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  • Registered Users Posts: 84,954 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    Citadel, the expensive Prime Video series produced by the Russo brothers, has been renewed for season 2 ahead of the debut of season 1, it stars

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Richard Madden



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,555 ✭✭✭✭AMKC
    Ms


    Looks good. They must have a lot of confidence in it if they have renewed it for a second season already and the first season has not even dropped yet.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.



  • Registered Users Posts: 60,279 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    It’s another Russo Bros project that has blown well past it original budget and is now just behind Amazon’s LOTR series as the most expensive ever made

    This has cost around $250m for seven episodes.



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,146 ✭✭✭✭Sleepy


    This looks like ridiculous, grab a beer from the fridge and throw on the popcorn fare. I'm looking forward to it!



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,791 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    So double episode this Friday then the remaining 4 episodes released weekly.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 31,825 ✭✭✭✭gmisk


    I watched episode 1 it was fun and looks expensive (at least real set wise). It's not overly long and an easy watch

    Richard Madden can definitely see him as more of an action star in future (I can see him as Bond - he is ripped!), not seen Priyanka Chopra in anything (bar I think I watched a few episodes of Quantico) she was fine. They had decent chemistry.

    Tucci is solid (despite having to get through a lot of exposition), odd to see Lesley Manville in something like this but she is predictably terrific and brings a real touch of class to the show.

    Train fight in the dining cart was excellent fun! As was the whole first part up until the train being blown up. I am a sucker for some fun tech and gadgets too.

    One big criticism on the acting side, Maddens accent, it is in a word ropey and all over the shop. I suppose not a problem if he gets the bond gig at least..

    Plot wise it's all a bit by the numbers Mission Impossible style (the films), globe trotting, nuclear codes and the like, manticore versus citadel with some double crosses.




  • Registered Users Posts: 28,791 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    I liked it.

    Both episodes were less than 40 mins each.

    Though is it going to be a running joke now where they ask what a normal item does? Like the lipstick and van.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,388 ✭✭✭PhiloCypher


    On Maddens accent, I thought it was OK in the one episode ive watched but if Citadel is meant to be this international spy Agency I don't understand why he couldn't just have kept his Scottish accent .



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,555 ✭✭✭✭AMKC
    Ms


    I must say I enjoyed it. Two excellent episodes. So Nadia knows who she is now but Maaon lost his chance. fecking idiot should have took it.

    Some great fight scenes in it and it looks like we have some running jokes too.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,791 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    Saw on wikipedia that there are supposed to be international spinoffs planned.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,243 ✭✭✭✭fritzelly


    Enjoyed those first 2 episodes - seems very short at only 6 episodes, but what was with her leg?



  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    First episode was alright and I thought the second episode was better. Some good one-liners - I particularly liked the scene with the knife.

    I have a feeling Mason is going to ultimately be revealed as having previously worked for Manticore. I'm guessing that's what Nadia's comment about Mason in the flashback referred to. They've established memories can be wiped and it would explain why Ambassador lady wanted him kept alive.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,746 ✭✭✭FortuneChip


    Watched the first episode and thought it was absolute dirt.

    It would be nice to either get a spy show that

    A - doesn't take itself seriously

    B - plays things very seriously

    This is just CW through a slightly different lense. Most of the usual character templates filled, same dialogue, same "super secret agency" vs "super secret evil agency" we've seen before.

    The prologue is also nonsense. Why the pretenses from Manticore at all, if it was all a set-up to destroy Citadel? Why would they invite this situation if they just sought to end them? Just lazy and derivative.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,727 ✭✭✭✭loyatemu


    Bourne/Bond/MI thrown into a blender and then dumbed down further. Seemed kind of like "Marvel does Spies". It's brainless fun, but not exactly gripping. On the plus side, 6x40 minute episodes is my kind of format, so I'll probably stick with this, if not the whole "expanded universe" thing they're apparently planning.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,853 ✭✭✭Brief_Lives


    I watched the first 2 episodes. it is a bit brainless alright. Still Priyanka Chopra... yummy...



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,555 ✭✭✭✭AMKC
    Ms


    I just watched the 3rd episode and really enjoyed it. Say what you like but I think this is a better show than the "True Lies" series.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,791 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    Yeah it's very much a switch your brain off show. That opening was very Roger Moore Bond era.

    I wouldn't mind if they stopped using that upside down twisting camera shot.

    Very distracting when Priyanka is taking her top off.



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,825 ✭✭✭✭gmisk




  • Registered Users Posts: 23,796 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    I've seldom been as disappointed in a show and the waste of decent screen talent therein.

    All fart and no poo.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,555 ✭✭✭✭AMKC
    Ms



    show. That opening was very Roger Moore Bond era.

    I wouldn't mind if they stopped using that upside down twisting camera shot.

    Yes it's gets annoying alright. In the first episode I actually thought I had my phone the wrong way and was turning it around too lol.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Third episode was good for what it was, I thought.

    Pretty sure the big twist coming will be what I speculated above: Mason was the Manticore mole. Abby's story was dodgy as well, so presumably she's been ordered to use Mason the whole time. I suspect the final episode will come down to Mason having to choose whether to go with Citadel or Manticore. Abby will probably choose to be with the big baddie, allowing Mason to choose to side with Nadia.

    It's all a bit of basic action fluff but it's short and sweet enough to amuse me on a Friday evening. I'll stick with it.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



  • Registered Users Posts: 27,849 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Haven't watched any episodes yet - might give it a look.

    Is it setup with one continuing plot, or is it more there's a plot of the week and a background arc that's building to the finale like Three Pines?

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 18,259 CMod ✭✭✭✭Nody


    One major plot but lots of flashbacks to fill in the story of how they arrived where they are currently.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,555 ✭✭✭✭AMKC
    Ms


    I thought the latest episode was really good.

    It has a few good twists in it.


    I think the mole is either Nadia and she has forgotten she was a mole or Morgan

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,840 ✭✭✭De Bhál


    Absolute shite so far

    I will no doubt watch it all



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,669 ✭✭✭DeepBlue


    I'd have to agree although I probably won't finish. It's obviously had tons of money thrown at it but they only spent 50p on the actual story. It's garbage, expensive garbage but still garbage.

    It's a pity to see good actors slumming it in this but I guess there's $$$ to be made.



  • Registered Users Posts: 60,279 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    I am finding it really bland and run of the mill considering the money they pumped into it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,825 ✭✭✭✭gmisk


    No idea why I am still watching it but finished episode 4...probably the weakest episode for me so far. Very little Tucci and basically no Lesley Manville?!

    All that money pumped into it and the script is a mess. It feels overly complicated and also completely basic and simple at the same time! The weird colouring is not helping either.



  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    I liked the recent one. It's daft but it's amusing me all the same.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,791 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy




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