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Old 25-08-2013, 11:40
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Anyone here also love the show?

I'm still waiting for the UK release date of Season 4.

The Americans got it before us.
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Old 14-09-2013, 17:29
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They appear to have started the new season in August in the States, I can't find the broadcast UK date on the Sky website. Looking forward to it enormously.
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Old 16-09-2013, 12:25
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I think there’s some confusion here (not surprising given the circumstances).

Season 1, the series with Richard Armitage as ‘Porter’, was produced solely by Sky and has not (yet) aired in the US.

Season 2, the first series with Scott and Stonebridge, was produced by Sky and Cinemax. It aired as ‘season 2’ in the UK, but ‘season 1’ in the US.

Season 3, still with Scott and Stonebridge aired in the UK and US late last year. For the reasons above, it was called ‘season 2’ in the US.

Season 4, again with Scott and Stonebridge has just started in the US, but they are calling it ‘season 3’ and is due to start in the UK on Sunday 20th October.

To complicate things further, after this new season the US will air the original Season 1, (with Richard Armitage) but call it ‘StrikeBack: Origins’ as they already have a ‘season 1’. Confused? Good.

As for the DVDs – we here in the UK are fully up to date. Seasons 1-3 (using my naming system above, not the US one) are already available. There is nothing available in the US that isn’t here.
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Old 16-09-2013, 12:55
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I think there’s some confusion here
Not sure what was posted to give that idea but thanks for the UK broadcast date.
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Old 16-09-2013, 13:03
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Ah, Strikeback, ridicolous stories, characters but I love it!

Another TV programme I watch is returning in Oct!

I watched an episode season 1 while suffering from Swine Flu and Tamiflu, in the midst of fever I had a very vivid dream that I went to rescue Porter and was stabbed, the wife woken up by my groaning turned on the light to find me in the foetal position clutching my side muttering "i have been stabbed, the b"£stard stabbed me".
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Old 16-09-2013, 14:18
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Not sure what was posted to give that idea but thanks for the UK broadcast date.
This is what I assumed was the confusion:

I'm still waiting for the UK release date of Season 4.
I presumed 'UK release date' was refering to the DVD release date rather than the premier date for the new season on television.
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Old 27-09-2013, 19:23
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anyone know why the 3rd series isnt on Sky 2 this week, had it on series link and noticed it wasnt there checking the listings shows they are now showing that unfunny James Corden quiz
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Old 16-10-2013, 14:03
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Date of 20 October must have been changed or incorrect, it's not showing up on the Sky guide.

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Sky website says 28 October
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Old 16-10-2013, 14:06
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Old 17-10-2013, 22:37
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I've never watched Strike Back before but am looking for something new - do I need to see the previous season or do they stand alone?
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Old 18-10-2013, 02:14
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I've never watched Strike Back before but am looking for something new - do I need to see the previous season or do they stand alone?

if you have Sky On Demand

they are on there

best to watch series 1 first......... with Richard Armitage - very much a different style of show (superior) to what is airing in the next week or two

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strike_...28TV_series%29

Try not to read the storylines, to not spoil it

Then as the format changes series 2 & 3 onwards, with a different cast and style/budget - think of it as a modern day pinch of salt version of Ultimate Force with boobies
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Old 18-10-2013, 05:25
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if you have Sky On Demand

they are on there

best to watch series 1 first......... with Richard Armitage - very much a different style of show (superior) to what is airing in the next week or two

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strike_...28TV_series%29

Try not to read the storylines, to not spoil it

Then as the format changes series 2 & 3 onwards, with a different cast and style/budget - think of it as a modern day pinch of salt version of Ultimate Force with boobies
Not just boobies. I've seen most of the brand new series, just one episode to go. No spoilers but in two scenes from the middle episodes I did sit there and say to myself "my mum watches this"!!!

I do love the show though. Lots of action and the suddenly, a random sex scene - then - back to the action.
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Old 18-10-2013, 08:54
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if you have Sky On Demand

they are on there

best to watch series 1 first......... with Richard Armitage - very much a different style of show (superior) to what is airing in the next week or two

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strike_...28TV_series%29

Try not to read the storylines, to not spoil it

Then as the format changes series 2 & 3 onwards, with a different cast and style/budget - think of it as a modern day pinch of salt version of Ultimate Force with boobies

Thanks, but I dont have access to the box sets unfortunately

I read the wiki and did get the impression S1 was quite different, that's why I was wondering if the other seasons were the same and stood alone.

I also noticed S2 is on just now but nearly finished.
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Old 18-10-2013, 18:36
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Thanks, but I dont have access to the box sets unfortunately

I read the wiki and did get the impression S1 was quite different, that's why I was wondering if the other seasons were the same and stood alone.

I also noticed S2 is on just now but nearly finished.

Series 1, is very different - more British in style

Series 2 onwards as I said, turns into the explosions/boobs/random scripts fest


It is all harmless and watchable television though

You might be able to catch up on iTunes, Netflix, or even buy them cheap on Amazon, or rent through a dvd service
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Old 18-10-2013, 18:56
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Has anyone read the book that inspired the series (called, strangely enough, 'Strike Back' by Chris Ryan)? How does series 1 compare?

I liked the book, but didn't really enjoy the series of Spooks with Richard Armitage as Team Leader (I think it was series 9 where he led the team, in between Hermione Norris and Lara Pulver?) so I didn't watch it, and therefore haven't sought put the subsequent series.
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Old 18-10-2013, 19:11
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...but in two scenes from the middle episodes I did sit there and say to myself "my mum watches this"!!! .
Not to worry. You're living proof that your Mum knows all about sex.
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Old 28-10-2013, 23:59
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Yes, enjoyed it.....the usual mix of breasts, Boy's Own, bravery etc.
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Old 29-10-2013, 13:04
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Good news and bad. HBO Cinemax have announced they and Sky have renewed Strike Back for a 10 episode final series in 2014.
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Old 31-10-2013, 08:46
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Has anyone read the book that inspired the series (called, strangely enough, 'Strike Back' by Chris Ryan)? How does series 1 compare?

I liked the book, but didn't really enjoy the series of Spooks with Richard Armitage as Team Leader (I think it was series 9 where he led the team, in between Hermione Norris and Lara Pulver?) so I didn't watch it, and therefore haven't sought put the subsequent series.
Yes, its one of my favorite Chris Ryan books, great bit of boys own escapist fun.

S1 of the tv show is very close to the book in my opinion, I think the main difference is TV Porter less broken down and damaged than the one in the book.

I would say the first season is worth a watch, after that it moves away from the book but still keeps the feel of Chris Ryan(if that makes sense), like others have said its Ultimate Force with bigger bangs and loads of boobs!

The production values and locations they film in are close to Hollywood blockbuster standard, making the show as pretty as it is action packed, its never gonna win any realism awards, but is an adrenaline fueled way to waste an hour or so..
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Old 31-10-2013, 13:05
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Not just boobies. I've seen most of the brand new series, just one episode to go. No spoilers but in two scenes from the middle episodes I did sit there and say to myself "my mum watches this"!!!
Without being too graphic, what are you referring to? Is there full frontal nudity?
I only ask because Sky broadcast it at 9pm, and I know they’ve been in trouble with Ofcom before over Strike Back and full frontal nudity so soon after the watershed (season 3, I think). Plus Channel 4 have had to edit ‘Masters of Sex’, also shown at 9pm, for the same reason. So I want to know if Sky start editing Strike Back…
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Old 31-10-2013, 13:53
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I've seen most of the brand new series, just one episode to go..
I don't suppose you'd care to share how you managed that?
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Old 31-10-2013, 14:59
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love this show. I loved the original series (the UK one) and the later ones are very different but still really good. Well worth a watch. Stonebridge is rather easy on the eye
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Old 31-10-2013, 15:09
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season 1 was good.

the rest are watchable.
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Old 31-10-2013, 16:20
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I don't suppose you'd care to share how you managed that?
It’s just finished airing in the US on Cinemax, so I presume he’s ‘obtained’ it via other means.
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:58
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It's brilliant. It's Mission Impossible/James Bond/Bourne brought to the small screen. Every episode is action packed, tense and at times heart wrenching.

Plus the theme song kicks ass.
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