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Old 01-19-2015   #61 (permalink)
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I know! Crazy, isn't it?!
I wasn't prepared. Lol
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Broadchurch, an 8 episode British crime drama, is available on Netflix. It is superbly acted, just brilliant television. It is similar to The Killing, in that one crime is investigated over the course of a season. It also features a dead child, shattered family and flawed police. However it is not nearly as bleak, and more like a modern version of an Agatha Christie mystery - small town whodunit where you know one of the characters you've met is going to be the murderer, it's just a question of which one. It also explores the effect of the murder on the whole town, not just the family of the victim.
Is this the one starring David Tennant?
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Is this the one starring David Tennant?
Yes.
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Not sure which is more stressful, working the line in a professional kitchen, or being a cog at a law firm. I've experienced the latter, but as to the former, my years working in restaurants were in the front of the house, so I can't do an accurate comparison. I can say that one was definitely more fun than the other. I bet you can guess which one.

Speaking of fun, have you ever seen the movie Waiting? It's pretty damn funny in a completely sophomoric way, but worth a watch for anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant.
Yes, I have seen Waiting...funny movie. And, not a chance that i would ever get behind a line in a standard kitchen ever again...I too old and slow now....I'm thinking something smaller or more niche market like a food truck or specialty bakery.
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Broadchurch was excellent. Season 2 starts on BBCAmerica in March!
We already have it in Canada on Showcase, up to the 2nd episode now although I've only seen the 1st.

There was an American remake called Gracepoint, also starring David Tennant. Saw the 1st episode which was pretty much identical to the 1st episode of Broadchurch, only Tennant had an American accent instead of Scottish.

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There was an American remake called Gracepoint, also starring David Tennant. Saw the 1st episode which was pretty much identical to the 1st episode of Broadchurch, only Tennant had an American accent instead of Scottish.
and yet, it was awful. I couldn't get past the 1st episode. I do have it all on the DVR save just in case I ever hit the end of Netflix.
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and yet, it was awful. I couldn't get past the 1st episode. I do have it all on the DVR save just in case I ever hit the end of Netflix.

I had heard the American remake of Broadchurch was awful. And don't even get me started on Sherlock / Elementary.

By the way, I watched the Black Mirror christmas episode (found it on YouTube, thanks for the tip). Holy sh*t. The stuff of nightmares. Thinking about the possibility of that kind of thing being real makes me queasy. What a great show.
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Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman is AWESOME!
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I had heard the American remake of Broadchurch was awful. And don't even get me started on Sherlock / Elementary.

By the way, I watched the Black Mirror christmas episode (found it on YouTube, thanks for the tip). Holy sh*t. The stuff of nightmares. Thinking about the possibility of that kind of thing being real makes me queasy. What a great show.
Have you seen City of God? It is really good. It was on instant streaming/Netflix at one point.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317248/
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Have you seen City of God? It is really good. It was on instant streaming/Netflix at one point.

City of God (2002) - IMDb
It is in my queue - I've heard that it is very good. I know you like documentaries, but I don't remember if I recommended Senna to you yet? If not, then I whole heartedly do so now. Excellent documentary (and I'm not even a Formula One fan). Edited to add: Sh*t. It doesn't look like it is on Netflix anymore. I hate when they do that.

Edit #2 - Also recommend Somm, (which is still on Netflix), a documentary that follows sommeliers going for the Master Sommelier certification (which is pretty much impossible to get). VermiciousKnid would like this one, too.

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It is in my queue - I've heard that it is very good. I know you like documentaries, but I don't remember if I recommended Senna to you yet? If not, then I whole heartedly do so now. Excellent documentary (and I'm not even a Formula One fan). Edited to add: Sh*t. It doesn't look like it is on Netflix anymore. I hate when they do that.
I will google. I get a little miffed when they do that.

Gran Hotel is an awesome series too. Subtitled. It was a guilty pleasure. Absolutely loved it.
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Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman is AWESOME!
Yes, it is!!
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Started watching a good BBC series on Netflix over the weekend called "Last Tango in Halifax".

A nice story with lots of plot intrigue....really liking it!
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Started watching a good BBC series on Netflix over the weekend called "Last Tango in Halifax".

A nice story with lots of plot intrigue....really liking it!
I will always remember Derek Jacobi as Claudius in I Claudius all those years ago. A brilliant actor.

I Claudius could do with a updated remake. I would cast Russel Brand as Caligula.
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Now I'm hooked on an uber-violent military drama on Cinemax called Strike Back. It's a Brit import based on a book by a special forces soldier.

The straight man soldier by-the-book is a stoic, hot as hell Brit and his counter part/homo-erotic teammate is a dishonorably discharged American Navy Seal (equally well muscled and emotionally damaged). They blow a bunch of shit up and have shoot outs with bad guys trying to steal tiny nuclear bombs and then have sex with a spectacular procession of military babes and arch villainesses. It is all kinds of awesome. I feel like I should be watching it with my frat.
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