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lighton wrote:
graybags wrote:
lighton wrote:

And at least a 7.2/10 IMDb rating. cool

I take what both IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes say with a pinch of salt.  And what alot of people here say too big_smile

Sure, but after a show or movie gets at least about a thousand votes the ratings tend to be meaningful enough to be useful IMHO. smile

No way - alot of people like alot of crap.  Look at all the reality TV shows, watched and adored by millions, I think they are all absolute tripe.  I can't be bothered to look at reviews scores for Big Brother, Love Island etc., but if one of those was 7.2/10 on IMDb I'd still rather watch paint dry.

2020.  Meh.

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graybags wrote:

No way - alot of people like alot of crap.  Look at all the reality TV shows, watched and adored by millions, I think they are all absolute tripe.  I can't be bothered to look at reviews scores for Big Brother, Love Island etc., but if one of those was 7.2/10 on IMDb I'd still rather watch paint dry.

True... but then I wouldn't even look up IMDb ratings for such shows because they don't even potentially interest me. big_smile

(Ok, I've checked for scientific purposes, Love Island = 5.2/10 cool)

28 (edited by TheFizza 2021-04-28 04:26:50)

Re: The Nevers [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Joss Whedon)

I am LOVING this show, I mean I was onboard with this Victorian X-Men premise to begin with but I'd dare say that this is the strongest 1st season of any Whedon series, for me.

I cannot wait for each episode to air and can't help wondering if there will be any comic book or novel tie-ins to devour?!

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graybags wrote:

It's a bit all over the place

Feels a bit so, but still watchable, also some original things like that truth serum lady smile

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I have only watched the first episode. rather confusing. what is that strange flying thing in the end depositing  fairy dust?!? a copout? ( midwich cuckoos/children of the damned) The characters remind me a bit of a grown up version of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children that have special abilities ( the tall girl,the one that can grow things). Seems like doing a Jules Verne ( The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) ? or steampunk? so all a rather mish-mash of various sources.

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It seems to be picking up some steam now. Glad I stuck with it.

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merc_1 wrote:

I have only watched the first episode. rather confusing.

It's not a learn-everything-in-the-first-episode show. cool

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Watched 1x5. A bit disappointed... it's the penultimate episode and it feels like there's too much going on for a show with so few episodes.

Edit: I'm not sure where I read that it's the penultimate episode, somewhere else I just now read that it'll be 12 episodes. So there's still hope. smile

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can some one explain the title "the nevers"?

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lighton wrote:

Watched 1x5. A bit disappointed... it's the penultimate episode and it feels like there's too much going on for a show with so few episodes.

Edit: I'm not sure where I read that it's the penultimate episode, somewhere else I just now read that it'll be 12 episodes. So there's still hope. smile


I'm right there with you.  Pretty sure this is where I got the idea there were only 6 episodes

https://next-episode.net/the-nevers/season-1

Glad to know there will be more

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Phenjamin wrote:
lighton wrote:

I'm not sure where I read that it's the penultimate episode, somewhere else I just now read that it'll be 12 episodes. So there's still hope. smile

I'm right there with you.  Pretty sure this is where I got the idea there were only 6 episodes

https://next-episode.net/the-nevers/season-1

Glad to know there will be more

I was also under that impression and after checking the Wiki and IMDb I see both have information on only 6 Eps, though I did notice this line on the Wiki (which I swear must be new because I do not recall it from last time I visited this page):

"The first season will consist of 12 episodes, split into two six-episode parts."

That being said, I freakin' loved Ep 5 and can't wait to see how Team True did with their side of things next Ep!

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At the end of the episode I watched it had a preview for the next episode stating it is the season finale. So looks like only 6 this season. But like Netflix do with lots of shows they do an A and B side

"city morgue, you kill em, we chill em"

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bamuel wrote:

At the end of the episode I watched it had a preview for the next episode stating it is the season finale. So looks like only 6 this season. But like Netflix do with lots of shows they do an A and B side

eg the Sabrina show?

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Yeah or the one I've been waiting ages for; Lucifer. But not much of a wait on that one now. It is still the same kind of time between part A and B as another season though, that was what I was meaning

"city morgue, you kill em, we chill em"

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Spoiler

I just wonder what the BIG EGG will hatch into. Maybe it will gobble up all the touched  that the strange bird created in the first place?

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merc_1 wrote:
Spoiler

I just wonder what the BIG EGG will hatch into. Maybe it will gobble up all the touched  that the strange bird created in the first place?

That might happen... right after you are struck by lightning directly after winning the lottery jackpot! cool

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merc_1 wrote:

can some one explain the title "the nevers"?

First Google result for "what does the nevers mean":

Whedon explained the title at Comic-Con 2018:

They, themselves are not called that [The Nevers] in the show. It's a phrase that's meant to evoke a sort of reaction to their oddity, to what is considered unnatural. The idea that you should never be like this, you should never have existed. Something is not the way it should be, and you don't have the right to have whatever weird power or ability that you have. And that idea, that some people are not of the natural order, is fascinating to me. I don't agree with it. But to me, it's one of those things where you take something negative, and you wear it as a badge of honor, basically. Certain things could never happen - they're happening. And the people they're happening to are taking their place in the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nevers

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lighton wrote:
merc_1 wrote:

can some one explain the title "the nevers"?

First Google result for "what does the nevers mean":

Whedon explained the title at Comic-Con 2018:

They, themselves are not called that [The Nevers] in the show. It's a phrase that's meant to evoke a sort of reaction to their oddity, to what is considered unnatural. The idea that you should never be like this, you should never have existed. Something is not the way it should be, and you don't have the right to have whatever weird power or ability that you have. And that idea, that some people are not of the natural order, is fascinating to me. I don't agree with it. But to me, it's one of those things where you take something negative, and you wear it as a badge of honor, basically. Certain things could never happen - they're happening. And the people they're happening to are taking their place in the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nevers


so its just bad english then

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If that is your takeaway... cool cool

(And please, don't quote everything to only add one line.)

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Spoiler

Watched episode 6 and had a real Terminator meets 4400 meets the 'Epitaph' episodes of Dollhouse vibe. I don't know if the main theme of the story has been done too many times for me. I've watched basically all those shows that go along the same theme

"city morgue, you kill em, we chill em"

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1x6! yikes yikes yikes

The Nevers Part 1 Finale Is The Most Surprising Hour of TV in a Long Time
https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/the-nevers … explained/

There may have been more surprising twists in TV’s recent past, but it’s hard to recall a recent episode that upends a show’s central premise so extremely, so relatively late into its run.

I don't recall ANY episode that EVER surprised me as much as this one! smile


Spoiler

What I don't understand AT ALL: after Amalia falls (with the drill) into the cave, she activates a light sphere and moves along, using a breathing apparatus (and a container on her back). Then, another light sphere and breathing apparatus drop into the same cave (with the drill still on the ground), followed by another (???) Amalia, who leaves the cave without those. But then only one Amalia reaches the 'egg'. Whaaaaaat...?


Spoiler
bamuel wrote:

Watched episode 6 and had a real Terminator meets 4400 meets the 'Epitaph' episodes of Dollhouse vibe. I don't know if the main theme of the story has been done too many times for me. I've watched basically all those shows that go along the same theme

Interesting... I got https://next-episode.net/raised-by-wolves vibes! smile

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I don't recall ANY episode that EVER surprised me as much as this one!

I agree it was a real surprise, I didn't see that coming. It was good to see Claudia Black back in a 'SciFi' series.

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well I am about to watch it, I hope it is as good as you all suggest.

well it was ok. The show 6 eps. was like one of those  fancy cakes that look really scrumptious  but then tastes a bit flat & nothing special. I learnt more from the final explanatory after show than the show its self which seemed to deliberately want to confuse or obscure so you dont know what the show really is, to maintain interest using technical devices. So I think rather empty in the end. Not a show I would want to rewatch.

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colinsp wrote:

I don't recall ANY episode that EVER surprised me as much as this one!

I agree it was a real surprise, I didn't see that coming.

I feel like I've been pleasantly and not so pleasantly surprised by a series before but that doesn't mean I didn't LOVE it! I'm gonna say it again, in my opinion this is the strongest first season for any Whedon series. I really hope we get oodles more!

colinsp wrote:

It was good to see Claudia Black back in a 'SciFi' series.

I also agree it was great to see Claudia but she is currently on another SF series, even if her role is not half as meaty, she plays Ann Evans on Roswell, New Mexico.


P.S. I'm already re-watching the series from the beginning!

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