I felt seriously bereft when The Killing (Danish original) finished, everything about it was refreshing: slow-burn atmosphere; the most believable characters I've seen in a long while (last time I was similarly struck by that was the opening scenes in the film Alien); not something cheesy from US; not another sad UK imitation of something cheesy from US; understated, or rather not massively overstated. Sofie Gråbøl was excellent, but for that matter so was most everyone else.
Eeek... they remade it?!? Much of the of the joy of the original is that **it let us imagine** what folk were thinking while gazing into eyes that for once looked like someone actually lived behind them, as opposed to to blatantly spelling everything out 10 times over in the equivalent of single syllable words written in large capital letters. Have they ever merkanized anything European and made it better?If it's an Amercanised version
It's kind of passed me by, are the "The Girl With..." films any good?
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The Girl With films are very good, but make your eyes feel funny if you watch the dubbed version because the audio on the DVD is not very well synched up, ie people still talking when there lips stopped moving 30seconds ago, stuff like that, but watch it in the original with subs and they are brilliant
Personally I think Camelot is way better. Not convinced by Joseph Fiennes as Merlin (just the look of him, not his acting ability).
EDIT: Also a plus one to House and The Walking Dead.
Last edited by DAZZD88; 13th June 2011 at 09:55 AM. Reason: Cos I wanted to.
Watch tonight: something happens that I really wasn't expecting.
Interesting that some of the people here have been commenting on the gratuitous T&A. On IMDb people are trying to claim that the flesh is absolutely integral to the plot (or that if you find it gratuitous you must be some sort of prude/damn commie).
Rawns (13th June 2011)
I'll be watching it but only because I'm curious as to what's gonna happen.
I do think there is way too much t&a. I think that because Spartacus got away with it, most new tv shows seems to be trying it.
Game of Thornes is EPIC! It gets better after every episode! T watched the last Ep yesterday and I think I know what your referring to @LeMarchand
And there can never be too much T&A in such programs. The more the better!
Yea, 2 more, but it has been commissioned for another Series. I bought the book on the weekend and am reading it. Most shows like this cut bits of the book out or base the show very loosely around the book (Walking Dead for example - (Also another awesome show!!!)), but so far it's been 100% accurate.
Yeah I knew it had been renewed already - great news :-P! I also bought the first book on Saturday, only read the first couple of pages so far though as not had much time!
Walking dead was awesome I agree - is it back in November?
October actually so not long to go! Hopefully series 2 will be a full length 20 odd episode series! I do enjoy it and have red most of the graphic novels and hope that they stick to it a little bit more then the first trail season, but either way Zombies + Survivors + guns = good times no matter what!
Ok, here we go:
Boardwalk Empire - Fairly slow at times but well worth watching.
Breaking Bad - Amazing show, 3 seasons so far, watch them all.
The Wire - Obvious choice.
Generation Kill - Kind of modern day Band of Brothers from the creators of The Wire. More realistic and very interesting.
Walking Dead - Already mentioned. Brilliant.
Some excellent US comedy shows if you can stick with them:
30 Rock - Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, some amazing guest stars too.
Community - Stick it out, amazing.
There is some great UK tv but at the moment, there is also some amazing US Drama/comedy.
Did anyone watch GoT last night? OMG!
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