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    From the BBC is funny as . . .

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    I watch it and The Indian Doctor on PBS.

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    3 ticks for New Tricks...we binge watch.

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    Itís old hat, but last April we were both laid up with a case of creeping crud. Hacking coughing we feared it was near pneumonia, docs said it was only the flu, possibly sharing us with a common cold. Anyway, we watched every episode of Doc Martin. I believe it was 8 seasons. Iíll bet we put in 8 hours a day in Portwen. There are all kinds of little continuous details from episode to episode and even season to season. It was wonderful.

    BTW: there were two movies before there was a television show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    It’s old hat, but last April we were both laid up with a case of creeping crud. Hacking coughing we feared it was near pneumonia, docs said it was only the flu, possibly sharing us with a common cold. Anyway, we watched every episode of Doc Martin. I believe it was 8 seasons. I’ll bet we put in 8 hours a day in Portwen. There are all kinds of little continuous details from episode to episode and even season to season. It was wonderful.

    BTW: there were two movies before there was a television show.
    Two 'New Tricks' movies?

    I think the TV show sorta jumped the shark when Jack's wife's killer walked free.

    I mean it's not a bad show after that, but the bouncy, upbeat theme music is jarring at the end of a lot of episodes.

    I'm still on Season 6, but the playful element is slipping away.
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    We watched the whole series. We have watched a great number of such series.

    Whenever my wife asks "Why did they do that?" My response is "They read the script." I find it hard to suspend belief. Or to engage belief. Whichever is needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Little Time View Post
    We watched the whole series. We have watched a great number of such series.

    Whenever my wife asks "Why did they do that?" My response is "They read the script." I find it hard to suspend belief. Or to engage belief. Whichever is needed.
    'Republic Of Doyle?

    They did a pretty good job of keeping it light, but eventually . . .

    It got too serious, as I recall.

    Seems to be a common theme of long running series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Try watching that schlock after having worked in the biz.
    Most of Shakespeare was schlock, too.

    Well-crafted, ably presented schlock.

    Packing a theater with common folk is art, too, IMO.
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