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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.

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    I've just figured out that Mrs. Brookmire was the girl in Lark Rise.

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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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    "Once more unto the breach, dear friends" The #HollowCrownPBS concludes TONIGHT at 9/8c on @GPerfPBS: http://to.pbs.org/18RDy09

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    Completely enjoyed Handel's "Giulio Cesar". One of the most amusing operas I've ever watched. Unexpected.

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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.

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    I thought Denise is fascinated with her boss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlai View Post
    I thought Denise is fascinated with her boss?
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flutzilla1 View Post
    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.
    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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    Can't choose a favorite! Behind-the-scenes photos from #HollowCrownPBS http://on.fb.me/18brU0w #TheHollowCrown

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    via @TheMortonReport: An interview with actress Elaine Cassidy (Katherine Glendenning in The Paradise) - http://www.themortonreport.com/enter...laine-cassidy/
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    New MASTERPIECE video: Watch a preview of "The Paradise" Part 3, airs this Sunday 10/20 (check local listings) - http://to.pbs.org/GZV61c
    Last edited by dardar1126; 10-16-2013 at 07:01 PM.

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    ICYMI: "The Paradise" Part 3 is now available to view online, for a limited time - http://to.pbs.org/HdChXo

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    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/...47992592827078

    'Masterpiece' Memoirist
    By JOANNE KAUFMAN

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

    Excerpt:

    The waiter at the posh midtown restaurant unceremoniously plunked down a pot of Twinings and insistently began pouring. In vain, Rebecca Eaton tried stopping him; her drink needed time to brew. "Of all people to be challenged about tea," she murmured good-naturedly.

    Of course, as the longtime executive producer of PBS's "Masterpiece" (formerly "Masterpiece Theatre") and "Mystery!" Ms. Eaton is thoroughly steeped in all things English—from Big Ben to "Little Dorrit," from Jane Austen to Jane Eyre to Jane Marple to Jane Tennison.

    Viewers like you may be interested to learn that Ms. Eaton, 65, the author of the new memoir "Making Masterpiece," has occasionally disrespected underwriters. Further, she spurned the chance to broadcast a film about a working-class Irishman (played by some guy named Daniel Day-Lewis ) who could control only, er, his left foot. And—grab the smelling salts—she said "no thanks" when the hugely successful "Downton Abbey" was first offered to her.

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    RT @James_Hibberd: 'Sherlock' season 3 premiere date finally revealed! http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/10/23/sh...date-revealed/ … (Plus 1st photo!) #SherlockPBS
    January 19th!! Back-to-back with Downton Abbey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dardar1126 View Post
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    January 19th!! Back-to-back with Downton Abbey!
    Pretty sure they could hear my cheer all the way over in Baker Street.

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    Twitter: a couple of more return dates...

    Jace Lacob ‏@televisionary 34m
    PBS return dates: #DowntonAbbey on January 5; #Sherlock on January 19; #CalltheMidwife and #MrSelfridge on March 30. Ta, @masterpiecepbs!
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    Masterpiece PBS ‏@masterpiecepbs 9m
    #SherlockPBS Season 3 behind-the-scenes photos, broadcast countdown, videos & more - http://to.pbs.org/1h8qHLk
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    Mark Gatiss ‏@Markgatiss 8m
    You may have noticed there's a US airdate for #Sherlock but we DO NOT have one yet for the UK. I don't know how much plainer I can be.
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    Radio Times ‏@RadioTimes 23m
    Sherlock series 3 US air date revealed and BBC confirm it'll air in the UK first http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-...-date-revealed
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/entert...2c7_story.html

    Other returning U.K. dramas include “Call the Midwife” and “Mr. Selfridge” starring Jeremy Piven, both debuting Sunday, March 30, and “The Bletchley Circle” on April 13.
    The busy Benedict Cumberbatch, whose current movies include “The Fifth Estate” and “12 Years a Slave,” is part of another PBS program, “Hawking,” a Jan. 29 documentary about British physicist Stephen Hawking as told by him. Cumberbatch, who played Hawking in a 2004 TV movie, is a friend of the scientist and appears in the film, Hoppe said.
    A lineup of science and nature programming for April includes a three-part special with the working title “Inside Animal Minds,” debuting April 9 on “Nova.”

    More midseason programs scheduled to air on public TV stations:

    — “Salinger” (Jan. 21), an “American Masters” documentary about the late “The Catcher in the Rye” author J.D. Salinger that includes interviews with his friends and colleagues.

    — “Barrymore” (Jan. 31), a “Great Performances” presentation of Christopher Plummer’s stage performance as John Barrymore.

    — “The Amish: Shunned” (Feb. 4), an “American Experience” documentary that follows seven former members of the Amish community as they adjust to a new life.

    — “Story of the Jews” (March 25), a five-part series with historian and author Simon Schama examining the Jewish experience from ancient times to now.

    — “Muscle Shoals” (April 21), an “Independent Lens” look at the fertile musical Alabama breeding ground, with the perspectives from Mick Jagger, Etta James, Clarence Carter and others.
    EDIT5: link to full PBS press release...

    http://www.downtonabbeyaddicts.com/2...7Butfc.twitter

    PBS Announces Winter/Spring Season
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    Quote Originally Posted by flutzilla1 View Post
    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.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dardar1126 View Post
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    January 19th!! Back-to-back with Downton Abbey!
    YES!! Finally!

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    Masterpiece PBS ‏@masterpiecepbs 6m
    NEW Masterpiece video: The cast & crew of "The Paradise" on making a modern period drama - http://to.pbs.org/18llCHT
    Masterpiece PBS ‏@masterpiecepbs 2h
    ICYMI: "The Paradise," Part 4 is now available to view online, for a limited time: http://to.pbs.org/1akrmbm

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