A Conversation for Ask h2g2

Why have I become addicted to European crime dramas

Post 1

The lost

It started with jordskott, then HWMBO started taping (can I still call it that?) Any foreign programme he could find. Some are dire, occupied but I can't stop watching. Others are brill,
I know who you are, the story line to this was fantastic. Now as you can imagine all these are subtitled. The Spanish one is OK because I still remember some from school but the others, I'm not the fasted reader so even I don't understand the attraction.


Why have I become addicted to European crime dramas

Post 2

Pink Paisley

I found myself watching Spiral(?). I'm not sure why - I guess it was the novelty. I also like to watch foreign TV when I'm abroad even though I don't understand much of it (I think the highlight was watching Midsummer Murders in Lithuania overdubbed by one male actor who did all the parts in the same voice - male AND female) just to see what it's like.

I was looking forward to the 2nd series of Spiral(?), but when it came to it I couldn't be bothered. I'm not a fan of crime dramas particularly but tried Hot Sun - too violent. There was another recently about 2 cities - The City and The City. I( struggled through 3 or so and then jumped ship.

Happy Valley though. Loved it. But that's probably as much to do with Sarah Lancashire as anything.

PP.


Why have I become addicted to European crime dramas

Post 3

Rev Nick - give me poutine, or give me death

I like crime drama shows, but only those that are relatively local... ie: Canadian or US. I've seen very few UK products that 'grabbed' me


Why have I become addicted to European crime dramas

Post 4

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Some TV dramas are criminally inept smiley - evilgrin


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Post 5

The lost

I'm from the UK so The city and the city, happy valley and hot sun are all home grown for me. smiley - smiley Not sure what I really thought of the first two TBH but happy valley I liked


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Post 6

Otto Fisch ("Stop analysing Strava.... and cut your hedge")


At the risk of being one of those bores who insist that the book is much better... when it comes to City and the City, the book *is* so much better.


Why have I become addicted to European crime dramas

Post 7

The lost

Otto, I shall read the book, as I too always think the book is always better.


Why have I become addicted to European crime dramas

Post 8

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Except for "Inherent vice," which is incomprehensible as a book and as a movie.


Why have I become addicted to European crime dramas

Post 9

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

Looking forward to a new Montalbano this coming weekend.

smiley - tea


Why have I become addicted to European crime dramas

Post 10

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Are there any European crime dramas that are available as movies in the U.S. theaters?


Why have I become addicted to European crime dramas

Post 11

The lost

I've just watched a sky film called Anon, it was the biggest load of dogs I've ever seen.


Why have I become addicted to European crime dramas

Post 12

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

It hasn't played in my area yet.


Why have I become addicted to European crime dramas

Post 13

The lost

You're in luck then Paul


Why have I become addicted to European crime dramas

Post 14

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

"Overboard," on the other hand, was playing last night when I went to the movie theater. What's not to like about living on a sixty million dollar yacht? smiley - biggrin?.


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Post 15

The lost

With Kirk Russel?


Why have I become addicted to European crime dramas

Post 16

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

This s a remake with Anna Faris.


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Post 17

The lost

Oh I didn't know they'd done a remake


Why have I become addicted to European crime dramas

Post 18

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

When have they not done a remake? Seems to be the only way the film industry operates these days.


Why have I become addicted to European crime dramas

Post 19

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Sadly, you are right. Worse, the sequels are often reboots or reruns of comic book superhero movies. smiley - yuk


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