Escape From Danneamora

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Did anyone watch it? I thought the first episode was well done. Arquette and del Toro are very good.
 

cliftonparksufan

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Did anyone watch it? I thought the first episode was well done. Arquette and del Toro are very good.
If everything that happened in episode one is 100% true, then our prison system is an absolute joke. Once you get past how crazy some things are then you can appreciate how believable the actors are in their roles.
 

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richard matt scared the hell out of me . . . but then his ending was so disappointing

benicio is doing an excellent job so far

but, yes, episode 2 was not great television
 

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I’m not trying to be mean, but the s e x scenes...I just can’t do it. The second she spit in the first s e x scene in ep. 1, I was hitting fast forward. I don’t want to see that woman get down like that.
 

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If everything that happened in episode one is 100% true, then our prison system is an absolute joke. Once you get past how crazy some things are then you can appreciate how believable the actors are in their roles.
Read the Attorney Generals report. A lot of what was in it was in the first episode. A LOT of things have changed in the system since then
 

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I think it's really well put together. The actors are all likable, and Ben Stiller might have a good future in directing.

I listened to an interview with him and Arquette, they even talked about her s e x scenes. She readily acknowledged that you don't see her body type and age doing those, etc. But they kept it real.

Stiller said a lot of the locals up there while they were shooting, put up signs that said, go home Ben.
 

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I watched the first 3 episodes and they got progressively worse.

Episodes 2 & 3 are SLOOOOOWWW. And I'm sick of Stiller's slow-mo scenes and transition shots. I get it - its' cold and desolate up there.

But to me the graphic carnal scenes are ruining it. And it's not because Arquette is portraying an overweight middle aged woman. The first one or two were shocking and gritty and served a purpose.

The last incident with Matt and Tilly had an obnoxious sound effect when he removed his hand from below her waist. My wife and I looked at each other asking if that was a sound effect or something else.

Out of morbid curiosity I re-wound the brief scene and sure enough a clearly audible sound effect can be heard the moment Matt pulls his hand back.

The shark has been jumped but I expect (hope) it improves as they get closer to the actual escape.
 


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