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Netflix
  • Orange is the New Black - in small doses, it's really intense and reminds me about the failures of our society
  • Call the Midwife - I liked that jenny didn't fall in love with the guy who pursues her, and she did break up with the married guy.  It's an interesting combination of romance, religion and gritty reality, and the screaming labor is always
  • MASH - We used to watch it every week, when it was a contemporary answer to the Vietnam War, it's weird seeing the period from so far away. Parts of it have aged better than others, the sexism is gross but Larry Linville is oddly attractive at times.
  • Almighty Johnsons - Such weird show, but I like it a lot, and my fave Dean O'Gorman is very fun to watch.  It starts off very male but gets more balanced and has truly unexpected plot twists.  The Axl/Helen bodyswap episode is bizarrely  funny and memorable and the Gin Wigmore soundtrack is great.
  • Tried Silver Linings Playbook and was bored out of my skull.
  • The West Wing - girlchild adores it, the crackly dialog, she has no idea what a great fantasy that was during the Bush administration
Amazon Prime (they are losing money on us, heh)
  • Dancing on the Edge- Jazz musicians in 1930s England - we finished this one, Angel Coulby & Chiwetel Ejiofor were good, but the plot was a gigantic mess and not much was resolved.  Loved Wunmi Mosaku as the backup singer who comes into her own.
  • Borgia - parts of it work for me, some of the costumes are spectacular, but there's way too much exposition, Cesare looks and acts like a young Sean Penn, and Pope Alexander with a New York accent is just jarring.
  • The Americans - girlchild likes it, I'm not entirely sure. 
  • VEEP - just starting this, so far not too much embarrassment humor
  • Mozart in the Jungle - all of them have interesting flaws, and there's a certain schadenfreude in seeing beautiful people in imperfect lives.
acorn.tv (I got a 3 month sub to try it out)
  • Poldark - Aidan Turner acting moody and shirtless, also pretty costumes, pretty Cornwall, OTT plot...
  • The Blue Rose - a temp and her friends fighting corruption in New Zealand, with a bit by Mark Ferguson
  • Falcón - Spanish police detective in Seviille, actors include Marton Csokas, Hayey Atwell, Santiego Cabera, all looking gorgeous
  • The Clinic - Irish medical clinic soap opera, nicely done, eventually will have a young Aidan Turner as the receptionist
  • Partners in Crime - Agatha Christie's Tommy and Tuppence, looking forward to that!
Other means
  • Underground (WGN) the trailer looks good, and I was annoyed with Turn for so little Aldus Hodge, and I hope it's a great story of slaves freeing themselves
  • Agent Carter - bought season 1 on itunes, and probably will get the second one for female friendship if nothing else

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Date: 2016-03-11 01:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cafeshree
I've fallen behind on Call of the Midwife, I'd like to get back to it. Haven't heard of Dancing on the Edge so I'm going to check it out. My sister, Dad and I started watching Falcón but the opening gruesome was too much for them so we quickly stopped.

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Date: 2016-03-11 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rakshi.livejournal.com
Aidan Turner looking hot as hell riding his horse along the Cornwall coast and.... Aidan Turner looking hot as hell riding his horse along the Cornwall coast .... ANNNNND.... Aidan Turner looking hot as hell riding his horse along the Cornwall coast!

I love Poldark but I especially love.... Aidan Turner looking hot as hell riding his horse along the Cornwall coast.

Love.... ;)

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Date: 2016-03-11 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rakshi.livejournal.com
And PS.. I adore MASH. Binge watch it a LOT!!

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Date: 2016-03-11 03:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starfishchick
The Americans is worth it, I think.

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Date: 2016-03-11 12:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starfishchick
Don't force it if you're not enjoying it - but we really like it.

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Date: 2016-03-11 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ezras-cat.livejournal.com
Interesting what you say about MASH. I have to admit that I rarely go back to programmes I loved because they so rarely age well. I also admit to giving Poldark one episode and then throwing a brush at the screen in disgust, so hope you have more luck with it than I did.

As for The West Wing - it remains one of the best TV programmes ever - certainly for the first 4 series. I loved it then, and I love it still. I find the same with ER. Loved it then (for the first x series), love it still. Not good with more modern stuff - it bugs me most of the time very, very badly.

I am a huge fan of the British series Spooks though - that never ages.

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Date: 2016-03-11 05:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mews1945.livejournal.com
Call the Midwife is a favorite of mine. I love learning more about women's lives during the era after WWII.

Agent Carter is fun. Love Hayley Atwell, and, I'm shallow so I love all the fashions, especially the shoes, and the hairstyles. Clothes were so rich feeling back then.

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Date: 2016-03-11 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baranduin.livejournal.com
Have you tried The Indian Doctor?

It's an English show set in the 1960s where a doctor and his wife from India move to a small Welsh town (I think it's Wales). Cultural misunderstandings abound, it's a lovely show.

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Date: 2016-03-12 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pir8fancier.livejournal.com
How does this Poldark compare to the BBC version (which I adored and, naturally, I have all the books)?

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Date: 2016-03-13 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loreley-se.livejournal.com
I'm struggling to catch up on anything but I love Agent Carter and Sleepy Hollow (yes I know, I know...). Also, Chronicles of Shannara, which is very silly but lots of pretty people and bad ass females. And John Rhys-Davies and Jed Brophy and Manu Bennet. And filmed in NZ.
I have Falcon somewhere - I recorded it when it aired here because of Marton being in it but for some reason never finished watching it. Thanks for the reminder! And I'd like to try the Almighty Johnsons, it sounds like something I would like (also, Dean!).

Can you get hold of And then there were None? Three parter on the BBC based on the Agatha Christie novel. Has Aidan as well (and yes he takes his shirt off a lot in it too). It also has Toby Stephens and Burn Gorman and Charles Dance.

Also BBC's War and Peace was rather good if you like the slightly OTT lavish costume drama :-)

The BBCs War and Peace was also very good if you like that kind of histor
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