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#260859 - 03/30/03 10:48 PM Black Sash
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What a load of crap!

This show should be on next to the "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers"

It sucks.
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#260860 - 03/31/03 11:22 AM Re: Black Sash
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I liked it. It wasn't the greatest thing since sliced porn, but within the parameters of an action-adventure show the writers gave each character some sort of raison d'etre that might exist in the real world. Considering how many action shows try to go the "comic-booky" route and flop because they don't know how to do it right (BIRDS OF PREY, BLACK SCORPION), this is a measure of improvement.

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#260861 - 03/31/03 11:33 AM Re: Black Sash
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Originally posted by gene phillips:
I liked it. It wasn't the greatest thing since sliced porn, but within the parameters of an action-adventure show the writers gave each character some sort of raison d'etre that might exist in the real world. Considering how many action shows try to go the "comic-booky" route and flop because they don't know how to do it right (BIRDS OF PREY, BLACK SCORPION), this is a measure of improvement.


Amen to that! Besides, I miss Russell Wong (Vanishing Son) on TV. Sure, the guy can kick butt, but he's underrated as a actor.

It was also cool seeing Mako (the voice of Aku on "Samurai Jack"), too.

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#260862 - 03/31/03 01:27 PM Re: Black Sash
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"...greatest thing since sliced porn"

Heh, that was funny.

To be sure, I like Russle Wong too, "Vanishing Son" was a very good show. AndI guess that's the problem. I expected beter...much better.

I didn't find the bus chase scene at all believeable. Sorry, to make that leap, he would have had to jump over 13 feet (possible) and fall at least 20 (not possible) onto a moving bus without breaking anything, or falling off. It wasn't established that he was a "Jackie Chan" type, And if that example WAS the example, it wasn't good enough. And someone please tell me, why didn't any of the bad guys at the end have guns? And why, oh why would Russell's character thow away the only weapons that he had?

I may watch it next week, you know, just to give it another chance. But as it stands now, the show was juvenile.

Also Gene, this is not a super hero show. Or at least not yet. Sure, it has a the elements of one. The Mentor, the brooding angst-filled students, but I don't see it that way. At least not yet. I also have problems with shows that show the police in a bad light, i.e. "stupid" It didn't take Russell's character 30 minutes to find the dude who killed his student's father. And gee, if it was that easy for him, why didn't he do it sooner. Yeah yeah, I know he needed money for lawyers to see his kid, but gee, what kind a message does THAT give? "Yes, it's okay to help someone if only that help helps you too."

On second thought, I don't think I'll waste my time.
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#260863 - 03/31/03 02:02 PM Re: Black Sash
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Originally posted by LordSunder:
"...greatest thing since sliced porn"

Heh, that was funny.

To be sure, I like Russle Wong too, "Vanishing Son" was a very good show. AndI guess that's the problem. I expected beter...much better.

I didn't find the bus chase scene at all believeable. Sorry, to make that leap, he would have had to jump over 13 feet (possible) and fall at least 20 (not possible) onto a moving bus without breaking anything, or falling off. It wasn't established that he was a "Jackie Chan" type, And if that example WAS the example, it wasn't good enough. And someone please tell me, why didn't any of the bad guys at the end have guns? And why, oh why would Russell's character thow away the only weapons that he had?

I may watch it next week, you know, just to give it another chance. But as it stands now, the show was juvenile.

Also Gene, this is not a super hero show. Or at least not yet. Sure, it has a the elements of one. The Mentor, the brooding angst-filled students, but I don't see it that way. At least not yet. I also have problems with shows that show the police in a bad light, i.e. "stupid" It didn't take Russell's character 30 minutes to find the dude who killed his student's father. And gee, if it was that easy for him, why didn't he do it sooner. Yeah yeah, I know he needed money for lawyers to see his kid, but gee, what kind a message does THAT give? "Yes, it's okay to help someone if only that help helps you too."

On second thought, I don't think I'll waste my time.


I'm sure the reason the bad guys in the end fight didn't have guns is that the producers didn't want to factor them in, so yeah, that's unlikely (although I think one of them toward the end has a gun, the one clobbered by the brunette). As for Wong throwing away his weapons, that bothers me less because I think he'd almost finished kicking every ass there; not much left at that point.

Wong's ability to find the criminal that the police couldn't hinges totally on him and Mako having been able to elicit "inside info" by virtue of (a) their being Chinese, and (b) knowing what other Chinese to ask about the criminal's whereabouts. Again, the idea's not beyond criticism, but that was the reason for the speedy perp-location, not that the cops were dumb.

No, BS is not a superhero show, but a lot of action-adventure shows, both with superheroes and with "ordinary" heroes, share common narrative problems about how to get the hero in and out of trouble. I could have as easily said that BLACK SASH was a bit more believable than THE FALL GUY, or FASTLANE, or any number of "ordinary hero" shows, and the principle would've been the same.

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