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#51 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:07 AM

I am trying not to get to interested in it because of FOX's recent track record with the new shows they push hard prior to starting (Alcatraz & Chicago Code).

I loved both Chicago Code and Alcatraz and then they were just gone as soon as they began. The Following started great but we will see if they plan a 2nd season. The last thing I want is it to turn into a Prison Break type show that stayed way to long. Hopefully FOX will get it right this time.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

That was made by BBC America for American audiences, not distribution in the UK. They know how we like our violence.


Ripper Street is also running in the UK on BBC1.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

Missy and I just watched The Following. We just don't see what the big deal is. " Bones" and " Criminal Minds" (just to name two shows) are just as, if not more graphic than this show.
We both like the show and are looking forward to a successful run.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:07 PM

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I think the people at 1600 Penn didn't get the message their show was cancelled. Yes, it's that moronic. :hurah:

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

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I think the people at 1600 Penn didn't get the message their show was cancelled. Yes, it's that moronic. :hurah:


It's supposed to be, that's the point.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

My wife and I were big Fringe fans, and she liked Alcatraz.

But neither of us were that into The Following.

I'll give it at least another week though.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:35 AM

I can't really compare this show to the scifi show Fox has aired that I really loved.

"The Following" is a psychological crime procedural of sorts with an overarching story arc about a cult of followers of a serial killer, with all the humor and charm of "Criminal Minds" (also on at 9 pm on a broadcast network) and the warm appeal of the Manson Family.

For Fox I see it more like "Prison Break" in that they're trying to get an audience for a Monday time slot with something not too different than what wins time slots for CBS.

Apparently some sensitive folks think its far more violent than "Prison Break." They either didn't watch Fox on Mondays from the fall of 2005 through the spring of 2009 or have short memories as "Prison Break" won a People's Choice Award in 2006.

Admittedly this show is likely to have a few more Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell's, that lovable, cunning, violent, and manipulative psychopath.

Again, I liked the premier episode - thought it was well put together for a pilot. Given the amount of back story crammed into an hour, it didn't feel nearly as heavy handed as some pilots.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:39 AM

Because FOX ends their broadcast at 10pm? :D



Have you seen Bones, Castle, Hawaii Five-O, or pretty much any other crime drama?

The Following has much more gore than any of those shows.

This isn't your typical TV crime drama and has little in common with Bones, Castle, Hawaii Five-0.

It's more like “Red Dragon” (or the ’86 version “Manhunter”) was made into a TV series with all the darkness and most of the gore.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:58 AM

The Following has much more gore than any of those shows.

This isn't your typical TV crime drama and has little in common with Bones, Castle, Hawaii Five-0.

It's more like “Red Dragon” (or the ’86 version “Manhunter”) was made into a TV series with all the darkness and most of the gore.

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Totally agree.

A 9:00pm timeslot seems inappropriate.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

Totally agree.

A 9:00pm timeslot seems inappropriate.


...that is the latest time-slot available to FOX.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:19 AM

...that is the latest time-slot available to FOX.

Know that.

It's still not appropriate for 9pm IMHO.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:21 AM

Know that.

It's still not appropriate for 9pm IMHO.


Then don't watch it.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:26 AM

Know that.

It's still not appropriate for 9pm IMHO.


It is fine for me... That is why they built in an 'OFF' button on the television....

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:35 AM

It is fine for me... That is why they built in an 'OFF' button on the television....

So when they put hard core porn on a bunch of network channels in prime time, that won't bother anyone either.

Gotcha - no accountability for having any standards anymore - I smell what's cooking.

Then don't watch it.

Good advice - suspect many others will follow it.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:54 AM

So when they put hard core porn on a bunch of network channels in prime time, that won't bother anyone either.

Gotcha - no accountability for having any standards anymore - I smell what's cooking.


Way to take it way too far.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:55 AM

Way to take it way too far.

Actually....that's precisely what was being suggested.

No worries.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:07 AM

So when they put hard core porn on a bunch of network channels in prime time, that won't bother anyone either.


Something they are prohibited from doing. :) I guess you should stick to The 700 Club and Touched By An Angel reruns. If this is too much for you, then please refrain from watching the news or paying attention to the real world events around you...you'd never recover from the shock.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:08 AM

Something they are prohibited from doing. :) I guess you should stick to The 700 Club and Touched By An Angel reruns. If this is too much for you, then please refrain from watching the news or paying attention to the real world events around you...you'd never recover from the shock.

Gotcha...I'll watch my news tonight to see the exact same depth of gore content.

Thanks for your insights.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:16 AM

Gotcha...I'll watch my news tonight to see the exact same depth of gore content.

Thanks for your insights.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

No one is forcing anyone to watch anything. If it's "too gory" for you then don't watch, just don't ruin it for those of us who want to watch it.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

No one is forcing anyone to watch anything. If it's "too gory" for you then don't watch, just don't ruin it for those of us who want to watch it.

This type of "case" is made any time lines get crossed in programming.

The key issue was availability at the current timeslot on network TV, easily available to most <21 year olds. If it was on at 11pm or later...that's another story.

As many in the media have already pointed out, it's an optional cable-channel caliber gore program shown on a national network channel in prime time. There's plenty of this stuff on Showtime, etc. to keep the Dexter-kinda-programming fans oozing in gore to their hearts content.

Enjoy.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

This type of "case" is made any time lines get crossed in programming.

The key issue was availability at the current timeslot on network TV, easily available to most <21 year olds. If it was on at 11pm or later...that's another story.

As many in the media have already pointed out, it's an optional cable-channel caliber gore program shown on a national network channel in prime time. There's plenty of this stuff on Showtime, etc. to keep the Dexter-kinda-programming fans oozing in gore to their hearts content.

Enjoy.


Under 21? Oh good lord...you'd place more limitations on this program that those that receive an NC-17 rating. If a minor has across to this show then that is the choice of their legal guardian. You'll start burning books and declaring Elvis-type Rock n' Roll as evil next. Welcome to 1956.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:01 AM

This type of "case" is made any time lines get crossed in programming.


There is no "line" as you say. There's no definition of what is "too gory" for what time slot. This is just something that people have made up in an effort to force their beliefs on the rest of us. If you don't like it don't watch, it's pretty simple, but don't dictate what I can and can't watch.

The key issue was availability at the current timeslot on network TV, easily available to most <21 year olds. If it was on at 11pm or later...that's another story.


There is no 11pm slot for network TV at all and you know that. Who are you to decide 11pm is the desired time anyways??? And 21? GIVE ME A BREAK!

As many in the media have already pointed out, it's an optional cable-channel caliber gore program shown on a national network channel in prime time. There's plenty of this stuff on Showtime, etc. to keep the Dexter-kinda-programming fans oozing in gore to their hearts content.


So? That's a lame statement... "There's plenty of..." Please... There's plenty of reality shows yet we continue to get them. You don't see me calling my local affiliates or the press because there's too much reality. You know why? I don't try to dictate what others should watch!
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:04 AM

Under 21? Oh good lord...you'd place more limitations on this program that those that receive an NC-17 rating. If a minor has across to this show then that is the choice of their legal guardian. You'll start burning books and declaring Elvis-type Rock n' Roll as evil next. Welcome to 1956.

WOO HOO - those were good times. :up:

But actually more like 1986. Disco was the root of all evil ya know.:D

Still -there were common sense standards.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

It was for me. Wow, it is pretty far out on the edge. Not sure if I will watch it again.


Just out of curiosity have you seen Full Metal Jacket? It was on this weekend is why I am asking. The scene in the "HEAD" when the marine shoots Sgt. Hartman is pretty gruesome. The Following is tame compared to it.





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