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Old 21-03-2015, 20:00
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I've often thought we need a meeting point for fans of these dramas, not to discuss any one in particular but to announce and talk about what's coming up, which ones you enjoyed or would like to see and comparing different series.

In the past there have been series other than those on BBC4 and I missed the start because I didn't know they were onand didn't see the appropriate channel listings. You can't search for a thread igfyou don't know the title!

Please announce series here on this thread but for discussion of the 'current' ones in detail please start a thread and put a link in this thread.

Coming up tonight Montalbano 9pm BBC4. Not sure but probably a repeat.
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Old 21-03-2015, 20:19
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I loved the Bridge with Saga Noren and Martin Rhodes. I did hear last year that they were making another series - does anyone know when it will be shown?
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Old 21-03-2015, 22:12
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I loved The Bridge too. Haven't we seen a second series? I may be mistaken.
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Old 21-03-2015, 22:45
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I loved The Bridge too. Haven't we seen a second series? I may be mistaken.
Yes, series two has already been on and we should be getting series three at some point. Maybe this year?
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Old 21-03-2015, 22:47
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The 2nd series was screened in 2013 I think. I'm sure last year I read that they were making a 3rd series but I never seen it advertised.
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Old 22-03-2015, 07:56
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A good idea as I too have missed things due to not seeing trailers, announcements etc...

I wish that there was a channel on Freeview that was a dedicated foreign language drama/film/soap opera/tv series channel. I love foreign language programmes. I've read that there are a lot of very good Turkish soap operas and dramas.

I'm still waiting for BBC4 to repeat Inspector De Luca from last year as I missed some of it.
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Old 22-03-2015, 08:38
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I loved the Bridge with Saga Noren and Martin Rhodes. I did hear last year that they were making another series - does anyone know when it will be shown?
Another one who loved The Bridge, and there is a new series, but it won't be shown here until late this year, or early next year. The bad news is that Kim Bodnia (Martin) is no longer in it! I'm not sure how it will pan out without him. I will really miss him.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-...its-the-bridge
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Old 22-03-2015, 09:14
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Do subtitles automatically equal quality to the point that all subbed drama can be lumped together?

I'm still waiting for BBC4 to repeat Inspector De Luca from last year as I missed some of it.
The above is a case in point - Pretty terrible show as is Mentalbaldo (although sun-starved Brits seem to find comfort in gazing at the villas and the beaches), Salamander, Sebastian Bergman and a couple of others I forget the name of.
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Old 22-03-2015, 09:34
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I'm glad there's to be another series of The Bridge as I enjoyed the first two. I'm not sorry Martin won't be in it though as I really started to dislike him during the second series. Loved his incredulous look when Saga dobbed him in and he was arrested
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Old 22-03-2015, 09:38
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I really love subtitled dramas and films on BBC 4. Mostly it's something new and fresh that otherwise I wouldn't be able to watch in English on other channels.
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Old 22-03-2015, 10:18
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I'm still waiting for BBC4 to repeat Inspector De Luca from last year as I missed some of it.
if you only missed the first episode, then don't bother - it was terrible! however, the other episodes were very interesting and worth the effort.

Similar situation with "Crimes of Passion", terribly cliched first episode but improved immensely after that.

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Old 22-03-2015, 10:24
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I've often thought we need a meeting point for fans of these dramas, not to discuss any one in particular but to announce and talk about what's coming up, which ones you enjoyed or would like to see and comparing different series.

In the past there have been series other than those on BBC4 and I missed the start because I didn't know they were onand didn't see the appropriate channel listings. You can't search for a thread igfyou don't know the title!

Please announce series here on this thread but for discussion of the 'current' ones in detail please start a thread and put a link in this thread.

Coming up tonight Montalbano 9pm BBC4. Not sure but probably a repeat.
Hi again.. cannot stand Montalbano, never watch again. I love Borgen and Hostages and Spiral. I love European cinema and wish BBC4 would show films from this genre more often.
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Old 22-03-2015, 11:07
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Do subtitles automatically equal quality to the point that all subbed drama can be lumped together?
Indeed. It is one thing to watch a show because it is GOOD and it just happens to be in a foreign language and have subtitles, and quite another to make a fetish out of the subtitles themselves. I believe that there really are people who get a self-satisfied thrill from watching something subtitled, perhaps because it makes them feel superior to the people who are-- some of these people actually say -- "too dumb to read."
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Old 22-03-2015, 11:13
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Do subtitles automatically equal quality to the point that all subbed drama can be lumped together?



The above is a case in point - Pretty terrible show as is Mentalbaldo (although sun-starved Brits seem to find comfort in gazing at the villas and the beaches), Salamander, Sebastian Bergman and a couple of others I forget the name of.
i don't think automatically better obviously, but i think dubbing pretty much ruins any movie its used on, its the same with news reports, id rather read subs than have someone translating, you lose the emotion in the persons voice IMO.
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Old 22-03-2015, 11:41
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Subtitles don't automatically make a programme good, the writing does that. And some of the Scandi stuff has some very good writing.

The Bridge was excellent, a dark noir with so many red herrings you were kept guessing all the way along. The Brits tried a redo and changed the script so it became The Tunnel, but it was never as good as the original.

The Danish Killing was very good but the American version was awful.

However, Steig Larsson's trilogy was originally made in Swedish with subbies, then quickly redone with Daniel Craig in English. There weren't many changes at all yet imo the Swedish version is the better one, it just seemed more like the book.
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Old 22-03-2015, 11:49
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I'm glad there's to be another series of The Bridge as I enjoyed the first two. I'm not sorry Martin won't be in it though as I really started to dislike him during the second series. Loved his incredulous look when Saga dobbed him in and he was arrested
He's gone and shot himself in the foot ! He and Saga had such an interesting work relationship. Badly behaving characters don't make me want them out of a television programme Madness to leave such a gripping drama like that, and it won't be the same without him.
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Old 22-03-2015, 12:16
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Currently there is also 30 degrees in February and Grand Hotel on Sky Arts, with new Italian drama 1992 starting Tuesday on Sky Arts 1 10pm.
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Old 22-03-2015, 15:41
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Do subtitles automatically equal quality ...
They cover for bad acting somewhat, if you can't understand the person you won't realise what a ham they are

They focus the mind. For those that get distracted or normally multi task whilst watching TV I think having to read the subtitles means you follow the plot more closely

They avoid the Jamaica Inn problem

And finally as has already been pointed out, for a few there's the almost fetishitic smugness that comes from having to read your film or TV - without the tedium of having to pick up an actual book.

So to an extent they will mask bad drama a bit I guess, but if the plots make little sense then the language won't really matter

... to the point that all subbed drama can be lumped together?
As a thread for heads up of what is new out there it seems reasonable to group everything together, which is what the OP suggested. After all if no one has seen a show yet then who's to judge it's quality at all?
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Old 22-03-2015, 16:38
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Just finished watching the original Hostages in Hebrew with subtitles. Much better than the US version I thought.
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Old 22-03-2015, 17:39
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Currently there is also 30 degrees in February and Grand Hotel on Sky Arts, with new Italian drama 1992 starting Tuesday on Sky Arts 1 10pm.
I've got to catch up with 30 Degrees in February, I saw the first two episodes. I don't like the husband in the wheelchair, he treats his poor wife badly!

Sky Arts have a had a few good European/international dramas over the years. I really liked Romanzo Criminale, The Legacy, Prisoners of War, and Gran Hotel. They've also shown Israeli drama In Treatment (BeTipul), The Mysteries of Lisbon, the Italian Corleone and also the Spanish period drama Isabel. I noticed Isabel is being repeated Thursday 12.30am on Sky Arts 2 and series two of Prisoners of War is being repeated on Sky Arts 1 Thursday 3.25am.

Thanks for telling us about 1992, I didn't know about it at all!
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Old 22-03-2015, 23:24
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I've got to catch up with 30 Degrees in February, I saw the first two episodes. I don't like the husband in the wheelchair, he treats his poor wife badly!

Sky Arts have a had a few good European/international dramas over the years. I really liked Romanzo Criminale, The Legacy, Prisoners of War, and Gran Hotel. They've also shown Israeli drama In Treatment (BeTipul), The Mysteries of Lisbon, the Italian Corleone and also the Spanish period drama Isabel. I noticed Isabel is being repeated Thursday 12.30am on Sky Arts 2 and series two of Prisoners of War is being repeated on Sky Arts 1 Thursday 3.25am.

Thanks for telling us about 1992, I didn't know about it at all!
Did Sky Arts ever show S2 of In treatment? I really enjoyed the first.
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Old 23-03-2015, 14:01
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Did Sky Arts ever show S2 of In treatment? I really enjoyed the first.
I think so, but I'm not 100% sure. I didn't see any of it at all and I wish I had, I think it was half way through the first series before I'd even known about it. I was hoping it was on Sky Go box sets or something but it doesn't seem to be.
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Old 05-05-2015, 14:13
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Some time in the last few days I saw a trailer about a new historical drama from Denmark I think. The title is just a numerical year but I forget which and it didn't say when it starts. I assume it's in Danish and will be on BBC4.

In the spirit of this thread (sharing info about subtitled Euro-Drama) does anyone know about this and when it's on?

This Saturday we're still on Montalbano repeats but the last of a set of four:
Inspector Montalbano 4/4. A Ray of Light: A woman is attacked and robbed on her way home late at night.
Does the Danish one take over on 16th May?
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Old 05-05-2015, 16:03
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1864 begins Saturday 16 May at 9pm

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...a-9816441.html
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Old 05-05-2015, 16:55
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I'd really like bbc4 to show the series German tv has made of the Donna Leon books about Venetian detective Guido Brunetti
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