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The Movie Network (ended 2006)

a wonderful show!

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    emma5000

    [1]Sep 24, 2006
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    being a huge fan of paul gross i've ordered season 1 on dvd from canada (i guess it won't ever be broadcasted in switzerland) and i'm really raptured! it is very funny, sometimes even eccentric, sometimes tragic too and there is incredibly good acting not only by paul gross but by the whole cast.

    so i'm a little bit dissapointed that it has only got 32 votes and 23 people tracking it! looks like there is a jewel being unrecognized ...

    can't wait to get season 2!
    Edited on 09/24/2006 3:17pm
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    Okapilady

    [2]Dec 29, 2006
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    Emma, i second your excitement. "Slings and Arrows" in AMAZING. I just saw season one and I was jumping around my house, so happy because it is just TOO GOOD. You know what, it is quite hard to get even here in Canada. I heard about it for the first time a month ago. It only plays on some specialise cable station and you can hardly find it anywhere to buy. I ordered s2 of the net, i can't wait to see it. In the mean time, i am reading "Macbeth"!
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    emma5000

    [3]Dec 30, 2006
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    i've bought season 2 on dvd as well. i've started to read "hamlet" but i guess it's too much for me, even difficutlt to be understood by a native speaker (which i'm not) at times. so i've decided to only just memorize the very famous "to be or not to be" scene. i know, that's a little lazy but i'm afraid there isn't a lot more i can do ...
    Edited on 12/30/2006 5:41pm
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    Musicals101

    [4]Feb 21, 2007
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    How the HELL do shows like this happen and I just find it by accident???  Never heard of it, got bored today and went to my "free movies on demand" channel on Time Warner Cable and just watched the first few so far. I was reluctant to watch it because it was just season two and I prefer to start at the beginning. HOW CAN WE HAVE SO MUCH CRAP ON TV AND NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS? There are few post and no reviews on this site. Where are the fans? The loss of Arrested Development crushed my faith in TV, but this show helps a lot.
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    emma5000

    [5]Feb 23, 2007
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    that's a real pitty. i've been writing tons of quotes and i've even made it to show editor but that wasn't too difficult with only me, myself and i around ... would be great if you checked in again once in a while ...

    btw, i loved season 2 but i think that seasons 1 and 3 are even better ...
    Edited on 03/03/2007 1:25pm
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    louisms

    [6]Apr 3, 2007
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    I adored season 1, but was somewhat disappointed by season 2- maybe because I expected too much. Having played Macbeth, I was very familiar with "The Scottish Play", and very much looked forward to seeing what Geoffrey T. would do with it. My high expectations weren't quite met.

     However, so far, season 3 is a winner! As an actor, I can really relate to the theatre life portrayed on the show. I feel I've known all the characters,  

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    emma5000

    [7]Apr 4, 2007
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    season 3 was my favourite as well. there was so much humanity and courage and loyalty in this and the cast was incredibly good.
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    louisms

    [8]May 7, 2007
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    Just finished watching the last episode. Wow, Geoffrey's faith in Charles being able to pull off Lear was fully justified. I'd love to see a full production of King Lear with the actor William Hutt in the title role. He was great is the few scenes shown! 
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