Guerilla (1970s UK civil rights drama produced by Idris Elba)

lazypakmanlazypakman when the real holds you down your supposed to drown right?Posts: 4,574 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 25 in Lights, Camera, Action!

Guerrilla is “a love story set against the backdrop of one of the most politically explosive times in U.K. history,” according to its official synopsis.

“It tells the story of a politically active couple whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London. Their ultimate target becomes the Black Power Desk, a true-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within Special Branch dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism.”

“We’re excited to partner with our friends at Sky to bring a fascinating and unexplored story spearheaded by John and Idris, two major creative talents at the top of their game,” said David Nevins, president and chief executive officer, Showtime Networks Inc. “Guerrilla will surely keep our audience at their edge of their seats.”

“It’s been a long time desire of mine to collaborate with Mr. Ridley and his work here is nothing short of a masterclass in character building and story-telling,” Elba said in a statement. “TV is in for a treat.”
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  • Rum Middleton Rum Middleton Dedicated. Determined. Disciplined. Posts: 4,731 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shit started a little slow, but now after the first episode, they on the run and shit for bustin dude out prison..this could be good..
  • dontdiedontkillanyondontdiedontkillanyon Show me some love, you losers. Posts: 9,278 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm a bit iffy about this one. It's Sky Atlantic, plus they've been able to attract the likes of Idris Elba and Frieda Pinto... I might give it a watch at some point.
  • deadeyedeadeye Walmart Warrior Kat's buttPosts: 20,341 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like they're lowkey shitting on the people in that movement during that time.



    We'll see how it plays out over the remaining episodes, but that seems to be an underlying theme.
  • KingFreemanKingFreeman Way UpPosts: 12,784 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This chick wishy washy as hell. Got these niggas doing the most.
  • deadeyedeadeye Walmart Warrior Kat's buttPosts: 20,341 ✭✭✭✭✭
    deadeye wrote: »
    Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like they're lowkey shitting on the people in that movement during that time.



    We'll see how it plays out over the remaining episodes, but that seems to be an underlying theme.

    @deadeye

    Yeah, there's been a pretty big backlash against how black brits have been portrayed, particularly black women who have been all but sidelined in this story.
    When asked where were the black women, John Ridley literally started crying (literally) and said he made the main characters have a mixed race relationship because he and his Japanese wife, who's a "fighter", still face issues that the characters faced back then (don't ask me to make sense of this statement but that was essentially his response).

    The funniest thing is they created this drama based loosely on a real Indian person who was part of the black power movement over here but he was a man by the name of Farrukh Dhondy. Farrukh also had an Indian wife, so basically Ridley made this couple the centre of this story as an ode to his wife and his own interracial relationship.

    As someone who's black British and have family members involved in that movement, it's a shame it's been brought to tv so inaccurately. I expected more from Ridley because of how he does American Crime, but he went and injected himself into a story for no reason, and it shows.




    @peeny_wally2



    Ok, I knew something was off.




    Glad to get a black British perspective on this for confirmation.




    The Irish and Indian girlfriends........and the lack of a strong black female presence......were exactly what raised my antennae.




    Not to mention the black woman who was working as an informant for that racist cop (fed, or whatever he was) and the dude whose snitching led to one of the leaders being killed.




    Ridley's definitely doing the show.........and the movement the show is based on...........a disservice.
    peeny_wally2KingFreeman
  • fortyacresfortyacres Posts: 2,456 Regulator
    edited April 25
    Yooo that cop violated that Irish chick cotdamn.

    them british cops was wildin
  • deadeyedeadeye Walmart Warrior Kat's buttPosts: 20,341 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    They're making it seem like all the brothers in the Movement are nothing but misguided Hotep niggas who can't stay away from white/foreign/non-black pussy.





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    KingFreemanpeeny_wally2
  • KingFreemanKingFreeman Way UpPosts: 12,784 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yeah I have to chill on this show. Not what I thought it was gonna be.
    peeny_wally2
  • Rum Middleton Rum Middleton Dedicated. Determined. Disciplined. Posts: 4,731 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yeah im three episodes behind, and I dont think I wanna catch up...
    deadeye
  • Rum Middleton Rum Middleton Dedicated. Determined. Disciplined. Posts: 4,731 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Took it off the DVR recording options and I aint even missin it.
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