What are you watching right now?

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We stopped watching a season or 2 ago. I don't know why. Maybe we'll backtrack and pick it up again while in isolation.

 

Thanks!

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Great mini series on Netflix called "Unorthodox". We also watched the "Making of Unorthodox" which was very interesting! I love how if you can speak German and English, you can also understand some words in Yiddish.

 

I loved this mini series. Well worth watching. The costumes are amazing!

 

 

 

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Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling all musical lovers! Starting last Friday, we’ll be releasing a full-length, smash-hit musical once a week for you to watch for free!

It will be available for 48 hours, so you can tune in whenever you like over the weekend! First up, it’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat!

 

 

 

Welcome to The Shows Must Go On the channel bringing you showtunes, backstage access and full performances from some of the best loved musicals in history!

Featuring melodic moments, show-stopping solos and high notes for the history books. 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/theshowsmustgoon

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The Fast Lady (1962) -British comedy film:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlrZq6oHRZM

and I can't stop laughing. The smooth mover lady's man/car sales man with a horrible little moustache, the Scottish man with a bike that gets bent out of shape, the rich snob with a beautiful daughter (Julie Christie). If you need a laugh, give this old film a try. 

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Another oldie helped pass the evening at home: The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) post-WW2 Americans in Paris played by Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson and a young Roger Moore. Bitter sweet love story with intrigues, jealousy, career and family ups and downs, fast cars, fast ladies, lots of booze, illness, broken hearts, many unfullfilled creative and personal dreams but a little happiness in the end. Script is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's story 'Babylon Revisted,' which was set in post-WWI and had no happy ending. 

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'A Run for Your Money' (1946) Light comedy about two Welsh brothers who win a prize and go to London to collect it. Along they way they meet a femal con artist, a journalist (played by Alec Guiness), and an old friend with a harp such in a pawn shop. The many misunderstandings, turn of wit and sprinkling of Welsh songs makes the film a nice gentle comedy to enjoy. 

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Surprised no-one here has mentioned Detectorists. Lovely mix of gentle observation & wry humour, sometimes engenders a wee bit of nostalgia for the old country. Modest in its aims, the scripts, acting and direction are spot on. I'm on Season 3, another one to go after that.

 

 

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Just checked out the Detectorists- looks fun!

Re-watching Danish series - The Legacy.  Family with secrets and lies.

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On 5/24/2020, 3:30:20, john_b said:

Surprised no-one here has mentioned Detectorists. Lovely mix of gentle observation & wry humour, sometimes engenders a wee bit of nostalgia for the old country. Modest in its aims, the scripts, acting and direction are spot on. I'm on Season 3, another one to go after that.

 

 

 

Great series, Johnny Flynn did the music and he also played the lead in Love Sick, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovesick_(TV_series) also well worth a watch.

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8 hours ago, HH_Sailor said:

Detectorists

Legacy

 

Where can I find these in Germany?

Netflix/Amazon/Sky/Youtube ??

 

Can only find trailers and snippets so far

:(

 

3 seasons of Legacy on DVD 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trilogy-Dyrholm-Christensen-Bjørnlund-Følsgaard/dp/B07DKPTKZG/

 

Also Detectorists on Amazon DE, maybe also eBay. Maybe discs are too old-fashioned for you, but I'm not sure about (legal) online sources in D-Land...but both are worth tracking down.

 

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Legacy also available on DVD dubbed into German as "Die Erbschaft" (hate Synchronfassung myself, but if you can stomach it...)

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Really enjoying this performance from the National Theatre's YouTube channel of James Graham's 2013 production of "This House".

 

It’s 1974, and Britain has a hung Parliament. The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backstabbing as the political parties battle to change the future of the nation.

 

This House is a timely, moving and funny insight into the workings of British politics by James Graham (Ink, ITV's Quiz) and directed by Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things). This much-loved production enjoyed two sold-out National Theatre runs, a West End transfer and national tour as well as being filmed by National Theatre Live. You can watch This House from 7pm UK time on Thursday 28 May until 7pm UK time on Thursday 4 June 2020. It was filmed live on stage at the National Theatre in 2013. The running time is 2 hours 40 minutes with a very short interval. It is subtitled.

 

I was only 12 in 1974, have a better memory of the second half of the play in the late seventies. Fascinating stuff with some rich comic performances. Donated the NT a tenner for an evening's entertainment via PayPal, the theatres have taken a heavy knock.  

 

 

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