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Promising start :thumbup:
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New job?
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What channel?
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BBC1
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TranceNRG wrote:New job?
:lol:
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SamShark wrote:
TranceNRG wrote:New job?
:lol:
:o
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TranceNRG wrote:
SamShark wrote:
TranceNRG wrote:New job?
:lol:
:o
It was a goody, you plum.
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:( broken henry

The Night Porter was better
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I enjoyed that. Hugh Laurie pushing the boat out a bit
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Hiddleston and Hollander. :thumbup:
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I like this comment
A novel that takes a dozen hours of patient reading is to be transformed into a film that takes a hundred minutes of impatient viewing.
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I thought this was going to be a thinly disquised NH poster's complaint about the night-time mods letting someone spam up the front page with Greatest RWC Winners Series threads.
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Nice woman for the (short lived) love interest. She had to die for the plot I suppose.
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Enjoyed it. Cracking cast.
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Gwenno wrote:Nice woman for the (short lived) love interest. She had to die for the plot I suppose.
The blonde totty with Hugh laurie might be around longer
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Gwenno wrote:Nice woman for the (short lived) love interest. She had to die for the plot I suppose.

Thought she was a bit wooden, and was outshone by the pooch.


Hiddleston is yummster.... :thumbup:
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Emily wrote:
Gwenno wrote:Nice woman for the (short lived) love interest. She had to die for the plot I suppose.

Thought she was a bit wooden, and was outshone by the pooch.


Hiddleston is yummster.... :thumbup:
Carried the role of being covered with human blood very well, I'll admit.
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3rd episode done. Was the hero implying that Hugh Laurie's blond bit is CIA?
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Gwenno wrote:3rd episode done. Was the hero implying that Hugh Laurie's blond bit is CIA?
I think he's implying that whilst she's not as dumb as she looks, she should smarten up if she's going to persist in poking around.
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henry wrote:
Gwenno wrote:3rd episode done. Was the hero implying that Hugh Laurie's blond bit is CIA?
I think he's implying that whilst she's not as dumb as she looks, she should smarten up if she's going to persist in poking around.
In another sense she's bloody smart!
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Gwenno wrote:3rd episode done. Was the hero implying that Hugh Laurie's blond bit is CIA?
Don't think so, her mate told her Laurie is an arms dealer and she went snooping. He is going to try and turn her though, using her kid as leverage/encouragement to get her on his side.
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Excellent adaptation from the original, with lots of extraneous stuff that obvs. works in the book left out, which improves the TV series.

Hugh Laurie very impressive indeed as the completely amoral smoothie.
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Great series! Love it.
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Yes, it's good. Menacing. Clever trick at the ice cream booth.
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Gwenno wrote:
Emily wrote:
Gwenno wrote:Nice woman for the (short lived) love interest. She had to die for the plot I suppose.

Thought she was a bit wooden, and was outshone by the pooch.


Hiddleston is yummster.... :thumbup:
Carried the role of being covered with human blood very well, I'll admit.
She's one of the female leads in a French political drama runing as part of the furrin season stuff, Spin. She is rather MILFY.
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henry wrote:
Gwenno wrote:3rd episode done. Was the hero implying that Hugh Laurie's blond bit is CIA?
I think he's implying that whilst she's not as dumb as she looks, she should smarten up if she's going to persist in poking around.
Interesting, because I would say she's as thick as a post
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Chuckles1188 wrote:
henry wrote:
Gwenno wrote:3rd episode done. Was the hero implying that Hugh Laurie's blond bit is CIA?
I think he's implying that whilst she's not as dumb as she looks, she should smarten up if she's going to persist in poking around.
Interesting, because I would say she's as thick as a post
You would still wear her bottom as a hat though.
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danny_fitz wrote:
Chuckles1188 wrote:
henry wrote:
Gwenno wrote:3rd episode done. Was the hero implying that Hugh Laurie's blond bit is CIA?
I think he's implying that whilst she's not as dumb as she looks, she should smarten up if she's going to persist in poking around.
Interesting, because I would say she's as thick as a post
You would still wear her bottom as a hat though.
Yeah, not going to argue with that one
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Preposterous plot, but eminently watchable and beautifully shot.

Can't work out whether Tom Hiddleston can actually act or not. Hollander is amazing.
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Just watched the first three episodes back to back. It's very watchable and has a shoot location that would put a Bond film to shame. Both Laurie and Hollinder are superb.
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Just caught up on this. Definitely worth a watch. Fantastic cast. Olivia Coleman in particular played an absolute blinder in episode 4, and Tom Hollander solidifying a place as one of my favourite British actors.
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Very satisfactory ending - no boring car chases, no unbelievable fight scenes, no manufactured 'tension', and defeat of baddy through intelligence and holding of nerve.
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Watched it all in 3-4 days, very very good.

Couple of questions, spoilered it just in case, and I may have missed the explanation bit.
Spoiler: show
The document in the safe, what is it? And how come they can use it to effectively blackmail Halo into not helping Roper? My guess was that it would prove the weapons certificates were in fact fakes, and he'd just gone on record saying they were legit, but surely that would happen if the weapons were captured anyway? Also the blond woman in charge of that meeting, the one that bumped up the foreign sec to private sec for the crown, it was seemingly insinuated that she was bought and paid for by Roper too, in which case, Halo had nothing to fear, or was she just a bitch that was influenced by others saying Roper is helpful?
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Gwenno wrote:Very satisfactory ending - no boring car chases, no unbelievable fight scenes, no manufactured 'tension', and defeat of baddy through intelligence and holding of nerve.
Ah, but it does leave you with the question as to which of the two protagonists is the more amoral.
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camroc1 wrote:
Gwenno wrote:Very satisfactory ending - no boring car chases, no unbelievable fight scenes, no manufactured 'tension', and defeat of baddy through intelligence and holding of nerve.
Ah, but it does leave you with the question as to which of the two protagonists is the more amoral.
camroc1 wrote:
Gwenno wrote:Very satisfactory ending - no boring car chases, no unbelievable fight scenes, no manufactured 'tension', and defeat of baddy through intelligence and holding of nerve.
Ah, but it does leave you with the question as to which of the two protagonists is the more amoral.
and who's got the 300 mil
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fisgard792 wrote:
camroc1 wrote:
Gwenno wrote:Very satisfactory ending - no boring car chases, no unbelievable fight scenes, no manufactured 'tension', and defeat of baddy through intelligence and holding of nerve.
Ah, but it does leave you with the question as to which of the two protagonists is the more amoral.
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Gwenno wrote:Very satisfactory ending - no boring car chases, no unbelievable fight scenes, no manufactured 'tension', and defeat of baddy through intelligence and holding of nerve.
Ah, but it does leave you with the question as to which of the two protagonists is the more amoral.
and who's got the 300 mil
And the ditzy blonde.
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camroc1 wrote:
fisgard792 wrote:
camroc1 wrote:
Gwenno wrote:Very satisfactory ending - no boring car chases, no unbelievable fight scenes, no manufactured 'tension', and defeat of baddy through intelligence and holding of nerve.
Ah, but it does leave you with the question as to which of the two protagonists is the more amoral.
camroc1 wrote:
Gwenno wrote:Very satisfactory ending - no boring car chases, no unbelievable fight scenes, no manufactured 'tension', and defeat of baddy through intelligence and holding of nerve.
Ah, but it does leave you with the question as to which of the two protagonists is the more amoral.
and who's got the 300 mil
And the ditzy blonde.
he'll get used to losing ditzy blondes that as the next bond
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Pine clearly has the cash, otherwise he wouldn't be able to get it back again for Roper.
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