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Old 01-06-2013, 23:04
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Anybody else watching this steaming great pile of Eartha Kitt ?

Oh dear !
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:16
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Yes thought the sex scene was very erotic he was very yummy.
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:21
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The only good thing about this is hearing "Tusk" quite often.

Bit strange having recently watched the male lead being a rather posh chap in a two part drama. His American accent seems pretty good.
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:28
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Was underwhelmed. Didn't actively dislike it, but knowing there's 13 episodes made already and another 13 to come makes it more of a commitment than I'm prepared to give I think. Time is precious!
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:29
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Uh, what was wrong with it? I thought it was pretty damn good. I'm shocked ITV1 picked this up considering the shit they usually air.
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:35
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I wasn't paying full attention to be fair, will probably watch it if its on Saturday nights, hardly likely to have any quality competition in the time slot anyway.
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:49
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It's a quality drama but it's going to bore most people. The Cold War is a historical event not many people want to relive. And those too young to remember it generally don't care.
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:50
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Uh, what was wrong with it? I thought it was pretty damn good. I'm shocked ITV1 picked this up considering the shit they usually air.
Thought it was top notch myself.
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:51
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Thought it was very good. Looking forward to watching it unfold over the next few months. Something decent on a Saturday night now the football season is over.
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:54
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It's a quality drama but it's going to bore most people. The Cold War is a historical event not many people want to relive. And those too young to remember it generally don't care.
I wasn't born during the Cold War, but I (watched at US pace on Hulu) and loved it. I think the adverts ITV are running may have done it a disservice though...
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:55
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Thought it was very good, at last something decent to watch on a Saturday night.
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:59
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I liked it a lot.

God knows who requisitioned this for ITV. Not a soap, a talent show or the usual dross, someone has some serious explaining to do.
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Old 02-06-2013, 00:07
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I liked it a lot.

God knows who requisitioned this for ITV. Not a soap, a talent show or the usual dross, someone has some serious explaining to do.
According to Radio Times it was ITV's Head of Drama, Sasha Breslau - it's their first US aquisition since Pushing Daises in 2007 (which, if memory serves, was soon relegated to a graveyard slot)

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-...a-new-homeland
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Old 02-06-2013, 00:08
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I wasn't born during the Cold War, but I (watched at US pace on Hulu) and loved it. I think the adverts ITV are running may have done it a disservice though...
I was following UK viewers' comments on Twitter. It appeared to me that the show ended after 77 minutes from the time it started. Without ads, the pilot is 67 minutes long. In the US, the pilot ended after 97 minutes. That means ITV ran one-third the ads FX did (10 minutes of ads rather than 30 minutes). It seems to me that ITV viewers got a break. I know ITV "one-hour" episodes of drama which I watch on my computer usually fill up about 46 minutes of air time, which means fewer ads than you'll get on one hour of US network or basic cable drama, but not that many fewer.
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Old 02-06-2013, 00:10
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I was following UK viewers' comments on Twitter. It appeared to me that the show ended after 77 minutes from the time it started. Without ads, the pilot is 67 minutes long. In the US, the pilot ended after 97 minutes. That means ITV ran one-third the ads FX did (10 minutes of ads rather than 30 minutes). It seems to me that ITV viewers got a break. I know ITV "one-hour" episodes of drama which I watch on my computer usually fill up about 46 minutes of air time, which means fewer ads than you'll get on one hour of US network or basic cable drama, but not that many fewer.
I meant the adverts for the show, not during the show, But it's nice to know that we're getting a better deal than you. (Presumably the Canadian simulcast has a similar number of ads)
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Old 02-06-2013, 00:16
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I meant the adverts for the show, not during the show, But it's nice to know that we're getting a better deal than you. (Presumably the Canadian simulcast has a similar number of ads)
The Americans airs on "FX Canada" in Canada, which one has to have a premium cable subscription to get. I only have basic cable. So I watched all of The Americans' episodes on my computer -- with no ads at all.
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Old 02-06-2013, 00:18
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ITV were surprisingly great when it came to the adverts being shorter, judging from the reaction on twitter, there were loads of people who liked it
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Old 02-06-2013, 00:21
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It's a quality drama but it's going to bore most people. The Cold War is a historical event not many people want to relive. And those too young to remember it generally don't care.
The Cold War is just the theme of the show basically you could have a similar show based around the war on terror today, with sleeper agents etc. The show is mainly about the relationship between Philip and Elizabeth and them trying to live a 'normal' life all the while secretly serving their country
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:13
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Uh, what was wrong with it? I thought it was pretty damn good. I'm shocked ITV1 picked this up considering the shit they usually air.
Same here. I will definitely be watching next week.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:15
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I thought it was a bit vanilla. It was a decent watch. There wasnt anything particularly wrong with it, it just wasnt gripping or anything.

Look im glad ITV are trying to do something different, and unlike a lot of you guys on here I tend to like UK channels that get US imports rather than homegrown stuff which is usually just rubbish.

The biggest problem the show has is that IMO its setting itself as a Homeland-lite. But its never going to be able to top that show.

I thought the fight scene was a bit silly and the sex scene.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:25
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When did the Beeb and ITV stop showing US shows?

They used to always show series like 'The Equaliser' and 'Hart to Hart' and then they suddenly stopped.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:34
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When did the Beeb and ITV stop showing US shows?

They used to always show series like 'The Equaliser' and 'Hart to Hart' and then they suddenly stopped.
Heroes was the last US import I can remember on the BBC. I dunno why they stoped.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:39
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Heroes was the last US import I can remember on the BBC. I dunno why they stoped.
Yes but I think that was after a gap. Sadly it didn't do well for them, what with the writers strike.

I think it was the early 90s that they stopped showing US shows, especially action and scifi ones. Sky nicked a load of them.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:50
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Was there anyone else in it apart from Keri Russell? Could not take my eyes of her.

Did seem pretty good to me.(THE SHOW I MEAN)
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:06
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I thought it was a pretty decent pilot episode and like some others, I was a bit surprised ITV picked it up instead of Channel4 or Sky. Having said that, if they are only going to show 5 mins worth of adverts for a 1 hour episodes, then that will be a good thing.

I also hope they continue with the 80s music sound track.
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