Did anyone watch Hunted? Isn't Melissa George pouty?

(79 Posts)
cocolepew Thu 04-Oct-12 22:57:34

Not that I would say anything to her face in case she shot me or broke my neck.

SoozleQ Thu 04-Oct-12 22:58:29

She always was, even as Angel in Home and Away.

threesocksmorgan Thu 04-Oct-12 23:00:22

forget her
who was the guy with the blue eyes?

Very pouty. Quite enjoyed it though. I think she should dump her colleagues. What kind of spies are they when they couldn't find her in her childhood home? hmm

cocolepew Thu 04-Oct-12 23:01:31

Her former bf? He was very easy on the eye, I can't remember where I've seen him before.

SinisterBuggyMonth Thu 04-Oct-12 23:57:02

Wow thats who she was? She looks about 14! She was good in The Slap

Faxthatpam Fri 05-Oct-12 00:03:00

She was very good in The Slap, but yes her poutiness distracted me (in a bad way) the whole way through. Agree about ol' blue eyes.... mmmmm dreamy! grin

What was the other series she was in? Heartbreak high?

SuperB0F Fri 05-Oct-12 00:11:11

Will it be on iplayer?

cocolepew Fri 05-Oct-12 08:44:26

Should be Bof. It was very good, though slightly ridiculous. I think the people that made Spooks made this as well.

Pollypoison Fri 05-Oct-12 08:54:01

Who would have skin like that living off fried Spam for a year and sleeping in a corner?

cocolepew Fri 05-Oct-12 08:57:09

Her skin wasn't great in HD to be honest, the make up was piled on. Nice to see someone with eye wrinkles though and not a stupid botox face. And dressed like she was going to kick someones head in, not going to a cocktail party.

Hayleyh34 Fri 05-Oct-12 09:03:51

Her former boyfriend was in Mistresses

cocolepew Fri 05-Oct-12 09:30:33

Ooh yes, well remembered!

hattymattie Fri 05-Oct-12 09:46:34

OK - I fell asleep for a couple of minutes - who is the guy she is spying on - disguised as the nanny? (I always miss the crucial bits). Also how can they be spies in they are not linked to MI5 or anything - have they the right to do that (or have I again missed something).

cocolepew Fri 05-Oct-12 09:59:15

He a billionaire who is buying a dam in India(?)

They are private sector opratives, they get hired by people, rather than goverment spies.

I never have a clue whats going on blush

angelinterceptor Fri 05-Oct-12 10:06:43

I was looking forward to this new show, as a former addict of Spooks. I think she has been mis-cast to by honest - and I don't think her physique was very realistic, after supposedly doing all that training, hillrunning etc in Scotland - when in reality she doesn't look like she could run for a bus.

I think it might take a few episodes to get to know all the characters - don't like her boss, he is really annoying me.

diddl Fri 05-Oct-12 11:11:40

Missed it!

Worth bothering with?

cocolepew Fri 05-Oct-12 11:24:13

I'd give it a go diddl.

HalleLouja Fri 05-Oct-12 11:24:46

I liked it. Not the most promising start though.

Looking forwards to Homeland on Sunday!

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Fri 05-Oct-12 11:26:28

i've seen the first three eps, i'm really enjoying it now, deffo.

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Fri 05-Oct-12 11:27:12

re her build... some madonna-esque upper arms in ep 3

Oh God. I tried watching this, I really did. But once we had the shots of her running through the woods in different hats a la 'Rocky', I knew it would be shit. And the dialogue was almost a spoof.

Helpyourself Fri 05-Oct-12 11:30:49

I thought it was very much made for international TV- no speech for the first third, it was like watching Mr Bean. grin

TheSmallPrint Fri 05-Oct-12 11:39:22

I watched this as a Spooks fan except for series 10 but lets not talk about that and thought pouty and very handsome boyfriend were really wooden actors. It put me off quite a bit.

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Fri 05-Oct-12 11:39:41

yep, the first half was real make or break time, wasn't it? we've seen the killing, don't ya know?
i was watching it for work, doubt i would have stuck with it had i not been. however, like i say, i'm really enjoying it now.

EdMcDunnough Fri 05-Oct-12 11:40:31

I can't watch her. She's still that bird from H&A. What happened to Dieter Brummer though?

cocolepew Fri 05-Oct-12 11:47:52

You don't have to be buillt like a brick shithouse to be strong <cracks knuckles>

Dieter Brummer just got deaded in Neighbours. He was a bad'un.

It was the dialogue that killed me. Itw as cliche after cliche followed by obvious plot point. The bit where Pouty Chops and Old Blue eyes were in her bedsit made my bum cringe.

OBE: So, you thought it was me? That I would kill the mother of my baby?
PC: <boggle eyed>
OBE: That's right. I know every inch of you <stares moddily in to distance>

It was actually a bit like when Joey in 'Friends' was Dr. Drake Ramoray.

It was cliche bingo.

EdMcDunnough Fri 05-Oct-12 11:59:53

Oh thanks! I'm surprised the best he could do was end up in Neighbours though.

He was alright back then.

EdMcDunnough Fri 05-Oct-12 12:00:12

Why are there only about 15 actors in Australia anyway?

He's not as pretty, now, Ed. There are very few pretty actors in Neighbours now sad

Moodily. Not moddily. He wasn't on a scooter sporting a Paul Weller haircut.

EdMcDunnough Fri 05-Oct-12 12:02:54

See now you've said that, in my mind, he WAS on a scooter with a Paul Weller haircut.

I can't shake it now. grin

threesocksmorgan Fri 05-Oct-12 12:05:59

can anyone explain why the "bad" man did that horrid thing with the needle and that mans eye.....I got a bit lost

TheSmallPrint Fri 05-Oct-12 12:23:07

bleurgh that made me want to throw threesock!

cocolepew Fri 05-Oct-12 12:24:21

Because he's a baddie <helpful>

cocolepew Fri 05-Oct-12 12:33:23

Deacon was Mr Eko in Lost! Hope it's easier to understand than that hmm

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Fri 05-Oct-12 13:41:43

and adebisi in oz. he is THE most amazing actor, imo. although not doing much in this...

I wondered if he needed the poor chap's retina for ID purposes? Or maybe he was just bad to the bone? How many of the back up team do you think will be pitilessly slaughtered by series end?

I'm going for at least 80%. Wee tech info woman and new recruit specialist forces guy have Dead Meat running through them like a stick of rock.

cocolepew Fri 05-Oct-12 16:30:51

I don't trust new special forces guy. Bet he's a bad 'un.

SoupDragon Fri 05-Oct-12 16:36:03

The washed out colour annoyed me immensely. Did they only have cheap cameras?

cocolepew Fri 05-Oct-12 16:39:58

I never realised it was supposed to be like that. I was thinking a bit of blusher wouldn't go amiss.

SoupDragon Fri 05-Oct-12 17:20:16

I think i's meant to be arty or something. It also annoyed me with that Kenneth Brannagh thing... Wallander

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Fri 05-Oct-12 20:11:09

it's the nordic style... they arse about with the grading in post-production. it's supposed to look physically and emotionally chilly, which is why they rarely show these things in summer.

alcibiades Fri 05-Oct-12 20:19:22

I've just watched this and quite enjoyed it, which was a bit of a surprise as I don't watch much TV these days apart from documentaries.

This may be significant (or not) but the creator of the show, Frank Spotnitz, was one of the senior writers on X-Files, and I've read elsewhere that he originally wrote it with Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) in mind for the lead part. That might explain the poutiness because that was often the look that Anderson had when Scully was pissed off. But, I've never watched anything that Melissa George was in before, so I don't know whether poutiness is part of her acting style.

I did think that some of the washed out colouring was reminiscent of X-Files in the early seasons when they were filming in Vancouver. I guess if it's a bleak story then bright sunshine doesn't really work too well.

SoupDragon Sat 06-Oct-12 07:39:34

I wish they'd stop with the "nordic style". It's why I ditched Wallender and why I doubt I'll be carrying on with Hunted. It is unnecessarily grim and depressing and I find it distracting - the unrealistic lighting effects spoil it for me.

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sat 06-Oct-12 10:37:58

it's montalbano you're after, clearly... grin

the nordic thing is a big trend, still, but it will pass.

fussychica Sat 06-Oct-12 14:39:49

Pout put me off but her man kept me watching wink
DH thinks she's rather nice hmm
The eye thing was yukshock
Love scandi & the fabulous Montalbano - more subtitles the better!

I could have bloody slapped her pouty lentil-weaving-weird-ass-face in EVERY episode of The Slap and her husband and child too

<shudders at memory>

I haven't watched this new series yet. When they interviewed her on BBC Breakfast she managed to act less pouty and pretty normal. Should I bother watching it? Or just delete it??

VicarInaTutu Sat 06-Oct-12 15:04:24

i thought the eye thing might be so it didnt leave any traces - injecting into a hole (pupil)

but could just have watched too many spy programmes.

just watched it now, rather enjoyed it - its all very silly but i didnt let that stop me!

do we think her lips are natural or has she had some work to make them that pouty? from the side her top lip really sticks out.....i reckon she has had fillers.

SmokyClav Sat 06-Oct-12 15:14:21

what vicar said- it was to leave no puncture wound easily discernible.

hackneybird Mon 08-Oct-12 15:19:07

Aitch I presume you're a TV reviewer?

MeFour Mon 08-Oct-12 22:33:39

Well I'm going to keep watching

Vagaceratops Wed 10-Oct-12 21:51:25

The eye thing
<shudder>

FootLikeATractionEngine Wed 10-Oct-12 22:00:54

I thought she was amazing in In Treatment. Quite mesmerising at times.

MeFour Thu 11-Oct-12 07:54:21

She wasn't just sleeping in the corner. She was sitting there because the flashes of light from the trains were triggering her memories about who killed her mum. She obviously wants to find out who and get them

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Thu 11-Oct-12 09:29:56

am on ep5... it's all going a bit 'there's a giant vagina through the world!' a la torchwood... i'm ludicrously hooked but fearful at the same time that spotnitz has Gone Too Far.

PanonOlympus Thu 11-Oct-12 11:01:24

Just watched it on i-player.
Pouty? She has attractively-shaped lips, but there didn't seem to be too much deliberate stuff going on?
As a Mrs Jason Bourne she wasn't angular enough - to be that fit and strong she wouldn't have the flesh she has ( though nice bum). Characters are charicatures imo and she is on screen way too much - was almost getting sick of the sight of her.

TheSmallPrint Thu 11-Oct-12 22:04:04

Sooo are we any more enlightened this week?

PanonOlympus Thu 11-Oct-12 22:28:30

Err.....what scareface has to do with it i.e. why he wants her dead is unsure to me. Guess work. And I honestly forget why the guy from Tangiers should be popping up again.

HalleLouja Thu 11-Oct-12 22:29:53

Eyeball man is still around. It was way beyond obvious that the scar face man was trying to attract her attention.

I thought Hasan was just going to leave - didn't realise he was going to try and kill Angel.

I thought someone on here would know more than me.

cocolepew Fri 12-Oct-12 09:02:35

I haven't a clue what is going on, it's very entertaining though.

member Fri 12-Oct-12 09:08:42

This is going to have more twists than a lighthouse staircase - too early at episode 2 to have the boss as the double-crossing baddie, surely?

member Fri 12-Oct-12 09:10:28

Oh, and Melissa George seems destined to run about remote Scottish countryside - saw her in a film where there was a little girl buried in a box under the ground in Scotland.

LadyMargolotta Fri 12-Oct-12 12:15:37

She is pouty but I think she my have had lip fillers? I'm sure she didn't look like that in H&A.

The fight scenes with her beating up men twice her size are just too unbelievable. She looks like she couldn't squash a fly.

hackneybird Mon 15-Oct-12 13:50:19

Anyone still watching? I enjoyed ep 2, looking forward to this week's.

Maslotte Mon 15-Oct-12 21:35:19

Still watching and still enjoying smile

Anyone watch the last episode? WTAF???

It is because of the huge horse teeth - why do people think these verneers look good.

twofalls Thu 22-Nov-12 22:36:55

Can anyone tell me what the feck the ending was all about.

Lozario Thu 22-Nov-12 22:43:54

Not. A. Clue. Seemed like they got near the end writing it and just said ah feck it, that'll do!

TheFarSide Thu 22-Nov-12 22:44:53

She isn't dead. She was wearing a bullet proof vest. It was planned - the black guy pretended to kill her so the older brown-haired woman would think she was dead and would stop chasing her. She didn't lose her baby, which was why she hid away for a year. She left the baby with a friend while she went back to London to look for whoever was trying to kill her.

I think.

TheFarSide Thu 22-Nov-12 22:46:12

Apparently another series is in the pipeline but the BBC won't be buying it.

:-(

searching4serenity Thu 22-Nov-12 22:56:40

So why did someone want to kill her in the first place again?!?!

TheFarSide Thu 22-Nov-12 22:59:01

We never found out. Nor did we find out who Aidan really is.

See the Guardian blog:-

www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2012/nov/22/hunted-season-one-episode-eight?fb=native&commentpage=1

searching4serenity Thu 22-Nov-12 23:02:17

FFS - and we never found out what was in the safety deposit box either...

Ah yes Aiden ... Good point

I take it a 12m plus baby can look like a 4month old... Hmm

Gooniechoons Thu 22-Nov-12 23:02:30

The fit one was also the doctor in Miranda! ( that might have been said further up!)

Arcadie Sat 24-Nov-12 00:22:21

Just finished watching the last episode. I am Jack's TOTAL lack of surprise that there was a baby. All that fitness training in the first episode, designed to make you think she's recovering from the gunshot wound. It didn't have ME fooled! And likewise also hmm about how said baby could be 3 months old (or thereabouts). Approx 12 week gestation from the scan when she's shot which is a year before Sam goes back to work. So would have been born 6 months before her return to work. Conservative estimate of 1 month whilst she was in the Turner household plus the month that elapses at the end of the programme and suddenly the baby is 3 months not 8. Sloppy people, sloppy. [NB I could be over thinking what is, essentially, just a TV show]

Still, it was entertaining whilst it lasted.

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