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some_one wrote:

17 Awesomely Dumb Things About Netflix's 'The I-Land' (spoilers, maybe, I guess)

Is this summary accurate?

Haha yes! This is gold!

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Actually that article is almost better than the show itself, I laughed hard when I read this

calls "Hello? Anybody?" and then, I shit you not, immediately blows the conch shell like she's goddamn Aquaman. Never in 100 lifetimes would I ever think to blow a conch upon waking mysteriously on a beach. How the fuck do you even blow a conch shell? What if the conch is still in it? The show has not even been on for two minutes, and it is now certified fabulous. I realize that most of the people reading this just left to go watch the show, but I'm going to press on regardless.

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Sometimes terrible shows interpreted as if they were intended to be comedies can change everything!

Zoo was like that for me. So stupid it felt like they were actually trying to be funny.

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g371 wrote:

Actually that article is almost better than the show itself, I laughed hard when I read this

calls "Hello? Anybody?" and then, I shit you not, immediately blows the conch shell like she's goddamn Aquaman. Never in 100 lifetimes would I ever think to blow a conch upon waking mysteriously on a beach. How the fuck do you even blow a conch shell? What if the conch is still in it?

"What if the conch is still in it?" is funny. smile

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So i started the show and enjoyed ep 1 and 2 and now i'm in ep 3, which is different but was kinda expected already from the trailer. So far i can't complain but Natalie Martinez plays definitely a role in that smile but let's see where it goes.

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Good that you you like it too. Looking forward to your final review. smile

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What can i say, i liked it, but it had more potential which was rushed to conclude and yes the last episode/ending felt a bit off.

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HomerS wrote:

What can i say, i liked it, but it had more potential which was rushed to conclude and yes the last episode/ending felt a bit off.

I wonder what the reason was for that. Running out of budget? cool

Anyway... I hope the folks behind the show will get another shot at trying something different in the future!

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Wow, Netflix just keeps going down in my estimation. They canceled The OA (one of the best sf/fantasy TV shows I have ever seen) and made this. Staggering.

All the characters are extremely unlikeable. I've never seen Lost but I know the plot revolved around people mysteriously stuck on an island so kudos for originality. Acting very average. Script poor. Production values middling to poor. This will be consigned to the dustbin of TV history. At least until, in about 5 years, people start writing articles about how Netflix's business model ended up as such a colossal failure.

I've only watched the first ep, and that whilst I was cooking and then eating dinner. And you know what? I'm gonna roll a joint and watch the next one with an open mind. But this is very unlikely to recover. If I wasn't unemployed I wouldn't go near ep 2.

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I need to take some lessons from vapdne! How can you afford Netflix and joints while unemployed? What am I doing wrong?!?

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vapdne wrote:

All the characters are extremely unlikeable. [...] Acting very average. Script poor. Production values middling to poor. This will be consigned to the dustbin of TV history. At least until, in about 5 years, people start writing articles about how Netflix's business model ended up as such a colossal failure.

We have already established here that this show isn't for everyone. Maybe it's just not for you. smile And I love that Netflix is taking risks instead of producing yet another show that can't fail (but is totally boring as a result).

vapdne wrote:

I've never seen Lost but I know the plot revolved around people mysteriously stuck on an island so kudos for originality.

Lost was great. There are many shows that share the same or similar plot elements, Lost is a totally different show (with a much higher budget).

theaphid wrote:

I need to take some lessons from vapdne! How can you afford Netflix and joints while unemployed? What am I doing wrong?!?

It's not always about how much you earn, but often about how much you spend. Maybe you're spending too much money on booze and women... tongue

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Lighton, you always make good reasoned points. This is the second time, however, you've said to me: Maybe it's just not for you.

Okay, I accept that. I won't try and argue.

But they cancelled The OA! That show was the antithesis of a no risk production. TBF if they hadn't cancelled that I wouldn't have such a hate on for this crap. I got about half way thru ep 2 and gave up.

I can afford to do stuff whilst unemployed because: I used to work real hard and own my own place with no mortgage. I never had kids. I'm single (I've generally found women a drain on financial resources). I have no car, you don't really need one in the UK if you live in a decent sized town (I think that in the US you folks seems to call what we call villages towns and what we call towns cities). And I do live in a decent sized town. 10 min walk from a main line train station, bus stop at the end of my short road, three supermarkets within a 10 min walk, a butchers about 5 min walk away. Only thing I'm lacking is a decent green grocer! Oh and a wide variety of ethnic shops as well. Want authentic Chinese ingredients? 5 min walk. Afro-caribbean? Less. Nice place to live for someone who likes a simple life!

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Thanks. smile

Yeah, Netflix is ruthless... if a show does the bring the numbers/ROI they require, it's a goner.

Having everything you need in walking distance sounds awesome! smile (If the neighbors are okay/reasonably quiet.)

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In my building there are 8 flats and everyone is fine. In fact I'm the noisiest after I've had a drink!

The street is a bit rough thou!

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