Topic: War of the Worlds (2019) [Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi]

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Set in contemporary Europe, the War of the Worlds follows the pockets of humanity left on earth following an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.

I decided I'd watch this (Canal+/FOX production) instead of the BBC's https://next-episode.net/the-war-of-the-worlds because the ratings for this show are better. I was not disappointed, it was quite good! The show's (changing) pace reminded me of https://next-episode.net/see - about as many people, but more cities and less nature... and with aliens. wink

From some IMDb review:

Like I said, this show suffers from 1 debatable flaw and that is its name. If it was named anything else, it'd be great, but when the director chooses to name the show War of the Worlds, certain demands have to be met to please the audience and I understand that. This show does not fulfill demands of the book fans, but as its own production, the series makes for a decent story about survival and human character. I would definitely recommend u to watch it, but do not expect a faithful adaptation.

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Could someone please explain the fetus/baby arch and the 'man in the machine' at the end? cool

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lighton wrote:

I decided I'd watch this (Canal+/FOX production) instead of the BBC's https://next-episode.net/the-war-of-the-worlds because the ratings for this show are better. I was not disappointed, it was quite good!

I thought it was the better of the two as well. It was a chore for me to watch initially because there were no subs for the foreign-speaking parts at the time when I decided to watch it. By the fourth episode, it made no sense for me to continue. I had to dig around some and finally found a decent subrip to match. The dangerous parts of this series reminded me of Metalhead; for those that watched this and the Black Mirror episode, you know what I'm referring to. I gotta give props to writer Howard Overman, and directors Gilles Coulier, Richard Clark, and the rest of the crew. An interesting take on the subject matter that ended up being quite good IMHO.

As for the BBC version, this review runs parallel with my thoughts on the show.

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Re: War of the Worlds (2019) [Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi]

Same for me, although I am not unfamiliar with french, I could not keep up and had to abandon the show at the time. So make sure you have your subs!

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scorpius074 wrote:
lighton wrote:

I decided I'd watch this (Canal+/FOX production) instead of the BBC's https://next-episode.net/the-war-of-the-worlds because the ratings for this show are better. I was not disappointed, it was quite good!

[...]
The dangerous parts of this series reminded me of Metalhead; for those that watched this and the Black Mirror episode, you know what I'm referring to. [...]

As for the BBC version, this review runs parallel with my thoughts on the show.

Yeah, Boston Dynamics (and their dogs) came to mind immediately! big_smile

The review: when I read that "the aliens are mostly absent and the show leans heavily into Downton Abbey-style shenanigans instead, complete with the period detail one might expect from a BBC costume drama" and "Unfortunately, the show lacks polish in other key areas", I'm happy that I skipped the BBC version. smile

5 (edited by lighton 2019-12-28 10:24:27)

Re: War of the Worlds (2019) [Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi]

Well I have two more episodes to watch and I have to say, even though not to the HG Wells book, this is far better than the BBC adaptation.

Lighton I will try and answer your spoiler when I have watched it all.

And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes....

6 (edited by lighton 2019-12-28 10:27:49)

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davejo90 wrote:

Lighton I will try and answer your spoiler when I have watched it all.

Cool, looking forward to that. And please use spoiler tags when you do. smile

P.S.: I edited your post. Please only quote as much text as needed, and (probably) never fully quote big posts like my first post in this thread. cool

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Re: War of the Worlds (2019) [Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi]

lighton wrote:
davejo90 wrote:

Lighton I will try and answer your spoiler when I have watched it all.

Cool, looking forward to that. And please use spoiler tags when you do. smile

P.S.: I edited your post. Please only quote as much text as needed, and (probably) never fully quote big posts like my first post in this thread. cool

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OK so I think the aliens have been trying to create/clone humans, hence the man in the ship at the end. It's possbile that they have not perfected the process and require the babies to show the way that humans develope, then once they have done that they can imprint their minds on the clones. What I don't understand is what Sasha and the Emily's visions have to do with it all, unless they are from a previous visit to earth, both of them are the same age so maybe that's it.

It's worth noting that in my reading about the show "work began on Season 2 in Oct 2019"

And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes....

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davejo90 wrote:

It's worth noting that in my reading about the show "work began on Season 2 in Oct 2019"

Ah, great! smile I've researched that a bit and it sounds like that was insider information - waiting for official confirmation now!

And thanks for your thoughts. smile

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Re: War of the Worlds (2019) [Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi]

Really liked the show. Binge watched the whole season ;-)

Will there be a 2nd season? Because the status here on next -episode says canceled / ended.  But couldn't find any info on it. Other then, that work on a 2nd season had started in October 2019.

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jildert wrote:

Will there be a 2nd season? Because the status here on next -episode says canceled / ended.  But couldn't find any info on it. Other then, that work on a 2nd season had started in October 2019.

We are waiting for official confirmation. smile

Re: War of the Worlds (2019) [Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi]

going to be a little pissed if no s2 …

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https://deadline.com/2020/01/war-of-the … 202823319/

This sounds great:

EXCLUSIVE: Fox Networks Group and France’s Canal+ are set to renew their original drama War Of The Worlds for a second season.

Deadline understands that preparation is already well underway for Season 2, which is set to go into production in the UK in spring this year. Producer Urban Myth Films has also set up a company, named WOTW2, to house the production.

...but they don't want to make it official just yet:

A Canal+ spokeswoman said the group was “very happy with Season 1,” but added that a decision on Season 2 is yet to be made and “talks between partners are ongoing.”

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That's good news if they do go ahead with it...a few unanswered question in S1

And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes....