Love & Death | Official teaser2 votes
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Copenhagen Cowboy | Sneak peek8 votes
No show earned its ending more than ‘Better Call Saul’10 votes
The BBC's Welsh crime drama Hidden is back for its third-and-final series this week
I thought I'd take the time to post about a series I've been looking forward to for over a year now. Hidden is a fantastic crime drama set in Wales, and a third series was announced early last...
I thought I'd take the time to post about a series I've been looking forward to for over a year now.
Hidden is a fantastic crime drama set in Wales, and a third series was announced early last year. The Welsh version, Craith, aired late last year. This week, the bi-lingual version airs on BBC One Wales and BBC Four. In my opinion it's the perfect crime drama: set in the mountains of North Wales, with a great soundtrack and unconventional storyline. Some shows focus only on the investigation and the victim, who probably just admits to the crime at the end. Not so here.
Sian Reese-Willams, who plays DCI Cadi John, explained what the series is about back in 2018:
It’s not a classic detective drama in that it deals with the whodunit and the police catching the bad man. It’s much more of a personal drama. It takes time to delve into the lives of everybody that gets caught up in the crime - the detectives, the victims, the family of the victims and even the bad guy. You’re trying to understand him.
It really plays with the idea of nature versus nature and almost tries to twist you into sympathising against your better judgement; it’s exciting and thought provoking. The characters are really interesting and it covers a lot of human emotion.
Here's another interview ahead of the second series.
Series two picks up around nine months after series one ends. We find Cadi trying to deal with the grief of losing her father, while trying to keep her head in her work.
It’s a difficult time for her - just as one begins to come through the initial shock of losing someone and start to try and deal with it, that’s the time that everyone around you starts to forget and move on. She’s also faced with dealing with the estranged daughter of the victim of the case, and the parallels she sees between the two of them are difficult for her to navigate professionally.
The first two series are on iPlayer now, and if you speak Welsh (or like subtitles) the third series is already on S4C Clic under the title Craith. Hidden is on BBC One Wales this Wednesday at 9pm, and BBC Four this Saturday at the same time.2 votes
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Thoughts on Good Girls?
I've been binging that show hard since … yesterday. (I'm starting season 3 now, don't judge me) And… wow! A slightly less heavy-handed Breaking Bad. The lead actresses are phenomenal. Most of the...
I've been binging that show hard since … yesterday. (I'm starting season 3 now, don't judge me)
And… wow! A slightly less heavy-handed Breaking Bad. The lead actresses are phenomenal. Most of the kids too, in fact. It's very … gripping. I find it to be less emotionally-charged than most shows of this type that I really like, but also waaayyy more gripping; every single episode I am dying to launch the next one.5 votes
Actor Danny Masterson of That '70s Show charged with raping three women8 votes
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Crime and Punishment is an interesting, hard to watch, docu about the UK prison system
Channel 4 describe the programme "Series that captures the work of police, probation, prison, prosecution and parole". Here's a link to the first episode:...
Channel 4 describe the programme "Series that captures the work of police, probation, prison, prosecution and parole".
Here's a link to the first episode: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/crime-and-punishment/on-demand/64655-001
Crime and punishment is a documentary series that looks inside prison to tell the stories of the criminal justice system from the viewpoint of those involved.
The first episode spends some time talking about the unjust "Imprisonment for Public Protection" sentences (these are no longer given by the courts but there are thousands of prisoners still imprisoned on them), how they went wrong, and the awful effect they have upon prisoners. It's a difficult watch. It shows how severely the mental health of prisoners is when they're on this type of sentence, including their serious self harm.
Episode two talks about pressure inside prisons and how that results in "riots", about how prisoners use the only power they have available to them.
I like the programme because it avoids judgmentalism. The prisoners are not reduced to the bad guys; the officers are not simplified to the good guys. You hear a little bit about some of the offences committed by the prisoners
Here's a Twitter thread from someone working in the English NHS. She works in forensic services as a psychologist. https://twitter.com/SarahE_Davidson/status/1173707912981700608
I guess Channel 4 On Demand have geo-blocking. I don't know if it's available on other services, or on torrent.
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imprisonment_for_public_protection7 votes
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Struggling to find a new TV show to watch? Check out my Google doc detailing shows I've watched, shows I'm currently watching, and shows I want to watch. All with IMDB links and ratings.
Link to Google doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Hc-Ti6Pff_qUZLAfzzL7WjhFNh2m_XPvMkdYBL6mLzI/edit?usp=sharing I created this document a while back and update it every couple months....
Link to Google doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Hc-Ti6Pff_qUZLAfzzL7WjhFNh2m_XPvMkdYBL6mLzI/edit?usp=sharing
I created this document a while back and update it every couple months. There's an Introduction tab with guidance on how to browse the spreadsheets, which I've copied below for reference:
(1) This document outlines various TV shows and is broken up into 3 tabs: Watched, Watching, and Want to Watch.
Watched: Shows I've completed through series finale or given up on. Some of these were canceled early.
Watching: Shows I'm actively watching day-to-day or shows in between seasons that will air new episodes in the future.
Want to Watch: Shows I haven't started and want to watch. Many of them are recommendations I jotted down to avoid forgetting, so this list will sometimes be unalphabetized.
(2) Certain columns of information were exported directly from IMDB, and the page for each show is linked in the rating from the IMDB column.
(3) On the Watched and Watching tabs, there are columns for Recommend? and Notes to provide background that will help decide what to watch. Don't let any of my negative comments stop you from watching a show you're interested in.
(4) The Recommended? column is divided into the following categories: Must Watch, Yes, Maybe, No. These are all based on personal opinion with extra discussion/information in the Notes column.
(5) I've shared this with most people using View Only permissions, so download the Excel file (or copy to your Drive account) to filter columns by genre, rating, and personal recommendation.
Disclaimer: not everyone will have the same tastes as me - that's okay. I welcome any disagreement about how I've rated shows and hope to get some discussion going.
What shows have I missed that I need to watch?
What shows did I strongly recommend that you didn't like?
What shows did I give up on too early?
I expect to take some heat for quitting Brooklyn 99 around season 3.
- What shows haven't come out that I should keep an eye out for?
Like Jack Ryan which debuts this month.
- How can I improve the document?
I considered including a column with the show's network or where it can be legally streamed, but this is pretty tedious given the nature of broadcast rights.35 votes
How the American media fuels a cycle of violence5 votes