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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 9:20 am 
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No spoilers ahead, just an outline:

Mum is a comedy of sorts, centered around a recently-widowed woman and her family and friends. Her son is a bit dim and kind of shiftless, in a harmless way, and his airhead girlfriend is a hoot; she's always putting her foot in her mouth without realizing it.

Her little brother is recently divorced (I think) and is dating (married to?) a harpish social climber. He's probably the one who invokes the most pity in me, because even though he's far from perfect, he's genuine.

Her husband's parents are also around, typically inappropriate senior citizens (say whatever they feel like).

The main secondary character, though, is her and her husband's best friend. He's obviously been in love with her since the day they met, and everyone can see it but her. He's set to move to Spain, but keeps putting it off in order to stay close to her, but he doesn't have the balls to tell her how he feels.

It's not a laugh-track sitcom, just more of a year-in-the-life observational kind of thing.

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We did get the notice that series 4 of Grantchestee will finally air here, starting in July.

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:39 pm 
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I've been bingeing on cooking shows today, and I think I've discovered all my celebrity crushes are TV chefs.

Lorraine Pascal, Rachel Khoo, Nigella Lawson...oh my!

In truth, though, Nigella is kind of a love-hate thing - she's built like Sophia Loren, and she always claims that she's a real down-to-earth, simple girl at heart, but that too-posh-by-half accent and her casual smugness really put me off.

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Game of Thrones. After last night's episode... wow. It will be interesting to see how they tie things up in the series finale next weekend.

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:22 am 
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I've never watched GoT, but I read all the episode recaps online. Why did so many people hate last night's episode?

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:42 am 
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I have mixed feelings about it. Mostly due to the pacing. All the "oh shit" moments felt rushed. Other than that I liked it.

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I haven't seen it yet (so no spoilers please), I'm going to watch the last two episodes together, but I suspect that as it's the penultimate episode there's a lot to get through quickly.....and in comparison with the other series, which took their time over developing the plots and outcomes, this is probably going to feel rather rushed and unsatisfying. As much as I love this programme and think it's some of the best telly EVER, this final series seems to have been in a bit too much of a hurry to reach a conclusion, when there's such a lot of shit still going on that needed to be properly developed.

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