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“Yeah, there’s a bit of violence in this one,” Roth says.*


Description from Sky Atlantic (UK):


Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks star in this tale of corruption of innocence, of murder, of grief and of all consuming revenge - set against the backdrop of a remote and beautiful Canadian mountain town.

The cast also includes Christopher Heyerdahl, Kevin Hanchard (Orphan Black), and Genevieve O’Reilly (Rogue One).


First Look Trailer:


Official Trailer (Amazon):


The 10-episode series will drop September 7th in the UK on Sky Atlantic and September 29th in the USA on Amazon Prime Video.


*Here's where that quote comes from: Dark Star: How Britain's gritty and visceral revenge series Tin Star found a home in the Rockies (CalgaryHerald.com). The first few paragraphs are a bit spoilery, but the article seems to give a good general overview of the series.


It’s a sunny and chilly day in November and Roth is sitting in the Worth house chatting with a group of journalists. For the past six months he has been playing the complex and decidedly dark character of Police Chief Jim Worth, a former London detective who leaves big-city policing for a seemingly peaceful life with his family in the Canadian Rockies. But his troubled past follows him, with tragic results. A big oil company, led by the mysterious Mrs. Bradshaw (played by Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks, who is not on set this particular day), seems to have overrun the town and may or may not be behind a sudden surge of mayhem that erupts, much of it directed at the Worth clan. Throughout the 10-episode series there will be gangsters, assassins, strange romances and family tragedy. All this unrest unleashes the violent, boozy and revenge-minded Jack Devlin, who is either Worth’s alter ego or simply the darkness that bubbles up in the family man whenever he consumes alcohol. 

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Happened across this on Amazon Prime, watched the first episode and moseyed over here to see what the talk was.  I'm very surprised that there wasn't any kind of episode thread.  I don't think there's going to be enough traffic for episode specific threads, so I've tagged this with spoilers.  So be warned: If you haven't viewed the entire 10 episode series, this discussion may contain major plot reveals.  

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On 11/17/2017 at 0:20 AM, mledawn said:

I watched it all and my response is still "wtf did I just watch", if that helps.

I would have to agree.  There was no one to root for and the ending was pretty awful.  I'm sorry I watched them all.

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Currently on ep. 2. Ozark this is not. WTF is that dance the killer is doing? Good Lord. Is he another angel dancer from "The OA"? I'll try one more ep.

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I can't believe Christina Hendricks appears to look exactly like she did in Mad Men. How is it possible she doesn't appear to have aged at all in 10 years when most other actors seem to age a great deal in that time period?

I've only watched the first three episodes and I don't like it very much at all. The pacing is very slow. The plot seems quite simple-minded to me. But I agree with the poster above about Tim Roth. I have liked him in most everything he's done ever since I first saw him in Rob Roy. He was amazing in that film. But the rest of the cast just doesn't contribute enough to make this very entertaining IMHO. I don't mind that it's dark. I just can't get into it because it moves along at a snail's pace. Of course, that is just my opinion and other people may well not feel that way.

One example of something in the plot that didn't make any sense to me was they showed both Roth and his daughter drinking alcohol and then later, they don't seem to show any signs of drunkeness. Roth strikes his deputy in the face. But no one seems to think he's been drinking. No slurring of his speech. No one notices any smell on his breath. Didn't make much sense to me.

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I'm watching a few episodes at a time, due to the Dark Grim Factor. The stunning scenery is a balm.

I'll watch almost anything with at least one great actor, and Tim Roth has it in spades. Agree with LittleBopper that Roth stole the show in Rob Roy. The young actor who plays the teenage daughter is also very good.

I like the unexpected surprises and I can go back and forth in time if it's handled well.

Really like seeing Canada's First Nations, in this case Cree. There are real-life jurisdictional stand-offs at reservation borders sometimes; the NY Mohawks have done it.

The weirdo sniper is a bit intriguing. I presume a wretched childhood.

Five episodes to go.

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