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Golden Boy

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by TomCat, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. phrelin

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    Apparently not. I don't understand CBS on this one. Apparently they are running a rerun of "Hawaii Five-0" at 9 pm next Friday. They should rerun this past Tuesday's "Golden Boy" just to give it a boost.:nono2:
     
  2. Church AV Guy

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    I assumed that Vegas was going to be there. Isn't it? When does Vegas return? I really liked it as a period piece, NOT a procedural.
     
  3. Maruuk

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    Ah, so KA hates him just because he's who he is, not based on some huge past event. Thanks TC!
     
  4. MysteryMan

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    Per Wikipedia Vegas was moved to Friday nights at 9pm beginning 5 April 13.
     
  5. Supramom2000

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    I have to admit that I really didn't think Clark had used money from evidence for the girl. I thought he had used his own money and was going to be able to slam Kevin Alejandro back into his place. I like that it makes him more flawed, but I don't like how dishonest that makes him. No matter the justification.
     
  6. Rich

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    Just checked the CBS website and all they show in full is last night's episode.

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  7. Rich

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    Two alpha males in the same position (job) always takes some sorting out. They'll probably end up as friends.

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  8. Rich

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    Saw that same thing happen time after time in the Navy.

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  9. balboadave

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    All three episodes are available on CBS.com. Just watched them last night. They even have CC available.
     
  10. TomCat

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    OK, I am ready to go out on a limb after ep 4 and say that I think this is the best new TV show in recent memory, best since at least a year ago, possibly the best since Homeland. Actually, there are few shows better than this on TV now, and few that were ever better. And I think it is in the running to be the best "cop" show ever.

    And it is not really a "cop" show, but it is. It is really about power and the struggle to get and keep and protect power, and the lengths people will go to in pursuing that. The police procedural aspect seems to be just the McGuffin, the central yet actually unimportant thing that is really only there as a device to give the writers a milieu to place this story in. It is really more of a soap opera or feudal conflict story, although terming it a soap opera really does not do it justice, since few of them are ever done anywhere close to how well this is done.

    I always thought Kevin Alejandro was a strong, good, and appealing actor, but he is really knocking it out of the park with this nemesis role, where of course his goal is to appear anything but appealing. That scene at the river with his mentor was amazing. Chi is really chewing up the scenery as well; it is amazing what great actors can do when given a great role written well.

    And the directing is top notch; that scene at the river could have ended with the last shot being the two interacting with each other (trying to avoid spoilers here), but this director, for whatever reason, ended it with a medium shot of KA walking away as shot from behind, which really subtley goosed the dramatic aspect of how emotional this was for his character. Could have been the producer's or editor's call, I guess, but this team really knows how to tell a story in a compelling manner.

    Honestly, this might be a perfect drama; I can't find much wrong here, and everything seems to be done pretty perfectly. That is a true rarity in TV or even in movies (True Lies and Chinatown are about the only perfect movies I can think of at the moment). And as I said I love Kevin Alejandro, but his portrayal is so compelling that I would love to make him eat that $160 silk tie, collar stud and all. If he is trying to elicit a visceral emotional response from the viewer, mission accomplished. The new kid is not half bad either.
     
  11. TomCat

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    This is my feeling as well, that this is where this is headed, although it will probably take 2 or 3 seasons for them to get there. They already have developed a grudging respect for each others' formidability.

    It's pretty clever how the writers have engineered all of the various reveals; as a viewer you at first will have half an idea why something is happening, and then boom, moment of truth, and you think "Oh, OK...That's why he is acting this way". I find that ability in storytelling to be endlessly entertaining.
     
  12. Sharkie_Fan

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    We're all caught up now, and I have to say, I'm sold. We are really, really enjoying where they're going.... which probably means they'll cancel it before they finish airing all of season one. That seems to be my track record - you've all been warned. :)

    Curious to see where the Arroyo/Clark relationship goes... "seemed" to call a truce this episode, but can't forget Owen's comment to Clark about how "Arroyo can make nice to your face and then turn around and stab you full in the back".

    The former commissioner being in jail was a nice touch. I too thought they were playing chess in the park. One of the rare times that I "didn't see that one coming". That's a good thing!
     
  13. TomCat

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    Maybe less of a truce and more of a detente, or a Mexican standoff. My interpretation of "truce" is something agreed to when you want peace, and my interpretation of detente is something you agree to when you don't want peace at all, but due to a "mutually-assured destruction" scenario, you agree to lay down arms if for no other reason than self-preservation.

    And for GB, that is a solution once again ripe with possibility. I was thinking that this could only end badly but must go somewhere, but the writers basically put the war on hold and are letting it simmer beneath the surface as a way to underscore the bad blood between them. Brilliant.

    Glad you're enjoying this, Sharkie; it's more fun when lots of folks are excited.

    Nice sig, BTW.
     
  14. Rich

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    Much as I like it, they'll probably cancel it. Happens every year.

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  15. Sharkie_Fan

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    Good call. Probably a better choice of words - definitely how I read the situation as well, which is why I pointed out the comments from Owen about how Arroyo would stab you in the back.

    I can only assume that there's a knife coming from Arroyo at some point, and I'm anxiously awaiting the when & where of it.
     
  16. TomCat

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    Ep 5, not as good as the first 4, still better than most of what else is on TV.
     
  17. Sharkie_Fan

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    I'm enjoying the flash forward/back/forward thing they've got going on. I should have seen it coming that the sister would be part of the advocate group that Clark had a personal interest in... but I didn't.

    We don't normally bother watching new shows - it seems like every time we try a new show it ends up cancelled before teh season is over. But I'm really glad we took a flyer on this one. I hope this one can shake our jinx and stick around for a while! :)
     
  18. Rich

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    Don't get your hopes up, it looks like it's gonna get canceled. Shame, I like the show.

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  19. sigma1914

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    I don't undefeated why they'd cancel a show getting 8-9 million viewers each week. Are CBS's standards that high?
     
  20. David Ortiz

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    If it's the worst performing show on the network, then why would they cancel something with better numbers to make room for next season's new offerings?
     

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