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Old 09-12-16, 06:42 AM
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Re: Quarry (S1E01) -- Series Premiere (Cinemax) -- "You Don't Miss Your Water" -- 9/9

^ Hard to say since only one episode has aired, but it definitely has the potential to be.
It was a pretty awesome first episode.
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Re: Quarry (S1E01) -- Series Premiere (Cinemax) -- "You Don't Miss Your Water" -- 9/9

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Is it in the same league as Banshee and Strike Back ?
No. While it wasn't bad, it didn't have near the badassery and awesomeness of those shows. Very slow show. Worth watching but don't expect Banshee or Strike Back redux.
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Re: Quarry (S1E01) -- Series Premiere (Cinemax) -- "You Don't Miss Your Water" -- 9/9

I dug it. It was a little disconcerting seeing so many things from the books changed or moved around but I really liked the vibe of the show.
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Re: Quarry (S1E01) -- Series Premiere (Cinemax) -- "You Don't Miss Your Water" -- 9/9

I liked it quite a bit but the ending gave me an unintended chuckle. When Mac stops swimming to eyeball his wife and take a drag off his cig he then starts swimming again with a sideways start that reminded me of Martin Short's synchronized swimming skit from SNL. Not what they were going for I would assume.
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Re: Quarry (S1E01) -- Series Premiere (Cinemax) -- "You Don't Miss Your Water" -- 9/9

I finally got a chance to watch this. I thought it was a really good 1st ep. I'm in.
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Re: Quarry (S1E01) -- Series Premiere (Cinemax) -- "You Don't Miss Your Water" -- 9/9

Originally Posted by Unclejosh View Post
No. While it wasn't bad, it didn't have near the badassery and awesomeness of those shows. Very slow show. Worth watching but don't expect Banshee or Strike Back redux.
Very different vibe. Banshee and Strike Back were really over the top. Just total awesomeness. Explosions, guns, sex, and humor.

This is slow, dark, with a sense of realism. Has the potential to be a great, but it's different.
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Quarry (S1E02) -- "Figure Four" -- 9/16/16





Episode #2: "Figure Four"

Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Other CINEMAX playdates: Sept. 16 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 17 (9:00 p.m., 12:05 a.m.), 18 (5:00 p.m.), 19 (11:00 p.m.), 20 (2:25 a.m.), 21 (10:00 p.m.), 22 (9:00 p.m.) and 29 (8:00 p.m.)

Mac (Logan Marshall-Green) looks to pay down a debt; Joni (Jodi Balfour) is queried by detectives following the death of a co-worker.

Written by Michael D. Fuller & Graham Gordy; directed by Greg Yaitanes.

Episode 2 of 8
Old 09-17-16, 12:25 PM
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Re: Quarry (S1E02) -- "Figure Four" -- 9/16/16

Solid episode. Good shootout and chase sequence with Mac and Buddy and the gun dealers in the abandoned warehouse. During the chase though, was odd with the random semi truck that appeared -- only to disappear when they were cleaning up after the dead bodies.

Couple other call outs to the Big Star album and 'Mike' from the old NBC show "Ed" as one of the police investigators.
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Re: Quarry (S1E02) -- "Figure Four" -- 9/16/16

Is this show a seperate topic for each ep show?
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Re: Quarry (S1E02) -- "Figure Four" -- 9/16/16

From what I could tell, during the chase sequence, the guy Quarry was going after swerved hard left to avoid the semi truck, only to end up getting the vehicle's hard top and his own head plowed off by a bulldozer that came out of a side street. Although, it sure seemed like they used two different vehicles in that stunt piece.
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Re: Quarry (S1E02) -- "Figure Four" -- 9/16/16

I am gonna give this a 1 or 2 more eps but it just isn't grabbing me. Lead is not likeable nor does he have much charisma, never has going back to The OC. The show is trying WAY too hard to homage those terrible 70's movies. Just because it is set in the 70's does not mean you have to film and pace the show the way those movies were. I am not a fan of this type of storytelling.

There are good things about the show which makes the things I dislike all the more glaring.
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Re: Quarry (S1E02) -- "Figure Four" -- 9/16/16

Good follow up to last week.

This is definitely more of a slow burn show compared to Cinemax's previous works.

Lots of headshots during that Warehouse shootout.

I'm not sure, but I guess Mac's wife knows he killed her lover based on her reaction passing by his house.

I thought the playback of the cassette messages between them was an interesting touch.
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Re: Quarry (S1E02) -- "Figure Four" -- 9/16/16

Originally Posted by Geofferson View Post
Couple other call outs to the Big Star album and 'Mike' from the old NBC show "Ed" as one of the police investigators
Missed the Mike Easter egg, but loved the use of Big Star, especially since Ardent Studios was (is) located in Memphis (in fact, according to Wik, drummer Jody Stephens works there when not touring). Nice use of "Don't Lie to Me" given the circumstances and good to stay away from more familiar tunes "September Gurls," "In the Street," etc. Would sort of liked to see "Ballad of El Goodo" used for closing credits, but probably wouldn't fit that well thematically.

Originally Posted by Unclejosh View Post
I am gonna give this a 1 or 2 more eps but it just isn't grabbing me. Lead is not likeable nor does he have much charisma, never has going back to The OC. The show is trying WAY too hard to homage those terrible 70's movies. Just because it is set in the 70's does not mean you have to film and pace the show the way those movies were. I am not a fan of this type of storytelling.
Understand why some feel this way about the show, but I am digging it for now. Haven't read the books, but this seems like classic Collins. Lights years ahead of the second season of True Detective (the HBO series, not the Collins book featuring Nate Heller).

While not "liking" the character, it's easy to empathize with him without excusing his actions (such as the murder of wife's lover). He's damaged goods after the triple punch of wartime horrors, spousal infidelity, and rejection by society. But he does have something of a conscience & understands that he's prone to violence & rage.

As for charisma, I prefer his laid-back style (alternating confidence with confusion & pacifism with rage) to the interchangeable pretty-boy-with-scruff types seen in shows such as Zoo, Leftovers, Banshee, etc. You know the type: always smarter than everyone else, quick with the quip, charms every lady out of her pants, etc. At least Max isn't a cookie-cutter character/face.

But I can see why the show might turn off some fans. Just hope it sticks around long enough to find a fan base. My wife hasn't decided yet whether she likes it well enough to continue (she shares some of your impressions, evidently).

Still trying to get Dewey Crowe out of my head.
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Re: Quarry (S1E02) -- "Figure Four" -- 9/16/16

Logan Marshall-Green was just cast in a pilot for a new show... http://deadline.com/2016/09/damnatio...st-1201823505/

Two cable shows with low episode orders could be doable... but it is suspicious.
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Quarry (S1E03) -- "A Mouthful of Splinters" -- 9/23/16




Episode #3: "A Mouthful of Splinters"

Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Other CINEMAX playdates: Sept. 23 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 24 (9:00 p.m., 12:10 a.m.), 25 (3:30 p.m.), 26 (11:00 p.m.), 27 (3:20 a.m.), 28 (10:00 p.m.) and 29 (9:00 p.m.)

Mac (Logan Marshall-Green) is forced to turn to The Broker (Peter Mullan) for help; Moses (Mustafa Shakir) gets a new assignment.

Written by Graham Gordy & Michael D. Fuller; directed by Greg Yaitanes.

Episode 3 of 8
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Re: Quarry (S1E03) -- "A Mouthful of Splinters" -- 9/23/16

Apparently everyone felt the same as I did about this episode. What a bore. The only redeeming part was Buddy's mom who reminds me of my grandma.
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Re: Quarry (S1E03) -- "A Mouthful of Splinters" -- 9/23/16

seemed a very filler ep


had the wife gotten away midway through it mightve been better
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Re: Quarry (S1E03) -- "A Mouthful of Splinters" -- 9/23/16

I'll stick with it a while because I'm a fan of the books and the genre but it needs to step it up pretty soon.
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Re: Quarry (S1E03) -- "A Mouthful of Splinters" -- 9/23/16

I guess my biggest issue so far is that the lead character is either woefully miscast or poorly written. He looks like a junkie extra from a porno shoot and exudes no physical menace. Heck, his wife seems to have more chops and could probably take him in a fight.
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Quarry (S1E04) -- "Seldom Realized" -- 9/30/16




Episode #4: "Seldom Realized"

Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Other CINEMAX playdate: Sept. 30 (11:00 p.m., midnight)

With Suggs (Kurt Yaeger) at large, Mac (Logan Marshall-Green) and Joni (Jodi Balfour) are forced to seek temporary refuge in a remote hotel.

Written by Michael D. Fuller & Graham Gordy; directed by Greg Yaitanes.

Episode 4 of 8
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Re: Quarry (S1E04) -- "Seldom Realized" -- 9/30/16

99% filler ep again

the 1% covers killing the 1 leg guy, telling the wife his job and that he killed her lover

was really excited for this last year now just kinda meh
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Re: Quarry (S1E04) -- "Seldom Realized" -- 9/30/16

Yeah it's already dropped off of my must watch list. I'll probably catch up over the holidays when everything else is on hiatus. All the issues surrounding the shooting delays and mass recasting seem to have really done a job on it.
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Quarry (S1E05) -- "Coffee Blues" -- 10/7/16




Episode #5: "Coffee Blues"

Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

An unspeakable act of racial violence rocks Memphis and the Solomon family.

Written by Jennifer Schuur; directed by Greg Yaitanes.

Episode 5 of 8


Posting this a little late.


Yes, there's still 3 more episodes left. With Fall TV on cable and network in full swing, looks like this has fallen off the urgent viewing schedule of the 5 or 6 of us who have Cinemax.
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Re: Quarry (S1E05) -- "Coffee Blues" -- 10/7/16

pretty boring ep

probably just going to stack up the next 3 so i blow them out all at once
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Quarry (S1E06) -- "His Deeds Were Scattered" -- 10/14/16




Episode #6: "His Deeds Were Scattered"

Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Mac (Logan Marshall-Green) gets a high-profile assignment from The Broker (Peter Mullan); a curfew is ordered in the wake of racial unrest.

Written by Max Allan Collins; directed by Greg Yaitanes.

Episode 6 of 8


I'm guessing some folks here expected this to be the next Banshee, which clearly it's not. I'm caught up through last week and it's definitely a slow burn period show.

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