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Brian Miller
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Posted: 02 May 2019 at 8:57pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

We just watched “The Traveler” as well. Quite a boring episode. 
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 02 May 2019 at 11:41pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I think making these episodes longer than 30 minutes was another mistake. Did they not learn anything from season 4 of the original series?
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Posted: 31 May 2019 at 8:46am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

And the season ends with the most tedious, pointless, offensive episode of the lot.
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Posted: 31 May 2019 at 10:36am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

We bailed on this after 4-5 episodes. 
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Posted: 31 May 2019 at 1:36pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I like eerie anthology shows as a genre, and I thought it might get better. But when they did a couple of episodes that got away from the sledgehammer messaging*, they were just very bad attempts at doing the Twilight Zone.

*I know Rod did that himself often enough, but he didn't do it every single week. There were plenty of episodes which played on universal themes and the nature of reality - though the new series had a try at the latter this week, and the result was a train wreck.
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On what I have seen so far, I think the major issues are
the length and the pacing. Stories feel like they are
dragged to fit the time slot allocated and it hurts
them.
A good story with a pacing problem becomes a "meh."; a
bad one becomes a stinker.
The traveler,for example, could have been so much more
efficient if it had been shorter, removing a lot of the
unnecessary stuffs.
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