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Stop after the first one
« on: September 10, 2016, 10:02:11 PM »
What are some movie series or tv series where you should only watch the first film or first season, and then pretend like the others never happened?  It seems like there are quite a few of these.
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Re: Stop after the first one
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 10:16:03 PM »
Matrix FTW
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2016, 10:19:42 PM »
I've heard True Detective goes on this list.
My possibly controversial candidate would be the rebooted Battlestar Galactica
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Re: Stop after the first one
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2016, 11:20:22 PM »
Highlander, Jaws and The Matrix.

I've heard True Detective goes on this list.
My possibly controversial candidate would be the rebooted Battlestar Galactica

Definitely both.

True Detectives was brilliant in season 1 and total shit for season 2.

BSG did have a good 2nd season. It fell to bits after that. The mistake it made was making the enemy too empathetic. They worked best when they were evil incarnate. The less said about the last season, and that abysmal finale, the better

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2016, 11:50:17 PM »
Oh good lord. I forgot about the Highlander movies. That may be the most dramatic fall-off of all time
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2016, 11:51:17 PM »
The Tim Burton era Batman films probably go here too
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2016, 12:15:08 AM »
Homeland.  An America POW returns home with secret plans to suicide bomb the president.  It's a really tight, really great drama right up until he doesn't do it and then it's just a mess.  I didn't finish season 2.  Brody should've blown himself up. 
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Re: Stop after the first one
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2016, 03:35:10 AM »
I've heard True Detective goes on this list.

does for me.

seemed like purely 'this was successful, quick, do something else under this title' business decision-making.


ah. I'd also have to say that you have to sit through season 2 of The Wire, because 3 and 4 are still good, not just 1. it's just a shame 2 takes such an unexpected turn.
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Re: Stop after the first one
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2016, 07:59:50 AM »
Jurassic Park.

House of Cards.
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Re: Stop after the first one
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2016, 09:44:16 AM »
House. Ugh.

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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2016, 09:51:29 AM »
just came here to post highlander, but got beat.

A Nightmare on Elm Street.  The first one is legitimately clever and interesting, with a real story and characters.  The rest is garbage except for the New Nightmare.
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Re: Stop after the first one
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2016, 02:31:24 PM »
Highlander wins for sure with the matrix a close second.

I'll add the Crow, Heroes and pretty much every horror film series

BSG should be on a list of stop watching before the final season/episode with Lost.

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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2016, 02:34:01 PM »
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Re: Stop after the first one
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2016, 09:03:20 PM »
Ghostbusters

Haven't seen the new one.

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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2016, 12:48:18 AM »
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