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Flint Town

Postby Avon Barksdale » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:28 pm

Watched a couple of episodes of this on Netflix over the weekend.

It's a docu-series about policing in Flint, Michigan (made famous in recent times for the poisoned water supply), a decaying town with a severely under resourced force struggling with poverty, high crime and corruption.

It's brilliant so far but hard to watch at times so not one I intend to binge watch.
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Re: Flint Town

Postby Avon Barksdale » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:41 pm

Watched Episodes 3 & 4 last night.

It seems to do what many documentaries have failed to do in recent times - portray the issues and people involved uncompromisingly without preaching about them. The police officers and members of the local community are reflected in all their flawed humanity.

Utterly compelling and excellent TV .
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Re: Flint Town

Postby Star » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:12 pm

I noticed Flint Town when I was scrolling through.
Is it a drama or a documentary Avon?
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Re: Flint Town

Postby Dean » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:56 pm

Star wrote:I noticed Flint Town when I was scrolling through.
Is it a drama or a documentary Avon?


He tells you what it is in the OP... :roll:
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Re: Flint Town

Postby Star » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:00 pm

Dean wrote:
Star wrote:I noticed Flint Town when I was scrolling through.
Is it a drama or a documentary Avon?


He tells you what it is in the OP... :roll:


Bugger off Dean
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Re: Flint Town

Postby Avon Barksdale » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:04 am

Star wrote:I noticed Flint Town when I was scrolling through.
Is it a drama or a documentary Avon?


It's a docu-series Star (a documentary split into a series of episodes.)

It's a bit like one of those shows we have over here where camera crews shadow the Police on patrol except a lot better.

Thanks for the Netflix recommendation by the way. I don't know why I didn't get it sooner!
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Re: Flint Town

Postby Star » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:02 am

Avon Barksdale wrote:
Star wrote:I noticed Flint Town when I was scrolling through.
Is it a drama or a documentary Avon?


It's a docu-series Star (a documentary split into a series of episodes.)

It's a bit like one of those shows we have over here where camera crews shadow the Police on patrol except a lot better.

Thanks for the Netflix recommendation by the way. I don't know why I didn't get it sooner!


You are most welcome Avon, and thanks for explaining about Flint town too.
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Re: Flint Town

Postby Avon Barksdale » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:56 pm

Star wrote:
Avon Barksdale wrote:
Star wrote:I noticed Flint Town when I was scrolling through.
Is it a drama or a documentary Avon?


It's a docu-series Star (a documentary split into a series of episodes.)

It's a bit like one of those shows we have over here where camera crews shadow the Police on patrol except a lot better.

Thanks for the Netflix recommendation by the way. I don't know why I didn't get it sooner!


You are most welcome Avon, and thanks for explaining about Flint town too.


No worries. It's a great show. It's been described as a real life version of The Wire which explains why I like it!

I'm on to the last episode and that makes me a little sad.
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Re: Flint Town

Postby Star » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:20 pm

Avon Barksdale wrote:
Star wrote:
Avon Barksdale wrote:
Star wrote:I noticed Flint Town when I was scrolling through.
Is it a drama or a documentary Avon?


It's a docu-series Star (a documentary split into a series of episodes.)

It's a bit like one of those shows we have over here where camera crews shadow the Police on patrol except a lot better.

Thanks for the Netflix recommendation by the way. I don't know why I didn't get it sooner!


You are most welcome Avon, and thanks for explaining about Flint town too.


No worries. It's a great show. It's been described as a real life version of The Wire which explains why I like it!

I'm on to the last episode and that makes me a little sad.

Nah if you like a series you may as well go all out.
I did that with Riverdale watched 6 episodes all in one go :laughing:
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Re: Flint Town

Postby Avon Barksdale » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:24 pm

Star wrote:
Avon Barksdale wrote:
Star wrote:
Avon Barksdale wrote:
Star wrote:I noticed Flint Town when I was scrolling through.
Is it a drama or a documentary Avon?


It's a docu-series Star (a documentary split into a series of episodes.)

It's a bit like one of those shows we have over here where camera crews shadow the Police on patrol except a lot better.

Thanks for the Netflix recommendation by the way. I don't know why I didn't get it sooner!


You are most welcome Avon, and thanks for explaining about Flint town too.


No worries. It's a great show. It's been described as a real life version of The Wire which explains why I like it!

I'm on to the last episode and that makes me a little sad.

Nah if you like a series you may as well go all out.
I did that with Riverdale watched 6 episodes all in one go :laughing:


Wut? You watched 6 episodes in a row you nutter?

I was talking to a friend about binge watching and he asked me if I had got some kind of message flash up on Netflix about inactivity. I said I'd never even heard of it to which he responded "You lightweight, you know nothing about binge watching."

Charming.
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