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 26 zam, Fri, 11th Jun '10 12:31:59 PM from Orlando, FL . Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
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Can you describe the ups and Downs? I personally am not against spoilers but I mostly want to hear the technical stuff.
All of time and space, anywhere and everywhere, any star that ever was. Where do you want to start?

 27 zam, Sun, 13th Jun '10 6:01:19 PM from Orlando, FL . Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
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Just Saw It Was... Actually Pretty awesome still in the wrong Network but still Good, Can, t wait for the next episode..
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 28 Geth Knight, Sun, 13th Jun '10 6:57:23 PM from St.Charles, Missouri Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
It's actually a really decent show. Much better than that other live action crap on Cartoon Network.
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I agree. I... actually liked it. The effects of that dart were some straight-up Nightmare Fuel. >___<
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You, know for a live action programme on Cartoon Network, the show wasn't half bad. In fact, I actually really liked the pilot episode a lot. All in all, it was a very pleasant suprise.

Despite some really narmy lines, some weird special effects and a few cliche plot points, the show is an interesting mish-mash of genres.

If you mix Harry Potter, the Hardy Boys and National Treasure you would get something similar to Unnatural History.

edited 13th Jun '10 7:19:56 PM by Pentadragon

 31 zam, Mon, 14th Jun '10 3:26:06 PM from Orlando, FL . Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
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Weird No one Has yet to try to bash the show into oblivion.
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 32 PRIVATE Corp, Mon, 14th Jun '10 5:29:13 PM from the Middle of Nowhere
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^ Well, either people are 1) actually enjoying it (and I mean that in a good way) or 2) did not see the premiere. I was Number 2 and I didn't see the episode today (being the nerd that I am, I was watching E3). So the next place for me is iTunes.

I am going to watch it one way or another and maybe do a review. I'm still riding on my gut feeling about this show, but seeing how people are positive about this show, it may be worth watching.

 33 Geth Knight, Mon, 14th Jun '10 5:30:57 PM from St.Charles, Missouri Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Its better than you'd think.
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Personally, it seemed to me like the main character was a bit of a Marty Stu. "Been everywhere, done everything. Only problem to be dealt with is HIGH SCHOOL?" Really guys, really? I have seen the 1st episode and bits of the 2nd, but just found it hard to stay focused on it.
 
 35 Geth Knight, Fri, 25th Jun '10 2:36:23 PM from St.Charles, Missouri Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
I'm ashamed to make this comparison, but its like that movie Mean Girls. Except no Lindsey Lohan. And better.
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 36 Nexus, Fri, 25th Jun '10 5:44:21 PM from The Other Side Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
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^I'm REALLY not getting your comparison to Mean Girls.

To me, this show is more like, "Let's put Harry, Ron, and Hermione in an American high school instead of Hogwarts and have them solve mysteries about U.S. History!"

I think it's a little too soon to call Henry a Marty Stu, but if he continues this "I know what's going on now because I just so happened to have experienced this before when I was living with the 'insert ingenious tribe here'" thing EVERY EPISODE, then yeah.

Still, personally I find this show to be...surprisingly well-written, and informative. (unless if I'm been Dan Browned sad)

I'm in about halfway trough the first episode and it's....good. No really.
Tough the main character seems kinda..stupid..somehow.
 38 Geth Knight, Fri, 25th Jun '10 8:20:59 PM from St.Charles, Missouri Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
^^I was just taking the main character going from a wild and unusual upbringing and then having to go to a normal highschool. But now that I really think about it, the comparison really falls flat. No idea why I thought that.
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 39 Nexus, Sat, 26th Jun '10 12:09:25 PM from The Other Side Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
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^Oh yeah. I forgot Lohan's character was suppose to be from Africa or something.

 40 Nick The Swing, Wed, 30th Jun '10 7:35:35 PM from Ya really wanna know? Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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It more or less Deconstructs Marty Stu and The Ace. Yeah, Henry is really really good, but it makes actually making friends difficult, alienates him from his cousin, and he seems like an outsider at school. You would be surprised how difficult and stress inducing high school can be.

The second episode...ugh...I am never going in a cave again. Bat Fever was some Nightmare Fuel, arguably High Octane. Nothing could stop it, there was no known cure at first, and it had killed one hundred miners. Note, killed. Not "got rid of", not "destroyed", but killed. This show is, like Generator Rex, a much darker, more mature series.

Hell, they even snuck crap past the radar...literally. I really liked it.

edited 30th Jun '10 7:35:51 PM by NickTheSwing

Better than a cross.
I'm suprised it doesn't have a trope page yet.
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Henry's kinda hot. There, I said it.

IGNORE.
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 44 zam, Sat, 10th Jul '10 1:39:38 PM from Orlando, FL . Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
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We Heard that tongue
All of time and space, anywhere and everywhere, any star that ever was. Where do you want to start?

 45 PRIVATE Corp, Sat, 10th Jul '10 7:29:55 PM from the Middle of Nowhere
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Well, could I say that I am not a real big fan of Henry. Sure I have finally seen the show, but how they are portraying him is just... I could not think of the word. It goes back to my gut feeling about the show. And I'm glad that my gut is right about this.

And to say... it's surprising good. Sure it's not the "greatest show" as the proclaim, but it's not as bad as I think. The writing is definitely more mature than what we usually get from Cartoon Network. It still doesn't belong on the channel, but thank God this ain't what Nickelodeon and Disney Channel have on their channels. It's a risky move, but the show's a million times better than CN Real, so we'll see what will happen.

Should we move this to Live Action Tv now?
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I watched the silver mine while babysitting (okay, most of an episode, I had to leave before it was over.) For a show to watch with kids, it wasn't too bad, but I didn't enjoy it well enough to watch it again. Although Henry was annoyingly skilled, my biggest problem was the actual museum stuff. Every artifact was not handled with any sort of care. Some how no one found Buffalo Bill's pony express mailbag for decades in the museum basement? Even when Jasper had been putting together a Pony Express exhibit? Then, instead of putting a huge historical find on display, they search for the mine, and somehow no one has found the huge hole in the park for 150 years. Really?
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 48 Geth Knight, Sun, 11th Jul '10 5:52:29 PM from St.Charles, Missouri Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Well with the first one: Lots of things can be in museums that no one will find. The second one? I got nothing.
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 49 Happy Duck, Sun, 11th Jul '10 7:28:47 PM from Redneckville, VA
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I saw a trailer for one of the episodes, and it involved silver or something. I could swear that the silver was just rocks wrapped in tin foil. That's really all I have to say about the show, so... yeah.
 50 PRIVATE Corp, Mon, 12th Jul '10 10:13:20 AM from the Middle of Nowhere
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^- Well, Mike Werb (the creator) said that they are taking history and giving it their own twist on it. That sounds very familiar ...

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