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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:42 pm 
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Prim, that's awesome!! Before I lost it off Hulu and Netflix, I had been going through all the originals, got up to Doctor 5 before I lost them. :cry: The only ones I haven't seen of the original Doctors 1-4 were the ones they lost the original footage from. I know there has been an attempt to restore using the original sound track and I think animated footage?? That would be awesome, but I haven't seen it.

I suppose I really do have to subscribe to Britbox now.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:50 pm 
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It's just such a treasure. And the show is unattainable on DVD (it's obtainable, but it costs a mint for a single story—as much as three months of Britbox!). We own exactly two classic Who DVDs, "Pyramids of Mars" and "Genesis of the Daleks."

I did recently get my hands on reasonably priced DVDs of some old BBC shows that were among the first to be brought over to the States as Masterpiece Theatre: The First Churchills and The Pallisers. Churchills is about the first Duke of Marlborough and his wife, and their varied fortunes. It's got Susan Hampshire as Sarah Churchill, whom he marries when she's 17, and John Neville as John Churchill who eventually becomes a Duke. Lots of Cavalier-age Court intrigue, with many Cavalier King Charles spaniels on view (King Charles II is usually carrying one). It's witty and fun. The video quality is not modern, but it's in color, and it's so well written and well played that I don't care. My brother and I watched some of it together when he was out here for Christmas—we saw it as children and both adored it. It held up fine. (Of course, being BBC, the sets, costumes, and outdoor settings were all exact, detailed, and gorgeous.)

The Pallisers is based on six Trollope novels and is set in the Victorian age. Susan Hampshire is also in this one, playing Lady Glencora, the sparkling and initially unwilling bride of Plantaganet Palliser (Philip Latham), a duke's heir whose main interest is politics. There's a lot of political history, but also many fascinating characters on the fringes of history, and very believable characters who change over time—it covers about 30 years.

One of my happy memories is of telling vison about this show—she adored Trollope's novels, but didn't know this 24-part series had been made out of six of them—and she found it and LOVED it. :love: She thought they were perfect adaptations and most of the characters were cast exactly right. It made me so happy to have given her half the pleasure that posting with her for years had given me.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:57 pm 
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I've been curious about the early Dr. Who's but didn't have a source. Maybe we'll try Britbox after we get done with "Teen Wolf"


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:48 pm 
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So, all three seasons of The Expanse (my favorite TV obsession these days) begin streaming worldwide on Amazon (200+ countries) on February 8th. Season 4 is filming now and will also stream on Amazon. (The first two seasons are already streaming on Amazon in the US.)

It's only the best science fiction television show ever made, in my humble science-fiction-writer opinion. Season 3 is killer, but then they all are. This show is tops for writing, acting, production values, scientific accuracy, humor, and scares, and at the center is a human "found family" you care deeply about. (That last aspect reminds me strongly of Firefly.)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:06 pm 
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Woo hoo! Been wanting to watch this at some point and now that it is on Prime I can! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:20 pm 
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I should get to watching this. But I would be watching it alone, so that sucks.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:42 pm 
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:( Maybe when Irika is older she might like it (and not be too young for the scares).

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:54 am 
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It is indeed awesome.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:44 am 
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I’ll try and watch it. If I watch it on my iPad, I can even watch it at night when R and I are chilling together. I know I will love it - it has just been sooo long since we have watched TV that it seems like an alien concept.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:57 pm 
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I've been spending a lot of time on the couch sewing and making crafts lately and occasionally sweetie joins me (but the couch is pretty uncomfortable for him) and when he does we'll binge episodes of Lucifer. It isn't terribly intelligent or, y'know, accurate, but it is super funny at times, especially watching sweetie's reaction.

If you haven't heard of it, the devil decides he's tired of being a torturer in hell so he comes to LA and opens a night club. :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:00 pm 
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I'm binging through Veep season after season. That show is crazy fun. (It's by the same writer as The 'Death of Stalin')


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:35 pm 
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I'm up to season 5 with Teen Wolf. I've enjoyed the series so far, but the bad guys in Season 5 are particularly disturbing. :help: :scarey: I don't like horror, and the show has stepped over the line now. If this wasn't the next to last season, I might drop it. But, I'm sure the "big bad" will be defeated by the end of the season, so there's hope for Season 6.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:52 pm 
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I watched the first episode of Miracle Workers. Wow, that's some early post-Soviet levels of cynicism.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:04 pm 
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I just finished the 7th and final season of Once Upon a Time. I recommend this show to anyone!

Now I'm watching the first season of The Crown...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:15 pm 
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Jude wrote:
I just finished the 7th and final season of Once Upon a Time. I recommend this show to anyone!

Now I'm watching the first season of The Crown...


I admit, I couldn't get into season 6 and stopped watching pretty early on. It just felt so repetitive by that point, but oddly it also felt like it had lost part of what made it a *fairy tale* show. Which is sad because I had really enjoyed it at first, but admittedly was losing interest around season 5 already. :(

Still, I would recommend it to anyone as well, they may have better luck with the later seasons than I did.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:22 pm 
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Things take a completely different turn in Season 7. You might want to give that a try...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:27 pm 
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I gave up on that one in season 2.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:46 pm 
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And I gave up at the end of season 1. :P

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:47 pm 
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Are the last two posts talking about Once Upon a Time or The Crown?

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Once upon a time, for me.


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