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The Purge
« on: August 30, 2018, 08:00:00 AM »
Anyone going to watch this? A ten ep. mini series on USA. I’m gonna carch it, as there’s not a lot on TV right now, and the movies have been interesting to decent.

Dont recall anyone discussing the movies here.

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Re: The Purge
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 08:29:52 AM »
I think the concept works better as an anthology for telling smaller stories, rather than for films.


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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 12:54:44 AM »
Really, the films -are- an anthology, each taking place in a different time in the Purge’s existence.


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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 05:24:08 PM »
Really, the films -are- an anthology, each taking place in a different time in the Purge’s existence.

That's true. But I think the movie format is a lot more limiting for an anthology. Movies are big and expensive, and come out infrequently, so they lend themselves to big concept stories that play it safe. A TV anthology is cheaper and comes out far more frequently. It would allow for smaller, more intimate, and more experimental stories. If they take a chance on a concept and it doesn't pan out, big deal, you have nineteen more episodes. If a story does pan out, you can always bring those concepts or characters back in another episode, even establish some continuity, which fans tend to go crazy for.


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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 06:16:56 PM »
Ah, very true you’re right!
USA has ten hours to play with. Even w. Commercials thats like 3 more movies worth of time, w. way more flexibility.

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2018, 06:11:30 AM »
First ep. wasnt too bad. Had a few interesting moments, and should pick up now that the purge officially started in story.
-There was a party where the theme of masks was famous serial killers/mass murderers, because they paved the way at the cost of their lives & freedom, knowing the healing power of violence.
-Also a cult where a ‘high father’ still unseen, has convinced troubled teens to give themselves on purge night, basically feeding them to maniacs out on the streets.

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