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Industry, Lens Dunham's new show on HBO

Just what we needed during the pandemic: A show about obnoxious, self-important investment bankers and stilted conversations that would never take place in the real world. In case you think I'm being harsh, the New York Times also hated it. Lens directed. At least she didn't write this pile of dung. I gave it ten minutes and that was all I could take. Other opinions?

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by Anonymousreply 16012 hours ago

Is she going to be naked on camera again? {shudder}

by Anonymousreply 111/11/2020

You have stamina OP. I quit at 5:33.

by Anonymousreply 211/11/2020

I didn't watch it. In fact I quit at "Industry, Lens Dunham's..." when reading this thread.

by Anonymousreply 311/11/2020

Critics also hated the new show Sex and the City but you see what happened there.

[quote] Just what we needed during the pandemic: A show about obnoxious, self-important investment bankers and stilted conversations that would never take place in the real world.

Please tell me what "we" need and don't need. You do not speak for me.

by Anonymousreply 411/11/2020

I don't see her having another successful show unless it's something she knows well, like eating.

by Anonymousreply 511/11/2020

I think she could do a good show about insufferable people. Such as she did with Girls, which as good, but also insufferable, and about hideous people. It was good for 2-3 years. No denying. She could do a good campus show, for example. She could do a show based on an Oberlin like place filled with horrible people and 1 or 2 delightful people having to put up with them. But the horrible people have to say funny things and be horrible in a slightly amusing way.

by Anonymousreply 611/11/2020

The ratings are in, and Lens has a disaster on her (cherubic) hands: It wasn't even in the Top 150 Cable shows for Monday night. 89K viewers. Enough to send a director into a seismic eating binge.

by Anonymousreply 711/11/2020

I quite liked the first episode, and not just for the beautiful young dong.

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by Anonymousreply 811/11/2020

Yeah that dude is so hot and tight, nice creamy skin too. The only thing that caught my interest in the trailer.

by Anonymousreply 911/11/2020

Does this failure mean that we can look forward to a lot less Lens in the media?

by Anonymousreply 1011/12/2020

R10 this failure. Plus the loss of 100lbs would be required to see a lot less of Lens.

by Anonymousreply 1111/12/2020

The first episode dong.

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by Anonymousreply 1211/12/2020

Did she intentionally write insufferable characters for Girls, or did she just write about what she knows and it just so happened that all the people she knows and herself are insufferable?

I don't see the claimed genius in her writing.

by Anonymousreply 1311/12/2020

Will taking Valtrex keep outbreaks of Lena Dunham under control?

by Anonymousreply 1411/12/2020

I saw the first 3 episodes. And there is more impressive full frontal male nudity. In Episode 3, Jonathan Barnell gets naked and OH BOY!!!!! Literally the biggest dick on big screen I have ever seen. MASSIVE doesn't even describe it. Where has this actor been hiding?????

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by Anonymousreply 1511/12/2020

It's not her show. She directed the first episode and that's it. She's not a writer, not a producer, not a creator.

R8/R12 Quite a few people seem to think it must be a prosthetic, but I don't see why they'd bother going to the lengths of attaching a prosthetic for a 5 second scene which really could've been cut and it'd make no difference.

by Anonymousreply 1611/12/2020

[quote]I saw the first 3 episodes

How? I've seen screenshots of the scene you mention, was wondering where they came from.

by Anonymousreply 1711/12/2020

r17, at a film festival.

by Anonymousreply 1811/12/2020

R16 a simple IMDB search would have told you she's the Executive Producer. First in the credits at that.

by Anonymousreply 1911/12/2020

R19 Except she isn't. Her only credit is for directing. Why lie?

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by Anonymousreply 2011/12/2020

Girls was groundbreaking. I don't see anything groundbreaking about this show. I didn't even know Dunham was involved and I still wanted to like the show, but didn't.

It was watchable, though, which is better than all the Netflix dreck.

by Anonymousreply 2111/12/2020

[quote] R17 at a film festival.

R15, which film festival was showing the first three episodes.

by Anonymousreply 2211/12/2020

So there are no white girls in this? How will Lena relate?

by Anonymousreply 2311/13/2020

So far I like it. I got American Psycho vibes from the whole set up with the ambitious newbies and the murder / suicide? mystery.

by Anonymousreply 2411/13/2020

Did R18 ever list the film festival where he saw the first three episodes of Industry? I don't see it and wanted to make sure I didn't overlook it.

by Anonymousreply 2511/13/2020

Lens is a better director than actress, and a better actress than writer.

by Anonymousreply 2611/13/2020

[quote]Girls was groundbreaking.

To who? Lena Dunham?

by Anonymousreply 2711/13/2020

She was the voice of a generation, or a voice.

by Anonymousreply 2811/13/2020

Sure, Lena.

by Anonymousreply 2911/13/2020

R28 was a direct quote from Girls.

by Anonymousreply 3011/13/2020

At least some of the dudes are cute.

by Anonymousreply 3111/13/2020

[quote]At least some of the dudes are cute.

One of the actors, Will Tudor, played the conniving whore Olyvar on "Game of Thrones".

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by Anonymousreply 3211/13/2020

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by Anonymousreply 3311/13/2020

R22, London.

by Anonymousreply 3411/14/2020

What r16 said. This is not a Lens project, she just directed an episode. OP is clueless.

I watched the first two today and so far I am into it. The fact that we have been given full frontal male nudity in each episode doesn't hurt.

by Anonymousreply 3511/22/2020

[quote]Literally the biggest dick on big screen I have ever seen

Too bad it's attached to... that.

by Anonymousreply 3611/23/2020

I couldn't even get through Episode 1. Not interested.

by Anonymousreply 3711/23/2020

I stuck around for the dong, but I'm out after two episodes. Longer than I lasted with The Undoing though.

by Anonymousreply 3811/23/2020

I love watching for all the London scenes....and the English cocks.

by Anonymousreply 3911/23/2020

[quote]Longer than I lasted with The Undoing though.

The Undoing probably had the undong though.

by Anonymousreply 4011/23/2020

Love the female lead's "quest" to see British, uncut dick. Got a kick out of seeing Sarah Parrish as drunken lush, big shot in the finance world grabbing a woman's pussy. Guess Ruby Bentall (Poldark, Jekyll & Hyde, Lark Rise to Candleford) is only in the first two episodes.

I like the sexy and adult nature of the series. I mean, the stock market industry can be such a boring set-up, but the show does make it work.

by Anonymousreply 4111/23/2020

R16 R35 You misunderstand the role of the director of a pilot in television.

An attachment of a pilot director can get, as it did in this case, a series order from a network or studio. ('Industry' had been in development for at least two years before she attached.)

A pilot director, even if they never direct another episode of the show, is paid royalties (subject to whatever deal they negotiate) on every episode of the show after the pilot. If they direct more episodes, they get their fee plus royalties. Dunham may not take a 'co-creator' or 'created by' title at the top of the show, but she's definitely considered a co-creator of the show and her name will be third among the producers on the call sheet for the rest of its run.

by Anonymousreply 4211/23/2020

[Quote]. I mean, the stock market industry can be such a boring set-up, but the show does make it work.

I liked Wolf of Wallstreet a lot, I say the finance industry can be a great backdrop. Fast spaced and high stakes with lots of money being thrown around.

by Anonymousreply 4311/23/2020

Thanks r42, I did not know that and I appreciate the info.

by Anonymousreply 4411/23/2020

R42 So she gets paid royalties - and? She has no producing role. Unless you can provide a photo of the Industry call sheet, you're just making shit up.

And as if Lena Dunham is going to reject a credit on a show.

by Anonymousreply 4511/23/2020

R45 She has an e.p. credit. That is a producing role. Even if that role is the co-creators saying, 'Lena Dunham directed our pilot.' That's enough. And there are a lot of different kinds of producers. There's no shit to make up. Most of the people credited as producers on TV are not producers at all but writers credited as co-e.p.'s or e.p.'s for the run of a season. They get a 'written by' credit once or twice a season on network TV. Cable can be different. But none of those people is a 'producer,' in the way that it seems like you think it means.

Again, I think you 're not understanding the significance of the person who directs a show's pilot. It's a show on a major network. She directed the pilot. That sets the tone for the rest of the show. Decisions to make more episodes are usually but not always are based on the quality of the pilot. I don't like Lena as a person, I don't like her work, but that's just how TV works. The way it was reported in the trades, HBO picked it up (either as a co-studio, or licensed it from BBC) because she attached for the pilot.

When Bad Wolf (co-studio with BBC & HBO) announced the show, she was the only director they even mentioned. And because she did the pilot, they're listing her as an e.p. They clearly hired other writing e.p.'s, brought on other non-writing e.p.'s (usually network execs, sometimes stars) and they definitely picked up other directors.

Looking at the aired credits in the US, she's only listed as a director. So there goes your theory or whatever about her rejecting credit. Maybe HBO (Max), BBC or Bad Studio got her name off the credit block. Or her contract specified it. Half the people at the top at HBO who got the show made just got fired a couple months ago. Maybe Lena's champion at HBO got fired and then HBO fucked her over. Great.

Lena sucks, don't waste your energy worrying about it.

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You can attempt to patronise me all you'd like, but it looks rather fake when you then have to admit she's not listed in the credits on the actual show as a producer. So, which to trust, a mistake on a website, or the actual broadcast credits, hmm.

As for wasting energy - you're the one typing paragraphs contradicting yourself.

by Anonymousreply 4711/23/2020

Patti, don't start. Maybe with your looks, being a bitch isn't the right move?

by Anonymousreply 4811/23/2020

investment bankers are terrible in the sack, they're always so coked up or tensed about losing money, that's what my sister in law says about my brother.

by Anonymousreply 4911/23/2020

Speaking of the show, it's a shame they broke their dick streak. Sweaty football guy was cute.

by Anonymousreply 5011/23/2020

omg instant flop. worst reviews in recent : fail

by Anonymousreply 5111/23/2020

Some really hot guys in the cast, but no one wants to watch a show about vapid money-makers right now, especially smug British ones plus a sanctimonious American.

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by Anonymousreply 5211/24/2020

In OP's pic, why is there a black, entitled bitch in the front while the hetero white guys have been relegated to the back?

by Anonymousreply 5311/24/2020

Henry’s penis looked like a prosthetic.

by Anonymousreply 5411/24/2020

r53, because she is the protagonist aka the lead.

by Anonymousreply 5511/24/2020

If irs HBO, it’s got a mostly British cast pretending be American, with a few Brits thrown in who can’t do an American accent, so they play Brits.

The B in HBO stands for “British actors” and the “O” stands for “Other than American.”

by Anonymousreply 5611/24/2020

This show takes in in London dear r56, so those British actors aren't pretend to be Yanks.

by Anonymousreply 5711/24/2020

You think r56 gives a shit about facts?

by Anonymousreply 5811/24/2020

R15 lied, there is no full frontal in the third episode. I think you were thinking of the nude scene from the second episode.

Which is a definitely a nice dick, but the biggest you've ever seen?!

by Anonymousreply 5911/24/2020

R59, Sorry I meant from episode 4, there is a sex scene between him and Yasmin. Wait one more week.

by Anonymousreply 6011/24/2020

R54 Seems unlikely they'd bother with a prosthetic for a few seconds? Especially when they didn't show dick during episode 3's fuck scene - you'd think if they were using prosthetics they'd stick one on the sweaty footballer.

R60 Do you not mean episode 2? Their sex scene was last week.

Gus must be hung like a field mouse to be able to fuck with barely any spit as lube

by Anonymousreply 6111/24/2020

[Quote]Seems unlikely they'd bother with a prosthetic for a few seconds?

I personally don't think that scene was a prosthetic, but thinking that how much airtime is the final cut is somehow the determinant is terrible logic.

by Anonymousreply 6211/24/2020

R62 So what else do you really think could've logically happened in that scene? He had a whole soliloquy?

by Anonymousreply 6311/24/2020

No, my point was that the decider on those things is !1l Was full nudity worked out in the actors contract? If not its not happening, its going to be a prosthetic. 2) Does the network, showrunner and intimacy coordinator think full nudity is acceptable in this scene.

Not how long the scene is. To use a recent example with Ratched you could see Finn Wittrocks "dick" for barely 2 seconds but that was a prosthetic.

by Anonymousreply 6411/24/2020

Given the answer to both of those questions is obviously a yes, I don't see how they're relevant in this case. And comparing a poorly lit scene where a poorly fitting prosthesis can make do to such a full on shot that would require hours of work for a few seconds is ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 6511/24/2020

Interesting to see them chomping down on smart drug Modafinil. I remember taking that about ten years ago. It has the same effect on the stomach as too much ibruprofen. Phentermine is much nicer.

by Anonymousreply 6611/27/2020

For some reason she’s doing a few shows on HBO. Who in the hell knows why?

by Anonymousreply 6711/27/2020

Episode three had the only semi-hot gay scene But then it’s revealed one of them - the white guy - is actually closeted and has a girlfriend? In London, in 2020? Boring, honestly.

by Anonymousreply 6811/28/2020

Yes, lots of closeted people exist in London in 2020. Duh

by Anonymousreply 6911/28/2020

It was referenced before episode 3 that he had a girlfriend r68.

And yes, though they aren't as common as they once were you can still find closet cases in 2020 even in western nations.

by Anonymousreply 7011/28/2020

What world do some of you live where few people are closeted?

by Anonymousreply 7111/28/2020

I thought I was crazy when I saw the entire rest of the season was up, but I see HBO did decide to release it all at once which is unlike them.

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by Anonymousreply 7211/29/2020

I made it all the way through episode eight. Mostly it was just to see if they would ever begin anything remotely looking like a story. They didn’t. And then it was over.

by Anonymousreply 7311/29/2020

Just watched episode 4. So Rob let a guy blow him? Intriguing.

Also the conversation between Eric and Harper at the end was done well. I continue to be into it but I take your point r73 that there isn't an overarching plot driving the season.

by Anonymousreply 7411/29/2020

IMO it looks like the UK show Skins (2007 - 2013) but with young adults in their 20s.

by Anonymousreply 7511/29/2020

It is reminiscent of Skins or Euphoria, though set in the world of finance.

The difference is those shows were popular, for whatever reason this show seems to be flying under radar and I am suspecting a renewal is unlikely. Pity, I am liking it.

by Anonymousreply 7611/29/2020

[QUOTE] isn't an overarching plot driving the season.

The overarching plot is will the four graduates get jobs at Pierpoint. Other narratives - will Yasmin and Harry ever have sex, will Greg die of his excessive drug use, will Harper be discovered to have lied about her qualifications, will Gus' lover ever leave his wife.

by Anonymousreply 7711/30/2020

Everyone in this except William Tudor and the older actors are newbies waiting for their breakthrough role. As such, of course they agree to full frontal nudity and sex scenes. The girl playing Harper has an uncomfortably thin and childlike body but it's on full display on three separate occasions. Yasmin strips off and so does Robert. Both look good. Yasmin's bf is creepy but he has a full frontal scene too.

by Anonymousreply 7811/30/2020

Harry Lawtey is gay - check other thread for pic of him and his boyfriend, actor Nick Nunn.

by Anonymousreply 7911/30/2020

unwatchable, jus like her face n ass....

by Anonymousreply 8011/30/2020

Is Harry Lawtey seriously gay? And what other thread, can we link this supposed boyfriend here?

by Anonymousreply 8111/30/2020

Harry and his boyfriend, Nick Nunn. 'My flying Scotsman'.

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by Anonymousreply 8212/01/2020

Thanks r82, but are we basing everything off that picture? Two lads getting drunk together, not convinced they are a couple.

by Anonymousreply 8312/01/2020

Nope, check the vibe of his entire instagram.

by Anonymousreply 8412/01/2020

Do people still watch HBO?

by Anonymousreply 8512/01/2020

Why wasn’t she cancelled for raping her little sister?

by Anonymousreply 8612/01/2020

Now that I've finished the show I am actually surprised by how flawed they took the main character. Certainly no one can accuse her of being a Mary Jane, she was shown to behave every bit as dastardly and underhanded as the antihero male lead. Also noticeable that its our white male lead that comes from a poor background while the wealthy and entitled character is a black guy. And the handsy sexual assaulting client is a woman. They definitely tried to go against the grain with those choices

I'd put Ken Leung and Harry Lawtey as the best performances.

by Anonymousreply 8712/01/2020

This is actually a very good, if flawed, show. They get something very right with the office culture, hierarchies, and corporate "types". The principal characters can be vile and maddening, but they feel real and messy and fluid (including sexually). And we are spared the usual climactic redemption or "uplift". And yes, some of the guys are hot.

by Anonymousreply 8812/02/2020

Harry Lawtey wins "Dong of the Year." Fuck anyone perseverating over "it's fake." Fuck you right in the ass with a barbed-wire-wrapped dildo.

by Anonymousreply 8912/02/2020

My dick was bigger r89

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by Anonymousreply 9012/02/2020

But I'm prettier, r90.

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by Anonymousreply 9112/02/2020

R87 Agreed, I'm glad they showed her up as a hypocrite too. Though it taking that path will probably mean it won't get support from the groups it needs to to get a second season.

by Anonymousreply 9212/02/2020

So is Lawtey's character bi? I thought he was joking in the first episode when he made the comment about sucking off the black gay guy but guess not. I know they are trying to make him hip and cool and fluid but why no explicit sex scenes with men? Plenty with women but as usual, same old homophobic heteronormative double standard when it comes to anything gay. Why not show the twink sucking him off in the bathroom rather than merely hear about it in the context of his heterosexual panty sniffing crap....

by Anonymousreply 9312/02/2020

Also, Lawtey would be hot if he were taller and didn't look like he was barely past puberty - he can't really pull off the aggressive sexuality like the other guys...

by Anonymousreply 9412/02/2020

[quote]Also, Lawtey would be hot if he were taller

6'2"’s not enough for you?

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by Anonymousreply 9512/02/2020

I doubt his character would personally consider himself bi r93, but clearly in his actions he isn't afraid of getting physical with guys. I mean even letting the guy do coke off his asshole he did without hesitation.

by Anonymousreply 9612/02/2020

[quote]I know they are trying to make him hip and cool and fluid

I What part of him do you think was hip and cool?

by Anonymousreply 9712/02/2020

He looks tiny on tv...

by Anonymousreply 9812/02/2020

'Also, Lawtey would be hot if he were taller'

He is 6ft 2 lol

by Anonymousreply 9912/02/2020

Lawty is very hot. Big blue eyes which the low lighting of Industry didn't pick up well.

by Anonymousreply 10012/02/2020

[quote]letting the guy do coke off his asshole

Which episode was that? How naked did he get?

by Anonymousreply 10112/02/2020

He blew it up his ass. It was a pants down scene with limited flesh showing and was deliberately awkward.

by Anonymousreply 10212/02/2020

so was the dutch Muslim guy blowing coke up Lawty's ass also bi? I've heard of booty bumps before but never literally blowing coke up a guy's ass before - not sure how accurate that is - the show needs better plot exposition...

by Anonymousreply 10312/02/2020

[quote]I've heard of booty bumps before but never literally blowing coke up a guy's ass before - not sure how accurate that is - the show needs better plot exposition...

They figure we've all heard of Stevie Nicks.

by Anonymousreply 10412/02/2020

r103, not up a guy's ass, but isn't there an urban legend (or the absolute truth?) of blowing coke up Stevie Nicks' ass?

by Anonymousreply 10512/03/2020

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by Anonymousreply 10612/03/2020

^ what does Lens do when fibro strikes while she is busy directing?

She’s so brave!

by Anonymousreply 10712/03/2020

r93 I do think there is an implication that Hawtley's character is open to some homosex activity, even if he's primarily a pussy hound. You see the way he interacts with his his gay roomate Gus and other gays on the show (including potentially his boss) - there's clearly a level of comfort with physical intimacy. And yes the hookup with the aspiring student I think is meant to be taken at face value even though they don't show it.

by Anonymousreply 10812/03/2020

R103 You try and blame the show saying it needs better exposition, but the fact you're asking if the "Muslim guy" is bi suggests the actual problem is you not paying attention.

by Anonymousreply 10912/03/2020

The Muslim guy's name is Hari.

Robert seems to be a fluid type who definitely enjoyed a blowjob from that hot student. Yasmin dismissed his description of it, but he seems to be one of those super tactile Harry Styles types who is chill about letting physical affection with anyone hot slide into sex. He had sex with a client in a club bathroom in .Episode 1.

by Anonymousreply 11012/03/2020

So do we see the student suck him or just hear tell? Maybe I do need to watch this!

by Anonymousreply 11112/03/2020

Too often this was little more than a doomy porno about people in banking masquerading as a drama.

by Anonymousreply 11212/03/2020

Sex and partying antics is fun TV in my book.

by Anonymousreply 11312/03/2020

R112 What kind of shitty porn have you been watching with so little nudity?

by Anonymousreply 11412/03/2020

r109 What did I get wrong? The guy was referred to as Muslim in a subsequent episode when Robert was with his boss in Amsterdam meeting with the big dutch client who gave the crude story about Muslim immigrants to Holland having never seen a western toilet before. This was after Robert made an excuse for Hari missing the meeting because of an upset stomach.

by Anonymousreply 11512/03/2020

When you're saying a show needs more exposition, but you don't even know a character's name, and then ask if they were bi when the show wasn't exactly vague about that...

by Anonymousreply 11612/03/2020

R114, I didn't say it succeeded as being pron but it's not really dramatic either. It's a failure on both counts. I feel sorry for the actors with all the simulated sex scenes and masturbation scenes they all have to do. Is that really so earth shattering, the stuff of drama? Twentysomethings masturbate? Ground breaking.

I did like when the guy kept walking into the glass wall though.

by Anonymousreply 11712/04/2020

R117 You're acting like it was non-stop sex scenes.

by Anonymousreply 11812/04/2020

I thought the failed threesome attempt and the scene she where she had cold feet about asking him to eat his cum off the mirror and he does it anyway were some of my favorite scenes of the series. Not at all because they were porny, I didn't think either really was, but because they were just good scenes.

by Anonymousreply 11912/04/2020

Whose dong came on a mirror?

by Anonymousreply 12012/04/2020

Just watch the damn show already r120!

by Anonymousreply 12112/04/2020

Now I wouldn't watch it if you paid my cable bill, Cuntessa di r121.

by Anonymousreply 12212/04/2020

Well R118, remove all the sex scenes and I’m not sure what is left really. I mean, why was it so important for that guy to eat his own cum? Oh, and then get blown by the graduate hopeful? And receive photos of his co-worker getting eaten out by her boyfriend? Oh, and then have an aborted three way? And that’s just one of the characters.

When you have characters showing up for five minutes just to have a sex scene and other characters who are only notable for their large appendages, etc., it kind of is like porn. Slow moving for sure but that’s the whole raison detre of the show. Young people shagging.

Not sure what show you’ve been watching.

by Anonymousreply 12312/09/2020

It sounds like R123 is a virgin and has never had much of a sex life.

by Anonymousreply 12412/10/2020

R123 is honestly weird to me. Somehow they don't seem to understand that scenes involving sex can do just as much important character work of scenes of people at work.

The sex scenes in this show were rarely "lets pause the plot and look at the actors naked", a lot of character development is involved.

It honestly seems like sex makes you uncomfortable.

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by Anonymousreply 12612/10/2020

R126, yay!

Unlike the spineless ppl who blindly follow what the NYT says, I loved it. The dialogues, the characters deserve a closer look.

by Anonymousreply 12712/10/2020

Very happy about the renewal. From what I can see the ratings haven't been that good, so HBO didn't have to do that. They choose to be supportive of it.

by Anonymousreply 12812/10/2020

[quote]The dialogues, the characters, the dongs deserve a closer look.


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by Anonymousreply 12912/10/2020

R123 Sounds to me like you only watched the sex scenes, then complained there was nothing else. That's literally the only way your posts makes any sense.

by Anonymousreply 13012/10/2020

YES R126!

There's so much more to explore with these characters, and any others they choose to introduce.

by Anonymousreply 13112/10/2020

I bet the celibate R123 will still watch Season 2, so they can come here and bitch endlessly about it.

by Anonymousreply 13212/10/2020

It's basically just like "Girls," except the characters are much more ethnically diverse and much wealthier

But they whine about sex and body image and finding a career, just like in "Girls," and they discuss their bizarre ethical standards, just like in "Girls."

by Anonymousreply 13312/19/2020

I thought the show was well done, especially the music was great. And while I love shows about unlikeable characters, the people in this show were just fucking stupid.

It's fine if Harper is scamming her way to the top but she should have been fired a long time ago. She was dumb and unprofessional, making mistakes and losing money, blabbing about her bonus when she was told not to do that, barging into the meeting room and wanting to talk to Daria - wtf was that? None of it made sense. I guess we are supposed to root for her (and the other characters) but I don't see any reason why.

So, is everyone in London doing drugs?

by Anonymousreply 13412/19/2020

R134, so I gather that in the US you don't? (I mean do drugs)

As to your opinion on the characters: well, they are flawed, so are human beings in general...

by Anonymousreply 13512/19/2020

The superior British show with flawed characters was I May Destroy You.

by Anonymousreply 13612/23/2020

It is so ridiculous. Investment banks have no niggas. Everyone knows that.

by Anonymousreply 13712/23/2020

True that she is reduced to payin ho's for sex, to climb on her blubber and put it in?

by Anonymousreply 13812/27/2020

Because Lens knows so much about working at a bank. She’s the spoiled child of artist types.

Talk about someone boldly proud of a tin ear.

by Anonymousreply 13912/27/2020

They call her blubber ass when she walks away....lena u sow

by Anonymousreply 14012/28/2020

This show was actually a lot of fun and made me miss London. It's nothing like Girls and she isn't leading most of it but directed a few episodes. Give it a chance it's only 8 episodes.

For people that like Succession you may like Industry.

by Anonymousreply 14112/28/2020

The only dong I wanted to see was Harper's black boyfriend - and that was the only graphic sex scene where they didn't show the guy's cock.

by Anonymousreply 14201/11/2021

I watched the series. At its best it reminded me of a bit of "This Life" (BBC 1996-97), but in a watered down, timid way. The scenes between Harper and Eric were the saving grace, otherwise it was a passable mood piece that I could watch and catch up with things on my phone at the same time.

by Anonymousreply 14301/11/2021

[quote]Critics also hated the new show Sex and the City

Erm, no they didn't

by Anonymousreply 14401/11/2021

I' m actually enjoying Industry

by Anonymousreply 14501/11/2021

How do the guys do so much coke and then get hard enough to fuck minutes later?

by Anonymousreply 14601/11/2021

Love the music

by Anonymousreply 14701/11/2021

Lets face it, anything the blubber ass is associated with is gonna be shit.

by Anonymousreply 148Last Sunday at 8:44 PM

I thought Industry was a bit fun. The show was so silly, like Love Island in the world of finance.

by Anonymousreply 149Last Monday at 12:05 AM

She only directed one episode - she isn't a showrunner or producer - so will the Lens trolls move on. I found the series uneven and underwhelming but good enough for to kill an hour...

by Anonymousreply 150Last Monday at 6:31 PM

I sort of like it, and I didn't think I would

by Anonymousreply 151Last Monday at 6:58 PM

The showrunners are two people who worked in banking in London r139 dear.

by Anonymousreply 152Last Thursday at 2:51 AM

poop poop pah doop

by Anonymousreply 153Last Thursday at 3:00 AM

How is this cow successful????

by Anonymousreply 154Last Thursday at 11:40 AM

For those who liked the mood of "Industry," this is the somewhat awkward pilot episode of a much earlier series that, at its best small moments, "Industry" reminded me of.

"This Life" (BBC, 1996-1997.)

It's 25+ years old but holds up, I think.

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by Anonymousreply 155Yesterday at 5:12 AM

r155 This Life was lucky enough to have rode the Britpop/Cool Britania wave just at the right moment in the early 90s - it seems so nostalgic now in the post-Brexit apocalypse .

by Anonymousreply 15615 hours ago

This show is as boring as hell, but you see a lot of peen.

Oh, and the black guy is gay and has a line in episode 2 where a guy just shot a load on his chest and he says, "I think I'll wear you to work."

by Anonymousreply 15714 hours ago

[quote] "This Life" (BBC, 1996-1997.)

Andrew Lincoln shows two seconds of peen in this show. He gets out of the shower and grabs a towel so fast you practically have to slo-mo it to see it. Don't know why he was so shy.

by Anonymousreply 15814 hours ago

[quote]Oh, and the black guy is gay and has a line in episode 2 where a guy just shot a load on his chest and he says, "I think I'll wear you to work."

Uh... yeah. We've seen the show. He also fucks his FWB/unrequited love on a couch while his girlfriend is upstairs. And in a bathroom stall at a Christmas party.

by Anonymousreply 15914 hours ago

Are you guys watching It's A SIn? Amazing. I only meant to watch the first episode but ended up watching three and had to force myself away from the iplayer at 3am.

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