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Started by OneOfOne on Feb 8, 2014 3:18:05 PM
Worldwide Telly Thread

Discuss telly that's not on in the UK yet.

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OneOfOne - 08 Feb 2014 15:20:14 (#1 of 1266)

Waiting patiently for Game of Thrones S4

ashinlondon - 08 Feb 2014 15:33:59 (#2 of 1266)

Moi aussi, I read Dany's love interest, the bloke with the hooj jawline has been replaced, dunno why, thought he was OK.

Meanwhile waiting for True Detective to resume is getting old, but there's a new show called Bosch which has two reviews saying it's excellent. I've seen the lead actor many times before but never knew his name, Titus Welliver, even if it's made-up, it's splendid!

OneOfOne - 08 Feb 2014 15:42:40 (#3 of 1266)

Bosch... not sure if it's an urban leg-end but is that another name for installing an unofficial glory hole between cubicles in a gents toilet?

ashinlondon - 08 Feb 2014 15:48:22 (#4 of 1266)

Well it is about a dick, but perhaps you misclicked! A novel apparently, about an LA Detective called Harry Bosch on trial for killing a serial killer whilst he's trying to solve another murder. It might be shortlived from what I can gather it's not been approved for a full series yet.

flowbagging - 08 Feb 2014 15:57:48 (#5 of 1266)

It's nice that UK telly is getting its collective finger out and showing lots of stuff that's almost up to date, Big Bang for one. Probably a belated attempt to stop everyone switching to Netflicks etc.

nubuck - 08 Feb 2014 16:01:14 (#6 of 1266)

I thought this was going into Personal?

nubuck - 08 Feb 2014 16:03:35 (#7 of 1266)

Anyway, looking f- fwd to the resumption of Rectify. I miss its seething.

slicey - 08 Feb 2014 16:04:41 (#8 of 1266)

Harry Bosch will be the detective from Michael Connelly's excellent series of detective novels.

Anthony16 - 08 Feb 2014 16:33:02 (#9 of 1266)

Yes, excellent. Full name Hieronymus Bosch.

nubuck - 08 Feb 2014 16:38:40 (#10 of 1266)

Still think this should be moved to 'Personal'. Whatevs.

OneOfOne - 08 Feb 2014 16:45:59 (#11 of 1266)

I don't mind, and if yous want to get it moved, or start a new one, I'm easy-osy.

If all we're doing is talking about watching the telly, and avoid the subject of specific mechanisms by which naughty individuals infringe copyright, or time-shift from the future, why not have it in media, next to the other threads about particular shows?

ashinlondon - 08 Feb 2014 19:02:28 (#12 of 1266)

Caught up on Helix.

Doreen!

I never had the patience for Lost but can't help thinking the latest ep took a cue from it with the new plot twists.

YouGotTheMoney - 08 Feb 2014 19:52:11 (#13 of 1266)

> Doreen!

indeed.

last night's went back to the slightly more surreal vibe they had going in the beginning, and was all the better for it. I do wish there were at least one character in it I actually cared about, though. well, other than doreen...

ashinlondon - 08 Feb 2014 19:55:39 (#14 of 1266)

Yep, it resembled The Shining again in parts with the surreal vibe.

AmbroseChapel - 08 Feb 2014 22:50:50 (#15 of 1266)

I know Bosch. I've read a few of the books. Harry is short for Hieronymus.

OneOfOne - 09 Feb 2014 05:57:26 (#16 of 1266)

Did Prof. Hieronymus Bosch turn up on children's BBC as a character somehow in the 80s, or was I tripping on sugar?

ashinlondon - 09 Feb 2014 23:43:17 (#17 of 1266)

If you were tripping sugar, so was I, definitely know the name from something way back when but can't remember.

ashinlondon - 09 Feb 2014 23:51:04 (#18 of 1266)

As for Bosch, it's one of four pilots from Amazon, here's a review: http://www.indiewire.com/article/television/review
ing-the-second-round-amazon-pilots


I've now seen The After but not the other three. It's from Chris Carter of X-Files fame, and it was messy, a few very good things like Aldis Hodge the dude from Leverage, and a couple of pretty good set pieces of action and mayhem but overall too disjointed with some flakey actors.

Interesting to see Amazon pursue content production, though the diversification is logical considering the growth of net TV model.

OneOfOne - 10 Feb 2014 04:11:47 (#19 of 1266)

Is it time for kickstarter for telly?

I paid into a couple of kickstarters for games, it seemed like you get most people paying what they would pay for a game or a box-set, only doing it up front. And then you get a whole bunch of people buying add-ons like soundtrack CDs, signed merch, or even getting their mug on an NPC or getting to name a monster... things like that.

I wonder what would happen if Whedon said he wanted to crowdfund a new run of, say, Firefly?

AmbroseChapel - 10 Feb 2014 10:17:21 (#20 of 1266)

That's been exhaustively talked about. He always says "they all have such great TV/movie careers now and we couldn't get them back" which is for the most part, not true.

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