I LOVED Utopia, really cool, original and dark. I only re-watched series one a fortnight ago ready for series 2. The colours, locations, style is so cool. Keep up the good work. Any idea on when series 2 returns? I'm assuming its coming this year? "Where is Jessica Hyde" lol
That's long working days so get why you would pick your projects well.
Favorite new comedies: Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) -- more sweet than laugh-out-loud funny, but I love the actors (Randall Park and Constance Wu) who play the parents. The Last Man on Earth (Fox) -- the first two episodes premiered last night; very strange premise, but I think Will Forte and Kristen Schaal are adorable together, and I look forward to seeing where their story goes. While they may seem like a stereotypical sitcom couple (slob husband-nagging wife), I like how they're each crazy in their own way, specific to their different coping mechanisms with such an extreme situation.
Also, Broadchurch returns to BBC America this Wednesday night! (I'll have to DVR it since it interferes with my Nashville.)
"Maybe I'll always be the one and only girl for me"
~ Kirsty MacColl, "The One & Only" (1991)
Current watching the US re-make of The Killing. Was disappointed at first since the lead character seemed sort of vanilla and the male side kick had been given the quirks and best lines, but Sarah's character is fleshed out as the series progresses. The story line in S3 is unconvincing, but-still-its pretty good overall.
Liking Fortitude. Grim stuff, atmospheric, compelling drama. Good to see Johnny Harris on the box again.
By far the best thing I've seen lately is True Detective. Excellent.
Just starting on the TV version of Fargo-heard good things about it.
I saw Andrew Collins review this on his Guardian TV review video blog a few weeks ago and it immediately appealed to me. I've now watched as much of it as I could find. I think it's the best comedy since Car Share. It's on its second series and it started on YouTube five years ago so I'm very late to the party as usual. Anyway having gorged on it I think if you're a Shane Meadows fan you'll enjoy it. Like Meadows the cast and writers are pointing the camera at a version of their own lives lived so it's deep with credibility and heart. The cast and writers are very talented and although I'm not the target audience it definitely has cross-over appeal. Check it out. Or 'check it bruvs innit'. I promise not to do that again.
I need to try again! ha. Old time Meadows Maniac Patrick Coyle is a big fan too. I watched about 10 minutes of first one, and I just turned it off. ha... what an attention span. It wasn't that I hated ti or anything, I just wasn't captivated.
Speaking of Trailer Park Boys... have you seen series 8 and 9 funded by Netflix (so only on Netflix I presume). I saw season 8, and it was vaguely passable. I guess I'll have to trudge through 9 too and further erode my fondness for all things Sunnyvale.
I quite like People Just Do Nothing. It doesn't have the pathos of early TPBs, but good observational stuff with some really funny moments. My son's watched the new TPBs on Netflix and thinks they're not as good as the S1-S4 hey day, but still worth watching. Have to say, I'm not in any hurry to see them.
Hah. It hooked me straight away. Just watched the last episode of this series and thought it very funny if a little obvious at times. The chap playing MC Grindah did some brilliant spaced-out-on-pills acting. I find it even funnier because I am so not the target audience.
I've only seen a few episodes of Trailer Park Boys and although I found them funny I didn't feel the need to watch more. Not sure why.
For any Meadows fans People Just Do Nothing is worth a look. It's very reminiscent of Small Time.