Spiral 4

(112 Posts)
YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Sat 09-Feb-13 20:40:49

Starting tonight at 9pm BBC Four. Double episode!

schilke Sat 09-Feb-13 20:45:55

Set to record!

diddl Sat 09-Feb-13 21:08:05

I´m recording also.

Am currently watching Series 1 online.

teejwood Sat 09-Feb-13 21:08:47

Nice to see series 4 starting in a lovely calm way, nothing gruesome at all wink

teejwood Sat 09-Feb-13 22:48:40

Nice to see how it's all going to go horribly wrong this early in the series grin

teejwood Sat 09-Feb-13 22:49:42

Crap - completely unoriginal posting there - will have more wine for next week's commentary...

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Sat 09-Feb-13 23:18:54

Brilliant stuff. It's so gripping. I love Laure (but not half as much as Pierre wink ).

Missing Roban, though!

fussychica Sun 10-Feb-13 14:30:47

We call her Dirty Laure in this house as she doesn't seem to wear clean/different clothes much.
Also call Josephine Karlsson - ginger, for obvious reasons - how un PC we areshock
Think Roban is back next week

Love it - dark, gripping and foreign - everything I want from a crime drama.

fussychica Sun 10-Feb-13 14:31:54

Oh and you can catch Pierre in Mr Selfridge if you need an extra fix grin

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Sun 10-Feb-13 21:30:04

"dark, gripping and foreign" fussychica, that's how I like my men!

Pierre somehow isn't sexy when he's fussing about window displays and speaking english!

diddl Sun 10-Feb-13 22:04:36

Well I´ve just watched Series 1.

Anyone know where I might be able to find 2&3 online?

choceyes Mon 11-Feb-13 09:16:27

I love Spiral! Thought I was the only one watching it. It's just as good as The Killing etc, infact the writing is better IMO, and I prefer the character relationships in Spiral.

Oh yeah..and the lovely Gregory Fitoussi!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 11-Feb-13 12:54:31

Usual tensions, can Laure get off the hook, what is Gilou getting himself into? No Raban yet, he is a strange character but a 'goodie' and necessary civilising influence.

Like the slow simmer between Josephine and Pierre, him commenting on her new blue dress. Attractive couple.

The thing is I can't imagine Pierre wearing anything other than a black suit and tie, white shirt.. Not a jeans and sweatshirt guy. Is that a problem? Non!

Dylanlovesbaez Sat 16-Feb-13 19:05:11

I can't freaking believe it. I got sooooo excited tonight thinking new series of spiral-yaaaaay! Then I discover it bloody started last week while I was watching series 3 on DVD-nooooooo!

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Sat 16-Feb-13 19:13:32

sad dylan

Can't wait for tonight's episodes. Hope Gilou isn't going to do anything stupid...though you know he will!

Dylanlovesbaez Sat 16-Feb-13 19:19:54

I bloody love gilou oh and Pierre. Right, I'm staying away until I catch up. Enjoy.

diddl Sat 16-Feb-13 19:50:26

Dylan, I´m watching series 3 atm as well.

Where are you up to?

I´ve just watched Ep7.

Dylanlovesbaez Sat 16-Feb-13 20:15:20

Diddl, finished series 3 last sat! Would you believe it. Ooooh it's fantastic. I think I want to be laure, I love her like I love Lund!

diddl Sat 16-Feb-13 22:24:40

I think I´ll be finished tomorrow & then ready to watch Series 4.

Although I´m finding it a bit tedious-the red headed lawyer stealing from her client, the prostitute running away & caught straight away, Pierre stupid enough to let the young boy stay.

Bit predictable.

Oh & Gilou pisses me right off!

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Sat 16-Feb-13 22:54:29

Oooh Tintin nooo! Hope he's ok!

Bloody 'ell, got a bit steamy between Josephine and Pierre there! French filth; love it!

Glad to see Roban back!

Love love love it!

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Sat 16-Feb-13 22:57:43

I think that Herville is dodgy too. Maybe he's connected to those Sarhouise brothers, that's why he likes Gilou so much?

And some more corruption to come out with Roban's rape case.

Exciting stuff.

teejwood Sat 16-Feb-13 23:25:06

Wow - no let up this week. Roban back - yeah! And was v impressed with Pierre's performance in front of Wagner - hoping that Laure is off the hook at last!

Can't believe what they've done to Tintin though sad and when do you think the brothers are going to ask Gilou what they're getting for their tens of thousands of euros?!

Interesting to see that Josephine has a completely messed up background - that tough as nails schtick had to come from somewhere. Over previous series, we've seen where most of the main characters have come from and the things that have driven them to where they are now - Roban, Laure, Gilou, Pierre - so it's good to see that spotlight turned on Josephine and we get to see her story.

Herville - mmm - what is he up to? I thought perhaps trying to get one over on CID - professional rivalry or career ambition - but am wondering if there is another agenda? Looking forward to next week, and hoping that all is not lost for Tintin <sniff>

polyhymnia Sun 17-Feb-13 18:53:48

Does any kind person want to summarise - for benefit of someone just starting on Spiral with Series 4 and loving it but not having the time to watch the other three series at moment - 'the things that have driven' the main characters to where they are now/ key facts about their pasts.

Just a sentence or two for each character would be great!

Wolfgirl Sun 17-Feb-13 21:01:16

Evening ladies. Just seen that Spiral 4 has started, so trying to do catch up on Iplayer. But... eps. 2 seems to be missing. Can anyone advise where I can see it? Many thanks Wolfie.


MaitreKarlsson Mon 18-Feb-13 18:17:30

Hi Polyhmnia
Will do my best but am sure others have better memories..

Capitaine Laure Berthaud - totally driven cop, very loyal to her crew. Sometimes bends the rules to get what she instinctively knows is the right result. In series 2 fell in love with an undercover agent - ended badly. Current relationship good - started in series 3.

Gilles or Gilou - great copper but a bit too fond of prostitutes & drugs - often makes mistakes which Laure has to cover up, eg shooting a drug dealer in the crotch when he wasn't supposed to have been in the house. Has lots of sources etc in the 'underworld'.

Judge Roban - very fair and honest prosecutor who is almost obsessive at getting to the truth of his cases ( French justice system is inquisitorial, not adversarial, so judge has very far-reaching investigative powers). His cases usually run as a sideline to the main cop investigation. In series 3 he found corruption in a Paris suburb which led to the mayor - was warned to back off by mayor's high-ranking powerful friends but didn't. End result was he got taken off his job after his stagiare committed suicide (was caught between the two sides). A good friend of Laure and Pierre.

Pierre - used to be a prosecuting lawyer, now turned criminal defender ie now independent instead of acting for the State. Is now working in partnership with Josephine Karlsson. Upstanding & moral, but she's gradually getting to him..

Josephine Karlsson - criminal defender, pretty amoral and ends up with very nasty clients/mentors. Her mentor was Szabo - mega unscrupulous, friend-of-crooks defender. She's escaped his clutches and set up as an independent lawyer. In series 3 tried to go a bit straighter but always ends up dragged back in to the shady side.

HTH, sorry for any errors everyone else...

teejwood Mon 18-Feb-13 22:33:49

Good synopsis Maitre! smile but Polyhymnia tbf you do need to watch the previous series to find out the nuances of how they have ended up taking those paths - to give any more detail will just spoil it when you do come to watch series 1-3! The 1-3 box set is £22 on Amazon at the mo - bargain for so many hours of great drama.

Wolfie it looks like ep 2 is back on iPlayer at the mo?

polyhymnia Wed 20-Feb-13 14:49:13

Great sumary, maitre - thanks so much.

I'm a great francophile - one of my favourite wine bars is just behind the law courts on the Ile de la Cité! - and used to visit French civil service for work, so know roughly how their legal and political system works. All the more annoyed with myself I didn't 'discover' Spiral before - but really good to have your sketches of the characters which make a lot more sense of it all.

Thanks too teejwood. That's a really good deal on Amazon. Will take advantage of it and hoard them to look forward to when I have a bit more time - realistically, probably after this series ends.

diddl Wed 20-Feb-13 15:55:40

There´s a site called "Dare TV" that I've just watched Series 1 & 3 on...

silver73 Sat 23-Feb-13 13:12:32

oh no when was series 3 broadcast? I watched series 1 and 2 and thought I had missed some key things only to find out that I have missed an entire series

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Sat 23-Feb-13 23:41:55

Silver The 3rd series was on BBC4 in spring 2011 I think.

Excellent summary maitre I've forgotton so much; will have to dig out the DVDs.

Tonight's episodes were superb as always! Everyone's getting themselves in the shit; Gilou, Roban, Josephine and Pierre. For once, Laure seems to be doing ok!

Can't wait to see the outcome of Roban's case. I get the feeling he's made a big mistake.

One thing I don't really get is why Gilou gave in and gave the Sarahois a gun; he owed them nothing, he could have just reported them for stealing his gun and got it back 'on the record'. They had given him some information but he hadn't done anything dodgy for them. But, then, there'd be no story without his hot-headed fuck ups grin

Wonder what Josephine's up to? I reckon she's going to double cross the police and Riffaut. But will she drive Pierre away into my waiting arms ?

Love, love, love it!

FartAtTheMaddingCrowd Sat 23-Feb-13 23:56:16

Soooo glad Tintin is ok, I've worried about him all week. I didn't quite get the present of the leather jacket and why was it so awkward, did he feel they weren't taking his injury seriously enough?
When he was crying in the kitchen I was shouting, ' give him a man- hug Gilou!!!' But of course he goes off to the cellar to collect his illegal Biretta. Bloody Alpha male.

MaitreKarlsson Thu 28-Feb-13 23:14:44

Finally caught up with last week's episodes tonight! V good. Fart - yes I think Tintin and his wife still very shaken up so the 'just a scratch' thing written on the jacket went down like a lead balloon.
Loved where Pierre said 'je suis amoreux d'elle' so quickly about Josephine to Laure - he's nothing if not direct! French language so good in these situations...
Does anyone else think Josephine (well the actress) must have had a boob job? Her dresses are getting more & more ridiculous...
Polyhymnia - Ile de la Cite - swoon. Not been there in years...Paris one of those places we haven't ventured much since DCs arrived! wink
Agree - the Sarahouis/Gilou thing was a bit silly but yes the plot must continue. Sad about rape victim plot - thought the actress was incredible.

aloiseb Fri 01-Mar-13 09:01:47

If Josephine tries to double cross that Riffaut she will end up dead in a ditch - hope not. ANd yes I agree about the boob job - possibly since Series 3? We should be told! (special memo to Pierre in case it puts him off....)

I don't like those Sarahouis guys at all, quite worried about Gilou. Especially as Herville will dump him at first opportunity.

I still haven't seen the end of episode 6....who is crying in the kitchen? I thought it was funny whenTintin gave the gang the (bandaged) finger.

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Sun 03-Mar-13 21:19:35

Brilliant, as always, last night.

I'm not quite clear what went on with Pierre in the courtroom, though. I thought Jorkal wanted his nephew to retract his statement and go to prison. He disn't, but Jorkal was happy anyway confused

Strange to see Laure as the doting stepmum! Wonder if she'll fall for Sami again? I'm betting a big fat YES!

Hope we've not seen the last of Marianne. Hope Roban is vindicated and gets her back.

Glad to see Gilou get himself off the hook, he won't have learned his lesson, though! And poor Tintin; though he did return bloody quick after nearly dying.

Good to see Josephine back on ball breaking form with the police but can she smooth it over with Pierre? I think he's going off her, being corrupted by money and power.

Love it grin

MaitreKarlsson Tue 05-Mar-13 18:35:56

Again catching up late but was a good two-parter...

LaLa, I agree, somewhat baffled by courtroom scene, I think Jorkal left in disgust to save face but was actually delighted with the outcome. Now Pierre is promoted to head lawyer isn't he almost more crook than Josephine?!
Quite surprised Sophie didn't end up dumped on a road somewhere by the ruthless lefties. Some of the plot twists are a bit unlikely.
Delighted to see Sami back and I guess after Laure's shooting lessons for Vincent's kid didn't go down well that that relationship might be on the way out...
Not looking good for Tintin either!

teejwood Sat 09-Mar-13 21:58:01

shock Roban!
shock Josephine!

smugmumofboys Sat 09-Mar-13 22:49:16

shock Laure! Quelle minx!

smugmumofboys Sat 09-Mar-13 22:50:30

Who could blame her though? Sami has a certain Je ne sais quoi.

teejwood Sat 09-Mar-13 22:51:36

Hey smug - Quelle muppet more like! Sami is not likely to stick around, is he?

And - is it just me or is it vv wierd hearing Gilou being the sober and straight voice of reason confused - makes me wonder if he could well be a gonner by the end of the season shock

teejwood Sat 09-Mar-13 22:52:54

She has such a thing for gits, though. Can you imagine if she was a MNer? We would constantly be telling her to LTB.

smugmumofboys Sat 09-Mar-13 23:07:20

Yes, she does have questionable taste. I know what you mean about Gilou - he was Monsieur Sensible. Poor Tintin, he's really not coping.

Did you see the forensics bloke with the fag on? Only in France!

It was a great double ep. Loved Roban's courtroom tirade and Marianne's testimony.

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Sun 10-Mar-13 22:13:23

Was tres bizarre to see Roban so animated, he's usually so collected. I hope he comes out on top! Love Marianne too.

Bloody grim scenes with Cetin. Interesting to see all the strands coming together; the revolutionaries and the arms dealers. Wonder what Sophie's going to do...

Laure!? What are you doing? A quick bonk in the car then back to Vincent's for a shower! She's self destructive which is a bit of a shame because it's such a trope that brilliant cops have disasterous love lives but it was really well done.

Poor Josephine! I actually felt sympathy for her; I think the actress is amazing to get that balance of strength, coldness and vulnerability just right. And I liked how she didn't milk it with Pierre.

And talking of Pierre; ooh la la, he should have stayed away from Jorkal. He might have to give up the lawyering and go full time at Selfridges wink

Can't wait for next week but I'm going to miss it so much.

fussychica Mon 11-Mar-13 12:44:37

Brill double bill - everyone's in trouble except Gilou confused. How will it end???

Cremolafoam Sat 16-Mar-13 07:47:21

Finale ce soir!!
Worried about Tintin
Worried about gilou
Worried about laure/ Vincent relationship
Mon Dieu exciting!!!grin

Cremolafoam Sat 16-Mar-13 19:38:34

Bonsoir Mesdames

teejwood Sat 16-Mar-13 23:07:32

awww poor sami sad

teejwood Sat 16-Mar-13 23:18:58

Re Gilou "They had given him some information but he hadn't done anything dodgy for them. But, then, there'd be no story without his hot-headed fuck ups"

Quoted for truth Youmakeme!

The Souhamis (?sp) may be back in the next series - not sure Gilou is out of the woods on that one just yet.

Do we think we will see Riffault next series, too?

So in summary - Pierre and Josephine out of the shit and into the sack (was lovely to see her really genuinely happy, actually)
Roban out of the frying pan and into the fire methinks. Odds on he will be asked to return the favour next series
Poor Marianne, though! She so thought they would be lovely and cuddly when all was back to normal and instead Roban is trying to get his head around the repercussions of the masonic bomshell and she gets nought! Honestly, Roban - none as blind as those who will not see...

teejwood Sat 16-Mar-13 23:22:52

Laure's "which man" conundrum is fixed, but somehow I'm not sure that means she will be be playing happy stepmum next series grin

Also - was Gilou onto a promise with the young female cop or was I reading too much into that?!

Poor Tintin - he's been in the wars this series - "They Killed Kenny" did flash through my mind when he started heading back towards Sami.

Now need to drown my sorrows - given we won't have Sami back next time <sniffs>

smugmumofboys Sat 16-Mar-13 23:31:10

sad sad sad Poor Sami. So brave -and- -fit-. Cracking finale. It's going to leave quite a hole in my Saturday evening schedule. I may even have to talk to DH. shock

canutesauntie Sat 16-Mar-13 23:31:40

No not Sami shock

Hadn't realised that it was the end of the series tonight either - roll on next one.

smugmumofboys Sat 16-Mar-13 23:31:51

Strikeout fail on phone!

Cremolafoam Sat 16-Mar-13 23:33:27

I'd take Vincent if laures done with himgrin
Riffault stil at large
'twas a nail biter

Rowlers Sat 16-Mar-13 23:33:49

Sure this won't be popular but i was a bit disappointed - thought there were big holes in the storyline and a lot of the plot relied on lots of police fuck-ups. e.g.wWhy didn't everyone just bog off out of the building at the end?
Can't see any need for Sami to have stayed behind - they had already evacuated.
And Laure's acting still quite wooden for me. She pulls the same face for everything.
Gilou has some good one-liners though.

Cremolafoam Sat 16-Mar-13 23:38:13

Josephine smiling was scary
Pierre you dunderhead
Pauvre Marieanne
Bloody masons
Why didn't Sami and Tintin run?
Roban you screwball grin

Moominsarehippos Sat 16-Mar-13 23:38:56

Maybe Sami ducked out in the nick of time...
Bad Thomas - I knew he was going to cop out and leave someone else holding the bag.

teejwood Sat 16-Mar-13 23:39:06

I was glued to the screen - really enjoyed it.

Rowlers - Sami was trying to be the hero and get the girl I think - they all (Herville, Sami, Laure) were victims of their own ambition and stubborn-ness imho; the counter-terrorism unit was just the same. It's all about who climbs the greasy pole.

The one plot hole I can see <quibble> - wouldn't that amount of explosive have done a LOT more damage? Unless they only used some of it and Riffault has buggered off with the rest <comforting thought emoticon> wink

teejwood Sat 16-Mar-13 23:40:12

smugmum that lack of strikeout was your subconscious not letting you strikeout the truth grin

Moominsarehippos Sat 16-Mar-13 23:40:31

So what are we watching next?

No Montalbano, no Spiral... Bah

Cremolafoam Sat 16-Mar-13 23:42:29

Have scrolled ahead and bbc4 have programmed something forrin called
The Silence

I need more the Bridge . Love Saga

smugmumofboys Sat 16-Mar-13 23:42:44


teejwood Sat 16-Mar-13 23:44:12

Cremola did you not think Josephine deserved her happy ending this series? Given we know more about her awful background, and then she finished the series by doing something for the good of others rather than just naked self interest - we were being asked to sympathise with her.
And, in contrast, we were helped to realise that Pierre is a bloody idiot and perfectly willing to act in his own greed/self-interest sometimes.
So we are more likely to accept (if not support wink) their relationship being back on track at the end.

Moominsarehippos Sat 16-Mar-13 23:45:09

She's a redhead. She deserves to get the dishy guy.

Cremolafoam Sat 16-Mar-13 23:46:48

I have a romantic notion for Pierre
But yes he showed a darker side this series.
They are all as twisty as fusilli.grin

teejwood Sat 16-Mar-13 23:47:18

Cremola it's a movie next week, I think.

Agree though - can't wait for more of The Bridge!

I was lucky enough to receive several boxsets for b'day/xmas <strokes Spiral 1-3, The Killing 1-4 and Montalbano boxsets>

<realises that is a not so naked stealthboast>

Cremolafoam Sat 16-Mar-13 23:48:06

Don't like or trust the karlson.
I love to hate her

Rowlers Sat 16-Mar-13 23:48:21

Well, I dunno, know what you mean about being the hero but faced with a bag packed with explosives, he'd have fucked off really. Just convenient for storyline, give a big emotional thing at the end.
And that Sophie girl should have set the thing off much sooner - she only waited to give the rest of the main characters time to get out so there can be another series.
Yes that amount of explosives would surely have blown the building apart, not just one room.
How did they let that crappy hippy-type / amateur terrorist Riffaut get away so often?
He was presented as a determined-to-cause-misery terrorist-with-no-morals and then what was he doing at the end? Going off to his alternative life as a bank clerk?!?!
Soz - was sort of hoping it would be a bit, erm, cleverererer -am I being too picky? grin

Moominsarehippos Sat 16-Mar-13 23:48:41

So when are we all coming over for CrimeFest Teej?

Cremolafoam Sat 16-Mar-13 23:52:30

Oh shame a film . Come on BBC 4 we need more eurocrime .
Even the not very good wallanders would do for a bit.
Surely there must be plenty of dark German / French stuff out there. Canal+ are prolific at churning it out!
I wish they had made more Aurelio Zen too.

Montalbano dd loves it. Poor old salvo. I have romantic notions about mimi sometimes too.blush

Cremolafoam Sat 16-Mar-13 23:56:11

Or a series of Vincent Casel movies

teejwood Sat 16-Mar-13 23:57:27

Rowlers I think Sophie really was so barking that she thought she would be able to get out of the building and then set it off. When cornered, she really did not know what to do -she just hadn't thought through the consequences. She seemed to want to prove herself to Thomas, who of course pissed off quick-smart as soon as he knew she had been caught!
Re Thomas - his was the more strategic choice. Gang fallen apart, plot busted, better to lay low for a while and then strike when the guard has dropped again. I could understand why he wanted to back off for a while.

One thing that did occur to me re Sophie - I wonder if being a witness to her bf dying in ep 1 pushed her over the edge mentally (her mental state deteriorated at several points imho) and that is an echo of what happened to Tintin? And in the final moment, but she and he are broken by the bomb.

teejwood Sat 16-Mar-13 23:59:29

Ha Moomin we should do that! And whatever happened to our planned MN Eurocrime/drama addict trip to Copenhagen?

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Sun 17-Mar-13 00:01:38

PUTAIN! Sami! Noooooo! shock He is not d'accord!

I see your point rowlers , there were plenty of missed opportunities and I think Sami was trying to be a bit of a hero but I was still riveted ce soir.

It was lovely to see Josephine smile for once, teej . Prior to this series, I really disliked her but we've seen a different side to her now and I'm happy to let her have a little loan of Pierre, provided she returns him unsoiled. And what a convenient escape from Jorkal for Pierre; I was hoping he would need maitre Karlsson's help.

Poor Tintin; his wife's crowning and he's almost being blown to bits; that won't help his PTSD much. Lovely to see him and Gilou close and looking out for each other, though; sweet.

Yeah, I reckon Amina was coming onto Gilou but he brushed her off but he liked her earlier in the series confused

Poor Laure, don't think Vincent will be too keen to nurse her through her heartbreak over Sami, though.

Good to see Roban back in office (with the lovely Marianne; hope he makes up for rejecting her puppy dog eyes at the end) but he's going to have Mason issues next series. He does love being troubled, doesn't he. He's probably very wealthy, if I were him, I'd take early retirement and get some sun on that pasty skin.

Think I read that series 5 is ready to shoot so hopefully there won't be as long a gap between 4 & 5 as 3&4. Lots on story lines to continue; Riffaut, Sarouhises, Bremont&Laure, Herville's promotion. I can't wait; love it. Tried watching a few series on BBC/ITV (Shetland, Broadchurch, Mayday) recently and they just seem so bloody slow and boring. Spiral's spoilt me! Merde.

Rowlers Sun 17-Mar-13 00:02:11

Yes agree re: Thomas laying low.
Sophie seemed a wet lettuce through the whole thing to me - am sure she'd have been dumped from proceedings long ago.

parno Sun 17-Mar-13 00:03:58

I don't understand why the police never cover all the exits. It is tres silly.

Cremolafoam Sun 17-Mar-13 00:04:46

Ô Oh a trip < jumps up and down >
I am ever so slightly obsessed with scandi and other European crime books.

teejwood Sun 17-Mar-13 00:05:08
Rowlers Sun 17-Mar-13 00:06:14

As well as a bit of sun on that pasty skin, Roban needs to eat a pasty or two .... (he gives me the heebeegeebees) (sp?!?!)
Cependant, je l'aime

Cremolafoam Sun 17-Mar-13 00:07:56

Rowlers Marianne would have made him cassoulet and patisserie and fattened him up a bit.
Poor Marianneconfused

teejwood Sun 17-Mar-13 00:08:59

Rowlers I know what you mean about Roban - he's like the walking dead most of the time!

Youmakeme oh I don't think there is a chance in hell of getting Pierre back unsoiled. Josephine is not likely to be holding back (but then who would?!)

Cremolafoam Sun 17-Mar-13 00:10:38

Teej THANKYOU for the link you star!thanks

Rowlers Sun 17-Mar-13 00:11:51

Marianne would no way fancy that Mr Burns look-a-like
Parno, they don't cover all the exits on purpose, otherwise the programme would only last half an hour! And Laure couldn't say "putain" about 50000 times.

Cremolafoam Sun 17-Mar-13 00:12:33

The Bridge 2
Young Montalbano

Double yaygrin

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Sun 17-Mar-13 00:13:47

True about Roban, rowlers THIS is how I see him.

Rowlers Sun 17-Mar-13 00:15:34

In a way, wish they hadn't tried to give Ms Kaarlson a reason for being a caaah, and wish they hadn't tried to make her a bit softer. Was happy just thinking she was an uberbitch. Some people just are. Didn't like her smile. It looked, well, wrong.

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Sun 17-Mar-13 00:17:37

Oh and I'm sooo glad that slimy limp man got shot! Even though he did remember he was in France this weekand not randomly start talking english confused grin

Rowlers Sun 17-Mar-13 00:17:51

eeeww! to that dog!

teejwood Sun 17-Mar-13 00:21:08

Slightly OT but does anyone play Montalbano bingo?
You know, glug of wine when he shrugs,
Glug when he eyes up someone else's food
Glug when some random woman throws herself at him etc...

Just as well I didn't decide to do it every time Laure said "Putain!" tonight, as Rowlers points out I would have been comatose by the end of ep 11 grin

My pleasure re the BBC link Cremola smile

Rowlers Sun 17-Mar-13 00:21:12

Yes, why did they have him speaking English? DP and I both got the giggles whenever he came on.
I did think the way they portrayed the HLM was good - scary feeling on those housing estates. grim. Not sure how realistic though?
I'm always slightly uneasy about race ishoos on Spiral, too.

Rowlers Sun 17-Mar-13 00:24:20

Montalbano bingo! Brilliant idea! There must be a bingo idea for all of them - glug when Kurt Wallander looks at nothing much on the beach, glug each time Gilou looks as if he's almost forgotten his lines ...

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Sun 17-Mar-13 00:26:57

Or, if you want to stay sober; drink every time Laure or Gilou has a wash and a change of clothes.

teejwood Sun 17-Mar-13 00:29:52

Oh god Youmakeme you are sooo right. When she jumped out of Vincent's bed I thought, surely a quick shower and toothbrush?!

Rowlers it's a deal - we'll do a bingo for the next eurodrama grin

Speaking of which, I am sure Young Montalbano will find some fans on these threads wink

Rowlers Sun 17-Mar-13 00:34:47

I'm with you, teejwood!
Youmakeme don't think Laure has changed clothes for 4 series.

Cremolafoam Sun 17-Mar-13 12:17:54

Ooh Montalbano With Hair and Bear
Can't wait!

Moominsarehippos Sun 17-Mar-13 12:52:20

Bear or bare?

Cremolafoam Sun 17-Mar-13 15:06:14

* beard

MrsSlocombesPussy Sun 17-Mar-13 15:23:47

Really enjoyed the last 2 episodes of Spiral.
My favourite bit was where Tintin saved Gilou's life at the hotel, and Gilou told him he'd snog him if there weren't people watching!
I love the way the members of the team look out for each other, and cover for each other when they cock up.

fussychica Sun 17-Mar-13 16:05:21

Laure wash - do me a favour that's why she's known as "dirty Laure" in this house - as well as for her multi man sex!
Ging (as we call the Kaarlson) - happy just doesn't seem right
Glad Tintin made it - he's my favourite - ok he's not as pretty as Phillipe but he's a bit more real.
Thanks for the link teej - look forward to it all - this week it's a Euro crime - German - so you know it won't be funnygrin
Love the Montalbano bingo - still got a couple of episodes to watcg - we'll have to try it - not sure the wine rack holds enough bottlesgrin

EmilyAlice Sun 17-Mar-13 16:16:37

He doesn't look much like Old Montalbano does he? Will he be as bandy? Interesting casting challenge....

Moominsarehippos Sun 17-Mar-13 16:31:33

Any more Montalbanos planned? I heard they weren't making any more, and I think they've all been shown. If it has been a UK series there'd have been a film by now.

They are all very touchy-feely in The Spiral, non? Obviously don't have the same sexual harassment laws over there!

fussychica Sun 17-Mar-13 16:39:37

The article in the link said 4 new episodes Moomin
Emily lol at bandy - you are so right

Moominsarehippos Sun 17-Mar-13 16:46:44

Sigggghhhhh. Happy now. Not bandy. Lovely.

Cremolafoam Sun 17-Mar-13 16:50:49

Lol re bandy legs. The new one( salvo junior ) looks a bit more hunky and dishy with devastating Sicilian looks. Salvo senior must have been the victim of some terrible work related trauma that caused his hair to fall out and his previously perfect legs to curve outwards. They've lots of lemons there so it can't be ricketts can itwinkgrin

Moominsarehippos Sun 17-Mar-13 16:53:32

You are horrid! Still, better than hairy and very miserable/grumpy/argumentative as in the books.

Cremolafoam Sun 17-Mar-13 17:46:37


EmilyAlice Sun 17-Mar-13 18:45:19

Well when you are sixty something the bald and bandy legged Salvo or the cadaverous Juge Roban are what passes for hunky really....

EmilyAlice Sun 17-Mar-13 19:13:36

BTW was it really the lovely and tragic Stefan Lindman from Wallander as the first villain in Skyfall?

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Sun 17-Mar-13 19:33:04

"cadaverous Roban" shock


Cremolafoam Sun 17-Mar-13 19:56:35

YY emily that was him!
Married to Lisbeth Salander IRL
With a makey up surname: Rapace

There are only 7 actors in Scandinavia according to dh.wink
The mikkelson brothers are two of them. Talk about Montalbano bingo- we often play scandi actor bingo. Lol
Yer man who played nana birk larssons dad was also in Borgen as an mp

Cremolafoam Sun 17-Mar-13 20:01:05
teejwood Sun 17-Mar-13 22:30:02

ROAR at Montalbano with hair and bare - yes please grin

I thought we had had all the eps of Montalbano, according to wiki, but according to IMBD there was a 9th series and we haven't seen those stories yet.

And yes, Montalbano bingo is VV dangerous <hic>

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Thu 21-Mar-13 21:04:08

So glad i found this thread. Dirty Laure grin,love it. Am I the only one who loves the amoral and totally divine Ms Karlson? She,s great.
Shocked Sami caught it, but tbh I thought he was a bit of a chancer coming back and expecting Laure to fall at his feet.
Yy Pierre, so lovely, so ridey, so would.

Montalbano I love him! I,ve missed loads,can I get him on amazon I wonder.

Moominsarehippos Tue 16-Apr-13 18:34:21

I am not enjoying the latest skandi offering. Humph.

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