Posted 07/19/16 at 09:05:32
@Flow - look up the term fanboy. You missed both Popes and bubs points, proceeded to tell them they are wrong, then proved their point in you argument against them. "The show wasn't about aliens. It was about an agent and an agency dealing with an alien threat." if it wasn't about aliens than why did you say alien threat? is Powers about aliens? is blue bloods about aliens? Now they are "about an agent and an agency dealing with a _____ threat."
Bubs point was that a book is not a tv show, because you described the book not the show, and you respond "Your rant fails...surprise, everyone gets that TV is a different medium to the written word." Everyone... except the person who decided to post a plot summary of a book in a tv show discussion.
But it is not about quality but ability to bring in money to the company using resources to make and distribute the product.
Posted 07/18/16 at 20:31:53
After all the hype this show got for months it could go down as one of the worse shows EVER. Sad because the cast was good just EVERYTHING else was beyond horrible.
Posted 07/15/16 at 16:23:44
This show sucked worse than lost. It sucked worst than ( insert M. Night movie here). I had no idea where the show was going. Bring back Fire Fly.
Posted 07/11/16 at 15:56:59
Your rant fails. Except for the part about "bestseller". The rest is nonsense of the "I think I'm smarter than most" type. I could give you in-depth analyses of some of the many book-to-TV series that are considered successful but suffice it to say that, surprise, everyone gets that TV is a different medium to the written word. Sometimes a person prefers the book, sometimes the TV adaptation, sometimes they like both.
Posted 07/11/16 at 08:13:29
This definitely wasn't a surprise considering syfy dumped it into a 12am timeslot halfway through. But I'm actually glad to see this one get the axe. This show was just all over the place and there were clearly problems in the writers room and with the production team.
In the beginning of the show they introduce the aliens as these creatures that have figured out a way to almost perfectly mimic human beings to such an exact detail that during autopsy they actually have to remove a complete layer of human skin and musculature to get to the alien bits. I remember Carroll asking one of the guys asking if there was a way to tell them apart from humans and Jackson says "they're working on finding a way".
But then like one or two episodes later they dump that entire premise out the window when a) EVERY time one of the hunters gets shot or stabbed they bleed reddish silver all over the place (so obviously a simple blood test is your answer) and b) apparently if hunters don't use more moisturizer than a stripper with psoriasis in the desert they start molting all over the place. So that's not exactly hard to miss.
I could go on and on but I won't. The simple matter is that this could have been a great show. The guys at Syfy have been picking winners on a regular basis recently, but unfortunately, this one just fell flat. It's a shame too because the cast was pretty fantastic.
Actually, considering the quality cast, that makes me think they didn't know the show was going to get rewritten into the garbage that it ended up being either. Something makes me think there was something going on behind the scenes that caused a shake-up with the writing/development/production staff early into the process.
Posted 07/10/16 at 20:35:01
Theres ZERO criteria to call a book a "best seller" -- seriously ANY book can be called a "best seller" that does not mean its worthy of a TV series... and it's fairly moronic to watch any video work expecting it to match any written work. They are two separate genres folks.. the "the book was better" line is tired and shortsighted. The book may have been better because your imagination created teh pictures for you.... that's NOT video. As a tv series.. this show SUCKED and should never have made it past the pilot. Forget the books.
Posted 07/10/16 at 12:44:06
It had a good premise. It should have stuck more closely to the book(s). What is it about tv execs that think they know better anyway. Cast were a good mix....the male lead was good - although he needed to be topless or in his underwear at all times.
Posted 07/09/16 at 18:50:46
I watched the first 15-20 mimutes of the first episode and I saw it was all unpleasant events with little hope of anything to grab onto. It was like a sequel of a movie that bombed.
Posted 07/09/16 at 18:07:03
It was ok. They could have done another season. They did three of bitten didn't they? The young lead actress is very good and has a good future for sure. (she's also very cute, that helps). the show was getting better too. You got to know that the hunters were doing all of it to survive , including skinning people to wear their skins. This came from a book and therefore the series writers took from that. And it was a best seller.
Posted 07/09/16 at 18:01:41
If the show had been about aliens, then most of the screen time would have been focused on aliens. The main person in the story is Carroll. In the book he's the hunter - the Alien Hunter. The rest of the team are the other hunters. Why the TV series has the aliens as a species called "hunters" is beyond me.
Anyway Here's a synopsis of the book:
"A blend between detective fiction and science fiction, Alien Hunter concerns a top-secret team within the government whose job is to track down dangerous alien criminals and prevent them from inflicting further harm upon the human race. The protagonist and chief alien hunter in the story, a brilliant police detective named Flynn Carroll, has good reasons for doing what he does: his beautiful young wife was taken by aliens. Her disappearance occurred in the dead of night, the perpetrator so stealthy as to be almost ghost-like.