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well......

 

we got through marcella ... unscathed...but my wife left me ... :D ... to watch series 2 and 3 on my own as it got a bit much for her...

 

series 2 indeed is a complete departure.... really gets quite dark and goes way off and more and more so to the end... wont be at all to everyone's likings  Could understand that easily...

 

Series 3 is even more off beaten track with marcella going undercover...looses the london feel totally ..with being set in Ireland  of all places... interesting ending .... id agree with the summation above series 2 and 3 not quite as gripping as series 1 ...and seem to go their own way...

 

jumping into bloodlands... noticed its popped up on sbs on demand ... by coincidence also set in ireland :D  stars james nesbitt... apparently following along "line of duty"

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Betty, another you will enjoy for sure... "The Bureau" on SBS On-Demand... great spy thriller about the French Intelligence bureau ... Highly recommend -  5*

What have folk got their teeth into right now... crime dramas of the darker nature ....    I've been on a serious bender with this genre of cop shows     all started with Wallander

finished trapped series 1    how good is ardi the local town police chief ! what a character... !      i had a peep of start of series 2 its set in Reykjavik ? city prop

3 minutes ago, betty boop said:

well......

 

we got through marcella ... unscathed...but my wife left me ... :D ... to watch series 2 and 3 on my own as it got a bit much for her...

 

series 2 indeed is a complete departure.... really gets quite dark and goes way off and more and more so to the end... wont be at all to everyone's likings  Could understand that easily...

 

Series 3 is even more off beaten track with marcella going undercover...looses the london feel totally ..with being set in Ireland  of all places... interesting ending .... id agree with the summation above series 2 and 3 not quite as gripping as series 1 ...and seem to go their own way...

 

jumping into bloodlands... noticed its popped up on sbs on demand ... by coincidence also set in ireland :D  stars james nesbitt... apparently following along "line of duty"

Line of Duty has the 'caddy' whilst Bloodlands has 'goliath'.. 

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13 minutes ago, BLAH BLAH said:

Line of Duty has the 'caddy' whilst Bloodlands has 'goliath'.. 

ah I see... was wondering the connection ... :) 

 

11 minutes ago, BLAH BLAH said:

Hi @betty boop maybe try 'Mare of EastTown' for an excellent crime thriller...

 

definitely .... :) thanks for the heads up ...

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Luoin the gentleman burglar is back... series 2 and 5 episodes...  am on it :D 

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Lupin looks fantastic on Netflix and via projector in 4khdr... it is so lovely shot... beautiful lighting... I do have high bandwidth nbn internet here and probably getting the best netflix has to offer. Lovely sound track too.. with a 5.1 mix that beautifully upmixes to 7.1.6 with neural - X . Very enjoyable we are upto episode 3 on series 2 already  was tempted to binge through last 2-3 episodes but it got late. Did skim back through for some screen shots ... some scenes and characters...

 

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We really enjoyed lupin...great finish to the series as well.

 

Not one i knew about, but "Unforgotten" seems pretty decent in the UK crime dramas....good acting and story...only upto episode 3 but interesting cold case..that takes back to the seedy 70s.... found this on "Britbox"

 

watching this in parallel to "bloodlands". as that seems to only release an episode a week :D 

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VERY impressed with "unforgotten" its on brit box, nicola walker and sanjeev baskhar are superb as is all the acting all around. just finished series 2 what a finish... wow ! impressed. 

 

onto series 3 :) 

 

 

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Not Nordic, more Canuck Cinema, so adequate snow and full fur to enjoy, CARDINAL a crime thriller set in the icy wastes of Canada. I binged it last evening, getting to bed around 01.00hr. Not for the faint of heart, but the narrative made sense, and the main characters rang true.

Billy

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Not a TV show but a film in the genre—Riders of Justice from Denmark.

Drama, mystery, revenge, BLACK comedy, all fuelled by Mads Mikkelsen. It's way more complex than Rotten Tomatoes makes out.

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2 hours ago, GregWormald said:

Not a TV show but a film in the genre—Riders of Justice from Denmark.

Drama, mystery, revenge, BLACK comedy, all fuelled by Mads Mikkelsen. It's way more complex than Rotten Tomatoes makes out.

Yes that is a good watch imo...👍

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13 hours ago, ZEN MISTER said:

Not Nordic, more Canuck Cinema, so adequate snow and full fur to enjoy, CARDINAL a crime thriller set in the icy wastes of Canada. I binged it last evening, getting to bed around 01.00hr. Not for the faint of heart, but the narrative made sense, and the main characters rang true.

Billy

 

like the sounds of it ...seems already upto 4 series :D which should keep me busy :D ...will put on the list ... 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5583512/

 

its so easy to get caught up in these and Binge through :D 

2 hours ago, GregWormald said:

Not a TV show but a film in the genre—Riders of Justice from Denmark.

Drama, mystery, revenge, BLACK comedy, all fuelled by Mads Mikkelsen. It's way more complex than Rotten Tomatoes makes out.

happy for film recommendations ... as interludes to fill in between the mini series :D 

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On 14/06/2021 at 9:15 AM, betty boop said:

Lupin looks fantastic on Netflix and via projector in 4khdr... it is so lovely shot... beautiful lighting... I do have high bandwidth nbn internet here and probably getting the best netflix has to offer. Lovely sound track too.. with a 5.1 mix that beautifully upmixes to 7.1.6 with neural - X . Very enjoyable we are upto episode 3 on series 2 already  was tempted to binge through last 2-3 episodes but it got late. Did skim back through for some screen shots ... some scenes and characters...

 

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Enjoyed series 2, love the Paris by night scenes! Series 3 in the works!

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22 minutes ago, Ian McP said:

Nordic noir sci fi, a new sub genre perhaps?

Katla

https://www.netflix.com/au/title/81133094

< The catastrophic eruption of subglacial volcano Katla turns a nearby community’s world upside down as mysteries begin to emerge from the ice. >

First two episodes suitably creepy!

 

ha ! sounds interesting :D 

 

20 minutes ago, Ian McP said:

Enjoyed series 2, love the Paris by night scenes! Series 3 in the works!

yes loved the paris bits ... wow didnt realise a series 3 is in the works... great news :) thanks for the headsup

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Really enjoyed "unforgotten" and finished that off last week :) I do wonder if there is another series of that coming. it has a nice calm sense to it and motors along at a steady pace... great acting and characters :) hope comes back for another ...

 

blood lands seems to have vanished from SBS on demand.. well maybe cant see it as no subsequent episode... perhaps will pop up this week to continue :) 

 

on another tangent and on the crime drama side rather than nordic noir...wife and i fired up the latest instalment of Jack irish...we have really enjoyed the previous series and this one is pretty good too... difficult to think back to links from previous series... but slowly coming back... and great characters in this one and like the local settings ...

 

On 20/06/2021 at 1:43 AM, ZEN MISTER said:

Not Nordic, more Canuck Cinema, so adequate snow and full fur to enjoy, CARDINAL a crime thriller set in the icy wastes of Canada. I binged it last evening, getting to bed around 01.00hr. Not for the faint of heart, but the narrative made sense, and the main characters rang true.

Billy

checked out an episode of Cardinal... liked... will keep watching... nice touch to it with the canadian indian side to partner detective thats french Canadian ... remembering that quirky mix of acccent now having worked in those parts decades ago :D for some reason also reminding me of northern exposure... :D some will remember that one...possibly just the setting and acting... :) 

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Who remembers Due South from, what?, thirty years ago; the square peg Canadian Mountie in the round hole that is Chicago? Been a long time since I last saw it. Lead actor Paul Gross was making silly money back then, and may still be doing so. Made to appeal to our (distant cousins) in the good old Yewessay so it was a bit vanilla, but still had a certain charm at the same time.

Possibly age is giving my memories a rosy tint.

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15 hours ago, JukKluk2 said:

Who remembers Due South from, what?, thirty years ago; the square peg Canadian Mountie in the round hole that is Chicago? Been a long time since I last saw it. Lead actor Paul Gross was making silly money back then, and may still be doing so. Made to appeal to our (distant cousins) in the good old Yewessay so it was a bit vanilla, but still had a certain charm at the same time.

Possibly age is giving my memories a rosy tint.

Never saw it but he's quietly made a couple of great movies (as a director and actor). Check out Hyena Road.

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been quietly continuing on with the Nordic Noir. 

 

sped through 3 series of The Bridge finishing that last week...

 

wow what a series... i am not sure why i never got into it to start with ... perhaps completely thrown by the main character Saga and gosh you have got to get to know her to understand :D 

 

amazing performance from her. Really really enjoyed the series... am putting it up there in lead roles with wallander, the killing and marcella (s1).

 

and boy ... how on earth did she end up in that porsche ? it amazingly sold at auction for $125k GBP to charity following the series...so well it was known :)

 

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there are so many hilarious lines and scenes with Saga ! and really well developed characters around her. 

 

do you miss watching a series ? sad its finished and no more ?

 

anyways considering jumping on Bordertown next :D  

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what's the bridge showing on?

 

Just finished below the surface 1&2 on sbs, very good I thought

 

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38 minutes ago, Tony ray said:

what's the bridge showing on?

 

Just finished below the surface 1&2 on sbs, very good I thought

 

hi Tony, The Bridge can be caught on SBS on demand  :) all 4 seasons ...

 

https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/the-bridge

 

thanks for the headsup for below the surface 1&2 

 

I did check out Bordertown... but after a couple of episodes ...interest seemed to drop off....can always check out again some time...

 

below the surface sounds good :)

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1 hour ago, BLAH BLAH said:

c'est un dormeur...👍:hyper:👍

Any relation to Nessun Dorma? Perhaps a second cousin?

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ps a good interview here with Sofia Helin on her playing the lead character of Saga Noren on "The Bridge"

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2012/may/12/bridge-sofia-helin-saga-interview

 

ps if watched the series and want to be reminded of Saga, just google "saga noren quotes" for a bit of a giggle :D 

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been sucked into the Spiral ! :D

 

really is rather good. getting right into it. the actors and personalities are excellent and it really is quite complex with parallel cases following along the main underlying storyline.

 

series 1 has a very drab - bleak - blue - green look to it ... nothing like the Paris I remember ...but suspect its either intentional or just age of it perhaps ... not sure .... but certainly adds to the seedy feel :D 

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59 minutes ago, Phill451 said:

Far from Nordic but Bosch on SBS on demand is worth a look

 

Nordic Noir and/or crime dramas welcome to hear about :)

 

have heard good things on Bosch... something will have to check out some time :) 

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19 hours ago, betty boop said:

 

Nordic Noir and/or crime dramas welcome to hear about :)

 

have heard good things on Bosch... something will have to check out some time :) 

I had a quick look at Bosch a couple of nights ago. Now on series 2!xD

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2 hours ago, GregWormald said:

I had a quick look at Bosch a couple of nights ago. Now on series 2!xD

hehe these things pull you in for sure ! :D am on series 2 of spiral all of a sudden too :D 

 

we have a return of some colour balance wiht series 2 of spiral thankfully...faces have some colour as do surrounds ...still a bit on the bleak side but good to see some more colour :D 

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On 26/07/2021 at 7:19 PM, betty boop said:

been quietly continuing on with the Nordic Noir. 

 

sped through 3 series of The Bridge finishing that last week...

 

wow what a series... i am not sure why i never got into it to start with ... perhaps completely thrown by the main character Saga and gosh you have got to get to know her to understand :D 

 

amazing performance from her. Really really enjoyed the series... am putting it up there in lead roles with wallander, the killing and marcella (s1).

 

and boy ... how on earth did she end up in that porsche ? it amazingly sold at auction for $125k GBP to charity following the series...so well it was known :)

 

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there are so many hilarious lines and scenes with Saga ! and really well developed characters around her. 

 

do you miss watching a series ? sad its finished and no more ?

 

anyways considering jumping on Bordertown next :D  

Although not Nordic, I'd really recommend that US FX "remake". Just brilliant, more Sicario like. Great cast too. Only two seasons

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14 minutes ago, Mobe1969 said:

Although not Nordic, I'd really recommend that US FX "remake". Just brilliant, more Sicario like. Great cast too. Only two seasons

thanks mobe. definitely suggestions here dont have to be nordic .... crime drama suggestions are all welcome :) will definitely check out ... 

 

was "tunnel" a french uk ? remake as well ? 

 

 

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