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 Posted:   May 10, 2023 - 9:49 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I’m giving this series its own topic. I’d like to recommend that members who have Netflix watch THE DIPLOMAT.

Stephen King said the following about this series.
“Dialogue so sharp it could cut your skin, as my old buddy Peter Straub used to say,” King wrote of the series. “Bonus: No teen angst,” he added.

King is correct about the dialogue. I’ve never watched a series that had such intelligent, cerebral, and erudite dialogue. I would press pause if I had to step out for a minute because I didn’t want to miss any of the savvy repartee, and I wanted answers to the international mystery. The series is brilliant, and the bonus is that it is also very entertaining.

It is a thriller because World War III could happen due to an international incident involving Britain. It also has some comedy in various places which helps lighten the tension. The local is mainly London.

Keri Russell, Rufus Sewell, and Ato Essandoh are excellent actors in this series.

(I think my British Buddies would enjoy this

 Posted:   May 11, 2023 - 12:24 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Thanks Joan, I'll give it a go.

 Posted:   May 11, 2023 - 12:47 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

After Night Agent i earmarked this to watch, it looks good, im just getting thru Perry mason s2, deadwind (Scandinavian cop thing), happy valley, blocco 181.

 Posted:   May 11, 2023 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Glad to hear you both will try this series. Give it a few episodes to really get into it. Bill, I liked The Night Agent, Deadwind, Perry Mason 2 and Happy Valley.

 Posted:   May 11, 2023 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

I tnink perry mason was my favourite

 Posted:   May 12, 2023 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I would like to inform anyone who watches this great series that when you watch the surprise ending, remember there will be a second season.

Hey Bill, I did struggle with the accents in Happy Valley. I think I missed a lot of dialogue.

 Posted:   May 12, 2023 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Accents or mumbling Mathew mcgonaghie .. im never too proud to put subtitles on.

 Posted:   May 16, 2023 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Looked for a bluray after seeing the trailer...



If studios want my money, gimme the media disc (region 1!).

 Posted:   May 31, 2023 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

You were right joanie, its official.
Great series. Exceptional cast and acting, sharp dialogue

 Posted:   May 31, 2023 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

I don't see much TV, but I did get hooked on this, perhaps out of respect for Keri Russell's excellent The Americans. Yes, very sharp and witty and entertaining and well acted. But really: Ambassador appointed in the middle of the night w/o Congressional approval? Hobnobs with UK foreign minister more in the first couple of days than most ambassadors see of him in their entire career? Maybe even up to romantic involvement with same? Jousts with PM too? Fist fight with hubby during cabinet meeting? And when in doubt, blow stuff up -- at the start and at the end.

I see the NY Times reviewed it as essentially a sort of political screwball comedy. Not what was advertised but still entertaining.

 Posted:   May 31, 2023 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Glad you liked it, Bill. Can't wait for season 2.

Rozaphile, I did see some "screwball" comedy in it as well as serious issues.

 Posted:   Jun 1, 2023 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   DOGBELLE   (Member)

did not like the way the main character Was
Joan would you let your husband sniff you. Our would just take a fast shower if you were that worred abot b.o.

 Posted:   Jun 1, 2023 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

I thought that was funny.

 Posted:   Jun 1, 2023 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Sorry Doggie, but like Bill, I thought parts were funny.

 Posted:   Jun 1, 2023 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

Just want to say thanks, Joanie. I watched it on your recommendation. Excellent. Based on wit and character with a minimum of violence. Wonderful dialogue. Looking forward to next season.

 Posted:   Jun 1, 2023 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   DOGBELLE   (Member)

Sorry Doggie, but like Bill, I thought parts were funny.

It must be old age.
Give me lion in winter.
That's because ,everyone smelled to high heaven.
The Queen took no b.s.

 Posted:   Jun 1, 2023 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Glad you liked it, mgh.

 Posted:   Jun 1, 2023 - 2:58 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

That mgh has good taste n good judgment!
Just like us joanie wink

 Posted:   Jun 1, 2023 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   DOGBELLE   (Member)

Glad you liked it, mgh.[/endquo

I Raised the white flag.
ten bears will not write any more.

 Posted:   Jun 1, 2023 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Doggie, you can write all you want to, and if you didn't like the series, that is okay. Different strokes.

Thanks, Bill.

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