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    I have only recorded it - anyone seen the first episode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marky B View Post
    I have only recorded it - anyone seen the first episode?
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    Yes, it was interesting. A dark, urban, more menacing version of Poldark? There are similarities - brooding hero returns from abroad with various scores to settle, and family conspiracies to contend with. Cue lots of shots of a lone figure on horseback galloping across the horizon. No doubt there will be lots of shots of the male lead in various states of undress as well. However, unlike the sunny vistas of Cornwall, I get the impression that in Taboo it will be perpetually raining.

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    I saw it and thought great, not the usual Saturday night karaoke fare! Fantastic cast. Just confused by one plot point. How can Vancouver Island (Canada) be the gateway to China for the East India Company? I've heard of the North West Passage, but surely the company could just go east from India to get there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by agutterfan View Post
    I saw it and thought great, not the usual Saturday night karaoke fare! Fantastic cast. Just confused by one plot point. How can Vancouver Island (Canada) be the gateway to China for the East India Company? I've heard of the North West Passage, but surely the company could just go east from India to get there?
    I didn't spot that one - and as there was no known North West Passage during this period it is entirely baffling!

    Some info about the reference to the Vancouver Island location:
    http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-...t-nootka-sound

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    I watched the first episode last night and I liked it

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    Perhaps I'm stating the obvious but there's definitely something funny going on between him and his half sister. BTW I think her husband is a nasty piece of work and I wouldn't be surprised if he hits her. At which point I think her brother will waste him.

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    I like it too. The make up has done well with the depictions of people's complexions of the day.
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    Two points. Who is the actor who made the first appearance in the second episode - some sort of secretary to Jonathan Pryce,whom Pryce threatened to sack in two days.
    And whenever I see Jonathan Pryce in his grey wig/hair,I am seeing the late John Laurie.
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    Very unusual, dark and moody. Tom Hardy gives a great performance as always. Enjoying it, but not sure where it is going. Seems there is a relationship between Delaney, Nootka Sound, The East India Company, and possibly slavery? There is a secret someone is desperate to keep hidden, and desperate men do desperate things.

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    Gruesome episode last night. Tom Hardy really goes through it. Was that a cheese grater?

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    Only saw one episode. It will be repeated hopefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyeloveTV View Post
    Very unusual, dark and moody. Tom Hardy gives a great performance as always. Enjoying it, but not sure where it is going. Seems there is a relationship between Delaney, Nootka Sound, The East India Company, and possibly slavery? There is a secret someone is desperate to keep hidden, and desperate men do desperate things.
    Enjoying it but my God, London was a miserable place in those days, no wonder everyone is so grumpy. What accent is Tom Hardy doing, btw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Hamilton View Post
    What accent is Tom Hardy doing, btw?
    Quietly Menacing.

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    I've enjoyed it very much, and actually managed to watch all of every episode, although I did struggle a bit with the torture scenes this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyeloveTV View Post
    Gruesome episode last night. Tom Hardy really goes through it. Was that a cheese grater?
    I believe it was. Ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by agutterfan View Post
    Quietly Menacing.
    He reminds me of Oliver Reed as Bill Sykes, even has the hat for it!

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