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What's your favorite foreign film or TV show?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by gearjammer351, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. gearjammer351

    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    I know that there are a few people on this forum who are not from the USA, but most people are. What non-American films or TV shows do you like?

    As for TV, I like The Office (the original, British version) and Made in Canada.

    I really like Japanese horror films. I unintentionally rented the Japanese version of The Ring , and it is awesome. I then looked for more, and liked all of them; the Japanese do suspense/horror films really well.

    I also once watched a Swedish film called Ondskan (Evil) that was really good.

    What foreign entertainment do you like?


    For those who are not Americans, tell us about something that you like that we may enjoy watching.
     
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    nam02G First throwing ax bullseye.

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    Vote #2 for Doctor Who. My fiancee is a Dr. Who fan too. We're watching Season 3 of the new series now.

    Used to really enjoy Faulty Towers but haven't seen it in years.
     
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    Glock&KimberLady Morior Invictus Silver Member

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    Foreign TV show - "Top Gear" and "Gordon Ramsay's The F Word". Oddly, Ramsay is far mellower in the F Word than in, say, "Hell's Kitchen" or "Kitchen Nightmares". That being said, he seems like a Grade A bastard.

    Foreign film: Just watched one (again) recently that has a (Bosnian?) guy laying on a mine and the subsequent aftermath. Can't think of what it's called but it's good. Almost any good Japanese samurai flick made before the 50s (we used to watch them in J town after getting sushi with Dad). Kurosawa!!!

    Gearjammer: Did you see "Audition"? Horrendous, horrendous movie. We've got a lot of anime stuff here too, but mostly kid stuff like Totoro. My kids really like "Akira", they love the "scream and splut" stuff at the end.
     
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    american lockpicker License to Il

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    Vote #3 for Dr. Who. I've been watching this show since the early 80's (The Tom Baker/Peter Davison years.) I liked them so much that I had to go back and find all the really old ones. Yes, the special effects in the early ones really sucked, but the acting and original storylines more than made up for it IMO.

    I was sorry to see David Tennant bow out. I think he did a lot to make the show more appealing to new fans. We'll see how Matt Smith does in the role this spring.

    I'm looking forward to it starting up again.

    Thanks for letting me ramble.

    Mike.
     
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    Yes Minister and it's sequel Yes Prime Minister. Perhaps the best political comedy ever.
     
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    NOLA_glock Shrug Life

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    There is a German police-drama on one of the digital public television channels. I have no clue what it's called and WLAE's website is not much help. It comes on late and my girlfriend hates it.

    There's a similar (though less serious) Italian police movie called Inspettore Coliandro on the same channel.



    Found it:

    Scene of the crime: Cologne
     
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    TV-BBC Top Gear
    Film, italian...Life is beatiful
     
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    Top Gear by FAR -- Love it, Love it, Love it. Just wish BBC America would actually broadcast the NEW TG episodes they keep promising.

    Top Gear's Vietnam series and Namibia series are some of the best shows every put on TV.

    As for the "F Word" it should be "F" for fraud, fake, fool. In a few episodes Ramsay had a "cook-off" with other chefs and the diners always preferred the food NOT prepared by Ramsay. He's just a loud, pushy arrogant bleep who has proved that England DOES have the worst food in the world.
     
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    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon with subtitles. The Hammer Films Dracula series with Christopher Lee as Dracula.
     
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    MI-5. A spy show with a British perspective.
     
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    The Red/Green show
     
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    Huge +1 on all things Akira Kurosawa. Hidden Fortress is probably my favorite.

    The original Who's Line is it Anyway
    The Young Ones
    Monarch of the Glenn
    Monty Python of course
    Are You Being Served
     
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    The Bosnian film is called "No Man's Land". I saw it for a class and I liked it. Not a happy ending though. I loved "Audition". If you thought that movie was horrendous then you should see "Ichi the Killer". Same director. Makes Eli Roth look like a wimp. Anime is awesome and any Hayao Miyazaki film is a classic! I can't wait for Ponyo to be out on DVD!