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Post by Nefret » Fri February 8th, 2013, 10:12 am

Is Ripper Street coming to Masterpiece Classic? I really want to see that one.
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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!
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Post by Mythica » Fri February 8th, 2013, 11:11 am

Ripper Street should be on BBC America - it's a BBC production so I doubt they'll sell the rights to another channel. Looks like it's already being aired, started in Jan: http://www.bbcamerica.com/ripper-street/

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Fri February 8th, 2013, 12:31 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]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.[/quote]

I gave up on Paradise but quite like Mr Selfridge.
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Post by rebecca » Sun February 10th, 2013, 2:46 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]I gave up on Paradise but quite like Mr Selfridge.[/quote]

I watched the first episode and didn't bother with the second :rolleyes: . It looked like it had been made on a two dollar budget and it showed. Very boring.

I don't know if we will get Mr Selfridge, I hope so.

Bec :)

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Post by Mythica » Sun February 10th, 2013, 10:36 am

[quote=""rebecca""]I watched the first episode and didn't bother with the second :rolleyes: . It looked like it had been made on a two dollar budget and it showed. Very boring.

I don't know if we will get Mr Selfridge, I hope so.

Bec :) [/quote]

Apparently, they rushed The Paradise out because they knew ITV were coming out with the very similar Mr Selfridge and I guess they thought whichever one came out first would have the upper hand. Sadly, their rush job really does show compared Mr. Selfridge. I'm still watching it, even if only for the historical costumes and stuff. But I have a feeling it will get cancelled soon.

Mr Selfridge is already due to air on Masterpiece in the US but I'm not sure when it starts.

http://d2buyft38glmwk.cloudfront.net/me ... ment_3.pdf

There should be a preview for it available here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/wat ... e-preview/

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Post by Madeleine » Sun February 10th, 2013, 12:22 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]Apparently, they rushed The Paradise out because they knew ITV were coming out with the very similar Mr Selfridge and I guess they thought whichever one came out first would have the upper hand. Sadly, their rush job really does show compared Mr. Selfridge. I'm still watching it, even if only for the historical costumes and stuff. But I have a feeling it will get cancelled soon.
Mr Selfridge is already due to air on Masterpiece in the US but I'm not sure when it starts.

http://d2buyft38glmwk.cloudfront.net/me ... ment_3.pdf

There should be a preview for it available here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/wat ... e-preview/[/quote]

Paradise has been commissioned for a second series, it was v popular here.
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Post by Mythica » Sun February 10th, 2013, 6:21 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Paradise has been commissioned for a second series, it was v popular here.[/quote]

I know there will be a second season but I don't see it lasting much longer after that.

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Post by rebecca » Mon February 11th, 2013, 5:03 am

I didn't like Paradise at all. I think it will be like the new Upstairs Downstairs, it's not going to last.

Last night I re-watched Gosford Park...Great movie! :D

Bec :)

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Post by Vanessa » Mon February 11th, 2013, 5:35 pm

I enjoyed The Paradise - it's very gentle. I enjoy Mr Selfridge, too, which is definitely more flamboyant. Similar theme but very different in my opinion.
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Post by Madeleine » Wed February 20th, 2013, 9:40 am

World Without End finished last Saturday, and I thought it would never end! That Petranilla though - talk about a devil's brood. Pillars of the Earth was much better.

I'm still enjoying Mr Selfridge - there are more storylines now involving the staff and his family so it's more interesting.

Also enjoying Ripper Street which finishes this week.
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