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Old January 11 2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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Republic of Doyle

Anyone watch this show? It's Canadian series about a father and son who work as private detectives in St. John's Newfoundland. It airs on CBC and it begins its third season tonight. The big news is that Russell Crowe will be making a guest appearance in the season 3 premiere.

Russell Crowe take on Republic of Doyle
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Old January 11 2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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I watch it from time to time, and it's quite good. Gonna watch tonight for sure. Getting Russell Crowe was quite the coup, as I don't think he normally does TV.
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Old January 12 2012, 03:27 PM   #3
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^ According to his IMDb profile, he hasn't done an episode of television since 1992.

Last night's episode also had Scott Grimes and Kevin Durand. I thought... Those are some big names and an odd combo, then I found out that they were his co-stars in Robin Hood.

Next, week's episode has Shannon Tweed.
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Old January 12 2012, 08:22 PM   #4
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^ According to his IMDb profile, he hasn't done an episode of television since 1992.

Last night's episode also had Scott Grimes and Kevin Durand. I thought... Those are some big names and an odd combo, then I found out that they were his co-stars in Robin Hood.
Also Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea, who's guest-starred in a previous episode, and was also in Robin Hood.
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Old January 13 2012, 11:51 AM   #5
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I watched one season, but was put off by the season finale, it changed the tenor of th show and made me not inclined to tune in again. That aside, what i liked was pretty entertaining.
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Old January 16 2012, 03:38 AM   #6
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It was a good episode, though not great. I never saw the episode that Alan Doyle first starred in, but I understand he had the role of a criminal. I thought that the way the whole gang went from being criminals to simply being cops in this episode was rather cliché and weak, as they never acted very much like cops, but rather thugs.

I think I know why I don't watch this very often. It's the way it's presented. Very convoluted and hard to follow, especially if there's lots going on like there was in this episode. They put in a lot in there, yet don't devote enough time to everything, so like the policewoman being set up, they were building it up and then it fizzled as they dropped the ball due to the way it was cut.
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