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    2011 - 08.30

    Keeping with the TV Theme for the week, we’ve been watching Strike Back on HBO Canada, which is a UK/USA co-production, it should not be confused with Strike Back a purely UK production which aired earlier this year on Showcase.  Or perhaps it should be confused with it, as the latter was a 6-episode series based on a book by Chris Ryan, while the former is a 10-episode series which is a sequel to the first.  The confusion exists because none of that is explained during the show or advertising.

    Regardless of the pedigree or confusion (assuming one was even previously aware of the multiple series) so far it’s been an enjoyable and “fun” show.  It reminds me a little of 24 and CTU, although Jack Bauer never really had a partner in the field like they do in this series.  Also, not being constrained by the real-time story telling there is able to be more action during a given episode.

    So yet another HBO show we’re watching.  Added to the list: True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones.  If they keep this up, soon there will be enough of them to keep us going year round.

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    One Response to “Strike Back”

    1. Karin says:

      Well, I’M confused. :)

      It is a good show, as are the other HBO shows mentioned. :D

      Waiting on a post about AMC, although maybe I should write it. Heheh.

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