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Old 06-14-10, 05:02 AM
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Rubicon -- "Pilot" -- 06/13/10 *Special Series Preview*




Synopsis:

Spoiler:
Will suffers a shocking tragedy. While he considers leaving his job at API, he begins to uncover clues that point to a sinister conspiracy. Katherine questions her billionaire husband's unexpected suicide.


Cast:

James Badge Dale
Lili Taylor
Miranda Richardson
Peter Gerety
Christopher Evan Welch
Jessica Collins
Dallas Roberts
Paul Butler


Anyone watch this? Aired after Breaking Bad's season finale. New series starring Chase Edmunds (What? That's not his real name?) from 24, set for a spot after Mad Men later this summer. This is Episode One.
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Re: Rubicon -- "Pilot" -- 06/13/10 *Special Series Preview*

It's on my DVR, I'll watch it whenever I find the time after work today.
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Re: Rubicon -- "Pilot" -- 06/13/10 *Special Series Preview*

I liked the look and feel of this, I think it has potential. The main problem I see though is devoting an open-ended series to a shadowy conspiracy - doesn't seem to have the potential to end well, just either prematurely with nothing explained, or keeps on going forever with nothing explained - because that would be the end of the show.
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Re: Rubicon -- "Pilot" -- 06/13/10 *Special Series Preview*

I sort of lost interest in the pilot, perhaps a re-watch will improve it in my mind. But I like Dale's hair, it's almost another character on the show. Heh.
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Re: Rubicon -- "Pilot" -- 06/13/10 *Special Series Preview*

I actually heard about the special preview, but forgot to DVR it. I noticed it was on Hulu last night, so I will check it out at some point this week.

FYI, it's supposed to officially premiere in August IIRC.
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Re: Rubicon -- "Pilot" -- 06/13/10 *Special Series Preview*

Not the greatest pilot ever but I didn't hate it and it looks like things will only get better.
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I thought it was decent. Will tune in again come August.
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Re: Rubicon -- "Pilot" -- 06/13/10 *Special Series Preview*

I watched it and am not sure what to think. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. I think the real problem was I was still so geared up because of Breaking Bad and thinking about what happened and all the possibilities for the show's fourth season, that I couldn't really devote the attention this show requires. There were parts I found painfully dull, but other parts I found genuinely suspenseful. Either way, I think it has potential and will likely check back in on it come August.
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I think airing the pilot without commercial breaks hurt it for me, as people have said, trying to concentrate on this pilot after just watching the Breaking Bad season finale wasn't something that was going to happen easily. Of course, I could have just hit the pause button, but that'd be too easy.
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Watching it right now and I find it very interesting. Will definitely check this out come August.

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Read a couple solid reviews of this and enjoyed it quite a bit. Looking forward to it post Mad Men.
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Re: Rubicon -- "Pilot" -- 06/13/10 *Special Series Preview*

Watched it last night with the wife. The end just kind of left ya hanging there. We are ready for episode 2....
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Re: Rubicon -- "Pilot" -- 06/13/10 *Special Series Preview*

We enjoyed it and will definitely be watching when it starts back up! Anyone else think the lead guy (Will) is a dead ringer for James Tupper?
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Re: Rubicon -- "Pilot" -- 06/13/10 *Special Series Preview*

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We enjoyed it and will definitely be watching when it starts back up! Anyone else think the lead guy (Will) is a dead ringer for James Tupper?
Not really. I think he looks more like Will Shuster from Glee.
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I thought it was really lifeless. It just presented everything and everyone in a "so what, who cares" sort of manner. I won't be watching.
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Re: Rubicon -- "Pilot" -- 06/13/10 *Special Series Preview*

This has great potential if they set a 2 or 3 year arc. Anything longer than that and it could end up being another Lost.
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Re: Rubicon -- "Pilot" -- 06/13/10 *Special Series Preview*

Originally Posted by That'sAllFolks View Post
This has great potential if they set a 2 or 3 year arc. Anything longer than that and it could end up being another Lost.
+1

Came here to post similar comment -- this could be another Lost fiasco in the making. But as long as Abrams/Darlton have nothing to do with this show (and they don't) and they've already mapped out the general outline of their conspiracy, we should be ok.

The pilot had a definite "Three Days of the Condor" vibe.
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Re: Rubicon -- "Pilot" -- 06/13/10 *Special Series Preview*

I enjoy intelligent, well-written and well-acted shows. I felt I needed to be a mensa candidate to follow the pilot....a bit too smart for it's own good

suffice to say, we're on the proverbial fence with it....
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Re: Rubicon -- "Pilot" -- 06/13/10 *Special Series Preview*

This show won't be another Lost, as its creators aren't cocky idiots, and it isn't airing on shitty network.

Anyhow, new episode titles have popped up online:

2. "The First Day of School"
3. "Keeps the Ends Out"
4. "The Outsider"
5. "Connect the Dots"
6. "Look to the Ants"

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