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Amph [UK E4 TV] Skins and/or Misfits (+ Shameless)

Discussion in 'Community' started by jp-30, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'll have to watch both seasons again sometime. I didn't think I'd like the show (in fact, I think it was several episodes in to series 1 before I had even heard of it), but it's been well worth watching. I'm glad the U.K. isn't just making detective shows and costume dramas.

    Also, my favourite line from series 1 has to be [hl=black]"Save me, Barry!". That was perfect.[/hl]
     
  2. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Looks like you weren't the only one taken with that line!

    http://www.google.com/images?q=Save+me+Barry

    (^ imagey spoilers)
     
  3. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  4. hudzu

    hudzu Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    just came into season 3 o' skins. never seen it before.
     
  5. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Doesn't the US version of shameless have Emmy Rossum in it?
    That alone would have it win out over any version of Skins they do :p

    When did we ever just make those things? Ever heard of Doctor Who, Life on Mars or Primeval? :p
    Plus our classic comedies are unbeatable.

     
  6. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I started at season 3 too. It's a good starting point. That opening scene with Cookie and the crash into Effy's dad's car is a classic.
     
  7. hudzu

    hudzu Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    david is yelling at me for starting there :(
     
  8. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I did 3, 1, 2, 4 and now awaiting 5.
     
  9. hudzu

    hudzu Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    WELCOME TO OUR FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE

    jj is ****ing awesome
     
  10. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    My British Auntie is sending me series two of Misfits on VHS right now. I cannot wait to receive it.
     
  11. jediknightleia

    jediknightleia Jedi Master star 2

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    anybody seen the new trailer of skins season 5? looks awesome, i can't wait!
     
  12. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I've not seen a full trailer, just the teaser where the cast are falling naked. I didn't pick up much from that, other than that they've cast skinny kids rather than overweight ones.:p

    It's becoming fairly standard for British TV to shoot special teasers for new series - the Being Human one is doing the rounds now, too.
     
  13. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    If nothing else I at least like the cast they have for the redo.


    Okay, so I added in Shameless to the thread title. I know it's BBC but I'm not going to start a new thread for another Brit comedy that most here won't watch.

    I will admit as I said above that I had reservations about the US remake. And the opening monologue didn't help since it's delivered in a way that undermines what the original version showed, but after that they did a good job. The casting is good and I prefer Cameron Monaghan to Gerard Kearns as Ian. When they stop doing direct copies of the first season episodes is when we'll see what this group is made of, but so far the important character chemistries are there.
     
  14. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It's not BBC, it's Channel 4, so close enough.
     
  15. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Nice to see Channel 4 at least making some original TV for once, not surviving on imported US shows and making awful reality programmes.
     
  16. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I've always thought Channel 4 did pretty well with their dramas over the years.
     
  17. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Besides Big Brother, all they ever seem to run are shows like The Simpsons, Big Bang Theory, Ugly Betty, Friends & Desperate Housewives none of which are home-made.

    Shameless, Skins & Misftis are relatively recent shows, Channel 4 should do more like them.

    ITV at least makes frequent detective dramas like Poirot, Marple, Frost, Morse & Midsomer Murders.
     
  18. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    IIRC, Channel 4 made Ultraviolet, Porterhouse Blue, Traffik, G.B.H., The Camomile Lawn, Melissa, Nightingales...

    I.T.V. do churn out 2-hour-long police/murder mystery shows, but I think Ch 4 do better quality dramas, they just don't do them so often.
     
  19. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    Series 3 of The Inbetweeners begins on Aussie tv this week!
     
  20. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I need to catch up on the Inbetweeners too.

    Ultraviolet was the first modern UK drama I saw, and what got me interested in actively looking for more.
     
  21. IellaAntilles

    IellaAntilles Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Is the Being Human teaser geo-locked at all, and is it on the regular BBC site?
    I refuse to watch the US reboot on principle. Any clues yet on when Being Human will air?

     
  22. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I've no idea if the promo is location-specific. I saw it on Dark Horizons [link=http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/19010/-being-human-uk-us-promos/] here[/link]. It may well be on YouTube.
     
  23. Jedi_Reject_Jesse

    Jedi_Reject_Jesse Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    o_O
     
  24. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jesse read-between-the-lines fail.
     
  25. Jedi_Reject_Jesse

    Jedi_Reject_Jesse Jedi Grand Master star 7

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