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So I just got through the first season. I was quite impressed with the character development thus far. I hope it stays as interesting in the second season as it was in the first.
I watched all 6(?) seasons in about a 2 week period one winter break. On the whole, there's definitely filler in later seasons, but I felt like the show continued to have new and interesting developments throughout.
Also, I felt like the final season had one of the most fulfilling and conclusive endings I've ever seen on a show. They are SO not bringing back a 7th season.
11-12-2007, 11:33 AM
Yeah man, if you remember I recommended the first season to you back when we were at 514. It's the only season of it that I've seen, but I was very impressed. It absolutely felt like a long, well developed movie. I know some people who are pretty fanatically obsessed with the show, but I've heard a number of people say that it gets a little diluted in the following seasons.
but I've heard a number of people say that it gets a little diluted in the following seasons.
That's disappointing. I hope that if it does start to go bad, it's more because they ran out of ideas instead of having ideas that didn't work. I'd rather it go stale than sour - ya know?
Also, I felt like the final season had one of the most fulfilling and conclusive endings I've ever seen on a show.
Did you ever watch that Adult Swim show Home Movies? I downloaded all the episodes of that. I felt like the last episode was one of the few good "last episodes" - since so many shows have crapped out on that. Seinfeld and friends are some good examples.
I just saw the last season and I agree. That was really good.
Edit: It was really sad too, now that I think about it. It reminded me of that really sad episode of Futurama where they find Fry's dog from the past and try to recreate him from DNA or something.
I kinda feel like the last sequence where they showed how and when all of the characters will die was a little too much. I think it would have been better if they had just had Claire drive off into the sunset with no flash-forwards.
Yeah, I agree to some extent. I felt like the final wrap-up (various deaths and happenings) worked really well, but I thought that the flash-forwards were really there to drive home the point of "The show's over, motherfuckers!"
Mixed feelings, really. Also, just wondering, did you find that the character's various...characters (their scripted personalities) got a little tiresome and predictable at points? Clair, the teenage daughter with the boyfriend-of-the-season, David with his love-hate relationship with what's-his-face, the overly shrill mother (she pissed me off). I mean, I liked the show (I really did), but there were times when I just thought "can't _____ just break character a little, just to make it less infuriatingly predictable?"
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