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Old July 23rd, 2010, 1:44 pm
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I watch Doctor who, Top gear, Mock the week, Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes and The IT crowd. I also have The mighty boosh on dvd!


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Old July 25th, 2010, 11:42 pm
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Anyone else been really impressed by the new Sherlock?

I was half expecting/hoping it would be pants after all the hype, but I reluctantly have to concede it's fabulous. Occasionally some awkward exposition (understandably for a first episode), anachronism or moments of trying too hard to wittily update, but some great one-liners and fantastic acting from Cumberbatch and Freeman.


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Old July 26th, 2010, 3:30 am
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I love the Vicar of Dibley. The characters are so funny and each in a unique way.


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Old July 26th, 2010, 8:50 am
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Anyone else been really impressed by the new Sherlock?

I was half expecting/hoping it would be pants after all the hype, but I reluctantly have to concede it's fabulous. Occasionally some awkward exposition (understandably for a first episode), anachronism or moments of trying too hard to wittily update, but some great one-liners and fantastic acting from Cumberbatch and Freeman.
I think it was great- can't wait for next week's ep

I also think that Mark Gatiss was suitably creepy


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Old July 26th, 2010, 9:12 am
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I think it was great- can't wait for next week's ep

I also think that Mark Gatiss was suitably creepy
Was he the cabbie? Yes, he was pretty sinister, but in a horribly familiar London cabbie sort of way (and a recent RL criminal trial has made the idea of a rogue London cabbie a lot more chilling and believable)

Did anyone else get from the restaurant scene (in particular, his too quick "Yes, I know it's fine" to Watson's assertion that having a boyfriend is fine) that Holmes is gay but absolutely terrified of a relationship, or was that just me reading way too much into it?


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Old July 26th, 2010, 9:41 am
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No, Mark Gatiss was Sherlock's brother


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Old July 26th, 2010, 10:54 am
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No, Mark Gatiss was Sherlock's brother
Yes, I've just read that in a review and feel suitably stupid


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Old July 26th, 2010, 11:00 am
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Well, it was a bit of a "let's trick the audience", wasn't it?


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Old July 26th, 2010, 8:51 pm
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Anyone else been really impressed by the new Sherlock?

I was half expecting/hoping it would be pants after all the hype, but I reluctantly have to concede it's fabulous. Occasionally some awkward exposition (understandably for a first episode), anachronism or moments of trying too hard to wittily update, but some great one-liners and fantastic acting from Cumberbatch and Freeman.
What channel is it on? BBC?

If it is, then I haven't...

Darn cable... I get the PBS channels, but they only show the older Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett as Sherlock.

Love it myself, good acting and stuff. It would be nice if it showed here (the new ones, that is) in the US.


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Old July 26th, 2010, 11:09 pm
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What channel is it on? BBC?
Yes, and it only started airing in the UK last night, so it may be a while before it makes it across the pond, but I imagine it will.

It's a modernised version, with Sherlock a bit of a geek who runs his investigating business from a website and Dr Watson an army medic invalided home from the war in Afghanistan. But that makes it sound terrible and it isn't - it's really good.


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Old July 27th, 2010, 2:16 am
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Well, the original Watson was a veteran of Britain's previous invasion of Afghanistan. Nice touch that.


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Old July 27th, 2010, 2:27 am
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For me the English shows I've seen (no longer airing) and still watch are: Doctor Who (<3), Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures, Skins (<3), and Couples.

You guys have mentioned some others which sound great though - thanks for the other ones to look into. =D

My addiction only started since my son's biological father is English and he showed me some of them...and since then I've been drawn. I love how the English are more open in their shows and they don't need to be on a late night time slot for it to be so.


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Old July 28th, 2010, 5:50 am
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Ohhh I forgot about Coupling. oh I love that. oh and another one I rented today French & Saunders! Yay!


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Old July 28th, 2010, 2:14 pm
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Re: Fans of British television shows...

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Anyone else been really impressed by the new Sherlock?
I just watched it on iplayer and was pretty impressed, I normally don't enjoy modernisations but this was done well and I love Freeman and Cumberbatch. Am looking forward to the next one now.


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Old July 28th, 2010, 2:31 pm
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Anyone else been really impressed by the new Sherlock?
I really hope they show it here (I haven't seen it in the TV guide yet ), it sounds really interesting. We started watching the 80s version with Jeremy Brett in my English screenings this week (the topic is about crime fiction in literature and film) and thought it was a hoot. The interaction with Watson/Holmes is priceless (we watched the Solitary Cyclist).

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For me the English shows I've seen (no longer airing) and still watch are: Doctor Who (<3), Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures, Skins (<3), and Couples.

You guys have mentioned some others which sound great though - thanks for the other ones to look into. =D
Doctor Who and Skins aren't showing in the US anymore? Wow that's really odd. Unless you're already done with S5 of Doctor Who... Did you get S4 of Skins?

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Ohhh I forgot about Coupling. oh I love that. oh and another one I rented today French & Saunders! Yay!
Coupling is marvelous. A friend once described it to me as "the British version of Friends. Only funny" Such a wonderful cast.
Have you seen Absolutely Fabulous? Probably my favourite British comedy ever. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are priceless.


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Coupling is marvelous. A friend once described it to me as "the British version of Friends. Only funny" Such a wonderful cast.
Not to mention better writers, better characters in a more realistic setting (for me, anyway, hanging with friends at a pub is far more likely than a coffee shop with an incredibly lame name) and jokes that aren't telegraphed.


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Old July 29th, 2010, 8:19 pm
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Skins did have a 4th series then? I cancelled cable, so i haven't been keeping up with what BBCA airs. I thought they had the previous season just a few months after it originally aired in the UK>


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Old July 30th, 2010, 1:11 am
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Recently bought a boxset of willo the wisp - that cartoon was very, very odd. I grew up watching some very strange things on television.


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Old July 30th, 2010, 9:39 pm
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Yes, and it only started airing in the UK last night, so it may be a while before it makes it across the pond, but I imagine it will.

It's a modernised version, with Sherlock a bit of a geek who runs his investigating business from a website and Dr Watson an army medic invalided home from the war in Afghanistan. But that makes it sound terrible and it isn't - it's really good.
Ah... hopefully. It usually takes years for any of those shows to make it across the pond.


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Gavin and Stacy is my fav


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