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Old 08-08-2013, 09:56 AM   #31
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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.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:57 AM   #32
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As more and more shows are imported, it becomes more and more important that they do something about this.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:50 AM   #33
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Was ITV making a more somber version of Death in Paradise?
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:12 PM   #34
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Was ITV making a more somber version of Death in Paradise?
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:30 PM   #35
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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:

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


Tennant's character is also
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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".
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:52 PM   #36
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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.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:55 AM   #37
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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!
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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!
We've really enjoyed it. Hope you like it!

Sorry for the hijack, everyone. Carry on.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:04 AM   #39
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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.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:21 AM   #40
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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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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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Old 08-09-2013, 09:51 AM   #42
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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.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:17 AM   #43
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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.
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.
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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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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.
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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Old 08-09-2013, 11:48 AM   #46
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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.
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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Old 08-09-2013, 12:21 PM   #47
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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.
Thanks, Tony.
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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.
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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Never, ever heard that!
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:15 PM   #50
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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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I've never heard of bunny ears.
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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.
You don't want to know how I initially pronounced Hermione when I read it to my boys.
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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?
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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.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:32 PM   #55
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
Why would you think that ?
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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.
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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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