Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-01-2014, 09:18 PM   #81
Recycles dryer sheets
Lagniappe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 207
I haven't seen Rosemary and Thyme mentioned. It a mystery series about two gardeners who stumble into trouble regularly. I found it charming.


Sent from my iPad using Early Retirement Forum
__________________

__________________
Lagniappe is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Attention: Inspector Lewis fans!
Old 10-01-2014, 10:15 PM   #82
Full time employment: Posting here.
Calico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 925
Attention: Inspector Lewis fans!

The last series of Inspector Lewis was supposed to be the last one ever - Lewis retired and Hathaway was planning to as well.

HOWEVER - apparently neither one could stay away. A NEW Lewis series begins this Sunday night (10/5) - consists of three 90 minute episodes (10/5, 10/12, and 10/19).

I can't wait!
__________________

__________________
Calico is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2014, 10:18 PM   #83
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Olympia
Posts: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by FIREd View Post
In no particular order:

Downton Abbey, Poirot, and Keeping Up Appearances
+++++1! I love those 3 and have them on DVD.
__________________
FedExCourier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2014, 10:39 PM   #84
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by Calico View Post
The last series of Inspector Lewis was supposed to be the last one ever - Lewis retired and Hathaway was planning to as well.

HOWEVER - apparently neither one could stay away. A NEW Lewis series begins this Sunday night (10/5) - consists of three 90 minute episodes (10/5, 10/12, and 10/19).

I can't wait!
what?? best news I've heard all day--thanks Calico!
__________________
gardenfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2014, 10:53 PM   #85
Full time employment: Posting here.
Calico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 925
Quote:
Originally Posted by gardenfun View Post
what?? best news I've heard all day--thanks Calico!
You're welcome!

The PBS website says: Hathaway has been promoted to Inspector, and is working his first case at that rank. Superintendent Innocent asks Lewis to come out of retirement to "help" with the case. Should make for some interesting dynamics.
__________________
Calico is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2014, 10:56 PM   #86
Full time employment: Posting here.
Calico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 925
[QUOTE=Lagniappe;1499284]I haven't seen Rosemary and Thyme mentioned. It a mystery series about two gardeners who stumble into trouble regularly. I found it charming.

I'm a fan of Rosemary and Thyme too. I wish they had made more of them.
__________________
Calico is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2014, 11:24 PM   #87
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Sunset's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chicago
Posts: 4,746
Quote:
Originally Posted by marko View Post
Hotel Babylon
Torchwood
The Avengers
I second Torchwood !! It is fantastic.
Another one I liked was Being Human , they later made a copy of it for Americans but really the British one seemed better made.
__________________
Sunset is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 09:14 AM   #88
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Chuckanut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West of the Mississippi
Posts: 6,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunset View Post
Another one I liked was Being Human , they later made a copy of it for Americans but really the British one seemed better made.
The original British version of House of Cards was also better, IMHO. If for no other reason than it did not get stretched out into a multi season extravaganza.
__________________
The worst decisions are usually made in times of anger and impatience.
Chuckanut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 09:31 PM   #89
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 942
On Netflix Streaming:

Happy Valley:. Is a six part series about a kidnapping. Very good.


The Fall : (a crime story in Belfast, Ireland) Excellent

Rake: About an attorney with problems. Very entertaining and well done

Derek: With Ricky Gervais. Need to watch at least 3 episodes, as it is very different, and you need to get a grasp on it. Then you will love it.

Last Tango in Halifax: One of my all time favorites about two childhood sweethearts who reunited over the internet after nearly 60 years.
__________________
modhatter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 10:30 PM   #90
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by modhatter View Post

Rake: About an attorney with problems. Very entertaining and well done
Rake is actually Australian - set in Sydney. The first and second series were great, the 3rd series was good.

Nobody has mentioned "The Bill" - it ran for something like 24 years and was addictive in its middle period.

The old Dr Who from the 1970s are still worth watching.

Fawlty Tower - probably still the funniest series ever.
__________________
Aus_E_Expat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 10:35 PM   #91
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,515
Oh right - we plan to watch Torchwood.
__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 09:40 PM   #92
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,515
Grantchester!!!

I just couldn't get into Downton Abbey season 4. It might be because the blond god is gone. That actor was also a very good foil for the Lady Mary actress. But with some of the initial episodes, I just couldn't take the silent long-suffering stiff-upper-lip themes any more.

So instead we've been watching Grantchester (Masterpiece Mystery), and it's marvelous! The characters are wonderful. OK - there may be another blond god involved.
__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 09:58 PM   #93
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,019
I have now watched most episodes of Foyle's War. Set in Hastings, a seaside town on the southeast coast of England during WW2, it stars Michael Kitchen as Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle, Honeysuckle Weeks as his driver and Anthony Howell as his deputy. The episodes are 90 minutes long, time to develop a complex web of interactions. Of course, Foyle always solves the crimes by noticing the details. The production skills are excellent, with vintage planes, trains, cars, fashions, mannerisms and even food. There are eight "sets", mostly of three episodes; the eighth set is darker and deals with the Cold War. Interestingly, Foyle tries several times to ER, but they never let him! Highly recommended.
__________________
Meadbh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 10:03 PM   #94
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,515
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meadbh View Post
I have now watched most episodes of Foyle's War. Set in Hastings, a seaside town on the southeast coast of England during WW2, it stars Michael Kitchen as Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle, Honeysuckle Weeks as his driver and Anthony Howell as his deputy. The episodes are 90 minutes long, time to develop a complex web of interactions. Of course, Foyle always solves the crimes by noticing the details. The production skills are excellent, with vintage planes, trains, cars, fashions, mannerisms and even food. There are eight "sets", mostly of three episodes; the eighth set is darker and deals with the Cold War. Interestingly, Foyle tries several times to ER, but they never let him! Highly recommended.
Thanks! I see it advertised occasionally.
__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 10:07 PM   #95
Moderator
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Eee Bah Gum
Posts: 21,132
Quote:
Originally Posted by audreyh1 View Post
Thanks! I see it advertised occasionally.
Try and watch it from series 1 episode 1, it is really very good.
__________________
Retired in Jan, 2010 at 55, moved to England in May 2016
Now it's adventure before dementia
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 11:07 PM   #96
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,515
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan View Post
Try and watch it from series 1 episode 1, it is really very good.
Thanks!
__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 07:45 AM   #97
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,318
Are actors/actresses in Britain limited to working in certain areas of film work? Seems like you see the same people over and over again. Or is it because we are seeing limited view of British shows?
__________________
splitwdw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 08:22 AM   #98
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Nemo2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Belleville, ONT
Posts: 4,327
Don't know if these have been previously mentioned:

Luther:

Luther (TV Series 2010–2015) - IMDb

Line of Duty:



Waking the Dead:

Waking the Dead (TV Series 2000– ) - IMDb
__________________
"Exit, pursued by a bear."

The Winter's Tale, William Shakespeare
Nemo2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 08:24 AM   #99
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
imoldernu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Peru
Posts: 4,616
One of the best things about memory problems is that the second time around can be even better tha the first.
The part about using roku, netflix and amazon that makes the british series so much more entertaining to me, is the use of the closed captioning, and the ability to adjust the size, color and transparency of the captions.
Now, as special treats, DW and I watch our favorites... some for the first time, others as repeats.
Based on reviewing the recommendations in this thread, taking another look at some of the series that didn't really impress in the pilot.

Reconsidered top three...now:
Midsomer Murders
Inspector Morse
George Gently
__________________
imoldernu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 11:57 AM   #100
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,515
Quote:
Originally Posted by splitwdw View Post
Are actors/actresses in Britain limited to working in certain areas of film work? Seems like you see the same people over and over again. Or is it because we are seeing limited view of British shows?
Actually the number of actors has expanded greatly in the past decade, and quite a few of them are acting in US TV prime time shows.
__________________

__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Favorite TV series F4mandolin Other topics 91 09-17-2013 11:57 PM
Favorite movies and/or t.v. series simple girl Other topics 109 07-19-2011 11:57 PM
Middle-age Americans Sicker than British REWahoo Life after FIRE 21 05-03-2006 10:44 PM
British Expats, Need Rescueing OldAgePensioner Other topics 9 03-20-2006 10:14 PM
Favorite Restaurant and Favorite Dish Eagle43 Other topics 71 02-19-2006 01:39 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:19 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.