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The Official British TV Shows thread

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by JohnB1000, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Oct 30, 2013 #61 of 941
    BrettStah

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    Thanks! I have a reminder set to get them in a few weeks.
     
  2. Nov 6, 2013 #62 of 941
    Malcontent

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  3. Nov 14, 2013 #63 of 941
    JohnB1000

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    Watched The Escape Artist. I'll spoiler my comments though they feature no spoilers about the story or content just about my feelings

    I thought the first two episodes were excellent, if a little cliche at times, but the last episode was not good at all, far too convoluted and unlikely
     
  4. Nov 14, 2013 #64 of 941
    Langree

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    I noticed yesterday that the latest season of Have I got News for you is well under way.

    Funny show, even if I don't get all the political references.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2013 #65 of 941
    Idearat

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    Thanks for the heads up on The Escape Artist and Black Mirror. The Escape Artist is an odd thing, a 3 hour "mini series" of a sort. It probably could have been squeezed into a 2 hr movie, but the length and even the breaks between episodes seemed about right.


    Black Mirror is even better. Futuristic, disturbing. It was compared to The Twilight Zone, and really is more current and topical. While the first series episode The Entire History of You involves some futuristic technology, you could almost re-do the episode with people using Google Glass ( at least the Orwellian version of it people keep harping on about )
    In several episodes they do an excellent job in incorporating future technology without going too far in the future, creating stories where the tech is integral to the story where you could imagine that scenario being possible in the next decade or so.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2013 #66 of 941
    JohnB1000

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    Those short, single story series are pretty common in the UK.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2013 #67 of 941
    Malcontent

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    'Sherlock' Season 3: A bonus mini-episode for Christmas

    http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsideth...son-3-a-bonus-mini-episode-for-christmas.html

     
  8. Dec 21, 2013 #68 of 941
    JohnB1000

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    Just finished the final series of Misfits. There was no way it cold end satisfactorily but other than that I thought the season was great. Much better than 3 & 4.
     
  9. Dec 21, 2013 #69 of 941
    danterner

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    I agree this season was much better than the last two. Nothing beats 1 and 2, though. I'll miss this show.
     
  10. Dec 21, 2013 #70 of 941
    Rob Helmerichs

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    This season almost felt like "Hmm, people just aren't uncomfortable enough watching our show. Let's DO something about that!"

    And they pretty much pulled it off.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2013 #71 of 941
    JohnB1000

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    I'd have liked to see more clear callbacks to the original cast. There were some subtle one's but nothing specific enough. There's been talk of a movie.
     
  12. Dec 26, 2013 #72 of 941
    Malcontent

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    'The IT Crowd Manual'

    This behind-the-scenes documentary features interviews with the main cast of the cult comedy The IT Crowd, plus a host of celebrity fans
     
  13. Dec 27, 2013 #73 of 941
    ADG

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    I'd like to ask if there are any additional suggestions in the crime drama genre. My wife and I have watched many of the shows mentioned in this thread (and some that aren't) and for the most part have really enjoyed them. Among our favorites (in no particular order) are:

    Vera
    Whitechapel
    Ripper Street
    Scott & Bailey
    The Fall
    Silk
    Case Histories
    Luther
    The Hour (gone too soon!!!)
    Peaky Blinders (I like it, she doesn't :) )
    The Escape Artist
    and of course, Sherlock

    So those shows generally define our taste. Any suggestions of similar shows would be most welcome. Thanks :)
     
  14. Dec 27, 2013 #74 of 941
    danterner

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    Broadchurch?
     
  15. Dec 27, 2013 #75 of 941
    TonyTheTiger

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    Shown on British TV yesterday was Still Open All Hours.

    For anyone who remembers the great sitcom Open All Hours with the irreplaceable Ronnie Barker and David Jason, this is a must.

    Granville inherited the store on Arkwright's passing and his son is the errand boy. Many of the old faces of the customers make an appearance including the now retired Nurse Gladys Emanuel (Lynda Barron).

    Worth seeking out but, I have to say, without Barker, it's missing something, and I'm a huge fan of Jason, too.
     
  16. Dec 27, 2013 #76 of 941
    ADG

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    Yes, we did watch that - thanks.
     
  17. Dec 28, 2013 #77 of 941
    Bob Coxner

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    I caught that and it really brought back a lot of memories. They did a great job of capturing the overall atmosphere of the original.
     
  18. Dec 29, 2013 #78 of 941
    SnakeEyes

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    In the crime drama dept, I'd suggest Waking the Dead
     
  19. Dec 29, 2013 #79 of 941
    ADG

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    Downloading now - thanks :)
     
  20. Dec 29, 2013 #80 of 941
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    Really enjoyed After Life with Andrew Lincoln
     

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