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Upcoming Television Season

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sweetpotatoboy
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Fri August 29th, 2008, 9:50 am

"TerriPray" wrote:preview for the Sword of truth

http://www.terrygoodkind.com/lots/lots.mov


Oh, Terry Goodkind. I've read the first of his series. It wasn't bad and I've pondered reading more but never felt compelled to do so.

alice
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Postby alice » Sat August 30th, 2008, 8:29 pm

Ooh this is news to me, the Crusoe programme. Sean Bean and Sam Neill in the same programme? It doesn't get any better than that! :o I'm looking forward to a programme in the UK this week called Lost in Austenwhere a girl who is besotted with Pride and Prejudice ends up going back in time and into the novel. I'm not a fan of time-travel type things, but it does look quite fun, with her meeting the characters from the book.

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sweetpotatoboy
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Sat August 30th, 2008, 9:10 pm

"alice" wrote:I'm looking forward to a programme in the UK this week called Lost in Austenwhere a girl who is besotted with Pride and Prejudice ends up going back in time and into the novel. I'm not a fan of time-travel type things, but it does look quite fun, with her meeting the characters from the book.


Yes, I'm looking forward to that one too. Plus I'm a fan of the actress playing the lead character. Have loved her in everything I've seen her in. (though knowing me, I'll probably tape the series and get round to seeing it in about a year's time)

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat August 30th, 2008, 11:52 pm

I think that's based on the book "Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict" by Laurie Viera Rigler or it's just a similar plot line.

http://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Austen-Addict-Laurie-Rigler/dp/B000Z4GQ3G/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1220140280&sr=8-2

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alice
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Postby alice » Sun August 31st, 2008, 12:32 am

I don't think it's based on that book, Sonja, but it does sound similar. I've just looked at the Radio Times (listings mag) for this week, only to see that Hugh Bonneville is playing Mr Bennett, who apparently steals the show, as usual. Great stuff. :D

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon September 1st, 2008, 3:22 am

For Brits and anyone who ends up downloading it, I'm not sure when it airs yet:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1199099/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/merlin/

TV show about Merlin as a young man.

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Postby Alaric » Mon September 1st, 2008, 10:33 am

I'm most looking forward to the returns of Heroes, Prison Break, Dexter, Battlestar Galactica ... oh there's so much to watch.

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Jimmy Smits is joining "Dexter", this should be interesting!


It's hard to know if that's a good thing or not. :confused: Most things Jimmy Smits has touched lately have been decidedly second rate. I really wasn't a fan of him on The West Wing. Plus, his casting and the big pay packet that went with it partly contributed to a lot of the problems that plagued the last two years of the show, namely Aaron Sorkin leaving.

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Postby Alaric » Mon September 1st, 2008, 10:37 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:For Brits and anyone who ends up downloading it, I'm not sure when it airs yet:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1199099/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/merlin/

TV show about Merlin as a young man.

SM


I just hope it isn't Geoffrey of Monmouth-esque with all the fanciful nonsense often synonymous with Arthur. If it's more like like Cornwell's Arthur series with the end of the Roman control and invasion of the Saxons, then great. I'll definitely end up watching anyway - I'm a sucker for Arthurian lore.

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Postby Madeleine » Mon September 1st, 2008, 5:37 pm

Merlin looks quite good. Not sure if I'm looking forward to the new season of Heroes or not, the last one was pretty boring and I ended up watching quite a lot of it on fast-forward.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon September 1st, 2008, 5:48 pm

"Alaric" wrote:I just hope it isn't Geoffrey of Monmouth-esque with all the fanciful nonsense often synonymous with Arthur. If it's more like like Cornwell's Arthur series with the end of the Roman control and invasion of the Saxons, then great. I'll definitely end up watching anyway - I'm a sucker for Arthurian lore.


I think it might be from what I saw of the trailer (the Monmouth-esque), not sure, Arthurian lore isn't my cuppa really. The actor who played Giles on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" plays Uther Pendragon.

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