Obsessed w/ British Detective Shows

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by auntiehill, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Bob The Skutter

    Bob The Skutter Complete Arse Cleft In Memoriam

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2001
    Location:
    Bob The Skutter
    I just finished watching a crime drama with a fantasy edge called Stan Lee's Lucky Man. Produced by Sky in the UK but I think I read Shudder bought the right in the US.

    The set up is a cop with a gambling addiction is given a bracelet that gives him good luck, but if he uses it bad things happen to other people and the person who was supposed to get it is coming after him.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2018
  2. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    at the movies
    @Bob The Skutter : Cool, thanks! I'd never heard of that, so I had to look it up. It has James Nesbitt; I like him, so I'll have to check it out if it ever makes its way over to these parts for free. Amazon has it for $2.99 an episode, so maybe it will eventually be on Prime.
     
  3. Bob The Skutter

    Bob The Skutter Complete Arse Cleft In Memoriam

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2001
    Location:
    Bob The Skutter
    There are 3 series, a total of 28 episodes. It looks like Shudder is $3.99 per month, so you could probably Binge the lot for less than 2 episodes on Amazon.
     
  4. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Location:
    The Black Country, England
    Well, the very wonderful Line of Duty's writer Jed Mercurio has a new series running called 'Bodyguard'. It's the sixth and final episode tonight and the country will be coming to a halt to watch it.

    It's (typically of Mercurio) densely plotted with lots of misdirection. This far in and we still don't know who the good (and bad) guys are.

    Viewing figures are through the roof. Worth a watch...
     
    lurok, Starkers and auntiehill like this.
  5. John Clark

    John Clark Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Location:
    There
    Indeed. I'd rate it highly too.
     
    Starkers likes this.
  6. Bob The Skutter

    Bob The Skutter Complete Arse Cleft In Memoriam

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2001
    Location:
    Bob The Skutter
    Oh BTW, anyone in the UK, Lucky Man starts on Pick on Freeview soon.
     
  7. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    at the movies
    Cool! I will keep an eye out for it if/when it comes this way. Thanks!
     
  8. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Location:
    Lost in the EU expanse with a nice cup of tea
    I'll add another vote for 'Marcella'.
    And anything with Anna Maxwell-Martin :adore:
     
  9. Bob The Skutter

    Bob The Skutter Complete Arse Cleft In Memoriam

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2001
    Location:
    Bob The Skutter
    Netflix just bought the worldwide (other than UK and Japan) rights.
     
  10. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    at the movies
  11. KennyB

    KennyB Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2001
    Location:
    Stuttgart, Germany USAG
    As soon as it’s available you should check out Bodyguard from BBC. Just finished 1st season in the UK. It’s been really good and not just saying that because I was in it. :biggrin:
     
    lurok and Starkers like this.
  12. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Location:
    The Black Country, England
    Details ?

    And I was bitterly disappointed to find out it was the butler all along...

    :cool:
     
  13. Serial thread killer

    Serial thread killer Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2003
    Location:
    uk
    I hope we get another series of Marcella, so they can explain series two to me.
     
    lurok likes this.
  14. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    at the movies
    I've got that on my Netflix list. Is series 2 not so good?
     
  15. KennyB

    KennyB Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2001
    Location:
    Stuttgart, Germany USAG
    Ha. I’m just a background actor. I pop up in lots of things.
     
  16. Bob The Skutter

    Bob The Skutter Complete Arse Cleft In Memoriam

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2001
    Location:
    Bob The Skutter
    Agatha Raisin starts on Pick this weekend.
     
  17. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Location:
    The Black Country, England
    Bet you've done Casualty !

    Met a guy at a bus stop a few years ago - he had a nice gig on Casualty as background until he got a line, which stopped them booking him.

    He did, however, end up driving vehicles in the background shots.
     
  18. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2001
    Location:
    Christopher Pike, future Orion Pirate
    I've been meaning to check that out myself. I eat up anything from that time period.

    Kor
     
  19. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    at the movies
    I've never heard of that -- had to Google it. I've given up on Death in Paradise-- Agatha Raisin looks like it might be similar in tone. Is it worth watching?
     
  20. Bob The Skutter

    Bob The Skutter Complete Arse Cleft In Memoriam

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2001
    Location:
    Bob The Skutter
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2018