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Scott & Bailey (Amazon Prime) and I'm Alan Partridge (HBO Max).

And season 7 (the last) of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Peacock).

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I recently found a copy of this set

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at a local Goodwill store and am now halfway through Season Two.  Stephen Fry is a delight as Jeeves.  The man can express at least a half dozen different things with the mere phrase, "Indeed, sir".  Hugh Laurie is okay in his way, but he's not really the Bertie Wooster I had imagined from reading some of the books years ago.  I never pictured Bertie being quite the imbecile Mr. Laurie specialized in in those pre-House days..  I saw a few of these episodes back when they aired on PBS some 30 years ago and they kind of left me cold.  It seems like in any Wodehouse TV adaptation I have seen, the characters come across as far more insufferable and unlikable than they do on the page.  The women especially all come across as either domineering, scheming or manipulative.  Perhaps part of the problem is seeing all these characters in such lavish surroundings, far exceeding what my imagination set designed when I read the stories.  One of the locales used in some Season One episodes was Highclere Castle, made famous as the setting for the Downton Abbey soap opera..  It's hard to feel any sympathy for the comic travails of these upper class twits when you see them surrounded by every luxury one could desire.

 

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Shtisel - season 3

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Normal People - Hulu series from the Sally Rooney novel

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3 hours ago, jlhoots said:

Normal People - Hulu series from the Sally Rooney novel

I think that's one of the best UK series in the last few years. Beautifully written and acted.

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Been enjoying this lately:

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Lost in Space, Netflix, Season 2. I have to admit they've done this series quite well.

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Is this the one with Angela Cartwright?

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Um, no.

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Money Heist - Netflix

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Snooker World Championship - Mark Selby vs. Mark Allen

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Snooker World Championship - Mark Selby v Mark Williams

Next 'The Man In The High Castle' season 2.  Still undecided about this. It seems to me let down by the plotting, or lack of. The recreation of occupied West and East coasts is excellent, and disconcerting.

I need to reread the book that I really rated 

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Just finished rooting for the dog in Cujo and now starting Silver Bullet. 

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