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f/o Crime show fans - Baptiste - opinions sought

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:35 am
by HarryofOz
Baptiste was shown on telly here recently, missed it, but it's sure to be repeated.

What are your thoughts on it?

Re: f/o Crime show fans - Baptiste - opinions sought

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:48 am
by faaip
Very good series, as was the original The Missing. You can watch Baptisite I think without watching the Missing

Re: f/o Crime show fans - Baptiste - opinions sought

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:48 am
by Gandalf
It's Ok, perhaps a bit convoluted, but a decent watch nevertheless. Based around the eponymous retired French detective, who is renowned for locating missing persons. A spin off from Missing (I think it was called) and set in Amsterdam.

Re: f/o Crime show fans - Baptiste - opinions sought

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:51 am
by HarryofOz
Thanks. It's been advertised as 'from the makers of 'Missing', but not as a spin-off. I'll keep a look out for that too.

Re: f/o Crime show fans - Baptiste - opinions sought

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:04 am
by Gandalf
HarryofOz wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:51 am
Thanks. It's been advertised as 'from the makers of 'Missing', but not as a spin-off. I'll keep a look out for that too.
There are two series of Missing which introduce the Baptiste character, but you can watch Baptiste without watching Missing, as Faaip says. The first series of Missing is set in France, and almost spoiled by the excruciating James Nesbitt (Doesn't help that he is a Scummer) and the second series is set in Germany (without Nesbitt, thank goodness).

Re: f/o Crime show fans - Baptiste - opinions sought

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:05 am
by faaip
HarryofOz wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:51 am
Thanks. It's been advertised as 'from the makers of 'Missing', but not as a spin-off. I'll keep a look out for that too.
Baptiste, wife and daughter are the same actors and characters from the Missing. Works like a normal TV detective show that way with self contained plots throughout

If you ever get Shetland over there that's extremely good too..Probably the best "cop" show outside of "Endeavor"

Re: f/o Crime show fans - Baptiste - opinions sought

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:09 am
by HarryofOz
Thanks again gents. Shetland sounds familiar, not seen it though.

Endeavour is excellent,

Re: f/o Crime show fans - Baptiste - opinions sought

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:53 pm
by faaip
Morse - Lewis and Endeavor have dominated police shows over here for me since the eighties ..What a franchise

Shetland is well worth seeking out, Alison O'Donell as DS "Tosh" MacIntosh is a great character and it's Douglas Henshall's best role by a distance


Re: f/o Crime show fans - Baptiste - opinions sought

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:14 pm
by whiteswan
Agree with everyones comments re Missing and Baptiste. Worth watching both.

Love all detective shows. I watch all the old Columbo's, Morse, Frost, Foyles War, Midsommer and the newest cop dramas Endeavour and Vera and Shetland

Talking of Douglas Henshall, did anyone see the brilliant drama 'Collision' ?

Re: f/o Crime show fans - Baptiste - opinions sought

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:30 pm
by gessa
whiteswan wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:14 pm


Talking of Douglas Henshall, did anyone see the brilliant drama 'Collision' ?
Didn't see it but heard it was a smash.

Re: f/o Crime show fans - Baptiste - opinions sought

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:49 pm
by faaip
lol

Re: f/o Crime show fans - Baptiste - opinions sought

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:15 pm
by whiteswan
gessa wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:30 pm
Didn't see it but heard it was a smash.
Smart a**e :roll:

It was a brilliant drama, very well written, scripted and acted. One of those dramas that have you all over the place trying to work out what and why....I'd recommend watching if you get the chance.

Re: f/o Crime show fans - Baptiste - opinions sought

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:22 pm
by hector
Can't believe this but......

I agree with Ducky, collision was bloody good, and such a twist at the end too...... (the butler DIDN'T do it)

:)

Re: f/o Crime show fans - Baptiste - opinions sought

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:55 pm
by whiteswan
hector wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:22 pm
Can't believe this but......

I agree with Ducky, collision was bloody good, and such a twist at the end too...... (the butler DIDN'T do it)

:)
:shock: hector agrees with me.....? :) :)


Yes the twist at the end.....I actually got it, but only just before Douglas Henshall's character got it :-D

Re: f/o Crime show fans - Baptiste - opinions sought

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:30 pm
by HarryofOz
whiteswan wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:14 pm
Agree with everyones comments re Missing and Baptiste. Worth watching both.

Love all detective shows. I watch all the old Columbo's, Morse, Frost, Foyles War, Midsommer and the newest cop dramas Endeavour and Vera and Shetland

Talking of Douglas Henshall, did anyone see the brilliant drama 'Collision' ?
Thanks Swannie, i'm also a big crime show fan.