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#5171 - 05/20/12 12:58 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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I was afraid, seeing that heart attack, that McCallum meant to retire from the show. Glad he isn't.

I'm not so happy about continuing villains who are always two steps ahead of our heroes, however. I like to see them Catch the Bad Guy.
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#5172 - 05/20/12 01:46 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Pete]
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But wouldn't you love to have their magic computers?

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#5179 - 05/21/12 10:57 AM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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Time compression in TV crime shows always amazes me.
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#5240 - 05/31/12 04:03 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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Update on gloomy Nordic dramas on BBC TV:

The Bridge finished ten days ago. The villain was unveiled in the penultimate episode (I'd guessed who it was) but the last episode was quite gripping and somewhat tragic.

Its slot is now being taken by two Swedish dramas starring Rolf Lassgård, who was the first TV Wallander, as Sebastian Bergman, a retired criminal psychologist. I saw the first and it definitely held the attention, although fairly gruesome in parts. The second will be shown next Saturday. Here's a report from a blogger:

http://artemisnt.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/sebastian-bergman-cursed-one-2010.html

(It's quite a relief to be hearing Swedish again after all that Danish - the former has far more recognisable English words than the latter.)

Oh, and British critics have been giving the thumbs down to the American version of The Killing (which I haven't been watching). They say that the dialogue is banal and leaden.

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#5245 - 06/01/12 06:35 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Andrew]
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Well, it's minimalist, at least.

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#5251 - 06/02/12 01:29 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: ]
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I was so looking forward to Breaking Pointe (in spite of its dumb title), a reality show about backstage at the ballet, but the first episode was mostly teenage angst alive and well in twentysomethings. I hope that's just an introduction to the dancers and we'll be shown more of what goes on in creating a ballet. What's been shown so far of the dancing isn't very impressive.

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#5253 - 06/02/12 03:01 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Lorna]
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Never heard of it. What channel is it on?

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#5255 - 06/03/12 03:01 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Rita]
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Kmax and The CW, on different nights. Channels 31 and 394, if you have DirecTV.

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#5261 - 06/04/12 01:49 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Lorna]
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The ballet company in question is Ballet West in Salt Lake City. (Salt Lake City has a ballet company?? Wow.) It's obviously a low-budget reality series, or perhaps none of the major companies would permit the distraction. But we're not likely to see any great dancing. One of the dancers was dropped by the Pittsburgh Ballet, and Pittsburgh is hardly A-list. The prima donna has trouble holding her arms up. But the show still could be interesting if they get into the business of creating a new ballet.

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#5329 - 06/18/12 12:19 PM Re: Television 2011-2012 A [Re: Barbara]
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Well, is everyone satisfied with the solution to the Rosie Larsen murder?

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