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Godfather of Harlem - US-Pace- EPIX (**Spoilers**)

  • 28-07-2019 8:13pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 55,428 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Starts September 29th.

    Forest Whitaker & Vincent D'Onofrio go head to head.

    Also starring the stunning Ilfenesh Hadera along with Giancarlo Esposito & Paul Sorvino
    Godfather of Harlem tells the "true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X – catching Malcolm’s political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart.




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




  • Registered Users Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Feels like these trailers are hiding a shedload of violence.


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


    Very solid opening two episodes.


    Damm strong cast and loving the one to one's between Whitaker & D'Onofrio


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    It was good. I guess the threat would be that it could end up like boardwalk empire. So they'll need decent writers if they want something long term.
    Whitaker & D'Onofrio
    If they come to blows! :eek:


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


    Cracking end of episode scene between D'Onofrio & Whitaker two powerful actors at their best.


    Just found out this is a prequel to American Gangster.


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


    Really good season finale episode this week around the JFK assassination.


    This is one of the best shows on TV at the moment some great acting going on across the cast.


    How the characters find out about the JFK assassination is pretty much how the characters in the Irishman find out as well.


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


    Just starting this now and it looks great


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,588 ✭✭✭ Homelander


    Is it gritty like say, Sopranos or Boardwalk Empire? I can't help but feel looking at it like it's a basic cable TV thing that is fairly tame. Don't get me wrong, not saying that a show needs violence or profanity to be good, but it certainly helps with a genre show like this.


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


    Homelander wrote: »
    Is it gritty like say, Sopranos or Boardwalk Empire? I can't help but feel looking at it like it's a basic cable TV thing that is fairly tame. Don't get me wrong, not saying that a show needs violence or profanity to be good, but it certainly helps with a genre show like this.

    It is good, I’ve almost finished now and really enjoying it


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    3: Jeez, I thought the episode was gonna be a politics episode until the end :eek:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 856 ✭✭✭ geecee


    Homelander wrote: »
    Is it gritty like say, Sopranos or Boardwalk Empire?

    For me its more or less a sequel to Boardwalk empire set 40 years into the future, Black Nationalism, Italian Mafia double crosses etc are all there

    Even Erik LaRay Harvey (who played Dunn Purnsley in Boardwalk) turns up playing almost the same henchman role!


  • Registered Users Posts: 705 Granadino


    Not getting into this at all. Some poor scenes in the first few episodes without wanting to give anything away. Same auld same auld over and over with these crime series. Tits and violence. I think I might go back and watch The Wire again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    4: Felt like a setup episode. Cool that they are including Muhammad Ali in the show.


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


    Granadino wrote: »
    Not getting into this at all. Some poor scenes in the first few episodes without wanting to give anything away. Same auld same auld over and over with these crime series. Tits and violence. I think I might go back and watch The Wire again.

    tits :eek: lol i havent seen that much nudity in this and the violence isnt anything outrageous either


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    5: Well this feels like a pivot point. War from here?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    6: Ah Guapo. I guess this establishes everyone-out-for-themselves from here on.

    Vincent D'Onofrio in the shower with the umbrella :D


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


    brian_t wrote: »
    The Godfather of Harlem starts on RTE Two on Tuesday 7th January at 9pm

    .


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    7: War? War!!



    For a second I thought they were gonna kill Bumpys wife.



    7 Episodes in .. out of 10 total.. now that was a slow build-up!


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


    Slydice wrote: »
    7: War? War!!



    For a second I thought they were gonna kill Bumpys wife.



    7 Episodes in .. out of 10 total.. now that was a slow build-up!

    i didnt find it slow, one of the best things in 2019


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Slydice wrote: »
    War!
    .. now that was a slow build-up!
    OmegaGene wrote: »
    i didnt find it slow

    I did. Some of things like murders/standoffs that happened before this had me thinking a War was gonna start before this point.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    8: They got me at the start when bumpy in the coffin. I was a bit shocked cos I knew wasn't the last episode.

    Can't believe Booby, the music shop guy, died for bumpy like that.

    Giancarlo Esposito tends to play baddies but seeing him lay into the Nazi dude felt just fine. I was a bit surprised they even turned up in the show. The 1960s like, right?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    9: So.. Gigante has turned Bonanno against Bumpy? Hrmmm.. this show has always made it seem like the Italians were way more powerful than Bumpy. Not sure how the last episode isn't going to be a dark one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Finished. Overall the show was alright. Would probably check out a season 2.

    Felt like I got more of an education of the Politics and Gangsters of Harlem around the 1960s. Felt like the show would suit people interested in the Mob and how it worked more than action.

    Nigél Thatch as Malcom X put in a good performance. Obviously Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio and Giancarlo Esposito brought a lot to the show. Nods to Luis Guzman as Guapo, Lucy Fry as Stella, Paul Sorvino as Frank Costello, Chazz Palminteri as Bonanno and Kevin Corrigan as Bennie Eggs (guy who shot Teddy).

    Anyway..

    10: I swear, when Teddy took out the tickets to L.A. I auto-imagined him saying something like.. 'I've only got 3 days till retirement'. Was surprised at how it played out. I'm guessing it leaves open the possibility that Stella might get back with Ernie. I didn't have any doubt for the fight between Bumpy and the assassin. It just didn't feel right that Bumpy would be taken out like that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,267 ✭✭✭ corkie


    brian_t wrote: »
    The Godfather of Harlem starts on RTE Two on Tuesday 7th January at 9pm.

    That's tonight folks, thread seems positive about it.

    Double episodes tonight.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,492 ✭✭✭ De Bhál


    corkie wrote: »
    That's tonight folks, thread seems positive about it.

    Double episodes tonight.

    watched the first two on RTE. Not bad, music's good.

    On a side note
    looks like Don Draper's New York apartment from Mad Men is used.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,818 ✭✭✭ Darc19


    Loving it.

    Gritty, gripping , based on actual events, great cast.

    And on rte!


    Saw 1st two episodes last week, just about to watch ep 4

    1st series I've actually recorded on the sky box!


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,618 ✭✭✭✭ paulie21


    No episodes on RTE next Tuesday?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,532 ✭✭✭ brian_t


    paulie21 wrote: »
    No episodes on RTE next Tuesday?

    The last two episodes are on Tuesday 11th.

    Next Tuesday there is a final leaders debate on RTE One - could that have something to do with the postponement?. I don't know.


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


    Renewed for a 2nd season.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,406 ✭✭✭ passremarkable


    Where can you see this now?
    Netflix ?


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