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  • Mare of Easttown SPOILERS

    adobo1148 said:
    I just heard some theory crafting that Sioban killed Erin and she hid the weapon in the attic bc she knows her Mom never goes into the attic for obviously traumatic reasons. 
    • What's in the attic? Could just be a moment of closure rather than anything to do with any specific crime
    • What's up with the author? Dude has just hovered around the margins of the story the entire season
    I like the attic idea but you can watch the trailer for episode 7 and see if a particular scene fits with "attic".

    As mentioned on the Still Watching podcast, Guy Pearce stepped into the role at the last minute as a favor [because the intended actor had issues? don't remember] so his 'star power' may be making the role seem more significant than it would otherwise.

  • Mare of Easttown SPOILERS

    cdrive said:
    I need to listen to The Watch you mentioned [...]
    Just be aware the first few times they talk about they show they are rather fixated by the regional band referenced in the show which has a funny name.  Once they get over that the quality of the discussion is much better.


    I am glad Line of Duty s6 episodes are starting to come out on Britbox and my Unforgotten s4 DVDs arrived so I have more to watch once Mare ends.

    Do any of you have British crime shows lined up to watch next?
  • Last Movie You Saw & What Did you Think

    Those Who Wish Me Dead This was good, tough film, up there with the best of Taylor Sheridan's work* (though in this case based on a book by Michael Koryta). Don't let the trailer fool you into thinking it's about firefighting.  After the garbage of Without Remorse it was delight to watch this thriller unfold.

    * Hell or High Water, Sicario: Day of the Soldado

  • Ted Lasso

    Chinaski said:
    i really wanted to watch this but last i heard it wasn't available in the US. is it available now?
    Three seasons on Amazon.  And just like Ted Lasso, an episode had them talking about the sound some words make.

  • British crime shows (split from Mare of Easttown)

    If you're enjoying Mare of Easttown (influenced by British crime shows) or just looking to try something different, the UK offers a wide variety of police/crime/mystery shows.  I'll mention some good/bad (personal preference) ones I've seen; hopefully others will chime in.

    Babylon - amazing dialogue

    The Bay - a police officer and mother tries to keep her household together while solving crime.  I found the second series stronger than the first.

    Broadchurch seasons 1-2 - great interplay between the two detectives investigating murders

    Death in Paradise seasons 1-6, 10 - (Mostly) lighthearted series about a fish out of water UK detective sent to a Caribbean island where he solves crimes.  May be problematic for some viewers (white male detective in charge of black officers).

    Foyle's War - crime doesn't stop just because there's a War on.

    Gangs of London - heard great things about this but haven't seen it yet.  Clips on YT indicate the action is amazing.

    Grace - only one episode out but strong so far

    Line of Duty - internal affairs investigating police corruption.  Gets more unbelievable with each new series (like a lot of British crime shows) but has strong material/scenes

    Luther - serious (gory) crimes

    Marcella - while completely unbelievable, Anna Friel keeps the show interesting as a policewoman with a mental disorder

    Prime Suspect - tough policewoman makes her way in a male-dominated force.  I found it good until the drug dealer? episode where the quality nosedived.

    Sherlock - Holmes and Watson in modern times.  I found the show uneven but still entertaining.

    Unforgotten - two detectives investigate cold cases.  I find the stories pretty meh but the two leads elevate the material

    Vexed - comedy

    Death in Paradise seasons 7-8 - boring detective

    Life of Crime - notable mostly for Haley Atwell as the star

    Prime Suspect: Tennison - attempted reboot of classic series

    Wild Bill - US police chief moves to UK to becomes a chief constable.  Dull except for some interesting characters

    Death in Paradise season 9 - show writers badly misjudged the humor this season

    Broadchurch season 3 - not just the victim was hit in the back of the head this season, the writers were as well

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