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    VIEWER ALERTS!

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    Long read:

    http://www.salon.com/2013/07/09/thes...dwife_partner/

    TUESDAY, JUL 9, 2013 04:18 PM CDT

    “Call the Midwife” defies viewers’ ageism
    The BBC series finds beauty in elderly women's bodies -- and offers a corrective to TV's patriarchal subculture
    BY STEPHANIE BOWER

    This article originally appeared on the L.A. Review of Books.

    Excerpt:

    JUDGING FROM RECENT cultural exports, Brits have a thing for old broads, the kookier the better. The women who went full-frontal in Calendar Girls were just the first wave of this British invasion, followed by the sweet old maids who ruled Cranford. More recently we’ve had Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess of Grantham, who consistently upstaged her more glamorous counterparts on Downton Abbey, even when the third season erased the DMZ that separated upstairs from down and defanged the snobbery that was her principal charm.

    In Call the Midwife — the popular new BBC costume drama about midwives in post-World War II London just finishing its second season in the US and renewed for a third — it’s Sister Monica Joan who steals the show, an elderly, aristocratic nun with a fondness for sweets, Keats, and astral prophecy. She greets the show’s protagonist Jenny Lee, when Jenny first arrives at the convent Nonnatus House, where nurses and nuns deliver ante and postnatal care to the women of the surrounding tenements, and Sister Monica’s back story provides one of the through lines that give the first season its narrative arc. Another venerable old broad, Vanessa Redgrave, bookends each episode as the voice of an older Jenny, offering sentimentalized reflections about love and loss, her low-throated delivery finding just the right balance between sweetness and schmaltz.

    It is through such juxtapositions — between young and old, life and death, past and present, upper and lower, the old-fashioned and the modern — that the show finds its compassionate scope. In a poignant sequence that begins the last episode of season one, Jenny bathes a newborn while Sister Monica Joan stands barefoot at the seaside with only a frail nightshirt to protect her from the morning chill. The eccentricity that before seemed part of Sister Monica Joan’s endearing kookiness here is revealed as full-blown dementia. Redgrave’s voiceover, though, offsets this portrait of mortality by reminding us there is grace in all life’s stages: “Newborns are always beautiful. They can’t fail to make the heart sing, for even the plainest faces are alive with promise. But I’ve always seen beauty in old age too. Light shines through the bone, exquisite even as it flickers and flutters and dims toward the end.”

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    I really hope y'all are watching Endeavour (the Inspector Morse prequel). I really enjoy it. Shaun Evans brings a nice Sherlockian quality to Morse, and Roger Allam is wonderful as his commander/father figure Inspector Thursday. And Officer Strange and the medical examiner (his name escapes me) are great supporting characters.

    I've enjoyed all the episodes (2 so far + the pilot), but I thought last night's episode FUGUE was the best so far! I loved how they wove the opera themes into the plot, the twists and turns of the puzzle, and the action sequences. EXCELLENT!

    That episode clinched it...I pre-ordered the DVD.
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    One of these days I need to check out Endeavour, if only for Roger Allam. That voice of his makes me .
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    Masterpiece PBS ‏@masterpiecepbs 15m
    ICYMI: Endeavour S1E2 "Fugue" is now available to view online, for a limited time - http://to.pbs.org/11R6G7N #mysterypbs
    EDIT:

    Audio interview with Shaun Evans and Roger Allam:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQa1D3pTrJU
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    I didn't care very much for the pilot episode of Endeavour they aired last year, but I'm liking it a lot more now that it has settled down into a regular (if short) series. Haven't watched last night's yet.

    My only quibble so far was in last week's episode when he repeatedly spouted off Sherlockian strings of observations & deductions. It wasn't that it was so completely inconsistent with the style of the elder Morse -- that's easily explained by the age & experience difference. It was that it just seemed to be a blatant attempt to rip off Sherlock.

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    Masterpiece PBS ‏@masterpiecepbs 15m
    New #mysterypbs video - Preview Endeavour S1E3 "Rocket" - airs Sunday 7/21! http://to.pbs.org/10uxvhe
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    Masterpiece PBS ‏@masterpiecepbs 7m
    Now available - "The Sherlock Files: The Official Companion to the Hit Television Series" #SherlockPBS http://m.shoppbs.org/product/index.j...entPage=search
    Masterpiece PBS ‏@masterpiecepbs 18m
    NEW #mysterypbs video: Kevin Whately on the future of Inspector Lewis http://to.pbs.org/11bk71K
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis@BC View Post
    My only quibble so far was in last week's episode when he repeatedly spouted off Sherlockian strings of observations & deductions. It wasn't that it was so completely inconsistent with the style of the elder Morse -- that's easily explained by the age & experience difference. It was that it just seemed to be a blatant attempt to rip off Sherlock.
    I'm pretty sure the show aired at the same time as Sherlock did in England, so that's an interesting point. I love the prequel, especially the interaction between Morse and Friday. And, Evans is hawt for reasons I can't explain. The smug grin behind the typewriter as he was informed he's off general duty and onto the case...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ioana View Post
    I'm pretty sure the show aired at the same time as Sherlock did in England, so that's an interesting point. I love the prequel, especially the interaction between Morse and Friday. And, Evans is hawt for reasons I can't explain. The smug grin behind the typewriter as he was informed he's off general duty and onto the case...
    I think you mean Thursday instead of Friday.

    And I agree about Shaun Evans...he IS a skinny, blue-eyed, toothy little HOTTIE...and his Liverpudlian accent is to die for!! I always go for the shy awkward social misfits!

    EDIT: via Twitter...

    Masterpiece PBS ‏@masterpiecepbs 40m
    RT @JanetRudolph Shaun Evans Endeavor star video: http://tinyurl.com/m56elpj @masterpiecepbs #mysterypbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by dardar1126 View Post
    I think you mean Thursday instead of Friday.
    haha, yes! He seems more like a weekend than a corporate outing day to me. Thanks for correcting that & posting the interview..will need to watch once I get home.

    I still think John Thaw's original comment on Morse is very relevant when it comes to explaining the character's appeal
    "Two hours with a miserable sod who likes beer and can’t relate to women?" said Thaw to the executive producer when he was offered the part. “If it’s a flop, I will blame you.”
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...-that-way.html

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    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysande...t-hunks-of-pbs

    The 22 All-Time Hottest Hunks Of PBS
    Don’t you ever try to tell me public television isn’t sexy.

    Interesting, subjective list...but she has some good, if unexpected, choices.

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    Bill Nye, the science guy?

    Way too current when it comes to the drama choices (with the exception of Jeremy Iron, and Anthony Andrew; mm mm). No Palisers, original Forsyte Saga, Raj Quatet, Poldark Saga, Duchess of Duke Street even Upstairs Downstairs. etc. etc.

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    Norm Abram!

    And Laurence Fox at number 1? I loved Lewis, but Fox is too skinny.

    But Jason Isaacs, Damien Lewis and Alan Cumming!
    Creating drama!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffisjeff View Post
    Norm Abram!

    And Laurence Fox at number 1? I loved Lewis, but Fox is too skinny.

    But Jason Isaacs, Damien Lewis and Alan Cumming!
    ITA. I also at Fred Rogers. Lovely person to be sure, but hot?

    And where the heck is Simon Williams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dardar1126 View Post
    And I agree about Shaun Evans...he IS a skinny, blue-eyed, toothy little HOTTIE...and his Liverpudlian accent is to die for!!
    Have you heard his native accent? I've never heard him speak in real life. Evans is indeed a Scouser, but he isn't using his own accent for Endeavour -- it's more a lower-middle-class Midlands accent, to be consistent with the character of Morse both as written and as performed later by John Thaw.

    I agree "Fugue" was a great episode, though I did roll my eyes at yet another psychopath serial killer storyline (serial killers in of this type are incredibly rare in real life). It just seems to be stretching credibility that it's another case that only Morse could solve, a opposed to him just having really good detective instincts. But I'm still happy to go along for the ride.

    Oh, and I'm really glad they introduced a young Strange into the mix too in the past 2 episodes. I always loved his character in the original Morse series.

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    Interesting list. I"d have Damian Lewis first, or maybe Nathaniel Parker, but Laurence Fox is okay with me, too. And Jeremy Irons is in a class by himself.

    I would have included Rufus Sewell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis@BC View Post
    Have you heard his native accent? I've never heard him speak in real life. Evans is indeed a Scouser, but he isn't using his own accent for Endeavour -- it's more a lower-middle-class Midlands accent, to be consistent with the character of Morse both as written and as performed later by John Thaw.
    Yes, I have...I've listened to many of his press interviews. I agree that Morse does not have a Liverpudlian accent...I was referring to Shaun Evans in real life.

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    My friends and I just had a long, long discussion of this list on Facebook. I ruled it invalid because Matthew Macfadyen isn't on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyliefan View Post
    My friends and I just had a long, long discussion of this list on Facebook. I ruled it invalid because Matthew Macfadyen isn't on it.
    I'll buy that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grannyfan View Post
    I would have included Rufus Sewell.
    Yes!
    Creating drama!

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