• Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T TV: Low Winter Sun (S1 Finale, Ep 9/10: Ann Arbor/Surrender)

    10 is a nice round number – it seems substantive, concise and to the point, right? How fitting it is that AMC’s Low Winter Sun also has 10 episodes? The answer is not at all. As season 1 comes to a close it was clear, even before its collective midway mark, there was nothing substantive or concise about this mini-series. You can’t say things have been easy for the gritty series. Full of drama that can hardly be described as melodramatic it took a stab at being a hard-edge police show (original we know) but one about conflicted individuals dealing with the consequences of their actions as they furiously and…

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    G-S-T TV: Low Winter Sun (S1, Ep 7: There Was A Girl)

    AMC’s Low Winter Sun is rounding third and hoping for a win. In this episode Frank and Joe look to get a break in the McCann case. Frank confronts Damon and Maya at their house with a warrant charging him with Billy’s murder. They bring Damon and his crew in as a suspects and try to fully alleviate themselves of all suspicion. However Joe and Frank are reaching their breaking point and are driven further apart by their attempts at covering up McCann’s death. At the station Frank gives Damon a very hard edged interrogation but when Damon won’t back down Frank and Joe take things too near extremes. Joe and…

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    G-S-T TV: Low Winter Sun (S1, Ep 6: The Way Things Are)

    Like that old expression “slow and steady wins the race” AMC’s Low Winter Sun is getting better and in Episode 6 all the horses are getting up to speed, staring with its slowest. Following the shootout at the Blind Pig and the subsequent death of one of his friends, Damon (James Ransone) is running out of options. He is forced to turn to an enemy for help in a time of desperation but his edgy right-hand man Nick tries to prove himself but maybe going too far to do so. Damon’s shady agreement with Isaiah allowed him to sell Skelos’ drugs in the area, mostly at The Blind Pig, but…

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    G-S-T TV: Low Winter Sun (S1, Ep 5: Cake On the Way)

    In the previous episodes of AMC’s Low Winter Sun, things have been quasi-interesting. Frank (Mark Strong) and Joe (Lennie James) have been trying to cover up the fact that they killed a corrupt cop who allegedly killed Frank’s hooker girlfriend Katia. On the other, darker side of the Motor City, Damon shot Billy, a low-level dealer, took his plentiful supply of narcotics and gave his up-and-coming crew an anonymous spring board into the local drug game. But the drugs in question are somewhat linked to the late corrupt cop Brendan McCann and Frank and Joe are using that key detail to its fullest potential. They think they can take this…

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    G-S-T TV: Low Winter Sun (S1, Ep 4: Catacombs)

    Those somewhat invested in AMC’s Low Winter Sun might find it deflating that the creators have set this new series to cruise control so early in the season. In episode 4 Frank has traveled to Windsor, Ontario in hopes of finding Katia (Mickey Summer) while Joe makes sure home fires continue to burn and keeps IA at bay with the resulting smokescreen. When Frank comes home with nothing but a goose egg for his troubles it appears that he is losing his grip on things.His quest for Katia has him so focused that he’s actually starting to lose clarity of other things, or just lose it in general. When he makes a statement…

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    G-S-T TV: Low Winter Sun (S1, Ep 3: No Rounds)

    In the third episode of AMC’s Low Winter Sun, Frank (Mark Strong) and Joe (Lennie James) continue their attempts to cover up the evidence in McCann’s murder. Elsewhere in the city Damon and his crew do everything they can to prepare for the opening of The Blind Pig – a seedy strip club and cover for gang related under-the-table dealings. This episode put a little more focus on Joe to show more of who he is. Over the course of the show, while at work mostly, Joe appears to be above having a conscience. Yet in scenes with his mother and especially the great opening segment, we find he’s not as…

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    G-S-T TV: Low Winter Sun (S1, Ep 2: The Goat Rodeo)

    Episode 2 of AMC’s Low Winter Sun continues with the dark storyline and things are looking good for this new series. Following an unauthorized search of Mc Cann’s house by the DPD, Frank finds evidence that could have an immeasurable impact on the dynamic of his world. Elsewhere Maya and Damon find themselves rethinking their previously established plans. It takes a little time to get invested in these characters but there is no denying the charisma and acting power of Mark Strong and Lennie James who are very much carrying the show. Lennie James, as if speaking both for and to the audience, as Joe cuts to the chase and has…

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    G-S-T TV: Low Winter Sun (S1, Pilot)

    Continuing with a hit streak that is very near white-hot, on Sunday AMC debuted the pilot for their new crime drama Low Winter Sun. Starring Mark Strong and Lennie James, two big league players in the British film community, this story of detectives walking a line between shady and legit is gritty, concentrated, and very much in line with the likes of Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. Similar to Netflix’s House of Cards, this is a remake/extrapolation of a previously released series. In this case Low Winter Sun was a TV movie released in 2006 and this AMC revival finds Strong reprising the role of Frank. We at GoSeeTalk are huge fans of Mark…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…'The Walking Dead'

    Not many TV shows get my attention but this is one I really really want to see. AMC has been developing the adaptation of The Walking Dead comic series and the pilot episode has been helmed by Oscar Winner Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile). “What’s it with all the Zombies these days?” you might ask. Well, much like the demeanor of the walking dead themselves, Zombies never really went away (like Vampires did) and this looks to have WIN all over it. So if you haven’t seen this trailer for the new show (or weren’t at Comic-Con this year), sit back and enjoy… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg46DWI_fCE For those of you…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…’The Walking Dead’

    Not many TV shows get my attention but this is one I really really want to see. AMC has been developing the adaptation of The Walking Dead comic series and the pilot episode has been helmed by Oscar Winner Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile). “What’s it with all the Zombies these days?” you might ask. Well, much like the demeanor of the walking dead themselves, Zombies never really went away (like Vampires did) and this looks to have WIN all over it. So if you haven’t seen this trailer for the new show (or weren’t at Comic-Con this year), sit back and enjoy… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg46DWI_fCE For those of you…