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Old 22-03-2013, 02:00
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The trailer for AMC's up-coming series Low Winter Sun has been released. The series is based on a two-part drama of the same name that Channel 4 aired in 2006, and was set in Edinburgh. Mark Strong was the lead in that version as well. I am pleased that Lennie James is in this new version.


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Old 02-09-2013, 08:48
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I watched the first three episodes, but I won't be watching anymore. It was too lacking in substance for me,
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Old 04-09-2013, 14:24
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I too watched the first few episodes and have decided that the show isn't for me, even though I like nearly everything else AMC does. This one just really doesn't seem to have enough for me to keep watching, in fact during the 2nd episode, I seemed drift from watching it to using the PC and realising 20 minutes later I had missed everything that had happened, closed it down and deleted it without even a seconds thought.
I really didn't care about any of the characters the most interesting thing about the show was the first 15 minutes of the first episode after that it was all a bit ah whatever.
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Old 05-09-2013, 16:58
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Ratings are collapsing big time... Its going to get canned I think.

Good news for The Killing however
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Old 08-09-2013, 22:57
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I too watched the first few episodes and have decided that the show isn't for me, even though I like nearly everything else AMC does. This one just really doesn't seem to have enough for me to keep watching, in fact during the 2nd episode, I seemed drift from watching it to using the PC and realising 20 minutes later I had missed everything that had happened, closed it down and deleted it without even a seconds thought.
I really didn't care about any of the characters the most interesting thing about the show was the first 15 minutes of the first episode after that it was all a bit ah whatever.
Same here, iPad browsing while let first 2 eps run on the sky planner so I could convince myself I'd given it the 2 episode rule. My conscience is clear, as is my planner!
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:49
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Ratings are collapsing big time... Its going to get canned I think.
That doesn't surprise me really. I've been watching it from the start and I'm still not quite sure what's going on.

If it's on it's way out, I might just let it record and see if it survives.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:42
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That doesn't surprise me really. I've been watching it from the start and I'm still not quite sure what's going on.

If it's on it's way out, I might just let it record and see if it survives.
I've been watching it and I'm a bit confused too - glad it's not just me (it almost seems like it should be a second series of something where you would know what had happened in the past). I will probably continue watching it but find Lennie James' accent too southern which is off-putting, and none of the main characters are really appealing. Will stick it out though just to see if I have any more of a clue what's happening by the end of it.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:47
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I've been watching it and I'm a bit confused too - glad it's not just me (it almost seems like it should be a second series of something where you would know what had happened in the past). I will probably continue watching it but find Lennie James' accent too southern which is off-putting, and none of the main characters are really appealing. Will stick it out though just to see if I have any more of a clue what's happening by the end of it.
I watched one and a half episodes before realising it just was not holding my attention and had to keep rewinding bits that I thought I had seen 3 times already.
I think Lennie James' accent is terrible - he has his gruff English accent breaking through. Mark Strongs' accent is believable though,
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Old 09-09-2013, 14:57
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I've been watching it and I'm a bit confused too - glad it's not just me (it almost seems like it should be a second series of something where you would know what had happened in the past). I will probably continue watching it but find Lennie James' accent too southern which is off-putting, and none of the main characters are really appealing. Will stick it out though just to see if I have any more of a clue what's happening by the end of it.
I think you've nailed it - it does feel like a second season of something. You can get why they killed the cop at the start if he was as corrupt as has been mentioned, but there's no real chance to get attached to the reasoning behind the decision so it's just kind of swept under the carpet.

As far as accents go, I've never minded Lennie James' US accent that much - I think it's better suited to a show like the Walking Dead though, mainly due to Andrew Lincoln's Southern Drawl as well.

Mark Strong's is, as usual, spot on.
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Old 09-09-2013, 15:26
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You can get why they killed the cop at the start if he was as corrupt as has been mentioned.
This is how i see it. Lennie James character told Mark Strongs character that the corrupt cop had killed Marks girlfriend
and told him some lurid details about cutting off her hands and feet.Believing what he had said he agrees to kill the cop.
It later transpires that his girlfriend is still alive & Lennie told him lies. Why he lied to him is still not clear yet,
I'll keep watching but it is not one of the best of the latest US shows
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Old 09-09-2013, 15:32
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It later transpires that his girlfriend is still alive & Lennie told him lies. Why he lied to him is still not clear yet.
What do you mean it isn't clear why he lied to him about McCann killing his girlfriend? It is crystal clear. He wanted Frank to help him kill McCann, and he told Frank possibly the ONE thing that would make Frank angry enough at McCann to want to kill him.
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Old 09-09-2013, 16:14
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What do you mean it isn't clear why he lied to him about McCann killing his girlfriend? It is crystal clear. He wanted Frank to help him kill McCann, and he told Frank possibly the ONE thing that would make Frank angry enough at McCann to want to kill him.
Yeah i get that. What i meant was it hasn't been explained yet why he wanted to get rid of McCann so quickly that he lied to his partner so he would help him.
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Old 09-09-2013, 16:22
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Yeah i get that. What i meant was it hasn't been explained yet why he wanted to get rid of McCann so quickly that he lied to his partner so he would help him.
They later showed a "flashback" of Joe walking in on McCann dismembering a guy in a bathtub, and McCann told Joe to kill Frank's girlfriend, with a threat that he would kill HIM if he didn't do what he was told. I think that was reasonable motivation for Joe to want McCann dead.
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Old 09-09-2013, 16:45
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I watched the first three episodes, but I won't be watching anymore. It was too lacking in substance for me,
The original was so much better, this is fluff and not very good fluff.
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Old 09-09-2013, 17:08
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The original was so much better, this is fluff and not very good fluff.
Nonsense. The original was so cheap it was like an amateur production shot on camcorder, with a storyline thoroughly unsatisfactory because it was rushed in order to wrap up everything in two parts.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:32
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Nonsense. The original was so cheap it was like an amateur production shot on camcorder, with a storyline thoroughly unsatisfactory because it was rushed in order to wrap up everything in two parts.
And the storyline in this is extremely unsatisfactory, this is an unmitigated piece of fluff, all criticisms of it are more than justified.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:05
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And the storyline in this is extremely unsatisfactory, this is an unmitigated piece of fluff, all criticisms of it are more than justified.
Your perfunctory dismissal is not a "criticism."
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