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  • zandylovesRISK28 December 2011
    9/10
    Clue
    I heard about The Hub's version of the classic board game and movie while I was watching The Incredibles on Disney XD. I was intrigued by the idea of a CLUE TV series as I really liked the movie. I didn't know what to expect as this was a 5 episode mini-series and I don't watch them. This show really surprised me as it was a low budget short series. Good acting all-around though their was this part were it was sub-par. Great writing as it kept me on the edge of my seat. Made the audience think about what could or would happen which not many shows do that nowadays. After I watched the 3rd episode, I looked up the famous scientist because I wanted to know more about what he did so it made me interested which is definitely a plus. Nothing bad in the show. Very family-friendly and I think kids of any age would enjoy this. It's not a 10 because it was only five episodes. :)
  • If you're looking for an easy to watch, family friendly, tween/teen nickelodeon-like show, this one is great. The acting is silly... but the plot moves fast and keeps one curious about how the mystery will unravel.

    I was impressed by the content of the mystery and I found the effects to be neat as well. It's kind of - everything a kid would like to see in a TV show. A surreal world where all they and all their friends get to fight mysterious crimes and save the world.

    So given its genre, I give it a 10. It's fun and I wish they continued on to further seasons.
  • Clue was a kid classic for me and I came across it by happenstance and I binged it and I just wanted more. Now where is Season 2?
  • A group of teenagers are randomly assembled outside of a hotel for a school function when they witness a man inside being attacked by twin thugs and bludgeoned with a candlestick. With no evidence to support their claim of murder, the police think they're pulling a prank - so they're suspended from school(?!!) and they use their newfound free time to follow a trail of clues that lead to a web of intrigue and espionage revolving around the mysterious mad genius inventor Nikola Tesla.

    First things first, this ain't your parents "Clue," a 1985 movie which was faithfully (albeit comically) based on the classic board game - which is now owned by Habro, who produced this version. Here the connections to the game feel flimsy and forced, with conveniently-placed weapons and the game's character names representing various secret societies.

    The cast of teens and special effects are both surprisingly good, but the shortcomings are all in the scripts. You really have to suspend disbelief to buy that the kids are putting the clues together so quickly, and that each of them is not-so-randomly connected to the conspiracy (which isn't particularly a spoiler since it's never explained - clearly this was all a setup for a weekly series that never happened). Some of the twists were surprising, but the biggest two I could see coming from a mile away, and the climactic payoff was an enormous letdown. And the less said about idiotically cliched villains, the better.

    This overwhelmingly reminded me of Fox's consistently-frustrating "Sleepy Hollow" and as I was composing this review, I discovered why: The same writer went on to work on that series. There was true potential if this had been an actual mini-series rather than essentially a feature-length movie, but the pace was too swift and there were too many elements that were hard to digest. Younger, less jaded viewers would probably find plenty to rave about, but as an adult familiar with all of the Hitchcockian tropes that were utilized, it was only a modestly entertaining time-waster. I gave it an additional star for the cast because there really wasn't a weak link in the chain of young actors.