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 Post subject: Re: British Mysteries
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:51 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.


Love the Bletchley Circle! I can't wait for the next season.

I'm loving this thread, I enjoy British mysteries so much. I like Broadchurch, Whitechapel, and Agatha Christie. Not British but I also enjoyed Top of the Lake and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.


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I loved Top of the Lake. It's actually an Australian/New Zealand/British co-production. The way the landscape plays such a large part of the whole atmosphere reminds me of The Returned (which I enjoyed but didn't totally love) and Broadchurch.

I really love the later seasons of Miss Marple. I prefer the Marple mysteries than the Poirot ones, yet two of the Poirots are my favourite Agatha Christie adaptations, Five Little Pigs (2003) and Murder on the Orient Express (2010) and I highly recommend them!

Also, for Ben Whishaw fans (I love The Hour too!) the first series of Criminal Justice is fantastic. More of a crime/legal drama than a mystery though. Same with Silk, which I liked (Maxine Peake is great). I also really enjoyed Hunted and Case Sensitive. I also recommend Malice Aforethought and a couple of other historical ones: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher and The Night Watch (which isn't really a mystery, but it's great nonetheless) and Glorious 39 (more of Romola Garai for fans of The Hour). I've been a Stephen Poliakoff fan for ages, and although his recent work isn't a patch on his earlier stuff, it's still worth working your way through his body of work if you like British drama. My favourites are Shooting the Past and Perfect Strangers. I watched Dancing on the Edge recently, which I liked.

Agree about so many of the others people are recommending! I haven't seen The Bridge yet, but if it's half as good as The Killing and Borgen, I'm sure I'll love it!

PS. Am I the only one who totally gets Paddy Considine and Andrew Buchan mixed up?

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just bumping this thread because us ridiculous americans had to go and make, what looks like, a shot for shot remake of broadchurch starring a SUPER un-scottish david tennant.


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It really looks just like Broadchurch. Not that I ever saw it, but the commercials look pretty identical. Except the weather maybe isn't dreary enough.

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 Post subject: Re: British Mysteries
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Yeah. It's supposed to be a remake, but they could have at least tried to put a new spin on it. Yeesh

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Yeah, the Broadchurch remake seems sort of ridiculous (especially with David Tennant playing the exact same role?), but I never watched the original and I love Anna Gunn madly so I will still probably watch it.


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oh, if you didn't watch the original, watch this one! i'm really curious how it is! it looks good. the original was good. i can't watch it again because 1. it's sooo dark and 2. i know who did it!

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I was bummed that I missed it the first time, and was just wondering if it is on netflix. But I guess I can try this one out. For science.

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I found a new one that I am liking (though I have only watched one episode). Hinterland. It is set in Wales. And visually, it is so lovely. But the story line seems a little Wallender-esque. Which I like.

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I just got super addicted to Scott and Bailey and watched all of it in a week and I just watched series 1 of Happy Valley

I love lady cop shows! there are so many good ones! Vera, Scott and Bailey, Blue Murder, Prime Suspect, The Fall, Bletchley Circle, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (that one is Austrialian though)! I want more! I especially want more of The Fall. It ended on the biggest cliff hanger ever and when is there going to be a second season??

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Prime Suspect is one of my all time favorite shows. I just finished a rematch.

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The second series of The Fall is showing now in the UK.


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I watched broadchurch and Im watching the remake, it's 99 % the same except maybe half as good. Sorry, Anna Gunn just really doesnt work there at all, I think.

I enjoyed "Glue". :)



"Overton. A tiny village in the English countryside. Farming is its bread-and-butter. Race-horses are its beating heart. But beyond the rolling hills and behind the stable doors lies a green and not-so-pleasant land...

When the body of a local teenage boy is found underneath the wheels of a tractor, the villagers in this remote community – his friends – are forced to open up their world and watch their secrets spill out. Secrets that will change their particular brand of country life forever.
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Its a mini series.

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The second series of The Fall is showing now in the UK.

ahh! really? Yay. that's very good news.

I will see if I can watch glue here.

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So I watched the first and second seasons of Whitechapel this week...

(minor spoilers)

I really liked the first season, except the ID of the culprit bugged me. It doesn't make sense that he would have the job he does if he's a completely blank slate of a person (which I thought the show implied). Doesn't he have to go to school and have a background for that? But that's a fairly minor quibble.

The second season didn't grab me quite as much, but it was still pretty good.

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I got bored with Glue after the first episode.


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Did anyone watch Gracepoint who also watched Broadchurch? I watched Gracepoint and am wondering if I can pick Broadchurch up in its second season without going back and watching the first season, since everything I've read says that Gracepoint was basically a shot-for-shot remake.


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watch just the last ep of broadchurch cause the endings are different. then you'll be fine. no need to watch all of broadchurch it's basically exactly the same up to the end. and it's on netflix now.

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rentaghost wrote:
I got bored with Glue after the first episode.

I really enjoyed it. I thought the finale was a bit of a let down although I actually really did not expect the twist. I don't want to spoil anyone in case you still want to watch it!

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Does Ripper Street count? Because it's amazing. And all three seasons are on Amazon Instant.

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I just watched episode two of the second series of Broadchurch and am having SO MANY FEELS. URGH! Is anyone else watching?

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ack! i'm so jealous! i can't wait till it comes out here.

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Ah, man, Broadchurch is soooo good. I thought they d just take a new case for the second season though.

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Thanks for all the suggestions by the way. Ill check out whitechapel and 'Hinterland.

I am watching Father Brown at the moment, but its more of a light hearted crime series.

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I am loving what they are doing with Broadchurch. I am so in awe of Olivia Colman.

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