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Another great series broadcast by the BBC.,
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This review is from: Spiral - Series 1-3 [DVD] (DVD)
Just when it seemed that Sky Atlantic was broadcasting all the best serial dramas, the BBC and channel 4 have been putting out great Swedish /Danish productions. Like most people The Killing, The Bridge and Borgen were completely addictive and whilst waiting for series two, three or even a fourth series something had to be found to ease the withdrawal symptoms. Fortunately I found the excellent French series Spiral which I had missed all three series on BBC. I had come across it once when channel swapping, it wasn't easy to get in to part way through, because of running multi story lines in each episode, so I dismissed it. Subsequently I came across the widely acclaimed reviews crediting the quality of this riveting series, so purchased all three series on DVD. There is however a snag to this, for people lacking strong will power, and self control. instead of having a class leading series to look forward to each night for the next several weeks, Spiral is so entertainingly absorbing it is too easy to watch two or three episodes per night.
Everyone may have a preference , but Spiral is up there with the Swedish / Danish productions. It is my opinion that these particular foreign series are so superior to any US or home grown cop dramas.
There are two significant differences between the Scandanavian and French productions, one is that the French language is so much faster than Swedish and Danish and therefore it is more difficult to keep up with the subtitles in Spiral.
The other noticable distinction is that French women are so much more attractive, feminine and more stylishly dressed than Scandanavian women. I suppose we may have known this before, but Spiral draws attention to it.
I cannot wait for The Killing series three, Borgen series two and Spiral series four sometime this year.
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Initial post: 24 Nov 2013 10:31:38 GMT
Hi there. Does this box set release have French or English audio?
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Nov 2013 10:56:09 GMT
Only French soundtrack. One reason why many people miss out on this excellent series.
Posted on 31 Dec 2014 12:58:07 GMT
"The other noticable distinction is that French women are so much more attractive, feminine and more stylishly dressed than Scandanavian women" - Really? I thought this was 2014, not 1957...?
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2016 11:37:19 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Feb 2016 11:44:15 GMT
V J Chittenden says:
Yeah, I had the same thought. What a completely racist and sexist statement! I wonder how wonderfully more attractive and stylishly dressed the author considers themself?
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