Series [Please do NOT post any spoilers] - Episode V

saor

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I still cannot understand what is so interesting about a clearly crazy woman playing chess.... and youtube for some insane reason keeps recomending I watch a clip about her stoned out of her mind dancing in her underwear......
Because her behavior is a coherent part of the story that's fleshed out right from the start. It's not just random. In 7 episodes her character and the characters around her are presented as believable and introduced in a way that makes sense. Gambit has some of the best narrative in a series and it's length and pace is unlike most series thus far. Watching it feels more like reading a novel. It was an enjoyable experience overall.

But ja, obviously if you're going to shine a spotlight on a single part of it (a crazy woman playing chess) at the cost of ignoring everything else then any series ever is gonna seem stupid looked at like that.
 

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.... and youtube for some insane reason keeps recomending I watch a clip about her stoned out of her mind dancing in her underwear......

YouTube not producing any results for "ana taylor joy stoned out of her mind dancing in her underwear". Please urgently advise.
 

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I still cannot understand what is so interesting about a clearly crazy woman playing chess.... and youtube for some insane reason keeps recomending I watch a clip about her stoned out of her mind dancing in her underwear......
Trailers seldom do quality TV shows justice...
 

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So I heard that they were filming a movie in Philadelphia (which is about 25 mins from Durbanville, CPT) and that the village had been transformed into a movie set. So yesterday we made a turn there.

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Had no idea of what movie it was.

Then I found out and things got really interesting. Turns out to be a 10 part series based on the novel The Power.

Some info:

Today was Amazon’s turn at the Television Critics Association, and during its presentation, it announced that it had greenlit a 10-part adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s 2016 novel The Power, in which women around the world suddenly gain the ability to electrocute people.

The story has drawn comparisons with Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale. In it, women around the world develop the ability to electrocute anyone they choose with a simple touch. At first, the ability is treated like an infectious disease, where women are quarantined as it passes from person to person. But before long, the condition spreads, and women around the world begin to seize power, electrocuting and sometimes killing the men in power who stand in their way.

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With such rich source material and some exciting names attached to the project, including The Handmaid’s Tale director Reed Morano, the show should be an exciting prospect.

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It’s difficult to think of a TV show that could give The Handmaid’s Tale a run for its money when it comes to the rights of women in a dystopian world, but if anything is going to, it’ll be the adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s hit novel The Power.

First things first: The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood is a fan of Alderman’s, so we shouldn’t feel bad for being excited about Amazon’s forthcoming series.

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So I heard that they were filming a movie in Philadelphia (which is about 25 mins from Durbanville, CPT) and that the village had been transformed into a movie set. So yesterday we made a turn there.

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Had no idea of what movie it was.

Then I found out and things got really interesting. Turns out to be a 10 part series based on the novel The Power.

Wow, I drove straight through on Wednesday but never made the turn to the high street :p
 

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The story has drawn comparisons with Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale. In it, women around the world develop the ability to electrocute anyone they choose with a simple touch. At first, the ability is treated like an infectious disease, where women are quarantined as it passes from person to person. But before long, the condition spreads, and women around the world begin to seize power, electrocuting and sometimes killing the men in power who stand in their way.
So not witches then....... they are empowered feminists crushing the inferior men beneath their heels.......
 

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