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No Alastair , I think this all started with me . I thought as an outsider I could take the license and make a comment . I see now that I was wrong to do that . I think we need new rule : NO TALKIE .. POLITICS / RELIGION . :)
Alastair and Soler, neither of you are to blame for anything. If you can't speak your mind, what good are message boards? You are both sweeties!
I'm working on a huge project right now and haven't had much time to watch our favorite shows. I'll check back in with everyone once I have more free time and some new shows come up that I know we'll all be interested in.
..and besides, we all have a future date on the Orient Express, yes?
Therefore, our close friendship depends on it!
Bucket list item Alastair. I would love to take that trip. We need to start saving our pennies, it is a an expensive one. I am going to have an empty pocketbook by the time this wedding is over, so I'll have to start an Orient Express piggy bank after the wedding.
Our biggest problem is going to be getting Deedee on the plane. I will have to hold her hand the whole trip and bring a good supply of Xanax so we can make it through the flight. Since formal dress is still required for dinner (at least I think it is) being able to wear a sparkly dress will help ease the pain of the flight for her. She loves a sparkly dress.
BTW, I forgot to mention this to you, there is a real life Marigold Hotel series out of the UK.
Unfortunately, not available here for viewing here, but I think it would be popular and hope someone picks it up.
P.S. None of the video's on the page will work for us, I posted it for the photos.
Brit, sounds good!
Also, hopefully PBS might pick up Marigold Hotel?
Deedee, not to worry. My Mum also had a fear of flying, but overcame it through time and experience. Today's technology makes it safer than ever, trust me. Try to choose the largest aircraft (B-747 or A380), pick an aisle seat, and believe me, you wouldn't think you've left the ground at all..
Sounds good, alastair. I think a drink (or two) couldn't hurt either.
You know me too well, Brit. Sparkles on my dress and bubbles in my champagne.
I may be repeating myself, but I had trouble finding this link, so I thought I'd add it here so all could benefit.
Hop on over to IMDb to see what they spent the money from the message board on - graphics.
Remember the old Batman show?
A GLUT OF TEXT ON THE PAGE!
FUGGEHDABOUT IT ALL LOADING IF YOU DON'T PAY A LOT TO YOUR CABLE COMPANY!
IMDB MB is still up on the computer, Deedee. This is the last day, tomorrow, whoosh and it will be gone. If you were looking at your tablet that is where the onslaught of the eyes is. I do not like the tablet version at all, uncomfortable to look at. I am such a dinosaur, I hate change like this, I really am feeling this one.
That is a great list in the link you posted above. I don't see The Fall, maybe that is considered a 2016 series. Is that on Netflix? Krister Henriksson was in the last season and I would like to see it.
More Vera and Shetland! Yes! I have to wait to get Shetland at the library as it is not shown in my area. It will take time before they get a copy.
The Witness to the Prosecution is suppose to be good. I am looking forward to seeing what they did with it. I am probably the only person here who enjoyed the 1982 version, I have always liked it although it was panned by some. I think this is because it was done under Hallmark Hall of Fame (remember that one from days gone by) for TV. It was a bit campy, which is what I loved about it. The performances were stellar, what a line-up - Ralph Richardson, Deborah Kerr, Diana Rigg (she was superb), David Langton (so handsome!), Peter Sallis and the list goes on.
But the best of all, (happy dance) Broadchurch is back!! I know I am the only one who watches it, but I have been waiting with baited breathe for its' return. It will be shown in the UK shortly which hopefully means that it will be here soon. Whoo hoo!
Brit, Netflix has three seasons of The Fall. From the sound of it on Wikipedia, it will be years before/if a fourth season comes out.
I am sure it will be a cold day before we get many of them, but it's good to have the list for a reference.
I hadn't looked at the stations presenting the shows before you mentioned it - notice some shows are on something called 'Walter Presents'? LOL, does a guy named Walter own a station in the UK?
I'll be darned, it is!
Walter Presents is a video on demand service of Channel 4, part of its All 4 online platform. Launched on 3 January 2016, it specialises in foreign language drama and comedy. It is named after Walter Iuzzolino, who selects its content.
Walter is coming to the USA...
This is going to give MHz competition. It will be a free streaming service, at least at first as MHZ once was. I am sure as time goes on there will be a fee. How wonderful though, I mean really, if you had to have a job, an occupation that you loved, would it not be this...to own and program your own channel? Stuff dreams are made of, at least for us. Good for Walter.
Imagine? Imagine a deedee channel? A Brit channel?
I can't wait to see Walter's channel.
I love that these streaming channels are giving pay channels and cable television competition. They've gouged us long enough.
I WISH MHz would get their act together re fast forwarding and pausing. I've asked and asked and apparently they would rather give their execs a bonus than hire a programmer to fix their lousy programming.
Thought my interest in Victoria would decrease after the departure of Lord M but it hasn't . Enjoy the intrigue in and out of court. Victoria teaching Albert how to fit in to the British way of life amongst so many traps and pitfalls . Enjoy seeing Victoria live her life away from the public eye as just another ordinary person. As I watched this ep. I kept thinking of the present Queen and an article I read about her a while back now. Apparently the Queen has quite the sense of humor and loves to gossip and tell stories about people she doesn't care for . Article want on to say she didn't care much for Margaret Thatcher. She thought Thatcher was to full ,of her own self importance and spoke condesendingly to people. She would tell a story to her fiends about Thatcher making an official visit to an old age home. The Queen would mock Thatcher by using a high falutin upper class accent voice ..... Her story went on to say that Thatcher went over to a little old lady sitting in a chair ( apparently Thatcher thought all the old people in these homes suffered from dementia ) for she bent over and said very carefully to her , " Do you know who I am ? " The old lady looked up at her and said , " No dear, but if you ask Matron , I'm sure she can tell you " . She and her friends would laugh heartily. Such as Queen Elizabeth when not on official duties. Whether this is true or not I always think of this story when I see the Queen being so prime and proper at some function or other .
Kind of love the idea that the Queen likes a bit of gossip, Soler.
I listened to a BBC Radio documentary a while back of the demise of Margaret Thatcher, the last ten days or so of her "reign" and it seemed she had boxed herself in...she ran roughshod over people she should have been more diplomatic with one two many times and it was her undoing.
My interest was peaked, so I found an interview with her husband Denis on The 'Tube. He gets made a joke of, there was even a sitcom made that revolved around him (it's also on The 'Tube) "Anyone for Denis" which starred one of my favorite actresses Angela Thorne as Thatcher. I watched a little, but it was too much Denis and not enough Thorne who I was really interested in seeing. John Wells played Denis. In reality, Denis was the backbone that kept Thatcher standing. He agreed with her politics, worked by her side to fulfill her agenda and was faithful to a fault. This role took a toll on him emotionally and physically, he had a breakdown at one point, but they weathered the storm.
Regarding "Victoria", I am also enjoying it. I thought the last episode was terrific. I was thinking of Alastair and the production quality, he has me tuned in to it now... all those outdoor shots and scenery, specifically that overhead shot of Albert on the train as it was moving was glorious.
I am also more caught up in the downstairs romance. At first I saw this aspect as unnecessary, "Downton" this isn't, but it is growing on me. Lovely story, softly played and it is a nice contrast to all the excess upstairs.
I am hoping the series continues into the Disraelli years as he is my favorite PM. I fell in love with Disraelli and Ian McShane way back when, this was the first PBS production I ever watched and it has stayed with me through all these years. One of the best pieces of work McShane ever did. I own the DVD, the first one I ever purchased. That tells you something. Victoria had a close friendship with Disraelli, he had a great respect for Albert and this endeared him to her. With the popularity of the series there is a good possibility we will get there.
Hear hear on Victoria, Soler and Brit! Hard to believe the season finale is upon us so soon already. Anticipating next season!
Speaking of Tom Hughes, I watched About Time once again, one of my favorites from Richard Curtis. Noticed he played the 'not so nice' on again, off again boyfriend of the main character's sister. If you haven't seen it, I recommend it. Good cast - including Bill Nighy, Lindsay Duncan, Rachel McAdams, and Richard Cordery as Uncle D. Remember him from Doc Martin?
Brit, I looked for The Disraelli Years and couldn't find anything. The title sounds familiar, but must be out of print..