and remind yourself that Spooks often got negative reviews as well.
~ by Servetus on October 13, 2016.
Posted in Richard Armitage Tags: Berlin Station, reviews, richard armitage, Richard Jenkins
CraMERRY said this on October 13, 2016 at 3:51 pm | Reply
LOL. I didn’t find this show talking (in comparison, say, to The Night Manager). But whatever.
Servetus said this on October 13, 2016 at 3:56 pm | Reply
Just curious… Did you like The Night Manager? In spite of really liking both lead actors (loved House and Loki), I couldn’t get past the first couple of episodes.
SueBC said this on October 13, 2016 at 4:47 pm | Reply
I tried to watch the first episode twice and fell asleep both times. Since I am actually getting 8-9 hours of sleep regularly now, this can’t be attributed to exhaustion as it might have been five years ago. So I’m officially on record as thinking that it’s dramatically (and apart from Hiddleston, who’s cute) visually boring. (Sorry — I know a lot of people enjoyed it!!)
Servetus said this on October 13, 2016 at 4:50 pm | Reply
Yes, I do 😬 Passt schon. Bloß nicht verbiegen. Wir stimmen ja überein, dass der Hiddles ein Schnuckel ist 😀
CraMERRY said this on October 13, 2016 at 4:53 pm | Reply
I’m glad I wasn’t the only one.
SueBC said this on October 13, 2016 at 5:09 pm | Reply
That’s hysterical. I fell asleep the first couple of tries. Once I made it through, and on to the next episode, I liked it very much.
Jane Steinmiller said this on October 14, 2016 at 3:31 am | Reply
I feel as you do. I think they had to set things up in the first episode, and that it will get more tense and interesting as time goes on. Just learned that the least likely person I could think of in NY subscribed to EPX to see this – without knowing of the Armitage connection ( or, LOL, despite it – she said it had something to do with the advertising)
Perry said this on October 13, 2016 at 4:57 pm | Reply
The ads are really everywhere. Dad was watching something on normal network TV last night — might have even been the local news — and we got two ads for it. I wonder what their ad buy for this show actually was.
Servetus said this on October 13, 2016 at 5:11 pm | Reply
Ginormous. Some ads have been shown on high cost shows, like The Blacklist – NBC Primetime appointment TV.
Perry said this on October 13, 2016 at 5:35 pm | Reply
Seems like exponentially more tv ads everyday.
Jane Steinmiller said this on October 14, 2016 at 3:33 am | Reply
Although we don’t have taxis out here we do have combines — pretty soon I’m going to start looking for ads on the sides of farm machinery …
Servetus said this on October 13, 2016 at 5:12 pm | Reply
Might see one.
I hope this doesn’t sound too arrogant, but I’m getting the impression that the fact that they tried to make a series with depth and complexity which takes its time to introduce its characters and topic is just too demanding for some reviewers. “Where’s the next action or sex scene? This is just too boring…”
But I am breathing deeply… 😉
taurus said this on October 13, 2016 at 5:09 pm | Reply
I think whether you are grabbed by that beginning sequence is a taste thing. (Remember the split reactions to Lola rennt?) If you are, then you want the backstory — if you’re not, then it’s going to seem like choppy storytelling in places.
Servetus said this on October 13, 2016 at 5:13 pm | Reply
I think a lot of the same types of reviewers judge on what they consider to be the fashionable tropes of the genre and don’t take into account different approaches to genre. Also, a lot of these same types of reviewers said The Americans was too slow in its first season because, while it had a lot of sex scenes, it dealt too much with the marital issues of the spies (never mind that the show is as much about an extraordinary marriage as much as it is about spying).
The idea that a complicated scenario needs a slow and thoughtful build doesn’t always occur to them and sometimes they don’t have the patience for it. Some reviewers admit that their review might be different if they could see the whole season, but so often reviews are based on screeners of just a few episodes. Then the reviewer has to make sweeping statements about an entire show based on half the story. I wonder if the writers approached the season like approaching a novel, so the reviews are kind of like getting reviews of the first third of a novel.
heatherparish said this on October 13, 2016 at 7:21 pm | Reply
Yes, I like that you need to pay attention, to watch a few times to catch more details. Then more I see, the more I want. Plus, ya know, Richard.
Jane Steinmiller said this on October 14, 2016 at 3:39 am | Reply
Shut up Ben Travers!!
Cema said this on October 13, 2016 at 5:13 pm | Reply
What can I say ? Exploding bombs and car races make me zzzzzzz…
I fell asleep in the middle of the latest Jason Bourne 😀
Joanna said this on October 13, 2016 at 8:53 pm | Reply
At least you gave it a try …
Servetus said this on October 14, 2016 at 3:41 am | Reply
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