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Old 01-10-2012, 04:14 PM   #31
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i could just watch laura linney talk about the show for an hour.

rrrowr... she makes smart chicks look hot.

umm, i meant to say there's nothing better than a beautiful woman who's also smart.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:54 PM   #32
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The Pie in the Sky series was fun. Liked Foyle's War and Doc Martin, well and all the others, too. I reluctantly ordered up Little Dorritt, thinking it would be too treacly. But it was really very good and introduced me to Eddie Marsan, who played Mr. Pancks with obvious relish. Through Netflix's great set-up I found Marsan again in a film I liked a lot: Happy Go Lucky. He is anger personified as a driving instructor. On a Google site, he was described as "ubiquitous" at present.

Downton has so many loose threads that keep getting looser. I kind of wish they would tie up a couple and move on, except that I hope we've not seen the last of Mr. Bates.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:18 PM   #33
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Downton has so many loose threads that keep getting looser. I kind of wish they would tie up a couple and move on, except that I hope we've not seen the last of Mr. Bates.
For me the star of Downton is Highclere Castle, and of course Dame Maggie Smith.

I miss a lot of the story because I am so busy gawking at the things in the background. I wonder if Lord and Lady Carnarvon have a Roomba.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:28 PM   #34
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The Pie in the Sky series was fun. Liked Foyle's War and Doc Martin, well and all the others, too. I reluctantly ordered up Little Dorritt, thinking it would be too treacly. But it was really very good and introduced me to Eddie Marsan, who played Mr. Pancks with obvious relish. Through Netflix's great set-up I found Marsan again in a film I liked a lot: Happy Go Lucky. He is anger personified as a driving instructor. On a Google site, he was described as "ubiquitous" at present.

Downton has so many loose threads that keep getting looser. I kind of wish they would tie up a couple and move on, except that I hope we've not seen the last of Mr. Bates.
Patience Little Grasshopper. Last season there were only four shows. This season there will be seven shows. So they have time to tie it all up. The first show was just the set up. the next six shows will begin to tie all the loose ends. This season ends with the end of the war. And they are already working on Season III.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:44 PM   #35
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Some of my favorites;

Midsomer Murders
Morse
Inspector Lewis
Hercule Poirot
Inspector Lynley
Maigret
Miss Marple
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:01 PM   #36
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Adderly
Anne of Green Gables
Blackstone (I have to mention this because I know someone who produces it.)
Bob and Doug
Corner Gas (5 stars)
Due South (5 stars for me 2 from DH)
Heartland
Little Mosque on the Prairie
SCTV
Stargate

I could go on, but here is a list of Canadian shows. I'm fond of lots of the kid shows myself.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:12 AM   #37
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Seems to me, too, that there was an Aussie (maybe Kiwi) series we liked. I think the former. About a single father and his little girl.

DA has a great following among our "herd". On Fridays when we gather at our third place, we re-hash it like we knew the people. It does remind me a lot of "Upstairs Downstairs."

My current favorite is "New Tricks". I even find myself humming the theme song, "It's alright, it's OK; Doesn't really matter if you're old and gray!"

Anne, of course, was a childhood favorite in book and old movie forms, and I loved the more recent (being relative, many moons ago) TV shows. I'd think it was a girl thing, but when they pop up periodically on TV, my husband always tunes in.
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Two more Canadian shows: Republic of Doyle was (is?) pretty good. I really like Rick Mercer's show.
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Downton redux -- what a jarring turn to the way of life that period of time was for the fortunate, privileged, landed folk. And this excellent treatment that we get to watch unfold is so well done and thought provoking. The casting, IMO, could not be better -- Daisy and William's wedding in the episode just past was so poignant.

Will Mary marry at all? Stay tuned, right, Addie?
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We have been slowly working our way through two complete series DVD sets I gave SO for Christmas, Doc Martin and All Creatures Great and Small. It is great seeing all the episodes and seeing them all in the proper order.
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