Roots 2016
Post Reply
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
22-05-2016, 11:20 PM
Roots 2016
I guess the new Roots begins on Memorial Day....

Anyone going to watch?

I'm not sure about watching it, only because it's the history channel -- and after years of Pawn Stars, Ancient Aliens and woo crap...

But....I'm also terribly curious too. Shy

Any thoughts?


But as if to knock me down, reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 1 user Likes Momsurroundedbyboys's post
23-05-2016, 12:17 AM
RE: Roots 2016
(22-05-2016 11:20 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  I guess the new Roots begins on Memorial Day....

Anyone going to watch?

I'm not sure about watching it, only because it's the history channel -- and after years of Pawn Stars, Ancient Aliens and woo crap...

But....I'm also terribly curious too. Shy

Any thoughts?

Is it going to be the same as the original or are they going to branch off into new parts. I'm also curious too but not having seen the original nor really knowing the history too well, the plot really stumps me. Ok I will leaf before you stuff me in a trunk Tongue


Tree puns aside it does look very interesting and I may give it a watch. I do agree with you being hesitant because History Channel has become a lot of non history programming but who knows. Won't hurt to give it a try.

"If you keep trying to better yourself that's enough for me. We don't decide which hand we are dealt in life, but we make the decision to play it or fold it" - Nishi Karano Kaze
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 1 user Likes JDog554's post
23-05-2016, 07:21 AM
RE: Roots 2016
*White overseer cracks a whip*

"Your name is Toby, Boy!"

*Kunta Kinte clenches and then says*

"I'm not saying it was aliens but it was aliens."

(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 5 users Like Revenant77x's post
23-05-2016, 07:55 AM
RE: Roots 2016
I'm with you, Moms. I don't trust the History Channel, anymore.

I'd love to see a modern reworking of Roots, perhaps one that's allowed to be a bit edgier, but I just can't get past THC's pattern of behavior.

Rev got it dead right.

"Theology made no provision for evolution. The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all! Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God?" - E. O. Wilson
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 2 users Like RocketSurgeon76's post
23-05-2016, 09:15 AM
RE: Roots 2016
(23-05-2016 07:55 AM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  I'm with you, Moms. I don't trust the History Channel, anymore.

I'd love to see a modern reworking of Roots, perhaps one that's allowed to be a bit edgier, but I just can't get past THC's pattern of behavior.

Rev got it dead right.

Rev totally nailed it, didn't he?

I understand Alex Haley made some errors in his book and was accused of plagiarizing -- which was settled out of court.

We actually rented the original off Netflix a few years ago, for the kids to watch. I'll admit, it really looked dated, the costumes, makeup and sets all looked...well...not what they could have been.

Still, the story was great and the acting was good. Geordi LaForge was awesome. Tongue But, a redo might be nice for today. That said, my heart really sank when I initially read history channel was doing this. I don't trust their intrigity -- at all.


But as if to knock me down, reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 1 user Likes Momsurroundedbyboys's post
23-05-2016, 09:40 AM
RE: Roots 2016
History channel is to history what nickelodeon is to german bondage porn.
You expect something but than all you get is a talking pigs teaching western white kids spanish.

[Image: oscar.png]
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 5 users Like earmuffs's post
Post Reply
Forum Jump: