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Old 28-09-2013, 13:02
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Starts Friday 4th October at 9pm. Looks good.
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Old 28-09-2013, 14:11
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Best of the new startups so far. It seems to owe a lot to Alias - but it's not alone in that.
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Old 28-09-2013, 19:05
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I have seen the pilot episode which has turned up on Virgin on Demand a week early.

It is nothing ground-breaking but it worth watching because of the magnetic performance of James Spader - worth the entrance fee alone.

I won't talk about what happened until after the episode has aired.
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Old 28-09-2013, 19:08
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I have seen the pilot episode which has turned up on Virgin on Demand a week early.

It is nothing ground-breaking but it worth watching because of the magnetic performance of James Spader - worth the entrance fee alone.

I won't talk about what happened until after the episode has aired.
I saw that on there this morning. To begin with it seemed in danger of being a bit trite and boring like Homeland but in the end I thought it had a lot of promise.

Shame we'll have to wait two weeks til the next episode!
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Old 28-09-2013, 20:20
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This looks good. Cant wait to check it out.
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Old 29-09-2013, 11:18
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It needs to be good, because it's messing Nikita around.
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Old 29-09-2013, 11:58
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Its very good. Really enjoyed episode 1.
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Old 29-09-2013, 13:04
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Just watched the first episode and I thought it was excellent - I've long been a fan of James Spader and the could be an Emmy in this for him. The challenge for it will be how to keep the story going over a whole season or longer without it becoming a Villain of the Week show.

One of the best pilots I've seen for a long time - but I said that about Last Resort last year and that turned out to be a turkey.
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Old 29-09-2013, 18:25
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Got this set to record so will check it out.
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Old 29-09-2013, 21:48
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Whats the chances of this being axed? Big fan of spader so im looking forward to it.
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Old 29-09-2013, 21:54
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I have seen the pilot episode which has turned up on Virgin on Demand a week early.

It is nothing ground-breaking but it worth watching because of the magnetic performance of James Spader - worth the entrance fee alone.

I won't talk about what happened until after the episode has aired.
The first episode is also available on Sky On Demand
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Old 29-09-2013, 22:01
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The first episode is also available on Sky On Demand
Which section....I can't seem to find it.
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Old 29-09-2013, 22:28
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Whats the chances of this being axed?
Zero. The ratings were huge for the first episode.
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Old 30-09-2013, 10:04
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Good pilot, really enjoyed it, but as already been mentioned, it could easily fall into "villain of the week" dullness if they're not careful... Spader was excellent as ever, but he needs more chemistry with the femail lead to really make this fly, but I'm in for the next few episodes at least...
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Old 30-09-2013, 11:02
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Starts Friday 4th October at 9pm. Looks good.
Looking forward to it, really hope it doesn't disappoint like the Following did.
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Old 30-09-2013, 11:23
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Looking forward to it, really hope it doesn't disappoint like the Following did.
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Old 30-09-2013, 11:24
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Whats the chances of this being axed? Big fan of spader so im looking forward to it.
Right now, not a chance. Rated pretty well i think and with the trouble NBC is having ratings wise they will cling on to a hit for dear life.
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Old 30-09-2013, 13:20
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Which section....I can't seem to find it.
I haven’t checked, but maybe its only available online and not on the Sky+ box?

I’m very surprised Sky have put this on Sky Living. I know they are planning on re-launching it as a less female orientated channel but this hasn’t been done yet, so I think a lot of people will dismiss this purely on the channel its on. Sky 1 would have been better. Or Sky Atlantic (although I appreciate that will then lose all the potential Virgin Media viewers).
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Old 30-09-2013, 13:51
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I haven’t checked, but maybe its only available online and not on the Sky+ box?

I’m very surprised Sky have put this on Sky Living. I know they are planning on re-launching it as a less female orientated channel but this hasn’t been done yet, so I think a lot of people will dismiss this purely on the channel its on. Sky 1 would have been better. Or Sky Atlantic (although I appreciate that will then lose all the potential Virgin Media viewers).
Hannibal and Elementary are on Sky Living and they're not exactly female oriented. And Dracula will be on Sky Living also.
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Old 30-09-2013, 15:13
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^^ Well, Elementary is largely about the female Watson, but I'll give you Hannibal and I'll add Criminal Minds.
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Old 30-09-2013, 15:50
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^^ Well, Elementary is largely about the female Watson, but I'll give you Hannibal and I'll add Criminal Minds.
Really? I must be watching a different show.
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Old 30-09-2013, 15:51
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Hannibal and Elementary are on Sky Living and they're not exactly female oriented.
Elementary has a slight female ‘skew’ to it, but I admit Hannibal doesn’t.
But I’d also say that both would probably be watched by more viewers if they were on Sky 1.

I think the problem is that the female orientated programmes on Sky Living (Britain and Irelands Next Top Model, Four Weddings etc.) gets good ratings. So a less female-skewed version of the channel will probably still include these, making it very hard to achieve a full image change. The fact that ‘The Face’ starts soon on Sky Living shows that Sky aren’t going to completely revamp the channel, so I feel the likes of The Blacklist (and Hannibal and Elementary to an extent) will remain to be slightly out of place. And Sky Living, for me, will remain the channel my wife sometimes watches. Just my opinion of course.
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Old 30-09-2013, 15:53
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Which section....I can't seem to find it.
Catch up > Drama for SD version. HD version can be found with a blue button search!!
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Old 30-09-2013, 15:56
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Elementary has a slight female ‘skew’ to it, but I admit Hannibal doesn’t.
But I’d also say that both would probably be watched by more viewers if they were on Sky 1.

I think the problem is that the female orientated programmes on Sky Living (Britain and Irelands Next Top Model, Four Weddings etc.) gets good ratings. So a less female-skewed version of the channel will probably still include these, making it very hard to achieve a full image change. The fact that ‘The Face’ starts soon on Sky Living shows that Sky aren’t going to completely revamp the channel, so I feel the likes of The Blacklist (and Hannibal and Elementary to an extent) will remain to be slightly out of place. And Sky Living, for me, will remain the channel my wife sometimes watches. Just my opinion of course.
I think you're right. I don't understand why they put dramas like this on Sky Living either when there are two other channels more suitable.
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Old 30-09-2013, 18:58
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Which section....I can't seem to find it.
Just do a search for Blac and scroll through and you'll find it.

or

On Demand > Box Sets > Channels > Sky Living > ...
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