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Discussion in 'Anything Goes' started by mouse, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Howie

    Howie Member

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    Come on then, who watched Luther?
    Bad-ass telly, that is, proper bad-ass. Idris Elba is the f***ing man. I'm not gay or owt, but I would smash that guy til the cows had not only come home, but had showered, got changed and cooked a nine course haute cuisine dinner to boot.
    Loofahhh!

    #mancrush
     
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    Poet of our times.
     
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    I found Luther kinda boring and predictable police drama stuff with gore. Weirdo woman was clearly :emoji_zipper_mouth:ed up from the start, oooo spooky LED lights and a halloween mask.. original *eye roll*. OMG a bomb tied to a good guy who got caught! omg I wonder if they will diffuse it JUST in time. I could go on.

    It was just kinda cliche over cliche.

    It's not really my kinda thing though I guess.
     
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    To be fair, it wasn't the best season of Loofah that there's been. But a weak season of Loofah is still head and shoulders above most other crime dramas out there.
     
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    Luther is one of the best police dramas out there, all shows are cliched because cliche is what tends to work. Cliche doesn't mean it's bad, I've seen plenty of shows that try and go all "outside the box" and flop dramatically. Broadchurch and Luther are the best UK crime dramas to come out of the last 10 years, for sure.
     
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    Yeah I think I just don't like crime dramas.
     
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    I love a good crime drama so finally go round to watching all of the Luther last week (series 4 was 2 eps, wtf?). It's ok, I found a lot of it to be a bit too unbelievable so only really watched it for the actual interesting villains.

    Started watching the last season of A series of unfortunate events, first two eps have been great so far. Seen a lot of praise for the finale so look forward to watching the rest of it this week.
     
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    Partial list of UK crime dramas from the last ten years that are better than both Broadchurch and Luther...
    Line of Duty
    The Fall
    The Missing
    Informer
    River
    The Tunnel
    No Offence
    Happy Valley
    Rellik
    Thirteen
    Red Riding
    Collateral
    London Spy
     
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    I have to disagree with most of that list really, but it is subjective of course.
     
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    Finished A series of unfortunate events. I really liked this and great to see something that completes the story. Neil Patrick Harris was absolutely brilliant as Olaf, a little sad it's all over now though.
     
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    NPH was excellent, but Lucy Punch as Esmé Squalor was perfection.
     
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    Watched the new DC show Titans. I really liked it, I don't know a lot about these characters so it was quite refreshing. It was more gory than I was expecting - not a bad thing. A couple of bad things though, the CG Tiger is atrocious (TV budgets can only go so far but it was just weird) and I wasn't a massive fan of the final ep. Oh well, still looking forward to the next season.

    Stumbled across Instant hotels on Netflix. It's an Australian reality TV show where people who have turned their homes into hotels (so AirBnB peeps) compete to see who has Australia's best "instant hotel". Apparently there's a similar UK show but I don't think it'd be quite as amazing as this. The casting team managed to find the most random collection of peeps ever and it gets so backstabby and the drama is better than any soap opera. I was addicted and was sad when I finished the 12th episode.
     
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    True Detective hath returned in its signature morbidly foreboding fashion.

    If you, like me, held the first season in plentiful reverie yet bemoaned the second then fear not; it's back on form and I couldn't be any happier.
     
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