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  • Einfinet

    I wonder how viewers are responding to Homer, the boy with Ridgeway? His youth (& freedom- but maybe that doesn’t actually mean much here) makes it difficult to apply a Samuel L in Django comparison, but he’s a frustrating character nonetheless. I’ve always been intrigued by Colson Whitehead’s decision to place a little black boy in the narrative like that

    One of the most interesting characters i've seen in a while i can't pick a part why but everything from his appearance to speaking and actions are so interesting

    was a character that really didn't need to exist for the story to still go but adds a new level nonetheless

  • Bazooe

    just started this last night gonna save any thoughts till the end

    barry is one of the best dudes around tho so i've got high hopes for this

    yeah this is the way to go. a lot of the convo last page and from people reacting to the first parts are useless cus they were watching it hoping to find something to complain about and the show never ended up static at all. comments missed the mark entirely when the story actually sets in

    hope you enjoy tho the story really takes you around the country in an interesting way. Whitehead deserves the upmost respect too as the original creator of all of this

  • just finished this. putting all debate aside, I thought it was extremely well done and one of the best book adaptations I've seen. Barry Jenkins fleshed the characters out much better than Colson Whitehead did in the novel and the acting, cinematography, score, script, and set design were all amazing. I really liked how the story was structured too

    I can understand why some people are avoiding watching this because at times it was very violent and difficult to watch, but I thought Jenkins handled the source material tactfully without cheaply pulling on emotional strings. out of all of the shocking visuals and powerful scenes I was moved most by the claire de'lune scene in episode 9 which was f\*\*\*ing amazing and might be one of the best musical cues i've seen in film

    my only gripe is there were a few deviations from the book that I didn't like or find necessary, and this would have been better at 8 episodes, but it was a near perfect adaptation and proves that Jenkins is one of the most talented directors out rn

    9/10

    probably will be at the top of my list for 2021 tv shows

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    First episode man, damn. I almost tapped out several times. I don't think I got the stomach for s*** like this anymore. 2nd episode was much easier to watch but still difficult.

  • 9thWonderful

    First episode man, damn. I almost tapped out several times. I don't think I got the stomach for s*** like this anymore. 2nd episode was much easier to watch but still difficult.

    First episode was the hardest by a long shot but there’s nothing as bad after

  • saw a really in depth interview with Barry Jenkins and Colson Whitehead. it's got some spoilers but it's interesting to hear their reasoning to some of the choices made and how they respond to a lot of the criticism you see in this thread

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    Great show

  • Maartins

    Great show

    But also damn near trauma inducing if yr black

    Ep 9, 7 and the house burning ep especially

  • Jun 14
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    I finished this but it pissed me off to no end. That beautiful town went up in flames.

    Also why did we have to waste so much time with the slave catcher I mean they gave him his own origin story and everything.

  • Oh wait there's one more episode

  • Jenkins recommended this earlier on Twitter. Great conversation with Tarell McCraney

  • S*** is crazy

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