The show stumbled when they did the stretch with the solo episodes, but otherwise I find it one of the best shows on TV, and certainly better than the sterilized, naughty word free world of network TV. People can watch Hawaii 5-0 or NCIS or whatever, but The Walking Dead beats them all.
I refuse to watch anything on the big networks after the recent Dracula debacle on NBC. I do the superhero shows on CW but after that is is pretty much Walking Dead, Game Of Thrones and nothing else.
I think Republicans will see this as a call for more guns, and then as a free commercial for guns. What can be better for republiicans than seeing people shot live on TV? That's what they live for and orgasm over. This just show hows effective guns are and why we all should have one. If a school of kids won't convince these maniacs to restrict guns, the pay per view airing of two adults being killed won't move anyone.
As long as people vote republican people will die from guns. If you want to see more people shot on live TV, vote for your nearest conservative.
I find it so interesting that TWD is so demographically pure. It has something like a 60% rate for demographic desirability. No other shows come close. You probably have to go to golf and the target 25-54 wealthy white men audience to so easily find the demographic you are looking for. TWD is the best example of why the networks are the true walking dead: they are all desperate for demos, and yet they all passed on this. Had they accepted it, they would have mandated changes to make it undesirable.
Is Kim Dickens the mother? If so, then I have not seen Jesus recently. I didn't care for her.
I think he's great. He has a very real yet entertaining quality to his grouchiness and wisecracks, and not many characters get to play perpetual disdain. There is just about nobody Victor has any use for, and that is what makes him funny. He also delivers his cracks in a way of speaking you can totally sympathize with and understand his eye rolling at everyone--if not at his target then at someone you personally know and feel about them the way Victor feels about Carly, Chloe, whoever. Has he ever acted in anything outside of soaps? I feel he would have made a good character actor as a shady lawyer or businessman, and I honestly think he has a flair for comedy they don't really use.
The reviews said it would be slow. I found it borderline boring for the most part. This family and their typical TV parents just didn't do it for me. The mother was your basic stock TV female character. There was basically no difference between her and say the detective from The Killing. The daughter was a complete waste of time. The father was dull as dirt. The only one I found interesting with the star, the son. I wish they didn't kill off the drug dealer so fast, because I found him interesting with his double life as a goody two shoes kid.
I think the biggest mistake was centering the show around kids and this family. TWD has the power demos without kids for the most part (ok, Carl). TV always thinks you need kids but kids tend to be dull because they have TV kid problems: moody, snotty, young romance...we've seen it all before. Hopefully next week the show picks up.
It's not really a statement about them but about the parents who according to Trump come here two minutes prior to delivery and then say "My Son, The American". I don't see how this qualifies as a slur, or even why using the term is controversial. Is anyone denying this goes on?
It also had so so FX, wrong casting and bad writing. I don't think there was any action at all, and I can't even remember if we even got to see Reed stretch or Sue use her powers in anything other than training. Dr Storm was very stilted and played by a bad actor, and his dialogue at times was eye rolling. It's just a dull, bad movie starring a 17 year old Reed Richards (who should be 45) and a Ben who is hardly in the movie. A lot of things just didn't make sense. Why was Dr Storm with all his government level science know how trolling high school science fairs looking for scientists? What exactly was the problem with Doom that got him kicked off the project? Reed abandoned Ben to escape and promised to come back for him, but he never did. Then Reed shows up and in two minutes they're good to go. The people who took Ben, Johnny and Sue seemed to treat them pretty decently so why was Reed even in hiding? Was it hiding? Somehow Doom shows up with powers but how did he get these powers? I wasn't entirely sure if Doom just wanted to go home or destroy earth, and if he did want to destroy earth, why?
And yet you are salivating at the prospect, popcorn in hand. I find this post and almost everything about it ridiculous. The last sentence especially is borderline delusional. I don't need to ask for clarification here. You are hoping as whites become a minority crimes rises. Then you can use that to explain away whatever it is about crime patterns you want to justify. Deny it if you want, but to be honest I won't believe you.
I get that you see this as some sort of reverse contest trying to show which race kills more, but no, just because you have security at A does not mean just to be fair you need to have security a B.
If your concern is shootngs at superhero movies then you will have to temper those fears with the knowledge that in the past 15 or 500 Marvel movies there has not been any mass murders. Perhaps it is a Batman thing and we will see what happens next year. I also am getting the feeling you think this is some major coup that you can rattle off white killers and thus expose racial bias in society. Therefore I direct you to page 162 of the politics thread from 2012 where I said the following: I was calling the white guys killers before marine shooting, school shooting and movie shootings even happened. And why any of this should prevent theaters and studios from raising security at obvious potential flashpoints for violence I have no idea. The people to take it up with are the people who have fought in movie theaters.
The difference is he was the exception, whereas unfortunately bad behavior is more and more the rule, thus the studio volunteering to pay for security. Or are we so conspiracy minded with a PC bent that what we really think is the movie studio is volunteering to pay based on fictional concerns all to give black male youth a bad name?
Do we really think the studio just came up with this concern on their own? Rather than seek out every aberration you can to show "whites do it too!" why not lament that fact the studios feel it has come to this based on the concerns of the theaters in question? Or are they racist too? I guess everyone is racist and the gangs fighting in the theater-those precious darlings one and all, and each one a mother's angel--do nothing wrong. That is the direction this thread is heading if you want my honest opinion. I guess that makes me racist somehow too.