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Re: TV Shows « Reply #2700 on: April 10, 2013, 09:32 AM »
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It's generally believed to be the best drama of all time.

I haven't watched an episode either but I'm fully aware I'm missing out.

I bought the entire box set a few years back in the January sales. It's very, very good but I'm not sure where to rank it in my all-time favourite shows. Six Feet Under, The Wire and Breaking Bad are also excellent and it's hard to pick a winner.

It has to be said that US drama puts British drama to shame, though I guess that has a lot to do with budgets.
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #2701 on: April 10, 2013, 09:35 AM »
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It has to be said that US drama puts British drama to shame, though I guess that has a lot to do with budgets.
Indeed which is why I tend to avoid British TV in general.

You are missing out Mark - it was truly brilliant.
I must get down to watching it, just a little daunting Smile
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #2702 on: April 10, 2013, 09:36 AM »
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Indeed which is why I tend to avoid British TV in general.
I must get down to watching it Smile

I have a particular love for Eggheads, is that wrong?
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #2703 on: April 10, 2013, 09:36 AM »
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I've not seen the wire Joe but would put Sopranos above the others you mention as it has so many layers to it and Tony Soprano was such a complex character.  Only seen 2 runs of BB as they took it off tv - had a weird love-hate relationship with it.   
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #2704 on: April 10, 2013, 09:47 AM »
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I've not seen the wire Joe but would put Sopranos above the others you mention as it has so many layers to it and Tony Soprano was such a complex character.  Only seen 2 runs of BB as they took it off tv - had a weird love-hate relationship with it.   

If you like layers then you'd love The Wire - it's a masterpiece of multi-layered storytelling and a great commentary on American society. It can be a bit difficult to follow some of the dialogue though! Dominic West's American accent is also excruciatingly bad.

Having watched all of Breaking Bad so far within the space of a year, what stands out is the way that they've deliberately drawn the tone of the whole piece further and further into darkness. A lot of people say that they can't cope with watching it as it's just too intense. I didn't find it that bad myself until the first half of season 5, which was unrelenting in its tension - and the final scene aired last year was tantalising. It's brilliant storytelling and masterfully acted. I can't wait for the last eight episodes to appear in July(?).
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #2705 on: April 10, 2013, 09:52 AM »
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Having watched all of Breaking Bad so far within the space of a year
For me it was a matter of days.
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #2706 on: April 10, 2013, 09:53 AM »
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For me it was a matter of days.

Signs of a lazy ******* lol
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #2707 on: April 10, 2013, 09:54 AM »
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Signs of a brilliant drama.
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #2708 on: April 10, 2013, 09:54 AM »
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Signs of a brilliant drama.

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Re: TV Shows « Reply #2709 on: April 10, 2013, 10:13 AM »
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Signs of a brilliant drama.

Signs of an illegal stream watcher (says he who started watching Game of Thrones last night through nefarious means).
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #2710 on: April 10, 2013, 10:16 AM »
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Make sure you watch House of Cards as well. That is so good.
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #2711 on: April 10, 2013, 10:18 AM »
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Make sure you watch House of Cards as well. That is so good.

It's on the list.
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #2712 on: April 10, 2013, 11:58 AM »
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If you like layers then you'd love The Wire - it's a masterpiece of multi-layered storytelling and a great commentary on American society. It can be a bit difficult to follow some of the dialogue though! Dominic West's American accent is also excruciatingly bad.

Having watched all of Breaking Bad so far within the space of a year, what stands out is the way that they've deliberately drawn the tone of the whole piece further and further into darkness. A lot of people say that they can't cope with watching it as it's just too intense. I didn't find it that bad myself until the first half of season 5, which was unrelenting in its tension - and the final scene aired last year was tantalising. It's brilliant storytelling and masterfully acted. I can't wait for the last eight episodes to appear in July(?).
Thanks Joe - yes I have a friend who has all the wire on dvd, where you can use subtitles apparently!  But at present it takes me all my time to keep up to date with stuff on my sky+ box so no time for box sets.  One day though....
And yes re BB I found it very difficult to watch but also compelling.  So I was rather relieved that they stopped showing it on tv, though just discovered that same friend has all the dvds.
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #2713 on: April 14, 2013, 09:32 AM »
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For any Coro St fans I met Ken Barlow and his conman grandson (real life son) in Wellington today and got some autographs for my Mum - they are here as part of the Coro stage show.
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #2714 on: April 14, 2013, 10:00 AM »
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Waterloo Road is back on May 2nd. I get so bored when its not on, amazing drama.
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