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Old 11-18-2012, 04:02 AM   #121
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It barely had any politics. Unless you include the XO/Captain discussing hypotheticals as politics. . If anything it could have dealt more with the political manuevering back in washington and what was going on in the defense department. Not just heresay and that girl running around talking about her defense program on the sub. It treated DC like a boogeyman. It shows up on the island to negotiate, one gets shot, and they just leave. Show me meetings, the president, councils, planning, etc. As it stood, it was vague about what the heck was going on in washington. That was my main problem.

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:01 PM   #122
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Personally, I think they dealt too much with what was happening on the island instead of dealing with why the Colorado was embroiled in this conspiracy regarding the attack on Pakistan. Storylines dealing with drugs, kidnappings, revenge murder ... that's the kind of thing reserved for Law and Order and CSI ... not The Last Resort.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:24 PM   #123
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Personally, I think they dealt too much with what was happening on the island instead of dealing with why the Colorado was embroiled in this conspiracy regarding the attack on Pakistan. Storylines dealing with drugs, kidnappings, revenge murder ... that's the kind of thing reserved for Law and Order and CSI ... not The Last Resort.
Given that this wasn't planned on only being a 13 episode show, they had to do things like that. You deal too much with the main story too soon and there won't be anything left to keep it on the air.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:25 PM   #124
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It's a bummer, really loving the show so far.

I wonder if it would have made any difference if they would have made it clearly political fiction (which it already is, obviously) instead of possibly confusing some viewers into thinking it was the view of the show runners on current politics?

Something like starting each episode with a date set in say ... 7 years from now, or something like that?

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:37 PM   #125
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Personally, I think they dealt too much with what was happening on the island instead of dealing with why the Colorado was embroiled in this conspiracy regarding the attack on Pakistan. Storylines dealing with drugs, kidnappings, revenge murder ... that's the kind of thing reserved for Law and Order and CSI ... not The Last Resort.
As soon as the Admiral shot that white house person they really should have cut to Washington for a few episodes had some congressional battles and such as well as introduced the president. They really could have expanded the show in so many ways with what they did. As well as shown Russia or other countries thoughts concerning the Colorado. Hell UN meetings Nato meetings my god the possibilities that will never be realized.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:29 AM   #126
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I think they immediately alienated a certain segment of the population with the assertion that a sitting US president nuked a foreign country without provocation.

The writing has deteriorated with the realization that the ratings werent there. They seem to be throwing everything imaginable against the wall hoping some of it sticks. As I mentioned before, the Sam/Sophie flirtation struck me as a big mistake (which they somehow compounded this week). U cant have Christine standing by her man under serious abuse at home while hinting at a possible dalliance on the island.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:19 PM   #127
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This weeks episode was ok. Wished they would just get rid of the wife storyline lol. Too much of her on the show.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:48 PM   #128
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Well only three more episodes or so and she will be gone.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:57 PM   #129
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XO....lol!
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:41 AM   #130
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I dont see how the can wrap anything up in 45 minutes.
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I dont see how the can wrap anything up in 45 minutes.
2 hour series finale next week I believe
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:31 PM   #132
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2 hour series finale next week I believe
Nope, it's just a normal 1 hour episode.

I too wonder how it can get properly wrapped up in ~45 minutes given how much is still going on, but at the very least the finale won't be boring.
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I was thinking that the only way they could have wrapped it up "cleanly" was to allow the coup to succeed, and maybe keep a rogue Sub captain as a threat for the last ep and maybe dealing with the local drug lord for good.

But with the last minute foil? No way they can give a satisfying ending...
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I was thinking that the only way they could have wrapped it up "cleanly" was to allow the coup to succeed, and maybe keep a rogue Sub captain as a threat for the last ep and maybe dealing with the local drug lord for good.

But with the last minute foil? No way they can give a satisfying ending...
The thing is, the last three episodes of the season were made with the knowledge of the show being cancelled, so the choice to have the coup fail was part of their plan to end the show.
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Well I hope they can pull it off.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:55 AM   #136
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Last Episode just finished.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:10 AM   #137
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Overall, I think they pulled it of successfully. Would have been nice to have at least one more episode to wrap things up. At least to show things that happened that were only mentioned.
[Show spoiler]But I am glad most of the people had happy endings. Except for Kylie, I believe most likely that as soon as she shot the president, the secret service probably killed her. I would have liked to see Julian die though.
But I feel that having the XO giving the speech to the press did a good enough job of showing that the conspiracy was busted, without having to actually show the events.


An interview with one of the creators about what would have happened if the show continued.
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http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/...d-it-continued
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:01 PM   #138
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Good show at least unlike the Event we got a fitting conclusion. I enjoyed this while it was on and will definitely miss this show.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:06 PM   #139
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The end was touching. I actually felt that. Gonna miss this show.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:55 PM   #140
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Well, as expected a lot is still in the air (Kylie is assumed shot by SS, but what of the Island, the mobster, Sophie, etc.?), but it was a mostly satisfying conclusion, particularly when you know that the showrunners were informed of the cancellation while filming episode #12, and had basically just the one episode to wrap it all up.

The speed at which they turned around the abduction of Christine was funny, you could tell that they had a lot more planned but had to bring her arc to a satisfying conclusion fast.
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