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High Society
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"Wu Tang: An American Saga (Hulu)"


          

First 3 episodes are up.
I watched the first one before work.
Was pretty cool.

I love Wu so I’m definitely sticking with it.

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I like the portrayal of Rza, Divine, & Ghost so far.
Sep 04th 2019
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Not digging Ghost's portrayal so far...
Sep 05th 2019
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I'm digging it so far.
Sep 08th 2019
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High Society
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Wed Sep-04-19 07:34 PM

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1. "I like the portrayal of Rza, Divine, & Ghost so far."
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Dave East is a little stiff as Method Man, doesn’t have the charisma.
The young man that played Shaolin Fantastic In The Get Up is Raekwon.
I like him, I think he’s a good actor. He just doesn’t have the physical build of Rae.
So that’s bugging me, it’s nitpicking though.

They are sliding in various hits of Wu nostalgia:
Kung fu flicks, Mazda MPVs, a Voltron action figure.
Rza has the camo jacket, Ghost wears the color coordinated skully.
Ghost and his brothers talk about Ironman comics.
They eat a lot of Chinese from the spot I assume is supposed to be on Targee
across from the projects in Staten. There’s always been on a Wu mural on the side of the Chinese spot. It can be seen in the movie Black & White. Maybe in the Can It Be video as well.

They are using terms like Gat’n Staten which I don’t really remember from any of their rhymes... must be what they called it though before forming Wu Tang and changing it to Shaolin.

Finally introduced to Gza in the 3rd episode. We haven’t caught up with Deck, U-God, or Masta Killah yet.

Cappadonna is in jail.

It’s fun, I had my doubts considering was being produced by Hulu.
But it’s got a mature rating. Rza and the clan are producers and consultants.
It’s not 100% accurate but Ghost and Rae are in rival crews.
We’re introduced to Power early. They are playing up turf war:
Stapleton vs Parkhill. I can see younger viewers possibly being annoyed by the slang, they say SON a lot. It makes me smile though lol.
like I said I love Wu Tang Clan, it was going to take this being pure trash for me not to like it.

So I’m probably biased, but so far... it’s very enjoyable and any 90s head should watch.


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MaxPtah
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Thu Sep-05-19 09:19 AM

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2. "Not digging Ghost's portrayal so far..."
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but after episode three I'm beginning to come around on him now that the music thing is beginning to kick back in for him

I agree that the only thing holding back Moore's portrayal of Rae is his build lol. Other than that him and TJ Aston as ODB have been great so far.

Agree with you on Dave East as Meth. He seems stiff and non-charismatic for playing someone who oozes it.

I'm liking it so far, but its coming from a place of bias as well lol.

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mrhood75
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Sun Sep-08-19 02:07 AM

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The stuff about the music and the process of creating is the most interesting to me. I don't really care about the Park Hill vs. Stapleton angle and the whole thing of Divine forcing RZA to take over the drug game side, but I know that it's really essential to the crew's development and origin. I'm just looking forward to the part when they just move past it and it's mostly about them recording and dealing with bum record deals.

Acting wise, I'm fine with everyone except Dave East. Saunders, Moore, and the kid who plays ODB are doing a great job. In fact, the kid who plays ODB has got him down cold. I keep wanting to see more about him.

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