Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Confession time

No. Nothing juicy, I'm afraid. But I'm still ashamed.

Since Christmas, we have been in thrall to the boxed set of the American series 24. If you haven't seen it, and you don't want to write off several months of your life, then avoid it like the proverbial plague. It is totally, utterly addictive (see the reviews on Amazon if you don't believe me). We were given the first series for Christmas, and borrowed the other seven from a riding companion of mine.

Now it's finished, and we have emerged blinking into the bright light of normal life, like Mole in The Wind  in the Willows. And we are totally lost. In fact, last night, I'm sorry to say, we watched the first two episodes (of 192. Yes. 192) again.

This has to stop. I think we need help.

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  1. Never seen it and won't. Nobody can produce 192 times thirty minutes and be interesting to me. I'm writing this because I'm waiting for carrots, potatoes and broccoli to cook. Had I known what your post was about I'd have watched the veg.
    PS. I've given up I've just got 'Dead Earnest'. Buy the horse a brush. I'm going mad today, I also got Yorkshire Puddings book.
    I'm getting bored with the Martin Edwardes of this world.

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    1. Adrian I assume that that's the Martin Edwardes of grammatical renown but which is Neil's book?

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    2. Arian, enjoy your veg watching. You don't know what you're missing! But thank you for buying Dead Ernest. I hope you enjoy it.

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    3. Ladies, always win. I loved the other two. I just had to get it. No will power.

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    4. Adrian, if lack of willpower leads to more book sales, then bring it on! Btw see if you spot the misprint on the first page, Very few do. And I (and the publisher) didn't notice it until the book launch. It never has been put right...

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  2. I just can't believe it!

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    1. You know, GB, in a way, neither can I.

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  3. Never erd ov it; maybe that's a good thing!

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  4. Never heard of it, either. But in January, RJ and I were invited to dinner with a couple of friends who told us how much they had enjoyed watching the entire series of "Battlestar Galactica" - a series neither of us had ever been interested in. They insisted on lending us their DVD box set, and what shall I say... RJ and I were hooked after the first 3 or 4 episodes, and spend some part of the weekends when he is here with me watching more. We won't rest until we have seen them all!

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only addict, Meike.

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  5. I've never watched but I've seen clips and been tempted - but 192 episodes, that is daunting x

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    1. Oh, go on, Teresa. A the very least, it'll make me feel better!

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  6. Oh, now you've made me want to get it sometime, Frances. We only ever saw the very first series when it came out and loved it, but then they moved it to a channel we don't have!

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    1. Rosemary, you'll love it, I'm sure. Ad you don't have to go into overdrive as we did

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  7. Frances you do know that 24 has come back this season and will continue for 13 episodes (I think?), so you need to prepare for continuing with Jack Bauer as he saves the world after being off the grid for four years.

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    1. But Jill - we don't have Sky! We shall just have to wait. Sigh....

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  8. We discovered it recently too and watched it every night, episode after episode, from beginning to end, to the exclusion of any other programme. I agree, utterly addictive. Plus, my youngest daughter and I were under Jack's and Tony's spell from the start. Gorgeous. x

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    1. Joanna, what a very sensible woman you are. But I bet you didn't go straight back to the beginning again...

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    2. Never watched it and dare not now. I watch quite a bit of TV and couldn't fit any more in.

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