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#41 Jevne

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 02:23 AM

I watched one episode.  The story line was ok; a bit over-dramatized for my taste.  I found the odd camera angles disorienting.  Of course, I was watching late at night, cuddled up on the bed, half-asleep, so I may not be the best TV show reviewer.  LOL!


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#42 Autumn Moon

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:38 PM

Sorry, but I don't like it. I agree with Jevne, a lot of overacting going on (along with cleavage, lol).


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#43 Jevne

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:43 PM

Sorry, but I don't like it. I agree with Jevne, a lot of overacting going on (along with cleavage, lol).

 

 

Yeah, a lot of over-acting . . . trying too hard to be dark, brooding, etc.  It must be one of those things that you have to watch from beginning of the series to the end of the series to figure out what the hell is going on.


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#44 Davenport

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:39 PM

Yes I enjoy it, but I agree on the over acting. You have to admire Kathy Bates for keeping her acting on a steady 14 on a scale of 10. while the rest of the cast def edges past ten themselves most of the time. Patti Lupone might give Ms. Bates a run for it from the little we have seen of her thus far. Strange show for sure.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:25 AM

It hasn't aired here yet I believe its next week. I have been watching a series called Breaking bad. It is very good im really enjoying it
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:50 PM

I loved the first season. Havent watched the other two yet


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:36 PM

Yep its shit.........just my opinion tho
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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:01 AM

I just saw the season finale of this.  It was decent.  Its gets points for killing of the characters that were annoying. 


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:29 PM

Although this season lost me in certain places, I did enjoy the finale. I was thinking how nice it would be if we could all just come out in the open and be accepted by society, without fear of persecution. I'm not going to hold my breath mind you.


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:55 PM

I think this season as a whole was pretty awful. Season 2 is still my favorite.
Ryan Murphy made Marie Laveau into a joke, and did the same with voodoo.
As far as the finale went. I had already called the new supreme by mid season. And the whole publicity thing was a crock of shit. Humans fear what that they don't know and can't control. Thousands of girls who have telekinesis, mind control, etc being accepted by the public would never happen. People would fear them constantly. I know if I knew a large select population could hurl me across the room by a flip of their wrist or make me walk into the middle of a busy interstate I wouldn't trust them.so I would like to think that as all of the witches on the show were horrible bitches as well that the witch hunters will come back in and annihilate the entire race.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:26 PM

Lol. Yes I liked season 2 the best so far.
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:23 PM

I think this season as a whole was pretty awful. Season 2 is still my favorite.
Ryan Murphy made Marie Laveau into a joke, and did the same with voodoo.
As far as the finale went. I had already called the new supreme by mid season. And the whole publicity thing was a crock of shit. Humans fear what that they don't know and can't control. Thousands of girls who have telekinesis, mind control, etc being accepted by the public would never happen. People would fear them constantly. I know if I knew a large select population could hurl me across the room by a flip of their wrist or make me walk into the middle of a busy interstate I wouldn't trust them.so I would like to think that as all of the witches on the show were horrible bitches as well that the witch hunters will come back in and annihilate the entire race.

 

 

Yeah I agree with that. The televised coming out party was very unrealistic, out of place and it felt to me, like a last minute add on.  The majority of the episode had to do with the supreme and then it felt like they had to fill the rest of the time slot and threw together the last bit of the plot.  I caught another couple episodes after I saw the finale and with as much killing and brutality that these chicks carried out, why should they be accepted?Granted I did not see the whole series and maybe if i did, it would fit, but as it stands, I was thrown off by that.  As a stand alone show it was pretty good, but taken in context with other episodes...no. It felt like it was mushing Charmed, the Craft, a little Harry Potter with the school aspect and modern horror. Not my favorite. 


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:45 PM

Season 2 rocked. I found it unsettling that witches were depicted burning other witches at the stake.


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:06 PM

Season 2 rocked. I found it unsettling that witches were depicted burning other witches at the stake.

 

While the historical accuracy of such claims could easily be called into question, given the lack of available verifiable evidence, I believe that Witches and related practitioners in the past (and today) would have been (and are) more than willing to turn on each other, under the right circumstances.  When faced with the possibility of being discovered and/or killed, turning the attention toward someone else would have been an option.  Witches do not all love and protect each other.  The instinct to survive is quite strong, so I imagine that some of the people, standing around watching others hang or burn at the stake, may have been Witches, thinking better him/her than me.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:39 AM

While the historical accuracy of such claims could easily be called into question, given the lack of available verifiable evidence, I believe that Witches and related practitioners in the past (and today) would have been (and are) more than willing to turn on each other, under the right circumstances.  When faced with the possibility of being discovered and/or killed, turning the attention toward someone else would have been an option.  Witches do not all love and protect each other.  The instinct to survive is quite strong, so I imagine that some of the people, standing around watching others hang or burn at the stake, may have been Witches, thinking better him/her than me.

 

I can see that, Jevne. I think that's human nature (better him/her than me) I've heard this spoken aloud at funerals. I don't think it's far-fetched to imagine cunning folk turning attention from themselves to another (practitioner or not) to save their own hides. 

 

I just thought it surprisingly ironic to see Witches burn other Witches -- albeit, as a punishment for killing other Witches, not for being one. 

 

Makes me want to learn more about how stake burning came to be. 


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:43 AM

 

 

 

 

Makes me want to learn more about how stake burning came to be. 

 

I believe more were actually drowned and beheaded... but there are numerous online historical sites which give the history of burning as a means of death going back to medieval times..


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:38 AM

I believe more were actually drowned and beheaded... but there are numerous online historical sites which give the history of burning as a means of death going back to medieval times..

I'm aware... and yes, you are correct. Thanks :)

 

I was thinking more along the lines of Witches burning each other at the stake as punishment... plus, how stake burning originated in general and/or which crimes were punishable by this method. 

 

But, like Jevne said, While the historical accuracy of such claims could easily be called into question, given the lack of available verifiable evidence... 

 

Should I find anything interesting, I'll post it. 


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#58 Nikki

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:44 AM

WITH LINKS !!!!! winks


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:11 AM

WITH LINKS !!!!! winks

Burning people alive has been popular since the beginning of history. The use of a stake to secure the victim has been used since at least the 7th century. Death by fire has been used as punishment in nearly every crime imaginable, including thievery, homosexuality, blasphemy, mutiny, et cetera. It's just another method of execution through torture.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 06:27 AM

Burning people alive has been popular since the beginning of history. The use of a stake to secure the victim has been used since at least the 7th century. Death by fire has been used as punishment in nearly every crime imaginable, including thievery, homosexuality, blasphemy, mutiny, et cetera. It's just another method of execution through torture.

 

Oh, I think it goes way further back than the 7th century... heresy and adultery leap to mind, too. 


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