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Offline Sek'Tal Alcyone

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'Top Boy' UK Channel 4 (2011 - )
« on: August 22, 2013, 10:24:38 AM »
A thriving but underground drugs business is being run by Dushane ('Ashley Walters' ) and his friend Sully (Kane Robinson) to become the richest men on the block. To live rich Dushane and Sully go into partnership with top don Bobby Raikes ('Geoff Bell (I)' ). Rivalry with Kamale (Scorcher) and his gang results in their loan from Raikes being stolen, and they swear revenge. Thirteen-year old Ra'Nell (Malcolm Kamulete) gradually gets lured into the gang and drug business as his mother Lisa (Sharon Duncan-Brewster) has a breakdown and is hospitalised - with devastating consequences.

Now, normally I avoid these London based urband dramas because they normally turn out to be a 'Kidulthood' style festival of cringe and embarrassment.
Top Boy however is really, pretty fucking good. The second series has just started over here and is looking set to be just as gripping as the first.
Having grown up in a similar area and having known similar characters during my youth, I can vouch for it's gritty realism. The situations are never too far fetched and the characters are never akin to the almost parody you see in similar dramas.
I highly recommend this series, so get watching if it sounds like your cuppa tea, right?

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Re: 'Top Boy' UK Channel 4 (2011 - )
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 04:07:26 PM »
Looks good..and I can understand their accent.

I'd probally have to download this. Maybe the first episode...and see what happens.

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Re: 'Top Boy' UK Channel 4 (2011 - )
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 04:45:58 PM »
Be sure to let know what you think. It's worth at least a quick look.