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The Official British TV Shows thread

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

  1. Mar 4, 2018 #1081 of 1111
    Mikeguy

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    Brit. detective show favorites, with grit to them: DCI Banks (with gorgeous brooding landscapes); Scott and Bailey (female detective "buddy" show, in the vein of the U.S.' "Cagney and Lacey").
     
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    EWiser

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    Strike is a good one too.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2018 #1083 of 1111
    EWiser

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    Counterpart on STARZ is great too.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2018 #1084 of 1111
    Howie

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    Someone above mentioned Happy Valley, and I whole heartedly agree. Very good show. I had to watch with closed captions, though. We Texas folks have a hard time understanding those British folks.
     
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  5. Mar 4, 2018 #1085 of 1111
    wtherrell

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    That's why I always use subtitles for these. Picked up a lot of Brit vernacular that way.
     
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  6. Mar 4, 2018 #1086 of 1111
    JohnB1000

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    Vera is amazing really. Plenty of seasons but every mystery remains engaging and hard to figure out, yet usually has a plausible resolution.

    GoBlue97, what services do you have (Netflix, Amazon etc). Then I can search out some more shows to recommend.
     
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  7. Mar 5, 2018 #1087 of 1111
    7thton

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    I love the books!

    Is this officially streaming anywhere in the USA?
     
  8. Mar 5, 2018 #1088 of 1111
    EWiser

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    Not yet. Would expect Britbox eventually.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2018 #1089 of 1111
    goblue97

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    I've been using captions/subtitles for just about every British and Australian show I've watched. It amazes me sometimes that we are speaking the same language.
     
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  10. Mar 6, 2018 #1090 of 1111
    goblue97

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    I have Netflix, Amazon Prime and just recently signed up for a free trial of Acorn TV. Acorn seems to have tons of options.

    I gave McCallum a shot and was really hoping it would be good but it kinda fell short. It wasn't in HD either which kinda bugged me.

    So far, Line of Duty has been good. Season/Series one was really good. Not really feeling number two though.
     
  11. Mar 6, 2018 #1091 of 1111
    wtherrell

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    Was there a 20th season of Midsomer Murders? I just finished 19th and already having withdrawal symptoms.
     
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    ADG

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    Apparently you have one of those computers that shipped without Google :p:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=midsomer+murders+season+20&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1
     
  13. Mar 6, 2018 #1093 of 1111
    JohnB1000

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    A bit under the radar but The Five on Netflix was great. Marcella good. River if you can find that.

    The Runaway is hard to find but worth it.
     
  14. Mar 6, 2018 #1094 of 1111
    JohnB1000

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    Doctor Foster
    Happy Valley
    The Fall
    London Spy
    Marcella
    River

    All on Netflix
     
  15. Mar 7, 2018 #1095 of 1111
    eddyj

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    Heck, I have to use them for American shows set in the South! :p :D
     
  16. Mar 7, 2018 #1096 of 1111
    7thton

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    River is on Netflix.
     
  17. Mar 7, 2018 #1097 of 1111
    wtherrell

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  18. Mar 9, 2018 #1098 of 1111
    goblue97

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    I've been finding myself using captions for almost everything I watch these days. I feel like I pick up on a lot of dialog that I normally wouldn't have.
     
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    eddyj

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    Truth is, I do too.
     
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  20. Mar 9, 2018 #1100 of 1111
    zalusky

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    Yea, I have noticed a number of scenes where there might be deliberately softened dialog as if somebody is talking in the distance. You really cant even hear it unless you turn the volume up but the CC displays it just fine and it actually enhances the scene.
     
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