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Devs

Discussion in 'US TV shows discussion.' started by Azza, Mar 8, 2020.

  1. D3K

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    Wow flashback. I instantly recognised the name Cold Lazarus but no other memory of it. I'm sure I watched it back then and the name stuck with me for some reason, especially as something tied to Dennis Potter. Gonna have to find this and watch again!
     
  2. Hedge

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    Binge watched this over last few nights. Really enjoyed it. Really well put together.
     
  3. TriedandTested

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    This is truly awful television. The lead 'actress' has quite possibly given the worst performance i've ever seen on screen. Everything about her is terrible. Check out a couple of episodes just to see her in action perhaps, but this is poor and i suggest avoiding it.

    I can't fathom how she managed to get a lead role in anything. Her dead eyes, emotionless delivery of lines...there's just nothing there! I can't express enough how plain awful she is.

    I've stopped after 3 episodes. I just cant watch her and this show any longer.
     
  4. chroniclard

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    Watched 2 so far, cant say I am "hooked" as yet but I want to watch more. :)

    ^^ I also do not like the lead actress at all.
     
  5. Reality|Bites

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    only millennials like this show it seems..grown ups don't like it as it's carp.
     
  6. smokedog

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    She is indeed bloody awful and makes it even more hilarious that in episode 3 she pretends to have a nervous break down. Her friend then afterwards praises her that it was Oscar level performance... obviously she getting confused with the Razzies.
     
  7. Marsman

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    Garland must see something in Mizuno, as she was in Ex Machina, Annihilation and now Devs.

    Amaya, the name of the company in Devs, is the name of Mizuno's niece. The name also appears in Annihilation.

    Not sure why he gave her the lead role though. Surely he must have had some say in it, being the writer and director. Maybe he wanted an actor who could portray a walking talking mannequin with ease. :p
     
  8. Glanza

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    Watched first 4 episodes last night, went in not knowing anything about the show, glad I'd not seen any trailers as this is so far from what I was expecting. I was thinking another Start up with a hint of Mr Robot and it's so far away from those.
     
  9. TheVoice

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    Agreed, watched it myself a few weeks ago and found it really compelling. I can see why some people wouldn't click with it but the weirdness and abstractness of it really appealing to me.
     
  10. TNA

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    We enjoyed it. Ending could have been a little stronger, but on the whole worth watching for sure. I tend to enjoy Garland’s work.
     
  11. ChroniC

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    I didn't get the ending.
    It made sense until the scene where all the devs where in the viewing room and the screen was repeating what they said perfectly. Then Stewart concluded something and decided to kill everyone but I don't know why?
    Plus at the end how did he become uploaded, there was never any talk about being able to copy their consciousness or what they were in when he kept changing the type of reality around them. It lost me.
     
  12. ivrytwr3

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    This helped me with the ending

    www.denofgeek.com/tv/devs-ending-explained/?amp

    Stewart:

    Not only does Forest's lack of interest in the past (or poetry) bother Stewart tremendously, but he believes the power of the Devs system is something to be feared. He understands the problem with it. Forest is blind to being scared by it. But Stewart is deeply scared by it.

    https://www.insider.com/devs-alex-garland-stewart-finale-explained-2020-4
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2020