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on: January 24, 2017, 10:46:24 AM

This is a new series starring Tom Hardy (also an exec. producer), produced by Ridley Scott and Steven Knight (creator of Peaky Blinders, writer of Eastern Promises and other stuff). It started on FX 2 weeks ago and I just caught the pilot (1:20 initial episode with commercials). Gothic 1800's England setting, Tom Hardy as a badass crazy man returned to England from darkest Africa upon news of his father's death. The family has a history of madness and the father has bequeathed a previously thought to be worthless slab of land in the Americas to the son. The East India Trading Company wants said worthless land for some reason. Looks like there's both supernatural elements (or just the son's insanity) as well as lots of violence.

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First episode was good but it's a slow burn establishing the characters. Worth watching.


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Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 10:50:30 AM

This is a new series starring Tom Hardy (also an exec. producer), produced by Ridley Scott and Steven Knight (creator of Peaky Blinders, writer of Eastern Promises and other stuff). It started on FX 2 weeks ago and I just caught the pilot (1:20 initial episode with commercials). Gothic 1800's England setting, Tom Hardy as a badass crazy man returned to England from darkest Africa upon news of his father's death. The family has a history of madness and the father has bequeathed a previously thought to be worthless slab of land in the Americas to the son. The East India Trading Company wants said worthless land for some reason. Looks like there's both supernatural elements (or just the son's insanity) as well as lots of violence.

Trailer

First episode was good but it's a slow burn establishing the characters. Worth watching.



Was wondering if anyone caught this. I thought about it when I saw the trailers, but passed on it when the first episode hit... which fits since I hardly watch any tv anymore.

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Reply #2 on: January 28, 2017, 08:21:46 AM

Watched the first 3 eps last night, really enjoyed it. Particularly the way Tom Hardy manages to make 'Good day, sir'  into an unmistakable 'Fuck. You.'  DRILLING AND MANLINESS

I think the hints at supernatural shennanigans are going to turn out to be just in his mind.
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Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 11:57:56 AM

Watched the first 3 eps last night, really enjoyed it. Particularly the way Tom Hardy manages to make 'Good day, sir'  into an unmistakable 'Fuck. You.'  DRILLING AND MANLINESS

I think the hints at supernatural shennanigans are going to turn out to be just in his mind.

I think that is probably likely. Just ways for a really damaged person to try to deal with his trauma and the world around him.
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Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 02:41:11 PM

Tom Hardy is just killing it. It's worth watching for his portrayal of a bad ass crazy person alone.

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Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 06:50:23 PM

Did you miss Fury Road?

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Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 06:51:00 PM

Or Dark Knight Rises i guess.

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Reply #7 on: February 01, 2017, 10:43:48 PM

I think you mean Bronson.
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Reply #8 on: February 01, 2017, 10:57:17 PM

I haven't seen Bronson, but yeah Fury Road is one of my favorite films of all time. And I liked Hardy's Bane.

Still, this is a different type of crazy bad ass.

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Reply #9 on: February 01, 2017, 11:55:01 PM

So far so good and hopefully the plot won't get too convoluted. As for Hardy the thing reminded me of the most:
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Reply #10 on: February 15, 2017, 03:20:33 PM

I hope someone does a super cut of just Hardy grunting.

Overall, still enjoying this show.
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Reply #11 on: February 17, 2017, 07:25:33 AM

One of the ads for next weeks show said "one more episode before the season finale".  I didn't realize this was to be a multiple season show, seems like Hardy would be too busy to commit to that.

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Reply #12 on: February 18, 2017, 10:36:14 PM


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Reply #13 on: February 19, 2017, 04:05:56 PM

Kind of wish they'd lean less on the score. At this point it's just kind of obnoxious. Also I don't know what they were going with for the Prince Regent, but he looks like he's from the Jim Henson Creature Shop or a Bethesda game. It's really unsettling.
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Reply #14 on: February 20, 2017, 07:52:55 PM

Also I don't know what they were going with for the Prince Regent, but he looks like he's from the Jim Henson Creature Shop or a Bethesda game. It's really unsettling.

It's, uhh, not exactly an entirely inaccurate portrayal. Drank too much, ate too much and suffered multiple consequences of both.
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Reply #15 on: February 20, 2017, 08:18:16 PM

Yah I know he suffered from a lot of obesity related diseases, but the make up is terrible. He looks animatronic. Why not just hire a fat actor instead of dressing someone up to look like Fat Bastard or Mr Creosote?
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Reply #16 on: February 22, 2017, 09:36:15 AM

But then you wouldn't have Mark Gatiss in the show.

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Reply #17 on: February 23, 2017, 10:43:27 AM

"I have a use for you."

Goddamn, I love that line.

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Reply #18 on: March 13, 2017, 08:42:03 PM

Binged my way through this in 2 days like some kind of dark violent skullduggery addict.  Really good stuff.

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