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    The Saint,The Forsyte Saga Monty Python's Flying Circus, I, Claudius are all seen, guilty pleasure; Lucy Ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Shatterhand View Post
    Great to see other Avengers enthusiasts!

    Two words: Cathy Gale:

    She's the original - and a more complex character than Mrs Peel: acerbic but ethical, with a spiky relationship with Steed (who's still slightly shady).
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    I had her episodes on VHS and lost them in the transition to DVD. My first encounter with The Avengers was with Mrs. Peel, so when I saw Cathy Gale, I was surprised that her character wasn't better known.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    I had her episodes on VHS and lost them in the transition to DVD. My first encounter with The Avengers was with Mrs. Peel, so when I saw Cathy Gale, I was surprised that her character wasn't better known.
    Two reasons:

    They were shot on video, not film, so production values are lower.

    They weren't shown in the US until fairly recently ('90s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    I stumbled on Corner Gas, a Canadian show about a gas station. It's full of dry humor, which I personally find hilarious.
    Really glad I noticed this. I checked it out, it looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepR View Post
    It starts a little slow, but so did TNG. I say give it a chance; it has a much more developed story arc than other Star Trek shows, alongside more standalone episodes like TNG had. Also, the best cast overall.
    First seasons are fine, but from season 4 and onwards, that's when you're in for a great ride and IMO - by far - the best that all Star Trek has to offer. In fact, I may watch this show for a third time some day.
    "In The Pale Moonlight", remember this one... great TV.
    Yes, DS9 is magnificent - the most political of the Trek shows, with characters painted in grey, and shifting alliances. The last two seasons are a real rollercoaster!

    TNG really hits its stride with Seasons 4 to 6, once it escapes from Roddenberry's shadow. (No conflict in the future?) The best episodes are the weird Jungian ones, generally written by Brannon Braga. A lot of episodes, though, are porn for engineers.

    Voyager is very variable; some good episodes, but a lot of action schlock. Halfway through Season 5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post
    The Saint,The Forsyte Saga Monty Python's Flying Circus, I, Claudius are all seen, guilty pleasure; Lucy Ball.
    Ha! I remember I Love Lucy; it was shown primetime in Australia in the early '90s.
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    Just finished season 1 of The Americans. This is an excellent series -- complex plots, good characters and actors, lots of skullduggery and action, betrayals and illicit relationships and double- and even triple-dealing, and plenty of wigs. Time for season 2!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontrapunctus View Post
    One of the best crime dramas I've seen. All four seasons are available on Hulu.

    Great news!

    “Line of Duty series 5
    (BBC One) Stephen Graham has been lined up as the latest villain in Jed Mercurio’s police corruption saga, Line of Duty. All we know at the moment is that Graham will be a balaclava man, part of the murky group of criminals whose MO is killing someone you have been intimate with, smearing your DNA on the body, putting the cadaver in a freezer and threatening to ruin your life by framing you unless you obey their instructions. The last season dangled the prospect that the corruption that AC-12 has been sniffing out could be very close to home. In true Mercurio fashion, Graham’s suspect may be a classic bit of misdirection.’
    Date - said to be April, but not confirmed.

    I love Stephen Graham, one of my favourite actors.

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    BBC Dynasties
    It was beautiful, of course it was. This time, one type of animal per episode (Chimpanzee, Emperor Penguin, Lion, African wild dog, Tiger). Each one followed by separate film crews for 1-2 years. Does have a lot of "suggestive editing" and sound effects. Anyway, these shows are always worth a watch.

    How The Universe Works, Season 7
    Still going strong! Of course, very popularized and simplified, but damn it, it's interesting. Neutron stars, Supernovas... I'm hooked again. If you're otherwise completely uninformed on the subject of space, this is the way to keep up (on a very basic level).
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    It Ain't Half Hot Mum is showed on a nostalgia network, hilarious.
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