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 Posted:   Oct 3, 2016 - 11:33 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Back-tracking to episodes missed in Season 2:

"The Great Escape"
Nothing particularly stood out.

"Inside Out"
Stand out cues: the short synth cello and violins piece that opens a funeral ending after the openign credits have rolled. The slow small percussion cue after Joe pushes a suspect off the pier. The double bass plucks and uneasy piano notes as Joe is approached by a prisoner who recognizes him, followed by some quick dramatic timpani hits and an tense airy synth. The fast-paced small emsamble percussion piece with wordless male wailing as Harvey, Brim and backup approach and burst into a place to make arrests. The tense airy synth leading up to a short-lived action burst with timpani and percussion hits that reminded me of Goldsmith's "First Blood", as Harvey is taken prisoner in a prison. And the tense airy synth with sounds I can't define that lead to another burts and drums and percussion (different this time) and finally fast-paced percussion and Joe and Harvey escape from the prison and persue the escaping bad guys.

It's interesting, it's varied, and it's a little different than previous efforts. Over all, with all the cues I mentioned, I'd say this is a top tier effort from Jobson.

"The Counterfeiters"
Stand out cues: the opening cue that Jobson loosely blends out of the song "For The Love of Money" by The O'Jays as a fake group of S.E.I.U. take down some bad guys, using congas, what sounds like closed hi-hat cymbal taps, then picking up the pace for a chase sequence where an exotic sintrument comes in: what sounds like a high-pitched note from a cuĂ­ca, playing in quick succession with the congas. Another cue during hte end climax, with a steady congas beat and some other percussion sintruments, opened with a ethnic male vocal over it; even an avil comes in a two or three times for a hits (seriously, how often did you hear an anvil it a television series in the 1990's?); there' a lot of little things going on, changes in the congas patterns little layers of synth pads, more than the scene really deserved (but at least it helped detract from the lacklusterness of the scene); the congas patterns slow down and a wood block, shaker of some kind, triangle and lower octave piano take over as Nash gets the bad guy.

There are some nice bits here and there, including one part of a cue (not mentioend above) that sounds like something out of "Miami Vice".

"Deliverance" (season finale)
Nothing particularly stood out. There was an interesting minute or so in one cue with some sleigh bells that sounded like a weird "Miami Vice" / "Leon: The Professional" combo.

 Posted:   Jan 7, 2021 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I'm slowly going back and adding links and time stamps to old reviews. This was one of my earlier threads and I wasn't using links and just describing cues. Time to fix that.

 Posted:   Mar 2, 2021 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Continuing SEASON 4:

Back tracking to an episode that was not up when I started the thread. By the way, all those new links I posted while trying to fix old reviews, are blocked. This is the only episode that for some inexplicable reason, didn't get blocked.

"Pump Action"

  • 1:34 in.
  • 6:17 in.
  • 20:05 in.
  • 31:18 in.

    Joe: "Haha, what happened to your hair, man?"
    Jake: "I shaved it off, Dominguez; what happened to yours?"
    Joe: "Ah, I missed a couple payments."

     Posted:   Oct 21, 2021 - 11:43 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    The revival pilot premieres next month on the 27th. Still no word on the composer. I looked around and couldn't find anything. Greg Beeman directed and looking over his director credits on IMDb, it doesn't appear he has a regular go-to composer. I hope for the best, but fear for the worst. If I even see the name Jeff Russo announced, I'm gonna throw up so hard it'll go through the internet and come out your speakers.

    Looking over the complete cast, I see three people from the show returning.

     Posted:   Nov 18, 2021 - 12:44 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Article with info' on the revival pilot and a little talk about what a revival series might show:


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