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Re: Limey TV thread

Post by DARTH » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:00 am

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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.
Watched a couple episodes of Midsomer-- mysteries themselves were well written, but bland main characters. Meh. Lewis is much better.
True. but there's not as many Lewis available streaming and Midsomer puts me to sleep.You try Saxondale?
Not yet. FWIW, Lewis gets better after the seasons available on streaming. James' character is much better written.
I think they might be looking to do with Lewis to James as the did with Morse to Lewis? Pass the show down to the understudy.

He is a cool character.




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James...oh yeah... Mr. Billy Piper.....


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Post by Turdacious » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:13 pm

Reilly, Ace of Spies-- miniseries about the man who inspired James Bond. First few episodes are slow, but picks up. Good series. Sam Neill is the third best Bond.
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Re: Limey TV thread

Post by Turdacious » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:56 am

DARTH wrote:
Turdacious wrote:
Blaidd Drwg wrote:
Turdacious wrote:
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.
Watched a couple episodes of Midsomer-- mysteries themselves were well written, but bland main characters. Meh. Lewis is much better.
True. but there's not as many Lewis available streaming and Midsomer puts me to sleep.You try Saxondale?
Not yet. FWIW, Lewis gets better after the seasons available on streaming. James' character is much better written.
I think they might be looking to do with Lewis to James as the did with Morse to Lewis? Pass the show down to the understudy.

He is a cool character.
True. FWIW, I watched the newer Lewis episodes are available on random PBS websites with a little searching.
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Turdacious wrote:Reilly, Ace of Spies-- miniseries about the man who inspired James Bond. First few episodes are slow, but picks up. Good series. Sam Neill is the third best Bond.
I saw that when it came on Masterpiece Theater in the late 80's.

When I saw the ds on TV ofr Jurassic Park I shouted "Reilly is going to kill some Dinos!"

Man Reilly ended sad, good thing for a pre-teen to see.




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Post by Turdacious » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:03 am

1990-- mid 70's series about a distopian future where bureaucrats run wild. Think 1984. Good characters and dialog, and Edward Woodward is great. It starts slow and it's very British, but a good series.

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Post by Gav » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:25 pm

Check out 'The Fall'. Good series. It has Gillian Anderson looking sexy too.
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Gav wrote:Check out 'The Fall'. Good series. It has Gillian Anderson looking sexy too.
I want her like no other. Thanks for the tip.




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Post by Gav » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:58 pm

Darth, I think you missed the music thread I posted for you last week. It's probably off the first page now.
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Post by Gav » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:20 am

Another good show 'Broadchurch'. The main character is Scottish and has an accent you folks might have trouble with.
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Post by Bobby » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:41 am

Remember the first time I was in Glasgow and heard a policeman speak.Had to ask my dad what language the policeman was speaking and to my surprise it was english (sort of).
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Post by The Ginger Beard Man » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:26 am

Gav wrote:Another good show 'Broadchurch'. The main character is Scottish and has an accent you folks might have trouble with.
My girlfriend told me about this a few days ago. Now that I'm caught up on Sherlock, we're going to check this out.
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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:42 pm

Not limey..Nordic but really excellent. The Bridge. Svensk/Dansk language, subtitled well in Engrish.
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Post by Pinky » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:39 pm

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Gav wrote:Check out 'The Fall'. Good series. It has Gillian Anderson looking sexy too.
I want her like no other. Thanks for the tip.
"The Fall" was very good. And Scully is a naughty girl.
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Post by DARTH » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:34 pm

YES!




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Post by Bobby » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:10 am

An oldie,but goodie!
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Post by Bobby » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:14 am

Inspired "All in the family".
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Post by Turdacious » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:44 am

Jack Taylor-- not limey, based on an Irish detective series. Ex-cop with issues solves crimes. Series is darkly but well shot. Lots of one liners from the main character's internal monologue that seem like they were taken directly from the books. Taylor is damaged and vulnerable, but likeable. Standard noir stuff with a Irish twist. On Netflix streaming. Well done series so far. I like it.
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Turdacious wrote:Jack Taylor-- not limey, based on an Irish detective series. Ex-cop with issues solves crimes. Series is darkly but well shot. Lots of one liners from the main character's internal monologue that seem like they were taken directly from the books. Taylor is damaged and vulnerable, but likeable. Standard noir stuff with a Irish twist. On Netflix streaming. Well done series so far. I like it.

The voiceover bugs a bit but overall very good I thought.

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Post by Turdacious » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:29 pm

Will have to put that on the list. Thanks.
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Post by Bobby » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:19 pm

Here is a good one.
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Post by Bobby » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:46 pm

A good alarm clock 2-3 minutes in.
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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:07 am

Turd,

Inspector Morse took me a bit to catch onto but, yeah..better than Lewis. Great character development and character acting. Clealy closer to a book in the overall feel.
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Post by Turdacious » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:01 am

Blaidd Drwg wrote:Turd,

Inspector Morse took me a bit to catch onto but, yeah..better than Lewis. Great character development and character acting. Clealy closer to a book in the overall feel.
Saw the first couple of episodes, thought they were ok. Will have to give them another look now that they're on Netflix streaming.
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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:38 am

Turdacious wrote:
Blaidd Drwg wrote:Turd,

Inspector Morse took me a bit to catch onto but, yeah..better than Lewis. Great character development and character acting. Clealy closer to a book in the overall feel.
Saw the first couple of episodes, thought they were ok. Will have to give them another look now that they're on Netflix streaming.
Thanks.

This is embarrassing...but I'm watching one now,and I've taken to writing down the character's names because they click though so many and then kill them off before you know their last name. Also was enjoying Smiley's People on your rec. but NF was sending thrashed discs.
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