i wish they would make more than 13 a year. ANd it is one of the best shows on TV today.I liked the last ship a lo tbetter than the new fear the dead
I binge watched the first 4 episodes available on Comcast OnDemand, and I can tell you the series only gets better. The characters become even stronger and the actors are uniformly excellent. The period music is perfect without taking over. And the ethical issues raised are ones that still trouble our society. This will be one show I will make time for in my schedule.
I see this episode as the end of the middle act for most of the main characters. Rather than progressing any one character's arc ahead. They all seem to be pretty level now. They all know what their final mission for the season will be. Eph has a rifle and has the head of Stoneheart clearly in his sights (but how will he pull it off). Eph's son will, hopefully, realises that his mother is gone and disappear for the rest of the season. Angel realises he can't leave with the girl and start afresh, as the friendly-Vamp has revealed to him that the Master will make him suffer, eventually (he must get back in the fight). The old man now knows who has the book and a big clue as to how to find it (that was my favourite part of the episode by the way, the Cardinal having his rights read). Fet can also focus on the mission ahead having been told man-up by Setrakian in reference to his relationship.
Are you all okay with the fabricated lying and evil version of Brigham Young, his fabricated lunatic, murderous son, and all the distortions about Mormon history and beliefs? Must be ex-Mormon writers to be so hostile. Viewers ought to read the actual history of the transcontinental railroad. Badly done.
Are you okay with seeing Jesus in Pennsylvania and all the magic hat crap? All religions are fairly tales for the stupid, but the mormons have got to be the gullible!
Obviously, you can't compare Mr. Robot to Complications. They belong to two entirely different genres. The target audience of each would not be the same. I loved Complications. Lots of action, simple to understand. Mr. Robot....I needed a computer definition manual to keep up with the technospeak. The storyline was confusing. So they should be judged by their own merits. Unfortunately, my preferred show was cancelled. I guess the nerds won out.
Just finished watching and I'm not sure how I feel about this one. Definite filler involved here (I really hope those rumors about ten episodes the rest of the way are true). Yet there were some great moments. Every scene with Eichorst for example. Palmer getting under his skin was great. One of the few scenes with Palmer that I felt was memorable this whole season. I think Dutch should come back for one last episode so she can get offed. I didn't miss her this episode at all. The reaction Fet had when Setrakian said they were going to rob the Cardinal was priceless. Every time I think Zack is coming around he reverts back to being an idiot again. It's gotten annoying. Having said that I think he may finally get out after seeing Kelly attack Eph. Gus and QuinlanQuinlan was the best part for me despite nothing really happening. Quinlan has become the whole reason I watch this show. Makes sense since he was the character I was most excited about when I heard they were making these books into a TV show. Nice review Hank. I'll check out the podcast tomorrow on my way to work.
Totally a filler episode. It was exactly what I had feared when they announced the second book would be split. Too much romance - I'm totally joining your 'hate-train' should Coco really be in love with Palmer or nothing more than a gold digger. And why did Gus need a girl only to have it taken away? That time could've been used so much better. Highlight of the episode was Eichhorst. His makeover lesson, his talk with Palmer ('Aaaww, I think you hurt her feelings'), the teasing of the bishop ('Send a lightning bolt, dear God.') ... everything was fun. I like this more cynical, sassy tone of him! And of course Quinlan. At this point, with the other characters sadly not getting to do anything important, he's even awesome when he's just standing in a dark alley, lecturing people ;-)
I was really starting to get tired of the Elina line anyway, they need something fresh.
This episode of The Last Ship was so good that it took away the sting of disappointment that the series finale of Failing Skies delivered.
I come from a railroad family and was born and raised in Ogden Utah. I love this show even though the writers are playing fast and loose with both history and geography. Part of the fun of the show is what little "facts" are they going to mess with next. For example: Huntington asks Cullen if he's found a route to Ogden. They are coming from the west, through the Sierra Nevada mountains, heading east to Utah.....small but important detail there. Cullen answers him by saying "Straight through the coal fields of Weber Canyon." Nice.......first, Weber Canyon is EAST of Ogden, second, there are NO coal fields there. In fact, the Central Pacific railroad didn't get anywhere near Weber Canyon. They did get Promontory Point right though. Still........love the show and I've never seen the Wasatch Mountains look so high and snowy and majestic.......of course they are the Canadian Rockies in reality but our Wasatch Mountains are beautiful in their own right. And besides, Anson Mount is soooooo worth watching. And one more thing.....for anyone interested the Railroad station here has one of the best railroad museums in the states. The original station burned down and was rebuilt at the end of Historic 25th Street.......the results of all the railroad workers (including the Chinese who brought their opium dens with them), gunslingers, whores, gamblers, etc that made up those little Hell on Wheels towns following the railroad to Ogden after it became the terminus. Come visit and see how it all really ended.
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