I'm really enjoying the new series of The Boys on Prime - dark but very watchable
Lots of people do sick shit in the name of religion friend and that will always be the case smh.No idea if y’all got the Netflix limited series “keep sweet, pray and obey” in the UK but god damn the leader of the Mormon sect FLDS, Warren Jeffs, was fucking CRAZY. Dude had 72 wife’s and had sex with 12 year olds, in the name of Jesus Christ.
The writer forgot to mention that the strike was undemocratic and that picketing anywhere other than your own place of work is illegalNow I’ve more time - I’ll say what I think of the 4 episodes I’ve so far watched in the series of Sherwood rather than comment on the actors attempts at accents.
The series is written by someone who was brought up in Ashfield district where the murders that form the basis of Sherwood took place.
I can only assume by the way it’s written that the author was from a family of striking miners - and it paints the people of Nottinghamshire in a poor light.
Without giving too much of the plot away, the hero of the series dies in Episode 1. He was an active member of the NUM and seems to have been the main one of very few in the village. Everyone else in the village are “Scabs” but complicit with the police and the government who are the real villains.
Unless I’ve missed it. At no point does the story go into why the Scabs didn’t strike. There is also no depth around the way the strike destroyed families . The subject is vaguely broached but only to paint the scabs in bad light.
I may be reading too much into the fact that the only former miner with any serious breathing issues was a Scab too.
There is scorn for the Metropolitan police- yet no mention of flying pickets.
I must qualify that I’m no expert on the miners strike. I was 17/18 at the time and I grew up in Gedling. But apart from being stopped as a suspected flying picket with my brother driving back from a trip to Oban - it never touched my life.
However disappointed I am with the way certain factors are portrayed - it’s a must watch series and I’ll be glued to the tv on Monday and Tuesday evening.
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I too saved up the last 2 episodes for last night.Been avoiding the thread in case of Sherwood spoilers. Finished it last night.
Have to disagree with the criticism of the accents. OK David Morrissey didn't quite nail his, but mainly I think they were pretty accurate for north Notts, as was the dialogue most of the time, apart from Notts Forest-gate, but I accept the writer's reasoning behind that. You can tell he's local as the dialects and little local phrases were there.
The train driver sounded more south Notts but he could have moved, people do.
As an aside, I remember the father-daughter murder in Huthwaite from the time, but not other one. Weird how memory works.
Almost as impressive as when me and my daughter had a table next to Ben Osborn and Eric Lichaj at Nandos, RaymondoOut forra meal fer Gerts bofday, James Garner 2 tables down.
Eez gerrin a fukin gret big hug inna bit
I love this show - binge-watched the first two series over the last weekend and just a couple more to get up to date. My jaw dropped at the reveal at the end of series 2.I'm really enjoying the new series of The Boys on Prime - dark but very watchable