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100 tv shows-#89-New Tricks

Speaking of embarrassing...FIVE YEARS I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS MEME!!!! Holy shit. My whole life has changed since I started this. This morning my Yoga teacher was once again asking, "What's not serving you?" About a year ago that same question led me to cut off a lot of hair and have what was left dyed a much lighter color than the one I'd been sporting. Today it's got me wondering if it's worth it to get to the end of this thing, when it's pretty much only my ego that wants to keep going because I'll be embarrassed not to finish and honestly...is anybody still paying attention? Also is there anyone out there who started this meme when it first appeared and actually did finish?

New Tricks




I really like this show. I found it on Netflix while looking for more British Mysteries, hoping it would be more Midsomer/Morse/Lewis and less Frost/Luther/Life On Mars. Because I've learned that hubby will start noping out quickly if things are too dark and the characters aren't quirky/lovable.

The premise was interesting enough and the characters definitely quirky enough to get through the first series, although almost from the beginning, Hubby referred to it as "The Old Farts."

We made it through the first five series on DVD, but quirky just wasn't enough, especially when he arcs did get somewhat dark and kind of repetitive. It was definitely fun seeing a lot of the usual "only five actors in the UK" turn up in somewhat unusual roles and I loved how the theme song was SUCH a rip off of "End of the Line" by the Traveling Wilbury's. Also...I reallyreally wanted the UST between Gerry and Sandra to go somewhere. Clearly that was never going to happen, but Sandra's various failed relationships got to be a bad brick joke.

I also got really unhappy with the depiction of Brian's drug/alcohol addiction. (Will no TV show ever get this right?) The character himself and the acting was amazing, but the idea that his going back to AA because he knew he was on the verge of relapse was somehow a BAD thing really annoyed me.

So we finished up series 5...and the first disc of Series 6 arrived. And sat here for months. I kept mentioning to Hubby that we had it and he basically kept not expressing any interest.
The disc has gone back and I have a sneaking suspicion we're done and I'll never find out what happens...although I know eventually all the original guys leave anyway...just not the details, including which one dies. (That's not a spoiler, just a suspicion.)

Presumably, I could check Wiki and find all this out. I'm just not sure I care enough.

Kind of like finishing this meme.

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chocolate_frapp
May. 20th, 2017 04:30 pm (UTC)
I'm paying attention. I just never heard of this show. I'm on dreamwidth too but the fandoms over there are 99% anime and other bullshit I don't care about.
tourmaline1973
May. 21st, 2017 12:17 pm (UTC)
This is one of Mum & Dad's favourites, for several years running one of my Christmas presents to them was the latest series on DVD.

From what I saw it did become a bit Last Of The Summer Wine-ish in that once actors reached a certain age they got a part in this. I saw a clip of Nicholas Lyndhurst in a later series, and a woman who was once the twentysomething love interest of a long-running character in EastEnders.
cookielaura
Jun. 15th, 2017 09:54 pm (UTC)
I'm still paying attention! I remember this starting on TV here but I never got around to watching it. I will check out the theme song now though :D

I started this meme... And did about seven entries!! But I've enjoyed reading the ones by others who've done better than me. As for whether to finish it, I guess it depends on if you'll feel a sense of achievement if you do :)
karaokegal
Jun. 16th, 2017 07:31 pm (UTC)

Show must go on!

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