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Wild Bill

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Laphroig, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    Why? I mean, just why? Setting a cop show in Boston with Rob Lowe as the chief constable? What drugs were they on?
     
  2. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    There's a lot of it about round here
    Two of our children were heard arguing on the playground about whose mum sold the most drugs:eek:
     
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  3. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Not trying to outdo you but I had a long professional relationship with a girl whose mother pimped her out at 3 to finance her drug addiction.
    It didn't end well.
     
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  4. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    But it’s set in Lincolnshire and they all have northern accents.
     
  5. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    I like Rob Lowe and I thought it might be fun.
    How wrong I was.:(
    Northern accents? A Chief Constable who goes about investigating crimes? The world's thinnest crime story?
    No thanks, I shan't watch any more of them.
     
  6. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I hadn't realised it had started but I shan't now bother!
     
  7. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Aw ...I quite enjoyed it..... I especially liked the young woman accompanying him. How nice to see a more than sylph-like over-groomed female in a good role. She shows intelligence, ability to work hard on her own initiative and I really think her character shows promise. (oops that reads like a school report!) Oh and I thought Rob Lowe had some good lines...
    Ahem... :oops: and I never realised that Rob Lowe is quite easy on the eye.... Kevin Bacon has opposition.
     
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  8. Mainwaring

    Mainwaring Established commenter

    I lived in Lincolnshire for four years and the accents (plural) are generally more 'northern' than 'southern'. One might expect Boston to sound like King's Lynn but it doesn't. Oddly enough, North Lincolnshire sounds more like my native southwest Lancashire than Yorkshire which is just across the Trent from Gainsborough. I suspect that it has something to do with Norse elements in the original dialects.

    Mrs M and I have just watched Branagh's 'All is True'. Very enjoyable except for the comical accents assumed by most of the cast including Judy Dench. We have old friends from Stratford and can vouch for the fact that the lingo is much closer to Brum than to Mummerset. In fact, 'Upstart Crow' has it about right.
     
  9. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    I found something on Netflix I actually wanted to watch!
     
  10. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Lead commenter

    I quite enjoyed it. I don't think it's quite sure if it's meant to be comedic or serious, but I'll watch another.
     
  11. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    @Mainwaring, I live in Boston and that’s not the accent round here!
     
  12. Mainwaring

    Mainwaring Established commenter

    WHAT'S not the accent in Boston?
     
  13. ms honey

    ms honey New commenter

    Thought it be more lighthearted, too much misery on the box
     
  14. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Has it got a name?
     
  15. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    I thought it was not bad either. Not amazing but it's got potential.
     
  16. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I think I'll watch it As a comedy.
     
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  17. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    It's not bad.
     
  18. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    The Boston accent isn’t generic Yorkshire.
     
  19. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    I switched off when the Deputy Chief Constable said to the Chief Constable “Your full of sh1t”. As if they would speak to each other that way.

    Also she was the one who sent out a video from her work computer showing the C C in an unflattering light. Nothing seems to have been done about it, I won’t be watching again.
     
  20. Mainwaring

    Mainwaring Established commenter

    I didn't say it was.
     

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