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Jarmel
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(09-22-2016, 04:55 AM)
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Kiefer Sutherland is back in a political thriller reminiscent of 24. Designated Survivor deals with the fallout of one of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil and allows Kiefer to use his talents to maximum effect. It is currently airing on ABC at 10 ET/ 9C on Wednesdays for a run of 13 episodes.

Synopsis:

On the night of the State of the Union, an explosion claims the lives of the President and all members of the Cabinet except for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom Kirkman, who had been named the designated survivor. Kirkman is immediately sworn in as President, unaware that the attack is just the beginning of what is to come.

Cast:



  • Kiefer Sutherland as George Sears Tom Kirkman
  • Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman
  • Adan Canto as Aaron Shore



  • Maggie Q as Hannah Wells
  • LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter
  • Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes



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Chase17
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(09-22-2016, 04:57 AM)
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Nice thread.

We are off to a good start this first episode.
Line_HTX
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(09-22-2016, 04:57 AM)
God, that General is your standard asshole so much.
Penguin
(09-22-2016, 04:57 AM)
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Really solid start
Line_HTX
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(09-22-2016, 04:58 AM)
Good start on this thriller. I know what I'm doing next Wednesday.
Chase17
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(09-22-2016, 04:59 AM)
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I was thinking it would take at least 3 episodes before he went full Bauer.

I was wrong
Officerrob
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(09-22-2016, 04:59 AM)
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Kinda cheesy, but not bad
heliosRAzi
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(09-22-2016, 05:00 AM)
I liked it. Although, it makes me wish Jack Bauer actually did become president.
Line_HTX
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(09-22-2016, 05:00 AM)
Oooh that preview for episode 2, WHOO!
Danthrax
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(09-22-2016, 05:01 AM)
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Nice quick-n-dirty OT, Jarmel!

There were some corny moments, but I generally liked the pilot. I'll be back next week.

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Chase17
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(09-22-2016, 05:01 AM)
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That season preview looks pretty great

Firedism, a second attack, drug dealing son plot.
Dr Campino
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(09-22-2016, 05:02 AM)
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It's weird seeing Kiefer show emotion, after watching all those years as Jack Bauer.

Good start though, I'm in for the ride.
Juan29.zapata
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(09-22-2016, 05:02 AM)
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Just learned of the existence of this tonight. So how was it? edit: Good enough, apparently! That's enough for me. Time for a new show for me to watch!
Line_HTX
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(09-22-2016, 05:02 AM)

Originally Posted by Chase17

That season preview looks pretty great

Firedism, a second attack, drug dealing son plot.

I'm interested in how they handle these different subplots.
coolasj19
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(09-22-2016, 05:03 AM)
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That was pretty damn good. Hopefully not too much drug dealing song drama and more Mr.President get down! drama In the future.
StarCreator
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(09-22-2016, 05:04 AM)
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I know it's TV and all, but in the real world I don't think the first place they'd stick the new POTUS is the White House if someone actually managed to bomb the Capitol. Seems spectacularly dumb to assume any place in DC is safe and they can set up command anywhere.

This is looking pretty good otherwise, cliche military asshole aside.
jschreier
(09-22-2016, 05:06 AM)
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Everything about this show is already perfect, from the hawkish general to the boring family member subplot. All we need is a mole in the next episode or two and it'll be full 24.
hom3land
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(09-22-2016, 05:07 AM)
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Do we know who Nikita was trying to reach? Was guessing she was having an affair with Jack Bauer.
Chase17
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(09-22-2016, 05:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Line_HTX

I'm interested in how they handle these different subplots.

I don't even know what Maggie q is going to fit in

Originally Posted by jschreier

Everything about this show is already perfect, from the hawkish general to the boring family member subplot. All we need is a mole in the next episode or two and it'll be full 24.

Surely a mole plot is on the way. My money is on the good looking guy.
Fracas
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(09-22-2016, 05:08 AM)
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I forgot this existed. Enjoyed the trailer a few months back.

I'll be tuning in next week and looking for a (legal) way to stream the pilot.
DangerMouse
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(09-22-2016, 05:12 AM)
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Good work on the OT.

Originally Posted by coolasj19

That was pretty damn good. Hopefully not too much drug dealing song drama and more Mr.President get down! drama In the future.

Agreed.

Really good premiere and a great preview.

Originally Posted by heliosRAzi

I liked it. Although, it makes me wish Jack Bauer actually did become president.

Hehe, looks like we'll get some of it :)
Jarmel
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(09-22-2016, 05:14 AM)
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The episode directors for the show are actually pretty impressive. One guy is a big 24 alum, another did a number of BSG episodes, and the episode today was directed by a Sherlock alum. I'll do a separate staff section.
ryseing
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(09-22-2016, 05:15 AM)
Good to hear positive pilot impressions. This will probably be the first network drama I watch in a while.
DangerMouse
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(09-22-2016, 05:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jarmel

The episode directors for the show are actually pretty impressive. One guy is a big 24 alum, another did a number of BSG episodes, and the episode today was directed by a Sherlock alum. I'll do a separate staff section.

Excellent news.
Line_HTX
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(09-22-2016, 05:23 AM)

Originally Posted by Chase17

I don't even know what Maggie q is going to fit in

Surely a mole plot is on the way. My money is on the good looking guy.

Never mind, I can't see pictures on mobile.

FBI agent that makes her supervisor look incompetent?
Jason Frost
(09-22-2016, 05:38 AM)
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Nice title OP.
Tapejara
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(09-22-2016, 05:48 AM)
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Great pilot. Looking forward to the rest of the season, and President Bauer/Venom Snake.
HawthorneKitty
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(09-22-2016, 05:57 AM)
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Only thing I found jarring was that Jack didn't know what a designated survivor was.
Otherwise, I was thought it was a pretty entertaining episode and can't wait for more.
AmyS
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(09-22-2016, 05:59 AM)
Excellent pilot, really liked it. Love the title OP.
Danthrax
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(09-22-2016, 06:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by StarCreator

I know it's TV and all, but in the real world I don't think the first place they'd stick the new POTUS is the White House if someone actually managed to bomb the Capitol. Seems spectacularly dumb to assume any place in DC is safe and they can set up command anywhere.

This is looking pretty good otherwise, cliche military asshole aside.

Yeah, they'd totally just throw him up on Air Force One and surround it with F-22s.


Originally Posted by Chase17

I don't even know what Maggie q is going to fit in

I was wondering why she was on screen every time she was on screen.


Originally Posted by Jarmel

The episode directors for the show are actually pretty impressive. One guy is a big 24 alum, another did a number of BSG episodes, and the episode today was directed by a Sherlock alum. I'll do a separate staff section.

yooooo, who from BSG?
AuthenticM
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(09-22-2016, 06:06 AM)
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Sean Callery is scoring this? hahahaha. Perfect.
Jarmel
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(09-22-2016, 06:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Danthrax

yooooo, who from BSG?

Sergio Mimica-Gezzan

He directed the following BSG episodes:

- Precipice
- Occupation
- The Captain's Hand
- Home: Part 1
- Fragged
- You Can't Go Home Again

Originally Posted by AuthenticM

Sean Callery is scoring this? hahahaha. Perfect.

I started laughing when I saw that. They know who their target audience is.
JaMarco
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(09-22-2016, 06:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chase17

Surely a mole plot is on the way. My money is on the good looking guy.

I'm going with that assistant chick.
Danthrax
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(09-22-2016, 06:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jarmel

Sergio Mimica-Gezzan

He directed the following BSG episodes:

- Precipice
- Occupation
- The Captain's Hand
- Home: Part 1
- Fragged
- You Can't Go Home Again

Fuck

That man is awesome. His episodes are gonna be good.
Line_HTX
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(09-22-2016, 06:37 AM)
@ABCDesignated posed an interesting question.

"Who do you think picked Tom Kirkman to be the #DesignatedSurvivor?"

President Richmond
General Cohrane
Aaron Shore
Someone else
Big Papa Husker
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(09-22-2016, 06:39 AM)
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Glenn Morshower should be in this as Kiefers character's favorite secret service agent.
The Silver
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(09-22-2016, 06:46 AM)
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So this is how Big Boss gets back into Foxhound
HardRojo
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(09-22-2016, 07:05 AM)
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Will have to check this out because of Sutherland. Seems like it is off to a good start.
HawthorneKitty
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(09-22-2016, 07:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Line_HTX

@ABCDesignated posed an interesting question.

"Who do you think picked Tom Kirkman to be the #DesignatedSurvivor?"

President Richmond
General Cohrane
Aaron Shore
Someone else

Damn, didn't think from that angle, if it is one; that's pretty fucked up.
Jarmel
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(09-22-2016, 07:16 AM)
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Finally got around to watching the episode. Yep enjoyed it a lot. You know Kiefer is having fun in the role. He's gonna have numerous chances to show off his range and I imagine he's going to get a kick out of that. Something I thought the episode did a good job of was pacing in that there's a very quick feel to the episode which highlights how chaotic and sudden everything is. I also thought some of the slower moments were great such as Tom throwing up in the bathroom or when he was entering the White House and everything slowed down.
Dio Brando
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(09-22-2016, 07:34 AM)
the trailer already made me really interested in the premise, and that pilot totally delivered. the chaos and tension Kiefer's character feels in the situation was almost palpable. I'm in for the rest of the series.
is this supposed to be a mini series, or smaller 13 eps seasons?
Exploratory
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(09-22-2016, 07:36 AM)
I can tell this is going to be popular.
the_batman
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(09-22-2016, 07:39 AM)
Never even heard of this until seeing this thread. Hope it's good.

Btw, what's with the metal gear reference
Jarmel
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(09-22-2016, 07:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dio Brando

the trailer already made me really interested in the premise, and that pilot totally delivered. the chaos and tension Kiefer's character feels in the situation was almost palpable. I'm in for the rest of the series.
is this supposed to be a mini series, or smaller 13 eps seasons?

I just checked, 13 episodes.
Exploratory
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(09-22-2016, 07:48 AM)

Originally Posted by the_batman

Never even heard of this until seeing this thread. Hope it's good.

Btw, what's with the metal gear reference

Kiefer voiced Big Boss in MGSV.
Koyuga
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(09-22-2016, 08:39 AM)
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Fantastic first episode, lots of tension the whole way through.
Line_HTX
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(09-22-2016, 08:55 AM)

Originally Posted by AuthenticM

Sean Callery is scoring this? hahahaha. Perfect.

I was wondering why the music sounded familiar. Now it makes total sense. This music speaks to me, LMAO
Thezez
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(09-22-2016, 09:12 AM)
Funnily enough this premise would've made for a great season of 24.

Pilot kept my interest, though I didn't like the chat with the Iranian Ambassador, Tom snapped into badass President mode far too quickly.
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(09-22-2016, 10:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Silver

So this is how Big Boss gets back into Foxhound

Kaz... I'm already the President.

That was a great opener. Seriously. This show definitely seems to want to scratch the neo-conspiracy itch that 24 did. Kiefer Sutherland also finally gets to show his range and I like that he has to play a nebbish dude that has to get badass quick.

Just keep the drug dealer son plot to a minimum.

And more Maggie Q and Italia Ricci pls

Less asshole General

I really like the poster too. Gives off that cool 70s political conspiracy thriller vibe.

strafer
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(09-22-2016, 01:37 PM)
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Only 19 seconds in and I can already tell it's Sean Callery doing the music.

Amazing.

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