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(Guardian)   After the dark gritty violence of Dexter, Yellowjackets and Squid Game, the newest critical and commercial hit show is about...a vet in 1930s Yorkshire   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2022-01-17 9:16:09 PM  
The books were great and the original TV series was pretty good too.
 
2022-01-17 9:29:51 PM  
Luxury!
 
2022-01-17 9:38:05 PM  
Goodness knows we need "tender-hearted" right now.
 
2022-01-17 9:52:24 PM  
I love the books.  I would read the stories to my girls at bedtime.  Watching the first shows in the 70s helped fuel my love of animals.  (We have a bit of a pack of about 5 cats and 3 doggos and a horse, some geese and a few chooks.). This new show reminds me of Yuru Camp, it's warm and comfy and an oasis of all the good things.  And, there is a tri-lingual Oscar winner in the cast, so that makes it all the more fun.  And last episode had Ella Brucceroli in it and she will be recurring!!!!!  It's best to watch with a cat or two on your lap.
 
2022-01-17 9:54:26 PM  
I don't know what the other things you're talking about but I didn't dig the ending of Dexter. I did like the ending of the first series though. Although I didn't like Deb dying (spoilers).
 
2022-01-17 10:02:40 PM  
OMLETTE DU FROMAGE!

 
2022-01-17 10:08:57 PM  
Sisyphus, I recommend.

Korean time travel show meets nuclear apocalypse.  Kinda goofy but breaks the mold with an interesting ending.
 
2022-01-17 10:38:39 PM  

teto85: I love the books.  I would read the stories to my girls at bedtime.  Watching the first shows in the 70s helped fuel my love of animals.  (We have a bit of a pack of about 5 cats and 3 doggos and a horse, some geese and a few chooks.). This new show reminds me of Yuru Camp, it's warm and comfy and an oasis of all the good things.  And, there is a tri-lingual Oscar winner in the cast, so that makes it all the more fun.  And last episode had Ella Brucceroli in it and she will be recurring!!!!!  It's best to watch with a cat or two on your lap.


yeah I read the books as a kid.  I remember the spoiled dog.
 
2022-01-17 10:41:49 PM  
although I don't watch the show.  not a fan of that type of tv.  bucolic.  dated societal norms.  white, traditional
 
2022-01-17 10:54:08 PM  

Lady J: teto85: I love the books.  I would read the stories to my girls at bedtime.  Watching the first shows in the 70s helped fuel my love of animals.  (We have a bit of a pack of about 5 cats and 3 doggos and a horse, some geese and a few chooks.). This new show reminds me of Yuru Camp, it's warm and comfy and an oasis of all the good things.  And, there is a tri-lingual Oscar winner in the cast, so that makes it all the more fun.  And last episode had Ella Brucceroli in it and she will be recurring!!!!!  It's best to watch with a cat or two on your lap.

yeah I read the books as a kid.  I remember the spoiled dog.


One of my kids ended up with a character name from the series.  And we regularly delve into the series when naming pets.
 
2022-01-17 11:09:36 PM  

cherryl taggart: One of my kids ended up with a character name from the series.  And we regularly delve into the series when naming pets.


Tristan?
always liked that name
 
2022-01-17 11:10:35 PM  
Been a fan since I got two of his picture books as a small girl from my Grandma.  (Moses the Kitten and Only One Woof.)
 
2022-01-17 11:26:18 PM  
I mainly know about the original series because Peter Davison was on it prior to becoming the Fifth Doctor.
 
2022-01-18 2:03:52 AM  

Lady J: although I don't watch the show.  not a fan of that type of tv.  bucolic.  dated societal norms.  white, traditional


Go "Archive 81."
 
2022-01-18 2:32:15 AM  

E.S.Q.: OMLETTE DU FROMAGE!


Omelette au fromage. Omelette du fromage means the cheese's omelette.
 
2022-01-18 2:55:52 AM  
It's a very well made little series.
 
2022-01-18 2:58:47 AM  

batlock666: E.S.Q.: OMLETTE DU FROMAGE!

Omelette au fromage. Omelette du fromage means the cheese's omelette.


That's all you can say.but! That's all you can say! That's you can say! That's all you can say! That's all you can say! That's all you can say! That's all you can say!
 
2022-01-18 3:06:23 AM  

Lady J: although I don't watch the show.  not a fan of that type of tv.  bucolic.  dated societal norms.  white, traditional


You sound like an idiot.
 
2022-01-18 3:24:52 AM  
One of the other shows they mentioned there "the repair shop" is one I'm addicted to.

It's just so... nice.
 
2022-01-18 3:38:01 AM  

Cyrene Valantion: One of the other shows they mentioned there "the repair shop" is one I'm addicted to.

It's just so... nice.


Oh man, I love that show. No, fake time limits, no forced drama, no "tense" music. Just dedicated, skilled pros doing their thing.
 
2022-01-18 5:03:46 AM  

Bslim: Cyrene Valantion: One of the other shows they mentioned there "the repair shop" is one I'm addicted to.

It's just so... nice.

Oh man, I love that show. No, fake time limits, no forced drama, no "tense" music. Just dedicated, skilled pros doing their thing.


That sounds like it's hosted by James May
 
2022-01-18 5:18:09 AM  

Plaster Lion: Lady J: although I don't watch the show.  not a fan of that type of tv.  bucolic.  dated societal norms.  white, traditional

You sound like an idiot.


you sound like a fiat cinquecento.

/not familiar with this game, what are the rules?
 
2022-01-18 6:06:14 AM  
Please tell me they kept the theme song from the original series?
 
2022-01-18 6:10:44 AM  
Adored the books.
 
2022-01-18 7:18:15 AM  
The original show had charm and a relaxed pace like you pretty much never see today.  Something tells me the new incarnation isn't going to recreate that.
 
2022-01-18 7:18:41 AM  
Rachel Shenton is very attractive, like a budget version of Hayley Atwell.

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2022-01-18 7:39:11 AM  
I have been meaning to watch, and then I find out no Grenville

I DEMAND GRENVILLE
 
2022-01-18 7:58:20 AM  

Lady J: cherryl taggart: One of my kids ended up with a character name from the series.  And we regularly delve into the series when naming pets.

Tristan?
always liked that name


Yep.  Although the kid is more like Siegfried these days, brilliant, charming, clueless all at the same time, he declared himself, so when we finalized, his new birth certificate had a complete name change.  If he could only have had the way with the ladies that the books' Tristan had, he would think his life perfect.  As it is, he's constantly asking for relationship advice, like a Farker ever has anything useful to contribute there.
 
2022-01-18 8:03:08 AM  
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2022-01-18 8:18:55 AM  

Wellon Dowd: Rachel Shenton is very attractive, like a budget version of Hayley Atwell.

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lol.  she played Mitzeee (nope not spelled wrong) in hollyoaks, so I feel a certain familiar affection for her. hollyoaks is a deeply silly soap aimed at youngish audience.  it was quite fun though, and I was a fan... it's ridiculous now, and I've not watched for years.  Mitzeee & Warren were adorable for a while.
 
2022-01-18 8:31:18 AM  
Loved the original series when I was a kid. Haven't tried the reboot though. Might give it a go.
 
2022-01-18 8:37:41 AM  

Cyrene Valantion: One of the other shows they mentioned there "the repair shop" is one I'm addicted to.

It's just so... nice.


It's great. There's a copy show here where instead of repairing and restoring they "jazz things up" and it's shiat. Like someone will bring in an old piano and they'll turn it into a fishtank or something. Sure, lets destroy something just to create a tacky new something.
 
2022-01-18 8:41:26 AM  

Lady J: Wellon Dowd: Rachel Shenton is very attractive, like a budget version of Hayley Atwell.

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lol.  she played Mitzeee (nope not spelled wrong) in hollyoaks, so I feel a certain familiar affection for her. hollyoaks is a deeply silly soap aimed at youngish audience.  it was quite fun though, and I was a fan... it's ridiculous now, and I've not watched for years.  Mitzeee & Warren were adorable for a while.


So you dismiss the original All Creatures but loved Hollyoaks?  That says a lot.
 
2022-01-18 8:44:28 AM  
Something you can watch with your kids and know they're not going to have nightmares.  So much of what passes for entertainment these days seems to feel the need to shock and disturb you.  Surely there is a time a place for that but life needs happy moments too.  There's a sad irony in the perpetual earnestness of striving to make your life better to the point that your life ends up being nothing but an unending series of days filled with anxiety and distress.
 
2022-01-18 8:47:15 AM  
Exactly why I use Ted Laddp to check out.
 
2022-01-18 8:47:56 AM  
Lasso. One of these days I'll learn to use the preview button.
 
2022-01-18 9:15:38 AM  

Persnickety: Something you can watch with your kids and know they're not going to have nightmares.  So much of what passes for entertainment these days seems to feel the need to shock and disturb you.  Surely there is a time a place for that but life needs happy moments too.  There's a sad irony in the perpetual earnestness of striving to make your life better to the point that your life ends up being nothing but an unending series of days filled with anxiety and distress.


there's quite some distance between preferring Rick & Morty over All Creatures Great & Small, and 'an unending series of days filled with anxiety and distress'
 
2022-01-18 9:21:15 AM  

Lady J: Persnickety: Something you can watch with your kids and know they're not going to have nightmares.  So much of what passes for entertainment these days seems to feel the need to shock and disturb you.  Surely there is a time a place for that but life needs happy moments too.  There's a sad irony in the perpetual earnestness of striving to make your life better to the point that your life ends up being nothing but an unending series of days filled with anxiety and distress.

there's quite some distance between preferring Rick & Morty over All Creatures Great & Small, and 'an unending series of days filled with anxiety and distress'


That's like comparing ice cream to shepherd's pie.  Whynotboth.jpg?  The ironic hipster thing is fun, but all the time?  Variety is the spice of life.
 
2022-01-18 9:53:32 AM  
Ok, great, now can we get the newer seasons of Fake or Fortune please? Thanks!
 
2022-01-18 10:00:24 AM  

Persnickety: Lady J: Persnickety: Something you can watch with your kids and know they're not going to have nightmares.  So much of what passes for entertainment these days seems to feel the need to shock and disturb you.  Surely there is a time a place for that but life needs happy moments too.  There's a sad irony in the perpetual earnestness of striving to make your life better to the point that your life ends up being nothing but an unending series of days filled with anxiety and distress.

there's quite some distance between preferring Rick & Morty over All Creatures Great & Small, and 'an unending series of days filled with anxiety and distress'

That's like comparing ice cream to shepherd's pie.  Whynotboth.jpg?  The ironic hipster thing is fun, but all the time?  Variety is the spice of life.


assumes a great deal of facts not in evidence.

also, don't forget for you, ACG&S and similar are a view into something different, but for me British TV is all-the-time TV.  at one time, all tv available to me was like that.  and it's not some quaint and tinkly look into a charming other reality, it's just up the road... and quite often just up the road done badly.

and often depicting very rose coloured versions of eras or places that aren't/weren't great for a lot of people.
-they weren't as nice to servants as you'd think from Downton Abbey
-tiny unspoiled coastal towns have a lot more racists than Doc Martin would lead you to believe

etc
 
2022-01-18 10:03:53 AM  
I have granddaughters (5, 7) who live on the opposite coast, so lately I haven't been able to get out there as often as I want.  The last time I was there we watched a few episodes of the latest version together.

Now they watch it over and over again because it reminds them of hanging out with "New York Grandpa."

*sniff*  I miss them.
 
2022-01-18 10:05:28 AM  

BafflerMeal: Lady J: although I don't watch the show.  not a fan of that type of tv.  bucolic.  dated societal norms.  white, traditional

Go "Archive 81."


Just started watching this last night.  Had to force myself to go to sleep in the middle of Ep. 3 or I knew I'd stay up and binge the whole thing.
 
2022-01-18 10:24:43 AM  

Bslim: batlock666: E.S.Q.: OMLETTE DU FROMAGE!

Omelette au fromage. Omelette du fromage means the cheese's omelette.

That's all you can say.but! That's all you can say! That's you can say! That's all you can say! That's all you can say! That's all you can say! That's all you can say!


Omelette. Duu fromage omelette. Du Fromage!
 
2022-01-18 10:38:07 AM  

Plaster Lion: Lady J: although I don't watch the show.  not a fan of that type of tv.  bucolic.  dated societal norms.  white, traditional

You sound like an idiot.


You look like one for name-calling based on someone's reason for disliking a show.
 
2022-01-18 10:55:03 AM  

thanksagainandagain: Plaster Lion: Lady J: although I don't watch the show.  not a fan of that type of tv.  bucolic.  dated societal norms.  white, traditional

You sound like an idiot.

You look like one for name-calling based on someone's reason for disliking a show.


thanksthanksagainandagain

another thing that has stayed with me... post Downton Abbey there was a boom in that kind of show, historical/oldskool stuff.  and if set in this country, it's gonna be a particular demographic.  I saw an interview with a black brit actress, who had moved to america because she could not get work in this country.
and I thought, that's not cool. there's a limit to how much I wanna immerse myself in a view of this country that doesn't reflect who we are today.

of course more and more these days tv shows say fk it and cast whoever they want, historical accuracy be damned.
 
2022-01-18 10:59:27 AM  
Gotta love a review that cites a "cheerful optimistic tone," in Britain, in 1937. Its all looking up, I mean there's a crazy guy over in Germany, but that won't affect us all the way over in Yorkshire.
 
2022-01-18 11:18:12 AM  
Was the old show with the Fifth Doctor set in the 1930s?
 
2022-01-18 11:31:18 AM  

hausman007: Gotta love a review that cites a "cheerful optimistic tone," in Britain, in 1937. Its all looking up, I mean there's a crazy guy over in Germany, but that won't affect us all the way over in Yorkshire.


S2 premier made mention of a Scottish vet joining the army, but I'm sure everything will be fine.
 
2022-01-18 12:01:16 PM  

hausman007: Gotta love a review that cites a "cheerful optimistic tone," in Britain, in 1937. Its all looking up, I mean there's a crazy guy over in Germany, but that won't affect us all the way over in Yorkshire.


They all end up going to war.
 
2022-01-18 12:02:39 PM  
Boy did Squid Game let itself down. They were playing children's games, and then apparently thought it would be a good idea to let children write the last few episodes.
 
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