Sunday, May 1, 2011

# british tv

New shows I'm watching.....

So since some of you have asked me to please continue sharing my latest movie and series finds, I thought I would oblige and bring you quite a few today.

Do you think you can handle a bunch more to add to your already growing "To Be Watched" list?

I tell you, I have a huge one and I never run out of anything to watch.  I think I actually get through so many so quick because I tend to carry my laptop around the house and watch my shows while I'm doing housework.  It makes it easier and I feel like I'm not just sitting around watching stuff and being lazy, feels like I'm accomplishing something, you know what I mean?

I've found quite a few lately that I've added to my huge list, now bear in mind that I'm such a huge fan of Period Dramas and Series so I mainly tend to drift towards the British TV Networks.  I don't care what anyone says, I still think they produce some of the best shows for TV in the entire world.  But that's just my measly opinion of course.

Please keep in mind that these are just merely suggestions and that most of them I have yet to see myself or am currently in the middle of watching.  Yes some may contain some raunchy stuff or language, so be forewarned, I would never intentionally promote such things.

So are you ready?  Do you have pen and paper at hand?  I'll try to provide links to where you can watch them online or download them or learn more about the shows.  Here we go:

In 1860 Scotland Yard's 'Prince of Sleuths' Jack Whicher is sent to rural Wiltshire to investigate the murder of three-year-old Saville Kent,snatched from his bed at night and killed.Saville's nurse Elizabeth Gough is a prime suspect but released for want of evidence though local Superintendant Foley is convinced it is an inside job. Foley gives his help grudgingly,disdainful of 'modern' methods,speculating that Saville woke to see Elizabeth with a lover,possibly Saville's father,an unpopular man. Part of a woman's torn garment is found,stained in blood,and Constance,Kent's sixteen-year-old daughter from his first marriage, claims she lost a night-gown. Dr. Stapleton,the family physician,tells Whicher that Constance,like her mother,is dangerously unstable and jealous of Saville. Both she and younger brother William hate their stepmother Mary,their former nanny,with whom Kent cuckolded their mother. Whicher arrests Constance but fails to get a confession from her and,at her trial,a clever lawyer gets her acquitted,discrediting Whicher,who suffers a breakdown. Saville's killer is never caught.
You can download the movie here.

Based on the novel by Michel Faber

Follow Sugar into the underbelly of Victorian London seething with vitality, sexuality, ambition and emotion.

I love a good period piece but usually they are a little lighter and romantic, this one delves into the darker side of the Victorian Era and I think I'm going to enjoy seeing it.  I've watched half of the first episode so far and I'm loving it.  Romola Garai, Gillian Anderson and Blake Ritson make up some of the cast :)


You can also watch the whole series on YouTube at PeriodxDrama's Channel.

Episode 1 - Part 1 
Episode 1 - Part 2
Episode 1 - Part 3
Episode 1 - Part 4
Episode 1 - Part 5
Episode 1 - Part 6

You can find the remaining episodes on their list too.  :)

The Abduction Club

Based on actual events that took place in Waterford, Ireland, in the late 1700s, director Stefan Schwartz's romantic comedy-drama concerns itself with a group of abductors who kidnap usually willing young women in order to persuade them to wed.

Watch the trailer:

You can download the movie here.

An intriguing look at life above and below stairs in the Damson Dene, a three-star hotel in a five-star setting - the Lake District

I just got hold of the first 2 episodes and I'm pretty excited to watch this one :)

 Here's a look at one of the episodes

Epic drama revealing the untold story of the Norman Conquest through the eyes of the ordinary villagers caught up in the chaos

I absolutely LOVE movies and shows like this, huge fan of historical pieces so I'm pretty excited to watch this one too.

Watch the trailer:

You can find most of the clips to watch on YouTube.  Or you can download the whole movie here.

Glorious 39

On the eve of World War II, as the formidable Keyes family tries to uphold its traditional way of life, daughter Anne (Garai) sees her life dramatically unravel when she stumbles upon secret recordings of the pro-appeasement movement.

SO looking forward to watching this one today.  Romola Garai is one of my favorite british actresses.

Watch the trailer

In 2nd-Century Britain, two men – master and slave – venture beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism…The Roman epic adventure The Eagle is directed by Kevin Macdonald and produced by Duncan Kenworthy. Jeremy Brock has adapted the screenplay from Rosemary Sutcliff’s classic novel The Eagle of the Ninth.

Super psyched to see this one.  Channing Tatum plays one of the main characters.

Watch the trailer

I have plenty more up my sleeve, but for now, I think I've given you quite a few selections to pick from. As always if you do watch any of these let me know what you think, or if you've seen them already, likewise, I would love to hear what you thought about them.

I'm off to start watching some of these.  But which to watch first.....decisions, decisions, decisions.

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