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'Broadchurch' - Starring David Tennant - BBC America

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Malcontent, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Aug 1, 2013 #21 of 201
    TonyTheTiger

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    Well, to be fair, Tennant is using his native Scottish accent!

    But please, say it ain't so.
     
  2. Aug 1, 2013 #22 of 201
    NYHeel

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    Yeah, I don't get this. I generally don't think too highly of the American public but most 12 year olds managed to read the Harry Potter books without an American version. I think we could mange this.
     
  3. Aug 1, 2013 #23 of 201
    TonyTheTiger

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    Still managed to change the Philosopher's Stone into the Sorcerer's Stone for the American audience!!

    I still say no way.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2013 #24 of 201
    NYHeel

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    Fine, so I'll give Fox a pass if they only change the title of the show. But don't change anything else.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2013 #25 of 201
    TonyTheTiger

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    In the words of Supertramp...

    "Dreamer".
     
  6. Aug 5, 2013 #26 of 201
    Malcontent

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    Watch premiere online before BBC America debut

    http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsideth...premiere-online-before-bbc-america-debut.html

     
  7. Aug 7, 2013 #27 of 201
    robojerk

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    Tonight's the night...
     
  8. Aug 8, 2013 #28 of 201
    murgatroyd

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    So great to see Tennant again.
     
  9. Aug 8, 2013 #29 of 201
    ColHapablap

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    Does anyone else have the first airings of Broadchurch not marked as "new" in the Tivo guide? I'd set a season pass for "first run only", but last night's premiere wasn't recorded because the guide didn't have it as "new". Luckily, they reaired the episode for me to record.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2013 #30 of 201
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Pretty typical for a show that aired earlier in another country...
     
  11. Aug 8, 2013 #31 of 201
    murgatroyd

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    Someone posted a warning in Season Pass Alerts, so I changed my SP to 'first runs and repeats' before last night.
     
  12. Aug 8, 2013 #32 of 201
    Rob Helmerichs

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    As more and more shows are imported, it becomes more and more important that they do something about this.
     
  13. Aug 8, 2013 #33 of 201
    murgatroyd

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  14. Aug 8, 2013 #34 of 201
    JohnB1000

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    huh?
     
  15. Aug 8, 2013 #35 of 201
    murgatroyd

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    Death in Paradise is a detective show which was made by the BBC. It started in 2011, and can be seen on some PBS stations in the US.

    The imdb description says:

    A detective inspector is transferred from the Met in London to the island of Saint-Marie in the Caribbean.

    Tennant's character is also
    a detective inspector who has been banished from his home turf
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    Death in Paradise can sometimes be more humorous than Broadchurch seems to be, because on DiP they play up the cultural differences between the island setting and England.

    So I can see where someone, while pitching Broadchurch to a network executive, might say "it's like Death in Paradise, but more serious / much darker".
     
  16. Aug 8, 2013 #36 of 201
    JohnB1000

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    I'm fully aware of what Death in Paradise is and it bears no similarities beyond being British and being about crime. Broadchurch is much more similar to a broad range of British shows but nowhere near that one.
     
  17. Aug 9, 2013 #37 of 201
    Hcour

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    I'd never heard of DIP. Very good rating on IMDb and it looks like my cup of tea, think I'll give it a try. Thanks for the (unintended) heads up!
     
  18. Aug 9, 2013 #38 of 201
    murgatroyd

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    We've really enjoyed it. Hope you like it!

    Sorry for the hijack, everyone. Carry on.
     
  19. Aug 9, 2013 #39 of 201
    Hoffer

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    edit: I just realized this thread doesn't have spoilers. I don't know that anything below is too spoilery.

    I did not especially enjoy the first episode of Broadchurch. I never saw "The Killing", but it looks like it will be kinda like that? The entire show is dedicated to a single murder. Then again, maybe they solve the boys death in episode two. :)

    I will give the show one more episode.
     
  20. Aug 9, 2013 #40 of 201
    speedcouch

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    Just watched the pilot and it reminds me a lot of the Inspector Lindley Mysteries - the books, not PBS series. Never watched Dr Who, but Tennent seems good as the lead.

    I'm having the same problems with Season Pass as others...had to set manual record for next week.
     

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