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I thought The Finder is a good show that has lots of potential. The first episode was cute, with humor thrown in I loved it. It's a show I'd watch regularly if it continues to get better. Totally lovd when Walter was creating his hypothesis out of toys and told Willa that he'd used 3D computer graphics. Love Walter's sense of humor...
Disappointing.....was hoping to see Saffron Burrows, instead I ended up watching 2 1/2 men in a shack in the Keys. For their sake I hope the show improves.The pilot in Bones was far better.
Enjoyed the show. At least enough to watch a couple more eps. before I decide whether it's something I want to DVR every week. It seems tv viewers want immediate satisfaction, to have everything explained in one show. I don't think that's possible. Personally, I can't give total approval or disapproval after one episode.
True story: I bought season one of NCIS about 4 years ago because I found a dirt cheap used version and I'd heard it was a good series. After watching the pilot I thought the show was horrible. I didn't watch the next ep. until 2 months later when I had nothing else to watch. Now it's one of my favorites.
I think the Show was great. Not everything has to be about Booth and Brennen.
I'll be tuning into the Finder every Thursday.
If you like Pysch or The Mentalist this show is for you. As all three shows have the same core concept. Our guy (The Lead) can see or interpret things you (viewer) can't. I'm myself can't bring myself to enjoy such a show. However this does have potential for those that can. Except for the lead, the cast was great. Especially the young man (Cooper) as he should join the team as the new pilot. So I agree with the viewer Go Watch It ! Then write it off but not a second sooner.
Anything that giant black actor is in is worth watching. I just wish they had made the show more watchable and not put it up against Person of Interest. Plan to record it next time and just watch the big guy scenes and commercials. Would make for a better show.
great entertainment,characters worked well...haters go watch History if you are looking for factual info...entertainment is what i wanted and found!
I really liked the show. I wasn't bored and liked the characters. This is TV fiction, not a news report, so the fact that he got is "finder ability" from a head injury doesn't bother me. Superman could really fly? I want to see where the writers go with it and if the characters commit to each other as well as other shows. If the charaters work the show with work. They need to come across as really caring about each other.
The only good part of this show was John Foggerty strumming that guitar...
yes the drug lord was jaime murray
Who played the crazy female drug lord in the first episode? J. Murray? Could not find her listed anywhere ...
Best thing that Fox could do is to get Walter to find their axe and then chop this rubbish out of their schedule. What utter nonsense.
@ann you are correct. The concept is that Walter's finder power is related to his brain injury. It is an unbelievable laughable concept...this is backed up by Hart and cast saying that if Walter doesn't find things he may die...i kid you not. Who writes this nonsense. Oh right the creator.
I want my money back. I hated it. Silly, unforgetable tv. The dream sequence was cringeworthy. The writing bad, the acting not far behind.....I'm done
Haters gonna hate
Did I watch a different show? This was a just as bad as the original
episode shown back in April.
No interest in watching another....
This episode did nothing to encourage me to tune in to the second episode.
The thing is, this show is based on one man's intuition, and intuition is by definition independent of logic. There's nothing wrong with following your intuition in your own life, but you can't explain intuition, and it would be very difficult to write a good TV show about nothing but intuition.
The Finder is not like some sci-fy show where you only have to suspend your disbelief enough to acknowledged that spaceships/mutants/vampires/etc exist, the show asks for your suspension of disbelief through every single case. To watch this show, you must accept that you can never understand a single case on this show, because every single case MUST involve Walter's intuition and you will never be able to understand Walter's intuition. It might be the scientist in me, but I will have to pass on this show. I don’t like my entertainment with a side of mental torture.
Here's where you say: but the big case of the episode, they showed exactly how Walter found that plane, it was pure logic! Except not really. Walter determined which direction the plane went through logic, yes. But from then on, how did he figure out the exactly location of the downed plane?
Like I said, this episode was vastly improved from the Bones tie-in. I liked Willa Monday in theory, though I would have appreciated the role going to a better actor. I disliked the way they immediately put Isabel in several sexually provocative outfits/positions. I rolled my eyes at the shamelessly blatant military endorsements that are, apparently, a necessary part of just about every crime-related show made in the US. The script was sometimes yawn-worthy, but it was an understandable when introducing a weird ability. And, of course, I liked that I could understand everyone when they talked.
I'm afraid I completely disagree.
The whole point of this concept is that Walter is mentally damaged in such a way that it gives him "finder power." But there lies the problem: everything happens in the main character's head. This is not a novel that can be told from the 1st person perspective, nor can dream sequences like the one in this episode happen too often without it becoming a cliché. This isn't even like Sherlock Holmes where all the deductions are based on logic and can thus be explained. No, Walter’s abilities are based on his brain injury, so no one can ever understand what goes on in his head. But because no character on the show can understand how “intuition” helps Walter make the leaps that he does - like knowing the location and the exact path of the thief without any research, we the audience also can't understand his processes. Instead, we are always forced to believe in the trite explanation that Walter does what he does because he is who he is.
Great start for the finder. i think i said this some time, somewhere before, but the premise is so simple that it would be hard to take in a right direction. That being said, i only hope the potential shown in the pilot can be fulfilled. Would this go in the direction of Bones, focusing on character development and intriguing storytelling? I don't know, but i'm in for the ride.
As for the characters, we learnt a little about each of the main cast, but more questions come out of that knowledge. why was Leo about to kill a man? how did Walter get Isabel suspended, Walter's IED incident etc etc. I look forward to be able to be emotionally connected to the cast like i am to Booth, Brennen and Co. If they do it correctly, Fox would have another golden goose on their network. (hopefully the axes at FOX are a little more forgiving this year)
last thing i want to say is. WHY NO LOVE GIVEN TO H.G. WELLS' CAMEO?
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