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This is England

Post by humblebee » Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:47 am

Thought we had a thread on this, but apparently not.

This is England '90 is now filming in Sheffield!
http://www.prolificnorth.co.uk/2014/10/ ... sheffield/

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Post by Wheatabeat » Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:49 pm

humblebee wrote:Thought we had a thread on this, but apparently not.

This is England '90 is now filming in Sheffield!
http://www.prolificnorth.co.uk/2014/10/ ... sheffield/
Ooh yeah, I heard about this. It'll probably be on screen around Christmas won't it, like TIE '88. I think '88 to '90 were ace years for growing up as a carefree teenager who was just getting into music in a big way. But I'll stop now before it turns into a silly selfish nostalgic thread about Global Hypercolour tee shirts and experimenting with diamond white cider and magic musrooms on our local park.
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Post by humblebee » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:11 am

Well, that was pretty great.

And a pretty great Paul Mason piece about TIE90 and how the globalised, digitalised economy has drained the hope out of the working class:
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... l-had-hope

Every time I look at This is England, it reminds me more and more of the social scenes I was in when I was 18. I might not have done much with my life but I'm lucky to have got out of Grimsby when I did. Things could have been a hell of a lot worse.

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:41 am

Heard a story over the weekend that a certain cast member of TIE was once off their face in the Washington asking very loudly if anyone had any coke, whilst proclaiming Sheffield to be a complete shithole. Same cast member was recently in the Yorkshire Post saying that they felt they now had a special bond with said shithole.

Actors eh?

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Post by crystalball » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:46 am

It was brilliant. Brilliant.

And also weird watching this from my foreigner's perspective. My nineties in Athens were full of the insane optimism of the future escapee who is digging a hole out of their prison cell with a spoon.

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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:57 am

I loved it too! Like Pete, last night's resonated more with me than the others (purely because of age), but some of the scenes were almost eerie.

Also: still in love with Lol.

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Post by linus » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:52 pm

There was so much that was great about the first episode of This is England 90, so much that resonated. I was most definitely not aware of 'sniff banging' but Meadows insists it was a real thing and I definitely knew twits like Flip and Higgy... maybe not dressed the same, maybe not the 'taches but the attitude and demeanour, that snakey dimbulb predator thing, that definitely seemed authentic. Likewise the scene with Shaun smoking with Gadget and Harvey in their flat, I can remember stuff like that, having the piss taken out of you as you whited out, the sheer ignorance about drugs. I'm sure that still happens but there's so much information about drugs now. I presume it's on the school curriculum.

I can remember coming back from college in 1990 to my mates back home (during the Summer of Italia 90) and a party where I had to skin up for everyone (I was no stoner, I just affected smoking roll ups at college so although I couldn't skin up for real I could make them a red leb infused 'rolly'), so there's me sat on the stairs like some wizard figure and they're all asking questions, the first time they'd scored (presumably) and I was responsible for giving them the receptacles to puff away on and they'd ask me to tell them about the one acid house night I'd been to (in actuality it was a temple of psychick youth organised night at a night club in St Albans, apparently, so all jack the tab stuff, if anyone knows what I'm talking about, if I'm making any sense at all), I didn't have much to tell: my acid house experience was that of a mostly bored indie kid in a hawaiin shirt nervously necking Becks (the beer, not a young David Beckham).

Give it a year and all my friends were proper cheesy quavers and I most definitely wasn't. Indie 'til I die, me. Shame.

But our tastes would cross, The Charlatans, The 'Roses, 'Big' by New FADS, 'Perfume' by Paris Angels, The 'Mondays very definitely, Bob State, etc.

Now I'm talking about me.

I loved the scene with Woody on the 'phone to his Dad (and Mum) and the scene with Woody and Lol and her family.

I know it's all going to go to shit but I'm hoping on a hopeful ending.

Yeh, it were nish that first episode, proper bangin'

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Re: This is England

Post by linus » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:55 pm

Actually it was probably rolling rock not becks.

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Post by Trev » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:22 pm

a fog of ideas wrote:o (in actuality it was a temple of psychick youth organised night at a night club in St Albans, apparently, so all jack the tab stuff, if anyone knows what I'm talking about, if I'm making any sense at all)
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(didn't think much of the episode myself, mind, it all seemed to jar with my experiences when I was 19/20).
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Post by This Is Helena » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:40 pm

I've just spent the afternoon watching all of 90. Sometimes it does feel a little like watching a video of my life or having dreams about the past. I feel drained now. I just love seeing those characters together, it's truly an amazing piece of work.
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