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    "Don't miss Utopia on Channel 4, on September 15th, 2013 / 10pm."

    Via the YouTube info box for what I'm guessing is Series 1. Never heard of the show. How badly do I need to see this?
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2013
    Grimm is finally back after four months of absence and I happy with Fridays again.
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    @Yaboo - pretty damn badly. No show like it.

    @johnjones - Yeah - warts & all, Grimm is a lot of fun. And I'll put money down you won't get a funnier line reading this year than Silas Michael Weir simply saying "Why??"
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2013 edited
    So, that was Being Human (UK). It had some great moments in its run.

    ... And apparently there's an epilogue to be released on the DVD which changes the meaning of the ending. Cheeky.

    Big ol' spoilers as series creator Toby Whithouse explains that.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2013
    The ending was very deliberately Blade Runner-ish. I see what they did there, but wish they'd been a little cleverer about it and less like; 'we're going to blatantly homage the most ambiguously nuanced film ever because we want to make sure you know we're being ambiguous about this'.

    Tom Vs Lord Harry was a good bit of violence though.

    I got mixed feelings about this series of Being Human. I really liked Tom and Hal and thought the actors did a brilliant job with them, but going for apocalypse level storylines missed what was really great about Being Human in the first place and didn't really do justice to the subtle way that the metaphors were originally treated and the actual palpable angst that the earlier episodes genuinely communicated. It was probably the right choice to end it.
  3.  (10951.6)
    Currently hooked on Lost Girl, which has a nice Buffy-ish vibe to it courtesy of leads Anna Silk and Zoie Palmer as respectively the kick-ass succubus and her doctor girlfriend plus Ksenia Solo as the best friend who brings on the one-liners like nobody's business.

    Looking forward to Jane Campion's upcoming mystery mini-series Top of the Lake, which stars Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) as a troubled police detective whose search for a missing pregnant 12-year-old leads to a confrontation with her own turbulent past.
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2013
    New series of Community...crap or not?
  4.  (10951.8)
    Lazarus99 : not really crap but definitely not as inspired as it used to be.
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2013
    Thanks...I've been holding off to avoid disappointment...guess I'll give it a go.
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2013 edited
    Alright, this Kickstarter thing has me interested. Is Veronica Mars worth watching?
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2013
    @ D.J.

    The first season is brilliant. The second is really good. The third kind of craps out a little, but that's mostly due to the format change. I pledge my $50 for the movie, though.
  5.  (10951.12)
    I'll second Veronica Mars. I had my doubts, on the assumption that it would be a moronic teen dramedy, but the first two seasons were pretty decent.
  6.  (10951.13)
    I've never seen Veronica Mars either. so is Veronica Mars basically a Nancy Drew sort of thing?
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2013
    @William: ishly. It's high school noir. It doesn't shy away from the dark. Comparatively, it's the best parts of Buffy minus the supernatural, or Brick except with more humor.
  7.  (10951.15)
    The Buffy comparison - though apt - didn't really register with me when I watched it. Gilmore Girls was fresher in my mind at the time, and so for me, the dialogue in Veronica Mars was pinging Stars Hollow memories.
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2013
    Veronica Mars was a really good series. I was actually sad to see it kick the bucket. I watched it because of the wife, kind of playing along, and ended up really enjoying it. I'll have to check out the kickstarter.
  8.  (10951.17)
    I'll Netflix it and give it a whirl.
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2013
    Did anybody else watch last night's The Challenger, dramatising Richard Feynman's role in the investigation into 1986's space shuttle explosion?

    William Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bruce Greenwood and Brian Dennehy in 90 minutes of just lovely telly. For those who can access BBC iPlayer, it's available here.
  9.  (10951.19)
    Just started watching "Vikings", which is on hulu (free for the next 3 days), and so far, quite interesting. Granted, the song they used for the opening credits is "If I Had a Heart" by Fever Ray, which scored them some major points, so I might be a wee bit biased.
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2013
    In the Flesh had a pretty interesting first episode. About zombies being cured and reintegrated into society.