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Limey TV thread

Post by Turdacious » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:00 am

What you like, don't like, and recommend.
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Post by Turdacious » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:14 am

The Prisoner-- no description is adequate, just watch it

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy-- as good as the movie is, the series is better. Smiley's People is in my queue.

Zen-- very good, and different enough from the books to be surprising. Caterina Murino is ridiculously hot in this series.

Secret Agent/Danger Man-- pretty good once they switched to one hour episodes; got too Bondish (the Roger Moore variety) at the end

Callan-- see my other review, great anti-hero.

Torchwood-- like Dr. Who but not much fun

FWIW, I tended to ignore a lot of these shows before seeing recommendations here.
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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:48 am

Hmmmm...K.

I have a high tolerance for corny..(See Dr. Who)

Reebus- Scottish detective show. little klunky. good character development.

Prime Suspect- Dame Helen Mirren at her best..
Utterly Required.

Foyles War- WW2 era cop drama. Very decent

Midsommer Murders---so fucking british...slow as mud

George Gently- Another decent historical cop drama, I say....overall positive

Wire in the Blood- Clever dialogue, stock police psychologist drama

Cracker- the original cop psychologist drama, outstanding acting, older show, can be clunky writing.

Luther- Stringer Bell is rogue copper...great show

Merlin--pure stupid cornball good for the kiddies...meh.

Frost- Classic detective series, Jason David is a great actor

Being Human- very very corny but occasionally funny..mostly No.

Umm.....


House of Cards- EPIC REQUIRED POLITICAL DRAMA


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Post by Holland Oates » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:57 pm

Wallander (thanks BD) Cop show. Norway, Iceland, Finland? I don't know.

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Post by Bobby » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:04 pm

Tv series from the ninties worth checking is:soldier,soldier.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkxpaaijqRE
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Post by Pinky » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:50 pm

Peep Show, an oddly fucked up British sit com, is worth watching.
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Post by Bobby » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:15 pm

Here is a link to an episode of soldier,soldier (sorry proto).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7m_A10bG4A
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Post by DikTracy6000 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:54 pm

Blaidd Drwg wrote:Hmmmm...K.

I have a high tolerance for corny..(See Dr. Who)

Reebus- Scottish detective show. little klunky. good character development.

Prime Suspect- Dame Helen Mirren at her best..
Utterly Required.

Foyles War- WW2 era cop drama. Very decent

Midsommer Murders---so fucking british...slow as mud

George Gently- Another decent historical cop drama, I say....overall positive

Wire in the Blood- Clever dialogue, stock police psychologist drama

Cracker- the original cop psychologist drama, outstanding acting, older show, can be clunky writing.

Luther- Stringer Bell is rogue copper...great show

Merlin--pure stupid cornball good for the kiddies...meh.

Frost- Classic detective series, Jason David is a great actor

Being Human- very very corny but occasionally funny..mostly No.

Umm.....


House of Cards- EPIC REQUIRED POLITICAL DRAMA


actually added this phrase to the UK Political Lexicon.

Totally agree on Prime Suspect and Frost. Also loved Morse before he passed on.

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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:44 am

Never got into Morse, based on your rec, I'll take another run at it.
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Post by DARTH » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:03 am

Better than Morse is Inspector Lewis, wich is the continuation of Morse.

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Doc Martin- My Old lady hates brits but loves Martin. This was our Saturday night show last year.

William and Mary

Sherlock- Best modern take on this ever.

Sharpe's

Downton Abby

Black's Books

Red Dwarf

I, Cladius

Rome- It was full of Brit actors at least. Best show EVER!

Other's have put some good stuff as well.




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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:06 am

Rome and Inspector Lewis I forgot about!

Lewis is kinda slooow...Can you do Midsomer Murders? It puts me to sleep but has good dialogue and character development.
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Post by DARTH » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:31 am

Blaidd Drwg wrote:Rome and Inspector Lewis I forgot about!

Lewis is kinda slooow...Can you do Midsomer Murders? It puts me to sleep but has good dialogue and character development.
Midsomer just does not grab me.




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Post by Bobby » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:56 am

Both me and the wife loves Midsumer.The thing we like most is that you can never guess who the guilty party is (and the scenery,characters and dialoque ain`t to bad either).
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Post by Pinky » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:04 pm

DARTH wrote:Red Dwarf
I used to love Red Dwarf. I just added it to my Netflix queue.
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Post by Alfred_E._Neuman » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:40 pm

Pinky wrote:
DARTH wrote:Red Dwarf
I used to love Red Dwarf. I just added it to my Netflix queue.
Agreed. Red Dwarf FTMFW.

They made a US pilot that was just awful. You can find it on youtube.
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Post by DARTH » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:35 am

They tend to fuck it up when they make US versions to Brit shows.
Life on Mars from the UK is great (as is Ashes to Ashes, it's spin off/continuation)
The US version sucked dick.

I did not even bother with the Ameican Prime Suspect. Who need's Maria Bello acting manly when you have Helen Mirren's Jane Tenison?

Just air the things on American TV. Same language, no need to Americanize it.




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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:53 am

I'd fuck Mirren as Jane Tennison in a heartbeat...at 60? Hell...probably 70.
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Post by DARTH » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:41 am

Blaidd Drwg wrote:I'd fuck Mirren as Jane Tennison in a heartbeat...at 60? Hell...probably 70.
I have no shame in admiting that her as Morgana LeFay in Excaliber fueld a few teenage wank sessions.




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Post by JimZipCode » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:33 am

Top Gear was my favorite TV show for a few years.

I've moved away from it — once you've seen 30 or 40, you've seen 'em all. But it still has a quality, if I'm flipping channels, there is damn near nothing more able to get me to relax and chuckle than a few mins of that show. Series 10 is the peak, as far as I'm concerned. Greatest driving road in Europe, amphibious cars, taking the microcar to the BBC offices, Botswana Special, London race, the British Leyland retrospective, history of car controls, etc.

Try to get the unabridged versions. On BBC America, they air versions that are chopped-down to fit the American TV hour with commercials. They usually chop out the news segment, and sometimes the star in the car, which makes the show lurch a little disjointedly. But even the abridged versions of series 10 are wonderful (that's what I watched).
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Post by Turdacious » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:12 pm

Smiley's People-- excellent series. Brilliant bitterness from Alec Guinness and Beryl Reid.
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Post by Turdacious » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:26 pm

Wait-- BD likes dramas about Officer Friendly?
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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:03 am

Turdacious wrote:Wait-- BD likes dramas about Officer Friendly?

It is a more than a little confusing for me as well.
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Post by DARTH » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:07 am

Turdacious wrote:Wait-- BD likes dramas about Officer Friendly?

Shit man! Who don't like Sci Fi You know? Where the cops are allways good guys who worry about the people they are sworn to protect and the law they are sworn to uphold. Where they come and get your cat out of the tree.

But you see we live in the real world and............... SHIT AIN'T LIKE THAT! :rock: :rock:




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