Zen - BBC TV detective show

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    Downloaded and watched the first episode last night. Had no idea it was 1.5hrs long so didn't shut my eyes til past 1 am. Anyway very good stuff.
     


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    Another reason why I will be watching this regularly [​IMG]
     


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    I'll take a look, too. I'm finishing up Season 2 of Being Human and just finished Season 2 of Misfits. BBC shows are superior to most American shows not only because of the dry wit but the lessened censorship allows for more freedom.

    Haven't seen season 2 yet, but season 1 of Misfits was really good.
     


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    What's Misfits about?

    The first episode of Zen was very very good. Excellent cinematography if you're interested in that sort of thing.

    Anybody read the books? They worthwhile?
     


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    An easy read. Fairly evocative.
    The lady above was in one of the two recent Bond filums.
     


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    She was in Casino Royale. She died in it so was in no other ones.
     


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    What's Misfits about?

    Umm....it's sort of a "realistic" take on the idea of normal people getting superpowers in a freak storm. Except in this case the normal people are a group of kids performing community service.
     


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    Umm....it's sort of a "realistic" take on the idea of normal people getting superpowers in a freak storm. Except in this case the normal people are a group of kids performing community service.

    And it's hilarious (in that dark British way) while maintaining nice character development and a solid plot. Between Misfits, Being Human, and the Inbetweeners, I barely watch American TV. Hell, when Doctor Who comes back, I'm certain it'll be BBC only on my box.
     


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    Anybody read the books? They worthwhile?


    read them all. he's a really good writer, but his books are incredibly variable. at the worst, they're kind of genre hackwork ... but by a good writer so the plot moves along respectably with a little more depth than you might expect. When he's clicking, though, the books are really terrific. IIRC, the ones I liked best were the ones set in the south: cosi fan tutti is really fun; Medusa, Rat King and Blood Rain are darker and good.
     


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    An easy read. Fairly evocative. The lady above was in one of the two recent Bond filums.
    Umm....it's sort of a "realistic" take on the idea of normal people getting superpowers in a freak storm. Except in this case the normal people are a group of kids performing community service.
    And it's hilarious (in that dark British way) while maintaining nice character development and a solid plot. Between Misfits, Being Human, and the Inbetweeners, I barely watch American TV. Hell, when Doctor Who comes back, I'm certain it'll be BBC only on my box.
    read them all. he's a really good writer, but his books are incredibly variable. at the worst, they're kind of genre hackwork ... but by a good writer so the plot moves along respectably with a little more depth than you might expect. When he's clicking, though, the books are really terrific. IIRC, the ones I liked best were the ones set in the south: cosi fan tutti is really fun; Medusa, Rat King and Blood Rain are darker and good.
    Thanks for the reviews guys. I'll put Misfits on my watch list and check out one of the books. Which one relates to the TV show?
     


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    Just finished season 2 of Misfits. Good watch. Thanks again for the recommendation.
     


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    Saw episode two last night. Hooked on the shw
     


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    Saw episode two last night. Hooked on the shw
    Thanks for the update Jo. How'd you know it even got released?
     


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    did a search on the torrent. The link is on page 1 but you need to register. Also I think it airs every sunday.
     


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    did a search on the torrent. The link is on page 1 but you need to register. Also I think it airs every sunday.
    Ah, didn't know the air date. EZTV doesn't usually show up British TV so I had no idea it was out and available for download.
     


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