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TwinPeaks

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BBC's Giri/Haji
« on: September 29, 2019, 10:21:02 PM »
I've been looking forward to this for a while because it's got Kelly Macdonald in it, didn't realise it was coming out next month. Looks like it could be good:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng0J3RL140U

Butchers Blind

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Re: BBC's Giri/Haji
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2019, 12:10:45 PM »
All episodes up on iplayer.  Up to Ep5 so far and its holding my attention.  The English gangster seems a bit Guy Richie but on the whole worth the time.

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Re: BBC's Giri/Haji
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2020, 11:33:20 PM »
Bump to say that this’ll be looked back on as a high-watermark of late 2010s TV. It’s gripping, ambitious, and gets better and bolder as it progresses, culminating in one of the most surprising and daring finales I think I’ve ever seen. It’s also frequently fucking hilarious.

It’s still on iPlayer and I think comes to Netflix soon. Anyone else watched it?

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Re: BBC's Giri/Haji
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2020, 03:15:19 AM »
aye it's good, superior to yer usual bbc crime dramas.

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Re: BBC's Giri/Haji
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2020, 06:11:12 AM »
hmm the ending's quite underwhelming and it made me realise how flawed and all over the place tonally it is. I guess that's the common factor with all these kind of shows, you're being entertained but when you think about it for a bit it just feels pointless.

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Re: BBC's Giri/Haji
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2020, 05:21:11 PM »
I love the wildly varying tone of it. You've got the world-weary naturalism of Kenzo's story, the cool, stylised world of Yuto, the frenetically debauched Rodney, the awkwardly funny Sarah - every character has their own distinctive sense of place (or displacemenct) within the world. Watching them all intertwine (literally, in that amazing rooftop scene in the finale) was one of the show's greatest pleasures for me.

I found the ending powerful and moving. It's suitably ambiguous for such a morally and thematically complex show, while still playing out satisfactorily from a narrative standpoint. There were a couple of great twists late on, too. Roy!

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Re: BBC's Giri/Haji
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2020, 09:39:47 PM »
My mum's been raving about this.

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Re: BBC's Giri/Haji
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2020, 01:52:22 PM »
I love the wildly varying tone of it. You've got the world-weary naturalism of Kenzo's story, the cool, stylised world of Yuto, the frenetically debauched Rodney, the awkwardly funny Sarah - every character has their own distinctive sense of place (or displacemenct) within the world. Watching them all intertwine (literally, in that amazing rooftop scene in the finale) was one of the show's greatest pleasures for me.

I found the ending powerful and moving. It's suitably ambiguous for such a morally and thematically complex show, while still playing out satisfactorily from a narrative standpoint. There were a couple of great twists late on, too. Roy!

Just got round to watching this (thanks mum) and agree with everything Crabwalk says in this thread, absolutely loved it.

The amazing rooftop scene in the finale was unexpected and beautiful, if someone had told me that in advance it would have put me off the whole show. but here it worked perfectly and took my breath away.

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Re: BBC's Giri/Haji
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2020, 02:22:56 PM »
Can't believe I made the thread on this and STILL haven't gotten round to watching it. I'm always doing this, really looking forward to TV shows and films and things and wishing they were already out, and then just not watching them.

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Re: BBC's Giri/Haji
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2020, 02:36:20 PM »
I put off watching it for ages too for some reason - maybe subconsciously thinking it was going to be hard work. It's really not though; it moves at a hell of a lick and doesn't play out at all as you think it will.

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Giri Haji
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 08:16:43 PM »
Yes, someone sent it to me, I watched it.  Put off watching it because I thought it would be predictable.  It was not predictable. I was entirely wrong. 

Agree totally with Crabs.  One of the best things I've ever watched I think. 

Loved all the strands.  All the different textures used to weave something genuinely beautiful.  Little moments of perfection.  Big loops of logic wrapping the whole.  Something about the randomness of life that's actually incredibly precise but we don't understand the pattern until we get to the end.  Really loved it and it made me laugh.

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Re: BBC's Giri/Haji
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2020, 08:39:08 PM »
Me and the Mrs only started watching it last week and just finished it. Lovely little series!

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