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Title: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 05, 2011, 09:54:33 am

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Trailers

Promo #1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFPxyTEcJXU

Episodes

Episode 1: Pilot (http://www.hulu.com/watch/280286/pan-am-pilot#s-p1-so-i0)

Episode 2: We'll Always Have Paris (http://www.hulu.com/watch/280285/pan-am-well-always-have-paris#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 3: Ich Bin Ein Berliner (http://www.hulu.com/watch/280287/pan-am-ich-bin-ein-berliner#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 4: Eastern Exposure (http://www.hulu.com/watch/289542/pan-am-eastern-exposure#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 5: One Coin In A Fountain (http://www.hulu.com/watch/292430/pan-am-one-coin-in-a-fountain#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 6: The Genuine Article (http://www.hulu.com/watch/294748/pan-am-the-genuine-article#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 7: Truth Or Dare (http://www.hulu.com/watch/297427/pan-am-truth-or-dare#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 8: Unscheduled Departure (http://www.hulu.com/watch/298260/pan-am-unscheduled-departure#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 9: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (http://www.hulu.com/watch/305161/pan-am-kiss-kiss-bang-bang#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 10: Secrets And Lies (http://www.hulu.com/watch/317068/pan-am-secrets-and-lies#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 11: Diplomatic Relations (http://www.hulu.com/watch/319399/pan-am-diplomatic-relations#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 12: New Frontiers (http://www.hulu.com/watch/320385/pan-am-new-frontiers#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 13: Romance Languages (http://www.hulu.com/watch/328582/pan-am-romance-languages#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 14: 1964 (http://www.hulu.com/watch/329155/pan-am-1964#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 05, 2011, 09:56:17 am
I first heard about this series at Comic Con. There were a bunch of hotties waking the floor wearing the classic stewardess outfits. I just thought that they were doing cosplay. That is until I followed them back to the Pan Am booth. Ha.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: ganthc on September 06, 2011, 01:28:34 pm
I'm going to check this out.  I don't see it lasting more than one season, but I am intrigued.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 26, 2011, 05:34:26 pm
Added Episode 1: Pilot
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 26, 2011, 05:40:26 pm
Pilot

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I don't think they could have come up with a better name for the Pilot episode of this series.  ;D I was really skeptical of what this show would have to offer, let alone hold my interest. But this was a pretty good episode taking on a very cinematic feel to it. It doesn't feel like a show but more like a mini movie. Fantastic music to mark the times. I'm still unsure how to describe what the show is just based off the premiere. But what did come to my mind while watching it, it was like The Playboy Club...30,000 feet in the air.

A lot of flashbacks for most of the crew during the maiden flight of the newest Pan Am plane. I think that the hook will be that one of the stewardess will be used as a FBI/MI6 contact, or spy to keep tabs on certain passengers of interest.

I will stick around for a few more episodes to see where this goes.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 03, 2011, 09:50:24 am
Added Episode 2: We'll Always Have Paris
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: ganthc on October 03, 2011, 10:38:16 am
I have this show on dvr right now.  I am giving it a shot, but I am not sold on the premise.  Mainly I am just turned on by that walk the stewardesses do as they go by.  They should bring back those outfits, they were awesome!  I have two episodes to see and that will let me know if I want to stay tuned.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 03, 2011, 12:23:55 pm
We'll Always Have Paris

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How could Laura not see that coming regarding her Mother bringing her ex-fiance Greg to Paris in an ambush to get them back together? I saw that coming a mile away. I wasn't expecting Bridget to pop up at all later in the episode. I just assumed that she had been whacked or something. And the bigger shock was not her returning, but in the fact that she was the one that recommended Kate to take over her spot as the liaison with the secret agents.

Christina Ricci. For someone that has top billing on the show, she has surprisingly very little to do. I thought she was going to be the main character, which she is not. That honor seems to be going to everyone else on the show.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 10, 2011, 04:54:56 am
Added Episode 3: Ich Bin Ein Berliner
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 10, 2011, 06:07:24 am
Ich Bin Ein Berliner

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That was a great episode all around and they finally gave Christina something to do, where her character's prime objective is to meet John F. Kennedy. The entire episode centers around JFK's historic speech in Berlin, which opened up Karine Vanasse character of Colette. There's a lot of turmoil with her having to return to Germany when it wasn't long ago that she had to flee from the Nazi. When she sings, it was damn powerful.

Watching this episode, this series, reminds me of watching The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles in which the main character(s) seemingly cross paths with historic moments in time, which isn't a bad thing. I like it.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: ganthc on October 10, 2011, 10:12:02 pm
I got bored of this show after 20 minutes.  I stopped watching it and have no interest in picking it back up.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 10, 2011, 10:17:11 pm
I got bored of this show after 20 minutes.  I stopped watching it and have no interest in picking it back up.

Well, after the past episode, I do have hope that it's looking to get stronger from here on out.. I like it anyway.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 17, 2011, 05:46:22 am
Added Episode 4: Eastern Exposure
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 17, 2011, 07:02:11 am
Eastern Exposure

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Not much happened here other than highlighting back story regarding Ted's quest to get into the space race, only to be cut off at the knees by his own father, who refuses to help him get back into the Navy. One thing I don't understand or get is, why does the Government even wants to use Kate as it's spy? I'm sure there are hundreds of other, more qualified "spies" they could use. One's that don't continually phuck things up.

Also of interest to me the ending regarding the landing of the plane. Up till this episode, I can't recall ever seeing a TV show or movie dealing with landing in crosswinds. So it was interesting to see just how much sway the plane has in a crosswind. The amount of swaying during the landing has convinced me never to go on a plane again. I know it's a common thing when flying, but seeing it was a little unnerving.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 24, 2011, 09:28:59 am
Added Episode 5: One Coin In A Fountain

Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 24, 2011, 11:09:01 am
One Coin In A Fountain

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Looks like the writers are already struggling to come up with anything to sustain this series. What started off with a lot of promise is quickly free falling. This episode as well as last week it was just a lot of....wandering around. Only thing of interest was at the end when Kate looks to be falling for her mark that she used to gain access into a casino to lift fingerprints from another mark.

The writers better come up with something legit or this show will be gone, which I actually see happening soon. Gut feeling.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Mac on October 24, 2011, 12:40:56 pm
Have not watched it, thus no opinion either way. But I've been seeing two different perspectives. One is the steady decline in viewership. The other more recent one, is that the show has eclectic tastes and if you stick with it, it's rather good. This of course was on opinion, but still.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 24, 2011, 01:27:57 pm
Have not watched it, thus no opinion either way. But I've been seeing two different perspectives. One is the steady decline in viewership. The other more recent one, is that the show has eclectic tastes and if you stick with it, it's rather good. This of course was on opinion, but still.

Well, it is an acquired taste and I like the characters. But the writers seem to not even know what the show is about. Pan Am? Runaway Bride? Spies? They need to focus on one thing and have everyone reacting to that. The last couple of episodes it's been kind of "head cut off the chicken and running around aimlessly".
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Mac on October 24, 2011, 02:13:54 pm
Oh

That's not good
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 04, 2011, 05:40:50 pm
Added Episode 6: The Genuine Article
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 04, 2011, 06:43:58 pm
The Genuine Article

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I guess you can say this was the "origin" episode of Maggie (Christina Ricci) in where she started from and how she ended up at Pan Am. It was interesting, but I just don't see where this show is going or if it has the legs to make it to the end of the season. I will give it another couple of episodes to see if they can come up with something better.

Looking at the ratings numbers for the series it looks really bad, dropping from 11 million viewers of it's premiere to just a little over 5 million for this episode. Not good. I am interested to see Gaius Charles (Friday Night Lights) guest staring on a future episode of the series and it's really the only reason why I am giving the show a temporary reprieve till it airs.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 07, 2011, 06:06:43 am
Added Episode 7: Truth Or Dare
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 07, 2011, 07:22:34 am
Truth Or Dare

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What a great episode. I think it helped the series that they simplified it and went with only 2 story lines, both dealing with the beginning of a relationship and the ending of another. The first one dealt with Joe (Gaius Charles) and Laura (Margot Robbie) attraction for each other in a time that wasn't always acceptable which created the bulk of tension. But I thought the scenes they shared together were fantastic. They left it open at the end for his character to return. The other story dealt with Kate (Kelli Garner) and Niko (Goran Visnjic) saying goodbye now that the US Government is forcing his hand to defect and work with them as a spy against his own country.

Overall this was a solid episode and if they decide to keep it simply like they did here at the exclusion of other characters, then so be it.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 14, 2011, 10:56:58 am
Added Episode 8: Unscheduled Departure
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 14, 2011, 12:08:16 pm
Unscheduled Departure

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This is exactly the kind of episode I was expecting from the series. The entire episode consisted just of the plane, the crew and it's passengers as they make an emergency landing in Haiti when one of their Pan Am passengers has a heart attack. Adding a wrinkle to the mix is when the stewardess' allow a refugee to stowaway on board back to the states. Really good episode and I hope to see more of these kinds of episodes in the future.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 01, 2011, 12:48:06 pm
Is Pan Am Really Canceled? Not So Fast... (http://www.eonline.com/news/watch_with_kristin/pan_am_really_canceled_not_fast/277368)

I do believe that the show is in fact cancelled and that Karine Vanasse did in fact get the call from the studio saying so. I just think that ABC is now trying to do damage control so that her statements don't affect the ratings for the episode coming back from Christmas.

Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 05, 2011, 08:13:00 am
Added Episode 9: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 05, 2011, 09:46:21 am
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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Looks like it's back to more of the same as far as story telling is concerned. They went back to multiple story lines, but this time it's 4 separate stories, spreading each one beyond thin. And to top it off, they literally end it with a Gun Shot cliffhanger. If this is in fact the last episode to air, talk about a non-resolution episode. Non of the 4 stories had any resolution whatsoever.

Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 09, 2012, 07:22:36 am
Added Episode 10: Secrets And Lies
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 09, 2012, 09:06:23 am
Secrets And Lies

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I was certain that the last episode would in fact be the final airing. I was wrong. Nothing has really changed about the series. Still too many stories bouncing off one another. This one takes place more or less at the same hotel where the Beatles were saying. It's implied, but we never seen them portrayed here.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 16, 2012, 07:24:12 am
Added Episode 11: Diplomatic Relations
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 16, 2012, 08:28:15 am
Diplomatic Relations

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Pretty good episode that has the Pan Am gang making it's first commercial flight into Moscow, which can only mean one thing: KGB. Sure enough, they arrest both Laura (Margot Robbie) and Bridget (Annabelle Wallis) as possible spies. It's up to Kate (Kelli Garner) to track down Anastasia (Sofia Sokolov) a double agent for the US Government, to use her connections to free her sister. Also interesting was the sudden turn of Amanda (Ashley Greene) putting the moves on Maggie (Christina Ricci). All this coming on the heels of her accepting a marriage proposal from Ted (Michael Mosley) I guess ABC wants some hot lesbian action to goose the ratings. One thing I found interesting at the end when Colette (Karine Vanasse) storms off from Dean (Mike Vogel) was the smirk on Bridget's face, like she planned it to happen like this. My guess is that she purposely planted Dean's pin in her suitcase in the hopes that Colette would find it, leading her to be suspicious about Dean.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 23, 2012, 08:45:05 am
Added Episode 12: New Frontiers
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 23, 2012, 10:47:30 am
New Frontiers
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Walter Cronkite

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Margot Robbie

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Christina Ricci & Kelli Garner


A good episode that got bone-chilling at the end. Off in the distance, in the middle of a conversation between two characters, when you hear some of the people on the streets wailing, I absolutlely knew what was happeneding, even though I wasn''t even aware of the time frame. Other than a brief newspaper article on JFK earlier in the episode, I wasn't mindful of the day itself. So, when the wailing and crying started, the hair on my arms stood up. I wonder if they are going to pick up from the fall out of the assassination next episode.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 13, 2012, 06:59:13 am
Added Episode 13: Romance Languages
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 13, 2012, 08:10:13 am
Romance Languages
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That has to be the oldest kid ever. The episode was good, better than I thought it would be, but they still need to tighten it up. I think it would benefit the show if they dropped a couple of the actors on the show. It's too crowded as it is. When they utilize everyone, their arcs are too small. When they focus on a couple of characters, the rest get forgotten all together. They need to find that perfect balance.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 20, 2012, 04:43:16 pm
Added Episode 14: 1964
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 20, 2012, 06:27:37 pm
1964
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Of course. Wait till what is probably the Series Finale to FINALLY strike the right balance between all the stories and characters. And this one was by far the best and most entertaining. Unforntionately, if this is the end, they left the cliffhanger with just that. Will Ted marry Baby-Mama-Lesbian or go with the woman of his dreams; Laura? Will Colette find her missing Brother? Will Maggie become a full-time smuggler for Pan Am? Will Kate move on and try to become legit Agent for the C.I.A.? That's a lot of stuff left dangling. Ugh.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 12, 2012, 09:07:38 am
ABC Cancels Pan Am (http://www.cinemablend.com/television/ABC-Cancels-Missing-Pan-River-Renews-Body-Proof-UPDATED-42427.html)

Cancellation was expected.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: ganthc on May 14, 2012, 09:37:00 am
Yeah, I couldn't even stomach one episode of this show, it was that boring to me.  To me, it frees up the time slot for something more entertaining, imo.
Title: Re: Pan Am (Season 1)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 14, 2012, 09:39:03 am
Yeah, I couldn't even stomach one episode of this show, it was that boring to me.  To me, it frees up the time slot for something more entertaining, imo.

I think the biggest problem the show had is that it didn't know what it wanted to be. There were too many characters and too many conflicting story lines pulling viewers in every direction.