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Jabbapop

Millennium Group Initiates
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    Jabbapop reacted to HighPlainsDrifter in Collateral Damage: Taylor's Escape   
    Taylor got a hold of some Jesus Juice and pulled a Hulk on Swan
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    Jabbapop got a reaction from The Old Man in Skull and Bones   
    Thanks Earthnut! I realize I might have to check myself a bit... Sometimes I race here after watching an episode just to vent. :-p I find myself doing that a lot more in Season 3, but after wading through previous posts here I tend to cool off a bit... That being said, I'm with you on trying to appreciate each season for its unique approach. 
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    Jabbapop got a reaction from The Old Man in Skull and Bones   
    In seasons 1 and 2 the group's involvement in taking cases almost always seemed "exploratory." They took on cases which signaled a nefarious evil or apocalyptic flair and dove right in. In season 3 now it seems like all they're interested in doing is manipulating law enforcement to cover their trails. Granted, this is the furthest I've gotten so far, but I'd have liked to see an episode where Agent Hollis and Mr Black are investigating a case that Peter Watts shows up on because it happens to be truly, to quote Giebelhouse, "milleniumistic." (Speaking of which, it was nice seeing Giebs again in Teotwawki.) This shift of having the millenium group only show up to do something nefarious is a bit too sneering-villain thick. I'm not saying that I can't accept the sinister angle of the group; it's just that now they're only shown doing sinister things, and it can't be the case that now that's all they do. A group doesn't do a 180 in mission statement just because of a change in management. 
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    Jabbapop got a reaction from Walkabout in Move Over, Dolly: Monkeys Cloned; A Step Closer To People?   
    What does it mean, to play God? Surely, if just a game, its players deserve reprieve on the day of judgement. Sometimes they accuse those egg-head scientists of being abstracted... Is it all simply a game of Sudoku to them? Can they not see the souls being conjured and flushed down the spiritual toilet by their jiggering of the handle? But who are we to think we have that power? If there is a God, nothing we can do will ever supplant Such's authority.... At the very least, these scientists should be sent to "spiritual sensitivity" training... At the most, given a grant to clone the greats of the Hollywood Golden age... Bogart, Garbo, Peck, Gardner. *Tips cap to a cloned Bogie* "Here's looking at you, kid."
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    Jabbapop got a reaction from The Old Man in Howdy Folks   
    Thanks for the warm welcome! I don't think I've ever posted here before, but I do remember checking some of the site content.
    Had to skip over the last paragraph of your reply @The Old Man. Don't want to spoil the rewatch. :-p
    It is interesting, thus far, the way the story elements in S1 integrate into the storytelling of S2, despite the shift in focus/tone.  Frank working with the prospective Millennium candidate going thru a divorce on the Dead Letters almost harkens forward to the difficulties Frank will have in his marriage. The muffled secrecy of Frank's pager and making careful to keep his family separate from his work, to the point of meeting Peter Watts outside the home early on hint at even greater schisms in season 2. (So far, it even seems like the Millenium group is benefiting from Frank's family problems! Contrast that with the offers of employment from "Legion," who promise family security and safety to Frank in exchange for his occupational efforts!) Not quite a "serial drama" we're so used to, like with Breaking Bad, but there is definitely that attention to continuity and consistency between episodes in how the characters act. The show is doing a good job of creating interest and mystery while parceling out "definites" like bread crumbs. (This is a Chris Carter show after all!)
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    Jabbapop got a reaction from Walkabout in New Homes   
    I realize I may have been confusing.  By "a house off Zillow" I don't mean to refer to a street, but the real estate website...  which didn't exist at the time of the show, so I'm being a bit loose and anachronistic in attempting to come up with some kind of story for how Frank acquired the second house (But isn't that more fun that keeps on giving, interpreting the show by the world we now live in?)
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    Jabbapop got a reaction from Gotham Gal in Howdy Folks   
    Hey. Hi. I remember coming to this site like ten years ago or so when the show was on syndication on fx, watching weirdly ordered smattering of episodes, never quite picking up on the continuity of the mythos. So now I got them DVDs loaded up on the big screen, kick back and watch Frank Black trek the future past. I'm currently on the episode Monster I think, where Frank Black faces child abuse in a personal sense.... The ending of that ep, oohboy. I thought the greatest schism between S1 and S2 was just how manipulative and creepy the Millenium group is presented... it's really just so sudden; although there is a lot of continuity. It's just the tone shift that's so sudden. Anywho, I love to post and I'm sure I can choo choo across the train tracks like nobody's business!
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    Jabbapop got a reaction from Gotham Gal in Howdy Folks   
    Hey. Hi. I remember coming to this site like ten years ago or so when the show was on syndication on fx, watching weirdly ordered smattering of episodes, never quite picking up on the continuity of the mythos. So now I got them DVDs loaded up on the big screen, kick back and watch Frank Black trek the future past. I'm currently on the episode Monster I think, where Frank Black faces child abuse in a personal sense.... The ending of that ep, oohboy. I thought the greatest schism between S1 and S2 was just how manipulative and creepy the Millenium group is presented... it's really just so sudden; although there is a lot of continuity. It's just the tone shift that's so sudden. Anywho, I love to post and I'm sure I can choo choo across the train tracks like nobody's business!
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    Jabbapop got a reaction from Gotham Gal in Howdy Folks   
    Hey. Hi. I remember coming to this site like ten years ago or so when the show was on syndication on fx, watching weirdly ordered smattering of episodes, never quite picking up on the continuity of the mythos. So now I got them DVDs loaded up on the big screen, kick back and watch Frank Black trek the future past. I'm currently on the episode Monster I think, where Frank Black faces child abuse in a personal sense.... The ending of that ep, oohboy. I thought the greatest schism between S1 and S2 was just how manipulative and creepy the Millenium group is presented... it's really just so sudden; although there is a lot of continuity. It's just the tone shift that's so sudden. Anywho, I love to post and I'm sure I can choo choo across the train tracks like nobody's business!
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