Monday, July 7, 2014

Hooked on Last Tango in Halifax?

Watching a British television series always gives my American brain a workout. And watching The Last Tango in Halifax is no exception. Besides having to listen carefully through the accents, last night I had to muddle through the disfunctional families.

I began watching this series smack dab in the middle. Season 2 # 2!!!!

This review below found on the Internet only touches the surface of the complexities addressed in this series. Wikipedia
Alan and Celia get married, persuading two passersby to act as witnesses. Gillian turns up at the register office and expresses her feelings of hurt and rejection at not being invited to the ceremony. She is convinced that Alan and Celia think less of her than Caroline's family, because of their differing social class. Caroline seeks to secure the money to buy John out of their house. To achieve this she needs financial support from both Celia and Kate, and asks Kate to move in with her. Kate tells Caroline that as she is nearing her 42nd birthday, she wants a baby of her own before it is too late. Gillian discovers that Raff's girlfriend Ellie is ostensibly eight months pregnant. Alan and Celia arrive to provide support and after Ellie goes into labour Alan welcomes a great-granddaughter. 
Will I continue watching this series? Maybe. From 7:00-8:00 pm the temps are too hot to do anything else but watch tv in the cool study, so I guess I will watch the rest of the season. 

But nothing beats Doc Martin or Keeping Up Appearances !


Mrs. Micawber said...

We watched a few episodes of LTIH but kind of gave it up - can't remember now just why. We LOVE "Doc Martin" and "Keeping Up Appearances"! And our favourite British series of all is/was "Yes, Minister" (which became "Yes, Prime Minister"). Have you seen "Miranda" (available on Hulu)? It's hilarious.

A Quiet Corner said...

Never too late to watch something new!...:)JP

Janie Junebug said...

Willy Dunne Wooters and I adore Last Tango In Halifax. You need to watch it from the very beginning--season one, episode one--to appreciate it. The first season is available on DVD or Netflix Streaming. Willy Dunne Wooters thinks the romance between Alan and Celia is similar to our romance, which gives me tingly, loving shivers of joy.


Paulette said...

I have not heard of this program but will look it up on Netflix and on my television guide. I use to love Doc Martin but have grown weary watching the show and have stopped tuning in.