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post #51 of 108

The Dash Mihok-looking guy giving nasty-ass old-lady oral. The meth-head's swinging dick sock. Sonya and the killer flying apart after shooting each other. That cop's fucking face.

 

Goddamn.

 

Great episode.

post #52 of 108
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The Dash Mihok-looking guy giving nasty-ass old-lady oral. The meth-head's swinging dick sock. Sonya and the killer flying apart after shooting each other. That cop's fucking face.

 

Goddamn.

 

Great episode.

"That cop's...

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lack of a

...fucking face."

 

I'm still intrigued and can't quite figure out which direction the show is headed....which is kinda nice.

post #53 of 108

So I was the only one completely distracted by the cop getting shot?  I had about a half a second of "Wow, I can't believe they're showing that on TV" followed immediately by my brain saying "Wait a second, he got shot from behind and somehow fell down on his back?  And he's lying there with his arms and legs straight up and down?"

 

Immediately after that I was trying to figure out why they were taking so much effort to pull his body out of the line of fire.  Snipers in battle situations will horribly wound people out in the open but not kill them in order to try to draw more targets out, they know that once the person is killed nobody is going to risk their life to pull a dead body to safety.

 

I know, suspension of disbelief and all that but these seemed glaring to me in the moment.

post #54 of 108
Ray is a god-damned idiot. Can't wait to see how he has fucked things up.
post #55 of 108
Yeah, the sniping scene made me laugh. Then they focus on the gaping hole on deputy doofus, and then the two cops for whatever reason drag him to safety. Why? Get behind cover and save yourselves, dammit. Just a great show all around, and if it weren't for this thread I would have missed out.
post #56 of 108
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Yeah, the sniping scene made me laugh. Then they focus on the gaping hole on deputy doofus, and then the two cops for whatever reason drag him to safety. Why? Get behind cover and save yourselves, dammit. Just a great show all around, and if it weren't for this thread I would have missed out.

 

Maybe they were concerned that if he got shot again then an open casket funeral wouldn't be possible.

post #57 of 108
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I'm still intrigued and can't quite figure out which direction the show is headed....which is kinda nice.

 

I was starting to lose interest in the show, but if they back-burner the serial killer plot for a while and focus on the poltiical/cartel angles, I might be back on board.

post #58 of 108

Between Bachir and Day Laborer Cartel Boss this show is a keeper in my humble opinion.

post #59 of 108
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Between Bachir and Day Laborer Cartel Boss this show is a keeper in my humble opinion.

 

Exactly, it's the gringos that aren't holding my interest.

 

Well, I like the fancy-moustache-probably-the-serial-killer deputy.

post #60 of 108
I really like Cross. I know the whole ASD angle has gotten tired, but her performance feels at times painfully genuine . . . reminds me of Finding Nemo's Dory (don't know if I've mentioned that before).

The cartel stuff is fascinating.
post #61 of 108
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Exactly, it's the gringos that aren't holding my interest.

 

Well, I like the fancy-moustache-probably-the-serial-killer deputy.

 

I have to give them credit, as I was suspecting doofus deputy had a larger part in this than he was letting on.

 

 

Then they blew a hole in that theory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry.

post #62 of 108

I suspected doofus deputy was in on it as well early on, but once we saw him getting his braces off and having an epiphany, it was obvious he was not going to make it to see the credits.  That scene might as well have taken place on a boat named "Liv 4 Ever".

 

post #63 of 108
Oh, and Catalina Sandino Moreno is hands down the single most beautiful woman on television.
post #64 of 108
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Oh, and Catalina Sandino Moreno is hands down the single most beautiful woman on television.

 

Yeah, it kind of astounds me all over again in every new scene.

post #65 of 108

Honestly the show kinda lost me when Bachir chose to bang Erin Gray's reanimated course when it had already established that this amazing beauty was into him.

 

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Now if it was Buck Rogers era Erin Gray....that would be tempting but still no clear cut choice.

post #66 of 108

Going back to last week, I found that deputy's ignominious death really heartbreaking. Turns out he was just a (relatively) normal guy trying to step up when the opportunity arose, and for his trouble he gets his head blown off on the day his braces come off. 

 

As for this week, my favorite scene in a great episode had to be when the cop utters, "idiot savant", then turns to Bachir for support and gets the disapproving head shake.

 

The reveal of the killer was nicely handled as well, tying together plot threads while not being too out of left field or too obvious. Plus they did it with weeks to go, so we have plenty of time for the meat of the chase, which most shows leave about 15 minutes for.

post #67 of 108

I had a total "a-ha!" moment during the credits when I realized that gun running Tim was Patrick Swayze's brother (and immediately afterward remembered seeing him on an old episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia).

 

Huge storm last night though so my signal kept cutting out on DirecTV.  I enjoy watching the show but I also realized I didn't really care that I'd missed a bunch.

post #68 of 108
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Going back to last week, I found that deputy's ignominious death really heartbreaking. Turns out he was just a (relatively) normal guy trying to step up when the opportunity arose, and for his trouble he gets his head blown off on the day his braces come off. 

 

As for this week, my favorite scene in a great episode had to be when the cop utters, "idiot savant", then turns to Bachir for support and gets the disapproving head shake.

 

The reveal of the killer was nicely handled as well, tying together plot threads while not being too out of left field or too obvious. Plus they did it with weeks to go, so we have plenty of time for the meat of the chase, which most shows leave about 15 minutes for.

 

Seconded to all of the above. And it was actually 'village idiot savant', which is even better. That guy owes her an apology.

 

This show has really ramped up these last two episodes. I'm officially hooked now.

post #69 of 108

Yes, the show was a slow burn but it has officially hooked me. This past episode was wild with the revelations and none of them felt hamfisted. I'm starting to love these characters, especially Lillard's. Even Marco's annoying son got a nice scene in this episode.

post #70 of 108
Seems like its transitioned into a different show these last two weeks.
post #71 of 108

you guys like the whole wife swap plotline?

post #72 of 108

Huh?

 

Also, this show has some pretty explicit sex for basic cable.

post #73 of 108

Is the guy who plays Cesar the dad from the family the gang "helps" in Sunny's "The Gang Gets Extreme: Home Makeover Edition"?  Or am I just racist?

post #74 of 108

Can't it be both?

post #75 of 108
Si.
post #76 of 108

After last week's crazy episode I actually decided this show was too much to keep track of anymore.

 

But I forgot to tell that to my DVR so I recorded this week's episode.  Having just watched it, I have the same reaction.

 

It's just too much plot development too fast to keep track of at all.  This show is trying too hard now.

 

It's reminding me of why I checked out on 24 after season 2.

 

Which is too bad because it had a solid setting if not a quite solid premise, and Bichir is owning it.

post #77 of 108

The narrative complexity of this show doesn't go much beyond a Law and Order episode. If anything, I'm happy the story isn't spinning it's wheels anymore. I'm still waiting to find out how the tunnel plays into all this. It's surprising that they're keeping that plot running with little connection to the main story.

 

That Grindhouse-y zoom in on Ceser after he shot the henchman was kind of hilarious.

post #78 of 108
Pretty good stuff. Dunno how they stretch this over 3 more episodes though.

Hate the tunnel subplot even more now.
post #79 of 108

No posts this week? Wow. I found that to be a brutal and incredibly effective episode. No punches pulled there.

 

I'm not sure where this season goes for two more episodes, but that hour was powerful, affecting stuff.

post #80 of 108

Agreed. Very strong episode. Bichir is a goddamn powerhouse.

 

I'm guessing the next two eps will be back to Linder, and also whatever else is going on with the tunnel.

post #81 of 108
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No posts this week? Wow. I found that to be a brutal and incredibly effective episode. No punches pulled there.

 

I'm not sure where this season goes for two more episodes, but that hour was powerful, affecting stuff.

 

I decided a couple of weeks ago to hold off and to binge watch the season as a whole. I was losing focus on Tuesday nights and missing some of the goods. 

post #82 of 108
So if we're alright with riffs on Seven's ending I'll leave this here then.
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I liked this until it became the Not Toby Ziegler goes apeshit show, featuring the adventures of trophy housewife and the cabana boy. Still Bachir and Kruger were great all season so I'm curious where they are headed. Even the wife was yelling "Come on" at the tv as things wrapped up. We'll forgive this misstep if they show Sonya pouring through Tate's possessions and eyes a copy of Seven among the bagged evidence - if only to paint Tate as a pathetic unoriginal loser with too much free time on his hands.
post #83 of 108
Great episode.

Looks like we are in for a time jump for the last two. In the previews Sonya looked healed and Marco had a scraggly beard.

Interested to see if they keep Frye alive and despite my hate for the subplot, I'm interested to see how they wrap up the two idiots and the tunnel.
post #84 of 108

Just caught up, these past two episodes were pretty intense. I applaud the balls of this show, but am really happy they didn't off Matt Lillard's character. I'm really enjoying his arc.

 

Tunnel subplot needs to become relevant quick, although I did enjoy the opening scene of this episode.

post #85 of 108

Finally got to the finale. Not bad but they are making Marco's arc a little too obvious with him going all out for revenge.

post #86 of 108
Finally, some god damned fucking good tv on the air to look forward to that doesn't involve slutty vampire groupies, bagel hunting, or whatever nonsense is happening under the dome.

Series picks right up with some new faces. ER's Abe Benrubi is a DEA head honcho looking to take down the cartel guy. Franka Potente may be auditioning to be this shows Malvo, who knows if she has the endurance to survive this seasons run, but she's off to a decent start if you want to call it that.

I'm liking that they've given Shaggy a real mystery to sink his teeth into, alongside his latina Velma, I'm not sure if I should be a dick and elaborate because maybe Comcast screwed up and put up next weeks ep early On Demand (the commercial breaks were completely fucked up and stopped the show at weird places). We binged the two eps back to back this morning, and in those two eps no trace of trophy wife or cabana boy which is a plus.

They did an odd thing with Sonya and her private life which was kind of weird. First ep there's not much going on for her; it feels like more time was spent with the Chief. On the subject of wish fulfilment that is happening in the Fargo thread - if you're going to bring modern day Carradine playing his younger-self in Sioux Falls, have Levine be his partner.

Marco's stuff was pretty great to get back into. The real reason we're watching this show. Can't really say much more without spoiling things; this post is more of bumping up this thread now that the season has started.
post #87 of 108

Wait, when did the new season start? "NURSE! I expect you to tell me these things!"

 

Can't believe I missed this and didn't even set the dvr. I know what I'm doing this afternoon.

 

ETA: Charter only has the new pilot up. Starting it now.

post #88 of 108
Maybe this got lost because they're advertising Not The Godfather and The Strain more?

Oh yeah, there's a point in the premiere where you'll be wondering if that guy is who you think he is. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Kevin not using his Kevin voice, wot?
. Threw me off just like Fargo did when Corner Gas' Davis made an appearance.
post #89 of 108

Franka Potente really surprised me here. Saw RUN LOLA Run recently and her role here is so different.

post #90 of 108

She played a more initially green / reluctant villainess role in The Shield.

post #91 of 108

Not sure I'm on board yet with her over-the-top "He spilled coffee on me. Cut off his ear." way of management, but I'll still give it a go.

post #92 of 108
They're pandering to the general american public that is still livid about 2008 and Too Big to Fail...fuck the bankman in the ear...yeah, that was pretty extreme. If given a choice, pick finger dammit.
post #93 of 108
Interesting premiere. I actually thought cutting the bankers ear off worked. Hope we get to see what went down that killed off the henchman.

And while I'm all for seeing Krugers bare ass the stuff with her and the brother was slightly weird and uncomfortable.

Bechier is still the bast part of the show.
post #94 of 108
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Not sure I'm on board yet with her over-the-top "He spilled coffee on me. Cut off his ear." way of management, but I'll still give it a go.

It was actually tea. Coffee would have cost him a toe....
post #95 of 108
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Just like Marie's fate was sealed when she met Jason, that little teenage kid was running on borrowed time and didn't know it. That end scene wasn't particularly surprising.

Gotta give it to this show for making me a fan of Lillards brand of douche he pulls off in his scenes, and the spanish lady has the best reactions to whatever he's doing (reminds me of Lewis and Shahi at times). I'm kind of disappointed in the lack of urgency the latina reporter has about her missing sister though; if it was my family I'd be in scorched earth mode.
post #96 of 108

Yeah, Lillard kind of snuck up on me.

post #97 of 108
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Just like Marie's fate was sealed when she met Jason, that little teenage kid was running on borrowed time and didn't know it. That end scene wasn't particularly surprising.

Gotta give it to this show for making me a fan of Lillards brand of douche he pulls off in his scenes, and the spanish lady has the best reactions to whatever he's doing (reminds me of Lewis and Shahi at times). I'm kind of disappointed in the lack of urgency the latina reporter has about her missing sister though; if it was my family I'd be in scorched earth mode.
she's seen that happen all the time with young girls. So she just sees it being fruitless to get worked up over it no matter how angry she might be.

Agreed about Lillard. He is surprisingly good here.

Still happy that 2 episodes in and we have yet to see the two idiots on the ranch. The rich widow and the cabana boy. Although it looks like that changes next week.
post #98 of 108
This weeks ep felt like there were more commercials airing than actual stuff happening in the show. Of course this speed bump happens with the return of Cabana Boy and Trophy wife; wife yelled fuck you to Cabana boy when he mentioning running away to Alaska.

Of course the kid is dead, we know he's dead, but to make Marco/Sonya spend time looking for him even though we just saw Franka hauling around one of those Breaking Bad barrels, seemed like it could have just ended there without hiring Jaimie to do the dirty work. Sonya asking Marco if he ever thinks about Tate seemed uncharacteristically dumb when they were driving around.

Linder doesn't fuck around. Oh hey, since you're here buying this dope necklace how about I bundle in this plot convenient rock...um, sure okay.

Lillard and Latina staking out the bank operation seemed kind of dangerous/careless to be that close, not without eventually drawing attention to themselves.

The scene where the assassin freaks out after killing the guy and seeing the inverted cross, even in HD that shot/symbolism didn't exactly jump out for us to catch it (not without rewinding the damn thing) to see why he ran the fuck out of there.
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post #99 of 108

This show has really jumped u a notch the last couple weeks.  Finishing all the serial killer loose ends and focusing entirely on cartel business is a big factor.  It does still have to contend with Boardwalk Empire syndrome, in that it's protagonist is about the 7th most interesting figure on the show, but It's easily the best drama going the last two months (which have been a bit of a desert, but still).

post #100 of 108

I'm so far behind on this.

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