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Guest Moriarty

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Very interesting, indeed. Thanks for sharing!
ditto the thanks Moriarty....i guess their reviews are the reason why MillenniuM never made it past S3 and we have such wonderful and realistic shows today as American Idol, Survivor, Wife Swap, and The Simple Life w/ Paris Hilton and her friend....yeah, that was a good tradeoff..... :death:

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Guest medication77

Those reviews explain exactly why this show stands up in terms of quality and production while other shows of that time look incredibly tame nearly 10 years later.

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Those reviews explain exactly why this show stands up in terms of quality and production while other shows of that time look incredibly tame nearly 10 years later.
Med77 - I completely agree with you. My post was meant tounge-in-cheek...i find it funny that MillenniuM was splayed open with the venom of misunderstanding, yet other shows of that time were 'critically acclaimed" - can anyone remember what shows competed with MillenniuM other than X-files? Not necessarily on the Fox network, but does anyone remember what shows were popular during the same time frame? other than Seinfeld and Northern Exposure?

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Guest SouthernCelt

That's another example of why I don't necessarily heed the "advice" of critics. Many of these reviews make MM sound like violence and wierdness taken to excess while most of the eps that they probably drew their opinions from were some of the best thought out plots of the whole series and formed the basis for the show's mythology.

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Guest colts45

well competeing for shock value at the time was a decaying mtv uh that was starting to be targeted by special intrest groups.

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Guest medication77

I got the tongue in cheek bit horseman :oneeyedwinK

Even My friends mother remembers Millennium and is looking forward to the repeats on itv4 and this is a woman who loves her soaps etc, I think that also speaks volumes on how useless demographics can be with shows like MillenniuM, its not like Star Trek which is for a particular kind of audience.

Millennium was intelligent, at times thought provoking without preaching, violent but not unnecesarily and witty without slapstick.

I've read it on these boards and its correct that MillenniuM does not fit into one genre and that I think is the attraction for me and possibly the reason the "Critics" didnt get it, it was completly different to anything else at the time and like many things that are ahead of their time completely misunderstood.

Also I have never understood the violence thing as I think the editing was very good at conveying the violence without being too graphic but also at depicting the mayhem of violence but as always the critics had no hook to latch onto and if I remember correctly wasnt there a big deal at the time with censorship in the air through the 90's, Tipper Gore etc.

Did I go off on one there?

"And for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself"

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Guest Frank L.
Did I go off on one there?

"And for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself"

Radiohead, eh?

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But I completely agree. It was never too violent. It was never gratuitous. If there is one thing

MillenniuM taught us, it's that there are sick people in this world and the most horrible things

we can imagine really do happen. We can't shut our eyes and pretend it's not there.

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Guest betweenthelines

Gratuitous?! Please, "Millennium" was anything but. The show did have a tendency to get rather violent at times, but I can't remember any acts of torture and violence that were shown for no particular reason. But hey, weak-willed TV critics needed something to have a hissy-fit about.

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