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Snowfall - The crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the beginning of the 1980s. [better than Breaking Bad]


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Fuck sake.... Saw this thread bumped and thought there might be a new series of this. 

 

The last 3 dropped in July of each year  I think, so looks like this has been delayed due to covid. I hope season 4 comes as its consistently excellent. 

 

Nephew..... 

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16 hours ago, ckny said:

We’re watching this on iPlayer. Just seen S02E07 where

 

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After 17 episodes we still don’t really know what Teddy is doing. Why is a CIA guy smuggling drugs in to the country? IDGI.

He is using the huge amounts of money generated to fund wars the country has an interest in winning, overseas, isn’t he? This is all from my hazy memory of the show and very poor knowledge of actual history.

 

Jerome is the MVP. Great show.

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49 minutes ago, DC said:

He is using the huge amounts of money generated to fund wars the country has an interest in winning, overseas, isn’t he? This is all from my hazy memory of the show and very poor knowledge of actual history.

 

Jerome is the MVP. Great show.

 

Agreed, Jerome is superb, needs his own spin off show. 

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20 hours ago, ckny said:

We’re watching this on iPlayer. Just seen S02E07 where

 

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Lucia shoots Pedro


After 17 episodes we still don’t really know what Teddy is doing. Why is a CIA guy smuggling drugs in to the country? IDGI.

 

The CIA smuggled drugs to fund their wars against communism in Latin America, and its the main reason for the crack epidemic that affected the black community in Los Angeles and other areas. 

 

edit: I started this thread 3 years ago...I cant belive it. Time flies, mercilessly. 

 

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1 hour ago, The Hierophant said:

Oh brilliant. What will this be on, don’t want to wait for bbc2 if I can help it!

 

Hopefully, Disney+. Snowfall is one of the shows listed on the new STAR channel that's launched on 23 Feb. Not 100% sure if that will include the new season, but I hope so.

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Finally got round to starting this after losing all 3 series in a TiVo upgrade fiasco about a year ago. It looks like it’s going to be everything I’d hoped it would and so far includes everything my wife says I’m obsessed with in my favourite film and TV, that is things about gangsters set in the 70s and 80s, copious amounts of drug taking/smuggling/selling and a banging soundtrack. 
 

Feels weird watching it on Disney+ though, all that sex, drugs and violence just nestled there between Mulan and The Mighty Ducks :unsure:

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50 minutes ago, SpagMasterSwift said:

What??!! - Good looking out.

 

I think it returned on Sunday night on BBC2, but I missed it, but the whole ten episodes are on Iplayer.

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On 20/07/2018 at 15:48, SpagMasterSwift said:

For real? I've not seen anything on it! Good looking out.

 

On 08/02/2020 at 21:33, SpagMasterSwift said:

Good looking out!

 

On 12/05/2021 at 08:15, SpagMasterSwift said:

What??!! - Good looking out.

 

:lol:

Watched that episode last night!

 

This is great telly. I've attempted watching it twice since it first aired, but both times I gave it up halfway through the 1st episode, for reasons I can't remember.

 

Have given it another try this week, as a time passer during some slack time on some very quiet nightshifts and I'm very glad I did. Gonna finish S1 today.

 

So good that all four seasons are on iPlayer now.

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@Stevie I request a thread title change, "better than Breaking Bad"

 

This is some fucking excellent TV. I finally caught season 4 on iPlayer. Such a good show, if this was HBO people would be screaming about it. The characters are so well written and acted, the script is tight and the soundtrack superb. The locales are well realised, the setting on point.

 

Season four spoilers

 

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Do you think Teddy will kill Elton and be back running things? Was it his task to get back in with the CIA? Is the new agent going to actually be Teddy? Or will he start running things with Avi... Surely not.

 

What about Luciana? Think she'll be back season five, I hope so. I liked the mix of cartel troubles with Franklin's rise in earlier seasons.

 

Franklin is such a cold bastard, I honestly thought he was going to kill his dad, good job his mum came along.

 

Louie and Jerome are, of course, my favourites. Such real characters, flawed but honest. The pain Jerome felt was writ large on all his actions, from the little Rock setting up to shooting some random soldier of Man Boy's. 

 

Man Boy and Scully were also brilliant and Man Boy's execution was just another nail in any humanity Franklin might have had left, cold as fucking ice. "He always did talk too much" 😎

 

Talking of cold, fuck me, Gustavo. What a nutter! $100,000 carved into the man's head. Chucking his sister in law's ex out the fucking window!!  

 

Seriously, this is as good as The Wire and better than Breaking Bad in my opinion. 

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I started watching this after a comment on another thread making some fairly bold claims about it.

 

It seems to be going for a heavily cinematic look with the heavy colour filters. The first episode, which for whatever reason they left titled as "Pilot" was decent, but the overbearing use of some elements would lead me to summarise it with the phrase 'Tryhard'.

 

Having watched it upto S01E09, it's certainly perfectly watchable and quite moreish and it's definitely better than Narcos though any comparisons to certain other TV shows would best be avoided. It just doesn't have their complexity and is fairly standard in its delivery. Maybe it gets way better in later years to justify the hype.

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5 hours ago, mushashi said:

I started watching this after a comment on another thread making some fairly bold claims about it.

 

It seems to be going for a heavily cinematic look with the heavy colour filters. The first episode, which for whatever reason they left titled as "Pilot" was decent, but the overbearing use of some elements would lead me to summarise it with the phrase 'Tryhard'.

 

Having watched it upto S01E09, it's certainly perfectly watchable and quite moreish and it's definitely better than Narcos though any comparisons to certain other TV shows would best be avoided. It just doesn't have their complexity and is fairly standard in its delivery. Maybe it gets way better in later years to justify the hype.


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So by the end of Season 4, Franklin Saint is a full on villain.  No longer a victim of circumstances, or trying to break out of the ghetto.  He's complicit in the creation of the ghetto.  We see it as clearly as he does.  His mistakes and worse now, his actual planning, have exposed him for what he has made himself, not what he has become through circumstances.

 

It's a brave but necessary decision to take based on the truth of the situation.

 

^Ponderings on Season 4.  Which was ace BTW.

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On 27/06/2021 at 21:19, dino_jr said:

 

Snowfall is good. But: No

 

 

 

Narcos had to be the most disappointed I've been in a TV show in a while with what should have been the Triple Threat of a compelling real-life character to centre it around and both Jose Padilha and Wagner Moura reunited to work on it, yet it resulted in something which was a hard struggle to get through and maintain interest in. I tapped out after the first series.

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