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Old 04-24-19, 09:53 AM
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Re: Designated Survivor (ABC) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/17

I'm actually glad this is being released in the summer.

I need to finish the last 6 or 7 episodes of season 2. It just fell off my must see viewing last year and it didn't help when the 2nd season became West Wing light and not the serialized political thriller the 1st season was. This show really struggled with it's creative direction.

But I did watch that short recap with Kiefer above and it sounds like if you bailed on season 2, you can come right back.
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Old 06-06-19, 07:03 AM
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Re: Designated Survivor (now on Netflix) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/7/19

Binging this today and really enjoying it.
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Re: Designated Survivor (now on Netflix) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/7/19

Watched the first 2 eps of s3. My Partner and I are disappointed in the approach:
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1) to jump ahead several months without any backfill to explain the absences of Emily, Mike, Lyor (sp) is very poor
2) repeat - WHERE'S MIKE?!
3) repeat - WHERE'S LYOR ?!
4) repeat - EMILY'S ABSENCE AND LACK OF WHY IS JUST ROTTEN
5) Gone are the recaps and other subtitles that the first 2 seasons had
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Re: Designated Survivor (now on Netflix) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/7/19

Also watched 2 eps so far, it looks like it's building like episode of the week with background trend on the main storylines, I'm ok with that.
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Re: Designated Survivor (now on Netflix) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/7/19

I'm a little over 2 in, and one thing's for sure. They know they're allowed to say "FUCK!" now.

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Re: Designated Survivor (now on Netflix) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/7/19

This show is weird. The tone of the show is like completely different. Hard to explain it. It doesn't have the same "feel" as the previous 2 seasons.
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Old 06-11-19, 07:18 AM
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Re: Designated Survivor (now on Netflix) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/7/19

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This show is weird. The tone of the show is like completely different. Hard to explain it. It doesn't have the same "feel" as the previous 2 seasons.
Agree. It's much more serialized now. Rather than having one off episodes, this is following a very linear story line. Not to mention they're jamming topical politics in almost every scene.
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Re: Designated Survivor (now on Netflix) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/7/19

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Agree. It's much more serialized now. Rather than having one off episodes, this is following a very linear story line. Not to mention they're jamming topical politics in almost every scene.
I am somewhat ok with DS, and will watch all 10 episodes BUT it definitely is not the series it was. Many characters and arcs from season 1-2 are 'gone' or missing (with no explanation or backfill) and that is bothersome to me.
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Old 06-11-19, 09:57 AM
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Re: Designated Survivor (now on Netflix) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/7/19

Episode 1 also slapped us in the face with "Hey, look we're on Netflix now" with them swearing like every sentence. I found that un-needed.
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This whole documentary angle is fucking weird. These are real videos of real people used in the show. This went from a political show with some action, to like some social commentary on how the U.S. is fucked up. It's bizarre at how much the show changed.

Man, I am not liking how this season has turned out at all.

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Re: Designated Survivor (now on Netflix) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/7/19

I've watched 4 shows so far, I'm enjoying it for the most part, more than season 2 which seemed to lack direction and was merely episodes of the week. I am somewhat bothered by Lyor and Mike being gone, but the new cast is fine. I grew tired of Maggie Q constantly in action scenes, not she chats a bit more.
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Old 06-12-19, 07:45 AM
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Watched ep3 last night. Enjoyable still but too topical. I appreciate that they're trying to draw attention to real issues but I watch the show for entertainment. The campaign manager is entertaining, at least.

Seth's side story with his daughter was super awkward but well done.
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Re: Designated Survivor (now on Netflix) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/7/19

Finished the season. Overall it was pretty good, better than season 2.
They were quite political with a lot of storylines, racism, trans-gender issues, homosexuality, voter suppression, etc. I didn't mind it too much but I can see how it will bother quite a few people.

A few susprises in the season too.
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Hannah's death was a shocker
Kirkman starting to be corrupted and playing politics is another
And they clearly placed seeds for a season 4 with Isabel's pregnancy and breakup with Aaron, and Emily being pissed off with Kirkman
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Old 06-18-19, 07:51 AM
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Re: Designated Survivor (now on Netflix) -- Season 3 Thread -- premieres 6/7/19

We're still chipping away but haven't found the season to be binge-worthy. I wish the side story with the virus was the main story of the season rather than the election. They're trying to cram too much real politics into the show.
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