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Old 07-08-07, 01:45 AM
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John From Cincinnati - "His Visit: Day Four" - 7/08/07


"His Visit: Day Four"
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Bill gets a strange mandate from Zippy; Tina lets the Yosts know she's back in town.
Old 07-08-07, 11:41 AM
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Can't wait, love this show. I was thinking HBO would suck after Sopranos was done, this summer's lineup is as good as it's ever been, IMO. John, Big Love, Entourage.
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Agreed. Cannot wait.
Old 07-08-07, 08:07 PM
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Cass is pretty hot.
Old 07-08-07, 10:55 PM
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Cass is pretty hot.


I'd bone her but I might have to break her jaw first. I have my fish eye on her.

(Does anyone have a compendium of Johnisms?)
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Don't know entirely what exactly the fuk's going on with these supernatural elements or what they're rambling, but I LOVE this show!! I'm really enjoying Rebecca DeMornay's over-the-top and on edge grandmother.

My only gripe is with the wooden delivery of the kid who plays Shaun. KERPLUNK! At least the surfer chick who plays Kai is making an effort to act...the kid doesn't even try to look remotely human.
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I thought this was the first episode that sucked. Even though they were really able to introduce the mom character more, I thought this was basically a filler episode.

Some of the better parts of the show for me is when Butchie, John and Kai interact with eachother. Not only is it comic relief but you also see the characters epand on their emotions more.

Also I gotta agree with skatefan that the chick playing Kai has definitely gotten better with her acting skills.
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Yeah, not enough John in it for me this week.
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I think it's clear what must happen next...John has to break Cissy's jaw.
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Originally Posted by sjrab16
I thought this was the first episode that sucked. Even though they were really able to introduce the mom character more, I thought this was basically a filler episode.
I agree. Looks like they lost their way on this one. Also, for a surfing show there seems to be a paucity of surfing going on.
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The character of Link is the one that perplexes me, what is his angle?

Vietname Joe got messed up by what John had him do to heal John.

Bill is still yapping at Zippy.

Who knew Shaun's mom would have a long career in porn.

Grandma was hysterical in her over-reaction to Tina's presence.

John in the wrestling ring was a highlight (sadly).
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Bruce Greenwood is terribly underused. I'll give this show another shot or 2, and then I may bail.
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Originally Posted by Shipwreck
I agree. Looks like they lost their way on this one. Also, for a surfing show there seems to be a paucity of surfing going on.
I agree as well. I love this show but nothing happened at all durring this episode. Also the editing in this episode sucked balls. Anyone else notice that? Some scenes would be less then a minute long and they kept cutting to Shawn laying in bed, wooden as a fucking cross.
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Originally Posted by thebunk
I agree as well. I love this show but nothing happened at all durring this episode. Also the editing in this episode sucked balls. Anyone else notice that? Some scenes would be less then a minute long and they kept cutting to Shawn laying in bed, wooden as a fucking cross.
Could that be intentional? John (the Baptist). Shaun coming back from the dead? Hmm...
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I wonder if HBO could take the money they saved when they dumped all their period dramas and spend some of it on acting lessons.

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I don't usually say this, but this show really needs to speed up.
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I'm still watching, I'm not quite sure why. I want to shake the fuck out of John. Ed Harris' character is funny in a neurotic woody allen kind of way, and the porn star girl was hot....but I'm not sure I want to deal with her as a recurring character.

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I really wanted to love this show, but that's it for me. Not only that, I just went ahead and canceled HBO altogether. I'm still bitter about Deadwood...
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Originally Posted by das Monkey
I wonder if HBO could take the money they saved when they dumped all their period dramas and spend some of it on acting lessons.

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I think they took the money and budgeted it towards tight jeans for Cass and Tina

The acting was bad but I thought part of that was because the writing was beyond awful. The guy listed as the writer is a former surf magazine writer with no other tv or movie credits. Bill's monolugue with Zippy sounded like Milch, but the rest was crap.

This show would be a lot better if Shaun had died and taken his grandparents with him.
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Originally Posted by MrX
The acting was bad but I thought part of that was because the writing was beyond awful. The guy listed as the writer is a former surf magazine writer with no other tv or movie credits. Bill's monolugue with Zippy sounded like Milch, but the rest was crap.
They all sound like Milch to me. In fact, this show doesn't actually have any characters in it (or plot for that matter), just different sectors of Milch's subconscious interacting with one another, dancing along a fine line between fascinating and infuriating.

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I also don't know why I'm watching this show. I just feel compelled to. Ed O'Neill is fascinating as a character. I wish I could just watch an hour of him rambling to himself every week.
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it's intriguing but it's no Deadwood. nothing happened this week. the characters of deadwood made it great, these people (esp. the grandparents) are mostly just annoying. john is fun though, john and butchie together is the best pairing so far.
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The part where John and Cass went back to her room after filming went over my head. Like...why did Cass force John to cup her boob? What's in the camera?

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