The Official British TV Shows thread

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

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    lynncosbm

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    I’ve been away on vacation so haven’t had a chance to start Cry yet but it looks good. I still have to finish Trust (the Getty story), Press and Vanity Fair first though.

    I was kinda disappointed in Ryan Gosling because he’s usually pretty funny on Graham, but agree on Cooper and Lady Gaga.
     
  2. Oct 3, 2018 #1162 of 1198
    JohnB1000

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    I didn't mean they weren't funny in the humor sense, funny in the British usage, weird sense :)
     
  3. Oct 6, 2018 #1163 of 1198
    lynncosbm

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    Ah, didn’t get that, but I still didn’t think they weren’t that funny in the humour sense. (I’m British too lol.)

    Watched the episode with Rowan Atkinson last night, he was funny! ;^)
     
  4. RonDawg

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    Neither...
    It was mentioned earlier, but "River" on Netflix is really good. Basically it's a typical "cop searches for truth behind partner's murder", British accents, and "I see dead people" all thrown in. And while the ending wasn't nearly as much of surprise as it was on "The Sixth Sense" I didn't see it coming either.

     
  5. lynncosbm

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    Thanks. I actually just added it to my playlist today. Looking forward to watching. I didn’t realise Nicola Walker was in it, I liked her in Unforgotten.
     
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  6. RonDawg

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    Neither...
    I couldn’t place her at first, though I knew I had seen her before. IMDB showed me that it was on Spooks/MI-5 of which I had watched the first couple of seasons.
     
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  7. lynncosbm

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    I need to watch that too! ;^)
     
  8. JohnB1000

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    Nicola Walker is a huge British TV star and in so many things :) She's in Collateral also

    I've just finished episode 4 of The Bodyguard. I have been terribly disappointed in this show, it doesn't touch Line of Duty, Unforgotten or many other shows. There is no question that the ugly spoiler posted earlier in this thread (thanks @EWiser) really affected my opinion because I knew one huge thing that was coming but still it feels very implausible and hasn't created much tension. Safe, not a great but a good show, created far more tension.
     
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  9. RonDawg

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    Neither...
    BTW I also watched all of "Unforgotten." It wasn't as intense as "River" but I thought the ending was a bigger surprise.
     
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  10. JohnB1000

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    There's 3 seasons of Unforgotten, please try to avoid the spoilerific comments. Even knowing it's a surprise means it's not going to be anyone they suggest through the show. I think seasons 1-2 are on Amazon now.
     
  11. JohnB1000

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    I thought the end of The Bodyguard was even worse. I got through it but it was a poorly constructed show.

    So many plot holes throughout but 30 minutes of him diffusing the bomb without saying what he knew was awful. The reveal at the very end was like Scooby Doo
     
  12. Nov 3, 2018 #1172 of 1198
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    Just finished watching A Discovery of Witches, I enjoyed it very much. Seasons 2 and 3 have now been approved but I’m not happy that I’ll have to wait a while before Season 2 starts (I presume). I believe it’s going to be on Sundance Now early next year.
     
  13. Hcour

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    I'm on ep 6, probably finish it this wknd. It's kind of like "Twilight" for adults. As long as you're willing to go with the premise (Witches and Vampires and Demons! Oh my!) it's pretty darn good.
     
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  14. laria

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    The books are pretty good
     
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    BBC Christmas presents will include Luther and Call the Midwife. The Agatha Christie will be The ABC Murders. the David Walliams the Midnight Gang.

    Also new interpretations of Richard Adams' Watership Down, Andrea Levy's The Long Song, Victor Hugo's Les Miserables.

    With a break from tradition no Christmas Day Doctor Who, instead a New Year's Day Doctor Who.

    Mrs Brown and Luther set for BBC Christmas
     
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    ADG

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    The 4 episode season 9 of Vera begins airing on ITV on January 13th.
     
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    pteronaut

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    And will be on Britbox on the 13th also. Available hours after airing in the UK so the graphic in the email states.
     
  18. Apr 1, 2019 #1178 of 1198
    JohnB1000

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    Line of Duty has returned.
     
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    Just watching the premiere of Les Miserables. I have Passport, not sure if they will be repeating the first EP on air

    ETA -free online until 4/28

    Les Misérables | Les Misérables: What You Need To Know | Masterpiece | Official Site | PBS
     
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  20. TonyTheTiger

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    ^^^^^

    It started on PBS last night. Search for 'Les Miserables on Masterpiece'
     

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