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Beforeigners
« on: March 03, 2020, 12:37:42 AM »
If you have access to HBO, I highly recommend Beforeigners! It's a Norwegian sci-fi series in which people from previous times (mainly Vikings) pop up in the waters surrounding modern-day Norway. At the heart of it is a murder mystery, but it's a fascinating look at what would happen if people from the past had to be assimilated in modern times. It's a pretty good social satire as well: at one point, someone called them "Vikings" on the radio, and the host corrected him: "We don't use the V-word here."

There are only 6 episodes so it's pretty easy to binge. One drawback: Season 2 hasn't even begun filming yet, as far as I can tell.
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Re: Beforeigners
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2020, 07:07:38 PM »
HBO seem very xenophobic when it comes to sharing their shit outside of the US.
Their best shows are impossible to find legally.

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Re: Beforeigners
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2020, 09:48:45 PM »
HBO seem very xenophobic when it comes to sharing their shit outside of the US.
Their best shows are impossible to find legally.

Even when they do share it out, finding it becomes the next big hurdle.

Beforeigners sounds like a show I'd enjoy, but it's only going to be available on SBS (at a still to be determined date). Which for SBS could mean any time in the next few years :-\
Then it will probably be shown in the middle of the night with no pre-announcement.

There should be an option for foreign TV studios (and yes I include the US in foreign) to let us throw money at them, to let us watch their shows, "if" there is no legal option to view it.

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Re: Beforeigners
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2020, 01:02:32 AM »
Well, if it makes you feel any better, it aired in Norway 5 months before HBO USA picked it up.
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Re: Beforeigners
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2020, 08:41:02 PM »
I went to check it out but I don't like subs.

Lilyhammer was cool because they did half and half.

when does the dub version come out  >:D

Its HBO Europe, I'm surprised its not available for Harry, I had to look for it on HBO now, they are not advertising it at all in the US but its there.