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Old 27 September 2018, 15:31
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Mods - please merge with http://www.socnet.com/showthread.php?t=132841, opened up earlier but not with show in title.

Most have surely seen all of the advertising with NBC really pushing this show. Despite some having "seen this all before", it's started off tremendously. Gets right to the crux of the show with the folks on the plane reappearing after 5 years unexplained disappearance, and without time having passed by for them. I have to admit, their return, and following grief, was very emotional to me. Different threads with other than main characters, somehow tied together, and some very strange tweaks (without being too bizarre), made this an extremely enjoyable first episode. Looking forward to seeing how this plays out.
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Old 27 September 2018, 16:08
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Wife DVR'd it. Looking forward to watching.
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Old 27 September 2018, 16:17
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Interesting premise... I'm game.
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Old 27 September 2018, 16:32
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I liked it better when it was set on an island and called Lost.

Oh wait, I forgot...I thought Lost sucked.

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Old 27 September 2018, 21:04
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I liked it better when it was set on an island and called Lost.

Oh wait, I forgot...I thought Lost sucked.

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You made that clear in your OP. I never watched Lost, but read that it really pissed off a lot of folks over time. But, I figured I'd give Manifest a chance, and like I said, really enjoyed it. Just have to wait and see, and hope it doesn't get too far out there.
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Old 28 September 2018, 00:11
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I've seen this advertised but didn't know the series started. I will have to catch up.

It caught my attention. Please...no spoilers yet.
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Old 29 September 2018, 12:54
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No spoilers, just speculation.

1. Aliens

2. Worm hole, possibly created by some super secret rogue DARPA type outfit.

3. Aliens

4. More Aliens

5. An elaborate practical joke put together by the families of all the passengers on the plane.

6. Even more Aliens
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Old 29 September 2018, 13:37
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I was pretty hyped about the premise of this show and really looking forward to it but I couldn't take more than 15 minutes before I punched out. Maybe it's because I rarely do network television anymore but in my opinion, the acting, script, and story line were all sub-par.

I wanted to like this one but I just couldn't.
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Old 29 September 2018, 20:53
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My guess is that the creators are winging it and they have absolutely no idea which quadrant of the universe this show is going to spin off into.
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Watched episode 1. May not do 2.
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Old 29 September 2018, 20:59
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This might be one of those shows that get the network gong show treatment, where they axe it about 5 or 6 episodes in, just when the viewers are just starting to get into it and carving out some time to watch it.

Or worse yet, they cancel it after the first season after a cliffhanger finale that left their most ardent viewers on the edge of their seats, really looking forward to the 2nd season.
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I was pretty hyped about the premise of this show and really looking forward to it but I couldn't take more than 15 minutes before I punched out. Maybe it's because I rarely do network television anymore but in my opinion, the acting, script, and story line were all sub-par.

I wanted to like this one but I just couldn't.
Completely agree. It just came off like the same soup warmed over; all NBC dramas have the same feel to them, and there was nothing particularly interesting about any of the characters. It seemed like the producers or director were only mildly interested in the storyline, and would rather be working on something else.

I made it 30 or so minutes before changing channels.
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Old 30 September 2018, 00:57
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I just finished the pilot. It reminded me of a Twilight Zone episode about a plane that has almost exactly the same thing happen to it, but instead of landing it just keeps hopping to different points in the past for all eternity. It wasn't great or horrible, but I'll watch another episode or two when I have time.
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Old 30 September 2018, 09:00
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Wife DVRd for us to catch later on

I fell asleep halfway thru..

Wife is upset she watched it by herself when she could of color her hair..
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Old 30 September 2018, 10:52
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I was going to watch this, but will pass now.
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I'm enjoying it so far. The blonde who plays Michaela is hot!
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Have the aliens revealed themselves yet?
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Have the aliens revealed themselves yet?
not as of the 3rd episode
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Old 11 October 2018, 12:56
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I told the wife this show needs to insert some humor. Just not feeling it.
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Have the aliens revealed themselves yet?
I am guessing something more along the lines of Interstellar.
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