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Hightown - Starz

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  • Registered Users Posts: 85,911 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    Watched a few episodes, its not too bad. Its a bit grimey like Ray Donovan. Like you'd imagine half the characters would have STDs.

    Monica Raymund is good as the lead in a very different role for her

    Renewed


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,928 ✭✭✭cdgalwegian


    Watched a few episodes, its not too bad. Its a bit grimey like Ray Donovan. Like you'd imagine half the characters would have STDs.
    Yeah, Monica Raymond plays a lesbian "Jimmy McNulty from the Wire" character in a seedy town.
    Hard to understand what they're saying sometimes.
    It's a bit formulaic, but the 'struggling with addiction' angle raises it a notch, especially with Monica Raymond in the lead.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,928 ✭✭✭cdgalwegian


    Ended up really liking this. Pretty negative all round, and a bit clunky, but its fresh take on griminess and moral ambiguity using an unconventional good guys vs bad guys approach via the lead's trajectory came across as authentic, and compelling. Renewed for 2nd series. Looking forward to it. I think it's one that could get better and better.


  • Registered Users Posts: 85,911 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    Renewed for Season 3 at Starz



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,928 ✭✭✭cdgalwegian


    Seen the first 3 of Season 2. Low rent The Wire-by-the-sea continues in the same vein, without any wire-tapping - just doing impulsive instead of by-the-book poh-lice work. Luiz Guzman plays a slimy thug well.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,928 ✭✭✭cdgalwegian


    Episode 5 an excellent episode. Just raised this show up several notches. Doubt the standard of entertainment can be maintained at this level, but the show is really gaining impetus overall as having a fresh angle in an old genre. Increasingly compelling; granted, it started off at a low enough base, but it's pretty good now.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,928 ✭✭✭cdgalwegian


    Season 2 a really good watch. Lots of twists and turns. Solid acting with great characters throughout - although the Frankie Alvarez actor may be the weakest link in the acting stakes, he is believable when he turns nasty.

    Am I the only one watching this? It may have started off rough around the edges, but this has turned out be a real diamond in the rough. Really looking forward to season 3, especially to see how Osito and Charmaine make their ascendency.



  • Registered Users Posts: 85,911 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    January 26th for third final season



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,928 ✭✭✭cdgalwegian


    Season 3 was a cracker. Each season, the series has been getting better as it went along. Damned shame this hasn't been renewed.

    Knowing in advance this was already cancelled, I had a feeling

    Jackie was going to end up like her namesake in that eponymous show.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,391 ✭✭✭Homelander


    Does it end on a cliffhanger or a decent note? Generally like Starz shows but don't want to get invested in a dead end.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,928 ✭✭✭cdgalwegian


    There is a story-line cliffhanger, but overall a major story arc has been tied up for the protagonist - which opens up a new area for the show to go. The protagonist leads a chaotic life, so obviously her fate becomes more and more of an issue, so spoilers in this regard are delicate. Major plot lines are still in place. So there is plenty of juice for more. The question is, "Is it worth investing in?". With obvious potential for lots more (with or without the protagonist - not saying anything), it does end on a decent note, with a general sense of closure. Yeah, it's grimy, but considering it's chock-full of lived characters, and ends well enough, I think it's worth investing in.



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