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 Post subject: Re: British Mysteries
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:27 pm 
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Oh yeah! I just watched The Fall in one day. Ha. I'm an addict.

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 Post subject: Re: British Mysteries
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:43 pm 
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Endeavour (about Morse's early days in Oxford CID).

ETA: I can't believe I forgot about The Bletchley Circle! It was recently announced that there would be a second season, which I'm extatic about.


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 Post subject: Re: British Mysteries
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:48 pm 
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oh yeah! Bletchley Circle was awesome.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:56 pm 
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I've been watching all the Agatha Christie movies on Netflix. It's been ages since I've read any of the books or watched the movies. I wish they had Death on the Nile. There is a Russian version of And Then There Were None, but the DVD is $40. It was filmed at a really cool castle on a rock in Ukraine (I think).

I'm trying to decide if I want to reread the PD James Dagliesh books or watch the series. When Devices and Desires came out my poor dad went to try to get that autographed as a birthday present but the line was around the block by the time he got off work, so he cut the line to sneak into the store and begged one of the staffers there and ended up getting me a book with a personalized Happy Birthday message from PD James saying she loves her young mystery fans.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:33 pm 
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Just finished Top of the Lake last night--awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: British Mysteries
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:11 pm 
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Did yous watch Broadchurch? David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Arthur Darvill?!?! Did I mention this before already? I feel like I might've. Whatevers... WATCH IT!!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:59 pm 
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I really want to see Broadchurch but don't know where to watch it.

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 Post subject: Re: British Mysteries
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:02 pm 
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mumbles wrote:
Just finished Top of the Lake last night--awesome.


ooh! mumbles! this sounds HELLA depressing! just what I need to fill the Wallander void.

you should watch Wallander if you haven't already. I haven't seen the swedish version yet, but maybe i'll watch that soon, too.

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 Post subject: Re: British Mysteries
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:17 pm 
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I've watched most of the BBC Wallander. I had to take a break to avoid hanging myself.

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interrobang?! wrote:
Did yous watch Broadchurch? David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Arthur Darvill?!?! Did I mention this before already? I feel like I might've. Whatevers... WATCH IT!!!!

This was seriously the best thing I'd seen on telly for years and years. Olivia Coleman especially was amazing.

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I second A Touch of Frost and Inspector Morse :)

I also watched The Fall recently (set in Northern Ireland), and although I'm a big Gillian Simpson fan, I felt uncomfortable with the level of explicit and graphic extreme violence against women shown.

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jogirl wrote:
interrobang?! wrote:
Did yous watch Broadchurch? David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Arthur Darvill?!?! Did I mention this before already? I feel like I might've. Whatevers... WATCH IT!!!!

This was seriously the best thing I'd seen on telly for years and years. Olivia Coleman especially was amazing.

And then it ended an The Politician's Husband started up 3 days later! best teevee week of my life.

Apparently Broadchurch got bought by BBC America, so hopefully it'll get over there some time soon! (Seriously, it is AWESOME.)


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 Post subject: Re: British Mysteries
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:39 pm 
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Ooh. I hope it comes to BBCA soon! Luther s.3 is going to be on in september!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:49 pm 
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I can't wait for Luther! There aren't a lot of male actors I get all squishy over but Idris Elba is like to of the list. With David Tennant.

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 Post subject: Re: British Mysteries
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:01 pm 
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I really enjoyed The Fall too.

What about Scott & Bailey? Nice to see two women leads.

And if you like a bit of retro I love Randall & Hopkirk (deceased) from the late 1960's (not the Reeves & Mortimer remake) about two private detectives. One died but he helps his partner solve crimes as a ghost.


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 Post subject: Re: British Mysteries
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:31 pm 
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Finished watching Top of the Lake. I stuck with it because I desperately wanted it to get better and be this deep, entralling story that would come full circle. But alas, it never did for me. I really really HATED the Holly Hunter blind-sage thing. it was flat out stupid, imo. I thought Elisabeth Moss was very good (although her accent seemed very inconsistent). The best thing by far was the landscape, which was just amazingly beautiful.

On to The Fall next. excited to see that.


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 Post subject: Re: British Mysteries
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:32 pm 
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ijustdiedinside wrote:
Ooh. I hope it comes to BBCA soon! Luther s.3 is going to be on in september!



LUTHER!!!!!
that is the best news of the day. I may have to post that in the "best thing about your day" thread.


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 Post subject: Re: British Mysteries
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:27 pm 
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I've been loving many of the British mysteries available on Netflix and feel that I am becoming quite the Britophile. I love many that have already been discussed here, and recently finished The Fall which was so creepy! At times I felt like it was going too far into the killers head and it really grossed me out, but I ended up getting hooked. I can't wait for the new season and am beyond thrilled that there will be a third season of Luther!!! I highly recommend Prime Suspect which has been one of my all time favorite crime series to date.


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Prime Suspect is one of my favorite shows ever.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who disliked The Top of the Lake. I couldn't get into it and felt like I should since it got such good reviews.

It's not exactly a mystery but I really liked The Hour. I love Ben Whisaw.

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 Post subject: Re: British Mysteries
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:00 pm 
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Broadchurch is on BBC America now! Episode 3 was just on, I believe. We don't get BBCA anymore since we switched to Verizon Fios, but I bought a season pass on Amazon. It's GOOD! we watched all 3 eps that have been on so far last night. I gotta say Tennant is really good at being a cranky mustard and I am so loving Olivia Coleman (who I can help but refer to as Soph). Good stuff!

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Bumping this because I just finished - and loved - Broadchurch and want something along those lines to watch. Not sure I want to get into Top of the Lake but maybe I'll give The Fall a try.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:51 pm 
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I would like to recommend WhiteChapel. It is on Hulu.
It is an odd, awkward and dark series.

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I just started watching this BBC Wales show called 'Hinterland' and I am hooked already. It's new in English (they filmed it both in Welsh and in English and the Welsh version aired last year apparently)- I found out about it via reading the comments (sometimes it pays to read the comments!) on the latest Guardian blog about series 2 of Swedish/Danish show 'The Bridge' (also AMAZING. Love.) For UK people (and poopiebitch, the wee stealer) with access to iplayer the first 90min episode is available now. It has also already been bought for a Scandinavian remake by the makers of The Killing.

Oh! And I read somewhere ages ago that Broadchurch is being remade in America with David Tennant?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:15 pm 
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interrobang?! wrote:
I just started watching this BBC Wales show called 'Hinterland' and I am hooked already. It's new in English (they filmed it both in Welsh and in English and the Welsh version aired last year apparently)- I found out about it via reading the comments (sometimes it pays to read the comments!) on the latest Guardian blog about series 2 of Swedish/Danish show 'The Bridge' (also AMAZING. Love.) For UK people (and poopiebitch, the wee stealer) with access to iplayer the first 90min episode is available now. It has also already been bought for a Scandinavian remake by the makers of The Killing.

Oh! And I read somewhere ages ago that Broadchurch is being remade in America with David Tennant?


Thanks for the recommendation! Downloading Hinterland now.

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