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   MeiDei  I'm not suggesting viewing DWTS - but for Duck Dynasty fans - Sadie Robertson
The 17-year-old "Duck Dynasty" star has been paired with pro dancer Mark Ballas. And for race car fans, Waltrip is also on the roster as is Tommy Chong
September 4 at 10:51 EST .

   4 people like this.

   BirdsNest  Hagar found a DVD collection at the flea market of 4 seasons of "Rumpole of the Bailey". A great series and we are enjoying it all over again.
August 31 at 08:32 EST .

   5 people like this.

   MeiDei  Love that series! Came this close to getting a sweat shirt that was imprinted "She Who Must Be Obeyed". : )
September 1 at 21:14 EST .

  3 people like this.

   Safetydude  Good old Horace. He should have been Head of Chambers.
...of course I've been else do you think I come out with these blinding flashes of deduction...sober?
September 2 at 22:22 EST .

  3 people like this.

   MeiDei  No real spoilers here, just an update of what to expect on Season 5.
August 22 at 13:13 EST .

   6 people like this.

   Richdet  Re the Revolutionary War series "Turn," which was discussed on this wall earlier this summer. AMC will re-run the series beginning tonight, Saturday 8/2, at 10pm eastern. I assume that means it will be available online as well. This is a good opportunity to catch up for those who missed it the first time around. Season 2 of the program should turn up next spring.
August 2 at 14:35 EST .

   14 people like this.

   MeiDei  Thanks for the tip. Had to search through all the channels to find AMC, our cable provider no longer issues a card with a listing of channels. Do you know if this will be a Sat. night series vs. a marathon?
August 4 at 09:03 EST .

  15 people like this.

   Richdet  MeiDei -- I checked the AMC website. Looks like AMC is running this as a Saturday night series, as an "encore" presentation of season 1 at weekly intervals.
August 4 at 14:14 EST .

  18 people like this.

   MeiDei  Enjoyed last night's program - filled in some voids.
August 10 at 12:32 EST .

  8 people like this.

Radio station call in from a lady regarding Deer Crossing Signs. Funny, you won't believe your ears!
July 3 at 14:49 EST .

   15 people like this.

   Alice  Yes, funny, goofy!
July 18 at 14:44 EST .

  11 people like this.

   Gram77  Does she think deers CAN READ!!!!!
July 24 at 09:30 EST .

  19 people like this.

   Deborah Grannet  Did anyone watch the first season of TURN on AMC? I've been dying to hear what fellow conservatives think about it, but no one seems to have watched... apparently AMC needs to promote it more. Although it has been renewed for a second season--
July 1 at 14:37 EST .

   12 people like this.

   Richdet  My wife and I have enjoyed "Turn" very much. It's about the creation of the spy ring known as the Culper Ring during the American Revolution. It depicts a young farmer, son of a Loyalist, who gradually gets drawn into spying for George Washington behind enemy lines in 1776 after the British have taken over New York City. The story is mainly set in Setauket, NY.

The acting is uniformly wonderful, with the villainous Captain Simcoe a standout. I don't like the romantic subplot (people who know the show will know what I mean ) but I suppose that's necessary to try to hang on to a broader audience. I was delighted to hear of the show's being renewed last week. As the narrative moves further into the expansion of the spy ring, the program should become even more compelling.

The source material for the show is the book "Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring," by Alexander Rose, which was published just a few years ago. My wife, who loves the tv show, just read the book and found the account there even more engrossing. So that is highly recommended as well.
July 2 at 08:07 EST .

  8 people like this.

   MeiDei  I saw the first two episodes and missed all but the last which was available OnDemand; unfortunately, the middle programs were not.

I know the story but not as well as I would like. I agree with the above poster regarding the romantic subplot. Besides Rose's book there are several including Brian Kilmeade's book. Simcoe is a show stealer, did the major actually strangle him?
July 2 at 11:07 EST .

  11 people like this.

   Alice  Thanks, all. We haven't see it, but will take a look soon or during re-runs, and maybe get the DVD next year, or whenever it comes out.
July 18 at 14:54 EST .

  13 people like this.

   Wrightwinger  This is a video expressing serious reservations about global warming/climate change. The speaker is the founder of the Weather Channel!
June 30 at 08:42 EST .

   10 people like this.

   Phooey  Excellent-- a great history lesson.
July 2 at 16:38 EST .

  8 people like this.

   MeiDei  I just watched a 2004 movie "Around the Bend" with Michael Caine, Josh Lucas (both of 2nd Hand Lions ) & Christopher Walken. A story about 4 generations of father/son relationships, skeletons in the closet and reconciliation. The little kid is gifted. It was shown earlier today on one of the many cable channels. A moving story with some sad parts sprinkled with humor. Memorable. You might have to check your cable On Demand feature to pull it up.
June 25 at 17:19 EST .

   5 people like this.

   StormCnter  This belongs on the Movies wall, but that wall isn't really used for discussion of current movies, so I'll put this question here. Has anyone else seen "Her" and what did you think? Truly bizarre, but I was engrossed by the last half.
June 22 at 05:58 EST .

   17 people like this.

   MeiDei  Downton Abbey has added Sue Johnston to the cast for season five. The actress, known largely in the UK for Waking The Dead, The Royle Family and soap Coronation Street, will have the formidable task of playing Denker, Lady’s Maid to Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess. Johnston joins other previously announced guest actors, Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia. The Carnival Films produced ITV saga returns in the fall to the UK.
June 20 at 21:22 EST .

   13 people like this.

   StormCnter  I cannot wait. My middle granddaughter, age 16, and I are huge fans of "Downton Abbey".
June 22 at 05:56 EST .

  16 people like this.

   MeiDei  I'm equally looking forward to it, especially Richard E. Grant's role. I've seen him in comedy, drama and those farce commercials that used to be fillers for some PBS program.
June 22 at 13:59 EST .

  9 people like this.

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