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Post by Mythica » Mon January 14th, 2013, 3:33 pm

I haven't started WWE yet - I know my husband wants to watch it but finding a time when he is not busy and in the mood to watch it might be a while!

While we're on it... did anyone watch last year's remakes of Shakespeare's Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V? I thought the casting was good but honestly, I'm not big on Shakespeare.

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Post by Tanzanite » Mon January 14th, 2013, 10:35 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]I haven't started WWE yet - I know my husband wants to watch it but finding a time when he is not busy and in the mood to watch it might be a while!

While we're on it... did anyone watch last year's remakes of Shakespeare's Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V? I thought the casting was good but honestly, I'm not big on Shakespeare.[/quote]

I'm not big on Shakespeare either, but I enjoyed them.

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Post by Susan » Tue January 29th, 2013, 1:37 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]I quite enjoyed Ripper Street, basically a crime show in Victorian times. Not your usual cosy Sunday night drama though, quite visceral! Like the 3 leads though.[/quote]

I had DVRed the first episode of Ripper Street and watched it last night. I have to admit that I had some difficulty understanding some of the accents (the Sergeant in particular) especially when there was street noise in the background. It certainly was visceral and it appeared that BBC America blotted out some body parts.
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"Mr. Selfridge" backstage

Post by princess garnet » Thu February 7th, 2013, 11:09 pm

Here's a backstage look for the upcoming "Mr. Selfridge" series broadcast in the US. Enjoy!

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Post by Nefret » Fri February 8th, 2013, 2:50 am

That's looks pretty interesting. A new show to look forward to.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri February 8th, 2013, 9:11 am

I hope you enjoy it - it's on in the UK at the moment and I think it's very good.
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Post by Nefret » Fri February 8th, 2013, 9:13 am

Why do you guys get all the good shows first?
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Post by Madeleine » Fri February 8th, 2013, 9:29 am

[quote=""Nefret""]Why do you guys get all the good shows first?[/quote]

The UK usually has to wait several months for US shows to appear :( ; I think Game of Thrones is the only show we get the day after the US :) , and that's shown on a subscription channel.
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Post by Amanda » Fri February 8th, 2013, 9:43 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]The UK usually has to wait several months for US shows to appear :( ; I think Game of Thrones is the only show we get the day after the US :) , and that's shown on a subscription channel.[/quote]

And here in Australia we have to wait for both the UK and the US shows!

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Post by Mythica » Fri February 8th, 2013, 9:55 am

I guess it just depends where they are contracted first.

I am liking Mr Selfridge more and more. Way better than The Paradise. My MIL doesn't like Mr Selfridge though and stopped watching it because she thought Selfridge was too "sleazy". I don't really agree with that assessment - he's flawed but he genuinely believes in honesty and kindness. He has many redeeming qualities and his flaws give his character depth. It'd be a boring show if the main character was perfect.
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