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Did anyone else watch London Spy (Yesterday, 9th November, 9pm, BBC2).

Basically it's a romance/thriller type thing starring Ben Whishaw. (Don't look it up, all the reviews give everything away.) ETA: Found the article that made me want to watch! Ben Whishaw and Jim Broadbent on London Spy: ‘It’s not a gay story. It’s about guys who happen to be gay’ Part romance, part chilly thriller, the new BBC espionage drama is taking the genre into bold new territory. We go on set with its stars.

(Word of advice: Do not watch it with a) your husband, how doesn't cope well with gay love scenes or b) your 14 year old daughter who happens to be doing her homework in the same room...)

5 parts altogether, I think. Looking forward to the rest. :)

ETA: Daily Mail TV Review Of 'London Spy' Laments The Number Of BBC 'Gay Dramas', Sparks Reader Backlash!

Srsly. When Daily Mail readers tell you you're too homophobic, you need to re-evaluate your priorities. :D

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Date: 10 November 2015 11:01 pm (UTC)
sea_thoughts: (Facepalm - miss_jaffacake)
From: [personal profile] sea_thoughts
OH GOD, DRAMAS WITH A GAY RELATIONSHIP AS THE MAIN RELATIONSHIP ON PRIMETIME MAINSTREAM TELLY, WHERE WILL IT END, OH THE HUMANITY-*sob*

Never mind all the straight relationships that get rammed down our throats and that often appear out of nowhere *cough*Cass/Lunn*cough*

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Date: 11 November 2015 02:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
OH GOD, DRAMAS WITH A GAY RELATIONSHIP AS THE MAIN RELATIONSHIP ON PRIMETIME MAINSTREAM TELLY, WHERE WILL IT END, OH THE HUMANITY-*sob*

Never mind all the straight relationships that get rammed down our throats and that often appear out of nowhere


When I first heard of this, this was my exact reaction! *Grins* From what I gather, the relationship is PART OF THE DRAMA...which is more than can be said for a lot of het relationships that detract (in some cases) from the drama, rather than being a part of it. Something that has long annoyed me, but I've gotten used to. Why can't we have ALL relationships - though preferrably more as PART of the show, instead of a 'well it is THERE' or as a titillating distraction...
Edited Date: 11 November 2015 02:09 am (UTC)

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Date: 11 November 2015 08:48 pm (UTC)
sea_thoughts: (DWSunglasses - jaffacakes)
From: [personal profile] sea_thoughts
Although this one is a completely different thing. It all turns around the relationship. :)

Oh yes, I know. But you know what I meant! ;)

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Date: 15 November 2015 08:49 pm (UTC)
sea_thoughts: (London - sunlitdays)
From: [personal profile] sea_thoughts
Oh yes, I definitely agree that making it same sex really stirs things up :)

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Date: 11 November 2015 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
I heard it was good...I also heard about the Daily Fail kerfluffle *chuckles*

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Date: 11 November 2015 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ragnarok-08.livejournal.com
I've heard that show was good, and oh my gosh, the Daily Mail should check themselves DX

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Date: 11 November 2015 11:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Thank you very much for the tip! Seeing that you also set me successfully onto Poldark, I don't see why I shouldn't trust your judgement here ;) What I hear from others so far sounds great, but I heard it here first. It's a true story even one said? Even better.

The Daily Mail reactions are great!

On a complete sidenote - you may enjoy this. Do you know it? I'll make an official post yet once it is nearer to Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pasgHh4gBOI&feature=youtu.be

(apparently the singer is an old college friend of John Barrowman and he shared the video with us)

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Date: 18 November 2015 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Okay, I watched. Too stunned to say much. While I knew about the real life case, I certainly hadn't expected it to happen so soon? And in general I had expected more "spy" stuff but the relationship stuff was cute and great and well done! When's the next episode?

As for the Christmas video - only AFTER giving you the link I realized it said in the description it is actually her real life spouse and kid in that video. How cool / cute is that? And the song is great too, actually.

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Date: 19 November 2015 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
I don't think you need to be afraid of spoilers when googling the name Gareth Williams. Apparently this series was only inspired by his death (I remember it making the news back then), it's surely not an exact re-telling. It can't be as they still don't know what happened to him, and it was 5 years ago already.

Here's the Wikipedia link I read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Gareth_Williams

If you like, keep it till the series is over.

Yeah, I've seen the second episode now! Still more questions than answers.
Although, if I was Danny, I would have not travelled there at all. I mean, anything could have happened? I guess "trust nobody" should be applied here!

(Have you ever seen "Traveler"? It's up completely on youtube, sadly only 8 parts exist, but it is awesome. With Matt Bomer in his first role, and great twists and turns all the times. You never know whom to trust. Great storytelling, great actors. A shame it got cancelled. But there is a file that was written by the guy who made it, where he at least tells how it was supposed to go on)

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Date: 12 November 2015 08:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] imyril.livejournal.com
I finally saw a trailer for this and OH MY MUST WATCH NOW.

Not that you hadn't already persuaded me (you had, I just hadn't got around to going looking yet...)

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Date: 14 November 2015 10:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
"involved smouldering in profile, lying around with their shirts off in sepia light, having baths and mumbling a lot".

Surely that MUST be a joke, especially given that the Daily Mail's stablemate the Sun has had Page Three women on display forever. They're hardly anti-nudity or titillation.

Hopefully this series will come to BBC America or another network here as it sounds interesting and I loved Ben Whishaw's work in The Hour.

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Date: 14 November 2015 10:53 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (Default)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
::blows rasberries at The Daily Mail::

Apparently it's soooo hard to be living in the 21st century.

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