British-accent television

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Chernobyl - (2019 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7366338/
https://www.hbo.com/chernobyl
https://www.sky.com/watch/chernobyl

A miniseries told around the Soviet Chernobyl disaster.

A tense, decently-paced look at how communist lies spell disaster, and how communism once again cost tens of thousands and almost tens of millions of lives.



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Orphan Black - (2013 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2234222/
https://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/orphan-black/

An underclass punk, returning from a ten month flight from the country, happens upon a suicide that reveals that she is part of a larger picture.

The lead actor is particularly good, as is all the acting. The story is poor in a number of places, and it is particularly jarring to have literal-faggotry forced into it. I don't mind there happening to be gay characters, but when they're gay characters being gay because gayness yay gay gay as opposed to just being people who happen to be gay, it's so obvious and so insulting as to taint the whole fucking show.

I'll flag this as liked and lightly-recommended. It's really not all that awful, but it rubs me the wrong way. It's like girly science fiction drama-whatever.

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Father Ted - (1995-1998 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111958/
https://www.channel4.com/programmes/father-ted

Two priests, exiled to an island in the middle of nowhere in Ireland, try to make due.

A mid-1990s British comedy with a laugh track. If you aren't positive you can handle that, then pass. It has only a few moments, but is otherwise crap.

The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015-) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4206804/

After a stitched-together corpse is found, it is determined that children have been going missing.

Featuring a Sean Bean who is restrained from acting, this plodding may as well-be documentary features people with an English accent doing stuff and caring about things. It is neither captivating nor even interesting.



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Killjoys (2015-) logo 1

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3952222/
https://www.ctvscifi.ca/show/killjoys/
https://www.syfy.com/killjoys

Guild bounty hunters hunt bounties and stuff.

I like it so far.

I am reminded of Firefly - (2002 show).



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Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108723/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/chef/

Famous chef Gareth Blackstock struggles with dividing time between wife Janice and the restaurant. It's a good thing he can let off steam with his remarks.

The first two seasons are very good. It's unfortunate that the cast gets shuffled around so much though. The writing is excellent and the dialogue is quite biting.

The third season make is obvious why the show got the axe. The dialogue is terrible, the characters are twisted around and everything becomes totally unfamiliar.



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