Is FREAKYLINKS Dead'!
Hey, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab.
I never actually saw the show. Guess I lost my chance. Take it away, HERC! with a COAX Exclusive. Remember... you heard this one here first.
Today, the day “Blair Witch 2” creeps into multiplexes across the nation, comes news that “Freaklinks” – the horrible new TV show from the creators of the original “Blair Witch” – is going off the air.
According to my very reliable, highly-placed source:
“Fox is pulling FREAKYLINKS. It is not officially canceled but it will disappear from the schedule after the 11/3 episode. Fox will replace the program with something called MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERIES in which you'll be invited to call in with tips on missing valuable items, i.e. Bond's stolen car from GOLDFINGER. At least 6 episodes of MYSTERIES are being produced.”
Let me just take a moment to proudly boast that way back on June 20, when they were still calling it “Fearsum,” I was the first of many, many TV critics around the world to publicly disparage this appalling enterprise, which came to diminish us all.
Rot in hell, “Freakylinks!”
And remember not to defy me!
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Oct. 27, 2000, 9:11 p.m. CST
Oct. 27, 2000, 9:17 p.m. CST
I never saw an episode. I never will. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to post in a nearly empty forum. It kind of adds weight to my post. Even though my post is just basically filler. :-)
Oct. 27, 2000, 9:22 p.m. CST
Geez, people! Lighten up! Watch a show once or twice before slamming it. Freakylinks is actually an OK show...nothing that we haven't seen before, but better acted and better written than Dark Angel (for instance). If they're going to cancel something, they need to cancel that nothing-but-eye-candy drivel. At least Freakylinks has managed to hold my interest for more than 5 minutes at at time (without it being all about the hot chick).
Oct. 27, 2000, 10:19 p.m. CST
Don't say I told you so, but I did. The first Blair Witch was a marketing blitz of genius. Freakylinks failed because it didn't meet the criteria hype and it wasn't that good of a show. Okay, its sucked. Just like Dark Angel sucks...bigtime. Ask yourself this, did you like the characters? No. Did you identify with any of them? No. Did the script supervisor plot out his course with the show in story arcs? No. It was a foregone conclusion that you knew how the story was going to end each week. Who gave a shit? Its obvious in the ratings.
Oct. 27, 2000, 10:43 p.m. CST
Burn in hell FreakyLinks cause Stewie Griffen has proved himself superior than thou. Bring bck Family Guy. Or I'll have to start walking in front of the FOX station like a maniac trying to get this show back on. Victory shall be mine!
Oct. 27, 2000, 10:50 p.m. CST
I thought the show was great! Almost every show I watch gets canceled and now it looks like Freakylinks is gone too. Damn Fox!
Oct. 27, 2000, 10:56 p.m. CST
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Oct. 27, 2000, 10:58 p.m. CST
I doubt 1 in ten of you saw even one episode. This is one of those shows where I said "Hell, I'll give it a shot" I caught episode #2 and it was okay, maybe approaching good. I missed #3, caust #4 tonight and it wasn't bad at all. At the end my wife commented "I like this show". Oh well. I'd rather watch 10 episodes of Freakylinks than be forced to sit through one more episode of Buffy, Roswell, or ER. So as has happened before again and again, a halfway decent show is canceled before being given a chance to prove itself...the airwaves continue to be filled with crappy shows that never should have made it to air, and life goes on.
Oct. 27, 2000, 11:07 p.m. CST
Now there's a show I hope gets canceled soon. I refuse to watch it as a matter of principal (besides the fact that it looks stupid). Dark Angel's premiere was sceduled to compete against the first presidential debates. In other words, all the people who give a shit are watching the debates, and then theres this vast sea of morons who don't vote flipping channels looking for something to watch. Dark Angel was for them. Screw the country, screw the future, look at that cute girl doing backflips and kicking ass. And from what I've heard about that show's depiction of a bleak future, well, that's what you get. Commie bastard Cameron can kiss my ass.
Oct. 28, 2000, 1:27 a.m. CST
Why does everybody hate this show so much. And GODDAMN fox for cancelling it. I mean, why is it that they cancel every fucking decent show that comes on, yet they leave complete shit alone, for example "Police Videos" now that's a useless fucking show, not only that, but they use at least one of the same fucking videos in every episode. If fox didn't have the simpsons, futurama, and the x-files, and a couple of other good shows they would be one of the most worthless piece of shit studios on the fucking earth. Freakylinks is awesome, and don't you fucking bash me for saying so. You all like your stupid fucking Michael Jordan IMAX movies and shit, and i happen to like freakylinks. and Fox is a piece of shit.
Oct. 28, 2000, 2:03 a.m. CST
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Oct. 28, 2000, 2:14 a.m. CST
Fox has a long history of killing their children (STRANGE LUCK, BRIMSTONE, ACTION). The upside of that is that it's killed the crap quickly too (HARSH REALM). Personally, I found FREAKYLINKS unwatchable; I tried, it made no sense. The DARK ANGEL movie was crap and I have't bothered to go back. Maybe the Fox network is trying to kill the SF genere (all reality -- all the time!).
Oct. 28, 2000, 4:07 a.m. CST
About a year ago I cancelled cable. I was only watching maybe seven channels out of seven hundred and could no longer rationalize paying for something I wasn't really using. Why pay for 700 channels? It was stupid. A few months later, around the end of the holiday season I noticed that since I got DSL, I really didn't turn the tv on at all anymore. What was the point? It was all crap. I'd watch the occasional video. That was it. Xfiles jumped the shark years ago. There was nothing to watch. Then this summer I learned about Big Brother. Dug that show. That was cool. Then Freakylinks showed up. Freakylinks is excellent. It's funny. It's hokey B-movie wonderfulness. It's like if the guys behind Mystery Science Theater 3000 stopped making fun of movies and made their own laughable scifi comedy with Servo Crow and Mike running around Earth being chased by Pearl, AND it was actually good, that's what Freaky Links is like. It's fun. You have to pay attention. It doesn't spoonfeed. It expects its audience to be intelligent. I can't believe that dreck like Dark Angel, Buffy, Charmed and Sabrina the Teenage Witch remains on television forever but stuff that's actually cool like Freaky Links gets thrown into the wastebasket. I don't freaking understand the bastards that claim to be in control of television. They're utter morons. Why don't I watch television? They cancel the good stuff like Strange Luck, VR5, and now Freaky Links. They keep junk like Caroline in the City. Excuse me while I go gag.
Oct. 28, 2000, 9:11 a.m. CST
Okay, I don't have any opinion on the quality of Freakylinks, I've never really watched it--though Ethan Embry doesn't look well, I hope he's healthy. But I've noticed a pattern of lousy marketing and early to premature cancellations from Fox. I mean, this drama played out last year with Harsh Realm! Didn't they learn THEN that Fridays are death, especially to Sci-Fi type shows which most American look down their noses at anyway?! Just because X-Files was a hit 800 years ago doesn't mean it'll happen again. Hell, Fox is full of shit anyway, we should know that by now. They pulled Action when it didn't score right out of the gate. They just yanked Escaflowne off Fox Kids because it wasn't the Pokemon style shit they tried to turn it into with badly edited montages. And last year they took off Xyber-9, a little show with great promise when it didn't put a dent in the Pokemon craze--they didn't even run the fucking thing in sequence even though it was a serial! Fox is shit. Don't trust Fox. We should know better than to trust them with a SF/Fantasy show. They even poisoned Dark Angel with that time slot opposite Angel!
Oct. 28, 2000, 10:06 a.m. CST
Herc you piece of shit you are almost as bad as Harry "I'll give you a good review if you buy me lunch and fly the director out to eat with me" Knowles! Keep yer little personal masturbatory agendas to yourself. Nobody gives a rats ass. Love, funkbunny
Oct. 28, 2000, 10:31 a.m. CST
The subject heading says it all, but I'm a vain-glorious bastard and have a few things to say about the show. First, the show was not well written. For example, last night's episode was told as a flashback which accomplishes two things: One, it takes away from any possible suspense you might feel regarding the well being of the characters. Two, it creates questions of continuity. Ethan Embry was speaking into a digital recorder and recounting events that, according to the episode, he couldn't possibly know. That's poor writing. Second, I've seen the show and it's trying to follow in the X-Files' footsteps, drawing on established "myths" for its plots. Unfortunately, thanks to the X-Files, there are no good myths left. Last night the Freakylinks crew went looking for a thunderbird. A THUNDERBIRD? I mean, I've heard of the legend, but that's about as lame as the X-Files version of El Chupacabra(sp?). Third, I hate when creators make homages to themselves. Last night there were several references made about "that movie where those kids got lost in the woods." Because it gets me thinking, "Yeah, the Blair Witch movie; it wasn't the best, but for $30,000 it was okay." Then I started thinking how every episode of Freakylinks probably costs $300,000 and it's nowhere near as "good" as Blair Witch. Finally, Freaklinks could be a good show if it lost that damnable hand held video camera footage and if the writers would fix up the dialog and drop all the froo froo. The dialog isn't clever; it's innane. Here's an idea, they should film the last episode with no script and just send the actors out somewhere and start filming. Hmm...I might have seen that somewhere before...
Oct. 28, 2000, 11:12 a.m. CST
Your political views are childlike. You won't vote, and you won't matter. Anyway, I didn't say Freakylinks had better writers than any particular show, just that I liked it. As for the two shows you mentioned, Buffy is a joke with horrible writing, acting, and stories, impossible to watch if you're over 25 because well, you've seen better. So much better that this is just too bad to waste time watching. Enough already. And ER...Jeez when will they stop? They could have the best writers in the world but it's still the same old rehashed plots from other hospital dramas going all the way back to the black & white days. The three staples of TV are Doctors, Lawyers, and Cops. They've always been on tv and always will, but it's all been done before and I'm tired of watching it over and over and over. I'm over it. It just takes some poeple longer to realize the truth. And another show that's been done before but not nearly so much is Freakylinks. I loved it the first time around when it was called "The Night Stalker". Freakylinks is a modern version of that. Now the reporter is his own boss and publisher but getting that picture (video) is still the most important thing. Oh well, maybe some other network will pick it up.
Oct. 28, 2000, 12:56 p.m. CST
Oct. 28, 2000, 1:05 p.m. CST
Its somewhat humourous that this talkback is ridden with political cat-fighting. I will join in. If any of you think that the American 2 party system is actually 'democracy'or that your votes matter worth a damn this time round... then u r sadly retarded.
Oct. 28, 2000, 1:05 p.m. CST
Who'da thunk it?
Oct. 28, 2000, 1:14 p.m. CST
I bet half the people out there have who have slammed this show do it without ever watching it. I know because I did the same thing. However, it is a reallygood show. It has taken up where the x-files lost it a few seasons ago and I am sad to see it leave. If you remember correctly though, X-files was also cancelled by foxin it's early creation and the fans through a fit and got it back. This is the same deal. An underappreciated show. I agree the timeslot sucks, but that is what VCRs are for.
Oct. 28, 2000, 2:46 p.m. CST
by Lazarus Long
Ha ha! Freakylinks is over! This is what the losers from Haxan films get for signing the contract that allowed BW2: Book of Shadows to be made. Now Hollywood will write them off as one-hit wonders, and their little pet project "Heart of Love" will go direct to video. Say goodnight, sellouts. You'd think of all films to not make sequels of, Blair Witch, an "is it or isn't it true" style film would be spared a part two. But I guess Haxan decided to go for the payday. Their several scripts for Book of Shadows apparently sucked, Berlinger had to write his own, which also sucked, and now all their projects are going down the tubes. Another Hollywood lesson learned.
Oct. 28, 2000, 3:30 p.m. CST
It was a good show that got off to a decent start. The characters are likable and pretty believable, and the stories are not as farfetched as X-Files. In fact, the one thing that bothered me about X-Files was that they never had any answers. In Freakylinks, the supernatural answer is the right one, and they always let you know by the end that something was found or discovered, not like Scully's boring "We can conclude nothing once again" bullshit. And the actress who played Claire is really cute.
Oct. 28, 2000, 10:39 p.m. CST
...You know what makes me ponder the constant bashing of this show? The fact that it's only been 3 episodes. The first one being the introductory show, what show has actually had a 'decent' first show? I mean they are few and far between if you ask me. I just think that people should lighting up a bit and give the show time to get into it. The same thing happened with the "Clerks" series. Everyone compared it to the movie when they were two different entities. Just like people are comparing this to Blair Witch. No matter what you say, all you critics are comparing it the the movie and you know it. Just let the show be for one season, then bash it if you'd like. Thank you.
Oct. 28, 2000, 11:11 p.m. CST
Two things: one, they're still making episodes of "Freakylinks." They're shooting an episode with a high school prom backdrop on Monday. Would they still blow thousands of bucks on new episodes if the show were canceled? (that's a question, not an assumption) And second: poor television. They are trying, folks. There's more Sci-Fi on TV now than there ever has been, but YOU, their target demographic bashes it all without question, and the rest of the people out there don't even know it's on. Imagine if "Star Trek" or "The Twilight Zone" had been as brutally judged after three or four episodes as "Freakylinks" and "Dark Angel" have been? Perhaps they were infinitely better shows than the above newcomers, but we would never have known that if they were canceled right out of the box. I think we should laud TV for at least attempting this kind of programming. I found "Dark Angel" really interesting, and though "Freakylinks" seems to be "X-Files Junior," some of the episode I watched was a lot of fun. If given a little faith by viewers and the Fox Network, they might grow into something people truly love. You never know. It seems like a good deal of folks out there are shitting where they eat, and that might poison everybody's watering hole, if you get my meaning.
Oct. 29, 2000, 1:05 a.m. CST
You know what? I realized something last week when I was visiting this site like I often do and came across Moriarty's absolutely awful review of Freakylinks. I realized how much power this stupid ugly brown website has over the morons who come here to be TOLD what to like by a fat guy in Texas, his father, and a bunch of other guys who have probably never had sex (with of course, the exception of Harry's father). I rarely ever agree with any of the reviews posted, yet I am a movie fan and this is one of my many stops of the day for info and an occasional laugh, but then I saw the Freakylinks review and I instantly knew that this one guys opinion would likely spell doom for this clever, funny, and often scary show. It's a shame, really, because while this guy Moriarty sings the praises of shows like Dark Angel, a lame Buffy meets Blade Runner rip-off, and bases his entire review around Jessica Alba. Yeah, she's hot. So what? I see hot girls on TV all the time. I think the wife on King Of Queens is hot too, but the show still sucks ass. Meanwhile, Freakylinks is dismissed as rubbish because Ethan Embry has one expression? Jesus, Jessica Alba ain't exactly Jerry Lewis. She pouts. That's all. She pouts and has a great ass. All the TV reviewers seem to have the same opinion of Dark Angel. "Jessica Alba will make your blood boil" "Jessica Alba will make you sweat", I'm waiting for "The show sucks, but Jessica Alba will make you squeel with orgasmic delight while you jerk your gherkin". I mean, c'mon! Freakylinks so far has been better than the X-Files has been in the last two seasons!It's a really charming show that is GOING to get dumped becuase it isn't very mainstream, and sites like this are the only way a show like this will survive, but everyone here is talking about how much they love Farscape or Babylon 5 or some other Star Trek totem. This site has proven that it has TOO much power. Look at the Princess Mononoke debacle! I personally couldn't give a rat's ass about the original Japanese language track on the DVD. I saw, and loved, the dubbed version, as well as the Japanese language version. The voice acting in the dubbed version was well above par, and NOTHING was lost in the translation. Meanwhile, the Japanese language version had moments that made no sense in the subtitles, and EXTREMELY poor character to voice match-ups. I was all set to get my copy in July, and then August, and then POOF, Ain't it Cool claims victory when it posts that due largely to the site and it's visitors Disney will be releasing the film in January 2001 with both language tracks. Yay! My heros. So all of the extra encoding they will need to do this will be at the expense of some other extra feature, potentially one that will actually enrich the viewing experience of those of us who saw it's US release. Do you think the Japanese make such a big deal when we ship our films to them? Do you think they care? It's great to voice one's opinions, but in this day and age of viewer apathy, 2 minute attention spans, and the all powerful internet amateur Eberts, one begins to to wonder how well the original Star Wars, Classic Trek, or even TNG would do were they released NOW. We are shooting ourselves in the foot, and when the execs at studios cease making genre shows like Freakylinks in favor of less costly shit-coms, we'll have ourselves to blame. Thanks Moriarty.
Oct. 29, 2000, 1:12 a.m. CST
before anyone rips me a new asshole, I admit I went off on Moriarty in my previous post, but Hercules is the guy who's steering you all away from quality shows. It's all probably the same guy anyway, because I can't imagine more than one man liking Ally Mc Beal.
Oct. 29, 2000, 1:46 a.m. CST
by Easy Rider
It really was horrible programming and the fact that people are saying it's better than Buffy, E.R., The X-Files, and tons of other shows that are bursting with talent is laughable. Mariachi knows what he's talking about when he talks about Ethan Embry's lack of acting ability. Ethan Embry is the adult version of Jonathan Lipnicki: a talentless, annoying pecker. The same can be said of the rest of the cast. Whenever something happens like this, people always whip out the "I-Bet-You-Guys-Haven't-Even-Seen-It" card. I saw it. I saw all of the episodes and everyone was more wretched than the last. Funny how I gave up the show last weekend and now it's canceled. Good. A television show based on I Spit On Your Grave would be better than this garbage. No one influenced my opinion on it. I decided for myself that this should have been canceled before it even aired. Also, Eyegore, you are really nothing but a twit with a wit. Your taste in television programming displays how assinine you are to everyone else. How can you possibly, in that small head of yours, compare something good, like The Night Stalker, to Freakylinks? Are you stupid or something? Tell you what, why don't you climb off that high horse of yours, shelve the "better-than-thou" attitude on t.v. and politics and just shut the hell up, you arrogant jackass. People like you are the reason I'm voting for Gore: He'll keep abortion, thus preventing the world from being further populated by morons like you. Does it make you happy that I'm voting, Mr. Politics?
Oct. 29, 2000, 3:49 a.m. CST
I did. It sucked. To the point that it made so little sense that I didn't watch the whole episode. "Oh, but you can't judge on that!!"; like hell I can't -- I WATCHED AND DIDN'T CARE WHAT HAPPENED. At the risk of ignighting another holy war, have you watched the reruns of B5? The first 13 episodes were all self-contained with detailed (sometimes awkward) references where needed to link the stories. And there's something else there too; hints to stuff that didn't happen until season 4. It's blatant if you've seen the end, invisible on first viewing. Of course, he knew where he was going and had an idea how to get there. I won't wait 3 or 4 eps "because the good stuff is coming." Get a clue! Lead with it!
Oct. 29, 2000, 3:52 a.m. CST
Oh my god, how can you deny that freaklinks is almost EXACTLY like the night stalker? How far do you have to grasp to try and disagree with me. Look at all the similarities. Here, I'll name a few. They both are about reporters investigating paranormal events. The monster of the week. They both wrap it up in one episode. One works for a print publication, the other for a web publication. And have you gone back and watched any of those recently? By today's standards they're horrible! Motorcycle Decapitator Ghostboy. Aw forget it, you guys are simply M-O-R-O-N-S. "That Eyegore he's a dick I'm gonna write him a nasty message. I'll show him how smart I am and how wrong he is." Well shove it. You missed almost every point, as I expected you would. As I've come to expect from two thirds of the people here. The only reason I brought up politics was to say that I refuse to watch Dark Angel because it was set to draw people away from the debates. I never said who I was voting for, or if I thought one guy was better than another, or anything like that. Just that I didn't think it was right to try to deliberately lead people away from seeing these two losers debate each other and get an idea of who they really are. El Mariachie, you admit you didn't watch them. You had your mind made up beforehand so you have NO IDEA how these guys act under that kind of pressure. Does it matter? Maybe it does. Maybe you'd have seen something, had you cared enough to watch it, but no. Like a lemming, you tuned into Dark Angel. Yeah, so having said all that, some retard chimes in on how I'm bashing Dark Angel without having seen it. I refused to watch it on principle! I never said it sucked. I don't know or care. And the shit about a dark future, go ahead and don't vote, don't give a shit about anything, just tune into Dark Angel and let it all happen. Know what happens? Dark Future! See, I made the mistake of giving you guys the benefit of the doubt, that I wouldn't have walk you through this, explaining every little bit like I would to my 6 year old nephew but see what happens? I'd suggest you let this drop. I've stated my opinion and you yours. If you need me to verbally bitch slap you some more we can go another round, but it's really pointless.
Oct. 29, 2000, 5:16 a.m. CST
WHAT YOU SAID: "I realized how much power this stupid ugly brown website has over the morons who come here to be TOLD what to like by a fat guy in Texas, his father, and a bunch of other guys who have probably never had sex (with of course, the exception of Harry's father. " WHAT I SAY: Don't talk about people you don't even know like that. Seriously. It's just wrong to make such brutal attacks on complete strangers. These guys' reviews are just their opinions. They don't expect everyone to agree, and in many cases we don't. Because Harry and the kids like or don't like something doesn't mean everyone that is associated with the site sees things the same way. No one is TOLD what to think. And making comments on sexual experience (or lack thereof) has absolutely no place. Just because the people on this site say they don't like something doesn't mean that Hollywood will bend to appease them. Freakylinks was mediocre, in my opinion. It had moments, some potential, but nothing spectacular. Nothing that grabbed me and sucked me in like the first season of The X-Files. That's all there is to it. Don't blame the site for the show's demise or any other event. It's just a website and these are just normal people saying what they think... but without attacking the TalkBackers. Please have as much consideration. They're a good bunch. -AuntieMeat ;0p
Oct. 29, 2000, 10:28 a.m. CST
Hercules is a frail human being filled with anger over his misspent life. Poor Hercules, when the time comes all you will have to show for your pathetic sad little life is a bunch of scrawlings on a little web site about TELEVISION fer chrissake! I mean, good god man, of all the things to devote your pathetic little excuse for a life to did it have to be TELEVISION? You spend your life criticizing something that is designed to speak to the LOWEST common denominator in society! Something that people of normal intelligence are supposed to be able to follow while doing something else, like reading a book or talking on the phone! That makes you, Hercul-ass, EVEN MORE pathetic than the people who make these shows. YOU criticise the Blair Witch guys for their show even though the whole world knows they walked off the show before they even SHOT the pilot, yet you continue to try and make it a personal thing. What's funny, though, is that without them and their shows YOU ARE NOTHING. YOUR existence on this planet means NOTHING without television and the people who make the shows. How pathetic. You are a sad, sad person, and I hope you find some reason to live that doesn't involve personal vendetas and jealousies. I am funkbunny!
Oct. 29, 2000, 4 p.m. CST
by Easy Rider
Your last post was hilarious. It came across as if it was written by a man who knew other people had valid reasons for what they wrote, but is so self-involved, he desperately was trying to find a reason to be mad at others. You're a loser. A rambling loser. Mariachi made the point in his last post that he REVIEWED the canidates already, thus he did not need to watch the debates. I don't know if you know this, but there are things called newspapers, magazines, websites, and other things that allow you to get the same information and since Bush and Gore have been campaigning for so long, what was the point of watching them? We know everything we need to know to vote. You, more than likely, just watched them to make yourself feel better, to feed that already overflowing ego of yours, and make yourself think that you were being a "real" American citizen and you were gonna help change the country. Sad....Although it's not as sad as your inability to spell or defend the right show. Here, I'll do something for you. This is how you spell that atrocious show with Ethan Embry: F-R-E-A-K-Y-L-I-N-K-S. Notice the big Y in the middle? That's why the show was called Freakylinks, not Freaklinks like you kept writing. Tis a minor mistake but shows your ignorance by displaying the fact that you were defending something like an ass when you couldn't even get the name write. And, yes, Night Stalker and Freakylinks have the smae material, but guess what? So do fifty thousand other things. When it comes to stuff like movies, books, t.v. shows, and various other things, material is of course going to be similar and maybe the producers were trying to go for a Night Stalker 2000, but guess what? They failed. They failed to properly utilize their material, thus resulting in a mess of a show. So, maybe you were right to compare them on the fact that they shared things, but you just failed to mention that Freakylinks sucked. You are so dopey. Verbally bitchslapped? That's what you call your uninformed, inane posts? Laughable posts from a laughable human being. You have not proven any points or ripped anyone a new asshole. All you did is make yourself look like one of the idiots who come on here that you hate so much.
Oct. 29, 2000, 6:53 p.m. CST
Is that when it finally gets down to the most basic level of flaming someone for typos and spelling errors, Easy Rider can't even check his own writing. Or is that righting? "you couldn't even get the name write. And, yes, Night Stalker and Freakylinks have the smae material" That's it I'm done here.
Oct. 29, 2000, 6:53 p.m. CST
Wow, y'all have been talkin shit! I just read all the way down, and it's like I need a cigarette, and I don't even smoke. Fox could have kept trying with Freaky Links. I really liked the first one although I recognized the Ancient Enemy riff from the movie Phantoms. They had me paying attention, and I thought they did a good job introducing a bunch of subplots. The Virginia Dare monster was a spooky and cool idea. Then the second one had a good story, then the third one was a little too Marvel Comics-meets-predictable, then I missed the fourth one. What I really liked were the production values and the gimmicky mixed media camerawork. What I didn't like was the best-friend character hadn't been given too much to do yet. While I'm at it: Hey Comedy Central, bring back STRANGERS WITH CANDY! Also, while I'm at it: VOTE FOR GORE because you know him and Tommy Lee Jones was like Cheech and Chong in college yo!
Oct. 29, 2000, 9:13 p.m. CST
From the day it sold at Sundance, Ed and Dan both said they were not interested in a sequel to BWP. MAYBE a prequel showing the story of Ellie Kedward. Their involvment with this film is probably contractual. As for them being sellouts, what did you expect. Sit around while offer after offer passed them by. Or take a little money so they can make something they have total control over. Lazarus you wish you had the opportunity to sell ANYTHING, you talentless loser!!!!
Oct. 29, 2000, 10:20 p.m. CST
Freakylinks, could've been good (I guess), it wasn't, so adios to ya.
Oct. 29, 2000, 11:38 p.m. CST
Why the Fuck should fox cancel the show? it is awesome.. just cuz they had one severed arm... give me a break! First they say Paul Anderson is making Resident Evil then they say Freaky Links is cancelled?!? I'm moving! So much for the freedom of choice and speech.. what say do we have in this issue... NONE... so the president can take the 'constitution' and burn it because they are not following it AT ALL!
Oct. 30, 2000, 6:23 a.m. CST
You've got to be kidding! FL has so much potential, with (hopefully) X-Files dropping dead at the end of this season
Oct. 30, 2000, 8:36 a.m. CST
Eyegore, you have failed to grasp a simple fact: you can dislike a show even if it is well-written (for its genre) and well-acted. The show simply may not be for your consumption. Case in point: King of Queeens. I think the show is o.k. for a situation comedy. And I think the actors are appealing enough. But I don't watch the show because I don't care about them. That doesn't mean it's a bad show. It's just not my kind of humor. Same thing with Will and Grace. In my opinion, Just Shoot Me blows the doors off both those shows because I enjoy and appreciate the show's humor. Of course none of this has anything to do with this god-awful Fox show (I'm just saying Buffy and Eyegore are not a match). Objectively speaking, very little of this show was worth watching. Eyegore makes his own point by bringing up the far superior Night Stalker. Night Stalker was new and fairly original at the time. X-Files was new and mostly original at its time. Freaky Links has been done: the first time it was called Night Stalker and the second time it was called X-Files. Lacking originality, we turn to the actors and the writing. And we come back 0 for 2. Eyegore, let's not bring up Buffy. Buffy is so far beyond anything Fox has on tap (yes, I'm including a now very fatigued X-Files and the insultingly silly Dark Angel), that it isn't funny. Stop trashing other quality shows that you happen not to like and stop distracting us with references to classic genre TV shows. Try instead to actually defend what I see as an idea victimized by its own lack of originality, lack of support and adequate marketing(Fox, we know your M.O. quite well), poor implementation, and poor casting. Buh-bye.
Oct. 30, 2000, 1:13 p.m. CST
How come AICN hasn't started a watch for CSI? Its on CBS Friday at 9PM. My boyfriend and I are completely HOOKED, line and sinker on this show. I needed a smart ass thriller to replace my X-Files show. I stopped watching X-Files last season - felt it was becoming a shadow of its former glory. Afterall, I've got the first 4 years on tape - and from what I saw of last year, it wasn't worth my Sunday nights anymore. I set aside a couple of hours a week for Buffy, Angel and now I'll add CSI.
Oct. 30, 2000, 3:54 p.m. CST
I made up a drinking game absed off the commercials for freakylinks (which i finally watch part of this week. ugh.) basically, you take a drink everytime the main character guy looks startled and surprised. i think they hired that guy just because he could do that sudden jolt. lame. anyways, would've gotten me way drunk had it lasted.
Oct. 30, 2000, 4:06 p.m. CST
So here's what Herc DIDN'T tell you... Freakylinks WILL BE BACK. While Freakylinks will air this friday - Nov 3, it will then be off the network until December 1. It will also air on the 8th and possibly the 15th. As for the Network and Studio not being behind the show, they have publically stated taht they are behind the show and this is merely a business decision in conjunction with the affiliates. FREAKYLINKS will be back. I just wish Herc would get his head from out his ass and post the full story when it comes out. www.variety.com
Oct. 30, 2000, 6:39 p.m. CST
It's when studios give dying shows, or even just really shitty ones, a late start hoping that they won't have too much stuff to compete with during their premiers. The fact that Freakylinks may come back later this year is not only un-newsworthy, but is also typical. It only proves that the show is failing, and that Fox has invested too much to just pull the plug. Remember when My So Called Life came back from the dead for a few weeks, then went on to live in syndication at MTV for a year? Or, how 'bout the Jef Foxworthy show? It didn't help. I'm sure this is why Herc didn't mention it. . . it's not worth mentioning!
Oct. 31, 2000, 4:52 a.m. CST
The funny thing about the Blair Witch creators is that the chickens seem to be coming home to roost at last. When your success is based more on gimmick and hype than talent and ideas, sooner or later is becomes apparant to everyone. With the weak opening of Blair Witch 2 and the rumored cancelation of Freakylinks it seems their time may be coming to an end. Oddly enough, I kind of liked Freakylinks (very stupid name for a TV show by the way). It's like Scooby Doo, only a little more boring and no Scooby Snacks or a cool Mystery Machine. I never understood the whole BLAIR WITCH thing anyway, since for me if you don't have a believeable source of fear in a horror movie, you have no horror and hence no movie. In the EXORCIST we have a girl possessed by the Devil. In ALIEN we have a monster. In HALLOWEEN there's Michael. What does BLAIR WITCH have? Bundles of sticks. No actual source of fear is ever really introduced in the movie. It's a bring your own monster kind of movie I guess. So the people running around hysterial in the woods just seem silly. Or on drugs or something. Anyway maybe people have already had enough of camera tricks and pseudo-supernatural mysteries that try to gloss over the simple fact that's there's really nothing going on.
Oct. 31, 2000, 5:36 a.m. CST
Your opinion officially counts for less than zero. I would rather listen to the shit dripping out a diarrhetic dogs ass than listen to you.
Oct. 31, 2000, 11:26 a.m. CST
You know, there's nothing better than a fairweather johnson - that's people like you. YOu know, sit on the sidelines and call out from their couches about stuff you have no idea about. FIRST: Mid Season REPLACEMENTS are REPLACEMENTS. Freakylinks has NOT been cancelled and it is not in trouble of being so right now. You do know about those pesky neilsen ratings? Right? Well, Freakylinks regularly wins the 18-34 men demographic. That's a good thing. That's why Freakylinks will be back. As for "The fact that Freakylinks may come back later this year is not only un-newsworthy, but is also typical" that's not true. If Freakylinks was THAT bad off, it'd be cancelled!
Oct. 31, 2000, 12:11 p.m. CST
I notice that everyone's bashing everyone else's opinion on this show (which, I admit, I never saw, mainly because it all failed to interest me. It sounded kinda X-filish, and I grew tired of that long before, sadly enough). The suits canned it for the simple reason that no one watched it. Whether or not that's a good reason to can show that you think are fin is up to you, but i understand why the execs wouldnt put up with a rating failure. Sure, I think that the networks don't give enough time for shows to grow, and they stifle shows that could very well make a lot of money in the long run. But its all business, and something tells me that the creators of the Blair Witch were all hype and no talent. They werent going to last anyways, folks.
Oct. 31, 2000, 5:14 p.m. CST
I can't help but laugh at some peoples opinions in these talk backs. There so explicit about how bad this particular show is. Its an absolute truth you know!!! laugh. For one I personally liked this show as do many others. For you "nobody's" to come onto a forum like this and try to be some hack critics is, hmmm... Particularly funny. And your comments on the blair witch producers having no talent. We'll its kinda funny how the critics are split on most of there work, and just because you can't see the worth of these films the other half of society must be retards, there not in your enlightened world.
June 22, 2001, 8:26 p.m. CST
As we know, like everything else on Earth, FOX is just a huge corporation and the only thing they want is money. FOX IS a worthless piece of shit tv channel, with only gimmicks as shows. Look at all the bull shit programs they have, most of them, reality tv show. Now, thanks to real world, tv is almost revolving itself around reality tv shows. Even HalloweeN 8 Homecoming is going to be filmed realitytv show style, which is pathetic, a disgrace. Freakylinks came BEFORE the crazed realitytv show theme, and Freaklinks didnt have a realitytv show theme, they just wanted to be low budget by using alotta handycam work. The only reason why this show was canceled is because the theories/myths,plots, etc are all true life mysteries this show erxplores. People have actually reported giant flying reptile birds, or what about the first ep, the disappearance of that tribe. And the Dessert Squid. And even the season finally - the giant insect. Of course the events in the show are fiction, but not the myths. And human society has been brought up to ignore stuff like that so they will never know the truth behind that stuff. Herez a question you cant answer: "Who is who the draw the line for what is impossible and what is possible?" I can answer, no one, yet, for some, strange suspicious reason you follow EVDRYTHING your government or newspaper headlines says. Email me your answer: How are things impossible/possible, whered you come to believe they are, who are you to draw the line that they are??? PunkRawkRadical@hotmail.com
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