BBC America Renews Orphan Black

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BBC America has announced that Orphan Black has been renewed for a third season. Filming begins in September with another ten episode season starting next spring.

Now hopefully Showcase will have a similar announcement in the near future regarding renewal of Continuum.

BBC America has also announced that Broadchurch will be returning for a second season. In addition to David Tennant of Doctor Who reprising his role, Eve Myles of Torchwood will be joining the cast.

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    David Duff says:

    Let me urge you to see another BBC production – “Happy Valley”. I gather you can now buy ‘e-versions’ in one mysterious form or another – er, mysterious to me, at least!

    It is a superb six episode thriller, part police procedural, part domestic and psychological drama. The acting and writing and directing is just excellent and, most important of all in a thriller, it thrills!

    However, be aware that it is set ‘ooop north where they all speak, like, dead foony, if that’ knows wot ah mean’!

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    Ron Chusid says:

    I haven’t heard of that and I don’t know if it is available.

    It was hard enough understanding David Tennant in Broadchurch. I’m not sure if I want to watch a six part show where everyone speaks “foony.”

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    David Duff says:

    For goodness sake, Ron, man-up! You made me listen to Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConnaughy swallow consonants by the hundreds in “True Detective” so the least you can do is try and cope with ‘reet proper north coontry English’!

    I jest, of course, but if it’s available do try it. Treat it like Shakespeare, that is, don’t try and capture every single word, just relax, watch the action and gradually your mind will tune into the language. I promise you it is a terrific series and the acting is first class throughout the entire cast.

    I didn’t watch “Broadchurch” mostly because I can’t stand Tennant, however, I think it has had some criticism ‘over here’ because of the very poor sound quality.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Besides the accents, what did you think of True Detective? I didn’t have time to fit it in when it was on and after I was a few episodes behind I decided to give up and wait until summer. Of course there are tons of other shows backed up to catch up on, so now I have to decide which ones to actually watch. Plus it is no longer like how US television used to be with only reruns during the summer–there is a fair amount of new programming worth watching over the summer.

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    David Duff says:

    “True Detective” started well. The format of the two mysterious detectives questioning ‘our heroes’ separately about events in the past which were then shown in bits and pieces as experienced by each of them, was intriguing. Alas, when the full story came out it was rather trite and uninteresting. Also, as we learned more about our two heroes, frankly, the more irritating they became – McConnaughy in particular was a total pain. Even so, their performances were terrific. Also I was happy to watch a slow motion show rather than non-stop crash, bang, wallops.

    The single thing that made the greatest impression on me was the background of coastal Louisiana – what a dump! It looked like an old nuclear test ground!

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    Ron Chusid says:

    That is pretty much what I’ve heard from others regarding True Detective.

    As for the background, that’s red state America. It’s what the entire country will look like if the Republicans obtain further success in destroying capitalism and imposing their oligarchic economic policies on the country–a few good areas for the super-rich and the rest of the country looking like a dump.

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    David Duff says:

    Er, you mean like Detroit?

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Detroit is a strange case where everything grew outwards from the city as the city itself went downhill. The city of Detroit itself is a wasteland, but it is surrounded by affluent suburbs with thriving business. Beyond the Detroit city limits there is a megalopolis which makes up a very nice city–a combination of suburbs and small cities which in the past had been more separate until the Detroit suburbs grew into them.

    Overall compare the economy in the blue states compared to the red states and the blue states come out far ahead. There is a reason why the red states wind up needing far more federal government assistance than the blue states.

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