Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
8:28 pm - Drive  
I didn't like Drive, so I don't mourn its cancellation. Actually, after last night's ep I'd developed a dislike for it akin to the dislike I had for The Inside. I'm just not interested in a show that's basic premise is sadists manipulating their puppets. When they ran the two women off the road, and then decided to make sure they were dead (and didn't do a very good job of it for such omnipotent beings, I might add), I decided I'd had enough. It doesn't surprise me in the least that the ratings plummeted with each new ep.

I'm not all that sure I'll even bother with the next show Minear does. His artistic vision seems to have become too gruesome for me. However, I do have one last thought about last night's ep. My uneducated guess is that the security guard that got shot will turn out to have been another employee of the race committee, because they always go for the maximum pain. Just a hunch.
 
 
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David J. Schwartzsnurri on April 26th, 2007 - 01:18 am
I was enjoying it, but yeah, last night I was thinking They're not going to GAIN any viewers doing stuff like this. Shooting the security guard, frex; hell, robbing the bank at all would be too much for a lot of folks.
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DXMachinadxmachina on April 26th, 2007 - 03:13 am
He killed off the woman who was on a mission from God. That never ends well.
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David J. Schwartzsnurri on April 26th, 2007 - 03:19 am
Heh. Yeah. Who was the Magical Negro lady on "Lost"? Is she still alive?
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DXMachinadxmachina on April 26th, 2007 - 03:32 am
Rose is still alive, apparently spending all of her time snuggling with Bernard, since we've seen neither hide nor hair of either of them this season.
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David J. Schwartzsnurri on April 26th, 2007 - 03:42 am
I sort of wondered if the one was a comment on the other. Although I knew she was probably dead anyway, because of how the credits are. (I'll lay odds Cancer Dad dies in one of the next two eps.)
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DXMachinadxmachina on April 26th, 2007 - 03:53 am
I noticed that about the credits, too.
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brendalu: mercerbrendalu on April 26th, 2007 - 01:53 am
I liked the show. But I think you're right about the tone of things being just too much to bring in a show that hasn't already built a base.

And yeah, ITA that the security guard was part of it. But that's kind of the problem - for people not well versed in Minear, your heroes just killed a man.

Is Minear writing too much for Minear fans, I'm suddenly wondering? Like I said, I am one. But that means I'm expecting the pain, the gore, and trusting that they payoff is coming.

You can't start from that place. You have to earn it - starting from scratch with each new show. Is that where it keeps going wrong?
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DXMachinadxmachina on April 26th, 2007 - 03:12 am
I was thinking about that. I don't think Tim is specifically writing for his fans (despite all the inside jokes in The Inside) so much as he is writing without the constraints of working in someone else's universe. The stuff of Tim's that I liked (Angel, Firefly, and Wonderfalls) was all created by other people. He is terrific at shepherding other people's creations, but I just don't think he as good at creating his own shows from scratch.
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Pinwizpinwiz on April 26th, 2007 - 09:27 am
I tried the show, but I didn't really get into it. Part of it was the "Minear? Again?" factor, which kicked in during a few of his Everyone-Should-Love-Wonderfalls rants. My response was, "No, I'm not watching because I don't like the show."

That and it was opposite How I Met Your Mother, which is made of Win and Awesome and Puppies and should be watched by everyone everywhere.
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