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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 February 2018 - 09:48 PM)

Not I

@  Pennpenn : (17 February 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Does anyone know of a good place to get clean versions of the G1 Transformers weapon sound effects? Preferable as .wav files.

@  CORVUS : (17 February 2018 - 09:10 PM)

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/12/say-goodbye-to-the-view-image-button-on-google-images/

@  CORVUS : (17 February 2018 - 09:10 PM)

You can thank Getty Images for the loss of the view-image button.

@  Locoman : (17 February 2018 - 08:47 PM)

why the hell did google take away the "view image" button

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 February 2018 - 08:21 PM)

I don't have kids... So that's not an issue for me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 February 2018 - 06:14 PM)

I assume you have fewer kids than toys, but whatever gets the job done more efficiently, I suppose.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 February 2018 - 06:02 PM)

Duck tape what? The toys or the kids? ;)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 February 2018 - 05:55 PM)

Duct tape.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2018 - 05:53 PM)

Good luck trying to keep hyper kids away from shelves full of toys.

@  Shrug : (17 February 2018 - 05:50 PM)

Solution: Acquire some hyperactive children and only let them loose after shelfing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 February 2018 - 05:45 PM)

@shrug, I can't do that.. 1 concrete floor.. 2 my feet are messed up. x.x;

@  RichardT1977 : (17 February 2018 - 05:32 PM)

When the Mattel panel comes up, does anyone think it'll mention anything about a tie-in with the upcoming She-Ra series?

@  Shrug : (17 February 2018 - 05:25 PM)

I don't get it very often, but every time I adjust a shelf/figure I do the "jump up and down like a hyperactive child" test when I'm done.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 February 2018 - 04:50 PM)

Luckily I don't have that problem much.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2018 - 04:30 PM)

How often do you experience the domino effect on your toy shelves? One toy accidentally falls over, bumps into another one, and several fall over.

@  Kalidor : (17 February 2018 - 03:56 PM)

They'll be covering TMNT, Voltron, Ben 10 and Mysticons for sure. Not sure if anything as epic has some of the Hasbro stuff we saw will come to light

@  Kalidor : (17 February 2018 - 03:55 PM)

Yeah I know - I skipped posting it in here but at least the info is there. The Playmates panel is starting in about 30 min tho

@  Nevermore : (17 February 2018 - 03:48 PM)

By the time you answered, the panel had already concluded. :p

@  Kalidor : (17 February 2018 - 03:13 PM)

https://discord.gg/c9GPkem

@  Kalidor : (17 February 2018 - 03:13 PM)

Yes - we've got (or had) live coverage of it on twitter and it's all compiled in our discord channel as well

@  Nevermore : (17 February 2018 - 01:32 PM)

Is the HAsbro Toy Fair panel today?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 February 2018 - 12:35 PM)

Yeah! That's it!

@  Shrug : (17 February 2018 - 12:28 PM)

Ah, yeah that's one of the ones I keep forgetting even exists. Dunno about them (Boukenger?)

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 February 2018 - 12:06 PM)

The Operation overdrive japanese version *sorry.. can't remember the name* seemed very fragile to me.

@  Shrug : (17 February 2018 - 12:01 PM)

To be fair, they weren't more fragile generally until Kyoryuger.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 February 2018 - 11:59 AM)

"Not like the Japanese version! The japanese verions is sooooo good." Despite the fact they are much more expensive and more fragile. x.x;

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 February 2018 - 11:59 AM)

I think people are just mad that it's

@  Shrug : (17 February 2018 - 11:50 AM)

It's an unobtrusive feature that adds play value. You can completely ignore it, mess with it once for 15 minutes, or make wacky combinations every time you buy something new.  My only issue is the implementation of it in the Legacy Tigerzord.  Makes you have to partform the Mega Tigerzord some.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 February 2018 - 11:48 AM)

But the zord builder system is so cool. I love mixing and matching zords. It also makes it so older zords arn't "Obsolete."

@  Shrug : (17 February 2018 - 11:47 AM)

Yup. Power Ranger fans are just as bad as... well, every other fandom for not liking fun.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 February 2018 - 11:46 AM)

So elsewhere.. I got insulted for likeing the zord builder system. x.x;

@  Shrug : (17 February 2018 - 11:44 AM)

The Thunder Megazord is a much more complicated design than most Sentai mecha, (transforming robot wearing transforming armor instead of 5 things fold into a Voltron) so the 200 pricetag wasn't much a shocker to me.

@  Shrug : (17 February 2018 - 11:43 AM)

Tor was more-or-less larger, but he's also basically hollow. A much simpler design, really, but when former Bandai Rep Greg was questioned about it he said it would cost them at least as much as Titanus to sell. Which I felt like was more of answer to make people quit asking instead of the actual reason why (lack of faith in less prevalent non-season 1 stuff)

@  Shrug : (17 February 2018 - 11:40 AM)

I have a mostly mint-in-box original Dairenoh. The reissue's preorders popped up and closed during my long joblessness, so I missed that.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 February 2018 - 11:39 AM)

I never had any of the original MMPR toys, so I'm not 100% sure how Tor compared in size to other large Zords like Titanus, but the high price tag (I think it was $200 USD for Titanus) didn't seem to stop them releasing that one. Maybe he was a more popular figure than Tor, though. I'd honestly completely forgotten about Tor until I read the Squawkbox last night.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 February 2018 - 11:00 AM)

Well I can just say.. Getting the Original Dragonzord, Megazord, Thunderzord, White Tiger, and Broken Tor and Blade blaster has made me very happy.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 February 2018 - 08:15 AM)

Yeah, that. I think it eventually ended up with a licensor instead of Mattel themselves, somehow. No idea if trying to buy anything is still lots of suffering anymore.

@  Shrug : (17 February 2018 - 08:10 AM)

He-Man, right? Isn't that fandom pretty masochistic by now from all the stuff Mattel pulled?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 February 2018 - 08:02 AM)

Didn't Mattel make the same kind of announcements with (one of?) their web exclusive lines?

@  Shrug : (17 February 2018 - 07:58 AM)

Oh, and the new legacy team line with problems across the board that Bandai literally announced with "if you stop buying them, we'll stop making them."  Which is true of any toyline, but threatening your fans to buy ones they don't want in order to get ones they do is a new level of crappy public relations.

@  Shrug : (17 February 2018 - 07:53 AM)

But then they wanted $80 for the Falconzord at announcement. Said that was a mistake, only for it to show up at store at $80, with a temporary price drop a month later to placate the fans.  

@  Shrug : (17 February 2018 - 07:52 AM)

Legacy Thunder Megazord is amazing and really, really close to being worth the full asking price. They even fixed a design flaw post-release. Not something I can recall Bandai doing ever before (or since, actually.)

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 February 2018 - 06:07 AM)

Things like that may be the reason the Bandai is losing the brand.

@  unluckiness : (17 February 2018 - 05:55 AM)

Because it would be stupidly expensive if the Thunder Megazord was anything to go by

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 February 2018 - 01:01 AM)

seems like they did everything else

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 February 2018 - 12:59 AM)

Why was there never a Legacy Tor, anyway?

@  Plokatron : (17 February 2018 - 12:45 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw Nice Tor is one boss of a Zord, I mean when you remember that Serpenterra in the original Sentai is a Cosmic being in Mech form and that Tor was able to survive it stepping on him talk about tough. I mean Mata Nui, Primus or Unicron would smash him so flat you'd thing he was tin foil but still tough is tough. I never got the thunderzords save The White Tiger and that is only thanks to a dear friend. Had Ninjor and the Ninja Zords but the first two I missed. I plan to buy a Masterpiece Dragonzord Green was awesome! Funny thing Grimlock and Slag in my Comic (Thread coming soon on it's development) Transformers: Roll Out his altmode is the original red trex and Slag is the Triceratops I'm trying to get creative with the Sabertooth Tiger and Mastodon replacements but Pterodactyls pterodons are as close as we get to flying Dinos so Swoop is going to be the only exception to them being Dinobots (Ain't he always?) Oh nut got that feeling again @wonko the sane? Wonko are my shouts getting too long? Don't want to make a nuisance of myself.

@  Shrug : (16 February 2018 - 08:49 PM)

No one seems to appreciate that Tor is a giant robot turtle. I don't care what the Ultrazord combination is. Giant. Robot. Turtle. Basic robot mode is just a bonus.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2018 - 05:45 PM)

I use Tor for a monitor stand.


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Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:59 PM

QUOTE(C16 @ Oct 17 2011, 09:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Ok...I absolutely loved the first season....didn't even know it was a comic until well into the first season...read all 89 issues last month in the way of catchup...and to be honest, I found the season opener to be fairly boring.

Sure there were some attempts at character development, especially with Andrea and Rick, and less so with some of the others although still present, and I realize that character interaction is a huge part of this show, but for a season opener, especially one 90 minutes long, I expected more...
To be honest, it fell more to me like a way of intentionally trying to throw comic fans off...

Without spoilers: It seemed like they were putting situations in that were similar enough to some comic scenes that you expected certain things to happen...and then nothing did.

I still liked it but I was really hoping to see a certain HIGHLIGHT to view:
sword wielding, zombie leashing character show up...or maybe see them stumble upon a prison.

I know the show is different from the comic, which is a good thing, but if they make it TOO different it becomes a bad thing. Not talking about the last scene here...more thinking of scenes with Shane and Rick, and the church...

Oh, yeah, and what IS the deal with the bodies in the cars, anyway?...if there isn't some explanation there, that just makes no sense at all based on what we know so far...


I really REALLY hope they stay far FAR away from the later stuff in the comic. Keep that anime/(manga?) trash out of my zombie apocalypse please.



What anime stuff? Sword does not automatically equal anime.

And lol and calling a group of 30-40 zombies a herd. I'll wait for them to CG a group of hundreds.


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has no place in something that is supposed to be grounded in reality.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:29 AM

people used swords long before anime was a term for Animation created in a Japanese style.

and hell if a sword works... and its what you can get your hands on... USE THE SWORD.. its not like it has limited ammo

besides on the show we've got a guy with a crossbow using the same bolt over and over... how is that different?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:11 AM

Lets not add you're in a show where ZOMBIES ARE TREATED AS REAL!

Ironbite-yeah...using a sword just makes sense.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:39 AM

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:14 AM

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Lets not add you're in a show where ZOMBIES ARE TREATED AS REAL!

Ironbite-yeah...using a sword just makes sense.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:39 PM

I guess these are spoliers for non-comic readers so...

HIGHLIGHT to view:

I'm pretty sure Michonne will show up at some point. She seems to be one of Kirkman's favorite characters, and is a favorite of a lot of fans as well.
That said, I'm sure they'll make some changes to her character for the show, and I'm okay with that. The leashed zombie thing is really relatively minor in the comic so they could ditch that without any major issues...but having a sword in a post apocalyptic world where gunshots draw large numbers of zombies just makes sense. If anything it's actually more unrealistic, IMHO that they're not all fashioning more melee weapons, as well as crossbows and bows...in this world these kind of weapons have proven to be MORE practical than guns in many cases.


Back to the opener...I'm guessing they're on their way to Hershel's farm now...but I think that could have gotten there in the opener, and Carl getting shot right before a commercial break still would have had impact...they could have gotten to the farm and still had a decent ending...but I'm willing to watch the next few episodes to see where they're going.



Personally, I still want to see Shane go nuts and Carl kill him, but I get the feeling they're keeping Shane around for awhile...


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Posted 23 October 2011 - 10:11 PM

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QUOTE(Ironbite @ Oct 18 2011, 02:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lets not add you're in a show where ZOMBIES ARE TREATED AS REAL!

Ironbite-yeah...using a sword just makes sense.

Guys, he's talking about the pink skirt...



For the most part, the majority of the characters especially earlier in the comic, feel like real people. Later you get stuff Like Michone, and the Gov, who seem like comic book characters. One of the things that made the early Walking Dead stuff great (and is what makes most Zombie fiction great) is that it is played straight. You have believable realistic characters behaving logically for there character. This is why IMO the original Night of the Living Dead, and 28 Days later are so great. They don't try to throw in bad ass characters, or unrealistic "cool" death scenes like 28 weeks later terrible helicopter scene.

That said, blades are terrible anti zombie weapons. Chopping into a skull is going to be very difficult and will quickly dull a blade. There is also a good chance if you do chop into it, that the blade is going to get stuck. Taking a head clean off at the neck would also require a very sharp blade, and a well placed swing, and you again have the risk of blade getting lodged in the zombie. The crossbow is a pretty good choice, as it is fairly quite, capable of making a kill and has semi reusable ammo. I understand the place for melee weapons, but a quick easy to handle weapon to take them off there feet like a baseball bat is going to make far more sense than a sword. A long pitchfork would also probably be pretty handy.

Tonight's episode: Again better than all but last seasons pilot. Lighter on action and suspense than this seasons opener, but we got introduced to some new guys, and got some good character stuff from about everybody.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:10 AM

The only time that blade became realistic was when the Governor killed Tyreese, he has to keep hacking away to decapitate him.
I don't think anyone picked up Thomas machete in the prison story arc and I was left wondering where he got it from.
Last nights episode was great and why is it Andrea always gets attacked by the best zombies?

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:26 PM

Watched the first episode and really enjoyed it. Hope they can keep it up for another 6 episodes. Because they sure as hell didn't manage to during season 1.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:07 PM

Actually..I concede the point that actually trying to hack into a skull with a blade is a bad idea...but I think that Kirkman was actually trying to make a differentiation between the living and the dead with the Tyrese thing, and one of the reasons a blade would get stuck in bone is that living bone swells...not sure what dead bone does, not an expert, there...and I also agree that baseball bats, especially metal ones, would make the best logical weapon, but there's reality, and then there's entertainment, so I'm pretty sure we'll still see bladed weapons, and have to assume they are continually sharpening and honing them.

Ok, this isn't comic discussion, so onto ep 2...

Pretty well done here. I like what they did with Hershel, actually, and although I did think the Veterinarian becoming the only doctor we have in a bad situation shtick has been played out, it makes sense on a farm setting to have a skilled vet as well, and everything was close enough to the comic arc to satisfy comic fans and show fans alike. Waiting to see whether they'll do anything with the barn, though...

I like the new characters overall, but they haven't had much time to develop. Personally i hope they don't draw out the Carl being shot drama much more, and we need to move on on Sophia as well, even if it's a they don't find her at all resolution, that plot point needs to move forward as well. They;re doing a good job developing rick, but Andrea needs to either get her gun back or just get killed...her being the one person to get attacked by a zombie each week is going to get old fast. I like what they did with Shane and Otis, but I get the feeling they'll find a way out and we'll get back to the Status Quo, but I'd like to be wrong on that.

Those are just my gut reactions, I may have to watch it again to get a better feel for things.

Thought that Talking Dead was pretty useless again, and Kirkman's comments that the bodies in the cars would have suffered brain trauma didn't fly with me, as mostly it looked like people were just stuck in traffic and chose so sit in their cars and die...didn't look like accidents or suicides, or that they'd been eaten, so that one still seems off, but I guess I'll go with it.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:21 PM

QUOTE(Nebucron @ Oct 24 2011, 06:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Actually..I concede the point that actually trying to hack into a skull with a blade is a bad idea...but I think that Kirkman was actually trying to make a differentiation between the living and the dead with the Tyrese thing, and one of the reasons a blade would get stuck in bone is that living bone swells...not sure what dead bone does, not an expert, there...and I also agree that baseball bats, especially metal ones, would make the best logical weapon, but there's reality, and then there's entertainment, so I'm pretty sure we'll still see bladed weapons, and have to assume they are continually sharpening and honing them.

Ok, this isn't comic discussion, so onto ep 2...

Pretty well done here. I like what they did with Hershel, actually, and although I did think the Veterinarian becoming the only doctor we have in a bad situation shtick has been played out, it makes sense on a farm setting to have a skilled vet as well, and everything was close enough to the comic arc to satisfy comic fans and show fans alike. Waiting to see whether they'll do anything with the barn, though...

I like the new characters overall, but they haven't had much time to develop. Personally i hope they don't draw out the Carl being shot drama much more, and we need to move on on Sophia as well, even if it's a they don't find her at all resolution, that plot point needs to move forward as well. They;re doing a good job developing rick, but Andrea needs to either get her gun back or just get killed...her being the one person to get attacked by a zombie each week is going to get old fast. I like what they did with Shane and Otis, but I get the feeling they'll find a way out and we'll get back to the Status Quo, but I'd like to be wrong on that.

Those are just my gut reactions, I may have to watch it again to get a better feel for things.

Thought that Talking Dead was pretty useless again, and Kirkman's comments that the bodies in the cars would have suffered brain trauma didn't fly with me, as mostly it looked like people were just stuck in traffic and chose so sit in their cars and die...didn't look like accidents or suicides, or that they'd been eaten, so that one still seems off, but I guess I'll go with it.


I'm hoping it's going to end up that not everyone turns, and that was just a cover to not spoil it for later. I've never been a huge fan of 100% death/infection rate. It makes the drama they often insert around killing someone that has been bitten/infected seem kinda silly. It's fine early on, when they are "discovering" this. Dawn of the Dead remake did a pretty good job with this.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 04:34 AM

Okay who didn't see the ending to last nights episode coming a mile off?

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 07:21 AM

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Okay who didn't see the ending to last nights episode coming a mile off?


Me, apparently. I didn't like Shane before but I didn't think he was capable of that.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:19 AM

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Well, I saw that coming. As soon as I saw it was just him, I knew he left the guy behind. I must say that it was quite cold shooting him in the leg and not in the head. I mean would it have made any difference to the walkers that he was alive? I mean this episode showed that they will eat fresh dead meat, the guy hanging in the tree for example. Still, the whole scene was fairly well done, and I can totally see Shane doing that to save not just himself, but Carl too. Remember, he was willing to stay back himself a few minutes earlier. And realistically Otis should never be able to survive that trip anyways. No offense, but the dude was way too big to be able to out run the walkers.

Glenn and the chick seem destined to hook up. That should make things interesting when they eventually get kicked off the farm.

Still no word on Sophia. I am getting a bit worn out on that story thread. Either have her show up, alive or undead, or have them rescue her from whomever's holding her. On the positive side, I like the direction of the Darrel and Andrea dynamic in the late night woods search.

Overall, the episode was great, and definitely my favorite of the season so far.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:43 AM

hug Shane

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:16 AM

I think Carl is Shane's son, if this is the case it would explain a lot, I bet that's what Jenner told Rick and this will lead to Shane going off the deep end onl for Carl to kill him.
Also Hershel's farm arc is going to end with a Night of the Living Dead homage.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:26 AM

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I think Carl is Shane's son, if this is the case it would explain a lot, I bet that's what Jenner told Rick and this will lead to Shane going off the deep end onl for Carl to kill him.
Also Hershel's farm arc is going to end with a Night of the Living Dead homage.


How would he know that Carl is Shane's son to tell Rick in the first place? And why wouldn't Rick flip out immediately after?

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:40 AM

Jenner took blood samples from everyone but that said Rick is donating blood to Carl and unless their both the same type or he has double O negative it shouldn't work.
Rick may want to keep the status quo and be oblivious to Lori and Shane screwing around.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:01 AM

I seriously doubt that Shane is Carl's father. Lori, while crazy, didn't hook up with Shane until after they thought that Rick was dead. Also, just the way that Lori was acting towards Carl in the flashback after Rick was shot, just makes me think that Carl is Rick's son.


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Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:07 AM

The writing isn't the best, but the atmosphere and general sense of realism and constant danger is pretty awesome in this show. It feels suitably large-scaled enough for a zombie show to be believable. I just watched season 1 in the past week or so, and just caught up to season 2 with last night's episode.

I'm getting tired of the girl missing in the woods. Find her or don't, but let's move on. I'm tired of waiting for Morgan and his son, also Merle, and I'm also guessing that we'll see Otis come back as a zombie and give away to everyone what Shane did. Yes, that was an obvious plot point, but it was carried out well. Basically, there's just a few too many loose ends for my liking right now.

As soon as they saw the traffic snarl and called it a graveyard, I was expecting way more than just one herd passing through in the few days they've (stupidly) stayed there. In World War Z, they (accurately, IMO) made the case that traffic jams were just full of dead, and were to be avoided at all costs. Especially with Rick telling Morgan, "stay off the roads," before himself going on a road, I thought this idea would carry over. I'm annoyed it hasn't.

I'm also annoyed that the farmhouse is lit up like a hugging christmas tree at night. We've established that a road flare will distract a whole mob for minutes at a time. These lights would bring 'em for miles! So this and the traffic thing are really bugging me, because they're somewhat breaking the reality they've been building up.

Fortunately, the character stuff has been good enough to make up for it so far. But even that's wavering a little with Darryl as he's turning into a Sawyer-type "misunderstood bad boy" rather than just an ignorant hick that's making himself useful. It's one thing to get to know him better, another to totally change him.

Still, it's a good show, one of the better ones I've seen on TV in a while and seems to be living up to the hype. I'm looking forward to where the rest of this season goes for sure!

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