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2012-11-16 09:55:03 PM
3 votes:
I don't watch anything else on ABC except Once Upon A Time, which we made Appointment Television for the entire family since the first episode. I watched the opener for a goof, but damned if they didn't hook me with byzantine plotting, interesting takes on old charters and stories, and a lot of style, plus a great cast. I love the guy that plays Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, he's marvelously over the top. All the women are hot, and the villainess chews scenery as good as Alexis used to in Dallas.
2012-11-16 09:11:58 PM
2 votes:
Last Resort's cast really deserves a better show.
2012-11-16 09:02:28 PM
2 votes:

FuryOfFirestorm: Any Pie Left: We watched Last Resort purely on the strength of Andre. Andre is one of those actors that makes anything awesome. Loved his "Thief" series. Last Resort however, while an interesting premise for a movie, has had some suck-ass plotting as well as badly-written secondary characters. There was no good way to sustain the story premise more than one season. It would be nice if they wrote a wrap-up episode but if that happens it will probably be for the DVD and not air.

Yeah, that show's premise didn't sound like it could be stretched over 22 one-hour episodes. It would have worked better as a TV movie or a mini-series.


Never saw it; but I had the same gut reaction as I did to "Lost"--it's just too implausible for more than one season. A rogue nuke sub hiding somewhere in the world because they were mad at the US? It's an awesome idea for sure...but more than one season and the plot impossibilities were going to start piling up beyond the abilities of all but the most gifted scriptwriters. As soon as I heard about the island warlord, I knew they were over the shark tank.
2012-11-16 07:53:23 PM
2 votes:
I tried getting into Last Resort. As a military brat, I love shows that have anything to do with the Navy or the Marines but that show was so bad. You could tell who ever wrote that show has not been within fifty meters of a base. How hard would it have been to do just a tad bit of research before writing?
2012-11-17 10:01:37 AM
1 votes:
I always thought Last Resort would have worked best as a mini-series or single season series, but I still think they could have made a long-form series work. What I was hoping for was a major shake-up at the end of the first season. Maybe the President and the rest of the bad guys make a completely open power grab and the sub starts acting as the best hope for the return of democracy, or something.
2012-11-17 07:50:55 AM
1 votes:

Hebalo: Any Pie Left: I don't watch anything else on ABC except Once Upon A Time, which we made Appointment Television for the entire family since the first episode. I watched the opener for a goof, but damned if they didn't hook me with byzantine plotting, interesting takes on old charters and stories, and a lot of style, plus a great cast. I love the guy that plays Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, he's marvelously over the top. All the women are hot, and the villainess chews scenery as good as Alexis used to in Dallas.

First season of 'Once' was decent. This season is a dreadful cavalcade of Disney characters. Too bad.


That's because they're pulling the same crap they did with "Lost". They've done away with the idea of a main character, lest any one actor start demanding big bucks.

Last season was simply amazing. Mesmerized me from start to finish. This year has been entertaining so far, but the lack of any main character to track is starting to make me lose interest. 

/FYI- Season one is on netflix.
2012-11-17 06:48:40 AM
1 votes:
Sucks. Never watched Last Resort, but I've watched 666 every week more or less because my household also watches Revenge and Once. I'll grant you that the pilot and the first few weeks of 666 were kind of weak, milling around aimlessly with mild John Locke horror, but the last few weeks have been excellent. The show really found its groove after week 4- kind of has the right mix of basic-cable acceptable horror, the right amount of cliffhanger-yness and the right amount of interesting plot hooks. It just took them a while to get there. I'm positive that the last episode of the season won't have any resolution, so that's a bummer.
2012-11-17 02:44:06 AM
1 votes:

FuryOfFirestorm: HotWingAgenda: Poor Dichen Lachmann. She's hot as fark and a good actor, but being on Dollhouse with that monstrosity chick that was on Buffy has give Dichen the Joss Whedon actress curse.

No, I think it has more to do with the fact that her name is "Dichen Lachmann".

Sounds like some angry German dude, not a hot young chick.


The joke someone made about Dollhouse was that all the actors names seemed like someone had just pulled letters out of a Scrabble bag at random.

Tahmoh Penikett

Enver Gjokaj

Dichen Lachman


ExperianScaresCthulhu: fusillade762: NeoCortex42: Hopefully the show can at least wrap things up with a short epilogue. Maybe just launch all the nukes.

THAT would be awesome. Ending the show by starting World War Three would be a great troll move by the writers.

Like new V's troll move at the end of Season 2/the series?


I never made it that far.  What did they do?

Still think "Life on Mars" was the best/worst. The whole show ended up being a malfunctioning virtual reality program for a crew of astronauts headed to Mars.
2012-11-17 12:09:56 AM
1 votes:

HempHead: Gonna miss Autumn Reiser...

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I miss her as the comic geek lab assistant on from No Ordinary Family. Damn ABC for cancelling it after just 1 season, especially when the last episode showed a lot of promising things for season 2.
2012-11-16 11:21:20 PM
1 votes:
666 Park Ave - Watched the pilot for shiats and giggles, and it was as bad as I had suspected. It's the kind of show that might work on cable if they could show more skin and violence.

Last Resort - I have mildly enjoyed this show, and I'm disappointed that it's going. There's nothing else like it, and several episodes, including the pilot, went places that I didn't imagine it would go. However, unbelievable tactical decisions, like letting the island warlord live for more than 15 minutes, have made for some frustrated viewing. The cast is stellar -- Lost-level talent. I imagine that it's a pricey show to produce, so the ratings have to be huge to justify keeping it.

Revolution - Have half-heartedly followed this one. It's another show where the decisions the characters make are frustrating. Like when the brother breaks free and runs about 20 feet and then stops in the middle of a field for no damn reason, when every creature on Earth would sprint until they collapsed from exhaustion, and of course he gets tackled immediately. And the cliches where the characters are surrounded... and then they break free! Over and over again. There's a lot of that shiat. Dumb.

The major TV networks water down their big shows just like the movie studios water down the huge blockbusters. It makes for bland programming.
2012-11-16 11:09:18 PM
1 votes:

Daedalus27: Last Resort had lots of potential, but I think the 8pm timeslot on Thursday hurt them as it seemed like more of a 9pm or 10pm kind of show. It had it's stupid moments to be sure and dear god, some idiotic plot points, but the overall concept was sound.


How does that show have potential? The concept has potential as a movie or mini-series, but how long could they keep it going? I've been watching the show and I think the cancellation is good news.

No matter what you think of Last Resort now, do you think season 2 would have been as good?
2012-11-16 10:54:02 PM
1 votes:
I'm disappointed that Last Resort is kaput, even though it dragged a bit.

As for 666 Park Avenue, it was-- like so many ABC shows-- basically a soap opera. I watched one episode, and that episode had something like an A plot, a B plot, a C plot, and a D plot. Maybe an E plot. Infidelity was the subject of at least two of them. Like I said, Soap Opera.
2012-11-16 09:31:45 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: AdolfOliverPanties: As much as I love Terry O'Quinn, I don't care about this.

But subby burying the lede that they also canceled "Last Resort?"

That farking sucks!!!!!

Yeah, I was starting to like that show. Even if they did do stupid stuff like communicating by radio with a submerged submarine.


Yeah, at first I dismissed that show. Then watched a couple of eps and thought "Hmmm, looks interesting."

Now they cancel it? See networks, this is why I keep my TV either to sports or not turned on. You geniuses don't give me a farking reason to keep it on~!
2012-11-16 09:10:01 PM
1 votes:

Brick-House: The thing with last resort is, they develop an ongoing story, bring it to a cliff hanger, then cancel it. To that I say, FARK YOU ABC!!!


I think they've already filmed all 13 episodes. Otherwise I'd really hope for a great "F*ck you" ending from the writers like they did with the US version of "Life on Mars".
2012-11-16 08:49:53 PM
1 votes:
And yet The New Normal still lives...

/pretentious twaddle

//NBC please don't pull an Awake, Journeyman or The Event on Revolution.
2012-11-16 08:30:33 PM
1 votes:

Any Pie Left: We watched Last Resort purely on the strength of Andre. Andre is one of those actors that makes anything awesome. Loved his "Thief" series. Last Resort however, while an interesting premise for a movie, has had some suck-ass plotting as well as badly-written secondary characters. There was no good way to sustain the story premise more than one season. It would be nice if they wrote a wrap-up episode but if that happens it will probably be for the DVD and not air.


Yeah, that show's premise didn't sound like it could be stretched over 22 one-hour episodes. It would have worked better as a TV movie or a mini-series.
2012-11-16 08:29:28 PM
1 votes:
I had never heard of Last Resort. Seems odd to cancel a show with numbers so similar to Nashville.

My wife was explaining it to me, and I can't imagine it working as a 8pm lead-in to Grey's Anatomy.
I automatically dismiss everything on ABC as 'chick show.'
I don't watch CBS because I'm tired of CSI clones and Big Bang Theory is just old geek jokes.
I don't watch NBC because I don't want to see Law & Order clones.

Breaking Bad, HBO, football, and a few shows in the Frontline, 60 Minutes groove. I wouldn't have TV if it wasn't basically free for me.
2012-11-16 07:58:54 PM
1 votes:
We watched Last Resort purely on the strength of Andre. Andre is one of those actors that makes anything awesome. Loved his "Thief" series. Last Resort however, while an interesting premise for a movie, has had some suck-ass plotting as well as badly-written secondary characters. There was no good way to sustain the story premise more than one season. It would be nice if they wrote a wrap-up episode but if that happens it will probably be for the DVD and not air.
2012-11-16 07:58:49 PM
1 votes:
The new show I'm shocked to find I'm enjoying quite a bit is The Neighbors.

I quite enjoy surreal comedies. The first episode was a bit rushed, so I didn't think it was going to get better quite so quickly.
2012-11-16 07:48:35 PM
1 votes:
As much as I love Terry O'Quinn, I don't care about this.

But subby burying the lede that they also canceled "Last Resort?"

That farking sucks!!!!!
2012-11-16 07:48:02 PM
1 votes:
terrible show. They didn't really film there,
 
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