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Reply #25 on: February 23, 2009, 05:31:52 PM
Is there a place I can see this online somewhere? Between hearing Al rave about it and other commenters in the recent PP episode thread, I'm very curious about it...

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Reply #26 on: February 23, 2009, 05:51:20 PM
Is there a place I can see this online somewhere? Between hearing Al rave about it and other commenters in the recent PP episode thread, I'm very curious about it...

On the BBC iPlayer 

Which only works if you're in the UK, or you're using a UK proxy. Your best bet is to either find and use a UK proxy, or to find the episodes on bittorent, where they are widely available.

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Reply #27 on: February 23, 2009, 06:09:06 PM
Or the series is due to be shown on BBCAmerica.

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Reply #28 on: February 23, 2009, 08:15:17 PM
The first series is out on i player over here although not sure if it is available outside of the UK, I think there is a torrent for it at mininova too

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Reply #29 on: February 24, 2009, 09:46:00 AM
Incidentally, it should be pointed out that this is a show that REALLY figures out where it's going at the halfway point.  The last couple of episodes have been excellent, up there with the original TV version of Ultraviolet.  Incidentally, anyone who didn't see that?  Needs to.  Massively impressive show.



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Reply #30 on: February 27, 2009, 06:58:55 AM
Just seen on the BBC that due to the success of thie first series they've just commisioned a second. It's good news I think, but at the same time a little worried that they'll dilute it down to try and get a more "mainstream" audiance. The last one of the first series on Sunday night though.

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Reply #31 on: February 27, 2009, 08:05:19 AM
I know what you mean about diluting it, but it strikes me that the show could lend itself to three seasons pretty well.  At the risk of going all old school World of Darkness, there's a season's worth of plot in the various ghosts of Bristol, the way George interacts with other werewolves and Mitchell's interactions with the vampires.  Given that one of those has been a focus for year one, there's a couple left for future seasons.




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Reply #32 on: February 27, 2009, 08:38:30 AM
I'd go along with that, it would be nice to see a Producer that was brave enough to say "actually this is all of the story we've got so we're stopping now". Hopefully it'll stay off the main channels too, as long as it continues to be seen as specialist or niche there's some hope they won't spoil it.

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Reply #33 on: February 27, 2009, 09:34:24 AM
I'd go along with that, it would be nice to see a Producer that was brave enough to say "actually this is all of the story we've got so we're stopping now". Hopefully it'll stay off the main channels too, as long as it continues to be seen as specialist or niche there's some hope they won't spoil it.

I agree that it's nice to see that when it's called for. In this case, however, I'm pretty sure that even before the show was first picked up I read interviews where the creators were saying they were hoping for more than one season. And when the show was picked up, they said that the first series will end on a dramatic moment that will set up a (then potential) new series.

Now, I agree that the longer it goes, the greater the risk of executive meddling - though that tends to be less of a problem with UK shows than US shows - but I don't think this is a case of extending a story that was intended to be one season long, I think this is a case where it was always supposed to be multiple series.

I should point out that I'm still not entirely sure I like the show - there are some good moments in it, but it tends to lay it a bit thick at points. I've only watched two episodes so far, though, so maybe once I catch up I'll like it more (or less).



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Reply #34 on: February 28, 2009, 12:08:30 AM
I think the last episode (5) showed they are able to up their game.  So far the series has been fun but didn't feel like there was an awful lot really happening.
Finally we are getting some real (inter)action and excitement. Hurrah.

And Sapphire and.....um...Steel.



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Reply #35 on: February 28, 2009, 03:44:40 PM
I suspect any executive meddling we're likely to see happened in the big shift between the pilot and the regular series.



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Reply #36 on: March 02, 2009, 05:23:56 AM
I liked it. Not as good as the last two, but it leaves room for more.

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Reply #37 on: March 02, 2009, 08:47:16 AM
I watched the last fifteen minutes of yesterday's episode - I was just randomly channel zapping and it was on, so I saw it even though I still am several episodes behind. It was actually pretty self-explanatory, but it definitely shows that a second season was planned all along, given that it introduced two new major plot threads in the last five minutes of the show.



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Reply #38 on: March 04, 2009, 10:35:41 PM
I absolutely *LOVED* it. Finally managed to see the rest of the series and am so glad I stuck with it, I liked it from start to finish and the last few episodes were even better than the first half. I did think it was very British, I have to say, and I normally don't like British TV shows at all, but this was the right mix of humour, mundane quirkyness with a bit of suspense thrown in. The last episode clearly suggests what will be taken up in the next series, I think.

I haven't seen the pilot, only a few clips on youtube and I am so glad they replaced some of the lead characters, they seemed rubbish from what I could make out in a few minutes. ... and the accents, ewww, toe-curlingly annoying, and I live in the North of England.

Now, just need to master the art of patience.



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Reply #39 on: March 04, 2009, 10:41:45 PM
Must admit I'm disappointed that I've got to wait. I thought the series got better and better. Herrick & George were both brilliantly acted and their shared scene was superbly done. The potential new plot lines are interesting... guess I've just got to practice patience.

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