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Old 06-13-16, 08:04 AM
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BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead



BRAINDEAD, from Robert and Michelle King, acclaimed creators and executive producers of THE GOOD WIFE, premieres Monday, June 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The event series is a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics that follows Laurel (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Hill staffers.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
Aaron Tveit as Gareth
Beth Malone as Claudia
Danny Pino as Luke
Johnny Ray Gill as Gustav
Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Laurel
Nikki M. James as Rochelle
Tony Shalhoub as Red Wheatus

CREW INFORMATION:
David W. Zucker as EP
Judy Smith as CO-EP
Liz Glotzer as EP
Michelle King as CRTR/EP
Ridley Scott as EP
Robert King as CRTR/EP
Old 06-13-16, 09:16 AM
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Re: BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

I'll give this a shot for Winstead and Shalhoub.
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Re: BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Hill staffers.

So this is a documentary?
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Re: BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Hill staffers.

So this is a documentary?
15 posts in 13 years, needed to come back and post a political zinger.

Too obvious try again.
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Re: BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

I thought this was pretty enjoyable. The tone was pretty different from any other show I have seen. I'm in.
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Re: BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Originally Posted by whotony View Post
15 posts in 13 years, needed to come back and post a political zinger.

Too obvious try again.
That was a cat walking on his keyboard.
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Re: BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Crap, I have to rewatch the episode and pay closer attention. People staring and The Cars song showed up more often than I originally noticed.
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Damm i hoped this was based on the Peter Jackson gore horror film
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Re: BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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Damm i hoped this was based on the Peter Jackson gore horror film
I thought it was, too.
It was okay. Too damn many commercials. If I watch again, it will be recorded.
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Re: BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

so is this going to go be a political version of 'They Live' ??
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Re: BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

I kinda liked it - I'll stick with it. Though Winstead's was the only character I actually liked - everyone else was an asshole.

It's funny how they continued Good Wife's trend of not being able to reach people by cell phone. C'mon, in this day and age, there is no fucking excuse for not being able to get a hold of someone within an hour, especially a family member inside of a huge urban city.
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I am sad that the ratings for this were so low, as I really enjoyed the episode. Hopefully the time-shifted numbers are solid so it sticks around for a bit.
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Re: BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

I liked the first episode, I'll stick with it. It's on Amazon Prime, so no commercials is a plus.
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Re: BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

I hope they keep posting to Amazon Prime. I liked the first episode but don't have a TV to watch it on.
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Second episode was solid! I like that it's plot is moving forward and not stagnating.

I also loved the previously-on "song" - fucking hilarious!
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Re: BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Yeah, they needed to pick up the pace a bit. It's always annoying waiting for the characters to catch up to what has been revealed to the audience. I thought this episode was better than the first.
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Apparently the second episode had a 25% drop-off in ratings.
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Oh man, I do want this show to thrive. But I doubt we'll get more than this initial season.
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Re: BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

I haven't seen any ads for this at all. The only reason I know it exists is because of this thread. Otherwise I'd have no idea.
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Re: BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

That first episode of this did nothing for me. Pretty boring with a very cliche reveal about it all being about organisms that come out of a meteor. But the comments about the second episode being better means I will give this a second chance. I too wonder if they realize this will likely be a one and done and will wrap everything up during this one season.
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Re: BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

I'm really enjoying it. I might need to re-watch episode 2 because my DirecTV lost signal halfway through the episode and i think I missed some plot points when a few scenes got garbled.

I am actually enjoying Danny Pino in this, despite not having really liked him in whatever procedural he was in before (Without a Trace?) I'm not familiar with the female lead, but I like her. She reminds me of a younger version of Carrie from Portlandia.

I loved the recap song!
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I haven't seen any ads for this at all. The only reason I know it exists is because of this thread. Otherwise I'd have no idea.
They plugged it a lot on CBS.
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They plugged it non-stop on CBS. Often multiple times during an episode of another series.

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Re: BrainDead (CBS) -- From creators of The Good Wife -- S: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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I'm really enjoying it. I might need to re-watch episode 2 because my DirecTV lost signal halfway through the episode and i think I missed some plot points when a few scenes got garbled.

I am actually enjoying Danny Pino in this, despite not having really liked him in whatever procedural he was in before (Without a Trace?) I'm not familiar with the female lead, but I like her. She reminds me of a younger version of Carrie from Portlandia.

I loved the recap song!
Mary Elizabeth Winstead was one of the leads on A&E's remake of "The Returned" I'm pretty sure you watched that.

Danny Pino is best known for his stint on Cold Case.
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She was also Scott's true love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World:


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