Slow Horses: Strange Games   Show Only 
November 29, 2023 6:54 PM - Season 3, Episode 1 - Subscribe

A romantic relationship in Istanbul ends badly. Lamb hits the panic button when one of his Slow Horses fails to show up for work.
posted by ellieBOA (11 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
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posted by ellieBOA at 12:27 PM on November 30, 2023

Ahh this show does suspense and tension so well. I’d watch a whole show about the ill-fated Istanbul couple! My partner said, “That’s a LOT of chick peas…” before the file was uncovered. Interesting that there were two instances of food hiding something valuable.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:03 AM on December 2, 2023 [2 favorites]

That WAS a lot of chickpeas! I saw that and was, like, no wonder he thought he had plenty of time to snoop around.
posted by snofoam at 2:55 AM on December 2, 2023 [3 favorites]

Oh god I don’t need to see Lamb half naked. But Ringo and George Level… Also does Catherine have to get kidnapped and held at remote country houses in every season?
posted by TWinbrook8 at 5:50 PM on December 8, 2023

I'm just so happy this show is back. (And I can already tell that they'll have changed everything around just enough that my vague memories of having read the book a year or two ago will make everything just slightly more confusing.)

Apparently the secret classification level just below Ringo is Garbanzo.
posted by eponym at 7:08 PM on December 12, 2023 [1 favorite]

I love this show but I'm amazed at how absolutely GROSS they managed to made Lamb. I almost feel like I can smell him through the screen. Its an impressive commitment to character, I suppose, not surprising from Oldman. I think Catherine is pretty tough, in her own way.

(and who just helps themselves to someone else's ice cream???)
posted by supermedusa at 8:38 AM on December 13, 2023

(and who just helps themselves to someone else's ice cream???)

posted by ellieBOA at 12:54 PM on December 13, 2023 [2 favorites]

Hiding your valuables in a fundamentally appealing food product does sort of seem like asking for trouble. Stick the diamond in a giant, freezer burned bag of frozen veg! Or at least make it a pint of rum raisin or something. (Apologies to rum raisin likers.)
posted by eponym at 1:02 PM on December 13, 2023 [1 favorite]

Surely the best ice cream to hide diamonds in is Rocky Road?

It is remarkable just how vile Lamb is. I admire Oldman playing it to the hilt. Clearly there's a lot of makeup and physical acting and fart foleys. His hair's greased up and he was sticking his belly out but the saggy older man pecs are unavoidably him.
posted by Nelson at 2:21 PM on January 15

Two women have male booty callers who snoop nude in their flats but can't find the contraband the women have hidden in creamy foods.
posted by kirkaracha at 1:10 PM on January 27

She must have melted the ice cream to get the diamond in there, then refroze it, so city boy may be at risk of food poisoning.
posted by biffa at 3:57 AM on February 1 [1 favorite]

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