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Grantchester (US broadcast)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Sycamore Gap by L J Ross & The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Grantchester (US broadcast)

Postby Madeleine » Tue April 19th, 2016, 6:40 pm

Series 2 just finished here, it's quite different to the books now, although they've kept a few of the storylines.
Currently reading "Sycamore Gap" by L J Ross & "The Furthest Station" by Ben Aaronovitch

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Re: Grantchester (US broadcast)

Postby Nefret » Mon April 25th, 2016, 9:19 pm

I need to watch this series in order. I've seen a few episodes from season one, and the first two from season two.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Re: Grantchester (US broadcast)

Postby princess garnet » Fri August 4th, 2017, 1:40 am

*Bumping up an old thread*
The 3rd season of "Grantchester" wrapped up its US broadcast on Sunday. However, it's not confirmed if there'll be a 4th season:
http://blogs.weta.org/tellyvisions/2017/08/03/grantchester-season-4-still-not-confirmed-nor-james-nortons-return?_ga=2.186157674.2121111801.1501809307-289265469.1394931675
Did anyone else watch?

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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Re: Grantchester (US broadcast)

Postby princess garnet » Fri April 13th, 2018, 8:19 pm

Update: there will be a 4th season coming sometime 2019:
https://blogs.weta.org/tellyvisions/2018/04/12/grantchester-season-4-coming-2019
This season will be James Norton's final ride as Rev. Sidney Chambers.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Sycamore Gap by L J Ross & The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Grantchester (US broadcast)

Postby Madeleine » Sat April 14th, 2018, 11:23 am

Hasn't started here yet, I did read he was leaving.
Currently reading "Sycamore Gap" by L J Ross & "The Furthest Station" by Ben Aaronovitch

SGM
Compulsive Reader

Re: Grantchester (US broadcast)

Postby SGM » Sun April 15th, 2018, 11:31 am

James Norton is very hot property now. A lot of that, of course, was built on his role in Happy Valley which was even better in Season 2. Followed, of course, by McMafia which although pretty showy wasn't a patch on Happy Valley. But as the credential for James Norton's replacement in Grantchester appears to be a previous appearance in Downton Abbey, I fear the worst.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Sycamore Gap by L J Ross & The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Grantchester (US broadcast)

Postby Madeleine » Sun April 15th, 2018, 3:30 pm

he was terrifying in Happy Valley, but I think he was miscast in McMafia. The Grantchester series is very different to the books, although they've kept some of Sidney's "cases", but in the books he marries the German lady.
Currently reading "Sycamore Gap" by L J Ross & "The Furthest Station" by Ben Aaronovitch

SGM
Compulsive Reader

Re: Grantchester (US broadcast)

Postby SGM » Mon April 16th, 2018, 4:11 pm

Not sure I agree about the miscasting. I just thought the whole thing lacked something (possibly because the book isn't actually fiction?) More style over content. Second season of Happy Valley excellent as was he and weeping Myrtle and, of course, Sarah Lancashire? Grantchester was watchable just a bit bland. I have come to the conclusion that if an ITV production is co-funded by Masterpiece Theatre we are not going get anything spectacular. The fact that JN will not be in the next season of Grantchester but will be in season 3 of Happily Valley shows that he knows what he owes his break to. Happily, I hear that after a decade ITV is going to increase its spending on drama, although I reckon the downturn in gritty drama happened when they merged the various ITV channels' drama production into ITV Studios. We are unlikely to get anything like Cracker now but I may very well be wrong. After a really long slump, the best new drama last year came from Channel 4 and, again, Robbie Coltrane (who, as someone once said, has been very choosy with his roles since he joined the Harry Potter pension scheme).
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith


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