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    Pecospete666
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    Death in Paradise PBS Tucson Arizona 1/10/13 looking forward to seeing Danny in a different role!

    #205736
    Pecospete666
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    8 PM MST PBS I have never seen Danny in anything but RD! Should be interesting!

    #206118
    HelloMabel
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    I finally got to watch it last night. Danny was very good, though he may have been gritting his teeth (as I was) that even in Paradise, once again we have a show where the white dude is “chief.” The UK and US are both mad for detective dramas, yet where are all the black DCIs? Or has there ever been a black Sherlock Holmes or Poirot?

    Anyhow, must send a few extra shekels to KCET for airing it. Maybe with a note saying, “That John-Jules guy is talented. Could you pick up more shows with him?”

    #206119
    Pete Part Three
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    >Or has there ever been a black Sherlock Holmes or Poirot?

    A bit of a stretch considering the *usual* time period of adaptations of both.

    #206120
    Ridley
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    #206121
    Seb Patrick
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    where are all the black DCIs?

    #206122
    Taiwan Tony
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    >>Or has there ever been a black Sherlock Holmes or Poirot?

    >A bit of a stretch considering the *usual* time period of adaptations of both.

    Also, they were written as white characters originally, weren’t they? Isn’t that like asking if there’s ever been a white Shaft or
    Oh no I sound racist.

    >I have never seen Danny in anything but RD!

    You should check out his work as Barrington… It is legendary.

    #206123
    si
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    We’re sure to see plenty of Barrington next tuesday… ;)

    #206124
    Pete Part Three
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    >Also, they were written as white characters originally, weren’t they?

    Well, I don’t think it explicitly popped up in the text. Whether Agatha and Arthur would approve is open to debate. A debate I’d back away from.

    >We’re sure to see plenty of Barrington next tuesday… ;)

    Is it P-P-P-P-Pancake day already?

    #206125
    HelloMabel
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    Seb, who is that?

    #206127
    HelloMabel
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    Point of clarification: when I wrote, “a black Sherlock Holmes or Poirot,” I meant, “a brilliant, freelance detective-for-hire, like those two I mentioned, who is black.” I was trying to use… synecdoche? Metonymy? Something like that. :)

    #206130
    Jonsmad
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    There is a black Watson, in cruise of the gods, Sherlock holmes in Miami.
    “how do you figure that shit, homey?”

    #206131
    Taiwan Tony
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    > I was trying to use… synecdoche? Metonymy? Something like that. :)

    Hello Hello(Mabel). A point well made. (Just to clarify, I was continuing with PP3s literal interpretation to do a joke. A joke about me sounding racist… )

    I also agree. America have a ton of outstanding black police officers. Alex Cross is African American, isn’t he? Then there’s my favourite example: Frank Pembleton in Homicide. The best character in Homicide by a mile. (His boss, G, is black too… As is G’s boss, the deputy commissioner who wore a white hat and medals.)

    The UK doesn’t have anything to compete with that.

    #206145
    Pecospete666
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    42 million
    The number of people who identified as black, either alone or in combination with one or more other races, in the 2010 Census. They made up 13.6 percent of the total U.S. population. The black population grew by 15.4 percent from 2000 to 2010.
    Source: The Black Population: 2010

    VS the UK 2% of 63mil

    #206146
    Ridley
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    When most people think of classic wines, they are unlikely to consider the Estonian reds, yet Estonian grapes are among the fruitiest and most subtle.

    #206158
    Jo
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    >Seb, who is that?

    That’s Idris Elba, he was a DCI in Luther: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1474684/

    #206163
    HelloMabel
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    Thanks Jo! I’m going to introduce myself to this show as a reward for finally mastering the ‘pre’ tag.

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