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Old Dec 17th 2017, 11:43 pm
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https://flixed.io/britbox-expands-canada/

Anyone used this service in the US or know anything more?
I haven't but I found this bit interesting.
The BBC and ITV joined forces in 2016 to bring the most recent British TV programming to streaming audiences in the US through Britbox.
So what happened about all those claims of broadcast rights?
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Peaky Blinders season 4 now on Netflix.
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One of best shows I have seen in a long time is "Godless" on Netflix with Jeff Daniels. It is superb!
Agreed. An excellent show. Just finished watching all seven episodes.
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Old Dec 23rd 2017, 1:22 am
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Spiral (Engrenages) season 6 on BBC4 from 30 Dec according to wiki.
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Old Dec 23rd 2017, 1:49 pm
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Agreed. An excellent show. Just finished watching all seven episodes.
According to Netflix we stopped watching half way through the first one but I cannot remember why. Was it too violent? Too sweary?

I'm watching The Killing now which I'm enjoying. Based on a Danish version so it's nicely grey and grim.
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According to Netflix we stopped watching half way through the first one but I cannot remember why. Was it too violent? Too sweary?

I'm watching The Killing now which I'm enjoying. Based on a Danish version so it's nicely grey and grim.
I wasn’t sure after watching the first ep. of Godless but the second and subsequent eps.grabbed me.
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Originally Posted by bats
According to Netflix we stopped watching half way through the first one but I cannot remember why. Was it too violent? Too sweary?

I'm watching The Killing now which I'm enjoying. Based on a Danish version so it's nicely grey and grim.
Ah..that show makes me nostalgic for the era of flip phones. Lots of grey drizzly days in Seattle. Lead actor is actually from Sweden I think but you would never know it.

Skip the final season which is a real departure. That is the season Netflix produced as the previous network stopped filming the series.
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I don't normally recommend TV shows because I have a quirky sense of what's good, however for those who like a well acted, well cast, steadiliy paced and atmospheric historical series I suggest a look at 'Wolf Hall'. It's a six part series following the rise of Thomas Cromwell based on the novel by Hilary Mantel.

Don't expect fast paced high drama but the locations and especially the apparent lack of TV production addons like additional lighting where normally you'd need it tends to promote realism.

I'm not sure if it's been recommended before, but can be downloaded from Kodi if you feel the need.
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Based upon your recommendation I'll Wolf Hall a shot..
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For those folks who are like me and enjoy foreign dramas there is website called walterpresents which you can subscribe to. I've watched couple of dramas already and liked them. As you are not allowed to post web links I didn't add .com..
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La Mante on Netflix is really enjoyable. It's six parts and I watched three yesterday and am really looking forward to the rest this afternoon. Good French drama, well acted with lots of twists and turns...some beautiful scenery of warm sunny French days to really make one feel wistful too. A bit gruesome perhaps, but artistically done!

I really enjoyed Wolf Hall. Very faithful to the books and very absorbing.

I want to like Peaky Blinders...it's the sort of programme I'd like, but it makes me depressed...it's too bleak...there is nothing to relieve the horrible reality...like a modern day Dickens but without the humour...they never laugh.
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Originally Posted by MillieF
I want to like Peaky Blinders...it's the sort of programme I'd like....
Opposite for me. I have an inbuilt reluctance/dislike for anything period, costume drama, whatever you want to call it. But it hooked me immediately. Maybe it was the rare idea of siding with villains.

It suddenly hit me recently how 'western-like' it is.
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Opposite for me. I have an inbuilt reluctance/dislike for anything period, costume drama, whatever you want to call it. But it hooked me immediately. Maybe it was the rare idea of siding with villains.

It suddenly hit me recently how 'western-like' it is.
The major problem with this production are the accents. I know that were they to be authentic then nobody would understand a word said but at least they could have made an effort to get somewhere near the real thing. It's so bad that I can't watch it without turning the sound off and then it becomes a little more enjoyable but I lose the plot every now and again.
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...I lose the plot every now and again.
But what's that got to do with Peaky Blinders?

The major problem with this production are the accents.
This last series has had some very muffled/mumbled voices. I have viewed a couple with subtitles and a few times I have "rewound" and played back with the subtitles on some scenes and then turned them off again.
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Originally Posted by MillieF
La Mante on Netflix is really enjoyable. It's six parts and I watched three yesterday and am really looking forward to the rest this afternoon. Good French drama, well acted with lots of twists and turns...some beautiful scenery of warm sunny French days to really make one feel wistful too. A bit gruesome perhaps, but artistically done!

I really enjoyed Wolf Hall. Very faithful to the books and very absorbing.

I want to like Peaky Blinders...it's the sort of programme I'd like, but it makes me depressed...it's too bleak...there is nothing to relieve the horrible reality...like a modern day Dickens but without the humour...they never laugh.
I've started watching La Mante and you're right it is very good. I'm two episodes in, trying to watch with French subtitles too but it's hard for me to keep up.

I never got in to Peaky Blinders, it is miserable with no redeeming qualities.
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