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« Reply #6495 on: May 03, 2021, 03:53:37 PM »
Why are people hating on the LOD finale? I think people build these shows up in their own heads too much and are always destined for disappointment. Same with Game of Thrones. I for one enjoyed it.


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« Reply #6496 on: May 03, 2021, 04:00:07 PM »
It tied things up nicely, while leaving the door slightly ajar for a feature length special.

Twitter seems to be struggling with that. They wanted explosions and twists. Twitter also seems confused about Buckles. He wasnít a criminal mastermind, he just happened to be the last one standing (that we know of) of a network of cops entwined with what used to be a unified organised crime front.

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« Reply #6497 on: May 03, 2021, 04:11:35 PM »
A lot of cutting away in the last few episodes, trying to draw out anticipation.  The whole focus on Davidson last night, pushing for her to identify who she believed was her father along with the Kate/Ryan stand-off that was never shown.  I assume that we got the answer to who Davidsons father was in the subsequent scene, but why did they not show the shoot out? 

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« Reply #6498 on: May 03, 2021, 07:01:26 PM »
A lot of cutting away in the last few episodes, trying to draw out anticipation.  The whole focus on Davidson last night, pushing for her to identify who she believed was her father along with the Kate/Ryan stand-off that was never shown.  I assume that we got the answer to who Davidsons father was in the subsequent scene, but why did they not show the shoot out? 

I thought the same. It almost felt like they were filmed post Covid outbreak and they were fighting restrictions and maybe in a race against the clock.

It was an adequate finale, but you can understand the annoyance on Twitter.

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« Reply #6499 on: May 03, 2021, 07:19:21 PM »
I've been rewatching The Sopranos from the start, in S3 atm. Can't believe well it has stood up, it is still real top drawer stuff, plus its been that long since I watched it it's like a new show again.
 

Best show ever made. Rewatching GOT with the Mrs as she didn't bother first time round. Binge worthy second time round too. Breaking bad was actually better second time round. Sopranos number 1 though.
I'd go along with that. I really loved The Wire and Breaking Bad and would have put them in the same bracket as The Sopranos just after watching them. As time has passed I think it's The Sopranos on its own then, followed by The West Wing, Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Detectorists, then the rest.

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« Reply #6500 on: May 03, 2021, 08:41:42 PM »
Black Mirror is very under-rated.
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« Reply #6501 on: May 03, 2021, 08:44:23 PM »
I've been rewatching The Sopranos from the start, in S3 atm. Can't believe well it has stood up, it is still real top drawer stuff, plus its been that long since I watched it it's like a new show again.
 

Best show ever made. Rewatching GOT with the Mrs as she didn't bother first time round. Binge worthy second time round too. Breaking bad was actually better second time round. Sopranos number 1 though.
I'd go along with that. I really loved The Wire and Breaking Bad and would have put them in the same bracket as The Sopranos just after watching them. As time has passed I think it's The Sopranos on its own then, followed by The West Wing, Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Detectorists, then the rest.

I love The Wire, Sopranos and The Shield. But I think Gomorrah is out on itís own as the best show ever. The last season coming out this year too.
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« Reply #6502 on: May 03, 2021, 08:46:32 PM »
Thereís more gomorrah?? Good shout on it. I still havenít watched the Ciro film.

Only just started the shield.

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« Reply #6503 on: May 03, 2021, 10:49:28 PM »
Yeah theyíve filmed the final series.

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« Reply #6504 on: May 03, 2021, 11:51:38 PM »
See there's a Sopranos prequel due out in September- The many saints of Newark. Bonus

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« Reply #6505 on: May 04, 2021, 12:00:25 AM »
See there's a Sopranos prequel due out in September- The many saints of Newark. Bonus
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« Reply #6506 on: May 04, 2021, 08:55:38 AM »
I couldnít have 24 at all.

Iíve very little time for cop shows where the protagonist(s) continually find themselves alone in dark, suspicious places with no phone coverage. I just canít suspend my disbelief for that.

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« Reply #6507 on: May 04, 2021, 02:26:04 PM »
I've never watched Sopranos or gomorrah.
Think I've only ever seen series 1&2 of the wire...must pick it up again.

I thought LOD finale was grand....i didn't get all the overall hype in general about LOD. It was good, but not what everyone was raving about.

Just recently started Black Mirror, think i'm somewhere in the middle of series 2.
It is very good.


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« Reply #6508 on: May 04, 2021, 02:33:51 PM »
Good shout on The Wire. I also only watched the first two seasons (the missus wasn't pushed about it, so it doesn't leave me much opportunity!).

I read that season 2 (the Polish dockworkers season) was probably the most poorly rated, and I thought that was excellent. So definitely must try to find some time.

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« Reply #6509 on: May 04, 2021, 02:38:23 PM »
We are late comers to a lot of these series. But watched the wire from start to finish a few months ago. Thought it was excellent. Wife enjoyed it too.
Plodded through GoTís there on my own and thought it was fantastic up til the end. But Iíd already received the heads up on that so expectations were low.
Just started LoD. Still on first series and seems to be good. But canít really avoid all the negative comments about the last episode. So now wondering if I should bother?
Sopranos next on the list.
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