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June 21st, 2004


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11:30 pm - *shudder* :-)
kviri and frozencapybara came over tonight, and we watched the long-pending third episode of the second series of Cracker...

Aaaaaaaagahhhhd. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaagggaaaahhhhddd. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGAAAAAAAAHHHHHHDDDD.

Brutal stuff. Fantastic and riveting and brilliantly written/acted/directed, yes, but really pretty bloody hard on the poor audience. To give you some idea of the flavour of the viewing session, here's my comment from about the hour-and-a-half mark: "If the last hour of this episode turns out to feature nothing but singing, dancing animated hippos, it'll still be the most cheerless two-and-a-half hours of TV I've ever watched."

(As things turned out, no hippos. Just in case you were wondering.)

The somewhat unexpected good news is that in addition to the three episodes of Series III and the one-off Hong Kong episode that we've still to watch, a UK fansite reports that ITV is making a new one-off Cracker episode — written by Jimmy McGovern and featuring Robbie Coltrane — with a possible new series to follow. I can't wait.

Oh, and broken_gizmo? Apparently you need to see this show... (evil laugh)

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From:kviri
Date:June 21st, 2004 08:45 pm (UTC)
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Oh, and broken_gizmo? Apparently you need to see this show... (evil laugh)

Absolutely correct... fuzzichi as well, if I'm remembering correctly that she's a fellow crime-drama junkie. :)

(DO NOT seek out information on this show ahead of time. It's better if you go in cold. We just proved that tonight. Aaaaaaaaaagahhhhhhhd, indeed.)
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From:kviri
Date:June 21st, 2004 08:47 pm (UTC)
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FYI, this is not an empty threat. I just ordered all three DVD sets, and I will inflict them upon you if we move to NoVA (unless you stop me :).
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From:broken_gizmo
Date:June 22nd, 2004 03:48 am (UTC)
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Meep!
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From:broken_gizmo
Date:June 22nd, 2004 03:48 am (UTC)
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Oh. Oh dear. I shall be going into hiding now. :)

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