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2014-02-14 03:51:06 PM
Apparently Jeri Ryan is only capable of acting when wearing a skin tight bodysuit.
 
2014-02-14 03:54:35 PM
The show is okay. It's not THAT good.
 
2014-02-14 04:05:01 PM
Dear SyFy Network PR folks,

Stop trying to get me to care about your latest pseudo thriller designed primarily to be able to be filmed on the cheap.

Give me a space opera, or at least a well written compelling show featuring space travel, aliens, and all that jazz.

Kthxbye
 
2014-02-14 04:15:40 PM
six of nine'll never show the goods, dammit.
 
2014-02-14 04:37:39 PM
I've been recording it but haven't started watching it yet.
 
2014-02-14 04:49:06 PM
Heh, heh. "to learn why Helix is the best new show on television". Ha, ha, ha. Yeah, that's why I clicked. Sure.
 
2014-02-14 04:49:13 PM

Blues_X: The show is okay. It's not THAT good.


I find it interesting enough with some changes from the usual trite formula.  For one, the show isn't above being a bit brutal about things, and it's managed to evade the "we dangle a bunch of plot threads without resolving anything until the season finale" trap without swinging wildly to the other side and giving away the whole game in the span of the first few episodes.

Don't get me wrong, there's a fair number of cliches and obvious plot twists, but its different enough that I'm still mostly surprised by each episode.  And its enjoyable to boot.  Worth watching in my book.
 
2014-02-14 04:50:49 PM
You can either click on this link to learn why Helix is the best new show on television or you can click on this link to see Jeri Ryan in a skin-tight bodysuit. Either way, you'll probably want to click on this link to see the same damn picture of Jeri Ryan that's been around for 15 years that you've probably already fapped to a few times.

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2014-02-14 04:50:53 PM

yukichigai: Blues_X: The show is okay. It's not THAT good.

I find it interesting enough with some changes from the usual trite formula.  For one, the show isn't above being a bit brutal about things, and it's managed to evade the "we dangle a bunch of plot threads without resolving anything until the season finale" trap without swinging wildly to the other side and giving away the whole game in the span of the first few episodes.

Don't get me wrong, there's a fair number of cliches and obvious plot twists, but its different enough that I'm still mostly surprised by each episode.  And its enjoyable to boot.  Worth watching in my book.



I'm still watching it. It's just developing slower than I thought it would. But that may be a good thing.
 
2014-02-14 04:51:33 PM
Wanna know a great new show getting very little press (other than the countless commercials for it on BBC)?

Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond

Really enjoying it.  And it's filthy.

Although they showed him more or less rape a woman last week and it was pretty shocking.  It was supposed to be Bond-esque in the "No...no...no....no...oh...yes...yes...yes....." variety, but it was pretty graphic and violent. Not James Bond-ish at all.
 
2014-02-14 04:51:42 PM
I tried watching HELIX...it's well written acted...etc... but frankly I just don't give a shiat about the premise. I just don't... I'm so sick of the "Zombie" genre that anything even remotely resembling it BORES THE shiat OUT OF ME anymore.
so far as the article in the link... what a whole bunch of fanboy gushing prattle.
Luciano Carro is a really sweet person, but her acting chops are strictly middle of the road. She's competent, but she has no range.

and Jerri Ryan in spandex...so?  you're reading this on the internet which means instant access to millions of hotter nuder women, so I really don't care enough about a near 20 year old photo from the worst thing to happen to the Trek franchise (Voyager...bite me.)
 
2014-02-14 04:52:15 PM
It's only the same picture of Jeri Ryan that's been making the rounds of the internet since Voyager was on the air.
 
2014-02-14 04:52:52 PM

Cewley: six of nine'll never show the goods, dammit.


Thanks Obama
 
2014-02-14 04:54:39 PM
Air ducts going every which way, big enough to hold people inside. COME ON MAN
 
2014-02-14 04:54:52 PM
everybody knows the best new show is   True Detective
 
2014-02-14 04:59:54 PM
Once, she wore a skin-tight suit, to show what she had.
Now, she wears a skin tight suit just to hold it in place.
The old grey mare, she aint what she used to be...
 
2014-02-14 05:02:54 PM
Dude it's not even close to the best show on TV. And I actually like Helix and DVR it every week.

So far it's like a long SyFy movie about some sort of engineered disease. The main Dr., his young hot student, and his ex are all pretty cliche. The mysterious nefarious corporation as well. But it's got its moments and I do watch it every week.

/Justified is the best show on right now
 
2014-02-14 05:03:14 PM
in tangentially related news, I've been watching DS9 on Netflix and it's fantastic

/Dax >>> 7 of 9
 
2014-02-14 05:04:21 PM

Blues_X: yukichigai: Blues_X: The show is okay. It's not THAT good.

I find it interesting enough with some changes from the usual trite formula.  For one, the show isn't above being a bit brutal about things, and it's managed to evade the "we dangle a bunch of plot threads without resolving anything until the season finale" trap without swinging wildly to the other side and giving away the whole game in the span of the first few episodes.

Don't get me wrong, there's a fair number of cliches and obvious plot twists, but its different enough that I'm still mostly surprised by each episode.  And its enjoyable to boot.  Worth watching in my book.


I'm still watching it. It's just developing slower than I thought it would. But that may be a good thing.


Agreed, though part of why I'm okay with that is that the writers have confirmed there will be a resolution at episode 13.  It may be one that is a little open ended so as to allow for a second season, but at least it won't be a case of "well we paced this for 22 episodes even though we only got an initial order of 13, so you never get to figure out anything.  YOU GET NOTHING! YOU LOSE!  GOOD DAY SIR!"
 
2014-02-14 05:05:43 PM
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GIMME AN 'R'!!!!
 
2014-02-14 05:06:59 PM
I'm kind of ashamed to say it, but my favorite show on television right now is Supernatural. I didn't watch it until this last few months, because it had the stigma with me of being a CW show.  Figured it was going to be Dawson's Creek with monsters.  But after we got back stateside and I got Netflix, the wife and I gave it a shot, and we basically devoured all eight seasons they had available from Christmas until earlier this week.

Now I have to figure out how to get the first couple episodes of this season so I can pick up on the weekly schedule.
 
2014-02-14 05:08:24 PM

yukichigai: but at least it won't be a case of "well we paced this for 22 episodes even though we only got an initial order of 13, so you never get to figure out anything.  YOU GET NOTHING! YOU LOSE!  GOOD DAY SIR!"


Damn it, how many times has that happened to me now, and I never learn...
 
2014-02-14 05:08:41 PM
The show is bad. The ideas have been played out in other shows and movies. Jeri Ryan, like Summer Glau, does not bring anything but bad luck to a show.
 
2014-02-14 05:10:35 PM
Wow, I'd never heard of it and, in checking it out now, see that Billy Campbell is in it - he used to be a drinking buddy (the man likes his tequila). Cool, have to set the dvr
 
2014-02-14 05:13:15 PM

yukichigai: Blues_X: yukichigai: Blues_X: The show is okay. It's not THAT good.

I find it interesting enough with some changes from the usual trite formula.  For one, the show isn't above being a bit brutal about things, and it's managed to evade the "we dangle a bunch of plot threads without resolving anything until the season finale" trap without swinging wildly to the other side and giving away the whole game in the span of the first few episodes.

Don't get me wrong, there's a fair number of cliches and obvious plot twists, but its different enough that I'm still mostly surprised by each episode.  And its enjoyable to boot.  Worth watching in my book.


I'm still watching it. It's just developing slower than I thought it would. But that may be a good thing.

Agreed, though part of why I'm okay with that is that the writers have confirmed there will be a resolution at episode 13.  It may be one that is a little open ended so as to allow for a second season, but at least it won't be a case of "well we paced this for 22 episodes even though we only got an initial order of 13, so you never get to figure out anything.  YOU GET NOTHING! YOU LOSE!  GOOD DAY SIR!"


I had been wondering about that. I enjoy the show but the premise is better suited to having a definite ending. It'll go to shiat pretty quick if they try to stretch it out.
 
2014-02-14 05:13:39 PM
Is it as good as Alphas?

/SyFy: where good TV goes to die.
 
2014-02-14 05:14:39 PM
Jeri Ryan doesn't do anything for me. Summer Glau, on the other hand, doesn't do all that much for me either. I keep asking them to help around the basement and so far nothing.
 
2014-02-14 05:14:39 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Dear SyFy Network PR folks,

Stop trying to get me to care about your latest pseudo thriller designed primarily to be able to be filmed on the cheap.

Give me a space opera, or at least a well written compelling show featuring space travel, aliens, and all that jazz.

Kthxbye


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Jazz.
 
2014-02-14 05:15:32 PM

Griftin Rubes: everybody knows the best new show is   True Detective


This, and it's not even fair to compare the two.

Thread over.
 
2014-02-14 05:15:38 PM

Griftin Rubes: everybody knows the best new show is   True Detective


And we're done here.
 
2014-02-14 05:19:18 PM
Watched the first two episodes when it premiered, scratched my chin for 45 seconds, then I noped it.

/ Patiently waiting for the next season of "Defiance".
 
2014-02-14 05:21:01 PM
I have watched every episode and I enjoy it but I have no idea what is going on.  Between people doing stoopid stuff and other people keeping info to  themselves and the slow delivery.  It does seem to be coming together now that the evil corp is being brought in.
 
2014-02-14 05:21:13 PM

Shadowknight: I'm kind of ashamed to say it, but my favorite show on television right now is Supernatural. I didn't watch it until this last few months, because it had the stigma with me of being a CW show.  Figured it was going to be Dawson's Creek with monsters.  But after we got back stateside and I got Netflix, the wife and I gave it a shot, and we basically devoured all eight seasons they had available from Christmas until earlier this week.

Now I have to figure out how to get the first couple episodes of this season so I can pick up on the weekly schedule.


CW has actually got a good formula down for their more actioney shows in this regard, one they experimented with first in Smallville before they finally nailed it down in time for the premier of Supernatural.  They do have the Dawson's Creek-esque "let's talk about our feels" moments in every episode, but by and far it's limited to a few minutes in the last segment of the show.  The rest of the show is more often than not unrelated to the feels of the week and largely self-contained.  You can watch any episode of Supernatural in any order without any context and usually about 90% of the episode still makes sense.

The above formula has been cut-pasted pretty much directly to the other CW "action" shows.  Smallville of course had the updated formula by the end, I'm told Beauty and the Beast uses it as well, and the new Tomorrow People also uses it pretty extensively.  The only outlier is Arrow, which features frequent flashbacks in virtually every episode; fortunately those always tie in to the current plot in some way (allegorical if nothing else) so even if you don't understand what's going on in the "flashback plot" you still get something out of them.
 
2014-02-14 05:21:13 PM
Helix - Doctors, scientists and security who apparently know what protocols are but have no idea why they should be followed and no intention of doing so. Exactly one interesting character, now dead.

It's awful.
 
2014-02-14 05:23:48 PM

Rustybumperjack: Griftin Rubes: everybody knows the best new show is   True Detective

And we're done here.


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2014-02-14 05:24:05 PM

BATMANATEE: I had been wondering about that. I enjoy the show but the premise is better suited to having a definite ending. It'll go to shiat pretty quick if they try to stretch it out.


I'm steadying myself for a certain amount of open-endedness in the "resolution", but they were clear in that the first season concerns an event which takes place over 13 days and draws to some kind of conclusion.  I have a feeling they'll figure out something important about the virus, maybe even develop a treatment and stop it, but there will be some other source of it that they either can't stop or don't know about which leaves season two with something to do.
 
2014-02-14 05:24:11 PM

Griftin Rubes: everybody knows the best new show is   True Detective


This and The Blacklist comes in a distant second for me. I watch Helix just to see what dumb shiat the "CDC" do next
/Helix will piss anyone off that have common sense
 
2014-02-14 05:25:04 PM
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2014-02-14 05:26:13 PM
Looking for monkeys with a lethal infection? Sure, lets go poking around in the dark room filled with empty, busted-from-the-inside monkey cages wearing NO PROTECTIVE GEAR WHATSOEVER. Then when we find one I'll just talk to it like a cute fluffy kitty stuck in a tree and get close enough so it can LEAP OUT AND TRY TO RIP MY FACE OFF.

Find a security guard stripped of his uniform and missing his hand? Simply wonder aloud about why Mr Infected Guy would want the hand even though earlier we talked about how we had to deactivate Mr Infected Guy's RFID chip. You know, THE ONE IN HIS HAND THAT LETS HIM OPEN DOORS.

Stupid, stupid, stupid.
 
2014-02-14 05:27:09 PM
Seeing photos of Jeri Ryan in civvies over the years have given me great respect for the creators of her foundation garments during her time as 13 and 14 of 18. If you ever got her naked those things would be on the floor.

/which I could probably live with
//but still
 
2014-02-14 05:28:24 PM
I know this is Studman69 territory, but......perhaps the sine qua non of butterface.  the body is SLAMMMMMINNNNNNNN-uhhhhhhhnnnnnffffffff, but.....that buttchin, her angular features.....you could cut diamonds with her cheekbones.  she looks like a picasso painting had a baby with manface.
 
2014-02-14 05:29:57 PM

Griftin Rubes: everybody knows the best new show is   True Detective


Agree.

I think Helix is good (not great).  It really just seems to be an updated Andromeda strain with the typical "Lost" style hidden agenda stuff.
 
2014-02-14 05:29:59 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Helix - Doctors, scientists and security who apparently know what protocols are but have no idea why they should be followed and no intention of doing so. Exactly one interesting character, now dead.

It's awful.


I admit I was pretty pissed at the loss of said character, but again, the show isn't above being somewhat brutal.  So long as they don't make the same mistake 24 Season 6 made (a.k.a. "quick, think of your favorite character.  THEY'RE DEAD!") it'll be okay.

The lack of following protocol is pretty nonsensical though, but then again I'm willing to suspend some disbelief.  Also in my head they're acting irresponsible because they're all subtly infected and don't know it yet.

drjekel_mrhyde: Griftin Rubes: everybody knows the best new show is   True Detective

This and The Blacklist comes in a distant second for me. I watch Helix just to see what dumb shiat the "CDC" do next
/Helix will piss anyone off that have common sense


My name for The Blacklist is "James Spader Being James Spader".  Really, that's what the show is, except paired with people doing disturbing things that are so disturbing they make James Spader's inhering disturbingness seem friendly and safe.  It's a winning formula, really.
 
2014-02-14 05:30:14 PM
New shows this season that are better than Helix:

Masters of Sex
True Detective
Sleepy Hollow
Trophy Wife
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Enlisted

Granted three of those are comedies, so it's maybe not a fair comparison, but Helix, while decent enough, is far from the best new show on television.
 
2014-02-14 05:30:44 PM

rickythepenguin: I know this is Studman69 territory, but......perhaps the sine qua non of butterface.  the body is SLAMMMMMINNNNNNNN-uhhhhhhhnnnnnffffffff, but.....that buttchin, her angular features.....you could cut diamonds with her cheekbones.  she looks like a picasso painting had a baby with manface.


Just because you want women with features like Hello Kitty...
 
2014-02-14 05:33:29 PM

Bubblegum Tate: in tangentially related news, I've been watching DS9 on Netflix and it's fantastic

/Dax >>> 7 of 9


And Dax has shown use full frontal ;)
 
2014-02-14 05:33:51 PM

fusillade762: Find a security guard stripped of his uniform and missing his hand? Simply wonder aloud about why Mr Infected Guy would want the hand even though earlier we talked about how we had to deactivate Mr Infected Guy's RFID chip. You know, THE ONE IN HIS HAND THAT LETS HIM OPEN DOORS.


Actually that one made sense to me since the RFID chips on everyone else were all implanted in the other hand.  I thought they'd make something of asking why the guard had his RFID in the other hand, but they never did.

Even then it's a fair question to ask if you think of it not as asking what he would use the hand for, but where he would use the RFID chip to get into.
 
2014-02-14 05:34:19 PM
use = us
 
2014-02-14 05:38:14 PM

yukichigai: CW has actually got a good formula down for their more actioney shows in this regard, one they experimented with first in Smallville before they finally nailed it down in time for the premier of Supernatural.  They do have the Dawson's Creek-esque "let's talk about our feels" moments in every episode, but by and far it's limited to a few minutes in the last segment of the show.  The rest of the show is more often than not unrelated to the feels of the week and largely self-contained.  You can watch any episode of Supernatural in any order without any context and usually about 90% of the episode still makes sense.

The above formula has been cut-pasted pretty much directly to the other CW "action" shows.  Smallville of course had the updated formula by the end, I'm told Beauty and the Beast uses it as well, and the new Tomorrow People also uses it pretty extensively.  The only outlier is Arrow, which features frequent flashbacks in virtually every episode; fortunately those always tie in to the current plot in some way (allegorical if nothing else) so even if you don't understand what's going on in the "flashback plot" you still get something out of them.


I have to disagree.  While there is a lot of "Monster of the Week" episodes, even during those there are elements of the central plot mixing in them.  Usually one of the brothers being pissed at the other for some reason, yes, but it works.  And for me, most of the time when they are "dealing with the feels," it makes sense in terms of the plot.  

Plus, they break the fourth wall so often I just love it.  Making the one episode where they break into another dimension where they are in a show called "Supernatural" and are actually the actors that portray them was the obvious, but the fact that they have an entire book series that chronicles their history that they reference constantly, right down to the creepy brother-on-brother fan fiction that results, and are constantly referencing their own character stereotypes, just makes me love the show.  It is "serious" that doesn't take itself seriously.
 
2014-02-14 05:44:31 PM
Wait, isn't this the show that suffers from SG:U syndrome? Otherwise known as "The writers make the supposedly intelligent characters functionally retarded for the sake of plot" syndrome? I got burned bad enough on SG:U, but at least that show got good before it was cancelled.
 
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