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post #251 of 287

Wow...that Dick Wolff show ran all the way from March to mid May.  Poor Winchester has really had it rough in terms of show longevity.  You know, despite its' abject badness, I kinda liked 'The Player'.  Snipes' bad acting, the ludicrous premise, the feeble attempt at some sort of over-arching storyline with his not so dead wife....could have been some classic cheese.  Oh well, here's to hoping you're right and he'll show up in the new series.

post #252 of 287

Real shame. The guy should be a much bigger name than he is. I wonder if Freeman ever met him whilst working on Fringe, as I know winchester briefly played Anna Torv's boyfriend on that show. I'll have to ask him! 

post #253 of 287

So I haven't been paying attention to broadcast TV and apparently Stapleton has been on Blindspot since it started. Worth watching?

 

Re: that Winchester video, and "catching the bomb." I just introduced a friend to the first two episodes of their run and he hit the roof with glee when that bit happened.

post #254 of 287

Blindspot is...ehhh...it's now on Friday for a reason. It's one of those shows that has a very specific premise with a concise conspiracy that 'oh shit! we need a second season!' so it kinda falls in on itself. Stapleton is basically playing a less hedonistic Scott, but with the gruffness factor set to MAX. 

 

I keep hoping Stonebridge shows up, but alas, it is not to be.

 

Dammit, he needs a win. Fucking love that guy.

post #255 of 287

I was hyped to see Stapleton in RENEGADES this year. Trailer looked fun. Kept getting pushed back to different dates and now has no release date at all. Probably gonna get dumped to VOD.

post #256 of 287
Gary Daniels would be perfect for this show. He was supposed to be the villain in JOHN WICK 2. Not sure what happened. Grew a beard for it.
post #257 of 287
So....anybody taking points on which actor from GoT will be this seasons baddie?
post #258 of 287

Honestly, it would be pretty great if they got Sean Bean in this.

post #259 of 287

Well that was actually quite enjoyable.  Same impressive location filming.  Same lovely cinematography.  Same big scale action.  Same SUBTITLES.  More CGI blood splatter than squibs so that was a bummer, but it wasn't horrible.

The only thing really is getting used to the new cast and just accepting it's not Section 20.  But that's on us, really - not the show's fault.  Constable Ripley from Luther makes for a great badass.  If it continues to build on the first episode, I'll happily continue watching.

post #260 of 287

That's good to hear. I'm really behind with my tv viewing at the moment but I might have to push this to the front based on your positive reaction. 

post #261 of 287
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That's good to hear. I'm really behind with my tv viewing at the moment but I might have to push this to the front based on your positive reaction. 


The bones of the show we all love and miss are there, for sure.  It's gonna take time for this crew to develop the chemistry that the original squad had, but it might just work.  Here's hoping.  I've at least gone from being completely against this to actively wanting it to live up to it's potential, so that's a decent enough turnaround.

post #262 of 287

They keep the theme song?

post #263 of 287
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They keep the theme song?  And the gratuitous nudity?

 

FTFY.

post #264 of 287
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FTFY.

They do (although it's edited right down like the later seasons). Same opening credits style, too.
Only nudity so far is Nu-Scott's ass. It ain't bad, if I'm being honest.
post #265 of 287
Holy shit, what a fantastic episode!
post #266 of 287

Really, it's good? Do not mess with me and my love of the boys.

post #267 of 287

Finally got around to watching the first episode today and I agree that there's potential.

 

It's going to take some time getting used to the new crew but having four team-members instead of two opens up some interesting avenues (and also means the two women don't get as much development time in the first episode). I already really like the no-fucks-given Australian girl (Novin?), and the two guys have some bro-mance going on. I hope they manage to make Wyatt more distinct than Scott in future episodes because he's already "the loud American who sleeps with any pretty woman he sees". Good to see that the same stunt team seem to be in place, as the action was pretty good.

 

It's not the same show as it was before, but it's got my attention and I'll definitely check out the second episode too.    


Edited by MrSaxon - 11/9/17 at 7:43am
post #268 of 287

Same, a solid start.  I don't think you can recapture the magic of Scott and Stonebridge, but this has promise.  And they kept the theme song.

post #269 of 287
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It's not the same show as it was before, but it's got my attention and I'll definitely check out the second episode too.    

 

Agreed that Wyatt needs to be tweaked a bit to avoid any Scott 2.0 comparisons going forward, but I really like Mac and Novin right off the bat.

Second ep should so a better job of establishing itself for you, Saxon - it's basically an episode-long extraction mission, being chased to the extraction point from start to finish.  It's thrilling, action-packed and feels like [Michael Cole]VINTAGE STRIKE BACK!!![/Michael Cole].  

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

post #270 of 287

Watched the second episode today and agree with NZ that it's really great. It feels like the old Strike Back we know and love. I'm enjoying the new squad and, whilst they may not be our "boys", they're likeable enough that you want them to succeed and should only get better as we get to know them more. They could turn the new Strike Back into a pretty decent 4-player co-op shooter, now that I think about it.

 

I'm impressed they haven't had to make any references to the two women being just as bad-ass as the men. They just are, and it's not a surprise to anyone in that world. Kind of developing a little crush on Natalie Roberts who plays McKee. Is it odd that I find her more attractive in soldier mode than when she was dressed up in the nightclub? Hmmm.

 

Some spoilery things I really liked about this episode:

 

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It has the balls to kill a child. 

 

The guy playing the slimey American arms dealer was great! Really reminded me of Jack Nicholson.

 

Love the fact that the main villain of the two-parter gets taken out by a "fuck this" shot by Wyatt.

 

Really liked that they had to go BACK to the seemingly throwaway General from the first episode.

 

The main villain of this season is totally based on the White Widow of Syria. Also: She was totally going to tell him that she was pregnant, right? 

 

post #271 of 287

Glad to hear that it's a solid followup to what came before.

post #272 of 287
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I'm impressed they haven't had to make any references to the two women being just as bad-ass as the men. They just are, and it's not a surprise to anyone in that world. Kind of developing a little crush on Natalie Roberts who plays McKee. Is it odd that I find her more attractive in soldier mode than when she was dressed up in the nightclub? Hmmm.

 

First up - I'm glad you really enjoyed the ep, Saxon.  I feel justified!

You know, OG Strike Back was the same about the women.  I mean, Dalton was a badass on arrival.  But Richmond started out being known more as the command centre "eyes and ears" character.  Later on when she started going out in the field more, there was never any "she'll just slow us down!" moments or anything like that - and like you and McKee, I looooooooooved me some soldierin' Richmond.

 

Agreed on all your spoiler points, too - the first one in particular was a bit of a "holy fuck, they went there?!" moment.

Can't wait to see what this week brings.

post #273 of 287
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You know, OG Strike Back was the same about the women.  I mean, Dalton was a badass on arrival.  But Richmond started out being known more as the command centre "eyes and ears" character.  Later on when she started going out in the field more, there was never any "she'll just slow us down!" moments or anything like that

 

Good point.

post #274 of 287

Only got around to watching the latest episode today and, in regards to the scene where

 

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they pump a dead man's heart so they can access the information on his laptop,

 

I just want to say: Holy Shit. 

 

I kind of regret eating my lunch whilst watching that. 

post #275 of 287

Yeah, that was a bit much while I'm eating army base stew for dinner.

post #276 of 287

4 eps into this reboot and I'm still not sold. I just don't care about anybody,

it's too hard to tell at most moments who are the good guys and who are baddies,

the herkey jerkey editing and shakey cam filming of action/fight scenes makes them

neigh impossible to follow, some of the accents are heavy/bad enuff it's like trying to

understand Donald Duck. I'm not hard up enuff in my viewing to need to follow this show.

 

best Steven Segal impersonation for the week goes to this guy

post #277 of 287
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some of the accents are heavy/bad enuff it's like trying to

understand Donald Duck.

 

Not being able to understand English-speaking country's accents will never not be amazing to me.

post #278 of 287

So, are there new eps of this airing or are you guys just catching up on the old ones?

post #279 of 287

New eps are airing in the UK.

post #280 of 287

ok, thanks

post #281 of 287

I loved damn near everything about ep5.

 

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Novin's single-take corridor rampage was beautiful.  As was she.  Damn, she's proper fit.

Mac and Wyatt are developing quite the chemistry together.  the bickering about the getaway hearse was great and didn't feel as forced as the earlier eps.

"Nices moves, Computer Guy!" indeed.
post #282 of 287

Wait...this started already?

Fuck, I haven't even finished The Punisher yet! 

post #283 of 287

I'm an episode behind. Hope to catch up this weekend!

post #284 of 287

Are they calling this Strike Back: Retribution?

 

I wonder when it will air on Cinemax over here in the US.

post #285 of 287

It will start on Cinemax on 2/2.

post #286 of 287
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Are they calling this Strike Back: Retribution?

 

I wonder when it will air on Cinemax over here in the US.


Yeah, it's on the title card as that.  I really don't understand the delay between the two channels.  I'll have it on blu ray from the UK before it even airs in the US?  That's so ass-backwards.

post #287 of 287

Whilst episodes three and four weren't quite up to the opening two-parter, I thought the latest episode was a return to form. Novin has quickly become my favorite character in the current version of the show. We need more badass Australian chicks on television!

 

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Novin's single-take corridor rampage was beautiful.  As was she.  Damn, she's proper fit.

Mac and Wyatt are developing quite the chemistry together.  the bickering about the getaway hearse was great and didn't feel as forced as the earlier eps.

"Nices moves, Computer Guy!" indeed.

 

Agreed with all of this. 

 

God knows how much this show costs to make but it's kind of awesome to get this much action every episode. I wish the guys who made this show had been in charge of The Punisher show too. Would have been nice to have the same amount of action there. 

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