Hunters Series Premiere Review: The Low-Budget Space Terrorists Have Won (and We've Lost)

Hunters S01E01: "The Beginning & The End"

Syfy's new drama Hunters made our Most Anticipated New Shows of the Midseason list for a few reasons: producers Natalie Chaidez (12 Monkeys) and Gale Ann Hurd (The Walking Dead) were involved, the first trailer was pretty cool, and the idea of extra-terrestrial terrorists coming to Earth is badass, right? I mean, how hard is it to make a show about terrorist aliens? Particularly on a network that also airs Z Nation and various movies about overgrown aquatic reptiles and meteorological events involving sharks, this should be a slam dunk. But instead it's this:

Based on the first episode, Hunters is a really bad series bogged down with mediocre aspirations, pathetic execution, and a student-film budget. I hate to be that critical out of the gate, but at no point during my viewing of the pilot did I want to do anything but turn it off. This was either a grave misjudgment on Syfy's part, or a low-risk gamble scooped up from the bottom of the bargain bin. Probably both, and the so-much-better 12 Monkeys won't be done any favors being paired up with this on Monday nights beginning next week.

Clichés are the real terrorists for Hunters, which introduced us early on to our hunky boring-named hero Flynn Carroll (Nathan Phillips). You'll never guess, but he's an emotionally damaged FBI agent searching for his wife Abby, who was kidnapped early on (by alien terrorists!) and shown curled up naked in a dog cage in the opening in media res. And his search for Abby led him to a—you'll never guess—top-secret government organization called the ETU (Exo-Terrorism Unit), which specializes in taking down "hunters," the name for these aliens who were doing something bad on Earth. Oh and by the way, these alien terrorists looked and acted just like humans. Because of course they did! Also, there were dream sequences! Flashbacks to Flynn in war! Sparring matches that led to shower sex! You've seen it all before, and you've seen it done much, much better.


What the first episode did an extraordinary job of was sucking all the energy and life out of this played out setup for an hour that's as sharp as a wooden spoon. In addition to a diet vanilla lead character in Flynn, who said things like, "Hey honey, sorry I'm late, traffic was crazy...," the central concept and reason for existence of Hunters was muddled beneath layers of reiterating what we already knew: There are space terrorists doing something bad on Earth! These terrorists hid out in abandoned warehouses or remote farmhouses (cliché, cliché), but the reason for their work on Earth was never even hinted at. Were they here to destroy us all? Steal our water? Take Donald Trump back to his home planet? We didn't know, so we didn't know why the ETU wanted them so badly other than the fact that they were aliens. Without any legit motivation for their presence on Earth, it's hard for us to get motivated in the fight against them. 

Flynn's ETU coworkers were pretty lame, too. His boss was a dry hardass, the other agents were bland toughies, and the team's tech master (of course there's one) was the only real spark when he started on a non sequitur about O.M.D., the british dance-pop band that the aliens used the songs of to encrypt secret messages to each other. Yes, that actually happened. One of Flynn's coworkers, Regan, is obviously an alien herself, but aside from showing her zip up a tree with alien agility, there wasn't any effort to add to her story. That seemed to be a running problem with Hunters; the misbelief that the audience would be excited enough by the idea of alien terrorists that the first episode could withhold story. The only person involved in this stinker who looked like he was having any bit of fun was Julian McMahon as the hunter leader, you know, the guy who daylighted as a DJ and remixed O.M.D. tracks to give instructions to terrorize. But even he showed cracks when presented with the overall awfulness of everything around him. 


Additionally, because Hunters apparently needed an emotional anchor, Flynn is the guardian of his deceased ex-partner's sullen daughter Emme. She's an angry teen who hid in closets and was prone to bouts of self harm, but her story purpose was nothing more than "Family Attachment Exhibit A" for Flynn, and it failed disastrously because she was immediately annoying. It's so obvious and disappointing when a secondary character serves no importance except that of an obstacle for the hero, and it's even worse when they're unwatchable on the screen. Emme is both, and the sooner the aliens kidnap her and blast her into space, the better. 

But the topper on this turd was its production. This looked like a Kickstarter project that didn't quite meet its goal but went ahead with the movie anyway. The gloominess of the color palette was the show's best attempt at covering up its low-production values, when it should have found a way to take advantage of it instead (though because the show takes itself so seriously, it's hard to think of how that could happen). As for the aliens, there's not much to them yet except for what we saw in the requisite autopsy scene, and even that was pretty slim on the information. And the editing. Oh my, the editing. Confusion reigned in Hunters, as scenes fit together like puzzle pieces from different puzzles and in-scene sequences darted around as though the editor was getting paid by the cut. There were moments when Hunters reminded me of the near-and-dear-to-my-heart Helix in its use of chaotic editing and mismatched music, but without the cheeky tone of Helix, it came off as amateur in Hunters.  

Syfy's in the money-making business, so that sometimes leads to taking a flyer on questionable content simply because the math might add up. But Hunters isn't the low-budget gem Syfy hopes it is. It's just bad. 

What did you think of Hunters?


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Jul 13, 2016
I'm glad I didn't see this review until I had watched a few episodes. It turned out to be a really good show with interesting characters and plot. I hope they do a second season.
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Apr 17, 2016
This was a steaming pile of bad with no redeeming bits what-so-ever!

I think I'd rather use this time pulling wisteria out of my yard with my bad back and knees. At least I'll have a nicer yard afterwards. And I do have kickass insurance.
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Apr 14, 2016
This show was so bad I gave up watching it but read this review instead and it looks like the general consensus is that it sucked terribly for a lot of other people too.
I had high hopes for it after seeing the trailer, but it has fallen so woefully short of expectations I was starting to feel uncomfortable watching it.
Given that I have so many other shows I am trying to keep on top of this one won't be one of them for me.
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jmw
Apr 15, 2016
That's why I avoid to have expectations or else I'm often disappointed. Moreover from the trailer some of the show flaws were already obvious. Still you're right about prioritizing shows but I definitely plan to watch the 2nd episode.
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Apr 13, 2016
This sounds bad. I need to see for myself. Could this be 2016s Under the Dome or is it even worse than that.
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Jun 10, 2016
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Apr 19, 2016
I think the new standard in bad SciFi tv series should now be Heroes Reborn. I know it is hard to fathom, but Heroes Reborn was worst than Under the Dome, IMHO. Will Hunters be worst than that?
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Apr 13, 2016
Wow. That really was awful.
Usually, when we get such a scathing review, the show is worth giving a look.
But this one really didn't have any redeeming qualities.
It was just bad.
If you're looking for this year's Summer Silly Show I suggest Wynonna Earp instead.
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Apr 17, 2016
I've been sorta' enjoying Wynonna Earp too. It's bad, but at least the actors realize it's bad and are having fun with it. They just need to replace the head of the special forces unit with someone who can either act or have fun with his role. Right now he's worse than a robot with a script.
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Apr 13, 2016
I got about 10 mins in before turning it off to wait and see what ppl were saying about it to see if it got any better. lol
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Apr 13, 2016
I think this review is a little unfair and a shame that it was more personal review than professional. Not balanced at all. A Shame. As always with this writer though. Giving personal opinions and not allowing an audience to make their own judgement. Sure it wasn't perfect, but really, few shows ever do get a fantastic pilot. They have to cram so much back story in to explain things that it always seems clumsy etc.
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Jun 10, 2016
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jmw
Apr 14, 2016
Indeed and that's why I'm glad they didn't even try to develop what happened before. Events were mentioned, like the discovery of Hunters in 2009 and the replacement of the father, but not developed.
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Apr 13, 2016
And of course he had to throw in his left wing ideology with his Trump comment. You see, to Tim Trump is from another planet since he doesn't know anyone who is pro American and wants to enforce the laws of the country.
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Apr 13, 2016
Based on the contempt in this review, I had to check it out.

1. Yes it's low budget, but it doesn't look any worse than Dark Matter, Killjoys, Dominion, Warehouse 13 etc, etc, etc. At least it doesn't look like the whole thing is shot on a Canadian soundstage, which is nice.

But the creature/alien affects could be better, especially for a pilot. I guess Greg Nicotero was busy :) That's a favour I would have called in if I was Gale Ann Hurd.

2. The thing the other shows I mentioned have over this, is casting casting casting. Everyone looks low budget, like a cheaper version of better actors. Everyone sounds like they're trying to hide an accent and failing miserably. Bad acting with extremely weak dialogue is painful. Sometimes you can get away with one of these, but never both.

3. I actually didn't mind the daughter. Usually having an autistic child on a show feels cliche and heavy handed but while it's probably still cliche she didn't bug me, they didn't over do it... whoops spoke to soon, she's cutting herself now. Weak. But she's still the only one who can kinda act.

4. The sex, dreams and flashbacks were horribly done, and were totally cliche and shitty just like Tim said, instead of feeling like a necessary part of the story.

5. This show just isn't smart enough. This is a post X-files, Fringe, Battlestar etc, etc world. We need better. Why would the secret message from aliens in the song be in english? Especially if they speak in clicks?

6. Ultimately this reminds me of a lot of Syfy and Fox shows where there is a glimmer of something here, that right now just doesn't work. Eventually the show might start to get it's shit together and become watchable, but by then it will be too late and it will be cancelled.

If this makes it to season 3, maybe I'll come back and take a look.

7. The wife is totally an alien (so is the main guy it seems). And honestly who even cares.
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jmw
Apr 14, 2016
1. For the budget I found the production immersive enough.

2. Some of the performers sucked, specially the ones playing the agents, but others were convincing. Julian McMahon was an alien ? Promising ! The couple did a good job even if the lead actor seems a bit too generic for the moment. Let's hope his role will surprise us ! I mean it already seems like if he had something trapped inside.
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Apr 13, 2016
I couldn't even make it to the 10 minute mark. Click.
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Apr 13, 2016
It was terrible, probably would have been better if they did shoot it on a Canadian soundstage, least we forget Stargate SG1, 11 seasons
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Apr 13, 2016
It was terrible, I fell asleep!!!
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Apr 13, 2016
This series should be about Emme cutting herself in creative ways every week and sucking her own blood until she becomes anemic. When she discovers that aliens abducted Abby, she searches for them to stab and and lick up their blood.
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Apr 12, 2016
Teenagers are inherently annoying. That's why kids hit their teen years after you already invested 12 years of love into them, and it's too late to back out. And that's in the case of your own kid. Other people's teenagers are even worse.

I think that is why I have HATED every teenager in an adult show. Let's see . . .Homeland, Lie to Me, Shark, Star Trek:TNG, etc. It's even worse if they are supposed to be rebellious.

(Teen shows are different, and some of these teens are very likeable.)
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Apr 12, 2016
Agree with Tim's every word.
The only reason i stayed watching till the end because it's SyFy and recent success with Dark Mater, Killjoys and The Expanse gave me false hope that this one would be also a success.
But how wrong I was.
Well, this was only 1 episode, pig can fly.
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Apr 12, 2016
this is the 2nd syfy show i have stopped watching after 20minutes of the first episode the other was z nation.
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Apr 12, 2016
So did anyone else get a COMPLETELY different interpretation of the Hunters? I don't think they (maybe some but definitely not all) come from Outer Space. It looked to me like they can pretty much turn a human into an alien via their sound frequency cannon. I'm sure there will be specific criteria, but isn't that what Julian's character was trying to do with the wife? Turn her?
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jmw
Apr 14, 2016
My theory is that some humans are potential aliens. I think he tried to wake up the one in the girl's mind when he asked her to shoot "him" and run or something. As for the wife I hope she'll be saved because well… she could just be innocent. Wait ! Maybe the Hunter just wants to be taught piano.
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Apr 15, 2016
Do you think the fact that she has a slight disability (impaired hearing) will end up playing a part into who the Hunters select for recruitment? The way Julian's character was talking in his manifesto, it almost sounds to me like their whole premise is to recruit "good people"/people PERCEIVED as being weaker and turning them into Hunters (as if they are "saving" the recruits).
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Apr 15, 2016
To tell the truth I didn't really get what he said in his manifesto. I thought it was about them being the good guys and declaring war with humanity. But your analysis makes more sense and is actually quite interesting. Turning preys into predators ? Moreover her disability could be related to the loss of her husband. Was she unable to defend him ? He sacrificed her life to save hers ? It's an exciting approach and in fact it would be more interesting and contemporary if the obvious villains were actually the good guys or at least not as evil as expected. It would definitely change from the usual Manichean characters !
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Apr 12, 2016
Didn't watch it, but not surprised by this review at all - I was very unimpressed with the trailer. It was very generic sci-fi/supernatural looking, with no real hint at what defined the plot or worldbuiling.
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Apr 12, 2016
In a world where vampire diaries and lost girl runs for x seasons already... this isn't so utterly bad...
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jmw
Apr 14, 2016
You're so right ! The only reason I watched Lost Girl' pilot until its end was to check out Anna Silk' sexyness in motion.
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Apr 12, 2016
Is it just me or does the clicking noise the aliens make in this show remind anyone else of the noise the vampires make in The Strain?
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May 10, 2016
Finally found someone who thought the same thing as me !!! Even the Alien hybrid dudes in the hoods look like the vamps from the strain
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Apr 12, 2016
so did the wiggly viens in the titles.
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Apr 12, 2016
Alien/Predator
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jmw
Apr 14, 2016
Alien ? No ! Predator ? Definitely ! There's something "insectoid" about it.
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Apr 12, 2016
Ok, watched it despite Tim's review. I think it might pass, but it's not the next [insert your favorite SyFy here]. I found it to be pretty typical of SyFy pilots, in fact. There are a lot of worse shows on the air, including several that begin with "Chicago", acronyms that don't spell Crosby, Stills & Nash and one that has SUV SVU at the end.
You have to love that that sound the aliens make is the universal monster sound, which reminds me, when is The Strain coming back?
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jmw
Apr 14, 2016
Hey it's funny you mention The Strain because the autopsy reminded me of its creatures.
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Apr 13, 2016

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Apr 13, 2016
No "Chicago Sanitation"?
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Apr 12, 2016
After Killjoys, Dark Matter, and especially The Expanse, I had high hopes. Hunters was a return to form for the Scifi Channel. Steaming crap, I turned it off after the first "hook" action sequence.
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Apr 12, 2016
I read the expanse books instead :D Many things that are visible in the series but never get explained make sense all of a sudden... aside that it is quite predictable, but I have read worse.
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Apr 12, 2016
Don't trust Surrettes takes on SciFI but I will pass for now and see what reviews from other sources have to say.
Low budget in SciFi does not work at all, unless the writing is top notch... and that is rare.
12 Monkeys is my favorite SciFi show these days...
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Apr 12, 2016
Tell us how you really feel, Tim! As for the sparring match leading to shower sex, how bad can that be?
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jmw
Apr 14, 2016
Her flashback was misplaced and dead boring. I really question the sanity of the writers, editor & Cie when such sequences unveil before my eyes.
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Apr 12, 2016
"Based on the first episode, Hunters is a really bad series bogged down with mediocre aspirations, pathetic execution, and a student-film budget."

So... worse than Wynonna Earp?

And yet Syfy is reviewing this instead. :(
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Apr 12, 2016
"And yet TV.com is reviewing this instead. :("
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Apr 12, 2016
I got a chuckle out of Wynonna Earp.

I had no intentions of taking Wynonna Earp seriously, and while it wasn't a truly campy show like "Tremors - the TV series" if you look at it that way then it wasn't too bad.

It wasn't GOOD, but not taken seriously it can be enjoyable.
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Apr 12, 2016
That's how I feel about it. And to answer Gislef's question, it's not half as bad (production value wise) as Wynonna Earp. I feel for the actors on Wynonna Earp, but at least they are having fun with it (except the head of the Black Badge's who is playing his character WAYYYY too seriously). I think Hunters first episode was indicative of alot of SyFy pilots. Very cheaply made to see if it will get picked up, with the kinks being worked out later. I expect the show to get better over time, but I don't know how Julian ended up on this show. Not that he is the greatest actor of all-time or anything, but I seriously feel like you could've put just about any good looking/athletic person in the world on this show with zero acting experience, and they could've done as good of a job.
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Apr 26, 2016
I agree with comments knocking this show - but not those knocking Wynonna. The first ep was awkward but it has found its pace. And yes, the Deputy Marshal could lighten up but they kidded themselves about that in the the last episode.
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Apr 12, 2016
It was okay for a first episode. Not sold yet, but will continue watching for now. Definitely does need a boost of eye candy / T&A.
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jmw
Apr 14, 2016
You mean more visual effects ? One of The X-Files' lessons is that you don't need much to teleport the audience in a fictional universe. That's why I enjoyed the use of flashlights for instance. However the blinking light in the factory was ridiculous as it was triggered after her arrival and made the alien attack predictable.
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Apr 15, 2016
"visual effects" LOL? I said: eye candy / T&A. Do I really need to be more clear LOL? Boobs! Beautiful female eye candy.
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Apr 15, 2016
My bad ! It even took me a while to get T&A. But the real question is… Human female or alien ? I root for the second because of Species ! Now we have to find the right actress to play the part… And some flashlights to investigate !!
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Apr 15, 2016
Human or alien females are cool. At least one boob, preferably two. No prejudice, even green alien girls are cool. Maybe blinking light on the split tail lips? :)
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Apr 12, 2016
Wow, I thought Wynonna Earp was pretty awful, but this clearly outpaced it with ease! Maybe recent standards in television programming have gone way up or maybe my tolerance for budget scifi shows has gone way down, but this has not been a good month of premieres.
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Apr 12, 2016
No way was the production value of Hunters even remotely close to as terrible as Wynonna Earp's. There were TV shows in the 70's with better production value. Having said that, I like Wynonna Earp because it is absolutely ridiculous and just about everyone on the show knows it (here's looking at you Black Badge head).
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Apr 12, 2016
I generally regarded Wynonna Earp as a low-budget 2 Broke Girls meets nonsensical sci-fi western. I'm generally very forgiving of weak acting if the story makes up for it, but both are horrendous on that show. The production value is actually worse than a number of high school theater productions I've seen, and that really is not an exaggeration.
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Apr 13, 2016
It's pretty bad isn't it? What do you think of the actress that plays Waverly? I can't tell if she's playing her character that way on purpose and having fun with it, or if she is just not a very good actress.
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Apr 13, 2016
She's very cute, but I honestly think that she knows she's a bad actress, but decided to have fun with it anyways, whereas the girl playing Wynonna seems to be oblivious to the fact she can't act and just goes through the motions none the wiser.
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Apr 12, 2016
Tim mentioned one of the reasons he'd been looking forward to this was that "producers Natalie Chaidez (12 Monkeys) and Gale Ann Hurd (The Walking Dead) were involved..." If those were the only shows these two had produced, this would be a bit of a disappointment, but let's look at some of the others:

Natalie Chaidez:

2006 Heroes
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
2010 V
2015 12 Monkeys
2016 Hunters

Gale Ann Hurd:

1984 The Terminator
1986 Aliens
1988 Alien Nation
1989 The Abyss
1990 Tremors
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1997 Dante's Peak
1998 Armageddon
2003 Hulk
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
2004 The Punisher
2008 The Incredible Hulk
2010 The Walking Dead
2016 Hunters

Now see if you can find one show that doesn't belong on each of those lists.
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Apr 12, 2016
I liked TSCC... there is so much worse on TV... like this :D
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Apr 12, 2016
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Apr 12, 2016
Producers have little to nothing to do with the creative process that goes into making a show. Whenever you see "From the producers of......" get ready for garbage. They don't have the writers, nor director, show runner,or anyone else responsible for making a show what it is, so they need to dig deep and go with "the people who shelled out some money, bring you Hunters"
Oy.
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Apr 12, 2016
Producers may not be the driving creative force behind their shows, but the ones with good track records usually at least know how to pick winning projects to put their names on. In this case, it looks like both of them picked a dud. It happens to the best, I know, but it's still a bit disappointing when you compare this show to some of the others they've been involved with, and think of what might have been.
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Apr 12, 2016
Oh, sometimes producers do. "Producer" is a title that gets handed out sometimes because "Story Runner" isn't an official credit.

It's like any other production credit. Sometimes it means something significant, sometimes it doesn't.
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Apr 12, 2016
Right. The producer is the guy that comes in and says,
"Yeah, I want Tom Selleck for the role of Indiana Jones"
Then Spielberg is mortified and has to argue for weeks and insist on Harrison Ford, then threaten to leave the project before the producer finally relents. Perfect example of producers input on a project.....other then money. Can some involve themselves with other peoples success? Absolutely. But I wouldn't ever hear of a new show coming out and ask..."Ok that sounds good....but who are the producers" Because then Il know if its REALLY good or not. It really isn't anything to base a show's success on.
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Apr 13, 2016
Excellent points, but sometimes the mark of a good producer is knowing when to reign in the "talent" in the interest of marketability (think Tim Burton), or budget (Kevin Costner in Waterworld) and when to get the hell out of their way (Steven Spielberg in Jaws). These last two demonstrate very similar situations that went in opposite directions success-wise.

Sometimes great movies have been made in spite of interference from shortsighted producers, but sometimes more interference actually might have helped. It's always a bit of a balancing act, but the buck stops on the producer's desk. They need to walk the line between spending too much, and losing money even on a "good" show, and spending too little, and making a turkey nobody wants to watch. When they get it really wrong, the spend too much and still make a turkey. When they get it right, they collect Oscars or Emmys and a healthy paycheck for all involved. So don't discount the value of a good producer.
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Apr 12, 2016
It was bad, it was very bad. It even had the surly, depressed goth youth thrown in for good measure. As stated in the article, it just lurched from one pointless cliche to the next.
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jmw
Apr 14, 2016
The daughter isn't gothic at all ! She's just a tormented teenager that had to deal with her father's death apparently and probably other issues. In fact she grew on me and specially after she mentioned playing the piano sheets her disappeared mum had left her…
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Apr 13, 2016
Well. yeah, you have to hit every demographic or they think show will fail. Dont focus on writing a great show, rather focus on appealing to everyone possible. You got two cops, better make one a chick and one a guy. Can you imagine if Strike Back did that? Got to put some parents in there, dont forget the teen, have to appeal to them too. Oh and guaranteed the teen will hook up with another teen at some point. Its like there is no recognition of what kind of show your writing and who your writing for.
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Apr 12, 2016
Surly depressed goth youth? It never ceases to amaze me how we as humans perceive things very differently. She was on the spectrum, insinuating a little bit of autism coupled with a recent major tragedy. Not exactly goth. I thought the actress did a pretty solid job given how the character is written.
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Apr 14, 2016
I wish I had read your comment before posting mine ! I'm glad not to be the only one who found her character interesting. Moreover you're totally right about the actress because she was convincing. Her strange beauty actually made the daughter even more intriguing.
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Apr 12, 2016
We'll see... Hunters is now at 7.2 out of 10 on IMDB with many more raters. I still like some SyFy shows: The Expanse, Dark Matter, Killjoys, 12 Monkeys, Z Nation, Wynonna Earp... and maybe Hunters too. Forthcoming: Krypton and Incorporated too. I also liked Defiance, Helix, SGU, and Dominion.
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May 10, 2016
Wait til aftermath comes out , look it up on syfy! It looks amazing !! Apocalyptic ... Massive storms, meteor showers , earthquakes, the plague and supernatural monsters All in one show , it's a horror scifi fans dream !!
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Apr 13, 2016
Really? I am going and giving it a 2!
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Apr 13, 2016
Went and it is actually at a 5.8 still too high!
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Apr 12, 2016
Hmmm... pity. Like someone else comments here below, just when you think that Syfy is turning it around, they go ahead and blow it again. And, with apologies to Syfy shows' fans, if the best they have to offer is 12 Monkeys and The Expanse, then the channel is still in serious shit and very far from being good again.
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Apr 12, 2016
I love Z Nation for the comic relief. Killjoy and Dark Matter isn't bad. This show is a train wreck.
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Apr 13, 2016
Thanks for the reply. These days Syfy puts out either "not bad" shows or just plain bad ones. It's the channel that once aired Battlestar Galactica, Farscape, Stargate and other truly original and downright good shows. Once, any new Syfy (or better, SciFi) show would get an automatic "must see". Nowadays it more like "please, please PLEASE, let it be watchable". That's my point. Cheers.
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Apr 13, 2016
Are we showing our age or has young people just been ruined by awful shows with nothing better to watch. Once Syfy changed it's name, it was down hill...
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Apr 14, 2016
Hahaha! I'm definitely showing my age... which doesn't mean that young(er) viewers aren't ruined by watching crap. No matter how many scifi shows are out there, this is not a golden age for the genre. For supernatural stuff maybe. (damn! I miss the Scifi name...)
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Apr 12, 2016
You know, the first episode of Agent X was awful--not sure why I went on--but then it got good. Several episodes later it got great, so I kept watching even after it got cancelled. I have a few left and it's pretty damn good. As for this I will possibly give it a chance, not that I don't believe Tim. He's probably right, but then I recently got panned for just mentioning that I was disappointed when Tim said season two of Daredevil took a nosedive--even after saying I was gonna watch it anyway, and would most likely enjoy it. Hey, whatever happened to FringeFanatic--I miss him...
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Apr 12, 2016
You think Agent X got better as it went on? Personally, I feel the opposite: it started good, but not great, then it quickly went down the drain.
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Apr 12, 2016
Oh yes, this is EXACTLY what I think of when I hear member of a highly trained elite military unit. Im sure SEAL teams and Special Forces are just loaded with chicks like her. I said it with Wynnona Earp and Il say it with this...just when I think SYFY is turning it around.....here comes Hunters. Come on, play some Trek re-runs...any Trek, DS9, Enterprise, TNG, your degrading yourself with this crap. If 12 Monkeys gets effd up because of having to deal with this as lead in, Im going to be pissed!!!!!

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Apr 13, 2016
Best News You'll Hear All Day: 12 Monkeys is the lead in for Hunters actually. 12 Monkeys is at 9. Hunters is at 10.
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Apr 12, 2016
Stargate and Battlestar reruns....
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Apr 12, 2016
... an hour that's as sharp as a wooden spoon.

Oh thank you, Tim. That's one block of 45 minutes (not counting the ads) I won't be wasting my time on.
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Apr 12, 2016
sYFy [deliberately messing up the logo..] love creating a class-war for themselves, & THE AUDIENCE.

you get prestige shows like The Expanse, The Magicians, 12 monkeys ..where they ACTUALLY throw money at the screen... & invest in the storytelling & visual 'scifi/fantasy' aspect they allude.....& then you get garbage like this show, where they seem more interested in having something to air, than any 'quality' issues to concern themselves about.

..oh well, at least they have sharknado to bridge the gap? [hey Syfy!.. when are we gonna get time-travelling sharknado's??.. come on brah, you know you HAVE / WANT to!!]
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Apr 12, 2016

Think i will wait for Killjoys to return.
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Apr 12, 2016
the true measure of a show is when you miss them... i really miss killjoys,.. 100x more than Dark Matter.
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Apr 12, 2016
It was bad. It makes no sense to me as to how people who could make a show good enough to be on a tv platform seem to not understand anything about what makes characters interesting and plots intriguing enough to make potential viewers want to comeback. This pilot had nothing going for it. It kind remind me of Helix, yeah...
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Apr 12, 2016
Um, anyone who takes Donald Trump back to his home planet is not a terrorist.
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Apr 12, 2016
You are easily amused by sophmoric humor?
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Apr 12, 2016
Planet of the Orang-Utangs?
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Apr 12, 2016
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Apr 12, 2016
Even though there aren't a whole lot of raters yet, it's got an 8.0 out of 10 on IMDB. Could be promising... TBD.
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Apr 12, 2016
Would be the production team and friends. Not uncommon for low-profile productions.
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Apr 12, 2016
Give it a chance, for fox sake! I actually liked it... so far. As long as it builds up to something... You'd expect explanations and direction as more episodes transpire... but we'll see... who knows at this point.
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jmw
Apr 14, 2016
Same here I enjoyed it despite some major flaws. I'm surprised to read such harsh reactions. It has potential !
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Apr 12, 2016
If you're going to bother with anything on SyFy, watch Wynonna Earp. You guys have completely ignored it so far.
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Apr 13, 2016
Wynonna Earp is borderline watchable for me. The only reason I keep DVRing it is because even the actors know to not take it seriously (except for the black badge guy). So I'm sorta' hate watching it, kinda' maybe.
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Apr 12, 2016
Earp is not that good. The lead actress was poor casting, as she has no charisma, style, personality... She's remarkably pedestrian or bland. The agent she works with seems out of place and is sort of annoying. The little sister is kind of fun and the scenery is nice, but the show is forgettable. It's getting low ratings, so I would be surprised if this gets renewed unless SyFy is doing the cheap thing of acquiring Canadian shows.
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Apr 12, 2016
If firing a weapon in a crowded bar and yelling "CRAZY CHICK WITH A GUUUUUN!!" is pedestrian and bland to you, then what does it TAKE?
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Apr 12, 2016
Someone firing a gun into the air in crowded setting has been done a zillion times. It's nothing special here.
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Apr 12, 2016
I actually enjoyed WE. Didn't think I would either. Let's put it another way...it is better than most of the garbage SyFy is putting on the air these days. I used to watch a lot of shows on there. Now I'm down to only 2.
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Apr 12, 2016
neither 12 monkeys or the walking dead are good.
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Apr 13, 2016
12 Monkeys is amazing. I agree with you on TWD though. Super overrated
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Apr 12, 2016
First time I've ever agreed with Surette about a show, but this one is crap. Stargate Universe was better, and that's saying something.
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Apr 13, 2016
Oh come on! SGU had ACTORS to begin with...
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jmw
Apr 14, 2016
SGU had Robert Carlyle.
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