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But yeah, the stories were great, the actors were great, there was potential for a lot of development...Someone mentioned Derek's "Get her!" attitude, citing Ghostbusters and I cracked up. Someone should petition for a DVD, even if it's just a bare-bones 13-episode set without features. Though commentary by the actors and crew would probably be hysterical.
there should really be a revival of this show. I cant even find it on the internet at all anymore
As the internet was getting hotter this show was like Xfiles internet style. Monsters, Ghosts, Goblins ETC.
Good Casting and acting. Me and my whole family really enjoyed watching this show weekly and never missed an Eps.
If they ever make it to DVD i will have one of the first copies in the area.
Keep looking cause this show was great.
The premise is that a group of twenty-somethings maintains a web site that features their investigations of weird occurrences. There is a wealth of such material to exploit, so the writers should never run out of plot ideas. This time around, there were quasi Blair Witch scenes which were not all that well integrated, but I hope the producers keep trying to head in that direction, so long as they don't simply become imitative. Overall, the plot was still a bit ahead of the execution.
The cast is very appealing. The lead guy (Ethan Embry) has a believable face, albeit not all of his acting seems to have caught up with his face. I think he will settle into it, though, and will become believable through and through.
With all the elements it has going for it, FreakyLinks has good potential for growth. I plan to continue watching it, and I hope it earns its keep.
Yet another piece of evidence to add to the "US networks need to open their eyes to the quality and stop pulling the plug on good shows" pile. I saw a few episodes of this on French TV - it was pretty successful in France for its brief run, magazines were full of it. I particularly liked the episode "Live Fast, Die Young" which featured Paige Moss (Buffy guest star) - it reminded me of a teenage version of the X files. This show had a fantastic concept, loads of potential for twists and character development, but hey, what can we do?
Also, you can tell a lot about a show from its opening credits. With a theme tune like that it would have gone far - excellent mission statement:
"What you don't know can't hurt you, what you look for might get you."
I think the show has (had?) real potential to develop into the next must-see show. It is a bit reminiscent of the wackier episodes of X-files, and the "non-Apocalypse" episodes of Buffy and Angel. Overall, quite a good mix of off-the-wall (desert squid) and terrifying (the harbingers).
What a pity that we won't see how the characters and the relationships (esp. between Derek and Chloe, given that she was his brother's girlfriend) develop.
i think that, beside x files, this is the best show i've seen in my whole life. and i have seen almoust everything that fox,warner or sony airs. for a moment, a week or two, i even consideer ir better than x files. it could it be great, a classic, a replacement even for show like x files, dark angel or roswell.
it's got great storys, great actor and a really good way of telling then i just *loved* the derek barnes character. young, dedicated, honest, cute, smart, good friend, loyal, ready to take chances for what he believed,in a word: amazing.
the show was always different, but it had always good elements. the freakylinks team risk their lifes looking for the true story even thought no one believed them , or even take them seriously. they didnt only report it, the lived it. freakylinks is the prove that is better having 100 people watching who really care, that 1000 watching that dont give a s***. i want to be a filmmaker, and seen things like this make feel like if i could do something as half as good, i'll be in heaven.
Derek didn't actually found the site. His brother Adam did. But Adam's dead. He committed suicide two years ago. Here's where FreakyLinks tries to get freaky. Adam may not be dead after all. In the series debut, Derek gets an e-mail containing video of Adam looking very much alive, and he and his friends set out to find out what's going on.
The premise is actually intriguing. Unfortunately, the execution is awful. The main culprit is a convoluted plot. As he reinvestigates his brother's death, Derek contacts Adam's girlfriend, Chloe, who shares all this information about a case Adam was investigating at the time of his death. Why didn't Chloe reveal this info at the time of Adam's demise?
Don't miss this show!!!!