+ Reply to Thread
Page 62 of 134 FirstFirst ... 12525354555657585960616263646566676869707172112 ... LastLast
Results 611 to 620 of 1340
Like Tree704Likes

Thread: Masterpiece Theater shows (PBS)

  1. #611
    FORT Fogey Debb70's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    8,795

    Re: Masterpiece Theater shows (PBS)

    I watched Call the Midwife and recorded the Mr. Selfridge to watch later this week.

    LOVED CTM! They are able to show such a dark side of history, but yet bring you up showing the humanity that also existed.

  2. #612
    FORT Fogey Florimel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    5,693

    Re: Masterpiece Theater shows (PBS)

    I watched and enjoyed Mr. Selfridge very much, and I'm looking forward to more. I'm not sure how many episodes there are, but I did a little search and I think the number is 10.
    Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
    -- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

    http://www.youravon.com/jmarko

  3. #613
    Teach your children well Uncle David's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    On the edge
    Posts
    5,624

    Re: Masterpiece Theater shows (PBS)

    There are 10. I watched them all. It was OK, but I just couldn't get past my dislike for Piven.
    The funniest thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realise it doesn't say anything it's too late to stop reading it.

  4. #614
    FORT Fan
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    384

    Re: Masterpiece Theater shows (PBS)

    Quote Originally Posted by Florimel View Post
    I watched and enjoyed Mr. Selfridge very much, and I'm looking forward to more. I'm not sure how many episodes there are, but I did a little search and I think the number is 10.
    I watched the first hour but it didn't really engage me enough to take my mind off of all I had to do today (Monday). So I switched over to Celebrity Apprentice and Omarosa and The Donald did the trick. I hear that the rest of the Selfride episodes are better than the first one so I'll give it another chance next week.

  5. #615
    FORT Fan
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    384

    Re: Masterpiece Theater shows (PBS)

    Was anyone else bothered by some of the fashions? Those huge and very ugly hats drove me nuts. And the fact that all the women had the same hairstyle. It reminded me of CGI where all the thousands of soldiers etc all look alike.
    Miss_Griss likes this.

  6. #616
    Magical Elf MFWalkoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    15,194

    Re: Masterpiece Theater shows (PBS)

    I watched the premiere of Selfridge, and it was okay, but certainly no Downton. Downton is a classy soap opera that fits into the Masterpiece mold, but Selfridge seems like a more gimmicky drama, like Pan Am, (or dare I say The Love Boat), where the "wow" factor of the store (or plane or boat) is a big part of the show, and serves as the springboard for all the stories.

    Maybe it was just because the first 2 hours were about getting the store opened, and hopefully things get more in-depth/personal in upcoming episodes -- I have them all saved so I may not wait till each Sunday to find out. But overall, it was okay but it didn't hook me like Downton has.
    "Whatever you are, be a good one." – Abraham Lincoln

  7. #617
    FORT Fogey momrek06's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Orange County, California
    Posts
    3,421

    Re: Masterpiece Theater shows (PBS)

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion Nebula View Post
    Was anyone else bothered by some of the fashions? Those huge and very ugly hats drove me nuts. And the fact that all the women had the same hairstyle. It reminded me of CGI where all the thousands of soldiers etc all look alike.
    While I did really like this show last night I will agree that hat on ROSE (Mrs. Selfridge) was HUGE!!!

    I even remarked to my DH that it looked wayyyyy to big on her.
    KAREN

  8. #618
    FORT Fan
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    384

    Re: Masterpiece Theater shows (PBS)

    Quote Originally Posted by momrek06 View Post
    While I did really like this show last night I will agree that hat on ROSE (Mrs. Selfridge) was HUGE!!!

    I even remarked to my DH that it looked wayyyyy to big on her.
    And at least one on the music hall lady looked like it was ready to fall off. When I find the costumes more attention grabbing and distracting than the story I know that there is something wrong with the show. I will watch next week if possible but I ended up finding the first hour mostly annoying so they will have to do a really good job to "convert" me.

  9. #619
    Signed, Sealed, Delivered prhoshay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Right Here, Right Now
    Posts
    24,344

    Re: Masterpiece Theater shows (PBS)

    I'm going to check it out this week, just in case I am missing something I don't want to live without!! I didn't think I'd give two hoots about CTM after seeing only the Christmas episode right before the Downton season 3 began, but I was wrong, wrong, wrong! I'm getting sick of all of this "must-not-miss" TV.....but I REQUIRE it!
    "...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer

    When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!

  10. #620
    FORT Fogey
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    5,088

    Re: Masterpiece Theater shows (PBS)

    Quote Originally Posted by MFWalkoff View Post
    I watched the premiere of Selfridge, and it was okay, but certainly no Downton. Downton is a classy soap opera that fits into the Masterpiece mold, but Selfridge seems like a more gimmicky drama, like Pan Am, (or dare I say The Love Boat), where the "wow" factor of the store (or plane or boat) is a big part of the show, and serves as the springboard for all the stories.

    Maybe it was just because the first 2 hours were about getting the store opened, and hopefully things get more in-depth/personal in upcoming episodes -- I have them all saved so I may not wait till each Sunday to find out. But overall, it was okay but it didn't hook me like Downton has.
    It's funny you mentioned The Love Boat because while watching the promos I thought of The Love Boat, and even moreso the long-ago Hotel, with Connie Selleca. I could see a department store setting being used the same way as a hotel or a plane or a boat. I'll give Selfridge a chance, although I'm not much of a Jeremy Piven fan (and judging from this thread, there may not be many).

    Not much out there compares to Downton Abbey. I marathoned it last week during Comcast's free Watchathon. So many hours sitting in front of the tube, but so worth it!
    This isn’t the Sound of freaking Music we’re watching.......sdl

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.