Posted byAndrew James
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Anyone watch the premiere of Copper?
It’s an interesting new police drama starring Tom Weston-Jones as a cop in 1863 New York and also stars Kiara Glasco as a young prostitute and Franka Potente as well.
It airs Sundays at 10:00 eastern time on BBC America
I had been seeing the ads on BBC America. It looked super interesting. I will definitely be checking the first episode out. But there is just so much good TV anymore. It’s impossible to keep up.
I was looking forward to checking this out (it’s airingo n Show Case in Canada since it’s a Canadian coproduction) but none of the ads said when it started. I notice it’s already a few episodes in. May give it a go now that Falling Skies is done for the season.
It looks like ‘Copper’ is going to premiere on Showcase this Sunday at 9pm.
Thanks for the update! I’ll set my PVR tonight.
Was anyone else watching Falling Skies?
I have been wanting to start it… but now there is that new show coming on NBC also – Revolution, is it? – that has Gus from Breaking Bad as the bad guy… and I think I can only fit one of them into my already packed TV schedule.
I’m not sure about Revolution – like the concept but the previews don’t look particularly promising. That said, these things can be deceiving. Plus Billy Burke is in it – that alone is reason enough for me to at least check it out.
Yes, I have watched the first 3 episodes of Season 2 and need to get caught up. From what I have seen so far, I think that Season 2 is an improvement over the first season. I think that it is pretty solid summer fare.
Sure is – I was curious because I never hear anyone talk about it. The season finale was pretty great.
BBC’s The Hour is on Netflix Canada, it is two six hour seasons, it stars Q, McNulty and Briony, and it is fucking awesome.
I have this on my long watch list. Looks fantastic.
House of Cards — Who is planning to watch this over the weekend? All the episodes are available.
The first episode pretty much looks and feels like a David Fincher’s film.
The trailer wasn’t available on Netflix Canada but it looks like all the episodes are. I’m definitely going to give it a look this weekend.
Screw the haters, Kevin Spacey’s accent is fantastic.
Are there haters? I have not read any reviews AT ALL. But I was planning on digging in to this over the weekend.
Mainly the accent and the breaking the 4th wall monologues. Other than that, the reviews so far are good.
I’m not a “Hater”, House of Cards is passable, but I was not feeling it. As in, I watched one episode and I was out. Spacey’s accent is overdone and inconsistent, every syllable screaming “I AM ACTING!” at you, and the 4th wall stuff is done in a way that I just don’t like. If you want to follow it through, eh, whatever, there’s far worse stuff on TV, but what the show seems to be going for seemed so very old hat and boring within 15 minutes. The print-is-dead/bloggers suck stuff was already eye rolling before The Newsroom had it’s go at it.
If I need my inside politics blanky I have my Thick of It and Veep to keep me warm, and the UK original is on Netflix too.
I’ve watched the first 6 episodes. I thought the first episodes were great. It switches from Fincher to Schumacher. I’m not sure if its the directing or the writing. But house of cards quickly tails off for me when Fincher stops being the director.
Yie. I watched Episode 1 last night on Netflix Canada and it is bloody fantastic. Sure, it’s a rogues gallery of scum doing assholish things, but Fincher has a knack for making it very compelling, and of course is shot with his crisp yellowish look or his ‘architectural symmetry’ framing, which I quite love. I’m going to watch an episode an night until season 1 is over.
I normally dislike Kevin Spacey and Tom Cruise, and actors who appear to be full of themselves. But having Spacey play a politician seems like a great role for him. He is very convincing as the public servant out to serve himself.
Robin Wright seems all over the map to me.
I will probably finish watching it, but thus far the early episodes of the show are greater than the later episodes of the show.
First episode of House of Cards is solid, considering how well they set the stage with all the introductions, that kind of thing can be arduous but was done effectively here, and while the 4th wall break is jarring at first it is a useful exposition tool saving us the extra baggage of having it dramatized or shoehorn in conversation.
The 4th wall breaks seem like a direct connector to Shakespeare’s Richard III, clearly what the show is initially striving to be…
We’ve powered through 5 episodes. Sure it’s nothing new but it’s solid entertainment. Good way to kills TV’s dreadful emptiness during the game. Spacey is great as a opportunistic politician. And I’m not seeing the ultimate play yet. He’s working towards something but I can’t put my finger on it yet which is nice.
And I love the relationship they’ve developed between him and his wife. It feels very much like a business partnership which doesn’t always come off well but seems to be working here (so far at least).
Not the best TV I’m currently watching (that honor goes to Channel 4′s “Utopia” – which I think Kurt would love if only for the Lynch weirdness of it) but darn good.
Yeah it’s alright. Probably not something I’m going to stick with though. Not because it’s bad but because District of Columbia scummy politics have kind of have been done to death at this point. Basically just a subject matter I don’t personally have much interest in.
It looks pretty good though (minus lame product placement) and I do quite enjoy the cast and their chemistry.
I see they’ve implemented the Sherlock method of text messages as well.
“I see they’ve implemented the Sherlock method of text messages as well.”
Which in turn seems to be borrowed from Scott Pilgrim. I got Sherlock Season 2 on blu-ray for Christmas and I haven’t gotten around to re-watching it yet, but I remember the first season seemed very influenced by the various visual tricks that Edgar Wright used in Scott Pilgrim. Unless Edgar Wright picked up a lot of those tricks from elsewhere.
Anyways, I’ve only watched the first episode and I really liked it but I’m always someone who follows politics closely and really enjoys the good political tv show or movie.
I’ve finished House of Cards. The weak content is definitely in the middle. Both the ending and the beginning is strong content.
This is actually a pretty great TV show. I’m very much looking forward to the next season.
The investigative reporting vs. coverup is whole draw of the show to me. All the scenes with the reporting team figuring out the power play piece by piece are very compelling.
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Enjoying – if that’s the right word – the Hannibal series. Moody and stylish, occasionally grisly; it’s quite David Fincher-esque, and it’s more like Seven: the Series than a TV Silence of the Lambs.
Mads Mikkelsen as the title character (though not the show’s main character, thankfully) is currently my fave Hannibal. Surprisingly good, anyway.
Also: Orphan Black.