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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2022 11:42 
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Trom on the Beeb iPlayer. Police/activist drama set in the Faroe Islands.

Journalist investigating the fishing industry has mysterious car accident and in a separate incident, an activist who was working with him is found dead in the sea. Another journalist returns after a long absence and starts to investigate the incidents. Police corruption is suspected, as is the Mr Big who owns most of the fishing companies in the Faroes. The honest police inspector doesn't know who she can trust.

Pretty standard fare, but ..... the SCENERY!!!! Rugged doesn't do it justice. Some of the coast roads are single track, a couple of hundred feet up slopes from the sea, and with no crash barriers, markings or lighting. Driving in the dark winter months must be a nightmare.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2022 22:46 
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Just slogged our way through The Control Room on the BBC. Wow, it's bad. I just don't understand how shite like this gets filmed and then put on telly. There's so many amazing stories out there and many more that aren't so great but at least they make actual sense. But somehow this dribbling mess gets the green light. Honestly baffling.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2022 1:25 
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markg wrote:
Just slogged our way through The Control Room on the BBC. Wow, it's bad. I just don't understand how shite like this gets filmed and then put on telly. There's so many amazing stories out there and many more that aren't so great but at least they make actual sense. But somehow this dribbling mess gets the green light. Honestly baffling.


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Mrs. W and I watched the first episode and then agreed to give up on it. Plot holes, Scottish accents that were hard to understand and constant flashbacks hinting at some childhood event that triggered the main character's memories and anxieties. Out of curiosity I read up on the full story and it just confirmed what I'd expected, i.e. that the main character would be further drawn into criminal activity and the whole thing would come to a stupid ending.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2022 20:32 
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I've been getting Sanditon confused with Bridgerton.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2022 20:36 
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Warhead wrote:
markg wrote:
Just slogged our way through The Control Room on the BBC. Wow, it's bad. I just don't understand how shite like this gets filmed and then put on telly. There's so many amazing stories out there and many more that aren't so great but at least they make actual sense. But somehow this dribbling mess gets the green light. Honestly baffling.


We watched the first episode. It was soooo dull

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Mrs. W and I watched the first episode and then agreed to give up on it. Plot holes, Scottish accents that were hard to understand and constant flashbacks hinting at some childhood event that triggered the main character's memories and anxieties. Out of curiosity I read up on the full story and it just confirmed what I'd expected, i.e. that the main character would be further drawn into criminal activity and the whole thing would come to a stupid ending.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 13:44 
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Other than catching the odd ten minutes here and there, I've not watched Neighbours for at least 15 years and probably closer to 20. I couldn't resist giving the last week's worth a go, and it's been really satisfying to have a good dose of nostalgia alongside a bunch of the newer characters. Well worth a few hours of your time if, like most of us, it was a big part of your viewing history.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 13:57 
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It must be pretty good being an actor, then landing a part in a soap as you're probably then in work for at least six months, barring accidents!

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