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Starred Up Trailer

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I’m both excited and totally terrified to see this; it will definitely be intense.

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Starred Up

I’m always excited to see something new with Jack O’Connell but it’s so hard to watch him suffer all the time. He just suffers and suffers more and rarely comes out on top. He needs to do an Indie romantic film, something playful and intense. Still, looking forward to Starred Up.

There is never enough Jack O’Connell. Never.

Kaya, Sherlock and More

Some new Info.

New movie with Kaya in it:

Downton Abbey trailer for season 4, though I think it’s already airing. Do I watch it now or wait for it to come to PBS?

Sherlock returns to PBS on January 19th but I’m thinking it’s already aired in England, damn I should know this stuff.

Any new British telly updates you want to share?

 

Dates

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Just started watching Dates and surprise surprise we love it. However, I think we might be watching it in the wrong order even though we are watching them by episode 1, 2, 3 so I’m not sure if I just am confused by the future episodes that are coming. It’s hard to explain, I’ll know when we’re done though I guess.

One thing I really love about British shows is that they aren’t afraid to take chances because their programming isn’t entirely built around pleasing tv executives and the audience. Brits are ok with making quality tv that is different and requires the audience to be challenged. Tv in England can get away with a show that from episode to episode tells different stories with different characters. Other shows that have done this are Accused and Run. The shows don’t rely on you bonding with the characters as much as you are supposed to be sucked into each individual plot.

If you are wondering where you know some of the actors from I can help you out as I always look people up with every new show I watch.

Mia – you know from Game of Thrones as John Snow’s wife, I’ll leave at that so I don’t spoil it for anyone.

Stephen – you probably know him from The Truth About Cats & Dogs and if that was the last place you saw him, like myself, he’s aged a bit. That movie came out in 1996, I feel so old.

Erica – she’s from Fresh Meat.

Callum – Fresh Meat.

Jenny – I know her from Accused and Gavin & Stacey

Also the creator of the show is Bryan Elsley who we all know and love from Skins.

Back To British

Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA but I was caught up in the last few episodes of Breaking Bad but I’m back now. So much stuff coming up and I’m definitely in need of some new British telly.

Misfits is coming back. Yeah, it’s not the same as it once was but it’s Misfits, which is better than no Misfits in my book. I’m not thrilled that Alex is coming back, did anyone even like him at all?

I have heard The White Queen is good, so I must add that to my list.

Alo (Will) and Mini (Freya) are working together again.

I also need to watch Dates and I’m sure there are others.

So a couple thi…

So a couple things to prepare you on the show. Eventually you’ll probably love Tony, which is hard to believe right now. Every 2 seasons they get rid of most of the characters and bring on new characters so there are 3 generations and each get 2 seasons. Confusing, I know. Also, I want to apologize right now for this show breaking your heart, it will, it’s inevitable but it’s worth it.

What I recently told a friend of mine who just started watching Skins and likes it.