Topic: The River

The River

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So? Did anyone watch it? Should I bother?

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I think the real question with this one is how are the ratings? If this gets cancelled too soon we will end up with a bunch of weird shit happening with the only explanation of "there's magic out there".

I really enjoyed this one but then again I'm a horror fan and I even liked Oren Peli's Paranormal Activity trilogy. This whole found footage gimmick may feel a bit over used for some and some of the acting was a bit bad (they seemed a bit too jovial about all the weird shit happening). But for me there's an interesting chemistry between crew members and I like the whole found footage gimmick and I think it fits this one perfectly. For me this one is a keeper and maybe even the best regular network show in years.

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ABC's The River premiered modestly and below most of the predictions in our poll scoring a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating in its first hour and a 2.2 rating and its second hour (and it fell consecutively each half hour 2.5, 2.4, 2.3, 2.2).

It looks like it won't survive long... I didn't even try the pilot(s), because I have too many shows on my watchlist. tongue

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Damn! sad Well I hope they get to have some sort of closure before it gets removed. I think with these numbers it's not even sure we'll get to see the whole first season. What is it running against? Glee and/or NCIS? Sometimes I feel like I should only follow cable shows...

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Easy there, let's see how it will look next week. The Finder also didn't start so well but it gone up to 3.0.

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I thought I would be a bit annoyed because my Download limit was hurt really bad this month (because of my work) and I don't have much left before the next reset in a week. So to add a 700Mb to it was a bit annoying but I really had nothing else interesting to watch for the night.

But I was surprised to see Joe Anderson (I like the guy, good head, thought he did well in Across the Universe) and Paul Blackthorne (The Dresden Files). And Eloise Mumford is quite the cutie.

The show itself, fine. Nothing to bang your head on the walls and although not really my cup of tea, it could be interesting. I'll probably check the next few episodes. Although I do find that Joe changed his mind at the speed of light and that was bad writing.

I will completly lose interest if it sticks to a some sort of procedural on one mojoshting in each episode. But I'll see.

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I've changed my mind and watched the pilot and IT SUCKED. I won't even go into the fact that I'm growing tired of projects that copy BWP and REC without bringing anything original to the table. It hasn't be done in a TV show before (at least to my knowledge) and choosing the Amazon jungle was a good idea. BUT...
1) It's a mess - 2hour pilot has almost everything

Spoiler

Lost monster wannabes, possession, voodoo, ghosts - you name it

It's like they had 999 ideas and they just HAD to squeeze them into a 90-minute pilot. Why not focus on one-two supernatural occurances?
2) It only tries to be a mystery show - yawn @ typical things for a Lost copycat - flashbacks, characters with a mysterious past, characters that know more than they say... it's all been dore before.
3) It's stupid - All the main characters witnessed so many supernatural scenes I'd go crazy if I were them and get the hell out of there asap. For them it's no biggie.
4) It's not scary - Normally I wouldn't complain, but it's advertised as a part-horror show.

I'll pass.

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Not watching it then, thanks xarny.

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because my girlfriend is watching it, i have seen it also. and i have to say, it reminds me of Lost.. mostly because of jungle part, but mystery also.. the last episode was pretty interesting to watch, there even was a invisible monster, like in the Lost.

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Last night was the finale (episode 8 ) and I admit I kind of went on with it since my last post wich was after only 2 episodes I think. While I didn't rush to watch every episodes like I would for Games of Throne or something alike, I was never really disappointed.

A few bad moments, an episode or 2 maybe but overall, it did well for me after all.

Last ep was in the good margin and offered some closure but also staying open for another season. It seems that ABC is taking its time to announce the predicted cancellation giving hope to hardcore fans. There are a few bozos out there saying "It's canceled" but without anything remotly close to come from a reliable or official source except the ratings.

As ratings are the ultimate truth, I suppose it's a made case but, you never know.

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Watching the first half of the pilot was a terrible waste of time...

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Canceled!

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Spyder23 wrote:

Canceled!

Finally some good news!

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Really loves the show, I know most of your don't agree as i seen here but for me it was one of the best horror show I've seen. I don't understand why it was so underrated because it   has all the elements for a horror show and more.
I am a big horror movie fan and i really enjoy the show.
Too bad it was canceled.

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IMO it wasn't scary (more complaints in post #8 wink), but I've watched all 8 episodes last month and the show kept getting better with each episode. Don't get me wrong, I still think it's mediocre, but it's nice that people are trying new ideas for TV shows.

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