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Discussion in 'Community' started by GrandAdmiralJello , Nov 4, 2016.

  1. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Did you just refer to a King of England as a "ripping dude"?

    Get the **** out of here and never, ever return.
     
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  2. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    GrandAdmiralJello - just finished episode 7. I assume based on the timing that we won't see Suez in Season 1?

    Given the somewhat tragic - or, more accurate, pathetic - fall of Eden I imagine it'll get some play time later.
     
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  3. Coruscant

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  4. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Speak your mind Cor!
     
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  5. Coruscant

    Coruscant Chosen One star 7

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    I wrote about an episode you haven't seen yet. My mistake.

    Episode 8, specifically. I don't know whether Suez is covered this season or not.
     
  6. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    We don't, and it's just as well. It deserves an arc I think -- and it's a good tease for the beginning of next season.


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
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  7. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Good. I'm glad.

    I also wonder if the 1975 Constitutional Crisis will ever get a mention...
     
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  8. Ender Sai

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  9. Diggy

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    Where is the love for series 2?
     
  10. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Five Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I haven’t started it yet but that might happen today. I loved series 1.
     
  11. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    The excellence continues!
     
  12. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Chosen One star 7

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    It’s better
     
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  13. Rew

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    Just finished episode 6 (of series 1). Very sad about Elizabeth and Margaret (er, sorry, Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness)--I'm confident the two will patch things up by the end of the season though.

    Apparently this show is supposed to go six seasons and swap out for older actors every two seasons as the characters/historical figures age. I'm curious where season 6 will end--Brexit? Or perhaps the Diamond or Sapphire Jubilee? It was an interesting decision to create this massive biopic while the subject is still alive. I'm glad they have though (and I hear the Queen herself rather enjoyed series 1).
     
  14. Diggy

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    Yes, they are switching the actors. Olivia Colman is playing Liz in the next couple of series. She has a tough act to follow, Foy is brilliant.
     
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  15. Lady Belligerent

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    I’m sad they’re recasting and fail to understand why the current cast couldn’t have been aged a bit for season 3. Foy has been amazing and Matt Smith is stellar as Prince Phillip.
     
  16. MrZAP

    MrZAP Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm just starting season 2. The first season was a delight but it took me forever to finish it because of other pre-occupations. Hoping to finish this season before 3 drops!
     
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  17. Diggy

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    Some pics of the new cast. Some have been out a few weeks, others not. Filming started in July and it will be out in 2019.

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    Liz

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    Marge

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    Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, GCVO, RDI

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    (Christ, he's aged horribly) Phil

    I'm assuming Lord Mountbatten will be in the next season quite a lot, along with a more prominent Charles. Mountbatten's death would be right around the time the season should end. And if it does go that far, also our first peak at England's Rose @};-
     
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  18. Darth Guy

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    Tobias Menzies looks weird in that photo, and it isn't just the blonde hair.
     
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  19. Diggy

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    Perhaps because they also blonded his eyebrows? An unusual thing.
     
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  20. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Force Ghost star 7

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    Saw the first episode. Not too bad, although some of the dialogue was a bit on the nose. And Olivia Colman didn't capture Her Majesty's slightly waddly walk quite as well as Claire Foy.

    But, for crying out loud, would it be really that hard to put a pair of blue contact lenses on her??
     
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  21. Jabba-wocky

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    Call me when they get to the several seasons due to be dedicated to Meghan Markle. I suggest Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the lead.
     
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  22. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    Walk and eyes aside, I didn’t care for the amount of honour and time the show bestowed upon that ******** Winston Churchill.
     
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  23. Diggy

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    I’m having a really hard time adjusting to the cast change. I love Olivia usually, but...not in this. I can’t stand Toby in anything. Not a good mix.

    I’ve just started the third episode, and if the date shown at the start is referring to what I think it is...grim.
     
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  24. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Force Ghost star 7

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    I think Tobias Menzies is the best piece of casting so far. He's a much better Phillip than Olivia Coleman is the Queen (or, God have mercy, Helena Bonham Carter is Margaret).
     
  25. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I've seen the whole season three, binged it over two days. Overall I think the cast changes work, I would say that Tobias Menzies is great and I prefer the new Earl Snowdon and Queen Mother. The only new actor that doesn't work at all is Helena Bonham Carter. I like her as an actress, but I have a hard thing seeing her as anything but Helena Bonham Carter.

    Overall I think season three is clearly weaker than season one and two. It felt like they just wanted to jump the series to the 1980s so that they can bring in Diana and Thatcher. The big time, and sometimes unclear, time jumps made it hard to feel that there was a season arc, instead it was 10 different episodes. I think I would have preferred if they had split it into two seasons, with the younger cast staying on for the 1960s and then switching for a 1970s season.