Magnum Rewatch Ep 18 - Billy Joe Bob

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Magnum Rewatch Ep 18 - Billy Joe Bob

Postby Kathleen » 04 Jun 2015, 11:30

Billy Joe Bob, a man from Texas, hires Magnum to track down his missing sister. Graham talks Kendo, and Kathleen makes various dog noises for verisimilitude.
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Re: Magnum Rewatch Ep 18 - Billy Joe Bob

Postby Delanofilms » 04 Jun 2015, 12:28

Mayhaps there is a slightly different opinion among the LRR crew, but as an older brother 10 years ahead of my sister, if I found out she was a prostitute, I would be inconsolable.
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Re: Magnum Rewatch Ep 18 - Billy Joe Bob

Postby JWiley129 » 04 Jun 2015, 12:43

To be fair, lynching is more about mob justice than vigilante justice. That said lynching is bad and making the Texan/Southerner hang a guy is a bit negative towards that stereotype. I feel like it would've made more sense for Billy Joe Bob to shoot Ito-san, but the hanging is more "convenient" from a story perspective. At least we have no mention that Billy Joe Bob is in the KKK, because then that would be grounds for calling it a lynching.

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Re: Magnum Rewatch Ep 18 - Billy Joe Bob

Postby DaMage » 04 Jun 2015, 18:22

I really felt as if the production values for the show have suddenly increased with this season. I don't know what gave me that feeling when watching, but it really seemed like the show was smoother to watch.

With the flying experience problem you were highlighting, I had a similar reaction, however I then remembered that here in Australia, large outback properties use both helicopters and light planes for things like travel and cattle herding. Having someone with a pilot license for crop dusting, it would not surprise me if they also got a license for flying a helicopter....as many of the skills would be transferable and have both would be useful in a rural area.

Talking about NCIS, yes they did make a New Orleans spinoff, I remember the first season airing here last year. A quick google shows that it has been picked up for a second season, so it must have done alright. Which is weird, NCIS: New Orleans is a spinoff of NCIS, which in turn is a spinoff from Jag.

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Re: Magnum Rewatch Ep 18 - Billy Joe Bob

Postby ritchards » 04 Jun 2015, 20:45

Yes, I remember Small Wonder. As did the Nostalgia Critic recently!
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Re: Magnum Rewatch Ep 18 - Billy Joe Bob

Postby SoldieroFortune » 06 Jun 2015, 12:37

In response to the NCIS New Orleans comment - actually they just finished their first season. Seems to have gone pretty well. No word yet on if they'll get picked up for the second season yet.
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Re: Magnum Rewatch Ep 18 - Billy Joe Bob

Postby Master Gunner » 07 Jun 2015, 11:06

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Re: Magnum Rewatch Ep 18 - Billy Joe Bob

Postby 7SecondsLeft » 09 Jun 2015, 02:57

Hooray, I can finally break into my season 2 discs, although I'll try my best not to watch them all in one sitting this time :D

So if Mokey was replaced by Cokey, do we also get a Hokey, and then we all turn around? (Or Pokey for you strange American people) :D

DaMage wrote:I really felt as if the production values for the show have suddenly increased with this season. I don't know what gave me that feeling when watching, but it really seemed like the show was smoother to watch.


I agree the production of the show has improved in this first episode of the season, but there were also some parts that felt worse - for example, a lot less background music than I would have expected, making some scenes feel too quiet. Or some editing issues that made it felt like characters were jumping around too much, as G+K said in the podcast, although that might be script issues instead. Hopefully these were just glitches while they started ramping up production on the season.

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