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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2100 on: January 09, 2021, 06:06:09 AM »


Second time through this incredible show and enjoying it even more than the first.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2101 on: January 09, 2021, 08:02:34 AM »


Over the past several years I have caught an episode here and there of Ray Donovan while travelling on business, but since I don't subscribe to cable and the streaming services I currently use do not offer the show, I have never watched more than that.  Then Amazon put the entire first season up.  It is an OTT hoot.  Liev Schreiber is excellent in the lead (and almost scary when screaming at a priest), but it is veterans Jon Voight as his father and James Woods as the FBI's Most Wanted gangster who dominate the screen when they are on camera.  If it is true that writers write what they know, what they know here is Get Shorty, which they punch up with caricatures of various big name stars, venal Hollywood sorts, amateur boxing, and a not entirely convincing representation of Southie subculture.  It is far more entertaining than it should be, all the more so because a couple characters (eg, Frank Whaley's FBI Agent) are poorly written, some of the plot points are pointless, and some subplots just fade away.  Shoe fans may spy a pair of longwings with Dainite soles and wonder which company made/makes those.  Anyway, the show is good enough fun that I may temporarily subscribe to a streaming service with the remaining seasons.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2102 on: January 09, 2021, 08:56:57 AM »
On Acorn TV, we've started the second season of the Murdock Mysteries (and greatly enjoying) - Susan wanted to start another series, so now half way through the first season of Doc Martin, which I'm greatly enjoying (especially as a retired 'doc' myself).  Dave :)


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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2103 on: January 09, 2021, 12:30:20 PM »


Second time through this incredible show and enjoying it even more than the first.
It's a brilliant series!  :)

On Acorn TV, we've started the second season of the Murdock Mysteries (and greatly enjoying) - Susan wanted to start another series, so now half way through the first season of Doc Martin, which I'm greatly enjoying (especially as a retired 'doc' myself).  Dave :)


Loved Doc Martin and all of the quirky (but endearing) characters in that series.  And enjoy your retirement!

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2105 on: January 10, 2021, 02:55:15 AM »
On the 8th and sadly last series of the gritty French series Spiral. Set in the mean streets of the underbelly of Paris  involving child trafficking by drug lords. With a supplementary story of a shamed cop working his way into a gang to work as an informer for police. Heavy stuff, much swearing (in French), violence and even some lesbian action last night! In other words, great. :)
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« Reply #2106 on: January 10, 2021, 03:40:53 AM »
We will reboot this set tonight. I was shocked that I couldn't remember anything at all from the first three seasons when I watched the trailers yesterday. Memory is a funny thing


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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2107 on: January 11, 2021, 08:02:50 PM »
On the 8th and sadly last series of the gritty French series Spiral. Set in the mean streets of the underbelly of Paris  involving child trafficking by drug lords. With a supplementary story of a shamed cop working his way into a gang to work as an informer for police. Heavy stuff, much swearing (in French), violence and even some lesbian action last night! In other words, great. :)


     I only have 2 episodes available atm, so I'll wait until I can get more to start watching. I'm already missing Judge Roban, though.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2108 on: January 12, 2021, 12:31:28 AM »

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2109 on: January 13, 2021, 01:28:03 AM »
     I only have 2 episodes available atm, so I'll wait until I can get more to start watching. I'm already missing Judge Roban, though.

Yes, I miss him too, his vulnerability. Spiral has overtaken The Bridge as favourite foreign language series.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2110 on: January 13, 2021, 08:48:59 AM »
I've been duly noting down a number of the titles that I've seen here and checking to see whether or not I can get them through a library (doing pretty well with that one I'm happy to report!).  :)

Currently watching the American version of The Bridge (which was shown on Fox).  I'm enjoying it, but not nearly as much as the Danish/Swedish version--so far anyway.  Am about a third of the way through Season 1.  The setting:  US-Mexican border.

Waiting to get ahold of a copy of Season 2 of Borgen.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2111 on: January 14, 2021, 10:59:51 AM »

Spiral has overtaken The Bridge as favourite foreign language series.

      I have a few favorites, among them Un Village Français, Le Bureau des Légendes and Forbrydelsen, remade in the US as The Killing.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2112 on: January 14, 2021, 11:30:25 AM »
Un Village Français

This is indeed a very good series. Highly recommended for André.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2113 on: January 14, 2021, 12:03:08 PM »
      I have a few favorites, among them Un Village Français, Le Bureau des Légendes and Forbrydelsen, remade in the US as The Killing.
I've seen the US version of The Killing and enjoyed it.  Will see if I can borrow these other ones...thanks for the heads up!  :)

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2114 on: January 14, 2021, 01:18:26 PM »
This is indeed a very good series. Highly recommended for André.

I've seen a Romanian series called Umbre recommended. How would you rate that?

Currently watching Santos and Vinick go into the home stretch again. I might be watching two inaugurations at the start of next week.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2115 on: January 14, 2021, 01:23:04 PM »
This is indeed a very good series. Highly recommended for André.

Certainly sounds interesting, thanks for the tip, Andreï.  :)

Now I must check if I have access to it (TV5 Monde in Canada).

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2116 on: January 14, 2021, 01:39:04 PM »
I've seen a Romanian series called Umbre recommended. How would you rate that?

I do remember a series called Lumini și umbre (Lights and Shadows). It was written and filmed during the Communist regime, so I'd say watch it, admire the performances but don't ever trust its message.  :laugh:

Honestly, there were lots of Romanian actors and actresses who could have had very succesful careers at Holywood but had to contend themselves with performing in (mostly but not limited to) Communist propaganda movies --- even so, they performed to their best.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2118 on: January 14, 2021, 02:02:23 PM »
The one I mean can be seen on this list:

https://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2016/05/15-must-see-foreign-language-tv-series

also:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umbre

Ah! That's a new one I wasn't aware of --- looks interesting. If and when I watch it I'll comment. If you watch it, please post your opinion, I'm really curious about it.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2119 on: January 14, 2021, 08:41:32 PM »

Currently watching the American version of The Bridge (which was shown on Fox).  I'm enjoying it, but not nearly as much as the Danish/Swedish version--so far anyway.  Am about a third of the way through Season 1.  The setting:  US-Mexican border.


Have you seen the British version The Tunnel? Season one follows the original season one a little too closely but then they pull away to new stories in seasons two and three which I remember thinking were excellent.

I've also learned there are Russian, Malaysian and German versions.