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Old 02-04-2017, 03:59 AM   #176
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Re: The Expanse- Basic Cable Game of Thrones in Space

I was half expecting them to just use Brienne again. Kinda surprised she's already introduced, should be fun.
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Old 02-04-2017, 01:55 PM   #177
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I'm liking the casting for Bobby I think. Granted she's not big enough, but how hard must it be to find a beautiful giant Samoan woman that can act? Pretty tall order to exactly nail the character.
It's going to hard for her to pull off being physically imposing.
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Old 02-04-2017, 02:05 PM   #178
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First two episodes were good, nice that they stuck with the fast pace of season 1.

But yee gods the budget seems to have gotten even smaller.
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Old 02-05-2017, 01:21 AM   #179
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Good start to the season...Bobby is way too good looking, tho
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Old 02-05-2017, 10:32 AM   #180
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Very solid opening to the season.

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I liked it, but I should have watched some of season 1 again first. Season 1 seams like forever ago for some reason. Hard to remember what was happening.
But this. Have forgotten so much. Even with a quick showing in the "previously on..." segment, I can't remember policeman's friend he was angry about being killed (nor policeman's name!)

I think it was only a few months longer than the usual year's break between seasons lol.
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Old 02-05-2017, 11:35 AM   #181
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I'm liking the casting for Bobby I think. Granted she's not big enough, but how hard must it be to find a beautiful giant Samoan woman that can act? Pretty tall order to exactly nail the character.
Naomi, too. But where do you find 2 actresses who are 6' 6"?
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Old 02-05-2017, 11:41 AM   #182
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Old 02-05-2017, 03:52 PM   #183
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The only weak link for remains the actor playing Holden...he just doesn't carry the unique "special everyman" quality that Holden should have....he doesn't seem like someone people would follow.

Small nitpick tho.
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Old 02-05-2017, 04:17 PM   #184
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The only weak link for remains the actor playing Holden...he just doesn't carry the unique "special everyman" quality that Holden should have....he doesn't seem like someone people would follow.

Small nitpick tho.
He was the son that caused problems in Magic City.
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Old 02-05-2017, 05:30 PM   #185
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The only weak link for remains the actor playing Holden...he just doesn't carry the unique "special everyman" quality that Holden should have....he doesn't seem like someone people would follow.

Small nitpick tho.
I had an image of Holden when I first read the books, but I've lost it. When I read the new book, I saw the actor.

The image I originally had was nothing like tv Holden.
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Old 02-05-2017, 05:58 PM   #186
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I certainly pictured him as more of an older, gnarled vet, whereas this one is a bit of a pretty boy. He just doesn't feel quite right to me, but it's certainly not a deal-breaker.
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Old 02-05-2017, 06:11 PM   #187
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Holden should be Rick Grimes. He would be so good here, he is so good at playing the upholding moral character that can get down and dirty when needs be, and putting off a face that doesnt give away where you have him.
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:32 AM   #188
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Good start to the season...Bobby is way too good looking, tho
This is such a weird little nit but yeah, everyone is way too good looking(besides Miller, who Jane nailed, and Naomi, who is supposed to be hot).

Amos is just like, a regular bro. He's written as like a lumbering oaf. Bobby is a normal tallish woman instead of being an Amazon. I normally don't go for that sort of fanboying but the show is going really far afield here.

More seriously, it sort of gives the show a CW-like vibe and sort of takes away from the grittiness of it. Holden nearly dies from radiation poisoning but still has an 8 pack for the shirtless scenes.
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:41 AM   #189
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As somebody who hasn't read the books, I'm having a hard time understanding the interest in this show. I mean, it's not terrible. I'm still watching it. But it's never risen above the level of 'slightly better than average low budget sci-fi' for me.
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Old 02-06-2017, 03:08 AM   #190
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I think it's damn great...but it's hard to to separate it from the books for me, so I can't really talk to the non-reader view on the show...
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Old 02-06-2017, 03:15 AM   #191
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I'm really liking the cast now, except for my nit-pick of the Holden actor. When I read the last book, I pictured the cast of the show instead of my original mind-pictures of the crew...but Holden was still the 40-ish regular guy I first pictured...
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:45 PM   #192
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I'm really liking the cast now, except for my nit-pick of the Holden actor. When I read the last book, I pictured the cast of the show instead of my original mind-pictures of the crew...but Holden was still the 40-ish regular guy I first pictured...
I agree with all of this, especially Holden. It's going to be tough going forward with this Bobby, though.
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:34 AM   #193
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the acting on this show is really mixed. some of the actors are soooooo awful. it's cringeworthy. i think the bad writing doesn't help im guessing the directors aren't very helpful either.

it's amazing that last season there was that amazing actor who played the king on The Crown, Jared Harris. he KILLED that role!!

the extras are so bad it's laughable.

over all the show is ok.

i like the books, but i haven't read all of them. i just finished book 3
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:50 PM   #194
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I did think it was funny when Johnson spaced that one guy, and the rest of the Belters are shown falling in line to fight for Johnson....and one of the Belters is a squat, chubby woman.

Lol no way she's a Belter!
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:59 PM   #195
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I did think it was funny when Johnson spaced that one guy, and the rest of the Belters are shown falling in line to fight for Johnson....and one of the Belters is a squat, chubby woman.

Lol no way she's a Belter!
yeah, that was the main scene i was thinking of with the extras being laughable.

and they are all so bored. you can tell they had all just been standing around for hours while the set up the shots. i mean in they scene they are supposed to be watching life and death struggle, and they are deciding if they are going to go fight for their lives, but they are all just bored as ****.
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Old 02-11-2017, 10:03 AM   #196
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Poor mormons.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:38 PM   #197
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Amos really came off like a rough diamond this ep. He grow on me badly.
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I was wondering if they'd have Miller kill Dresden like in the books...and they did. Amos is definitely the most interesting character.
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Amos is easily my favorite character in the books.
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:50 PM   #200
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I was wondering if they'd have Miller kill Dresden like in the books...and they did. Amos is definitely the most interesting character.
in the book dresden deserved it so much more. i don't know why they changed it for tv.

in the book dresden was acting like a complete ahole, entitled, smug "ha ha you got me, and i'm a monster, but you need me, and i'm special so i get a pass"

tv didn't give us that
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