Talk:Zero Hour (2013 TV series)

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Serious Need for Review[edit]

Dorothy Rabinowitz said the first episode was "so awash in multiplying complications [it] manages to maintain its coherence and even a significant measure of suspense."[5]

There has to be something missing here, like "in spite of the fact that"... or similar. Sesesq (talk) 23:10, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Here's the complete quote I condensed for brevity's sake, when I did the Reception section: "It's a measure of the skill brought to this script by Paul Scheuring that a first episode so awash in multiplying complications manages to maintain its coherence and even a significant measure of suspense." You could change the quote here to read: "Dorothy Rabinowitz said the first episode was 'so awash in multiplying complications [it] manages to maintain [Paul Scheuring's script's] coherence and even a significant measure of suspense," but I think the first example is clear. You could cut out the verbiage: Dorothy Rabinowitz said the first episode was "so awash in multiplying complications [it] "manages to maintain its coherence and even a significant measure of suspense" if that works for you, but each critic needs equal time, which is why I originally condensed the WSJ quote. She's basically saying the first episode, despite all of its complications, was coherent and suspenseful (original quote). — Wyliepedia 12:35, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

"Guest stars"[edit]

Do we really need this listing? What happens if the show extends past the first season? How many "guest stars" will unnecessarily bloat this page? — Wyliepedia 11:29, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

It's questionable and I did some of the input. Assuming ABC airs the remaining episodes this summer, "guest stars" should probably be re-titled "recurring characters" and trimmed to those characters that influenced the story arc.--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 16:11, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
Listing Recurring Stars/Characters would be the norm. And this means more than one episode, unlike this guest star noise. — Wyliepedia 08:55, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, done. I kept the ones remmed out because they were listed in press releases for future appearances.--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 13:32, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Air Dates[edit]

I notice that half the summaries are missing. Any reason why? Considering episode 6 has just been aired? Secondly why haven't the air dates been updated to reflect their earliest release? Which per MOS we list the earliest release regardless of the country. MisterShiney 16:54, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

USA has only shown 3 episodes and I guess plot summaries of US series are usually written by US editors, but others are free to do so (I have seen the first 6 episodes in Denmark but don't write plot summaries). Which part of MOS:TV are you referring to about airdate? I don't know whether Denmark is first to air but it seems odd to show a minor foreign market for a US series. Do you know a reliable source for the World premiere? PrimeHunter (talk) 20:41, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
The bit about Broadcast. In particular the noteworthy bit. I would have it so that the Original Airdates for the US bit beofore it got cancelled, then switch to the Danish ones and have a mention underneath saying that after it was cancelled by ABC the original broadcasts were on Danish/Spanish Television. I know the broadcast refers to English speaking countries, but I think this is extenuating circumstances. I would put it in, but I don't know the Original Airdates....-- MisterShiney 20:53, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
MOS:TV#Broadcast is not about which airdate to show in a list of episodes. It's about what to write about international broadcasting in sections like Alcatraz (TV series)#International distribution (such lists are common but discouraged). Zero Hour has no broadcast section. I agree it's noteworthy that some episodes air much earlier in other countries, and the article does mention that. I don't know whether Denmark and Spain are the only countries showing episodes before USA. Denmark airs an episode every Friday starting 29 March. There was only the usual week between episode 3 and 4. That means episode 4: April 19, 5: April 26, 6: May 3, 7: May 10, 8: May 17. I have no schedule after that. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:41, 9 May 2013 (UTC)