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Re: What Else Are You Watching/Listening To?
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2011, 10:38:30 AM »
Zen: Vendetta [BBC TV]

BBC's new feature length mini-series. Starring Rufus Sewell as detective Aurielo Zen and Caterina Murino as his assistant. First things first. It's set in Rome, the majority of the characters are Italian (and Italian speakers), however all the dialogue is in English and some done in regional accents. This was both confusing and annoying. At first I thought they were English detectives working in Rome as some undercover plot. Then we come to the plot, 'dumb as nuts', I would described it. The finale involves a woman, who I shall describe as feral, who earlier in the story was barely capable of using a cigarette lighter, turns out to be a crack shot with a gun, saving Zen in the process.

The saving grace of this programme is the setting, Rome looks wonderful both from aerial and street level scenes.
Will I be watching the next episode...probably just for Rome and Caterina Murino, both wonderful sights, ahem.



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Re: What Else Are You Watching/Listening To?
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2011, 09:46:38 PM »


Decalogue 7, to be specific, and possibly 8.

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Re: What Else Are You Watching/Listening To?
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2011, 09:59:35 AM »
I had to cry myself to sleep. Now awake and watching Decalogue 8.

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Re: What Else Are You Watching/Listening To?
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2011, 10:03:53 AM »
Fooly Coolly!  8)

Only six eps, right? There's not excuse why you have never watched this, FLY.

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Re: What Else Are You Watching/Listening To?
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2011, 10:08:27 AM »
10, actually. And yea, there's no excuse as to why I haven't watched it yet. One of the few Kieslowski things I haven't seen (beyond his shorts).

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Re: What Else Are You Watching/Listening To?
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2011, 10:12:01 AM »
10, actually. And yea, there's no excuse as to why I haven't watched it yet. One of the few Kieslowski things I haven't seen (beyond his shorts).

 :D  :)

I'll watch that eventually as well.

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Re: What Else Are You Watching/Listening To?
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2011, 02:34:41 PM »
I believe the character development is there but it does it more over time since it is 10 episodes.  I seem to recall the first one was all action but a few of the episodes is nothing but following and getting to know a few of the characters. 

Yeah, the character development is really starting to kick in in episode 3. Glad you talked me into keeping with it.

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Re: What Else Are You Watching/Listening To?
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2011, 10:57:48 PM »
Moguls and Movie stars: A History of Hollywood Part 1

Did anyone see this?  It was a seven part series put out by TCM.  I DVR'd them, just now getting to part 1.
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Re: What Else Are You Watching/Listening To?
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2011, 11:11:32 PM »
SNL with Jim Carrey and The Black Keys(!).
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