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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Virginian, Sep 17, 2012.
I thought it was Four Nukes, Three in Pakistan(??) and one over the Atlantic.
I watched the pilot online a week ago and watched it again last night live. Will continue to watch it as long as it is airing. But the overnight ratings do not bode well for this show getting past its initial order of 13 episodes. The 8PM timeslot is not a good place for this show..
I enjoyed the first episode except for the sound quality. I had to watch with closed captioning turned on just so I could figure out what was said. Anyone else notice this?
I agree. I liked the show but I was a little surprised with the 8PM slot myself. It seems like a 10 PM show.
This show is supposed to be in the here and now. It is not science fiction. It is fiction but there are some things I and many other submarine vets can't ignore. As I said, I usually am able to turn off my disbelief and I can ignore a few technical discrepancies. I have enjoyed several technically inaccurate submarine movies. I'm glad some of you enjoyed it. I'm sure I enjoy some programs you don't. Thank goodness we have more than one channel.
I'm not a vet of any kind... and my father was in the Air Force... so I have nothing concrete to go on here... but I admit, while watching this... it didn't feel real to me.
I like some of the players, particularly Braugher... so I'll stick with it to see where it goes... but IF I were looking for a realistic portrayal of a "current world" military gone wrong TV show... I concur that this wouldn't be it.
On that level, I think you and others shouldn't take offense (although I can see if you do)... because this truly is a fictionalized representation of what someone thinks might happen on a submarine command... it smacks of not having a military consultant aboard the production.
Take it for what it is: entertainment. If if I looked at the accuracy of my job as it is portrayed on TV, I couldn't watch a lot of shows. The ones that are accurate can be that much more entertaining, but I realize that is not usually possible.
Don't forget: there were some quick scenes showing the President was being impeached and basically DC was in chaos.
Then we have the Seal team being recovered by the Colorado after the Seal team took "some kind" of action, and at the end of the show we find out more about this, in two different scenes.
I'm sure we'll hear more about the power struggle in DC, and I'm sure this has something to do with the "backup" method being used to tell the Colorado to launch the missiles, because there's a faction of the government operating outside of the normal channels.
It's political intrigue. It's fiction. I'm entertained and I'm here for the ride...
Ain't that the truth .. It's so bad I actively seek out inaccuracies just to see how bad they got it. I ignore it and reconcile it in my head by making it accurate so that I can move on with the storyline.
I really get a kick out of the few times I've seen an IP number that looks like this --> 192.168.256.1024
Some of you IT guys will realize how many ways of wrong that is ..
So me, on the other end of the spectrum knowing very little about subs (it goes under water, right?) .. It all sounded believable to me even though I'm certain there was a lot of crap to it .. like the wall of the infirmary buckling and then somehow it will be miraculously fixed at some later point in the show. Definitely am not going to sweat the little stuff.
My co-workers and I make it a game to find the most incorrect info in movies. Very few times have I seen a show or even movie get IP addresses right. I normally see stuff like 321.285.412.800, not even close. Only one movie (Untraceable) and one TV show (The Big Bang Theory) even come close. I have to just tell myself it's all fantasy. :lol:
That would seem to fall under the "555-" privacy thing, right?
I enjoyed it and I'll keep watching. One thing that does concern me though is that i'm a little worried how'll they sustain this. It seems to have a good premise for a 2 to 3 hour movie, how are they going to stretch it out for a television season length? I mean how long will it take to get stale if every week is a big game of chase and try to destroy the sub and then somehow the crew of the sub manages to miraculously survive every week? Hopefully they'll add enough story elements to keep it interesting.
That's why I am enjoying books by Mark Russinovich who really knows malware, or Daniel Suarez. Though I'm in fear of any movie made from them.
As for Last Resort, I'm not sure it will survive anyway.
I watched it but I'm have a hard time with it too. I'm finding the whole thing too farfetched.
I spent four and a half years on a boomer. They received an authenticated launch order from a proper authority. They would have launched without question. That I can guarantee.
If I want reality I’ll watch the news so I’ll give it another episode but it’s really stretching reality pretty danged far.
I like this show. The writing is tight, the acting is good, and it generally has good production values.
It is a 10 pm Wednesday storyline with 9 pm Tuesday costs. Putting it, or anything else, on at 8 pm Thursday opposite "The Big Bang Theory" and "The X Factor" is much like putting on Friday. If Fox couldn't support "Terra Nova" why ABC thinks it could support this is a mystery.
But I like the show because the main story arc is thoughtful fiction. It would have made a "good read" novel. If it were a miniseries, I'd be more enthused. What would one do writing the fourth episode of season eight? I guess starting a new civilization?
Or maybe they all died and the island is the "Lost" island relocated....
Spoiler alert! :lol:
what a curve ball that would be :lol:
And BTW I also like this show
I like it also, but can't see it lasting much longer... It would have been a great 2-3 night miniseries or a 3 hour movie, but I can't see the story lines staying relevant after a few weeks.
Then again, I liked Flash Forward and that didn't last either.
A "Lost" ending would be funny..
I agree this would probably be a better miniseries aired in the Summer. I do enjoy it but the Crime Boss King of the Island story is pretty lame.