View Full Version : Anyone else hooked on Boomtown?
06-05-2003, 12:49 PM
well, over the last four weeks, this has had me absolutely hooked.
It has gone from a lightweight LAPD Blue-style show, to one that has really good character development.
and the last two weeks have been really dark subjest.
on at 9.50 tonight, in my mind, absolutely blows away CSI, better than The Shield, and up there with 24 (fewer bouncey breasts though)
Must be getting nearer the end of the series, so if you like US cop shows, perhaps see if a DVD is around. 8)~8-)~:cool:
and the assistant DA has to be the best character on TV at the moment...
06-05-2003, 12:51 PM
Unusally for me, I really like Boomtime, CSI and CSI Miami. I've even dusted off the vcr before now to record them...
Quite like Law and Order and the other stuff like that..
OHMIGOD, I AM TURNING INTO MY FATHER!!!!!!!!
08-05-2003, 06:06 PM
Who was the traitor in the department, I was up early and had a busy day and fell asleep before the end. :censored:
08-05-2003, 06:46 PM
Actually, so did I, luckily I taped it ! :nod:
I guess you didn't see last weeks then?
This weeks' wasn't great, mainly becuase they were finishing off the traitor thing from last week.
The way they caught him was to 'pretend' that another cop was going to grass up the crim that the traitor was working for. The traitor saw this, legged it outside to warn the crim, not realising the station had had all mobile calls forwarded to Joel's phone.
anyway, the traitor cop got blown away by the fat cop, who is rated as one of the better shooters in the station.
as far as the story goes, Joel now knows for sure that those two uniformed coppers are shagging. also, the fat cop let the deputy DA know that people knows he gets drunk/slept with with the reporter.
did that make any sense?
08-05-2003, 07:51 PM
I've seen a few Boomtown ep.s and it's alright, the best being the tramp and the two abductor peeping tom boys. But it does smack a bit of cheap tv in it's same telling different perspective play-off.
Both flavours of CSI are also worth a view but getting a bit to coptastic and riding over procedural/rights protocol of late. In the former it used to be Grissom as the overbaring judgementalist now it's Catherine and so it's her that is proving a bit too much. Whatever. Dinner time viewing.
08-05-2003, 08:03 PM
Cheers Bonesey images/smiley_icons/icon_thumbsup.gif I thought it was him last week. I saw when they said one was too bright and one was too dim and he was just right.
It made sence. ;)~;-)~:wink:
11-05-2003, 09:38 PM
The paramedic, the reporter, the cop, the D.A.
With any situation each will have their own individual perspective. In Boomtown these perspectives overlap and intertwine to tell the whole story.
Sometimes, the best way to tell the whole story about something is not to tell the whole story, but to tell little stories and let the viewer put it together themselves.
One crime seen from every point of view, all leading you to the truth.
Boomtown I love it ! :nod:
12-05-2003, 08:53 AM
That advert/trail is without doubt the best one on TV at the moment :)~:-)~:smile:
21-05-2003, 07:14 PM
Boomtown rocked last night, david mcnorris is way cool to watch on screen, best character on telly.
03-01-2004, 01:49 PM
Finally got round to watching the first season on dvd
it is absolutely fantastic. It is written by the same bloke that did Band of Brothers.
it almost has the grittiness of the Shield but the episodes are shown in a run lola run style.
Just when you think you have it sussed you see the same scene from a different characters view point. A lesson in life can be learnt.
unfortunately it was cancelled early this year 8 episodes into the second season (5 will show these in a few months. Very suprising due to the critical aclaim and decent ratings it received.
Donnie Wahlberg is suprisingly excellent as the lead. Neil McDonough from Band of Brothers is equally as impressive.
I picked up the first season for £20 ish
12hours of top quality entertainment should not be sniffed at. A must buy IMO :bow:
03-01-2004, 01:54 PM
It grew on me as I saw more episodes. At first I wasn't convinced but really ended up getting into it.
Gary Basaraba as Ray turned into such a watchable and likeable character. Plus the running storyline with his partner's relationship with his father was also handled brilliantly.
If you like Boomtown, give Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a try, not quite as original as Boomtown but grittier and more realistic than CSI.
03-01-2004, 01:58 PM
too much tv, not enough time :(
I will look out for it though
03-01-2004, 05:37 PM
just finished the dvd
very odd though I seem to remember five advertising the end of boomtown saying see the explosive finale and some car blowing up
none of that happened in the last episode am I thinking of another show
19-08-2006, 01:02 PM
I finished watching this last night. I usually find 'story of the week' shows boring after a few episodes, but this was one of the exceptions. Fantastic characters brought to life by a great cast and supported by very intelligent plot writing. I loved it from the first episode! Seemed that it was just starting to develop some story arcs too as the last few episodes started linking stuff up so it's a shame about Season 2. However, I understand those few episodes of Season 2 were weak, not least because they removed the 'multiple character perspectives' angle completely and just presented each episode as a conventional narrative.
21-08-2006, 09:14 AM
I got bored of Boomtown after the first few episodes because, essentially, it's a show based on a gimmick. I think the far, far superior The Shield also stole it's thunder.
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