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Alcatraz - Series Premier Jan. 16, 2012

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Scott Kocourek, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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  2. Mark Holtz

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    It premieres tonight, the 16th, not the 26th.
     
  3. Scott Kocourek

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    Thanks Mark, I fixed it. Fat fingers. :grin:
     
  4. yosoyellobo

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    Looking forward to it.
     
  5. renbutler

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    My wife and I enjoyed the first hour (we barely started the second hour before the baby woke up). I noticed that it moved very fast in terms of plot development -- almost like an anti-Lost. We learned a lot quickly, but there are obviously still some mysteries that will be revealed over time.

    I enjoyed the characters and their interactions. Jumping from time period to time period wasn't too distracting as it can be on some shows. There were some plot holes (and I'm not talking about the mysteries that will be revealed), so I hope the series isn't quite so sloppy as the pilot.

    But overall, I can see this being something we can both continue to enjoy.
     
  6. russ9

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    I liked it, definitely a keeper.

    ...Asking for a ticket on the return from Alcatraz, how silly was that (I know, the point was he actually had one in his pocket -mystery!- but really?
     
  7. dpeters11

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    Definitely a keeper here as well, though I keep thinking Hurley. Hard to separate that character for me.

    I'm really curious on how the ratings will be, not necessarily last nights since it was so heavily promo'd, but after next week.
     
  8. phrelin

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    While I think it is a much better show than "Terra Nova", don't get too excited about the ratings as there were more demo viewers watching live TV last night (and more older viewers watching "Betty White"). Plus CBS walked away with the demo ratings for the first two hours.
     
  9. dpeters11

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    I think next week will be more telling.
     
  10. Scott Kocourek

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    We had every intention of watching it last night and more important things came up, hopefully tonight.
     
  11. NiTruS

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    45 mins in, I deleted it..not good enuf..just barely average..
     
  12. dpeters11

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    Wow, if I did that I'd have missed some excellent episodes of Star Trek Next Gen.
     
  13. RunnerFL

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    I watched both episodes today, loved them both. I'm intrigued.
     
  14. Drucifer

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    I have no idea what this show is about. It appears to be rather senseless.
     
  15. Sixto

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    I like senseless. Makes it interesting. :)

    Especially anything with time travel.
     
  16. RunnerFL

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    Then you must not have been paying attention. :lol: They made it perfectly clear what the show is about.
     
  17. phrelin

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    Simple. It's another crime procedural with a scifi twist where each week in the 2012 Winter TV season some mysterious science allows a genius cabal or individual (we can't know who until Fox cancels the show) to "reconstitute" (or maybe its time travel or not) in San Francisco one of the criminals among those who were in Alcatraz Federal Prison in 1963, maybe gives him an assignment; and the team played by...
    • Sarah Jones (who was Gretchen in the 2010 failed Fox series "Lone Star") who plays Detective Rebecca Madsen a too-young-to-be-a-SFPD-detective-but-she-was-smart,
    • Parminder Nagra (who was Dr. Neela Rasgotra in "ER") who plays Lucy Banerjee who may not be what she seems but then again we don't even know what that is,
    • Jorge Garcia (who was Hurley in "Lost") who plays Dr. Diego Soto, a geeky expert on the history of Alcatraz Prison,
    • Sam Neill (the Sam Neill) who plays Emerson Hauser, a mean old federal agent who is team leader but a whole lot more we don't yet understand,
    ...who chase down and capture the weekly reconstituted prisoner.

    Whether it's senseless or not compared to other crime procedural with a scifi twist on Fox beginning with "X-Files" is also a mystery to me.:sure:
     
  18. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    No space aliens?
     
  19. phrelin

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    Could be they are the ones "reconstituting" the prisoners, or not. We don't know yet.
     

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