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NBC's Manifest

Here is the official thread. This looks like some good shit.

by Anonymousreply 17410 hours ago

Agree with reservations. It appears to be the only new network show that looks interesting, but what are the odds they settle for making it into "Lost" bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 108/28/2018

I will probably check it out, but it is most likely something that works better as a mini-series or two shorter seasons. On a superficial level, I don't suppose they can somehow work it so Dallas is wearing his old Prince Charming costume or at least leather pants (although his non-Charming pants/jeans were usually pretty tight as well..

by Anonymousreply 208/28/2018

This isn't one of those shill threads, is it?

by Anonymousreply 308/28/2018

I hope they have a plan and stick to it. And Josh Dallas better be naked.

by Anonymousreply 408/29/2018

Looks good for maybe two, three episodes.

by Anonymousreply 508/29/2018

They just said "goddamn" on NBC. Don't recall any of the big 3 networks going there before.

by Anonymousreply 609/24/2018

I'm watching "The Good Doctor." How is "Manifest"? Is it worth catching up with later?

by Anonymousreply 709/24/2018

Can you imagine disappearing in 2013 and then landing in 2018 to having Trump as your president, having racists run amuck and being the bitch of the Russians? Talk about harsh.

by Anonymousreply 809/24/2018

5 years? That's it?

by Anonymousreply 909/24/2018

So how was it?

by Anonymousreply 1009/24/2018

I haven't watched it yet and I will watch it on On Demand this week. But it seems like a ripoff of Lost. I hope it is not that complicated. It would have been better if they had been flying around for 50 years though.

by Anonymousreply 1109/24/2018

I think they're also repeating it on Friday night.

Seems just like an extended episode of "Twilight Zone." Not saying it's not good (I haven't watched it yet) but don't know how they're going to stretch this out over a whole season, let alone five years should it be a hit.

by Anonymousreply 1209/24/2018

First episode was interesting. I won't spoil it but it's not really like lost. There weren't any flashbacks to the life before. You find out about everyone's past real time and it's pretty straightforward that they return a bit changed.

by Anonymousreply 1309/24/2018

I watched it...I think it was the Greys.

by Anonymousreply 1409/24/2018

The pilot was pretty good. But they always have a hard time sustaining these types of shows.

by Anonymousreply 1509/24/2018

I’m not sure where it’s heading. It’s not the happiest of the shows, that’s for sure.

by Anonymousreply 1609/24/2018

[quote]The pilot was pretty good. But they always have a hard time sustaining these types of shows.

The networks have tried so many of these high-concept shows over the years, most of which crashed and burned after about a half-season ("Flash Forward," "The Invasion," "The Event," to name but a few) but it only takes one to finally hit big (like "Lost") to make all the duds worth the effort.

When you think about it, though, it's actually a good thing -- there are only so many doctor, cop and lawyer shows one can watch before you start to desire something completely different.

by Anonymousreply 1709/24/2018

If they commit to a show like this, it should be a short, tight season. Not 20+ episodes.

by Anonymousreply 1809/24/2018

They have a Bible quoting mother? Did I stumble on Christian Broadcasting by accident?

by Anonymousreply 1909/24/2018

Networkso are greedy. 22 episodes. It they could they would program even in the summer r19

by Anonymousreply 2009/24/2018

Remember “The Dome”?

by Anonymousreply 2109/24/2018

Yes I do R21. I was trying to remember what TV show this reminded me of and bingo, The Dome.

by Anonymousreply 2209/24/2018

There's not enough spooky stuff.

by Anonymousreply 2309/24/2018

After that failed 4400 rip-off, The Crossing, I am surprised they try another one of these type of family drama, mystery sy fy shows.

by Anonymousreply 2409/24/2018

Looks like a LOST ripoff. I give it a season.

by Anonymousreply 2509/25/2018

It does remind me a lot of The Dome, which I felt had a strong start but then got lame. Hopefully when they pitched this, they had more substance for future seasons.

by Anonymousreply 2609/25/2018

Reviews have been awful.

by Anonymousreply 2709/25/2018

The Dome started off fantastic but then went downhill.

by Anonymousreply 2809/25/2018

I thought t had a good story line but I can see it is going to be dragged out. I kept looking at the time to see if it was almost over. I agree that it would have been great as a short mini series where we know we are eventually going to find out what happened instead of waiting several seasons or it just ending because no one is watching.

I love programs like the The Sinner because you know the end is coming in the 10 episodes. Then a different story line starts but with some of the same characters. Also when a good program is coming to the end you don't want it to end so having a new story keeps it going. I find that these short stories hold my attention far better than these dragged out, season after season programs.

by Anonymousreply 2909/25/2018

I like the premise, but I was unimpressed with the execution.

by Anonymousreply 3009/25/2018

Any reson why the former fiance cop would have two different last names? On the show he's called Jared Vasquez, on the show's site he's listed as Jared Williams and on IMDB as both. Just sloppiness?

by Anonymousreply 3109/25/2018

No thanks. I didn't even bother. So dumb. Why do they waste money and shit like this?

by Anonymousreply 3209/25/2018

Well the show is considered a ratings winner based on overnights.

by Anonymousreply 3309/25/2018

The production quality is pretty low. Some bad continuity issues here and there. Just overall disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 3409/25/2018

I started laughing out loud when the sister chick kept whipping around that junkyard lot every time she heard "Set them free!" Also, anyone who didn't see that she was going to find the missing girls from about a mile away...

I'll stick with it for a couple of episodes to see where things are going. I want to see the sister confront her former best friend who is now married to her former fiancé.

by Anonymousreply 3509/25/2018

Yes the case of the week with the missing girls was far too obvious and a bit of a waste of a pilot storyline. I assume each episode will feature one of the different 191 passengers as a guest star, while the main family and the doctor remain the focus?

I thought the premise was promising and glad the didn’t stay in government holding for long. I will easily continue watching.

by Anonymousreply 3609/25/2018

At least this garbage is a relatively fresh idea and not a rehash like Magnum PI and Murphy Brown and Will and Grace and the rest

by Anonymousreply 3709/25/2018

I don't know if that's saying something about Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory (which I saw before the first episode of Manifest) but I the biggest laugh I had today was watching the show in the scene where the leading lady reacts to the news of her mom being dead.

by Anonymousreply 3809/26/2018

Magnum was really bad, by the way.

by Anonymousreply 3909/26/2018

I don't get the ending of the pilot. They were all called to the hanger to watch their plane explode?

by Anonymousreply 4009/26/2018

Just watched it. Thought it was interesting, maybe worth another couple of viewings, but doubt I stick with it after that.

I agreed with one critic's assessment, which is that out of a plane filled with almost 200 passengers, the series is only going to focus on this boring brother and sister every week? Perhaps not (we'll have to wait and see) but so not a smart choice if that ends up being the case.

by Anonymousreply 4109/29/2018

[quote]I hope they have a plan and stick to it. And Josh Dallas better be naked.

Naked? On prime time network TV?

This must be a joke. Though, it was pretty funny today, MSNBC tried to keep censoring Janelle Monae's singing "fuck" every five seconds in a few on her songs she performed at the Global Citizen concert. It was hilarious, no sooner they *bleeped' out a 'fuck', there was another one right behind! Janelle's performance was great. In fact, the entire show has been quite entertaining. It's still on in case anyone is interested.

by Anonymousreply 4209/29/2018

Mmm, yes, I am definitely down for some naked Josh Dallas.

by Anonymousreply 4309/29/2018

This is the dopest concept for a primetime show I've seen in some time. Melodrama and all, this shit looks good. I will be tuning in.

by Anonymousreply 4409/29/2018

r11, Nah I disagree. I think that amount time would make the show too sci-fi and the emotional punch would be lost because so much what have to be focused on how much of the world has changed. 5 years is perfect because it introduces aa supernatural or sci-fi twist while still rooting it in reality.

by Anonymousreply 4509/29/2018

The NBC voiceover is crowing that the show got the highest ratings of the week. Good for them - now just make sure you keep the show interesting enough so viewers want to keep coming back.

by Anonymousreply 4609/30/2018

the guy from magnum is sexy but i still won't watch it

by Anonymousreply 4710/01/2018

The actress playing the lead is really unattractive -- especially those caterpillar eyebrows. And I haven't heard of a single person in the cast. A show like this needs at least one fairly well-known actor/actress--even if it's just in a supporting role.

by Anonymousreply 4810/01/2018

So how was the second episode?

by Anonymousreply 4910/01/2018

R48, Josh Dallas is a big star. You somehow missed those 134 eps he did of OUAT?

The second episode was decent. A problem I have is that you can predict everything involving the case of the week a million miles away. The ongoing mystery stuff is much better.

by Anonymousreply 5010/02/2018

r50 Yes, I missed every single one of them. OUAT was never a huge pop-culture success.

by Anonymousreply 5110/02/2018

Manifest is a wild sex club in Atlanta

by Anonymousreply 5210/02/2018

Still not spooky. Just tedious.

by Anonymousreply 5310/02/2018

How many episodes until Daddy gets it on with son's cancer doctor?

by Anonymousreply 5410/02/2018

I was thinking the same thing R54. I'm actually enjoying the show, but I don't know how long they can go with the premise. I hate when something seems unfinished and it did with the dogs and the girls. Why did he kidnap the girls? The dogs obviously were docile, what happened to them?

by Anonymousreply 5510/02/2018

R55, you can’t get hung up on the details of the case of the week. Just like this week’s case, we never found out much about the son who robbed the jewelry shop. Why did he do it? Wouldn’t he inherit the store anyway? Was he in financial trouble and needed money ASAP?

None of it matters. You solve the case of the week and move on to next week’s.

by Anonymousreply 5610/02/2018

Hopefully they will resolve the issues I had R56 in later episodes. I know what you are saying, but, like I said it is unfinished. I just don't see them revisiting. Maybe I need to step back and look at the picture they are trying to paint.

by Anonymousreply 5710/02/2018

[quote]Hopefully they will resolve the issues I had in later episodes.

SPOILER ALERT: They won't.

by Anonymousreply 5810/03/2018

I hope we find out that there's a really stupid reason why the plane disappeared for 5 years.

I enjoy the sassy black flight attendant.

by Anonymousreply 5910/05/2018

Of course is a network show. It's trite and jejune. Could've been cutting edge TV back in 2002.

by Anonymousreply 6010/05/2018

So when is it on?

by Anonymousreply 6110/05/2018

I give it til December.

by Anonymousreply 6210/07/2018

I didn't hate it, which surprises me. I couldn't stand Lost, and probably didn't bother with any of the other shows you're citing.

by Anonymousreply 6310/07/2018

Josh Dallas's voice sounds just like some other actor's. Does anyone know who I mean?

by Anonymousreply 6410/07/2018

So where were they?

by Anonymousreply 6510/07/2018

Great premier but believe it has already run out of steam. Reminds me of how Salvation began quite strong, then just fizzled out. I may watch it again.

by Anonymousreply 6610/07/2018

Josh Dallas is so hot. Shirtless scenes please.

by Anonymousreply 6710/07/2018

There are also some elements of Sens8, or should I say Sens828.

by Anonymousreply 6810/08/2018

[quote]Any reson why the former fiance cop would have two different last names? On the show he's called Jared Vasquez, on the show's site he's listed as Jared Williams and on IMDB as both. Just sloppiness?

I doubt it’s sloppiness, especially on IMDB, and I have a feeling we will find out in future episodes.

by Anonymousreply 6910/08/2018

Who is playing the role of Grace's new boyfriend/husband? I hope he is as hot as Josh Dallas and Jared.

by Anonymousreply 7010/08/2018

They all wear too much makeup. Even the men are rouged and lipsticked like they are doing Moliere in community theater.

by Anonymousreply 7110/08/2018

Are we ever going to meet him, r70, or will he be tossed away like yesterday’s newspaper?

by Anonymousreply 7210/08/2018

I have a solution: throuples -tons of them! The brother and sister leads couldn’t possibly have been the only ones in that whole flight who got replaced by their spouses or significant others.

Another thing we could see from space was that it was not going to end well for that obnoxious woman who demanded sodium-free snacks. They worked so hard at making her unlikeable.

by Anonymousreply 7310/08/2018

COMPLETELY UNREALISTIC because they handed out peanuts on the plane. Airlines don't do that anymore! I lost all sense of belief at that point.

by Anonymousreply 7410/08/2018

Well R74, they boarded 5 years ago and they served peanuts then.

by Anonymousreply 7510/08/2018

It’s true that in 2013 an airline could still have been serving peanuts. The show is taking place in the present, not five years in the future.

by Anonymousreply 7610/08/2018

They probably threw that line in as a cue to a different era, like a restaurant hostess asking if someone wants “smoking or non-smoking”.

by Anonymousreply 7710/08/2018

Yeah, I got that after they revealed the flight was actually in 2013. Was a jarring detail. Although it would have been funny if the children had suddenly developed deathly peanut allergies because they didn't exist in 2013.

by Anonymousreply 7810/08/2018

I thought last night was better than the second episode. The case of the week was more integrated into the ongoing plot, but the reveal that it was the housekeeper was especially disappointing. Also, why throw in that the husband was running businesses with illegals and abusing them, only to have no resolution?

by Anonymousreply 7910/09/2018

The twin kid with the disease is a terrible actor.

The brother dad is super cute.

by Anonymousreply 8010/09/2018

Is this show the most interracial thing ever or is it just me? Every couple seems to be mixed race.

by Anonymousreply 8110/09/2018

Wait, the cop in the flashback from 5 years ago said she was calling UBER! But Uber wasn't around in 2013, at least not that widespread. BAD WRITING! FLAW!!! Illusion ruined!!

by Anonymousreply 8210/09/2018

Uber was founded in 2009, and it was certainly already thriving in New York by 2013.

by Anonymousreply 8310/09/2018

Illusion ruined!!!!

by Anonymousreply 8410/09/2018

It’s turning into a cop procedural with a dash of sci-fi.

by Anonymousreply 8510/09/2018

Interesting premise but seems like it'd play itself out very quickly.

by Anonymousreply 8610/09/2018

Pilot episode was quite well done. Very intriguing premise. I enjoyed it a lot. However, I could also easily have dropped it right there and been satisfied.

But since it is the best new series I've seen this year, I figured I would give the second episode a shot. It was rather dull. And very dark, both in terms of tone and lighting. I was fairly bored, but made it through to the end of the episode.

Had already scheduled the third episode to record, so I have that in my DVR. Was planning to delete it, but someone upthread said the third episode was better than the second. So, maybe I'll give it a try.

As many have said, I don't see how this premise can sustain itself over a 22 episode season. Seems like it should have been done as an 8 or 10 episode miniseries.

by Anonymousreply 8710/09/2018

I like the show so far. I won't miss it if it gets cancelled but I'll keep watching.

by Anonymousreply 8810/09/2018

[quote]The twin kid with the disease is a terrible actor.

There’s terrible acting pretty much all around. The lead girl and her Julia Roberts wannabe trembly voice to indicate upset, The Dallas Posturing, the wife’s permanent wince, Jared’s frozen soap opera acting techniques (he even has a cliché soap name!), ... only the older daughter gets a pass.

by Anonymousreply 8910/10/2018

It’s all about the interesting premise, acting and writing be damned.

by Anonymousreply 9010/10/2018

Episode three was good, but Astronauts could see whodunnit. Still good enough intrigue that’s not gonna win any major awards.

by Anonymousreply 9110/11/2018

I am enjoying it. I never like shows like this. The fact that I want Josh Dallas to cum in my mouth may have something to do with it.

by Anonymousreply 9210/11/2018

So the mystery of where they were is supposed to last four or five seasons or more?

by Anonymousreply 9310/11/2018

Yes - the mystery of the week might be the weakest, most contrived part of the show, but think they are doing a better job showing the fall-out of being gone 5.5 years and the family members moving on. They have been pretty even-handed at showing the wife being in a no-win situation and paint all sides being more victims of the situation then good or bad guys, and simply showing how Cal's old friend was so much bigger than him and outgrown him was simple and effective. While I cringed a bit at the daughter/sister;s reaction to her Mom's death, I thought she did a good job today. Dallas also did a good job with his scene at the end, and shows he can act when they have him do more than be a cardboard hero.

Once Upon a Time largely sidelined him and his wife once she became pregnant in the third season, but he had some moments of princely hotness the first season, and in his last season he had a breakdown with Hook.that was more interesting than watching Regina continue to whine about being a hero now or seeing Rumpelstiltskin go through his tenth redemption while continuing an abusive relationship with Belle which was disturbingly meant to be seen as romantic.

Onice might have been a huge hit, but it did have a following when it was first on although that devolved into a rather crazy fanbase by the end.

by Anonymousreply 9410/11/2018

This short might have given Dallas more to do than Once did in most of episodes his last three seasons (he usually got one episode a half a season where he was more heavily featured). It is actually pretty well done.

by Anonymousreply 9510/11/2018

NBC never knows how to handle high concept. It will never make it to a second season.

by Anonymousreply 9610/11/2018

The ratings don't suck (for 2018).

by Anonymousreply 9710/11/2018

I think it will get a second season and then will start to run into problems of maintaining the concept.

It is not the best written show, and for all the high concept premise, it has an old-school network TV feel to it. and can be a bit cheesy. However, that might be part of the reason I like it. It is like some comfort food -- escapism that does not require a lot of thought while watching it with a competent cast that provides enough real moments to keep it watchable.

by Anonymousreply 9810/11/2018

[quote] escapism that does not require a lot of thought while watching it

I don't want a shitload of detail that doesn't make much sense. That's why I gave up on Lost.

by Anonymousreply 9910/11/2018

I loved Kings about 10 years ago and NBC didn't know what to do with it. I predict a similar fate for this show.

by Anonymousreply 10010/11/2018

[quote]So the mystery of where they were is supposed to last four or five seasons or more?

Well, some of it is rearing its head, What with the mystery stroke protein in their bloods. Of course, the single renegade doctor gets to find it while the bumbling NSA medical and investigative staff of dozens of professionals who tested all the passengers are busier treating them like aliens, staring at their navels, and chasing their own tails by saying things like “that’s impossible!”

by Anonymousreply 10110/11/2018

I loved Kings! How many episodes is Manifest? Are they shooting for the whole 23 episode season? Or will it be a shorter season show?

by Anonymousreply 10210/11/2018

Right now they have not picked up a back 9. They may not get a full 9, but maybe a few extra eps and a season two pick up. New Amsterdam, NBC’s other new drama, did receive a back 9, as did The Resident on FOX.

by Anonymousreply 10310/11/2018

What’s a back 9?

by Anonymousreply 10410/11/2018

[quote]Of course, the single renegade doctor gets to find it

In fairness, that would make the most sense. How many of the other passengers would have had a complete blood workup within a relevant time period — both the more critical before and as quickly after arriving back after the time jump — so that the investigators would have had the data to compare?

But yeah, overall, not a good show. There are plot points so obvious that not even Helen Keller could miss them.

by Anonymousreply 10510/11/2018

In general, most new network shows are only given an initial 13 episode order; this is changing more and more, but traditionally it was the case and is for Manifest and New Amsterdam. If a show does well in the ratings the network will order the “back 9” episodes for a full 22 episode season. While this isn’t a guarantee of a renewal for season two, it’s usually a strong indicator this will happen. Conversely, if a show does not receive a back 9 pick up and simply plays out the initial 13 episode order, that usually means cancellation is in store.

The Resident was a mid-season replacement last year and when it got picked up for season two they only order 13 episodes. FOX was happy with the first three weeks of ratings and gave it the back 9 for a full season.

Lethal Weapon only got 13 eps ordered with their new cast reboot. News of Damon Wayans quitting after the 13 eps all but guarantees the show will be canceled with no back 9 or subsequent seasons.

by Anonymousreply 10610/11/2018

Thanks r106. Good information there.

by Anonymousreply 10710/12/2018

Sorry, but IMO, if you waste a lot of time and energy into this show, you're kind of a fool. I don't mean people watching it with a passing interest or out of intellectual curiosity, but getting heavily invested in it.

This is another b.s. "mystery/conspiracy" series in which the writers have no real end game, will wing the "mystery" as they go along and then come up with an explanation that has zero payoff or will be a cheap cop out. Every show of this type has played out this exact same way, even the critically acclaimed The Prisoner. Even if this were the first show in the history of TV to have a decent payoff, NBC will cancel the show years before it gets the chance to resolve the mystery.

by Anonymousreply 10810/12/2018

I like the show even though it has a filmed in Canada feel, but I think they shoot in New York. The mystery intrigues me. The issue with shows like this is that they are better suited for cable where you have shorter seasons and can keep the story tight. The 22 episode network seasons, mean you're going to have filler episodes that don't really advance the plot.

I hope they have a plan and know what all the answers are. I'm sticking with it for now. Like I said, the only real issues I have are the "Canada feel" and I think some of the actors are miscast. Josh Dallas should have a hotter wife and be shirtless more.

by Anonymousreply 10910/12/2018

[quote] Josh Dallas should have a hotter wife and be shirtless more.

It would not shock me if he ended up with the doctor.

I have heard Daniel Sunjata has been cast as the wife's boyfriend, so kind of a win-win situation for her.

by Anonymousreply 11010/12/2018

How is that wife pulling such hot guys?

by Anonymousreply 11110/12/2018

Because it is a TV show R111. BTW, Daniel Sunjata believes 9/11 was planned by our government.

by Anonymousreply 11210/12/2018

I think a 22-episode count for Manifest would be deadly too, R109. I think the reason NBC hasn’t picked up further episodes is because they are negotiating with the creators on what to do. This is Us and Empire both do 18-episode orders in an attempt to trim some of that padding and I think Manifest will aim for something similar.

Lower counts are worse for syndication deals, but better for quality. Outside procedurals and half hour comedies, the networks are slowly adapting to shorter, more cable-like seasons. It just means they have to create more shows to fill in the scheduling hours, like Good Girls, which ran for 10 episodes on NBC last season and was picked up for another 10 episode second season to air this spring.

by Anonymousreply 11310/12/2018

Another Kings lover!

I love good scify but in the long term as a series it tends to jump the shark when they start showing the aliens, or get to involved in the science at the risk of the characters. Or else it starts to get too complicated. The first seasons of Revolution, Zoo, and Under the Dome were great. Then they just got stupid and you couldn't suspend belief. One series i like a lot that seems to balance this out and just be silly fun is The 100. I am liking Manifest but expect it will spiral into stupidity too. Sometimes in these series tgey need to just keep it simple. I also like Colony, but if they ever show the aliens they risk jumping the shark, too.

by Anonymousreply 11410/12/2018

[quote] BTW, Daniel Sunjata believes 9/11 was planned by our government.

And? Given how much was discovered about the attack since then this is almost commonly accepted knowledge. Most of us have moved on and are now more concerned about Hillary's Emails than what Donald Trump comes up with while sitting on the toilet twittering his ass off.

by Anonymousreply 11510/12/2018

No it is not commonly accepted R115.

by Anonymousreply 11610/12/2018

I agree with R115. It is commonly accepted.

by Anonymousreply 11710/12/2018

r116, shouldn't you keep looking for GWB's Weapons of Mass Destruction instead of wasting your time on DL?

by Anonymousreply 11810/12/2018

Oh look, another conspiracy nut at R118.

by Anonymousreply 11910/12/2018

R115 now we know Ms Alex Jones posts here. Please go to Stormfront where you belong and post elsewhere.

by Anonymousreply 12010/12/2018

r120, Is Breitbart down or something? Is that why you are here and disappointed that there are no new contributions in the presenting hole threads you have tagged in your thread watcher and this thread was the next best thing?

by Anonymousreply 12110/12/2018

[quote]I agree with [R115]. It is commonly accepted.

The DL does not dispute your claim to be "common".

by Anonymousreply 12210/12/2018

[quote]I have heard Daniel Sunjata has been cast as the wife's boyfriend, so kind of a win-win situation for her.

I'd rather he'd have been cast as Josh Dallas's lover, which would be a win-win for me.

by Anonymousreply 12310/12/2018

I enjoy the concept and the show so far, but I wish that they wouldn't even green light one of these shows without the writers having to have the last two episodes of the show written up front. It's the Twin Peaks and Lost syndrome of just wandering around and having no finish line planned out.

Oh, and the lantern-jawed chick playing the sister/cop is horrible.

by Anonymousreply 12410/12/2018

I haven't had a chance to catch up with the show since the first episode. So far is it only about the brother and sister and their family? What about all of the other people that were on the plane? Have none of them come into the story at all?

by Anonymousreply 12510/12/2018

R125, if you watch you will see that the main family will be the central focus of the series, but another passenger will step forward each week (or so it appears) to be the case of the week. The passenger from ep 2 was not in ep 3, and third passenger will not feature in the fourth episode.

by Anonymousreply 12610/12/2018

Ah, okay. Interesting. Thank you, R126.

by Anonymousreply 12710/12/2018

R125, we’ve been discussing precisely what r126 said throughout the thread. You didn’t read it, did you?

by Anonymousreply 12810/12/2018

The main reason Lost worked was because the cast for that was distinctive looking and most were such good actors. Everyone in Manifest, like in so many other high concept shows, look totally generic and are mediocre actors. Tick the box casting. Awful. The show doesn’t deserve a full season order.

by Anonymousreply 129Last Saturday at 10:38 AM

Lost’s backstories were well-written.

by Anonymousreply 130Last Saturday at 10:44 AM

[quote] I enjoy the concept and the show so far, but I wish that they wouldn't even green light one of these shows without the writers having to have the last two episodes of the show written up front. It's the Twin Peaks and Lost syndrome of just wandering around and having no finish line planned out.

Agreed. "Lost" ruined it for these kinds of shows. That finale was so tremendously dreadful that I no longer believe anyone can sustain this concept over a full season, not to mention a full series. Knowing that it can all go so wrong makes me unable to watch or invest in it.

by Anonymousreply 131Last Saturday at 10:47 AM

How many passengers were there. If we're going to get one a week that show will be on forever.

by Anonymousreply 132Last Saturday at 6:16 PM

I can’t believe it hasn’t been mentioned yet that even though the plane was coming from Jamaica none of the passengers were tanned. The pilot was shot in March. It’s fun to watch the two subsequent episodes, which were shot in July. In scenes like the one in Times Square the extras right next to the main actors are wearing outerwear but if you look closer the “real people” are in summer clothing. In the storyline it’s November.

by Anonymousreply 133Last Saturday at 8:08 PM

FBI has also gotten a back 9. Still no word on Manifest. Hmmmm.

by Anonymousreply 134Last Saturday at 8:44 PM

They have been missing for 5 years R133? Where do you think they have been, sunning on a Jamaican beach?

by Anonymousreply 135Last Saturday at 10:33 PM

[quote]]FBI has also gotten a back 9. Still no word on Manifest. Hmmmm.

The live ratings have been strong,and it is also picking up a lot of additional numbers with the seven day ratings. I think unless it suddenly falls off a cliff, it will get the back 9. Although it would probably be better for the concept of the show, if they renewed it but kept a shorter season.

by Anonymousreply 136Last Sunday at 4:31 AM

How big an idiot ARE you, R135? They weren’t tanned at Montego Bay Airport in the opening scenes, either. Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 137Last Sunday at 7:30 AM

Your ignorance is noted R137.

by Anonymousreply 138Last Sunday at 7:44 AM

R135/138, YOUR ignorance is monumental.

Most of the airplane passengers were coming back from a vacation in JAMAICA. You know, where it’s sunny and hot even in April (when the scene was set). But not one of them, in the airport lounge or airplane) looked sunburnt or tanned.

If you can’t process logic I can’t help you, dipshit.

by Anonymousreply 139Last Sunday at 9:49 AM

R139, I'm not R135 or R138, but have you not heard of sunscreen? And is your biggest beef with the show that they don't have tans yet you are willing to suspend your disbelief that they were on an airplane that disappeared for five and a half years and they were unaware as well?

by Anonymousreply 140Last Sunday at 10:09 AM

Yeah, I wondered about why none of them looked like they've been on an actual vacation. At first I thought that there would be a twist, but then remembered LOST and that I am way overthinking this and it's just writers being stupid.

by Anonymousreply 141Last Sunday at 10:14 AM

Well R139 they weren't on the vacation for 5 1/2 years. Despite what you think tans fade.

by Anonymousreply 142Last Sunday at 10:22 AM

Maybe you don’t understand the premise, R142, but all of their bodies are exactly the same. If they had had tans in Jamaica, they would still have the tans now. By your logic their hair would have grown for 5.5 years, as well as their fingernails and toenails. Nothing about them has changed. They were frozen in time.

Jamaica was a poor destination to choose. Even if the core family didn’t have a tan, it would be crazy to think that a certain percentage of the passengers wouldn’t be tan. Also, while I’m sure most of the passengers could be written off as tourists, there should have been a certain percentage of Jamaican/Caribbean residents on the plane who were visiting New York.

Having the plane originate somewhere like Denver would have solved all these problems.

by Anonymousreply 143Last Sunday at 11:54 AM

With all the mystery surrounding the passengers somehow I doubt that they came back with no tan will be a big plot line. Maybe they all used the world's best sun block.

by Anonymousreply 144Last Sunday at 3:22 PM

True, R144, this is totally nit picky, and really something more worthy of the hate on A Million Little Things Thread, but the fact remains that the writers chose for the flight to depart from Jamaica and no one on the flight looks likel they are traveling home from a Jamaican vacation. Why introduce a detail if you aren’t going to follow through on it?

Regardless of where they departed and even accounting for the 2013 start date, none of the passengers were in sweatpants or hoodies. Have none of these writers/costume department people been on a plane in the past decade- especially one returning from a Caribbean vacation? People are slobs and even New Yorkers would not be dressed up like these passengers. They should have been PINK sweatsuits instead of jeans and leather jackets- at least a good half of the passengers at least.

by Anonymousreply 145Last Sunday at 4:03 PM

The fact that really remains, r145, is that no one gives a shit about their tans except you.

by Anonymousreply 146Last Sunday at 4:05 PM

Their tans? Priceless.

I love high-concept shows. I’m still in mouring for Resurrection, Awake, Now and Again, Eli Stone and Flashfoward, just to name a few!

But this show? I’m not a big fan of the actress playing Michaela. But I guess I will keep watching. Sigh.

by Anonymousreply 147Last Sunday at 5:48 PM

Quite possibly one of the stupidest premises ever for a show. I will NEVAH watch!!!

by Anonymousreply 148Last Sunday at 5:57 PM


R135/R138/R142, you are beyond obtuse. NONE of the white passengers looked like they’d spent a minute under any sun, much less a day or more in fucking Jamaica. That’s my last word on this, I just needed to berate you one more time for your ignorance and sheer stupidity.

by Anonymousreply 149Last Sunday at 6:16 PM

More stupid "Event" shows..all the same. Under the Done, The Event, wonder Netflix is doing so well.

by Anonymousreply 150Last Sunday at 6:37 PM

LMAO who fucking cares about the tan?

by Anonymousreply 151Last Sunday at 6:38 PM

R147. I loved Resurrection. It was one of my all time favorite shows. I'm still heartbroken that they took it off, just like that! Bastards. I fear Manifest, which I am enjoying will meet the same fate.

by Anonymousreply 152Last Sunday at 6:40 PM

Not to pile on (which I guess is what I'm doing) I love people who watch these supernatural type shows and can suspend disbelief about a plane missing for five years, but the deal breaker is the lack of tans.

by Anonymousreply 153Last Sunday at 6:43 PM

And yet R149 a lot of people are point out you and your stupid tan obsession.

by Anonymousreply 154Last Sunday at 8:31 PM

Episode 4 was easily the best yet, and we got not one, but two LGBTQ characters this week. Glad they brought up the homophobia in Jamaica. Olive’s gay bff was fun too. I hope we see him again.

I think the lead actress is getting better too.

by Anonymousreply 155Last Tuesday at 1:25 AM

Regarding the tan issue (passengers leaving Jamaica on a plane). First impression is everything. When such an issue (like the tan situation) is occupying viewers' minds in the pilot you are off to a rocky start. With all this entertainment around people rather look for excuses NOT to watch a show than get emotionally invested in another one.

by Anonymousreply 156Last Tuesday at 1:41 AM

Plus we got a Tony Kushner shout out! There have to be some gay guys in the writers room.

by Anonymousreply 157Last Tuesday at 1:44 AM

This show is bad. I couldn't even finish the last episode. Not even Josh Dallas' hotness can save the show.

by Anonymousreply 158Last Tuesday at 5:01 AM

I know this show is not going to be racking up a lot of acting awards, but I thought Dallas did a nice job with his reaction shot seeing his daughter with the boyfriend. It was a nice touch that instead of showing the jealous husband you saw the heartbroken Dad who realized he had been replaced as a father figure. He briefly looked like he had been kicked in the gut, but they did not go all melodrama with the scene while he regained his composure.. You saw everything you needed to by the look on his face without any dialogue.

by Anonymousreply 159Last Tuesday at 5:26 AM

The 10/15/18 episode was very good. I think the lead actress is doing a fine job. I just love everything about this show and can't wait for each new episode.

by Anonymousreply 160Last Tuesday at 4:19 PM

I like it, too. Kqwitcher bitchin, cuntsquad.

by Anonymousreply 161Last Tuesday at 7:57 PM

Tan-related but I'm not sure why it was so important that they had been in Jamaica of all places. It didn't really matter where the flight took off, unless it did? Maybe the mystery is Bermuda Triangle related.

by Anonymousreply 162Last Tuesday at 9:48 PM

“Thomas may not know New York? But he sure as hell knows Tony Kushner.”

God, the writing on this show is almost as horrible as most of the actors. But the leading lady, the flight attendant and the NSA chief are all awful.

by Anonymousreply 163Last Wednesday at 6:25 PM

R157, the episode was written by two women.

by Anonymousreply 164Last Wednesday at 6:26 PM

You cunts still haven't gotten me to hate it. A Tony Kushner/Bethesda Fountain reference on network TV is okay by me. And Josh Dallas is divine. "Bliss," as the blisscunts might say.

by Anonymousreply 165Last Wednesday at 8:12 PM

I’ve noticed that the leading girl frequently employs the Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) acting technique of nervously exhaling through her mouth to denote angst, tension, or pathos.

The whole deep breath reality check. Really amateurish. It gets old.

by Anonymousreply 166Yesterday at 4:27 AM

Three more episodes...

by Anonymousreply 16721 hours ago

R164, it may have been credited to two women, but these shows are written by committee. I’m sure some gay guy in the writers room threw out that line.

by Anonymousreply 16817 hours ago

No, R168, that’s not how it works. Only storylines are pitched in the writers room.

by Anonymousreply 16916 hours ago

3 more episodes than what? Was last week supposed to be the last episode? I wish it was like the old days when shows ran 39 weeks out of the year, at least for the shows I love and Manifest is one of them.

by Anonymousreply 17015 hours ago

It is one of the highest rated new shows, so I am thinking that the creators think a shorter season would be better for the premise. Then NBC can also have a show like Black List fill the second half of the season.

by Anonymousreply 17114 hours ago

The third episode just aired, R170. There will be a total of sixteen episodes.

by Anonymousreply 17214 hours ago

Actually, r172, it is the fourth episode that aired on 10/15/18.

by Anonymousreply 17312 hours ago

Except R171 that is rarely how it goes. I remember when you had, at most, a three month gap during the summer until new episodes. For some shows you have a fall schedule and then with the holidays you don't see any new episodes until the spring. Network ratings are down because the networks have shortened the number of episodes.

by Anonymousreply 17410 hours ago
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