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Old 01-20-12, 03:35 AM
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Re: Alcatraz -- 2 Hour Series Premiere -- "Pilot/Ernest Cobb" -- 1/16/12

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
I look at it this way. The Walking Dead threads, the nitpicking went way overboard IMO. This was the first 2 episodes of 12, so it's not going to please everybody. If people didn't criticize what they thought didn't make sense or was illogical, then pretty much all these TV show threads would be dead.

And you will notice that even though there were quite a few who didn't love this premiere, there were still a bunch who enjoyed it.
Oh I enjoyed it too. I'm just saying with that guy's description of the thread it sounded like all the bitching about Walking Dead I see every week.
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Old 01-20-12, 07:28 AM
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Re: Alcatraz -- 2 Hour Series Premiere -- "Pilot/Ernest Cobb" -- 1/16/12

Finally saw it... it was pretty good. Hopefully it's not just a "chase down (insert name here) bad guy of the week" and we get some of the mythology behind why the inmates are here. JJ Abrams never strays too far from time travel stories -- so I assume it's more of the same here.
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Old 01-21-12, 09:38 AM
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I liked it and I'll stick with it. I'm not a big fan of procedurals either but if this gives me enough mythology each episode I'll stick around.

Sarah Jones isn't that hot but she sure has a fantastic rack.
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Old 01-21-12, 09:52 AM
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Re: Alcatraz -- 2 Hour Series Premiere -- "Pilot/Ernest Cobb" -- 1/16/12

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Sarah Jones isn't that hot but she sure has a fantastic rack.
Oh, I agree. She should've spent more time looking for that bullet casing on the ground
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Old 01-21-12, 11:23 AM
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Is Sam Neil supposed to be 70+ years old in this show? He's at least 22 as a prison guard and this happened 48 some years ago. He sure doesn't seem to be at least 70.
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Parminder Nagra apparently hasn't aged a day, so it's clearly something they will reveal later.
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Old 01-21-12, 12:27 PM
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Re: Alcatraz -- 2 Hour Series Premiere -- "Pilot/Ernest Cobb" -- 1/16/12

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Is Sam Neil supposed to be 70+ years old in this show? He's at least 22 as a prison guard and this happened 48 some years ago. He sure doesn't seem to be at least 70.
That got me also, until I looked his age up, he'll be 65 this year so not a terrible stretch.
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Old 01-21-12, 04:39 PM
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Re: Alcatraz -- 2 Hour Series Premiere -- "Pilot/Ernest Cobb" -- 1/16/12

Reminder: The Pilot episode is being shown again tonight (1/21) at 11:00PM, 10:00 central. Episode 2 is supposed to be re-aired NEXT Saturday 1/28 at the same time.
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Old 01-21-12, 04:41 PM
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Reminder: The Pilot episode is being shown again tonight (1/21) at 11:00PM, 10:00 central. Episode 2 is supposed to be re-aired NEXT Saturday 1/28 at the same time.
Is there really anyone left who doesn't have On-Demand? I can watch this whenever I want. Why would I need to know when it re-airs?
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Old 01-21-12, 05:46 PM
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Re: Alcatraz -- 2 Hour Series Premiere -- "Pilot/Ernest Cobb" -- 1/16/12

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Is there really anyone left who doesn't have On-Demand? I can watch this whenever I want. Why would I need to know when it re-airs?
DirecTV doesn't have it On Demand. So I appreciate the update.
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Old 01-21-12, 06:07 PM
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I really enjoyed this, will definitely keep watching

Took the first two episodes to stop seeing the lead female as Polly Zorbelle
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Old 01-21-12, 06:43 PM
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Re: Alcatraz -- 2 Hour Series Premiere -- "Pilot/Ernest Cobb" -- 1/16/12

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DirecTV doesn't have it On Demand. So I appreciate the update.
Neither does TiVo.

Plus it won't always be on demand while you can keep that recording until you're ready to watch.
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Old 01-21-12, 09:02 PM
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My cable provider only has on demand for a couple of the networks.
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Old 01-21-12, 09:11 PM
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I could be wrong but I don't believe Fox offers On Demand programming because of their affiliation with Hulu. I realize NBC does as well but on Comcast (which owns NBC) we have their shows as an option.
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I could be wrong but I don't believe Fox offers On Demand programming because of their affiliation with Hulu. I realize NBC does as well but on Comcast (which owns NBC) we have their shows as an option.
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I could be wrong
You are.
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You are.
Yep, think that was pretty clear with the post above yours. Being an ass didn't really add anything to the discussion, but thanks.

I have "Xfinity" (Comcast) and have never found Fox programs. Hence, my educated guess.
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Old 01-22-12, 05:41 AM
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My Comcast has never had Fringe on demand until last week. Now both the last two eps. are available and the last ep. before holiday break.
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Yep, think that was pretty clear with the post above yours. Being an ass didn't really add anything to the discussion, but thanks.
You're welcome.
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Re: Alcatraz -- 2 Hour Series Premiere -- "Pilot/Ernest Cobb" -- 1/16/12

I am really trying to like this series but ever since the first episode, the characters are boring to me. Sarah Jones character is not done well at all. Both rebecca and diego character I can't get into and find that I don't much care for them. The writers should have done more to make us like the characters first. Just my opinion. I really don't see this series passing the first season.
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Old 02-14-12, 10:14 AM
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Re: Alcatraz -- 2 Hour Series Premiere -- "Pilot/Ernest Cobb" -- 1/16/12

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I am really trying to like this series but ever since the first episode, the characters are boring to me. Sarah Jones character is not done well at all. Both rebecca and diego character I can't get into and find that I don't much care for them. The writers should have done more to make us like the characters first. Just my opinion. I really don't see this series passing the first season.
That's the brick wall I'm facing. Sam Neill has his own thing going no matter what role he's in. Just the way he performs make's him interesting. It doesn't hurt that he seems to be the one holding all the cards on the show. Unfortunately he's not the main character and the creators have given us no reason to invest into Juggs and Hurley.
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I deleted my Season Pass and all of the episodes last night. Juggs just wasn't enough to keep me interested in a convict of the week series.
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Re: Alcatraz -- 2 Hour Series Premiere -- "Pilot/Ernest Cobb" -- 1/16/12

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I am really trying to like this series but ever since the first episode, the characters are boring to me. Sarah Jones character is not done well at all. Both rebecca and diego character I can't get into and find that I don't much care for them. The writers should have done more to make us like the characters first. Just my opinion. I really don't see this series passing the first season.
Exactly. I had two episodes recorded and no desire to watch them, despite being bored and looking for entertainment last weekend. I ended up re-watching a movie instead. I officially made the decision to quit the show last night. I think this idea might have worked as a TV movie or maybe 2-part miniseries.
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Re: Alcatraz -- 2 Hour Series Premiere -- "Pilot/Ernest Cobb" -- 1/16/12

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Exactly. I had two episodes recorded and no desire to watch them, despite being bored and looking for entertainment last weekend. I ended up re-watching a movie instead. I officially made the decision to quit the show last night. I think this idea might have worked as a TV movie or maybe 2-part miniseries.
I'm two episodes behind but the weekly threads have people very happy with those shows. I'll watch those two and decide if my season pass is turned off. There's just too much good TV to watch these days.
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