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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2008-03-31 21:41
Subject: What's a girl like me doing watching New Amsterdam?
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Location:Home and on my corner of the couch
Mood:frustratedfrustrated
Tags:new amsterdam, tv
This show is so bloody frustrating. It started off strong; I think the stories are getting stronger; and it might actually last more than a season. I rather hope it does even though there are two things about it that are driving me nuts. The first is that there's no one to slash John Amsterdam with (which could, of course, explain why he's immortal, but I digress). The second is that he wants to die. I don't want my characters to die. Sometimes I'm in the mood to make them suffer, but kill them? No way.
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silver_chipmunk
User: silver_chipmunk
Date: 2008-04-01 02:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I was wondering if that would be worth watching. Since I end up not watching any TV though, I guess it's a moot point. Still the New York connection made me take notice.
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Roxanne
User: rmeidaking
Date: 2008-04-01 02:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
He wants to die because it's pretty much the only thing he hasn't done yet.

The show bugs me because he's somehow lived 200+ year, has all of this life experience, and he's still *stupid* about the simplest things. Yeah, we're all stupid about some things when we're 40, but when we're 240? Give me a break.

I predict a serious continuity problem - a la "Heroes" - before very long. They're going to lose track of who he's bumped into over the years. History majors are *not* writing this show, and it's debatable whether or not they're being consulted.

Nonetheless, it's entertaining.
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Andi
User: luvmax1
Date: 2008-04-01 02:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I just posted about the show in my LJ. I'm really enjoying it. I don't want to get too attached until I know that the show is coming back, but I think I'm already sucked in.
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User: bloggingchick
Date: 2008-04-01 03:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I missed the first couple episodes or so but I have to agree about it being frustrating in general. It isn't keeping my interest. I have seen much of the same complaints elsewhere, too. I had it on tonight and have no idea what the episode was even about (which shows how much attention I ended up paying to it).
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Amazon X
User: amazonx
Date: 2008-04-01 12:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sweetie, can you imagine having 63 kids and watching all of them, but one, die? And all your spouses? And all your friends? I'd want to be dead, too.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2008-04-01 16:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You have a point and it's a good one. For my peeps though, I'm not certain it's true. For one thing, Alex and Walter always have each other. And although their children will die eventually -- I'm sure they have much longer than normal life-spans thanks to their parentage -- they will also have their grandchildren and whatever adventures they find themselves caught up in to to keep them going. Peach addressed this in one of her series; Walter starts to feel tired but refuses to give up as long as Alex wants to continue his search for Mulder and/or Mulder's offspring.

I suppose it helps that one of the grandmothers in my family (my mom's first husband's mother) is 99 years of age and at her last birthday party revealed that she's started feeling old. I can't quite imagine it -- I'm 48 and I feel old. She has 51 years on me and appears to be in great health and spirits. For sure she has a happy personality and it isn't as if she hasn't lost friends, her husband, and even some of her children during her lifetime.
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AerynSun
User: peach1250
Date: 2008-04-05 22:31 (UTC)
Subject: I'm enjoying it
when I manage to remember to set the dvd recorder.

I loved Journeyman and am bummed that it is gone, and K-Ville.

I'm also enjoying Eli Stone.
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