Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

use Perl Log In

Log In

[ Create a new account ]

gnat (29)

gnat
  (email not shown publicly)

Journal of gnat (29)

Monday September 08, 2003
12:14 PM

Rebus

[ #14584 ]
What did you do last night, Nat? I watched Rebus on BBC America. You should too. It's unbeexpletivelievably brilliant. The lead actor was strong, the plots appropriately twisty, and the direction interesting.

It's set in Edinburgh so I watched it with closed captioning on because even I, Commonwealthophile that I am, had trouble with the accents. For example, last night a woman leaned over a balcony and yelled down "ish nae mack globby bootch scat fel mart!" which the closed captioning informed me was "if you don't move him from here, there's going to be murder". This was, actually, what convinced me to turn on the closed captioning. I couldn't decipher what she said after three boop-boops back with the TiVo so I admitted defeat.

Anyway, foreign language issues aside, it's brilliant. Rebus. Here endeth the rave.

--Nat

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
 Full
 Abbreviated
 Hidden
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.
  • I watched it tonight on your recommendation. Excellent. But I had no problem with the accents. Are they easier for a Yank?
    • Actually, I turned off captioning halfway through the second episode (the one you watch) as I didn't need it. I guess it was just a few of the accents in the first that threw me. In particular, that woman who yelled down from the balcony :-)

      I think I have Jenine hooked on Rebus too.

      --Nat

  • But it's horribly miscast, and nowhere near as good as the books.