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It doesn't seem to get the attention that similar shows get, but Shetland is near the top of my list of British crime dramas and I really liked season 4. I was happy to read that they've already started filming the next season.

I just read my first of the Ann Cleeves novels and, while I enjoyed it, I much prefer the relationship between Jimmy and Duncan on the show.

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3 hours ago, krankydoodle said:

I just read my first of the Ann Cleeves novels and, while I enjoyed it, I much prefer the relationship between Jimmy and Duncan on the show.

The Duncan and Jimmy relationship is by far my favorite platonic nonblood-related male relationship that I have ever witnessed on a serial.

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14 hours ago, Rickster said:

I was bothered though by the out of left field plot twist for one of the characters in the last five minutes of the series, which cast a bit of a pall over my enjoyment of the rest of the season.

Wait--what was revealed in the last five minutes?  I just watched and I can't remember.  You can spoiler it if you'd like for those whose PBS stations haven't shown it or who have to wait until Netflix.

10 hours ago, krankydoodle said:

It doesn't seem to get the attention that similar shows get, but Shetland is near the top of my list of British crime dramas and I really liked season 4.

This is the one I wait for.  I couldn't decide if I wanted to wait to binge it (which is what I did for the first three seasons on Netflix once I discovered it.)

I loved this season too--I especially liked the finale because it all made sense and yet I didn't really figure it out, so to speak.  As always, I loved the scenery and I especially want the lake house in Norway.

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7 hours ago, Irlandesa said:

Wait--what was revealed in the last five minutes?  I just watched and I can't remember.  You can spoiler it if you'd like for those whose PBS stations haven't shown it or who have to wait until Netflix.

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Thomas Malone's fatal heart attack. A very strange and troubled man, but I expected to see some vindication following his treatment by the community and police for so many years. But then he randomly drops dead on the floor for no plot driven reason at all.

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Does anyone know when Season 4 is coming to Netflix? I've never seen this show on my local PBS, though it's been really good about running the BBC mysteries.

 

I just finished Season 3 last night and can't wait for more! The show seems to get better with each season. 

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We got the DVDs for Season 4 from our library. (the queue was a several month's wait.) Six plus hours of one story.  Addictive last scenes.  So addictive that we binge watched it and really didn't intend to.

Really like the acting and story line for Tosh. Perez is getting older and his face is older, as well.

And I'd like to talk about it, but I'll wait. But you really want to see this when you have the time to immerse yourself in it.

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For those of you who are waiting for Season 4 of Shetland to stream on Netflix, you can sign up for a free 7 day trial period of BritBoxTV via Amazon. It’s streaming on that channel, along with the new-to-the-States season (#5) of Doctor Blake Mysteries. 

I have both a DVD & streaming plan with Netflix, so I already watched it on DVD. I don’t have the patience to watch one episode each week OR wait six weeks and binge it in one day. 

 

I should have posted this earlier, but I didn’t and I feel so awful for those of you who might have access to a similar PBS schedule as mine. I have been so busy during the last month that I didn’t even think to share that Season 4 has been airing on PBS on Thurs nights (I live in San Diego County) for the last four weeks.

Edited by Bridget · Reason: It’s BritBox, not BritBix.
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Just finished Season 4 tonight and it was every bit as compelling, powerful, and twisty as I'd expected and hoped for. First-rate performances by everybody, but Stephen Walters playing Malone was an absolute tour de force. Same actor that owned the role of Angus in the first two seasons of Outlander. My only wish is that there were more than six episodes per season. But at least we know for sure there will be a Season 5 next year!

Cass and Duncan (and their respective actors, Erin Armstrong and Mark Bonnar) are positively brilliant this season as well. 

One more thought concerning one person, continued from Season 3 that maybe I should put in spoiler space, although it's not central to the new season's plot.

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I was pleasantly surprised to see Tosh back, or at least back so soon. I absolutely love Ms. O'Donnell in the role, and her Season 3 story continued where it left off. Her emotional scars from S3 have most certainly not healed...which is a good thing in terms of developing her character, albeit it painful to watch as a viewer.

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I’m confused by Season 3.

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Was Leeanne/Lena pretending to be worried about Robbie? It was all a charade to throw heat on Mick Thompson?

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On 2/23/2019 at 11:35 PM, hoodooznoodooz said:

I’m confused by Season 3.

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Was Leeanne/Lena pretending to be worried about Robbie? It was all a charade to throw heat on Mick Thompson?

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She never meant to actually kill him. She though he would just be missing and she could blame Mick. i don't think her whole plan there was well thought out. I think Robbie led her to the car deck to hook up and she thought it was an opportunity

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10 hours ago, Emily Thrace said:
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She never meant to actually kill him. She though he would just be missing and she could blame Mick. i don't think her whole plan there was well thought out. I think Robbie led her to the car deck to hook up and she thought it was an opportunity

Thank you for helping me out.

I guess I thought it was odd that she spent so much time looking for him & lingering on the ship, long after everyone else had left, appearing worried and/or confused. As if she actually had no idea where he was. Was she performing for the CCTV? When he was still missing, many days later, you’d think she would tell someone that they had spent time on the car deck and that she had closed the door of the shipping crate. 

Well, I guess her mother’s death really damaged her. But I think you’re right. She never meant to kill him. 

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On 2/23/2019 at 11:35 PM, hoodooznoodooz said:

I’m confused by Season 3.

I was too, but not only about Lena who really should have/could have said something but because I had a hard time keeping all the characters straight. I binge watched the first 3 seasons on Netflix, when I do that there isn't enough time between each episode for everything to sink in (you should have seen me after bingeing Battlestar Galactica or 24) so when I got to season three there were just too many female character with longish dark hair for me to keep straight. Including his daughter! who I really should have known. It took me a second watch through to keep everyone straight. Of course it doesn't help that I am usually doing something else while watching, reading, on computer, crocheting, so I also really hate it when there are long silences with maybe dramatic music, if I don't look up at the right time I miss something important.

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5 hours ago, dgpolo said:

I was too, but not only about Lena who really should have/could have said something but because I had a hard time keeping all the characters straight. I binge watched the first 3 seasons on Netflix, when I do that there isn't enough time between each episode for everything to sink in (you should have seen me after bingeing Battlestar Galactica or 24) so when I got to season three there were just too many female character with longish dark hair for me to keep straight. Including his daughter! who I really should have known. It took me a second watch through to keep everyone straight. Of course it doesn't help that I am usually doing something else while watching, reading, on computer, crocheting, so I also really hate it when there are long silences with maybe dramatic music, if I don't look up at the right time I miss something important.

My problem, too!!

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14 hours ago, hoodooznoodooz said:

Thank you for helping me out.

I guess I thought it was odd that she spent so much time looking for him & lingering on the ship, long after everyone else had left, appearing worried and/or confused. As if she actually had no idea where he was. Was she performing for the CCTV? When he was still missing, many days later, you’d think she would tell someone that they had spent time on the car deck and that she had closed the door of the shipping crate. 

Well, I guess her mother’s death really damaged her. But I think you’re right. She never meant to kill him. 

I realized on re watch that she wasn't looking for Robbie she was looking for Michael.

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21 hours ago, Emily Thrace said:

I realized on re watch that she wasn't looking for Robbie she was looking for Michael.

Oh! Brilliant! Okay, the body language is confusing, but that’s an excellent explanation. 

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