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Old 01-18-2018, 10:17 AM   #1
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I was actually looking forward to watching this series; I like Luc Besson and I love Jennifer Beals.

However, after the second episode I am done. The lead actor can't act his way out of a paper bag, he goes off mission on his first operation (he's supposed to be an elite Green Beret operator). He is holding an AR right handed, but looking with his left eye through a non-magnified optic at like 400 yards; supposedly reconning a structure.

Now, I am no know-it-all when it comes to stuff like this, I was never in the military or taken any tactical classes or anything; but this is just sloppy. I mean, if I can see it I would bet people who really know what's going on are just screaming at the TV.

One would think with as much money they put into these shows they could at least get the dominant eye correct!
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Old 01-18-2018, 10:24 AM   #2
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Agreed....My wife always says, "its just a movie babe".....LOL
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Old 01-18-2018, 10:27 AM   #3
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Never heard of it....lol!



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Old 01-18-2018, 10:58 AM   #4
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You would think they would have a technical advisor to catch these type of things before they hit the airwaves.
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:25 AM   #5
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You would think they would have a technical advisor to catch these type of things before they hit the airwaves.
Depends on the budget from the executive director(s). Be interesting to see if the majority (target audience ) gives that series a thumbs up or thumbs down.

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Old 01-18-2018, 12:54 PM   #6
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My cousin shots right handed with his left eye. It's funny to watch him. He lost his right eye in a accident when he was two and just grew up shooting that way. He was also a heck of a pitcher had a ton of collages wanting him but he told his parents he did not want to play ball anymore.
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:14 PM   #7
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Comes with being a gun nut I guess. I notice stupid things like when they don't have back up sights on their ARs or all they have is a front sight with no rear sight, other stupid things like that will irk me sometimes on a tv series or movie
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:22 PM   #8
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Comes with being a gun nut I guess. I notice stupid things like when they don't have back up sights on their ARs or all they have is a front sight with no rear sight, other stupid things like that will irk me sometimes on a tv series or movie
Yep same here. I hate when they outfire their mag capacity too
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:26 PM   #9
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But otherwise, is it a good show?
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:27 PM   #10
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Yep same here. I hate when they outfire their mag capacity too
old westerns are the worst. 6 shooters shooting 60 times, no problem. But new movies aren't much better. at least they have them drop a mag and replace it once in awhile because it "looks cool".
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:38 PM   #11
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But otherwise, is it a good show?
No. It's pretty bad.
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:40 PM   #12
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You would think they would have a technical advisor to catch these type of things before they hit the airwaves.
Funsucker !
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:17 PM   #13
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Yea, I have made the deliberate decision not to look at all the technical / uniform errors in these type of shows.

Before it was really difficult to sit through them. Now, I view the shows as purely fantasy and it is much easier to tolerate.

Or, maybe I am just getting old and my give a $&@! meter is flatlined?

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