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07:10 AM on 03/18/13 
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wall e
Beware of hitchhiking ghosts!
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Surprise! There's an airplane here to see you
08:14 AM on 03/18/13 
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drewinseries
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If Mad Men was like those shows it would make sense, but its a totally different animal.
08:24 AM on 03/18/13 
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Talib Scottie
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I think we were establishing how rare it is across the board. Much less for shows like Mad Men and Breaking Bad.
02:29 PM on 03/18/13 
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Maybe ... lots of people in the FNL thread talk about being unable to get people into that show cause it doesn't grab them. I think it takes a while to really develop the characters.

Iunno man the pilot was one of the best ive seen
02:44 PM on 03/18/13 
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theDrivingSnow
I wouldn't know.
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Twin Peaks - hooked immediately
The Wire - hooked instantly
Luther - hooked tout de suite
03:09 PM on 03/18/13 
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Twin Peaks - hooked immediately
The Wire - hooked instantly
Luther - hooked tout de suite
Definitely Luther
03:19 PM on 03/18/13 
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Man, The Wire is my favorite show of all time ... but I dunno how you could be instantly hooked to that show.

Yeah, even three episodes in I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue The Wire.
04:42 PM on 03/18/13 
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brandon_260
Ah, yes.
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Luther's pilot is incredible. If I had had the time, I probably would have burned through all ten episodes in one day.
04:46 PM on 03/18/13 
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stayillogical
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Yeah, even three episodes in I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue The Wire.

When did it pick up? I have yet to start it. I keep saving it for a rainy day, so many things to watch.
04:48 PM on 03/18/13 
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Great pilot; better show.
Absolutely, but it was one of the more interesting/gripping pilots that I've seen in a while. Deserves a spot on the list
05:02 PM on 03/18/13 
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Battlestar Gallactica and Homeland got me on episode one. Sherlock too.

Still need to catch BG. I still don't enjoy Homeland that much but the pilot was good.

Haha does Sherlock count? That was like a movie. I enjoyed it though. Haven't watched any other ones


Veronica Mars and Party Down's pilots were solid as well
05:52 PM on 03/18/13 
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bobby runs
I dunno
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I didn't get into this show until mid way through the second season. But I also watched a big chunk of the first season on my friend's Netflix when he wasn't using it. Then I did the free month and watched the rest of the series into the past season. Now I'm hooked.
06:14 PM on 03/18/13 
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theDrivingSnow
I wouldn't know.
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Miami Vice's pilot, on the other hand, not only dwarfs the rest of the series, it's good enough to be a standalone, theatrically-released movie.
06:19 PM on 03/18/13 
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I think a lot of people, myself included, who watched the pilot of Mad Men a bit after it originally aired forget that no one knew that Don had a family until the end of the episode, correct? I don't recall the advertising campaign but I do remember reading that it was somewhat of a shock.

Getting into the show later when everyone knew that Don had a family potentially doesn't have the same impact as note expecting it at all
09:10 PM on 03/18/13 
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BornUnderPunches
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Damn I never thought about that, but now that I think about it really makes sense as to why Betty wasn't in the pilot until the last scene



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