flasSId* wrote:Quarry=ridiculously good.
Everyone remember that scene from True Detective 1st season where they went 3 or 4 minutes in the one action shoot with the one camera? Everyone including me thought it was pretty much the best thing ever. They then emulated it in True Detective season 2 to good effect as well.
Well the last ep of Quarry borrows from that-and does it for twice as long, with twice the action, through twice the people.
I can't believe this show is only getting average to good ratings; it is one of the best 1st seasons of anything I have ever watched.
I'll be dipping in now with that endorsement
Excellent! I hate talking things up cos when other people do it, it is sometimes disappointing when I get around to watching it.
Quarry is sitting at 8.3 on IMDB. I think a lot of people might have dipped out early because the last ep scored 9.5, and not many eps of any series ever do that. True Detective had 1 ep at 9.7 and 1 at 9.6 by way of comparison.
The 1st ep didn't hook me, but by the 2nd it had. One of the supporting roles-Buddy-is one of the most unique but believable characters ever. Played by an Aussie bloke who has been in just about everything over the last 30 years but you still don't actually know his real name. This doesn't spoil the plot at all as it is all revealed very early, but he is a gay hitman who starts to question his chosen vocation. Absolutely wonderful character.
The series is 8 eps at a just over a solid hour, so similar to TD in that regard, so the plot moves pretty quick and if the 1st or 2nd ep don't get you in, you are a 3rd of the way through so hang in there. Can't say enough good stuff about it.