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Soderbergh's GODLESS on Netflix

post #1 of 10
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Oh yeah:

'There are posses of gunfighters roaming through small towns, tense shootouts in dirty saloons, and sweeping vistas of such a scale you’ll wish you could see it in a cinema. It’s a western, and a damn fine one at that.'

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.indiewire.com/2017/11/netflix-godless-review-jeff-daniels-1201897557/amp/
post #2 of 10
Sounds great. Looking forward to checking this out!
post #3 of 10

Here's the trailer:

 

 

Scott Frank, the writer for Out of Sight and Logan among other works, is a key player in this. 

 

I'm really intrigued.

 

Here's an interview with Frank about the show:

 

https://theplaylist.net/netflix-godless-review-20171115/

post #4 of 10
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Damn. What a show. Only one episode in and hooked. Sure, we've seen this story before but when it's this good who cares. Looks so good I wish it was on the big screen. And music by T-Bone Burnett!
post #5 of 10

Yeah, this is on deck once we finish off LONGMIRE.

post #6 of 10
First hour was decent, enough for my to keep going and see what happens.

I think this was some of the most exposition I've ever heard in one TV episode.
post #7 of 10

So the marketing for this was kind of a lie. It's not about the town full of women at all, really. If that's what you want to watch you can pretty much just skip to episode 7.

 

Otherwise it's a very trope heavy western that's been stretched out quite a bit more than it really needed to be.

post #8 of 10

I wasn't terribly enthused by the first episode... two guys with no introduction both getting medical treatment from indians in very dark scenes = confusion. Plus, the early episodes have a lot of exposition, then the more impressive actions scenes start showing up in later eps - not an ideal way to hook the viewer. But once the characters start getting fleshed out, it becomes a very well-made, interesting western.

 

It's not terribly original, but it being a limited series rather than a multi-season one means that the stakes are raised, as characters may or may not survive. This led to some surprises in both who lived and who died, which helped keep my interest high.

 

Basically, if you like westerns, you're going to like it. And if you think it's visually strong early on, wait until the finale. It features some of the most beautiful scenes I've seen in a long time.

post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
 

So the marketing for this was kind of a lie. It's not about the town full of women at all, really. If that's what you want to watch you can pretty much just skip to episode 7.

 

Otherwise it's a very trope heavy western that's been stretched out quite a bit more than it really needed to be.

 

Yeah, it's apparent two episodes in that the interesting premise teased in the trailer seems to be of not much actual interest to the series. Especially considering that we effectively have three lead male roles.

 

I'm going to give it another episode or two (I'm still two in) but the two and half hours I've watched so far certainly don't seem to have earned the high praise I read in offsite reviews.

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
 

So the marketing for this was kind of a lie. It's not about the town full of women at all, really. If that's what you want to watch you can pretty much just skip to episode 7.

 

Otherwise it's a very trope heavy western that's been stretched out quite a bit more than it really needed to be.

It does get better but still suffers from some of the bloat that these multi-episode shows have.

 

Daniels does a great job, as pretty much everyone does well here.

 

I wasn't really happy with how one of the main characters kicked off. Seemed cheap, but I guess he was a dummy to go out the way he did. He knew what was about to happen.

 

There was another confrontation I expected to see but didn't pan out.

 

Overall, I'd say it was worth watching.

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