Thursday, January 29, 2015

FOYLE'S WAR WINS AWARD





Major Award                                 



I previously mentioned that we were enjoying Foyle's War and it appears I was dead on.  The Department of Major Awards has named  it the "Best Scripted, Acted, and Genearally Delicious Television Series Ever Made For All Audiences."  I am not making that up.

11 comments:

R. Kelly Coker said...

Not bad for a show that was originally a 5 segment inter-season filler.

DougM said...

Yeah, I've seen all seasons two or three times.
I think it's lauded in certain quarters, because it's a bit cynical.

Anonymous said...

The show is great. I have all the episodes on DVD (the latest are coming out in March and can be pre-ordered) and have watched them several times. They strive for historical accuracy and the clothes, vehicles, and especially the weapons are a treat.
wildbill

Esteve said...

My wife and I watch a lot of British TV and every time I see Honeysuckle Weeks ("Sam") play a part where she isn't smart, sweet, loyal and patriotic, I'm disappointed.

Kim du Toit said...

Sadly, I think the post-WWII Foyle episodes are terrible. Without the looming presence of the War, the series is just a simple whodunnit, and not really worth watching. (This is not to take away anything from the cast -- esp. Michael Kitchen, who is consistently superb regardless of his role -- but the scripts suffer badly from the post-war lassitude.)

Esteve said...

I haven't seen any of the post-war episodes. Was looking forward to it but Kim harshed my mellow. Oh well, I can always watch thirty years worth of "A Touch of Frost" again.

Anonymous said...

The post-war episodes I have seen all seem to go into the "social justice" arena as side topics.

Lazarus Long

Rodger the Real King of France said...

"A Touch of Frost" again ...

I recently tried for a third go around, but Netflix dunt stream the series (nor Amazon).

Try Poirot. The newer episodes are gold; a more serious Poirot character.

Mike C said...

I realize I am way behind all you cultured bastards here, but I just finished watching HBOs Game of Thrones series after ignoring it for 4 seasons.. pretty fun stuff - a midget (er - little person) with a British accent, swords, full nudity, and filmed in Northern Ireland.. a entertaining watch.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

I recently discovered and got hooked on Thrones too. And it has dawned on me that this is almost a mirrored script of ROME.

Helly said...

Hulu streams many episodes for free.

The costume drama didn't do much for me. These are characters you would never want to meet. Ninety percent of the story aimlessly droned on their faults, as if the real point was to diminish an entire generation of Brits. The rest was split between annoying and insipid. The end was a relief.

Can't compare to Poirot or Castle. Of course Firefly is undisputed as the best TV series forever.

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