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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 9, 2013 #41 of 201
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Funny how "pilot" has come to mean "first episode" in popular discourse, regardless of whether it's a pilot or not...
     
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    Hoffer

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    The first episode got me googling. The guy thanked someone for the 99. They were both holding ice cream cones, so I figured that is what it was. I had to google it to learn more.

    That is one cool thing about watching shows from the UK. They will say something that I have never heard before and it gets me searching. :)
     
  3. Aug 9, 2013 #43 of 201
    eddyj

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    I learned about those when I visited Ireland.

    The first ep was good enough to keep my Season Pass for now. Although I am already bothered by the "people acting stupid" syndrome.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2013 #44 of 201
    TonyTheTiger

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    Yes, a 99 is an ice cream cone with a flake (chocolate bar) in it. Pu TWO flakes in it and then it becomes a 'bunny ears'.

    Happy to answer any Brit-isms on request. :)
     
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    philw1776

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    I see a market opportunity for Google or somesuch to add an ap to closed captions that really translates these idioms
    I could not watch this show w/o closed captions. The actors need to speak clear, accent free English like us Bostonians.
     
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    Hcour

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    We enjoy that, too. We learned all kinds of expressions watching Lewis, Morse, and others. I like the way they call a car trunk the "boot" and a police station the "nick".
     
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    murgatroyd

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    Thanks, Tony. :up:
     
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    Hoffer

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    I read about the bunny ears. Also read that strawberry or raspberry sauce poured on top is called monkey blood I think.
     
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    TonyTheTiger

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    Never, ever heard that!
     
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    cheesesteak

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    I thought the first episode was pretty good. Surprised there's no episode thread but I guess a number of people have already watched the series by magic.
     
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    JohnB1000

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    I've never heard of bunny ears.
     
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    wprager

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    You don't want to know how I initially pronounced Hermione when I read it to my boys. :eek:
     
  13. Aug 13, 2013 #53 of 201
    wprager

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    I'll be starting this tonight (just finishing up Orphan Black); watched the first 10 minutes or so last night and I can't help shaking this feeling that it will be similar to The Killing. We enjoyed The Killing -- had no issues with the S1 ending, but I'm a little concerned about yet another show featuring a family tragedy at its center.

    Without giving away any spoilers, can someone comment on this?
     
  14. Aug 13, 2013 #54 of 201
    TonyTheTiger

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    All I will say is that it was planned as a standalone series with no vague notions of continuing at the end.

    The words 'Broadchurch will Return' do come up after the whole story is concluded, but this story is not affected by it.


    IMHO, the ending is completely satisfying.
     
  15. Aug 13, 2013 #55 of 201
    DLiquid

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    It reminds me a bit of Top of the Lake, as well. In general, I find cop shows terribly boring, but I like the extended mystery/drama format of both Top of the Lake and The Killing, and based on the first episode I think I will like Broadchurch too.
     
  16. Aug 13, 2013 #56 of 201
    dbranco

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    We watched the first episode and enjoyed it a lot. Thanks to the person who mentioned the season pass and episodes not marked "new".

    Had to turn on Closed Captions for this one; without them we were getting only about 20% of the dialog!
     
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    Hoffer

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    With the talk of David Tennant from Doctor Who being in it, I thought this was going to be some kind of sci-fi or fantasy show. Even for a bit with the death, I thought there was some kind of super natural thing going on. As the show moved along, It seemed more and more like a plain old police drama/mystery.
     
  18. Aug 13, 2013 #58 of 201
    JohnB1000

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    Why would you think that ?
     
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    lambertman

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    With the talk of David Tennant from Viva Blackpool being in Doctor Who, I thought it would have more singing and dancing. :D
     
  20. Aug 13, 2013 #60 of 201
    Rob Helmerichs

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    When I heard that Billie Piper from Doctor Who was starring in Secret Diary of a Call Girl, I thought "What a rip-off! Doctor Who should have been soft-core porn!"

    Which, in any other case, would be illogical, since Doctor Who came first. But with time travel, all bets are off.
     

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