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Subj: Re: IDW's Millennium #1-3. Dissapointment Abounds.....
Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 at 07:12:21 pm EDT (Viewed 169 times)
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    Several years back I torrented every episode of Millennium and have them on an external hard drive somewhere. One of these days I intend to sit down and watch it. Someday. Perhaps far in the future.

I have series 1 on DVD, never got around to finding series 2, but it is a very dark series that won't be to everyone's tastes. Personally I enjoyed it as it was well written initially and I like Lance Henrikson in the role a great deal, he really fit the part well and the producers made a wise choice in him as he does have an air of natural intensity about him. One of the elements that made the show work was Frank Blacks family life, and by the end of series 2 the producers apparently lost the plot and...
Well, it was nice whilst it lasted. \(coffee\)

A couple of years back I borrowed the DVD sets from a friend and finally saw the series in its entirety.

The first season is a very well-done if bleak show. It's really just a police procedural about serial killers. They do a lot of hinting about Frank Black's past and you are always left wanting more answers about if there's something more going on than we get to see.

Then season two comes along and gives you more. A lot of crazy conspiraces, secret societies, biblical prophecy. A lot of newly created backstory that doesn't really seem to fit with what we saw in season one. I think my favorite moment was toward the end of the season when Frank finally goes off on Peter Watts, "what the hell is going on? This isn't what I signed up for!" Which seemed to be how Henriksen was feeling. It was kind of an entertaining train wreck.

Season 3 seemed to try and return it to more normal ground but like you said, without Frank's family something was missing. It just wasn't as good as the first season.

I liked that the DVDs were kind enough to include the X-Files episode that came out after Season 3 that gave Frank Black more of a send-off. Not that the episode really made any sense either.

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