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July 29 2005

"Point Pleasant" box art. Art for the Marti Noxon created show DVD release.

Guilty pleasure come to mama.
That is a wickedly good-looking cover.
I didn't enjoy Point Pleasent, but I have to admit, that is one fantastic cover.I might pick up the set to listen to some commentaries or interviews if they are some.
I really like the cover.
I was going to say that PP is Netflix material, until I saw the art. That may be the first boxset that I decide to buy strictly cause of the cover. Nice conversation piece if nothing else...and like FalenAnjil, a guilty pleasure.
That's very pretty.
That art is stunning
whee! Can't wait. I'm sad the show didn't get to go further into the plot. Then again I could say the same for any show that fox airs.
Don't know about the show, but that's the best cover art I've ever seen.
That's very impressive. They actually made an effort kudos.
Indeed, that is a very cool cover. It has nothing to do with the show (although, let's face it, that's probably the good bit).
It has nothing to do with the show (although, let's face it, that's probably the good bit).


Or not.

The lone voice of the Point Pleasant defence league!
I tried to like PP. I really did. But every time Jesse appeared I wanted to stab myself in the eye and rub vinegar in it, which I figure isn't healthy behaviour.
There were a couple of episodes that were very good that aired towards the end of its run, the dance hall one and that one where Boyd was tied to the chair. Unfortunately I never got a chance to see the ones that were aired on Channel 4 as opposed to E4. I suspect Marti was beginning to find her groove with the show but it got cancelled. Boyd was a great character. Worthy of being on Angel the series.
T4 (C4) aired the same eight episodes as E4, and they were butchered because of the early afternoon timeslot. My understanding is that the C4 'contract' with Fox stipulates that they cannot broadcast any episode of the show before the Fox network, and since it was pulled from the American network after eight episodes that was it.

The Swedish channel Tv3 broadcast eleven episodes of the show, although it seems that they will not be showing the final two episodes, apparently because Fox has refused to make them available. I don't know if this is the real reason.

I've been lucky enough (or unlucky, depending on your point of view) to see episodes nine, ten and eleven, all of which I thought were tremendous. Having said that, I think the early episodes are equally as good. I happened to watch episode three, 'Who's Your Daddy?', last night, and I actually had tears in my eyes by the end of it, because it moved me emotionally in the way that 'Buffy' can. Others here probably had tears in their eyes when they tried to watch the show, but for entirely different reasons!

As to Jesse, I'm not sure he could ever cause such an extreme reaction in me. Actually, I rather like him.
I think a lot of the problems I had with PP was due to two reasons - casting (I just couldn't STAND a few of the actresses) and funny. I like funny in a TV show, otherwise it annoys me.
I agree with gossi...the show tended to take itself a little TOO seriously sometimes.
You know the darkness is coming, we will turn her towards it! DRAMATIC MUSIC.

It just needed a Mwhahahahaha at the end.
Either my taste is in my ass (which is quite possible) or I was watching a different show to other people here.

We all like different things, and for a myriad of different reasons, but I think I'm starting to get a complex about my lonely defence of PP!
If only the show itself were half as good as that box art, it'd definitely be worth purchasing.
Don't feel bad, dbp. I liked "Who's Your Daddy" too. I was really moved at the end by Elisabeth Harnois' performance. A lot of the episodes I thought were clunky and awkward, but I do think toward the end it was getting its footing. I loved Boyd and Christina and my favorite episode was the dance hall episode. Any scene with Christina and Boyd was electric.

I decided that if my friend, who's a Marti Noxon fan, doesn't buy this DVD set, then I will. Oh, and the cover art does have something to do with the show. In the first episode, Christina is found drowning in the ocean.
Ooh thats pretty!
Very, very good cover.
One of the best Ive ever seen.

Id like to see Buffy/Angel covers to look like this, instead of the "photoshooted" ones.

[ edited by Angel TheVampire on 2005-07-29 21:24 ]
Thank you, electricspacegirl. It is nice to know that I'm not alone, and I'm glad to find someone else who liked the performance of Elisabeth Harnois. She came in for a fair amount of criticism, but I thought she did a wonderful job.
Really good cover.
I was expecting something more like the ads I saw around at the time, but this is so much different. And better.

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