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post #121 of 141
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Originally Posted by crabboy View Post

Closed captioning does help - bad accents or impenetrable dialog.

Yep - my point was that the accents were bad (i.e. not authentic) not that they were particularly strong or impenetrable (which I didn't think they were) I only ever used to put on subtitles (as closed captions are called over here) when I was on the phone. Now that almost everything is viewed on PVRs/DVRs (OTA and FTA satellite DVRs are very popular here) I just hit pause!

I guess I find it odd that audiences in the US would need subtitles for a UK drama - as I don't need subtitles for US dramas. However I guess us Brits, who grew up with a diet of US drama in the 70s and 80s, and the influence of Hollywood, mean that we are probably much more exposed to a wide variety of US accents, dialects and idioms. I also suspect that some US stuff is toned down a little bit to assist in US sales (and avoid alienating viewers in the wildly different markets across the US?)
post #122 of 141
Where can you find all of the parts of this program? FIOS only had the last 3 episodes and I want to start from the beginning.
post #123 of 141
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Originally Posted by sneals2000 View Post

I think you're missing the point. It wasn't that they were difficult to understand - they were just really bad in some cases. (Very unrealistic - almost comedically bad)

Yeah ... but for 99% of Uhmericans, it's a non-issue since we have no idea of what it's supposed to sound like.

On the plus side, I was finally able to (momentarily) forget about the Doctor/Rory connection for the duration of the episode.
post #124 of 141
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Originally Posted by FOPA View Post

Where can you find all of the parts of this program? FIOS only had the last 3 episodes and I want to start from the beginning.

Comcast & Dish have it as free OnDemand. IIRC Dish had all the episodes but I'm not sure about Comcast. Find someone with one of these services & go visit them with a lot of beer & pizza.
post #125 of 141
Wow, that was an amazing finale! The entire season was fantastic.
post #126 of 141
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Originally Posted by tomhunter8 View Post

Wow, that was an amazing finale! The entire season was fantastic.

Agreed. Ended perfectly. I still don't see how this show continues.
post #127 of 141
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

Agreed. Ended perfectly. I still don't see how this show continues.

Is there another season? The entire season was so emotional and gut wrenching. Not all of it was easy to watch, but it sure was done very well.
post #128 of 141
The killer was on my list, but I think, by the second to last episode, darn near everyone was on my list. smile.gif There was no way that they could reveal the killer with my being surprised--and I was.

There will be another season.
post #129 of 141
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

The killer was on my list, but I think, by the second to last episode, darn near everyone was on my list. smile.gif There was no way that they could reveal the killer with my being surprised--and I was.
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I was *not* surprised, in fact the thought crossed my mind in the very first episode ... plus, there was ample foreshadowing. Still, it was a worthy journey, and I must admit that the watch fires required significant "recovery time." Well played.
post #130 of 141
This series was outstanding.
post #131 of 141
Excellent show, superbly acted.
Season 2 could be about the unfinished business of the prior murder case where the prime suspect went free.
Read a piece by the creator where he mentioned 2 key scenes in the finale that BBCA cut here for commercials. Bummer.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/09/25/broadchurch-killer-finale/
post #132 of 141
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Originally Posted by Bluto17 View Post

This series was outstanding.

I agree. It's just an emotional juggernaut.
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Originally Posted by tomhunter8 View Post

Is there another season? The entire season was so emotional and gut wrenching. Not all of it was easy to watch, but it sure was done very well.

They've commissioned another season to film and air in 2014, though probably with different characters. There's no way they could use the characters here again and make it work. Their story is over, but the town likely has more stories.
post #133 of 141
Holy #*%&, David Tennant is going to star in the US remake as well. Then seriously, what is the point of redoing this as a US production?


http://www.deadline.com/2013/10/david-tennant-to-star-dan-futterman-and-anya-epstein-to-showrun-foxs-broadchurch-remake/
post #134 of 141
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Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

Holy #*%&, David Tennant is going to star in the US remake as well. Then seriously, what is the point of redoing this as a US production?


http://www.deadline.com/2013/10/david-tennant-to-star-dan-futterman-and-anya-epstein-to-showrun-foxs-broadchurch-remake/

To reach a much bigger audience than BBCA (i.e. $$$)
post #135 of 141
I just can't see them bettering the UK original because it was so good. I'll watch it though.
post #136 of 141
Thought Dan Futterman's name was familiar - he's also an actor, who I recognise from Brit Flick "Shooting Fish".

Be interesting to see how they develop it for a US audience. David Tennant is usually quite clever with his script choices. In the UK original he's a "fish out of water" (Scottish officer in West of England town - kind of like moving from Alaska to Texas?) - maybe he'll stay a Brit?
post #137 of 141
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Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

I just read that they are developing an American version of the show.

Christ, what on Earth for? It's already in English, and it's brilliant the way it is now. It won't be better with Christian Slater or some other cheeseball actor from the washed-up American TV star storage bin dropped into the David Tennant role.

It's like Coupling. The British version was hilarious. The US version? Utterly terrible. I'm American and I understood the British version just fine. I didn't need it translated from English English to American English, from good acting to terrible acting.

I hate when this happens.

LOL. Karma's a bitch. I'll explain why later when I can talk about it.
post #138 of 141
and what is funny is that David Tennant is going to be the lead detective in this one too....
post #139 of 141
The very idea of an American remake of Broadchurch, even one starring David Tennant, makes my blood run cold. English village mysteries do not translate to American soil very well, to say the least.
post #140 of 141
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

The very idea of an American remake of Broadchurch, even one starring David Tennant, makes my blood run cold. English village mysteries do not translate to American soil very well, to say the least.

What other village English mystery shows have had American remakes? I can't think of any (OK, Blackpool/ Viva Laughlin were vaguely village mystery series).

The remake of House of Cards proves that on rare occasions, with the right writers and actors, US TV remakes can be worth watching.
post #141 of 141
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Originally Posted by lobosrul View Post

What other village English mystery shows have had American remakes? I can't think of any (OK, Blackpool/ Viva Laughlin were vaguely village mystery series).

The remake of House of Cards proves that on rare occasions, with the right writers and actors, US TV remakes can be worth watching.

Although, not a village mystery, the USA remake of Life On Mars was even more satisfying than the original. This, of course, is just my opinion. I did enjoy both approaches to this limited series.smile.gif
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