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Silo [Apple TV+]



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,720 ✭✭✭Doodah7

    Just finished this and thought it the best series I've seen this year. Having not read the books, I thought the season finale reveal was gobsmackingly good.

    According to Wikipedia, filming has resumed for Season 2 much to the relief I'm sure of many on here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,872 ✭✭✭✭Stark

    Cool. I decided not to get my hopes up for season 2 and started on the book series instead. Few chapters away from the end of the second book "Shift" at the moment. Probably be a long time before the series gets through the books anyway, season 1 only gets about half way into the first book.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 35,941 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp

    Ah yeah it's easily a contender for best series of 2023 TBH: the ease with which Apple+ seems to be knocking out eminently watchable shows is kinda nuts. They're not all best in class, but it's rare I've had a total dud.

  • Registered Users Posts: 40,079 ✭✭✭✭ohnonotgmail

    This and Foundation were the two best series of the year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,983 ✭✭✭youcancallmeal

    Monarch is very impressive too and I'm not massively into the Godzilla genre

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,329 ✭✭✭Homelander

    Apple TV is rivaling HBO in the quality stakes. Within sci-fi genre alone, we have absolutely fantastic shows like Severance, Foundation, For All Mankind and Silo.

    Foundation in particular I have no idea how they managed to get it so lavish looking with a relatively small budget. Looks like something you'd see in the cinema.

    No-one would have imagined Apple TV becoming the home of good sci-fi.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 35,941 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp

    When Apple announced they were getting into the Streaming service, I openly mocked the idea (here on Boards too IIRC) and figured they'd be the first to fall from a dearth of watchable material. But as I type now, if push came to shove and could only keep one streamer? It'd be Apple, no question; that they're on the cheaper end of the scale too just makes their value even greater.

  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 17,987 Mod ✭✭✭✭ixoy

    'Foundation' is an example of how you can spend money well and achieve a great look. Whoever is in charge of location scouting does a superb job, really getting a feel for different planets. The SFX are also top class, better than a lot of recent Marvel stuff. Simple techniques like only doing a small pan of establishing planet shots apparently saves them a load of money on rendering, etc but manages to get that grand look.