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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    It's going to be rather bizarre having Call The Midwife and Mr. Selfridge disappear from my Sunday evenings. Talk about withdrawal!
    I agree, both of them gone!!! I also miss The Good Wife
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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    It's going to be rather bizarre having Call The Midwife and Mr. Selfridge disappear from my Sunday evenings. Talk about withdrawal!
    I totally agree, Shay. After the story is over, these characters disappear forever. We get to know and like (or love or hate) soooooooo many fictional people we see on tv, in movies, or read about -- and then they're gone. That's one of the reason I love documentaries and reality tv, cause when you are introduced to people (REAL people) that you come to care about, or are even curious about, there isn't necessarily any ending to the fact that you can often hear/read about their continuing lives. Some folks are, of course, more visible than others, but there's still much more of a chance that at least in some small way, you can find out how they are and what they're up to, at many points in their future lives.

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    I just went to Netflix and searched for Poldark, it said not available for streaming. Did you order the DVD?

    No, I just have streaming Netflix. That's weird, I just searched, too, and couldn't find it. I wonder if they ever remove series. It's on Amazon, but not cheap.

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    Can anyone tell me when The Paradise, season 2 starts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    Can anyone tell me when The Paradise, season 2 starts?
    I asked the same question upthread and have since emailed Masterpiece with the question. They assured me season two of The Paradise would be shown in the U.S. but they couldn't say when.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinderbox View Post
    I asked the same question upthread and have since emailed Masterpiece with the question. They assured me season two of The Paradise would be shown in the U.S. but they couldn't say when.
    I saw it was on in the UK, nothing here though. On FB people have asked and there is never an answer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanny Mare View Post
    I saw it was on in the UK, nothing here though. On FB people have asked and there is never an answer
    Well, they answered in the affirmative but, as I said, they didn't say when it would be broadcast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinderbox View Post
    Well, they answered in the affirmative but, as I said, they didn't say when it would be broadcast.
    Oh oh.....

    I just reread my email to Masterpiece and I never was specific about a U.S. showing of The Paradise. I just asked if they'd be broadcasting season two. They responded in the affirmative but never gave an exact date.

    Please accept my apologies. I may have screwed up!

    That said, when these programs are shown in the UK is the television show called "Masterpiece"?

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    No, "Masterpiece" is an umbrella title created by PBS (it used to be Masterpiece Theater) -- it's a way they can package all the UK miniseries they acquire and present them under a single brand name. Now they have gotten more specific about the descriptions in the program listings, calling some shows Masterpiece Classic, Masterpiece Mystery and Masterpiece Contemporary. They let you know at a glance what kind of series is being shown.

    Speaking of Masterpiece, Julian Fellowes is my new hero. He was quoted in the press as being just as frustrated as American viewers are about Downton Abbery not airing at the same time here as it does in the UK:

    'Downton Abbey' Creator Slams PBS - The Huffington Post

    PBS' reasons for delaying the show are completely self-serving, there's no legal problem forcing them to delay. They just don't want to compete with all the fall premieres.
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    PBS has changed so drastically over the years. I remember when they had one or two fundraising episodes a year; now they seem to have them once a month or so. They used to be commercial free; now almost every show has a commercial sponsor. The only difference between PBS and network tv now is that PBS offers more quality programming, especially from the U.K.

    I'm not at all surprised to learn that there's no legal reason the BBC shows couldn't be broadcast at the same times here and in the U.K. Just show them at non prime time network hours just as cable tv does. I will no longer contribute to PBS until they change that delayed policy. I, too, love Julian Fellowes.
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