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Old 07-19-04, 07:23 PM   #1
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The Grid (premiere) [7/19/04]



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Old 07-19-04, 09:34 PM   #2
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A bit slow so far...I guess they're still setting up the storyline. But this being the premiere, they're got to spice it up with more action...
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Old 07-19-04, 10:21 PM   #3
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Thought it was decent. A lot of characters to keep up with and I knew that this ep would end with a bang...literally.
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Old 07-19-04, 10:41 PM   #4
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I thought it was good. Their's nothging else on in that timeslot so I'll keep watching.
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Old 07-19-04, 10:59 PM   #5
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Mmm. Julianna looks good.

I just can't see McDermott as a badass. Hope his intensity picks up.

The MI6 lady seems a bit annoying.

Thought it was an okay episode, I think it's a bit heavy on the drama but all the characters seem to have a healthy depth to them.

How many episodes left? All of them are two hours each?
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Old 07-19-04, 11:10 PM   #6
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It's one hour for the next 2 Mondays, then the finale on Aug 9th is 2 hours
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Old 07-20-04, 07:54 AM   #7
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I thought it was pretty good. I'll definitely tune in for the remaining four episodes.
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Old 07-20-04, 12:37 PM   #8
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I've been looking forward to this and really enjoyed it. Excellent show so far.
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Old 07-21-04, 07:02 AM   #9
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I'm glad this is only a limited series as I can't see this playing out over a weekly one.

Other than the constant freezeframe to show peoples names, I thought it was an entertaining waste of 2 hours. I'll certainly be watching the rest of the series.
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Old 07-21-04, 10:26 AM   #10
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Did anyone notice a lip synch issue with TNT HD on Dish Network?

I tried to watch it at 10pm ct on Monday night, but the HD channel had a lip synch issue so I changed it.
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Old 07-21-04, 01:26 PM   #11
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crap, i meant to watch this, any chance for a mini marathon.
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Old 07-21-04, 03:57 PM   #12
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Did anyone notice a lip synch issue with TNT HD on Dish Network?

I tried to watch it at 10pm ct on Monday night, but the HD channel had a lip synch issue so I changed it.
Yup, I noticed it was off as well.
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Old 07-27-04, 12:49 AM   #13
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didn't really care for tonight's episode.

It didn't help that I forgot who half of the 10,000 characters on this show were. This would have been better off a a miniseries and just show the 6 hours 3 nights in a row.
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Old 07-27-04, 02:06 AM   #14
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Not a good episode today. Thought they'd pick up more pace and cut down on the heavy, unnecessary drama. It barely kept me awake. Probably going to ditch it now.
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Old 07-27-04, 08:30 AM   #15
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I agree - last night's episode was not nearly as good as the premiere. It seemed like 1 hour simply was not enough time for it to get into a groove. As already stated, this show is probably best served as a miniseries - airing in three 2-hour installments.
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Old 07-27-04, 01:31 PM   #16
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I thought it was another excellent episode. Definitely quality television. I could see this as an excellent DVD set.

I'm not sure why you'd think there was unnecessary drama unless you were expecting an action flick. They keep running an ad that says it's a cross between Alias and 24, but I think it's more like a cross between The Agency and 24.
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Old 08-04-04, 01:23 PM   #17
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For this weeks episode: would covering a grenade with a dead body really turn out in the way they protrayed it?

It was a very cool scene, but that question has me
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Old 08-04-04, 02:05 PM   #18
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It appeared he was also wearing some armor. Not sure how much that changes things, though.

This was probably the best episode so far IMO, but this show is annoyingly self-important at times. The way they force the drama reminds me a lot of Line of Fire. I also find that I'm not the least bit interested in Bobby Donnell's character story, and Nurse Hathaway's not much better. I'm more interested in the side stories, especially on the British side.

Overall, I've been moderately entertained and am interested to see how it ends, but this hasn't been anything special.

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Old 08-04-04, 03:09 PM   #19
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Overall, I've been moderately entertained and am interested to see how it ends, but this hasn't been anything special.
same here.

I keep expecting Jack Bauer to pop up at some point and start yelling at people.
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from what I've heard about WW2 and vietnam that will stop the blast of a normal grenade

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For this weeks episode: would covering a grenade with a dead body really turn out in the way they protrayed it?

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I lost all faith in this show with the gunshow part
lots of myths and lies and few facts
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