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My Brilliant Friend (HBO / Sky Atlantic)

  • 05-12-2018 10:40am
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,467 ✭✭✭


    its a long time since i have watched anything as good and original as this on tv. the scenery is spectacular and the acting superb. just makes me want to go to Ischia Island (which i never heard of before). and season 2 has been confirmed.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,350 ✭✭✭S.M.B.


    I was surprised there wasn't a thread on this when I went looking recently. Hadn't realised it was already out until I stumbled across a few reviews.

    Everyone seems to be very impressed with the adaptation which says a lot as the books are held in such high regard.

    Really looking forward to it.

    Edit: adding HBO / Sky Atlantic to the title will get the thread a bit more traffic too I'd say :) I'm surprised with the lack of buzz around this release given the acclaim of the source material.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,981 ✭✭✭Unearthly


    Watched the first 5 episodes last weekend. Excellent stuff. Wish I had all the episodes available. Think I read to that a 2nd season commissioned already


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,467 ✭✭✭cozar


    2 more episodes next Monday and Tuesday night and that's the end of it for the moment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,981 ✭✭✭Unearthly


    Wasn't mad about the ending. Felt like a mid season episode ending.

    The composer is the same person who did The leftovers. It occurred to me during the episode it sounded familiar and looked it up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭solerina


    Unearthly wrote: »
    Wasn't mad about the ending. Felt like a mid season episode ending.

    The composer is the same person who did The leftovers. It occurred to me during the episode it sounded familiar and looked it up.

    The second book starts at the wedding so that’s why it felt mid season. I loved, loved, loved every minute of this. Second book is good but not as good as the first. TV series was excellent.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,467 ✭✭✭cozar


    S2 starting next Friday sky atlantic��


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,981 ✭✭✭Unearthly


    Great news :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,981 ✭✭✭Unearthly


    Wonderful season 2. Binged it over 2 days. Between this and Gomorrah I'm really impressed with the standard of Italian tv


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,467 ✭✭✭cozar


    Unearthly wrote: »
    Wonderful season 2. Binged it over 2 days. Between this and Gomorrah I'm really impressed with the standard of Italian tv

    Agree two of my favorite series, my top 3 - Spiral, Gomorrah and my brilliant friend.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭solerina


    Unearthly wrote: »
    Wonderful season 2. Binged it over 2 days. Between this and Gomorrah I'm really impressed with the standard of Italian tv

    Pity seasons 3 & 4 are on hold due to COVID, I read the books so know what happens, but would love to see them !!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,200 ✭✭✭Poochie05


    If you're looking for another great Italian series, and haven't seen it, The Mafia Only Kills in Summer is also excellent.
    2 seasons are available on the Channel 4 app


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,467 ✭✭✭cozar


    S3 tonight 9pm Sky Atlantic. :)



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭solerina


    I recorded it last night as I couldn’t wait until 9pm 😁😁 delighted it’s back !!!!



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