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    Quote Originally Posted by mdcfc View Post
    Just thought of one I really enjoyed - Firefly
    I remember setting my VCR for "Firefly" because of the following four reasons, Morena Baccarin, Summer Glau, Gina Torres, and Jewel Staite. OK, I like eye candy.

    I'm surprised that no one has recommended "Downton Abbey", the international hit from Great Britain. I know it's popular in the United States because another character in a popular American sitcom alluded to it by remarking that he needed to take a nap after watching the British import because the characters in it are exhausting.

    Indeed, I burst out laughing when Lord Grantham, played by Hugh Bonneville, was upset because he needed to wear a white jacket instead of a black jacket to dinner because it was being laundered. His daughter commented on his inappropriate attire at the dinner table. Oh, the horror!

    BTW, kudos to me for spelling Grantham correctly on the first try.

    I'd like to recommend "Lost Girl", a Canadian series about a succubus trying to control her superhuman powers and survive in a world of humans without feeding on them. I stumbled onto LG while surfing Youtube a few years ago, so I hope it's still available. Good luck.
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    Lynne - you just made me think if another one set in Canada “lone star” British cop takes over as town sheriff in remote Canada and it all turns nasty.

    Agree totally on Downton
    I think you’ll find that all of us Brits have the daily conundrum of black or white jacket to dress for dinner though. The staff expect certain standards!
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    Guys your suggestions are awesome, I'm already adding them to my TV Time list, and also wanted to say that I also started Secret City - an australian 6 episode long show - and The Americans - a show where a russian spy couple is trying to get the upper hand on the americans during Raegan's time, in the midst of the infamous cold war, and I think it might be one of the best if not the best I've seen so far.

    Also my brother is seeing Shooter and he says its nice.

    Sry if its not written midst... Ive only delt with that word orally...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdcfc View Post
    ...Agree totally on Downton
    I think you’ll find that all of us Brits have the daily conundrum of black or white jacket to dress for dinner though. The staff expect certain standards!
    Steve, I know you're kidding but I witnessed it first hand while on an Alaskan cruise about a few years before the airing of "Downton Abbey" in the United States.

    The cruise line had a formal dress code for passengers having dinner in the Main dining room scheduled on the third night of the cruise. Informal dress code was permissible on the other five nights. I was prepared for the formal occasion and brought along a dark sports coat, dress shirt, dress pants, conservative tie, and dress shoes. Since there weren't enough tables, my small party of three must share a table with a couple. When I saw the gentleman, I immediately felt under-dressed because he was wearing a tuxedo and his wife was wearing an evening gown.

    During the dinner, I learned that the couple was vacationing from England. The gentleman said the dress code was too lax because the diners didn't look formal enough for his tastes. I wanted to ask him to assess my attire but bit my tongue instead. He ate his dinner with his jacket on while I took it off and put it behind my chair. I was tempted to take off my tie to see his reaction. The couple turned out to be good conversationalists and we enjoyed our dinner. It's interesting to note that they ordered cheese for dessert. Fascinating.

    I'd like to recommend "Are You Being Served?", a British sitcom which became a hit in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. I was stunned when I watched it on PBS in the 1980's because such innuendos and double entendres didn't exist on any Amercian sitcom at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnK2015 View Post
    Steve, I know you're kidding but I witnessed it first hand while on an Alaskan cruise about a few years before the airing of "Downton Abbey" in the United States.

    The cruise line had a formal dress code for passengers having dinner in the Main dining room scheduled on the third night of the cruise. Informal dress code was permissible on the other five nights. I was prepared for the formal occasion and brought along a dark sports coat, dress shirt, dress pants, conservative tie, and dress shoes. Since there weren't enough tables, my small party of three must share a table with a couple. When I saw the gentleman, I immediately felt under-dressed because he was wearing a tuxedo and his wife was wearing an evening gown.

    During the dinner, I learned that the couple was vacationing from England. The gentleman said the dress code was too lax because the diners didn't look formal enough for his tastes. I wanted to ask him to assess my attire but bit my tongue instead. He ate his dinner with his jacket on while I took it off and put it behind my chair. I was tempted to take off my tie to see his reaction. The couple turned out to be good conversationalists and we enjoyed our dinner. It's interesting to note that they ordered cheese for dessert. Fascinating.

    I'd like to recommend "Are You Being Served?", a British sitcom which became a hit in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. I was stunned when I watched it on PBS in the 1980's because such innuendos and double entendres didn't exist on any Amercian sitcom at the time.
    LOL I can imagine the cruise issue Lynn! My wife and I and two couples from our army days are all doing a cruise next year because we are all celebrating the same big birthday. Of course Regimental dinner nights in the Bristish army are the height of formal and traditional, that pomp and ceremony is one thing us Brits can do. Jackets were never removed until after the meal, all the toasts to the Queen etc, and only then only with express permission from the Regimmental Sergeant Major. In fact leaving the table for any reason during the dinner was forbidden, which led to some innovative use of the mess silver and empty wine bottles🤣🤣
    I’m dreading the cruise formality! I have a much more relaxed dress code for dinner these days ..... in fact my wife counts herself lucky if I am dressed in clothes that haven’t been worn for decorating, gardening etc.

    The cheeseboard is perhaps a very British thing too? Though if we are entertaining, people are likely to get dessert followed by the cheeseboard😂 ..... we’ve never lost a guest to hunger yet LOL

    ”Are you being served” is a classic 70’s British sitcom. Of course that humour is now from a different age, an age when people had a sense of humour and weren’t offended by everything. One can only imagine how a show like that would be received today! There was a media story in UK recently where a university professor made a quote from the show, in a lift he referenced “second floor, habadasherry, ladies lingerie etc”. This led to a female academic attending the same conference registering a complaint about his ‘sexist quip’, next thing the poor guy was suspended and fighting to keep his job🙄 The world has gone mad!
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    Downton Abbey is a great suggestion. I loooved it. Are you being served is one of my husbands favorites. He has been watching an episode every night after dinner for years. I have seen the same reruns so many times I could take a part! Who shall I be?! I agree I wish we could return to the days bf political correctness when everyone wasn’t looking for a reason to be offended. I say...get a life, learn to laugh at yourself and be concerned about the real issues in life!

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    Here is my list of tv series I really love(d) to watch:

    Sherlock (Have watched every epsisode at least 4 times)

    the Marvelous Mrs Maisel

    Shameless (US)

    Mindhunter

    The Crown

    Black Mirror

    Ripper Street

    Life in Pieces (a bit like Modern Family)

    Dark (German Netflix production)

    Outlander (I‘ve read the books years before)

    and Patriot (one of the funniest drama series I‘ve ever watched)

    I can fully recommend all of them, although they are all very different.

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    Am now actively watching The Crown (love it!) and The Americans (adore it!!!!). Totally recommend both. Btw thanks for your suggestions, Ill give a try to Lost Girl, Outlander and Shameless, perhsp others.

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