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  • The Equalizer - Queen Latifah

    OK, I really didn't want to like this series.
    A) I liked the original with Edward Woodward as Robert McCall
    2) I really really didn't want to like Queen Latifah

    So far, I have found the series interesting, and absent a lot of the vile language so many TV shows employ.

    Anybody else watching this? Liking this.

    Queen Latifah plays the part as Robin McCall (instead of Robert McCall) -- "I'm the one you call when you can't call 911".
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

  • #2
    Haven't watched it. Liked the original. Don't like how every show and/or movie has to replace the male lead with a female lead.

    Smacks too much of the current state of social justice garbage.



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    • #3
      Originally posted by mossrose View Post
      Haven't watched it. Liked the original. Don't like how every show and/or movie has to replace the male lead with a female lead.

      Smacks too much of the current state of social justice garbage.

      OK, so three reasons I didn't want to like it.
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
        OK, I really didn't want to like this series.
        A) I liked the original with Edward Woodward as Robert McCall
        2) I really really didn't want to like Queen Latifah

        So far, I have found the series interesting, and absent a lot of the vile language so many TV shows employ.

        Anybody else watching this? Liking this.

        Queen Latifah plays the part as Robin McCall (instead of Robert McCall) -- "I'm the one you call when you can't call 911".
        I've only seen a commercial for it which had her manhandling some burly guy twice her size in a manner more likely to irritate him than be effective. Eyes rolled and haven't tuned in.

        I'm always still in trouble again

        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
          I've only seen a commercial for it which had her manhandling some burly guy twice her size in a manner more likely to irritate him than be effective. Eyes rolled and haven't tuned in.
          Well, yeah, but that's when I look at my wife and say "she tough!"
          "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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          • #6
            Ok, several things --

            1) I wasn't wearing my "computer glasses," and briefly misread "Queen Latifah" as "Green Lantern."

            2) I also was a fan of the original series, especially after they added Gary 7 -- I mean Robert Lansing -- to the cast.

            3) Somewhat unexpectedly, I really enjoy the movie versions with Denzel Washington. I like them just as much as the original series. (Excursus: I wonder when DC will do another black version of Superman, but one having the Kryptonian name, "Denz-El.")

            4) What mossy said. Don't do a sex-change on an established popular character. Create a *new* character. No one had to turn Bubba the Vampire Slayer into Buffy. Similar stupid thing happened with the Alan Scott version of Green Lantern from the Golden Age; I'm told he was "reimagined" as gay in the modern continuity. Similar with the Arrowverse version of Mr. Terrific vs. the original comics version.

            5) What rogue said. That kind of thing really is silly. I wish everyone who still thinks that Billy Jean King actually won against Bobby Riggs knew the details.
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            • #7
              The show isn't bad. But her (slowly) fighting off three thugs using (bad) kung fu is a bit unbelievable.

              It seems a bit to "formula" though. You have the hero who helps people for free, with her super tech team that supports her and feeds her data by hacking everything in sight.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                The show isn't bad. But her (slowly) fighting off three thugs using (bad) kung fu is a bit unbelievable.
                As indicated this has always been a sticking point for me.

                Simply put, if you can't fight. Don't. Don't try faking it because it is cringe worthy and distracting.

                I'm always still in trouble again

                "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                  The show isn't bad. But her (slowly) fighting off three thugs using (bad) kung fu is a bit unbelievable.

                  It seems a bit to "formula" though. You have the hero who helps people for free, with her super tech team that supports her and feeds her data by hacking everything in sight.
                  And who pays for all that? She doesn't charge her clients.
                  "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                    And who pays for all that? She doesn't charge her clients.
                    There was always sort of an implication (in each iteration) that McCall somehow got rich(ish) during his time in the CIA (or whatever branch of spookdom he was in).

                    Anyone remember "Stingray" (Nick Mancuso, IIRC)? I really enjoyed that one, but it didn't last long. Similar concept, except he didn't work totally for free. People he helped were expected to render services for him in future cases.
                    Geislerminian Antinomian Kenotic Charispneumaticostal Gender Mutualist-Egalitarian.

                    Beige Nationalist.

                    "Everybody is somebody's heretic."

                    Social Justice is usually the opposite of actual justice.

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                    • #11
                      And of course, who can forget...

                      Geislerminian Antinomian Kenotic Charispneumaticostal Gender Mutualist-Egalitarian.

                      Beige Nationalist.

                      "Everybody is somebody's heretic."

                      Social Justice is usually the opposite of actual justice.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                        As indicated this has always been a sticking point for me.

                        Simply put, if you can't fight. Don't. Don't try faking it because it is cringe worthy and distracting.
                        Yeah she looks more like a middle aged mom than a super spy.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NorrinRadd View Post

                          There was always sort of an implication (in each iteration) that McCall somehow got rich(ish) during his time in the CIA (or whatever branch of spookdom he was in).

                          Anyone remember "Stingray" (Nick Mancuso, IIRC)? I really enjoyed that one, but it didn't last long. Similar concept, except he didn't work totally for free. People he helped were expected to render services for him in future cases.
                          Yeah, I think in the current series, "the company" (CIA) is funding her operation because she occasionally helps them out, because she's such a critically important figure, and they want her back.
                          "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                          • #14
                            I don't know if it's fair to compare this version of Equalizer with Leverage, because I haven't seen this.

                            But Leverage was far better at getting things "equalized" than just using muscle. Although that was necessary at times.


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sparko View Post

                              Yeah she looks more like a middle aged mom than a super spy.
                              Likewise, while all of those supermodel-like actresses are easy on the eyes, watching them regularly (supposedly) soundly beating the crap out of several guys that make sumo wrestlers look puny is so unrealistic.

                              I'm always still in trouble again

                              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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