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Bodyguard on Netflix

Set in and around the corridors of power, Bodyguard tells the story of David Budd (Richard Madden), a heroic, but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for London’s Metropolitan Police Service. When he is assigned to protect the ambitious Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes), Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, could he become her biggest threat? Bodyguard arrives on Netflix on October 24.


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Well worth watching.

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The way most series should be done: Great acting, great story, great direction and most of all: short and sweet!!!
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Looks good!
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I watched this on BBC and it was terrific. Great twists and turns.

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I watched this on BBC and it was terrific. Great twists and turns.
Yeah, same...it definitely dragged and there were some lose plot lines that didn't work but most of it was fantastic. Good buy for Netflix

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Good buy for Netflix
What is interesting is that Amazon overseas had the rights. Not sure how they didn't end up with the rights on this side of the pond.

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What is interesting is that Amazon overseas had the rights. Not sure how they didn't end up with the rights on this side of the pond.
Short answer: they paid A LOT for it...

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/bod...gs-1202954200/
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+++1 for this one. Hits the ground running and never slows down.
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Wow. This was a really pleasant surprise. Very well done. High production value throughout and great acting really pervade this show. The tension and sense of doom throughout was really impressive. Throw in several likable, compassionate characters, and really good (though not perfect) writing, and you really have a show here. It maintained a great pace without ever seeming forced. Outstanding stuff here.
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Wow. This was a really pleasant surprise. Very well done. High production value throughout and great acting really pervade this show. The tension and sense of doom throughout was really impressive. Throw in several likable, compassionate characters, and really good (though not perfect) writing, and you really have a show here. It maintained a great pace without ever seeming forced. Outstanding stuff here.
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Wow. This was a really pleasant surprise. Very well done. High production value throughout and great acting really pervade this show. The tension and sense of doom throughout was really impressive. Throw in several likable, compassionate characters, and really good (though not perfect) writing, and you really have a show here. It maintained a great pace without ever seeming forced. Outstanding stuff here.
Yeah pleasantly surprised, not what I thought this would be.

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Loved it! Had me captive for two nights; there wasn't a dull moment, very good pacing. Only possible criticism would be the reveal of the bomber; felt too convenient of a plot device to explain character motivation.


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I think we must have liked it. We binged the season in two days. Good story lines, kept one guessing the entire time, just the right amount and type of action thrown in, acting was good, nothing much at all to complain about in this one. I hope Budd gets another assignment next year.
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Netflix has another 6 episode series coming up though I don't think the date has been announced though probably early December which is "Pine Gap" an Australian series they also provided some funding for.
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This does look good! I would never look up some of this stuff if it wasn't for AVS threads.

I'll add it to my always growing Netflix list, though putting it near the top. I still need to get to Iron Fist 2 (I know), Daredevil 3, Godless, Ozark, with the final season of HoC around the corner. And those are just the priorities and NF originals.
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Started to watch last night and it's good so far, but it is a shame that so many good show are coming out mixed in stereo
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This does look good! I would never look up some of this stuff if it wasn't for AVS threads.

I'll add it to my always growing Netflix list, though putting it near the top. I still need to get to Iron Fist 2 (I know), Daredevil 3, Godless, Ozark, with the final season of HoC around the corner. And those are just the priorities and NF originals.

I agree about AVS. It really helps surface content for me as well. I would never have watched/found Bodyguard if not for AVS. Kudos here to @WilliamR and all.


p.s. If I were you, I'd watch these 6 episodes before a few series you listed there. :-) Honestly I think I liked this better than all of them, though Ozark and Godless were pretty interesting.
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I agree about AVS. It really helps surface content for me as well. I would never have watched/found Bodyguard if not for AVS. Kudos here to @WilliamR and all.


p.s. If I were you, I'd watch these 6 episodes before a few series you listed there. :-) Honestly I think I liked this better than all of them, though Ozark and Godless were pretty interesting.
My pleasure, glad to help. Just helping all of us enjoy what we love.
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Started to watch last night and it's good so far, but it is a shame that so many good show are coming out mixed in stereo

Agreed.I remember reading that 5.1 is not as common in the UK, but on the other hand, I seem to remember some UK series that are in surround.
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Agreed.I remember reading that 5.1 is not as common in the UK, but on the other hand, I seem to remember some UK series that are in surround.
IIRC, the BBC is the only U.K. OTA network that broadcasts in 5.1, and even then not all of its channels are 5.1. Even though the independents are still only stereo, there is overseas sales to think about.

That said, I can understand why. Unlike the U.S., not as many households have 5.1 rigs. My friend there doesn't and doesn't currently feel the need to either.
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Excellent script, acting, production values. My only slight quibble is with the last episode, where the story felt a bit less credible than in the previous 5 - but that is often the case when a complex plot has to tie up all the loose ends. Nevertheless, a thrilling, nail-biting series with complex and believable characters. More please!

Richard Madden looks set to become a huge star. If Daniel Craig's replacement has not yet been set, he could easily be the next Bond.
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Excellent script, acting, production values. My only slight quibble is with the last episode, where the story felt a bit less credible than in the previous 5 - but that is often the case when a complex plot has to tie up all the loose ends. Nevertheless, a thrilling, nail-biting series with complex and believable characters. More please!

Richard Madden looks set to become a huge star. If Daniel Craig's replacement has not yet been set, he could easily be the next Bond.
Well said. I am looking forward to more as well.
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IIRC, the BBC is the only U.K. OTA network that broadcasts in 5.1, and even then not all of its channels are 5.1. Even though the independents are still only stereo, there is overseas sales to think about.

That said, I can understand why. Unlike the U.S., not as many households have 5.1 rigs. My friend there doesn't and doesn't currently feel the need to either.

I'm just guessing based upon people I know, but I don't think many US households have (or use) a 5.1 setup either. It's just a minority of us AV fans who do.
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IIRC, the BBC is the only U.K. OTA network that broadcasts in 5.1, and even then not all of its channels are 5.1. Even though the independents are still only stereo, there is overseas sales to think about.
The BBC, C4 and C5 all broadcast 5.1. We are 5.1 AAC on OTA and 5.1 AC3 on satellite. (I don't have cable). There may be an oddity where C4 or C5 is 2.0 only on one of the two platforms though (I have a niggling feeling they aren't all 5.1 on all platforms).

ITV is resolutely 2.0 only (AIUI they refuse to pay extra for their Playout facilities - and they do have a lot of regional variations to handle for both content and commercials)

HOWEVER - the BBC is the only one of the three to produce / commission content in 5.1 (though not huge amounts of it), as well as showing movies and acquired shows in 5.1 (quite a lot of Nordic stuff on BBC Four is 5.1). C4 and C5 only provide 5.1 audio on movies and acquired shows and don't commission any home-grown stuff with 5.1.

The BBC 5.1 output is now really limited to Doctor Who, The Proms, State Occasions (Royal Weddings etc.) and Sport (Olympics, Football etc.). The BBC also show the Eurovision Song Contest and Vienna New Years Day concert in 5.1 (these are both European Broadcasting Union 'Eurovision' productions) Sadly Strictly Come Dancing (which is the original Dancing with the Stars, stopped producing in 5.1 in 2017) Some drama IS 5.1 (ISTR Hard Sun and the Cormoran Strike series were) but a lot of high-end stuff is still 2.0. Also whilst a lot of the David Attenborough series get 5.1 BD and UHD BD releases, the original broadcasts are usually 2.0 (I guess the BBC only commission in 2.0, but BBC Studios - Worldwide as was - see the benefit of a 5.1 mix for sell-through and international sales, so pay extra to commission it?)

Sky and BT Sport commission a LOT of 5.1 sport coverage, and Sky produce home grown stuff in 5.1 too I think. (Both are doing Dolby Atmos for their UHD output)

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I had never heard of this show until my daughter asked me this afternoon if I was watching it. When she told me that she and her husband were loving it, I watched Episode 1. As a result, I am fully on board and can't wait to see the rest of the season.

I use the Dolby Surround upmixer on my Yamaha 3060 AVR to upmix every audiotrack to 7.2.4. Consequently, until I saw the discussion here about 5.1 audio, I didn't know what the native audiotrack was. It is 2.0 but after Dolby Surround did its magic, I still thought it sounded great.
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I had never heard of this show until my daughter asked me this afternoon if I was watching it. When she told me that she and her husband were loving it, I watched Episode 1. As a result, I am fully on board and can't wait to see the rest of the season.

I use the Dolby Surround upmixer on my Yamaha 3060 AVR to upmix every audiotrack to 7.2.4. Consequently, until I saw the discussion here about 5.1 audio, I didn't know what the native audiotrack was. It is 2.0 but after Dolby Surround did its magic, I still thought it sounded great.
Agreed, this show was a HUGE surprise for us too. So much better than I thought it would be.
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I had never heard of this show until my daughter asked me this afternoon if I was watching it. When she told me that she and her husband were loving it, I watched Episode 1. As a result, I am fully on board and can't wait to see the rest of the season.

I use the Dolby Surround upmixer on my Yamaha 3060 AVR to upmix every audiotrack to 7.2.4. Consequently, until I saw the discussion here about 5.1 audio, I didn't know what the native audiotrack was. It is 2.0 but after Dolby Surround did its magic, I still thought it sounded great.
I do agree that the DSU help brings a bit of life to the soundtrack, but the audio quality remains lower tier IMHO. Shows like Homeland, Better Call Saul and even The Last Ship to name a few have WAY better AQ.

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The opening 15 minutes of this was one of the most intense scenes I've seen in some time. Then they close it out in the same fashion with Richard Madden turning in a stellar performance. Very enjoyable.
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I'm halfway through it and enjoying it so far - I'm just hoping the latter half of the story doesn't get any more "soap-opera-y"
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