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Top Reviewer Ranking: 333 - Total Helpful Votes: 122 of 138
Call the Midwife: Season One <b>DVD</b> ~ Vanessa Redgrave
Call the Midwife: Season One DVD ~ Vanessa Redgrave
This is a fantastic show, following the stories of the midwives serving a poor East End community in London in the late 1950s. The series just isn't about the midwives, though, it's all about the people in the community as well... the midwives, the nuns, and most especially the mothers. The stories are very compelling and real, the characters are wonderful and rich. I have had tears in my eyes by the end of all of the episodes so far, and the hope and strength of all the ladies (and the men) in the show makes it so worth watching, especially when you see their courage in the face of extreme poverty.

The best part is, there are no actual "villains" or dislikeable characters. There… Read more
Masterpiece Mystery: Endeavour Series 1 [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Michael Matus
I caught this series on Masterpiece Mystery and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I am not familiar with the original Inspector Morse or Inspector Lewis series, but this one easily held my interest. The characters are enjoyable and the acting is great; Shaun Evans is compelling as Morse, and I really like Roger Allam as the experienced, DI Fred Thursday who takes Morse under his wing. Thursday's family bring a nice human element to it too, I'd like to see more of them.

I also really enjoy the 60s era setting, it's a nice change from all the "modern" police drama shows out there. It's fun to see the police operating under a different set of rules than they have to operate under… Read more
The Musketeers [Blu-ray] [Import] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Luke Pasqualino
The Musketeers [Blu-ray] [Import] Blu-ray ~ Luke Pasqualino
This show is fantastic and a real gem for someone who likes period pieces. That said, it's a period setting but it does have a very modern feel to a lot of the stories. I'm actually not saying that in a bad way; this show makes it work. It has lots of energy and action and manages to hang on to a sense of humour as well. The production of the series is exceptional. The main cast is great and they each bring out the individual personalities of the four musketeers really well, as well as working off each other very well. Peter Capaldi is so good as the Cardinal you will love to hate him. The costumes are great too and the stories are interesting. Very well done, can't wait for series 2… Read more

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