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earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 13 11:59 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Most unusual and gripping programme I've watched in years.

Alexandra Roach has perfected the Cardiff accent - apparently she started her career as a child actress in Pobl y Cwm which is still as appalling as it ever was!

EV

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 13 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We watched parts 1 and 2 last night - ace programme. Last night's part 3 maybe está noche.

Great music too - by the same bloke who did the Beeb2 Crimson Petal drama.

robkb wrote:



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Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 13 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rather groovy Utopia music.

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Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 13 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's on my 'to watch' list, once we've finished 'the dollhouse'

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 13 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Going to watch episode 3 in a moment, once the milk has heated for hot chocolate.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 13 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Roll on episode four!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 14 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Utopia² starts on monday14th

vegplot



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 14 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ace!

robkb



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 14 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Excellent, I'll keep an eye out for it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 14 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

robkb wrote:
Excellent, I'll keep an eye out for it.


A fitting comment

Looking forward to it.
A.

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 14 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We watched parts 1 and 2 last night - part 3 is on C4 tonight.

It's very good - and very cohesive. As if the story lines were all planned from the outset.

But - be warned - they've done nothing to tone down the violence...
A.

robkb



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 14 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought it was brilliant, especially episode 1 where they went back to the 70's and mixed in loads of real-life political events to back up the Janus story - really well though out and very clever.

Agree about the violence though although I guess it's a good way of showing how ruthless and determined the baddies are.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 14 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

robkb wrote:
I thought it was brilliant, especially episode 1 where they went back to the 70's and mixed in loads of real-life political events


Indeed - very clever. Did you notice how the picture was shaped like an old square TV with round edges?
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robkb



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 14 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Barefoot Andrew wrote:
Indeed - very clever. Did you notice how the picture was shaped like an old square TV with round edges?
A.


Yep, a very clever touch which made the widescreen, colour-saturated filming of episode 2 even more visually striking than normal.

And the music is still incredibly good

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 14 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And talking of colours, I'm now terrified of yellow and green bags
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