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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Jan 1, 2022 10:08:07 PM
The Tourist, BBC1

When a man wakes up in the Australian outback with no memory, he must use the few clues he has to discover his identity before his past catches up with him.

https://amp.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/dec/30/the-tourist-review-jamie-dornan-is-intense-in-explosively-entertaining-outback-thriller

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TheVoiceOfReason - 01 Jan 2022 22:09:14 (#1 of 48)

Thoughts? A bit self-consciously quirky and Dornan’s character is pretty annoying so far. But I’ll keep watching. A nice reveal regarding the waitress at the end of episode 1.

AdonisBlue - 01 Jan 2022 22:11:42 (#2 of 48)

I was put off by Jamie Dornan. He has cold, dead, doll-shark eyes.

TheVoiceOfReason - 01 Jan 2022 23:12:27 (#3 of 48)

Leave sexxxxxxy Jamie Dornan alone you monster.

dreams99 - 01 Jan 2022 23:22:05 (#4 of 48)

So far it's ripping off Duel, The Vanishing and Memento. Any more?

AdonisBlue - 01 Jan 2022 23:25:00 (#5 of 48)

#3 Ok, you got me, I am slightly jealous of his perfect looks. But don& #39;t you find him a bit bland and lacking in screen presence? Obviously that& #39;s rhetorical.

AdonisBlue - 01 Jan 2022 23:25:42 (#6 of 48)

Ooo eck JTTs gone all funny.

Macpaddy - 01 Jan 2022 23:32:19 (#7 of 48)

The Master is a fan of Jamie Dornan. Be careful.

1MELSM - 02 Jan 2022 16:25:01 (#8 of 48)

James Dornan puts in a good and intelligent performance in new film Belfast, written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. You can see why the camera loves him yet he has more to him than just good looks.

On the strength of that, it was easy to tune in to first episode of thriller The Tourist last night which has started well.

sympforthedevil - 02 Jan 2022 19:00:17 (#9 of 48)

I just watched the first part on IPlayer. I'm in the JD fanboy camp, and it makes a change to see a thriller set in the outback without Aaron Pedersen in it (liked Mystery Road, but after that his character got a bit tedious).

I liked the start, too. What seemed a bit weird was that he was assigned a rookie police officer to ask him a few questions and after that the police appeared to take no interest in him, even after a bomb went off in the place he was supposed to be meeting somebody! They must be really short of man/woman power out in the sticks.

Predicting a typically disappointing TV thriller resolution.

Electro2 - 02 Jan 2022 19:51:22 (#10 of 48)

Man in the oil drum might tell us something interesting…if found in time!

Onegin - 02 Jan 2022 20:19:56 (#11 of 48)

I liked it and I don't usually like British tv/drama. All episodes on iplayer for any binges.

JohnIlly - 02 Jan 2022 21:23:48 (#12 of 48)

They must be really short of man/woman power out in the sticks.

I was wondering what all those people actually did for a living. I mean, the cafe wasn't actually buzzing and having all your possible customers spread out over a hundred square miles of bugger-all seems a precarious living.

sympforthedevil - 02 Jan 2022 22:08:05 (#13 of 48)

I'm going to try to resist the IPlayer binge, but will probably fail. Lots of unpleasant characters so far. Rookie cop's bf is obviously a gigantic arsehole, US trucking guy is a murderous arsehole, big-deal detective appears to be quite an arsehole, and it's looking like Dornan's character is probably pretty nasty, too.

Oldbathrobe1 - 02 Jan 2022 22:10:44 (#14 of 48)

I am slightly jealous of his perfect looks.



He's pretty average for Belfast.

sidles off, whistling innocuously...

JohnIlly - 02 Jan 2022 22:51:56 (#15 of 48)

He was a model before he was an actor.

TheVoiceOfReason - 02 Jan 2022 22:57:36 (#16 of 48)

I was wondering what all those people actually did for a living. I mean, the cafe wasn't actually buzzing and having all your possible customers spread out over a hundred square miles of bugger-all seems a precarious living.

I read that the town is apparently a set as they couldn’t find a place that was remote enough for what they’d written but also large enough to support a cafe, B&B etc. So if it seems unrealistic, that’s because it is.

Macpaddy - 02 Jan 2022 23:37:36 (#17 of 48)

His height is 5 9, or 5'10 ", or 5 9 and a half, or 6'. Wait, no, he's 5' 9".

TheExcession - 04 Jan 2022 08:54:31 (#18 of 48)

Whoever made this is a fan of the Fallout games. The general look and tone of it, not to mention the incidental music, are very similar, plus use of The Inkspots.

LardyStuffer - 04 Jan 2022 09:43:08 (#19 of 48)

Damn, just got one episode to go and was hoping to discuss the rather bonkers 5th episode but will refrain.

Enjoying it though is pretty compelling and full of twists and weird bits and quite a lot of comedy

Tadagee - 04 Jan 2022 09:46:23 (#20 of 48)

Just finished ep 2. That American guy is brilliantly creepy/scary.

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