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Goliath [Amazon Prime]

  • 26-08-2016 11:55pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 74,946 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Amazon Confirms David E. Kelley Drama Series ‘Trial’ Starring Billy Bob Thornton
    Amazon today officially acknowledged Trial, its straight-to-series drama starring Oscar winners Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo) and William Hurt (Broadcast News), along with Olivia Thirlby (Juno), Maria Bello (Prisoners), Molly Parker (House Of Cards) and Sarah Wynter. Trial, which had been on track for a 10-episode order, bypassing the streaming service’s pilot process, was written by David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal) and Jonathan Shapiro (The Practice); executive produced by Kelley, Shapiro and Ross Fineman (Lights Out); and directed by David Semel (Madam Secretary). The series will debut next year.

    http://deadline.com/2015/12/trial-series-amazon-david-e-kelley-billy-bob-thornton-1201647570/



    All 10 episodes are set to premiere exclusively through Amazon Prime Video on October 14th


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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,428 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Trailer.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭ Occono


    The first episode is free on YouTube, but Amazon have blocked it here so:

    https://www.youpak.com/watch?v=vp4kPTWE83E

    That's a youtube geoblock workaround.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,990 longshanks


    I'm a couple of episodes in, it is pretty good so far. Good cast too, I'm playing the 'where do I know him/her from?' game every time a new face pops up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,584 Frank O. Pinion


    This is a fantastic show, Billy Bob Thornton is amazing. I watched the first 3 episodes last Friday, and then binged the final 5 on Sunday. Great stuff.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,738 ✭✭✭ oleras


    longshanks wrote: »
    I'm a couple of episodes in, it is pretty good so far. Good cast too, I'm playing the 'where do I know him/her from?' game every time a new face pops up.

    Another Period. ;)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,708 ✭✭✭ ahlookit


    Just going to start this now - looks like a great cast.

    Going to make sure i watch all episodes in order though. That seems to help....

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/oct/22/new-york-times-review-pans-series-but-then-admits-critic-saw-it-in-wrong-order


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,752 ✭✭✭ irishchris


    On episode 6 of this but see why it has been announced as Amazon's most binged show. Excellent cast and gripping story throughout. Really enjoying it and hoping for a season 2.

    Anyone else notice the similarity between the intro to this show and boardwalk empire :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,946 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




  • Registered Users Posts: 26,695 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Really enjoyed the first 3 episodes of this.
    The cast is terrific.....bar maybe the shouty black guy who works for the law firm...he is kind of painful.
    It does kind of remind me tone wise and acting wise of a John Grisham court room drama from the 90s but spread over a series...


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,741 ✭✭✭ laugh


    Really enjoyed the show. There is something very real about the interactions between characters.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,422 ✭✭✭ 4Ad


    Excellent show...definitely worth watching..


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,016 ✭✭✭✭ Mc Love


    This is back - incase anyone forgot about and its very good, just watched first two episodes


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,584 Frank O. Pinion


    Season 2 falls apart in the last two episodes. Season 2 was millions over budget, $10million per episode, reshoots, rewrites, re-edits, etc.
    I thought this was a lawyer show? Suddenly, Billy Bob is down in Mexico having a shootout with the cartel...

    Why is Tobias Funke wearing a terrible wig? Why is Mark Duplass' character so over-the-top ridiculous?

    Nowhere near as good as the first season.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,016 ✭✭✭✭ Mc Love


    Jesus Frank - really slated it, I'll keep watching.


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,396 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    Just watched the first episode of Season 1. It's like Bad Santa, the Lawyer. :)

    Great stuff.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,274 ✭✭✭ Thundercats Ho


    Season 1 was brilliant.

    Season 2, up to EP.5 was pretty good.
    S02EP06-08 were the absolute pits.

    How did they fúck it up so badly?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,911 ✭✭✭ stargazer 68


    Season 1 was brilliant.

    Season 2, up to EP.5 was pretty good.
    S02EP06-08 were the absolute pits.

    How did they fúck it up so badly?

    Yep totally agree!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭✭ stormthecastle


    I got a new found respect for Billy Bob after Fargo and watch Goliath and enjoyed Season 1 but the courtroom drama was fairly weak for me and that as well as the poor reviews for S2 meant I haven't bothered with S2.


  • Registered Users Posts: 392 ✭✭ Footoo


    Season 1 was brilliant.

    Season 2, up to EP.5 was pretty good.
    S02EP06-08 were the absolute pits.

    How did they fúck it up so badly?
    I’ve never seen a show get so bad so quickly. Episode 7 was an atrocity amd there was no recovering after that. The finale was a complete mess.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,303 ✭✭✭ EagererBeaver


    Have just watched episode 7 of this. I'm genuinely astounded. How the **** did it get the green light. Just ridiculously different to Season 1 and that's in no way a good thing.

    Shark firmly jumped.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,422 ✭✭✭ 4Ad


    Really lovved Season 1 but I have given up on Season 2, not great at all..a shame.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,584 Frank O. Pinion


    Season 3 was released on Friday...even after the terrible second season, I decided to give it a go.

    Nope, right away something seemed off. They've changed the aspect ratio for the third season. The first two seasons had small black bars at the top and bottom, with the third season the black bars are much bigger. Bad change.

    Season 1: https://imagecurl.com/viewer.php?file=24408608843907800792.png
    Season 2: https://imagecurl.com/viewer.php?file=57454671211669319479.png
    Season 3: https://imagecurl.com/viewer.php?file=77282733512415765668.png


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,274 ✭✭✭ Thundercats Ho


    Season 3 was released on Friday...even after the terrible second season, I decided to give it a go.

    Nope, right away something seemed off. They've changed the aspect ratio for the third season. The first two seasons had small black bars at the top and bottom, with the third season the black bars are much bigger. Bad change.

    Season 1: https://imagecurl.com/viewer.php?file=24408608843907800792.png
    Season 2: https://imagecurl.com/viewer.php?file=57454671211669319479.png
    Season 3: https://imagecurl.com/viewer.php?file=77282733512415765668.png

    What did you think of it apart from the bars?
    The ratings on IMDB are positive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,584 Frank O. Pinion


    What did you think of it apart from the bars? The ratings on IMDB are positive.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9418418/reviews?ref_=tt_urv

    I'm dubious of those positive reviews, there's plenty of negative ones as well. The new season has a weird Twin Peaks vibe. The writers from the awful second season returned to write all of season 3. The problem with the series is that the creators, David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro, who wrote season 1 together, left after the first season.

    https://old.reddit.com/r/GoliathTV/comments/ddwm8k/insufferable/
    https://old.reddit.com/r/GoliathTV/comments/ddwxl4/what_happened_to_this_show/


  • Registered Users Posts: 308 ✭✭ robbe


    Watched first episode of Season 3 last night....was ok, pretty low key and hard to tell whether it gets better or worse from here. Season 2 was shockingly bad, almost like a True Detective about turn in quality....didn't realise that about the creators leaving...makes sense given the poor follow up to a very watchable first series. It was only in the previously on Goliath that I realised quite how awful the second series was.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9418418/reviews?ref_=tt_urv

    I'm dubious of those positive reviews, there's plenty of negative ones as well. The new season has a weird Twin Peaks vibe. The writers from the awful second season returned to write all of season 3. The problem with the series is that the creators, David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro, who wrote season 1 together, left after the first season.

    https://old.reddit.com/r/GoliathTV/comments/ddwm8k/insufferable/
    https://old.reddit.com/r/GoliathTV/comments/ddwxl4/what_happened_to_this_show/


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,486 ✭✭✭ cdgalwegian


    Have just watched episode 7 of this. I'm genuinely astounded. How the **** did it get the green light. Just ridiculously different to Season 1 and that's in no way a good thing.

    Shark firmly jumped.
    Disfigured shark firmly jumped
    . Boom.
    I was genuinely surprised when I heard a quip from John Oliver on one of his shows that nobody, nobody, had watched it (season 1). I had really enjoyed it- great characters in a by-the-numbers conspiracy-type courtroom drama. Season 2 started off a bit odd, but just got ludicrous. I'm not sure how I managed to get to the end. Fascination in watching such a promising series sink into dirge, probably. My instinct is too stay well away from series 3, so/but I'll hang back til the end for reviews. I don't hold up much hope for it though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,038 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    I’m on episode 3 of season 3 and it’s a weird one with a warlock casino manager and people being drugged But the story is building nicely


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,038 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    Watched another two episodes last night and the storyline is making more sense now thanks to a flashback episode


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,946 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Renewed for Final Season


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,486 ✭✭✭ cdgalwegian


    Season 3 review looks too bizarre, so after the rubbish that was season 2 I'll give it a miss. Was gonna leave it at that, but I see JK Simmons and Druce Dern are signed up for 4th and final season, so I'll wait for final season reviews for that as well.

    https://ew.com/tv/2020/02/03/amazon-goliath-season-4-j-k-simmons-bruce-dern/


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