Skip to comments.Ok I have a question; How many here have watched PBSs "Bletchley Circle",...
Posted on 04/21/2014 8:26:59 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
..."Downton Abby", "Call the Midwife"?
Don’t care about watching British telly as long as Joffrey is dead.
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.
My husband and I liked it. I hope there will be more episodes released on Netflix.
I watch Blechley Circle. Good show, so far.
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.
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.
never heard of it - the last UK show I watched - besides Dr Who - was Red Dwarf -
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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.
Thumbs up for “Sherlock.”
Used texting and emails as part of the story in a very innovative way I thought interesting.
My vote is for Doc Martin. It’s on netflix
Daughter, Daughter-in-law, and I love Sherlock! Husband and son hate it. (Husband says Sherlock reminds him of a coworker)
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.
I also enjoyed Foyle’s War. I hope there will be another season. I also like the “new” Upstairs, Downstairs, too.
Oy! I must be a monarchist!
If you like irreverent comedies check out ‘Hyperdrive’ on Netflix. The critics hated it we were in stitches.
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.
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.