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Old 01-11-2013, 12:41 AM
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Location: Cushing OK
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So far my favorite episode was the one where his father and mother come visiting. No wonder he didn't care to see them. When someone says his father is a doctor too and he condensendingly says no he's a surgeon, ugh, wanted to throw something at the TV.

The scenery is so beautiful. Won't happen but I'd like to see Cornwall some day.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:20 AM
 
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I've watched all the episodes through Season 5 which I think ended last October. Very entertaining and a nice break from American television programs - even though many of the American programs are copycats of British ones. Those Brits are the true innovators! Looking forward to Season 6, if it comes back. I read that it will.

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:04 AM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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Well, I've made it through all the existing seasons and am waiting for the next one. From what I understand, they start filming this spring and it will be shown this fall.

Martin can be such a jerk but Clunes plays him to perfection, in my opinion.

I don't want to say too much and give too much away for those who are still working their way through, but I liked Elaine's replacement, her cousin Pauline, so much better. I was sorry to see her go and wished they had given her departure a little more attention.

I also didn't really like how they dealt with Aunt Joan's departure.

But those two things aside, I'm looking forward to picking up where the show last left off; I may go back and re-watch the entire series again just prior to it so that everything is fresh in my mind when the new season starts.

I guess I'm overdosing a little on British t.v. because I'm currently also watching Downton Abbey and have started watching Ballykissangel.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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Oh, and I wanted to add that I really like the addition of Eileen Atkins to the cast as Martin's other aunt. I'm a big fan of the movie, Cold Comfort Farm, and it was nice to see her in something else, playing an entirely different character.

She has an interesting personal history, coming from very humble beginnings, and is quite the accomplished actress, as well as having writing credits to her name, including for Upstairs, Downstairs.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing her next season, assuming she will be back (I haven't seen anything to the contrary).
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:26 PM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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Just discovered this on Hulu! Love it! Quirky show
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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And, hey!

Is he EVER going to feed that damn dog?????
No, because as he repeatedly explains, it's not HIS DOG!
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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No, because as he repeatedly explains, it's not HIS DOG!
Actually, the dog ended up disappearing. It was there at the end of one season and not there the next and I don't think they ever explained where it went - or even where it had come from.

Probably starved to death.

To be honest, I was always hoping that he would end up giving in to the dog's perseverance and taking it into his home. You know, to show a kindler, gentler, more compassionate side to him.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Now that you mention it....I too have been very interested lately in British tv...and their sense of humor.

No tv set in my home, so watch everything on my laptop, on hulu.com
So far I have really enjoyed:

Spy (comedy)
Whites (comedy/cancelled now, but oh so funny)
Doc Martin
And several others...Peekaboo?

And British comedy movies.... ie Death at a Funeral.

Anyone remember Benny Hill?

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Well, I've made it through all the existing seasons and am waiting for the next one. From what I understand, they start filming this spring and it will be shown this fall.

Martin can be such a jerk but Clunes plays him to perfection, in my opinion.

I don't want to say too much and give too much away for those who are still working their way through, but I liked Elaine's replacement, her cousin Pauline, so much better. I was sorry to see her go and wished they had given her departure a little more attention.

I also didn't really like how they dealt with Aunt Joan's departure.

But those two things aside, I'm looking forward to picking up where the show last left off; I may go back and re-watch the entire series again just prior to it so that everything is fresh in my mind when the new season starts.

I guess I'm overdosing a little on British t.v. because I'm currently also watching Downton Abbey and have started watching Ballykissangel.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Lincoln Park, Michigan
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I love Doc Martin and I have all five seasons on DVD. Can't wait to get season 6, when it comes out.

I also have all of Midsomer Murders, Ballykissangel, Hamish MacBeth, Foyles War, Rosemary & Thyme, plus all of the Piorot and Miss Marples dvds, & some of Jonathan Creek. I'd like to get more British shows on dvd, so if anyone has any they would like to suggest, I would love it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:54 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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Now that you mention it....I too have been very interested lately in British tv...and their sense of humor.

No tv set in my home, so watch everything on my laptop, on hulu.com
So far I have really enjoyed:

Spy (comedy)
Whites (comedy/cancelled now, but oh so funny)
Doc Martin
And several others...Peekaboo?

And British comedy movies.... ie Death at a Funeral.

Anyone remember Benny Hill?
I don't have t.v., either, and watch everything on-line.

There are a lot of other sites, too, where you can find things that you can't find on hulu or Netflix. For instance, I am half way through the third season of Downton Abbey - even though the first episode of season three was just released in this country last weekend.

I've also been watching the entire run of Dallas on-line (I just started season 10).

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I love Doc Martin and I have all five seasons on DVD. Can't wait to get season 6, when it comes out.

I also have all of Midsomer Murders, Ballykissangel, Hamish MacBeth, Foyles War, Rosemary & Thyme, plus all of the Piorot and Miss Marples dvds, & some of Jonathan Creek. I'd like to get more British shows on dvd, so if anyone has any they would like to suggest, I would love it.
I watched the entire run of Rosemary and Thyme on Netflix.

Have you ever watched Good Neighbors, starring Felicity Kendall and Richard Briers (who was on Monarch of the Glen)? It's kind of a quirky little British comedy from the 70's about a couple who decide to become totally self-sufficient on their suburban property.
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