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Old 06-07-05, 03:51 PM
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Into the West 6/10/05

Anyone planning on watching this? It looks like it will be really good. EW gave it a pretty good review (B+).

http://alt.tnt.tv/itw/#

As a fan of history and epic drama, I'm really looking forward to this one.
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Sounds like a traditional Western, so I'll be passing. The only Western I have ever liked is Deadwood.
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
Sounds like a traditional Western, so I'll be passing. The only Western I have ever liked is Deadwood.
I don't think it sounds like a traditional western at all, but then maybe what we think is a traditional western is different...

To me, a western is typically hero vs villain, gun shoot-outs, rough western towns, etc.

This is the history of America's move to the west.
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Originally Posted by DodgingCars
I don't think it sounds like a traditional western at all, but then maybe what we think is a traditional western is different...

To me, a western is typically hero vs villain, gun shoot-outs, rough western towns, etc.

This is the history of America's move to the west.

Well, you're right, although I do expect to see some elements of that (gunfights, cowboys vs indians, etc) in this. While a huge fan of American History, the Western expansion is probably the least interesting period IMO. One man's opinion of course.

I'm sure it will be visually impressive though - particularly since I believe it is an HD presentation.
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
I'm sure it will be visually impressive though - particularly since I believe it is an HD presentation.
It is... and I don't have HD
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I'm interested. But if it conflicts with Dancing with the Stars, forget it!
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Originally Posted by Groucho
I'm interested. But if it conflicts with Dancing with the Stars, forget it!
Is that your Indian name?
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I'll give it a shot...it airs over 6 weeks...each episode is 2 hours long...I hope it isn't bloated.

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I have HD but not TNT-HD..bummer. Gonna watch it though.
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I can't wait for this!
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I'll be watching...each episode is 2 hours long, and they're replaying it at least 3 or 4 days before the next episode..so if anyone misses it you can watch a repeat..
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I plan to tivo and wait and hear if it was worth it. I did the same with Revelations, and decided not to watch it.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
I plan to tivo and wait and hear if it was worth it. I did the same with Revelations, and decided not to watch it.
Entertainment Weekly liked it.
TV Guide said eh.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
I plan to tivo and wait and hear if it was worth it. I did the same with Revelations, and decided not to watch it.
I did the same and will do it for this as well.
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Been great so far
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I enjoyed it quite a bit. I'll probably watch it again to just get all the characters straight.

Was that Gary Busey that got knifed in the duel?
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Originally Posted by MrX
Was that Gary Busey that got knifed in the duel?
Yeah it was.
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To paraphrase Yellowbeard, "Gary Busey's never more dangerous than when he's dead."
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I missed it last night, but will Tivo it tonight or Sunday night as it airs on TNT three nights in a row. It looks interesting to me and I'm not normally a fan of Westerns... guess it's different enough looking.
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It was pretty good. I could have done without all the spiritual mumbo jumbo.
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I liked it. It had a real Dances with Wolves feel to it. I watch again.
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That was Gary Busey in the duel over Thunderheart Woman ()? I didn't even notice that...

I've only seen the first part, but I liked it.

Now bring on Keri Russell.
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I'd watch anything that Will Patton stars in...
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That bear scene was pretty graphic. Cool but, graphic.
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I didn't hate it, and I'll probably finish it, but there were some really stupid and lame things about it, starting with the voiceovers, and including all the indian vision-junk... Not a very good script, frankly, for something with such an epic scope and such huge artistic resources behind it...

When the two main character/narrators met, I half-expected them to have a narration-battle... Wait a minute! *I'm* the narrator here!!

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