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Ruthie

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« on: January 12, 2017, 07:51:29 pm »
Starring Joanna Scanlan off of The Thick Of It.

A bit like The Bill, but darker and funnier, and much less macho.  I do wonder what fuzzy OTP would make of it.

I like it!  something to get you through a cold winter evening.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 08:25:25 pm »
We watched series 1 on All 4 over Xmas having seen s2 advertised. Enjoyed it.
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Ruthie

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 08:58:29 pm »
Some good little phrases in there.

"Prostate-fingering freemasons" is my favourite so far.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 11:42:40 pm »
Missed all of series 1. Frankly hadn't heard of it until the production company bought the BMX used in the hospital corridor.

Good fun recognising some of the locations thobut.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2017, 01:28:03 pm »
Missed all of series 1. Frankly hadn't heard of it until the production company bought the BMX used in the hospital corridor.

Same here - or rather " until Torslanda mentioned that bike." !

S2Ep1 was really good. There was a lot incomprehensible dialogue about events in S1, but it wasnt a problem. I think Jo Scnlan is brilliant in comedic roles, but this part is supposed to be gritty but with witty cop banter; which I'm not YET convinced she is as suited to.

Sadly Ep2 was very very average. I'm hoping it's just the Difficult Second Album Episode problem.
(What on earth was the big fuss about cockatoo girl? I must have missed something. Why were the accused and the interrogator acting like this was terrorism, or mass pedo-ism, or Arson in a Naval Dockyard? )

I reckon it wants to be Scott and Bailey, but witha funny female lead. So far it isn't half as good, but it has some good elements, so we'll see.
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2017, 02:09:04 pm »
You really need to watch series 1.
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2017, 04:52:26 pm »
You really need to watch series 1.
Is the cockatoo back-story in it?
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Torslanda

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2017, 06:16:44 pm »
Up to episode 6, No.
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2017, 07:10:42 pm »
You really need to watch series 1.
Is the cockatoo back-story in it?

No, but all the relationships depend on what happens in the first series.  Anyway you need to watch it just because it's great.
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2017, 12:54:48 pm »
It's all very frenetic, isn't it. And funny. There's not much time for brooding introspection.

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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2017, 03:42:17 pm »
OK  I'm hooked. Watched two episodes this morning and will watch more this evening.
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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2017, 04:16:37 pm »
Just finished watching the first series. I knew Viv's husband had died obvs but no idea of the circs. Anyone else wondering if this is going to come back and bite them...?

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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2017, 05:06:48 pm »
I will never think about expanding foam in the same way again!
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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2017, 05:10:34 pm »
That really was pretty horrific wasn't it  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2017, 07:37:47 pm »
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If that should surface there'd be some explaining to do . . .
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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2017, 08:07:27 am »
I will never think about expanding foam in the same way again!

I'd forgotten that I watched the first series until you mentioned that.

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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2017, 12:15:07 pm »
Wasn't fully compos mentis last night but, judging by the ending of last night's episode, Viv could be in the SH1TE . . .
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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2017, 12:36:31 pm »
Wasn't fully compos mentis last night but, judging by the ending of last night's episode, Viv could be in the SH1TE . . .

I thought the set-up was a bit contrived - surely they wouldn't really have been so incompetent?

Ruthie

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« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2017, 07:11:15 pm »
Eeee that was really good!  Has there ever been a more evil villain than Nora Atta?

And is it just me, or does Viv need to get over her problem with the inspector?  She seems all right!
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Torslanda

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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2017, 10:24:37 pm »
Wow! Didn't see that one coming...

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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2017, 04:27:05 pm »
What channel? Available on catch up?

Torslanda

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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2017, 08:48:14 pm »
All 4. Now advertised as a "box set", series 1 & 2...
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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2017, 10:52:16 pm »
Excellent.
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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2017, 11:06:57 pm »
Wow! Didn't see that one coming...

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Really? After all the warnings about disturbing scenes that one was coming a mile off.
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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2017, 12:49:01 am »
because we watched it on catchup I scrolled thru the intro and the usual BS . . .
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