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Old 07-22-2014, 04:20 PM   #601
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Actually it's "Last TANGO in Halifax". I had never heard of it Addie but it reads like something I'd really like. I found the first season on Netflix. Have you seen the first season?
Yep, the Brits do it right with lots of great series but the amount of episodes per season is pitiful. Good grief, they are what we would call a mini series here and at times they seem like just a long movie.
Yes I have seen the first season. I think the problem with Brit series is their sound system. Sometime you can hardly hear what the character is saying. And it is too long between seasons. I would rather PBS purchase the whole series for all seasons and then show it. So now I am waiting for Downton Abby, Last Tango, and Doc Martin to continue. We need to start importing some of those Brit actors to continue their work over here. They take a whole season off between filming their series. It gives them a chance to do movies and other pieces of work.
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Yes I have seen the first season. I think the problem with Brit series is their sound system. Sometime you can hardly hear what the character is saying. And it is too long between seasons. I would rather PBS purchase the whole series for all seasons and then show it. So now I am waiting for Downton Abby, Last Tango, and Doc Martin to continue. We need to start importing some of those Brit actors to continue their work over here. They take a whole season off between filming their series. It gives them a chance to do movies and other pieces of work.
I agree the sound is inferior with the Brit series. Sub titles are mandatory for me and they are annoying. Do DC Brits notice it? They need better audio people me thinks.
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If you like the BBC crime series showings, don't pass up 'Prime Suspect' with Helen Mirren.
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:31 AM   #604
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If you like the BBC crime series showings, don't pass up 'Prime Suspect' with Helen Mirren.
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That is a great series. Sunday night Hercule Poirot is back. I just love him.
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Addie, I just finished watching the first episode in season one of "Last Tango in Halifax".
This is a keeper! Thanks for the tip, I love it.
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Thought I'd try watching "The Lottery" which premieres tonight on Lifetime. Not sure whether that's my kind of series, but thought I'd give it a try.
Sorta hooked on this already, and it's only aired twice. It'll probably be cancelled soon.

Set in a dystopian future when women have stopped having children, The Lottery reveals a world staring down the barrel of impending extinction. Remarkably, 100 embryos are successfully fertilized and a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates. As conflict, control and mystery over this global crisis unfolds, the governmentís interests and power begin to dominate, igniting a highly controversial debate over our fundamental and personal freedom to raise a family. The Lottery stars Marley Shelton (Eleventh Hour) as Dr. Alison Lennon, the brilliant fertility specialist whose scientific breakthrough may have life-and-death consequences; Michael Graziadei (American Horror Story) as Kyle, a recovering alcoholic and single father of one of the last children born in the country; David Alpay (The Vampire Diaries) as James, Alisonís colleague and lab assistant; and Martin Donovan (Homeland) as Darius Hayes, a calculating government official willing to use any strategy to achieve what he believes is the greater good.
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That sounds like a show I would like.
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Actually it's "Last TANGO in Halifax". I had never heard of it Addie but it reads like something I'd really like. I found the first season on Netflix. Have you seen the first season?
Yep, the Brits do it right with lots of great series but the amount of episodes per season is pitiful. Good grief, they are what we would call a mini series here and at times they seem like just a long movie.
"Last Tango in Halifax" is a bit of a "Coronation Street" reunion - at least 3 of the cast are ex-"Corrie" players - Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire and Roy Barraclough - and Derek Jacobi has said he'd like to be in it! We tend to sneer a bit at "Corrie" but it attracts some very good actors. Even Sir Ian McKellan has appeared in it! I don't know if you've had the "pleasure" of "Coronation Street" in the US.

I think the television people over here think that their public have a very short attention span. I used to find it irritating that I'd just get into a series when the season comes to an end.
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That sounds like a show I would like.
I think you'll like it.
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Something in the back of my mind tells me that I have heard of Coronation Street. I will have to Google it on PBS and see. They usually have British series for sale after they have aired for the umpteenth time. Already we can purchase Doc Martin along with several other series. I think my all time favorite Brit series was As Time Goes By. I love Judith Dench. She could read the phone book and I would listen to every word.
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