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Old 01-07-2012, 09:39 PM   #1
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Anyone interested ...

... in movies and TV series from non-US, English speaking countries? We've watched not just English, but Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, Welsh, Irish .... well, we're hooked. Thank heaven for Netflix. My husband will find an actor or subject he likes, and order everything he/she acts in. I'll read (I'm really into mystery books) and tell him about a series that I think is a TV series or movie. Sometimes it's just a PBS happenstance. Right now my friends are into "Downton Abby". These are friends we haven't known but a couple of years, and when we meet at our "third place", we catch up on and exchange these shows. For us, lately, it is "New Tricks". "Ballykisangel" was a huge hit for us! And you can go back to "Upsairs, Downstairs" (a lot of similarities to Downton), and maybe an all-time favorite, "Duchess of Duke Street".

Anyone else a fan? And, for those of you who are actually living with them real-time (as opposed to we who have to wait for them to come to the US!), let me know which are ones we should look forward to!

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Old 01-07-2012, 11:57 PM   #2
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i love "downton abbey". season 2 starts this sunday.

season 1 is available online at pbs.org for another week or so.

for irish shows, nothing beats "father ted".


they're not really tv series per se, but i also like "top gear", "the graham norton show", "would you rather...", and "gordon ramsay's kitchen nightmares", all on bbc america.

"absolutely fabulous" is a good comedy as well.
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I love watching foreign English films. But I've gotta have subtitles with Irish movies though...
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:31 AM   #4
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i love "downton abbey". season 2 starts this sunday.

season 1 is available online at pbs.org for another week or so.

for irish shows, nothing beats "father ted".


they're not really tv series per se, but i also like "top gear", "the graham norton show", "would you rather...", and "gordon ramsay's kitchen nightmares", all on bbc america.

"absolutely fabulous" is a good comedy as well.
Tom mate Downton Abbey has split the telegensia down the middle overhere, I suspect this is because it was made for commercial TV.
Father Ted for me is very special,if you cant get Rab C Nesbitt here is a taste, it is rumored he is ramseys father.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:46 AM   #5
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I enjoy any of the British TV that trickles in on PBS.

I even enjoy the 1970's and 80's stuff the PBS station still shows. Things like Are you being served?, Lovejoy etc...

And of course EastEnders!
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Just for you Aunt Bea. A true kitchen goddess, this is Auntie Beeb at its best and Fanny is sober
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I live in the UK and think British TV is pretty awful! The only shows I like are cooking ones. Apart from that, give me an American series any day! To be honest I don't watch much tv, although I agree that Father Ted is hilarious. Oh and Bottom is hysterically funny, pity the show got stopped. If anyone can find the Live show of Bottom Hooligan's Island, prepare for some laughs!
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Sounds like we enjoy the same shows.

Did yyou know AbFab is coming back with new shows for it's 20th anniversary. They start TONIGHT on BBC America.

We watch a lot of PBS and BBC America here too. We love "Born and Bred", 'Doc Martin", " All Creatures Great and Small" and ... well... Dr. Who.
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