Detectorists: Series 3
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on November 22, 2017
"Detectorists" is a sweet, gentle series. To those who have given low reviews because they are offended by the language, I can only say you must realize that this is a *British* series and this is a cultural difference. The "F-bomb" as it is styled, is normal descriptive language there. I suspect that they would be more offended by "bloody" which to us, as Americans is about on a par with "dang". Give it a chance. Think about it a bit.
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on November 17, 2016
After seeing Mackenzie Crook in Game of Thrones I wanted to see him in something else and settled on this show. It's not really the kind of show that makes you laugh but it grows on you so much that you can't wait to see the next episode. The characters are like real life people instead of the usual sitcom characters who go for a laugh every 15 seconds. What is impressive is that Crook wrote and directed every episode himself as well as play the main character. The best British comedy series I've seen in years and I've seen a lot of them.
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on July 14, 2016
This show is irresistibly charming. My husband and I both love it. We had gotten burned out on all the crime shows and decided to give this British show a try. It's considered a comedy, but there's plenty of drama in the characters' lives. The characters are ordinary enough to be plausible yet quirky enough to be fascinating. It's so well written and performed that I feel like the characters are my neighbors. It's written such that the funniness flows naturally from the humanness of the characters. The show won a BAFTA award at British Academy Television Awards. We've already ordered Season 2.
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on August 31, 2015
I found this gem while searching for UK metal detecting videos. I live here in the states and have longed to detect in the UK. This series has such a way about it. It's funny, at times it's heartwarming and tender and feels so genuine. It's perfectly cast. I wouldn't change a character. I'm very happy this evening because it has just been released here in the states and my copy arrives tomorrow! Hopefully, my wife will sit down and watch with me. Then, just maybe she will understand why I enjoy digging up ring pulls (and the occasional civil war relic)!
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on July 26, 2016
This is an very unusual with a rather wistful "feeling." The countryside is beautiful, the actors all do a good job on their parts, and their little corner pub is warm and welcoming and makes me wish I could be there.

I saw the first series on PBS and bought it and the second here; I'm waiting for the third to be available on DVD.
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on April 30, 2016
I LOVE this series - everything about it. From my point of view - this is a quirky, delightful love story - love for the land, the past, and for loved ones all around right now. PLUS, the title song is beautiful - introduced me to Johnny Flynn. (Many thanks for that !!!). Wish I could join the Detectorists' Lodge!
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on May 1, 2016
Just received the Season 1 dvd, at the 2nd episode pre-ordered Season 2. I hesitated ordering because of the highly mixed reviews but am glad I took the chance. I see this as a comedy in the line of Darling Buds of May, not an in your face comedy laugh out loud but there are some sneakers that pop out. The humor comes in the never ending optimism that things will get better. The outside settings are drop dead gorgeous. Bottom line is I'm totally enjoying this.
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on February 17, 2018
Hilarious, sweet, subtle, odd. A thinking person's comedy, with none of the nastiness of Extras or The Office UK. Crook, who wrote, directed, and starred in the series, is a genius.
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on March 1, 2018
The dvds arrived in good shape and very quickly. I’ve been thru all the episodes and have started thru a second time. I love this show. The writing is really interesting and ever so often there’s an understated comic routine that’s so fun - such as when half the club drinks Sheilas lemonade or when all 3 watch positions can’t see the site they’re supposedly protecting. All the characters are great as is the show.

I’m really looking forward to getting series 3 when it gets here.
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on July 22, 2016
This is a wonderful way to spend a couple of evenings. I had never seen these episodes but went ahead & took a chance on the double DVD. They are spectacular, gentle comedy & done really well. Very clever dialog. Characters you can believe in for the most part & wonderful story lines. OK, so these are not for folk who like shoot 'em up type of productions but if you want a well crafted & amazingly filmed set, this is a god one. I shall be watching it all again soon. By the way, we use a Region Free DVD machine (Sony) from Amazon, so regions make no difference to us.
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