Detectorists

Detectorists

DVD - 2015
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The charming comedy-drama from BBC Four tells the story of Andy and Lance, members of the Danebury Metal Detectors Club. As Andy pursues a degree in archaeology and Lance considers being a musician, they spend their days searching through fields with their metal detectors, dreaming of finding a fortune.
Publisher: [Silver Spring, MD] : Acorn, [2015]
Branch Call Number: DVD Comedy DETECTORI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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sandfordross
Aug 08, 2017

Fabulous series, takes an episode or two to kind of get past the slower pace but truly a fun series. The humour is subtle, so not for Adam Sandler fans, but if you like quirky British fare then this is definitely worth a view. Rumours of a third series remain that, but I do hope they manage to put one together.

The casting is spot on and everybody seems to be having fun in their roles and it is kind of nice to see some not so familiar actors for a change. The BBC are truly the masters of this type of comedy.........if only CBC could come up with something for a change.

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waromano
Jul 09, 2017

I'm at episode one, bored as being in hell. Thirty minutes wasted. Nothing really happens, nit funny

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ba_library
Jul 02, 2017

Quirky, dry-witted British humor. Series only lasted two years, but it is funny, laughable, and somewhat sentimental. 2 middle aged guys go metal detecting for a hobby - looking for treasure, but also a guy time collaboration. Their personal lives are a bit of a mess and their metal dectecting is quite competitive and possessive (rivalries, etc.) threatening the fun of their pastime - can the good times last? Good fun to watch.

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IV27HUjg
Jun 14, 2017

It's Brit humor that not all American's much care for...very dry & often the humor is only something the Brit initiated get. There are times I find it bordering on ridiculous, yet I found myself laughing out loud. Toby Jones is a multi-talented actor with skills' that tend to grow on me. Detecting is a solitary, tedious search that can result in huge financial rewards, then the 'loot' ends up in the museum.

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MartineVK
May 11, 2017

If you like sophisticated, dry British humour then this show is for you. Two ordinary guys, who some people might describe as losers, go about their hobby looking for a cache of Saxon gold beneath the fields of a village in Essex. Though their finds tend to be along the lines of buttons and pull tabs from the '70s, their real treasure is each other's company. Perfectly captures some men's ability to be intellectual, yet lack emotional intelligence. Andy and Lance remain lovable despite being often frustrating. In other words, perfect sit-com characters.

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skylark36
Mar 26, 2017

I love it! It’s different, refreshing, light-hearted, brilliantly written. BAFTA winning light comedy series written and directed by Mackenzie Crook, who also stars in the production alongside Toby Jones. It’s set in small fictional town of Danebury in northern Essex (England). With legendry dry British humour, they’re ordinary guys, always looking for historical gold, and to brighten up their lives. If you have a smattering of an interest in archaeology, history, wondered the English countryside, or ever joined a club who meets on Tuesday nights at the local scout hall, you’ll relate to the scenes, know the characters and good story lines. I love the characters and settings. Must see series 2.

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TheeAvebury
Mar 06, 2017

Really enjoyable and low key comedy that actually delivers on some bona fide laughs and heartwarming scenarios.

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LibraryUser53
Nov 27, 2016

It would be difficult to over-complement the artful, subtle humor contained in these 30 minute episodes. Comparable to the very best situation comedy ever produced for television. Dialog & plot cleverness compares favorably to the 1970's Bob Newhart Show, and the more recent Curb Your Enthusiasm. There's nothing on current American TV, broadcast or cable, that compares. Andy and Lance are long time mates and metal dectorists seeking an ancient buried treasure, much to the chagrin of the practical, pragmatic Becky, Andy's girlfriend. As the two walk the countryside, watching nature unfold beneath their feet, discussing the merits and demerits of friends, ex-wives, and girlfriends, they are in the process of realizing the actual treasure isn't buried. Not at all. Becky: What's this about the farmer's invisible dogs? Andy: He's lost them. Nobody's seen hide nor hare of them in three days. Becky: But the dogs, they're invisible? Lance: Yes, the farmer's invisible dogs have gone missing. Becky: Won't that make it doubly difficult to find them then? Lance: Yes, it will..... Yes, it will.

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BridgettM
Nov 17, 2016

This British series is about fairly ordinary people who enjoy metal detecting as a hobby. It is very well done. The humor is subtle and light. Don't expect a lot of belly laughs, but you can expect good writing as well as beautiful scenery and music. The second season is excellent, and I'm hoping for a third. Mackenzie Crook co-stars, writes and directs this series. One of his previous claims to fame was perfectly playing (at least in my opinion) the character Gareth on The Office (U.K). The Detectorists won a 2015 BAFTA Award for Best Scripted Comedy.

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uncommonreader
Oct 13, 2016

Funny, charming and award worthy.

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