VEGAS (2012 TV series)

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  1. moreprimeland

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    Set in 1960s Las Vegas, the series centers on Sheriff Ralph Lamb (Quaid) and his dealings with Chicago mobster Vincent Savino (Chiklis), who moved west to set up his own operation. The Lamb character is based on a real-life former rancher who served as Sheriff of Clark County from 1961 to 1979.


    Hopefully you guys are watching this series, it's really been good so far, Quaid and O'Mara are excellent as the cowboy sheriff's and Chiklis is great as the understated but deadly mobster.

    Think there's been 3 episodes so far and they've all been pretty well done, the pilot outlining how Lamb becomes Sheriff and Savino moving to Vegas to take over his casino, with a few murders and other crimes thrown in.

    The Chicago boss and boys came in for a little visit this week and a little chaos and fights here and there. Like how Savino got what he wanted.

    This series is Mad Men & Sopranos in Vegas. I love these period series for the most part and this one seems to be moving at a pretty good pace, so far.

    Anybody else watching this one??? :popcorn 
     
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    I'm watching it and I think I'll stick with it until the end of the season. If it can get away from the procedural stuff, then it will be truly great. There isn't one bad actor/actress in this show. The pacing, tone, and production quality of the show is outstanding considering it's from CBS and not something like FX.

    By the way, I missed the third episode. Can someone fill me on anything important I missed?
     
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    I just caught up on Vegas and saw the newest episode. I think the last episode has been the best one so far and I believe that the show is going to get better and better each week.
     
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    General Hawk vs The Thing.

    That's what this show really is.
     
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    In this week's ep, Hawk smashed in the Thing's face. :lol 

    It is getting better and better each week, man, those mobsters are falling left and right...and popping up in corn fields...like how many corn fields can there be in Vegas? Okay, maybe 1960's Vegas...:p 
     
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    I've been watching the show from the start and really like the retro setting for it. Quaid and Chiklis are good foils for one another. I really hope this show succeeds because it's so different from everything else on CBS. Only problems that the show has are that its 18-49 demographic is low compared to other shows and it bleeds a lot of its lead-in audience from the NCIS shows.
     
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    Well...the good news is Vegas was renewed, so YAY, it'll be back...and continue with the ongoing battle between the Mob and the Law, with guns and without. :popcorn 
     
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    That's good. I was worried when they took an episode away from them this season.
     
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    Oh wow...don't know if anybody's been watching, but this series has gotten better with each episode...good stories...and well acted.

    Tonight's ep. ended with a really bad UH OH for a hated Mob Boss. Wow.
     
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    Probably the only one watching...since I'm hearing they may not be back for Season 2. Wasn't confirmed, but likely. Awwww. :( 

    WHICH is a shame, this series is well acted and written...They've done a great job giving us a glimpse of 60's Vegas.

    Jack really has dug himself a hole...and hopes he's covered his tracks...wonder now if they're going to wrap up this season or leave us hanging?
     
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    good to see Chiklis back on the screen again
    the last time I saw him he was in. och what was that THING that he was playin again?
     
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    Vegas is back starting tonight...the ads say they've put more SIN in SinCity. :lol 

    We'll see...but I'm glad they're back.

    CBS @ 9/8pm ET/CT.

    "Little Fish"

    An FBI agent prevents Sheriff Lamb from pressing charges against a pimp so that the Fed can use him to get dope on Savino. Meanwhile, Dixon falls for a Hollywood starlet, and he and Tommy discover that Yvonne has an excellent voice.
     
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    Well...things didn't end well for the lawyer...great couple of episodes...things are getting hotter in Vegas and beyond.

    Was glad Jack told the truth about what happened with Mia's dad...although he lost her, for now anyway.

    Sovino is not to be messed with....whoa.

    Really like the cast and the characters.
     
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    I still think this show is a little underappreciated; especially with a cast like this.
     

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