Wow. You really like this show. Good for you.
However, I think instead of attacking people, you could debate the show's points politely. I never once said anyone shouldn't enjoy this show. Matter of fact I said I was happy for those with families who enjoy it. Did I give word for word consideration of the narratives? No. Apparently, you read way too much into a brief, high level (instead of in-depth) analysis. You don't agree with my comments, great, but you should never personally attack anyone by saying they lack patience or rationalizing abilities. It seems the level of maturity in your comments is such that you cannot accept others opposing opinions and cannot express your view without resorting to name calling.
I happen to watch the Walking Dead, Hell On Wheels, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, etc but I didn't see your reviews on any of those shows. Hmm... These shows I enjoy immensely and yes I do fire off on plot points in each. But that's the fun of this type of forum; it's encouraging respectful, lively debate. Not name calling or personal attacks on differing opinions.
Maybe you should take consideration of others to heart before a declaration in which your intelligence and viewpoint is above those of us who you personally attack.
Wow, the hubs and I laughed hysterically during this entire episode. Every person in the group has such a different dynamic. It lends so much to the show. I loved Schmidt & his cooking. I'm the same way, clean hands! Cece trying to get him to yell was awesome! Oh the horror of the pudding!
Justin Long as Paul was awesome. His quirky character played right into Jess' and it should make for interesting scenarios with Nick. I'm not sure he recognizes his jealousy yet. Let it build because it will only get funnier.
This is the best new comedy of the season. I can't wait for the Christmas episode!
Thanks Carissa! Glad you're keeping the faith :)
I agree with The Watcher. I am a huge Lost fan (oh how I miss thee Lost) and was hoping this show may help me get over missing my beloved. I can absolutely think outside of our current reality. I love cartoons but you don't see me complaining Scooby-Doo & Shaggy aren't realistic because they should be in their 60's. Fun, entertaining concepts should be explored. I actually encourage reading vs. television (sshhh don't tell) because of those very reasons. I simply think the intelligence of this show (or lack thereof) is sad. It's like saying we, the viewing audience, don't have the mental capacity and understanding to handle a sophisticated science based show. They have explained nothing about the science of how it works or why they chose to go to that specific time period. I figured it would come up, as the show is based on time travel to a prehistoric era.
I'm happy for those of you who enjoy the show with your families. It's great to have that option.
Daryl's is so awesome! That's why he is my favorite character on the show, because he's not in the comics. Such a wild card. His trophy necklace was so freaking BA! Between him pulling an arrow through his body and his squirrel sushi it was amazing. Plus the fact that his character, being a survivalist, is the one person truly cares about finding Sophia (which at this point has simply become annoying to the rest of us) is touching. Such a tender heart for someone who eats raw squirrel.
I won't go too much into detail about the other characters, because let's face it, there wasn't much going on this week. Yes, Andrea went commando on Darryl (she is my fave in the comics but on the show I find her horribly stale) and Lori's whoa as me routine was blah. Yes she messed up big time (we all know whose child it is based on the story timeline) so let's play it out and let the fleas bite. I do think Rick & Shane's conversation in the woods was a bit of foreshadowing.
The barn. Finally the dirty secret is out. Yes, Herschel doesn't like weapons on his farm, doesn't like killing zombies and now we know why. He keeps them locked up until the day comes (at least he hopes) where a cure will be administered. Yes (those of us who've read the comics) already know why but they did give a few good reasons why he'd do such a thing. He's a man a faith and believes in the good book. His scenes with Rick set up that scenario well.
Hopefully before the hiatus (which is unlikely) they will resolve the Sophia nonsense (we know about her) and get into the nitty gritty. I hope the show doesn't stray too much from the comics. Yes, there has to be some liberties but hopefully Kirkman won't let them destroy everything we love about the story.
I like the pace this show is setting. I love a slow burn story, it leaves lots of time for in-depth character development. Bohannon is definitely going to be complex. He's smart enough to know everyone has a price. I loved the scene between him & the Swede in the train car holding cell. As soon as he kicked his plate I told my hubby he wanted the spoon. Of course he couldn't forget his hat. Classic.
My favorite scene was between Bohannon and the reverend. When Bohannon stated he wasn't worthy of forgiveness, it sent chills. As if he had given up on the world...it was the moment you realize his character is not playing around. He's on a mission of revenge and won't let anyone get in his way. This was obvious in the next scenes where he talked Durant into being the new boss.
I also disagree regarding Lily. She's a tough chick. Her first scenes, bloody in battle, killing a man with an arrow in hand-to-hand combat was freaking awesome. I have a feeling she's going to be a great character to watch.
Overall, this show is amazing so far. It's still a little wait and see where they will take the story but as of now, I'm completely hooked.
This episode surprised me the most of this season. Who knew Nucky could be patient. I am also in agreement as my favorite scene was between Torrio, Rothstein & Nucky. Of all the gangster moves, patience is underrated; and the old dogs are about to teach the young pups a lesson.
Jimmy is showing steadily he wasn't quite ready for his new position as everyone thinks he was. The way he threw Mickey in front of everyone only showed his lack of self control, rather than an exert of power.
I think the timing of Margaret's daughter being ill may lead to a pregnancy story. Is it Nucky's or Owen's...just a thought. It seems her indiscretion will have consequences. I'm not sure if Katie suspects anything yet, but their behavior is surely suspicious.
I'm really looking forward to Nucky's plan with McGarrigle. What tricks does he have up his sleeve? I'm so excited to see how this plays out. Hands down, BE is the best show on TV.
This was a great episode. I loved seeing the older episodes mixed with the current (and perhaps future LOL) stuff. I didn't find anything disconcerting either but others may. I enjoyed the alternate timelines, the south succeeding. Classy. I teased my husband about it mercilessly. This show keeps getting better. @Joe, who cares? It's a cartoon. When did cartoons have to follow real world rules? I mean I loved Scooby-Doo as a kid (who didn't) and he's still hanging with Shaggy who should be well into his what 60's by now (give or take a few years depending on his age in 1969). Mickey Mouse first appeared in 1928. By your rules he'd be most likely dead, as I'm not sure mice can live into their 90's (again give or take a few years depending on Mickey's age in 1928). Point is, relax & enjoy. It's supposed to be fun.
Ugh. When this show first came out I thought it was okay, mostly because my husband likes it. Two episodes ago I moved from okay to tolerate. Now, I've officially moved from tolerate to dislike. It's like some lame kids show simply marketed to adults (perhaps why the hubs likes it LOL) and I cannot watch this anymore. ITA about the see-through table scene. Really? Wow. And the so-keen detective skills. Wow he got a confession by poking a stick at the perp. Must be a magical stick. Plus the fact the "invisible teen" tells only her little sister, not her stick-poking detective father, doctor mother, or soldier boytoy, that her new boss is most likely an imposter was ridiculous at best. Yes, because an annoying 8 year old (or however old this kid is, she's bugged me since episode 1) knows how to help. Oh of course, he's a vampire. Maybe that's why we need the sticks, to steak his heart into the earth to prevent his undead self from walking around. Glad to know vampires were still relevant in 85M B.C. I'm so thankful for DVR, the hubs can watch alone. This show jumped the prehistoric shark three episodes ago.
I liked the back story this week on Arthur. It was nice to see he was once in the field like Annie. Joan's jealousy was great. I always wonder if they really do like each other but this episode confirmed it. Annie was on the back burner this week, which was ok by me. I agree with the Danielle/Annie annoying relationship scenes. Yes, we know Danielle is ticked off, but give Annie a break. It's not like she has a cake job. If only Danielle could see what Annie does she'd be less inclined to throw a fit over framed children's artwork. Oh Auggie, how I love it when he's front and center. I too was happy he found a little happiness however I want him to be with Annie, darn it. And Jai with his "authority" (Cartman style) was brilliant. I loved how he threw it in Joan's face he was promoted instead of ending up in AZ. Deliciously devilish. Looking forward to the next few episodes.
This episode was slow, but it focused on character development. Regardless of how the comics did it (yes I've been a fan since the beginning of the comic) the show is different. Darryl isn't in the comics, which is why I love his character so much. Yes, I'm also bored with the "what's in the barn" stuff (since we know) & "missing" Sophia. The pregnancy has been building since last season so it wasn't a big surprise. I'm hoping this will climax soon. Although they are airing only a few more eps then hiatus until Feb I think. Such a long wait. Ugh...
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