City on a Hill (SHO) - Series Thread *spoilers*

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  1. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    City on a Hill, a new series on Showtime, premiered Sunday June 16 2019.

    From the wiki:

    Set in Boston in the early 90s when the city was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies, in which corruption, tribalism and "taking it to the street" was the norm, until it all suddenly changed. This is a fictional account of what was called the "Boston Miracle". The change agent is District Attorney Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge), who comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon), a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran who is deeply invested in maintaining the status quo. Together they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown (Jonathan Tucker, Mark O'Brien and James Michael Cummings) in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston’s citywide criminal justice system.

    The first episode was pretty good. Kevin Bacon's character is a little over-the-top, but the rest of the cast, and the story, is interesting. I have no idea if this is a mini-series or an (hopes to be) ongoing series.

    Matt Damon & Ben Affleck are part of the team behind this series.
     
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    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I finally watched E01 this morning. ITA that it looks pretty good.

    LOT of actors I recognized here and was surprised to see that Damon & Affleck are producers.

    I wanted to look it up on IMDb because I recognized few people but couldn't remember who they are. One is Bob Wahlberg, who I now realize I recognize from the Wahlburgers show.

    Also one of the Culkin brothers. I see that Dean and Scott Winters (brothers who I first knew from HBO's OZ show and Dean has also been seen in many other shows and commercials) are going to be in one episode. James Remar and Michael O'Keefe also each in one episode, and the list goes on.

    The reason I decided to watch, of course - Kevin Bacon. Looks like 10 episodes but I don't know if it's a one-and-done either.
     
  3. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    I think it's a self-contained season. But like all shows, if it's successful, expect a second season.

    Some sources say seven episodes, others say ten.
     
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    I haven't any verification other than on IMDb where it shows the actors and how many episodes each one had. For KB and other main actors, it showed 10 episodes.

    There were really a LOT of known actors for whom there was only one episode. I found that rather odd.
     
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    I couldn't get past this. So bad.
     
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    Its certainly not PC thats for sure lol. I loved it.
     
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    Howie Out of Pocket TCF Club

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    I liked the pilot. Hell, KB is practically my cousin. Hell, he's everyone's cousin. Just so he doesn't listen to his music too loud and teach big lugs to dance.
     
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    E2 was better. KB's character isn't so in-your-face. The story is coming together.

    I've already forgotten about Kinicki. Did they explain to us in E1 how that ties in to all of this?
     
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    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Show keeps getting better, the story is really coming together. My only issue is I can't always tell who's who. To me, all Bostonians look alike. :D
     
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    Xfinity gave up 3 months free Showtime after an extended outage so I’m enjoying this series.

    (All caught up on Ray Donovan also.)
     
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    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Agree. This has just kept getting better. And I can finally tell all the Bostonians apart.

    I've never been a huge Kevin Bacon fan. Don't dislike him, just never found him to be one of my "must-see" actors. But he's killing it in this.

    One thing that I like about this series (and the writing) is you never really know which way the story is gonna go...
     
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    ...and sound alike ;)
     
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    Enjoying this one, gets better with every episode.
     
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    Yeah, tonight was good.

    He finally found the barrels...
     
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    I thought it odd that this (or the end of the last) episode didn't have him looking for his daughter's attackers.
     
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    'City on a Hill' Renewed for Season 2 at Showtime

    Showtime is returning to Boston.

    The premium cable network used its time before press Friday at the Television Critics Association's summer tour to announce a second season renewal for drama City on a Hill.

    The pickup arrives as the Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge drama about 1990s crime in Boston is set to close out its rookie run on Aug. 18.

    City on a Hill is that addictive kind of meaty and messy show we love at Showtime,” said Showtime entertainment president Gary Levine. “With the inspired pairing of Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge and the inspired writing of Tom Fontana and Chuck MacLean, we believe there is a rich future for this compelling series.”
     
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    I just finished the latest episode, on Comcast you can watch it OnDemand starting Sunday morning, and all I have is just wow.
     
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    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    I think that goes with any provider. I use Spectrum to authorize the apps. Works for both Showtime and Starz shows.
     
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    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Another great episode. I think next week is the season (series?) finale. Decourcy/Jackie showdown?

    Sarah Shahi is absolutely nailing that early 90s look.
     
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    I've watched a lot of really bad shows just because she was in them. She is rewarding my loyalty now, for this show and "The Rookie" no sacrifice is required.
     
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