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Re: The Last Ship - TNT
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2014, 07:42:21 am »
Hey Jim, is Falling Skies worth picking up? I watched Season 1 when it originally aired, but I never stuck with the series after that. So, worth getting from the Library on DVD?
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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2014, 12:31:34 pm »
From the library I'd say yes. There is a bunch of stuff that I watch that is middle of the road that I will stick with but Falling Skies is a 7-8. I still look forward to watching. Go 1 season at a time. I've been looking for Arrow hope to do a marathon of it soon. I pulled season 1 at work the other day spent about 5 min reading the back.

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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2014, 02:01:10 pm »
Arrow has been one of my favorite shows the past two season. By all means, go check it out!!
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« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2014, 07:38:23 am »
I'm seeing the ads for Falling Skies. Haven't made the effort to devote time to it. It's what season?

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Re: The Last Ship - TNT
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2014, 06:25:13 am »
Dead Reckoning  :-\

Last night’s episode of The Last Ship is very much on the verge of already jumping the shark. I mean c’mon with the Russian Commander. I almost bust out laughing with “I’m going to take over the WORLD”. This is a 007 villain doggy paddling in Austin Power’s territory. I had a hard enough time swallowing the idea of the Al-Qaeda not blinking and continuing a war while most of the world is dead.

Now a Russian war ship with an equally goofy Commander, who by the way, we will see again, in some future episode. Most of the stuff in between this Russian/American conflict was OK, but I’m telling ya, these studio’s seem to be directing for the lowest common denominator. There’s a fine line between entertaining and becoming ridiculous.
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« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2014, 02:40:04 pm »
Dead Reckoning




I agree 100% with Mac's assessment that the villain went too far into Bond territory with his proclamation. I'll get say that I think the writer(s) purposely used some of the Roger Moore-Era Bond flicks, intentional or not, when creating his Russian Antagonist. Overall, I thought the episode finished strong in spite of a slow opening and the ham-fisted dialogue between the two captains. I did however like the tactical bait and switch of fooling the Russian's into believing the US Ship was still in port. I thought it was done very well in creating a sense of urgency for the viewer.
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Re: The Last Ship - TNT
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2014, 06:50:24 am »
We’ll Get There  :-\

Last night’s episode didn’t have conflict, but more of a survivor slant.

Gaaaaaaaaaaaawd, I just want to strangle TNT because of their bombardment of commercials during The Last Ship. I actually screamed at the TV it bugged me soooo much. Which is kind of related to a fairly boring episode last night. The combination of non-story and the overabundance of commercials definitely tested my patience. My wife loves the show and I do find something yet hooking me, but I am definitely on the fence about staying with it. The commercial onslaught is a huge negative.
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Re: The Last Ship - TNT
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2014, 06:31:07 pm »
Liked the episode HOWEVER getting water from coors light??? Hello it is water

Blatant product placement also.

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« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2014, 09:37:47 am »
We’ll Get There



I thought the episode was good, if not great. I like that we all put great emphasis on technology for everyday things and when the basic thing of fresh water is taken away from us, we fall to pieces. It's from this depth we have to come up with creative things to replace whatever is taken away from us. It was kind of a Macgyver moment in creating the sails and drowning the 'Cure' in the ocean to keep it cold enough. Probably why I like the episode. Sure, not much else happened in the form of a story, but it did enough to keep me engage with the show. They probably wanted to get the water from the alcohol from the beer because the last thing they need are a bunch of drunken sailors getting tattoos.  ;D

Sucks about the ads. Watching it OnDemand for this episode in particular wasn't too bad when it came to commercials.
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Re: The Last Ship - TNT
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2014, 06:50:39 pm »
El Toro



Best part of the entire episode was their little 'Rambo' infiltration of the camp. I would like to see more of this on the show and I think that's how each episode is being built. Doctor needs such and such at Location X. Navy heads to retrieve it. Meets hostiles. Takes them out. End of episode. I don't mind this, but I do hope that they don't drag it out forever before the Doc can start working on a cure (which won't work for whatever reason. Otherwise the series is done). Still waiting on the mutiny!!
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Re: The Last Ship - TNT
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2014, 08:39:46 am »
I agree with your post Chip but I would add having to drive -sail- past the infected people on the beach really added the human element to the whole thing.

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« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2014, 08:53:35 am »
I agree. It was a great way to not only remind the characters on the show, but to remind the viewers exactly what they are fighting for. It's easy to lose sight of the big picture if it's all about the missions without a face(s) attached to it.
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Re: The Last Ship - TNT
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2014, 07:04:46 am »
I found last nights episode "Lockdown" an improvement over the last two episodes. It was solid drama. Focusing on the "what if" an infection on a boat. It got pretty intense and subplots of various individuals was very realistic. Great speech by the captain to summarize and set things right.
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Re: The Last Ship - TNT
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2014, 04:02:38 pm »
Lockdown



Easily the best episode yet and it didn't even require one gun to be fired either. I was pretty sure that this was going to finally kick the mutiny I have been waiting for. But as soon as the Captain brought everyone (almost everyone) into the lab to explain what they are doing to find the cure and what their mission is in order to see to it that they succeed, I knew those that were on the fence would in fact reenlist. Episode was perfect from start to finish. I'm still convinced that a mutiny is fast approaching. They may have stemmed the tide for now, but once the failure rate of the cure starts to mount, that's when the cracks are going to come fast and furious.
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Re: The Last Ship - TNT
« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2014, 06:41:13 am »
SOS




Kind of a holding pattern episode once they extract the lone survivor from the boat who just happens to be immune to the virus and will become Patient X for the eventual cure. That is until she's killed or more likely traded to the Russians in exchange for the Captain. Speaking of Cappy, it was a nice twist at the end of the episode given how it was edited. Sure, we've all seen this type of bait and switch swerve before in other shows. But it still works as it sets up the next episode. Overall, this was a good episode to watch.
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