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post #1001 of 1016

so, at the end -

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why was the house number altered?
post #1002 of 1016
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The husband living at number 6 was having an affair with his wife's friend who lived at number 9. He'd organized a hitman to kill his own wife so that he and the woman living at number 9 could be together. Once his wife found out that a hitman was coming to kill her, she turned the 9 to a 6, so that the hitman would go to the wrong house, and would mistake her friend for her. 

 

Got it?

post #1003 of 1016

I wasn't really feeling the trailers but the British press are going ga-ga over this Britannia thing, so it looks like it'll be worth checking out. 

post #1004 of 1016

I watched the first episode last night. It was pretty good. Engaging enough characters, David Morissey is appropiately arrogant and batshit crazy, some very strange psychedelic seventies pop video credits. Lots of violence, a bit low on the quantity of sexposition I require from a Game of Thrones competitor. Earned enough good will that I reckon I'll give it a few more episodes.

 

It did not look cheap, which is a relief.

post #1005 of 1016

Oh, I didn't realize it started last night. 

post #1006 of 1016

Sky has the whole series on their Box Set service ready to roll.

post #1007 of 1016
Britannia was created and produced by Rick McCallum!
post #1008 of 1016

The big folk horror group I'm in on Facebook is nuts about Britannia. Looks like McCallum produced only - it's a Jez Butterworth joint. 

post #1009 of 1016
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Originally Posted by flint View Post
 

I watched the first episode last night. It was pretty good. Engaging enough characters, David Morissey is appropiately arrogant and batshit crazy, some very strange psychedelic seventies pop video credits. Lots of violence, a bit low on the quantity of sexposition I require from a Game of Thrones competitor. Earned enough good will that I reckon I'll give it a few more episodes.

 

It did not look cheap, which is a relief.

 

The credits instantly leapt to stand alongside American Gods as one of my favorite modern credit sequences. 

post #1010 of 1016

Only just got around to watching the first episode of Brittania and really liked it! 

 

Also: Has anyone seen this new Requiem show and, if so, is it worth checking out?

 

post #1011 of 1016

The folk horror group I'm in speaks highly of it. They were split on Britannia, though. 

post #1012 of 1016

You said they were nuts about Britannia a few posts up. Did their opinion change? I'm hoping the quality of the first season stays constant....

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You said they were nuts about Britannia a few posts up. Did their opinion change? I'm hoping the quality of the first season stays constant....

 

They were nuts with anticipation for it, and then when the whole series dropped, it got much more mixed. Lot of people who take issue with the historical veracity.

post #1014 of 1016

I liked the first episode of Britannia but my interest is waning as I get more episodes in. The makeup artist must be getting paid by the job lot because face appliances are everywhere. And's whats with the Druids eyes, sometimes they are inky black things and sometimes they are just normal eyes. 

 

It doesn't help that a couple of characters sound like cockney fruit and veg market stall owners. 

post #1015 of 1016

I really like it, even if one of the characters seems super-OP thanks to druid magic being a real thing in the show.

 

The Swedish woman in my office tells me I should be watching Vikings instead. But, then, she would say that. 

post #1016 of 1016

Finished Britannia today (incidentally, all nine episodes are on Amazon Prime, if anyone outside the US wants to watch it):

 

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Ultimately quite disappointed. For a show that began really strongly (at least in my opinion), I feel as though it really limped to the ending in the back half. 
 
I started losing interest when they introduced the whole 'Chosen One' aspect, which is always lazy storytelling. I also found the episode where three different sets of characters end up in an abandoned village, and somehow avoid one another, to be particularly annoying. Why spend so long with the runaway soldiers when they're just going to be dispatched off-screen anyway?
 
I also think that the decision for the druid magic to be real, allowing one character to run around hypnotising his enemies and apparently turn invisible, was a massive mistake. 
 
There's a good chance I'll tune into the second season but my enthusiasm for the show has taken a bit of a kicking. The writing needs to be a lot stronger.

Edited by MrSaxon - 2/6/18 at 3:07pm
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