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randwill
02-12-2013, 10:23 AM
I think this episode will be the swan song for me.

I'm not interested in seeing how many more times they can come up with a way to send Kevin Beacon's character into danger, alone and unarmed.

But my other reason for dumping the show seems strange to me. I'm a fan of horror movies, suspense thrillers and the like. But this show just gives me an unpleasant feeling. Maybe it is what I have heard referred to a 'torture-porn'. I just find that I am not entertained by seeing these innocent characters facing pain and death. Even a stupid character who hides in the barn rather than trying to put as much space between herself and the house as fast as she possibly can.

So I'm out, but let me know if they introduce zombies or giant robots.

kbear
02-12-2013, 11:35 AM
I'm beginning to feel the same way myself but I love Kevin Bacon nd will probably stick with it a while longer.

Rhiannon8404
02-12-2013, 11:40 AM
I'm beginning to feel the same way myself but I love Kevin Bacon nd will probably stick with it a while longer.

Yeah, this.

corkboard
02-12-2013, 01:18 PM
I think I'm done. They cut back to KB laying on that table in his sister's restaurant, what, 4 or 5 times, just to watch him struggle against the bindings for ten seconds before cutting to another commercial. Oh, for Pete's sake. They dragged that out too long.

And it bugs the hell out of me when there's a scene (in any show, but in the standard 1-hour drama is when I really hate it) with a hostage of some sort who is bound or tied up, and the villain who tied them up has never tied a knot in their life. The girl who was tied up in the basement- it was almost comical how loose the ropes were; they were sort of laying slack against her while she's supposed to be immobilized. I don't expect her to be turning blue from the lack of circulation or anything, but please, make a little effort.

I really don't care what happens to any of these people at this point.

wonderlust
02-14-2013, 10:18 PM
I'm halfway through this episode and I came on here to see if there was something wonderful about this show that I'm not recognizing. Up to now the suspense had me watching the previous episodes, but now I just feel icky spying on this long string of torture and murder, with the apparent intention to continue endlessly in this vein.

Even the glimmer of potential love and redemption between Kevin and Jenny doesn't redeem this show in my eyes.

John Mace
02-15-2013, 09:27 AM
I think this episode will be the swan song for me.

I'm not interested in seeing how many more times they can come up with a way to send Kevin Beacon's character into danger, alone and unarmed.

Yep. The whole time KB was struggling on that table, I kept thinking: Do the writers really think we'll forget that KB's little protege is on the lose and ready to spring into action at the last moment?

Shadowfyre
02-15-2013, 11:58 AM
Yep. The whole time KB was struggling on that table, I kept thinking: Do the writers really think we'll forget that KB's little protege is on the lose and ready to spring into action at the last moment?

I kept thinking, "Where the hell is he? What is taking him so long?"

You figure KB and Iceman walked to the restaurant together. KB went in, unlocked the door, searched around a bit, chatted with the girl while wearing the blindfold, got knocked out long enough for the girl to duct tape him to the table and bring his sister out and tie her in a chair, wake him up and get all exposition-y with KB. That was when Iceman FINALLY came in through the side door.

Gee, thanks for the back up, asshole. How 'bout next time you don't take the scenic route to the side door?

ETA: That is the same actor that played Iceman in the Xmen movies. I always get him confused with his brother who played Jimmy Olsen in Smallville.

Meltdown
02-15-2013, 02:31 PM
Even a stupid character who hides in the barn rather than trying to put as much space between herself and the house as fast as she possibly can.


This.

I kept thinking, "Where the hell is he? What is taking him so long?"

And this.

I'm a sucker for stories, though. Once I start, there's something in me that needs to see how it ends, long after I've stopped enjoying the journey. It's a character flaw.

I am intrigued by the body count, thought -- they've already killed off 3 of the 6 followers. It feels like it's building toward something. Unless some more followers come out of the woodwork -- if that happens, that might be it for me.

The Devil's Grandmother
02-15-2013, 02:49 PM
They've made the point several times that the followers are divided into cells, each not knowing what the others are doing. So it's possible we've only seen a minority of the followers so far. I think someone close to Kevin Bacon’s character, either the Cult-Specialist or the Eager Young Agent is going to turn out to be a follower, but wanting to know who's the Cylon isn't enough to keep me watching.

The Devil's Grandmother
02-15-2013, 02:52 PM
I am intrigued by the body count, thought -- they've already killed off 3 of the 6 followers. It feels like it's building toward something. Unless some more followers come out of the woodwork -- if that happens, that might be it for me.

4 of 7, I think. Have we seen Body-Art/IcePick-In-Her-Eye from the pilot in any of the flashbacks? Someone (in the show) said she couldn't have done all the writing herself, she must have had help. Someone must have also sent her the "now" text.

JSexton
02-15-2013, 02:53 PM
I think they are telegraphing Iceman being a follower pretty heavily. He always follows Kevin Bacon, always gets separated, always comes in at the last moment. In the previous episode, he stayed with the agent who was stabbed while Kevin Bacon went chasing after the bad guy, and when he got back, the agent was dead. Iceman could have easily finished him off there.

John Mace
02-16-2013, 03:52 PM
Oh, I pegged Iceman as a follower a few minutes after his first appearance.

But I will never know, because it is no longer a Series Record on my DVR.

DigitalC
02-16-2013, 05:18 PM
Yeah Iceman is way too... nice? he seems to be trying way too hard, i would be shocked if he wasn't in the cult. I also think he finished off the black agent.

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