The 4400 Season 2. at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > Awake In The Dark

Awake In The Dark
What you're watching these days on the Big Screen and the Small Screen.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 6th, 2005, 09:20 PM   #1
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
The 4400 Season 2.

anyone else watching this? it's not the greatest but i like the premise. i also like it cause ira from DS9 is involved. it's funny how so many trek alums are involved in so many other project nowadays.
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2005, 09:26 PM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
Posts: 2,614
It is a good series. Surprising how many good shows are poping up on non-big three channels. I enjoy 4400, House, Monk and many more.

Mike
__________________
Chapter one, line one. The BH.
Mike Teutsch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2005, 09:36 PM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
i liked rwanda episode from last sunday =). the sense of "justice" it is implying.
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 7th, 2005, 10:07 AM   #4
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Posts: 11,542
I enjoyed the first season, and I watched most of the first episode this season. Beyond that, it just isn't holding my interest...
Boyd Ostroff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 7th, 2005, 08:10 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington, D.C.
Posts: 121
I've been fllowing the 4400 since the mini-series last year. It's got a very interesting premise and I think the series has kept up with the potential the story contains.

I do think, there has been a slight shift in intensity and focus since the first episodes last year and the opening this year, but I think the writing is good and the overall look is pretty solid though I think there has been a slight downgrade in terms of choice of shots/cinematography probably due to more episodes being done.

So far they have tackled some pretty interesting issues, including the Rwanda issue. I'm not too sure if I would agree with the positions portrayed in that episode (they were too myopic) but at least they gave it a good shot.

I have the 4400 on my must see TV list!!

So, if you were a 4400 what power would you want to have? And more importantly, what power wouldn't you want to have?
Krystian Ramlogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 09:35 AM   #6
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
i liked the opening title =).

it's good entertainment, but i don't think it'll ever be qualified as "classic" the way the X-Files or Star Trek will be remembered.
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 09:54 AM   #7
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Clermont, FL
Posts: 1,520
It is entertaining, and is a regular Sunday night recording on my DVR. As is Dead Zone, which comes on after it.

Those two are some of the few shows that my wife and I both watch. Along with all three CSI's.

She doesn't sit through my Friday night lineup of the two Stargate's and Battlestar - and the new Firefly.
__________________
Steven Gotz
http://www.stevengotz.com
Steven Gotz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 10:46 AM   #8
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington, D.C.
Posts: 121
I think a film or program becomes a classic with time, and it's way too soon to judge if any show currently on television will be regarded as a classic in the future. The 4400 seems to have a good following though, so who knows?

The original Star Trek had some good moments and some hokey ones, and obviously no one at that time thought it would amount to much, so again, who knows how these things work out?

It's been a while, I think, since sci-fi afficionados have had such a diverse choice with regard to programming that's fairly well-written, well-acted and well-done: SG-1, Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica, 4400, Dead Zone, etc.

And, hey Steve I tune into the Friday night line up as well man!! Plus, 4400 and Dead Zone on Sundays!

As for the CSI's, well I have to admit to only following the original, though I tune in to the others occassionally.

The 4400 has some potential though and I hope the show makes full use of it.
Krystian Ramlogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 12:18 PM   #9
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
it's a long debate (what is classics&what is not).

imho, star trek is a classic because the stories are enduring. although most people tend to point out the cheesy fx, they are missing the point of the story and what they can learn from it. it's the same with twilight zone, outer limits, etc. ultimately, it is what we can learn about the human condition from those shows that can determine a higher or lower degree of its possibility to become a classic. i don't think 4400 is on the road to become that because it does not consistently keep to the human elements. i've seen every ep of 4400 upto now and now every single ep asks questions about the human condition. it tries to but the questions don't stick.
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2005, 07:50 AM   #10
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
if you just saw the latest ep, it's a filler. yesh it talks about father+son relationship but it's there's not much to hinge on. overhyped ep. regardless, it's still entertaining =).
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2005, 11:37 AM   #11
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 169
SPOILER














Ok, what's the plot point with the woman who kills people because of sores on her hands? It seemed pretty pointless, unless the people from the future knew that she'd specifically kill certain people that needed to go. I don't think they're above doing such a thing, considering the Jordan Collier and Kyle Baldwin 'encounter'.


Overall I like the series, it's not entirely unpredictable but it's the unfolding of the story that I enjoy, not the fact that I know the end.
Jacob Ehrichs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2005, 11:02 PM   #12
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
SPOILER

i believe the boil thing is related to the prophecy/end times. signs of end times brought upon by the future guys.

although we don't see his body, jordan probably already traveled to the future/aka heaven? interesting...
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 11th, 2005, 08:32 AM   #13
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 169
Doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but I don't have anything better. I'll have to do some reading around the net, but my best guess is that it was a filler episode that didn't have much impact on the overall story.

I do have my doubts about Jordan returning any time soon, but I'm pretty sure he'll be back later. None of the new episodes discuss his missing body, so I'm assuming that it's been under wraps from the Center and InTech. Otherwise the media would have been all over it.

I've always felt Jordan was the 'bad guy' as it seems to be portrayed that way, but he may in fact be a large part of the future. Or he might have been used by the future to get the Center up and running and then he's of no more use. My bet is he returns. Why else would they take his body? Only reason I can think of is that he was the catalyst that could get things started, but it was Shawn that would get the job done.
Jacob Ehrichs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 11th, 2005, 01:22 PM   #14
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
*SPOILER FROM HEREON on all my posts*

remember when jordan had a vision of the future where jordan is congratulated by angelic beings (from the future?) from the evil/antichrist baby? when jordan died he said that the baby lied to him. actually, that's not true. after he dies, his body is probably resurrected in the future/heaven/prophecy/revelations, etc. so jordan was not lied to in this case, but he just didn't know. maybe. i dunno. maybe he's burning in hell and the evil baby is laughing all the way to the bank.
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2005, 09:31 PM   #15
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
Posts: 2,614
This evenings 4400 season finale was good. Cleared up many thing and opened up the new season to many plot twists. Many new abilities to begin with. And, Isabel is looking real interesting!!!

Can't wait.

Mike
__________________
Chapter one, line one. The BH.
Mike Teutsch is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > Awake In The Dark

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:05 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network