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Ronnie
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what are some good ones?

i think i've only seen thorn birds, which i love. but people on here have talked about "V"..which i have never seen.
my aunt recommended lonesome dove and it's pretty cheap on amazon. i've been shopping for movies on amazon a lot.

can you guys suggest some other ones? [Smile]

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I was gonna say "V." It was always must see tv for me as a kid on Friday nights.....
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i'll put "V" on my wishlist, motley. thanks [Smile]
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I heard that Shogun was great, though I never saw it.

You know my take on V....incredible.

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North and the South
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Shogun is hard to follow...my mom LOVES it. I bought it for her 2 years ago for Christmas. I think it might have subtitles in certain places.

I finally saw the Thornbirds for the 1st time...just a few years ago.

My mom loves Lonesome Dove.

I know this is from the 70s...but ROOTS is one of the best mini series ever made.

I bought my mom "The Holocaust"...it's from the 70's too. I got it from Greece last year, for her for Christmas. It stars James Woods and Meryl Streep. It is sad, but very well acted.

Was The North and the South from the 80s...with Patrick Swayze and Kristie Alley?

A really really good one from the 80s, is LACE. I finally got it. It has Phoebe Cates in it.

I reminds me alot of Dynasty.

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thanks you guys.

i want to check out north and south and now that you mention it, ROOTS would be good to see again. the last time i saw that was in jr. high, i believe.

i am excited to see V and lonesome dove though!

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There was also an earlier 80's civil war minseries called the Blue and the Grey.
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shogun was good

don't really remember it but i thought the thorn birds was popular.

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Shogun... no doubt! And it's not hard to follow.... if you're paying attention! And It doesn't need subtitles since almost everything that Blackthorne is told in japanese is translated for him. So you learn some japanese alongside the main character! That's the brilliance of the show!
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The only one I remember seeing is North and South.
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V is incredibly dated now. It's entertaining, but I found it quite hard to watch recently.

My vote goes for a couple of period series' based on books: 'Brideshead Revisited' and 'Anne of Green Gables'.

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quote:
Originally posted by logan5:
V is incredibly dated now. It's entertaining, but I found it quite hard to watch recently.

Never logan! [Big Grin]
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quote:
Never logan! [Big Grin]
Sad but true. It's still a TV classic, and the cast is great, but I did find it difficult to watch again.
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I love all the stuff what you´ve mentioned here
and like to add few more:

Sidney Sheldon´s "If Tomorrow Comes" (1986)
with Tom Berenger and Liam Neeson.
Finnish dvd cover here:

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"Return to Eden" (1983)

- Great Australian show!

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Judith Krantz´s "I´ll Take Manhattan" (1987)

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[ 18. November 2008, 04:24: Message edited by: aTomiK ]

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Shogun is awesome!!! V is very good too...
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Lonesome Dove and Das Boot.
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Ronnie
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...a lot of votes for SHOGUN, i see. i'll look that one up as well. [Smile]
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How did I forget Lonesome Dove? Great series. Das Boot was a movie not a mini series right? I've seen the movie, it's good, but I never heard of a mini series???
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I remember that Das Boot was aired first time here as a three-part mini-series.

Finnish TV2 broadcasted it here in 1985
and i watched it and loved it.

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quote:
Originally posted by JAY LEE:
Shogun... no doubt! And it's not hard to follow.... if you're paying attention! And It doesn't need subtitles since almost everything that Blackthorne is told in japanese is translated for him. So you learn some japanese alongside the main character! That's the brilliance of the show!

"Hai Toronaga-sama!"

I loved Shogun! And you're absolutely right JAY LEE. After all those years I still remember most Japanese words used in the series.

'V' was also one of my favourites.

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Was Salem's Lot 70's or 80's?
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Originally posted by TKO:
Originally posted by JAY LEE:
Shogun... no doubt! And it's not hard to follow.... if you're paying attention! And It doesn't need subtitles since almost everything that Blackthorne is told in japanese is translated for him. So you learn some japanese alongside the main character! That's the brilliance of the show!

"Hai Toronaga-sama!"

I loved Shogun! And you're absolutely right JAY LEE. After all those years I still remember most Japanese words used in the series.


Me too [Smile]

I also liked WINDS OF WAR an WAR AND REMEMBRANCE!

[ 14. January 2009, 04:40: Message edited by: Paul Dangerously, you iceholes.... ]

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Whats up with the 'quote' feature?? it ****es me off!
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Don't worry about it. It's just hard to quote someone who already used the quote feature. It tends to get messy that way.

Yep, Shogun was probably my favourite mini series at the time. But I doubt that people who aren't the least interested in (old) Japanese culture/customs can really appreciate it. I could be wrong though.

Oh and man.. did I have a crush on Mariko. [Embarrassed]

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