable channel will begin running encores of the series' first season Mondays at 10:00/9:00c beginning next week with the drama's second season landing at the network in early 2004.

This article was corrected with further information at 2:18 p.m.
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Old 05-23-03, 08:48 AM   #12
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Best current drama on television
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Old 05-23-03, 09:17 AM   #13
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I would guess an eventual DVD release is forthcoming. This and My Homicide set is on the way.... Bliss
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Old 05-23-03, 09:19 AM   #14
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I enjoyed it at first, but it slipped downhill quickly and they all but abandoned the "multiple POV" theme. I won't be watching again next season.
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Old 05-26-03, 02:35 PM   #15
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Best show on TV.

Glad they're reairing it, I missed a couple episodes in the middle of the season.
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Old 05-26-03, 02:51 PM   #16
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Don't forget this begins tonight at 10pm ET.

Groucho, the way they abandoned their premise annoys me too; however, as a straight drama, I think it still works. The final episodes of the season were very strong IMO. I plan to keep watching.

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Old 05-26-03, 11:58 PM   #17
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F***!

I MISSED THIS AGAIN!!

I guess i'm just destined to never see it...
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Old 05-27-03, 08:45 AM   #18
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Watched it last night - great pilot episode!

Looks like Monday's @ 9:00, I'm booked for the summer.
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Old 05-27-03, 11:09 AM   #19
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Watched it last night - great pilot episode!

Looks like Monday's @ 9:00, I'm booked for the summer.
Yeah, that pilot episode of Boomtown is pretty solid. I've seen it three times now, and it's very, very good.

Whatever you do, DON'T get discouraged midseason when they start abandoning the different POV format. The series picks up again significantly the last 3-4 episodes.
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Old 05-27-03, 11:11 AM   #20
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I heard about half way through the show they dropped the original format since people thought it was too confusing???
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Old 05-27-03, 11:17 AM   #21
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I heard about half way through the show they dropped the original format since people thought it was too confusing???
I don't know why they did, but it was a gradual process. It's hard to point to one episode and say "This is the one where it stopped."

My biggest problem with the show isn't really that they dropped the format (although that pissed me off). It's that the show has no balls. Episode after episode they had a situation where a lead character might have crossed the line and done something horrible. Turns out at the end...they didn't! Whew! It would have been far more interesting to see some of those characters cross that line and then deal with the repercussions.

I guess I'm just spoiled by shows like "The Shield."
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Old 06-03-03, 09:06 AM   #22
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Anyone catch last night's episode?

I am so glad TNT is airing the first season of this show - I am a first-time viewer.

Anyway, last night's episode was absolutely fantastic! One of the best hours of drama I've seen in quite some time (for a network show, that is).
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Old 08-05-03, 01:06 PM   #23
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I hope I'm not the only one watching these for the first time every week. This has become one of my favorite shows - I don't know what I was thinking when I chose not to watch it last season (oh, yeah - it was on Sunday's ). Every hour is entertaining and dramatic with a wonderful blend of characters and stories.

Anyway, fantastic show that has also become my favorite theme music for opening credits.

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Old 08-05-03, 01:23 PM   #24
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NBC starts showing the first season again this Friday at 10ET which is it's new timeslot. I don't think they're repeating what's been played on TNT either.
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Old 08-05-03, 02:21 PM   #25
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I missed out on this show on NBC, and then Bravo showed it, and I missed it there too. I replay'ed it on TNT and finally watched them a week or so ago. I came close to saying forget it and deleting it off the replay, but i decided to force myself to watch it, and I'm so glad that I did! Great show!
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