All Thing PBS

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by A.H.Black, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Artemis@BC

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    I caught up with The Paradise last night. And thought it was pretty good.

    I like period pieces a lot, and usually enjoy comparing the social mores of ___ time & place with our own. But the hardest ones I have identifying with or wrapping my head around are those related to class entitlement. I can feel genuine sympathy for a woman who finds herself in a loveless (or abusive) marriage but because of the times has few options. But while false accusation is bad enough, having a man lose his livelihood just so the lady can protect her "honour" and reputation ... well, there's nothing honorable in that. If it hadn't resolved by the end of the episode, I would have been severely ticked off.
  2. jlai

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    I've just figured out that Mrs. Brookmire was the girl in Lark Rise. :eek:
  3. Artemis@BC

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    ^ Yeah it took me a while to recognize her -- because it was such a very un-Laura-like character. Impressive range.

    And you recognized "Minnie" from Lark Rise too, right? She's pretty much exactly the same though.
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    Yup, I recognized her immediately. :)
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    Completely enjoyed Handel's "Giulio Cesar". One of the most amusing operas I've ever watched. Unexpected.
  7. flutzilla1

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    The Paradise was ok but I didn't like it as much as Mr. Selfridge. I thought it was way too predictable. I can see 1,000 miles away that Denise and Sam are going to be endgame, yawn.
  8. jlai

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    I thought Denise is fascinated with her boss?
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    I think she said at some point to her friend that she didn't want to be with him, she wanted to BE him. :) She and Sam are endgame, mark my words. ;)
  10. Artemis@BC

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    I can't remember a single love story in a TV show (or movie), ever, that I didn't see coming a mile away. And about 75% of non-romance plotlines. So if I dismissed every show because of "predictability" ... I'd pretty much not ever watch anything ever.

    But of course everyone has different tastes. I personally didn't like Mr Selfridge because Piven was so OTT, unbearably in-your-face, and completely unconvincing for the time period. And almost all the other characters were 2-dimensional. Yawn indeed. With Paradise I find the issues such as class and gender roles are dealt with in a much more interesting way. It's no masterpiece (!), but definitely enough to keep me going.
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    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304402104579147992592827078

    'Masterpiece' Memoirist
    By JOANNE KAUFMAN

    Oct. 21, 2013 4:19 p.m. ET
    New York

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  16. Artemis@BC

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    Pretty sure they could hear my cheer all the way over in Baker Street. :cheer:
  17. dardar1126

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    Twitter: a couple of more return dates...

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/enter...60e344-3bf5-11e3-b0e7-716179a2c2c7_story.html

    EDIT5: link to full PBS press release...

    http://www.downtonabbeyaddicts.com/2013/10/pbs-announces-winter-and-spring.html#.UmhhA7Butfc.twitter

    PBS Announces Winter/Spring Season
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    Doesn't look like it so far, but I must say the whole saga is beginning to grate on me, and it's only the third episode. If Ms Glendenning and her dad are busier with their lives, they won't spend their days wondering about clothes or whether Moray will return her love.
  19. maureenfarone

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    YES!! Finally!
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    I'm looking forward to "Sherlock" even more than "Downtown Abbey".
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  22. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    I enjoyed watching this NATURE episode:
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/earthflight/full-episode-flying-high/8484/
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    I'm also looking forward to Sherlock more than Downton. It's just brilliant.
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    I have decided that my new favorite line is from the most recent episode of Paradise:

    "Excuse me, I have a sudden passion to sort buttons"

    On that note, I shall depart, as did the character. Exit stage left.
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    Duplicate insanity. Evidently the thread didn't want me to go elsewhere.
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    This is a fascinating look at the events of 1938, and what made the radio drama so realistic and believable to so many.

    EDIT: The radio broadcast itself...

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  27. Latte

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    I fell asleep during WOTW'a. Made me so mad!
    Hope it is rebroadcast.
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    The first link in my previous post will let you watch the program free online. :)
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    I'm enjoying this series more and more. Much more interesting than Mr. Selfridge imo...more unexpected twists and turns make for quite a compelling story.
  32. sk8sue

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    Has everyone seen the first official Sherlock S3 image which the BBC released last night? Having read descriptions of the scene being filmed at the time, I think I just might be more curious about what's going on in this scene than how Sherlock survived the Fall. http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2013/sherlock-image-series-three.html

    eta And this morning the date for the world premiere of The Empty Hearse with q & a at the BFI has been announced as December 15. There's an episode synopsis on the BFI site. Not really a big spoiler, but just in case anyone's concerned:
    Two years after the devastating events of ‘The Reichenbach Fall’, John appears to have got on with his life. New horizons and romance beckon. But, with London under threat of a devastating terrorist attack, Sherlock is about to take John at his word, staging his resurrection with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. If Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it, though, he's in for a very big surprise...


    http://https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=8F269F5D-31FB-49EB-98CA-083D118A4090&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=C7F8515F-E0B1-4385-832D-F98923E1077B
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    I am in neutral about "Downton", but I cannot wait for "Sherlock". They still have not released UK air date. I want to see it! On computer, on some weird feed, I do not care. The series are brilliant, and the wait- far too long.
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    Great production by the San Francisco Opera Co. of "Moby Dick". Jay Hunter Morris as Capt. Ahab. Excellent cast, great staging.
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    Yes, the staging was fantastic.
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    I just caught the re-broadcast of Sondheim's Company, which was from a 2011 concert performance with the NY Philharmonic. It was fabulous--Neil Patrick Harris was great as Bobby, Patti LuPone owned "Ladies Who Lunch" and I was so impressed by actors (Stephen Colbert, Martha Plimpton, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks), whom I'd only seen in TV roles.

    If you can catch another re-run, I'd highly recommend it!
  40. Coco

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    OK, there is a show on PBS, set in Britain (duh) and it involves something to do with atomic research and clandestine activities. It is set in the ... 50s? Anyone know what it is?