Gangs of London - New Gareth Evans series

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  • RawShark 24 Apr 2020 10:41:09 1,283 posts
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    Did anyone catch this on Sky Atlantic?

    I've only managed to watch the first episode, but so far it's pretty damned good. Directed by Gareth Evans of The Raid and it shows.

    Funny to think the IP started out as a fairly forgettable game on the PSP.
  • Load_2.0 24 Apr 2020 10:47:14 32,064 posts
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    Ah that's it. The Raid! I knew I recognized the fight choreography!

    Yeah it's ok I've also just watched the one episode it's definitely more action flick than crime thriller but its decent for a Sky production. Super violent for a TV show with several kerb stomps and deaths.
  • Rum_Monkey 24 Apr 2020 11:03:41 1,255 posts
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    Kerb stomps are the best kind of deaths. Will have to check it out.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 24 Apr 2020 11:36:12 26,368 posts
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    I was wanking about it in the TV show thread. Thought it was amazing. Ludicrous but fantastic once the fight scenes start.
  • ChiefGB 24 Apr 2020 11:36:20 12,720 posts
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    I watched the first ep and me and mrs chief thought it was very good indeed.
    Yes, a high class production, it may not be subtle or original so far but high octane fight scenes are always great to watch.

    Obvious that Elliot was undercover for me, called it 2 mins after he arrived on scene, what a badass though and that the other friend of the family is up to no good, unclear if heís behind it all as expected as didnít catch all the dialogue in the final scene 😳

    Will certainly watch some more and I usually swerve ďsky
    originalsĒ

    Highly recommended.

    Edited by ChiefGB at 11:37:09 24-04-2020
  • papalazar0u 24 Apr 2020 11:40:34 174 posts
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    @ChiefGB yeah I picked that one out quite quickly so no surprise when revealed.

    Enjoyed it generally so have downloaded the box set to blitz over the weekend. Just thought it was a little bit confused over what it wanted to be (serious gangster or martial arts/action) but as I like both genres Iíll stick with it.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 24 Apr 2020 11:40:34 33,165 posts
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    The trailers for this make it look like some shitty Martina Cole tv show. I take it that's not the case then?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 24 Apr 2020 11:44:58 26,368 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    The trailers for this make it look like some shitty Martina Cole tv show. I take it that's not the case then?
    Nah I've got a very low tolerance for shit UK TV and this is anything but. Feels more like a classy HBO thing, and again the fight scenes are right up there with the Raid films.
  • ChiefGB 24 Apr 2020 11:45:14 12,720 posts
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    Not so far no, how deep it is as a story remains to be seen but I canít remember a harder hitting (literally) first ep in many a year if ever.
    Thereís only one stand out likeable person so far and itís an almost totally male centric cast (I only remember two woman in the whole thing so far), but first ep was totally gripping from start to finish.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 24 Apr 2020 11:47:22 26,368 posts
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    This is only going from the first episode by the way, but looking at the reviews it maintains the quality throughout.
  • ChiefGB 24 Apr 2020 11:51:49 12,720 posts
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    Yeah this is true, is a 10 parter too so thereís plenty more to see and I did wonder if they blew their bolt a bit, Iíve a feeling our ďheroĒ will suffer a little along the way too, hopefully it doesnít get too nasty.

    Edited by ChiefGB at 11:52:42 24-04-2020
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 24 Apr 2020 11:57:23 26,368 posts
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    Don't think there's any doubt that things are going to get extremely rough.
  • Dougs 24 Apr 2020 12:00:27 95,420 posts
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    Excellent, looks right up my street this. One downside of WFH is that I am missing out in 10-12 hours of telly watching time. I am way behind.
  • SnackPlissken 24 Apr 2020 12:21:58 2,078 posts
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    Do really like Gareth Evans. Not entirely convinced by the premise though.
  • TechnoHippy 24 Apr 2020 12:42:25 17,715 posts
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    I don't remember putting it on my record list, but I have the first two - watching the first one now and off to a good start.
  • TechnoHippy 24 Apr 2020 13:21:39 17,715 posts
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    Fuck me - that's a bar fight!
  • Mola_Ram 24 Apr 2020 13:32:37 24,369 posts
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    "In association with Cinemax"

    Glol, why am I not surprised
  • ChiefGB 24 Apr 2020 13:34:21 12,720 posts
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    No tits yet though
  • Mola_Ram 24 Apr 2020 13:37:46 24,369 posts
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    After Banshee Season 2 (or 3, I forget) they really cut back on the tits. The Bruce Lee series hasn't featured them heavily either so far.

    The violence is still top-notch, of course. There's just not a lot of titillation.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 24 Apr 2020 14:03:41 26,368 posts
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    Yeah I had to make the wife sit with her top off when it was on last night.
  • mothercruncher 24 Apr 2020 14:08:10 18,018 posts
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    Is it as good as that one what Danny Dyer did?
  • richarddavies 24 Apr 2020 14:56:00 7,862 posts
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    mothercruncher wrote:
    Is it as good as that one what Danny Dyer did?
    Do you mean Danny Dyers deadliest men?
    That's the one where he meets some of britains hardest nutjobs while having a look on his face like he's just pissed his pants.
  • TechnoHippy 24 Apr 2020 16:00:24 17,715 posts
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    How hard are we talking here? Ross Kemp hard? Or, I just single handily fought my way through the Afgan mountains with a pointed stick?
  • Saul_Iscariot 24 Apr 2020 16:03:16 3,790 posts
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    @TechnoHippy I think this is a trick question as we all know that it is one and the same.
  • JamboWayOh 24 Apr 2020 16:19:20 20,723 posts
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    richarddavies wrote:
    mothercruncher wrote:
    Is it as good as that one what Danny Dyer did?
    Do you mean Danny Dyers deadliest men?
    That's the one where he meets some of britains hardest nutjobs while having a look on his face like he's just pissed his pants.
    Ha I remember that. It was fucking hilarious.
  • Mola_Ram 24 Apr 2020 16:32:33 24,369 posts
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    Yes... that was most definitely directed by the guy who made The Raid. Exquisite, beautiful violence.
  • ChiefGB 24 Apr 2020 16:52:54 12,720 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    How hard are we talking here? Ross Kemp hard? Or, I just single handily fought my way through the Afgan mountains with a pointed stick?
    Does a dart trump a pointy stick?
  • TechnoHippy 24 Apr 2020 17:10:22 17,715 posts
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    It can do, but needs to be used to conquer more than just a bar :-)
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 24 Apr 2020 22:08:05 26,368 posts
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    Wasn't feeling the 2nd episode as much but then the last 10 minutes happened. Wew.
  • fontgeeksogood 24 Apr 2020 22:27:34 10,584 posts
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    Does everyone say cunt a lot
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