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How far into it are you? I watched the first episode last night as it seems to be popular with good reviews - it was amusing in a clearly taking the piss way but you certainly couldn't watch a whole season like that. In the trailer I saw it at least moved to being in colour so I expect it to change. Very brave pilot to release as it could easily turn plenty of people off it.
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I've seen 5 episodes... each one seems to move them along a decade or so at a time... it does start moving in and out of the bubble that Wanda has created so it isn't all the TV show sitcom sort of thing.Laighin Break wrote: ↑February 17th, 2021, 9:44 amHow far into it are you? I watched the first episode last night as it seems to be popular with good reviews - it was amusing in a clearly taking the piss way but you certainly couldn't watch a whole season like that. In the trailer I saw it at least moved to being in colour so I expect it to change. Very brave pilot to release as it could easily turn plenty of people off it.
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I am enjoying Wire in the blood at the moment. Not sure how I missed it first time around. I thought ZeroZeroZero was entertaining but not at the level of Gomorah. Also getting through Preacher, Pickard and the Expanse all of which I watch after beer has been taken so not sure how they are panning out.
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Finale tonight was superbJB1973 wrote: ↑February 16th, 2021, 9:58 amTwist wrote: ↑February 10th, 2021, 10:03 amDid anyone watch It's A Sin on Channel 4? Its available on Sky via Catch Up.
I thought it was excellent. It's about a group of gay friends living in London at the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic. Not having been there, I can only guess but it feels quite authentic. It does a great job of the initial refusal/reluctance to believe the stories about AIDS (or GRID as it was known first) and how that was slowly overcome by the reality of seeing so many young men die. Also the homophobia and genuine fear in the response of the state and the broader community.
It doesn't shy away from the role that recklessness and occasionally selfishness played in helping the disease spread, which I thought was brave.
One thing I didn't like was that Russell T Davies (the series' creator) said he'd only cast gay actors to play gay characters.
"He said: "I'm not being woke about this... but I feel strongly that if I cast someone in a story, I am casting them to act as a lover, or an enemy, or someone on drugs or a criminal or a saint... they are NOT there to 'act gay' because 'acting gay' is a bunch of codes for a performance.
"It's about authenticity, the taste of 2020." https://www.independent.ie/entertainmen ... 58971.html
I disagree. He is being woke, with all the shallowness and one-sidedness that connotes.
Obviously this is a new rule of his, which he didn't follow for Queer As Folk. I think it's self-defeating, and pretty obviously discriminatory. When someone applies for a job, including an acting job, you can't tell them that whether or not they get it depends on their sexuality.
The obvious corollary is using the same logic not to cast gay actors in straight roles, and I thought we had moved past that. We've had an English Éamonn de Valera, non-Jewish Ben Kingsley in Schindler's List, Daniel Day Lewis doesn't have cereberal palsy, Tom Cruise wasn't paralysed in Vietnam.....its called 'acting' for a reason.
And which roles will be open to the bisexuals??
Great show, the sound track is superb , late to the party but Vikings is well worth a watch
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If you haven't seen the film you definitely should.
I haven't seen the show though, so don't know if watching the film it would ruin the storyline in the show