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For Wallander fans:

Just noticed season 4 is available an Netflix. Cooooooool!

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the "A" word is a good series
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I'll start a fight here....

First off: on the whole I think British actors are much more well-rounded and skillful than American actors, mainly because they are required to learn stage work and Shakespeare. American actors, it seems, just have to be pretty and they can manage to get a job. There are some outstanding American actors out there, but they are becoming the exception to the rule.

What I do feel is inequitable is that Hollywood is openly Anglophile, and has been for many years. British and Aussie actors are highly valued in Hollywood and on Broadway and get many of the cream roles. However, such is not the case in England, where American actors, (even those who are graduates from RADA or Central) are shunned by British agents, theaters and television. I have read where American ex-pat actors in England are not recruited by agents there because those agencies assume that no West End theater or TV company will hire an American, regardless of talent or skills. There is a surplus of Britiush actors already waiting, so they don't even try to push American actors for roles. .

Gillian Anderson (X-Files) is the only American-born actress in London who regularly gets parts in British TV or theater, but that is only because she was raised in England and has dual citizenship.

There seems to be a "take care of our own" mentality in England that systematically excludes actors from countries outside the Commonwealth.

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I did not get the fuss about Gillian Anderson in 20 years ago. Suddenly, I very much get it.
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I am watching The Night Manager.

It is jaw droppingly good. As in, I though we were twenty minutes up and it had been the entire hour, the sort of thing that has not happened since the first couple of seasons of Game of Thrones.
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I did not get the fuss about Gillian Anderson in 20 years ago. Suddenly, I very much get it.
She's hot. But she's a lesbian, so you'd never get to bang her.
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What do you all think of the Scottish Dr. Who? I don't care for him much.
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She's hot. But she's a lesbian, so you'd never get to bang her.
Damn, all my fantasies from the X-File days just blew up!
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Yes.

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Yes.

Because otherwise she would jump me.

PS: Actually, she might not be:
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I liked him. Mind you, he's the second Scottish Doctor Who. Sylvester McCoy is also Scottish.

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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (Australian) - so, so brilliant, about a spunky lady detective in 1920s Melbourne. Wonderful acting, great chemistry between the cast, beautiful vintage costumes and sets.

Poirot

Miss Marple

LOVED Doc Martin for a while, mostly for Caroline Catz who is hilarious. The supporting cast are brilliant too.

39 Steps (remake with Rupert Penry-Jones...really anything with Rupert Penry-Jones)
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I liked him. Mind you, he's the second Scottish Doctor Who. Sylvester McCoy is also Scottish.
He was too grumpy. And his companion was a little snotty trollop. No...I didn't like this iteration.
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Resurrecting my old thread.

Just finished a Netflix series called The Killing. Damn good show. It's American but based on a based on a Danish television series called Forbrydelsen (The Crime).

Highly recommenced.
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