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The Pillars of the Earth on Starz

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cw gortner
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Postby cw gortner » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 5:14 pm

I have Starz and will watch it starting tomorrow; the advance reviews have been less than stellar but, hey, I'll give it a try anyway. I remember really enjoying the first book aeons ago when I read it, but I must admit, I couldn't finish the sequel. It just went on and on and on . . . :p

I'm hoping this series will be entertaining; Rufus Sewell is in it, always a good reason to watch.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
[/B]

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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 5:15 pm

I ordered Starz for a month ($9.95, not bad) just so I could see the series. I'm curious, and yep, Rufus was a draw for me too :D That's good to hear it'll be streaming on Netflix. Sometimes my DVR doesn't make the greatest recordings.

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Postby cw gortner » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 5:34 pm

"Ariadne" wrote:I ordered Starz for a month ($9.95, not bad) just so I could see the series. I'm curious, and yep, Rufus was a draw for me too :D That's good to hear it'll be streaming on Netflix. Sometimes my DVR doesn't make the greatest recordings.


Ah, another Rufus fan. I could watch him read the newspaper.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!

THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
[/B]



www.cwgortner.com

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 6:52 pm

I've had the opinion for several years that Rufus Sewell would have made the perfect Mr. Darcy. (nothing against Colin Firth or Matthew MacFadyen, but they didn't quite capture the character for me)

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nona
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Postby nona » Sat July 24th, 2010, 12:36 am

ok I know most disliked the book to be put kindly but I watched the pilot and knowing nothing if the book enjoyed it...so will be watching to see how I like the rest of it, still not planning on reading it though.

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Nefret
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Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Postby Nefret » Sat July 24th, 2010, 1:40 am

"cw gortner" wrote:Ah, another Rufus fan. I could watch him read the newspaper.


Yes, me too. ;)
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Vanessa
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Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
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Postby Vanessa » Sat July 24th, 2010, 9:54 am

Yes, RS is a handsome man, quite unusual looking really. Did anyone see him in the modern BBC adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew?
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Postby cw gortner » Sat July 24th, 2010, 7:02 pm

I just put "Taming" on Netflix.

I've really enjoyed "Pillars" so far. Starz OnDemand had the first and second episodes available, so I watched them both last night. I'm into it. Rufus helps, naturally :p but I think the rest of the cast is excellent and the production values are quite good. I don't know what the reviewers were complaining about.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!

THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
[/B]



www.cwgortner.com

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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Sat July 24th, 2010, 7:27 pm

I enjoyed Pillars also, though I had to reread the summary on the website to remind myself of the storyline. My husband also watched, and he was pretty confused, and not just because he didn't know the history. I'd be curious if anyone else came to the miniseries without having read the book, and whether they were equally lost.

Now that I've refreshed the storyline in my mind, I'll be ready for the next part whenever it's on. Is it every Friday for eight weeks, or four? From the descriptions on Starz OnDemand, they showed episodes 1 and 2 last night on cable (it was two hours long).

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Postby Tanzanite » Sat July 24th, 2010, 7:35 pm

We watched it last night and having not read the book, enjoyed it. I wasn't lost most of the time but my husband was a little I think because he doesn't know the history and so I had to explain so of it to him. We'll be ordering Starz (and cancelling Showtime) for now.


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