Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Foyled Again

I should know by now that my mom is ALWAYS right! When she (and my sister, Amy) told me all about the British Foyle's War series, it took me awhile to get into it. But now I am completely hooked. Every day I check my mailbox hoping for the flash of a red Netflix envelope bringing me my nightly fix.

Christopher Foyle & associates are great company if you have a big basket of laundry to fold. And getting lost in the WWII English countryside can help you feel less of a homebody while your husband's out of town on business. (Though if mine is around, he really enjoys watching too...mystery + history make this show a great his and hers combo!)

I may be the last person on earth to discover this little BBC gem (Why do all things British seem somehow just a bit more highly evolved?...). If you happened to miss it yourself, go find episode one and I guarantee, you'll be Foyled too! It's seriously better than anything on live tv.

Thanks, Mom!

19 comments:

Laurie said...

I've never hear of this, and I love British TV. Thanks for the recommendation!

wanders said...

Anything's better than six more weeks of American Idol. I will absolutely give it a try. Love your blog.

Amy Jorgensen said...

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm so looking forward to trying this out. I love British TV. Something about those accents makes me go weak in the knees. Since my hubby does not know a foreign language, I suggested he take "English" lessons so he can better woo me. Maybe I'll just watch Foyle and pretend it's the hubster instead. I'm going right to netflix right now...

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calibosmom said...

Thanks for the tip-we LOVE British tv at our house! Just last night we watched Persuasion.

Ilene said...

I love Netflix. Coupled with a travelling husband, I can get all of my BBC and Masterpiece Theater fixes without any distractions.

Have you seen North and South? NOT the Patrick Swayze movie but the one based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel in 19-th century England? Four hours of fun.

andrea said...

how about keeping up appearances? with hyacinth bucket (that's BOO-KAY). that show is funny!

i think my addiction to LOST is all we can stand for now. maybe this summer we'll break out the foyles for some good family fun.

TravelinOma said...

Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks...our favorites.

Jessica said...

I went to my library website to request them and there are a million. I want to watch in order, obviously, so I was wondering...what are the first couple in the series?

You can email me or comment and let me know, when you get a minute.

Annie said...

Yes! I have, this very minute, two Foyle dvds from the library sitting on top of my tv. (They make Greg fall asleep, though. Oh well.)

Have you ever tried the Brit series MI5 (called Spooks in the UK)? Very cool spy drama, too.

Jessica said...

Gab! I had NO IDEA that's how you pronounced it. Very important information. Is it short for Gabrielle (said with the ah sound)?

And we have known each other for longer than 2 seconds, so should you want to shorten in a terms of endearment sort of way, I would be flattered.

diane said...

Ooooh that sounds smashing! Masterpiece Theatre was so good on Sunday. Harry Potter (Jack Kipling) made me cry!

Jenibelle said...

I know I should absolutely LOVE movies from the other side of the pond, but I have a hard time understanding "English". Here's me..."what? what did he say? What?"

Bridget said...

I haven't ever heard of this show either. I love Keeping up Appearances. Have you seen that British show? Very funny.

Lindsey said...

So your name is pronounced Gobby? Is that right? I am ashamed..you know, how am I supposed to know that!? I would have totally gotten it wrong at bolgapalooza (if I was going) :)

Kenny and Linsey said...

It's the accent - somehow that just makes everything more erudite and credible.

Also, Gabi like Bobby? I would have gotten that wrong for sure. I'm sad I won't be at Blogapalooza to show off how quickly I can adapt - but I promise to always use it correctly from here on out.

Anderson Zoo Keepers said...

Thanks for the suggestion! I'm a Janeite, but I've never wandered much out of that realm into other British productions. And heaven knows I've got time on my hands and a tv under my exclusive control.

Heidiram said...

I am such a big Foyle's War fan. We are waiting for the very last episode of the series. Our library still doesn't have it for whatever reason. My hubby and I were hooked on this last year. We love love love love Foyle's War. And if I wouldn't have watched Foyle's War, I would have been a little lost while reading Atonement.

SydneyMin said...

Just catching up on your blog - I will have to check out Foyle's War! I love Brit tv too... The new Masterpiece Theater is great so far - Cranford :)

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