Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews


Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -


Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-10-17, 02:34 PM   #1
DVD Talk Hero
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 48,921
Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons





Quote:
Academy Award(R)-winner J.K. Simmons stars in two roles in this spy thriller from creator Justin Marks and MRC, and executive producers Gilbert Films and Anonymous Content. The official trailer provides the first look into a captivating world of espionage, intrigue, and government conspiracies. "Counterpart" is about a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence. Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons) is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. When Howard discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and double cross... where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world. The show explores themes of identity, fate and lost love, posing the eternal question, "what if our lives could have been different?"


Trailer:





Officially premieres January 21, 2018

However, the Pilot episode is previewing tonight on Starz at 9pm after the Outlander season finale and is also available on demand or via the Starz app.


The trailer looks really cool.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-17, 02:46 PM   #2
DVD Talk God
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 72,832
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

JK Simmons and sci-fi? Sold!
__________________
John Henson: McDonald's has dumped Kobe Bryant as their spokesperson and have replaced him with Yao Ming. Apparently McDonald's prefers Yao because he is a bigger international star, and he doesn't rape so much.

"You are everything that's wrong with this forum".---SleepyW
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-18, 07:17 PM   #3
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,938
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

First episode already on Starz Demand and I have to say that this was one of the best pilot episodes I have ever seen. It is truly fantastic. I watched it twice, there is a TON of little hidden details.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-18, 07:31 PM   #4
DVD Talk God
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 72,832
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

thanks for the bump. forgot this was coming on in 6 days.
__________________
John Henson: McDonald's has dumped Kobe Bryant as their spokesperson and have replaced him with Yao Ming. Apparently McDonald's prefers Yao because he is a bigger international star, and he doesn't rape so much.

"You are everything that's wrong with this forum".---SleepyW
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-18, 09:23 AM   #5
DVD Talk Legend
 
hdnmickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 10,666
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnysd View Post
First episode already on Starz Demand and I have to say that this was one of the best pilot episodes I have ever seen. It is truly fantastic. I watched it twice, there is a TON of little hidden details.
I recorded the preview (pilot episode) some time ago and finally got around to watching knowing new episodes would be coming soon. Awesome start. J.K. does a very good job of convincingly playing two different characters, that in this case, should have similarities as well. It was also interesting seeing BSG's Apollo in what (so far) was a very minimal role. I really look forward to understanding the full point of each role in this organization, including what there is to know about the fourth floor.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-18, 01:12 PM   #6
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: NYC
Posts: 16,588
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

Ash vs. Evil Dead, now JK Simmons in this... Starz is getting very close to convincing me to pay for their streaming service...
__________________
"Thus spoke BWG." - Groucho
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-18, 03:18 AM   #7
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,938
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

Quote:
Originally Posted by Breakfast with Girls View Post
Ash vs. Evil Dead, now JK Simmons in this... Starz is getting very close to convincing me to pay for their streaming service...
You forgot Outlander, one of the best shows on TV. It is the Somewhere In Time of TV as it is essentially a romance but done in a way that appeals to both sexes. Starz rocks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-18, 03:34 AM   #8
DVD Talk Hero
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 48,921
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

FYI, for those who haven't seen this yet, it officially premieres tonight on Starz.

However, if you're recording this, be conscious that the air date on the premiere says "December 10, 2017" They're going off the special preview as the original airing. So you will need to manually record it.

But, the premiere has been available on demand for the past month, so you can always watch it on demand or via the Starz app.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-18, 10:35 PM   #9
MrX
DVD Talk Legend
 
MrX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,517
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

I thought it was pretty good, though they gave away the reveal
Spoiler:
about the wife being alive on the other side
in the preview before the episode.
__________________
Live & PSN tag: MrX5223

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstein

My Countdown Counting down to: Summer Vacation
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-18, 11:19 PM   #10
DVD Talk God
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 72,832
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

Yeah we knew that was coming, unfortunately.

This was a slow burn, like The Americans. I couldn't help think of Fringe while watching, with the 2 sides the same yet different. Even the technology differences were apparent.

Simmons was great playing both parts. I am down for the season.
__________________
John Henson: McDonald's has dumped Kobe Bryant as their spokesperson and have replaced him with Yao Ming. Apparently McDonald's prefers Yao because he is a bigger international star, and he doesn't rape so much.

"You are everything that's wrong with this forum".---SleepyW
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-18, 12:10 AM   #11
DVD Talk Hero
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 48,921
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

I loved it. Very stylish. J.K. Simmons was awesome playing a badass spy as well as the lowly corporate cog. It was a little slow to start out, but for this type of genre, I'm good with that. It did remind me a little of Fringe.

That shootout sequence in the hospital with that assassin Baldwin was pretty exciting to watch.

I'm game for the season. Starz is really picking things up now with some quality stuff. Now I just need to get caught up on Outlander and Power.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-18, 09:48 AM   #12
DVD Talk Legend
 
hdnmickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 10,666
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
Yeah we knew that was coming, unfortunately.

This was a slow burn, like The Americans. I couldn't help think of Fringe while watching, with the 2 sides the same yet different. Even the technology differences were apparent.

Simmons was great playing both parts. I am down for the season.
I actually referred to Fringe when describing the series to a friend. I was describing how the other side was so different technology wise despite it not being in a different timeline.

I have a feeling both Howard will turn out to be equally bad ass. Do have to wonder how lying about the wife fits into the larger story and if most on the others side have also been told she is dead.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-18, 10:25 AM   #13
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 12,081
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

Yup, this was Fringe almost down to a tee.

I didn't like them throwing in another language for some people seemingly out of nowhere.

I'm down for the season however for some reason Starz and Comcast don't get along so I'll have to be recording rather than streaming.
__________________
Quote:
"One of the things with the wall is you need transparency," Trump said. "You have to be able to see through it. In other words, if you can't see through that wall ó so it could be a steel wall with openings, but you have to have openings because you have to see what's on the other side of the wall."
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-18, 12:08 PM   #14
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,938
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

Quote:
Originally Posted by Timber View Post
Yup, this was Fringe almost down to a tee.

I didn't like them throwing in another language for some people seemingly out of nowhere.

I'm down for the season however for some reason Starz and Comcast don't get along so I'll have to be recording rather than streaming.
It takes place in Germany so for the most part the main characters are speaking the "other" language.

I think Starz made a mistake by not showing the first two episodes last night, especially since the pilot has been out there.

I don't really get a Fringe vibe though I can see how some might.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-18, 09:10 AM   #15
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Under a dead Ohio sky
Posts: 5,750
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

Pilot was great. I'm in for the rest of the season.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-18, 09:22 AM   #16
DVD Talk Legend
 
hdnmickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 10,666
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnysd View Post
I don't really get a Fringe vibe though I can see how some might.
There are already a lot of similarities to Fringe. But there doesn't seem like there will ever be a third party group like the Observers given how they described the other world coming into existence. It also seems like the tone of this show is going to lean towards the dark side, so any tone related similarities will remain limited.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-18, 10:36 AM   #17
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
andicus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 5,971
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

The wife and I enjoyed this. I knew nothing about it until I saw a quick trailer the day before the first episode was broadcast. J.K. Simmons was excellent. The other wife didn't surprise me, but not because it was predictable. I just didn't see any reason why the other J.K. should be trusted.

Having said that, it won't surprise me if they go the evil twin route and the first J.K. ends up being the evil one.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-18, 02:11 PM   #18
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,358
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

I don't mind a jk simmons fringe... let's do it.. first ep was solid
__________________
My DVD Collection
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-18, 09:28 PM   #19
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Osiris3657's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 7,878
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

Dug the premiere, in for the season
__________________
My Collection
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-18, 10:47 PM   #20
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Osiris3657's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 7,878
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

Good 2nd episode tonight. Random, but this reaffirmed my belief that women always look better with long hair. The female assassin we saw in episode 1 has a really short cut; don't find her attractive at all. This episode we meet her counterpart who has long hair, and she's smoking hot
__________________
My Collection
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-18, 02:43 PM   #21
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,938
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

Quote:
Originally Posted by Osiris3657 View Post
Good 2nd episode tonight. Random, but this reaffirmed my belief that women always look better with long hair. The female assassin we saw in episode 1 has a really short cut; don't find her attractive at all. This episode we meet her counterpart who has long hair, and she's smoking hot
Their makeup was quite different as well. A lot of times girls with short hair also go for more masculine makeup too which doubles the "less hot" effect, at least for some.

Thought second episode was great. Need to rewatch but was confused by who visited the assassin in the old home. I guess that was not her other world self but I thought it was until her other self's reaction to when assassin took off her mask.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-18, 04:42 PM   #22
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 6,728
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnysd View Post

Thought second episode was great. Need to rewatch but was confused by who visited the assassin in the old home.
It was a contact person. There is an underground network of people who have crossed over illegally.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-18, 10:34 PM   #23
Inane Thread Master
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 33,124
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

Fucking Optimum dropped Starz, but I’ll see it. Looks good...
__________________
"be kind rewind" Movie collection
"Even though I am no better than a beast, don't I have the right to live?"
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-18, 10:37 PM   #24
DVD Talk Hero
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 48,921
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

Quote:
Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
Fucking Optimum dropped Starz, but Iíll see it. Looks good...
Did you subscribe to Starz? Just pay for it Starz a la carte and then stream it. It's 8.99/month either through Starz or Amazon channels.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-18, 08:46 AM   #25
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Land of the free, home of the brave!
Posts: 3,988
Re: Counterpart (Starz) -- Sci-Fi Spy Thriller starring J.K. Simmons

watched the first two episodes with the wife last night. Was pretty solid and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the season!
__________________
United we stand, let us not forget those that have fallen: September 11, 2001.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:28 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0