The Official British TV Shows thread

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

  1. Mar 9, 2018 #1101 of 1198
    ayedee

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    I makes me wonder if people who cannot understand the way English is spoken in the UK shows they watch, even fully appreciate them. It gives the impression that US TV is so poor that even UK shows that are hard to understand seem better.
     
  2. Mar 9, 2018 #1102 of 1198
    wtherrell

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    Well, I watched the 1st episode of Vera. Great acting by the Vera character, premise and plot but the jerky "hand-held" camera techniques and blurry facial close-ups started up my motion sickness. Plus the effects of the interleaved scene cuts to seemingly unrelated scenes and back again made things more than difficult to follow. So I cross that one off my list.
     
  3. JohnB1000

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    Wow, I have never noticed any of those things.
     
  4. javabird

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    Nor have I.
     
  5. JohnB1000

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    I may have said this before but I spend a lot of time these days watching British panel shows. 8 of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and Would I Lie To You are my favorites. They are mostly on YouTube. I love Bob Mortimer and the compilation of his Would I Lie.... stories is roll on the floor laughing. I also enjoy Big Fat Quiz of the Year.
     
  6. krkaufman

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    ... and then some.

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  7. goblue97

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    If you've been following along, I stated earlier in the thread that I have been finding captions helpful in most shows (US, Australian, Scandinavian, etc.) I watch these days. There just seems to be a lot of dialog that doesn't reach my ears but still appears on the captions. I don't think it has anything to do with the UK shows being better or deeper than US shows. I will admit though that I have been quite drawn to a lot of the UK shows lately but I chalk that up to them just being new to me.
     
  8. May 7, 2018 #1108 of 1198
    JustAllie

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    :cry: Just finished the season finale of Call the Midwife. It's such a wonderful show, but it makes me cry quite a bit.
     
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  9. May 8, 2018 #1109 of 1198
    Mikeguy

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    This year seemed especially sad at the end. Whew.

    (I must say, though (and it's no fault of the show): I am weekly distressed/perturbed by the advisory notice given before the show, "This show has mature content that may be too much for some people." What, shows with guns and violence don't have such a warning, but a show with child birth does?!)
     
  10. May 8, 2018 #1110 of 1198
    EWiser

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    Yes the last two episodes just where totally get out the Kleenex shows.
     
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    JustAllie

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    Yeah, it seems crazy, doesn't it??
     
  12. jsmeeker

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    Season (series) 5 of the "Great British Baking Show" (aka the "Great British Bake Off" in the UK) started to air last night on PBS. As they say, check your local listings.

    Always like this show.
     
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  13. Mikeguy

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    Caught it when perusing my PBS station's listings. Was surprised by the new series, simply appearing with no marketing whatsoever, and then at a somewhat odd time (the Summer, and then late June).

    Seems like an impressive group of bakers. :)
     
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  14. Jul 4, 2018 #1114 of 1198
    JohnB1000

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    Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing is a really funny and pleasant show. Of course Bob is my favorite comedian, tv & podcast star, and possibly person.
     
  15. Jul 5, 2018 #1115 of 1198
    tivotvaddict

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    In front of...
    It's been a fan favorite for a few years now, as a bit of an "anti" Top Chef. I say why must we choose? They're both great.

    I do admit I keep thinking Judge Paul Hollywood is Curtis Stone. Darn prosopagnosia! :D
     
  16. Jul 5, 2018 #1116 of 1198
    lambertman

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    Do note that the 2018 season of GBBS on PBS is actually the 2012 season of the GBBO in the UK... So don't look anything up about it if you don't want to know who wins.
     
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    It was recently added to Netflix Canada. I'm really enjoying it but it's 2 years old and I haven't heard of any follow-up seasons. But I just did a quick check and IMDB is listing it as 2016-2018 and S2.E1 is listed as "October 2018". So I take it it was renewed for a second season?
     
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  18. Jeeters

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    Wikipedia says 2nd season started filming in February.
     
  19. EWiser

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    The Bodyguard starts tonite on BBC 1
    From the team that does Line Of Duty.

     
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    With Keeley Hawes, one of my favorite actresses. She was amazing in Line of Duty. I'm in. Thankye!
     

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