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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    I really liked the theme music - thought it very fitting for the show.
    The song is called “The Detectorists” and was written for the show, so that makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    The series is ultimately about relationships. And the beauty and charms of a simple life.
    I'm about to tell you I'm pregnant. But wait, there's the doorbell. Let me just get that. Huh, it's an envelope filled with incriminating pics of my bf kissing a 23yo college student. I'll storm off now.

    Stay tuned for the next episode of As The Detectorist Turns...

    So dumb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    I'm about to tell you I'm pregnant. But wait, there's the doorbell. Let me just get that. Huh, it's an envelope filled with incriminating pics of my bf kissing a 23yo college student. I'll storm off now.

    Stay tuned for the next episode of As The Detectorist Turns...

    So dumb.
    LOL. The guy who doesn't like Pixar movies also hates something as inoffensive as the Detectorists. Who would have guessed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    LOL. The guy who doesn't like Pixar movies also hates something as inoffensive as the Detectorists. Who would have guessed?
    Ha. I can't think of a more compelling endorsement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    I'm about to tell you I'm pregnant. But wait, there's the doorbell. Let me just get that. Huh, it's an envelope filled with incriminating pics of my bf kissing a 23yo college student. I'll storm off now.

    Stay tuned for the next episode of As The Detectorist Turns...

    So dumb.
    The "perfectly imperfect" timing is pretty prevalent throughout tv and film, but it's particularly egregious in British TV, I think. Also, don't read Victor Hugo. In Les Miserables, the same people keep running into each other throughout the book. Yeah right Vic, as if Javert would be the prison guard, constable of Montreuil-sur-Mer, and part of the counter-revolutionary forces, all interconnected with Jean Valjean and his associates. Such soap opera bullshit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    The "perfectly imperfect" timing is pretty prevalent throughout tv and film, but it's particularly egregious in British TV, I think. Also, don't read Victor Hugo. In Les Miserables, the same people keep running into each other throughout the book. Yeah right Vic, as if Javert would be the prison guard, constable of Montreuil-sur-Mer, and part of the counter-revolutionary forces, all interconnected with Jean Valjean and his associates. Such soap opera bullshit.
    Uh.... whatever you do, don't read any Charles Dickens!

    Or watch any episodes of Seinfeld.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Uh.... whatever you do, don't read any Charles Dickens!

    Or watch any episodes of Seinfeld.
    Hole in one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Hole in one!
    I loved to watch that show and anticipate how all the story lines were going to converge in the end of an episode. Larry David was a master at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    The "perfectly imperfect" timing is pretty prevalent throughout tv and film, but it's particularly egregious in British TV, I think. Also, don't read Victor Hugo. In Les Miserables, the same people keep running into each other throughout the book. Yeah right Vic, as if Javert would be the prison guard, constable of Montreuil-sur-Mer, and part of the counter-revolutionary forces, all interconnected with Jean Valjean and his associates. Such soap opera bullshit.
    Well, you know, Paris was a much smaller city back then.

    (Does Les Miz take place in Paris? I've never seen or read it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Well, you know, Paris was a much smaller city back then.

    (Does Les Miz take place in Paris? I've never seen or read it).


    I just re-watched the 1930's version the other night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    The "perfectly imperfect" timing is pretty prevalent throughout tv and film.
    Ok, and your point is?

    For a show that seemed to be a tender reflective look at a couple of underachievers and explore their bond with each other, the sudden need to drop a Drama Bomb really came out of left field and is, IMHO, antithetical to what had been built up through the first three eps. If the exact same thing happened in, say, Catastrophe, I wouldn't blink an eye. It would be perfectly suitable. This, to me, was a lazy way to advance the character development and relationships that had heretofore been slowly cultured.
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    Informer. I have been enjoying this British-Drama show with 6 episodes.

    Itís about how a British-Pakistani man gets forced into being an informant. Very cool show. The characters are unique and shows a different side of London that is in the shadows.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Ok, and your point is?

    For a show that seemed to be a tender reflective look at a couple of underachievers and explore their bond with each other, the sudden need to drop a Drama Bomb really came out of left field and is, IMHO, antithetical to what had been built up through the first three eps. If the exact same thing happened in, say, Catastrophe, I wouldn't blink an eye. It would be perfectly suitable. This, to me, was a lazy way to advance the character development and relationships that had heretofore been slowly cultured.
    I don't know. Becky and Andy's relationship plays a crucial role in the relationship between Lance, Andy, and detecting (and vice versa).
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    I watched seasons 1 and 2 of Detectorists and liked it a lot. Mrs. Meanie thought it was pretty boring. I want to watch Season 3 but am too cheap to pay for it because it isn't included with Prime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatMeanie View Post
    I watched seasons 1 and 2 of Detectorists and liked it a lot. Mrs. Meanie thought it was pretty boring. I want to watch Season 3 but am too cheap to pay for it because it isn't included with Prime.
    Sign up for acorn and the first week is free. Binge the six episodes and cancel before your week is up. That is what I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Sign up for acorn and the first week is free. Binge the six episodes and cancel before your week is up. That is what I did.
    Even at $4.95 for a full month, it's worth the outlay. I thought Season 3 was the best of the bunch, including a very satisfying finale. Among other things, the season answered the question we kept asking ourselves through the first two seasons, "Why did Becky ever choose, let alone stay with, Andy?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatMeanie View Post
    I watched seasons 1 and 2 of Detectorists and liked it a lot. Mrs. Meanie thought it was pretty boring. I want to watch Season 3 but am too cheap to pay for it because it isn't included with Prime.
    Season 3 was better than 2 IMO. Even if you forget to cancel after a week, don’t be that guy who’s a cheapskate for 4.99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    Even at $4.95 for a full month, it's worth the outlay. I thought Season 3 was the best of the bunch, including a very satisfying finale. Among other things, the season answered the question we kept asking ourselves through the first two seasons, "Why did Becky ever choose, let alone stay with, Andy?"
    #teamandy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    #teamandy
    Now, absolutely. Among the reasons,
    Spoiler for a minor one:
    I liked the scene where Lance thinks it was his idea for his daughter's move to the boat, and even exults about it. Andy doesn't correct him and claim rightful credit; instead he allows his friend to feel good about himself, a harmless conceit. True friendship.

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    "Electric Dreams" is interesting, not great. I guess each one is based on a Phillip K. Dick short story. Each episode is basically a common human condition put into the future or a fantasy storyline. A few big names are actors. About half of them are worth watching if you want to try something new. One that I really liked is the episode "The Commuter". Give that one a try.

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    So I did the free Acorn trial and watched the first half of Detectorists Season 3 last night. I'll watch the second half tonight.

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    Love PKD. So he sucked at dialogue- his plots were excellent.

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    You have to give the guy who plays Lance a lot of credit. He's a short, balding, homely ginger, who is one hell of an actor. I love the scenes where he's practicing what to say in advance of a potential conversation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Love the opera scene in episode 5 of the Romanoffs.
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    I like the Romanoffs and didn't Eckhard get the part due to his passing ability to speak french due to his mission to france? Way to bite the hand that feeds you.
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    Whoa — did you watch episode 7? So good.

    Not sure why this show was panned by critics — I thought it was great. Episodes 1-3, 7, and 8 were the best.
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    yeah, it was authentic as can be.
    I'm through Ep 7 of Romanoffs. I legit think this is one of the best shows Amazon has done. Of course, I love Mad Men and the people in Mad Men, so maybe I'm biased. While some episodes are definitely better than others, I've enjoyed pretty much every episode. Each episode stands alone, but did everyone else pick up on the link between Eps 6 and 7? I thought it was clever.

    Spoiler for Subtle, yet obvious:
    In Ep 7 (Russian Adoption ep) Anka is explaining how she doesn't want a baby with fetal alcohol syndrome. She alludes to her relative (cousin, maybe?), Victoria, who adopted a kid with hemophilia, and now she spends her life running around the world trying out potential cures. This was, of course, a plot point in Ep. 6. Also, i'm glad I watched in order, because if I had watched in the order recommended by many critics, I would not have picked up on that, as I would have seen Ep 7 before Ep 6. I digress.


    Anyway, Episode 7 was seriously amazing. The series is a slow burn, but it's a good burn.
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    I really liked Season 1 of the Detectorists. I liked Season 2 a little less, and Season 3 kind of sucked, and I'm glad it's over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    I really liked Season 1 of the Detectorists. I liked Season 2 a little less, and Season 3 kind of sucked, and I'm glad it's over.
    Crazy talk. You obviously didn't watch it correctly, with some hot tea in front of you. You know, like Lance and Andy did, underneath the tree.

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    I've enjoyed the first four episodes of "Informer". Just a couple more episodes to go. Not sure if there's more than one season.

    I'm two episodes into "The Widow" starring Kate Beckinsale but so far it feels more like a Lifetime channel movie than an Amazon original. There was a pretty head-scratching tactic employed in the second episode which had me thinking "what did she hope to gain by doing that". Anyway, not that great so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    I've enjoyed the first four episodes of "Informer". Just a couple more episodes to go. Not sure if there's more than one season.

    I'm two episodes into "The Widow" starring Kate Beckinsale but so far it feels more like a Lifetime channel movie than an Amazon original. There was a pretty head-scratching tactic employed in the second episode which had me thinking "what did she hope to gain by doing that". Anyway, not that great so far.
    Informer was great and hoping it has more seasons too. Well done.

    The Widow. Meh. I was actually pissed by the end.


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    Just finished off Informer. Did not see that ending coming.
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    Catastrophe Season 4 drops one week from today (on March 15th). You have until then to catch up!
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