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Warren
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So much hype in Australia for this.

I'm two episodes in and I'm not loving it so far. I realise it's a really big new world they built but the overly expositional dialogue is cringe worthy. The voice overs are also overly dramatic.

Acting is below average and as much as I loved Joel Kinnaman in The Killing, this show makes him seem like a one character actor.

I'll stick with it a bit longer, but I have a feeling I'll be bailing on it soon.

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I watched the first episode and want more. I'm going to finish watching OA first which is pretty decent.
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I just finished episode four.  I love series like this!  I'm a fan.  
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Damnit, get to the point!

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What a great sci-fi title! Wishing I thought of it.
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Don
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I thought it was fucking awesome!

Warren, to your point, yes  cringe-worthy, ex-positional dialogue and voice overs.   I ate that up.  I just finished watching it and highly recommend to anyone who likes Blade Runner / Maltese Falcon / Doll House - gritty, noir, scifi, detective thriller that is way overwritten and almost gratuitous to a fault.  Be cautioned that it is incredible exploitative and violent.

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I'm through the first four episodes as really liking it... SciFi noir done well!


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6 episodes in and I'll be trying to squeeze in another 2 tonight. I've noticed a couple weak points with the storytelling, but it's easily overlooked because the rest is so amazing.
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Finished now. Still hate the voice overs and think the acting is pretty bad but the story definately carries it. Episode 3 was a bit of a waste of time and was quite stupid, but other than that it's pretty good and I'd recommend it.


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Two peps in for me ....and as much as I adore the sci-fi subgerne of cyberpunk, (and thought the cyberspace trip was neat visually) I find theshow to be moving at a turtle's pace. And sure enough, just when things get really boring...? T & A.

And I'm still falling asleep.
I think I'll watch onemore ep cuz I need to slump
it's been a busy day...


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