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I did like it. My husband didn't like it as much. I don't think he was an Agatha Christie fan.

I'm thinking it was a Brazillian production so might be in Portuguese. You might be able to find it in the original language if you're interested.
I'm adding to our list for when we finish The Handmaid's Tale. Thanks!
 

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Apparently some parts were recorded in Cambridge ON. I went to look for some pictures and seems that the city has got lots of grand, beautiful churches - anyone knows the reason? The Central Presbyterian wit the big tower is particularly striking.
Not sure and I grew up next door in Kitchener. @Pinga is from Cambridge, perhaps she knows. It was originally three smaller towns, Galt, Preston, and Hespeler. They merged into the modern city of Cambridge in the early seventies. So perhaps it's just because each had its own churches per-amalgamation??
 

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If that is the large Presbyterian church in Galt (Knox?) it has a cool story. Apparently the original Presbyterian church was up the hill and burned down. When they went to rebuild, there was a split in the congregation so there are two Presbyterian churches pretty much across from each other. A good pitcher could throw a ball from the door of one of the churches and hit the other one.

The area was settled by the Scots. There is also lots of lime stone in the area, so you see lots of old lime stone buildings. That's one thing that makes the area attractive for movie sets.

The arrival of Portuguese (50"s?) and Newfoundlanders (60's) helped to liven the place up.
 

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Watched Chernobyl and liked it, despite the many historical inaccuracies.
Now we're starting the Handmaid's tale.
Apparently some parts were recorded in Cambridge ON. I went to look for some pictures and seems that the city has got lots of grand, beautiful churches - anyone knows the reason? The Central Presbyterian wit the big tower is particularly striking.
We're enjoying the show so far. Locations and photography are amazing, and the plot is kinda scaring - even more if we consider the book that inspired it was written in 1985.
My hometown! It is very beautiful. I recognize all the sets from the Handmaid's Tale. New season is on Bravo.
 

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If that is the large Presbyterian church in Galt (Knox?) it has a cool story. Apparently the original Presbyterian church was up the hill and burned down. When they went to rebuild, there was a split in the congregation so there are two Presbyterian churches pretty much across from each other. A good pitcher could throw a ball from the door of one of the churches and hit the other one.

The area was settled by the Scots. There is also lots of lime stone in the area, so you see lots of old lime stone buildings. That's one thing that makes the area attractive for movie sets.

The arrival of Portuguese (50"s?) and Newfoundlanders (60's) helped to liven the place up.
I heard that there are more Bell Islanders in Cambridge than in all of Bell Island! It was great growing up. I had many kid friends from Newfoundland, Portugal, Germany, England during the 60's.
 

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I heard that there are more Bell Islanders in Cambridge than in all of Bell Island! It was great growing up. I had many kid friends from Newfoundland, Portugal, Germany, England during the 60's.

When we lived there it seemed like everyone we met was a Newfoundlander. They were very good people.
 

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“One strange rock”- a view of life on earth from astronauts perspective. Beautiful pics- and I never knew what diatoms were...
 

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Double adams in collision mode ... given enough time in a great void of motion ... something's bound to impact a stray thought!
 

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I've been on a Suits binge. Just when I wonder how they are going to pull one thing off, they do it and move to the next.
 

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I've been watching the ten episode series Tales of The City. It is about a community in San Francisco. It's very good. I'm enjoying how they are exploring the nature of relationships and of secrets/truth in particular.
 

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I've been watching the ten episode series Tales of The City. It is about a community in San Francisco. It's very good. I'm enjoying how they are exploring the nature of relationships and of secrets/truth in particular.
Is there such thing as secret truths ... a kind of gospel sacred Ness? Black pools ...
 

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I've been watching the ten episode series Tales of The City. It is about a community in San Francisco. It's very good. I'm enjoying how they are exploring the nature of relationships and of secrets/truth in particular.
I remember the previous Maupin series of that name, which ran on PBS a couple or more decades ago. Apparently this is sort of a sequel?
 

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I remember the previous Maupin series of that name, which ran on PBS a couple or more decades ago. Apparently this is sort of a sequel?

I have no idea. It seems to be stand alone. It also seems to be based on a book. Lots of good info about LGBTQ rights, and especially trans rights
 

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I have no idea. It seems to be stand alone. It also seems to be based on a book. Lots of good info about LGBTQ rights, and especially trans rights
Yep. Both the old series and this one are based on a series of books by Armistad Maupin.

According to IMDB it is a sequel to the first series, with Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney returning to the roles they played. The first came out in 1993.
 

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I'll have to check it out. It was a fabulous show. So much to think about.
 

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I just looked up Tales of the City on Netflix and the 1993 version is there. Guess what's next on my "to watch" list. :cool:
 

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I saw Tales of the City and enjoyed it immensely. I love all the wonderful actors, a few of which are Canadian. My only criticism of it is that it didn't really give balance to imagining genuine lesbian relationships and depicted them with the sensibilities of homoeroticism. "gay man gaze" if you will. (Ducks and runs)
 
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I watched Aziz Ansari’s stand-up special “Right Now” ...it’s sometimes hilarious, sometimes awkward, there was some repentance - and then just generally making fun of how ridiculously messed up, but human, humans are. He is quick witted!