^ They've taken some liberties with Irving's story, as you'd expect them too. (Much like they've done in Once Upon a Time.) They did explain his backstory in the pilot: Instead of being a village schoolteacher, this Crane was a university lecturer at Oxford (?) who came over to the colonies to fight on the side of the British ... but then "saw the light" / had a crisis of conscience and changed sides.
I'm not sure if they made him English because of who they cast, or cast an English actor because that's what they wanted to do with the character.
In terms of deviating from the original, though ... that particular characteristic is pretty minor compared to everything else!
Did anybody watch Ray Donovan this season? Excellent. Violent but really good with some seriously fecked up people.
I heard that Bob Newhart just won his first Emmy award. WHAT??? He's a TV icon! He just won for guest actor on the Big Bang Theory. I checked imdb and Wikipedia and see that he was never nominated for his 70's show (which lasted six seasons) but he was nominated three times for his 80's show (which lasted eight seasons). Crazy. The competition was tough in the 70's: Carroll O'Conner, Alan Alda, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Redd Foxx, Hal Linden, etc. One weird thing was that his 80's streak ended with the nomination of Tim Reid for Hank's Place. HUH?? Anyway, at least now he has a long overdue Emmy.
Colour me displeased when a jumping bean comes out of nowhere and grabs the Olympic Gold Medal.
^ Susan - It looks like they are planning to repeat it on Fridays at 9pm, so you might get another chance.
New/Returning Shows for the week Sunday, September 22/2013 - Saturday, September 28/2013: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...-dates/195183/
Sunday September 22:
65th Annual Emmys CBS 8:00 PM
China, IL ADSM 11:30 AM
Monday September 23:
How I Met Your Mother CBS 8:00 PM
Voice, The (Monday) NBC 8:00 PM
2 Broke Girls CBS 9:00 PM
Mom CBS 9:30 PM
Blacklist, The NBC 10:00 PM
Castle ABC 10:00 PM
Hostages CBS 10:00 PM
Tuesday September 24:
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC 8:00 PM
NCIS CBS 8:00 PM
Voice, The (Tuesday) NBC 8:00 PM
Goldbergs, The ABC 9:00 PM
NCIS: Los Angeles CBS 9:00 PM
Trophy Wife ABC 9:30 PM
Brew Dogs Esquire 10:00 PM
Chicago Fire NBC 10:00 PM
Fangasms Syfy 10:00 PM
Lucky 7 ABC 10:00 PM
Person Of Interest CBS 10:00 PM
Wednesday September 25:
Middle, The ABC 8:00 PM
Revolution NBC 8:00 PM
Back in the Game ABC 8:30 PM
Criminal Minds CBS 9:00 PM
Getaway, The Esquire 9:00 PM
Law & Order: SVU NBC 9:00 PM
Modern Family ABC 9:00 PM
Boundless Esquire 10:00 PM
CSI CBS 10:00 PM
Nashville ABC 10:00 PM
South Park Comedy 10:00 PM
Thursday September 26:
Big Bang Theory, The CBS 8:00 PM
Parks and Recreation NBC 8:00 PM
Crazy Ones, The CBS 9:00 PM
Glee FOX 9:00 PM
Grey's Anatomy ABC 9:00 PM
Michael J. Fox Show, The NBC 9:00 PM
Two and a Half Men CBS 9:30 PM
Elementary CBS 10:00 PM
Parenthood NBC 10:00 PM
Friday September 27:
Junior MasterChef FOX 8:00 PM
Undercover Boss CBS 8:00 PM
Dateline NBC 9:00 PM
Hawaii Five-0 CBS 9:00 PM
Blue Bloods CBS 10:00 PM
Saturday September 28:
48 Hours CBS 10:00 PM
Saturday Night Live NBC 11:30 PM
Please update any changes you may know of.
"Copper" canceled by BBC after 2 seasons: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...easons/203788/
"King and Maxwell" canceled by TNT after 1 season: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...season/204053/
This week I am excited for Hostages and for The Crazy Ones because Kelly Clarkson is guest starring.
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
Looking forward to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D -- I'm not exactly a fangirl, but I loved the Iron Man and Avengers movies, and think this is great fodder for a series. (Plus I have a huge crush on Clark Gregg.)
Also looking forward to the return of Michael J Fox to series TV. This looks like it could be a real winner. (Wish I could say the same about Robin Williams' show ...).
And I'll probably tune in to Mom, just for the always fabulous Allison Janney.
For returning series, the only one I'm really exited about is BBT. Except of course for the one not listed there ... Battle of the Blades on Sunday night! Woo hoo!
I fear Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. isn't going to last long. All previews of the show say that it's a waste of time and money