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Old 03-09-2015, 12:15 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried this one on for size?

I have to say, for a Canadian Production, I'm VERY impressed with this show. Even the 1st episode had me on the edge of my seat. Very well done and looking forward to seeing more.

Think the upcoming episode is only the 3rd so you haven't missed much if you didn't see the first two.
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:41 AM   #2
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No one? Really?

Maybe I should have included some background....

http://www.cbc.ca/xcompany/

It's a show based on true events surrounding Canada's covert operations in WW2 in Nazi occupied France.

If you are a war history buff, I would certainly encourage you to watch this show. It's been very good so far.
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Watched and fell asleep. I didn't care about the characters which is really hard to do in a war show.
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The previews have left me with the feeling that it's a low budget show with your typical CBC level acting, not exactly a good sell job
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Old 03-12-2015, 05:57 PM   #5
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You shut up! It's a cinematic masterpiece!

I know what you mean by typical CBC acting, HC, but this one is pretty good. I'm always hesitant about Canadian shows too but this one may be worth watching.
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:32 PM   #6
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I had high hopes for this show and am still enjoying it but it just seems far-fetched in some respects. I love this stuff and am willing to suspend realism a little.
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Old 04-12-2015, 01:08 PM   #7
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I've been watching it with my wife, she really likes it. I have to say it is pretty solid, doesn't always blow me away but I have enjoyed each episode and the evolution of the characters.

Have to say it has taken quite an unexpected dark turn, and the season finale was no exception to that rule.

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I'm really curious where they go with him, it's gonna get pretty complex I'm guessing.
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Second season of this series is now airing on CBC. I haven't watched it yet but I really liked Season 1. I thought it was very strong and it didn't mince anything - hopefully season 2 picks up the same tone
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Yup, have to start watching again. Have the first two episodes recorded. Perhaps a viewing tonight is in order?
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:40 PM   #10
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This season has been pretty good so far. It certainly has that distinct "CBC" feel to it but I think it's one of the best Canadian productions in recent memory.

Good character development, tense at times. I quite like it. It's certainly held my attention since day 1.

Last night in particular was a good one.
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Solid episode last night. Surprisingly edgy for CBC. I thought the commander of CampX was a little cheesy at first but solid performance recently I think.
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I don't like the whole "for a Canadian show" qualifier that everyone has because CBC has been airing and importing a lot of quality programming over the past number of years.

X Company has literally become one of my favourite shows of all time. Characters, story, etc = all top notch.
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I agree this show is very strong
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I agree that it's a good drama for CBC.
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Old 02-15-2016, 12:09 PM   #15
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I don't like the whole "for a Canadian show" qualifier that everyone has because CBC has been airing and importing a lot of quality programming over the past number of years.
Such as? I'm genuinely curious if I'm missing some others I should be watching.

You have to admit though, numerous shows produced by CBC over the years have been very groan worthy.
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Such as? I'm genuinely curious if I'm missing some others I should be watching.

You have to admit though, numerous shows produced by CBC over the years have been very groan worthy.
Mr D, I just found that show, but find is funny.

I tried X Company, but just couldn't get into it.
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:04 AM   #17
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Such as? I'm genuinely curious if I'm missing some others I should be watching.

You have to admit though, numerous shows produced by CBC over the years have been very groan worthy.
Off the top of my head over the past number of years the quality shows that CBC has shown include:
Being Erica, Murdoch Mysteries, Book of Negroes, Ascension, Banished, Romeo Section.

Heartland is a perennial favourite among viewers even if it's not my thing, and it's been on for 10 years.

I admit that there have been some groan worthy shows, but that's often personal preference and really no different than any of the other networks.
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Thoughts on the 2nd season and the finale?

The show has been picked up for a 3rd season, set to air December 2017.

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Hmm, at least Paul Gross isn't in it. Maybe I should give it a try.
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Thoughts on the 2nd season and the finale?

The show has been picked up for a 3rd season, set to air December 2017.

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Pure gold as was the entire season. My heart was in my throat for much of the past two eps.

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Hmm, at least Paul Gross isn't in it. Maybe I should give it a try.
I'm a Paul Gross fan.
But I don't get your point. He's been a regular on what...1 CBC show?

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