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  • Vicki Leekx
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    #1205148306

    I’ve only seen the first episode (and will be avoiding the internet for fear of spoilers until I’m done) but am impressed with how dark and gritty the show is already. The cinematography is gorgeous. Also really happy with the range shown by Emily in just the first episode, her chemistry with Chaske was spot on. Also Ciaran Hinds was scary af!

    FYC:

    Zar Amir Ebrahimi - Holy Spider (Best Actress)
    Ana de Armas, Julianne Nicholson - Blonde (Best Actress, Supporting Actress)
    Samantha Morton - She Said (Best Supporting Actress)
    Kerry Condon - The Banshees of Inisherin (Best Supporting Actress)

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    Aziz Sliti
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    I’ve only seen the first episode (and will be avoiding the internet for fear of spoilers until I’m done) but am impressed with how dark and gritty the show is already. The cinematography is gorgeous. Also really happy with the range shown by Emily in just the first episode, her chemistry with Chaske was spot on. Also Ciaran Hinds was scary af!

    Wait isn’t it going to have a weekly release ?

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    vinny
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    Wait isn’t it going to have a weekly release ?

    I thought so too but a ton of reviews saw all of the episodes so who knows anymore

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    kat_ebbs
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    I thought so too but a ton of reviews saw all of the episodes so who knows anymore

    I have all episodes available (not screeners). Not sure re the UK

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    Vicki Leekx
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    Wait isn’t it going to have a weekly release ?

    I watched the first episode on BBC2 which I guess will continue a weekly release, but then I noticed after that all 6 episodes are available on BBC iPlayer

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    Zar Amir Ebrahimi - Holy Spider (Best Actress)
    Ana de Armas, Julianne Nicholson - Blonde (Best Actress, Supporting Actress)
    Samantha Morton - She Said (Best Supporting Actress)
    Kerry Condon - The Banshees of Inisherin (Best Supporting Actress)

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    wolfali
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    I have all episodes available (not screeners). Not sure re the UK

    It aired linearly at 9pm last night with all the episodes being dropped on IPlayer shortly after.

    In the US I believe it only just launched today on Amazon as a binge.

    FYC: Better Call Saul, The English and The Good Fight in all categories including Emily Blunt, Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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    vinny
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    In the US I believe it only just launched today on Amazon as a binge.

    Just came in here to say that. Going to start watchng it tinight actually. Will report back my thoughts.

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    Saw the first episode. It’s good, but not yet reimagining and subverting western tropes to the extent I was hoping from Blick. The central premise is fairly simple, but laid out well. Blunt is already excellent, but Hinds is exceptional in the long scene they share together mid-episode. Excited to see where it goes.

    FYC: Danielle Deadwyler, Best Actress in a Leading Role

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    Vicki Leekx
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    Episode 4 was a major exercise in tension and subtlety. So much horror happening off screen…much needed back story established now I can’t wait for the final episodes. Rafe Spall was truly diabolical; he should be getting all the roles Tom Hardy gets

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    Zar Amir Ebrahimi - Holy Spider (Best Actress)
    Ana de Armas, Julianne Nicholson - Blonde (Best Actress, Supporting Actress)
    Samantha Morton - She Said (Best Supporting Actress)
    Kerry Condon - The Banshees of Inisherin (Best Supporting Actress)

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    Vicki Leekx
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    The finale was incredible. Such a poignant and beautiful series. I’m going to miss these characters and their stories.

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    Zar Amir Ebrahimi - Holy Spider (Best Actress)
    Ana de Armas, Julianne Nicholson - Blonde (Best Actress, Supporting Actress)
    Samantha Morton - She Said (Best Supporting Actress)
    Kerry Condon - The Banshees of Inisherin (Best Supporting Actress)

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    I watched two episodes, glad that it’s available on UHD on iplayer. Definitely worth watching on UHD. I am really enjoying it and the performances and cinematography are excellent. Great cameos from Toby Stevens and Stephen Rea

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    vinny
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    I wasn;t loving the first episode but I am glad I stuck around fr=or the rest. My grade: A

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    wolfali
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    Episode 1 was incredible. I love how fully realised Blunt and Spencer’s characters feel even though we know almost as much about them as the characters do of each other themselves.

    I agree with most of what’s been said above but I just want to add that I really appreciate how colourful this series already feels from the offset. You rarely see that in a Western and it really helps to bring this story to life.

    FYC: Better Call Saul, The English and The Good Fight in all categories including Emily Blunt, Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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    mafro987
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    Finished this. The final scene between Blunt and Chaske (set to suitably mournful scoring) was incredible. My only gripe was that the final confrontation with Spall’s character felt too predictable, though Blunt was brilliant in that scene too.

    Blick knows how to get brilliant performances out of his leads (following Gyllenhaal in The Honorable Woman and Coel in Black Earth Rising). I liked how fast-moving the script was, but ultimately his skilful direction was the main takeaway here – the climactic shooting scene in episode 5 is arguably the most showy example of this. If the show has legs, he should get in.

    FYC: Danielle Deadwyler, Best Actress in a Leading Role

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    I agree with most of what’s been said above but I just want to add that I really appreciate how colourful this series already feels from the offset. You rarely see that in a Western and it really helps to bring this story to life.

    100% agree with this.

    I do wish they’d considered a weekly release though.

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