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Old 08-19-2010, 03:24 PM   #31
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Serialized Drama w/ Cinematic Elements: Hill St. Blues
Contemptible Protagonist: NYPD Blue

EXTREMELY weak comparisons. Hill Street Blues can't sniff The Sopranos in terms of production value, writing, or cinematic elements. Not even close.

And the only comparison between Andy Sipowicz and Tony Soprano is that they were both fat and balding. Are you seriously going to sit there and tell me the characterization and depth we got from Tony is the same as Andy? Sipowicz was a 'contemptible' cop, Soprano was a sociopathic killer... and the sociopathic killer is BY FAR more iconic than the 'contemptible' cop.

Come on. Now you're just arguing just to argue. Nothing to see here.

My only advice to you is to give Boardwalk Empire a chance before you write it off, especially considering the talent involved in its production.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:27 PM   #32
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yeeee

And there haven't been that many films or tv series about 1920s prohibition. Not good ones at least. The Untouchables is the only one I can remember off the top of my head, but this looks much different.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:34 PM   #33
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Hill St. Blues popularized the serialized format and at the time had production value similar to films. Handheld cam usage first saw heavy use on that show. The show is one of the most award winning shows in television history, and was Stephen Bochco's first smash.


You are arguing just to argue. If all you can argue that a corner cutting cop who knowingly sent innocent people to jail on occasion is not contemptible enough.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:46 PM   #34
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I can't wait to see this.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:49 PM   #35
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Despite Dash's valiant effort, I'm very excited for this show.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:59 PM   #36
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Can't wait to see this..



Oh and True Blood is the sh!t...Don't know anyone who thinks different..
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:35 PM   #37
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comes on in like an hour and a half.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:48 PM   #38
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I'm lookin forward to this. Might have to ditch SNF to watch. But next Sunday Dexter starts. This will get the DVR or replay treatment. Even if its great. DonDada what TV show are you in?
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:51 PM   #39
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Definitely interested in this show.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:27 PM   #40
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def watching this then eastbound and down next weekend
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:01 PM   #41
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:13 PM   #42
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Solid first episode IMO.

This looks like it could be a damn good show.
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cant wait for next week.
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Now that's how you put a show together
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hammonton is 20 mins away from me lol
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