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 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 6:18 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Did anyone catch the premiere of Guillermo del Toro's new TV show last night? How was Djawadi's score?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 1:18 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I tried watching it but after around 30 minutes it was so awful I had to stop. It is still on my DVR so, likely I'll finish it this week. After enjoying the novels, the ham fisted TV adaptation was stunningly bad...at least in the beginning. There's an opening segment ( the novel begins with a "dead airplane" on the tarmac at JFK but the series actually begins with this ill advised scene aboard the plane ) which was really ridiculous, with uncomfortable staging and actors who almost literally wring their hands in fright...

Other reviews mention the series has a shaky start but finds a groove after the first episode, so here's hoping it improves. The score wasn't memorable at least in the first half hour.

Fingers crossed for improvement...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 1:43 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Having read (and enjoyed) the books and the comics, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Not gonna lie, I didn't notice too much Djawadi music other than a bit of piano and tense strings here and there, but I'm sure it will only improve.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2014 - 8:16 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Having read (and enjoyed) the books and the comics, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Not gonna lie, I didn't notice too much Djawadi music other than a bit of piano and tense strings here and there, but I'm sure it will only improve.


The pilot gets better as it goes...still some creaky writing here and there, but overall it works ( for me at least ). It is a relief to have a vampire series NOT featuring teen emo vampires or vampires having sex, to see the series set up to be an actual horror tale.

The score isn't given much time to shine in the first episode. During the first big vampire kill, there is a nice gothic sounding cue, but mostly the score plays low key - tension, synths, percussion. There was a nice main theme at the end titles.

Promising so far though.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2014 - 8:46 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

SPOILERS, maybe.

I thought the pilot was pretty bad -- or at least its good elements were outshined by its moments of stupid. 500 pounds for a 9-foot tall coffin full of soil? No way. That thing would have been at least a ton, and possibly well over that. A mysterious disease kills hundreds instantly -- and then the CDC folks handle the mysterious, unlisted soil with their bare hands? No one notices a decapitated corpse lying around the crime processing scene? A guy with essential information finds the right people to talk to and then goes out of his way to convince them he's crazy and not worth listening to? The flight attendants were freaking out and yet all the passengers were calm about the situation?

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2014 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

Hoping it gets better too and hoping they actually do something scary instead of the gore for gore's sake and less horror clich├ęs would be nice. Music was forgettable but really great 5.1 sound. They really play around with the rear speakers.

 
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