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Old 07-14-2014, 10:02 PM   #211
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The second season (series) of UK show Utopia has begun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_(UK_TV_series)
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:24 PM   #212
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The second season (series) of UK show Utopia has begun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_(UK_TV_series)
I was just coming here to post that. First episode tonight, second tomorrow, and then Tuesdays from then on.

A candidate for one of the most deranged shows in television history. In a good way.
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(By the way, your link is broken...you need to put the close parenthesis inside the tags.)
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:52 AM   #214
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Just finished In The Flesh season 2. A most excellent show.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:58 AM   #215
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Just finished In The Flesh season 2. A most excellent show.
I like it, too. A different take on zombies.
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:25 PM   #216
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Last night saw Monty Python Live (Mostly) from the O2 Arena in London broadcast almost in its entirety on Gold in the UK. Apparently, there'll be another showing on July 22nd with a couple of offending sketches that were cut last night.

It's available through 'magical means' and I'm sure someone will run it here eventually - or at least I hope so.
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:19 PM   #217
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It's available through 'magical means' and I'm sure someone will run it here eventually - or at least I hope so.
Actually aired live in the US in some theaters through FathomEvents. Some replays are scheduled as well.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:37 PM   #218
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The Honourable Woman is pretty good.
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:24 PM   #219
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"Walter"

A one off pilot. It's a cop dramedy. I liked it. I wouldn't mind if went to full series.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...r-BBC-One.html

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Old 08-10-2014, 11:57 AM   #220
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Just watched Southcliffe from last year. It's on Netflix.

Sad, miserable, confusing and depressing. I loved it.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:52 PM   #221
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'Chasing Shadows'

First episode has aired.

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Chasing Shadows is a thrilling new four-part drama, which focuses on the work of a missing persons field unit charged with tracking down serial killers who prey on impressionable and vulnerable people.

Reece Shearsmith plays DS Sean Stone and his partner, Ruth Hattersley is played by Alex Kingston whilst Noel Clarke takes on the role of DI Prior.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:58 PM   #222
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I'm watching the first episode, and so far it seems OK if a bit rote...the autistic but we don't say autistic detective is becoming something of a cliché, and this one doesn't really do anything with it beyond the quasi-autism.
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:51 AM   #223
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We enjoyed the first episode. I agree that all of a sudden leading or significant characters with asperger's or autism seems to be a trend, but I think this one is well done. Thanks for the heads up about the show.

I LOVE this thread. My wife and I have been able to fill our summer viewing hours with New Tricks, Jonathan Creek and other superior shows I've learned about in this thread.
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Scott and Bailey returned last week. I like that show.

I've almost finished the Honourable Woman (which may have it's own thread), complex and detailed but a great watch.

For Brits of a certain age "Cilla" had a good first episode (a drama about the the life of Cilla Black).
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Yep - just downloaded the second episode of Scott & Bailey, 3rd Chasing Shadows and 5th New Tricks
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:18 PM   #226
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'The Driver'

Starring David Morrissey.

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Taxi driver Vince McKee and his estranged wife Ros have blamed themselves ever since their son Tim cut ties with the family, and now they live separate lives. Vince's day-to-day existence takes an unusual turn when he accepts an offer from a criminal gang organized by his ex-con mate Colin, who has resurfaced after six years in prison. Although initially thrilled at becoming a driver for gang leader The Horse, once the criminals arrange their major job McKee soon wishes he could have his old life back.
It's a 3 part series.

First episode has aired.
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:51 PM   #227
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I've always liked Robson Green so looking forward to Grantchester, a new show that starts next week.

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I've always liked Robson Green so looking forward to Grantchester, a new show that starts next week.

Grantchester
http://www.itv.com/presscentre/press...s-grantchester

Grantchester sounds a lot like the Father Dowling mysteries.

Peaky Blinders is now available on Netflix.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/ar...rama.html?_r=0
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Old 10-02-2014, 08:34 AM   #229
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A heads up that Gracepoint starts tonight at 9:00 on Fox.

For those that don't know, it's a 10-part adaptation of Broadchurch with a promised different ending.

From the trailers, I'm not sure how long I will be able to endure David Tennant's American accent, but I'll certainly watch!
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I watched Broadchurch and it was well done, but I don't know if I'm up for doing it all over again with Gracepoint.
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I watched Broadchurch and it was well done, but I don't know if I'm up for doing it all over again with Gracepoint.
My feelings exactly. Given the miserable track record of American adaptations of Brit shows my expectations are pretty low, despite Tennant starring in both.

Tennant's dual roles brings up a question I was posing to friends recently. Why is it that Brit actors come to the US and do great American accents but American actors never seem to go to the UK and do Brit accents? Brits even do difficult American regional accents, such as Idris Elba as Stringer Bell in The Wire doing a Baltimore black ghetto accent. Are Brit actors simply better than American actors? Are Brit accents more difficult?
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A heads up that Gracepoint starts tonight at 9:00 on Fox.

For those that don't know, it's a 10-part adaptation of Broadchurch with a promised different ending.

From the trailers, I'm not sure how long I will be able to endure David Tennant's American accent, but I'll certainly watch!
I read it was a line by line remake. Even if the ending does turn out to be different there's no way I can sit through that.

Oh and it's not a British show

There are American's who do good British accents I think. You're not watching the right UK shows
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It may just be that there's more money in moving to America and doing American TV and movies than moving to England...

I know there are some who go the other way. Gillian Anderson & Chloe Savigny come immediately to mind; they've both done British (or Irish) accents in British TV shows.
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:33 PM   #234
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The Honourable Woman is pretty good.
I thought it was fantastic. And a great performance by Gyllenhaal.
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I thought it was fantastic. And a great performance by Gyllenhaal.
I found her the least enjoyable character. I really liked it but some of the plot was very hard to believe and a little inconsistent which knocked it down a few points for me.

The previous years Shadow Line (same team) was really great also.

There was a show a couple of years ago about teenage girl who ended up in Beirut, paralleled with the story of her grandfather during WW2. I loved that show

The Promise

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Yeah, I saw The Promise. It was excellent. I really like that actress, too - Claire Foy. She was also good in Little Dorrit.
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Just watched The Promise on Hulu Plus a couple weeks ago, enjoyed it.
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I found her the least enjoyable character. I really liked it but some of the plot was very hard to believe and a little inconsistent which knocked it down a few points for me.

The previous years Shadow Line (same team) was really great also.
Shadow Line was spectacular. 8.3 on IMDB but 10.0 in my book.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shadow_Line_(TV_series)
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Shadow Line was spectacular. 8.3 on IMDB but 10.0 in my book.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shadow_Line_(TV_series)
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Strange. It works for me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shadow_Line_(TV_series)

Or, just search Wikipedia for "the shadow line". :-)
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