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Thu Jul 16, 2015, 07:56 PM

Does anyone watch Last Tango in Halifax?

I loved the show when it first started.

recently I missed an episode or two -- and when I came back -
there are whole story lines that I know nothing about!
someone lost a baby, different relationships, it seems now like a soap opera to me.

too much weird stuff
(and I don't mean lesbian marriage)

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Reply Does anyone watch Last Tango in Halifax? (Original post)
ellenrr Jul 2015 OP
shenmue Jul 2015 #1
applegrove Jul 2015 #2
oregonjen Jul 2015 #3
catchnrelease Jul 2015 #4
ellenrr Jul 2015 #5
Lydia Leftcoast Jul 2015 #6
ellenrr Aug 2015 #9
IcyPeas Aug 2015 #7
Ilsa Aug 2015 #8

Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 08:02 PM

1. I haven't yet

but I would like to.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2015, 12:39 AM

2. Never heard of it. What is the storyline?

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2015, 10:57 AM

3. Yes and I love it!

I started watching it for Derek Jacobi and fell in love with the show! Yes, it has gotten very soapy, but it's an enchanting show.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2015, 02:33 PM

4. Yes

I caught the first two(?) seasons on netflix and now the new one on PBS. I am sticking with it but some of the characters can be really trying. Celia, the older wife, drives me nuts. She acts like such a jerk, being stubborn and wanting her own way, making the others unhappy. Then she finally comes around and expects them all to just forgive her while whining 'It's just how I am' or something like that. She doesn't get much sympathy from me.

And Derek Jacobi's daughter, Jillian I think? I don't see how she could make any more wrong choices in her life! She's a disaster magnet, but it's all her own doing.

I'm not sure why I keep watching really, I guess it's like watching a train wreck. Definitely not your Ozzie and Harriet family sitcom, maybe more like real life.

(Basic story line is older couple that missed their chance together when young, due to a misunderstanding, now get together as seniors. Stories revolve around them and their family members. Not really a comedy, don't know what category it should fall under. )

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Response to catchnrelease (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 18, 2015, 07:11 AM

5. the Jillian character is one often played by that actress..

I think it was on Bailey and Scott (also pbs, also one I still like but not as much as I used to, it is getting too convoluted) - she played a walking train-wreck - so pitiful it was almost hard to watch her. Much more so than on Tango.
another time I saw her - I forget where - Law Order? - and she was the same kind of contemptible human being. I felt sorry for her as an actress, typecast like that.

I can't imagine in real life any families having so many weird things happen.
If I knew them in real life, I would give them wide berth.

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Response to ellenrr (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 07:51 PM

6. That particular actress (Nicola Walker)

played the very sympathetic character of Ruth on the BBC spy series "MI-5" (known as "Spooks" in the UK), a behind-the-scenes researcher who is in a mutual crush situation with Harry, the chief of station (both too shy/busy/caught up in circumstances to do anything about it).

She was very well-liked among fans of the series.

She was also the police partner of the main character in Touching Evil and guest roles in series such as New Tricks, Dalziel and Pascoe, and Pie in the Sky.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 07:08 AM

9. interesting. glad she's not been typecast. nt

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 12:24 AM

7. I watch Last Tango. Have you seen Sarah Lancashire in....

Happy Valley? OMG . It's anything but happy. I didn't know she could pull off a role like that - it's a crime thriller. Check it out if you like her.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Valley_(TV_series)





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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 10:10 PM

8. I'm going to start it on Netflix soon.

Looking forward to this one.

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