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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalek Supreme D L View Post
    Don't like it, watched two episodes and I don't think this will fly.
    +1. The first 10 mins, when everyone had disappeared, and watching the survivors reaction to that, was great, but after that things descended into boresville… I hate it when a programme or TV series tries to be too clever or ‘out there' for its own good. The current Dr Who series is also rather like that.

    Most often folk just want to ‘relax into’ some non-taxing, enjoyable, down-to-earth entertainment, without having to sift through or decipher the mind games of a TV producer or director trying to ‘out-intellectualise’ the competition, simply just to be ‘trendy’

    Marco.
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    re: The Leftovers. You should stick with it chaps, it really develops later on
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    Wake me up then when the action starts… Reminds me rather of F1!

    Marco.
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    Yep very much agree with Marco on this, TWD is great stuff.


    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    If you can access Sky, Grant, I thoroughly recommend The Walking Dead series. It’s not just gory and gratuitous violence - there’s a good story to it, too!



    Ah - noted. I love war films (and also the old westerns).

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    Hi Ben,

    Yup, it’s fab; probably one of my all-time favourite TV series, along with The Sopranos

    Marco.
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    My system:

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    I did have concerns early on that it was going to turn out to be another 'LOST' (I gave up on that show half way through series two), but having stuck with it I now realise there was a lot of 'setting up' of the plot to take care of. Your choice of course but The Leftovers is set to be a bit of an epic. Quite often I am able to second guess where a plot line is going, so far with TL this has not been the case. Initially I thought it was going to be that old chestnut, alien abduction. This has been done to death with shows such as Taken and The 4400 and so my heart sank a little initially despite the high production values and excellent acting. Now though it would appear that there are religious overtones sneaking into the storyline, and not just through Christopher Ecclestone's character.

    The rapture has been mentioned a couple of times by characters and then there is the slightly hazy 'good versus evil' theme which seesaws between various groups and personalities, such as The Guilty Remnant, Holy Wayne and Chief Garvey. Kevin Garvey is an intriguing character who gets more intriguing as the series moves on, as does the reverend btw. And then there are Garvey's daughter, Jill, and his Dad, Garvey Snr. I feel that the Chiefs dad is going to be the key to all this btw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    +1. The first 10 mins, when everyone had disappeared, and watching the survivors reaction to that, was great, but after that things descended into boresville… I hate it when a programme or TV series tries to be too clever or ‘out there' for its own good. The current Dr Who series is also rather like that.

    Most often folk just want to ‘relax into’ some non-taxing, enjoyable, down-to-earth entertainment, without having to sift through or decipher the mind games of a TV producer or director trying to ‘out-intellectualise' his or her competitors, in order to be ‘trendy’

    Marco.
    My understanding is this series is about the people left behind and not those who vanished or what happened. Frankly 2% of the worlds population vanishing would be the basis for an interesting show as folks, scientists etc try to figure it out and the military be involved. Even if this was a Biblically Christian show about The Rapture it would also be interesting and a good basis for a series but the premise of this one leaves me thinking soap with one interesting event at the beginning but never any explanation - frustration. The fact those involved in Lost are behind this puts me off big time and the first episode was naff, much more of the vanishings could have been made but nope, a car crashes, a child isn't in its seat any more, and a shopping trolley hits a car - zero money to do that - very poor start.

    Sorry I won't be wasting my life watching this.

    If it gets better tell me how, hook me, because so far there has been imho no hook, no unique selling point nothing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by synsei View Post
    I did have concerns early on that it was going to turn out to be another 'LOST' (I gave up on that show half way through series two), but having stuck with it I now realise there was a lot of 'setting up' of the plot to take care of. Your choice of course but The Leftovers is set to be a bit of an epic. Quite often I am able to second guess where a plot line is going, so far with TL this has not been the case. Initially I thought it was going to be that old chestnut, alien abduction. This has been done to death with shows such as Taken and The 4400 and so my heart sank a little initially despite the high production values and excellent acting. Now though it would appear that there are religious overtones sneaking into the storyline, and not just through Christopher Ecclestone's character.

    The rapture has been mentioned a couple of times by characters and then there is the slightly hazy 'good versus evil' theme which seesaws between various groups and personalities, such as The Guilty Remnant, Holy Wayne and Chief Garvey. Kevin Garvey is an intriguing character who gets more intriguing as the series moves on, as does the reverend btw. And then there are Garvey's daughter, Jill, and his Dad, Garvey Snr. I feel that the Chiefs dad is going to be the key to all this btw
    Using the idea of the Rapture but rewriting Christian theology and understanding to sell some non Christian version alienates me big time.


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    Nice one, Stu. I’m liking the look of that!

    Marco.
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    My system:

    Modified Technics SL-1210MK5G/Mike New high-precision bearing & baseplate/Mike New ETP platter/Bruil record weight/Nagaoka GL602 crystal T/T mat. Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules)/DCSXL pure-silver DC lead. Ortofon RS-212D tonearm/'Speedy Steve' custom-made Ebony armboard. Yannis Tome 423.5 Phono Silver-Litz tonearm cable, with Furutech CF-DIN(R) and Eichmann silver Bullet Plugs. Cartridges: Denon DL-S1 in AT MG-10 headshell with AT-6106 Quattro Hybrid lead-wire. Denon DL-103C1 in '103U' headshell with AT-609 silver lead-wire. Vintage Denon DL-103AU in AT-Ti15ANV Titanium Headshell. Shure M55E in Denon PCL-300 headshell with 6N silver lead-wire. Shure original USA SC35C. Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 transport/DAC. Raspberry Pi-3 Model B and IQaudio Pi-DAC+/Paul Hynes SR3DR-05 linear PSU/Williams Audio NAS linear PSU. Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X preamp. Modified Goldpoint SA4M-47 passive preamp. Stereo Coffee LDR. Head-amp: Paul Hynes design/SR5 PSU. Also modified Lentek. Tube Distinctions 50W Class A P/P Copper amp with cryo-treated Tung Sol KT150s. Speakers: 'Lockwood Majors', using 15" Tannoy Monitor Golds, modified with bespoke crossovers. Also Celestion Ditton 15XRs. Stands: Mana Acoustics (non-magnetic stainless steel 'clones’). Hi-Fi Racks Podium T/T wall shelf. Sony ST-5055L tuner. Cables: Furukawa EE/F-S 2mm & 2.6mm solid-core mains leads, fitted with Furutech FI-50 IECs and FI-1363Rs. Stereo interconnects: Sommer Carbokab 225 (with silver-plated MS Audio non-metallic POM RCAs). Speaker cable: VDH 'The Wind' Hybrid II. Digital coaxial cable: 1m Trompeter Electronics Triax TRC-75-2, with MS Audio ‘Starline' silver-plated RCAs. Mains block: Mark Grant 6-way, modded with Furutech FP-1363R sockets and Furukawa cable. Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW 16.5 record cleaner.

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