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yeah, James Spader is a find...

and let's just say I've been worshipping at the shrine of Rene Auberjonois since he was at A.C.T. in the '60s, though (declasse though it may be for a guy who started out doing Moliere plays) my favorite remains his Deep Space Nine role. Odo rules.

Agree that TV Barbara is not nearly frumpy enough, and I say this as a world-class frump!

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Don't know why

but before I saw any of the films, and had only read some of the books, had always imagined Lynley as having mousy colored hair, and not as dark as the movie version. The t.v. Barbara is a good character, but is by no means dumpy and frumpy enough. Don't think she would run around w/holes in her tights, or tennis shoes and a skirt.:-) Now I am curious about Elizabeth George's website, and will look it up. Know that the German t.v. guide lists the new Lynley films as being "based on" George's novels, and having nothing to do with her other than that. Agree that the jury is still out on the new Helen. We can come back to discuss it in a few weeks. Oops, will have to see if they show them in Spain.

And it seems like William Shatner must be having a ball playing Danny Crane. Is such a loveable asshole. Like James Spader's court scenes very much too.

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Boston Legal, a true hoot!

William Shatner, a true force of nature. I'm not sure what KIND of force of nature, but... DENNY ÇRAIN!

I'm very behind on the Glimore Girls because you need cable here to get the station they're on, and I can't bring myself to spend the money because when I did have cable I still couldn't find anything to watch.

As for the Inspector, yeah, the books and the TV are very different; the author actually had something on her Web site about it at some point. I get the sense that the BBC made her the offer she couldn't refuse, or something, to do their own version.

Not sure what I think of the re-cast Helen, however. I'll give it a chance, though; the casting is pretty darn wonderful on this.

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Inspector Lynley

Great that you mentioned him-I like those too, marye! Do you read the books too? Lynley and Barbara are quite different in the books than on screen, but still like the films quite alot. Is one series where we are not horribly behind you in the States.

I have also been enjoying Boston Legal-cracks me up. There is a German version (actors, etc. not a dubbed U.S. series) of The Office that is really funny. Have to admit that my fave lately is Gilmore Girls, and am waiting impatiently for the last season to start here.Top of my list though, of all time I think, was Northern Exposure.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm- season premeir is a CLASSIC!

Larry David ( who George Costanza of Sienfeld is based on) is the Homer Simpson of
Sit com show people..he sets the bar so LOW for maie human behaviour-is pure ID.
devoid of any spiritual inklings or compassion he stumbles from one hilarious moment to the
next...He makes me feel like Gandh!
LOL..
The black penis season premier episode--second title could be the Schmohawk episode
is funniest show I have ever seen of Curb...maybe as good as the best Seinfelds (the bet,
Newman turkey basting Kramer yadi yadi...etc.)

"if the Thunder don't get ya then the lightning will!"- The Wheel
"Gonna find out something only dead men know" - Silvio
Class of Red Rocks '79...
Life without the Dead is not life...and so we carry on...

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Medium

Medium is a great show!
Weeds on (showtime)
Dead like me (on sci fi )
are also really good shows :)

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The Office

I like The Office as well gypsy soul.

"All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."

marye's picture
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PBS seems to have some new Inspector Linleys...

So I am happy.

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HEY GOLDEN ROAD

the few times i saw that show, i thought it was hilarious!!

how about THE OFFICE, anyone??? set in my hometown
also love my name is earl, grey's anatomy, and a lot of PBS. i chucked my cable a few years back and haven't gotten around to getting a dish yet. the cable thing was a joke and i couldn't let the man bring me down anymore!!

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

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Arrested Development

How did this show go unnoticed and (ultimately) get canceled?

"All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."

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