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Posted: 8/19/2011 8:46:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2011 9:19:49 PM EST by AR-15Fan]
Anybody been watching Strike Back, a new original series on Cinemax, second episode aired tonight? Seems like a british spec-ops show with a fictional "Section 20" with two main leads, one a US delta operator who was setup and disgraced/kicked out of the military during the Iraq War, another a SAS type brit. Seems the central running conspiracy story-line involves the american character's set-up in Iraq somehow and how he is pulled back to join this Section 20.

Anyway, the first two eps were pretty sweet I thought. I'm not high speed low drag operative obviously, but the gun handling and action scenes seemed pretty dang good IMO, and beats the heck outta most shows I can remember. The main two stars were pretty impressive in the shootouts. Not typical hollywood shootouts, when these guys shot a gun somebody got fucked the hell up, and they did a fair amount of ass kicking...

Probably a few screw ups (saw a terrorist with his AK rear sight folded all the way forward for a second...) but overall good stuff judging from the first two eps. Couple very badass shootouts in a hotel with terrorists hold up with hostages.

If you have Cinemax and missed it it sounds like it is available on "Max Go", Cinemax's version of HBO Go. I'll be tuning in for the rest of the season barring some major suckage in the rest of the eps. Seems to be a joint venture w/ Sky Tv in the UK, might actually be a follow up to a mini-series or something that aired in the UK, not sure.
Link Posted: 8/19/2011 8:56:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2011 9:14:29 PM EST by AR-15Fan]
Link Posted: 8/19/2011 9:00:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2011 9:10:04 PM EST by RevMetric]
I saw it last week. It looked pretty good. Cool theme music.

Link Posted: 8/20/2011 10:02:15 AM EST
I was going to ask this question last week

I don't have cinemax, the the first two show are free on 'in-demand' on my cabel.


big action.
gun play.
naked women.
good story.
and multicam.

now I wish I had cinemax
Link Posted: 8/21/2011 7:22:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2011 7:23:07 AM EST by ICEAGE]
If I remember correctly season 1 was broad-casted in the UK like a year ago. (This is season 2).

I'm about to start on the first episode, looks to me like even though its season 2 they are kinda starting from a point where you didn't need to see season 1 since this season is going to be marketed towards Americans as well.

Season 1 was pretty good. Looks like they stepped things up a notch for season 2 since they are marketing it towards Americans. Should be a great show.
Link Posted: 8/21/2011 1:18:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2011 6:31:02 PM EST by Bunnyassassin]
Link Posted: 8/21/2011 7:20:05 PM EST
Yeah, I've been watching it. Seems pretty good. Like mention above, guns, action and naked chics. What's not the like, lol?
Link Posted: 8/22/2011 8:52:03 AM EST
Been watching it. Pretty good so far. An adult version of 24.
Link Posted: 8/24/2011 3:50:42 PM EST
saw about half the first episode while they were having a preview. i thought it was pretty good.
Link Posted: 8/28/2011 6:16:21 PM EST
Really good show.
Link Posted: 8/31/2011 9:57:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2011 10:07:22 AM EST by Bunnyassassin]
I like it, but then again I also like Season 1. But.......

Edit - Spoiler removed (bit of a biggie that one ) - BA

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 11:08:41 PM EST
I watched the original season 1 episodes (6 total IIRC) that aired in the UK. It was an OK show. Got a little stupid in the last episode. Haven't seen the second season.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 4:08:58 AM EST
The Original cast was pretty good. The new one, from what I have seen is alright, a bit cheesy at times but eh, its TV action.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 4:12:04 AM EST
I like it.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 9:10:41 PM EST
They were a little "tapco-fucked", but they had some nice VZ58s I believe in tonights episode with some quality shootouts. Last ep was pretty sweet too. I'm definitely liking this show after half of the season now.
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 12:30:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By metalsaber:
I like it.


Season 1 is available to watch on Youtube.

Watched all of them yesterday, pretty badass series
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