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#21 OFFLINE   Supramom2000

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 11:20 AM

I just did not like the naivete of the main character. He seemed to think he and his money (by themselves) could solve the world's problems. And his way was always the right way. The best episode was the one with the former leader of Burma (Myanmar) because she would not answer his question about which was better for her people. And he had to really think.

I also take personal offense to the numerous shows that portray veterans as so screwed up that they commit crimes. I have not seen one incident of that in real life. The young Marine committing ID theft and everything he did and justifying with his fear of deployment and the loss of his brother? BS. Every Marine I know would have turned the wallet in immediately.

There are so many possilities for using veterans in storylines that don't have to involve them as cowards or messed up psychos, but I have yet to see one.

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#22 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 12:56 PM

I just did not like the naivete of the main character. He seemed to think he and his money (by themselves) could solve the world's problems. And his way was always the right way. The best episode was the one with the former leader of Burma (Myanmar) because she would not answer his question about which was better for her people. And he had to really think.

I also take personal offense to the numerous shows that portray veterans as so screwed up that they commit crimes. I have not seen one incident of that in real life. The young Marine committing ID theft and everything he did and justifying with his fear of deployment and the loss of his brother? BS. Every Marine I know would have turned the wallet in immediately.

There are so many possilities for using veterans in storylines that don't have to involve them as cowards or messed up psychos, but I have yet to see one.

Well, I was uncomfortable with that one until the end when
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:56 PM

What's the alternative? If you'd be watching The Listener instead, then don't delete: Watch The Philanthropist.



I was going to probably watch this or Dark Blue. So far, I'm liking the Philanthropists chances. Either one, I'd watch late at night while surfing the internet at the same time, so the third alternative would be SportCenter or Poker Shows or Letterman or American Chopper reruns.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 02:41 AM

We felt Dark Blue was too dark. We didn't finish the first episode.




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