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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by TomCat, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. Jun 8, 2013 #1 of 15

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    Pilot was pretty good. Lots of potential. Might be a keeper, once they get away from the gauzy shots of surfing (boring). You expect this quality from Jeff Eastin of White Collar fame, and it looks like he is delivering.

    What do the rest of you think?
  2. Jun 8, 2013 #2 of 15
    Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Godfather

    Jul 9, 2007
    I wasn't too impressed. I will usually give a show three episodes, so there are two more to go, but I am skeptical. It seemed pretty standard fare so far, and I would have expected the residents of Graceland to be more professional than juvenile--that really struck me as WRONG!
  3. Jun 8, 2013 #3 of 15

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    I wasn't too impressed either. "Romper Room" would have been a better title for this show.
  4. Jun 8, 2013 #4 of 15

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    I'm in so far.
  5. Jun 8, 2013 #5 of 15

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

    Jan 25, 2007
    Halifax, MA
    Ill be watching again
  6. Jun 8, 2013 #6 of 15

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    Mrs. Fluffybear has already written off the show calling it far to childish and unrealistic. Since shows can go through a drastic change from the pilot, I'll give it a second go but from what I've seen of the summer season to date I might end up watching Me-TV a lot more.
  7. Jun 8, 2013 #7 of 15

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    I really liked it. It kept my interest, and definitely want more after seeing
    his assignment is to investigate Briggs.
  8. Jun 8, 2013 #8 of 15

    whitewolf8214 AllStar

    Jun 12, 2012
    It was ok to me and I will give it a few more episodes to see where it heads then decide now the interesting part starts ;) :)
  9. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    That did seem all too familiar. Where did we see that before? How about when they paired Scully with Mulder because he was such a supposed flake and they needed someone to report secretly on him? That was 21 years ago in a completely different pilot, and I would assume that this story will take a similar trajectory. No better or truer flattery than imitation. If you can't write it better, steal it.

    Also a bold lift, the questionable shooting near the end, which was very reminiscent of Vic Mackey's actions in the pilot for The Shield, a better show than this and most other shows. Both were designed to establish that the hero has plenty grey area in his actions. But threads of X-Files and The Shield can probably only make this show better.

    While I like the show overall, where it fell down for me was the standoff in the "hit" scene near the end. Once those in the car heard the shots and their guy did not emerge, they probably would have gone in to finish the job rather than just staying in the car. Two gunshots separated by 5 minutes (for discussion between hit and hitter) and then 5 more gunshots is pretty suspicious when there is only one target.

    For those who incorrectly assume that real FBI/NSA/CIA/ATF feds act less juvenile or childish and more professional than these guys, be afraid; be very afraid. All you have to do is look at headlines for the last couple of years, which makes these guys look pretty professional by comparison.

    "Romper Room" is the reality, sad to say.
  10. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Seemed pretty dull to me. I expected more. Will probably watch, but meh.
  11. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    I missed the pilot!!! But I see it is being rerun in a week or two so meanwhile I am recording each "current" episode so I can watch the thing in order. Thank goodness the R22 program guide lists the "original airdate" so I can make sense of all these episodes and watch them in the proper order!!
  12. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    I thought it was good. Not the best I had ever seen but not the worst either. I have watched 2 episodes and will continue to watch for now.
  13. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...

    USA Network Orders Third Season of Original Drama "Graceland" from Creator Jeff Eastin and Fox Television Studios
    The sophomore season followed the dangerous lives of six undercover federal agents living together in a government-seized Southern California beachfront house.
    1 person likes this.
  14. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

    Jun 20, 2007
    Colbert, WA
    Good to know! Thanks!! I wasn't thrilled with this season's storyline, but I want to see how it all resolves. Hopefully, they will make Mike a nicer person next season.
  15. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Agreed! S1 was better than S2, so I'm looking for a turn-around...

    Can't wait to find out how all the cliffhangers are resolved.

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