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Re: British TV shows

Postby Candy Kane » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:09 am

We do wishlists too! Great idea, isn't it?
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Re: British TV shows

Postby Padfoot » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:47 pm

Let me know what you think of the '06 Jane Eyre, Paddy :)

In a nutshell: Acting: excellent, :yes: dubbing: horrible! :wtf: Will have to get the DVD to watch the original version!! :)

We do wishlists too! Great idea, isn't it?

YEP! :yes:
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Postby Padfoot » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:09 am

Does anybody know the series "Vexed"? And if yes, what do you think about it? I'm very interested in this one and would like to know more about it (checking YouTube right now)
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Re: British TV shows

Postby Candy Kane » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:50 am

Nope, sorry, can't help.
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Re: British TV shows

Postby shireling » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:23 am

That's new to me, too.
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Postby shireling » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:19 pm

That is very entertaining, and funny besides...which explains why it never had a prayer here - unless it was noticed by PBS, who would broadcast it as is.
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Postby Padfoot » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:03 am

It never aired here either. I only found it because I was digging into Toby Stephens's work. Now I'm hooked and I need to get that one on DVD :lol:
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Re: British TV shows

Postby shireling » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:14 am

I hope it was released as such, Paddy. Sometimes I don't think the powers that be really know what they're doing.

For instance, there's a 'Sherlock Holmes' drama coming here this fall (I think the pilot is airing at the end of the month.) I want to give it a chance, but I'm worried that I'll get hooked and eight episodes in, it will suddenly disappear from the line-up. It's been done - I mean, it's Holmes, again - and I love the character so, that any homage out there, I want to check out. A series like that lives or dies at the hands wielding the pens.
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Postby Padfoot » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:27 am

I have already checked (once I'm hooked on something I'm like a terrier on a foxhunt...) :lol: The first season has been released on DVD and is available via Amazon UK, so I'm definitely going to buy it. Which "Sherlock Holmes" is coming out in the fall? Another new version after the one with Martin Freeman and Ben Cumberbatch?
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Re: British TV shows

Postby shireling » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:46 am

Padfoot wrote:I have already checked (once I'm hooked on something I'm like a terrier on a foxhunt...) :lol: The first season has been released on DVD and is available via Amazon UK, so I'm definitely going to buy it. Which "Sherlock Holmes" is coming out in the fall? Another new version after the one with Martin Freeman and Ben Cumberbatch?

Oh no, the Freeman/Cumberbatch are most definitely keepers (they air here on Public Broadcasting Service, which is commercial-free and run by membership.)

There's more to that series, which would pick up after the Reichenbach Falls
episode - by the same name as the story by Conan Doyle. I don't know if they've even gotten to work on it because both guys are in The Hobbit

:yay: :yay: :yay: ...sorry, lost my mind for a second :)

This 'sherlock' called Elementary is a commercial network's version with a girl Watson. The premise is a bit like Monk - I don't know if you're familiar with the Tony Shalhoub series, about a obsessive-convulsive detective who's based in San Francisco. It had a long, successful run and is in syndication now.

I found this about it:

ELEMENTARY stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases.

Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare – a sober companion, Dr. Watson. A successful surgeon until she lost a patient and her license three years ago, Watson views her current job as another opportunity to help people, as well as paying a penance. However, the restless Sherlock is nothing like her previous clients. He informs her that none of her expertise as an addiction specialist applies to him and he’s devised his own post-rehab regimen – resuming his work as a police consultant in New York City.

Watson has no choice but to accompany her irascible new charge on his jobs. But Sherlock finds her medical background helpful, and Watson realizes she has a knack for playing investigator. Sherlock’s police contact, Capt. Tobias “Toby” Gregson (Aidan Quinn), knows from previous experience working with Scotland Yard that Sherlock is brilliant at closing cases, and welcomes him as part of the team.

With the mischievous Sherlock Holmes now running free in New York solving crimes, it’s simple deduction that he’s going to need someone to keep him grounded, and it’s elementary that it’s a job for Watson...


This I've got to see :) .
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Re: British TV shows

Postby Padfoot » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:59 am

Sounds interesting! Jonny Lee Miller should make an interesting Sherlock.

Yep, Monk's still a regular over here. Liked Shalhoub a lot. :lol:

I don't know if they've even gotten to work on it because both guys are in The Hobbit

As far as I know, shooting will start early 2013. Looking very much forward to this.
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Re: British TV shows

Postby TomCotton » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:05 pm

Checked out the link about Vexed. The female DI actor played the receptionist on the first season of Doc Martin, another addictive romp through SW England. :D
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Re: British TV shows

Postby Padfoot » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:30 pm

... and the other female detective was in "Spooks". :lol: One things's for certain: Britain's got a lot of talented actors! :D
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Re: British TV shows

Postby shireling » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:28 pm

I couldn't agree more :) . *looks for something British to hug*
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