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PostPosted: May 2nd, 2017, 5:38 am 
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Never read the novel, but was curious enough to watch the 1st episode due to the involvement of Neil Gaiman + Ian McShane + Gillian Anderson.

I suppose the word I'd use is . . . . ermmmmmmmmm . . . . different :bshock:

Visually AMAZING, episode 1 had elements of gore that reminded me of "300" (the movie), and a plot that developed slowly, being complex, clever & shocking.

The acting is also premier league - VERY well cast, directed and executed.

I'll certainly stick with it for a while to see how things (ahem) gestate.


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It's a fairly faithful adaptation so far.

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:D ..Well I never......I've read the book,excellent novel...I'll have to look out for this...

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I want to watch this.
But as with everything else on TV this time of year, playoff hockey takes precedent.

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I've NEVER understood the fascination of watching a group of women run round a grass field while holding wooden sticks.

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I need to watch this. And I get Starz.

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PostPosted: May 15th, 2017, 3:01 am 
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Episode 2 was ALSO cool, strange, thought-provoking, odd & slightly disturbing - and having just watched episode 3 it's not getting any LESS so :lol:

Always appreciate seeing Gillian (* DAYUM that woman is hot . . . . . sigh . . . . . *) and ol' "Lovejoy" is an eternal fave of mine.

It's already proved itself in the ratings - Season 2 has been greenlit - http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/84731 ... 2#/slide/1


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Never read the book, have been watching the show, like it a lot so far, haven't seen Gillian Anderson. Did I miss her? That doesn't seem likely?

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She plays "media" - the lass "inhabiting" Lucille Ball on the multi-TV-screen scene in episode 2.

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Really liking it so far, and Gillian Anderson wow i never ever had a dirty thought about Lucy til now.

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PostPosted: May 22nd, 2017, 7:08 pm 
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LOLs Mark :lol:

Well just watched S01E04 - "Git Gone".

These folks REALLY know how to tell a story THAT'S for sure - very impressive episode.

Bit of a downer realising that we are already half way through the season.

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So much goodness in E05. Gillian Anderson as Bowie and Monroe. Crispin Glover being Crispin Glover. Mad Sweeney with the dead wife. And McShane being batshit nuts. So good...

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PostPosted: May 29th, 2017, 2:34 am 
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So much goodness in E05. Gillian Anderson as Bowie and Monroe. Crispin Glover being Crispin Glover. Mad Sweeney with the dead wife. And McShane being batshit nuts. So good...


Agree 100% - best episode so far. Funny, unexpected, subtle, in-your-face . . . . . just PERFECT in every way. LOVE this show.


The multiple "easter eggs" from a certain book / radio broadcast / movie were so VERY cleverly introduced/executed.

And I'm starting to accept that "the luck of the Irish" isn't all its been cracked up to be.

And Gillian - Image . . . Image . . . Image - that woman is sex on a stick (I'm talking the blonde not the red in case anyone's not sure - but each to their own :) )


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Just finished S01E06 (pretty good - but not as good as E05), along with E07 (which was mostly back-story).

They are apparently only 100 pages into a 400+ page book, so guess they are in this for the long-haul.

1 more week to go to end of season.

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The show is not following the book closely at all, and is expanding/riffing on concepts in it liberally.

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PostPosted: June 20th, 2017, 4:02 pm 
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Well - that's that for this season. Just watched S01E08.

Pulled a few things together, but left on a cliffhanger (sort of) as they know season 2 is greenlit.

I'll carry on watching for sure.


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Well - I'm totally hooked on the series ! But then - Ian Shane could star in a video about flushing a toilet and I'd be hooked. Gotta love that dry delivery of his !!! Like all good SciFi and Fantasy - the underlying themes are what makes the genre so perfect for social commentary !

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PostPosted: June 22nd, 2017, 8:55 pm 
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If you haven't read the book, you're gonna love the scenery that McShane gets to chew on towards the end of the series. :twisted:

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I read the book many years ago but do not remember much beyond the basic premise. I remember Anansi being far more involved than he has been so far.

I found it annoying that knowing they only had 8 episodes they chose to spend 2 of them filling out the backstories of 2 side characters. Both stories could have been done in 10-15 minutes (or cut entirely). When I mentioned this to a friend he questioned whether Emily Browning was dating the director/producer/writer/whatever to get more screen time.

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At the rate they're going, they intend to stretch the book for 2, probably 3, seasons. I actually like the extra stuff, and reading an interview with Gaiman I gather he does as well. I thought the new Vulcan side-trip was awesome. It wasn't in the book, but it fit in perfectly and underscores how spot on Gaiman's observations about religion in America were/are. In the book, Laura was more a deus ex machina to move the plot forward rather than a fleshed out character, so I appreciate what the show runners have done with her as well.

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