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October 05 2010

Zack Whedon Wrote This Week's Rubicon, "A Good Day's Work". Rave review from the AV Club contains spoilers. Download the episode from iTunes.

Rubicon's pacing is slow, and I normally like my shows fast-paced, but Rubicon is oddly compelling.

There were times, however, that I would start freaking out, thinking that one of the characters would be stabbed out of the blue in API-- with Miles as the most probable victim. I don't know why I'd expect that, maybe I just got used to Joss and JJ's shows?

[ edited by csi_spy on 2010-10-05 05:18 ]
There was a segment in this episode that for me jumped the shark.
Or, if you don't want to download, get it streaming via Amazon Video.
I love this show, each week I get more hooked. Odd to me that someone said there was something in this ep that jumped the shark, I thought it was the best ep yet. Zack delivered a suspense filled, masterfully acted and directed nail biter, IMO.

I've been trying to find time to get over to .org and start a discussion for this one (if someone hasn't already), now there are only TWO eps left??

Can I just say once again how much I hate these short seasons? Trimming the traditional 21 network eps (or whatever the number is/was) would be OK, but this is just too little, for a show that's just now really finding it's pace and giving you just a touch of payoff on a couple of storylines.
If they bring it back soon, I wont be quite as upset. But if they wait forever, I'm going to be a very unhappy camper.
I love this series. I'm a sucker for spy-stuff anyway. Fingers crossed for a second season.

Kale Ingram is filling that Giles-shaped hole for me a bit. :-)
I also love this show. I find it confusing at times since I am slow at picking up clues but I figured this was intended so that we as the audience can feel as confused as Will. I like it.

I was surprised to see that this series isn't being watched. I should have known since most shows I love are dropped by the higher ups. Darn. Hope people hear about it although I guess it would be hard to catch up if you hadn't watched from the beginning.

I do like the shorter seasons. I like the shorter arcs which are resolved rather than the 22 episode seasons interrupted by several long breaks.
This is such a fantastic show. I hope it gets a second season, and hopefully Zack will be back writing more episodes.
I think it's one of the best on tv at the moment. I never miss it.
Count me in for really liking this series (and for quietly hoping it will be given another season). I love the pace at which things are revealed and how self-reliant and smart and complex the characters are.

The writing and overall tone has been consistently above average, but I think Zack’s episodes have had an extra spark. He sure gave Will his longest run of dialogue in the series so far.

I also noticed how the production designers keep to a strict color palette of mostly green, blue, brown and grey with the occasional symbolic shot of red. I love that.
I watch this show every week. Will we be out of the spoiler protection zone before this item is off the front page, so I can explain what I thought was unbelievable? Or do I have to brush up on invisotext commands?
I have been saving all the eps to my DVR and I don't usually do that. It is watch and delete, but I really love this show and last weeks was the best ep yet. I am so afraid it will not be picked up, with the very low ratings. Funny that I love it, as it is slow paced and usually I like the shows like The Vampire Diaries that pack lots in each ep. It reminds me a lot of 3 Days of the Condor.
I don't find the pace slow so much as deliberate. But I can see why that pace soured some people on the show. Too bad for them, I just hope it doesn't result in too bad for the rest of us, too.
The show was definitely slow (and not much happened) in the first few episodes, but I still kept watching, and I'm glad I did. This and Terriers (on FX! everyone must watch!) are far and away my two favorite new-ish shows.

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