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post Feb 27 2011, 08:46 PM
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QUOTE (Ade @ Feb 23 2011, 10:45 PM) *
And I've finished all eight eps. Guess there's no sign of a second series. Shame, I was just getting into it.

And what a cliffhanger it was, it made no fucking sense whatsoever.

I miss Trinity. ITV2 repeat Coronation Street to the ends of the earth, but no sniff of midnight repeats of everyone's favourite university-sex-comedy-thriller-murder-mystery.

I've been working through 30 Rock series 1, s'fun.
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post Apr 6 2011, 08:42 AM
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Finished the first series of Heroes last night.

It's the first time I've seen it through since it was first on the BBC and although, in retrospect, it's a little slow to get going, the run in to the end of the series really is excellent.

I'd still rate it as one of the best single series of a TV program, it's just a pity they didn't build on it.
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post Apr 7 2011, 05:41 PM
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QUOTE (Raven @ Apr 6 2011, 09:42 AM) *
I'd still rate it as one of the best single series of a TV program, it's just a pity they didn't build on it.

AGREED! Although season two, particularly the second half, is as good in places. From then on it was the worst case of diminishing returns ever witnessed on television!
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post Apr 7 2011, 05:59 PM
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The annoying thing, after watching this, is that I want to go on and watch more, but I know I'm going to eventually find it a let-down.

I probably will do one day, though, as I lost the plot with the BBC’s crappy scheduling during the last series and never saw the last half.
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post Jul 13 2011, 08:29 PM
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Fanny Hill

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (or the BBC decide to dabble in a spot of soft porn . . .).

I caught part of this when it was originally on TV, and picked up the DVD in a sale a few years back, but didn't actually get around to watching it until last night.

This Andrew Davies adaptation scores high on flesh, but the sex scenes are often more comical than erotic (and I'm not entirely sure that was intended).

It does have a pretty good supporting cast though, with Alison Steadman, Samantha Bond, Edward Hardwicke and Hugo Speer all putting in pretty solid performances, but it is Rebecca Night who carries the show with her nudge-nudge, wink-wink narration.

Not exactly Shakespeare, but an enjoyable enough romp all the same.
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post Jul 14 2011, 07:56 PM
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My sister has just lent me series one of The Vampire Diaries, promising that there's no glitter or wimpy, whingey "heroines" in sight. I am still wary (seems to be heavy on the romance stuff, going off the cover), but I'll give it a go.
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post Aug 17 2011, 07:43 PM
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Borrowed series two of The Mentalist. biggrin.gif
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post Aug 17 2011, 09:12 PM
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QUOTE (sweetbutinsane @ Jul 14 2011, 08:56 PM) *
My sister has just lent me series one of The Vampire Diaries, promising that there's no glitter or wimpy, whingey "heroines" in sight. I am still wary (seems to be heavy on the romance stuff, going off the cover), but I'll give it a go.


The first few episodes were a struggle to get through, but the series as a whole ended up being rather good.
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post Sep 3 2011, 05:39 PM
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About to start The Pacific on Blu ray.
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post Sep 3 2011, 06:12 PM
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QUOTE (Silky @ Sep 3 2011, 06:39 PM) *
About to start The Pacific on Blu ray.

It's good but it's no Band of Brothers.

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post Sep 16 2011, 12:22 AM
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Currently ploughing through my Battlestar Galactica boxset. 26 eps in 7 days already. Two and a half seasons to go. ... You may not hear from me for 2 or 3 weeks.
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post Oct 7 2011, 09:51 AM
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Watched the Spring Fever episode of Northern Exposure again yesterday, excellent stuff.

Why does everything have to be high-concept TV these days? Quirky, eccentric and charming works just as well (and in a lot of ways is ultimately more satisfying).
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post Oct 29 2011, 12:13 PM
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I just watched the pilot of Burn Notice. I can see myself watching the rest of the series over the weekend.
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post Oct 29 2011, 12:31 PM
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It's good fun. Does get a bit formulaic, but manages to stay fresh enough and fun enough that doesn't really matter. I won't say just because it has Bruce Campbell in, but he certainly doesn't hurt it.
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post Oct 29 2011, 01:07 PM
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I agree with Kei. There's a definite formula to the show that can get a little repetitive over time, and certainly once you get a few seasons in, but the cast and the fun, ridiculous plots keep it fun throughout. At its best, it's one of the most effortlessly fun shows on TV.

Thank Christ Gabrielle Anwar dropped the Oirish accent after the pilot, though.
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