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Fire Me Boy! 06:59 AM 06-06-2014
Two percent of the world's population disappears. Looks intriguing. Starts June 29.


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Red Brooklyn 10:54 AM 06-07-2014
Obviously, I respectfully disagree.
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Sure-Oz 11:11 AM 06-07-2014
Originally Posted by Red Brooklyn:
Obviously, I respectfully disagree.
No worries.. I'll give it a shot though
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Red Brooklyn 11:21 AM 06-07-2014
Originally Posted by Sure-Oz:
No worries.. I'll give it a shot though
It might be dumb as fuck. But if it is, I personally don't think it'll be because of not finding out what happened to the "raptured" people. It'll be because the characters are poorly drawn.

We'll see. I'm just rooting for the thing because I really liked the book and I really like Lindelof.
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ragedogg69 11:25 AM 06-07-2014
To defend Lindelof, I am pretty sure the source material never really explains it either. This might be right in his wheelhouse. However, my big problem with him is he likes to build up, then have no payoff. He could add more to it and still not have it be satisfying.

How the guy who wrote for Nash Bridges became the go to science fiction writer in Hollywood is beyond me.
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Pasta Giant Meatball 12:07 PM 06-07-2014
Lost was an abortion.
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Rausch 12:08 PM 06-07-2014
Originally Posted by PGM:
Lost was an abortion.
I loved the show.

The ending and last two seasons were...huge letdown...
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Pasta Giant Meatball 12:08 PM 06-07-2014
It's HBO, so I will watch. Hope it's not a turd like John from Cincinnati though :-)
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BigRedChief 06:50 PM 06-07-2014
Originally Posted by Sure-Oz:
Kind've dumb to not find out where the people went eventually...
Same BS as lost. The public will not just accept plot lines that avoid clearing up major events in the story.

How is why these people are gone not important? Okay the series focuses on how people react to the disappearance. Thats an old theatricality maneuver. I've got no problem with that. I just think that even the 2014 HBO audience wants more clarity at some point. After being burned from Lost and other series, the audience won't invest their viewing time without some explanation.

Look to True Detective. Everything wasn't explained at the end but enough that we understood the character's motivations and what the story was trying to say to us.
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Red Brooklyn 12:10 AM 06-08-2014
Originally Posted by BigRedChief:
Look to True Detective. Everything wasn't explained at the end but enough that we understood the character's motivations and what the story was trying to say to us.
I'd expect the same from this show.

That's exactly what the book does and what Lindelof & Co want to achieve.

The only thing you're not going to get is a cut and dry, absolute explanation for what the disappearance is. But that's because it's an impossible thing to know. There will be options, opinions, theories, ideas, etc. Just like real life. If the rapture actually happened tomorrow, do you think it would be something that is obvious, or clearly explained? Of course not. Everyone left behind will have different ideas on what actually happened and they will react accordingly.

The show is a show about the various ways people react to an extreme situation. I think if one just goes in knowing that, they should be able to set everything else aside and just enjoy the exploration.

Some people can't do that. And that's fine. But I think it's silly to write it off before it's aired. I also think it's silly to write it off because it's not the show you want it to be. Let it be what it is and judge accordingly.

But don't get mad at The X-Files for not being Cheers. That's all I'm saying.
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KcMizzou 06-08-2014, 12:13 AM
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GloucesterChief 10:26 PM 06-08-2014
Originally Posted by BigRedChief:
Same BS as lost. The public will not just accept plot lines that avoid clearing up major events in the story.

How is why these people are gone not important? Okay the series focuses on how people react to the disappearance. Thats an old theatricality maneuver. I've got no problem with that. I just think that even the 2014 HBO audience wants more clarity at some point. After being burned from Lost and other series, the audience won't invest their viewing time without some explanation.

Look to True Detective. Everything wasn't explained at the end but enough that we understood the character's motivations and what the story was trying to say to us.
They pretty much explained everything in True Detective. They just didn't come out and hit you in the face with it.
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keg in kc 10:48 PM 06-08-2014
Originally Posted by GloucesterChief:
They pretty much explained everything in True Detective. They just didn't come out and hit you in the face with it.
Yeah, there was nothing mysterious with that show. All the metaphysical stuff in the first half of the season was completely a red herring. It was a straightforward crime drama. As they'd basically said it was from the beginning (they were surprised by the direction the public took it).
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Pushead2 03:45 AM 06-09-2014
I love the idea and I think eventually I'd get over the whole "how did the 2% disappear" if I kept watching.

I'm not going to lie though, with the history of Lost, I don't know if I would make it that long.
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Coochie liquor 04:55 AM 06-09-2014
Originally Posted by Sure-Oz:
Looks interesting....have no clue wtf is going on.

So this damon dude did lost? I've never watched that show.

What other HBO series are worth checking out that are currently on? I only watch GOT so far.

I know I have old expired shows to catch up on like wire, ebad, sopranos
True Blood!!
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Pasta Giant Meatball 08:56 AM 06-09-2014
TB hasn't been worth a shit since season 2
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ragedogg69 10:00 AM 06-09-2014
Originally Posted by PGM:
TB hasn't been worth a shit since season 2
agreed. However, I could see how people have it as their guilty pleasure.
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