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Old 21-02-2012, 22:14
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Is no one watching this on Sky Atlantic? It's sensational stuff, one of the most impressive drama series I've seen in years.

Don't worry if you know nothing about American Football....you don't need to. The ensemble cast, the story lines and the acting are right out of the top drawer.

A gazillion times better than Luck without any of the star names
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Old 21-02-2012, 22:17
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Got Season 1 for christmas, finished Season 5 a fortnight ago.

Great, great show
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Old 22-02-2012, 07:48
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I agree, one of the best dramas I've ever watched. And you definitely don't need to know anything about American Football.
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Old 22-02-2012, 07:56
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Imported the DVDs as the series was released in the States.

Easily one of my favourite series of the past decade and I'm not big into football by any stretch of the imagination.

Just awesome......
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Old 22-02-2012, 11:20
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Is no one watching this on Sky Atlantic? It's sensational stuff, one of the most impressive drama series I've seen in years.

Don't worry if you know nothing about American Football....you don't need to. The ensemble cast, the story lines and the acting are right out of the top drawer.

A gazillion times better than Luck without any of the star names
oh it gets better still
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Old 22-02-2012, 11:48
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I've also been working my way through the boxsets for some time, got season 1 in the UK last year and once I'd finished that I ended up getting the rest imported from the french Amazon site.

So far am up to end of season 4 and it really is a brilliant show. Very highly recommended (although I'm a bit of a fan of american football anyway, but as others have said I don't think that's really necessary.)
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Old 22-02-2012, 15:18
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So much hype, can't but stick with it, but after two episodes I have yet to see the genius. Seems like a competent melodrama, a bit soapy, little more.
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Old 22-02-2012, 16:46
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Alternate...I'm with you at the mo, I'm a fan of American Football but so far this is very 90210 for me, I hope it gets better, still gonna give it a chance!
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Old 22-02-2012, 16:52
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I've just watched the first 2 episodes for the first time, very good. The ending of the second episode really left me wanting more! Can't wait until next week!
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Old 22-02-2012, 17:03
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One of the things that makes it real is that it's filmed in real locations, not a sound stage in sight, and the actors are free to move around without any pre-determined blocking for camera shots. The director has said to the actors, "you go where you need to be for the scene and the cameras will find you".I sense there's some element of ad lib in the dialogue too, and the whole effect is to give the series more of a documentary feel.
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Old 27-02-2012, 13:28
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I've seen the first two episodes and really enjoyed them. Looking forward to the rest of the series
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Old 27-02-2012, 18:24
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Very very good - enjoying it a lot so far.

Seem to remember a film a few years ago that pretty much mirrored the first episode ?
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Old 27-02-2012, 18:53
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Very very good - enjoying it a lot so far.

Seem to remember a film a few years ago that pretty much mirrored the first episode ?
The original book was made into a film in 2004 (with the coach played by Billy Bob Thornton) before it was also then made into a TV series. The original book was based around following a real college football team through a whole season and documenting what happens, although the film wasn't a documentary, and there were some variances between the factual events and how things were depicted in the original film.
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Old 27-02-2012, 19:21
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The original book was made into a film in 2004 (with the coach played by Billy Bob Thornton) before it was also then made into a TV series. The original book was based around following a real college football team through a whole season and documenting what happens, although the film wasn't a documentary, and there were some variances between the factual events and how things were depicted in the original film.
You mean high school football team.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:43
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really enjoying this! surprised there isn't more forum chatter about it! perhaps I missed a thread??

Think the plot is great this far, feel so sorry for the coach, I'd be hopping mad if people told me how to do my job!!!

The girlfriend drives me MAD! Lana and her annoying voice!
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Old 05-03-2012, 15:22
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So much hype, can't but stick with it, but after two episodes I have yet to see the genius. Seems like a competent melodrama, a bit soapy, little more.
Do stick with it!!! The first few episodes of Season 1 are quite mixed and I had the same view as yourself when I first started watching. I kept going though because a friend had been raving about the show for ages. So glad I did, as it is a fantastic show!!!
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Old 14-03-2012, 11:50
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Really enjoying this. I remember hearing about it when it was on in America, didn't realise there'd been five seasons though! Hopefully Sky Antlantic will be showing them all back-to-back?
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Old 14-03-2012, 12:42
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Really enjoying this. I remember hearing about it when it was on in America, didn't realise there'd been five seasons though! Hopefully Sky Antlantic will be showing them all back-to-back?
I heard that Sky Atlantic only bought the first two seasons. Very likely they wanted to see if they would get a decent audience for the show before committing to buying more seasons.
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Old 14-03-2012, 13:53
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Still watching. Still an average teen soap. Reminds me of One Tree Hill.
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Old 14-03-2012, 15:33
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Still watching. Still an average teen soap. Reminds me of One Tree Hill.
stick with it. It helped that I watched Season 1 on DVD so I could watch at my own pace and the show speeds up pace.
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Old 14-03-2012, 20:36
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stick with it. It helped that I watched Season 1 on DVD so I could watch at my own pace and the show speeds up pace.
Likely I will as it is okay, just not living up to all the hype just yet.
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Old 15-03-2012, 15:27
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I heard that Sky Atlantic only bought the first two seasons. Very likely they wanted to see if they would get a decent audience for the show before committing to buying more seasons.
That'll do for me to start with. Just read that it was originally shown on ITV4 a few years ago? I didn't realise that.
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Old 17-03-2012, 11:33
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That'll do for me to start with. Just read that it was originally shown on ITV4 a few years ago? I didn't realise that.
yeah head to head with champions league football...doh!

every episode is amazing,only wannabe critics could mark this show down,watch and enjoy!
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Old 18-03-2012, 18:43
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They are showing the first 4 episodes of this tonight starting around 1 am, so i might Sky+ it & give this a chance. Definately looks interesting even though i can't stand American Football.
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Old 19-03-2012, 13:10
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They are showing the first 4 episodes of this tonight starting around 1 am, so i might Sky+ it & give this a chance. Definately looks interesting even though i can't stand American Football.
You don't need to like American Football, it's my wifes favourite ever show and she wouldn't have a clue when it comes to American Football.
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