Is anyone else watching Hunted on BBC1?

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gingercat12 Sun 04-Nov-12 18:26:45

It is my newest guilty pleasure.

JustOneMoreCoffee Sun 04-Nov-12 19:58:16

Me! grin looks like we are the only ones though.

Frontpaw Sun 04-Nov-12 20:01:19

The one with the trout? And the useless spies who didnt think to look for her in her childhood home when she went AWOL?


Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Sun 04-Nov-12 20:02:03

loving it too!

neski36 Sun 04-Nov-12 20:08:15

I'm liking that Melissa George has all the big fighting scenes. She's very tough! Good actress did anyone see her in that Australian drama recently can't remember name think it was on BBC 4.

SinisterBuggyMonth Mon 05-Nov-12 00:08:38

It was called The Slap, I loved it.

Actually not too sure about Hunted, it just doesnt have the same fluffiness as Spooks. And I dont really care who owns that damn...

EasyFromNowOn Mon 05-Nov-12 11:32:00

It is terribly addictive. And addictively terrible. Possibly the best thing is reading the Guardian blog about it after, because it does make me laugh a lot.

It just started being shown in the US, and they seem to think it's actually good, and serious, which I'm sure is what the makers were going for, but it just isn't quite right.

SufferingLampreys Mon 05-Nov-12 11:34:34

I am watching
I'm still not sure about it but it must have something as I can't not watch
Adam rayner has amazing eyes

gingercat12 Mon 05-Nov-12 13:41:45

Have to read the Guardian blog.

Just spent an entire hour of a very worthy presentation fantasising about Adam Rayner. I am so ashamed!

gingercat12 Mon 05-Nov-12 17:41:37

easyfromnowon I was stupid enough to start reading the guardian blog during a speech, I nearly laughed out loud.

SufferingLampreys Mon 05-Nov-12 18:26:37

Have you a link to the blog please?

gingercat12 Mon 05-Nov-12 19:24:50

sufferinglampreys am not savvy enough to do links from phone. will add link from computer.

in the past i thought Spooks was the most unintentionally hilarious tv programme ever, but it is really Hunted no doubt about that.

DH is obsessed with it. I am sort of enjoying it, but it is a bit too full of holes for me.

Also I thought they got away with a lot of stuff in Spooks because it was in the interests of National Security, but in this, it's just because some bloke is paying them loads of money? confused

gingercat12 Tue 06-Nov-12 09:08:36
SufferingLampreys Tue 06-Nov-12 10:06:50


EasyFromNowOn Tue 06-Nov-12 11:53:39

Ginger - yes, you have to read it when you are alone, and not drinking a cup of coffee, otherwise you spend the next half an hour drying out the keyboard grin

TeaandHobnobs - yes, they are private contractors. Although who is paying the bills has not yet been discovered.

I loved Spooks, until the final series when it went completely nuts. I put HUnted on about the same level as Strike Back, which I also love but cannot take seriously at all. Although Strike Back has other things going for it!

gingercat12 Tue 06-Nov-12 12:31:14

EasyFromNowOn So I am not alone watching Strike Back grin My pitiful excuse for watching it that half of Season 2 was show in my hometown. And I watched Season 1 beacuse of Richard Armitage...

I cannot wait for Thursday's Hunted after reading the blog and all the conspiracy theories. I am just going to laugh my head off.

gingercat12 Tue 06-Nov-12 12:31:38

I mean shot in my howmtown.

gingercat12 Tue 06-Nov-12 12:41:54

I give up on spelling.

Did anybody else find the accents confusing in Hunted? It took me 5 episodes to be sure it was set in London, as everyone's accents are all over the place. I am not native English and do not care about it as a general rule, but even I thought it was a bit much.

LadyMargolotta Tue 06-Nov-12 12:49:37

The only accent that is all over the place is Mellisa George's! Her british accent is fairly bad. I cannot judge her American accent but that is probably fairly bad as well.

'It is terribly addictive. And addictively terrible.'

Sums it up very well!

boyhasadream Tue 06-Nov-12 12:55:20

Adam Rayner crossed at zebra crossing in front of us outside BBC in Shepherds Bush a few days ago. He's cute but it's Rupert Penry Jones all the way for me grin. Hunted is helping a bit with me mourning the loss of Spooks.

Rachel07 Tue 06-Nov-12 12:56:38

Gingercat, that blog is very, very funny. Thank's for the link.

Loving Hunted, like Melissa George too although her accent is a bit off the wall.

Bring on thursday for episode 6!

JoandMax Tue 06-Nov-12 12:57:47

We are obsessed with it here too! Most of the hour is spent profusely swearing at the TV about how ridiculous it is yet still we keep on going back.....,

gingercat12 Tue 06-Nov-12 13:19:58

LadyMargolotta Because I had no idea where it is set (Sam's flat is a bit like New York and the plot did not always make much sense), I could not understand why some people are British, others American and then there is Sam. I cannot always hear what Aidan is saying, as I am too busy looking into his eyes.

boyhasadream can I stand in front of that zebra crossing a little bit, please blush?

JoandMax I think we should just laugh at the inconsistencies.

TheSmallPrint Tue 06-Nov-12 16:47:16

I am also watching this and waiting to understand it. I am also a massive Spooks fan until they killed off Lucas and aired the ridiculous mess that was Series 10 also watched Series 1 of Strikeback purely for Richard Armitage (do you sense a theme here?) and actually enjoyed that, couldn't watch the second series after they shot him <sobs>.

Anyway back to Hunted, loved the Guardian blog and will now watch the next episode knowing I can look forward to it's disection on that blog.

MsInterpret Tue 06-Nov-12 16:53:50

Ooh thanks for the blog link.

Started watching on iPlayer on phone in middle of night while BFing and now hooked! Episode 5 lined up for tonight!

MG's British accent is appalling isn't it?! Also think Scottish one v wooden.

Which one is Rupert Penry Jones? Is it Fowkes?

LadyMargolotta Tue 06-Nov-12 16:56:38

That blog is great, thanks for the link!

I love MG despite or perhaps because of the crap accent.

TheSmallPrint Tue 06-Nov-12 18:53:44

Um I don't think RPJ is in it MsInterpret although I wish he was! grin

MsInterpret Tue 06-Nov-12 19:30:34

oh blush

Was he in Spooks then, was that the reference?!

<never watched spooks emoticon> shock

gingercat12 Tue 06-Nov-12 19:56:56

RPJ was in Spooks.

SufferingLampreys Tue 06-Nov-12 19:57:49

Yes RPJ was Adam in spooks <drool>

TheSmallPrint Tue 06-Nov-12 19:59:55

Yep the rather gorgeous Adam. I nearly cried when he blew him up.

EasyFromNowOn Tue 06-Nov-12 20:57:47

Oh, ginger you are so not alone in watching Strike Back! Casting RA in the first series was genius because I probably wouldn't have started watching it. It's so very different now, but it is just as addictive. I do have quite low standards though!

MsInterpret Fowkes is played by the improbably named Lex Shrapnel!

MsInterpret Tue 06-Nov-12 21:30:07

Yes, just spotted that on the blog! EasyFromNowOn It's got to be a...stage name?! Perhaps his real name is John Smith. wink

EasyFromNowOn Tue 06-Nov-12 22:43:14

no, according to IMBD his real name is Alexander Shrapnel, and the surname is also used by his father and grandfather so it looks like it might be for real shock

SinisterBuggyMonth Thu 08-Nov-12 21:23:50

The body count is so high in this and its mostly the "good guys" responsible.

I miss Spooks. The evil damn cockney wouldnt have lasted 1 episode before Harry Pearce would br donning his black leather gloves to dispatch him.
Am getting a bit of a girlcrush MG though...

PseudoBadger Thu 08-Nov-12 22:06:05

I just watched half the first episode on my phone in the bath. It's..... intriguing. Shall I carry on watching?

gingercat12 Fri 09-Nov-12 11:38:06

PseudoBadger Oh, yes. If you want to have a good laugh. It is very entertaining and stylish. Maybe take the sound off. The dialogue is wooden.

gingercat12 Fri 09-Nov-12 11:39:01

Pseudo And afterwards may I suggest you read the Guardian blog. That makes the show such fun!

EasyFromNowOn Fri 09-Nov-12 12:18:25

tbh the Guardian blog is worth reading even if you aren't watching the show, it's very funny!

Am intrigued to know what's in the file the policeman gave to Turner Jr.

thecalpollady Fri 09-Nov-12 12:19:57

Yep I'm glued to it too. Very dark!

cheeseandmushroomghostie Fri 09-Nov-12 15:04:04

Marking my place to mock the accents to read later, just watched the last two episodes, I think next week is the last one, quite a lot to tie up isn't there?!

TheSmallPrint Fri 09-Nov-12 16:49:46

So any the wiser after last night?

How did pouty get into the Drs computer? Even I've got a password on mine. confused

And as pretty as Aidan is (and lets face it, he's worth a second look) his acting is so wooden it's painful!

LadyMargolotta Fri 09-Nov-12 17:11:36

'How did pouty get into the Drs computer?'

I was thinking that. And she searched her own name? Many search engines remember what has been searched.

Still no wiser but can't wait to read the blog.

TheSmallPrint Fri 09-Nov-12 18:05:45

Yes I thought that too - 'I know, I'll type my own name in the search engine cos that's a good idea!' confused grin

cheeseandmushroomghostie Fri 09-Nov-12 18:08:59

The scene where Goebel pinned Sam down to the ground in broad daylight in a London straight, whilst Injecting her eye confused made me think 'yeah, right'.... And the fact that Sam has been snooping in the turner house so much and jack hasn't noticed? But he suspects anything and everything else?!

Still love it though.

EasyFromNowOn Fri 09-Nov-12 18:35:57

There's two more episodes to go.

gingercat12 Fri 09-Nov-12 19:16:16

I really liked the fact that even the cast is reading the Guardian blog grin

2 more episodes and then season 2 in Germany? Wonder how they can fill all that airtime. I hope with Aidan... Preferably just looking very hot. Why does not he reveal his real name?

On a different note I promised to stop watching Strike Back, as there is only so much nonsense I can take. But the next season will be shot in my home town again. Last time it made me feel so homesick... I'll have to watch it.

NicholasTeakozy Fri 09-Nov-12 19:43:36

I watch it too. It's utterly bonkers and MGs accent is all over the shop. I forgive her 'cos she's cute.

SufferingLampreys Fri 09-Nov-12 20:46:14

I think I need to watch some of this strike back
Where do I go about finding it?

EasyFromNowOn Sat 10-Nov-12 10:22:58

You can't stop watching Strike Back, it's awesome!! It is as if someone made a TV show just for me, despite the occasional annoying bit (yes, Rhona Mitra, I do mean you).

Lampreys, it is on Sky usually. The last episode of series 3 is repeated at 1am Sunday morning on Sky 2. I'd guess you might be able to find it on On Demand via sky - there have been 3 series, but s1 was very different, it was all British, had Richard Armitage in it and was very good. From s2 it's been a joint Sky/US production and now it is very different.

You can find it in various places online and there are a lot of trailers and clips and stuff on youtube and on Cinemax.

gingercat12 Sat 10-Nov-12 10:36:48

SufferingLampreys Strike Back is on Sky 1. We did not have Sky when it started, so I am ashamed to say we bought the first series on dvd. It was shocking how quickly we could re-sell that dvd on Amazon marketplace.

gingeroots Sat 10-Nov-12 17:28:24

Oh that blog is hilarious ,loved it .

But was watching Hunted anyway blush

jammic Mon 12-Nov-12 21:30:00

Brilliant blog! Hatwatch is fab. I'm going to be on the lookout next time. Nothing could replace spooks though - am still in mourning. Was gutted when RPG died, couldn't believe they'd let his kid be an orphan.sad

gingercat12 Tue 13-Nov-12 12:23:37

jammic It was awful, wasn't it. sad

I am now properly confused after watching Secret State. Keel from Hunted and Conrad Knox from Strike Back turned up in it in sismilarly sinister roles, and it was like it is all connected grin

Let us hope tomorrow we'll see a bit better episode.

TheSmallPrint Thu 15-Nov-12 11:26:24

Soooo, who's got themselves mentally prepared for tonight? grin

Is it the last one?

gingercat12 Thu 15-Nov-12 12:19:35

It is the penultimate episode, TheSmallPrint. Very exciting.

I am so sad they cancelled the show. Not surprised though. I wish they just hired better writers. BBC commissioning editors, if you are reading, can we see Aidan in something else, please.

TheSmallPrint Thu 15-Nov-12 13:38:41

I'm not sure my head can cope with any more confusion confused. Have you read last weeks blog? Tis very funny again. grin

gingercat12 Thu 15-Nov-12 13:55:11

I agree, TheSmallPrint. BBC should continue the series just so that we can read the blog grin

TheSmallPrint Thu 22-Nov-12 21:01:48

Ok last one where hopefully all the past seven weeks of confusion become clear.....

greenapples Thu 22-Nov-12 22:00:45

I still don't understand! Why'd they want to kill her?

TheSmallPrint Thu 22-Nov-12 22:02:08

Well. Right. Hmm. No, not a jeffing clue! Except why Jack wanted the dam. So glad I watched!

SalvatoreGirl Thu 22-Nov-12 22:02:39

Ok so who was the one with the half finger? And what did she see that made them want to kill her?

TheSmallPrint Thu 22-Nov-12 22:04:15

No idea. I'm guessing it was Keel. No foundation for that but he's as good a choice as any.

member Thu 22-Nov-12 22:06:01

Who was the baby/where did it come from?

notnowImreading Thu 22-Nov-12 22:06:05

Bloody mystifying. Whose was the baby 'one month later'? Pretty sure she wasn't eight months pregnant when she got shot. What did she remember? Was the weird looking man trying to protect her or kill her? Did anyone get their comeuppance? Just...WTF?

mummypigof3 Thu 22-Nov-12 22:10:32

So Byzantium pretended to kill her?

mammamoomin Thu 22-Nov-12 22:12:48

Completely agree notnow WTF is exactly what I thought.....
a) how what why did she survive again....
b) who was Mr Half finger
c) who's baby - if that was her's and whathis names from the first shooting, was it old enough???
d) why did know one try and find her at her family home again...
e) just wtf

Frontpaw Thu 22-Nov-12 22:14:11

Arrrrrrgggghhhh. What just happened? I am very confused. DH says she ordered the baby on Amazon.

TiredMule Thu 22-Nov-12 22:45:40

WTF!!!???? Just found this thread after watching and being totally confused

They (Deacon/Byzantium) shot her before the other people could maybe so she could survive.
The half finger man-I know we saw before but I can't remember who....maybe Davey???

But WTAF is the baby all about? If it was hers and Aidens baby it was too young and how did she do all that training before v v v pregnant.

If she was pregnant by Stephen (she was sick whilst running) then the baby was way too old.

So what was that all about?

Has it been left like that for a second series? I need to know what on earth happened!!!

TiredMule Thu 22-Nov-12 22:49:08

On wikipedia they are saying that there was going to be a second series but the bbc has decided not to.

Now we may never find out wtf happened!! Things like this really bug me blush

jammic Thu 22-Nov-12 22:55:05

The ending was shite. They should have just left her in the river.

Bring back spooks!

EasyFromNowOn Fri 23-Nov-12 07:37:29

There might still be a second series, it's a co-production with Cinemax, so they could make one anyway, and sell it to someone like Living or Sky One. It might be a bit glossier if they do, but it's a chance, much like what happened with Strike Back.

The baby was supposed to be the baby she lost when she got shot originally, wasn't it? As in, she didn't lose it but told 'Aidan' she did. The training at the beginning was from after she had the baby. I think she was supposed to be about 3 months when she got shot, then it was a year til she turned up in the office, then a month or so wearing strange hats and getting attacked in London, so the baby would be 6-7 months old-ish?

The main question I have from last night is whether Deacon was still working for Byzantium when he shot her. I can't decide if it was Keel's plan to keep her alive, or whether she enlisted Deacon directly after his attack of conscience.

greenapples Fri 23-Nov-12 08:10:19

Ooo. That makes a lot of sense about the baby Easy . Still don't understand the half fingered man...

Frontpaw Fri 23-Nov-12 08:57:32

I gave up caring... Too many loose ends for my brain to follow!

TheSmallPrint Fri 23-Nov-12 09:29:38

Also who was Aiden and what was in his MI6 file in Tottenham Court Road secret locker???

gingeroots Fri 23-Nov-12 09:38:35

Yeah ,the locker .

Sam was shown looking at the key and I assumed she hadn't looked .

Wonder who the person was who delivered the baby to Sam at the end .

I particularly loved the bit where Sam managed not to be drowned in bath by Chisholm person even though went on for hours .
And then she managed to chuck him over bannisters .

All while suffering from effects of poison .

LadyMargolotta Fri 23-Nov-12 12:46:23

I just knew her 'lost' baby would turn up at the end of it. She was shot too far to the left of her abdomen so she didn't lose the baby. Presumably she was 2/3 months pregnant then.

hattymattie Fri 23-Nov-12 12:53:30

So it's not just me then who had no clue what was going on - I was beginning to feel really stupid. Yes - the baby did look like and Amazon delivery grin

EasyFromNowOn Fri 23-Nov-12 13:35:37

Aha! Cinemax are trying to figure out a way to make a second series without the BBC here

WickedGirl Fri 23-Nov-12 14:04:31

Too many loose ends which is a shame

LadyMargolotta Fri 23-Nov-12 17:59:00

There are loose ends but that's presumably because they want to make another series.

I really enjoyed it. Mostly the acting was good, MG's accent can only get better. I would watch another series, as long it's accompanied by that blog.

JoandMax Fri 23-Nov-12 18:13:33

Thoroughly confused still, I'm hoping for a 2nd series!!!

gingercat12 Sun 25-Nov-12 20:44:29

I am ashamed to say I am hoping for a second series, too. Just so that those 8 hours of my life would not totally be wasted. I need answers, please!

LadyMargolotta Mon 26-Nov-12 08:18:13

Exactly. It's great to have a series with a strong, cool, female lead who doesn't have to take her clothes off in every episode. The characters and the acting were mostly very good - Jack Turner was incredibly creepy.

The filming was good, it's just the writing let it down a bit, and MG's accent, but that could improve.

Does anyone remember YellowthreadStreet from about 20 years ago? A gang thriller set in Hong Kong. Also bad scripts and a dodgy storyline, but I loved it. They never made more then one series.

posyplum Mon 26-Nov-12 13:58:49

Belatedly found this thread... anyone have a clue who half-finger was then? Someone said above we saw him before, I have a vague recollection (maybe).

And who was fake Goebbels and why did he want Sam?

V confused...

EasyFromNowOn Mon 26-Nov-12 19:55:20

fake Goebbels was trying to protect her, no one explained why. I also have a vague recollection of half-finger but I don't know why. I thought he was the hit man that fake Goebbels killed in the oast houses, but I may have made that up...

lookout Fri 30-Nov-12 13:48:30

I daren't read the whole thread for spoilers but I missed the last episode and it's already off iplayer sad Anyone know where I can watch the last episode?

gingercat12 Tue 04-Dec-12 12:21:39

No idea, sorry.

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