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Started by HouseOfLametta on May 16, 2019 12:09:57 PM
The Virtues

Fucking hell.

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Vendor - 16 May 2019 12:11:10 (#1 of 51)

Who will think of the Vitues?

Shadrack22 - 16 May 2019 12:13:18 (#2 of 51)

Is this one of these state of the nation things as per Years and Years?

HouseOfLametta - 16 May 2019 12:16:00 (#3 of 51)

Not really. It's Stephen Graham being heartbroken and then drunk and then psychotic, whereas Years And Years was horseshit with a wankrobot.

HouseOfLametta - 16 May 2019 12:16:34 (#4 of 51)

It's Shane Meadows Shadders. Right up your jitty.

moto748 - 16 May 2019 13:51:44 (#5 of 51)

I haven't seen either yet, but am planning on giving this a go and not bothering with YAY.

HouseOfLametta - 16 May 2019 14:48:51 (#6 of 51)

Well, I thought it was very 'good' in that the writing was tight and believeable, the acting was superb, from the whole cast, but particularly from Graham, who carries the whole thing. And is faultless.

But I have to say, as you start to piece together the first few scenario, which you do moderately slowly, you think "Christ! How awful".

And it gets steadily worse, and worse for him.

with hilarious results

HouseOfLametta - 16 May 2019 14:50:18 (#7 of 51)

And I'll watch Y+Y because although it was Big Dog's Cock on a stick, the longer arc is very intriguing.

Typical RTD.

MorrisMitchener - 16 May 2019 21:49:45 (#8 of 51)

Years and Years. Does Steven Moffat know his show has the same name as a shite band? Not watching it.

This, however, is very promising. Stephen Graham is an amazing actor, worth watching just for him.

HouseOfLametta - 16 May 2019 21:54:36 (#9 of 51)

I hope he got overtime, it’s a hell of an effort.

carterbrandon - 16 May 2019 21:57:48 (#10 of 51)

#8: It's not Steven Moffatt, it's Russell T Davies.

ottoline07 - 16 May 2019 22:09:33 (#11 of 51)

I watched Y&Ys immediately followed by this. I didn't think Y&Ys a bag of shite, I thought it was interesting and engaging, set aside the inevitable RTD mouth pieces. Also Hearsay and his sex robot.

This was quite a contrast. Just showed how appallingly underused Graham was in Line of Duty. That pub scene and the consequent coming round, the goodbye with his son. It's through the wringer TV. Also great cameo by Minty.

HouseOfLametta - 16 May 2019 22:14:38 (#12 of 51)

Perhaps there’ll be a wankrobot in the next episode of The Virtues.

carterbrandon - 16 May 2019 22:16:06 (#13 of 51)

mouth pieces

Ew.

ottoline07 - 16 May 2019 22:18:27 (#14 of 51)

We've watched Mum on either side as soothing ballast.

MorrisMitchener - 17 May 2019 11:43:45 (#15 of 51)

Ah, suppose I got Davies and Moffat confused cos of the General Practitioner Who connection.

There's just something compelling about Graham, charisma and all that jazz. When hhe's on screen I can't take my eyes off him.

HouseOfLametta - 17 May 2019 12:01:43 (#16 of 51)

Steady.

MorrisMitchener - 17 May 2019 14:07:12 (#17 of 51)

He's just too good to be true...

carterbrandon - 17 May 2019 15:09:55 (#18 of 51)

I liked his scene as mermaid-bait in that Pirates of the Carribbean film.

I also liked the mermaid mayhem that followed.

Noctiluca - 18 May 2019 09:34:51 (#19 of 51)

I found it impressively disturbing. The scenes shot from below that followed him on his drunken, coked-up journey were particularly awful. The pub scene was done so well, as of watching a documentary. I thought it was brilliant but so upsetting that I’m not sure I can watch the next episode. Or if I do, it will have to be from under a blanket of fluffy, purring kittens with somebody checking on me every 10 minutes to see if I’m OK.

HouseOfLametta - 22 May 2019 21:12:47 (#20 of 51)

Fucking hell.

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