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    Power Play (1998)

    Power Play (1998)

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    CTV (ended 2000)
    Ruthless New York sports agent Brett Parker returns to his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario intending to move their NHL franchise, the Hamilton Steelheads, to Houston for a pile of cash. Once home, however, Parker becomes the team's new General Manager after the current GM dies in front of him. He sets out to turn the bumbling team around, while forging a relationship with his estranged daughter and clashing with the Steelheads' equally ruthless corporate president. The series was made in Toronto, and aired for two seasons on CTV. In the US, UPN bought the show, but yanked it after two episodes. Hamilton, Ontario is a real city. The Spectator is really their newspaper, and Copps Coliseum, where the Steelheads play, is a real arena. The Steelheads, however, are an entirely fictional team. Their name is a play on the fact that Hamilton is the steel town of Ontario. The steelhead is also a fish, which is the team's logo.moreless
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    Circles of Deceit

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    Circles of Deceit is a 1993 television series starring Dennis Waterman as John Neil. John is a special forces operative who retires after his family is killed in a terrorist bombing, but his former bosses have other plans. He is re-activated for duty and is given orders to infiltrate the organization responsible for his family's murder. The series episodes include guest stars Derek Jacobi, Kate Buffery, Leo McKern, Corin Redgrave, Pippa Guard and Melanie Hill. The series was written by Barry Appleton and directed by Nicholas Laughland.moreless
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    Doug

    Doug

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    Nickelodeon (ended 1994)
    Created by former Nickelodeon artist Jim Jinkins in 1990 and produced through Jinkins' production company, Jumbo Pictures Inc., Doug follows the life of an average kid named Doug Funnie. In 1991, the Nickelodeon produced episodes began airing and we find 11 1/2 year-old Douglas Yancey Funnie and his family (Phil, Theda and sister Judy), having just moved from their former residence in Bloatsburg, to the new town of Bluffington. There he meets Skeeter, Patti, Roger and Beebe, and his new life in a new town begins! Doug writes in his journal and sometimes even imagines himself as a superhero named Quailman to help him out with difficult situations and decisions. In 1994 after 52 episodes, Doug was cancelled by Nickelodeon. In February 1996, Disney Enterprises bought Jumbo Pictures, Inc. and ordered new episodes of "Doug" to be produced (re-named "Brand Spanking New! Doug" and then later "Disney's Doug"). Disney aired the series as part of ABC's Saturday Morning lineup in the fall of 1996 (following Disney's purchasing of the network), and the show became part of Disney's One Saturday Morning block in the fall of 1997. These episodes aired on ABC's SATURDAY MORNING block (later renamed Disney One Saturday Morning) from September 7, 1996 to September 9, 2000. In 1999, after 3 seasons, 65 additional episodes and a feature-length movie, "Disney's Doug" went out of production. Doug spawned merchandise such as clothes, toys and a number of books. During the course of the show, Doug was nominated for 4 Daytime Emmy Awards.moreless
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    Fushigi Yuugi

    Fushigi Yuugi

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    TV Tokyo (ended 1996)
    Schoolgirls Miaka Yûki and her best friend, Yui Hongo stumble upon an ancient Chinese novel titled The Universe of Four Gods in Japan's National Library. When they try to read the book, they are transported back to the ancient world of China. Miaka becomes the Priestess of one of the four gods, Suzaku of the Konan empire. While Yui becomes her rival, the priestess of Seiryu in the land of Kutou. Whichever girl summons her god first is up to the courage and skill of the priestesses and her magical Celestial Warriors, as they both meet triumphs and tragedies along the way.

    The televised series is available on VHS through Pioneer and the full series is available on DVD through Geneon. Please see the Mysterious Play Guide for the original Japanese cast list.moreless
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    Providence

    Providence

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    NBC (ended 2002)
    In the heart of Providence, Rhode Island, Dr. Sydney Hansen ( Melina Kanakaredes) faces difficulties in both her practice and her family life. Although Syd thinks she's crazy, communicating with her dead mother sure gives Syd the advice she needs to get through daily life. While balancing her job, her siblings, her lonely father, and her untimely romances, Sydney Hansen makes this show an easy family favorite.moreless
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    The Torkelsons

    The Torkelsons

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    NBC (ended 1993)
    Welcome to the The Torkelsons [aka Almost Home] guide at TV.com.

    This show was a comedy about a sensitive 14-year-old girl who's mortified by her crazy-quilt unorthodox family. Dorothy Jane just wanted to be thought of as normal, like any teenager, but had a hard time doing so. Her father had walked out on the family and they were always short on money. Her perky, optimistic mom, Millicent, saw sunshine everywhere. The rest of the family consisted of brothers - athletic Steven Floyd and studious Chuckie Lee, and sisters - spunky Ruth Ann and cute Mary Sue. They lived in a big rambling house in Pyramid Corners, Oklahoma. The name for the show came from a real Steven Floyd Torkelson who shared his bug collection and a first kiss with a little girl named Lynn Montgomery. She grew up to create the show some 30 years later.

    The series, which appeared on NBC, apparently turned out to be too down home for most people as it never found much of an audience in its original Saturday night timeslot and even less of one when it was moved to Sundays. After a second hiatus the series was revamped to return in February 1993 as Almost Home. For the new series the family moved to Seattle, WA [expect for Steven Floyd and Ruth Ann - who were wrote off and never mentioned again], where Millicent took a job as a nanny for two spoiled teenage children of widower Brian Morgan.

    The new season, which mostly pitted conservative family values against liberal family values, did not do any better in the ratings and was cancelled after 13 episodes.

    Season One Theme:

    People say God looks out for the working man Sure hope he's looking out for me These empty pockets need a helping hand Kitchen table's full of family

    But then the sun comes up [sun comes up] And the moon is shining big and bright And the new day promises [promises] That everything will be alright

    And the new day promises that everything will be alright.

    Season Two Theme:

    Just when you think you've settled down And you feel like you're almost home Just when the wheel starts spinnin round Love sneaks in with a plan of it's own

    Love comes in unexpected places Life turns in unexpected ways I swear we'll laugh, at these days [at these days] Love comes in unexpected places Life turns in unexpected ways

    Just when you think you're alone Maybe we're almost home Maybe we're almost home Maybe we're almost ho-omemoreless
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    The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams

    The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams

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    NBC (ended 1978)
    An innocent man, James Adams, runs away and hides from the law lines in the wilderness, where he befriends a grizzly bear and helps passers-by in the forest. This show was set in the 1850s, and could be easily described as one of the most original shows of all time. Besides taking care of the bear, Adams will help people who will need his help, and in the meantime, he'll have to hide from the bounty hunters who are looking for him. Adams also makes friends with Mad Jack, an old trader; and Nakuma, a Native American; both Nakuma and Mad Jack will help Adams. Theme Song: Deep inside the forest is a door into another land, Here is our life and home, We are staying, here forever in the beauty of this place all alone, We keep on hoping... Maybe, there's a world where we won't have to run, and Maybe, there's a time we'll call our own, Living free in harmony and majesty, Take me home, Take me home.moreless
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    Life Goes On

    Life Goes On

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    ABC (ended 1993)
    Meet the Thatchers, Drew, Libby, Becca, and Corky. Corky suffers from Down Syndrome. The show dealt with many issues. Some of which included drinking, sex, and HIV in the third season when Becca started dating a man that was HIV positive. Drew also had a daughter from a previous marriage, whose name was Paige.moreless
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    Silk Stalkings

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    USA (ended 1999)
    During this show 3 pairs of detectives - one after the other - makes life very insecure for many criminals in Palm Beach.

    The show originally aired on CBS as part of their late night after prime time viewing with a few other shows. I believe that was for all of season 1 and 2 then was picked up by USA.

    There were 3 sets of stars through out the series, but the first 4 to 5 years was story of Rita and Chris. Then there was the bad recasting for a season or less. Then we got Cassie and Tom. There were two very stable sets of the partners.moreless
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    All Saints

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    Seven Network (ended 2009)
    All Saints is centered on the drama of life in an emergency department seen through the eyes of the people who carry the most responsibility for it - the men and women of the nursing staff. The program is a weekly, one hour series of self-contained stories with continuing serial threads for the permanent characters. Dr Frank Campion is the head of the Emergency Department. Frank's manners can be very bad at times but when somebody attacks one of his staff he will defend his staff member at all costs.moreless
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    Kodocha

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    ColoursTV (ended 1998)
    Kodocha is a shojo anime series that aired in Japan in 1996-1998 as the name Kodomo no Omocha. It is based on Miho Obana's manga series which, in the US is titled Kodocha: Sana's Stage. Kodocha is directed by Akitaroh Daichi, who also directed Fruits Basket. In the US, the English dub was covered by Funimation, and stars Laura Bailey as Sana, and Jerry Jewell as Akito, and many of the familiar voices from Fruits Basket and other Funimation shows. With the American voice acting and sound, the show takes on a fresh appeal despite being a series from the 1990s. Sana Kurata, 11 years old, is living a superb childhood. She is the star of a popular TV-series (Kodomo no Omocha / Child's Toy). Her mom is an award-winning novelist, and she calls her manager Rei her driver, boyfriend, and pimp, even though she has no idea what that last word means. Sana is enjoying life to the fullest, except for the hassle in her cIass. A gang of boys have turned the cIassroom into chaos, preventing the teacher from doing anything but cry. Sana is very irritated about this problem, and confronts the rash but smooth talking boss monkey, Akito Hayama, doing everything she can to stop the ruckus that upsets her life and studies. But as she becomes more involved in Akito's life, she realizes that everything isn't as black and white. Akito's family isn't perfect, and it turns out her family has some secrets as well. Sana and Akito encounter new incidents and people that mix up their lives even further, growing their friendship, and possibly a relationship? Show Information Number of Episodes in Japanese broadcast: 102 episodes plus a pilot OAV. Originally aired: 1996-1998 in Japan Number of Episodes in the US Release: 51 episodes, designated as Season One. Originally aired: 2006-2008 on Funimation Channel / Colours TV License status: Funimation has licensed the first 51 of the 102 episodes. It is unknown whether they have freed up the second half of the series although they reported they are not producing them. The story arcs generally follow this format: ep 1-20: Promised Summer Episodes ep 21-39: Anime Original Episodes ep 40-51: Take-chan Episodes ep 52-65: Junior High Episodes ep 66-81: New York Episodes ep 82-102: Return to Japan Episodes Opening Theme "7 O'Clock News" by Tokio (eps 1-51 JP) "Ultra Relax" by Tomoe Shinohara (eps 52-102 JP, ep 1-51 US) Ending Theme "Panic" by Still Small Voice (eps 1-51 JP,US) "All Right!" by Tomoko Hikita and Babbit (eps 52-102, JP) US DVD Titles (release date) Vol. 1: School Girl Super Star (August 2, 2005) Vol. 2: Hayama Hijinks (October 4, 2005) Vol. 3: Crush of Truth (November 15, 2005) Vol. 4: Moving and Shaking (January 10, 2006) Vol. 5: Spilled Beans (March 7, 2006) Vol. 6: Sana's Bombshell (May 2, 2006) Vol. 7: Adult-sized secrets (August 22, 2006) Vol. 8: Sana's Duty (August 22, 2006) Vol. 9: Fixing Friends (October 17, 2006) Vol. 10: Birthday Kisses and Misses, Oh My! (December 12, 2006) Vol. 11: Down the Drain (February 6, 2007) Vol. 12: Akito's Rival (April 3, 2007) Vol. 13: That's a Wrap! (June 5, 2007) Boxset #1 Vol 1-6: February 27, 2007 / August 5, 2008 Boxset #2 Vol 7-13: August 5, 2008 Character Profiles Main Characters Sana Kurata - She is an 11 year old child actress and member of the Komawari Theater acting group. She's the star of a popular series called Child's Toy. She's very energetic and talks extremely quickly. Akito Hayama - He is a laid back boy who commands fear and respect as a bully or boss monkey in Sana's sixth grade cIass. After being confronted by Sana in the early part of the series, he tones some of his behavior down, but adopts a different agenda. Rei Sagami - He is a twenty-something year old guy who always wears sunglasses. He lives at the Kurata residence, and serves as Sana's chauffeur, manager/agent, boyfriend, and "pimp". Tsuyoshi - He is Akito's best friend. He wears glasses and is normally a very mellow and shy guy, but when provoked or angered, he goes into these emotional rages like the Incredible Hulk. Aya Sugita - She is Sana's school buddy with the straight, shoulder length hair. She gets a crush on Tsuyoshi early in the series. Misako Kurata - Sana's mom is an award-winning novelist who has a fancy for funny hats and hairpieces since she has a chipmunk named Maro who resides in her hair. Babbit - He's the mascot in the series, a rabbit with bat wings. While he doesn't interact directly with the characters, he appears frequently and chimes in some remarks. Zenjiro - He is the buck-toothed actor host of Sana's TV school sitcom, Child's Toy. Naozumi Kamura - He is a child actor with the grey hair. He and Sana were both from the same orphanage when they were very young, so they can really relate on many levels. Fuka Matsui - She joins Sana's cIass during Junior High and becomes one of Sana's dearest friends. She happened to be Akito's first kiss way back in kindergarten, and that has some affect on her outlook. Supporting Characters Asako Kurumi - Asako is a relatively famous actress who gets involved in Sana's life both professionally and personally. Natsumi Hayama - She is Akito's older sister, who does not have a positive impression of Akito. Mr. Hayama - Akito's dad is a fairly busy business executive, and doesn't have much time for the family. Takeshi Gojo - An actor who takes a liking to Sana, and with very good reason as they both eventually learn of his relation to Sana's past. Andoh - One of the elementary school teachers who gets annoyed by teachers not being able to control their students. Gomi - Akito's school friend who likes wearing camouflage vests. Hiroshi - A boy in Sana's Child's Toy show. Hisae - Sana's school friend. She has her hair braided in buns. Mami - Sana's school friend with the purple hair and yellow hair band. Ms. Mitsuya - Sana and Akito's teacher. She cries a lot because of her out of control cIass. Naru Naru - The bouncy, carefree school principal. Onda - Misako's editor who's always bugging Misako to submit her manuscripts. Sanekichi - Zenjiro's agent. Shimura - The Kurata's housekeeper. Suji - Sana's hairdresser Mr. Tanaka - A schoolteacher who helps out Ms. Mitsuya. And finally Miho Obana - The manga artist who created Kodocha makes a few cameo appearances.moreless
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    Twice in a Lifetime

    Twice in a Lifetime

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    Ion Television (ended 2001)
    Sometimes, life isn't what is should be. A incident in our past can alter our lives forever and for the worse. In Twice in a Lifetime, each episode centers around one person whose life has been smaller than intended, filled with anger, sorrow or lost love. After death, they are given a second chance to go back in time and somehow persuade or coerce their younger self to go a different route. But that road isn't always easy. There is often a hidden reason for the past being what it was. And they only have three days to do it. Mr. Jones (Season 1) and Mr. Smith (Season 2) are there for guidance and help, and Judge Othniel, whose story is told in the Book of Judges 3: 7-10, is the judge that decides on the main characters' fates.
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    Each return journey, or life sentence, begins with these words: You will have three days, and three days only, to change the course of your life. ... You are a free agent of the universe with the blessing of Almighty God and His court!moreless
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    World's Wildest Police Videos

    World's Wildest Police Videos

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    Spike TV
    World's Wildest Police Videos examines criminals at their dumbest who are caught on tape. It includes police pursuits, robberies, and routine traffic stops gone bad.
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    Family Law

    Family Law

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    CBS (ended 2002)
    Family Law was a compelling drama which tackled complicated legal issues in the field of family law. The attorneys in this Southern California firm served their clients by handling divorce, custody, children's rights and the occasional murder case in the pursuit of justice. CBS cancelled the show in May, 2002 after airing 68 episodes, citing low ratings as the cause of its demise.moreless
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    Nurses (1991)

    Nurses (1991)

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    NBC (ended 1994)
    This spin-off of The Golden Girls and Empty Nest also took place at Miami's Community Medical Center, which they often used to crossover stars of the other two shows (oddly though, none of the characters from this show surfaced on The Golden Girls at all, and they didn't show up on Empty Nest until 1993). This sitcom introduced us to the staff of 3 West. Annie Roland (Arnetia Walker), head nurse, was a strong-willed working mom who was married to a fireman. Sandy Miller (Stephanie Hodge), was the cynical, but dedicated, second in command. The best friend of Empty Nest's Laverne, Sandy was a Texan prone to dating the wrong men. Gina Cuevas (Ada Maris) was an immigrant from the small country of San Pokeno. Virgin Gina spent her days lusting after Dr. Hank Kaplan. Greg Vincent (Jeff Altman) was a goofy anti-authoratative type with a penchant for physically attacking the doctors. And Julie Milbury (Mary Jo Keenan) was the flaky, neurotic newcomer -- a former psychiatric-social-worker who was deathly afraid of germs. Dr. Hank Kaplan (Kip Gilman) was the divorced, financially strapped doctor with a heart of gold. Paco Ortiz (Carlos LaCamara) was the well-mannered Latin orderly. Apparently the writers didn't know what an orderly actually does -- they had Paco doing everything from mopping floors to transferring patients to loading cadavers into the morgue. Dr. Riskin (Florence Stanley) was the cynical old crone who always knew what was best. The second season became a little lighter and saw the departure of Greg and Dr. Riskin and the additions of male nurse Luke Fitzgerald (Markus Flanagan), a handsome but rigid (and slightly-scary) loner; and Jack Trenton, a crooked financier, sentenced to community service as punishment for insider trading. Luke was good at his job, but certainly wasn't a people person -- never showing up at morning meetings and constantly rubbing the staff the wrong way. Jack, on the other hand, was a people person -- but he didn't like these people. Jack's only friend was Paco, whom he always made do all the work. By the end of this season, Gina had finally lost her virginity to Hank, and announced that she was pregnant in the season finale. Season three became even more slapstick and saw the departures of Luke and Sandy and the addition of Casey MacAfee (Loni Anderson), the hotel-manager-turned-administrator. Lovely, self-centered Casey didn't hesitate to let the staff know who was in charge -- despite the fact she didn't have a clue how to run the hospital. She spent a lot of her time fending off Jack, who was determined to bed his new boss. In the final season, Gina and Hank finally took their relationship to the next level and were wedded mere minutes before the birth of their daughter, Jauanita. After multiple retoolings, the show disappeared from the air for good in 1993. It has since been seen in many countries outside of the USA and briefly found a home from 1995-96 on the Lifetime cable network. Many people have expressed interest in getting episodes of the show on video or DVD. Since masses of series are now getting a DVD releases, go to TV Shows on DVD, register and vote on the show (and any other series you want to see on DVD). Support from TV fans does make a difference in getting the studios to release series on disc. First Telecast: September 14, 1991 Last Telecast: June 18, 1994 Episodes: 68 Color Episodes NBC Broadcast History September 1991-January 1993, Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. January 1993-July 1993, Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. July 1993-June 1994, Saturdays at 9:30 p.m.moreless
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    Return to Lonesome Dove

    Return to Lonesome Dove

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    CBS (Mini-Series 1993)
    This mini-series takes off where Lonesome Dove ended. Captain Woodrow F. Call (Jon Voight) decides to head back to his Montana ranch with a heard of wild horses. Call's unacknowledged son Newt Dobbs (Rick Schroder) has been left in charge of the ranch in his absence.moreless
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    House of Style

    House of Style

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 1996)
    House of Style was MTV's groundbreaking catch-all infotainment series on fashion, designers, models, shopping, personal style and the arts. Hosted by world famous model-personality Cindy Crawford, there were no closed doors in regards to fashion shows, movie sets, and access to celebrities, designers and artists. While the show was shot in a casual, hand-held style and edited in a breath-taking manner of cuts, the show approached models, fashion and fashion with level-headed seriousness. Information was presented in a matter-of-fact style; guests were treated with reverence and models, designers and everyone featured were presented and treated as leading artists of our society. Each show was unique from the each other - there were no set studio or stock opening. There was a brief introduction of the episode - taking place indoors or out - from the mundane to the spectacular. The show's content/segments were also random and varied in length and breadth from episode to episode. They covered the full gamut of all fashion - from personal style how-to to the history of Vogue magazine to a designer runway show to every topic in between. When Cindy Crawford was host, there were also many episodes and segments devoted to her life and business ventures from the making of her workout video to her cover photo shoots. Todd Oldham was a frequent how-to contributor when Cindy was the host - his segments usually involved re-purposing an old item (furniture, clothes, etc) into something new & different. There was also a regular feature on shopping with a celebrity. The series started out as a quarterly covering the seasonal fashion changes then increasing in frequency to almost monthly basis until Cindy Crawford left. The series was not as successful with the other hosts and decreased in frequency. The series has not been officially canceled and presumably will return again. There are also many "recap" episodes with segments re-purposed/ edited or re-edited from other episodes - sometimes with new introductions, sometimes without - so it's difficult to keep track of every episode with any accuracy.moreless
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    Barbara Taylor Bradford's To Be the Best

    Barbara Taylor Bradford's To Be the Best

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    Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair

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    A&E (ended 2000)
    No one does Victorian like the Brits. Especially in A&E's mini-series "Vanity Fair". Beautiful costumes, lavish events, and enticing dialogue into the historical world of Victorian living. Follow Becky Sharp, Amelia Sedley, George Osborne, and Rawdon in London society and experience their potential downfalls!moreless
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    Horatio Hornblower

    Horatio Hornblower

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    ITV
    The adventures of Horatio Hornblower based on the classic series of books by Author C.S. Forester, told in chronologic order.
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