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  •  I have to plug PBS (6+ / 0-)

    since my Hubby works for the Seattle station. I see lots of folks like Downton Abbey - never watched it myself but I may ask Hubby to grab the DVDs, now.

    Thank you for watching PBS and fighting for it, too. It keeps a roof over my head.

    Forgot to mention a couple of shows - one is in syndication and one is on DVD...

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Yeah, I didn't watch at first because I'd seen the movie. But the show is a gazillion times better. Such brilliant writing and acting. Chiller runs it every night at 2:00 am and again at 5:00 am (that's Pacific) and I'll watch even though I own the DVDs.

    Homicide: Life On The Streets - My pick for best cop show ever. I bought the entire show - every season - on DVD last year and am still catching back up. Again, the writing and the cast are superb. If you have never seen this one, view the 1st season (which is a short one) and you'll be hooked, too.

    Thank your stars you're not that way/Turn your back and walk away/Don't even pause and ask them why/Turn around and say 'goodbye'/Just wish them well.....

    by Purple Priestess on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 07:00:34 PM PDT

    •  All the Buffy fans (3+ / 0-)

      are now in the Supernatural forums.

      I actually started with Supernatural, and everyone was talking Buffy, so I went back and watched that, too.

      Both are good and both have rabid fan bases.

      Notice, every "People's Choice" contest, Supernatural wins all the awards. Best Actor, Best Drama (over all the HBO shows!). I'm not saying that Supernatural is better than those, but the fans are dedicated. It's in its eighth season and has already been renewed for seasons 9 and 10.

      Eric Kripke is our Joss Whedon. EK has left Supernatural now for Revolution, which is why I'm now watching that one, too.

      Hopefully ...... soon, Mom. My political compass: - 8.38,-6.97

      by pucklady on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 07:04:47 PM PDT

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      •  I've watched a few episodes (1+ / 0-)
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        of Supernatural. I always seem to miss it, though. It's filmed in Vancouver, at a studio of a friend of my Hubby. We got to have a tour around the sets one day - no filming, though, so didn't get to meet the actors. Maybe someday....

        Thank your stars you're not that way/Turn your back and walk away/Don't even pause and ask them why/Turn around and say 'goodbye'/Just wish them well.....

        by Purple Priestess on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 07:19:08 PM PDT

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        •  You are in Vancouver? (1+ / 0-)
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          Then you should look for an episode called The French Mistake in Season 6 - episode 15.

          It's where the boys are blasted through into our universe and find out they are really actors named Jared and Jensen filming Supernatural in Vancouver. Then they have to go to work acting.

          So, you have Jared and Jensen playing Sam and Dean playing Jared and Jensen playing Sam and Dean.

          And the fact they are in Vancouver is a big part of the funny.

          Hopefully ...... soon, Mom. My political compass: - 8.38,-6.97

          by pucklady on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 07:23:24 PM PDT

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    •  PP, DO ask your hubby for the Downton Abbey DVDs. (2+ / 0-)
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      Purple Priestess, pucklady

      I promise you, you're in for a treat. It's somehow, just the most calming show, at the same time it intrigues.  

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 09:25:33 PM PDT

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    •  Homicide (2+ / 0-)
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      Did you ever read The Corner? That was the start of it all, and the Wire too. Very good book about life in inner city Baltimore by a cop and a reporter, who went on to working the shows.

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