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Tin Star Season2, am enjoying it a bit more than season 1 actually, although Tim Roth's main lead is somewhat more phsycho than season 1 for no apparent reason...
 

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‘The Defiant Ones’ - the story of Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine got to the point they sold Beats to Apple for $3.2 billion.

Just brilliant.

Very well made, with input from most people that were involved. Helped fill in my understanding of Dre going from being in NWA to being ‘corporate branding’ on headphones, and also completely filled in a load of blanks on who Jimmy Iovine was (his was the more interesting story in many ways I think), and also showcased the trajectory of hip-hop from the 80s through to mainstream in the late 90s.

Not for the faint hearted, certainly if you don’t like swearing, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I watched on Netflix, but the first episode is on iPlayer until Friday this week.
 
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Tomorrow night there is a return of Shetland. What started off as a regular detective series was elevated 2 series ago. Now it is a really high quality programme and if you haven't seen it before it is well worth checking out. If you can revisit earlier episodes, start at series 3.
How many times can you have a plot line of "someone stole one of my sheep?" ;)
 

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Tomorrow night there is a return of Shetland. What started off as a regular detective series was elevated 2 series ago. Now it is a really high quality programme and if you haven't seen it before it is well worth checking out. If you can revisit earlier episodes, start at series 3.
Yeah, the last series was excellent. Much better as a 6 parter rather than 3 separate cases over 2 episodes each. Felt a bit like Broadchurch last time.

I think the different scenery to the usual in a Brit murder mystery gives the program something of a USP. A bit like Death in Paradise.
 

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Shetland doing its best to wrest the title of murder capital of the UK from Midsomer...
I did pose a similar question to Mrs Tongo a few weeks back: just which is the most dangerous place to live in? Is it:

a) Midsomer: large county with a heavy concentration of murders in its beautiful villages but with a seeming safe zone in its main town (Causton) where no crime seems to take place.
b) Saint Marie: smallish Caribbean island with a police force that hasnt got any time to investigate any other crimes apart from murder. Murder rate has gone through the roof in the last decade.
c) Oxford: large city with a significant population but with a murder problem that has not been sorted for getting on for 50 years.

Discuss.......

(Would need to factor in Shetland as well i guess!)
 
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Just finished Silent Witness, another fantastically written and acted show... not bad for the BeeB.. Loving Season 2, Tin Star, Tim Roth, a cop you can believe in... True Detective Season 3 and last but not least, The Orville...
 

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I did pose a similar question to Mrs Tongo a few weeks back: just which is the most dangerous place to live in? Is it:

a) Midsomer: large county with a heavy concentration of murders in its beautiful villages but with a seeming safe zone in its main town (Causton) where no crime seems to take place.
b) Saint Marie: smallish Caribbean island with a police force that hasnt got any time to investigate any other crimes apart from murder. Murder rate has gone through the roof in the last decade.
c) Oxford: large city with a significant population but with a murder problem that has not been sorted for getting on for 50 years.

Discuss.......

(Would need to factor in Shetland as well i guess!)
Shetland may only have one murder in the series so that can be discounted. I think more multiple murders occur in Midsomer whereas Saint Marie is 1 per week. Just don't be that 1. Oxford I'm not so sure but as a larger population density it probably makes it proportionately safer than Midsomer. I think Midsomer is the one I'd avoid most.
 
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Ha ha, lots of sheep to steal though. No, it goes much deeper that that. They even had a hit man from Glasgow in the last series. Seriously though, it is very good even though the landscape is a bit bleak for me.
I'm looking forward to the return of Shetland. Then again, I was to Endeavour as well, but that was a real mess. Totally unrealistic and some sort of delight in turning around all the characters. As if a Superintendent would make a road safety advert , and Thursday readily becoming unjustifiably violent.
Not even speaking to his daughter etc.
IMO,a brilliant series become utter unbelievable rubbish,
 

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I'm looking forward to the return of Shetland. Then again, I was to Endeavour as well, but that was a real mess. Totally unrealistic and some sort of delight in turning around all the characters. As if a Superintendent would make a road safety advert , and Thursday readily becoming unjustifiably violent.
Not even speaking to his daughter etc.
IMO,a brilliant series become utter unbelievable rubbish,
Hopefully it was just resetting the scene for a new series. He is back to being a detective next week so ideally it will be business as usual. I hope so, like you I enjoy it.
 

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As if a Superintendent would make a road safety advert ............................
Sir Robert Mark, ex Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, featured in an advert for Goodyear Grand Prix S tyres (in the early 1970's?), he believed it was " a major contribution to road safety".

Co-incidence that something like this appeared in Endeavour.....
 

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I did pose a similar question to Mrs Tongo a few weeks back: just which is the most dangerous place to live in? Is it:

a) Midsomer: large county with a heavy concentration of murders in its beautiful villages but with a seeming safe zone in its main town (Causton) where no crime seems to take place.
b) Saint Marie: smallish Caribbean island with a police force that hasnt got any time to investigate any other crimes apart from murder. Murder rate has gone through the roof in the last decade.
c) Oxford: large city with a significant population but with a murder problem that has not been sorted for getting on for 50 years.

Discuss.......

(Would need to factor in Shetland as well i guess!)
A few years back we did a quiz with one of the questions being 'how many murders have there been in Midsomer?'... Herself recollects the answer being well north of 200 and there's probably been at least two more series since we attended that quiz... Having visited quite a few of the pubs, used as locations for the program, I can report there are quite a few plusses for living there...
 
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