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Started by Leftie on 26-Oct-2011 12:24:04
Death In Paradise

Ben Miller channelling Hugh Grant in a sort of Doc Martin rip-off set abroad.

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Leftie - 26 Oct 2011 12:24:34 (#1 of 434)

It was all "oh aren't the locals idiots?" and I found it a bit well racist actually. If that's not too strong a word.

And it was Doc Martin with a police officer instead of a doctor.

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Leftie - 26 Oct 2011 12:30:41 (#3 of 434)

Hahahaha.

It wasn't so much racist - I'm sure all the black actors didn't find it such - it was more a bit undemanding and cartoonish.

And I found the "I've solved the case" a bit too quick.

SharkPatoo - 26 Oct 2011 12:32:17 (#4 of 434)

It was OK, more Ellery Queen than Doc Martin. And not racist.

Shows age

kokolores - 26 Oct 2011 12:33:19 (#5 of 434)

Wasn't the 'senior police official with posh voice' the black posh actor from 'Rising Damp'?

What a load of pants, though.

Leftie - 26 Oct 2011 12:33:28 (#6 of 434)

I'll still watch it next week of course. There's nothing else on at that time. It was very ITV though.

barkis - 26 Oct 2011 12:34:45 (#7 of 434)

#5

Yes - Don Warrington.

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SharkPatoo - 26 Oct 2011 14:15:28 (#9 of 434)

Wasn't the 'senior police official with posh voice' the black posh actor from 'Rising Damp'?

And one of them was Cat in Red Dwarf.

Leftie - 26 Oct 2011 15:19:01 (#10 of 434)

Yes, Danny John Jules.

SharkPatoo - 26 Oct 2011 16:14:07 (#11 of 434)

Yeah I know.

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kokolores - 02 Nov 2011 13:48:58 (#14 of 434)

It really is thin fare, even being filmed on a gorgeous Caribbean island can't seem to spice it up. And to think that the BBC scrapped 'Zen', which was ace.

Anyway, Gary Carr blogs about being in it:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/tv/2011/11/death-in-paradise.shtml

WilyCoyote - 02 Nov 2011 13:57:47 (#15 of 434)

I quite liked it. Although the resulution at the end was all very sudden and left me going "Huh?"

MysteryDate - 02 Nov 2011 14:05:35 (#16 of 434)

I quite liked it too. If anything, I thought Ben Miller's character was stereotyped.

Although the resulution at the end was all very sudden and left me going "Huh?"

Same here. It was presented as a 'Closed Room' type of mystery, which I enjoy. Then suddenly it wasn't CR at all.

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Leftie - 02 Nov 2011 17:04:56 (#18 of 434)

My mother reckons he's very different to in Primeval. I don't think so.

I guessed this one straight away though I didn't know why the person had done it.

I figured it would be like last week's where the person who reported it would have done it.

It's Poirot crossed with Doc Martin.

moto748 - 02 Nov 2011 18:35:25 (#19 of 434)

Doc Martin is a fair comparison.

Frankly I'd take it over Zen any day. If ever there was a show that was 'all fur coat and no knickers' it's that one. I put it on cos I was bored with Arsenal and Marseilles, and it filled an hour more pleasantly than watching Theo Walcott fall over.

Leftie - 02 Nov 2011 21:00:33 (#20 of 434)

It's mildly amusing, as much as death can be.

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