"I May Destroy You" (HBO) - Series Thread *spoilers*

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  1. Jun 9, 2020 #1 of 14
    astrohip

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    I May Destroy You is a new series on HBO. From Wiki...

    I May Destroy You is a 2020 British comedy-drama-mystery television series co-produced by BBC Television and HBO. Written, executive produced, co-directed, and starring Michaela Coel, the series is set in London and centers around the story of a young woman who must rebuild her life after her drink is spiked. The series premiered on June 7, 2020.

    Interesting premiere. The very first few minutes were a little off-putting, but it quickly found its way. By the end of the half-hour, I was hooked. Twelve episodes, half-hour each. First one was Sunday June 7. 94% on Rotten Tomatoes.

    At first, it gave off a Euphoria vibe. Which is not a plus in my book, as I dropped that series 2-3 eps in (just not my style). But by the end of the first half-hour, I could see this is a very different show than Euphoria, with a very different story to tell. And while it's definitely not a sitcom, there are moments of humor humour. Moments that seem genuine, not fabricated.

    Michaela Coel can certainly tell a story.


    *** spoilers allowed up to any episode that has aired on HBO cable broadcast ***
     
  2. Jun 9, 2020 #2 of 14
    Steveknj

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    Thanks for the tip. I must have missed this one. I'll give it a shot.
     
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    gossamer88

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    Yeah thanks for the heads up. Been looking for something new.
     
  4. Steveknj

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    Watched E1 last night.....Meh. Maybe it's just not for me. I'll probably watch another episode to see where it goes, but was less than intrigued.

    Is it me, but does it feel like HBO is taking the Netflix method of just putting out a lot of stuff and seeing what sticks? The quality of most of their new stuff feels lacking to me. But there's always some gems.
     
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    AT&T Is Very Excited To Try And Ruin HBO

    "Mr. Stankey described a future in which HBO would substantially increase its subscriber base and the number of hours that viewers spend watching its shows. To pull it off, the network will have to come up with more content, transforming itself from a boutique operation, with a focus on its signature Sunday night lineup, into something bigger and broader.

    “I want more hours of engagement. Why are more hours of engagement important? Because you get more data and information about a customer that then allows you to do things like monetize through alternate models of advertising as well as subscriptions, which I think is very important to play in tomorrow’s world."
     
  6. gossamer88

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    I was too 'til the very end. Now curious where this is going.
     
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    Watched E2 and I'm out. I really have no interest in these people. I find it very hard to understand what they are talking about (even with subtitles) and I just found it boring. Then the "On future episodes of...." came on after and it made me even LESS interested. Like I said, maybe the show isn't for me. Just feels like another "dark"...comedy? Is it supposed to be funny?
     
  8. astrohip

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    I'm still in. We now have a mystery to be solved, in addition to learning more about these characters. Hooked is too strong a word, but I'm definitely curious to see where it goes.

    It is hard to understand/follow. Very strong accents, combined with "young people urban dialog". If I wasn't used to watching with captions, I probably couldn't follow it. Aight, innit?

    In a rare misstep for HBO, my recording stopped about a minute short. Padded for the future.
     
  9. Jordan Lee

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    Steve, would you be willing to continue watching? I really enjoy reading your commentary and would love to hear your thoughts on this show for at least a few more episodes.

    thanks for considering!
     
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    Thanks for the kind words, but to be honest, I really don't have a desire to keep watching. I guess if I get bored enough I might come back to it at some point, but I have other things I'm more interested in atm.
     
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    C'mon Steve, it appears Jordan Lee joined *just* to ask you to continue watching. You really gonna leave him/her hanging? :D

    As an aside, isn't that one of the more unusual first posts ever?
     
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    I thought that's what HBO Max is for. HBO has always had a reputation of very high quality original programming. If they start putting a bunch of average content on their core network, they risk tainting that reputation.
     
  13. Steveknj

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    Ha! I didn't even notice that!!
     
  14. gossamer88

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    I'm going to keep watching as the 2nd episode was very interesting.
     
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