I have watched all three episodes.
The first episode gets going 30 minutes in. A new spin on the car chase -- it was terrific, never seen that before. The racism of that time is still shocking to me, man I hate racists, losers. So it was good to see racist scum get their comeuppance.
The second episode was boring. I lost interest. Finding the father didn't have any emotional impact on me.
The third episode was okay, marked improvement, but it's not really creepy. Very little suspense. It also meanders a lot between episodic and mythology. Not quite sure of the vision of this world. It doesn't fulfil its ambitions.
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Solid legitimate criticism.This is quite good but a bit predictable with interchangeable race swaps on who's really the smart guys and the obvious fall guys. Yes, that sounds a bit no smellies Sherlock given the writing and producing team but therein lies the lack of invention at times. The whites are basically stooges; as either posh/wizard clans' wo/men or lower class racist idiots. I had expected to have at least one token good white but no - you know, the wise old white guy/hapless working class or soldier, that would be black in other white led dramas.
I can see how the Right and/or Trump viewers would be choking on their crackers at this and pointing to how racist the black characters are to whites at various points and it's all just written as justified for the blacks to be so with no critical redress. Scenes like using a white servant, adopting the clothes and living style in the mansion as if it's just redressing the balance and not seen as coming off the backs of the black slaves used to fund it all that the whites were being criticised for but it's sing and dance time for the black characters?
However, I have no problem with the switch at all. Living in those days (and still, by extent), it's plain to see why a healthy mistrust exists and when you're faced day-to-day with at minimum dirty looks of mistrust or worth must deeply instil all manner of feeling.
Instead, I found points like Leti getting away with mass vandalism lazy writing, whereby the viewer was clearly meant to be you-go-girlin' it. None of the others getting picked up and being able to stand up to police. Black people were having all manner of civil rights abused by the police and incarcerated (again, still) and it felt off. Most of the drama is filled with how the black people can't so much as breathe at a white but then throws it all aside when it feels like it.
This is good but does seem to labour at times as to where it's supposed to be going or what it is. When viewed as a bit of a mash up sci fi drama with a clearly leaned to conscience it's certainly worth a view.
I certainly don't see myself in the racist whites, get angry over the portrayal and if I did take offence would hope it led to a reexamining of self as opposed to turning it off.
Looking forward to it this evening. It's been so consistently great.Episode 6
Meet me in Daegu
My favourite episode so far, by quite a bit
This looks great, but once again I'm appalled it's only on Sky/Now TV, the latter of which I am happy to call 'unwatchable' quality on the big screen. Ah well. Like Watchmen, I will wait patiently, then buy it. Thanks for the review – really excellent read.