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4400 (CW - US Pace) *Spoilers for latest episode*

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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Apart from a couple strange decisions, first episode has me interested enough to watch more.

    For something that's supposedly a big deal, they only have a handful of security guards, yet loads of police, etc turn up to bring in someone who escaped.



  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,404 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    What struck me was the race reversal. The 4400 (original series) was whiter than white, apart from Mahershala Ali and Megalyn Echikunwoke.

    This is almost the exact opposite. Not a bad thing, just an observation.

    Is it a bit heavy handed with the "white people bad" trope, though? Maybe.

    I liked it though, I want to see more.



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    I don't think we needed to hear the woman in the phone say the one at the door was black. They could've just shown her on the phone without hearing what she's saying. It's not like we couldn't figure out who she was talking to.

    So the powers I saw so far

    Healing woman

    Telekinesis? From the one who moved the cameras.

    Whatever powers the quiet guy had




  • Registered Users Posts: 15,256 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    Agreed with @Mr E black actor overload on this - shouldn't it be on the BET channel

    Acting and dialogue is a bit sub par to me as well


    The reviews for it are not very complimentary - will give it a few episodes but certainly hasn't hooked me with the pilot and really liked the original series



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,867 ✭✭✭ Sudden Valley


    This feels a lot like the new wonder years. Having the cast nearly all white in a country where the majority are still white can be seen as brave but also limit your audience. Batwoman seems to have gone the same way, maybe its something they are pushing on the CW. I can't say I was a big fan of the original 4400



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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,256 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    So two episodes in and nothing is happening - I don't remember the original taking this long to actually start telling a story


    Blaxploitation comes to mind with the show, very much like the new Equalizer show, white actors have small bit acting parts normally being the big bad - the whole premise of the show has already jumped the shark from the premise

    Reminds me of Lovecraft Country in ways - cancelled after one season


    Ahh well, had high hopes but not bothering watching more - 99.9% chance it's gonna be cancelled, terrible reviews and viewership



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,452 ✭✭✭ Mal-Adjusted


    That's a real shame. I was a massive fan of the original show. It really seemed like The X-files natural sucessor. I'll admit i haven't seen the reboot yet, but based on reviews and trailers it looks like an "insert current day politics here" show. It also looks insanely cheap by comparisson, crazy when you think the original was from 2004...It's like a show designed for the twitter likes.



  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,404 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    Yeah it's not great.

    They'll need to advance the story pretty soon or it's in trouble.



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Well they had a white returnee this week, but he's the token gay guy.

    They don't seem to have brought racism into it yet but homophobia seemingly directed at the gay character.

    I wonder if this show is a victim of the pandemic which is why no one is allowed to leave the hotel. Cut down on the number of filming locations.

    We've got ones there who are from over half a century ago at least and apart from a couple of moments in the first episode, seem to have adjusted. But we won't see the person out of time story until they actually go out into the world. And they don't seem to be in a rush to let that happen.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,256 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    It's that doctor transgender or something, scene last night I was sure he was a woman, the face wasn't right



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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,564 ✭✭✭✭ Skerries


    they are trying too hard to be seen to be PC with most of the cast from various non white races or LGBTQ and even the white girl has a disabled hand

    Terrible plotline, cheap and will definitely be cancelled after first season

    I'm out after 2 episodes



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Could this be the beginning of getting them out of the hotel?

    Not sure what Ladonna's power is. Looks like she can make anything appear, though why did the phone disappear again?



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,256 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    Is anyone still watching this? Has it got any better?



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,256 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    I somehow managed to get through to the final - and what a final, dancing giant chameleons, a set from the original Quantum Leap, white supremacy destroys the world - this was top tier TV entertainment

    I will be shocked if this gets renewed



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Did they leave the hotel yet?



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,452 ✭✭✭ Mal-Adjusted


    If you've seen it, do they use any plotlines from the original series?



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,256 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly




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