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Old 08-15-2015, 05:34 PM   #1
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this premieres tomorrow and this is the first i've heard of it. trailer seems very promising.

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Old 08-15-2015, 05:43 PM   #2
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reviews seem really positive so far:

http://www.metacritic.com/tv/show-me-a-hero

http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-wat...how-me-a-hero/

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Old 08-16-2015, 01:04 AM   #3
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I hadn't heard of this either,but I want to check it out.

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Old 08-16-2015, 01:58 AM   #4
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i just heard about this too - i guess the name david simon carries enough weight they can just drop it the day before? happy i found out in time at least.

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Old 08-17-2015, 12:46 AM   #5
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I liked part one and two. I am hoping they go a little deeper into the characters' lives in the next parts.

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Old 08-17-2015, 09:18 AM   #6
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yeah i liked this a lot too. i found all of the subplots really compelling, but i especially liked the dominican mother's storyline so far.

jim belushi actually worked really well in his role, which was a nice surprise.

pretty excited to keep watching this.

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Old 08-18-2015, 01:10 AM   #7
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show me oscar isaac's gyro

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Old 08-31-2015, 02:28 AM   #8
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so this was good

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just watched the last two.

this was great.

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This has been so good!!
Even Jim Belushi is good in this!!

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Old 09-01-2015, 05:20 PM   #11
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i got the same feeling from carmen putting the pots in her new apartment as i did when bubbles went upstairs with his sister. simon is so good at those moments.

i was really impressed with how well catherine keener's arc was handled. it would have been really easy to go over the top with her change of heart being A Big Moment but instead they just let it be something that happened and never really lingered on it aside from the "you're a good neighbor" line.

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yeah I ended up most emotionally invested in Mary's arc, probably because she had the most obvious growth to do out of any of them (and it was obvious Nick wasn't interested in anything beyond something self-serving). they handled the slow burn with her perfectly though - that final shot was earned

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the way nick descended into pure self-interest was really compelling to me, because they sprinkled little moments throughout where it seemed like he might actually give a fuck or at least realize the stakes involved. like when he saw the graffiti or was watching the lottery, you got the sense he was starting to follow mary's arc but instead you realize all of it was about him.

i also wonder how much his self-interest comes from the fact that he was constantly fighting for his political life- like if the game he was stuck playing basically robbed him of any ability to think about this stuff as more than just ammo for campaign slogans.

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that moment when he actually went to the houses seeking validation... that was really painful. it's also sad because the show briefly touches on what else he could have been doing, but he just went all-in on politics

I really liked how the focus (or at least my levels of interest in the various storylines) shifted in the final two parts from him to the women who needed the housing. for a couple of reasons, really, but primarily for the buildup to nick's fading importance.

really I'm kind of awed at how this show had a clear main character throughout but managed to make its secondary characters just as, if not more, important and compelling. really great handling of the entire cast.

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I've heard about this show but had no clue David Simon was behind it, definitely gonna check it out now. Speaking of which, is Treme worth watching? I saw the first episode and sorta forgot about it.

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yeah treme's good

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Old 09-04-2015, 02:50 PM   #17
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yeah i need to watch treme too.

i know i'm behind on this but i also just learned that oscar issacs is playing a cocky pilot in the new star wars trilogy, which made me go from "curious" to "really wanting to see it".

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