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Author:  Shack [ Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:17 pm ]
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One of the best new dramas I've seen in years. It's got the power struggle chess move drama, but is also hilarious, and HBO does their thing by having an immediate contender for the best cast on TV with Brian Cox leading the way but also some roles like Matthew Macfadyen, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Alan Ruck being terrific (not to slight Jeremy Strong's near lead role). The directing and editing work is also a highlight. It's flying under the radar in ratings but has been taking off in terms of critical recognition the second half of the season.

Author:  MadGez [ Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:24 am ]
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Oooh heard about this when it was being developed then forgot it was ever made. Look forward to catching up on it. Is it a dram or comedy/dramedy?

Author:  Shack [ Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:04 am ]
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MadGez wrote:
Oooh heard about this when it was being developed then forgot it was ever made. Look forward to catching up on it. Is it a dram or comedy/dramedy?

Drama/comedy, I think its genre is drama but the black humor is a huge part of its appeal

Author:  David [ Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:39 am ]
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Fantastic finale to a fantastic season. The
Spoiler: show
Chappaquiddick-esque downfall of
Kendall's plot is a major punch to the gut. Terrific performances by all, as is true of every episode.

The series is incredible in regard to tone: it truly is at once grim and hilarious. I would say it is a drama first and foremost, but certain elements, such as Matthew Macfadyen's fascinating character and his jaundiced worldview (and his treatment of others), are perfect gallows humor. It shifts from farce to satire to suspense to tragedy with imperceptible ease.

I also love the score.

Author:  Shack [ Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:27 am ]
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Season 2 has 89 on MC and debuts tonight

Author:  MadGez [ Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:59 pm ]
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I just started Season 1 - liking it so far.

Author:  Shack [ Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:13 pm ]
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Episode 2 of this season might be my favorite yet

Author:  Shack [ Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:46 pm ]
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This is one of the best things going right now

Author:  Shack [ Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:36 pm ]
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I have to keep talking to myself, but this is yet another week where it seems like the best episode they've ever had. Y'all are sleeping on the next canonized type show

Author:  MadGez [ Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:44 pm ]
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I've only seen the first few episodes of Season 1 but I can see myself loving this.

How does Season 2 stack up? Keeps getting better?

Author:  Shack [ Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:25 am ]
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MadGez wrote:
I've only seen the first few episodes of Season 1 but I can see myself loving this.

How does Season 2 stack up? Keeps getting better?


Yes, most people seem to think it gets better midway through season 1, and then even better in Season 2 so far and the reviews have spiked. I like the first few episodes of the first season as well but around episode 6 there is a climactic event that I think takes it to another level

Author:  stuffp [ Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:39 am ]
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Just starting watching this, the series premiere is excellent.

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