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Recommend me a series

Discussion in 'Notable TV' started by Emelee, May 31, 2019.

  1. Alexis

    Alexis Soap Chat Warrior EXP: 12 Years

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    The original 1960s black and white BBC series? I have been thinking of getting it but not sure I will actually like it.

    I cant recommend UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS enough though. It's a wonderful show and I fell in love with all the characters. It was just such a nice big cosy hug of a show. Like settling down to watch a play every episode.
     
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  2. Alexis

    Alexis Soap Chat Warrior EXP: 12 Years

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    TENKO is also pretty bloody brilliant. I absolutely loved it. Great writing/acting and fascinating stories.
     
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  3. Sarah

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    The Haunting of Hill House :)
     
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  4. Willie Oleson

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    I have put this in "My Basket" so many times now...but for some mysterious reason I always remove it. I like British TV shows and I like historical dramas, but maybe not the British costume dramas with the bonnets and the high hats.
    There are exceptions of course, like A Woman Of Substance, but that's a rags-to-riches mini series and it isn't only about the duke and his maid.
     
  5. Alexis

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    You will like it I think. It's not at all a stuffy typical costume drama. There is a lot of heart in it and it's more a character thing. I'm now curious about the spin off Thomas and Sarah?
     
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  6. Emelee

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    I saw bits of Upstairs Downstairs when I was younger, but I got depressed watching it. Also, Lesley-Anne Down annoys me.

    I have series 1 of Downton Abbey, and I hope I will like it better.
     
  7. Willie Oleson

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    Ah, now I remember the reason why I put it in My Basket.
     
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  8. Alexis

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    Simply not possible.
     
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  9. Toni

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    Try to find and watch it (preferably borrowed from someone!). You will be missing the last of those both characters if not (not that I hint they die at the end...). Be ready for a big shock and see a much more somber, darker, depressing version of the same era with those two title characters. Sarah is a bit less feisty but Collins is so adorable, and Thomas is played by her real-life husband. It´s shot in exteriors mostly and it´s a bit plus too.

     
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  10. Willie Oleson

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    Probably, but you should also watch some random episodes of "Legion" to get ready for his hotness too!!
     
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  12. Emelee

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    She's overrated, IMO. Can't act. And her British accent almost sounds fake.
     
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  13. Emelee

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    Nah, does nothing for me.
     
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    It's a good thing I have HBO Nordic, Netflix and Prime Video. Many of the recommended series can be found on the streaming sites. :)
     
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    I ordered today (I will make another order around September). And the series that got chosen this time around are:

    Yes, Minister (complete collection)
    Yes, Prime Minister (complete collection)
    Gavin & Stacey (complete collection)
    Prime Suspect (complete collection)
    Benidorm (s. 1-6)
    The Thick of it (complete collection)
    To the Manor Born (complete collection)
    Porridge (complete collection)

    I got recommendations from friends on Facebook as well. ;)

    I didn't want to spend too much money at this point, so there are some I will save for later. Only Fools and Horses and Maelstrom for example.
     
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    Willz, we cannot all be into boyish looking guys who look like they live at the gym or in the bathroom with 5 gallons on wax and another 5 gallons of fake-tan lotion. I will leave those boys to you. I can even send them your way. :cool1
     
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  19. Willie Oleson

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    I'm not ageist:D
     
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    She's been a successful working actress since 1969. Had an international career, been main cast in a mega hit show, guested on various hit primetime shows, done long runs on a few different daytime soaps, countless TV movies and worked with some amazingly talented actors. Her British accent doesn't sound fake at all. What you are hearing as fake is a transatlantic accent. She's actually widely underrated.
     

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