Well... this is another thing entirely. Season one is good entertainment. Season 2 as I remember it was good for about 2-4 episodes. Watchable for me but like many shows much of the taught dramatic effect is lost once characters and storylines that ought to have served their purpose are retained for the sake of continuity.
I'm currently watching season 3 and I LIKE it but it's not nearly as compelling as season one because it's slightly "forced" still some good writing and story crafting but seems that they have moved locations to shoot and the LA sun and shooting on set probably bother me more than most people.
Same reason why GEA golf ball recommendations don't do as much for me I'm very sensitive to small changes.
#1 the story, #2 the characters knowing what we don't know. #3 The characters each bring something different and unique that adds to the complexity, the vicarious experience. It's especially compelling that though each has different blindspots wants and modalities they are not 100% DUMB and can each problem solve and make things happen in their own ways.
Lots of credit to the writers to build upon these things in future seasons.
#4 The music, is very familiar yet unknown to me and absolutely moves the story along. #5 W/O trying to give too much away the series plays out like for lack of a better words. A Modern British Caper movie yet it's done over 10 episodes or what have you starts with tension and keeps adding to it as you go. In that aspect the show is very well executed.
True I could've put this in my 1st post but i didn't think of it. Sorry.
Not if you're me. I tried to watch it and got through about 4 episodes. I particularly liked looking at class issues and a frame of reference I don't have much experience with but overall I lost interest because the characters were not compelling and entirely close to 2 dimensional for my tastes. YMMV
Galgolfer: I am frequently wrong when trying to recall things from years ago!
Aug 17, 2019 10:08:02 GMT -7
nrjyzr: Derrick used to talk about the Black Toaster of Death, he might remember
Aug 17, 2019 18:17:57 GMT -7
nrjyzr: Oh, and Hi! Gigi, Dave, Haxie
Aug 17, 2019 18:18:22 GMT -7
Galgolfer: Hey Ed. Nice to see some of the old chatters commenting!
Aug 18, 2019 4:40:57 GMT -7
boomslang: Ed, Derrick may have coined it. Just like somebody coined sensistraw inserts.
Aug 18, 2019 7:46:15 GMT -7
Galgolfer: I called it Strawsicore. LOL.
Aug 18, 2019 8:50:22 GMT -7
nrjyzr: That's the name I remember. Strawsicore
Aug 18, 2019 14:50:24 GMT -7
nrjyzr: As for the Toaster of Death, there was even a haiku about it. Don't remember the haiku, unfortunately
Aug 18, 2019 14:51:32 GMT -7
mr22putt: I use to own the Toaster in a Stick after hitting a playing partner's driver...1st used club I bought off the internet....$195?? in 2000.
Aug 18, 2019 17:05:35 GMT -7
hardpan: I used "toaster on a stick" and Strawsicore in the last week talking to customers, weird
Aug 18, 2019 18:19:30 GMT -7
hax: I had a Ping WRX Toaster on a stick...which was an AJ Tech Metal X shaft. I hit some of the longest drives of my life with that club.
Aug 19, 2019 18:10:13 GMT -7
hax: I never cared for the sensicore shafts...the just felt dead.
Aug 19, 2019 18:10:35 GMT -7
hax: Hey Ed and GG...good to see y'alll in here.
Aug 19, 2019 18:11:02 GMT -7
boomslang: Golf equipment has changed a lot. I haven't followed the trend. Still playing my Ping G2 driver and blades. LOL
Aug 19, 2019 21:52:33 GMT -7
Galgolfer: I agree with you Hax that Sensicore (or any vibration dampening) changes the way a club feels but if you've got pain they can really help.
Aug 20, 2019 5:16:35 GMT -7
bumblebees: I have Greg's Toaster on a stick. I bought it from him at Bethpage if I recall correctly. At the same time he 'leant' me the matching 3 wood which I still have as he died a couple of weeks later. If I ever make it out to another G tourney, I'll bring them.
Aug 20, 2019 8:31:33 GMT -7
jaime59: What exactly is the TOAS? Original Big Bertha Driver?
Aug 21, 2019 9:19:35 GMT -7