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The Old Man (FX) -- S: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman -- Premieres 6/16/22

Old 07-22-22, 08:48 PM
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Re: The Old Man (FX) -- S: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman -- Premieres 6/16/22

Meh.
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Re: The Old Man (FX) -- S: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman -- Premieres 6/16/22

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Hamzad’s wife didn’t leave him for Dan, did she?

Yeah. They made it clear if she stayed Faraz was going to kill her.
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Re: The Old Man (FX) -- S: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman -- Premieres 6/16/22

I hate the flashbacks. Many of them are way too long. Filler because of his health.

I like the hand to hand fights with Jeff. Nothing flashy, just a real brutal fight, where you are just struggling to stay alive.
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Re: The Old Man (FX) -- S: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman -- Premieres 6/16/22

Scenes with Bridges or Lithgow - mostly compelling even if the plotting started becoming a tad predictable. But I felt the show lost momentum the last couple episodes. I think this would have worked better as a limited mini-series.
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Re: The Old Man (FX) -- S: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman -- Premieres 6/16/22

I agree with the various problems with the show mentioned in the above posts. If it comes back I'd probably watch, but if it didn't come back I wouldn't really care all that much.
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Re: The Old Man (FX) -- S: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman -- Premieres 6/16/22

Perhaps I wasn’t paying attention but was a little girl running around in the background in any of the flashbacks? It’s this big shock that Maeby is his daughter but it seems like she might’ve floated in the background somewhere or mentioned. Where was she? The only hint was the number of passengers on the manifest. Did I miss something?
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Re: The Old Man (FX) -- S: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman -- Premieres 6/16/22

What a terrible final episode. Even my wife was like WTF????

Won't be back.

Final episode of Terminal List was terrible as well but it can be left as being done.
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Re: The Old Man (FX) -- S: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman -- Premieres 6/16/22

Yeah I don't know how to feel about this show. It started out great and then just took it's time to lead to twists that were both predictable and somewhat boring. The flashbacks needed to be cut back a bit.
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Re: The Old Man (FX) -- S: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman -- Premieres 6/16/22

Originally Posted by Bill Needle
I agree with the various problems with the show mentioned in the above posts. If it comes back I'd probably watch, but if it didn't come back I wouldn't really care all that much.
It was already mentioned earlier in this thread that this was picked up for a 2nd season.

I'm giving this show some leeway in this 1st season due to the production challenges it faced because of COVID and Bridges health. They were shut down for almost a year due to Bridges cancer diagnosis. I'm also sure they didn't plan to only film 7 episodes and had to do some re-writes.
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Re: The Old Man (FX) -- S: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman -- Premieres 6/16/22

Bridges and (particularly) Lithgow are GREAT in this - but...wow...the rest of this series is a hot mess. The plot makes NO logical sense and (as others here have noted) the flashback scenes are not only cringeworthy, they're completely unnecessary...there's nothing in them that the present characters couldn't just reveal to us.

I'll probably watch Season 2 just because I like Lithgow in this so much...but I'm not expecting this show to get any better...or smarter.
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Re: The Old Man (FX) -- S: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman -- Premieres 6/16/22

Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Bridges and (particularly) Lithgow are GREAT in this - but...wow...the rest of this series is a hot mess. The plot makes NO logical sense and (as others here have noted) the flashback scenes are not only cringeworthy, they're completely unnecessary...there's nothing in them that the present characters couldn't just reveal to us.

I'll probably watch Season 2 just because I like Lithgow in this so much...but I'm not expecting this show to get any better...or smarter.
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Re: The Old Man (FX) -- S: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman -- Premieres 6/16/22

Originally Posted by OldBoy
I loved it. It kept me on the edge each of the 7 episodes and this last ep was no exception. I had no idea half the show was:

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a flashback and that young stud was Jeff Bridges. No idea Emily was Hamzad’s daughter.




Every ep was breathtaking and on the edge. I loved everything about it considering last ep which ties it all together. It was great tv that ended on a cliffhanger. Many great shows do. At least I was satisfied and can’t wait for more.
you… seriously had no idea that was Jeff Bridges’ character in the flashbacks? That was totally obvious, it wasn’t even trying to be a secret. What did you think was going on?? 😵‍💫
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