itt: non-english-language netflix series you recommend (or not) and commentary thereon

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LA REINA DEL SUR (spanish): there's a thread and i must get back to its lurid pulpy bullshit tbh
FILINTA (turkish): a steampunkish bond set in the late days of the ottoman empire (must also get back to: it's very stylised and quite strange)
MARSEILLE (french): corruption in title-city, starring g.depardieu (the star is the city)
ESTOCOLMO (argentinian): media and political corruption in buenos aires -- argentina doesn't look at all as i expected (unexpectedly got into amiable discussion w/its scriptwriter on twitter: they agreed w/some of my crit -- but i basically enjoyed this a lot); estocolmo is argentinian for stockholm, as in syndrome; also features amnesia iirc
THE BREAK (belgian): small-village crime but the crime is big and nasty; more amnesia lol
LAVA FIELD (icelandic): murder to be solved by small-town cops trapped by a blizzard in their small town
ROBA (finish): procedural set in helsinki -- there's a thread abt it
BORDERTOWN (also finnish): crossborder crims (ie russians) cause trouble in the small town a cop -- possibly amnesiac, i forget -- has moved his family to to rebuild his life
HINTERLAND/Y GWYL (welsh): tbh i mostly watched this on actual realtime telly -- set round aberystwyth and borth (towns i know quite well), a mimpy cop solves abuse-related crimes by driving fast in narrow lanes and looking back regretfully at how he's fucked up his life
INSPECTOR MONTALBANO (italian): again via the BBC -- no cop is filmed swimming more or more often
THE KILLING/THE BRIDGE/BORGEN/WALLENDER et al (danish and'r swedish): the big-name nordic noirs via the BBC that put me on this track in the first place -- wallender has been played by three actors (not inc.branagh) but i only like one of them

there's a couple of others -- a french and a belgian, the belgian abt the robbery of a small bank? -- that arrived via the bbc's noir slot but i can't bring their names to mind

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:32 (one year ago) Permalink

(also i just now started SUBURRA: BLOOD ON ROME, which kicks off with a massive on-brand roman orgy hurrah involving the mayor hurrah)

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:36 (one year ago) Permalink

hurrah

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:36 (one year ago) Permalink

The bbc4 phenom always makes me think that there must be tv snobs in Denmark or wherever going fucking nuts for midsomer murders & lewis

"The" Blink-182 (wins), Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:42 (one year ago) Permalink

Nobody seems to like Gommorah, which has a lot going for it imo. Naples social housing ruin pron, some pretty cool gang bosses (including bald sex symbols and women), everybody dies - even main characters. It is probably rather silly, but I do enjoy it.

calzino, Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:45 (one year ago) Permalink

one of the nordic noir producers or directors or writers has explicitly said that it was bingeing on midsomer and hamish macbeth a few years back that mainly led to the noir outbreak (that and girl with the dragon tattoo)

(i watch all of them also) (except hamish macbeth, which i entirely missed at the time doesn't seem to get repeats anywhere i can find it) (off to check if it's on netflix) (also midsomer post-nettles is not my jam)

happy valley and the one in the orkneys (forget name) also fit here but only the latter has subtitles and it isn't on netflix

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:50 (one year ago) Permalink

the belgian abt the robbery of a small bank?

I think I might have seen this although I also can't remember the name

"The" Blink-182 (wins), Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:50 (one year ago) Permalink

SUBURRA is a riot of unlikely youth-gangster haircuts so far

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:51 (one year ago) Permalink

mark, do you recommend everything on that list? In trying to improve/maintain my French I will watch virtually anything en français that is available in Canada, but I haven't gotten to MARSEILLE or THE BREAK yet. I also have HOTEL BEAU SÉJOUR, DEEP, and THE CHURCHMEN in my queue, though not sure about the last one in particular.

I did just watch CANNABIS, which wasn't great but I found it compelling enough to get through its relatively short run (there's also lots of Spanish and Arabic if you're in it for the linguistic diversity). There's an American actress in it who never speaks English, and her accent gave me heart though I think she might have been kind of crummy at the acting part.

This morning I started the second series of WITNESSES. The first series was a fairly generic rip of Scandinavian detective stuff (lead female detective even has uncommented upon OCD), filmed in the Normandy winter to make it as grey as possible but also providing enough local flavor to sustain interest. Second series seems somewhat more promising though I've only watched one ep.

Definitely not in the vein of anything else listed here, but I think the best French-language thing I've watched on Netflix was THE LONG LONG HOLIDAY, an animated miniseries about children in Normandy during the Nazi occupation.

rob, Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:52 (one year ago) Permalink

I think my mum watched Hamish Macbeth - it's much older than midsomer in my head

"The" Blink-182 (wins), Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Sorry I'm just talking about English language stuff lol

"The" Blink-182 (wins), Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:57 (one year ago) Permalink

marseilles i liked a lot, the break was perhaps a bit run-of-the-mill (or anyway i don't remember much about it)

caveat: i will on the whole watch any old rubbish* and most of them are somewhat flawed, some wildly pulpy (reina del sur), some over-involved and garish esp.at the end (probably estcolmo), some an acquired taste (filinta), some just a bit silly (hinterland)

*eg this is amazingly bad and unmissable: the netflix series GUILT

wins it is a continuum: ppl who think that brits don't do this well are idiots (we kind of invented it, don't get me started on MARPLE)

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:01 (one year ago) Permalink

oh I forgot about CALL MY AGENT, which was a very French and quite delightful show about talent agents. Lots of French actors who I don't know play themselves

rob, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:01 (one year ago) Permalink

some over-involved and garish esp.at the end

Cannabis was mostly even-keeled throughout but there is a shoot-out in the final ep that was grafted in from a John Woo movie or something

rob, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:04 (one year ago) Permalink

wins it is a continuum: ppl who think that brits don't do this well are idiots (we kind of invented it, don't get me started on MARPLE)

Just to clarify I totally agree, my initial point was just that I get the sense there are a lot of these idiots and they make up a significant % of the audience for this stuff

"The" Blink-182 (wins), Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:09 (one year ago) Permalink

*fistbump*

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:10 (one year ago) Permalink

(restarting SUBURRA ep1 from the beginning as i spent most of the last 10 mins rereading the GUILT thread and hence not paying attention)

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:14 (one year ago) Permalink

(apparently it means slums rather than suburbs)

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:15 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't really make time in my life for a lot of tv so often the only time I see this stuff is when I'm visiting my 90yo granny, it's perfect for her as a seasoned viewer of itv crime dramas who doesn't want to admit her hearing's failing to watch basically the same thing but with subs

"The" Blink-182 (wins), Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:17 (one year ago) Permalink

yes i got into my midsomer/lewis habit sitting w/my invalid dad: he wouldn't have been averse to non-english language, his hearing was excellent and he spoke -several tho not danish -- but his eyesight was poor and anyway the noirs didn't start till after he died

(replay allows me to notice, as i didn't before, that the backdrop to the orgy is a rather amazing film of or possibly aquarium full of undulating jellyfish, good work there a.n. designer)

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:20 (one year ago) Permalink

he'd have loved hinterland despite its annoying lead: he too adored that part of wales :(

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:21 (one year ago) Permalink

love that so many euro corruption thrillers -- esp.southern europe but not exclusivly -- are abt (a) drugs and (b) ZONING

(ie where the real money is)

in this SUBURRA overlaps with MARSEILLE

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:44 (one year ago) Permalink

shd probably give SUBURRA its own thread actually (since i'm liking it and will doubtless post lots): but one thing i enjoy the (non-UK) ones for is gorgeous filming of cities i know a little bit (marseile) or have never seen (copenhagen, rome)

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:57 (one year ago) Permalink

https://typeset-beta.imgix.net/rehost%2F2016%2F9%2F13%2F6b92d25d-b10d-4614-a148-9b4c73688f7d.jpg?w=1200&h=630&fit=crop&crop=faces&auto=format&q=70
Naples looks amazing in Gommorah, probably the true star of the show really.

calzino, Sunday, 15 October 2017 17:05 (one year ago) Permalink

a belgian, the belgian abt the robbery of a small bank? -- that arrived via the bbc's noir slot but i can't bring their names to mind

Salamander?

(which I started to watch but never finished, so no commentary here, but I will report that my parents v much love Montalbano with the excuse of practising their Italian; I am looking forward to German-language shows being mentioned here for similar reasons, although I admit I never got round to watching Deutschland 83 even though everyone said it was v good and it's right up my street of historical interest, so who am I kidding)

a passing spacecadet, Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Salamander is the one I was thinking of

(Didn't amount to much when all was said & done, wouldn't bother finishing it)

"The" Blink-182 (wins), Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:33 (one year ago) Permalink

I am only one ep deep into Suburra but I'm liking it. I read the book a few weeks ago so I'm still trying to sort out who is who/what has been changed or removed or altered. But I like it. The haircuts are terrible but maybe that's what roman club kids looked like in 2008. On the Italian tip, highly recommend Romanzo Criminale, though it's on Filmstruck and not Netflix. Set in the seventies-into-the-eighties, also in Rome. It tells the story of the Magliana gang, who at that time scrapped their way up from armed robbery to the major drug/sex traffickers in Rome. I would like to watch Gommorah; I liked the film and I'm on a bit of an Italian crime kick it seems.

Still lots upthread that I need to check out. I liked the Lava Field & Wallander. Been wanting to watch Spiral for ages but never got around to it. I do like the Annika Bengtzon telefilms abt the lady reporter. Her home life in those sorta reminds me of one of the things I liked abt (US tv series) Medium.

ian, Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:49 (one year ago) Permalink

xxp

Deutschland 83 looked very nice, but was hampered with some awful expositional dialogue iirc. The one clunker too far for me was something like: This Cold War is getting Hot!

calzino, Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:49 (one year ago) Permalink

also just finished suburra e1: will start a thread for it shortly, after i finish handwashing my jumper

(it's a nice plain black jumper but i totally covet the fabulous tentacular octopus-pattern jumper worn by giacomo ferrara as alberto: no pix on the internet yet which is a sorry state of affairs)

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:54 (one year ago) Permalink

love that so many euro corruption thrillers -- esp.southern europe but not exclusivly -- are abt (a) drugs and (b) ZONING

also The Wire!

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:18 (one year ago) Permalink

one day i shall watch the wire

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:19 (one year ago) Permalink

I have a fair tolerance for this stuff (e.g. watched the entirety of the very mediocre Black Lake on iPlayer) but could not get through more than half of Salamander or Witnesses - be warned.

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:20 (one year ago) Permalink

The bbc4 phenom always makes me think that there must be tv snobs in Denmark or wherever going fucking nuts for midsomer murders & lewis

― "The" Blink-182 (wins), 15. oktober 2017 17:42 (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

They're on almost every saturday night. I'm not sure that many snobs watch it, though. I used to watch so much Rebus growing up, I picked up an awful fake scottish accent.

Frederik B, Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:30 (one year ago) Permalink

They're on almost every saturday night

this is bizarrely pleasing to me

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Tonight it was Inspector George Gently, followed by Murder City and The Honorable Woman. Then a couple of episodes of Upstairs Downstairs to end the night.

Actually my ex-girlfriend was watching all this, when she wasn't busy writing queer analyses of ancient greek tragedies. She was kinda snobbish, and so so cool :(

Frederik B, Sunday, 15 October 2017 22:00 (one year ago) Permalink

There are 3 worthwhile Japanese shows

MIDNIGHT DINER - endearing and heartwarming story about the people who frequent a late night diner in a working class Tokyo neighborhood. This is a phenomenon across Asia with a (good) Korean version and a (bad) Chinese version and a bunch of movie spinoffs. Heartwarming in the best possible way.

SAMURAI GOURMET - not as good as midnight diner but it’s the story of a salaryman who deals with retirement by exploring local restaurants.

JAPAN STYLE ORIGINATOR - possibly the only lifestyle magazine show on Netflix but it’s great for the insight into Japanese culture and features such informative episodes as the 50 cheapest things to eat with rice, 25 ways to eat your New Years mochi and a goat of ‘how it’s made’ type segments where they look at how various Japanese crafts are made. Very relaxing TV.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 16 October 2017 10:23 (one year ago) Permalink

A goat?

mor frog bs (S-), Monday, 16 October 2017 11:17 (one year ago) Permalink

I loved OCCUPIED and very much want the second series (basically, fossil-fuel-rich Norway goes completely green and shuts down its oil/gas industry, and Russia stages a "soft" invasion to take over)

More soapie-ish but very well done: 30 DEGREES IN FEBRUARY: various Swedes head off to Thailand to escape their troubled lives, discover that unfortunately they are still themselves

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 00:38 (one year ago) Permalink

finished SUBURRA (italian), began MAR DE PLÁSTICO (spanish)

mark s, Friday, 20 October 2017 20:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Salamander is the one I was thinking of

oh, that was quite good!

I have a few of these Euro-tv streaming subscriptions, so I forget which series are on Netflix vs. the other ones.

Spiral/Engrenage (might be on Netflix?) is French, and was billed as France's answer to The Wire. It isn't quite as intricate, but it is really good in other ways.

sarahell, Friday, 20 October 2017 20:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh, another Netflix one I watched recently -- Silver Spoon -- it's Russian. A bit silly and over the top in parts, and it would make for an interesting discussion whether it's implicitly/explicitly critical of Putin/oligarchs or not.

sarahell, Friday, 20 October 2017 20:40 (one year ago) Permalink

SPIRAL was on UK TV in the noir slot, and I liked the little bit I watched but I missed too much of the start to get properly embedded.

MAR DE PLÁSTICO is kind of boring, also the chiselled cop who's the lead is like a bland pierce brosnan mini-me

mark s, Friday, 20 October 2017 21:16 (one year ago) Permalink

ok it just woke up a bit -- murder leads to nasty racial tension in a southern spanish town -- but the lead cop fights off 20 ppl like he's batman, that's the boring bit

mark s, Friday, 20 October 2017 21:24 (one year ago) Permalink

seriously - just watch "Mafiosa" on CH4/Walter Presents ..
so good.
S1 was ok despite the presence of some over acting, but things really improved from S2 onwards.

mark e, Friday, 20 October 2017 21:28 (one year ago) Permalink

season 2 of Okkupert and 3 of Gomorrah - hurry up!

calzino, Friday, 20 October 2017 22:20 (one year ago) Permalink

where are you watching gomorrah?

mark s, Friday, 20 October 2017 22:44 (one year ago) Permalink

from torrent sites, always. I work on the flawed presumption that if the torrents have subtitled versions of a Euro series, then it must be on Netflix.

calzino, Friday, 20 October 2017 22:52 (one year ago) Permalink

haha yes it's available via amazon but not amazon prime (which i do pay for) so i guess that's why it's subtitled -- so i can stump up some more when i'm feeling flush

mark s, Friday, 20 October 2017 23:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Finished Babylon Berlin not too long ago, and it's as great as has been mentioned.

When they first performed the "Ashes" song, I would've bet good money that it was a cover of a Bowie song!

Martin Landau Ballet (Leee), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 22:10 (six months ago) Permalink

Any reviews of The Rain? Yah/nah?

Yerac, Thursday, 7 June 2018 02:16 (six months ago) Permalink

Yah-ish: well acted, leaves one too many big questions unanswered, end disappointing

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 8 June 2018 01:17 (six months ago) Permalink

Oh man, so many netflix shows have a disappointing end.

Yerac, Friday, 8 June 2018 01:38 (six months ago) Permalink

my faves so far, all-time

TRAPPED - Scandi murder shows are my favorite thing in the world. Grim, cold, deeply disturbing.

HOTEL BEAU SEJOUR - murder again with hyperreal supernatural vibe a la Dead Like Me or Six Feet Under. weird & twisty turny & i learned that Belgium loves motorcross

BABYLON BERLIN - i loved this so much i seriously contemplated finding a german language class for like an entire week afterwards.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 June 2018 03:42 (six months ago) Permalink

the first ep was really off-putting but maybe it's because i accidentally watched the dubbed version

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 8 June 2018 08:04 (six months ago) Permalink

I thought it was absolute rubbish tbh, but I watched it after recently seeing Berlin Alexanderplatz, and possibly me became too pretentious and highfalutin a fool for Netflix period fluff.

calzino, Friday, 8 June 2018 08:15 (six months ago) Permalink

saying "I watched it" I think I got as far as first couple of eps and can't remember much other than thinking it was all very pretty but not very engaging.

calzino, Friday, 8 June 2018 08:21 (six months ago) Permalink

booooo

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 June 2018 04:37 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Kind of enjoying Octb. Lots of explication and recapitulation, makes it good for viewing with partial attention.

mick signals, Thursday, 26 July 2018 18:04 (four months ago) Permalink

Is Baron Noir on Netflix yet? I found both seasons on the dark net and got pulled in.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 30 July 2018 20:31 (four months ago) Permalink

Net Noir

A Box of After Dinner Comics Shipped to Your House Each Month (seandalai), Monday, 30 July 2018 21:22 (four months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Powder: Indian version of the Wire kinda

sarahell, Monday, 20 August 2018 23:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Scrolling through this thread trying to find something fun to watch, comes across this:

Not a series but we watched An Off-Day Game, a Malayalam art film that Netflix is carrying for some reason (with subtitles) and thought it was great. For a fairly low-budget film, the shots are gorgeous and the story is brutal but reveals itself gradually. Basically, it's about four middle-aged guys who get drunk on an election day [which are holidays in Kerala] and the way their dark sides are progressively revealed in the way they treat each other. It probably helps to have a basic understanding of Kerala politics and Indian caste and colour prejudices and discrimination. (Broadly, the two main political coalitions are a coalition led by the Communists who are probably the most anti-caste party and a Congress-led coalition who would be centre-left by mainstream Indian standards but function as the more right-wing side in the context of Kerala.)

― No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), 30. december 2017 03:26 (seven months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I've been looking for this everywhere, the director then won the Tiger Award at Rotterdam for his followup film Sexy Durga, which was on my top ten last year. Netflix is weird.

Also, have just started on Terrace House.

Frederik B, Saturday, 25 August 2018 09:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh, it doesn't really matter, but I also saw that ten months ago I posted a comment about what I used to watch with me ex-girlfriend and how cool she was. Now we are moving in together and watching cool Japanese reality shows :)

Frederik B, Saturday, 25 August 2018 09:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Ghoul, a Netflix India horror co-production with the makers of Sinister, Insidious, etc, about a black site for detaining Muslims in a near-future Fascist India is good.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 27 August 2018 08:32 (three months ago) Permalink

(finally watching the movie of GOMORRAH on mubi)

mark s, Monday, 27 August 2018 18:39 (three months ago) Permalink

U.S. Netflix seems very well loaded with South Asian content; anybody know why?

mick signals, Monday, 27 August 2018 18:51 (three months ago) Permalink

I have no idea, but it's the same in Denmark and I'm planning to watch a whole bunch of it. Saw Chauthi Koot yesterday, and it was really interesting. On the watch list is also Court, Ajji, Masaan, Dhoobi Ghat, Thithi and Peepli Live.

If anyone knows something I'd love to read it. It's really weird, but someone, somewhere, somehow, made a good deal to bring the best of new Indian art house cinemas to Netflix. For some reason.

Frederik B, Monday, 27 August 2018 19:04 (three months ago) Permalink

Winning market share in India is one of Netflix’s top priorities, and something they’re currently failing to do as quickly as they wanted, so it’s an area of great investment for them. I guess it’s easier to build credibility if you’re competing against Zee, etc, with the diaspora as well.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 27 August 2018 19:07 (three months ago) Permalink

That sorta makes sense and there might be similar reasons as to why there's so much Korean and Japanese content. I still don't quite get why you would buy and show films such as Chauthi Koot and An Offday Game, those are minuscule art films. Oh well, I love it.

Frederik B, Monday, 27 August 2018 19:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Expat communities as well, lots of Indians and and Koreans in lots of markets around the world. Hulu, in the early days of subscription went big on Korean content as Korean Americans was a big enough niche without any designs on going overseas.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 27 August 2018 20:05 (three months ago) Permalink

Second series of Au Service de la France is up and while not as immediate as the first hits it's stride about 4 or 5 eps in. Excellent stuff.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Monday, 27 August 2018 20:07 (three months ago) Permalink

wasn't feeling series 2 as much, but the red telephone gag did make me laugh for 2 minutes straight, and mary jo is awesome.

oscar bravo, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 10:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Most enjoyable thing I've seen this year is 'A Korean Odyssey' Fun, the clothes were great, and the guy who plays Devil King Woo is terrific.

'Something in the Rain' is good too, be interested in knowing if it's a realistic portrayal of workplace dynamics in Korea. Also all the characters seem to stay up drinking half the night p much every day!!

oscar bravo, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 13:22 (three months ago) Permalink

I know we've already been over it, but it blows my mind that Netflix has Gandu available:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6vqxPLxkUE

Only in India...

Frederik B, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 14:06 (three months ago) Permalink

i am now watching gomorrah the TV series as advised by calzino ages ago (on amazon prime arrow free 7-day trial rather than netflix)

mark s, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 20:36 (three months ago) Permalink

Naples looks amazing in Gomorrah, probably the true star of the show really.

― calzino, Sunday, October 15, 2017 6:05 PM (ten months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^^cosine this totally, urban or rural

mark s, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:20 (three months ago) Permalink

tfw the chief top villain physically reminds you very much of someone you know who is sweet and by nature unvillainous

mark s, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 19:11 (three months ago) Permalink

some of the flats in gomorrah sort look like the pre-refurb Park Hill flats in Sheffield, but brutalist concrete decays differently in the Mediterranean sun or something, and their slums in the sky look way more sexy! I never got into S3 of this, but this was more to do with tv series burnout or something. Apparently some of S4 is being filmed in London.

calzino, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 22:00 (three months ago) Permalink

Glad to hear there's a new season coming, this was probably my favorite show that I watched recently

badg, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 22:17 (three months ago) Permalink

there's some fantastic gang bosses in this, in some cases they look like factory workers that have just won 30k on a scratchcard last week.

calzino, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 22:52 (three months ago) Permalink

whole lotta vapin goin on

this is not a good photo (you can' t see his pointy ears) but i love* the long-haired gang member -- he also reminds me a bit of a friend
https://occ-0-901-999.1.nflxso.net/art/f7dd9/f95d5c6539c7a41bb3588f98c90299a7c76f7dd9.jpg

*you know what i mean, everyone is terrible

mark s, Thursday, 30 August 2018 08:41 (three months ago) Permalink

here he is with his ears -- his name's zecchinetta

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sw0mln7mcQ4/VGeYv35_wgI/AAAAAAAADOM/JH4Wf3f0gyM/s1600/Zechinetti.jpg

mark s, Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:21 (three months ago) Permalink

typical ageing raver!

calzino, Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:23 (three months ago) Permalink

"imboscata"

mark s, Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:45 (three months ago) Permalink

an interesting thing in gomorrah series one -- i'd have to rewatch to firm up how i feel abt it, and whether it "works" -- is there's an odd mobility to yr feel for some of the main characters, not just yr identification with them but how on top of their own story you feel they are. partly this is bcz the action takes place over several years, and two or three of them grow up and grow hard and perhaps grow "bad" (a very relative idea in this drama), and their relative capabilities w.r.t. one another shift

(don't spoiler me! i'm watching e12 s1 right now -- i think i know how it will end but i could be completely wrong!)

mark s, Friday, 31 August 2018 16:44 (three months ago) Permalink

series two is nuts

mark s, Saturday, 1 September 2018 15:58 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

LA MANTE!

bcz a friend came to stay who also likes this kind of stuff but between us we'd watched nearly everything except this

it's bad! hannibal lecter retread except hannibal is an elegant enigmatic lady of stonefaced sorrows and clarice starling is her son

i: everyone's house is VAST and FANCY! evidently kevin mcloud was on hand when it was designed and didn't believe they'd get it finished before the ep ended
ii: lol turning a chateau into a makeshift lecter-cage (who is tending the GARDEN?)
iii: the key tec -- the son -- is a charisma-free pod
iv: the lecter lady's name is (and this is honestly where suspension of critical faculties turned into hooting disbelief) MRS CARROT

mark s, Friday, 26 October 2018 19:51 (one month ago) Permalink

I would watch this if she were a large animate carrot who is a vegetarian cannibal.

mick signals, Friday, 26 October 2018 19:54 (one month ago) Permalink

If you haven’t reached the end yet, it gets even worse.

I like Carol Bouquet and Frederique Bel but this was ghastly and, in the end, enormously offensive.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Friday, 26 October 2018 19:55 (one month ago) Permalink

http://imgur.com/FfA3gdUl.png

mick signals, Friday, 26 October 2018 19:59 (one month ago) Permalink

i like how three of the six-strong crime team never do anything and one of them never says anything either

mark s, Friday, 26 October 2018 20:04 (one month ago) Permalink

very feeble of french to have no word for copycat

mark s, Friday, 26 October 2018 21:26 (one month ago) Permalink

ok lol the commissioner just said "why not bring hannibal lecter onto the team?", which is brass balls chutzpah on the part of the scriptwriter

mark s, Friday, 26 October 2018 21:43 (one month ago) Permalink

anyone watch dad of light yet

― the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Tuesday, December 19, 2017 11:38 PM (ten months ago)

somehow i watched all of dad light three times, at least

Karl Malone, Friday, 26 October 2018 21:48 (one month ago) Permalink

all of dad of light

Karl Malone, Friday, 26 October 2018 21:48 (one month ago) Permalink

very feeble of french to have no word for copycat

― mark s, Saturday, 27 October 2018 8:26 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Of course they do but Le Copiechat is banned by L’Acadamie Française.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 26 October 2018 22:35 (one month ago) Permalink


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