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Tokyo Vice - HBO Max - (***Spoilers***) Michael Mann

  • 14-03-2022 7:35pm
    Registered Users Posts: 57,490 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    This one I have really been looking forward

    Starts April 7th

    Based on Jake Adelstein's non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, starring Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe. The drama captures Adelstein's daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo, where nothing and no one is truly what or who they seem.


  • Registered Users Posts: 57,490 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    The first 3 episodes are out.

    I watched the first one and it is excellent.

  • Registered Users Posts: 77,397 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1

    It is on StarzPlay on Sunday May 15th

  • Registered Users Posts: 57,490 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    Finished episodes 2 & 3 and this is a really great story and even more so that it is based on a true account.

    Looking forward to the rest to the series now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,615 ✭✭✭ Spon Farmer

    it will be on Starzplay in Ireland starting on the 15th of May.

    Really wish HBOMax was coming though. I want it most for the Looney Toons and Adventure Time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,123 ✭✭✭ ondafly

    enjoying this so far - really getting Black Rain vibes from the first episode.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 57,490 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    The BBC have bought the second window rights to show it this side of the world later in the year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 57,490 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    This is a seriously great show and the story gets more and more intriguing with each episode.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,362 ✭✭✭✭ yabadabado

    Watched the two latest episodes ,4&5 and it's continuing to be very good and it's also bringing in a few more characters/storylines.

    I think I read it's only 8 episodes long so I'm guessing there will be a second season as too much going on to be wrapped up in 3 more episodes.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,334 ✭✭✭ Wombatman

    Absolutely brilliant so far. Michael Mann and Tokyo neon. What more could you ask for? Praying they can sustain the quality right to the end.

  • Registered Users Posts: 77,397 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1

    Tokyo Vice will be exclusively shown in the UK and Ireland on Starzplay from 15th May, with the first two episodes.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,362 ✭✭✭✭ yabadabado

    Just finished watching episode 6 and 7 and they have kept up the excellent quality.

  • Registered Users Posts: 57,490 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    Can't believe there is only one episode left in this amazing series.

  • Registered Users Posts: 57,490 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    Well that was a top class series and Michael Mann at the top of his game.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,029 ✭✭✭✭ Dav010

    While I thought this series was brilliant, I was disappointed with the finale. The series starts with a meeting of Jake and Katagari with the Yakuza, it ended without that meeting being explained. There are too many lose ends for what was described as a “limited series”. The lead has been accused of sexual assault by a number of women and as of yet there is no indication that it will be renewed for a second season with doubts that Elgot would return as the lead if it is. So, disappointing end.

    Its a bit of a misnomer to call it a Michael Mann series, he directed the pilot.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,353 ✭✭✭ seraphimvc

    Come to say I'd recommend this 8 episodes (season1) show by Michael Mann - actually look forward for season2 ha.

    To keep it short, episode1 is definitely a bit 'slow' but after that the pacing is faster and overall production is respectable really. It is almost like a mini documentary with a story (police-journalist-yakuza drama) that actually shows realistic Jap cultural stuff.

    We mainly watch it because of Ken Watanabe but ended up enjoying the plot and many other actors/characters. It is based on the well known book and they have done good work for adapting the source material - if you are into police drama series (this one sets in Japan ha), yes this is a must watch.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,398 ✭✭✭ Shred

    I have this on my HBO watchlist, I must give it a crack judging by everyone's reactions here!

  • Registered Users Posts: 57,490 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    Great news it has been renewed for a second season.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,042 ✭✭✭ cozar

    its on BBC2 now. just finished 1st episode, excellent.

  • Registered Users Posts: 77,397 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1

    Yes started on Tuesday 22nd November 2022 on BBC 1, also BBC Player