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Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:18 pm

MMA gym in Venice beach drama.

So far it's OK, I'm only 2 episodes in.

I like the drugs (painkillers and HGH so far) and the pretty people in it. The fighting is OK, but the first fight relied on the old tactic of "Fighter goes it, gets the shit kicked out of him for half the fight, then comes back and beats his opponent thoroughly"

On the "Audience" network? Seems to be a DirectTV thing, I can get it on demand. You can find it via torrent too. First episode is online on youtube.

Now, Nick Jonas is in it..so...meh...

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Post by johno » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:27 am

Direct TV has a season one marathon going, and I'm binge-watching. Started a bit weak, with the flaws Shaf ID'd. But it's picking up steam. I like it.
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Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:10 pm

I felt it ended strong. Looking forward to the next season.

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Post by johno » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:42 pm

Most of the actors are terrible at the fisticuffs and it's mildly painful to watch. The workout routines seem bodybuilder/xfit influenced, but probably a lot of MMA gyms are that way. And they did try to throw in a little JJ instruction, leading up to an Omoplata in episode 2 or 3.

So far, I'd grade it a B+ for that genre. Good acting & character development. And I don't know which one is Nick Jonas, so he must not be a terrible actor. (Is he the fat avocado-fucking room mate in the Halfway House?)

Also, Cub Swanson & Chris Leben get a little facetime. I look forward to other familiar faces. AND - MOAR of that hot little Asian chick with her top off.
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Post by TerryB » Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:18 pm

johno wrote:AND - MOAR of that hot little Asian chick with her top off.
Wait, what??
"Know that! & Know it deep you fucking loser!"

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Post by johno » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:52 pm

TerryB wrote:
johno wrote:AND - MOAR of that hot little Asian chick with her top off.
Wait, what??
OH, this series does not disappoint. She was back around episode 8 or 9...too brief a performance, but I loved it.
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Re: Kingdom

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:58 am

The son is Nick Jonas. Not the rebellious son, but he one who craves *spoiler*

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Re: Kingdom

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:59 am

"Your mom is a thoroughbred, kid."

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Post by johno » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:54 am

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:"Your mom is a thoroughbred, kid."
Something every kid wants to hear.

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The parole officer is a trip. I just saw the T-shirt episode. Lulz.
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Re: Kingdom

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:28 am

I forgot about that scene. I was dying.

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Re: Kingdom

Post by johno » Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:53 pm

OK. If they haven't jumped the Shark, they're surfing on top of it.
How many individual murders can one "normal"-but-fucked-up family commit in one episode?
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Post by SubClaw » Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:41 am

johno wrote:OK. If they haven't jumped the Shark, they're surfing on top of it.
How many individual murders can one "normal"-but-fucked-up family commit in one episode?
This last episode suspiciously reeked of 'Sons of Anarchy' (unnecessary convoluted plot), I hate each and every one of the characters (they're a bunch of self-loathing white trash assholes) but, somehow, I kinda like the show. It's like waiting for a train wreck to happen, you don't really look forward to it but you can't quit watching either.

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