Re: The TV thread
posted at 9/5/2013 2:52 AM EDT
In response to yogafriend's comment:
BTW, a friend told me that "Luther" is an excellent program. I happened to see it in the news today b/c it's starting a new (third) season. It's another BBC production. My friend works in criminal justice, so she loves stark, edgy crime shows. She recommended the first two seasons highly.
And BTW ...
My computer is in very fragile (read: it's messed up beyond all reason ...!) condition, which is why I haven't posted some new threads that I had planned. As it is, I have no idea when I can post at all. I have an appointment with a geekmobile guy, so hopefully, the computer will be more healthy by the end of the week, and when it is, I'll blast out a few new threads.
Glad you mentioned Prime Suspect. I watched that whole series in two nights on Netflix. It was outsanding in every way. Mirren was Tennison. It was hard to take your eyes of of her character. What a train wreck. Yeah, the ending was simply brilliant, but sad. Mirren may be the best actress on the planet.
Idris Elba, is equally as good as Luther imo. What I like about these shows is that both characters really grab your attention and never let go, unlike most of the drek on TV. Just two really human, but flawed cops, who go about their job, even while everyone else is working against them. I have a feeling that Luther's ending will not be as unceremonious as Tennison's.
One show I do reccomend is the Bridge on Fx. Another really good, dark, well wriiten crime drama with an outstanding cast led by Diane Kruger and the great Demain Bichir. It is about murders that take place in El Paso Texas, and Juarez Mexico, and how cops from each city and culture have to work together in solving the cases that fall into both juristictions. Very authentic.
Good luck with the computer