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For those in the UK, it's on iPlayer

For those in the US it's streamed on BBC America.

So go forth & watch!! (And then come talk to meeee!)

Back in November I wrote a post on why I love it (on LJ here on DW here), no spoilers obviously.

Generally I just recommend watching the first episode & see if you like it. Yes it's a Doctor Who spin-off, but it's very much its own thing and firmly YA. I had zero expectations and then it just waltzed in and stole my heart. ♥

Also ONLY EIGHT EPISODES. (We are hoping it'll be renewed, which is one reason to get more people watching...)

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Date: 20 April 2017 06:02 pm (UTC)
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I can add my enthusiastic "Yes!!" to this.

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Date: 21 April 2017 01:35 am (UTC)
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I watched the first episode (only one available here as yet). I'm hooked.

This is all your fault.

*glares at you*


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Date: 22 April 2017 11:36 pm (UTC)
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Just saw the first episode. I thought it had a pretty interesting premise and a good cast of characters. The general plot was good enough, though the stupidity of dropping the gun to have it stepped on made me roll my eyes. I liked the way they hung a lantern on the hellmouth copy, it was amusing though the OUaT reference really wasn't an equivalent. I also noticed they had to take a jab at media studies in this episode as well. I spent a lot of the episode trying to remember where I'd seen the teacher/freedom fighter only to finally recall it was in Mr. Selfridge.

Overall I liked it and will keep watching for now.

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Date: 23 April 2017 06:27 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: Serenity Moon - yourlibrarian (FIRE-Serenity Moon - yourlibrarian)
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Although my sister-in-law went to school with her.

Small world! Although I expect that happens more in England than here. Regarding your post, it was helpful to read about the school differences as I've often wondered about the equivalencies. However this confused me:

Academies are publicly funded independent schools, free from local authority and national government control.

If it's funded by the public, how is it free from governmental control? Or do you mean privately funded by donors and parents paying tuition?

Nice to better understand the Sheffield joke!

and sharing-a-heart, yeah that part they pulled from Once Upon a Time rather than the hellmouth bit ;) I quite liked that whole section with April's visualizations, very entertaining.

"Do they do this at American Proms?" is also spot-on. We import so much from America.

I was puzzled by the prom, I didn't think that existed in the UK? Seasonal school dances, yes, but not specifically "prom"?

Minor quibble - why don't they hit a fire alarm? Counter point - would they know where one was? Also, do people think clearly when they’re panicking?

Yes, I found that bit frustrating as well, why she didn't immediately get on stage and use the mic. I daresay pulling the alarm would have made it harder to explain why the chaperones and police didn't arrive faster since there was a lot of fighting and then exposition to come.

And oh, the very ending… Gorgeous. Utterly, stupendously gorgeous. Charlie lied, and how. The visuals are exquisitely beautiful, the music haunting and melancholy.

Yes, a very intriguing ending.

I am wondering about her name, as in whether ‘quill’ is somehow deliberate. Thoughts welcome.

Don't know if it was later referenced, but I assumed a suitable name for a prickly person.

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