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Topic: The Equalizer (2021) [Drama, Crime, Thriller]

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A reimagining of the classic series, The Equalizer centers on an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.

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Watched 1x1. Many people have criticized that they've picked Queen Latifah for the lead character, saying that her level of fitness does not fit the role. I agree, but if you can overlook that, the show is "okay" IMHO. Nothing for any Top 10 list, but not crap either.

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Is this more like the 80s series or rather the Denzel Washington movies?

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HomerS wrote:

Is this more like the 80s series or rather the Denzel Washington movies?

I did not watch the former and suggest you don't compare it to the latter. big_smile

The Equalizer (2014) was on a different level*, this show reminded me more of https://next-episode.net/taken-2017, and both shows share Adam Goldberg in a very similar role. smile


*For everyone reading this: If you liked it, I suggest you also check out https://next-episode.net/treadstone

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lighton wrote:
HomerS wrote:

Is this more like the 80s series or rather the Denzel Washington movies?

I did not watch the former and suggest you don't compare it to the latter. big_smile

The Equalizer (2014) was on a different level*, this show reminded me more of https://next-episode.net/taken-2017, and both shows share Adam Goldberg in a very similar role. smile


*For everyone reading this: If you liked it, I suggest you also check out https://next-episode.net/treadstone

ah ok not sure then, but maybe gonna take a look.

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4.11 out of 5 here at NE (9 ratings)
4.1 out of 10 at IMDB (1858 ratings)
30% at Rotten Tomatoes...

Who to believe... wink

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Now
4.1 out of 5 here at NE (10 ratings)
4.1 out of 10 at IMDB (1858 ratings)
cool

It's funny how divergent ratings here and there are for some shows. smile Sadly, in recent years, IMDb attracted more 'drama ratings' for some shows (and movies): "Oh no, I'm so upset that XYZ was done in this show, let me rate it 1/10!!" Stupid...

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As such shows go this one is competent, fast paced, and entertaining. It held my interest, although I was half-expecting a snooze-fest. With so many scripted shows there are not enough good writers to supply them all.

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lighton wrote:

Watched 1x1. Many people have criticized that they've picked Queen Latifah for the lead character, saying that her level of fitness does not fit the role. I agree, but if you can overlook that, the show is "okay" IMHO. Nothing for any Top 10 list, but not crap either.

What, we are body shaming assassins now? big_smile Heard "young, black women" in the trailer, pass. Also this has no chance to match this Equalizer, which was great: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455944/

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So far I've watched 3 episodes and although I'm old enough to remember the original series with Mr Woodward I am enjoying this.

And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes....

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same here, the show hasn't disappointed yet. Dare I say this has a 'Person of Interest' vibe to it?

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Good news for everyone watching the show. smile

'The Equalizer' Renewed for Second Season on CBS
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live- … ason-2-cbs

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lighton wrote:

Good news for everyone watching the show. smile

'The Equalizer' Renewed for Second Season on CBS
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live- … ason-2-cbs

I'm glad but it does surprise me as the ratings haven't been that high.

I have just read this too.

The Equalizer Season 1, March 7, 2021 Episode 5 Delayed. Not Airing For A While.

CBS has officially confirmed that the new episode 5 is currently scheduled to finally air on Sunday night, March 28, 2021

http://ontheflix.com/2021/03/07/the-equ … g-tonight/

And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes....

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Wow, it's really bad:

https://whattowatchon.tv/the-equalizer-2021-tt11242246

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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Are you seeing what I'm seeing? Doesn't it say "average" instead of "really bad"?

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lighton wrote:

Are you seeing what I'm seeing? Doesn't it say "average" instead of "really bad"?

Technically yes, but anything less than about 7.5 is a no for me.
I will watch Movies that are very low - but only to see how bad they really are smile

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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Wizard wrote:
lighton wrote:

Are you seeing what I'm seeing? Doesn't it say "average" instead of "really bad"?

Technically yes, but anything less than about 7.5 is a no for me.
I will watch Movies that are very low - but only to see how bad they really are smile

Ah... smile Then you will miss the joy of watching https://next-episode.net/lovecraft-country and https://next-episode.net/into-the-night - the only 2 shows I recommend in my forum signature that are below 7.5 cool

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I tried Lovecraft Country, it was awful.  Didn't like it at all.
The premise of Into The Night sounds really bad, I didn't even start that one.

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DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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cool

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Re: The Equalizer (2021) [Drama, Crime, Thriller]

Just marathoned The Equalizer.  2 Thumbs up.  I like it.  I don't mind everyone's complaints because I love love love sweet vigilante justice, so this show speaks to my feelies, taking the law into my own hands. big_smile Procedurals are predictable and follow a formula which can get boring, but so long as the vigilantism is sweet sweet vengeance on those who deserve it, I'll probably keep watching. big_smile

Spoiler

The first and only thing I keep saying during all the episodes, is how has this not caught up with her?  How has someone not found her suburban house and killed her and her family in their sleep by now, when she's so easy to find?  Other than the CIA possibly monitoring and protecting her, how has her criminal life not already caught up to her?  Wouldn't you have to hide and stay on the move to not get found by so many evil third parties with a vested interest in remaining evil?  She's not like Babayaga instilling fear into the hearts of criminals, she has an ad for crying out loud! big_smile Huge Plot Hole for me, but whatever, it's fun.

My score is a very watchable 7/10.  The detective work and stories are richer and fuller than Debris, at least so far.