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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Geezee » 29 Oct 2018, 12:35

The Modernist wrote:Anyone watch The Gledback Hostage thing..enthralling.
The German authorities really were more incompetent than you could ever believe.


is there a new documentary about it then? the story itself really is jawdropping and awful.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Geezee » 29 Oct 2018, 12:43

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The Disappearance (Disparu)

Nordic Noir moves south and pitches up in Lyon. Léa is a popular girl who celebrates turning 17 by getting her first tattoo and attending an outdoor gig. Then she disappears, leaving her family in ruins and the police in puzzlement. It is quickly revealed that she has secrets (cocaine and motor racing) and that the tattoo isn't even real. Oh, and everyone else in the family also has secrets. Three episodes in, we already have a deeply tangled web.

This is gripping but it is very generic. Indeed, you wouldn't even guess this was a French show if it wasn't for the language, so tightly does it replicate the Scandi model in both looks and mood. Comparisons with The Killing are inevitable, to the extent that the dream sequence that opens episode two even seems to be a direct homage to the chase that starts the Danish masterpiece. I'm hooked, but I hope it develops more of a character of its own as it develops over the remaining five episodes.


I saw this a couple of years ago as well.
Lea is a bit dazzling herself, but I didn't find much to recommend it - it was ok SPOILER until she is found dead but after that I found the interest and plausibility waned considerably. There was also a lot of unnecessary misogyny on display (without repercussions) which really jarred with me.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Snarfyguy » 30 Oct 2018, 22:46

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I'm not sure a story about a doomed 19th Century Polar expedition absolutely *needs* a supernatural element, but what the heck. The first two episodes are engaging enough.

Has the British guy from Mad Men; he's pretty good.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Modernist » 31 Oct 2018, 08:20

Geezee wrote:
The Modernist wrote:Anyone watch The Gledback Hostage thing..enthralling.
The German authorities really were more incompetent than you could ever believe.


is there a new documentary about it then? the story itself really is jawdropping and awful.[/quote]

There was a two part drama.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby GoogaMooga » 31 Oct 2018, 18:24

Weimar Berlin, the most exciting and decadent city in the world. I know what I'll be doing the next eight weeks, Wednesday evenings. The most expensive non-English language TV series ever made.

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Postby slightbreeze » 01 Nov 2018, 00:02

GoogaMooga wrote:Weimar Berlin, the most exciting and decadent city in the world. I know what I'll be doing the next eight weeks, Wednesday evenings. The most expensive non-English language TV series ever made.

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Watched Seasons 1 and 2. Superb entertainment. You even get to see Bryan Ferry performing on stage in a nightclub. He's also involved with the soundtrack.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Samoan » 03 Nov 2018, 08:26

Excellent stuff.
The natural successor to Inspector Morse, critics say.

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