Rewatching the series

Re: Rewatching the series

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:54 am

Sometimes, Susan's a bit over the top in a BAD way. Also, not sure if I'm gonna get season five. Season four would be a good stopping point, if I so choose.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:13 am

Well the telepathic hippy dude arc was annoying enough.

I agree about Susan. Many times the acting is either plain 'off' or over the top. Personally I think she is the worse actor on the series.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby kostmayer » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:11 am

Susans scene with Franklin in the medical bay at the end of Season 4 was one of my fave scenes though.

Yeah, when I said I rewatched it last year, I haven't watched five yet. It has its great moments, but it feels too disjointed from the rest of the show.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby Reliant121 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:50 am

McAvoy wrote:I agree about Susan. Many times the acting is either plain 'off' or over the top. Personally I think she is the worse actor on the series.


I'd have to cast my vote to Sheridan there. Probably because he just annoys the shit out of me, where Ivanova doesn't.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby Coalition » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:19 pm

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McAvoy wrote:I agree about Susan. Many times the acting is either plain 'off' or over the top. Personally I think she is the worse actor on the series.

I'd have to cast my vote to Sheridan there. Probably because he just annoys the shit out of me, where Ivanova doesn't.


You mean like how he gets brought back by Lorien and everyone is thinking he's the Exalted LEader, while Garibaldi comes back and everyone suspects him?

Of course it turns out that Sheridan was right and Garibaldi had his paranoia tweaked slightly by Bester, but even afterward Garibaldi became one of Sheridan's fan club.

Of course the best one is Zack in Thirdspace, where he agrees not to bring up the conversation in the elevator unless Lyta brings it up first. Cut later to Medbay where Lyta says she doesn't remember anything about the prior night. They would have made a cute couple. Zack could have even managed to get her hired on B5 Security, so if Zack has to do hostage negotiations he goes in, but Lyta's right in his mind with him listening to everything. :mrgreen:
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:59 pm

Reliant121 wrote:
McAvoy wrote:I agree about Susan. Many times the acting is either plain 'off' or over the top. Personally I think she is the worse actor on the series.


I'd have to cast my vote to Sheridan there. Probably because he just annoys the shit out of me, where Ivanova doesn't.


That is just the way he is written. The character Susan has bad lines too, some of them hamfisted but the actress I can't remember off of the top of my head is bad.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:07 pm

She's not bad, it's just stuff like the 'right hand of god' speech while taking on the shadow destroyers push it into 'groan in a bad way' territory.

Also, Delenn is proposing the Interstellar Alliance at the moment.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:13 pm

Yeah her final war speech before she is mortally wounded is my number one cringe worthy quote of the whole series.

Delenn has her moments too.

To me B5 is hit or miss when it comes to bad acting or bad dialogue. Unless it is G'kar or Molari. I always felt they could have written either a movie or a series around the two.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:49 pm

Indeed. Londo and G'Kar went through more character development in single episodes than other characters in entire series.

Also, that Centauri marriage ceremonies are 'somber affairs' so it can't get any worse makes me crack up. :lol:
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby McAvoy » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:56 am

I liked his intro to his three wives when he was talking about marriage.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby Jim » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:33 am

I always got the feeling that Londo actually hated life. He had no desire to "end it" and he was always trying to improve it... but I always felt that he considered life a punishment.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:36 pm

Yeah, I get that feeling sometimes too with the guy. His joy is all style, no substance.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby Foxfyre » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:27 am

I have been rewatching the series as well. I think my favorite episodes are in seasons 3 and 4 (my favorite are the ones that lead up to B5 seceding). However there are several gems in season 2 that stand out as well.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby McAvoy » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:40 am

Foxfyre wrote:I have been rewatching the series as well. I think my favorite episodes are in seasons 3 and 4 (my favorite are the ones that lead up to B5 seceding). However there are several gems in season 2 that stand out as well.


Overall I am the same way. I go from 3, 4, 2, 1, and 5. From my favorite to least favorite.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:00 am

I think I'd switch 2 and 1. I rather like Sinclair and his portrayal.
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