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post #31 of 62
Here's another negative review:

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/television/2013/08/amc_s_low_winter_sun_starring_mark_strong_reviewed.html
post #32 of 62
Too grim, without the quality of writing and directing to make you want to see the next one. So far, nobody looks worth rooting for.
post #33 of 62
i enjoyed the first episode, and i like a lot of the actors that are in it. i will continue to watch it after BB unless it really goes downhill
post #34 of 62
Lennie James from Jericho, Hung, and Walking Dead etc... He's in it, I'm watching
Sprague Grayden from Jericho
The skinny guy who shot the guy early on is always good,what is his name??
post #35 of 62
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Originally Posted by Sibuna View Post

i enjoyed the first episode, and i like a lot of the actors that are in it. i will continue to watch it after BB unless it really goes downhill

Agree, it's worth watching at least one more episode to see if the show holds my interest. Continues the dark and dreary atmosphere of The Killing. At this point I won't quibble about the demographics of the show. What should have been left out of the black captain's speech (and dates the show a bit) is that the real Detroit Police Dept. has already moved into their new headquarters building.
post #36 of 62
I enjoyed watching the first epsiode last night. At the end I wanted more so i'm looking forward to the second epsiode now.
post #37 of 62
Thought Lennie James was awesome as usual, he's worth the watch alone. Not so sure about Mark Strong at this point, will have to see how it goes with his character. And Detroit setting, what can you say? Urban apocalypse all the way, including the police station - what a dump.

Man this is going to be a depressing show, following an even more depressing one in The Killing. AMC must have some execs feeling a lot of pain...
post #38 of 62
A lot of sub plots going on in this one. I will continue to watch.
post #39 of 62
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Originally Posted by billybobg View Post

A lot of sub plots going on in this one. I will continue to watch.

I liked this week's episode too. The betrayals and ass covering involving both the cops and the crooks are intriguing and you can't beat Mark Strong and Lennie James. The show is so dark it might turn some folks off but I am liking it so far.
post #40 of 62
Watched the first two episodes last night. I really enjoyed it, can't wait for more.
post #41 of 62
Most of here seem to have liked Low Winter Sun so far, so I'm wondering why so many of the critics have disliked it.
post #42 of 62
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Most of here seem to have liked Low Winter Sun so far, so I'm wondering why so many of the critics have disliked it.

If I was paranoid of a liberal press, I might conjecture that it shows too much of Detroit's urban decay.
post #43 of 62
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Originally Posted by billybobg View Post

If I was paranoid of a liberal press, I might conjecture that it shows too much of Detroit's urban decay.

That's not something the "liberal press" would shy away from. If anything, shining a light on what has happened to a great American city is a story that probably needs to be told. There's plenty of blame to go around.

Same with New Orleans and HBO's terrific, but little seen and appreciated, 'Treme'. That show began as a look at how Katrina devastated certain parts of the city - the place where the real musicians and chefs live that give the French Quarter its vibrancy. It's not shy about telling it like it is, just as 'The Wire' did for Baltimore (same showrunner, in fact).
post #44 of 62
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Most of here seem to have liked Low Winter Sun so far, so I'm wondering why so many of the critics have disliked it.

My problem is with the dialogue, its just not believable. If the third episode is no better than the first two, I'm done with it.

It's just not in the same league as, "Ray Donovan."
post #45 of 62
That was kind of a waste episode. They filled in the back story about the bartender, since it was hinted in an earlier episode that she was someone, now we know she used to be married to a cop. But otherwise the rest of the show didn't offer much.
post #46 of 62
Yep, and I really don't care about Frank and Katya which made it a waste for me. Not that it matters at this point, with the abysmal ratings this show is getting it won't last past this season.
post #47 of 62
Not many comments on here lately. I have been recording the series but have not watched it yet. Is this worth saving/watching?
post #48 of 62
I honestly wasn't feeling this series when it first started, but I'm warming up to it.

I wouldn't say it's my favorite show right now, but overall it's getting better and now I want to see where it leads so yeah, I'd say give it a shot.
post #49 of 62
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post

I honestly wasn't feeling this series when it first started, but I'm warming up to it.

I wouldn't say it's my favorite show right now, but overall it's getting better and now I want to see where it leads so yeah, I'd say give it a shot.
Yeah same here , it's OK & I am liking it but it's no BB
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I take all this back this show Sucks the finale "Blows" frown.gif
Edited by Fastslappy - 10/12/13 at 12:04pm
post #50 of 62
I gave up....Too many other things I am watching
post #51 of 62
I have the last two recorded but I'm just not feeling this show. As much as I hate to say it as I think Lennie James is a great actor, he just seems like he trying way too hard here and it just doesn't work for me, and Mark Strong is just flat, there's nothing there.
post #52 of 62
Was this week season finale the end of the series or did it just wrap up this season?
post #53 of 62
Season but it's likely series as renewal is unlikely.
post #54 of 62
That's kind of what I thought. Didn't seem like the series would have any place to go with a new plot.
post #55 of 62
Thread Starter 
When I started this thread I had High Hopes that this was going to be great show , great actors , great location , high production values .
WELL the writing just Sucked mad.gif

there were episodes that were just lost to me on how they moved the story forward , the plot line of the "white guys acting like gangsters " was totally dis-jointed .
Frank was Just not interesting mad.gif
I get the whole anti-hero concept but the writers couldn't apply that concept to Frank in any shape or form .
the two hour finale Just Sucked Pond Scum , I actually turn it off 1/2 thru , then thought I might as well see it thru & see if it's as bad as felt it would end as I had invested so much time watching the whole series all ready. It just got worse than I had ever imagined it would . The IA cop losing it was REALLY bad directing & writing .
I can't fault the actors in this mess , I feel it was Extremely Bad direction & writing that steadily just got worse to a totally unbelievable ending .

AMC Brass has got to pissed that they Green Lighted this stinker
post #56 of 62
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

AMC Brass has got to pissed that they Green Lighted this stinker

Does anyone know if this was a hit when it was a UK miniseries? If so, then I guess they thought they could do the same here.

Even though I was warming up to the series, I decided I wasn't coming back if this somehow survived to a 2nd season. It didn't grab me that tightly to warrant sticking around.
post #57 of 62
I think it should have been named ; "Low Winter Lighting" as a great deal of the show was difficult to watch due to poorly lit scenes.
post #58 of 62
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Originally Posted by TeeJay1952 View Post

I think it should have been named ; "Low Winter Lighting" as a great deal of the show was difficult to watch due to poorly lit scenes.

I never noticed it being poorly lit. I don't recall having any any issues seeing anything. And I did enjoy the show.
post #59 of 62
Almost all scenes have two spotlights on actors with the backgrounds washed out and difficult to see details.
post #60 of 62
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Originally Posted by TeeJay1952 View Post

Almost all scenes have two spotlights on actors with the backgrounds washed out and difficult to see details.

I didn't notice it. I would have probably been concentrating on the actors in the foreground in that situation. But i would probably need to go back and specifically look at the background to notice it.
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