Big Sky (Disney+/Star) TV Show Review & Comments

Slinkywizard

Well-known Member
Rule of thumb: If the banner for the show is a bunch of extraordinarily good-looking young people standing about and pouting, it's going to be s***. There are numerous shows I've never even bothered to try on that basis alone. Thanks for enduring on our behalf Cas.
 

Evinger

Distinguished Member
Yes, I second the thanks for saving our eyes & ears!
Tom just posted a review of a Movie that sounded eaqually painful to watch, so no "Tom bias" at least this Month!
 

Coulson

Distinguished Member
Rule of thumb: If the banner for the show is a bunch of extraordinarily good-looking young people standing about and pouting, it's going to be s***. There are numerous shows I've never even bothered to try on that basis alone. Thanks for enduring on our behalf Cas.
PPP:. The Perils of Penelope Pittstop Pretty People in Peril.
 

Earthscope

Well-known Member
Thanks Cas for the review..
I won’t be sticking around to watch any more of this. So far it‘s pants...:laugh:

BUT, Helstrom episodes 1/2 I am totally hooked. Loving it. Why has this been cancelled already? Piff!!!! :thumbsdow
 

encaser

Member
I quit after episode one and the oh so stupid shooting. Way of the gun, not nearly.
 

Kingchin

Active Member
Not the worst show around but nothing special either. My favourite new show of 2021 so far is Resident Alien 👽 a fun series. And has a certain charm about it.
 

Morden

Well-known Member
Im looking forward to star tv having the alien tv series that has been anounced with both Ridley Scott as exec producer and legions Noah Hawley as director it has the potential to be as good as mandalorian/wandavision.
 

VGzilla

Member

...Who needs new content?
So true. There is so much great content from literally a bygone age, commonly referred to as 'movies that could never be made today', that by the time we enjoy them again, and what's current moves even further into unrelatable material, we may abandon modern content altogether. And I'm fine with that.
 

Gambit1977

Active Member
I was watching this, and managed to somehow stick with it until last weeks in the US.
I'm done.

Awful.
 

Jason56d

Well-known Member
We made it to episode 6 (one last chance) then bailed, it gets progressively worse!

I am all for new and original ideas instead of reboots and superhero shows, but this was just awful.
 

Solomon Grundy

Distinguished Member
Pretty much all new content on Disney+/Star is bound to be bordering on garbage because the company is so intent on creating and broadcasting virtue signals ahead of quality.
 

VGzilla

Member
Pretty much all new content on Disney+/Star is bound to be bordering on garbage because the company is so intent on creating and broadcasting virtue signals ahead of quality.
In all fairness, if broadcasting virtue signals ahead of quality is a crime, Disney/Netflix/Amazon/Apple all hang side by side.
 
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Solomon Grundy

Distinguished Member
I know, its a huge sweeping generalisation. I think I'm just in a bit of a mood.
 

Slinkywizard

Well-known Member
Pretty much all new content on Disney+/Star is bound to be bordering on garbage because the company is so intent on creating and broadcasting virtue signals ahead of qualityim
I'm sure the showbiz terrible but that's not the reason IMO.
 

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
I actually enjoyed this one, not often I differ wildly from Cas score. It does get better later in the season and is worth a watch.

Probably 7.5/10.

The State Trooper character is played superbly and is genuinely psychotic. The end of episode 1 for example is quite a shock.

Plus the relationship between the creepy truck driver and his mother is worth watching.
 

sleepy1

Standard Member
By the time I worked out it wasn't very good I was already invested in E2. Whether I'll watch E3 is debatable, but so far it's making Pretty Little Liars look a classic (and I stuck with that all the way through, expecting it to (a) get better, (b) start making sense :).

I don't know how those annoying sisters have managed to stay alive this long.
 

GT One

Active Member
Big Sky as a title makes the viewer anticipate quite an adventure, but Ryan Philllipe has not done much that is noteworthy lately, he reached a peak of sorts as Bobby Lee Swagger in the forgettable 'Shooter' a show which finished its run like a conclusion to an extended contract.
Any suspense drama about kidnapping really needs a good character actor in the main role, someone like Bill Pullman for example, who did a great acting job in the Sinner, it also needs to have a good support cast with some experience with this genre, but when the main female cast all look suitably photogenic, nubile and pout a lot you know you are in for something formulaic with a suitably open ended story to guarantee the chance of a five season run, especially if its from David E. Kelley, well known for high end American soap operas like L.A. Law, Chicago Hope, Alley McBeal; David E. Kelley has quite a list of successful shows, whether Big Sky will become one of them we shall wait and see.
 

Garrett

Moderator
I though I take a peek at this thinking there were only 6 episodes and I really enjoyed Kathrine Winnick performance in Vikings although not quite finished with that series, and did find it a little all over at the beginning but then the characters have to be introduced.
did not see the end scene coming at all

I wont give it a mark yet and probably finish Vikings before I start this properly and more to watch rather than waiting weeks till the season ends. Also look forwards to Kathrine Winnick having more scenes.
 

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