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Doc HM
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Mar 19, 2012, 05:47 PM
 
Very late to the party on this but been OD'ing on a marathon catchup from series 1 and it really is most excellent.

BBC Three - Being Human

Not many programmes could take a murdering vampire, make him a sympathetic character, have him massacre 24 innocent men, women and children AND still have the viewer sympathise with him.

It's one of those shows that I'm going to be so gutted when I'm all up to date.

Can't speak to the US remake, but I'm guessing it looses something in the translation.

If you haven't already jumped on board, do so.
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Mar 19, 2012, 05:50 PM
 
I'm hooked on both the BBC and the American SyFy Channel versions. They're both really good and their differences make the viewing especially fun.
     
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Mar 19, 2012, 05:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
I'm hooked on both the BBC and the American SyFy Channel versions. They're both really good and their differences make the viewing especially fun.
How's the US Mitchell then?
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Mar 19, 2012, 06:24 PM
 
They changed the names of the characters for the US version (maybe in case they wanted to do a crossover ep?) but the characters are pretty similar, at least to start with. Storylines seem to be diverging more and more as time goes on but I concur that both versions are good and worth watching.
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Mar 19, 2012, 06:51 PM
 
Thought Series 1 was spectacular. Series 2 a little less so, but still compelling. Just completely lost interest during series 3.
     
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Mar 19, 2012, 08:40 PM
 
I haven't kept up with the UK version, but loved season 1. I tried the US version, it was very well done, but some of the plots were just too similar and the suspense was lost. Conversely, I also didn't like the things they changed.
     
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Mar 20, 2012, 02:01 PM
 
I haven't seen the US version, but I'm a big fan of the UK version

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Mar 21, 2012, 02:26 AM
 
I thought the US version of Skins was terrible.

Also when Torchwood was brought to the US it was terrible. I'm solidly of the opinion that most people think that the things that Americans like are what makes TV terrible to watch.
     
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Apr 8, 2012, 11:12 PM
 
The penultimate episode this season of the US show, holy ****. I got around to watching it and

 
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Apr 9, 2012, 12:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by Salty View Post
Also when Torchwood was brought to the US it was terrible. I'm solidly of the opinion that most people think that the things that Americans like are what makes TV terrible to watch.
The UK version was terrible, too.

The cute accents just made you want to overlook it somewhat longer.
     
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Apr 9, 2012, 03:22 AM
 
The first season was ok, the second meh, then what... children of earth was disappointing.
     
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Apr 9, 2012, 05:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
The UK version was terrible, too.

The cute accents just made you want to overlook it somewhat longer.
I thought the acting was bad, I never got over it.
     
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Apr 9, 2012, 06:40 AM
 
I think it was all they could do to stop John Barrowman from breaking into song every five minutes.
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Apr 9, 2012, 06:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
How's the US Mitchell then?
I hadn't spotted it but he's Crashdown from BSG. Saw him in an ep of something the other day but can't think what. Checking IMDB I still can't think what unless it was NCIS. Odd to see he played a walker in The Walking Dead.
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Apr 9, 2012, 06:54 AM
 
Isn't everybody sick of vampires yet?
     
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Apr 9, 2012, 07:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
The penultimate episode this season of the US show, holy ****. I got around to watching it and

 
Yeah. Gotta say I didn't see that one coming. I was really hoping that character would stick around.
     
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Apr 9, 2012, 08:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
Isn't everybody sick of vampires yet?
Uhm, yeah, I guess me, since I never even got into it.

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Apr 9, 2012, 10:17 AM
 
And I had you pegged as a massive Twilight fan.

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Apr 10, 2012, 01:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
I think it was all they could do to stop John Barrowman from breaking into song every five minutes.
He seems to have incurable musical theatre in his blood, which at such a young age is tragic.
     
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Apr 10, 2012, 03:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
Isn't everybody sick of vampires yet?

I think turtle777 might actually be a vampire. A vampire zoo keeper, to be exact.
     
   
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