The Official British TV Shows thread

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  1. Aug 2, 2016 #801 of 1198
    Malcontent

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    Yeah, this a show that will benefit from being binged.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2016 #802 of 1198
    dswallow

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    This 3 episode series was 4 episodes too long.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2016 #803 of 1198
    ayedee

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    But your were able to force yourself to watch every episode because you love British TV so much.:rolleyes:
     
  4. Aug 6, 2016 #804 of 1198
    tiellv

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    After I finished watching Line of Duty, I was looking around for something else to watch and came across Scott and Bailey and loved that show :up:
     
  5. Aug 6, 2016 #805 of 1198
    dswallow

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    I didn't know, at the time, that it was only 3 episodes, and thought maybe it'd get better. Plus by the third episode, it was mostly just on in the background while I was doing stuff on the computer as it very clearly wasn't particularly interesting enough to pay attention to. So I came here to share how absolutely awful I found it, in case anyone might actually benefit by not losing those ~3 hours of ones life watching it.

    You should however feel free to watch it. Maybe twice. :)
     
  6. Aug 6, 2016 #806 of 1198
    EWiser

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    Love Scott and Bailey. Noticed today that Criminal Justice the BBC series that the HBO series the Night of is on Hulu for those interested. Just like Scott and Bailey.


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  7. Aug 6, 2016 #807 of 1198
    Hcour

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    Have you by chance seen both? If so, which do you think is better? I'm not sure which one to watch. I've usually found the original is better in such cases but certainly not always and I have been reading raves about The Night Of.
     
  8. Aug 6, 2016 #808 of 1198
    TonyTheTiger

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    Hey, the British version has Pete Postlethwaite (Mike drop)!
     
  9. Aug 7, 2016 #809 of 1198
    EWiser

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    Waiting to watch Criminal Justice after the Night of ends.


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  10. Aug 8, 2016 #810 of 1198
    Edmund

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    Silk seasons 1-3 are now on HULU. You can purchase individual episodes of season 3 on Amazon Instant. Seasons 1 & 2 can be purchase by the season.
     
  11. Aug 9, 2016 #811 of 1198
    Hcour

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    Watched the first ep of Scott and Bailey, didn't really grab me. It was certainly well-done and well-acted, but for me the success of these kinds of shows ultimately hinges on the crime investigation and it just wasn't that interesting. Some shows take a while to get rolling so I may give it a few more eps to see if it grabs me.
     
  12. Aug 9, 2016 #812 of 1198
    Hcour

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    Currently two eps into Banished, created and written by Jimmy McGovern, who also did The Lakes and Cracker. Excellent so far. The acting is superb, I recognize almost the entire cast from other Brit shows/movies. Highly recommended.
     
  13. Aug 10, 2016 #813 of 1198
    JohnB1000

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    Hopefully not considered a spoiler but Banished was cancelled.
     
  14. Aug 10, 2016 #814 of 1198
    Hcour

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    Gak! That sucks. The more I watched it the more I liked it.

    Edit: Just finished the series this morning. The last episode was incredible. This is one of the best shows I've seen in a while. It shouldn't have been cancelled, it should have been put up for all kinds of awards instead.

    That said, it doesn't end with a cliffhanger or anything like that. There are satisfying resolutions to the various story threads that run through the season.
     
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  15. Aug 11, 2016 #815 of 1198
    ADG

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    Series 4 of A Place To Call Home begins September 11.
     
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    ayedee

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    It was obvious that it would be cancelled with a name like "Banished";)
     
  17. Aug 11, 2016 #817 of 1198
    ADG

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    This was once a unique, great thread. Interesting British shows were "introduced" to a lot of us and we knew that a new post in this thread meant the likelihood of something interesting to watch or a comment or two about the quality of some British shows. But now the thread is pretty much like every other thread and new posts can be pretty much anything - but rarely introduce us to new shows (or at least much less frequently if not "rarely").

    I guess after 28 pages that's to be expected. I'm just wondering if a new thread on the same topic - but "limited" (to whatever extent possible) to the introduction and brief discussion of new & returning British shows (including Australian, of course) might be in order.

    Please understand this is not intended to be a complaint or criticism, just an observation and suggestion. I was introduced to some great shows through the first few pages of this thread. And while many shows have already been discussed, I'm sure there are and will be many more that have not received much, if any, attention from us on this site.

    What do you think - time for a "refresh" of the thread or am I alone in my opinion :).
     
  18. Aug 11, 2016 #818 of 1198
    EWiser

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    Well they do a bunch of different crimes in the series. And the dramatic play with Scott and Bailey is great. Hold on to the end of season one if you want a good case.


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  19. Aug 11, 2016 #819 of 1198
    BrettStah

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    I don't find the volume of posts in this thread to be hard to keep up with, and therefore don't think a new thread is needed, but if others want a new thread please post a link to it here, so I can subscribe to it.
     
  20. Aug 11, 2016 #820 of 1198
    Robin

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    Best of luck with that.
     

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