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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #150 on: February 12, 2018, 01:04:15 PM »
Anyone watching High Maintenance?

Yes - love it. Have not seen last night's episode yet, though.

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« Reply #151 on: April 13, 2018, 04:36:31 PM »
I'm a bit late to the party, but I finally got around to watching The Night Of and I thought it was amazing!  Seeing Nas slowly lose his identity (both literally and figuratively) over the course of those 8 episodes was pretty intense.  All while cranking the paranoia up to 11 by giving half-a-dozen characters serious motive for being the killer.  The kinda/sorta open-ended finale kept with that vibe perfectly, leaving us a bit hazy and with the strong feeling that the only thing certain was institutional failure. 

The co-creator and writer, Richard Price -- who was also a staff writer on The Wire -- happens to be one of the best crime fiction novelists around.  So if any of you guys enjoyed The Night Of and are looking for something to read that has a similar tone and feel, I'd recommend any of his novels.  Clockers is an especially good one. 
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #152 on: April 13, 2018, 04:48:05 PM »
I'm a bit late to the party, but I finally got around to watching The Night Of and I thought it was amazing!  Seeing Nas slowly lose his identity (both literally and figuratively) over the course of those 8 episodes was pretty intense.  All while cranking the paranoia up to 11 by giving half-a-dozen characters serious motive for being the killer.  The kinda/sorta open-ended finale kept with that vibe perfectly, leaving us a bit hazy and with the strong feeling that the only thing certain was institutional failure. 

The co-creator and writer, Richard Price -- who was also a staff writer on The Wire -- happens to be one of the best crime fiction novelists around.  So if any of you guys enjoyed The Night Of and are looking for something to read that has a similar tone and feel, I'd recommend any of his novels.  Clockers is an especially good one.

Hell yeah! I watched this series a year or so ago and forgot the ending haha. I might re-watch this soon.
Loved John Turturro character. And Mike K Williams and actor that plays Bodi in there too makes sense with one of the writers from the Wire.
I haven't read Clockers but have seen the Spike Lee movie, will look into his other books too.
I need to finish homicide by David Simon too.

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« Reply #153 on: April 13, 2018, 10:02:23 PM »
I'm a bit late to the party, but I finally got around to watching The Night Of and I thought it was amazing!  Seeing Nas slowly lose his identity (both literally and figuratively) over the course of those 8 episodes was pretty intense.  All while cranking the paranoia up to 11 by giving half-a-dozen characters serious motive for being the killer.  The kinda/sorta open-ended finale kept with that vibe perfectly, leaving us a bit hazy and with the strong feeling that the only thing certain was institutional failure. 

The co-creator and writer, Richard Price -- who was also a staff writer on The Wire -- happens to be one of the best crime fiction novelists around.  So if any of you guys enjoyed The Night Of and are looking for something to read that has a similar tone and feel, I'd recommend any of his novels.  Clockers is an especially good one.

Hell yeah! I watched this series a year or so ago and forgot the ending haha. I might re-watch this soon.
Loved John Turturro character. And Mike K Williams and actor that plays Bodi in there too makes sense with one of the writers from the Wire.
I haven't read Clockers but have seen the Spike Lee movie, will look into his other books too.
I need to finish homicide by David Simon too.

Yeah, they were all fantastic.  MKW tends to steal the show in anything heís in, imo.  Iíd be curious to see the original pilot episode with James Gandolfini, it would probably feel like a completely different show.  I honestly canít imagine that role for anyone other than John Turturro now, having seen it that way.  But it would still to be cool to see the JG version. 

Iíve had Homicide on my shelf for years now.  One of these days I plan on reading it.
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