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 (three months 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 (three months ago) Permalink

hurrah

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:36 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:51 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) Permalink

Sorry I'm just talking about English language stuff lol

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

*fistbump*

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:10 (three months 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 (three months ago) Permalink

(apparently it means slums rather than suburbs)

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:15 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) Permalink

one day i shall watch the wire

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:19 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) Permalink

They're on almost every saturday night

this is bizarrely pleasing to me

mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:38 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) Permalink

A goat?

mor frog bs (S-), Monday, 16 October 2017 11:17 (three months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

mark s, Friday, 20 October 2017 20:24 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

calzino, Friday, 20 October 2017 22:20 (two months ago) Permalink

where are you watching gomorrah?

mark s, Friday, 20 October 2017 22:44 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

Two episodes into La Mante and...it’s not good. Cheapo copycat serial killer drama though Carol Bouquet obviously elevates it.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Friday, 29 December 2017 18:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Dark looks good after one episode. Shades of Donnie Darko and the unfortunate comparison's gonna be to stranger things but it looks suitably creepy. Had to switch off the dubbing after like 5 mins ugh it was bad.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 29 December 2017 23:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Eight episodes into Dark and the plot still hasn't completely fallen apart yet so that's good I guess. Compared to the bright consumerist Germany of Deutschland 83, the 80s we see here is dull and rainy and still looks like the 60s or 70s. Pity the characters are such non-entities.

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Saturday, 30 December 2017 02:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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), Saturday, 30 December 2017 02:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There’s a dystopian Brazilian thing, name is something like SIX PERCENT, that I didn’t see mentioned yet which I watched a little of once, wasn’t compelled enough to keep watching.

Steely Rodin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 December 2017 03:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

no hype yet for THE SWEET TOOTH SALARYMAN?

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Saturday, 30 December 2017 04:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

http://i0.wp.com/i.imgur.com/qeWRJXU.jpg

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Saturday, 30 December 2017 04:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Pity the characters are such non-entities.

Yeah the actors/acting doesnt sparkle much, but I'll give it a go.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Saturday, 30 December 2017 04:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

no hype yet for THE SWEET TOOTH SALARYMAN?

― the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Saturday, 30 December 2017 3:11 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I mentioned it on the other Netflix thread. It’s a fun show and inspired me ordering anmitsu in Tokyo the other week.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 30 December 2017 07:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

haha i don't know what the experience i had watching the first episode was but it certainly wasn't 'fun'

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Saturday, 30 December 2017 07:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the obsessive pleasure kintarou finds in desserts seems ... hm. positive coverage normally says it's about the necessity of small pleasures among a dehumanising work culture, but it seems a bit of a moral void. the necessary complement to the dehumanising work culture ... kantarou's joy itself a capitalist product ...

tho mb if i wasn't prejudiced against hyper-sweet asian desserts already i wouldn't have had this reaction, to be fair: i found all the food porn shots about as appetising as had they focused instead on glistening, beautifully-framed, superlatively-lit lumps of human excrement

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Saturday, 30 December 2017 08:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I watched 3 episodes of Salaryman but it's not really grabbing me. The visits to sweet shops are a little too tedious/tidy.

Yerac, Saturday, 30 December 2017 16:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There’s a dystopian Brazilian thing, name is something like SIX PERCENT

Should have cut in half: 3%

Dr. Winston ‘Merritone’ Blecch (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 December 2017 18:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

restarted FILINTA: can't reeally remember who anyone is, still intrigued by its mix of slapstick silliness and genuine nastiness

mark s, Saturday, 30 December 2017 18:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Have you tried Turkish on Duolingo yet, mark?

Dr. Winston ‘Merritone’ Blecch (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 December 2017 18:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it is on my list but some way down :)

mark s, Saturday, 30 December 2017 19:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

EASY LIVING/HELPPO ELÄMÄ (finnish): just started, three series

mark s, Sunday, 31 December 2017 21:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

WRT to kantaro this seems pretty representative of Japanese tv. I’m sitting in a hotel room in Yamagata watching a completely different show where the protagonist is getting erotic satisfaction from the architectural details in the restaurant he’s in. The comedy comes from this and the fact that he is very tall and keeps hitting his head on the the aforementioned architectural details. ( Also he is waiting for a parfait).

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 1 January 2018 13:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the japanese shows i try all seem to have anime-featured schoolkids as primary characters and (as a very old person) i find this quite unengaging -- are there any with more grizzled ppl?

lol my filinta-layoff means that i have stopped being able to distinguish between all the many beards w/fezzes and can no longer follow the plot

mark s, Monday, 1 January 2018 13:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

More grizzled - midnight diner on Netflix

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 1 January 2018 13:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

La Mante cleverly worked out it could get even worse if it threw in gender politics ripped from a 70s giallo. Looking forward to catching up on Spiral though.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 1 January 2018 13:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Destroy: LILYHAMMER, in which Little Steven’s Sopranos character (in everything but name) goes into the witness protection program in Norway and comedic culture clash ensues. If only.

Dr. Winston ‘Merritone’ Blecch (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 1 January 2018 14:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

another vote here for CALL MY AGENT aka DIX POUR CENT when you guys have finished brooding over blasted scando hellscapes

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 January 2018 14:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

^^ OUI!

Just started that a couple of days ago, it's loads of fun.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 1 January 2018 14:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

dudes i have been baskjng in the drug-tossed med all year

mark s, Monday, 1 January 2018 14:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

SAME THING

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 January 2018 14:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

🎶 la reina dul sur, traficante muy famosa 🎵

mark s, Monday, 1 January 2018 14:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Eight episodes into Dark and the plot still hasn't completely fallen apart yet so that's good I guess. Compared to the bright consumerist Germany of Deutschland 83, the 80s we see here is dull and rainy and still looks like the 60s or 70s. Pity the characters are such non-entities.

― Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Saturday, 30 December 2017 02:17 (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This completely fell apart in the last episode btw

New Spiral is chugging along nicely in the groove we know and love. Will probably never again feel as exciting as it did around Seasons 2/3.

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Monday, 1 January 2018 20:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

EASY LIVING/HELPPO ELÄMÄ (finnish) is abt a debt-ridden middleclass family to turn to petty crime to make ends meet

(the dad appears to own a sonic screwdriver to override car alarms)

mark s, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

has quite a funny scene abt app-dating praxis and mores among teens (as explored actually during a coding class, naturally)

mark s, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

enjoying it, so i gave it its own thread: EASY LIVING/HELPPO ELÄMÄ: let's go do some (finnish) crimes

mark s, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 18:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol there is a series just starting -- THE FROZEN DEAD -- for which the blurb is: "a haunted detective. a shrewd psychopath. and a town overrun with dark secrets. this deadly game is just getting started."

THIS IS ALL OF THEM

*(not to be confused with WITNESSES: A FROZEN DEATH obv)

mark s, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 20:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

naturally i am about to start watching it

mark s, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 20:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

am i the only one who has gotten a bunch of recommendations for turkish comedies and heartbreakingly unfunny looking polish standup specials

goole, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 21:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i tried SPIRAL for a while and it was pretty good, but most of the mystery for me was trying to figure out how the french criminal justice system works

but tbt my netflix viewing is done mostly during housework so i couldn't keep up with with the subtitles

goole, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 21:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

in french THE FROZEN DEAD is called GLACÉ -- translation shd have been ICED imo (it's set in the french pyrenees)

WITNESSES: A FROZEN DEATH was just called LES TEMOINS (s2)

mark s, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 22:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i get a ton of turkish stuff, but then i've been on-off watching FILINTA for months

mark s, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 23:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Dominik Graf's "Im Angesicht des Verbrechens" is a breezy, offbeat magic realist crime show about Berlin cops vs the Russian mob. The polar opposite of Scandinavian bleakness & probably the best thing on German TV ever since Fassbinder. Idk if the series is available worldwide as the netflix.de version doesn't have English subs.

Wes Brodicus, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 09:56 (one week ago) Permalink

"merd-uh!!"
translation: "dammit"

:)

(from GLACÉ)

mark s, Thursday, 4 January 2018 16:21 (one week ago) Permalink

(which is by the way basically a pyrenean rewrite of silence of the lambs, with flayed horses

mark s, Thursday, 4 January 2018 16:28 (one week ago) Permalink

)

mark s, Thursday, 4 January 2018 16:28 (one week ago) Permalink

i think that's a pretty good translation tbf! "merde" not as strong as "shit", said around children with impunity

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 4 January 2018 16:37 (one week ago) Permalink

in this instance he *definitely* meant shit

mark s, Thursday, 4 January 2018 16:40 (one week ago) Permalink

they just translated something else as "blimey" -- sadly it was on a grainy and blurry bit of video the flics were watching so i couldn't make out what was being said

mark s, Thursday, 4 January 2018 16:41 (one week ago) Permalink

"oh la vache!!"

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:08 (one week ago) Permalink

yes it might be!

mark s, Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:14 (one week ago) Permalink

if it was my father-in-law it would definitely have been "putain"

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:18 (one week ago) Permalink

everyone should be watching this:
EASY LIVING/HELPPO ELÄMÄ: let's go do some (finnish) crimes

mark s, Friday, 5 January 2018 23:29 (one week ago) Permalink

it's good not bad

mark s, Friday, 5 January 2018 23:32 (one week ago) Permalink


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