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Old 11-10-2013, 09:52 AM   #161
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Over the weeks leading up to Halloween we streamed some of the classic monster movies. Frankenstein, The Mummy, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolfman - what fun!
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:00 PM   #162
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I come to this thread regularly and add your suggestions to my list. Now, if I can just get through MI5 and Breaking Bad .. I can get to the suggestions you've made!
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:33 PM   #163
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I come to this thread regularly and add your suggestions to my list. Now, if I can just get through MI5 and Breaking Bad .. I can get to the suggestions you've made!
... and don't forget the British comedy "Breaking Wind".... (aka "Today in Parliament")
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:13 PM   #164
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... and don't forget the British comedy "Breaking Wind".... (aka "Today in Parliament")
Growing up, when TV first came to India, "Yes, Minister" was (and still is) one of my favorite shows. Will check this one out too. Thanks.
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:54 PM   #165
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The Bletchley Circle is excellent and has been renewed for a second season. My DVR is ready whenever it starts up again.
Great news! I watched all 3 episodes of the first series over the weekend. Excellent indeed! Looking forward to another season.

Also watched the latest season of George Gently. Glad they're letting the John Bacchus character mature a bit.

I just love it in GG and Vera when they say "bairn".
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Growing up, when TV first came to India, "Yes, Minister" was (and still is) one of my favorite shows. Will check this one out too. Thanks.
Apologies - Today in Parliament was just a joke. It was a daily BBC radio report of the wind bags in parliament debating bills.


I have all the DVDs of Yes Minister and Yes Prime. Minister. They are still worth watching today.
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Great news! I watched all 3 episodes of the first series over the weekend. Excellent indeed! Looking forward to another season.

Also watched the latest season of George Gently. Glad they're letting the John Bacchus character mature a bit.

I just love it in GG and Vera when they say "bairn".
I'm from Durham, was age 11 when George Gently was set. 60 miles away when we lived in Dumfries their word for "bairns" is "wains"
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Speaking of British TV series, if you liked House of Cards (the US version) go to Netflix and check out the original BBC House of Cards from 1990, on which the US production is based. Personally I prefer the BBC series, which is faster moving and more witty.
Original British films and television series are almost always superior to the (invariably dumbed-down) American remakes. See e.g. House of Cards, The Office, Cracker, Get Carter, State of Play, The Ladykillers, One Foot in the Grave, Prime Suspect, etc. ... the list is almost endless.

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Just watched the 1st of 3 parts of a murder mystery called the Bletchley Circle set in England in 1952.
IIRC, one of the minor characters in Danger UXB worked at Bletchley Park, and committed suicide because he couldn't cope with the pressure.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:58 AM   #169
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Try "Coupling" the BBC series. The first two seasons are hilarious. One of the key characters left in the 3rd season and I didn't enjoy it as much.
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Skyfall (2012) - IMDb
Skyfall - now on netflix
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:16 PM   #171
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Watch The Sapphires Online | Netflix

- an Aussie film about a group of Aboriginal singers who aspire to sing to the troops in Vietnam. Hey Chris O'Dowd as their manager too!
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:36 AM   #172
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Watched this last night and liked it, The Interpreter with Nicole Kidman & Sean Penn:
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Silvia Broome is a linguist whose job is to translate for her assigned delegate the complex issues facing the United Nations. But her daily challenge turns perilous when she overhears a plot to assassinate a high-ranking government official.
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Saw it last night. It had less sex/flirting scenes, less (almost none) eye catching gadgets, no breathtaking actions, typical plot line, less engaging main characters (he's no Sean Connery). 2 stars out of 5 (5 being the best). I suggest it if you suddenly find yourself bored and have 2 hours to burn.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:36 PM   #174
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Enjoyed Thor - I am not a big fan of comic book turned movie but I found this humorous. Watching it for the 3rd time today.

Aeon Flux - I have DVD but wanted to see it on Netflix's super HD. Aeon simply look gorgeous.
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Red Dog is a 2011 Australian family film directed by Kriv Stenders and produced by Nelson Woss and Julie Ryan. The film is based on a true story from the novel Red Dog.

Just watched on Netflix. Was very good, and many will enjoy the movie.
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Original British films and television series are almost always superior to the (invariably dumbed-down) American remakes. See e.g. House of Cards, The Office, Cracker, Get Carter, State of Play, The Ladykillers, One Foot in the Grave, Prime Suspect, etc. ... the list is almost endless.

Interesting, we watched the Netflix version and really like it. Tried the British version and were bored with it, couldn't get past the first two episodes.
I am going to add that I agree I generally enjoy British versions better than US.
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Justified - DVD series - US Marshall
The Killing - series, Seattle Washington Detectives
Harry and Tonto - movie, Art Carney and cat
Bomb Girls - series, Canadian Women WWII
Land Girls - series, British Women WWII
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Saw 1945 B&W movie, Brewter's Million. It was 11:00 pm and I was looking for an hour to kill before falling asleep. This movie came in at 75 minutes or so and I decided to watch it. The story line is somewhat predictable but, overall, it was funny, and enjoyable. The movie is fast paced and I had hard time keeping up with math .
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We watched Daniel Deronda and enjoyed it. This was a 2002 Masterpiece Theatre (about 3 hours) that we somehow missed.

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The illegitimate son of a wealthy aristocrat, Daniel Deronda harbors a secret past and a ready supply of cash. But when he meets Gwendolyn, a beautiful woman in desperate need of money, things get complicated, as he's already involved in an affair.
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My Netflix find is gem of a comedy called The IT Crowd. British comedy. Love how the Brits can take the simplest, smallest location and make it hilarious.
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