Last Resort

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Clark, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

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    Just watched this tonight. Best pilot I've seen in years. If the rest of the episodes are as good as this one, we might have a network drama that can give the cable shows a run for their money.
     
  2. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
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    What is it about? I saw a banner on Facebook about the government murdering people, and that's about it,
     
  3. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

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    A US submarine was fired on by other US ships because they refused a shaky order from an unknown source. They then set up base on an island and use the 18 nukes on board as defense.

    The show stars Andre Braugher who is excellent in this role.
     
  4. FDclone

    FDclone Member

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    I have heard that this is one of the best new shows(IGN.com), but it had really bad ratings so it might not survive their first season(YaHoo!.com).
     
  5. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

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    Initial ratings weren't great but it's in a tough timeslot. It's a good enough show that I strongly recommend people watch it but if you wait to see it on DVD so you know if there's going to be a second season or not I'd understand that
     
  6. JHudd

    JHudd Well-Known Member

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    We finally caught the pilot tonight off our DVR and both my wife and I loved the show. I realize this will mean that I won't get to see a full season.
     
  7. carvers4math

    carvers4math Well-Known Member

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    Watched it on DVR tonight. Lot of good stuff on Thurs plus football.

    It reminded me of 24 with part of the US govt looking like they are trying to start a war.
     
  8. Naughtius

    Naughtius Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was so-so. Plotline right out of Crimson Tide. Lots of plot holes (the SEALs being allowed to keep their weapons was one) But I'll give it another chance. Agree w/JHudd that me liking it means it won't survive the season, like The Nine.
     
  9. klamath632

    klamath632 Well-Known Member

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    I loved it. I will be giving it a second viewing next week.
     
  10. cygrads

    cygrads Well-Known Member

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    So is it protocol to take weapons from everyone getting on the sub? If it is okay - I didn't know that. Didn't seem wrong to me because at that point they are all in the Navy so no big deal. As the show went along I wondered if the SEALs were there by happenstance or were they planned to be there to ensure the Colorado would fire the missiles.

    I really liked the show.
     
  11. simply1

    simply1 Well-Known Member

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    It was interesting, there's a lot of context missing about the current "state" of the government and other foreign powers. I'll probably watch at least another episode and see how it progresses.
     
  12. cygrads

    cygrads Well-Known Member

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    I think this is intentional and they will fill in as they go with flashbacks or in some other way.
     
  13. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    Would you rather watch another cops and robbers show instead? At least, this is something different.
     
  14. BigBake

    BigBake Well-Known Member

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    Much rather watch this...especially over another singing or reality show.

    Would love to see it make it a few seasons. I'm just guessing it won't.
     
  15. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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  16. klamath632

    klamath632 Well-Known Member

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    If it was NBC, I know they'd find a way to destroy it. They've had gems (Boomtown, Studio 60) on their hands and utterly annihilated them.
    If it was FOX, they'd order a 2nd season, force cast changes, halve the budget, and then wonder where all the viewers went (Human Target, anyone?) while they process the cancellation.
    I'm happy that it's ABC. I'm not as familiar with them, so maybe my positivity is unfounded, but I think they'll give this show the support it needs to grow. Lost was a crazy premise, and it paid off for them. Hopefully Last Resort will do the same.
     
  17. brianhos

    brianhos Moderator
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    Watched this last night, very well done. One of the few (only?) new shows I actually liked.
     
  18. agrabes

    agrabes Well-Known Member

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    I enjoyed 666 Park Avenue last night on ABC. Of course, that was partly because Terry O'Quinn is one of my favorite actors.
     
  19. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    I plan on watching tonight via DVR. I'll definitely give it a shot because of John Locke being in it. Also, the blonde hacker from Transformers is in it. Crickey she's hot.
     
  20. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

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    I didn't realize you were Australian, mate. Or did you just drink some Fosters?
     

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