I am enjoying the show. One of the few TV Fanatic shows I can keep up with now that we've cut the cord. I love the premise of Zoo but I liked it much better when it was about the animals being fed up. The whole Mother Cell plotline feels like a tired ol' "Man messes with nature" trope - so it's about us and not about the animals. That diminishes the power of the narrative and of the animals in my mind. I'm having some of the same trouble I've had with other thriller/genre TV fare recently, seems particularly true of summer series, e.g. The Strain, Under the Dome. They seem to inch along each week only advancing the plot ever so little. So that I am not compelled to watch nt eh same way as say "The Walking Dead" which knows how to grab you and not let go. There was one conversation last night where if one more person sitting around said "well, what are we going to do?" I would have screamed. On the other hand, did I say I was enjoying the show? I like this cast very much and the writing. If I allow myself to surrender to the "humans mess with Nature" story then it is a compelling the show with plenty of good plot twists and contrivances. This is my favorite network show of the moment - at least that I can watch and I would be happy with many seasons to come
Ha! I know exactly which conversation you're referring to! The Mother Cell is interesting... I think maybe the show could have approached it differently to grab the audience. If we had a series of Robert flashbacks weekly, or even a solid look at what he had been researching weekly, and tied it to what he knew a out the cell, maybe it would knit those stories together a bit more, whereas now they seem separate and forced together a bit. Robert was the main focus in the beginning and they harshly backed off of him, and his very interesting story. I thought the series would be much more of Jackson on a quest to finish his fathers work, with the help of others, and it really didn't go that route. Which is a shame, bc James Wolk has some really great acting chops he's not getting to show off. Billy Burke, on the other hand, has made for, what I think is, the most compelling character of the series thus far. His storyline is on-point and he portrays it so well.
I think mabe you're right, Christine, about it just needing to tie it together better or narrow the focus thread. If the animals were saying "enough" BECAUSE of the Mother Cell and it had mysteriously given them the power to do something about it and this was more clear and front & center that might help. I agree with you about the Jackson & his Father's work which is perhaps the most compelling pull for the narrative. I also agree with you about Billy Burke and I was happy to see him in this after Revolution went off the rails. I have found myself wondering if something as simple as budget considerations was keeping this from being the all out confrontation between man and nature that I had hoped it would be. Because that's when the series gets really good. O and don't we think/know that the daughter's dog is going to be the key? And how long is that going to take to figure out? Of course, now we're looking for leopards, which I love. I wasn't sure when they were having the "what do we do now?" conversation why they just didn't decide to pick and disappear back to Africa to continue their work. No one's likely to chase them there! I hope the FBI agent becomes an ally and they don't stretch out his mistake vendetta forever. I like him and they don't need yet another distraction from the animals.
I don't think the message really WAS from John... I mean we all know humanichs can mimic voices, so what if that speech done with a little bit Ethan's voice and the voice-over from John was actually Caldwell luring them into a trap?? I don't trust Caldwell at all...there's a reason he and John had a falling out.. Caldwell is definitely the one helping the humanichs learn to lie & manipulate people, and how to control their shut downs and other major protocols.. Plus, u know, he's also blown up a building and there's that...also shitty.. Doesn't sound like a "savior" to me.
Die, spambot, die.
Thoroughly enjoyed the series. I also noted that there have actually been very few actualy supporting character deaths in the show. Hills was one, but that was self inflicted.. he could have made his way to safety.. he chose to have a Drink above ground. Carleen was the most surprising death.. or maybe not as as soon as she said she was safe.. she wasnt. The last episode also showed that Dutch as a Warrior is far from the best out there. A Level 6 really beat the %^# outta her. Saw she got some hits in, and it was evenly matched for a little bit but the Assassin in the end was throwing her around and survivng the pin to the now ruined away while.. smiling. In fact it would of been no more Dutch had John not shot another person in the head.
Great way to begin ! The first episode was a winner right out of the gate. Thecast was great and the action kept building up. Ed Burns is terrific BTW-hedrives a Chevy not a Cadillac. Public Morals is the bookend to Major Crimes.Major Crimes depicts the police today -a very different way to handle lawenforcement. Public Morals is a look back at the way police work was probablydone. There seems to be a thin line between law enforcement and the criminalelement back then. There were no Miranda warnings, less paper work and of course the technology was very different. No one was out there recordingevery thing that happens between the police and the public. I like that Ed Burns character is a veteran of WW 2 and how that experience has impactedhim. If the good writing and character development continue Public Moralscould be on for several seasons. If so it will interesting to see how thesepolice detectives deal with the social changes of the late 1960's. .
Ha! My dad pointed out that it was a Chevy Impala to me as well! Obviously I'm not a car person; all I could make out when I watched my copy on a tablet was the 'C'.
How could 'Julian' hear about Clementine, & then, 'Poof!' have her there, in a new body? Esp., If he isn't in possession of the amphora? Unless, he had already done it by coincidence, but she would've taken the new woman's identity. It's what they do, 8-Balls are obsessed with the vessels life. It's so unlikely! Riesen is vulnerable, he loved her, of course he'd believe it at first. And Julian took advantage of it, because he needs info. I just can't believe that's Clementine.... Idk, anything is possible, I could be wrong. Sorry for the rant, but that bugged me so bad when that 8-Ball walked in, and Riesen let his emotions run, and guard slip. Everything else I loved, and had me on the edge of my seat anticipating what comes next.
What episode was it when the lady in the green scarf visited Carolyn
Good thing that Gibbs gets shot before we withdraw our carrier group from the Gulf!
This show is soooo much better than it's Tuesday night dramatic companions (Scream and Zoo I'm talking about you!) , the first season was pretty ok but this season is damn good.
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I'm probably missing something here, but I thought that perhaps the Master had raped Quinlan's mother, which is why he was born half human and half strigoi, and part of why he hunts the Master. Maybe his mother even died giving birth to him or while pregnant with him..
I don't think that rape in the traditional sense is possible with strigoi - with male victims their man parts fall off as they turn. Possibly his origin is something like Blade's - conceived normally by a human mother who is then attacked by a vamp during the pregnancy, which transmits some but not all of the vamp characteristics to the unborn child.
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