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I May Destroy You- BBC

  • 15-06-2020 9:45pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,792 ✭✭✭ Shelga


    Anyone else watching this? I'm just finished episode 4, and wow, it's good. It's about a writer in London in her early 30s who has quite a hedonistic lifestyle and experiences a sexual assault. I wasn't sure after the first episode, but it's getting better and better. Visceral is how I'd describe it! With how it conveys the grimy London scene, drugs, sex and lots else.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 43,449 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    It's excellent. Michaela Coel is a helluva talent!


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,906 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Chewing gum is genius in my opinion seriously underrated.
    This is a very different beast, two eps I watched were excellent.


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,449 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    Some fantastic music featured too..




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,709 ✭✭✭ cozar


    Such good acting especially when she is trying to remember what happened. It’s excellent.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,906 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    I am up to episode 5 now really excellent


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,804 ✭✭✭✭ extra gravy


    Decent show but can't stand the main character.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,044 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    Have there been more than 5 episodes released? I'm watching at HBO pace


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,449 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    Have there been more than 5 episodes released? I'm watching at HBO pace
    10 episodes have been released by BBC - two a week with the final two released tomorrow morning


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,792 ✭✭✭ Shelga


    Overall I enjoyed the finale, I love how nothing could shake the bond of friendship between Terry and Arabella. I liked the structure of her
    imagining different scenarios involving getting closure on her rapist, especially as it wasn't immediately clear that it was all fantasy- then obviously she just has to make her own peace with it, without a final face off with him. Just like you would in real life. That's what I took from it anyway.

    I did think the scene with
    Terry going on a date with a trans man seemed shoehorned in and didn't go anywhere, it came across to me as just getting every possible topical issue woven into the story somehow.

    Overall a really thought-provoking and enjoyable series- Michaela Coel is some talent.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,427 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad


    Saw a trailer for it and I kind of get a "white people check your privilege" vibe from it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭ Rfrip


    Four episodes in. God it’s tough viewing

    She is excellent. Chewing gum is brilliant.

    Just can’t binge watch this so it’s gonna take me a while to finish it


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,906 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Saw a trailer for it and I kind of get a "white people check your privilege" vibe from it.
    Hmm nope ...very little to do with white people.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,132 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    Rfrip wrote: »
    Four episodes in. God it’s tough viewing

    She is excellent. Chewing gum is brilliant.

    Just can’t binge watch this so it’s gonna take me a while to finish it
    I got about that far in, and found it incredibly hard going!


    Can't put my finger on why, exactly - but I cancelled the series link. Just not for me.



    She is a brilliant actress, no doubt about it. I've seen Chewing Gum on Netflix, must try that some time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭ Rfrip


    HeidiHeidi wrote: »
    I got about that far in, and found it incredibly hard going!


    Can't put my finger on why, exactly - but I cancelled the series link. Just not for me.



    She is a brilliant actress, no doubt about it. I've seen Chewing Gum on Netflix, must try that some time.

    I dunno Is it just my current headspace but I’m extremely low after each episode. Its grim


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,027 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    It starts on RTÉ2 on Wednesday 17th November at 10.30pm



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭ Rfrip


    I never went back to this actually, it was just too hard going



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,132 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    Me neither, and I won't be trying again this time.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,797 ✭✭✭ sporina


    watched this recently - thought it did a v good job at portraying what a mess she was in - in her head like,..

    but I think they expedited the latter half of the story which I felt was a pity.. like they wrapped it all up v quickly.. the pace wasn't great..

    but v well done.. visceral for sure.. v creative.. great acting..

    gee she's gorgeous .. OMG without hair - model material

    must check out Chewing Gum



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