I can't sat I'm overwhelmed (apart from the scenery). They seem to have adopted the Scandinavian detective mode where the characters stand about in pullovers saying very little. In Dead Water (next week) the red Alfa (almost certainly a 3L V6 GTV) becomes a yellow Porsche...
I'm loving my iPlayer access and so got to watch Pt2 of the S2 opener last night with the rest of the UK world. Like MM I'm loving the scenery but UK detective shows seems to move so much slower than ours do this side of the pond. Still watching anything filmed in Scotland is better than watching most American TV.
I must say Shetland looks very bleak compared to the West of Scotland, or were they just filming at the wrong time of year, I would imagine it is a beautiful place and must have some wonderful beach when the Sun shines but have not seen a ray yet also where are all the trees or do I need another visit to Specsavers?
It's getting hard to watch having read the books. And the Porsche is a 928 - not a believable choice at all! And I'm not convinced that the wrecked car was actually the 928 - it didn't look like Porsche quality bodywork. The 928 was a magnificent trans-continental express. I used to go to GPs at Zandvoort and Zolder/Spa with a friend who had a 928. This is outside the hotel in Brussels just before we heard that Gilles Villenueve had died at Zolder. Below is my 911 ragtop and the 928 on the way home from Amsterdam, getting ready for a blast along the road to Calais. Scottish TV seems somewhat incestuous - in Shetland we saw Kari Corbett (Zoe) as Evie Watt and Clive Russell (Peter Finlay) as Adam Markham.
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Guess I'm glad I haven't read the books - at least at this point. Probably more believable for me. But I missed it last night. Busy getting read for a weekend music gig - first in 40 years. Yikes! Will catch it sometime this weekend on iPlayer i Hope.
Good ending to the second murder in the series, must like this as I turned off Man Utd game so I could watch Shetland, I do have a fixation of tree spotting on this show now - how sad I shall have to leaf it alone in future or I will go bark-ing mad, not to say I'm branching out in that direction already, oh well better stick to the footie until I get to the root of my problem.
As has already been mentioned by NYS in another thread (sandy Morton)...... we saw kari korbet ,aka zoe in this last episode of Shetland. we also saw clive russel who played peter finlay in series 7..the final episode.
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'Twas I who wrote here on March 26 - "Scottish TV seems somewhat incestuous - in Shetland we saw Kari Corbett (Zoe) as Evie Watt and Clive Russell (Peter Finlay) as Adam Markham." I got so confused at this week's episode being unable to remember which things were the same as the book and which things changed in the first episode. Next week I will not bother to follow the plot and just join Ayr41 in counting trees...
Sacrilege and sacré bleu! I watched the film about Great Dixter instead of Shetland last night having been to Great Dixter... I will watch Shetland on catch up though... Counting trees... www.greatdixter.co.uk/
Not sure if it was national - I don't think so, but Louisiana Public TV aired the pilot/Series 1 episode of Shetland a couple nights ago - both parts, back to back. Was fun to see Sandy Morton - Golly - in another role. I hope this means they will continue on with the 3 2-part episodes of S2 (even though I've seen one of them) and in case you have not heard, they are filming a new series this year (2015) so we should have new Shetland to look forward to soon!
I did enjoy this show along with Jerhico, pretty gruesome with the body hanging down from the crane grab. Trouble is with Shetland I keep looking at the scenery and thinking how barren it is up there, has any bog lies ever been to Shetland would be interested to hear.
Yes, I thought it was better produced than the last series. I actually knew who most of the actors were. Generally I find that they all look the same and I lose track of who is who. Storytelling should come first... TV is so bad now in general so I'm watching my box set of the first few series of Heartbeat. Bernie Scripps has just turned up for the first time. Love the cars and music. The Beatles or their management wouldn't allow their music at first, so they used those cheap cover versions - some of which are quite horrible. It's nice to settle down for an evening at the Aidensfield Arms...
I caught the beginning of Series 3 here and have mixed feelings. Love there's a new series but the storyline seems a bit obvious - not so many twists and turns. Perhaps I'm jumping the gun as this year I read the entire seeries will be just one story - not as done previously. If you think TV is bad there MM, come to the States. There's a reason I subscribe to services that allow me to watch BBC, et al from the UK!
Ayr- I haven't but I have a good friend who lived there lived last year. He lived central mainland. What the program doesn't show (even though there was a ferry story this season) is if you have a job that involves all the islands, that you spend hours on the ferries.
Its not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.