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 Posted:   Jun 11, 2011 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

What about the much talked-about GAME OF THRONES? Is there something supernatural about that or is it plain "realistic" drama set in medieval times?

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2011 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

What about the much talked-about GAME OF THRONES? Is there something supernatural about that or is it plain "realistic" drama set in medieval times?

There are supernatural and fantastical elements, but they really escalate as the series goes on -- in the first season, they are pretty minimal.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2011 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Thanks! Worth seeking out, then (I probably would have sought it out anyway, but cool to know that it includes some fantastical elements).

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2011 - 8:57 PM   
 By:   LRobHubbard   (Member)

After having failed to track down HAUNTED, I've now begun watching AMERICAN GOTHIC and JEREMIAH.

Try this:

http://www.amazon.com/Haunted-Complete-Matthew-Fox/dp/B0037AGB9O

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2011 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

No one has mentioned SANCTUARY yet. Is that worth looking into?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2011 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

No comments on SANCTUARY?

By the way, I've started watching GAME OF THRONES, which I REALLY like. Also JEREMIAH, which is uneven but interesting in concept. I've finished AMERICAN GOTHIC, which was mostly annoying and frustrating for several reasons. I have MIRACLES on hold after that.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2011 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

I keep on and on seeing "Warehouse 13" mentioned in various threads...as a lover of X-Files, Kolchak and other similar shows (though I gave up with Fringe I'm afraid), I'm wondering if this is a show I have really missed the boat on...? Always time to catch up...is it worth it?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2011 - 12:59 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I keep on and on seeing "Warehouse 13" mentioned in various threads...as a lover of X-Files, Kolchak and other similar shows (though I gave up with Fringe I'm afraid), I'm wondering if this is a show I have really missed the boat on...? Always time to catch up...is it worth it?

Sure. It's not the best show around, but if you're prepared for a rather light tone, with a pronounced comedy element, it's a good romp. Pretty unpretentious. It has an overarching mythology in addition to standalone episodes, although I haven't QUITE managed to get involved with that yet (like the whole H.G. Welles thing).

I wish it were scarier at times.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2011 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

I keep on and on seeing "Warehouse 13" mentioned in various threads...as a lover of X-Files, Kolchak and other similar shows (though I gave up with Fringe I'm afraid), I'm wondering if this is a show I have really missed the boat on...? Always time to catch up...is it worth it?

Sure. It's not the best show around, but if you're prepared for a rather light tone, with a pronounced comedy element, it's a good romp. Pretty unpretentious. It has an overarching mythology in addition to standalone episodes, although I haven't QUITE managed to get involved with that yet (like the whole H.G. Welles thing).

I wish it were scarier at times.


Thor,
Thought you might want to know there have been a couple of crossover episodes with Eureka.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2011 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I've finished AMERICAN GOTHIC, which was mostly annoying and frustrating for several reasons.

Sorry to lead you astray with that one. I also acknowledge its numerous problems, but love its strengths and potential enough that I was happy to forgive them.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2011 - 7:30 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I've finished AMERICAN GOTHIC, which was mostly annoying and frustrating for several reasons.

Sorry to lead you astray with that one. I also acknowledge its numerous problems, but love its strengths and potential enough that I was happy to forgive them.


I can certainly see how certain aspects were considered daring at the time (like having a malevolent protagonist with which we're at least partially supposed to identify), but the major annoyance with not a single character thinking in supernatural terms regarding Sheriff Buck even though they've been repeatedly exposed to such terms, was far too incredible. Or that no one ever verbalized their suspicion that he was a DEMON or even Satan himself. SUPERNATURAL did that stuff far better.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2011 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

No one apparently had anything to say about SANCTUARY, but what about the series called ODYSSEY 5, which I just found out about?

Any comments on that?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2011 - 2:38 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Hmmm....more sound of grasshoppers.

I thought both of those shows had a following here. Could it because they're Canadian-produced that they haven't registered with most people? Or maybe because I'm on so many ignore lists by now that I'm just stuck talking to myself...

....Hey, who said that?

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2011 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

No one apparently had anything to say about SANCTUARY, but what about the series called ODYSSEY 5, which I just found out about?

Any comments on that?


I caught the pilot episode on SyFy (or was it Sci-Fi). Anyway, it was a while back. What I saw was enjoyable enough. Sadly, the series only ran for one season. I believe the whole series is available on R1 DVD.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odyssey_5

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2011 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Thanks, john.

"Enjoyable enough" is faint praise, but I think I'm gonna give it a shot anyway. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2011 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

.

I've not seen a single episode of HEROES, but I suspect that is a better show based on the same premise.

Anyways, what to see next?

Maybe AMERICAN GOTHIC? Or is that more individual episode narratives?


HEROES season one was phenomenal in my opinion. It was fresh, fun and exciting. Then came season 2... a 50% reduction in creativity and storytelling. It was obvious they didnt know what to do next. Then season 3 was just plain abysmal. A boring story line, a lack of a credible villain, etc.

Enjoy Season 1 on its own. It's really that good. Just a shame the rest was bunk.



Absolutely, track down season 1 and enjoy. It was inventive, fun, sweet and suspenseful. But somehow, it all just self destructs at the beginning of season 2, halfway through the year it had become so horrid we just gave up hope and finally stopped watching before the season 2 finale. It was a stunning change in writing quality. The good thing is that you can watch the entire season one and enjoy it as a complete story... except for one small teaser-tag at the end which leads into the misbegotten second year, but you can disregard that.

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2011 - 6:55 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Thanks, john.

"Enjoyable enough" is faint praise, but I think I'm gonna give it a shot anyway. smile


I didn't see much beyond the pilot, thanks to Sci-Fi's terrible editing. What do you expect when they screen the screened the series at 7pm? LOL

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

How is CARNIVALE? Does it contain paranormal elements?

It aired on Norwegian tv a couple of years ago, but I didn't follow it at the time.

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

How is CARNIVALE? Does it contain paranormal elements?

It does, and it's excellent. The first season is pretty slow-paced and creepy; the second moved much faster because they knew they were getting cancelled. I preferred the tone of the first season but many preferred the second.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2011 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Cool, thanks.

Currently, I've finished up JEREMIAH (see separate thread about series and music over on the other side), which was so-so. Some good, some bad.

I've started MIRACLES, which is equally uneven. Hasn't really hooked me, and I'm about 4 episodes in.

I've also started ODYSSEY 5, which had a fabulous pilot, and has lots of promise. Can't believe no one has mentioned this here yet.

CARNIVALE is next after that.

For some reason, it's easier to start with these relatively short-lived shows (as opposed to marathon-running shows like THE DEAD ZONE), even though it's sometimes frustrating when the final episode leaves you hanging because of the cancellation.

 
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