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DCI Banks: Aftermath
DCI Banks: Aftermath
DVD ~ Various
Price: CDN$ 13.49
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing, Oct. 22 2014
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I'm so glad that I bought this DVD. I have watched series 1 and 2 on DVD and enjoyed them immensely. Aftermath fills in some blanks and that makes the series even more enjoyable (I'll be re-watching them). I now know the story behind Lucy Payne as well as how Annie Cabbot came to be part of Banks' team. The acting is stellar and the story line is intriguing and very well written. I especially liked the near-intimacy between Banks and Cabbot. British programming has a way of inferring intimacy without turning it into cheap near-porn as so many North American programs do. This is why I'm hooked on British programming on DVD.

Whitechapel: The Ripper Returns
Whitechapel: The Ripper Returns
DVD ~ Philip Davis
Price: CDN$ 16.49
18 used & new from CDN$ 15.78

5.0 out of 5 stars What a great DVD. This is British television programming in the ..., Oct. 5 2014
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What a great DVD. This is British television programming in the style which makes it so great. The acting was superb. Absolutely superb. The characters were so real. I hope there will be a series 2.

Citrus Magic Carpet & Room Shake Freshener 317gm
Citrus Magic Carpet & Room Shake Freshener 317gm
Offered by DAILY SUPPLY
Price: CDN$ 6.72
8 used & new from CDN$ 6.72

2.0 out of 5 stars What a disappointment. I have used the aerosol spray and the ..., Oct. 5 2014
What a disappointment. I have used the aerosol spray and the citrus scent is very pronounced and very nice. The carpet powder has almost no scent and what little scent there is doesn't smell citrus. There's only a faint scent of Dettol. A total waste of money.

Case Histories
Case Histories
Price: CDN$ 33.18
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3.0 out of 5 stars The flashbacks broke the intensity of many scenes and I found that to be very annoying. I'm now debating the purchase of season, Oct. 5 2014
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This review is from: Case Histories (DVD)
In terms of acting and content, I would give this DVD five stars. The reason I downgraded it is the director's penchant for flashbacks. It seemed that every time things became intense, the director would flashback to the same old scene of a young Brodie running to find his sister. Enough already. Either get to the point or stop with the flashbacks. The flashbacks broke the intensity of many scenes and I found that to be very annoying. I'm now debating the purchase of season 2 because I really don't want to be subjected to those annoying and pointless flashbacks. I get it. His sister was murdered and it haunts him. I got it the first time and don't need it repeated time and again.

The acting was superb and the characters were entirely believable. I especially liked the underlying chemistry between Jackson and Louise. I loved Jackson's assistant - she made me chuckle every time with her attitude. Her character added that subtle touch of comedy.

Without the incessant flashbacks, I would give this DVD five stars.

DCI Banks: Season One
DCI Banks: Season One
DVD ~ Various
Price: CDN$ 24.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fifteen Stars, Sept. 30 2014
This review is from: DCI Banks: Season One (DVD)
I wish I could give this 15 stars. I just received season 1 and almost immediately ordered season 2. I'm addicted. It's one of the best police dramas I've ever watched.

Wagner;Richard Tristan Und Iso
Wagner;Richard Tristan Und Iso
DVD ~ Ben Heppner
Price: CDN$ 36.48
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1.0 out of 5 stars Good Lord, this was terrible, Sept. 29 2014
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Good Lord, this was terrible. The sets were minimal and very bizarre and the lead female was completely unsuited, physically and age-wise, to the role. I could only stand it until the halfway point and then had to stop. It's one of the worst operas I've ever seen.

House of Cards Trilogy
House of Cards Trilogy
DVD ~ Ian Richardson
Price: CDN$ 19.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing series and, Sept. 29 2014
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This review is from: House of Cards Trilogy (DVD)
Amazing series and, as usual with British programming, classy and very intelligently-written. The acting is uniformly superb. I don't know what it is about British actors but they are world-class.

Luther
Luther
DVD ~ Various
Price: CDN$ 16.98
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm only on episode four and I'm still amazed. This is a very intense, Sept. 29 2014
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I'm only on episode four and I'm still amazed. This is a very intense, intelligent, and well-written series. It's not for the faint-hearted, though.

Boston Legal: Season 5
Boston Legal: Season 5
DVD ~ James Spader
Price: CDN$ 6.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars The very, very best., Aug. 31 2014
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Love it. Love it. Love it. Shatner, Spader, Bergen - superb.

Georges Bizet: Carmen (The Metropolitan Opera LIVE in HD 2010)
Georges Bizet: Carmen (The Metropolitan Opera LIVE in HD 2010)
DVD ~ Elina Garanca
Price: CDN$ 46.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow., Aug. 31 2014
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This blew me away. The entire cast was incredible. I found myself really connecting with Carmen - she was played so well and so convincingly.

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