View Full Version : THE LONE GUNMEN -- Today's the day
03-29-2005, 04:28 PM
Just a reminder to all who have excellent taste in TV shows:
A complete set of all 13 episodes of The Lone Gunmen comes out on DVD today.
This is a red letter day in my DVD calendar. I loved this show. The writing and acting and directing were superb IMO. It was a shame that it was canceled after only a half season of eps.
03-29-2005, 04:42 PM
I am happy it ended after only 13 episodes (actually, only 12 of them aired during it's original run and the 'missing' episode only showed up during it's rerun stint).
I say this NOT because I didn't like the show. I thought the show was quite good especially after it tamed down some of the comic "Jimmy" relief and the characters started to find their own place. I remember really warming up to it as I watched it every week upon its original broadcast. Definitely way better than the X-FILES had been for its last several years.
So, ending after only 13 episodes, the show never had a chance to get tired and played out. It's a perfect, albeit small, capsule of good tv that will always stand on its own as quality entertainment. Sometimes it's good to go out quickly and retain well-deserved underground cult status instead of being run into the ground of mainstream mediocrity.
03-30-2005, 02:23 AM
I was so looking forward to picking this up today but the store I went to was sold out. Fuckers! Guy that worked there told me they only got in three copies and they were put out for sale on Monday night. WTF? Its bad enough they only ordered three but they put them out a day early to boot.
So now I'll have to order it online. I should've just pre-ordered it in the first place. *sigh*
03-31-2005, 12:58 PM
I agree, Jeff. Better to die young than to wither away in public. On the other hand, it usually takes a series a half-season at least to "find its legs." I still would have loved to have seen where "The Lone Gunmen" might have gone given 2 or 3 seasons to develop. As it was, they barely had enough time to get up and running and begin to explore the dynamics of these characters away from the X-Files context.
04-01-2005, 07:13 PM
I'll be picking this up at some point. I love X Files and, especially, Millennium, so any Chris Carter show piques my interest at this point...
04-01-2005, 07:21 PM
Check our Harsh Realm. I really dug that one (though I think I'm the only one!).
04-01-2005, 07:40 PM
Actually, a friend of mine bought it because he, too, is a Carter fan. He hasn't started watching it yet, but he'll be passing the discs onto me to watch as he polishes them off. Terry O'Quinn being in it is a plus - between that show, X Files and Millennium, he may well be Carter's favorite actor.
04-01-2005, 08:15 PM
He's really good in it too, he does a good job in the more sinister role.
04-02-2005, 01:55 AM
O'Quinn is very underrated in general. He can play sympathetic roles, as he does in Millennium, and also excel as a terrifying psycho, as he does in the Stepfather movies.
04-02-2005, 03:24 PM
I dunno if I'd say he excelled in the Stepfather movies, I thought they were kind of goofy (but enjoyable none the less, I really like the first one) but I do agree with you that he's a lot better than most people really realize.
04-02-2005, 10:48 PM
I never saw the sequels, but the first one struck me as very good, and I thought he did a fabulous job of playing a rather complicated character. I'll have to take another look at it some day, however...
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