What We’re Watching in September

Howdy.  Joanna here.

This month I’m doing a little departure from the usual Wenches’ What We’re Reading.  This month it’s What We’re Watching.  What movie, what TV, what paintings, what real life scenes have impressed and moved us recently?

Fair_House_Farm_cropFor me … I love non-fiction. The life of the duckbilled platypus. The Mongol Empire. The genetics of cats.

Recently I’ve been filling my leisure time with BBC and A&E documentaries on British History. One of my exciting finds — I get excited by history — is Tales From the Green Valley.  Five archeologists and historians live for a year on a farm on the Welsh border, wearing the clothing, eating the food, using the farming techniques and following the household customs of 1620. It’s exact, detailed, authentic

(Well … I caught them in one bit of  ‘folk etymology’ error — the origin of the phrase ‘upper crust’ to mean ‘rich folks’. Not 1620. It’s Nineteenth Century.)

This Tales From the Green Valley is a nitty-gritty, hands-on-the-plough, realistic view of a way of life that continued in some aspects till Victorian times. Interesting for its own sake. Interesting as the background upon which our stories are enacted. Fascinating to watch. 

 

Andrea also recommends a non-fiction TV series. She says:  09-2388M

I very rarely watch television. I know there are really good shows, with fabulous writing, but when I have some down time, I always gravitate toward curling up with a book to relax.
However, a friend of mine recommended that I watch the PBS special seven part series on "The Roosevelts—An Intimate History" (the wonderful thing is you can download and watch all the episodes on your computer!) So I tuned in for the first one—and was absolutely hooked. 

 

IMG_4294Nicola takes us right to Real Life.

Nicola here. This month I am watching the sea at Bamburgh Castle on the north east coast of England. We've had the most glorious weather and calm seas so far but tomorrow there is a storm promised. I find the sea so soothing and refreshing and walking along the beach has filled me with ideas and inspiration. It's wonderful to be here and see the geese flying overhead on their journey north and the castle silhouetted against the sky.

Pat Rice brings us some fiction on TV.

It’s the new TV season! I don’t watch a great deal of television, but I have a few favorites, and I love to see what writers have come up with each new season. And make no mistake about it—it’s the writing that’s important to me. All the pretty scenery, leering hunks, and special effects won’t hold my interest for more than five minutes. I need good characterization, great dialogue, and a strong concept. And then I get picky. <G>

So far, I’ve only watched two new shows and only the pilot of each, but they both look promising. The Red Band Society is totally unbelievable if reality turns you on, but the writing of the first episode was exceptionally strong and the characterization could be appealing if played right. It tells the tale of teenagers with disabling illnesses forced to interact in a hospital environment, outside their familiar milieu. And it’s funny. Madam_sec4

The other was Madam Secretary with Tea Leoni. This is not your Hillary Clinton type of secretary of state. The basic premise is that this woman is put in place because she’s NOT a politician. She’s ex-CIA and familiar with foreign politics and she’s accustomed to doing things her way. Again, the reality is not strong, but the characters are likable and the plot writing was tight. We can see the conflicts lining up already. If nothing else, Bebe Neuwirth is always good for a complicated plot turn or two.

 

Miss fisher mysteriesMary Jo brings us more great TV fiction. She says:

Pat is happily looking at brand new fall season shows.  I'm looking at last year's shows.  <G>  I don't watch television–the last show I sat down to watch was Obama's 2008 inauguration–but there are things on TV I do like, if I can watch them when I want and with no commercials.  If' it's a show I really enjoy and may well watch again, DVD's are perfect for now and future use.

And (drum roll!!!) last season's shows are generally released on DVD in September.  So in the last week or so, I've received the most recent seasons of Castle, Death in Paradise, Bones, and best of all, the second season of the Miss Fisher Mysteries.  Miss Fisher is made in Australia and based on a mystery series by Kerry Greenwood, an author I met right here when Anne Gracie interviewed her.  I've been a fan ever since.  Set in post-WWI Melbourne, the stories feature the Honourable Phryne Fisher, a smart, sassy jazz age heroine who has seen too much of the world.  They're visually great, and with spot on casting.  I hope this series goes on forever.

I'm also particularly fond of Castle, which features bestselling mystery writer Rick Castle who lives the good life in New York City with his mother and his teenage daughter.  For research, he starts to shadow Detective Kate Beckett, who is as smart as she is gorgeous, and then can't bring himself to stop.  I love that smart, goofy Castle is a writer, with all the vanity and insecurity that involves. <G> 

Here's hoping I can eke the episodes out till next September. 

(Joanna back again to second the recommendation for Miss Fisher Mysteries.  Yeah Phryne!)

Anne points us to a unique, gorgeous visual experience:

Anne here. I'm head down heading toward a deadline, so I'm not going out to movies, or doing any traveling, and I don't have a TV and the only place I'm going to is the local supermarket. So I'm getting my gorgeousness fix from the web — for instance, this blog post by writer Laini Taylor which tells of her visit to an amazing project in France, where they project photos of paintings onto the walls of an old quarry in a sound and light show. Doesn't sound much, does it, but have a look at Laini''s blog and see how people can experience the luscious and evocative richness of Klimpt paintings in this old quarry. I so want to go there to experience it.

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Jo Beverley offers a bouquet of TV programs.

I regularly watch University Challenge, the Great British Bake Off, New Tricks, and Vera. All UK shows, and I'm not sure any of them make their way to North America. My indication of my preferences comes from watching nearly all TV from recordings, not live. If I've been away or busy and they've piled up, which do I watch first? The choice is complicated by programme length, but these days it'll be Vera if I have the time.

Vera Stanhope is a Detective Chief Inspector in Northumberland, and as a northerner I like it being set far from the center of power around London. We do get to see the glorious moors and long beaches, but overall the society portrayed is a bit grim, which I think only reinforces the southern view that it's a dark and dangerous world "up there."

Silent voicesAs a woman I question it being called Vera. Foyle's War isn't called Christopher, Midsomer Murders isn't Tom or John. It's not purely sexism, as Prime Suspect wasn't Jane. Is it another aspect of prejudice against the north — that up there in the remote hinterland even a DCI has to be the epitome of down-to-earth, with a bad haircut and sloppy clothes to go with it?

Despite that, and despite some odd mannerisms that I assume come from the original books by Anne Cleeves, it's a good series with plots based mostly on personality not violence, and excellent key characters in DCI Stanhope and Detective Sergeant Joe Ashworth. The first book is, I think, Silent Voices, available in the US here, and elsewhere. Leon

As a bonus, in Joe Ashworth I find a man who looks a bit like the hero of my next book, Too Dangerous for a Lady. He's the type who always has stubble, but then, so does Mark Thayne when he's Ned Granger, undercover anti-terrorism agent in 1817.

  (And Joanna pops up again to second Vera, Midsommer Murders, and Foyle's War.  All great mysteries.)

 

So that’s What We’re Watching in September.  A diverse array.  Lots of mystery, interestingly enough. 

Are any of the sights we mention favorites with you?

What sights, real or dramatized, have you been loving lately?   

120 thoughts on “What We’re Watching in September”

  1. Dear ladies. My recent discovery is the TV series Outlander, based on Dianna Gabeldon’s books. I loved the books and find the story line running true. The countryside looks beautiful, the castle as it should, and the Scottish actors easy on the eye.Not sure where it is filmed, if indeed in Scotland. The violence is rather graphic ie flogging, but the episodes I have seen so far are addictive. The next one is released tomorrow – might have to put that book down to watch. For anyone who has not read the series, the plot is of time travel whereby an Englisg nurse post World War 2 travels back to Scotlnd at bout 1730’s.

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  2. Dear ladies. My recent discovery is the TV series Outlander, based on Dianna Gabeldon’s books. I loved the books and find the story line running true. The countryside looks beautiful, the castle as it should, and the Scottish actors easy on the eye.Not sure where it is filmed, if indeed in Scotland. The violence is rather graphic ie flogging, but the episodes I have seen so far are addictive. The next one is released tomorrow – might have to put that book down to watch. For anyone who has not read the series, the plot is of time travel whereby an Englisg nurse post World War 2 travels back to Scotlnd at bout 1730’s.

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  3. Dear ladies. My recent discovery is the TV series Outlander, based on Dianna Gabeldon’s books. I loved the books and find the story line running true. The countryside looks beautiful, the castle as it should, and the Scottish actors easy on the eye.Not sure where it is filmed, if indeed in Scotland. The violence is rather graphic ie flogging, but the episodes I have seen so far are addictive. The next one is released tomorrow – might have to put that book down to watch. For anyone who has not read the series, the plot is of time travel whereby an Englisg nurse post World War 2 travels back to Scotlnd at bout 1730’s.

    Reply
  4. Dear ladies. My recent discovery is the TV series Outlander, based on Dianna Gabeldon’s books. I loved the books and find the story line running true. The countryside looks beautiful, the castle as it should, and the Scottish actors easy on the eye.Not sure where it is filmed, if indeed in Scotland. The violence is rather graphic ie flogging, but the episodes I have seen so far are addictive. The next one is released tomorrow – might have to put that book down to watch. For anyone who has not read the series, the plot is of time travel whereby an Englisg nurse post World War 2 travels back to Scotlnd at bout 1730’s.

    Reply
  5. Dear ladies. My recent discovery is the TV series Outlander, based on Dianna Gabeldon’s books. I loved the books and find the story line running true. The countryside looks beautiful, the castle as it should, and the Scottish actors easy on the eye.Not sure where it is filmed, if indeed in Scotland. The violence is rather graphic ie flogging, but the episodes I have seen so far are addictive. The next one is released tomorrow – might have to put that book down to watch. For anyone who has not read the series, the plot is of time travel whereby an Englisg nurse post World War 2 travels back to Scotlnd at bout 1730’s.

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  6. What can I say, except Great British Bake Off, I don’t think it makes it to the US, but it’s comfort programming of the vey best sort.My hour of peace & quiet once a week, followed by my (very average) attempts at baking( but I don’t care, the results vare eaten regardless, & I love baking).I’m also hopelessly addicted to Only Connect.This is a fiendishly twisted quiz programme that defies explaination,and needs a very lateral thinking approach.Suffice it to say, if I get one answer per week, I’m delighted ! And finally, my beloved Doctor Who is back, and Peter Capaldi is shaping up to be one of the finest Doctors ever. (Even if I still -occasionally- expect a very Malcolm Tucker outburst from him 🙂 )

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  7. What can I say, except Great British Bake Off, I don’t think it makes it to the US, but it’s comfort programming of the vey best sort.My hour of peace & quiet once a week, followed by my (very average) attempts at baking( but I don’t care, the results vare eaten regardless, & I love baking).I’m also hopelessly addicted to Only Connect.This is a fiendishly twisted quiz programme that defies explaination,and needs a very lateral thinking approach.Suffice it to say, if I get one answer per week, I’m delighted ! And finally, my beloved Doctor Who is back, and Peter Capaldi is shaping up to be one of the finest Doctors ever. (Even if I still -occasionally- expect a very Malcolm Tucker outburst from him 🙂 )

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  8. What can I say, except Great British Bake Off, I don’t think it makes it to the US, but it’s comfort programming of the vey best sort.My hour of peace & quiet once a week, followed by my (very average) attempts at baking( but I don’t care, the results vare eaten regardless, & I love baking).I’m also hopelessly addicted to Only Connect.This is a fiendishly twisted quiz programme that defies explaination,and needs a very lateral thinking approach.Suffice it to say, if I get one answer per week, I’m delighted ! And finally, my beloved Doctor Who is back, and Peter Capaldi is shaping up to be one of the finest Doctors ever. (Even if I still -occasionally- expect a very Malcolm Tucker outburst from him 🙂 )

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  9. What can I say, except Great British Bake Off, I don’t think it makes it to the US, but it’s comfort programming of the vey best sort.My hour of peace & quiet once a week, followed by my (very average) attempts at baking( but I don’t care, the results vare eaten regardless, & I love baking).I’m also hopelessly addicted to Only Connect.This is a fiendishly twisted quiz programme that defies explaination,and needs a very lateral thinking approach.Suffice it to say, if I get one answer per week, I’m delighted ! And finally, my beloved Doctor Who is back, and Peter Capaldi is shaping up to be one of the finest Doctors ever. (Even if I still -occasionally- expect a very Malcolm Tucker outburst from him 🙂 )

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  10. What can I say, except Great British Bake Off, I don’t think it makes it to the US, but it’s comfort programming of the vey best sort.My hour of peace & quiet once a week, followed by my (very average) attempts at baking( but I don’t care, the results vare eaten regardless, & I love baking).I’m also hopelessly addicted to Only Connect.This is a fiendishly twisted quiz programme that defies explaination,and needs a very lateral thinking approach.Suffice it to say, if I get one answer per week, I’m delighted ! And finally, my beloved Doctor Who is back, and Peter Capaldi is shaping up to be one of the finest Doctors ever. (Even if I still -occasionally- expect a very Malcolm Tucker outburst from him 🙂 )

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  11. Currently I’m happy that The Good Wife has begun a new season, and that David Tennant’s American remake of Broadchurch, called Gracepoint, will be starting next week. Longmire Season 3 has recently concluded, and I am grunched that A&E has decided not to buy a Season 4 because Longmire’s audience is not within the desired demographic – i. e., skews to adults. I am watching Doctor Who but cannot say this iteration is a favorite — not one really good story so far, though The Caretaker had some moments; it’s left me wondering if the showrunner has shot his bolt. Pretty soon I will be able to get Series 4 of Scott & Bailey from the UK and I will really like that. The US has no show like it — real women, not interchangeable plastic pod people, doing real work, in a real city, and with real messy personal lives. I can’t get enough of it. I liked Happy Valley too and I see Netflix is running it in the US. Another real woman. So much of TV is just reality crap shows that these dramas really stand out.

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  12. Currently I’m happy that The Good Wife has begun a new season, and that David Tennant’s American remake of Broadchurch, called Gracepoint, will be starting next week. Longmire Season 3 has recently concluded, and I am grunched that A&E has decided not to buy a Season 4 because Longmire’s audience is not within the desired demographic – i. e., skews to adults. I am watching Doctor Who but cannot say this iteration is a favorite — not one really good story so far, though The Caretaker had some moments; it’s left me wondering if the showrunner has shot his bolt. Pretty soon I will be able to get Series 4 of Scott & Bailey from the UK and I will really like that. The US has no show like it — real women, not interchangeable plastic pod people, doing real work, in a real city, and with real messy personal lives. I can’t get enough of it. I liked Happy Valley too and I see Netflix is running it in the US. Another real woman. So much of TV is just reality crap shows that these dramas really stand out.

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  13. Currently I’m happy that The Good Wife has begun a new season, and that David Tennant’s American remake of Broadchurch, called Gracepoint, will be starting next week. Longmire Season 3 has recently concluded, and I am grunched that A&E has decided not to buy a Season 4 because Longmire’s audience is not within the desired demographic – i. e., skews to adults. I am watching Doctor Who but cannot say this iteration is a favorite — not one really good story so far, though The Caretaker had some moments; it’s left me wondering if the showrunner has shot his bolt. Pretty soon I will be able to get Series 4 of Scott & Bailey from the UK and I will really like that. The US has no show like it — real women, not interchangeable plastic pod people, doing real work, in a real city, and with real messy personal lives. I can’t get enough of it. I liked Happy Valley too and I see Netflix is running it in the US. Another real woman. So much of TV is just reality crap shows that these dramas really stand out.

    Reply
  14. Currently I’m happy that The Good Wife has begun a new season, and that David Tennant’s American remake of Broadchurch, called Gracepoint, will be starting next week. Longmire Season 3 has recently concluded, and I am grunched that A&E has decided not to buy a Season 4 because Longmire’s audience is not within the desired demographic – i. e., skews to adults. I am watching Doctor Who but cannot say this iteration is a favorite — not one really good story so far, though The Caretaker had some moments; it’s left me wondering if the showrunner has shot his bolt. Pretty soon I will be able to get Series 4 of Scott & Bailey from the UK and I will really like that. The US has no show like it — real women, not interchangeable plastic pod people, doing real work, in a real city, and with real messy personal lives. I can’t get enough of it. I liked Happy Valley too and I see Netflix is running it in the US. Another real woman. So much of TV is just reality crap shows that these dramas really stand out.

    Reply
  15. Currently I’m happy that The Good Wife has begun a new season, and that David Tennant’s American remake of Broadchurch, called Gracepoint, will be starting next week. Longmire Season 3 has recently concluded, and I am grunched that A&E has decided not to buy a Season 4 because Longmire’s audience is not within the desired demographic – i. e., skews to adults. I am watching Doctor Who but cannot say this iteration is a favorite — not one really good story so far, though The Caretaker had some moments; it’s left me wondering if the showrunner has shot his bolt. Pretty soon I will be able to get Series 4 of Scott & Bailey from the UK and I will really like that. The US has no show like it — real women, not interchangeable plastic pod people, doing real work, in a real city, and with real messy personal lives. I can’t get enough of it. I liked Happy Valley too and I see Netflix is running it in the US. Another real woman. So much of TV is just reality crap shows that these dramas really stand out.

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  16. Ute, I’ve promised myself this series as soon as I’ve finished my current book. I loved Cross stitch and the first four or five of the series. Lost interest when they went to America, I confess. But I adored Jamie as a hero.

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  17. Ute, I’ve promised myself this series as soon as I’ve finished my current book. I loved Cross stitch and the first four or five of the series. Lost interest when they went to America, I confess. But I adored Jamie as a hero.

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  18. Ute, I’ve promised myself this series as soon as I’ve finished my current book. I loved Cross stitch and the first four or five of the series. Lost interest when they went to America, I confess. But I adored Jamie as a hero.

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  19. Ute, I’ve promised myself this series as soon as I’ve finished my current book. I loved Cross stitch and the first four or five of the series. Lost interest when they went to America, I confess. But I adored Jamie as a hero.

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  20. Ute, I’ve promised myself this series as soon as I’ve finished my current book. I loved Cross stitch and the first four or five of the series. Lost interest when they went to America, I confess. But I adored Jamie as a hero.

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  21. The new TV is still not set up. Summer just isn’t the time for TV viewing.
    I continue to take in movies. My guilty pleasure was Guardians of the Galaxy. “I have a plan… well 12% of a plan.”
    I satisfied my love for an old fashioned spy drama without the explosions and obligatory fast paced chase scene with A Most Wanted Man. Ah, the old fashioned double and triple cross!
    The filming of Boyhood over 12 years sounds like a pretentious art film device, but the result is a lush examination of an awkward boy growing up with adults who are involved in their own lives. The delightful part is that he discovers a passion and pursues it with some success.

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  22. The new TV is still not set up. Summer just isn’t the time for TV viewing.
    I continue to take in movies. My guilty pleasure was Guardians of the Galaxy. “I have a plan… well 12% of a plan.”
    I satisfied my love for an old fashioned spy drama without the explosions and obligatory fast paced chase scene with A Most Wanted Man. Ah, the old fashioned double and triple cross!
    The filming of Boyhood over 12 years sounds like a pretentious art film device, but the result is a lush examination of an awkward boy growing up with adults who are involved in their own lives. The delightful part is that he discovers a passion and pursues it with some success.

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  23. The new TV is still not set up. Summer just isn’t the time for TV viewing.
    I continue to take in movies. My guilty pleasure was Guardians of the Galaxy. “I have a plan… well 12% of a plan.”
    I satisfied my love for an old fashioned spy drama without the explosions and obligatory fast paced chase scene with A Most Wanted Man. Ah, the old fashioned double and triple cross!
    The filming of Boyhood over 12 years sounds like a pretentious art film device, but the result is a lush examination of an awkward boy growing up with adults who are involved in their own lives. The delightful part is that he discovers a passion and pursues it with some success.

    Reply
  24. The new TV is still not set up. Summer just isn’t the time for TV viewing.
    I continue to take in movies. My guilty pleasure was Guardians of the Galaxy. “I have a plan… well 12% of a plan.”
    I satisfied my love for an old fashioned spy drama without the explosions and obligatory fast paced chase scene with A Most Wanted Man. Ah, the old fashioned double and triple cross!
    The filming of Boyhood over 12 years sounds like a pretentious art film device, but the result is a lush examination of an awkward boy growing up with adults who are involved in their own lives. The delightful part is that he discovers a passion and pursues it with some success.

    Reply
  25. The new TV is still not set up. Summer just isn’t the time for TV viewing.
    I continue to take in movies. My guilty pleasure was Guardians of the Galaxy. “I have a plan… well 12% of a plan.”
    I satisfied my love for an old fashioned spy drama without the explosions and obligatory fast paced chase scene with A Most Wanted Man. Ah, the old fashioned double and triple cross!
    The filming of Boyhood over 12 years sounds like a pretentious art film device, but the result is a lush examination of an awkward boy growing up with adults who are involved in their own lives. The delightful part is that he discovers a passion and pursues it with some success.

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  26. We mostly time shift TV with a DVR so watching Outlander the next day fits. My husband really likes Outlander, though our daughter was visiting from college for the wedding night episode which was squirm worthy for both of them. My husband and I are also sad that Longmire ended. I hope they find a new network for it. My husband got the complete Three Stooges video collection to watch while recovering from surgery. I was thrilled to have books to read in the other room.

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  27. We mostly time shift TV with a DVR so watching Outlander the next day fits. My husband really likes Outlander, though our daughter was visiting from college for the wedding night episode which was squirm worthy for both of them. My husband and I are also sad that Longmire ended. I hope they find a new network for it. My husband got the complete Three Stooges video collection to watch while recovering from surgery. I was thrilled to have books to read in the other room.

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  28. We mostly time shift TV with a DVR so watching Outlander the next day fits. My husband really likes Outlander, though our daughter was visiting from college for the wedding night episode which was squirm worthy for both of them. My husband and I are also sad that Longmire ended. I hope they find a new network for it. My husband got the complete Three Stooges video collection to watch while recovering from surgery. I was thrilled to have books to read in the other room.

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  29. We mostly time shift TV with a DVR so watching Outlander the next day fits. My husband really likes Outlander, though our daughter was visiting from college for the wedding night episode which was squirm worthy for both of them. My husband and I are also sad that Longmire ended. I hope they find a new network for it. My husband got the complete Three Stooges video collection to watch while recovering from surgery. I was thrilled to have books to read in the other room.

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  30. We mostly time shift TV with a DVR so watching Outlander the next day fits. My husband really likes Outlander, though our daughter was visiting from college for the wedding night episode which was squirm worthy for both of them. My husband and I are also sad that Longmire ended. I hope they find a new network for it. My husband got the complete Three Stooges video collection to watch while recovering from surgery. I was thrilled to have books to read in the other room.

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  31. There’s not much that keeps me interested anymore. ‘Perception’ when it is on. Bummed about ‘Longmire’ but at least I have discovered the books. Hoping ‘Person Of Interest’ finds its GPS. I watch ‘Legends’ but it is very uneven. Bean is great and we have been promised he doesn’t die in this one, but the cloak&dagger stuff seems forced. An excellent program ‘Manhattan’ about the bomb/Los Alamos is buried on an obscure channel at a late hour. ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ holds promise.

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  32. There’s not much that keeps me interested anymore. ‘Perception’ when it is on. Bummed about ‘Longmire’ but at least I have discovered the books. Hoping ‘Person Of Interest’ finds its GPS. I watch ‘Legends’ but it is very uneven. Bean is great and we have been promised he doesn’t die in this one, but the cloak&dagger stuff seems forced. An excellent program ‘Manhattan’ about the bomb/Los Alamos is buried on an obscure channel at a late hour. ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ holds promise.

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  33. There’s not much that keeps me interested anymore. ‘Perception’ when it is on. Bummed about ‘Longmire’ but at least I have discovered the books. Hoping ‘Person Of Interest’ finds its GPS. I watch ‘Legends’ but it is very uneven. Bean is great and we have been promised he doesn’t die in this one, but the cloak&dagger stuff seems forced. An excellent program ‘Manhattan’ about the bomb/Los Alamos is buried on an obscure channel at a late hour. ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ holds promise.

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  34. There’s not much that keeps me interested anymore. ‘Perception’ when it is on. Bummed about ‘Longmire’ but at least I have discovered the books. Hoping ‘Person Of Interest’ finds its GPS. I watch ‘Legends’ but it is very uneven. Bean is great and we have been promised he doesn’t die in this one, but the cloak&dagger stuff seems forced. An excellent program ‘Manhattan’ about the bomb/Los Alamos is buried on an obscure channel at a late hour. ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ holds promise.

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  35. There’s not much that keeps me interested anymore. ‘Perception’ when it is on. Bummed about ‘Longmire’ but at least I have discovered the books. Hoping ‘Person Of Interest’ finds its GPS. I watch ‘Legends’ but it is very uneven. Bean is great and we have been promised he doesn’t die in this one, but the cloak&dagger stuff seems forced. An excellent program ‘Manhattan’ about the bomb/Los Alamos is buried on an obscure channel at a late hour. ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ holds promise.

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  36. I’ve been watching Long Island Medium, 19 Kids and Counting, and can’t wait for the 10th season of Ghost Hunters on SciFi.

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  37. I’ve been watching Long Island Medium, 19 Kids and Counting, and can’t wait for the 10th season of Ghost Hunters on SciFi.

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  38. I’ve been watching Long Island Medium, 19 Kids and Counting, and can’t wait for the 10th season of Ghost Hunters on SciFi.

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  39. I’ve been watching Long Island Medium, 19 Kids and Counting, and can’t wait for the 10th season of Ghost Hunters on SciFi.

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  40. I’ve been watching Long Island Medium, 19 Kids and Counting, and can’t wait for the 10th season of Ghost Hunters on SciFi.

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  41. I was actually in Les Baux and saw the Carrieres de Lumieres earlier this month. It is one of those things that sounds odd (and even a little boring) until you actually see it, and then it’s quite amazing.
    What I watched and want to recommend highly is a movie, “Fort Bliss”. It shows a returning US Army medic and her attempt to re-establish a relationship with her 5 year-old son as well as a more normal life for herself. It’s about a women in very specific (and very emotionally heightened) circumstances, but it’s also about all working women and their relationships on and off the job. The acting was top notch, especially Michelle Monahan in the lead role — and it didn’t hurt that Manolo Cardona, as her potential love interest, is very easy on the eyes.

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  42. I was actually in Les Baux and saw the Carrieres de Lumieres earlier this month. It is one of those things that sounds odd (and even a little boring) until you actually see it, and then it’s quite amazing.
    What I watched and want to recommend highly is a movie, “Fort Bliss”. It shows a returning US Army medic and her attempt to re-establish a relationship with her 5 year-old son as well as a more normal life for herself. It’s about a women in very specific (and very emotionally heightened) circumstances, but it’s also about all working women and their relationships on and off the job. The acting was top notch, especially Michelle Monahan in the lead role — and it didn’t hurt that Manolo Cardona, as her potential love interest, is very easy on the eyes.

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  43. I was actually in Les Baux and saw the Carrieres de Lumieres earlier this month. It is one of those things that sounds odd (and even a little boring) until you actually see it, and then it’s quite amazing.
    What I watched and want to recommend highly is a movie, “Fort Bliss”. It shows a returning US Army medic and her attempt to re-establish a relationship with her 5 year-old son as well as a more normal life for herself. It’s about a women in very specific (and very emotionally heightened) circumstances, but it’s also about all working women and their relationships on and off the job. The acting was top notch, especially Michelle Monahan in the lead role — and it didn’t hurt that Manolo Cardona, as her potential love interest, is very easy on the eyes.

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  44. I was actually in Les Baux and saw the Carrieres de Lumieres earlier this month. It is one of those things that sounds odd (and even a little boring) until you actually see it, and then it’s quite amazing.
    What I watched and want to recommend highly is a movie, “Fort Bliss”. It shows a returning US Army medic and her attempt to re-establish a relationship with her 5 year-old son as well as a more normal life for herself. It’s about a women in very specific (and very emotionally heightened) circumstances, but it’s also about all working women and their relationships on and off the job. The acting was top notch, especially Michelle Monahan in the lead role — and it didn’t hurt that Manolo Cardona, as her potential love interest, is very easy on the eyes.

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  45. I was actually in Les Baux and saw the Carrieres de Lumieres earlier this month. It is one of those things that sounds odd (and even a little boring) until you actually see it, and then it’s quite amazing.
    What I watched and want to recommend highly is a movie, “Fort Bliss”. It shows a returning US Army medic and her attempt to re-establish a relationship with her 5 year-old son as well as a more normal life for herself. It’s about a women in very specific (and very emotionally heightened) circumstances, but it’s also about all working women and their relationships on and off the job. The acting was top notch, especially Michelle Monahan in the lead role — and it didn’t hurt that Manolo Cardona, as her potential love interest, is very easy on the eyes.

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  46. Hi Ute Rozenbilds —
    By a wild coincidence I spent the middle of last Saturday with three author friends, eating popcorn and chips and watching the first three installments of Outlander. We’d all read the books. We all know something of the time period in Scotland. And we all had a lovely time.
    There were meringues.
    I recommend the series and recommend the books.

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  47. Hi Ute Rozenbilds —
    By a wild coincidence I spent the middle of last Saturday with three author friends, eating popcorn and chips and watching the first three installments of Outlander. We’d all read the books. We all know something of the time period in Scotland. And we all had a lovely time.
    There were meringues.
    I recommend the series and recommend the books.

    Reply
  48. Hi Ute Rozenbilds —
    By a wild coincidence I spent the middle of last Saturday with three author friends, eating popcorn and chips and watching the first three installments of Outlander. We’d all read the books. We all know something of the time period in Scotland. And we all had a lovely time.
    There were meringues.
    I recommend the series and recommend the books.

    Reply
  49. Hi Ute Rozenbilds —
    By a wild coincidence I spent the middle of last Saturday with three author friends, eating popcorn and chips and watching the first three installments of Outlander. We’d all read the books. We all know something of the time period in Scotland. And we all had a lovely time.
    There were meringues.
    I recommend the series and recommend the books.

    Reply
  50. Hi Ute Rozenbilds —
    By a wild coincidence I spent the middle of last Saturday with three author friends, eating popcorn and chips and watching the first three installments of Outlander. We’d all read the books. We all know something of the time period in Scotland. And we all had a lovely time.
    There were meringues.
    I recommend the series and recommend the books.

    Reply
  51. I have Dr Who mentally saved to watch ‘When Things Become Desperate’, which they do from time to time. The same with Sherlock. I am only just now dipping into last year’s episodes. I delay gratification. I savor.
    I too enjoy cooking shows. I remember Julia Child with affection. Oh yes.

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  52. I have Dr Who mentally saved to watch ‘When Things Become Desperate’, which they do from time to time. The same with Sherlock. I am only just now dipping into last year’s episodes. I delay gratification. I savor.
    I too enjoy cooking shows. I remember Julia Child with affection. Oh yes.

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  53. I have Dr Who mentally saved to watch ‘When Things Become Desperate’, which they do from time to time. The same with Sherlock. I am only just now dipping into last year’s episodes. I delay gratification. I savor.
    I too enjoy cooking shows. I remember Julia Child with affection. Oh yes.

    Reply
  54. I have Dr Who mentally saved to watch ‘When Things Become Desperate’, which they do from time to time. The same with Sherlock. I am only just now dipping into last year’s episodes. I delay gratification. I savor.
    I too enjoy cooking shows. I remember Julia Child with affection. Oh yes.

    Reply
  55. I have Dr Who mentally saved to watch ‘When Things Become Desperate’, which they do from time to time. The same with Sherlock. I am only just now dipping into last year’s episodes. I delay gratification. I savor.
    I too enjoy cooking shows. I remember Julia Child with affection. Oh yes.

    Reply
  56. I have not seen Broadchurch — Mystery? I will have to look into it.
    I am so sorry to see Longmire go. I’ve enjoyed it so much. There’s a similar vibe in Vera, Wallander, Longmire, and the Tony Hillerman books. Man against a huge backdrop of Nature.
    (jo loves)

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  57. I have not seen Broadchurch — Mystery? I will have to look into it.
    I am so sorry to see Longmire go. I’ve enjoyed it so much. There’s a similar vibe in Vera, Wallander, Longmire, and the Tony Hillerman books. Man against a huge backdrop of Nature.
    (jo loves)

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  58. I have not seen Broadchurch — Mystery? I will have to look into it.
    I am so sorry to see Longmire go. I’ve enjoyed it so much. There’s a similar vibe in Vera, Wallander, Longmire, and the Tony Hillerman books. Man against a huge backdrop of Nature.
    (jo loves)

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  59. I have not seen Broadchurch — Mystery? I will have to look into it.
    I am so sorry to see Longmire go. I’ve enjoyed it so much. There’s a similar vibe in Vera, Wallander, Longmire, and the Tony Hillerman books. Man against a huge backdrop of Nature.
    (jo loves)

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  60. I have not seen Broadchurch — Mystery? I will have to look into it.
    I am so sorry to see Longmire go. I’ve enjoyed it so much. There’s a similar vibe in Vera, Wallander, Longmire, and the Tony Hillerman books. Man against a huge backdrop of Nature.
    (jo loves)

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  61. And now I want to go back and watch the Forsyte Saga again. Or better yet, reread it.
    I’m not tempted to write Victorian. Not really. But then there’ll be something like North and South or Forsyte and I look at all the conflicts and motivation … and I almost get carried away.

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  62. And now I want to go back and watch the Forsyte Saga again. Or better yet, reread it.
    I’m not tempted to write Victorian. Not really. But then there’ll be something like North and South or Forsyte and I look at all the conflicts and motivation … and I almost get carried away.

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  63. And now I want to go back and watch the Forsyte Saga again. Or better yet, reread it.
    I’m not tempted to write Victorian. Not really. But then there’ll be something like North and South or Forsyte and I look at all the conflicts and motivation … and I almost get carried away.

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  64. And now I want to go back and watch the Forsyte Saga again. Or better yet, reread it.
    I’m not tempted to write Victorian. Not really. But then there’ll be something like North and South or Forsyte and I look at all the conflicts and motivation … and I almost get carried away.

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  65. And now I want to go back and watch the Forsyte Saga again. Or better yet, reread it.
    I’m not tempted to write Victorian. Not really. But then there’ll be something like North and South or Forsyte and I look at all the conflicts and motivation … and I almost get carried away.

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  66. I am becoming so picky about the fiction I watch on TV …
    and I have so very little time to watch TV anyway. Documentaries are ringing my chimes mostly.
    But this business of TV programs available on Netflix and Hulu or uploaded to YouTube. Tivo. DVDs.
    There’s never been a better time to find the fiction and settle down to enjoy it.

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  67. I am becoming so picky about the fiction I watch on TV …
    and I have so very little time to watch TV anyway. Documentaries are ringing my chimes mostly.
    But this business of TV programs available on Netflix and Hulu or uploaded to YouTube. Tivo. DVDs.
    There’s never been a better time to find the fiction and settle down to enjoy it.

    Reply
  68. I am becoming so picky about the fiction I watch on TV …
    and I have so very little time to watch TV anyway. Documentaries are ringing my chimes mostly.
    But this business of TV programs available on Netflix and Hulu or uploaded to YouTube. Tivo. DVDs.
    There’s never been a better time to find the fiction and settle down to enjoy it.

    Reply
  69. I am becoming so picky about the fiction I watch on TV …
    and I have so very little time to watch TV anyway. Documentaries are ringing my chimes mostly.
    But this business of TV programs available on Netflix and Hulu or uploaded to YouTube. Tivo. DVDs.
    There’s never been a better time to find the fiction and settle down to enjoy it.

    Reply
  70. I am becoming so picky about the fiction I watch on TV …
    and I have so very little time to watch TV anyway. Documentaries are ringing my chimes mostly.
    But this business of TV programs available on Netflix and Hulu or uploaded to YouTube. Tivo. DVDs.
    There’s never been a better time to find the fiction and settle down to enjoy it.

    Reply
  71. There is an online campaign to get another cable channel to pick up Longmire for a 4th season. A&E does not own the series; it buys it from Warner, which owns it, and because it’s filmed on location, it’s much more expensive than another cheesy episode of Duck Dynasty or whatever. But we have had no news on how the shopping around is going. Broadchurch is pretty good; it is a story with a large cast of characters that draws one in — but the premise (a young boy’s death under mysterious circumstances) is certainly not to everyone’s taste.

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  72. There is an online campaign to get another cable channel to pick up Longmire for a 4th season. A&E does not own the series; it buys it from Warner, which owns it, and because it’s filmed on location, it’s much more expensive than another cheesy episode of Duck Dynasty or whatever. But we have had no news on how the shopping around is going. Broadchurch is pretty good; it is a story with a large cast of characters that draws one in — but the premise (a young boy’s death under mysterious circumstances) is certainly not to everyone’s taste.

    Reply
  73. There is an online campaign to get another cable channel to pick up Longmire for a 4th season. A&E does not own the series; it buys it from Warner, which owns it, and because it’s filmed on location, it’s much more expensive than another cheesy episode of Duck Dynasty or whatever. But we have had no news on how the shopping around is going. Broadchurch is pretty good; it is a story with a large cast of characters that draws one in — but the premise (a young boy’s death under mysterious circumstances) is certainly not to everyone’s taste.

    Reply
  74. There is an online campaign to get another cable channel to pick up Longmire for a 4th season. A&E does not own the series; it buys it from Warner, which owns it, and because it’s filmed on location, it’s much more expensive than another cheesy episode of Duck Dynasty or whatever. But we have had no news on how the shopping around is going. Broadchurch is pretty good; it is a story with a large cast of characters that draws one in — but the premise (a young boy’s death under mysterious circumstances) is certainly not to everyone’s taste.

    Reply
  75. There is an online campaign to get another cable channel to pick up Longmire for a 4th season. A&E does not own the series; it buys it from Warner, which owns it, and because it’s filmed on location, it’s much more expensive than another cheesy episode of Duck Dynasty or whatever. But we have had no news on how the shopping around is going. Broadchurch is pretty good; it is a story with a large cast of characters that draws one in — but the premise (a young boy’s death under mysterious circumstances) is certainly not to everyone’s taste.

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  76. I recently watched the pilot of a new show called “Forever” about a medical examiner who can’t die. It has lovely flashbacks to olden times when he’s traveling to America 300 years ago or being a medic in WWII. I enjoyed the pilot and hope the rest of the series on ABC continues in the same vein. http://abc.go.com/shows/forever

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  77. I recently watched the pilot of a new show called “Forever” about a medical examiner who can’t die. It has lovely flashbacks to olden times when he’s traveling to America 300 years ago or being a medic in WWII. I enjoyed the pilot and hope the rest of the series on ABC continues in the same vein. http://abc.go.com/shows/forever

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  78. I recently watched the pilot of a new show called “Forever” about a medical examiner who can’t die. It has lovely flashbacks to olden times when he’s traveling to America 300 years ago or being a medic in WWII. I enjoyed the pilot and hope the rest of the series on ABC continues in the same vein. http://abc.go.com/shows/forever

    Reply
  79. I recently watched the pilot of a new show called “Forever” about a medical examiner who can’t die. It has lovely flashbacks to olden times when he’s traveling to America 300 years ago or being a medic in WWII. I enjoyed the pilot and hope the rest of the series on ABC continues in the same vein. http://abc.go.com/shows/forever

    Reply
  80. I recently watched the pilot of a new show called “Forever” about a medical examiner who can’t die. It has lovely flashbacks to olden times when he’s traveling to America 300 years ago or being a medic in WWII. I enjoyed the pilot and hope the rest of the series on ABC continues in the same vein. http://abc.go.com/shows/forever

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  81. Wow. They have found all my buttons with that one.
    Immortal … Check
    Medical examiner … Check
    History … Check.
    I do like an immortal who does something instead of just hanging about glomming on random modern chicks.
    I will just hang on and hope hope hope they manage to do this idea well.

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  82. Wow. They have found all my buttons with that one.
    Immortal … Check
    Medical examiner … Check
    History … Check.
    I do like an immortal who does something instead of just hanging about glomming on random modern chicks.
    I will just hang on and hope hope hope they manage to do this idea well.

    Reply
  83. Wow. They have found all my buttons with that one.
    Immortal … Check
    Medical examiner … Check
    History … Check.
    I do like an immortal who does something instead of just hanging about glomming on random modern chicks.
    I will just hang on and hope hope hope they manage to do this idea well.

    Reply
  84. Wow. They have found all my buttons with that one.
    Immortal … Check
    Medical examiner … Check
    History … Check.
    I do like an immortal who does something instead of just hanging about glomming on random modern chicks.
    I will just hang on and hope hope hope they manage to do this idea well.

    Reply
  85. Wow. They have found all my buttons with that one.
    Immortal … Check
    Medical examiner … Check
    History … Check.
    I do like an immortal who does something instead of just hanging about glomming on random modern chicks.
    I will just hang on and hope hope hope they manage to do this idea well.

    Reply

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