Post by Eddie Love on Mar 15, 2011 20:17:00 GMT -5
I agree with you guys how imposing the music was, but was always struck that it bore a slight resemblance to the main theme of SCHINDLER'S LIST...
The moment I knew I loved HT was in the airplane one when the sooo hot chick stewardess / assassin killed herself rather than go straight or seek protection. That was sick... I watched 2 minutes of season 2 and bailed. That's not what I signed on for. Period. I'm reminded of the effervescent early 00s guilty pleasure SHE SPIES that was delightful one season than completely stiff and lame the next.
What's effed up about HT (and also UNDERCOVERS), is that the networks, I think, want mission-of-the-week shows that will syndicate well and sell overseas but then are immediately like "F--k this, this show is too expensive!" the minute it isn't number one, which it was never gonna be. Both those shows would have been perfect on USA where they would have fit in and had time to develop with an audience who likes solid entertainment.
Tom is dead-on about the trajectory of CHUCK. I think this stop and go pace set by how many episodes they commit to is throwing the show off. Also (ala HT) they did a bait and switch with the budget, possibly necessitated by the need to pay the actors more. I'm still a big CHUCK fan, but want it to return to earlier glory -- without stooping to protracted separations between Chuck and Sarah. And it's really odd how gratuitously violent it's gotten..