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Started by SlasherBindman on Mar 10, 2013 8:42:08 PM
Shetland (BBC1)

'A murder-mystery set against the stunning Scottish backdrop of the Shetland Isles.'

Starts tonight at 9pm.

Electro - 10 Mar 2013 20:43:53 (#1 of 362)

With Detective Inspector Jimmy

SlasherBindman - 10 Mar 2013 20:46:46 (#2 of 362)

<Reaches for bottle of Ardbeg>

1MELSM - 10 Mar 2013 20:52:58 (#3 of 362)

Tonight and tomorrow which works nicely. It looks interesting.

Electro - 10 Mar 2013 20:54:10 (#4 of 362)

Shetland is like a cross between McWallander and Midsomer Murdurrs! via @guardian

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oohbetty - 10 Mar 2013 21:03:10 (#6 of 362)

This is rubbish.

oohbetty - 10 Mar 2013 21:08:31 (#7 of 362)

I suppose I should give it some time.

sealpoint - 10 Mar 2013 21:36:23 (#8 of 362)

Shetland is looking cold and miserable so far, so I can strike it off my list of places to visit. Douglas Henshall is modest compensation.

shadwell - 10 Mar 2013 21:52:40 (#9 of 362)

Oh please God make it stop.*

* and no I can't just turn it off.

McLuce - 10 Mar 2013 21:53:26 (#10 of 362)

so far its making midsummer murders look like artistic genius

sealpoint - 10 Mar 2013 21:59:03 (#11 of 362)

What experienced police officer jumps into an excavation pit with a corpse? Will no-one think of the crime scene? Honestly!

oohbetty - 10 Mar 2013 22:12:18 (#12 of 362)

I enjoyed this. Especially the sexy archeologists.

xbod72 - 10 Mar 2013 22:14:11 (#13 of 362)

I think I'm a bit too tired and distracted to follow a police procedural. Lots of characters and lots of information thrown at us. I don't mind that but it was too much for me tonight.

JoStoyte - 10 Mar 2013 22:14:44 (#14 of 362)

That seemed like a typical Glasgow based BBC team and actors made a typical Glasgow crime programme. Then set it on an distant island to make it look less Glasgow-centric.

xbod72 - 10 Mar 2013 22:17:32 (#15 of 362)

I wondered why the plod who's now been told to take leave was asked to use the landline while the main chap decided to clamber up a hill to use his mobile (with a dodgy signal) at the same time.

I have a feeling the central reason why it's set on an island (aside from conveniently isolating the crime scene) is going to be to set back communications technology 20 years.

Wireman - 10 Mar 2013 23:12:53 (#16 of 362)

.."a typical Glasgow based BBC team"..


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1MELSM - 10 Mar 2013 23:51:30 (#18 of 362)

The involvement of ITV Studios albeit in conjunction with another, BBC company, reminded me of reports several years ago that ITV Studios was closing thus explaining why there would be no more programmes for Jimmy McGovern series The Street being made:

Is ITV Studios in one place, or is it a company name, is it now a shell?

MadamZsaZsa - 11 Mar 2013 02:42:21 (#19 of 362)

Needless to say, the accents were terrible. Also if it was meant to be Up Helly Aa soon it would be pitch black for much of the day, not "Simmer Dim" as it appeared to be.

Apart from that, it was ok.

SlasherBindman - 11 Mar 2013 09:32:35 (#20 of 362)


Not aware of any malts from the Shetlands. Furthest north is probably Highland Park (Orkneys)?

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