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Osiris3657 05-30-20 07:38 PM

Barkskins -- National Geographic Drama Series
 
Synposis: Barkskins chronicles "the deforestation of the New World from the arrival of English and French colonists into the contemporary era of global warming through the stories of two immigrants in New France, René Sel and Charles Duquet, who work as wood-cutters ('barkskins') and of their descendants."




Saw TV promos for this, looks interesting. Debuted on May 25th. Has a 67% on RT

PhantomStranger 05-31-20 03:57 PM

Re: Barkskins -- National Geographic Drama Series
 
I've seen the first two episodes. The most recognizable name in it is Matthew Lilliard. It does paint an accurate picture of how rough life was for settlers in the New World. Barkskins relies very heavily on familiar genre tropes common to this setting. All the characters are fairly predictable, which makes guessing the plot rather easy.

The first two episodes were so-so, though the action did heat up near the end of the second episode.

SteveA 06-03-20 09:39 AM

Re: Barkskins -- National Geographic Drama Series
 
Although this is a "limited" series, I'm assuming they plan to have multiple seasons. The book is gigantic and covers many generations up to almost the present day. The series so far has dealt only with that first generation. So perhaps a generation (maybe two) a season?

E Unit 06-03-20 01:06 PM

Re: Barkskins -- National Geographic Drama Series
 

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger (Post 13750362)
I've seen the first two episodes. The most recognizable name in it is Matthew Lilliard. It does paint an accurate picture of how rough life was for settlers in the New World. Barkskins relies very heavily on familiar genre tropes common to this setting. All the characters are fairly predictable, which makes guessing the plot rather easy.

The first two episodes were so-so, though the action did heat up near the end of the second episode.

Really? I instantly knew David Thewlis and Marcia Gay Harden before realizing Matthew Lillard was also in this.

Interesting show so far. Has the feels of Michael Mann's Last of the Mohicans movie, with the setting, location, and all.

PhantomStranger 06-06-20 10:05 PM

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Marcia Gay Harden kind of blends into her role, I didn't even recognize her at first. But I get your point.

I wasn't a huge fan of the first week, but the next two episodes were better. The series is sprawling with maybe too many characters.

mugwump 06-07-20 11:30 AM

Re: Barkskins -- National Geographic Drama Series
 
Having recently binged "Frontier" on Netflix I'm having a hard time keeping the shows separate in my mind since they're so similar in location and era.

milo bloom 06-07-20 01:07 PM

Re: Barkskins -- National Geographic Drama Series
 
I keep reading that title as “Bareskins” and my mind goes in a completely wrong direction...

E Unit 06-07-20 03:12 PM

Re: Barkskins -- National Geographic Drama Series
 

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger (Post 13754116)
Marcia Gay Harden kind of blends into her role, I didn't even recognize her at first. But I get your point.

I wasn't a huge fan of the first week, but the next two episodes were better. The series is sprawling with maybe too many characters.

She’s a great actress overall, so it’s nice seeing her in this. Yeah, too many characters running around right now.


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