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The Detectorists

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

  1. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Someone missing the joke here?
  2. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony pfm Member

    Not that I'm being funny or anything...
  3. Mullardman

    Mullardman Resident Philistine

    Yeah nooo..
  4. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Yeah sure ok
  5. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    So that's all good.

    Shall we move on?
  6. blossomchris

    blossomchris I am not searching, I know what I am looking for.

    Roll on Wednesday evening

  7. cctaylor

    cctaylor pfm Member

  8. thedanfan

    thedanfan pfm Member

    I thought he'd finally found a treasure right at the end of S2?
  9. Mullardman

    Mullardman Resident Philistine

    Heads Up!! Don't forget Episode 1 tonight.. 10:00pm BBC4
    avole likes this.
  10. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    Well I enjoyed the first episode, continuing in the style of the previous series. Set up an interesting storyline.
  11. nicetone

    nicetone pfm Member

    I thought the first episode was very promising and in part (the ending), brilliant.

    It possibly may have been a little slow to ‘get going’, but I thought patience will be rewarded and I was enjoying it anyway. However, the sequence at the end, from where Andy found the hawk whistle, caught me by surprise and I found it both very clever and moving. The passing of people and time portrayed through the beautiful rural landscape and against the haunting track by The Unthanks, was, for me, masterful, and sent shivers down my back - still does when I re-play it in my head.

    Sorry if this comes across as OTT guys, but what the heck, sometimes you‘ve just got to say it. I’ve been in to folk music for over 45 years, so perhaps I’m more susceptible to this sort of thing.

    I’ll be watching the episode again on iPlayer.
  12. blossomchris

    blossomchris I am not searching, I know what I am looking for.

    Oddly, I am not into folk music, but it only adds to the enjoyment of this show.
    Watched it this morning, and no doubt will again also.

  13. zippy

    zippy pfm Member

    Watched it (Motherland) last night and didn't think much of it - she's not a comedy actor, and I think it shows.
  14. JustJohn

    JustJohn pfm Member

    Motherland is trying far too hard and reduces the characters to types. Quite the opposite to Detectorists, which seems to slip effortlessly into a languid groove and gives everybody, even the bit parts, room to breathe. Where can I buy a pair of gloomy trousers?
  15. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Yeah, I pretty much agree with that. There's more charicaturing in Motherland but I think it's well done and very funny nevertheless.

    Detectorists is exceptional though. I agree with the comments above about its use of folk music and images of the English countryside - beautiful and moving. And your comment about giving characters space to breathe is spot on. I would add that it's one of the few dramas/comedies I've seen that gives ordinary working people (as opposed to the wealthy and professional classes) a rich inner life. Most of the characters in Detectorists are holding down pretty boring jobs or are out of work, but they are interested in history and the world around them in a way that's rarely seen in drama.

    Detectorists is a gem and will bear repeated viewings. Motherland is a laugh and passes the time.
  16. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    Detectorists, given a few seasons to mature, could become a new 'Last of the Summer Wine'.
  17. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    New series of Alexi Sayle's Sandwich Bar on Radio 4 today at 6.30pm.

    I'm posting to remind myself... :confused:
  18. blossomchris

    blossomchris I am not searching, I know what I am looking for.

    Not sure you are up to speed with this one.

  19. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Detectorists has returned on form. I think Motherhood is hilarious.
    Totally OT but the Frankenstein chronicles on ITV encore is worth a gruesome watch.
  20. najb

    najb pfm Member

    Got it recorded, 10pm is WAY past my horlicks and bedtime these days. We were frustrated that we were not around for the filming sessions held at The Crown in Little Glemham back in June. Not sure how many people responded to the request for extras, but I would have happily sat for hours sipping beer.

    Motherhood sounds horrific, in all ways.

    Alexei Sayle's sandwich shop is a repeat?

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