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Old 08-13-2013, 07:54 PM   #61
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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.
There was The Doctor Dances. But that was Eccleston.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:45 AM   #62
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Why would you think that ?
The only thing I knew about David Tennant was that he was Doctor Who. Doctor Who is sci-fi/fantasy. I knew absolutely nothing about Broadchurch. So, for some strange reason, I thought maybe he would be in a show similar to a past show he was in. Evidently, that is a crazy thing to think.
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It is when it comes to British actors. They do everything. Very few of them are single genre actors. In fact, I can't think of one that hasn't done a variety of things.
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It is when it comes to British actors. They do everything. Very few of them are single genre actors. In fact, I can't think of one that hasn't done a variety of things.
Rowan Atkinson? Has he ever done serious stuff?
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:38 PM   #65
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Rowan Atkinson is NOT an actor - he's a comedian.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:05 PM   #66
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It is when it comes to British actors. They do everything. Very few of them are single genre actors. In fact, I can't think of one that hasn't done a variety of things.
That's really a rather large generalization. How many British actors do you know?
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:54 AM   #67
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Rowan Atkinson is NOT an actor - he's a comedian.
He is an actor by every definition of the word. He acts out a role -- do you think he is Mr. Bean in real life?
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He is an actor by every definition of the word. He acts out a role -- do you think he is Mr. Bean in real life?
I think you understand the difference.

A better example is Idris Elba, not at all known for his comedy, but the list is pretty endless.

I think what's more significant is that actors regularly play in multiple shows. That's much more rare here. For example the guy on CSI isn't in much else, where David Tennant has been on 3 or 4 significant things in the last 2-3 years playing completely different (as they can be) characters.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:11 AM   #69
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For example the guy on CSI isn't in much else,
Which guy?
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The only thing I knew about David Tennant was that he was Doctor Who. Doctor Who is sci-fi/fantasy. I knew absolutely nothing about Broadchurch. So, for some strange reason, I thought maybe he would be in a show similar to a past show he was in. Evidently, that is a crazy thing to think.
There are exceptions, of course, but actors in general don't want to do shows which are similar to a past show they were in. If they do, they run the risk of people only wanting to put them in shows that are similar to a past show they were in. This problem is called "typecasting", and it significantly narrows the number of jobs they might be able to get. Plus it's often more fun to do something completely different than your last gig. Note that Tennant went off and did Hamlet on stage after his role on Doctor Who ended.
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Anthony Ainsley (Doctor Who's The Master in the 80s, who looked like a villain in real life), when asked if he worried about being typecast: "My dear, I don't care if I'm typecast, just so long as I'm cast."
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:05 PM   #72
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My understanding from reading the critics on this show is that it's like the Killing in the main plot and concept but much better. Supposedly it picks up steam after the first 2 episodes. I've only seen the first though. Of course it's only 8 episodes so there's less dilly-dallying around and it can get to the point. I'll put the below in spoiler tags to be safe even though it isn't really a spoiler
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Apparently in The Killing (I never watched it) every time a new suspect came up in each episode the cops would think he/she was definitely the killer and would never even think of other possibilities. It got old pretty quick. Supposedly, this show doesn't do that. The cops are more open minded about the suspects.

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Old 08-15-2013, 12:29 PM   #73
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Anthony Ainsley (Doctor Who's The Master in the 80s, who looked like a villain in real life), when asked if he worried about being typecast: "My dear, I don't care if I'm typecast, just so long as I'm cast."
Touche!
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:56 PM   #74
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There are exceptions, of course, but actors in general don't want to do shows which are similar to a past show they were in. If they do, they run the risk of people only wanting to put them in shows that are similar to a past show they were in. This problem is called "typecasting", and it significantly narrows the number of jobs they might be able to get. Plus it's often more fun to do something completely different than your last gig. Note that Tennant went off and did Hamlet on stage after his role on Doctor Who ended.
Again a massive generalization. The UK is full of actors who constantly play the same roles and there are plenty of actors who are exactly the same even when they are supposed to be playing different roles.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:23 PM   #75
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That's really a rather large generalization. How many British actors do you know?
Lots. I watch lots of British tv and movies. I prefer them to most American tv programs.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:30 PM   #76
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Is it so hard for American networks to learn this never ends well? Air the UK version. Don't remake it. Don't "improve" it. You're genetically a bunch of idiots. Just rebroadcast it. As is. Unchanged. I mean nothing changed. Don't edit stuff out. Don't overdub "elevator" in place of "lift." Don't presume your audience is a bunch of idiots... (Well, TLC and a few others excepted).

*sigh*
Yeah, "All in the Family" and "Sanford and Son" were such dismal failures. There's also a bit of irony here, considering what's running before and after "Broadchurch" on BBC America.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:31 PM   #77
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Yeah, "All in the Family" and "Sanford and Son" were such dismal failures. There's also a bit of irony here, considering what's running before and after "Broadchurch" on BBC America.
I still think the US version of The Office was better (for the first 5-6 years, at least) than the UK one. All in the Family is one of the best examples. Didn't know Sanford and Son was based on a UK show.

Interesting, a list of UK shows based on US shows:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...evision_series

A great many of them are game/reality shows. Interesting that Maude (a spin off from All in the Family) was remade in the UK as Nobody's Perfect).
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:29 PM   #78
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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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My understanding from reading the critics on this show is that it's like the Killing in the main plot and concept but much better. Supposedly it picks up steam after the first 2 episodes. I've only seen the first though. Of course it's only 8 episodes so there's less dilly-dallying around and it can get to the point. I'll put the below in spoiler tags to be safe even though it isn't really a spoiler
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Apparently in The Killing (I never watched it) every time a new suspect came up in each episode the cops would think he/she was definitely the killer and would never even think of other possibilities. It got old pretty quick. Supposedly, this show doesn't do that. The cops are more open minded about the suspects.


Actually, it's A BIT like The Killing without all that rain! My understanding is that it does not stay "like The Killing" very long. Some reviews say Broadchurch is much better.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:49 PM   #79
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I think it stayed pretty much like The Killing all the way through.

Remember the Euro version of the Killing which came first was very popular in the UK, so it's probably more accurate to say it's very similar to that.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:29 PM   #80
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I watched the second episode today. I found it a little more interesting. I think someone said above it gets better after the first two. So, I'll watch another episode or two for sure.
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:52 PM   #81
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I think what's more significant is that actors regularly play in multiple shows. That's much more rare here. For example the guy on CSI isn't in much else, where David Tennant has been on 3 or 4 significant things in the last 2-3 years playing completely different (as they can be) characters.
Part of that is because the guys on CSI are doing up to 3X as many episodes per year. If an actor in the UK wants to keep busy, they have to work on more than just one project per year.
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That was my point, in a round about way.
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just watched the first episode and man - so far so good.
i mean like really good.

happy to see tennant not chewing up the scenery.
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I'm liking this show a lot. The 2nd ep recording was fubard, so I found it through magical means and then decided that as long as I'm at it, I'll just get the whole series.
I have no problem accepting David Tennant as a character that isn't the Doctor, but I have a hard time accepting Olivia Colman (the lady cop) as anyone other than Sophie on Peep Show.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:36 AM   #85
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I rewatched Hot Fuzz yesterday and she was in that as a raunchy cop. For me she's one of the best at acting multiple characters without just playing herself all the time.
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Does anyone know if there was a new episode of Broadchurch last night (Wednesday, Sept. 11)? My TiVo didn't record it, claiming that that same episode had been recorded recently.

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Does anyone know if there was a new episode of Broadchurch last night (Wednesday, Sept. 11)? My TiVo didn't record it, claiming that that same episode had been recorded recently.

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I had the same problem...but I saw that it wasn't going to record in time to schedule a manual recording.

The ep should be available on BBC-A on demand within 24 hours.
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I had the same problem...but I saw that it wasn't going to record in time to schedule a manual recording.
Same here. The description is exactly the same as last weeks episode.
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I had the same problem...but I saw that it wasn't going to record in time to schedule a manual recording.
Me too. My recording from last night says First Aired: 4/01/2013. It was new to me.
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Thanks. I looked at their site and didn't see it, just promos. I'll look again later when it's been a full 24 hours.
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