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    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly View Post
    Lately I have been watching a series filmed in Scotland, with Scottish actors, but produced for Starz, called "Outlander". Love it!
    Have you read the books?

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    Yes, I have read them, from the library first and then had to go get my own set. I started to re-read them recently and remembered that they were working on a movie/series and when I checked, the series was starting in two weeks! This series is faithful to the original books because the author is very involved with the shooting, so much so that she even did a cameo in the series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahelloyd View Post
    If you like those series you might want to look out for two series, 1 is Shetland about the police in the Shetland Islands (small settled islands off shore in Scotland and the other is Vera about a murder detective working around Newcastle in Northern England. They are both in the Morse/Lewis type! Hope this helps. But no. I can't stand Downton Abbey or anything to do with. The writer is a complete #########.
    Don't like Downtown Abby either! I find it petty, foul, and overly pushing agendas (not that I don't agree with the agendas, just don't like it so obvious. Amazes me how many mothers watch it with their young daughters. I mean, it is pretty trashy for kids.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewnoma View Post
    I'm hooked on Dr. Who, and also Sherlock. Both British and those are in my top 3 favorite shows. (1st is Game of Thrones, that show is *amazing* if you're into Fantasy fiction. Not at all appropriate for kids though; too much violence & nudity.)
    I love Doctor Who! I'm really liking the new vibe with Peter Capaldi. Also really liked Torchwood. Sherlock - love that, too, although I hate the wait between seasons.

    My husband didn't want to watch Downton Abbey, so I didn't get into it until this past winter, when I binge-watched the entire thing online while recovering from surgery. Older shows I enjoyed, although I haven't watched them in a while: Lovejoy, Sherlock Holmes (with Jeremy Brett), Vicar of Dibley, 'Allo 'Allo, Inspector Morse, All Creatures Great and Small, The Good Life (known in the U.S. as Good Neighbors).

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    and AS Time Goes By with Judi Dench. that and All Creatures as mentioned above are the best acted ones ever done. relaxing shows to watch.

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    A streamed Netflix series that we have enjoyed this summer was Royal Pains. Will be watching for the last season to be streamed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly View Post
    Yes, I have read them, from the library first and then had to go get my own set. I started to re-read them recently and remembered that they were working on a movie/series and when I checked, the series was starting in two weeks! This series is faithful to the original books because the author is very involved with the shooting, so much so that she even did a cameo in the series.
    The one good thing about having memory problems from a stroke, is you can read a book a second time, and it is a new story each time. Count your blessings.
    I read them many years ago. I understand about re-reading things. I have memory loss from anesthesia from my many surgeries. I have re read so many books lol.And you are right I count it as a good thing. Same with series I am watching on Netflix. Watched some a couple of years ago and rewatching now and can't remember what happened so it like seeing them again. I plan on going back and re reading her books again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diannia View Post
    The Paradise and Mr. Selfridges are both great shows as well.
    I loved both of those series also even more than Downton Abbey. Also loved Lark Rise To Candlelford. Sad that is over.
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    I have Netflix so will be checking out some of these suggestions. I love British TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nammie to 7 View Post
    Can hardly wait for Downton Abbey -- what a great series!

    Same here, I watched all 4 seasons on DVD a few months ago. It is such a great show.

    I was reading somewhere that Kim K. said she would love to have a part on the show and her husband has "approached" Lady Edith about it. If by some insane reason they do this....I will quit watching it. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    Same here, I watched all 4 seasons on DVD a few months ago. It is such a great show.

    I was reading somewhere that Kim K. said she would love to have a part on the show and her husband has "approached" Lady Edith about it. If by some insane reason they do this....I will quit watching it. :P
    Oh, dear lord, I hope they have the good sense to turn her down! That would just be absurd.

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    posted by Chasing Hawk ---- Same here, I watched all 4 seasons on DVD a few months ago. It is such a great show.

    I was reading somewhere that Kim K. said she would love to have a part on the show and her husband has "approached" Lady Edith about it. If by some insane reason they do this....I will quit watching it. :P


    Oh my goodness -- NO, NO, NOOOO !! NO WAY - PLEASE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lafpeaches View Post
    I love British detective show: Lovejoy, Frost, Inspector Morris, Lewis, Midsomer Murders, Pie in the Sky, Scott and Bailey, New Tricks, DC Banks, anything Agatha Christy. Doc Martin. I signed up for an online service called Acorn TV wbich has a lot of these. We cancelled cable because too expensive so watch alot of Netflix, youtube, and acorn Tv. I do miss news shows but listen to talk radio when in my sewing room.
    About acorn tv, if pay monthly do you then have to pay for episodes? The reason is after reading here I watched the first episode of "vera" and loved it. But, all additional episodes on amazon cost 8.99 an episode!!!!!!! Netflix doesn't have and YouTube videos have been deactivated.

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