Note to My Readers of some new/ repeated Series-Matrioshki on Sky Arts 1/ Sky Arts 1 Hd Channel 281& 282 channel numbers on Virgin Media Tv @ 10pm Wednesday starting 30th July 2014-in Flemish, English, Russian and Lithuanian with English subtitles and Fench Detective Series: Boulevard du Palais in French with English subtitles on TV5Monde Europe Channel number 825 om Virgin Media Tv Friday 1st August @ 8pm

Matrioshki Sky Arts 1/ Sky Arts 1 Hd Channels numbers 281 and 282 respectively

So i see that tonight Matrioshki is being repeated on Sky Arts 1.  I saw this a few years back now and thought it was really good.  Apparently there are a few more seasons after this season One however they are not on Netflix or anywhere else i can find.  Possibly those later series are out on DVD.

The TV Preview (somewhat confusingly) describes Matrioshki as follows:
“Ten impoverished Eastern European women are lured to Belgium with the promise of a better life by a gang of sex traffickers”.

Matrioshki is in Flemish, English, Russian and Lithuanian with English subtitles when needed.

The drama is pretty dark, hard hitting and sometimes viscously violent.  It tells the story of the women from their point of view.  The story starts when the women first enter various “modelling” and “dancing competitions” in their home towns in Lithuania.

We follow the journey of the women to Amsterdam and thence to Belgium and see their dawning realisation that they are being held prisoner and cannot escape.

TV Preview of episode one:
“A Belgian Mafia gang arrives in Vilnius, Lithuania and auditions young female dancers.  The chosen few are asked to sign a contract.  But it is written in Greek and the girls are unsure what they have to give up”.

Matrioshki first aired 5/01/05

***

Boulevard du Palais. TV5 Monde Europe Channel number 825 on Virgin TV
A preview of a show

Being somewhat into Channel TV5 Monde (Channel number 825 on Virgin Media TV) my latest discovery and where I am now a fan of Les Limiers/ The Sleuths (see write-up here 16th July PART ONE and 19th August 2014 PART TWO) i spotted the trailer for this Series, which looks quite interesting.

Again, like Les Limiers, Boulevard Du Palais seems unknown outside France and there is only French descriptions and slightly odd translations available.

Information and quotes taken from Wikipedia-translated into English. (wikipedia.org/wiki/ boulevard…)

From what i can gather Boulevard du Palais is a French Detective Series based on the novel Les Orpailleurs. The action takes place mainly in the Courthouse in Paris.  Judge Lintz Nadia is responsible for criminal cases together with Police Commander Phillip Rover and Doctor Hannibal Pluvinage: “Pathologist and prolific poet”.  Then there is Lieutenant Dimeglio, the “Corsican” assistant and friend of Commander Rover.

There are sixteen series of Boulevard Du Palis-it dates from 1999-2014  and is ongoing.
“Each season has between two-six episodes of 90 minutes”.
***

The first episode I will be checking out is on Friday on TV5 Monde Europe @ 8pm and is called:
“Trop Jeune pour toi” / too young for you.
a rough translation:
“In returning to his house after a dinner out, Phillipe Jenmont, Deputy, discovers the dead body of his wife, Elizabeth”…

Note to My Readers of some new/ repeated Series-Matrioshki on Sky Arts 1/ Sky Arts 1 Hd Channel 281& 282 channel numbers on Virgin Media Tv @ 10pm Wednesday starting 30th July 2014-in Flemish, English, Russian and Lithuanian with English subtitles and Fench Detective Series: Boulevard du Palais in French with English subtitles on TV5Monde Europe Channel number 825 om Virgin Media Tv Friday 1st August @ 8pm

Matrioshki Sky Arts 1/ Sky Arts 1 Hd Channels numbers 281 and 282 respectively


So i see that tonight Matrioshki is being repeated on Sky Arts 1.  I saw this a few years back now and thought it was really good.  Apparently there are a few more seasons after this season One however they are not on Netflix or anywhere else i can find.  Possibly those later series are out on DVD.

The TV Preview (somewhat confusingly) describes Matrioshki as follows:
“Ten impoverished Eastern European women are lured to Belgium with the promise of a better life by a gang of sex traffickers”.

Matrioshki is in Flemish, English, Russian and Lithuanian with English subtitles when needed.

The drama is pretty dark, hard hitting and sometimes viscously violent.  It tells the story of the women from their point of view.  The story starts when the women first enter various “modelling” and “dancing competitions” in their home towns in Lithuania.

We follow the journey of the women to Amsterdam and thence to Belgium and see their dawning realisation that they are being held prisoner and cannot escape.

TV Preview of episode one:
“A Belgian Mafia gang arrives in Vilnius, Lithuania and auditions young female dancers.  The chosen few are asked to sign a contract.  But it is written in Greek and the girls are unsure what they have to give up”.

Matrioshki first aired 5/01/05

***

Boulevard du Palais. TV5 Monde Europe Channel number 825 on Virgin TV
A preview of a show

Being somewhat into Channel TV5 Monde (Channel number 825 on Virgin Media TV) my latest discovery and where I am now a fan of Les Limiers/ The Sleuths (see write-up here 16th July PART ONE and 19th August 2014 PART TWO) i spotted the trailer for this Series, which looks quite interesting.

Again, like Les Limiers, Boulevard Du Palais seems unknown outside France and there is only French descriptions and slightly odd translations available.

Information and quotes taken from Wikipedia-translated into English. (wikipedia.org/wiki/ boulevard…)

From what i can gather Boulevard du Palais is a French Detective Series based on the novel Les Orpailleurs. The action takes place mainly in the Courthouse in Paris.  Judge Lintz Nadia is responsible for criminal cases together with Police Commander Phillip Rover and Doctor Hannibal Pluvinage: “Pathologist and prolific poet”.  Then there is Lieutenant Dimeglio, the “Corsican” assistant and friend of Commander Rover.

There are sixteen series of Boulevard Du Palis-it dates from 1999-2014  and is ongoing.
“Each season has between two-six episodes of 90 minutes”.
***

The first episode I will be checking out is on Friday on TV5 Monde Europe @ 8pm and is called:
“Trop Jeune pour toi” / too young for you.
a rough translation:
“In returning to his house after a dinner out, Phillipe Jenmont, Deputy, discovers the dead body of his wife, Elizabeth”…

The Killing (remake) Series Three-Episodes Seven & Eight-Minor spoilers-rough transcript with review at the end-On Netflix-New Series Four 1st August

The Killing Series Three-Episodes Seven & Eight

As described, there is a small prologue of action in the beginning of The Killing. There is also a round up of
stories at the end. Then there is different music.

Episodes Seven & Eight

Unfortunately I can’t take Pastor Mike seriously because he really reminds me of Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent.  As a result of this similarity in look for me, Pastor Mike has a slightly comedic air.  I am sure this is completely unintended by the show.

Pastor Mike:
“Sometimes the ones who hide want to be found the most.”

At the Prison/ death row facility:
(chains clink)  (chains clinking)

Holder and Linden.
Holder and Linden’s relationship deepens  He has taken to wearing hoodies like she wears jumpers. I was worried Holder might kiss Linden a couple of times.  Thank God, no.

The Prison.
Every time i see the picture of the prison,  i think its an airport because its so big.  The prison is in that circular shape with wings as rays ringed round an inner pod.

Holder & Linden
Oh no, its a recreation of the scene from Forbrydelsen One.

At the prison.
Ray Seaward & Dale.
Dale:
“There’s always time, there’s always hope..”

Holder and Linden.
I really hope they,  Holder and Linden ain’t gonna get jiggy with it.   Getting together with your Cop/ Police partner or dramatic partner, it ruins the dramatic tension.  Oops.  What did I tell you?  Holder went for it!

Holder does look pretty fine in his vest, multiple but artistic tattoos and all, like a Jean Paul Gautier Perfume Ad.

At the Prison.
Dale to Ray:
“What was it like when your son was born?”
“God loves you Ray!”
Ray:(prays)
“God help me please..”
Dale:
“He’s holding you up!”
Oh no.  Dale suddenly starts laughing!
Dale:
“..here, its the words that do the killing for me..”
“Y’all are so predictable..boring”
he continues:
God I hate boring”..
Walks away.
***

Every time Sarah Linden’s Police Chief Boss Skinner talks to her at work it is like they are in some corny soft porn movie.
He is the plumber come to fix her pipes.

They, Sarah and Skinner her boss whisper huskily at each other.  Sarah cringeworthily moves to snog his neck at one point.  Its all most embarrassing and an odd sight to behold as a work interaction.  For some reason Sarah acts like an oddly hypnotised worker bee after the honey whenever around her boss. I don’t remember Linden being this into Skinner.

Its all most odd.  Unless Linden is playing Skinner just to get along at work.  Rather sad if so.  However the alternative appears to be Skinner’s passive aggressive shouting and sulking.  He is a bad boss.  In my opinion.  I do question the inclusion of this tiresome love/ lust interest for Linden into the show.

It is literally incredible that Linden, perfectly able to stand up for herself against the jealous attacks of
Holder’s partner Reddick, could not have told her Boss where to get off.  No problem.  Therefore Linden, we are meant to  believe, rather inexplicably, has the hots for comb-over man Skinner.  Sigh.

Yo, Holder is over here, in the shadows, hunched now as always since you came back, in his favourite off white/grey hoodie.  Holder does lots of smouldering.  Beautifully lit, looking like someone in an old Detective movie looking out for a Dame.

Linden films beautifully too, her sideways profiles and 3/4 shots showcasing her Pre-Raphaelite looks.  At one point Linden’s sweet long, oval shaped face appears to almost hover above her in the scene.  This is because Linden’s face is so intense of expression, we focus alone upon her face.

I really couldn’t describe what Linden was wearing.  I did note the colours and patterns of the jumpers for a while.  Then i forgot all about them.

Linden is one of those characters/ people that transcend clothes.

So Linden’s face, slowly moving through a room and saying nothing is so expressive that it reflects mystery,
intrigue and shadowy danger all at once.  All around.  I could almost imagine Linden as a Victorian ghost, her pallid face above some voluminous gown, floating silently through the room.

Both Linden and Holder spark off each other. They possibly, in some unacknowledged way, need each other.  Their coming together can be a catalyst for both of them to have some kind of psychological break-down, mini-breakdown or breakthrough.  Probably beneficial to both of them in the end.

Of the two, with her similar background to Holder from being in care: Linden is the more guarded, defensive, angry bitter one.

It has taken Holder a long time to gain Linden’s trust.  He has worked very hard at doing so.  Holder has
successfully battled his own demon of addiction, paid his dues and debts and come out of the other side of the Rosie Larsen case taller, stronger and going in for the Sergeant’s exam.

 Linden’s life, quite literally is in a quiet backwater.  It is Holder who drags Linden back to that world.

Because as explosive and beneficially transformative the effect on each other may be: Linden and Holder make an excellent Detective team.  It don’t matter if Holder be wearing no hoodie Y’all.

***

Please note all of these episodes up to and including number eight were written in the order i saw them and i stopped here.  Before watching the final two episodes.

The Killing (remake) Series Three-Episodes Seven & Eight-Minor spoilers-rough transcript with review at the end-On Netflix-New Series Four 1st August

The Killing Series Three-Episodes Seven & Eight

As described, there is a small prologue of action in the beginning of The Killing. There is also a round up of
stories at the end. Then there is different music.

Episodes Seven & Eight

Unfortunately I can’t take Pastor Mike seriously because he really reminds me of Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent.  As a result of this similarity in look for me, Pastor Mike has a slightly comedic air.  I am sure this is completely unintended by the show.

Pastor Mike:
“Sometimes the ones who hide want to be found the most.”


At the Prison/ death row facility:
(chains clink)  (chains clinking)

Holder and Linden.
Holder and Linden’s relationship deepens  He has taken to wearing hoodies like she wears jumpers. I was worried Holder might kiss Linden a couple of times.  Thank God, no.

The Prison.
Every time i see the picture of the prison,  i think its an airport because its so big.  The prison is in that circular shape with wings as rays ringed round an inner pod.

Holder & Linden
Oh no, its a recreation of the scene from Forbrydelsen One.

At the prison.
Ray Seaward & Dale.
Dale:
“There’s always time, there’s always hope..”

Holder and Linden.
I really hope they,  Holder and Linden ain’t gonna get jiggy with it.   Getting together with your Cop/ Police partner or dramatic partner, it ruins the dramatic tension.  Oops.  What did I tell you?  Holder went for it!

Holder does look pretty fine in his vest, multiple but artistic tattoos and all, like a Jean Paul Gautier Perfume Ad.

At the Prison.
Dale to Ray:
“What was it like when your son was born?”
“God loves you Ray!”
Ray:(prays)
“God help me please..”
Dale:
“He’s holding you up!”
Oh no.  Dale suddenly starts laughing!
Dale:
“..here, its the words that do the killing for me..”
“Y’all are so predictable..boring”
he continues:
God I hate boring”..
Walks away.
***

Every time Sarah Linden’s Police Chief Boss Skinner talks to her at work it is like they are in some corny soft porn movie.
He is the plumber come to fix her pipes.

They, Sarah and Skinner her boss whisper huskily at each other.  Sarah cringeworthily moves to snog his neck at one point.  Its all most embarrassing and an odd sight to behold as a work interaction.  For some reason Sarah acts like an oddly hypnotised worker bee after the honey whenever around her boss. I don’t remember Linden being this into Skinner.

Its all most odd.  Unless Linden is playing Skinner just to get along at work.  Rather sad if so.  However the alternative appears to be Skinner’s passive aggressive shouting and sulking.  He is a bad boss.  In my opinion.  I do question the inclusion of this tiresome love/ lust interest for Linden into the show.

It is literally incredible that Linden, perfectly able to stand up for herself against the jealous attacks of
Holder’s partner Reddick, could not have told her Boss where to get off.  No problem.  Therefore Linden, we are meant to  believe, rather inexplicably, has the hots for comb-over man Skinner.  Sigh.

Yo, Holder is over here, in the shadows, hunched now as always since you came back, in his favourite off white/grey hoodie.  Holder does lots of smouldering.  Beautifully lit, looking like someone in an old Detective movie looking out for a Dame.

Linden films beautifully too, her sideways profiles and 3/4 shots showcasing her Pre-Raphaelite looks.  At one point Linden’s sweet long, oval shaped face appears to almost hover above her in the scene.  This is because Linden’s face is so intense of expression, we focus alone upon her face.

I really couldn’t describe what Linden was wearing.  I did note the colours and patterns of the jumpers for a while.  Then i forgot all about them.

Linden is one of those characters/ people that transcend clothes.

So Linden’s face, slowly moving through a room and saying nothing is so expressive that it reflects mystery,
intrigue and shadowy danger all at once.  All around.  I could almost imagine Linden as a Victorian ghost, her pallid face above some voluminous gown, floating silently through the room.

Both Linden and Holder spark off each other. They possibly, in some unacknowledged way, need each other.  Their coming together can be a catalyst for both of them to have some kind of psychological break-down, mini-breakdown or breakthrough.  Probably beneficial to both of them in the end.

Of the two, with her similar background to Holder from being in care: Linden is the more guarded, defensive, angry bitter one.

It has taken Holder a long time to gain Linden’s trust.  He has worked very hard at doing so.  Holder has
successfully battled his own demon of addiction, paid his dues and debts and come out of the other side of the Rosie Larsen case taller, stronger and going in for the Sergeant’s exam.

 Linden’s life, quite literally is in a quiet backwater.  It is Holder who drags Linden back to that world.

Because as explosive and beneficially transformative the effect on each other may be: Linden and Holder make an excellent Detective team.  It don’t matter if Holder be wearing no hoodie Y’all.

***

Please note all of these episodes up to and including number eight were written in the order i saw them and i stopped here.  Before watching the final two episodes.

The Killing (Remake) Series Three- Episodes Five & Six-MInor spoilers-rough transcripts and review of first few episodes-on Netflix (Nb. all of these small reviews/thoughts on the episodes were written in real time progression of seeing each episode and before the finale)

The Killing Series Three-Episode Five

Some notes & Dialogue.

The beginning is cool.  The beginning music is cool.

Holder to victim:
“Angie, breathe..I got you, OK?”
Angie:
He got the left one, what if someone wants to marry me, do you think it matters?”
Holder:
“No…”

Holder and his Cop Partner, Reddick
Reddick:
“What’s with the snuggie?” (hoodie)
“You been in a fire or something?”!

Holder to old, white haired man in a wheelchair in hospital:
“Yo, vintage playa, you got a light?”
The elderly man sighs, hands Holder a pack.


Kallie’s Mum about Kallie:
“I think it was only the sound of the water that scared her,
“We’d wade right in,
“I would tell her, its OK baby, just cover your ears..”

Alton in the Prison (to Ray)
“Thinking is all I do, all I got left,
“Its all I do..”

Really awful scene in jail.

The bars of the jail seem much closer to each other at night, when the men have their conversations.  But then this is just a dramatic device.

Holder to Linden:
“We going at this thing all Copernicus.  When we should be looking at it Galileo”..

**
Review
So by episode five Linden is getting teary eyed having some real weird up close and inappropriately personal spouting stuff with her Boss.

The Boss is playing Linden, repeatedly taking her aside, shouting and then whispering at her.  He is taking advantage of the lack of personal space afforded him by Linden since they slept together.  One good reason for never mixing business with pleasure.

Suffice to say, Linden and Holder’s Boss is way creepy.  Just not in a murdering kind of way.

***

Episode Six

Fearsome shot of the lake at night.
Now all of my original suspects gone done all weird.

Holder to Bullet:
“Man you pulled off some wizardly moves!”
“Your lady done bin magnetised!”

The prison drama is heavy, as in super intense. It is like a film all on its own.

Bullet and Lyric (runaway kids)
Lyric:
“Hey..it’s gonna come down again tonight, the rain…”
“We can’t walk the whole night out again”
Bullet:
“It will be OK..”
Lyric:
“I know..”
(rubs the tattooed word faith on Bullet’s inner wrist)
“I have faith”..

Linden to boyfriend Cody:
“I guess I wanted to be that person: living on an island, working a nine to five, not smoking..”

Prison Warden Becker to Seaward:
“Hey, Seaward!”..pause…
“Salisbury steak it is”!

Pastor Mike:
“I know what its like to be alone..”

Becker shows his son the gallows.  Becker is real proud.

***

The Killing Three
***
Review of first few episodes.

So  The Killing Three is pretty intense-still i guess The Killing got all intense on us back in Series two.

The beginning of the episode opens with some scene, with action. Then the credits roll.  With the eponymous theme music.

The music is cool.  The font even is cool.  The over-flying shots  like opening shots of The Bridge, are cool.  Holder is cool.  Whether wearing his new cool Cop ensemble with rebelliously turned up collar: or a hoodie.  But then Holder always was cool. Linden is now cool.  She always was cool too.  We or I just didn’t realise.

I even forgive Linden her oily red lipstick.  At some point the lipstick fades and dries, from orange brick slick to muted sienna.  Like brick dust in the sunlight.

***

 Next Review at the end of episodes seven & eight notes and dialogue.

The Killing (Remake) Series Three- Episodes Five & Six-MInor spoilers-rough transcripts and review of first few episodes-on Netflix (Nb. all of these small reviews/thoughts on the episodes were written in real time progression of seeing each episode and before the finale)

The Killing Series Three-Episode Five

Some notes & Dialogue.

The beginning is cool.  The beginning music is cool.

Holder to victim:
“Angie, breathe..I got you, OK?”
Angie:
He got the left one, what if someone wants to marry me, do you think it matters?”
Holder:
“No…”

Holder and his Cop Partner, Reddick
Reddick:
“What’s with the snuggie?” (hoodie)
“You been in a fire or something?”!

Holder to old, white haired man in a wheelchair in hospital:
“Yo, vintage playa, you got a light?”
The elderly man sighs, hands Holder a pack.

Kallie’s Mum about Kallie:
“I think it was only the sound of the water that scared her,
“We’d wade right in,
“I would tell her, its OK baby, just cover your ears..”

Alton in the Prison (to Ray)
“Thinking is all I do, all I got left,
“Its all I do..”

Really awful scene in jail.

The bars of the jail seem much closer to each other at night, when the men have their conversations.  But then this is just a dramatic device.

Holder to Linden:
“We going at this thing all Copernicus.  When we should be looking at it Galileo”..

**
Review
So by episode five Linden is getting teary eyed having some real weird up close and inappropriately personal spouting stuff with her Boss.

The Boss is playing Linden, repeatedly taking her aside, shouting and then whispering at her.  He is taking advantage of the lack of personal space afforded him by Linden since they slept together.  One good reason for never mixing business with pleasure.

Suffice to say, Linden and Holder’s Boss is way creepy.  Just not in a murdering kind of way.

***

Episode Six

Fearsome shot of the lake at night.
Now all of my original suspects gone done all weird.

Holder to Bullet:
“Man you pulled off some wizardly moves!”
“Your lady done bin magnetised!”

The prison drama is heavy, as in super intense. It is like a film all on its own.

Bullet and Lyric (runaway kids)
Lyric:
“Hey..it’s gonna come down again tonight, the rain…”
“We can’t walk the whole night out again”
Bullet:
“It will be OK..”
Lyric:
“I know..”
(rubs the tattooed word faith on Bullet’s inner wrist)
“I have faith”..

Linden to boyfriend Cody:
“I guess I wanted to be that person: living on an island, working a nine to five, not smoking..”

Prison Warden Becker to Seaward:
“Hey, Seaward!”..pause…
“Salisbury steak it is”!

Pastor Mike:
“I know what its like to be alone..”

Becker shows his son the gallows.  Becker is real proud.

***

The Killing Three
***
Review of first few episodes.

So  The Killing Three is pretty intense-still i guess The Killing got all intense on us back in Series two.

The beginning of the episode opens with some scene, with action. Then the credits roll.  With the eponymous theme music.

The music is cool.  The font even is cool.  The over-flying shots  like opening shots of The Bridge, are cool.  Holder is cool.  Whether wearing his new cool Cop ensemble with rebelliously turned up collar: or a hoodie.  But then Holder always was cool. Linden is now cool.  She always was cool too.  We or I just didn’t realise.

I even forgive Linden her oily red lipstick.  At some point the lipstick fades and dries, from orange brick slick to muted sienna.  Like brick dust in the sunlight.

***

 Next Review at the end of episodes seven & eight notes and dialogue.