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Old 05-09-2012, 10:44
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Seen the trailer a couple of times, and like the look of it, think 2 seasons have aired so far in the States?

Anyway, here is some info on it.


They say strange things happen in the subtropical wetlands - the Everglades - of Florida, and for homicide detective Jim Longworth, he's about to find out first-hand in Alibi's brand new US acquisition. Longworth (Matt Passmore) leads the high urban life in Chicago and has an attitude to match, which normally means that trouble follows him around every corner.

When his captain wrongfully accuses him of sleeping with his wife and shoots him, he's exiled and forced to relocate. He lands in the sleepy, middle-of-nowhere town of Palm Glade outside of the Florida Everglades, where sunshine and golf are plentiful and crime is seemingly at a minimum. But Longworth soon finds out the town isn't quite as idyllic as he originally thought - murder and mayhem keep piling up just as much as any big city, and Just when he settles down into a peaceful lifestyle of sun and golf his street smarts as a homicide detective become just as important as they did up north.

Throw in a growing relationship with local nurse Callie (Kiele Sanchez), and his so-called new easy life isn't as chilled as he thought it was going to be


http://uktv.co.uk/alibi/homepage/sid/9283
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:02
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Three seasons have aired, actually. I don't recommend it. It is a formulaic, solve-the-murder-of-the-week procedural with a bit of a will-they-or-won't-they thing going on between the male and female leads. If that sounds like Castle, imagine Castle with two leads you don't care about.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:58
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Thanks for replying.

I will give it a go, I quite like that sort of format, and I may like the leads, see how it goes.
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Old 05-09-2012, 13:31
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Watched it on RTE(the Irish channel), its harmless and passes 45 minutes.
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Old 06-09-2012, 21:41
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Three seasons have aired, actually. I don't recommend it. It is a formulaic, solve-the-murder-of-the-week procedural with a bit of a will-they-or-won't-they thing going on between the male and female leads. If that sounds like Castle, imagine Castle with two leads you don't care about.
Castle is the most overrated piece of drivel out there. It just is. Of course, this is my personal sentiment.
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Old 06-09-2012, 21:49
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Watched it on RTE(the Irish channel), its harmless and passes 45 minutes.
It is harmless and for me a fun watch. I like the cast.
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Old 06-09-2012, 22:27
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Castle is the most overrated piece of drivel out there. It just is. Of course, this is my personal sentiment.
I can forgive a LOT if I like the central characters enough -- and I like Castle and Beckett. But I really am not going to quarrel with anybody who hates a solve-the-murder-of-the-week procedural. It is a type of TV show I would be happy to see go away.
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Old 06-09-2012, 22:32
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It is harmless and for me a fun watch. I like the cast.
Oh, c'mon! I replied to your first post before seeing this one. You hate Castle -- again, like I said, I am okay with that -- but you enjoy The Glades? Jim and Callie are boring as individuals and when they are together the boredom just multiplies. Then you have the insipid murder cases to get through on top of that.
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Old 11-09-2012, 18:32
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Bump - starts this evening.
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Old 11-09-2012, 22:15
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I quite enjoyed it as it had some smart quips and asides. The OH hated it with a passion claiming the lead is an arrogant arse. Guess I'm watching it on my own from now on.

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Old 11-09-2012, 22:28
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I quite enjoyed it as it had some smart quips and asides. The OH hated it with a passion claiming the lead is an arrogant arse. Guess I'm watching it on my own from now on.

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Have recorded it. Oh I can never judge something or a character on one episide.
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Old 11-09-2012, 22:32
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Yes, he does come across as being a bit smug but that's easily forgiven. The "case" was a bit weird, there was no way for anyone watching to work it out.
The characters seem to have depth and with far fewer cliches than you normally get in "just a cop show".

On the whole I liked that episode and from seeing the trailer for ep #2, I'll be back again.
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Old 13-09-2012, 03:54
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I quite enjoyed it as it had some smart quips and asides. The OH hated it with a passion claiming the lead is an arrogant arse. Guess I'm watching it on my own from now on.

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She should stick with it. Jim Longworth does grow on you and he really isn't that bad. There has to be something to him for it to have three seasons under its belt. In fact, it has been announced today that The Glades has been renewed for a fourth season. I think that the audience would have abandoned the series if the character just became totally insufferable.
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The series is just nice escapist fun.
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Old 13-09-2012, 04:16
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Oh, c'mon! I replied to your first post before seeing this one. You hate Castle -- again, like I said, I am okay with that -- but you enjoy The Glades? Jim and Callie are boring as individuals and when they are together the boredom just multiplies. Then you have the insipid murder cases to get through on top of that.
Hi MoreTears:

Yes, I hate Castle. I don't like the leads nor the series itself. Yes, I do like The Glades. It's just a light little series and I do like the Jim and Callie characters. I don't find them boring at all. In fact, I find them very cute together. Hell, I like the entire cast. With all the cop shows that I watch, I appreciate the occasional tongue-in-cheek ones.

So, there you go. We like two different cop shows. It's totally cool with me.
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Old 13-09-2012, 19:12
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I really dont like the lead so dont know if I'll stick with it.
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Old 16-09-2012, 18:10
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I quite liked it, except for the fact that there were no real clues for the viewer as to who committed the crime. The realisation seemed to come out of nowhere. Nonetheless, I quite liked the main character, and I've learned never to judge a show by its pilot episode
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Old 16-09-2012, 20:09
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I quite liked it, except for the fact that there were no real clues for the viewer as to who committed the crime. The realisation seemed to come out of nowhere. Nonetheless, I quite liked the main character, and I've learned never to judge a show by its pilot episode
Couldn't believe it when we found out who did it, but apart from that, it was OK....I'll watch again.

I liked the Nurse.
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Old 16-09-2012, 20:49
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I liked it particularly the smart-alec main character.
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Old 22-09-2012, 11:26
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Good solid second episode this week, with the Bird Smuggling Murder.

Liked the Bird Expert too....

And Jim, meets the Nurses Mother-in-Law....
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Old 23-09-2012, 20:13
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Liked the second episode. it's just light, fun tv.

Michelle Hurd is a good addition to the cast - I hope she's in it often.

By the way....
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Old 23-09-2012, 20:38
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I really like it, and I can see how he could irritate, but I really like the main character, completely different from anyone else I have seen.
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Old 05-11-2012, 15:54
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Well, I still like it. It's not Must Not Miss TV, but I really like the main character, he's different. I enjoy it.
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Old 05-11-2012, 16:53
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Well, I still like it. It's not Must Not Miss TV, but I really like the main character, he's different. I enjoy it.
Still liking it too....but when he arrests someone, 'on his own'....cops suddenly appear from nowhere, it was OK at the start, but it's getting a bit silly now.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:21
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I am really glad I stuck with this, just love Jim, the main character.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:45
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Finale of Season 1 tonight....

As they are on Season 3 in the US....I wonder if Alibi will be showing S2 soon.
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