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post #61 of 141
I'm enjoying it but it is dragging a bit.
post #62 of 141
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Originally Posted by RoyGBiv View Post

Yes.

IMDB is your friend.

Don't be in such a hurry biggrin.gif
post #63 of 141
I agree. I really look forward to this show every week. I love the style of the show and the characters seem very real. Seems like each episode touches all of the emotions (anger, sadness, pity, even a laugh or two). Very well done.
post #64 of 141
I'm enjoying it and it's slow pace. Is the priest a red herring? It's too easy to assume he would be involved. The laptop is the key, there are lots of secrets.
post #65 of 141
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You just just have to keep watching. All open threads will be closed.

Those of us who have already watched all of the episodes cannot say a single thing without spoiling it in some fashion.
post #66 of 141
I wonder if people realized that the episode that played this week was not the same one as last week.

The EPG on my Dish receiver was identical last Wednesday and this Wednesday... but I recorded both to be sure. I haven't watched either of them, but I peeked enough to see that it was two completely different episodes with the identical EPG description.
post #67 of 141
Was there a Broadchurch on Wednesday? Nothing recorded for me and I didn't see any repeats on Wednesday (when BBCAm usually would do them).
post #68 of 141
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

Was there a Broadchurch on Wednesday? Nothing recorded for me and I didn't see any repeats on Wednesday (when BBCAm usually would do them).

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One @ 10pm ET, repeated @ 1am ET ... as usual ... Now whether your "season pass" apparatus picked it up or not ... Operator error???? wink.gif
post #69 of 141
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

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One @ 10pm ET, repeated @ 1am ET ... as usual ... Now whether your "season pass" apparatus picked it up or not ... Operator error???? wink.gif

I have a season pass but it didn't show up in the guide nor on the "missed recordings."
post #70 of 141
BBCA was originally going to skip a week of Broadchurch in order to run Luther 4 straight nights at 9pm (central time). Pretty much at the last minute they moved Luther to 8pm on wed. so they could still run a new Broadchurch. Maybe the change messed up some of the dvr guides.
post #71 of 141
Sigh. This is one of the few new shows I am enjoying.
post #72 of 141
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Originally Posted by lonwolf615 View Post

Not too fond of the killing of the dog, but it seems like an important piece of the puzzle. Still reminding me of Twin Peaks with a english flair. (or should I say Scottish?)

British is safest... (Encompasses England, Wales and Scotland - and some people also take it to mean Northern Ireland as well).

Broadchurch is set in the South / South West of England - though Tennant's character is Scottish.

If you want to annoy a Brit - just get the UK, Great Britain, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and The British Isles confused...

UK = United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Great Britain = England, Wales and Scotland
The British Isles = Great Britain and the whole of Ireland (sometimes considered controversial - but widely regarded as the definition)
post #73 of 141
Caught it on demand. Continues to be a good show. Also reminds me of Twin Peaks.
post #74 of 141
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Originally Posted by sneals2000 View Post

British is safest... (Encompasses England, Wales and Scotland - and some people also take it to mean Northern Ireland as well).

Broadchurch is set in the South / South West of England - though Tennant's character is Scottish.

If you want to annoy a Brit - just get the UK, Great Britain, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and The British Isles confused...

UK = United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Great Britain = England, Wales and Scotland
The British Isles = Great Britain and the whole of Ireland (sometimes considered controversial - but widely regarded as the definition)

Thanks for the clarification. I thought British was too general, but then couldn't remember exactly where Broadchurch was located.

A while back a guest on Craig Ferguson said something like "you're english, right?" You could see the outrage on Craig's face, and it wasn't for comic effect. In fact he said nothing, no joke or witty comeback. He just stared at the offender, who got nervous and clearly didn't realize the blunder he had made.The rest of the segment was a little awkward. smile.gif
post #75 of 141
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Originally Posted by lonwolf615 View Post

Thanks for the clarification. I thought British was too general, but then couldn't remember exactly where Broadchurch was located.

A while back a guest on Craig Ferguson said something like "you're english, right?" You could see the outrage on Craig's face, and it wasn't for comic effect. In fact he said nothing, no joke or witty comeback. He just stared at the offender, who got nervous and clearly didn't realize the blunder he had made.The rest of the segment was a little awkward. smile.gif

It's a long, twisted, yet fascinating, story ... wink.gif
post #76 of 141
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Originally Posted by lonwolf615 View Post

Thanks for the clarification. I thought British was too general, but then couldn't remember exactly where Broadchurch was located.

A while back a guest on Craig Ferguson said something like "you're english, right?" You could see the outrage on Craig's face, and it wasn't for comic effect. In fact he said nothing, no joke or witty comeback. He just stared at the offender, who got nervous and clearly didn't realize the blunder he had made.The rest of the segment was a little awkward. smile.gif

Accusing a Scotsman or Welshman or Irishman of being English is probably one of the biggest mistakes you can ever make. Particularly anyone who cares about football or rugby. (We are such an oddity as a nation/as nations - that we have international football and rugby teams for each of our four home nations)

Just as bad is asking where Wales or Scotland are in England. (Hopefully nobody would be stupid enough to ask it about Ireland/Northern Ireland...)
post #77 of 141
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Particularly anyone who cares about football or rugby.

There are many pubs that do not allow the wearing of club colors because of fights.
post #78 of 141
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There are many pubs that do not allow the wearing of club colors because of fights.

Never an issue with rugby, only football, and seldom a home nations issue.

Usually a club-level issue within a nation rather than between nations (a few clubs still have a significant hooligan issue - particularly in areas where there are multiple teams close by), though far from widespread. Most of the pubs in the part of London I live in have no such football shirt ban.
post #79 of 141
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Right. I was thinking football, but didn't say so. It may be a Scottish thing. Can't remember who told me. The relatives on the ex's side are all Scottish. biggrin.gif
post #80 of 141
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Right. I was thinking football, but didn't say so. It may be a Scottish thing. Can't remember who told me. The relatives on the ex's side are all Scottish. biggrin.gif

Celtic and Rangers (two teams in Glasgow) are very polarised. Ties into a lot of Catholic / Protestant sectarianism - similar in some ways to the splits in elements of Northern Ireland.
post #81 of 141
There are two more episodes this season. I have really been enjoying it so far, and there are a lot of mysteries BESIDES who the killer is, that need to be addressed. What happened with the previous investigation that everyone says was botched to badly? What's wrong with him and the drugs and migraines (or whatever they are)? ...many others. They say that the case will be wrapped up by the end of episode eight.
post #82 of 141
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There are two more episodes this season. I have really been enjoying it so far, and there are a lot of mysteries BESIDES who the killer is, that need to be addressed. What happened with the previous investigation that everyone says was botched to badly? What's wrong with him and the drugs and migraines (or whatever they are)? ...many others. They say that the case will be wrapped up by the end of episode eight.

I'm liking the show as well but if there are only 2 more shows, I have some concerns. There is a basic problem with shows like this based upon one case the entire season. Twin Peaks and the Killing both failed ultimately because there was one mystery and it had to be solved. Twin Peaks tried to go off into other directions and the Killing pulled the carpet out from under the audience right at the end. Here is a show based upon one incident. I know that I'm not going to want this case to go unresolved at the end of the season and I probably would drop the show if that is the case. If it does get solved, what story goes beyond this season? You either have to follow the town or a character such as the chief detective. The series is named after the town so that seems to point to sticking with the town. Then you are left with more odd crimes for a small town? Another odd unsolved murder? Must be June.
Edited by daryl zero - 9/17/13 at 9:08am
post #83 of 141
My DVR is set to record a New Episode tomorrow at 5:00 Am as well as the one scheduled for tomorrow night? Is that a glitch?
The Description is "A new suspect in the murder of Danny Latimer comes to light; Beth and Mark seek help from a local Vicar..". Is this a repeat? I have not started watching the series yet so was just curious..
Thanks

By the way I have Verizon Fios
post #84 of 141
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Originally Posted by siper66 View Post

My DVR is set to record a New Episode tomorrow at 5:00 Am as well as the one scheduled for tomorrow night? Is that a glitch?
The Description is "A new suspect in the murder of Danny Latimer comes to light; Beth and Mark seek help from a local Vicar..". Is this a repeat? I have not started watching the series yet so was just curious..
Thanks

By the way I have Verizon Fios

The 5am one should be the one that was on last Wednesday... but for me the EPG last week still said it was episode 5. I recorded it anyway last week, and verified that it was a different episode than the previous week... but I'm thinking this 5am one should be the same episode 6 again just with the proper EPG data.

I'm recording it just in case, though.
post #85 of 141
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

I'm liking the show as well but if there are only 2 more shows, I have some concerns. There is a basic problem with shows like this based upon one case the entire season. Twin Peaks and the Killing both failed ultimately because there was one mystery and it had to be solved. Twin Peaks tried to go off into other directions and the Killing pulled the carpet out from under the audience right at the end. Here is a show based upon one incident. I know that I'm not going to want this case to go unresolved at the end of the season and I probably would drop the show if that is the case. If it does get solved, what story goes beyond this season? You either have to follow the town or a character such as the chief detective. The series is named after the town so that seems to point to sticking with the town. Then you are left with more odd crimes for a small town? Another odd unsolved murder? Must be June.

I watched the first episode on BBCA and was put off by the number of commercials so I bought the UK DVD of the series. IMO the mystery is resolved in a convincing way that could have happened in real life but is surprising. I usually don't like mysteries that place a lot of attention on the main characters' personal problems etc but this was done in a way that made them fit the story context. I look forward to the next season but was left asking some of the same questions about how they go forward.
post #86 of 141
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.

On the plus side, I can vent my frustration by watching Episodes.
post #87 of 141
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I watched the first episode on BBCA and was put off by the number of commercials so I bought the UK DVD of the series.

I was going to ask why you didn't get the Blu-ray version, but when I looked, I noticed that it isn't going to be out until Nov. Since Nov isn't that far away, I would have waited. biggrin.gif
post #88 of 141
Excellent episode tonight I thought. Lot of backstory mysteries resolved, Kind of melodramatic reveal about the Tenant character's past, but with the new knowledge I realized just how pitch perfect his acting is in the role. The guy is good. smile.gif
post #89 of 141
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Originally Posted by lonwolf615 View Post

Excellent episode tonight I thought. Lot of backstory mysteries resolved, Kind of melodramatic reveal about the Tenant character's past, but with the new knowledge I realized just how pitch perfect his acting is in the role. The guy is good. smile.gif
+1

I can't wait for the conclusion next week. Is there anyone who is NOT a suspect?
post #90 of 141
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

I'm liking the show as well but if there are only 2 more shows, I have some concerns. There is a basic problem with shows like this based upon one case the entire season. Twin Peaks and the Killing both failed ultimately because there was one mystery and it had to be solved. Twin Peaks tried to go off into other directions and the Killing pulled the carpet out from under the audience right at the end.

The Danish version of The Killing managed to produce three seasons, all based around separate crime investigations. The first season was definitely the best (it was twice as long - and shown originally in two halves in Denmark) - but the second and third were still excellent. If you have a compelling lead character and actor playing the role, and a good writer (I think both Broadchurch and The Killing (original version) were predominantly written by a single writer), as long as you don't make the second series require something unrealistic to have happened, it can work. I get the feeling that series like this really benefit from having a single author.
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