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Old 02-15-2023, 09:04 PM   #41
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This is definitely the best show on tv right now....every week is a witty, engaging mini-movie.
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Old 02-16-2023, 11:33 AM   #42
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This is definitely the best show on tv right now....every week is a witty, engaging mini-movie.
Well done to all involved.
While I am behind as I'm continuing to take it slow with only watching one episode at a time, a method that I think works well with a show like this, I can't really argue with that. I said to myself after watching the Pilot that it felt like a movie.

Obviously I'm really glad it got renewed for a second season, even if it's not a surprise really. I figured it would if they were willing to spend a lot of money advertising it during the Super Bowl.
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Old 02-16-2023, 03:16 PM   #43
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I'm loving this show but...

I was a bit alarmed when they announced the premise was that she could immediately sense when someone was lying. Basically, she's a superhero, rather than a detective.

At first, though, I thought they were navigating it pretty well. But as the series has gone on, it's inevitably sidelined the main character, as all she has to do is basically ask a suspect whether they did it or not. This makes the solving of the crime less interesting than the method of the crime itself. Contrast that with Columbo, where he actually had to do some detection, and he had 90 minute episodes to do it in.

This is, I think, a bit of a conceptual flaw which will provide diminishing returns. They need to find a way to complicate matters, perhaps with an episode where she gets it wrong. What happens, for example, if she comes up against someone who believes their own lies? Would she still know they were lying?

One way or another, they'll need to put a dent in this God-like ability of hers. The set-ups are great but you don't want Lyonne to become the least interesting character in her own show. They could also do with giving the show some room to breathe.

As I said, I'm really enjoying POKER FACE. I'm just worried they're writing themselves into a corner. But I also don't want to know how she got this power so I hope they don't go down that route.
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I'm through episode four and I like the show quite a bit, but there is one big change I'd make if I was in charge: I don't like that we, the audience, are ahead of Charlie and that we already know the answers she is looking for. Not sure if that would really work with this show's formula, but already knowing whodunnit makes it a little less engaging. The barking dog in 4 had me
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I'm through episode four and I like the show quite a bit, but there is one big change I'd make if I was in charge: I don't like that we, the audience, are ahead of Charlie and that we already know the answers she is looking for. Not sure if that would really work with this show's formula, but already knowing whodunnit makes it a little less engaging. The barking dog in 4 had me
I get what you're saying, and I'm not usually a fan of knowing what happened too soon, but I get why it is the way it is in this instance. It's not a matter of figuring out who did it. It's a matter of finding out how she will solve it and prove it. In that regard, it's kind of a breath of fresh air, especially since the whodunit genre seems to be blowing up after Knives Out was a huge success.

I've only seen 3 episodes so far as I'm taking it an episode at a time, but unless there's another dog in episode 4, the dog was in episode 3. Just pointing it out, and there were some great scenes with it regardless.
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I get what you're saying, and I'm not usually a fan of knowing what happened too soon, but I get why it is the way it is in this instance. It's not a matter of figuring out who did it. It's a matter of finding out how she will solve it and prove it. In that regard, it's kind of a breath of fresh air, especially since the whodunit genre seems to be blowing up after Knives Out was a huge success.

I've only seen 3 episodes so far as I'm taking it an episode at a time, but unless there's another dog in episode 4, the dog was in episode 3. Just pointing it out, and there were some great scenes with it regardless.
Oof... so those 3 episodes felt like 4 to me Maybe I just wanted a Murder, She Wrote reboot with Lyonne.
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Oof... so those 3 episodes felt like 4 to me Maybe I just wanted a Murder, She Wrote reboot with Lyonne.
They were long, but I think it's just you and not the show.

An honest mistake though. It is sometimes hard to keep track of everything, especially if you watch a lot of shows. It's usually easier for me to keep track of ones I would consider to be my favorites, with this already being one of those, but I have definitely lost count with some shows in the past.
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Old 02-26-2023, 12:33 AM   #48
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I'm really glad this is getting a second season. One of my favorite shows on at the moment.
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Nice couple of digs at ILM (Lucasfilm) and Kathleen Kennedy from Rian Johnson and co. this week.
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My lovely wife and I both thought Nick Norte was awesome in the most recent episode.
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This started out pretty good, the first 3-4 episodes, but the last couple have been subpar in the story telling. The guest actors are doing great but the storyline is becoming stale. There is no real back story episode or how she learned to hone her skills. She just knows right away whe someone is lying, is kind of hard to believe every week. Hope it picks back up.
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this is one of the best shows on right now. I have enjoyed all episodes to a varying degree but this most recent one was really good.
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Old 03-04-2023, 03:22 AM   #53
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I can't get past her voice. I've tried, I truly have. I can't do it.
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Old 03-04-2023, 09:26 AM   #54
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I can't get past her voice. I've tried, I truly have. I can't do it.
It is rather irritating isnít it. All screechy and scratchy.
As others have noted, the special lie detector power has sort of run its course in this show now, to the point where itís all got a bit predictable/formulaic.
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Did not like episode 9. I like how it pushes boundaries, but this was too much.
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Old 03-20-2023, 03:22 AM   #56
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Wrapped this up tonight. Enjoyed the whole season greatly. A fun callback to a simpler time.
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