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Old 03-31-2016, 08:53 PM   #76
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Re: Vinyl - premieres 14th Feb on HBO

I feel like the writers are trying to deliver a thrill a minute, creating over the top characters and implausible storylines. If they went with a less is more attitude, and focused more on character development, this might be something interesting.
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:35 AM   #77
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F the haters

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Waiting for the Mick cameo in season finale
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:47 AM   #78
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It's getting better, if they learn from their mistakes, there's potential here going into next season.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:39 AM   #79
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Seems obvious he's not going to prison so I wonder how they're going to handle this arrest. I was actually expecting to see the perp walk in the season finale, not two eps before it.

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Old 04-05-2016, 07:15 AM   #80
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Scenes like the black manager with the guitar are what keep me watching (or at least fast-forwarding through) the rest of this crap.
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Old 04-05-2016, 12:35 PM   #81
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The Lester Grimes character and storyline is by far the most interesting part of this show
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:07 AM   #82
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:59 PM   #83
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In the last episode the guy who played the DJ at the black club when he played the Indigo disco tune was the best. Not one line of dialogue but a great performance in just his short scene.
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:06 PM   #84
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Every week I tell myself I'll give it one more week waiting for something awesome to happen. It doesn't. The insanity will continue for 1 more week.
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:40 AM   #85
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So I guess we're seeing the birth of disco in the black club?
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:28 AM   #86
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Not sure if it will help, and I really don't see how the show's lackluster ratings are his fault, but Terence Winter has been let go as show runner and exec producer. I can't remember off the top of my head who is replacing him but you can google it if you care.
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Old 04-15-2016, 12:34 AM   #87
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Not sure if it will help, and I really don't see how the show's lackluster ratings are his fault, but Terence Winter has been let go as show runner and exec producer. I can't remember off the top of my head who is replacing him but you can google it if you care.
I would imagine a guy like that has enough sway to not get fired off a show like this by HBO. Maybe he's going to be doing something bigger/better.

To me, it seems like most of the newer HBO shows have fallen into the ok, but not great category. Luck had potential, but they let themselves be browbeaten into canceling it.

It's kind of depressing to think there was a time when HBO had The Sopranos, Deadwood, The Wire, and Rome all going at the same time. Now it seems like they want to have one flagship show and an assortment of half-assed ones. They need better writing, and they need to be a little more selective in terms of the general premises of the shows they put on.

I remember reading a few years back that HBO was looking into to doing a dramatized version of the Cocaine Cowboys stuff. If they had the right guys writing it, that show would have been tremendous. How they pass up on that and go with this is beyond me. I don't think this show is terrible or anything, but it could be much better than it is, and even then it has sort of a low ceiling on the awesome scale.
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:02 AM   #88
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I agree that their hourlong shows have taken a downward turn but their half hour shows are pretty great. Veep, silicon valley and girls are all great, and I liked a lot of their recent half hour shows that ended up getting cancelled like enlightened and looking. And the guy in charge of their half hour shows recently took over development for all shows. So maybe they can get back on track.
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:15 AM   #89
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They still have an hour-long show called Game of Thrones.
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:35 AM   #90
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Which they developed like eight years ago, gjge
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:40 AM   #91
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They still have an hour-long show called Game of Thrones.
That's their flagship. IMO it's their only high-level show, and it's got one more season after this one.
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:43 AM   #92
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That's their flagship. IMO it's their only high-level show, and it's got one more season after this one.
And from a quality standpoint it's nowhere near sopranos, deadwood, the wire or Rome.
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Old 04-15-2016, 02:05 AM   #93
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I agree, but if they had 3 GOT level shows, and a couple of worse ones going every year, I'd be happy. I feel like with Chase and David Simon, they had one particular story to tell that they were super-passionate about, and everything else they do will be on slightly lower level. With guys like Milius and Milch, they need to just approve a general premise, give them a good budget and a 4-season minimum guarantee, and let them go to town on it. I think they'd very likely get something amazing, and they almost certainly wouldn't do worse than most of the stuff they're putting out now.
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:49 PM   #94
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And from a quality standpoint it's nowhere near sopranos, deadwood, the wire or Rome.
Back then HBO and Showtime were the only game in town. Now every cable or streaming network chases these shows and very few are outstanding. FXs new shows have been way better than HB0.
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:24 AM   #95
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It's unrealistic to expect HBO will hit a home run every at bat.
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:41 PM   #96
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So Winter cut BE short and rushed the last season to jam everything in so he could do one season of this show?
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:01 PM   #97
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Sounds like he got fired, so no
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:49 PM   #98
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I didn't say he planned it like that, but it was the end result.
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Old 04-17-2016, 10:01 PM   #99
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That's nice, everybody lives happily ever after. Started off terrible and ended being terrible. Laziest writing/characterizations from any recent HBO drama.
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All this GoT talk had me thinking had me thinking Ray Romano was gettin whacked.
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