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February 4th, 2013, 09:33
Originally Posted by EvilManagedCare View Post
That sounds compelling. Hopefully BBC America will air it, I'll have to check.

I remember a series from the UK about reality show contestants on a show like Big Brother when the zombie apocalypse strikes. Can't remember the name but I enjoyed it and was surprised by the unhappy ending IIRC. This was a around the time when The Walking Dead series started.
Can't remember the name but it was a Charlie Brooker one. If you liked it then I'd recommend his Black Mirror mini-series (about to come back for a second season).

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February 4th, 2013, 09:35
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Wish BBC had kept The Fades going. I thought that series had a lot of potential as a coming-of-age horror serial.
Bah, did they not pick up a second series? A real shame

I'm still angry about the editing on it, a great ending to the first series moving in to a classic tune (fine night) and after about two seconds of the music the utter gits at BBC cut straight to a cheery "coming up next" segway. Took all that tense atmosphere built up so perfectly and did a massive shit, right on it.
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February 8th, 2013, 12:55
Revenge (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1837642/ ) loved by both critics and audience is currenty being aired over here on Fox Life. Anyone watched this? Should I give it a shot? Although I suspected it's yet another Santa Barbara, seems I was completely wrong - it's described as modern Mote Christo so that's why I'm asking.

Also local TV network is preparing to air (I hate when they put a teaser with "coming soon") Borgen. I don't care for shows concentrated on politics, but this one looks promising (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1526318/ ), anyone watched it?

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February 12th, 2013, 11:39
Can't wait for Game of Thrones this year ~
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February 13th, 2013, 14:31
Fellers, I'm almost too embarassed to admit it, but after renewing Netflix I began watching Season One of …

Downton Abbey

Even worse, I enjoyed the first episode and plan on continuing to watch. Who would have thought with the subject matter it would be so interesting to watch?
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February 13th, 2013, 16:14
Don't be embarassed, a few of my friends watch that one (I don't however) and say it's very good. Maybe I give it a try, but not just yet as I'm currently onto some exotic shows… I mean shows from exotic countries. Dunno how to describe it better, I'm aware New Zealand is not an exotic country to australians, but to me…

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February 13th, 2013, 17:49
My wife is starting to refer to herself as the Dowager.

We watch it religiously but its getting too much of a soap opera. There's a story arc that's great in the first season that season 2 and 3 never equal but a costume drama from this period is good fun. You'll see netflix has picked up a bunch of the earlier British series with this theme, especially Upstairs/Downstairs.

My two issues with the series are the bald faced men and the fact that they just seem to be a bunch of actors. The servants and aristocrats are far too familiar with each other.

I'm reading the works of PG Wodehose at the same time so it marks a great contrast of someone who actually lived in the time.

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February 19th, 2013, 08:44
And did you watch "Friends"? It was the best! Even now - I watch it all over again.
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February 19th, 2013, 13:05
Friends? I've tried to watch that show… Not since the beginning though…

From 4-5 episodes I've seen only one was good, that was the one with Courtney Cox fat as hell. The rest were an utter rubbish. So I stopped watching it.

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February 19th, 2013, 13:08
Speaking of comedy, I assume everyone here has seen Black Adder 2-4?

If not - do so.
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February 19th, 2013, 13:37
I once saw Black Adder - and I can highly recommend it to everyone who is familiar with British Humour !

(I think it would be fitting very much (typical Britisch black humour) that the name "Black Adder" rhymes with" "Bladder" …

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February 19th, 2013, 22:49
Hugh Laurie (House) IMO is the best thing about Black Adder, especially his turn as the Prince Regent.

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February 19th, 2013, 23:03
Black Adder is great. The first season was not that great, but the other three seasons are very good.

As to Friends I never really found it funny in contrast to it's UK counterpart Coupling, which I found to be so much funnier.

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February 19th, 2013, 23:20
I never understood the popularity of Friends, but I guess I don't really get into sitcoms in general.

Unless you were to include animated shows like South Park and Family Guy, I haven't watched a sitcom on a regular basis since Married with Children.
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February 20th, 2013, 03:50
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I haven't watched a sitcom on a regular basis since Married with Children.
Same here. I've been indoctrinating the Wild Dogs with a proper appreciation for Married recently via reruns.

I keep dabbling with Big Bang Theory, but haven't gotten hooked yet.

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February 20th, 2013, 10:34
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I keep dabbling with Big Bang Theory, but haven't gotten hooked yet.
You might want to watch them in order with the first episode to appreciate the characters more.

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February 20th, 2013, 11:35
I like Friends the most. The funniest was 4,5 and 6 seasons. Dr House is also great.
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February 20th, 2013, 11:41
Friends is decent enough for mass-market entertainment, but I rarely had laugh-out-loud moments.

For mass-market stuff, I liked Spin City and Frasier more. They had better writing and characters, I found.

House was too much a copy of Sherlock Holmes and too predictable. The new Sherlock with Benedict Cumberwhatever is awful - and I have no idea why people rate it so highly.

If you want Sherlock stuff, go with Jeremy Brett - there's no competition.
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February 20th, 2013, 14:12
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The new Sherlock with Benedict Cumberwhatever is awful - and I have no idea why people rate it so highly.
What exactly is awful? A classic theatre drama approach with extremes in acting perhaps? Or no massive amount of bullets? Or perhaps hinted Sherlock's bisexuality? Or whatever else?
I love that show and rate it 10/10. Why? Because it doesn't pretend to be the books, so they've changed (shortened) the name of the show. And I like when someone shows some respect unlike a movie(s) called Lord of the Rings that don't deserve that title.

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If you want Sherlock stuff, go with Jeremy Brett - there's no competition.
That one is also definetly 10/10. And ppl should watch both.

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February 20th, 2013, 15:33
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I like Friends the most. The funniest was 4,5 and 6 seasons. Dr House is also great.
Yeah that show definitely hit its stride toward the end. My wife loves it, but I can't watch episodes unless they're from halfway through the series' run.
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