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Your Fave TV Imports: Now Disc. "Absolutely Fabulous"

Discussion in 'Archive: The Amphitheatre' started by Nevermind, Nov 4, 2010.

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  1. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Skins

    ''My absolute favorite foreign series has to be Skins from the U.K. It's smart, funny, and dramatic, and it is an honest portrayal of teenage life.'' ?NickyB

    ''The teens on that show are hands down the most damaged and resilient kids on TV right now. Somehow the show is over-the-top and real and honest at the same time.'' ?alibnyc

     
  2. Champion of the Force

    Champion of the Force Jedi Master star 4

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    I saw the first 2 seasons - I found it enjoyable I guess in a sort of shocking "OMG what the hell are they going to get up to now" sort of way.

    I've seen the promo for the US version - it looks absolutely horrible.
     
  3. SoloKnight

    SoloKnight Jedi Master star 4

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    It's certainly different than any US show for the age group that I've seen. Didn't care too much for the story lines, though I thought the coming out storyline of the two lesbians in season 3 and 4 was pretty well done. I did like how the actors playing the characters are all teenagers themselves, there are no 26 year olds pretending to be 15. Also like how they rotate the cast every two years when they graduate college; keeps it fresh.
     
  4. Nevermind

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    Torchwood

    ''By far, my favorite foreign series is Torchwood. It's bold in its social interactions, has great sci-fi storytelling, and a compelling cast.'' ?Corran

    ''Torchwood! Irresistible Captain Jack, adorable Ianto, squeaky little Gwen, annoying Owen, brilliant Tosh, and occasionally the impeccable Martha Jones and whining Rhys all working together to 'arm the human race against the future.' Plus, the mystery of the Face of Boe. You can't top that!'' ?Yoja
     
  5. Nevermind

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    Slings and Arrows

    ''Slings and Arrows is definitely in the top spot, but I also really love Gavin & Stacey from across the pond.'' ?ags

    ''Slings and Arrows was without a doubt one of the funniest shows I have ever seen.'' ?alibnyc

    This show is Canadian, and it is based on the Stratford Festival in Ontario.
     
  6. Nevermind

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    Doctor Who

    ''Doctor Who. Hands down.'' ?Lauren
     
  7. Ramza

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    Lauren has excellent taste.
     
  8. Champion of the Force

    Champion of the Force Jedi Master star 4

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    Probably the greatest TV export ever. From the black-and-white 60s to the whizz-bang-special-effects 21st century nothing can stop The Doctor. [face_dancing]
     
  9. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    Unrelated and I can't really support this, but it drives me crazy when people shorten Doctor Who to Dr. Who.
     
  10. Champion of the Force

    Champion of the Force Jedi Master star 4

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    I can understand that - 'Who' is not a surname (which 'Dr. Who' implies).
     
  11. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Yeah, I really dislike when people refer to the show (or the main character) as "Dr. Who". The show is called "Doctor Who" and the character's name is simply "The Doctor", is it really that hard to get right?


    Also, the show (and the main character) is simply awesome. :D
     
  12. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    QFT!!!

    Also QFT! :D

    Doctor Who is awesome. As is the Doctor. End of story. :cool:
     
  13. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Absolutely Fabulous

    ''Absolutely Fabulous!'' ?UNCGRL
     
  14. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Crazy too.

    Jennifer Saunders never fails to have me in stitches. Lumley's perfect as well. One of my favourites.
     
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