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BurningDoom
Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:30:13 AM

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Did anyone else check out this comic-based show?

I just watched the pilot episode last night, and I've got the 2nd episode waiting for me. I've never read the comic, so I have no comparison to it. But on it's own, it was a fan-freaking-tastic show! It felt like a well-made movie from the late 80s or 90s. It had similar pacing and dialogue, which to me is a good thing. But the special effects and production values were leagues beyond that era, top-notch here. And I always like a good vampire story, when it involves real, killer vampires that don't sparkle.

This will be one I will definitely continue to watch.

Your thoughts on it?

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I haven't seen it yet but the promos that they ran for it looked intriguing.

Is it about vampires?

I might try watching it with the GF see what she thinks. If I like it but she doesn't then I'll be watching it alone!

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BurningDoom
Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:55:34 AM

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MoonKnight1 wrote:
I haven't seen it yet but the promos that they ran for it looked intriguing.

Is it about vampires?

I might try watching it with the GF see what she thinks. If I like it but she doesn't then I'll be watching it alone!


It's about vampires, but vampirism that spread like a sickness or disease.

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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:02:15 AM

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One of my buddies brought the first mini to me at work and said "you MUST read this" - it was pretty bad-ass.
I've got the first two eps on my DVR, but haven't had time to watch them yet. I've only heard good about it so far though.

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I have the comics but never read them. Seems like they are always on the "to read list" that I never get around to. As for the show, I just watched the second episode last night and it continues to build up to the eventual vampirism out break. So far really loving it. I like how they go back to some of the old mythos of vampires- like having to sleep in soil from their homeland. The vampires are savage, deadly and uncaring just the way vampires should be. The wife tried to watch it with me but she doesn't like it. Its not her kind of new age, beautiful, bubble gum, teen heart throb kind of vampires (ala Vampire Diaries).

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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:53:26 PM

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Just a quick question? Does that poster offend anyone? Because I was told to take it down on another site and I completely fail to see how it's offensive at all.

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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:17:21 PM

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ukblueky wrote:
...Seems like they are always on the "to read list" that I never get around to...
It never ends... in fact, mine seems to grow little bit each Wednesday
BurningDoom wrote:
Just a quick question? Does that poster offend anyone? Because I was told to take it down on another site and I completely fail to see how it's offensive at all.
What?! maybe they're just squeamish sissies.

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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:32:31 PM

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BurningDoom wrote:
Just a quick question? Does that poster offend anyone? Because I was told to take it down on another site and I completely fail to see how it's offensive at all.

Really? I've seen way more offensive stuff than this. I doubt that you posted that on a kid's site...Anxious

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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:39:41 PM

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MoonKnight1 wrote:
BurningDoom wrote:
Just a quick question? Does that poster offend anyone? Because I was told to take it down on another site and I completely fail to see how it's offensive at all.

Really? I've seen way more offensive stuff than this. I doubt that you posted that on a kid's site...Anxious


Nope. Retro-gaming site where nearly nude anime chicks are posted by the JRPGs fanboys all the time. And even if I did post it on a children's site the image no worse than something you'd see on the cover of a Tales From the Crypt comic or a Goosebumps book.

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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:19:43 PM

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BurningDoom wrote:
MoonKnight1 wrote:
BurningDoom wrote:
Just a quick question? Does that poster offend anyone? Because I was told to take it down on another site and I completely fail to see how it's offensive at all.

Really? I've seen way more offensive stuff than this. I doubt that you posted that on a kid's site...Anxious


Nope. Retro-gaming site where nearly nude anime chicks are posted by the JRPGs fanboys all the time. And even if I did post it on a children's site the image no worse than something you'd see on the cover of a Tales From the Crypt comic or a Goosebumps book.


Maybe if the picture showed lots of cleavage it would have been fine then. Lesson learned T&A okay, parasite in an eyeball a big no no.

MoonKnight1
Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:56:24 AM

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Colleen and I watched the first three shows together. It appears that I will be watching the rest of them by my lonesome. She called it quits after the Goth guy lost his junk.

I think it's a pretty cool show albeit dark and disturbing. I'm two behind right now but should be back up to speed quickly.

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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 4:47:19 PM

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So far so good. Loving it.
Xylob
Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 7:14:33 PM

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Finally gotten around to watching the first few eps on the DVR and it's pretty cool.
The wife likes it too!
I've only read the first mini (several months ago), but have already noticed quite a few deviations from the comics.

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This is the only current show I'm watching, otherwise I stick to sports and business news. I haven't read the comics or the novels so it's all new to me. I'm enjoying it except I'd like to see less of the ex-wife (as in none). Less family drama, more vampire battles, please.

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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 6:52:19 AM

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I noticed RoboCop directed the last episode we watched.

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