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The Detectorists

Discussion in 'off topic' started by blossomchris, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. misterdog

    misterdog Not the canine kind

    Need something to pass the time until the next series of Fleabag, comedy genius.
     
  2. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    Am I the only person who finds it rather sad? I also thought the office was too painful to watch.
     
  3. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    I watched it last night - and prepared by re watching final episode of the last series and the Christmas special.
    It did not disappoint - and the Unthank scored section was just superb.
    A modern classic.
     
  4. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles Trade: MGM Audio

    I gave up on Alexi Sayle. I think he's well past his best...
     
  5. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    Great programme.
    Slow TV at its best.
     
  6. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Finally saw the first episode of the new series. Wonderful as ever and the closing sequence was just beautiful.
     
  7. ghostbusters

    ghostbusters pfm Member

    At last , someone has been able to articulate on my behalf to my better half the importance of the shed and cheese sandwiches in my life.I too make one-side toast on the grill!
     
  8. blossomchris

    blossomchris pfm Member

    Heard the theme tune today on R6.
    Thought I would purchase this if on a 12." Only a 7" exists, 2015 release, one for sale at £80, median price around £40.
    YouTube it is then.

    Bloss
     
  9. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    The first two series are available on Netflix. Lovely warm comedy.
     
  10. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    As new converts we’re watching on Netflix. Is the current series the third?
     
  11. RichardH

    RichardH Bodging pleb

  12. seagull

    seagull Seabird flavour member

    Like Nic, I'm a recent convert. I think I did catch an episode on TV a while back but nothing really happened so I switched over and didn't bother again.

    This thread inspired me to watch it from the start. We've just got Netflix following much pestering from my daughter. So I binge watched the first two series.

    Things do happen, but slowly. Some of the jokes take several episodes to hit the punch line. My favourite was when 'Simon' and 'Garfunkel' were arrested...

    Watching it on a weekly basis isn't the same really. Just two episodes to go (not watched last night's one yet). I think that will be the end which is a shame but I would prefer it to end before the quality drops off.
     
  13. najb

    najb pfm Member

    This is the 3rd and final series, or at least that is what Crook has said.

    This programme has re-defined all that is good in comedy and that comedy and sadness/melancholy are permanent bedfellows.
     
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  14. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    Quite, we are not alone.

    Incidentally, if I only got this, Inside Number 9 and Rich Hall documentaries for my licence fee, I would consider that money well spent.
     
  15. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    Saw it again last night. It just gets better and better. If it is the final series that will be a shame, they are building plenty of story lines for the future.
     
  16. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Simple, amusing entertainment. Of course Toby Jones is worth watching regardless. Half an hour just flies by.
     
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  17. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    Programme makers please check it out and make something as good !
     
  18. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    I'm the opposite. Having to wait a week for the next episode adds to the anticipation. I guess I'm old fashioned, having everything on tap now, now, now, ruins the rhythm of life. And the Detectorists is all about rhythm.
    BTW, I'm hoping the Slow TV episode with the reindeer will be up again soon.
     
  19. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    If it's what I think it is, it's a masterpiece of gripping monotony. There was a similarly envisaged film of a bus journey in Yorkshire (Dales, I think); no dialogue and quite enchanting.
     
  20. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony pfm Member

    Just caught up with the last episode. Is it me or is it doing the seemingly impossible and getting even better? An absolute jewel.
     
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