I expected something MUCH better from the series. The filming & music were okay, but the pacing was just BAD. Episode 3 is an example of PREMATURE REVELATION; after it, the remaining 7 episodes were padded, had no real horror or even suspense, and ended with artsy ambiguity. Overall, a 6--an example of filming a weak earlier work of a famous writer. And Martin and the cast actually seem proud of this big MEH...
#Strangers is unquestionably a roller coaster ride of plot lines. The interesting twists don’t start taking place until the second or third episode, which is another way of saying that the first episode is somewhat ill-represented of what is to come; the premiere is setting up what is to come of a strange man, in a strange city, dealing with a horrific situation. What First starts out looking like a straightforward narrative, becomes twisted, unlike any other movie, or tv show, I can remember having watched. The further you delve into this #BritishSeries, the more twists and turns develop into new situations, leaving heaps of evidence in its wake. What makes this series great is the #FilmingLocations, such as #HongKong #Macau and #London #GreatBritain, in addition to the exceptional acting, most of whom are not well known actors, although very well-trained, with the exception of master of all things British, #JohnSimm. If you watch this show, put yourself in his shoes, being in a country with laws unlike your home country, dealing with red-tape, looking for answers, and not only having nobody to rely on, but finding out that his wife, who just passed away, was somebody else altogether. In my opinion, this is a well written and directed story line, broadcast on #iTV. I am not sure there could be a second season to this story, although it is possible, however I am hoping for more television shows of this caliber in the near future.
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A Satyr makes perfect sense as Satyr's ARE Greek mythology and a witch could have gotten it many many years later. A completely different pantheon doesn't make sense. As for your silly comment about the imitation, as I said, it's silly. For one, the white lighter in the original series ended up marrying one of the sisters(Piper), second, you can't have a Charmed without three female witches, it's the entire basis for the series. The biggest mimicry I've seen(and I have watched every episode so far) was what I mentioned before. Notice, I didn't say it was a bad thing.
Same reason they entrusted the remaining 2 pieces to a Satyr and a Witch, It doesn't have to make sense. It's a Reboot of a fictional show, with fictional characters and no plausible story line. 3 sister wtches in the original? Check, White lighter in the original? Check, I'd say they are mimicking the original series.... smh.
For a time-travel show, LoT is consistently sloppy in its details. (1) Mick is 6', Nate is 6'1",Hemingway was 6' (and husky)--so why when they stood together was Hemingway shorter? Answer: the best actor they could get for him is Andrew Lees, 5'8" and slender--and totally unconvincing. (2) Even though some dictionaries give the current American pronunciation for Minotaur as min- as in mint, older dictionaries have only the Brit pronunciation: the i was long in Greek and Latin, so Minotaur should be pronounced as mine-. The people at that time would have said mine-. (3) Mona is a delight. Could you imagine what any children of Mona and Ray's would be like...
Part of this episode doesn't make much sense. Why would an ancient Egyptian deity be entrusted as a guardian for an ancient Greek mythological relic? Spoiler alert: Also, seems like they are trying to mimic the old Charmed in a way as well...the empath falling for a half demon, only she doesn't know he's a half demon.
The season 9 premiere episode was seen by 6.1 million viewers - down 47 percent from the season 8 return, which was seen by more than 11 million people. Among adults 18-49, the show was down 51 percent. This was the smallest Nielsen audience for TWD since the show's first six-episode season back in 2010.