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#1 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:13 PM

Like the idea. But I suspect any criminal that cross European borders wouldn't stop at Europe. 


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:41 PM

From Ed Bernero, who has had inexplicable success with the ever-more-horrible-and-unwatchable-each-season Criminal Minds. It's that show, gone international, but the crimes are thankfully less distasteful, at least so far (Ed could learn a thing or two from Bryan Fuller and how he cleverly brought the lowest urges of humanity to the screen with black humor and great interest in Hannibal).

 

This is not a spoiler [stop reading if you think it might be] since it is mentioned in the pilot episode description, but the team member leaving the group at the end was the most promising character of the bunch (and that isn't saying much). It is also not a spoiler because they telegraph it like its coming down the middle of Broadway. This is a worn and tattered old chestnut that was used in the pilot of CSI: Crime Scene Investigators well over a decade ago, and it was probably completely derivative then. Plus, the execution of that event here was completely a plot-manipulated drive by. Pretty hacky.

 

The inclusion of Donald Sutherland earns it one more chance from me.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:39 AM

It was OK, the international accents make it tough to follow dialog sometimes, but CC helps there :grin: One funny thing my wife picked up on was at the very beginning, the NY cop is struggling with his Right hand injury(while assembling gun) then he is shown with the Left hand Gloved as if it is the injured hand(picking up trash scene) then back to the Right as the "bad" hand throughout the rest of the show........OOPS! :bang


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:50 PM

I liked it, but I'm a sucker for crime dramas.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:06 PM

As I do like William Fichtner and Donald Sutherland I decided to check it out. After two eps I'm not blown away but I'll probably keep watching unless it gets unbearable. I don't see a long life for this show anyway, it's hard to believe that such a Eurocentric show will play well.




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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:10 PM

It was OK, the international accents make it tough to follow dialog sometimes, but CC helps there :grin: One funny thing my wife picked up on was at the very beginning, the NY cop is struggling with his Right hand injury(while assembling gun) then he is shown with the Left hand Gloved as if it is the injured hand(picking up trash scene) then back to the Right as the "bad" hand throughout the rest of the show........OOPS! :bang


Yeah, I picked up on that. I went back just to make sure I saw that right as I figured they wouldn't make that big of a mistake.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:23 PM

I watched all 3 hours so far. Not bad for summer fare, IMO.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:18 PM

I liked it as well.  The holograph machine is pretty cool.  It was sad that they killed of the pretty Brit.  I actually enjoyed her more than the other two women.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:31 PM

A worthy summer program while we wait for the regular scripted shows to return.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

I continue to find this show well-done. Of the TV series Donald Sutherland has been in - and in this one he really is more of a supporting actor - "Crossing Lines" could have survived a few regular seasons in the CBS procedural lineup IMHO.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:10 PM

I am waiting for tonight's show to be recorded before watching last weeks, since it is part 1 of 2 and I like to try and watch multipart shows back to back. The one several weeks ago with the truckers using couples with children was chilling and very interesting to watch.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:23 PM

Sharon,

 

This past one went by way too fast!  I couldn't believe it was already over when it was!


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