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ponyboy76 1/19/2010 5:06:05 PM

I have to say I enjoyed this show from jump. It does have that Burn Notice tone which is great because I love that show. Mark Valley has this cool, part funny, part serious way that he delivers lines which is why I was a fan of his earlier work like Keen Eddie. I'm also old enough to remember my sister watching him in Days of Our Lives. Dude has come a long way. Its also good to see Chi McBride in another show after Pushing Daisies went south.
 As far as the show itself, I am glad they were able to alter it from the comic without taking away the focus. I look forward to the next episode.

Kraken89 1/19/2010 11:14:47 PM

Though the idea of having a man of disguise in a T.V show is cool, I too am glad they chose not to incorperate the disguise idea because "the dude play'n the dude disguised as another dude" schtick is too complicated for just one hour. I was watching AOTS and apparently Valley and the producer are war buddies from Operation Desert Storm, granted that was a while ago but I'd imagine Valley did go through rigorous training and such before hand.

fenngibbon 1/20/2010 1:14:17 AM

 Having seen the pilot, this show looks to be a great addition to the lineup (and, for once, there aren't 5 other shows I want to watch on at the same time), though, being Fox, I wonder how long it'll actually be on.

And Jackie Earle Haley stole the show with that scene with the two thugs.  What the heck happened to him after the Bad News Bears Meet the Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (or whatever the last BBN movie was)?  He seemed to vanish off the radar until Watchmen, and now he's kicking ass and taking names.

djcgmcse 1/20/2010 5:43:02 AM

Very much enjoyed this first episode, thought it was a lot of fun.  Lets hope this series sticks around for a while.

avidfan 1/20/2010 12:11:46 PM

Mark grew up around the corner from me.  As a local hero his career was always a focus.  He has come a long way.  The football gods ended things Sunday just in time for me to tune into this show and I really liked it.  The "exploded" commercial actually turned me off, but for a first episode the actors really seemed to fit well with the characters they are playing.  Think about the first episodes of Sienfeld... kind of funny but who the f*ch was Kramer in those -some kind of burnout.  I hope it can sustain itself.  As we all know, Fox loves to pull the trigger.

thorin02 1/20/2010 4:22:03 PM

This is a solid B-level action show.  Jackie Earle Haley was awesome.  I loved his character's introduction.   And the fight choreography was very good.  It was refreshing to watch a fight scene on TV where I could actually tell what was going on from moment to moment. 

jdiggitty 1/21/2010 9:17:45 AM

Fenngibbon,

Jackie was nominated for an Oscar for Little Children (07 I think). Jackie's performance is most uncomfortable, disturbing and unforgettable.

fft5305 1/21/2010 2:12:45 PM

From what I read when Jackie got Watchmen, he had trouble getting work once he grew out of the child actor phase.  So he formed his own company and began producing commercials and short films.  It wasn't until Little Children came around that someone thought of him for acting again.  Thank God, cuz he was incredible in that!  Then, of course, was Watchmen.  And Nightmare.  And this.

The pilot episode kicked some major ass for television.  Excellent fight scenes.  Good action over all.  Interesting characters, good acting.  I've already set a series recording for this. Hopefully, coming after Idol, this show will actually have a chance at building an audience so Fox won't yank it after 3 episodes.

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