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post #31 of 57 (permalink) Old 2013-05-02, 01:04 AM
 
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I did notice the bkgrnd noise tonite I've noticed it on Showcase and some other channels so maybe it's them or Shaw Direct??
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post #32 of 57 (permalink) Old 2013-05-02, 11:37 AM
 
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I've always assumed the increased background noise during silence was intended. It simulates the type of sound you would get from automatic gain control circuits used in recording devices from the era that the show depicts. I haven't noticed it in any other show on the same channel.
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post #33 of 57 (permalink) Old 2013-05-02, 10:24 PM
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was that the final episode?
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Yes, the final episode of the first season.
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post #35 of 57 (permalink) Old 2013-05-04, 01:00 PM
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A good show overall. Thought it got off to a slow start, but really picked up the pace towards the end.
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post #36 of 57 (permalink) Old 2013-05-05, 12:01 PM
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I doubt volume issues are the BDU. They are supposed to pass along the signal unchanged, though that's not always the case. A lot of Canadian stations are using heavy compression to comply with new advertising volume regulations. It's a cheap way out and many seem to be applying it poorly. TV audio standards have just been set back 20 years due to a few broadcasters who wouldn't voluntarily comply with volume level standards.
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I have nearly finished the 2nd season of this and I think it is one of the best show I've ever seen. Great acting and plots; looking forward to season 3.
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post #38 of 57 (permalink) Old 2015-01-06, 02:56 PM
 
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Season 3 starts January 28th at 10 PM. Good spying without cell phones, nor satellite coverage!

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post #39 of 57 (permalink) Old 2015-01-07, 01:53 PM
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Looking forward to it, Tanta.

Actually, while on the topic of spying without cell phones, you way want to check out "The Game", A BBC series set in the 1970s. It's simply awesome. If you enjoy The Americans, trust me, you will love this 6-part miniseries.

http://www.tv.com/shows/the-game-2014/
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post #40 of 57 (permalink) Old 2015-01-07, 05:25 PM
 
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Looking forward to the new season as well! Great show and I'm glad it's still airing.
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check out "The Game", A BBC series set in the 1970s. It's simply awesome.
This was on BBC Canada, but I've been holding out for HD. I'm hoping it will be on Showcase in 2015.
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post #42 of 57 (permalink) Old 2015-01-08, 09:39 PM
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There is another BBC series called The Game that predates the 2014 series. I found it on BET. It appears to be a sitcom. It's nothing like the more recent series. And a big thumbs down to BBC Canada for not being in HD.
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Yep, can't wait for the new season. :
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post #44 of 57 (permalink) Old 2015-01-13, 10:39 PM
 
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Hey I saw an ad on NBC for a new show called Allegience and it sounds like a ripoff of the Americans. I'm sure it won't be nearly as good!
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post #45 of 57 (permalink) Old 2015-01-14, 01:39 AM
 
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Hardly a rip-off unless the Americans stole the idea from the 1991 BBC series Sleepers with the great Warren Clarke . Anyway allegiance has a nice twist with the sleepers grown up son a military hero now a CIA agent that they are asked to turn . Could be interesting . The cast seems quite good .
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