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KevinInEnglandDate: Thursday, 18 Jul 2013, 09:39 | Message # 436
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Thanks for the info. I don't understand why last year's Nikita was never aired on UK TV. I guess that explains what kind of people the stuffy UK audiences are. They'd rather watch everyday life on TV. Soaps, Reality and all the things you can observe in 'real life'.

I still watch Hart of Dixie though. It's good for me to learn a bit about Southern life. Actually it is quite humourous and I get to wonder why it is Bethan who plays a part like that with a pretty girl? I should have practiced acting when I was younger and gone to America. Oh well, in my next life life I'll do that when I come back as a tortoise.

I'll keep an eye open for those shows Chris.
 
chrisdvanneDate: Thursday, 18 Jul 2013, 11:21 | Message # 437
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I'll keep an eye open for those shows Chris.

I'm not 100% sure I will watch The Tomorrow People yet (though it's my type of shows), but this show and Arrow are intimately related: same producers, blood relatives actors (the Amell cousins, to the point the CW advertise the show using #AmellWednesdays), same stunt team.
Not to mention that their ratings are linked too.


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KevinInEnglandDate: Thursday, 18 Jul 2013, 16:39 | Message # 438
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Oh right, yes. Body of Proof is a great example too.
S3 of that show has just come to the UK on Alibi. I like it a lot. I won't give it away but it starts with a 2-parter and is surprisingly nasty with a harrowing end to s3,ep1.
 
MetalDate: Saturday, 20 Jul 2013, 22:31 | Message # 439
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Has anyone else noticed Intelligence with Josh Holloway and awaiting it's launch in early 2014? :P 
It sounds similar to Continuum. They could've picked better actress for the female lead tho but anyways.
 
robboDate: Sunday, 21 Jul 2013, 04:18 | Message # 440
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j.j. abrams and alfonso cuaron`s  believe loses its showrunner. with a big name creative team that includes the like of `star trek into darkness`s`j.j. abrams and `children of men`s `alfonso cuaron, you`d think a television show would have a fairly smooth ride in front of it. that, however, is not the case with NBC`s new sci-fi themed drama believe. now the series from warner bros. television and bad robot productions has lost co-creator and showrunner mark friedman. friedman made his exit from the series of his own volition, and has parted ways with the others on pleasant enough terms. no matter how agreeable and amicable a split like this is, it must sting at least a little to put your time and energy into creating, casting, and nurturing a show through the process, only to have to leave just before it really comes to fruition. then again, maybe friedman thinks believe sucks and doesn`t want to be associated with it anymore, maybe it doesn`t live up to his vision. overall this sounds like it could be a cool premise for a show. you can imagine `bo` `johnny sequoya` and `tate` jake mclaughlin`, forced to constantly move from place to place. just when they`re starting to get comfortable and build a life, time to go. that adds one narrative level to the idea, and when you take into account the coming of age dynamics, large scale conspiracy, and dark forces at work, there are rich themes and subject matter for believe to play around with. we`ll see how the show balances all of these elements, as well as see what impact friedman`s departure has, when we finally set eyes on it later this year.
 
KevinInEnglandDate: Sunday, 21 Jul 2013, 12:41 | Message # 441
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Intelligence - There is not any information on the imdb, so I can't make a comment.  I have not heard of the actors/actresses either.  I'll keep an eye out for it but the problem is, many shows do not come to the UK.
 
KevinInEnglandDate: Sunday, 21 Jul 2013, 12:56 | Message # 442
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I wonder if Mark Friedman is a close or distant relation to Josh Friedman?  If so, and the show lacks quality, then he would definitely leave it 'amicably', or otherwise.
For instance, if they never had leading ladies like Lena Headey & Summer Glau, then it will not satisfy us...... I don't think.


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robboDate: Monday, 22 Jul 2013, 03:16 | Message # 443
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Quote (robbo)j.j. abrams and alfonso cuaron`s  BelieveI wonder if Mark Friedman is a close or distant relation to Josh Friedman?  If so, and the show lacks quality, then he would definitely leave it 'amicably', or otherwise.
For instance, if they never had leading ladies like Lena Headey & Summer Glau, then it will not satisfy us...... I don't think.
not to sure if their is any connection between mark friedman, and josh friedman, quite possible with the surname involved in i suppose writing, maybe i just dont know,
 
chrisdvanneDate: Monday, 22 Jul 2013, 06:48 | Message # 444
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Has anyone else noticed Intelligence with Josh Holloway and awaiting it's launch in early 2014? :P
It sounds similar to Continuum. They could've picked better actress for the female lead tho but anyways.

Thanks for the heads up on "Intelligence"!



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Josh Holloway returns to TV in "Intelligence" -- his first series regular role since "Lost" -- and this time he's the star. He plays Gabriel, an ex-special forces op who becomes part of a top secret government project that allows him to access the entirety of the Internet with his brain.

Comic-Con fans got a sneak peek at the show's pilot, which won't premiere until Feb. 24 on CBS, followed by a quick panel with Holloway and co-stars Meghan Ory ("Once Upon a Time") and Marg Helgenberger ("CSI") along with executive producers Michael Seitzman and Tripp Vinson.

If the concept reminds you of "Chuck," Seitzman told the crowd he considers "Intelligence" more of a modern day spin on "The Six Million Dollar Man." "Information seems to be the bionic strength of today," Seitzman said during the panel. "We talked about 'Six Million Dollar Man' all the time ... We tried to make a show that feels as much about humanity as it is technology. What part of the human is left when you augment with technology?"

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KevinInEnglandDate: Monday, 22 Jul 2013, 10:53 | Message # 445
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Yes Chris, reading the entire Zapit article tells me a bit more about the show.  Perhaps there will be comedic aspects to it.
I'm familiar with Marg Helgenberger but not the other lady.  Surely they wouldn't choose her if she was no good.
 
robboDate: Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013, 03:58 | Message # 446
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`revolution` season 2 america goes nuclear, major deaths and more, so what can we learn about the second year for NBC`s electrifying sci-fi hit. season 1 may have ended on a number of cliffhangers, but the most explosive of them all will be to see if Aaron can stop the detonation of multiple nuclear warheads over american soil. apparently Aaron wasn`t looking so good by the end either, suffering a brutal attack to the chest. meanwhile, charlie `tracy spiradakos` continues to track monroe after his fall from grace, while rachel returns to a bit of her home life and tom neville `giancarlo esposito` learns of the surprising survival of the US government. the sophomore season of `revolution` will debut in its new wednesday time slot at 8.00 P.M. on september 25, looking forward to season 2 of revolution. to see what direction the show is heading, hopefully still improving with season 1, out the way.
 
robboDate: Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013, 02:46 | Message # 447
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12 monkeys in the works as a syfy tv series. when a popular movie is turned into a new tv series, sometimes the outcome isn`t the best, consider such short-lived tv shows as robocop the series and bill and ted`s excellent adventures. of course, there are a few exceptions that have transcended their movie origins to become tv worth watching, such as `terminator the sarah connor chronicles` stargate sg-1, and nikita. syfy has greenlit a 90-minute pilot based on terry gilliam`s 1995 film 12 monkeys. assuming all goes well and it doesn`t disappoint in the ratings, it will serve as a backdoor pilot for a full tv series. in 1995, terry gilliam released a strange and thought-provoking film about a future convicted criminal named james cole`bruce willis` who is recruited to travel back in time and collect information on the virus that wiped out much of humanity and drove the rest underground. all he knows is that the virus is connected to something called the army of the twelve monkeys. the movie was based on the 1962 short film `la jetee, `and also starred brad pitt and madeleine stowe. since battlestar galactica went off the air in 2009, syfy has struggled to find new original programming. with the success of `defiance` and the addition of ronald d. moore`s `helix` due in 2014, there`s a really good chance a tv adaptation of 12 monkeys will do well with the syfy audience. 12 monkeys was both a commercial and critical success back in 1995, the film grossed 168.8 million dollars worldwide. `about 251.1 million with inflation`, and brad pitt actually won a golden globe for his performance. syfy did not disclose when the 12 monkeys pilot might hit the airwaves, but summer of 2014 is probably a good guess.
 
robboDate: Thursday, 25 Jul 2013, 00:00 | Message # 448
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`walking dead` producer gale anne hurd`s USA drama `horizon` taps cary elwes, some time ago, we heard that `the walking dead` executive producer gale anne hurd had begun development on a new period sci-fi  TV series for USA titled `horizon` a world war II-set tale of aliens and intrigue, now that drama has its first major star. fresh off his recent run on the eighth season of `psych` onetime `princess bride` star cary elwes has boarded `horizon` in a leading role. elwes will take the role of max hartman, a mysterious man who leads a double life in washington, D.C. his supposedly tragic past prompts him to question whether to follow orders or do what he believes to be right. set at the peak of world war II, `horizon ` follows an FBI secretary `big thunder` star `ruth bradley` who finds out that her husband may have been killed in a battle with a spaceship while in the south pacific, and in her obsessive investigation inadvertently becomes `the only person standing between earth and an alien invasion. the cast also includes meg steedle `boardwalk empire` mark famiglietti and taylor handley. hurd will executive produce the drama, with the pilot episode written and co-executive produced by bridget tyler `burn notice`
 
robboDate: Saturday, 27 Jul 2013, 00:42 | Message # 449
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`the returned` series two to air on channel 4 in 2014.  channel 4 has won the rights to air the second series of hit french drama `the returned` the channel will air the second run of the show in 2014, following a rights deal to broadcast the series in the UK. the supernatural thriller --- which draws to a conclusion on sunday july 28th -- will begin production on its second series in early 2014, with a UK broadcast on channel 4 expected to land later in the year. on average, some 1.8 million UK viewers have tuned into the show`s debut series each week, with a 7.1 per cent audience share during its 9pm sunday slot. series two will consist of eight hour-long episodes once again, but additional details about the plot are unknown at this time.  the returned, written by fabrice gobert, emmanuel carrere and fabien adda, follows a group of men, women and children in a small alpine village who suddenly emerge, unaware that they have been dead for several years.  channel 4 celebrated the beginning of its first subtitled series in 20 years by airing a full advertisement break in the french language last month.
 
KevinInEnglandDate: Saturday, 27 Jul 2013, 04:20 | Message # 450
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It's interesting to know that when I worked for a company about 15 years ago, a German girl told me that they do much more dubbing of TV series in her country.  I believe the Japanese do this too, TSCC in particular.
It's a shame that the UK broadcasting companies do not do the same, instead of using subtitles.
A french series that I enjoyed last season, which is back this year is called Maison Close.  It is about a French brothel, set a few centuries ago when the women looked rather attractive in the way they dressed IMO.
It is not rude or pornographic, so don't get the wrong idea.  I think it is very well acted, even if I have to read the words.

I'm sure 'The Returned' is good too.  Perhaps it would have suited Summer.  I don't know whether something like Maison Close would have appealed to her but I always imagined her as the lead character who is locked in the Brothel against her will.  It would not have involved any nudity or embarrassing scenes, so i'm sure she would have fitted in well.
Anyway, that is only wishful thinking for something that we all know she could have done extremely well, were it not that she has landed a role in Arrow, which has pleased me no-end. (English phrase; no-end meaning continually happy.... or something like that).
 
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