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I think this show is based on someone's d20 Modern campaign.

But it a good way.


I watched the first 5 episodes (I like both Jaimie Alexander and Ashley Johnson) but gave up because I just couldn't deal with Agent Scruffy McGenericHero's scowling taking up 90% of the screen time.


Kalshane wrote:
I watched the first 5 episodes (I like both Jaimie Alexander and Ashley Johnson) but gave up because I just couldn't deal with Agent Scruffy McGenericHero's scowling taking up 90% of the screen time.

There are a lot of coincidences that just... really irk me. Out of hundred tattoos.. they just HAPPEN to figure one out the exact same day the tattoo crime is happening? IN the exact order they are figured out??

EVERY week?!?

I REALLY need to see a few disasters happen that could have been avoided if they had only figured them out faster... or clues that only made sense in hindsight. The premise is interesting, but REALLY stretches my believability.

It's still on my dvr, but it's really the last thing I watch each week. And yeah! That main guy does scream Generic action RPG character...


phantom1592 wrote:

There are a lot of coincidences that just... really irk me. Out of hundred tattoos.. they just HAPPEN to figure one out the exact same day the tattoo crime is happening? IN the exact order they are figured out??

EVERY week?!?

Completely agree. Also, we have yet to get the first clue about why anyone thought it would be a good idea to use tattoos as an information delivery system in the first place, instead of just leaking the info to the FBI directly. Just tell them a rogue military officer is stockpiling chemical weapons, rather than create cryptic puzzles.

And anyway, how is it this mysterious group knows about things not only ongoing in secret, but upcoming in the near future?

In Person of Interest there's at least an attempt to explain why the Machine gives so little information to the team: spitting out coded social security numbers and nothing else allows the transmission to fly below the radar. It's not a [b]good[/g] explanation, but better than any we get for tattoos.

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

I think they're just riffing on the Illustrated Man archetype.

And the last couple episodes DID explain a motive, at least.

But vague clues is a horrible way to warn people. It's why all my relationships fail. I do NOT get hints!

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phantom1592 wrote:
I REALLY need to see a few disasters happen that could have been avoided if they had only figured them out faster... or clues that only made sense in hindsight. The premise is interesting, but REALLY stretches my believability.

Both of those things actually HAVE happened. Along with events being triggered BECAUSE they started looking into them and 'anonymous tips' being phoned in from the people behind the tattoos when they missed something that was about to happen.


SmiloDan wrote:
And the last couple episodes DID explain a motive, at least.

Then I missed something. What was explained?

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Damon Griffin:

They had a montage of all the little missions Jane Doe did for her tattooist collaborators. It basically set up her FBI boss Mayfair.


@SmiloDan: No, I got those, but how is that a motive for using tattoos (or any cryptic method) to convey information to the FBI?

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What, the weekly crimes are incidental to the secret group's agenda? Nothing more than a way to use related tattoos to get Jane into the FBI so she can frame her boss/expose Daylight?

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Because plot. :-P

It's a horrible way to do it. But it is dramatic.

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Kalshane wrote:
I watched the first 5 episodes (I like both Jaimie Alexander and Ashley Johnson) but gave up because I just couldn't deal with Agent Scruffy McGenericHero's scowling taking up 90% of the screen time.

I'm, glad I'm not the only only one who was bothered by that guy. Jaime Alexander is awesome but there is just something off about the male lead, at least to me.


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I will say, as a gamer, geek and fan of Critcal Role, I do appreciate them presenting Patterson as a TT gamer-geek in a positive way. (As well as the occasional CR references.)

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