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drd23

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Just finished watching Witch Hunt (Norwegian - Heksejakt) on SBS on Demand 8 episodes, Stars Ingrid Bolso Berdal (played Armistice from Westworld) She plays a CFO of a law firm and she‘s asked to a sign bill for a company she never heard of, she realises something dodgy might be going on. Excellent series
Just finished this myself.

I thought it was a great look at how the little guy (or woman in this case) can get screwed over by various institutions of Western Democracy. Ingrid Bolsø Berdal was brilliant as the main character. I absolutely loved the architecture in this too - whoever had to find the locations for filming did a great job

I'm not sure why the SBS blurb describes her job position as a CFO though, and I couldn't help but think that so much of what happened to her could have been avoided if she'd just created a paper trail by writing an email after her first meeting with PK re-iterating her concerns.
 

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The Third Day.

Just watched the first ep of six so far and it's good. Jude Law is in the woods for a reason that is unclear, then meets a girl who is in distress. Takes her back to her weird community that lives on an island accessible only by a tidal causeway. Gets trapped there. It's very much got a Wicker Man feel about it.
 

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torq

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DES the Dennis Neilson story .
Ditto. Another quality UK limited series. Also watched Tennant guest starring in ‘Criminal: UK’ (episode 1). He’s superb as usual.

Now watching ‘Line of Duty’, starting with series 1 from 2012. Already hooked.

And for a recommendation of something a little off the radar, ‘De twaalf’ (The Twelve), a Dutch courtroom/jury room murder mystery drama.
 

moto748

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I saw a headline the other day about more Utopia, but am disappointed to learn that it's a US re-make. I don't watch US re-makes on principle, whether it's The Office or The Bridge. Get your own ideas! The original Utopia was a great show, very original and different, and it went under the radar a bit at the time, in much the same way as the excellent Giri/Haji did, I think.
 

Mentallo

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The Third Day.

Just watched the first ep of six so far and it's good. Jude Law is in the woods for a reason that is unclear, then meets a girl who is in distress. Takes her back to her weird community that lives on an island accessible only by a tidal causeway. Gets trapped there. It's very much got a Wicker Man feel about it.
Just watched the first episode and yeah looking forward to seeing where this one ends up going.
 

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I saw a headline the other day about more Utopia, but am disappointed to learn that it's a US re-make. I don't watch US re-makes on principle, whether it's The Office or The Bridge. Get your own ideas! The original Utopia was a great show, very original and different, and it went under the radar a bit at the time, in much the same way as the excellent Giri/Haji did, I think.
I rewatched the first series of Utopia and am part way through S2. It's brilliant. At times there is extreme violence then other times there is slapstick comedy. The colours in the cinematography are amazing. Then there's the quirky soundtrack. Dennis Kelly also wrote The Third Day that I mentioned above.

Agree with what you said about the US remakes. Also, the British shows are usually more compact at 6 episodes than the US shows padded out to 10 or even 20.

Thanks for tip on Giri/Haji. Will check it out :thumbsu:
 

Ryz

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Show is about 3 years old with only 7 eps. Watching it on Netflix but think it should still be on ABC iview. Couple of episodes in and its great.

 

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GLOW (Glorious Ladies of Wrestling).

Another Netflix drama set in the 80s about a Female wrestling show. Found it though Marc Maron's WTF podcast as he is a star in the show. Not even a wrestling fan (or a woman) and loving it. A good funny easy watch.

It also helps that Alison Brie is amazingly hot.
 

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Finished all 3 seasons of Kingdom (MMA show)

Top 10 show ever for me. Hit me right in the feels. The characters all felt like real people you would meet in every day life. The drama was good but not overdone. Alvey and Jay were just absolutely amazing characters and the actors did a great job.

Onto The Boys Season 2 next.
 

Kangayroo

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I will be Gone in the Dark.
Done three episodes. Slow and methodical but I think it going to be worth the wait to get the full appreciation of what this doco is about and where it leads to in the present.
Yeesh - just made the mistake of watching all six episodes the other night home alone. Another great job though by the HBO doco crew.
 

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