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Old 09-07-2019, 10:14 PM
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One thing I'm really loving is the artistry in everything, from the costumes, to the furniture, the artwork and the fabrics. It's all so lush and rich, it's like they emptied a castle or museum to use on the sets.
This. The set design is fantastic. This world looks real, and all locations are “deep” for lack of a better word. Layers and layers - down to the files in the cupboard in the background of a shot in the police station.
And the first episode is the weakest in the series, it looks like it is setting up some pretty standard stuff, and not doing that great a job of it, and then the rest of the episodes are significantly different - better.
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Old 09-09-2019, 02:59 PM
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I hope this isn't considered a thread-shit, but I watched the first episode and hated it. Both the overall story and the dialogue are so cliche - we've all seen this same thing 100 times before. As a result, you can see what's coming next miles away. I literally anticipated and said out loud the next lines that came out of a character's mouth at least twice, maybe three times. And the acting isn't complete dreck, but they can't do anything with the shit dialogue/scenes they're given.

I'll give it this: it looks good. The production design is excellent, even if the CGI left a lot to be desired.

Seems like a major missed opportunity to me - I was hoping for so, so much better.
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:05 PM
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Even those of us who liked the series admit the first episode is by far the weakest. As also mentioned, some of it goes in unexpected directions but that's not until you're several episodes in so a lot of people who might otherwise enjoyed the second half of the series never got that far.

But if you didn't care for it you didn't care for it. That's OK.

I'd be thrilled if Season 2 hit it out of the ballpark.
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