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

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

  1. soitscometothis Chosen One

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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 "Save me, Barry!". That was perfect.
  2. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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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 Chosen One

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  4. hudzu Chosen One

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

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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 Manager Emeritus

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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 Chosen One

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

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

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    WELCOME TO OUR FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE

    jj is ****ing awesome
  10. EmpireForever Chosen One

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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 Force Ghost

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

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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 Chosen One

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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 Chosen One

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

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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 Chosen One

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

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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 Chosen One

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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 Force Ghost

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

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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 Jedi Knight

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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 Chosen One

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    I've no idea if the promo is location-specific. I saw it on Dark Horizons here. It may well be on YouTube.
  23. Jedi_Reject_Jesse Force Ghost

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    o_O
  24. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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

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