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City on the Hill - Showtime - US Pace (**Spoilers**)

  • 01-02-2019 3:33pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 55,585 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Based on an idea by Ben Affleck who ex. produces with Matt Damon, Tom Fontana & Barry Levinson

    Staring Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Amanda Clayton, Cathy Moriarty, Kevin Dunn and Jill Hennessy.

    Set in Boston in the early 90s when the city was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies, in which corruption and racism was the norm, until it all suddenly changed. The drama is a fictional account of what was called the "Boston Miracle" and centers on an African-American District Attorney who comes in from Brooklyn advocating change and the unlikely alliance he forms with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran who is invested in maintaining the status quo. Together they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston's city-wide criminal justice system.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,585 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Arrives June 16th

    Looks great.



  • Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Jonathan Tucker has me sold ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,585 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Decent pilot introducing the main characters and setting up the story arc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,585 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Solid episode 2 keeping the story moving.

    Seriously impressive cast Sarah Shahi joins it this week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,585 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    4 episodes in now and you really can feel Tom Fontana & Barry Levinson fingers all over it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,585 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Jackie is going to kill some people.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,585 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Renewed for a 2nd season.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ Reisers


    7.5/10 for me

    Kevin bacon is stealing the show

    Carver from The Wire as the preacher-dunno about that one


  • Registered Users Posts: 143 ✭✭ Gary Owen


    Good show alright,
    Have watched 5 episodes so far ,
    looking forward finishing it shortly.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 297 ✭✭ Starfleet Student


    Bacon is a lot better in this than is he in those EE ads anyway.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ Reisers


    Bacon is a lot better in this than is he in those EE ads anyway.

    Bacon is killing it here

    That lady investigator can't act to save her life


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,495 ✭✭✭ cdgalwegian


    Gary Owen wrote: »
    Good show alright,
    Have watched 5 episodes so far

    Same.

    Affleck and Damon producing, it has Affleck's The Town feel about it, both being set in Charlestown, Boston.
    Difficult to understand what they're saying and who they're referring to sometimes, and the story seems a much visited one, but the story itself is gaining good momentum; enough for it to be renewed for a second series.
    For sure though:
    Reisers wrote: »
    Kevin bacon is stealing the show


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ Reisers


    It has everything thrown in

    Its deja vu all over again anyway with most crime shows

    Very hard to understand /hear the dialogue


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,027 ✭✭✭ Slippin Jimmy


    Started watching this last night. I'm only one episode in. Looks like I picked the right weekend to catch up on it :). First episode was very good. Sets things up nicely going forward.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    This looks likely to be on Sky Atlantic later this year


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,585 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    That was a great season of TV and nicely set up now for the second season.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,495 ✭✭✭ cdgalwegian


    Plenty of inner and outer conflict going on in a Boahsten microcosm to give solid entertainment, where we watch young and old idealism do battle within the bureacratic -and inevitably corrupt- fight against crime. It takes a while for it to get fully settled in, and for us to get invested, so the second series should improve on this, while hopefully providing some more good twists and turns. The leads were excellent, with stellar scumminess from Kevin Bacon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,697 ✭✭✭ Sebastian Dangerfield


    Is this on Netflix / Amazon / Hulu?


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    It premieres Wednesday, 25th of September 2019 on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Looks like this started last night on Sky Atlantic


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,484 ✭✭✭✭ Galwayguy35


    Watched the first 2 episodes, it's good so far anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 61 ✭✭ reece289


    Finished this in two days. It's trying to catch a bit of the Wire, pushing both sides.

    I really enjoyed, despite it lacking in complexity.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,774 ✭✭✭ theoneeyedman


    Enjoying this so far. 6 or so episodes in, plenty of intrigue. Wouldn't say it's The Wire good or anything, but is gritty and has good characters. The Boston accents jar a bit on the ear, but that's OK, it is what it is I guess. Bacon looks like he's enjoying himself, hamming it up big time.

    Be interesting to see how it finishes out, plenty of potential.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,767 ✭✭✭✭ is_that_so


    Is this worth it? Watched first one but found Bacon to be doing an awful lot of furniture chewing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,495 ✭✭✭ cdgalwegian


    is_that_so wrote: »
    Is this worth it? Watched first one but found Bacon to be doing an awful lot of furniture chewing.
    It's not going to win awards, but definitely worth sticking with. Bacon's character gets more depth (and scumminess) as it goes on, with some character development elsewhere. It's more than possible- with the set-up and characters- a second series could do better, so you could wait (:eek:) before investing your time, because, after all, it could sink. I'd definitely watch a second series (the first couple of episode at least), though it wouldn't be my highest priority.






  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,882 terrydel


    Reisers wrote: »
    7.5/10 for me

    Kevin bacon is stealing the show

    Carver from The Wire as the preacher-dunno about that one

    Similar to his role in the walking dead.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,764 ✭✭✭ Degag


    Just finished there. Overall quite enjoyable. As others have said Kevin Bacon is excellent in it


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,099 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    excellent first series, kevin bacon is killing it


    how do you feck up a car bomb ha ha


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,585 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Season 2 teaser



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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,585 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Season 2 starts March 28th.



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