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Sean of the Dead
post Apr 20 2008, 01:20 PM
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I still haven't seen series 3, and I'm starting to get the impression that I should keep it that way...
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post Apr 20 2008, 01:48 PM
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QUOTE (Sean of the Dead @ Apr 20 2008, 02:20 PM)
I still haven't seen series 3, and I'm starting to get the impression that I should keep it that way...
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There's plenty of good stuff in there, it's just that some fans have been dissatisfied with the way that the writers had to wrap everything up when Fox told them they were canceled. There are still plenty of moments worth watching it for.
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post Apr 20 2008, 02:00 PM
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That wasn't why I was dissatisfied. This fan just thought they went a bit mental.
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post Apr 20 2008, 02:05 PM
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QUOTE (Zoe @ Apr 20 2008, 03:00 PM)
That wasn't why I was dissatisfied. This fan just thought they went a bit mental.
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That too. There were a lot of moments that suggested that they had become frustrated at the shit way Fox were treating them and went a bit wayward. I didn't think the third series as a whole was that bad, but it felt quite very much like the death throes of a great show rather than a triumphant finish.
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post Apr 20 2008, 02:12 PM
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QUOTE (maian @ Apr 20 2008, 03:05 PM)
That too. There were a lot of moments that suggested that they had become frustrated at the shit way Fox were treating them and went a bit wayward. I didn't think the third series as a whole was that bad, but it felt quite very much like the death throes of a great show rather than a triumphant finish.
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I'd totally agree with your last statement, but I'm not sure I'd put it down to deliberate rebellion due to cancellation frustration. At the start of the series there were some very clever references to Fox's treatment of the show, and the reasons cited for their lack of confidence in it. Later on however, they just seemed to have lost it all together, any subtlety went out of the window, and the tone of the show lost its charm. It was just a bit too mental - and occasionally revolting.

Two seasons is an awful lot of episodes, and they got an awful lot of fantastic mileage out of their premise. It felt more than stretched by the end.
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post Apr 20 2008, 02:16 PM
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I don't think it was an intentional rebellion, but two years of being shoved around the schedule and having their episode numbers and all the other things that happened to them, most of which they took and made jokes of, must have taken its toll. I think the show still had plenty of mileage in it, but being forced to wrap everything up in only a handful of episodes would inevitably lead to a decline in quality.
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post Apr 20 2008, 02:38 PM
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Meh.

Agree to disagree I guess.

Fucking them about in terms of scheduling and number of episodes is a fair complaint, but sometimes it turns out shows were cancelled at the right time.

For me they weren't even attempting to wrap things up, just coming out with more and more ludicrous situations at the expense of what made the show great in the first place. The balance between the sublime and the ridiculous was perfect in the earlier series, in series three it tipped completely (for me).

My main beef is the ick factor being off the scale, something they'd always pitched perfectly in the past. George Michael and Maeby - Funny. Michael and Lindsay - Vommy.
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post Apr 20 2008, 09:27 PM
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I'm seriously considering picking these up off Play. What I can't understand is that they are 30 quid each for the box set, unless you get the region one import versions and then they're around half the cost?? What the hell is going on there??
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post Apr 21 2008, 12:42 AM
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Season one finished on BBC2 on Thursday with two consecutive days of 3 episodes back to back. I hope they continue with series two next week.
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post Apr 21 2008, 06:11 AM
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I've just checked, but it's golf all next week in that timeslot.

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post May 14 2008, 06:10 PM
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I've just gone through all three series over the last couple of weeks after never seeing it before and I loved it. Is there any news on the movie rumour?
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post May 14 2008, 06:50 PM
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QUOTE (logger @ May 14 2008, 07:10 PM)
I've just gone through all three series over the last couple of weeks after never seeing it before and I loved it. Is there any news on the movie rumour?
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Nothing more than that, at the moment. As soon as one member of the cast says it's happening another will say they've heard nothing about it.
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post May 16 2008, 01:03 PM
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Of course, now it'll probably have to wait until after Portia de Rossi becomes Mrs. Ellen DeGeneres.
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post Jul 1 2008, 09:41 PM
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Jeffrey Tambor sort of, kind of, confirms that a film may happen in the future or not

A tad more definite than a lot of the recent speculation from cast members and it does seem to confirm what Mitchell Hurwitz has been saying about the movie i.e. that it will go ahead, just that they aren't sure when.
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post Jul 2 2008, 12:04 PM
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