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Subject: Re: "DaVinci's Inquest" ... Date: 10/5/2008 2:28 AM
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I've started watching this show. I've only seen three episodes - no idea what season they were from since I just setup the DVR to grab them as they are replayed.

Generally, I like the show. One thing I've noticed is the dialog is ... different. The dialog has a remarkably unscripted quality to it and sounds much closer to natural conversation: filler words, broken sentences, etc. Sometimes I wonder if the actors are improvising to some degree, particularly the guy who plays DaVinci.

So far, the stories have fallen somewhat short for me. Lots of good setup but often the story seems to peter out at the end. It's like they can't seem to get the ball across the goal line. I guess the stories are very realistic in that sense - real life seldom has the plot twists and surprises that happen on TV - but I'm not sure makes for compelling television.

One thing that is sort of refreshing is to see a TV show shot in Vancouver that is actually set in Vancouver. I've grown tired of seeing the BC landscape portrayed as various incongruous locations - ex: Kansas (Smallville), eastern U.S. (X-files) or virtually every planet in the galaxy (SG-1). I really like Vancouver so it's nice to see the actual city.
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