Boat Story [BBC1]

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Boat Story [BBC1]

Postby C » 19 Nov 2023, 17:42

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Sundays (starting today) @ 9pm

The BBC has released a set of first-look images for Boat Story, an upcoming thriller series from The Tourist and The Missing creators Harry and Jack Williams.

The six-part series follows strangers Janet (Daisy Haggard) and Samuel (Paterson Joseph), who, after discovering a literal boatload of cocaine, agree to sell the drugs and split the money.

However, complications quickly arise when the pair become entangled with the police, masked hitmen and a hardened mobster known as 'The Tailor' (Tcheky Karyo).


Sounds interesting...



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Re: Boat Story [BBC1]

Postby robertff » 19 Nov 2023, 19:39

Plan to watch this tonight.


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Re: Boat Story [BBC1]

Postby C » 20 Nov 2023, 13:54

robertff wrote:Plan to watch this tonight.


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Was it any good Rob....?

[I was too busy binging on Vikings: Valhalla....!]




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Re: Boat Story [BBC1]

Postby robertff » 20 Nov 2023, 16:52

C wrote:
robertff wrote:Plan to watch this tonight.


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Was it any good Rob....?

[I was too busy binging on Vikings: Valhalla....!]

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Not sure, I fell asleep.

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I seem to remember a lot of gruesome things happening but lost the idea of the plot roughly a third of the way through, might try again tonight. On the other hand Kin on BBC 1 is pretty gripping.


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Re: Boat Story [BBC1]

Postby C » 21 Nov 2023, 12:02

robertff wrote:Not sure, I fell asleep.

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:lol:

That good...?!



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Re: Boat Story [BBC1]

Postby robertff » 22 Nov 2023, 14:15

Think this is basically an interesting story, spoilt by all the silliness that goes with it.


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Re: Boat Story [BBC1]

Postby The Prof » 28 Nov 2023, 16:07

Just watched the 1st episode so far.

When something is a bit of a black comedy, you can suspend your disbelief about certain thing to a certain extent.... but when they push it too far, it becomes disappointing and you loose interest.
In talking about two blokes with guns shooting a everybody in a police station. AFAICS pointless and unnecessary.

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Re: Boat Story [BBC1]

Postby ChrisB » 28 Nov 2023, 18:48

Not seen it and, as I hate mixed genres, probably won't bother. If it's a comedy, make it a comedy, if it's a thriller etc etc. Mixed genres usually mean lazy storytelling

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Re: Boat Story [BBC1]

Postby robertff » 28 Nov 2023, 19:13

ChrisB wrote:Not seen it and, as I hate mixed genres, probably won't bother. If it's a comedy, make it a comedy, if it's a thriller etc etc. Mixed genres usually mean lazy storytelling




We gave up half way through the second episode - just rubbish. Got a poor review in the ST Culture section.


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Re: Boat Story [BBC1]

Postby C » 03 Dec 2023, 16:21

We managed 3 minutes and then watched Shetland episode 1

I miss Jimmy Perez...!

Still his replacement is just as grumpy!

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Re: Boat Story [BBC1]

Postby ChrisB » 03 Dec 2023, 17:34

C wrote:We managed 3 minutes and then watched Shetland episode 1

I miss Jimmy Perez...!

Still his replacement is just as grumpy!

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We, unfortunately, felt the opposite. No Jimmy, no Shetland

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Re: Boat Story [BBC1]

Postby The Prof » 05 Dec 2023, 12:27

Got to the end of it. It was alright.
The two lead characters were likeable enough. Tchéky Karyo was wasted and his character and backstory (which the whole thing hinged on) was just stupid. The death count, as mentioned before, was crass and off-putting.
Phil Daniels' character gave it a bit of a different dimension but was, ultimately, just filler.
On the whole 4/10 Would like to see a second series but they must do a whole lot better with the two leads.


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