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PurpleandGold Motown
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re: Defiance on SyFy

Shows like this try to do too much. They try to be epic rather than intimate, and that's where they frick up.

I watched Defiance and I couldn't help but say to myself, "They are doing too much. Too many stories." I wish shows like this would focus on just one person or group struggling in a big, strange world. That works and can be done on a small budget, this scale they want cannot be on a SyFy budget.


auyushu
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Scottsdale, AZ
Member since Jan 2011
5795 posts

re: Defiance on SyFy
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I watched Defiance and I couldn't help but say to myself, "They are doing too much. Too many stories."


Pretty much. They threw too many characters together too quickly without building up their personalities. And outside of the main dude's daughter none came off as very interesting. They should have started smaller with just the two before heading into Defiance.

Guess time will tell if they do a better job with the characters going forward.


TigerMyth36
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River Ridge
Member since Nov 2005
31029 posts

re: Defiance on SyFy
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Guess time will tell if they do a better job with the characters going forward.

Guy on AICN has watched through 4 episodes and he doesn't think it gets any better.


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Captain Fantasy
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Member since Mar 2013
1225 posts

re: Defiance on SyFy
It wasn't a great pilot but I didn't think it was nearly as bad as some people are claiming. PurpleandGold nailed it by saying that this episode was really trying to be epic rather than intimate. I really hope the show gets better because I think it has potential. Also, I like the actresses in this show; Rita from Dexter, Ms. Hawking from Lost and Mandy from 24.

Anyone else pumped about Ron Moore's new show Helix?


Kayhill Brown
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Anyone else pumped about Ron Moore's new show Helix?


Pumped!

As for Defiance...didn't think it was terrible but definitely wasn't great. Tried to do too much. I did think it got better toward the end though. I'll give it a few more episodes.


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1999
LSU Fan
Where I be
Member since Oct 2009
7807 posts

re: Defiance on SyFy
sooo what's the verdict on this badboy? i have it dvr'd but should i even bother putting in the 2 hours to watch it. reaction here seems to be pretty meh.


Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since Dec 2007
58983 posts

re: Defiance on SyFy
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sooo what's the verdict on this badboy? i have it dvr'd but should i even bother putting in the 2 hours to watch it. reaction here seems to be pretty meh.
this is where i'm at. I have it on dvr ready to be watched but this thread is making me wondering if I want to dedicate 2 hours to watching it


tigersaint26
LSU Fan
In front of my computer
Member since Sep 2005
1241 posts

re: Defiance on SyFy
I thought it was just ok. Will watch a few more before I decide if I will continue. They seemed to rush through it without much background. They go from the a little background to like 30 years later in 1st 3 minutes and never explained races or what was really going on to get all the races here or what the world was like now. They hinted at it but never explained the history. Would have liked 30 minutes to explain the history before jumping into the story.


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ipodking
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Member since Jun 2008
29595 posts

re: Defiance on SyFy
It was pretty meh. I'll give it another episode or two to see if it gets better


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gjackx
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Member since Jan 2007
12777 posts

re: Defiance on SyFy
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There's always new episodes of Continuum starting next week (in Canada and... wherever...la la la).



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