Here is the official thread. This looks like some good shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||10 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 Anonymous||reply 1||08/28/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 2||08/28/2018|
This isn't one of those shill threads, is it?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||08/28/2018|
I hope they have a plan and stick to it. And Josh Dallas better be naked.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||08/29/2018|
Looks good for maybe two, three episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||08/29/2018|
They just said "goddamn" on NBC. Don't recall any of the big 3 networks going there before.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/24/2018|
I'm watching "The Good Doctor." How is "Manifest"? Is it worth catching up with later?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/24/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 8||09/24/2018|
5 years? That's it?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/24/2018|
So how was it?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/24/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 11||09/24/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||09/24/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 13||09/24/2018|
I watched it...I think it was the Greys.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/24/2018|
The pilot was pretty good. But they always have a hard time sustaining these types of shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/24/2018|
I’m not sure where it’s heading. It’s not the happiest of the shows, that’s for sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/24/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 17||09/24/2018|
If they commit to a show like this, it should be a short, tight season. Not 20+ episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/24/2018|
They have a Bible quoting mother? Did I stumble on Christian Broadcasting by accident?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/24/2018|
Networkso are greedy. 22 episodes. It they could they would program even in the summer r19
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/24/2018|
Remember “The Dome”?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/24/2018|
Yes I do R21. I was trying to remember what TV show this reminded me of and bingo, The Dome.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/24/2018|
There's not enough spooky stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/24/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||09/24/2018|
Looks like a LOST ripoff. I give it a season.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/25/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||09/25/2018|
Reviews have been awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/25/2018|
The Dome started off fantastic but then went downhill.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/25/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||09/25/2018|
I like the premise, but I was unimpressed with the execution.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/25/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||09/25/2018|
No thanks. I didn't even bother. So dumb. Why do they waste money and shit like this?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/25/2018|
Well the show is considered a ratings winner based on overnights.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/25/2018|
The production quality is pretty low. Some bad continuity issues here and there. Just overall disappointing.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/25/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 35||09/25/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 36||09/25/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||09/25/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 38||09/26/2018|
Magnum was really bad, by the way.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/26/2018|
I don't get the ending of the pilot. They were all called to the hanger to watch their plane explode?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/26/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||09/29/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 42||09/29/2018|
Mmm, yes, I am definitely down for some naked Josh Dallas.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/29/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 44||09/29/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||09/29/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 46||09/30/2018|
the guy from magnum is sexy but i still won't watch it
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/01/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 48||10/01/2018|
So how was the second episode?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/01/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||10/02/2018|
r50 Yes, I missed every single one of them. OUAT was never a huge pop-culture success.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/02/2018|
Manifest is a wild sex club in Atlanta
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/02/2018|
Still not spooky. Just tedious.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/02/2018|
How many episodes until Daddy gets it on with son's cancer doctor?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/02/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||10/02/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 56||10/02/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 57||10/02/2018|
[quote]Hopefully they will resolve the issues I had in later episodes.
SPOILER ALERT: They won't.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/03/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 59||10/05/2018|
Of course is a network show. It's trite and jejune. Could've been cutting edge TV back in 2002.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/05/2018|
So when is it on?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/05/2018|
I give it til December.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/07/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 63||10/07/2018|
Josh Dallas's voice sounds just like some other actor's. Does anyone know who I mean?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/07/2018|
So where were they?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/07/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 66||10/07/2018|
Josh Dallas is so hot. Shirtless scenes please.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/07/2018|
There are also some elements of Sens8, or should I say Sens828.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/08/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 69||10/08/2018|
Who is playing the role of Grace's new boyfriend/husband? I hope he is as hot as Josh Dallas and Jared.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/08/2018|
They all wear too much makeup. Even the men are rouged and lipsticked like they are doing Moliere in community theater.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/08/2018|
Are we ever going to meet him, r70, or will he be tossed away like yesterday’s newspaper?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 73||10/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 74||10/08/2018|
Well R74, they boarded 5 years ago and they served peanuts then.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 76||10/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 77||10/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 78||10/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 79||10/09/2018|
The twin kid with the disease is a terrible actor.
The brother dad is super cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/09/2018|
Is this show the most interracial thing ever or is it just me? Every couple seems to be mixed race.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/09/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 82||10/09/2018|
Uber was founded in 2009, and it was certainly already thriving in New York by 2013.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/09/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/09/2018|
It’s turning into a cop procedural with a dash of sci-fi.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/09/2018|
Interesting premise but seems like it'd play itself out very quickly.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/09/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 87||10/09/2018|
I like the show so far. I won't miss it if it gets cancelled but I'll keep watching.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/09/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 89||10/10/2018|
It’s all about the interesting premise, acting and writing be damned.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||10/10/2018|
Episode three was good, but Astronauts could see whodunnit. Still good enough intrigue that’s not gonna win any major awards.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/11/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 92||10/11/2018|
So the mystery of where they were is supposed to last four or five seasons or more?
|by Anonymous||reply 93||10/11/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 94||10/11/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 95||10/11/2018|
NBC never knows how to handle high concept. It will never make it to a second season.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||10/11/2018|
The ratings don't suck (for 2018).
|by Anonymous||reply 97||10/11/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 98||10/11/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 99||10/11/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 100||10/11/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 101||10/11/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 102||10/11/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 103||10/11/2018|
What’s a back 9?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||10/11/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 105||10/11/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 106||10/11/2018|
Thanks r106. Good information there.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 108||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 109||10/12/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 110||10/12/2018|
How is that wife pulling such hot guys?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||10/12/2018|
Because it is a TV show R111. BTW, Daniel Sunjata believes 9/11 was planned by our government.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 113||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 114||10/12/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 115||10/12/2018|
No it is not commonly accepted R115.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||10/12/2018|
I agree with R115. It is commonly accepted.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||10/12/2018|
r116, shouldn't you keep looking for GWB's Weapons of Mass Destruction instead of wasting your time on DL?
|by Anonymous||reply 118||10/12/2018|
Oh look, another conspiracy nut at R118.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||10/12/2018|
R115 now we know Ms Alex Jones posts here. Please go to Stormfront where you belong and post elsewhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 121||10/12/2018|
[quote]I agree with [R115]. It is commonly accepted.
The DL does not dispute your claim to be "common".
|by Anonymous||reply 122||10/12/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 123||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 124||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 125||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 126||10/12/2018|
Ah, okay. Interesting. Thank you, R126.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||10/12/2018|
R125, we’ve been discussing precisely what r126 said throughout the thread. You didn’t read it, did you?
|by Anonymous||reply 128||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 129||Last Saturday at 10:38 AM|
Lost’s backstories were well-written.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 131||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 132||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 133||Last Saturday at 8:08 PM|
FBI has also gotten a back 9. Still no word on Manifest. Hmmmm.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 135||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 136||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 137||Last Sunday at 7:30 AM|
Your ignorance is noted R137.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 139||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 140||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 141||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 142||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 143||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 144||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 145||Last Sunday at 4:03 PM|
The fact that really remains, r145, is that no one gives a shit about their tans except you.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 147||Last Sunday at 5:48 PM|
Quite possibly one of the stupidest premises ever for a show. I will NEVAH watch!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 148||Last Sunday at 5:57 PM|
THANK YOU, R143.
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 Anonymous||reply 149||Last Sunday at 6:16 PM|
More stupid "Event" shows..all the same. Under the Done, The Event, Flashforward...no wonder Netflix is doing so well.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||Last Sunday at 6:37 PM|
LMAO who fucking cares about the tan?
|by Anonymous||reply 151||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 152||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 153||Last Sunday at 6:43 PM|
And yet R149 a lot of people are point out you and your stupid tan obsession.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 155||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 156||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 157||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 158||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 159||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 160||Last Tuesday at 4:19 PM|
I like it, too. Kqwitcher bitchin, cuntsquad.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 162||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 163||Last Wednesday at 6:25 PM|
R157, the episode was written by two women.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 165||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 166||Yesterday at 4:27 AM|
Three more episodes...
|by Anonymous||reply 167||21 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 Anonymous||reply 168||17 hours ago|
No, R168, that’s not how it works. Only storylines are pitched in the writers room.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||16 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 Anonymous||reply 170||15 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 Anonymous||reply 171||14 hours ago|
The third episode just aired, R170. There will be a total of sixteen episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||14 hours ago|
Actually, r172, it is the fourth episode that aired on 10/15/18.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||12 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 Anonymous||reply 174||10 hours ago|