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It is definitely not a typical sci fi show, or crime drama, or typical tv show of any description. Other shows that people are drawn to have very easy to identify reasons that they flock to the set or dvd player to watch them.

However, these typical reasons some how don't really apply to MillenniuM - it some how completely different than anything ever seen on tv or dvd.

So what is it that pulls us in. There are dozens of reasons for me - most of these reasons could not be applied to any other show that I am a fan of... except, perhaps for The Prisoner, and the other 1013 shows. But, MLM is very different even from the other 1013 shows.

So, what is it for you? What is it about MLM that draws you in like no other show before or since?

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So, what is it for you? What is it about MLM that draws you in like no other show before or since?

I agree that MM defies categorization. What drew me to it initially was the connection to the turn of the millennium and the various theories and beliefs that were already being talked about more and more. When I heard it was a Chris Carter show, that clenched it for me that it would be a must-see. Once the show began, I was kept interested by the various ways in which the issue of evil in the world was demonstrated and and how its increase was tied to the end of the millennium.

Once the show had had its run, even I was puzzled by how my favorite episode out of three seasons had little to do with the evil, Biblical connections, etc. but was about enlightenment and reinforcement of the idea that "we are meant to be here." Of course, I'm referring to Luminary, an episode that I never tire of watching.

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yeah its funny how IMDB catagorizes MM as Crime...Drama...Mystery..Horror...Thriller

Amazon also catagorizes as crime..drama..mystery...horror...thriller

there are so many elements to this series, and i think thats what makes this series so special

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It is definitely not a typical sci fi show, or crime drama, or typical tv show of any description. Other shows that people are drawn to have very easy to identify reasons that they flock to the set or dvd player to watch them.

However, these typical reasons some how don't really apply to MillenniuM - it some how completely different than anything ever seen on tv or dvd.

So what is it that pulls us in. There are dozens of reasons for me - most of these reasons could not be applied to any other show that I am a fan of... except, perhaps for The Prisoner, and the other 1013 shows. But, MLM is very different even from the other 1013 shows.

So, what is it for you? What is it about MLM that draws you in like no other show before or since?

Excellent provocative topic SS (looks sharper than SP) And lovely mention BTW of one of the OTHER all time great shows in existence... 'The Prisoner' Also completely unique.

MillenniuM was certainly one of the first shows (with the exception of 'The X-Files, of course) to incorporate supernatural or otherworldly themes in conjunction with deep spiritual or religious overtones and did so in an extremely superiour and intelligent way. Not to mention of course the strong ties to the closing of the millennium itself and various intriguing reasons / explanations / observations as to it's significance.

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Millennium was more like a movie than a television crime-drama. The camera work, lighting, and the directing still make me say WOW! I have still yet to see anything even close to that quality on any other show.

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My dear S.P. (and SP has more than 1 meaning with him)

What a wonderful topic. Thank you for bringing this!

I think, for me, it was the humanity of ALL the caracters. So many shows that are out there could be so much BETTER, if there was more emotion given to the writing, more feeling given to the caracters.... something to give us a REASON to love them, hate them, pitty them... or whatever. Frank was portrayed, through top notch writing, and empathectic, emotionaly charged as well as well thought-out acting by Lance, as the perfect Hero, which society has told the story of over and over throughout time. He has every eliment of the perfect hero. Wise, compassionate, non-judgemental, brave, loving and tender. He is who we all wish we could be. And every other caracter was so mutifacited that you had to either love them or hate them.... but even the so called "bad" caracters you could often find a way to feel compassion for, because of the way of story telling they used, to show that NO one is enherently evil. It was almost like, over the 3 years the show aired, we not only got a glimpse into Frank Black's life, but a crash course in how he did what he did. We learned to be open. To see the other side of everything. To forgive ourselves and others of all of our shortcomings. We became better people....

:goodnight:

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For me it was the battle between good and evil but also many other things that MM deals with in such a brilliant manner; things like love (and I don't mean love in the romantic sense only, but also love for family and friends etc.), trust, faith, hope, despair, guilt, fear, hate.. Personnally, I had always felt a certain kind of loneliness when it came to coping with those things (I guess everyone does, more or less), but when MM was aired I felt I wasn't alone anymore, and that was a huge relief. This might sound silly but I don't know how to put it any other way.

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Well, Millennium is a crime drama. Almost every episode there is a crime, and Frank (et. al.) investigate.

But to answer the underlying question, Millennium is a deep show. What originially drew me in is the intelligence of it all. CSI is also an intelligent crime drama, but it is intelligent in terms of forensics -- Millennium is intelligent in terms of psychology and philosophy, and it has yet to be replicated.

And yes, it happened to be horrific a few times :p

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I've always been fascinated by forensic psychology and criminology in general. But shows like CSI don't do anything for me psychologically. Millennium , especially it its first season scared the hell out of me as a kid. Not only did it tell of how some monsters also came in human form, but what scared me more was how much it troubled Frank-- how the people we rely on to catch these monsters are affected by them as well, if not moreso than the victims. I love how we were literally able to see how Frank gets inside the mind of the killers. The editing of those shots were amazing. As mentioned throughout the thread, the tie ins with the coming millennium also made the story original, it's just a shame the show didn't pull through until New Year's Eve 99, that would have been one hell of a run.

I've always loved the dark edge shooting in Vancouver gave shows like Millennium and the X-Files. Having been out there recently has made me realize just how much the cinematography was key to Millennium.

Oh Chris Carter, how I love you so.

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