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Old 11-23-2017, 03:06 PM   #1
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i believe Scott Frank originally wrote his feminist wester "Godless" as a feature, which Netflix then bought for a limited 7-episode series. somewhere in the middle episodes it did feel like the story was being stretched, but the characters are compelling enough to keep me watching until the (very very) bloody end.

fairly or not, "Deadwood" set the bar maybe impossibly high for western series to follow, but "Godless" certainly aims to reach that level. and fun to hear Jeff Lowell name checked in a passing reference early on.
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:45 PM   #2
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i believe Scott Frank originally wrote his feminist wester "Godless" as a feature, which Netflix then bought for a limited 7-episode series. somewhere in the middle episodes it did feel like the story was being stretched, but the characters are compelling enough to keep me watching until the (very very) bloody end.

fairly or not, "Deadwood" set the bar maybe impossibly high for western series to follow, but "Godless" certainly aims to reach that level. and fun to hear Jeff Lowell name checked in a passing reference early on.

So I finally finished. As always, JoeBanks' astute analysis is spot on. I kept thinking this would have been fantastic at 5 episodes, as the pace contributed to my slow pace to finish the series, but it was beautiful to watch and the characters were mostly compelling.

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But while I suppose the shoot out at the end was a trope that had to be followed, my husband and I both felt it was way over the top and frankly, boring. I liked that the two lead characters--Roy Goode and Dockery's character-- did not end up together, and I admit I was rather surprised.
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:54 PM   #3
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fairly or not, "Deadwood" set the bar maybe impossibly high for western series to follow, but "Godless" certainly aims to reach that level. and fun to hear Jeff Lowell name checked in a passing reference early on.
Much better than the character named after me in Game Of Thrones.

http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Lowell
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:37 PM   #4
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It took my a while to get to this series, but I loved it. Beautifully paced, written and acted, my only complaint is that it was too short!
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:41 PM   #5
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I enjoyed it. Took a few episodes to get into it. It felt like a western with a feminine perspective which was different and appreciated.




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For this reason the shootout at the end between the two male characters did not work for me. Wanted the focus and the resolution to stay with the woman.
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