Not a CBCS member yet? Join now »
CBCS Comics
Not a CBCS member yet? Join now »
Movies TelevisionPop Culture

Preacher Starts Tonight on AMC!370

Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Who's going to be watching?


Post 1 • IP   flag post
Moderator The_Watcher private msg quote post Address this user
I'll give it a shot and see if it's any good
Post 2 • IP   flag post
Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Ka-Boom!


Post 3 • IP   flag post
Collector Despain private msg quote post Address this user
How many seasons (if it's successful) will it run based on the comic book series?
Post 4 • IP   flag post
Moderator The_Watcher private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Despain
How many seasons (if it's successful) will it run based on the comic book series?


You mean the graphic novels, as if that gives them more legitimacy
Post 5 • IP   flag post
Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Series ran for 66 issues plus specials.
Post 6 • IP   flag post
Collector Despain private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Watcher
Quote:
Originally Posted by Despain
How many seasons (if it's successful) will it run based on the comic book series?


You mean the graphic novels, as if that gives them more legitimacy


Haha! I hate that! 😅

Funny books. I meant funny books.
Post 7 • IP   flag post
Collector Despain private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrWatson
Series ran for 66 issues plus specials.


Does that translate to about three seasons?
Post 8 • IP   flag post
Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
If it's successful and they run out of source material, then they'll just make shit up.
Post 9 • IP   flag post
CBCS Pressing SteveRicketts private msg quote post Address this user
Not impressed so far. I may not make it to the end of this episode.
Post 10 • IP   flag post
Moderator The_Watcher private msg quote post Address this user
Yeah, so far it's "Eh"
Post 11 • IP   flag post
Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
This episode is an hour and a half long. I've never read the comic, so even though it's a little dry and superfluous, I appreciate the groundwork.
Post 12 • IP   flag post
CBCS Pressing SteveRicketts private msg quote post Address this user
I may let it run for a few seasons before I watch it again. That way I don't have a week between episodes.

I don't see myself watching this on a schedule.
Post 13 • IP   flag post
Collector Despain private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrWatson
If it's successful and they run out of source material, then they'll just make shit up.


Sounds about right.
Post 14 • IP   flag post
Moderator The_Watcher private msg quote post Address this user
Okay, it just got better
Post 15 • IP   flag post
Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Watcher
Okay, it just got better

LOL!
Post 16 • IP   flag post
Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
It was okay. Too much set up.
Post 17 • IP   flag post
Moderator The_Watcher private msg quote post Address this user
I'll keep watching...for now
Post 18 • IP   flag post
Collector CopperAgeKids private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrWatson
It was okay. Too much set up.


I thought it was pretty good.Especially liked the bit when the character took Jesse's word literally and cut his heart out...loved Deblanc & Fiire at the end.Reminded me of the 2 Mexican brothers who were cartel hitmen in Breaking Bad.

Loved Jesse's incantation of "that's why I've come home.To save you".

I would gave liked to see more of that kind of an unnerving vibe but they can't just go all out without introducing the show to casual viewers....yet.

Based on the ending of the first episode, I think the tone will become more grim, soon enough.That is what I loved about the comic itself.

Agree with you on the too much set up bit but for those who haven't read the serie i.e.the majority of people who watch the show, the "too much" set up was definitely needed to understand what was happening.

For a reference point, the print run on an average issue of Walking Dead is what...around 75,000 copies?

The average ratings for season 6 of the WD is 13.15 million

Hence, the rationale for what seems like too much set up, to people who have read the whole run of Preacher a dozen times over.(myself, you etc etc)
Post 19 • IP   flag post
Collector Stelbert_Stylton private msg quote post Address this user
To anybody who hasn't read the comics, you really should. A tv show can never capture the magic Garth and Steve had with this book. Yeah, I know that's been said before about tv, but this comic needs to be read/seen to be truly appreciated. Kinda like Watchmen, where the visual genius/layout of the comic is lost on the screen. The expressions on the faces of some of Dillon's characters are just perfect.
Post 20 • IP   flag post
COLLECTOR conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
My wife thought is was "meh". I thought it was pretty interesting, but obviously they put a lot into introducing characters quickly and setting up the story line. I expect future episodes to flow better and make more sense.

Time will tell.

P.S. I have never read one of the Preacher books. And I doubt I ever will. I read very little nowadays. I just collect covers.
Post 21 • IP   flag post
Collector Kinzebac private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stelbert_Stylton
To anybody who hasn't read the comics, you really should. A tv show can never capture the magic Garth and Steve had with this book. Yeah, I know that's been said before about tv, but this comic needs to be read/seen to be truly appreciated. Kinda like Watchmen, where the visual genius/layout of the comic is lost on the screen. The expressions on the faces of some of Dillon's characters are just perfect.


+1000
Post 22 • IP   flag post
Collector Stelbert_Stylton private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by conditionfreak
My wife thought is was "meh". I thought it was pretty interesting, but obviously they put a lot into introducing characters quickly and setting up the story line. I expect future episodes to flow better and make more sense.

Time will tell.

P.S. I have never read one of the Preacher books. And I doubt I ever will. I read very little nowadays. I just collect covers.


Sad to hear.
Post 23 • IP   flag post
Collector GZilla99 private msg quote post Address this user
I saw it and it was "different" lol...i never got to read the story line so I'll give it a shot and see how it unfolds.
Post 24 • IP   flag post
CBCS Pressing SteveRicketts private msg quote post Address this user
I was hoping for dark and serious.
What we got was slapstick and "Kill Bill."
Post 25 • IP   flag post
Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
The vampire throws me off.
Post 26 • IP   flag post
Moderator The_Watcher private msg quote post Address this user
@DrWatson Is that what Cassidy is? I thought he's some kind of demon
Post 27 • IP   flag post
CBCS Pressing SteveRicketts private msg quote post Address this user
Cassidy is a vampire, iirc.
Post 28 • IP   flag post
COLLECTOR Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
The show was at best ordinary. As Mr. Ricketts stated it might be better to wait a few weeks and then watch 3 or 4 episodes to see if it gets any better.
Post 29 • IP   flag post
Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Watcher
@DrWatson Is that what Cassidy is? I thought he's some kind of demon

Drinks blood. Burns in sun. They tried to sprinkle water on him. My guess is vampire.
Post 30 • IP   flag post
148963 39 30
destitute