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  •  If you like that (8+ / 0-)

    you should track down a couple of British political mini-series:  House of Cards and To Play the King.

    As for myself, I was thinking about a poem instead of watching tv, I'm a serious anachronism.

    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

    by ActivistGuy on Thu May 09, 2013 at 10:33:14 PM PDT

    •  I've got House of Cards queued up (1+ / 0-)
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      I haven't heard of To Play the King.

      I still say, watch Scandal.

      I will if you will.

      I hate Mother's Day. The agency lost all my documents and I have to start over. Maybe I'll have a kid by Christmas. I'm ordering a tree just in case.8.38,-6.97

      by pucklady on Thu May 09, 2013 at 10:53:32 PM PDT

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      •  TPtK was the sequel to HoC (1+ / 0-)
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        It posited a very interesting (British) Constitutional dilemma for Francis and us, the audience. Basically, Elizabeth II dies and Charles takes over (no names, of course, but we all knew who it was, wink, wink). At the time the story ran, he was still married to Diana, so there's a very Diana-ish new queen in the story. Charles is horrified at the economic conditions of the poor, as Great Britain has, in good Conservative fashion, adopted austerity, with the consequences one might expect. Charles, being an enlightened fellow, decides to use the powers the Monarch supposedly still possesses and fix the problems. But, if he does, the whole British Parliamentary system comes crashing down at once, so Francis has to stop him.

        In many ways, it was the most interesting installment of the HoC trilogy - Francis meets a well-deserved demise in the third story, The Final Cut. Ian Richardson demanded an end worthy of his Richard III, and he got one.

        Great, great stuff,


    •  And what a poem it was. n/t (3+ / 0-)
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      Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. Carl Sagan

      by sjburnman on Thu May 09, 2013 at 11:27:34 PM PDT

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