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Defending Jacob - Apple TV + (**Spoilers**)

  • 25-03-2020 6:20pm
    Registered Users Posts: 59,226 ✭✭✭✭

    Starts April 24th.

    Based on the 2012 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, this limited drama series
    In this gripping, character-driven thriller, a shocking crime rocks a small Massachusetts town and one family in particular, forcing an assistant district attorney to choose between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son.

    Starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Sakina Jaffrey, Betty Gabriel, and J.K. Simmons.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice

    Cast was enough to get me thinking the story must be good

    So then I needed to know who's directing. It's Morten Tyldum:
    Counterpart (2017)
    Jack Ryan (2018)
    Defending Jacob (TBA)

  • Registered Users Posts: 81,917 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    Captain America and Lady Mary together :p

  • Registered Users Posts: 59,226 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson

    Excellent opening three episodes.

    A strong cast on fine form hopefully the story can stay strong for the remaining episodes.

    Michelle Dockery's eyebrows are distracting as hell though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 59,226 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson

    Apple have a winner on there hands with this for me every episode so far holding up and the story is really good.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley

    I'm only on episode 2 but am I to take it that
    as the sex offender isn't using an Apple phone, he's the murderer? There was a story a couple of weeks back about Apple not allowing bad guys to use iPhones in films.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 59,226 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson

    I have to say I really enjoyed this and the ending was probably the best way to finish it.

    I know a lot won't like the ending however I though it was perfect and I hope they don't make a second season.

    Michelle Dockery's performance from the start of the episode to the finish as class.

    Top marks all around for this.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,275 ✭✭✭Sudden Valley

    Finally finished this series. Although very well made and acted I couldnt recommend it to anyone as just felt it was way too bleak.All the cast were excellent.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,469 ✭✭✭✭The Princess Bride

    Only seeing this thread now.
    Brilliant book, gonna try and watch this this week hopefully.
    Thank you OP.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 200 ✭✭world class wreckin’ cru

    Well. That was just brilliant.

    As far as I know, there's no follow-up book. And I'd assume any possible further seasons would need to be signed off by the original author. Can't see that happening until she herself decides to write a sequel.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,469 ✭✭✭✭The Princess Bride

    The ending is ever so slightly but significantly different to the book, but seeing as the author was a consultant during the making of the series, I can see why they perhaps felt the need to do so.

    I really enjoyed it, it's seldom that a series/film does a book justice, this one did.
    With the exception of JK Simmons, none of the actors were really familiar to me.

    I'd recommend this.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 807 ✭✭✭groovie

    Finished this last night. Not comfortable by any means but a good watch nevertheless.
    Well played- even Pornstache from Orange is... did a good job here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,208 ✭✭✭Homelander

    Quite a good show but I wasn't overly gone with the conclusion of it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,153 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool

    Bit of a slow start but picked up steam quickly and I ended up loving it. Thought the ending was brilliant! JK was awesome as usual.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 18,038 CMod ✭✭✭✭The Black Oil

    Three episodes in. I like (so far) that it feels like it's testing the audience's loyalty. The little fecker, sorry - son - could have done it, but you're not really sure. Hope we see more of Cherry Jones.

  • Registered Users, Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 2,058 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nigel Fairservice

    I finished this last night. I thought it was excellent for the most part. I found Jacob to be very unlikeable. I wish the ending mirrored the book more.

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