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  • 3.0

    Underdeveloped, weak, goofy

    By Gislef, May 05, 2012

    While the initial concept, and the parable of modern-day living, is a potentially good idea, the plot is horribly rushed and the two leads aren't that interesting. Within two minutes of montages after meeting, they're falling in love and in the pool, Marisa's character totally abandoning her fiancĂ©. So "live in innocence" = cheating on your fiancĂ©? Okay... Neither Berkley nor Estes are good enough actors to convince us these are people capable of falling in love with each other. Nicki Aycox isn't bad, but again her "temptation" is too rushed. She nags them each once, the Scott character gives in, bang, story over. This might have made a stronger story with an hour to flesh out the characters. The first 15 minutes could have been setup. We never see how bad their lives are: we just hear them talk about them. The TV paradigm is "show, don't tell." Out of the 45 minutes, split that between slowly bonding and Rikki doing a slower subtler job of temptation. Then again, maybe that would drag things out too much. Oh for the 80s TZ when they could do a 45 minute episode and a 15 minute one: 45 would work about right.moreless

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  • 8.2

    Now this is why I watch this type of series...

    By dojodan444, Mar 12, 2011

    This is a fine example of Twilight Zone (2002). One of the better episodes in the series. Though I often wonder where this anti-technology idea developed within the Sci Fi genre. Perhaps because many or most Sci Fi fans identify with technology, it is to give us the alternative viewpoint. In other words show technology as the villain rather than the savior. Nonetheless, the episode is a great one. Two very modern workaholics are given the chance to escape the pressures of modern life and get back to a simple existence. Yet one of them, tempted by technology, simply can't resist.moreless

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