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PostSubject: Lucha Underground   Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:05 am

Please tell me you guys are watching Lucha Underground. If you're not, you need to start. I've seen the name on various wrestling forums, but I never looked into it. The other night I was bored and flipping through channels and discovered it on the El Rey Network. I've watched 4 episodes, and to say that I'm hooked would be an understatement. Minus the period from 2004-2012, I've watched wrestling since the early 80s, and I've never seen anything quite like Lucha Underground. It presents wrestling in a new and fresh way. It emphasizes all the great things about wrestling and avoids the garbage.

Unlike the major promotions, it runs in seasons instead of year-round. The season runs from October through July. Season 1 has only one episode left, so you'll have a few months to get caught up on the major story lines before season 2 starts in October. I did a quick search and found full episodes on YouTube.

If you're not familiar with Lucha Underground, there's no way I can do it justice by trying to describe it, but here's a basic description and some info ...

It's a partnership involving filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and TV producer Mark Burnett, of Survivor, The Apprentice, and The Bible fame. Care to guess how good the production of Lucha Underground is?    

As the name implies, it's heavily rooted in the Lucha tradition, but it does feature non-Lucha wrestlers. And yes, there are subtitles for the wrestlers who don't speak English. If you like the in-ring action of ROH, I guarantee you won't be disappointed by the wrestling in LU. If you get tired of all the backstage and in-ring promos in WWE and TNA, I can assure you that you won't get tired of the LU promos. There are few in-ring promos, and they're short and to the point. But it's the "backstage" promos that really set LU apart from other promotions. They're produced in a way that makes them look like scenes from a movie. They're really cool. And it's never just wrestlers babbling about kicking someone's ass. All of the movie-like promos advance the story lines (WOW! WHAT A CONCEPT!!)

The only thing that might turn off some wrestling fans is that some of the story lines are a bit silly, even cartoonish. Some of the wrestlers/managers have superhuman powers, similar to the old Undertaker and Kane story lines. So if Undertaker and Kane didn't bother you, then the stuff that happens in LU shouldn't bother you. Plus, it's done in a cool way ... especially if you're a fan of the stuff Marvel is currently doing.

Another turnoff might be the male on female violence. Although there are female wrestlers, from what I can tell there isn't a female division. The few women they have wrestle with the men. In ECW, they used to have male on female violence, but it was gratuitous and stereotypical ... the men were superior, and women were just eye candy who sometimes suffered abuse at the hands of the men. Every once in a while a woman would drop a male wrestler by hitting him in the nuts, but for the most part women weren't portrayed in a positive light. But in Lucha Underground, there doesn't see to be any real distinction between the male and female wrestlers. They're all just wrestlers. Some will see it as promoting male on female violence, while others will see it as empowerment for women. Personally, I'm torn on it. But I will say that the women are portrayed in a much more positive way than they are in the other major promotions.

Here's my simple interpretation of LU: Combine the wrestling of ROH, the grittiness and tone of ECW, and the production quality of WWE, and you get Lucha Underground. I'm telling you guys ... Lucha Underground is the shit. Right now, it wouldn't bother me to never see another WWE or TNA show again.   I could go on and on, but you guys should check it out for yourselves (if you haven't already).

Below, I posted a couple videos. One just shows some highlights. The other gives a taste of the movie-like promos that I mentioned.






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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:48 pm

I tried finding it on DirecTV before, but I think I have to pay more for El Rey. I have no plans to pay more for my already overpriced TV.

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:50 pm

@Buddha Bus wrote:
I tried finding it on DirecTV before, but I think I have to pay more for El Rey. I have no plans to pay more for my already overpriced TV.

Ah, that sucks. ... They're going to start streaming it on their website, but it's not available yet. Hopefully they have it ready to go when Season 2 begins in October. But my guess is that you'll have to register and pay for their streaming service. I'm willing to bet we can find somewhere that streams it.

In the meantime, below is the full video for the first show I saw (it's from earlier this month). The quality sucks, but it's better than nothing. It'll at least give you a taste.




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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:52 am



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Lucha Underground represents everything that has been missing from the professional wrestling scene for years. Today's casual and hardcore wrestling fans are looking for the same things -- great, artistic action; storytelling that is easy to follow and does not insult the fans' intelligence; a show that is sufficiently presentable on television; and finally, a wrestling show that they can take seriously. Lucha Underground, for the most part, fills that void.

Even though Lucha Underground still has not developed to its full potential (and considering it's only been on the air for 15 weeks, that's not a bad thing), it is beginning to settle into an incredible groove. This is the best weekly professional wrestling show on the air in North America right now and the true alternative both casual and hardcore fans have been looking for. Lucha Underground, quite frankly, is what professional wrestling has needed for a long time.

http://www.cagesideseats.com/2015/2/17/8051061/lucha-underground-is-what-professional-wrestling-needs

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8 Reasons Why You Need To Watch “Lucha Underground”

So, can we talk about how awesome Lucha Underground is? Seriously, it’s the BEST one-hour show on television right now.

In a wrestling landscape where WWE reigns king, it’s hard for fans to find an alternative. ROH, TNA, NJPW, and several independent wrestling promotions have all stepped up to the plate. Even though these companies provide some fantastic entertainment, none of them stand out quite like Lucha Underground.


Here’s why you need to start watching:
1. The show comes off as the awesome lovechild of Breaking Bad and a good episode of Monday Night Raw.

When it comes to storytelling, Lucha Underground does not attempt to take a “live event” approach like WWE. Instead, it embraces the “entertainment” aspect of the show and runs with it. All backstage segments are filmed as if they were key scenes in a Hollywood movie, using cinematic lighting, close-ups, highly scripted dialogue, and yes, dark, ominous background music. And it works!

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:05 pm

As much as I loved WCW, I hated how they treated some of their phenomenal talent. Guys like Jericho, Benoit, Guerrero, and Mysterio were never going to get a fair shake in WCW. They all went to WWE and became main eventers. Looking back on it now, it's amazing how much talent WCW had on its roster at one time. Not only the guys I mentioned, but also legends like Hogan, Sting, Flair, Nash, Hall, Goldberg. Guys like DDP and Booker T, as well as additions of WWE legends Bret Hart, Kurt Hennig, Roddy Piper, and Jeff Jarrett. So no, there was no chance of guys like Jericho and Guerrero ever sniffing main-event status.

And then there were newer wrestlers who really stood out but never got a chance to really shine. Guys like Chris Kanyon. Guys like the main subject of this thread ... Vampiro.

Before there was the Fallen Angel, there was the Dark Angel. If you didn't watch WCW in the late 90s, go back and watch some of Vampiro's work on YouTube. Vampiro had "future star" written all over him. But mainstream success never came. Other than a short program with Sting, he was just another great talent relegated to the mid-card. After WCW's demise, he found success in the indies. He had a stint in TNA, but I didn't see any of it. His wrestling days are behind him, and he's now one of the announcers in Lucha Underground. But he has been challenged by a menacing force and was given no choice but to fight in the final show of this season.

So this Wednesday, we'll once again get to see the Fallen Angel, Vampiro.



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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:30 pm

Sometimes I'm a little slow. I just learned that LU's Johnny Mundo was John Morrison in WWE. I didn't watch WWE when he was there, but I always hear TNA fans clamoring for TNA to sign him.

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:57 am

So is there a station this show is on?

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:52 am

@stlrtruck wrote:
So is there a station this show is on?

El Rey Network.

I don't know which cable/satellite services carry it. I have Time Warner cable, and I get it. It's a small channel, so you'll have to look hard for it, or do an Internet search to find out where it's at on your system.

Tonight is the final episode of the season, and major storylines have been building toward this 2-hour special show (more or less, it's like a PPV where we'll get the payoffs for the major storylines).

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:39 pm

Found the lineup on my provider, now just to see if I can actually get it at home.

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:06 am

Finished watching the second half of Ultima Lucha. For now, I'll just say this: Lucha Underground is the best wrestling show on television. And it's not even close.

Good article from Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/features/lucha-undergrounds-last-stand-20150805#ixzz3i1Ihairq

Here's an excerpt:

... what you will see is the power and potential of the most exciting wrestling product on television. At the moment, there's no guarantee that El Rey will renew it for another season, and producers are attempting to secure the additional funds necessary to continue putting on a show of its cinematic caliber. That uncertainty cast a pall over April's tapings, and though it was barely noticeable during moments of supreme action or shocking violence, it was definitely present. Because as LU's small-but-loyal fanbase will certainly attest, if this show goes away, it will unquestionably be a bad thing for wrestling.

As I sat in the stands that April night, it was difficult to deny the appeal. Lucha Underground has created a wrestling show that dares to challenge its audience, to give them a product that is both riveting and ridiculous, often at the same time. Now all it needs is a chance to succeed. And let's hope it does. It would be a shame if it passed us by, shining for only a moment, like a shard of glass in the night.

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:54 am

I recorded the late late (or is it the early-early) showing of it so I can watch it later.

I'll give my review on Monday after I watch it.

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:03 pm

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I recorded the late late (or is it the early-early) showing of it so I can watch it later.

I'll give my review on Monday after I watch it.

Awesome! Keep in mind that you'll be watching Part 2 of Ultima Lucha, the final show of Season 1. It was split up into two shows ... Part 1 was last week, and the two-hour Part 2 was last night. But they were produced in a way where they feel like separate shows. Part 2 doesn't start like you changed the channel and found yourself in the middle of a show.

Watching the last four regular episodes and browsing through some stuff on YouTube, I was able to get at least a basic understanding of all the major storylines heading into Ultima Lucha. Unlike the shows we're used to watching, the storylines are ongoing and complex. Some of the storylines have been developing all year and set the stage for Ultima Lucha. So if you just watch the final show, a lot of things that happen won't make any sense, or you won't feel the emotional impact of something as simple as a handshake. But I have a feeling that the wrestling alone, especially the Gift of the Gods championship and the Lucha Underground title match between Prince Puma and Mil Muertes will be more than enough to hook you and make you want to tune in when Season 2 starts.

I know I'm sounding like a total fanboy in this thread, but it's been a LONG time since I've been this excited about wrestling. Not since the Monday Night Wars have I felt this satisfied while watching a wrestling show.
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Here's an excerpt from a good review of LU:

Lucha Underground does a lot to subvert expectations with its storytelling, especially in such a jaded world for both wrestling and television fans alike. It’s why it’s arguably the best wrestling show on television, along with its impressive acting and production value, as well as its refreshing love of wrestling itself (and its fans).
http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/lucha-underground-ultima-lucha-223452
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Below are some excerpts from a spot-on look-back at Season 1. Link: http://www.sbnation.com/2015/8/6/9106591/lucha-underground-season-1-finale-retrospective-importance

How 'Lucha Underground' changed the pro wrestling game

Lucha Underground became much more than "the wrestling show on Robert Rodriguez's channel." Although it certainly suffered from missteps along the way, it managed to become revolutionary and transcendent in equal measure.

The most grassroots wrestling program on television has finished its first season. Even if the promotion doesn't survive, its importance will be felt for years to come.

They were never perfect, but they were closer than any wrestling company has ever come, by some margin. Perhaps most importantly, they cared about representation. And they cared about getting it right.

Even if the company never returns, they've let the cat out of the bag. Now it's up to the rest of the pro wrestling world to march boldly into the future. Lucha Underground has left a terrific set of footprints for them to follow.

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:01 pm

I actually recorded the first one (one hour show) as well as the two hour finale.

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:19 pm

@stlrtruck wrote:
I actually recorded the first one (one hour show) as well as the two hour finale.

Sweet! You still won't have any clue what is going on. But at least you'll get a taste of the wrestling action.

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:58 pm

I've been unable to find any negative reviews of Lucha Underground. None.
All I'm finding is stuff like the article below (excerpts).

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Lucha Underground, through its first 40 weeks, has established itself as the greatest professional wrestling series of all time.

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Ultima Lucha showed me what professional wrestling entertainment can be. We have been conditioned for years that the only way we could consume professional wrestling is if we're the third party to a live performance. For the first time, with Lucha Underground, we, the televised audience, serve as the fourth wall. However, with the fantastic acting from Luis Fernandez-Gil as storyline promoter Dario Cueto, the bridge between traditional wrestling show and high concept series was successfully linked.

...

Lucha Underground represents the future of wrestling, where what's presented to the audience is a lot more honest, brash, and ambitious.

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:34 pm

Truck, when you watch the shows, be sure to keep watching after the closing credits and the final shot of the city ... they do a promo at the end.

A bit of encouraging news today:

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Lucha Underground producer says there is a '99.9-percent chance' a second season is happening

With season one of Lucha Underground in the books after a successful two part Ultima Lucha event, talk has turned to whether or not the promotion will be around for season two. Rumors and reports have repeatedly suggested that money is a major obstacle, enough so that the company may not be able to sustain itself, especially without pay-per-view.

In an update posted on Reddit, Eric Van Wagenen, an executive producer at Lucha Underground, revealed he's all but certain a second season will happen but money is definitely an issue to contend with moving forward:

"I hope this helps...I have this one already typed... this is obviously why they asked me to be here, so I'll answer it very honestly and then you all can go back to work. Let's break it down into parts - "If" and "when" and "where". There is very little doubt in my mind about the "if". I'd say its a 99.9% chance that a second season is happening. LU is a partnership, and each of the partners are committed to making season 2 happen. The "To be continued..." at the end of UltimaLucha was not just us trolling you, it was more of a promise.

"The issues about money and production costs are indeed real, although vastly overstated. We didn't spend $20 Million - not even close. El Rey is the one of the best networks I've ever worked with, but what they have to spend doesn't quite cover the costs of a show like Lucha Underground. So our choices are to either 1. Raise the money from another source, or 2. Make the show cheaper.

"We are currently looking for a second broadcasting partner - either a streaming service, or even an additional broadcast network. We are also aggressively going after foreign sales, sponsorships, and integration partners. Those deals take time to secure, and that is why there has been a delay in announcing an official pick-up.

http://www.cagesideseats.com/2015/8/7/9118401/lucha-underground-season-two

I don't know crap about business, but I think if anyone has wanted to invest in a pro wrestling promotion, there's no better option than LU. SOMEONE is going to give these guys money. Worst-case scenario, they should look into crowdfunding. While LU's fan base is still relatively small, not since the days of ECW have I seen a more rabid and loyal fan base. I've held off paying $9.99 for the WWE Network, but I'd get a second job if I had to in order to pay to watch Lucha Underground.

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:49 pm

Wow, this is from a non-wrestling site talking about what to watch on television:

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Lucha Underground came out of nowhere and established itself as not only the best wrestling show on television, but one of the best shows on television. Period. Lucha Underground is an over-the-top pulp show about dragons welding nunchuks, the undead, and ancient Aztec prophecies, all wrapped wrapped as a primer to Lucha Libre. It’s a platform for some of the best indie wrestlers working today on top of being a great show for representation of people of color.

http://sfappeal.com/2015/08/appealing-tv-playing-house-the-daily-show-and-oh-goddammit-true-detective/

There's just no denying LU's awesomeness. All wrestling promotions strive to bring in casual viewers. No matter how good your product is, your success is limited if you're attracting only hardcore fans and not casual viewers. LU, more than any promotion I can think of, is suited to attract casual fans. And what's great about it is that it doesn't need to betray the hardcore fans in order to cater to casual viewers. It just needs to keep doing what it's doing. All it needs is the exposure.

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:50 pm

My new favorite catch phrase is from Pentagon Jr. ...

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:33 am

I only have two words after watching the 3 hours of the show....


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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:30 pm

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I only have two words after watching the 3 hours of the show....


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I'm glad you enjoyed it. And remember, LU is heavily based on storylines and the mythology of the characters. You came into that blind. It's like watching a season finale of a TV show without seeing any of the previous episodes. Did you catch the end where they started setting up some storylines for next season? At the end, they showed a hooded, masked wrestler and the LU billboard with a question mark spray painted on it. Rumors say that it's a tease that Rey Mysterio is coming.

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:13 pm

yeah, I watched both shows to the very end.

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:58 am

I hope they have the next season. Not only was the action impressive, but the out of ring promotions they had tied everything back to something in the ring or something coming to the ring(or at least I felt that way).

It's been a long time, other than the recent ROH shows, where I actually sat and watched every minute of the show without FFWD through the beginning of matches.

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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:14 am

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It's been a long time, other than the recent ROH shows, where I actually sat and watched every minute of the show without FFWD through the beginning of matches.

That's the beauty of LU ... EVERYTHING matters. The in-ring action matters. The promos matter. What the announcers say matters. There is no filler. Everything on the show has a purpose of advancing the storylines. The key word in that sentence is advancing. LU is more like a TV show than a wrestling promotion. Characters get developed. Stories get told and reach a conclusion. To put it simply, LU doesn't waste our time. On the past two episodes of Raw, between the taped promos, replays, and Rollins' in-ring promos, there has been about 60 minutes dedicated to Jon Cena's nose injury, and WWE acts like it's the worst injury in the history of pro wrestling. LU could have started and concluded a storyline in the amount of time WWE has talked about Cena's nose. Quite honestly, I haven't been able to sit through an entire WWE or TNA show ever since I discovered LU.

LU certainly isn't for everyone. But the way I see it, what's more entertaining ... an hour dedicated to Seth Rollins and Jon Cena's nose, or an hour of this:



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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:36 pm

Generally speaking, I'm not a big fan of hardcore wrestling if it's done just for the sake of being hardcore. I believe that wrestlers already put their bodies at enough risk in routine action without taking huge risks with extreme violence just to get a few chants from the audience. What I've noticed about LU is that while it uses a lot of high-risk moves (the lucha libre style more or less demands it), there's rarely any use of unnecessary extreme violence. Unless, of course, the storyline calls for it. When Pentagon Jr. put Vampiro through the flaming table, it wasn't done to get oohs and ahhhs or to get the crowd chanting. It was done because the storyline called for something like that. To not have a spot like that would have weakened the entire storyline.



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PostSubject: Re: Lucha Underground   Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:56 pm

@Wallace108 wrote:
Generally speaking, I'm not a big fan of hardcore wrestling if it's done just for the sake of being hardcore. I believe that wrestlers already put their bodies at enough risk in routine action without taking huge risks with extreme violence just to get a few chants from the audience. What I've noticed about LU is that while it uses a lot of high-risk moves (the lucha libre style more or less demands it), there's rarely any use of unnecessary extreme violence. Unless, of course, the storyline calls for it. When Pentagon Jr. put Vampiro through the flaming table, it wasn't done to get oohs and ahhhs or to get the crowd chanting. It was done because the storyline called for something like that. To not have a spot like that would have weakened the entire storyline.



If I'm correct, a lot of Vampiro's antics involved flames so in order for Pentagon to rightfully take his place, he had to put Vampiro through the flames. Thus the pupil becomes the teacher scenario that LU needed in this situation.

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