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Zen - BBC TV detective show

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by culverwood, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. BC2012

    BC2012 Senior member

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    ignorant in the sense that you claim BBC shows are superior because "lessened censorship allows for more freedom"... do you even watch shows on premium cable (HBO, Showtime, Starz, etc)? apparently not. i'm not disagreeing that british shows are superior- everyone is entitled to their own opinion on that one- but saying that censorship even plays a role in such a determination is a completely ignorant statement. there are a number of great shows out there with shocking, disturbing, graphic violent/sexual content (Spartacus B&S being a prime example, Dexter while much tamer in comparison is another) that simply refute your statement.

    and back on topic, the pilot for this was actually pretty good, albeit a bit lengthy. I'll continue watching as Rufus Sewell is a big draw and the show has potential.


    I guess I needed to be explicit that I was referring to network TV. Obviously, pay channel shows don't suffer from censorship. But thanks for jumping all over me instead of inferring that I was referring to non-pay shows.
     
  2. ArteEtLabore14

    ArteEtLabore14 Senior member

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    Of course not. Its a BBC show so they've got to have Brit actors.

    In a British TV show, yes.

    I was kidding, but I think it's funny.
     
  3. ArteEtLabore14

    ArteEtLabore14 Senior member

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    and back on topic, the pilot for this was actually pretty good, albeit a bit lengthy. I'll continue watching as Rufus Sewell is a big draw and the show has potential.

    All the episodes will be this long as they each cover one of Didbin's books.

    Overall I think the show is pretty good, but I preferred the second episode over the first.
     
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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.

    Yes thebox requires registration and you are required to keep up your share ratio, but if you are into British tv even a little bit, I really recomend it. It has pretty much everything from kids tv, to crime, drama, documentaries, tv-movies and even radio. It's brilliant...
     
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    Episode 3 is up.

    Anybody have an invite for that British TV site? Would be much obliged.
     
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    Interesting episode. Odd that they ended it so quickly there at the end and I liked the promotion as a setup for the next season (baring a next season). The murder mystery was a bit boring though.
     
  7. culverwood

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    He does not seem like much of a detective from any of the episodes in the series. He just hangs around looking cool and everything falls into his lap: women, money, solutions....
     
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    He does not seem like much of a detective from any of the episodes in the series. He just hangs around looking cool and everything falls into his lap: women, money, solutions....

    That's how it works in real life, didn't you know?
     
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    can anyone help out an old, technology-challenged man? i'd be happy to pay for dvd if someone could burn one.
     
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    I can't help but notice the consistent gap between Zen's shirt and suit collars.
     
  12. Surly

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    I have yet to watch the first episode of Zen, but will definitely be doing so. I also prefer British TV shows (in general) to US. This might be because I grew up watching Dr. Who and Faulty Towers.

    Sorry for the hijack, but can anyone recommend any British shows besides the following:

    Spooks (favorite running show)
    Hustle
    Luther
    Being Human
    Robin Hood
    Top Gear
    An Idiot Abroad
    QI

    Thanks
     
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    I have yet to watch the first episode of Zen, but will definitely be doing so. I also prefer British TV shows (in general) to US. This might be because I grew up watching Dr. Who and Faulty Towers. Sorry for the hijack, but can anyone recommend any British shows besides the following: Spooks (favorite running show) Hustle Luther Being Human Robin Hood Top Gear An Idiot Abroad QI Thanks
    You enjoy Hustle? I watched a few episodes from the first series, but didn't particularly like them.
     
  14. Surly

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    You enjoy Hustle? I watched a few episodes from the first series, but didn't particularly like them.
    It's OK but I don't think I would miss it if it were cancelled. I especially enjoyed the episodes with Marc Warren, but I find that it's becoming a little too repetitive. I think in terms of "con shows", Leverage has filled the that niche for me.
     
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    just finished the first season last night and found it pretty enjoying overall. certainly flawed in many respects but the cinematography and locales in the show make up for any minor negatives. kind of wish there were more episodes, hopefully it will get picked up for a second season.
     
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    being aired on PBS on sundays......
     
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    Unfortunate that it was not renewed for another series.
     
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    thanks to a very generous SFer, I had seen these before. But I've been watching the re-airings as well ... nice to have subtitles when youre old and deef. liking them even better!
     
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    Sadly no. But what the hell was with that bs reason to not renew it? To much male lead crime on tv...Jeez, we are drowning in female lead British tv right now...
     

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