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'The Smoke': Episode 3 SPOILER Discussion Thread
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anteros_lmc From: anteros_lmc Date: March 8th, 2014 12:41 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Thought that was a really powerful episode, excruciating to watch in places, but very powerful.

Loved the scene with Kev, Mal and Trish at the fight, that was devastating, and Kev and Trish alone together at the end. I still think that for all their flaws they have a very believable relationship, and they clearly care about each other a great deal.

I think the stand out scene though was the one with Kev, Dennis, and his mother in the flat, that was brilliant. Taron Egarton absolutely stole that scene.

If I have a minor criticism it's that I can't help thinking that LK overdoes the hypermasculinity sometimes. Also it got a bit too frenetic in places perhaps. To my mind it was the quieter scenes that had the greatest impact, but perhaps that's by virtue of contrast.

PS Ziggy is still awesome and Mal is still an arse.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: March 8th, 2014 04:23 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Loved the scene with Kev, Mal and Trish at the fight, that was devastating,

It really was, and as there was that beat where the camera focused on Kev's eyes and the realization sinking in I was *not* expecting him to deflect like that. Jamie nailed that moment so well that for a hot minute I was convinced Trish *had* told him! But then the gut punch came. Oof.

If I have a minor criticism it's that I can't help thinking that LK overdoes the hypermasculinity sometimes. Also it got a bit too frenetic in places perhaps.

Yeah and the setting of the flashback scenes in this ep amplified that to the Nth degree, but that's probably not entirely surprising. It's two dudes kicking, punching and biting (ow) ten shades of shit out of each other; that energy's gonna invade the room. It does feel like LK is on somewhat unfamiliar territory at times, the choices she makes are always interesting though.

And I have to give full marks to Kev butting a dude twice his size in the face because... COME ON. (The best part of that was that he played it like something Kev has plenty of practice with, probably going back to getting in fights at school, so he kind of did it without hesitation. And yet that look on his face of "God DAMMIT, I forgot how much that hurts." *chortle* A+, Bamber.)

Edited at 2014-03-08 05:20 am (UTC)
anteros_lmc From: anteros_lmc Date: March 8th, 2014 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Jamie nailed that moment so well that for a hot minute I was convinced Trish *had* told him!
Yes, me too! Painful when the realisation dawned.

that look on his face of "God DAMMIT, I forgot how much that hurts."
Heh, yes, that was very well done :)
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