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Ok I have a question; How many here have watched PBSs "Bletchley Circle",...
21 April 2014 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 04/21/2014 8:26:59 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

..."Downton Abby", "Call the Midwife"?


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And if so what did everyone think? I kinda like "Bletchley Circle(kinda chickified though)".
1 posted on 04/21/2014 8:26:59 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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Don’t care about watching British telly as long as Joffrey is dead.


2 posted on 04/21/2014 8:28:48 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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Bletchley, Downton, Selfridge, all good. The new Sherlock Holmes was also excellent. The British-produced stuff on PBS is very well done. I never watch the Friday night crap on PBS (news, commentary) but the entertainment and some of the documentary programming is pretty good.


3 posted on 04/21/2014 8:30:54 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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My husband and I liked it. I hope there will be more episodes released on Netflix.


4 posted on 04/21/2014 8:31:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Entropy is high. Wear a hat! And carry an umbrella.)
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I watch Blechley Circle. Good show, so far.


5 posted on 04/21/2014 8:32:21 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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I enjoyed the first series of Bletchley Circle, but I haven’t seen the second one yet. I’m a big fan of Foyle’s War, too. Looking forward to the next season of that.


6 posted on 04/21/2014 8:32:58 AM PDT by irishjuggler
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I have Bletchly DVRd and will try watching it this week. I’ve given up on Call the Midwife. The women screaming in labor bring back too many painful memories for me.


7 posted on 04/21/2014 8:33:27 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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never heard of it - the last UK show I watched - besides Dr Who - was Red Dwarf -

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8 posted on 04/21/2014 8:35:09 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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And if so what did everyone think? I kinda like "Bletchley Circle(kinda chickified though)".

Well,it is about a flock of chicks in a culture that did not expect them to accomplish much. Yep, that culture really existed once--it's not a lie or exaggeration.
9 posted on 04/21/2014 8:36:02 AM PDT by Nepeta
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Wife and I watched Season 1 on Netflix. I thought it was pretty good.

The ladies involved would obviously in today’s world have been top software engineers or other scientists. In the world of their time, their opportunities were strictly limited. Kinda sad, really.

For all the problems of our society, which on net I think is headed down the drain, it is in some critical regards more just and free than that of 50 years ago.

The biggest problem with the series, IMO, is the notion that mathematical analysis can predict criminal behavior with any kind of reliability. This was a big flaw in the TV series Numb3rs.


10 posted on 04/21/2014 8:43:17 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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Thumbs up for “Sherlock.”

Used texting and emails as part of the story in a very innovative way I thought interesting.


11 posted on 04/21/2014 8:44:23 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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My vote is for Doc Martin. It’s on netflix


12 posted on 04/21/2014 8:53:55 AM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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Daughter, Daughter-in-law, and I love Sherlock! Husband and son hate it. (Husband says Sherlock reminds him of a coworker)


13 posted on 04/21/2014 8:54:35 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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I haven’t watched it, but I do watch many Brit series via Netflix and other means.

I added the tier with BBC-America last year. I am kind of disappointed with it. It runs too many American made movies, which seems to defeat the reason for having it. Right now, PBS runs more Brit series and BBCA does.

I do have The Bletchley Circle in my Netflix queue.


14 posted on 04/21/2014 8:58:35 AM PDT by TomGuy
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I also enjoyed Foyle’s War. I hope there will be another season. I also like the “new” Upstairs, Downstairs, too.


15 posted on 04/21/2014 9:06:44 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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We watch BBC shows at least 3 to 1 over American stuff. Their production seems to be first rate. I even liked the British version of House of Cards over the American one.

Oy! I must be a monarchist!

16 posted on 04/21/2014 9:07:07 AM PDT by bubbacluck (America 180)
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If you like irreverent comedies check out ‘Hyperdrive’ on Netflix. The critics hated it we were in stitches.


17 posted on 04/21/2014 9:07:51 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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Waiting for the next series of “Endeavour” to be scheduled for the US. The first for were quite good.

Endeavour is the young Inspector Morse, and the show is a prequel that actually works.

I also think the Selfridge series is well done too.

For a light fluff show, but pleasant to watch, the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries from Australia are an easy watch.


18 posted on 04/21/2014 9:09:18 AM PDT by az_gila
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I also enjoyed Foyle’s War. I hope there will be another season.

There will be.
http://www.deadline.com/2013/11/foyles-war-greenlit-for-8th-season/
19 posted on 04/21/2014 9:09:38 AM PDT by irishjuggler
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We watch a lot of British TV on Netflix. Mrs SV and I both felt that the first episode of “Call the Midwife” was very anti-family. Kids are a regarded as a punishment. We haven’t bothered to watch another episode.


20 posted on 04/21/2014 9:10:40 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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