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The Tunnel Season 3. SPOILERS Interesting observation
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RichA
2018-02-14 08:44:28 UTC
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A really good Brit-Franco series about an English and a French detective. The Englishman is outgoing, the Frenchwoman has asbergers. The series began with an investigation of a murder in the middle of the Channel Tunnel which stretches under the English Channel from England to France.
The basic plot of S-3 is that three illegals from someplace outside France are swapped into the house of a British couples children. But what is interesting is the observation of the British detective who said "3 migrant kids, they won't even fill out a report, but if 3 blonde British children are dead, it will go worldwide." This makes sense, even if it rubs people thw wrong way. What makes something valuable isn't it's inherent value, it's its rarity. Blonde British children are getting rarer all the time. So the detective is arguing against the logic of rarity equaling value when it comes to people even though people, like any other commodity have assigned values..
BTR1701
2018-02-14 15:41:04 UTC
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Post by RichA
A really good Brit-Franco series about an English and a French detective.
The Englishman is outgoing, the Frenchwoman has asbergers. The series began
with an investigation of a murder in the middle of the Channel Tunnel which
stretches under the English Channel from England to France.
Sounds a lot like a remake of the American series, THE BRIDGE:

Two detectives, one from Mexicano and one American, work together
to catch a serial killer whose first victim is found straddling
the Texas-Chihuahua border on a bridge between the two countries.

And the American show was itself a remake of the Swedish/Danish series
BROEN:

When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden,
right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish
Saga Noren have to share jurisdiction and work together to find
the killer.
suzeeq
2018-02-14 17:25:19 UTC
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Post by RichA
A really good Brit-Franco series about an English and a French detective.
The Englishman is outgoing, the Frenchwoman has asbergers. The series began
with an investigation of a murder in the middle of the Channel Tunnel which
stretches under the English Channel from England to France.
It is. But since I didn't see it, or the Scandinavian version, I've
liked watching the Tunnel.
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Two detectives, one from Mexicano and one American, work together
to catch a serial killer whose first victim is found straddling
the Texas-Chihuahua border on a bridge between the two countries.
And the American show was itself a remake of the Swedish/Danish series
When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden,
right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish
Saga Noren have to share jurisdiction and work together to find
the killer.
Adam H. Kerman
2018-02-14 22:30:47 UTC
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Post by RichA
A really good Brit-Franco series about an English and a French detective.
The Englishman is outgoing, the Frenchwoman has asbergers. The series began
with an investigation of a murder in the middle of the Channel Tunnel which
stretches under the English Channel from England to France.
Two detectives, one from Mexicano and one American, work together
to catch a serial killer whose first victim is found straddling
the Texas-Chihuahua border on a bridge between the two countries.
And the American show was itself a remake of the Swedish/Danish series
When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden,
right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish
Saga Noren have to share jurisdiction and work together to find
the killer.
Both the British and American series were absolutely remakes of the
Swedish/Danish series. The British series was shown on my local public
television station. I didn't bother with it since I'd seen the American
version. I suppose MHz will get the original series at some point.
trotsky
2018-02-14 23:28:10 UTC
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Post by RichA
A really good Brit-Franco series about an English and a French detective.
The Englishman is outgoing, the Frenchwoman has asbergers. The series began
with an investigation of a murder in the middle of the Channel Tunnel which
stretches under the English Channel from England to France.
Wow! Rich is speaking to the quality of the show, and you declare
intellectual bankruptcy by positing that it's a remake. Well played.
David Johnston
2018-02-14 23:34:04 UTC
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Post by RichA
A really good Brit-Franco series about an English and a French detective.
The Englishman is outgoing, the Frenchwoman has asbergers. The series began
with an investigation of a murder in the middle of the Channel Tunnel which
stretches under the English Channel from England to France.
Two detectives, one from Mexicano and one American, work together
to catch a serial killer whose first victim is found straddling
the Texas-Chihuahua border on a bridge between the two countries.
And the American show was itself a remake of the Swedish/Danish series
When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden,
right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish
Saga Noren have to share jurisdiction and work together to find
the killer.
"The Tunnel" was being made before the American "The Bridge" came out.
They are independent localizations of "Broen".
Adam H. Kerman
2018-02-15 03:09:14 UTC
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Post by RichA
A really good Brit-Franco series about an English and a French detective.
The Englishman is outgoing, the Frenchwoman has asbergers. The series began
with an investigation of a murder in the middle of the Channel Tunnel which
stretches under the English Channel from England to France.
Two detectives, one from Mexicano and one American, work together
to catch a serial killer whose first victim is found straddling
the Texas-Chihuahua border on a bridge between the two countries.
And the American show was itself a remake of the Swedish/Danish series
When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden,
right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish
Saga Noren have to share jurisdiction and work together to find
the killer.
"The Tunnel" was being made before the American "The Bridge" came out.
They are independent localizations of "Broen".
Wrong.

The Bridge pilot went into production eight months before The Tunnel did.
It was shot between July and December 2012. Four months later, the
remaining episodes of the first season went into production.

The first series of The Tunnel was shot between February and August 2013.

The Bridge aired first, starting July 2013. The Tunnel didn't air till
October, 2013.
Rhino
2018-02-15 04:58:23 UTC
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Post by RichA
A really good Brit-Franco series about an English and a French detective.
The Englishman is outgoing, the Frenchwoman has asbergers. The series began
with an investigation of a murder in the middle of the Channel Tunnel which
stretches under the English Channel from England to France.
Two detectives, one from Mexicano and one American, work together
to catch a serial killer whose first victim is found straddling
the Texas-Chihuahua border on a bridge between the two countries.
And the American show was itself a remake of the Swedish/Danish series
When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden,
right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish
Saga Noren have to share jurisdiction and work together to find
the killer.
Hmm. I think all of those were preceded by a Canadian film called Bon
Cop Bad Cop (Bon means good in French so it's essentially Good Cop Bad
Cop). The premise there is a body is found literally straddling the
border between Quebec and Ontario and police forces from both provinces
have to cooperate to solve the case; the lead investigators from both
forces have their issues working together. IMDB says it was released in
2006, five years before Broen ever aired.
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bob (but not that bob)
2018-02-16 07:04:37 UTC
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A really good Brit-Franco series about an English and a French detective.
The Englishman is outgoing, the Frenchwoman has asbergers. The series began
with an investigation of a murder in the middle of the Channel Tunnel which
stretches under the English Channel from England to France.
Two detectives, one from Mexicano and one American, work together
to catch a serial killer whose first victim is found straddling
the Texas-Chihuahua border on a bridge between the two countries.
And the American show was itself a remake of the Swedish/Danish series
When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden,
right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish
Saga Noren have to share jurisdiction and work together to find
the killer.
Hmm. I think all of those were preceded by a Canadian film called Bon
Cop Bad Cop (Bon means good in French so it's essentially Good Cop Bad
Cop). The premise there is a body is found literally straddling the
border between Quebec and Ontario and police forces from both provinces
have to cooperate to solve the case; the lead investigators from both
forces have their issues working together. IMDB says it was released in
2006, five years before Broen ever aired.
Bet it wasn't the top half of one corpse slapped onto the bottom half of
another!

And I'm sure neither cop was as "unique" as Saga Noren!

BTW, the real Broen is right now in the middle of season 4 - for those
willing to do some searching for downloads.

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