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What TV SHOWS are you watching?
I watched the entire run, and I agree that I didn't really enjoy it after Season 3-4.
craniac wrote: I am into season three of Mad Men. It's pretty good, but Don is a bit ridiculous. I am saving season four to watch on the 24 hour trip from Qatar to Utah, at which point I may stop watching because I hear it goes downhill after that.
I actually like the reasons "why"...but I'm sure it'll turn out to be something else.
They aren't all dead though, Shymalan's condition on producing the show were that they couldn't all be dead. A la Lost. He wanted to avoid that, and likely also the Sixth Sense stigma.
But it is the most "Shyamalanic" thing Shyamalan has done in quite a while, for better and worse, and I kind of missed that and appreciate this series in general for that.
It's not bad, but rough around the edges. The actors range from moderately good to moderately bad. Some of the early dialogue is a bit clunky and you can see the worse actors struggling with it. The failing city of Detroit is used well as a setting, and racial tension simmers a bit below the surface of many scenes. There are some strong scenes and the tension keeps building without getting ridiculous so far. The best part is that these characters have layers, and the viewer doesn't know who to trust.
EDIT: Finished watching the show. The slow burn eventually turns into a blazing wildfire. Towards the end, there is a great episode where a main character spins completely out of control and it feels like anything could happen. The final episode is also pretty good, though there are a couple of moments that feel off. The show didn't get a second season, but that may have been for the best. Viewers tend to be fine with good guys who break the rules to do the right thing, but maybe not bad people who are supposed to be good and break the rules to do more wrong things.
Chapel wrote: I started watching a show on USA networks that if you haven't started watching it, I would suggest running not walking to the nearest ON demand DVR and watch a show called Mr. ROBOT
I am trying. The main character's voice (especially narrating) tends to put me to sleep. I do watch Suits, so I'm trying to stay awake through a whole show of Mr. Robot.