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03 July 2012 @ 04:37 pm
'the syndicate'  
I mentioned before that Tay and I had been watching this miniseries called "The Syndicate". The basic conceit is that 5 coworkers win the lottery together, and each of the five hour-long episodes focuses more heavily on one of them. British Actor Bingo: Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom) and Powers Guy from Misfits as brothers with Peter Pettigrew as their boss. It was pretty great; the characters were for the most part very likable and compelling, the acting was good, and despite several set-ups that seemed really obvious, the show constantly subverted my expectations or introduced twists I didn't see coming.

But we finished last night and BRITISH TELEVISION, WHAT IS WITH YOUR HARD-ON FOR CLIFFHANGER ENDINGS THAT WILL NEVER BE RESOLVED? IT'S NOT EVEN LIKE A "THIS IS SHERLOCK SO WAIT 3 YEARS" THING, they're not making any more episodes with those characters as far as I know.



Britain, why are you this way?
 
 
 
fauxkarenfauxkaren on July 3rd, 2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
The good thing about the British method of writing and shooting all the scripts for a series before it airs is that you're more likely to get a cohesive series.

The bad things is that if the show tanks, then you won't get a second series and the way you ended series 1 might not be satisfactory.
Kali: act :: are you disrespecting me?_thirty2flavors on July 3rd, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
I DON'T THINK IT TANKED OR ANYTHING

I THINK THERE'S AN S2 WITH A NEW SYNDICATE OF WINNERS

SO WHY ??!! BRITAIN!
placebetween on July 4th, 2012 01:22 am (UTC)
I DON'T WANT SPOILERS JUST TELL ME IF I SHOULD WATCH
Kali: misfits :: alisha :: do i suck or blow?_thirty2flavors on July 4th, 2012 01:28 am (UTC)
I SAY YES I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD

I CAME FOR NEVILLE BUT STAYED FOR EVERYONE ELSE TBH
placebetween on July 12th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
omg just saw that powers guy is in this, I'm all about it

did you download it somewhere?
Kali_thirty2flavors on July 13th, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
We had downloaded it but I don't have the links anymore. Looks like lots of streaming options here.
placebetween on July 17th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks!! I'm going to make Matt watch it with me and get back to you (DON'T BE TOO RIVETED OR ANYTHING)
Kali_thirty2flavors on July 17th, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT TBH